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1970s Crescent Swedish Steel Road Bicycle 56cm

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Cool Swedish road bike!

1970s Crescent Swedish Steel Road Bicycle 56cm

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You could be the proud owner of this vintage Crescent Varldsmastarcyklen "World Master Cycle" road bicycle. It appears to be from the late 70's or possibly early 80's based on the components currently on the bicycle. From the early 1960's on Crescent and Monark were actually the same bike company but with different colors, decals, and head badges. They were THE dominant brands in Swedish racing, and also sold a lot in Norway and Finland. In the late 70's the company marketed Crescent as the top end quality bike while Monark became a more entry level brand and was out of racing .

BIKE CONDITION

The brakes and friction shifters work well. The frame is in overall good condition , but has a few paint chips from its years of use. It is missing the left brake hood and the right one is pretty dried out as well. The left hand handlebar tape could use a re-wrap. And at some point in its life someone set up the brakes " Moto Style" right brake lever grabs front instead of rear, and left grabs rear instead of front. It still has its traditional wrap around head badge.

This bicycle has not been checked over by a mechanic and we would recommend a full tune-up before riding.

This bike is being sold as is, please see photographs for details.

Measurements

Seat Tube - 56cm (top to center)
Top Tube - 56cm (center to center)
Stand-over Height - 32 inches

Specifications:

Seatpost - Not specified in markings
Saddle - Black Viscount
Stem - 90 (mm) AVA
Handlebars - 40 (cm center to center)
Headset - 1 inch threaded
Brake Levers - No markings
Brake Calipers - Dia-Compe
Shifters - Simplex down tube
Front Derailleur - Simplex
Rear Derailleur - Simplex
Crankset - Double Arregui 52 tooth big ring 177mm Length
Pedals - Christophe pedal clips
Hubs / Rims - 36 Hole Campagnolo hubs laced to NISI rims
Freewheel - 5 Speed

Serial #4503869 Ref #59791

Additional Information

Year No
Gender Mens
Color Orange
Size N/A
Speeds 10 Speed
Features
  • Made in Sweden
  • Rare & Collectable
  • High Quality
Frameset Steel
Components Simplex, Dia Compe,
Drivetrain 10 Speed
Manufacturer N/A
Decade 1970s
Country of Origin Sweden
Bike Number N/A
Serial Number N/A
Used or New Used
Can be seen at 1201 Regent Street - Call 608-286-9111
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