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Last Post 06/30/2016 06:18 AM by Michael Carbajal. 5 Replies.
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79pmooney

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06/23/2016 01:09 PM
http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-what-s-worth-appraisals-inquiries/1069491-gold-plated-allegro-swiss-pictures.html

The second incredible Swiss Allegro I have seen in my lifetime.  First was my best friend's dad's bike, ~1964, a fully chromed frame with turquoise lacquer over fading to chrome on the fork and stays. The sight of that bike up close as a pre-teen is still stamped in my brain.  Sadly - or joyously if you will - that bike got ridden, a lot and for years.  Spent its later years in Martha's Vineyard where the chrome was an asset but the salt air took its toll on everything else.

Ben
ChinookPass

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06/23/2016 01:14 PM
Wow! Thanks for posting that. I'm liking shiny bikes these days as the antidote to the all-matte black stuff that is in vogue today. Is that really gold-plated or some other anodization?
79pmooney

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06/23/2016 01:23 PM
cp, I don't know, but I'll bet it is the real stuff. I read recently about various metal platings and gold is very doable. It does require a base metal with no scratches as it hides nothing it is so thin. If there is a bike company anywhere on this planet that can do that level of prep work, it is Allegro. Besides, that bike is 30 years old. What non-gold finish is going to hold up that well?

Ben
Cosmic Kid

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06/23/2016 03:33 PM

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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06/23/2016 06:43 PM
"It was a present from my father when I was 13."

Whose bike is this, Donald Trump?!?

When I was 13 I was lucky to get a new pair of shoes.

Beautiful bike and thanks for posting this.
jookey

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06/30/2016 06:18 AM
Small ring pic. Get real...
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