Re: [CR]ALENAX BICYCLES


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From: themaaslands@comcast.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]ALENAX BICYCLES
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 00:57:01 +0000

Martin asked:
> I have a chance to buy a used Alenax bicycle. The price is to be
> negotiated.The owner was asking $200.00 for a used Alenax.The bicycle is
> not as rare as the current owner told me....only one of three ever
> made......
> I have found a second source who claims he has 100 NOS,NIB models of
> the Alenax bicycles,for $200.00 plus shipping
> My question is are these (ALENAX) a bicycle worth having in a collection
> if the price is right?
> JEFF ARCHER AT FIRST FLIGHT BICYCLES HAS A PICTURE OF ONE (ALENAX
> bicycle) on his website.
> The bicycles reportedly were made (invented) around 1982 and were a
> flash in the pan as far as changing the bicycle industry.
> Any feed back on these "stair stepper" type bicycles would be
> appreciated from list members "in the know".

There were 2 red NOS NIB Alenax lever-propelled bikes being offered at the Hershey Car show last fall. If I remember correctly, they wanted $150 each. The fact that it made it into production is quite something. There will always be somebody who will treasure such oddities, but I doubt it will ever have any true monetary value. I almost bought one of the Hershey ones.

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Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ