Re: [CR]ALENAX BICYCLES


Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 18:57:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Feldman <feldmanbike@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]ALENAX BICYCLES
To: themaaslands@comcast.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <CATFOODFa6wgxgoNrRJ0000015c@catfood.nt.phred.org>


A friend of mine rode one when they were demo-able at a Long Beach, CA, bike dealers' show in the early 1980's. She described it as pleasant to ride ergonomically, but feeling like a bucket of bolts threatening to disintegrate mechanically.
David Feldman
Vancouver, WA


--- themaaslands@comcast.net wrote:


> Martin asked:

\r?\n>

\r?\n> > I have a chance to buy a used Alenax bicycle. The

\r?\n> price is to be

\r?\n> > negotiated.The owner was asking $200.00 for a used

\r?\n> Alenax.The bicycle is

\r?\n> > not as rare as the current owner told me....only

\r?\n> one of three ever

\r?\n> > made......

\r?\n> > I have found a second source who claims he has

\r?\n> 100 NOS,NIB models of

\r?\n> > the Alenax bicycles,for $200.00 plus shipping

\r?\n> > My question is are these (ALENAX) a bicycle worth

\r?\n> having in a collection

\r?\n> > if the price is right?

\r?\n> > JEFF ARCHER AT FIRST FLIGHT BICYCLES HAS A PICTURE

\r?\n> OF ONE (ALENAX

\r?\n> > bicycle) on his website.

\r?\n> > The bicycles reportedly were made (invented)

\r?\n> around 1982 and were a

\r?\n> > flash in the pan as far as changing the bicycle

\r?\n> industry.

\r?\n> > Any feed back on these "stair stepper" type

\r?\n> bicycles would be

\r?\n> > appreciated from list members "in the know".

\r?\n>

\r?\n>

\r?\n> There were 2 red NOS NIB Alenax lever-propelled

\r?\n> bikes being offered at the

\r?\n> Hershey Car show last fall. If I remember correctly,

\r?\n> they wanted $150 each. The

\r?\n> fact that it made it into production is quite

\r?\n> something. There will always be

\r?\n> somebody who will treasure such oddities, but I

\r?\n> doubt it will ever have any

\r?\n> true monetary value. I almost bought one of the

\r?\n> Hershey ones.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> --

\r?\n> Steven Maasland

\r?\n> Moorestown, NJ