VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Biosis posted by: Terry on 11/5/2005 at 5:27:15 AM
I have an old frame that my father bought for me in 1973. The decal (long since lost) said "Biosis Paris" on the downtube. It has excellent, long and thin lug-work, and wrap-around seat stays. When I had it repainted, the words "Reynolds 1A" were visable on the seat tube. Does anybody have any more information on this interesting French frame?
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FOR SALE:   1956 Holdsworth Monsoon with Campagnolo group posted by: Peter Naiman on 11/4/2005 at 3:49:01 AM
I'm reluctantly selling this bike to afford a few
other Hetchins I've coming in from the U.K. The paint
is not original, but was done approximately 10-15
years ago with proper transfer. The bike is being sold
as I bought it with a mix of componants.

Frame size is 22&1/2" CC with mostly Campagnolo
componants. Campag Nuovo Record seatpost, with Brooks
Pro saddle/Gran Sport derailleurs/ Nuovo Record
chainset, seatpost, pedals, bottom bracket, headset/
Record 700C wheelset.

Asking price is $900, plus shipping.

I've posted the photos of the Holdsworth Monsoon on my Wool Jersey Gallery. Below is the URL. If you have any questions about the Holdsworth, please write.

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/1956-Holdsworth-Monsoon

Peter Naiman
Glendale, WI
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FOR SALE:   1956 Holdsworth Monsoon with Campagnolo group posted by: Peter Naiman on 11/4/2005 at 3:49:01 AM
I'm reluctantly selling this bike to afford a few
other Hetchins I've coming in from the U.K. The paint
is not original, but was done approximately 10-15
years ago with proper transfer. The bike is being sold
as I bought it with a mix of componants.

Frame size is 22&1/2" CC with mostly Campagnolo
componants. Campag Nuovo Record seatpost, with Brooks
Pro saddle/Gran Sport derailleurs/ Nuovo Record
chainset, seatpost, pedals, bottom bracket, headset/
Record 700C wheelset.

Asking price is $900, plus shipping.

I've posted the photos of the Holdsworth Monsoon on my Wool Jersey Gallery. Below is the URL. If you have any questions about the Holdsworth, please write.

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/1956-Holdsworth-Monsoon

Peter Naiman
Glendale, WI
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AGE / VALUE:   1938 or 1939 paramount posted by: Joel on 10/31/2005 at 10:01:14 PM
Dear folks
I just finished restoring a 1938 or 1939 schwinn paramount track bike. The bottom bracket does not have a number but the name Bob Lungoot.
(Stamped) Ive had some people tell me that this bike is worth thousands. What is your opinion The condition I would say is excellent. All parts were replated and the frame was powder coated to the original color. I do need to find repro decals. thanks for your help, Joel
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1938 or 1939 paramount posted by jack on 11/2/2005 at 3:28:09 AM
Check Waterford in WI? for decals. As far as worth, it may be worth thousands as-is but it was probably worth 2 or 3 times that before "restoration". Like most collector items, originality (including battle scars) brings highest price. Ever seen Antiques Roadshow where some idiot "polished" away the 100 year old patina on a Tiffany lamp?..50 grand just went bye-bye!
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AGE / VALUE:   DISC BRAKE MADNESS posted by: rod on 10/31/2005 at 3:42:24 PM
I have a JC Penny 27" 10-speed 'racer' from the late-70's/early-80's that came equipped w/ a Shimano rear disc brake; after seeing a NOS version on www.luxurylowrider.com, I'd like to rebuild the rear hub but after managing to loosen the 3-slot ring, I can't get the disc to screw off (WD-40 doesn't seem to do any kind of good), and I don't want to do anything to ruin it in the meantime. Any help would be very helpful. Thanx!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   DISC BRAKE MADNESS posted by David on 10/31/2005 at 7:32:06 PM
My old Glenn's describes a Schwinn-approved disk brake. The disk has a square center that engages flats on the hub. The disk is secure with two lock rings; one right and one left-hand threaded. The picture on that website of the Shimano looks like track hub threading. My guess would be that the threading of the disk is the opposite of the lock ring you took off. I.e. if the lockring unscrewed in the normal (counter clockwise) direction, the disk will unscrew by turning it clockwise, as if you were tightening it. Or vice-versa. Let us know how it turns out.
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