| I just bought a vintage viner and was wondering if anybody has any info on this bike. it is a late 70's or early 80's model with the only markings besides viner, "new design" after viner on the top tube sticker. it is made from columbus tubing and was bought as a frameset with fork and headset. the bike was lost in a shop basement and never been built, much less ridden. impeccable condition.|
| I have a Jeunet model # 630, I purchased it in 1973 or 74, it is red and in like new condition. Does this bike have any value other than what I can get at my next yard tag sale?|
That's the Simplex-equipped model. It looks like a pretty nice ride.
If you have no further use for it, you might want to try it on eBay rather than local sale. Somebody who digs francais will want it.
| You should be able to get more for it on ebay than at a garage sale. I would be interested in it, depending on the size of it. Do you have photos that you can email to me?|
| I saw the photos of this bike, it is practically mint. I would buy it but it has a 25" frame and is too large for me. If you are interested, contact David before he does something else with it.|
| Hello, I have an interest in the bike. Please contact me if you wish to sell. thanks |
| Sorry for the ignorance but I'm just starting out. I have a rough Schwinn to restore but I know nothing.. It has 26 X1 3/4 tires, a single speed hub and a serial number R37234 on the back. Also there is a sticker of a checkered flag on the post between the seat and the petal housing. Any help or references would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!|
| Sounds like a schwinn American|
Go to the Ballooner group.They will help---sam
| On this site there are two areas of serial #'s that may determine the year for you: R01452-R99999 from 1955, and R25623-R38316 from 1956. Good luck!|
| I am in the process of rebuilding my trusty International. Anyone know where I can find all the decals to put this bike back to original condtion?|
| Check with the major restorer's, example: Brian Bayliss or Cycle Art here in Calif. They can often get either NOS or repros. Also, since you are going back to original, you need to determine what was original for your bike since there were changes thruout the Int'l's timeline. |
| Hello, Unfortunately the major bicycle restoration specialists will not sell you just decals. They reserve those sales for bikes they restore. At least this has been my experience and I have tried many times. Try http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/NICK_AT_LLOYDS/ and watch ebay.|
| Glenn, what you state may be correct for most, but I purchased a full set of Schwinn Paramount decals from Waterford last year no problem.|
| Hello Jack, You are right, the folks at Waterford are the best and will help with most restorations related to their current or past products. I have not found a source as friendly for Raleigh decals. We sold Raleigh for 40 years and have many decals but most are for 3 speeds, not vintage lightweights that we all want. Take care....|
| today was a very lucky day. I hit a local bike swap and for 10.00 I got two front wheels. The first a shimano 600 hub laced to a mavic ma40 clincher rim. The second wheel was a gem. It's a campy record hub laced to an arya semi-aero clincher rim. wonderfully straight and true, and I was so anxious when I snatched up the bundled wheels I didn't realize until I got home that it had bladed spokes. The grease was fresh and it went right onto my raleigh pro track bike which needed a campy front wheel to go with the 50's campy flip flop hub I just built up for it. It's pretty freaking cool. |
I also picked up a 1979 or so fuji america which is almost all original. sugino mighty triple cranks, suntour cyclone gt derailleurs, suntour bar end shifters, a campy copy 2 bolt seat post, dia compe g brakes, nitto bars. The front wheel might be original but the rear is not. This bike was definately set up for heavy touring. The rear wheel is a 48 hole rim laced to a suzue hub! Still has the original beautiful fujita professional saddle as well. Not bad for 50.00.
The steal of the day was by far my last purchase. It's a late 80's panasonic bike, it's one of the P.I.C.S. bikes that was custom painted to order. I believe it was a team bike from a local team as there is a bike shop name painted on. Tange prestige tubing, shimano 600 derailleurs and cranks, dura ace aero seat post, suntour superbe pro brake calipers, maillard 600 hubs laced to unknown rims, 3ttt stem, and to top it off the bars are covered with a sew up leather wrap. It's in mint condition, absolutely perfect. I couldn't believe it was marked 25.00!!!!
The swap is run by a local cycling club, people drop off bikes and price them themselves and come back later to pick up their cash. these were absolute bargains. The prices were wacky though, these were dirt cheap while a varsity was 80.00. I'm going back tomorrow we'll see what else I find.
| WOW!! Nice find!! I know what you mean with pricing. I went to my local Goodwill and there were Huffys and Murrays marked $25 and $30 and in the corner was a nice Lotus Excelle with triple butted Ishitawa CroMo for $10. Go Figure!!|