| Hello, I sneeked over from the "middleweight discussion group" to ask if anyone would like to have a Sanki 10 speed. I don't want to get into the whole story of how I came across this bike except to say it involved a guy needing beer money and me having seven dollars. The bike is a 27" and missing the front caliper, rear rim is a little tweeked. SunTour shifting stuff and steel crank set with MINI aluminum goose neck. I researched it a little and found it might be a copy of a Pegeot X-something. Anybody want it? Is it even worth shipping to get it out of California ? If you want pics or more info, let me know. Thanks, Skip|
| If the remaining wheel is steel-rimmed (check w/magnet), that's a good clue that it is probably not worth shipping anywhere.|
| Yes, It's steel, thanks for the reply David, I'll just make it safe to ride and donate it to the Goodwill. Skip|
| Are Huret components still made?|
If not, when did they stop production?
| I remember Sachs bought out Huret in the early 80's. That was pretty much the end of the Huret line although the 7 speed New Success group was considered Sachs/Huret. That was late 80's. The company morphed into SRAM and focussed on twist grips/shifters.|
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| "The Dancing Chain" 'History and development of the derailer bicycle' book author said that the Huret brothers were still alive at the first writing and that they refuse to give interviews.|
| Roger and his brother probably never lived down Keith Kingbay's great story about getting them drunk at a Chicago steakhouse, to entice them to match Lucien "Simplex" Juy's price on derailleurs. |
| I came across a bicycle called an Evans Colson. On the Chain guard is written the words "Evans Special". I never I have been checking on this and only found out that The company only produced bikes with both of the names together for a few years. I am not sure about the age or the value of this bike. If anyone has any info on this, please let me know.|
| Check the price guide here, and also ask under the balloon tire bike topic.|
| I bet its the heaviest bike you have ever seen!! most evans were made out of pig iron. |
| This bike is nice! Not re-painted but as the Gods intended. Check out item # 260065722474 vintage 50's Raleigh Record Ace. The seller is offering some of the bits for it as well. Very nice! Wonder what else this seller will offer next!|
Not my auction, no relation to seller
| I picked up a Raleigh International over the weekend.|
It looks like a decent bike.
How do I tell how old it is?
| And why does my message show a date of 9/18/2006 ??|
| But that message showed today's date?|
Man I'm in date limbo...
| Hi Nate, The Raleigh International was Raleigh's top light touring bike. You can check on RetroRaleighs to get an idea of its age based on color and componentry. I picked up a 1974 International Frame on Ebay and am in the midst of building it up. Very nice find!!|
| That is one of my favorite bikes. If yours came with any original Campagnolo components, they may have date codes. Look closely at the rear derailleur and the inside faces of the cranks.|