VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Tomassini posted by: Marlin Meyer on 3/16/2006 at 2:23:02 PM
I have a commemorative 15 yr. import to the USA Tomassini frame. I know the bike was made in 1991. I would like to know how many of these were manufactured.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Tomassini posted by Steven on 3/19/2006 at 5:16:48 PM
Just write Irio a note in Italy and he will likely answer.
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   What year posted by: Johnnie on 3/14/2006 at 6:16:05 PM
I have found two bikes. They are male and female. Bluemels Popular, Made in England. Le Tour Tourist. It says Chicago 60639 on the front tag. It also has x-tra light. It has the thumb shifters, but I'm not sure how many gears. I need to replace the tires and tubes before riding it. Does anyone have an idea of what year these were made? Thanks.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   What year posted by Gralyn on 3/15/2006 at 1:10:19 AM
My guess is Schwinn.....probably mid-to-late 70's
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   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: What year posted by schwinnderella on 3/15/2006 at 5:25:32 AM
I believe the letour tourists with bluemels fenders were 1981 or 1982 models.
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MISC:   ATTN: Derek Coghill posted by: Kurt K. on 3/13/2006 at 7:56:31 PM
What are your plans for that Blue Streak frame, Derek? Please email me at cudak888@aol.com about it.

-Kurt
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Vista Aero-Course posted by: Bryant on 3/13/2006 at 11:14:07 AM
Hi all. Came across an interesting bike yesterday from a friend. It's a Vista Aerocourse. I've seen the lower end Vistas with their Schwinn headbadge look-a-like, but this one is much different. Main tubes are Tange Aero Cro-Mo, seat tube is aerodynamic shape not round. Came with 700c Arraya Aer wheels, Aero Brakes, Cyclone Mark II derailleurs and the Suntour downtube shifters that feather the front derailleur while shifting the rear. I've searched the past discussions and have found no mention. Anyone ever seen one of these before? Can anyone put a manufacture date on it?
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Vista Aero-Course posted by Bryant on 3/13/2006 at 1:29:38 PM
As luck would have it, there is a Vista Aero-team on Ebay with Dura-Ace AX components. Must be two or 3 levels above the Aero-course.
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AGE / VALUE:   AG Healing with all Brit components posted by: printing70 on 3/9/2006 at 11:22:41 AM
Hi all, just trying to date an australian AG Healing i have. my guess is pre-1960. the code on it is 41409, it has a philco centrepull brake on the back, steel rims with no internal lips, British Hub Co hubs, including a flipflop on the rear with solid gear on one side and Cross and Sons freewheel on the other, british leather saddle, highly intricate paint predominantly what appears to be metallic red and green. anyone hade any idea of an age for this?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: AG Healing with all Brit components posted by Warren on 3/10/2006 at 1:18:50 AM
I don't know anything about the frame but the rear Philco brake was popular in the 30's and 40's as were the BH hubs and TD Cross freewheel. Most post war bikes rejected the Philco although it was available.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   AG Healing with all Brit components posted by printing70 on 3/10/2006 at 1:56:36 AM
warren, would you know then BH Co made the defiance DS hubs? or if a Wrights saddle would fit the period?
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: AG Healing with all Brit components posted by Warren on 3/15/2006 at 2:21:02 AM
I couldn't find references to the Defiance hubs nor am I familiar with the Wrights timeline. I usually associate Lycett saddles with 30's bikes as the Brooks alternative.
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