AGE / VALUE:   any raliegh frames for sale posted by: jason on 3/28/2006 at 5:11:57 AM
does anyone out there have a 25 inch older raliegh frame they would part with
the right seat stay broke off at the top braze on my 76 Record, and while I could rebraze, the bottom bracket is about stripped so it may be flogging a dead horse
I know that the record was bottom line, but it was the most perfect frame I had found for just riding. help!

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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   any raliegh frames for sale posted by Robert on 3/28/2006 at 1:51:22 PM
Jason, check your email.

Robert
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   any raliegh frames for sale posted by Kurt K. on 3/28/2006 at 2:29:18 PM
And while we're on the subject, does anyone have a Carmine Red, 23", men's Sprite frame they'd part with?

-Kurt
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AGE / VALUE:   Mesenger tandum bike posted by: Sally on 3/27/2006 at 4:05:15 PM
I recently picked up a tandum Mesenger bike at a yard sale. It has been painted and I'm sure the handle bars are not original, I think it is a Mesenger the seats say that on the back and they look original UNLESS they were taken from another bike. I would like to see a picture of a Mesenger tandum bike if anyone has one, as I am thinking of restoring it to its original look. Any help would be greatful, I know I want new handle bars anyway. Thanks
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mesenger tandum bike posted by David on 3/28/2006 at 12:17:56 PM
I think it's "Mesinger." It's the brand name of the seat, not the bike. The identification of the bike is probably painted over. Can you describe it or post a picture? (What is the tire size? What type of brakes? Are the cranks three-piece or one-piece? etc...) I suspect it's a Schwinn, but who knows?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mesenger tandum bike posted by David on 3/28/2006 at 12:19:56 PM
P.S. You might look at the listings for TANDEM bikes on Ebay. (Spell it right.) See if any of them resemble yours. I'd try Schwinn bikes first.
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Mystery Bike posted by: Chris on 3/27/2006 at 3:51:44 AM
I have a vintage bike that I am trying to identify. I had originally thought it was a Raleigh as it has a STurmey archer hub, but the serial number does not match raleigh records. The serial number is *412515*. THe serial number has stars on both sides which I am hoping will help.

The S-A Hub was installed by my father and may or may not be original equipment.

Check out the pictures of the bike on my ebay posting.

You'll have to copy and paste the link below.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Vintage-Raleigh-Road-Bike-3-Speed-Sturmey-Archer-Hub_W0QQitemZ7229477815QQcategoryZ98084QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks for any help you can offer.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: Mystery Bike posted by Warren on 3/27/2006 at 9:35:51 PM
That SA hub was definitely not original equipment. Frame details/lugs/pics can help narrow down the search. Many Campy parts have date stamps on them...the bike appears to be 70's vintage. Could be a Raleigh but you'd need to ask a Raleigh expert.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Mystery Bike posted by David on 3/28/2006 at 12:39:16 PM
The "Campagnolo" you see identifies the fork ends and dropouts, not the make of bike. What is the tire size (read from sidewall)? Is there a cutout hole underneath the bottom bracket? Can you tell if the bottom bracket is stamped "English" or "Italian?" (Adjustable cup, left side) Where is the serial number stamped? This COULD be an early Raleigh Pro, I think, but not a mid-70s Comp. More and clearer pictures (especially showing frame construction) would help.
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    Mystery Bike posted by John E on 3/28/2006 at 3:47:19 PM
That looks like a flattened wrap-around seat stay, which Nishiki copied from Raleigh. With Campag. dropouts, we are, of course, looking at a mid-to-high-end frame.
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   bottom bracket width posted by John E on 4/3/2006 at 2:22:01 PM
Another fairly reliable, but not perfect, trick for distinguishing between Italian and other bottom bracket thread systems is to measure the width of the frame's BB shell itself. MOST Italian-threaded BB shells are 70mm wide, versus ALMOST everyone else's 68mm width. Measure just the painted shell itself, not including cup flanges or lockrings.
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FOR SALE:   NOS 26X1.375 Goodyear tyre (599mm) posted by: Kurt K. on 3/27/2006 at 12:04:57 AM
For Sale or trade for interesting items:

NOS Goodyear tyre, 26X1.375, aka 599mm. Blackwall, for hooked bead. Some dry rot, but still very suitable for use.

Yes, that's not a typo, it's a 599mm tyre.

Interested? cudak888@aol.com

Take care,

-Kurt
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   80's Fuji Supreme 12-speed. posted by: Roy Green on 3/25/2006 at 11:11:15 PM
Found a burgundy Fuji Supreme at the nearest thrift store for ten bucks. Suntour GT-7 derailers, Sugino crankset. Decal of "12 Speed" on the chainstay. "Valite" on the seat tube. Definately bikeboom era.

At sometime in it's life it got a set of handlebars fit for offroad and a big saddle that could hold Jackie Gleason, or any other widebody. Really looking forward to tearing it down and rebuilding it. Not in really horrible shape.

Placed my Puegeot alongside and noticed the Fuji has a shorter wheelbase by about an inch and a qaurter.

Sould be interesting, never really ridden any bike but my Peugeot on a regular basis. Tried a 2004 Specialized but the center gravity was too high up compared to my old ride.

Any info on old Fuji's? Anything to look for as parts get hunted down and it gets rebuilt?
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   80's Fuji Supreme 12-speed. posted by Dick in FL on 3/27/2006 at 12:08:04 AM
Hey Roy,
I have this very same bike ... burgundy, decals, etc. Mine was a curbside rescue, and, regretably, I have already started to cannibalize it. Give us a report when you get yours on the road, and I may find the resolve to revive mine.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: 80's Fuji Supreme 12-speed. posted by Roy Green on 3/28/2006 at 12:05:32 AM
It's in decent shape. Already got the tires and the tubes, just need time to start tearing it down. Looks like who ever had it, at least took some care of it. Still looking for a second Puegeot though. Missed a yellow 70's with the half chromed forks by twenty minutes. Already sold and gone.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   80's Fuji Supreme 12-speed. posted by David on 3/28/2006 at 12:42:48 PM
Fujis are usually good-handling. I don't know if the Supreme had double-butted tubes or not, but it should be good construction.
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   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   80's Fuji Supreme 12-speed. posted by JONathan on 4/1/2006 at 7:43:06 PM
Way to go, Roy. I have one, too. Real tanks, but they handle great. FUJI's are built to last, IMHO. Craftsmanship on mine is way above what I would expect for a bikeboom bike.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: 80's Fuji Supreme 12-speed. posted by Roy on 4/10/2006 at 12:13:11 AM
"Fuji Valite Butted Tubing, 414" on the seat tube.

Foung this thread, http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-59802,

May clarify issue about double butted tubing.

Got all the parts for the rebuild, and also having a new set of wheels built, Normandy high flanged hubs, stainless steel spokes, and hopefully Mavic rims, 27 by 1.25, of course. The bike is currently in a bucket, the entry, and behind my couch. The old wheels are still good but couldn't resist as these were the high end hubs. Hopefully on the road by May.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: 80's Fuji Supreme 12-speed. posted by Roy on 4/10/2006 at 12:15:12 AM
"Fuji Valite Butted Tubing, 414" on the seat tube.

Foung this thread, http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-59802,

May clarify issue about double butted tubing.

Got all the parts for the rebuild, and also having a new set of wheels built, Normandy high flanged hubs, stainless steel spokes, and hopefully Mavic rims, 27 by 1.25, of course. The bike is currently in a bucket, the entry, and behind my couch. The old wheels are still good but couldn't resist as these were the high end hubs. Hopefully on the road by May.
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