FOR SALE:†††1958 Lenton Grand Prix Reg Harris model posted by: paul on 6/7/2006 at 6:46:34 PM
Reynolds 531 tubing size 22inch frame, great graphics and finish but with some patina,Britannia plastic fenders, B16 Brooks saddle, original steel drop bars and stem with original off white tape, 27 inch Dunlop steel wheels, new tires and tubes, rare Cyclo Benelux derailer, 3 cog cluster couples to Sturmey Archer steel hub model FM close ratio 4 speed, single Williams chainwheel up forward. Here is a '50's club bike ready for your riding pleasure. $350 pick-up south of Boston. I'll deliver for $50 within 150 roundtrip miles of Boston Packing and shipping extra (around $100) cash or postal MO and shipping to lower 48 only! Thanks for looking! paul
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   RE:FOR SALE: 1958 Lenton Grand Prix Reg Harris model posted by Warren on 6/7/2006 at 8:31:35 PM
Nice bike. The FM is medium ratio though.

Add the 3 cogs and who knows what you've got!
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   1958 Lenton Grand Prix Reg Harris model posted by John E on 6/8/2006 at 3:54:44 AM
I like the 3x4 hybrid gearing (I had a 4x3 rig). What are the tooth counts on the cogset and the chainring? I assume it uses a 1/8" chain.
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   RE:1958 Lenton Grand Prix Reg Harris model posted by paul on 6/9/2006 at 12:00:00 AM
standard 3 speed chain not deraileur chain, remember only reply: one chainwheel forward and maximum 3 cluster with adequate spacing between cogs in the rear. Chainwheel 53 teeth count, smallest cog 15 tooth count, middle cog 19 tooth count, largest cog 24 tooth count. hope this helps to further describe bike! paul
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   1958 Lenton Grand Prix Reg Harris model posted by John E on 6/9/2006 at 8:01:28 PM
It looks like one gets about 10 nonredundant gears,
with a pretty nice spread of 40 to 107 gear-inches:
107.3 95.4 81.8 63.6
84.7 75.3 64.5 50.2
67.1 59.6 51.1 39.8
(The sequential shift pattern, even without either the 50.2 or the 51.1 and either the 63.6 or the 64.5, is a bit tricky.
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AGE / VALUE:†††Can anyone help me identify a frame? posted by: jason on 6/7/2006 at 3:46:19 AM
I have aquired (what I assume to be) an early steel lugged track frame with what I would call slightly ornate lugs...there is no fork, and no headbadge, the only things I have to go on are that it came with a BSA skip tooth chainset ( not installed), it looks as though it is nickel platedor a dull chrome, the head set cups are built into the steer tube, it is Very light, track drop outs, the rear stays are quite thin 5/16ths of an inch diameter, an oiler hole on the bottom bracket...and two numbers on the frame. One is under the bottom bracket " A 72 F" and the other is on the back left dropout "1245"

And the guy that sold it to me thought is was a BSA but wasn't sure.

I would sure love some help...
thanks
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FOR SALE:†††60's Batavus Champion posted by: Shannon Reynolds on 6/6/2006 at 8:31:47 PM
I have for sale what I believe to be a 60's Batavus Champion. Is is labeled made in Holland and several parts are labeled made in France. In the pictures below it is shown with the wrong parts installed but I have the originals at hand and they will be included. (The bike should be equipped with racing handlebars, stem, and seat, and clincher brakes.) The front wheel uses large wingnuts to hold the wheel on and the rear deraileur is a Hurret with round, smooth idlers. It is a large bike and rather nice I think. It could however use a good cleaning and polishing but there's years of use still left in it!

I am asking $85obo.

http://www.geocities.com/axldeziak/Batavus/batavus.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/axldeziak/Batavus/batavus_headbadge.jpg


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   RE:FOR SALE: 60's Batavus Champion posted by Warren on 6/7/2006 at 8:39:58 PM
ouch!
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   RE:FOR SALE:†††60's Batavus Champion posted by David on 6/8/2006 at 2:29:28 AM
I don't mean to sound snobbish, but I doubt that there's any interest in this bike.
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   RE:RE:FOR SALE:†††60's Batavus Champion posted by Shannon Reynolds on 6/8/2006 at 4:02:24 PM
And you say this based on what? Please clarify your statement.
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   RE:FOR SALE:†††60's Batavus Champion posted by David on 6/8/2006 at 4:43:34 PM
Its remaining original components are low-end and the frame shows clues (dropouts, frame ends, lugs) suggesting low-end as well. If it were complete and in better shape, it still would probably not be worth the $85 you'd like to get. As it is, most old bike fanciers would prefer to spend their time cruising yard sales instead of putting this one back together. If the frame is made of some famous tubing (e.g. Reynolds 531 or Columbus) you might change my mind.
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FOR SALE:†††60's Batavus Champion posted by: Shannon Reynolds on 6/6/2006 at 8:31:47 PM
I have for sale what I believe to be a 60's Batavus Champion. Is is labeled made in Holland and several parts are labeled made in France. In the pictures below it is shown with the wrong parts installed but I have the originals at hand and they will be included. (The bike should be equipped with racing handlebars, stem, and seat, and clincher brakes.) The front wheel uses large wingnuts to hold the wheel on and the rear deraileur is a Hurret with round, smooth idlers. It is a large bike and rather nice I think. It could however use a good cleaning and polishing but there's years of use still left in it!

I am asking $85obo.

http://www.geocities.com/axldeziak/Batavus/batavus.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/axldeziak/Batavus/batavus_headbadge.jpg


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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Peugeot PX8M posted by: Stefan on 6/6/2006 at 12:42:12 PM
I have an old Peugeot bike and I'm trying to figure out what model it is. I can see an label with PX8M 1492680 60 R10474457 but I can not find nothing about it on net. Its a 10 speed, Tube Special Carbolite 103 (fabrique par Beaulieu Valentigney), Super Champion rims, Mafac brakes, Lyotard pedals, Record du Monde, white colour, 28 X 1 1/4 hutchisson tires. The front forks are chrome plated at the lower end. Simplex shifters and derailers. The hubs are alloy high flange Normandy hubs. Can anyone tell me what model this bike is ?
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    Peugeot PX8M posted by John E on 6/6/2006 at 3:24:47 PM
I wonder if it's a European model. "Carbolite 103" implies 1980s or very late 1970s, and the leading digit of "1" in the serial number implies 1971 or 1981. It is essentially a UO-8 variant. The 5-speed freewheel generally implies 1960s or 1970s. 28x1-1/4" is a European tire size designation.
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   RE: Peugeot PX8M posted by JONathan on 6/6/2006 at 10:00:37 PM
Stefan, those Gentlemen "Super Champion" wheels are really nice. The "carbolite 103" is most likely an internal-lugged frame (looks like TIG), but I have one exception with external lugs and carbolite 103 tubes.
Were the rims the original rims? Because they are rather upper-ended for the UO-8 genre, I wonder.
Most of my UO's from the '70's came with Rigida steel rims. What a great improvement I have gotten on a similar bike (Carbolite 103 frame) with a set of hooked-bead, alloy rims. They handle exceptionally well for a economically priced bike. Unusual model for Ca.
Any chrome on it? They are superior bikes for the level of comfort combined with good performance, es[ecially with alloy wheels.
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   RE:RE: Peugeot PX8M posted by Gralyn on 6/7/2006 at 1:32:47 AM
I've had several with the internally lugged, carbolite 103. I have sold them all. However, I did pick up one last week. Some of the ones I had came with Rigida alloy rims and quick release hubs. Some of them came with Wolber ...I believe Super Champion...rims. The one I picked up last week has Wolber Super Champion. I don't recall ever having one with the Rigida steel rims (only the older U-08). The ones I had were most likely very late 70's / early 80's
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   RE:RE:RE: Peugeot PX8M posted by JONathan on 6/7/2006 at 5:57:20 AM
Right, the lugged UO's had the steel rigida rims and those steel cottered cranks (Nervar). Although some of the carbolite 103 bikes have those nice heavy-duty Rigida alloy rims and some with helicomatic hubs, some have steel rims.
They are not those dimpled steel clunky rims, but a lighter, narrower gauge, smooth steel. NOT high pressure as I found out about that the hard way...twice.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: Peugeot PX8M posted by Stefan on 6/7/2006 at 11:52:31 AM
I made some pics with the bike:

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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:¬ ¬ ¬ Peugeot PX8M posted by Roy on 6/10/2006 at 7:14:49 PM
Your bike might have been upgraded by the original owner. My UE-8, it was shed of it's cottered crank and steel wheels in the first year. It also didn't get it's Normandy high flanged hubs until the new rims were bought. Your fenders and lights are original and in beautiful condition. Congrats.

If you can see the lugs, they are external.

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   RE: Peugeot PX8M posted by cerebelle on 6/27/2006 at 10:32:23 PM
I just bought a Peugeot from transportation to and from grad school in CA. I know nothing about bikes whatsoever. The frame is a Carbolite 103 with serial number Y601 12612. Anyone know what era I'm looking at here?
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:¬ ¬ ¬ Peugeot PX8M posted by Ted on 9/19/2007 at 11:58:39 AM
I would imagine this is an early mid eighties model 8/10 series bike because of the Carbolite 103 decal. Later models were switched to Reynolds 531 or Vitus tubing.
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