VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Ladies Frames posted by: Gralyn on 7/24/2006 at 2:27:30 AM
I had posted long ago - that I had accumulated several ladies frames - I had picked up several for wheel sets, parts, etc. But now I have a few frames - but didn't really know what to do with them. I didn't really want to throw them out. Someone had said you could use them for making recumbent bikes. If anyone has a few hints of how a recumbent could be fabricated from a ladies frame - let me know. I've been thinking of trying to build one....It would probably be kind of like Frankenstein's monster.
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AGE / VALUE:   Eclipse Bicycle from Elmira, New York posted by: Dennis on 7/22/2006 at 3:29:07 PM
I'm trying to find info on a bicycle I recently came across. It's an Eclipse Bicycle from Elmira, New York.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Eclipse Bicycle from Elmira, New York posted by Drew on 7/25/2006 at 11:58:00 AM
Morrow hubs made by The Elclipse Machine co. , Elmira NY and were used on many bikes in the 1930's an 40's. I didn't know they made complete bikes! Does your bikes brake arm say Morrow on it?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Eclipse Bicycle from Elmira, New York posted by Dennis on 7/25/2006 at 3:42:35 PM
The frame of the bike has a stamped tag on it that says eclipse Elmira, NY. The hubs may have been replaced later they where made in France. I'm having the bike shipped from New York so I'll have a better chance to look it over in a day or two.
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AGE / VALUE:   German Bauer Bicycle posted by: Dan T. on 7/21/2006 at 6:35:07 AM
Hi, I am a young college student looking for awnsers. I love the quality and style of old bikes and I fell upon a Bauer bicycle. It was made in Germany from 32 to 52. Baurer made motorcycles and started off making bikes. Other than that I can't find anything about the company or my bike. It is in beautiful condition and I just need to know more. If anyone could help I would be very thankful.
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    German Bauer Bicycle posted by John E on 7/21/2006 at 3:18:02 PM
Nice find! Although Austrian bicycles (Steyr-Daimler-Puch products from Graz, plus a handful of Capos from Vienna) are relatively common in the US, German bicycles are rare. Can you post any pictures or list the components?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: German Bauer Bicycle posted by jack on 7/22/2006 at 4:39:59 AM
Someone tried to sell me a Bauer a few years ago but I thought it was too expensive. This one had good tubing, chrome socks and headlugs. Probably fairly high in the lineup but nothing spectacular. Probably on par with other small scale builders like the french Stella. I know they made trick and/or circus bikes too. Look for usual signs of quality like any bike and price will be par.
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AGE / VALUE:   Continental made in Italy posted by: joe on 7/21/2006 at 4:53:47 AM
Hello ,I just picked up a continental bicycle it says made in italy it has low end campy components and ballila brakes, i am looking to restore does anyone know anything about this bike also does anyone have decals or a scan of the decals the ones on the bike are pretty much gone . Thank You
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Looking for info on "Abbey" bicycles posted by: Heidi on 7/20/2006 at 4:02:04 PM
Hello! I just picked up an English three-speed lightweight made in 1954. The marque is "Abbey" and I can't find any mention of this manufacturer anywhere. It's a sweet bike and I'd like to know more about it. Any info appreciated. Thank you.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Looking for info on posted by divad on 6/30/2008 at 10:50:17 AM
Hey there, I picked up a pair of Abbey single speed bikes (his and hers) at an estate sale two years back and have been looking for info with no luck. The only thing I have to go by is the bike license from 1949 and the "made in west germany" on the back of the seat post. I've seen many bikes that I think this one copied? Same paint pattern, fenders, colors, gear. etc.. . Hope you've had some luck and please share if you did. I'll do likewise.


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