| i just picked up a late sixties/early seventies coffee colored super course. 531 tubing and nervex lugs-could really use some paint touch-up. has anyone had any luck finding a spray paint that matches(or at least approaches) this old raleigh coffee color?|
| Just trial and error with hobby paints. Testors is cheap and with some mixing works best on easy to match colors.|
| Last weekend was a good one for bicycle hunting. Picked up a very clean Concord "Road Work"(small frame), an even cleaner Peugeot "Sprint", a clean black Miele and a wonderful old made in England Freddy Grubb "Galie..."(I can't make out the model). Does anyone know anything about these old English bicycles?|
Also, I passed a fellow riding a mintCanadian made Velo Sport "Supra" the same day. He proudly showed me his bicycle, mentioning that he paid only $650.00 for it a month or so ago. True, the Velo is full Campy Super Record but WOW! $650.00!!! Things have certainly changed.
| Does anyone know what year Sears made the Free Spirit "Brittany"? Suprisingly, it's a mans bike with a girls name. It's got ten speeds, with a rack on back. Front and rear fenders, and balloon tire bike type handlebars. I'm guessing 70's, but you folks are alot more knowledgable than myself! Thanks in advance, Mark.|
| Obviously, it was made before people began giving girls the ridiculous name of "Brittany." I'd guess it was, to Sears, a romantic name evoking the idea of cycling to Mont St Michel. (I'd like to do that!)|
| Your probably right! Any idea of the age of this bike? I've seen it called a "boat anchor", I'm assuming because of the weight! Not a bad find for 10 bucks though! Thanks.|
| Brittany Sears? It made me laugh! Maybe you need to say it like I do. Britt'nee Sears?|
Sorry I'll go back to the DB I belong on.
Matthew - life's too short not to laugh.
| Harpers Bazarr magazine|
She was just on the cover at the super market. Pregnant and with black hair.
| You would have to go through a stack of back Sears bicycle catalogs to find that out.|
| Thanks to all for the bike related info.|
| I have a Brittany, and I have some friends that have a matching pair. Ours must be somewhat newer, since they have 12 speeds. I would estimate early 80s for our bikes, but I can ask my friends because I think they bought their bikes new from Sears.|
| Thanx Ron...just curious. Not too bad for a cheapy!!|
| I have a pretty nice 84 Ross 292S 10 spd.appears to have original equipment.It weighs 26# 1oz. including kick stand,reflectors and water bottle holder.right chain stay has chain chips left has a fairly signifigent dent that doesn't appear to affect the geometry.Otherwise pretty nice paint and decals.Wondering opinions on this bike what it may have cost new any signifigence in the bike world etc. What you may think of Ross bikes in general?|
| Most Ross bikes were department store quality and are probably long since discarded. However, they did make some nice ones with cromoly frames as well.|
I don't recall that particular model name but based on your weight I'd feel pretty sure that was one of the better ones.
There's a very large thread on Ross bikes on bikeforums.net in their "Classic and Vintage" pages. You'll have to search that site for it as I don't have a direct link but this link will take you to a shorter thread about a Ross model.
There's also a thread about Jim Redcay (Redclay?) whom, if I recall, was the builder of the better Ross bikes.
| Thanks for the info I'll check it out.|
| WANTED: Pre-1950 Schwinn "Superior"s and "New World"s. Condition not important as long as complete. Thank you.|