AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Caliente posted by: Ryan on 2/9/2007 at 5:06:22 PM
Recently I assisted in clearing out an old bike shop and found a new schwinn caliente in a box. I have been looking for a serial # to find out how old it is but all I can find is the 4 digit stamp on the front emblem. On the direction sheet it has model RD-TY20. Any help would be appreciated. The 4 digit # is 3460. Some #'s on the box are 0811910 P.O.NUMBER C90120M Net Weight 15.2 KGS
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Caliente posted by Bryant on 2/10/2007 at 3:04:21 PM
based on the 4 digit code on the emblem, it would be either a 1970,80, or 90. The first 3 number are the day the frame was made and the last number is the last digit of the year. kind of like a backwards Julian date. They didn't make Caliente in 1970, so that leaves 80 or 90. My guess would be 1980. Check to see if it is a front freewheel with the positron shifting system that would clinch it as a 1980
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AGE / VALUE:   Motobecane Nomade-Date? Price? posted by: Caitlin on 2/9/2007 at 2:07:13 PM
Ok, trying to figure out what to do with an old bike. Here's the info-

It's a Motobecane Nomade. That much is clear. Circa 1970s, trying to figure out what year. The only info that is clear on the bike is "made with 1020 Tubes, Forks and Stays",
there is a little stamp of "73" up bear the connection of the cross bar and the handles, and the color is the original grey/steel. 10-speed. Thumb shifters. Can anyone help me identify this bike and give me recommendations on what to do with it?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Motobecane Nomade-Date? Price? posted by Douglas on 2/9/2007 at 8:52:37 PM
The "73" indicates not the year of manufacture but the degree of angle the lug provides to the tubing. Common mistake.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Motobecane Nomade-Date? Price? posted by Gralyn on 2/9/2007 at 9:08:01 PM
I have a Motobecane Nomade.....very early 70's.....and I also have a Nomade Sprint. I don't know how you can tell exactly what year the bike is. You can get close - going by componentry, etc. The Nomade was the bottom-of-the-line...so it's not that valuable, and probably has a lot of steel: wheels, bars, cranks, etc.
You probably couldn't sell it for much....but from what I've seen - you maybe could get close to $100 for it. But - you can always ride it!!!! Or, you could convert it to a fixed-gear single speed.
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MISC:   Raleigh Grand prix with Stronglight cranks posted by: Bryant on 2/9/2007 at 9:48:42 AM
Hi all, made a mini-find today at the Goodwill. Picked up a Ladies Raleigh Sprite 27, and a Gent's Grand Prix. The GW is starting to ask $40 each for these bikes now, but I got them at half off, so I'm happy. Anyway the Grand Prix looks to be in excellent condition the only thing that threw me was the cranks. They are stamped "Made by Stronglight" on the outside near the middle of the crank arm. The only cranks I've seen on Grand Prix's and Records were the ones with the Raleigh logo on them. Are they original, and any guess to the year of manufacture? Additional info, Simplex derailleurs and shifters, Weinmann 999 Centerpulls with suicide levers. Thanks
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   RE:MISC:   Raleigh Grand prix with Stronglight cranks posted by evwxxx on 2/9/2007 at 11:01:19 AM
Those cranks are probably original. They also came on Raleigh's such as the supercourse. The older raleigh's would have the name branded components, more recent raleighs would have the "Raleigh" badged componenets.
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   RE:MISC: Raleigh Grand prix with Stronglight cranks posted by wiley on 2/23/2007 at 6:19:50 PM
I had a Grand Prix that I just sold. I still have the steel stronglight crankset that it came with. I would say those are definitely original.
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AGE / VALUE:   Windsor bicycle found posted by: kellogg cardigan on 2/8/2007 at 1:23:17 AM
i found an old windsor bicycle with an ancient shift system i dont know anything about the bike cant seem to find any vintage windsor models that look like it on the net not a racing model anyone have any ideas to what model this is and if its rare
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Windsor bicycle found posted by David on 2/9/2007 at 7:22:29 AM
Yet again; post some pictures and maybe someone will recognize it.
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AGE / VALUE:   Windsor bicycle found posted by: kellogg cardigan on 2/8/2007 at 1:23:17 AM
i found an old windsor bicycle with an ancient shift system i dont know anything about the bike cant seem to find any vintage windsor models that look like it on the net not a racing mode anyone have any ideas to what mode this is and if its rare
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