| Anyone ever hear of CHS of Philadelphia circa 1930'-40's ? See ebay number 290094023171.|
| I have a frejus with serial #87222,has oil fittings on head tube,bottom bracket,campy dropouts,wondering when it was made,any help? thank you kindly G |
| Late 1950s, perhaps? Can you post a picture? You definitely have my attention!|
| Thanks John,purchased frame 1972[i was17yrs old],won 4th place in philadelphia`s first bike race,no original parts,i had it painted and put new frejus deals on it |
| Seeking info on the following bike: The top tube decal is STARFRANCE and Made in Francaise. Downtube decal BELLA. Vitus 172 frame and fork. Super Vitus dropouts. Stronglight Competition headset. Drilled Stronglight crank. Spidel sidepull brakes. Perache seat. Simplex seat binder bolt and somewhat odd (the clamp)Simplex seatpost. Huret derailleurs. Rear is one I've never seen. It is somewhat modern looking, all metal anodized a dark gray gunmetal color. French handlebar marked GUID...unless that etching of a handlebar/stem nestled within the G represents another letter or two? The stem looks like an ATAX but is not marked except for a banner like decal Made in France. I've had this bike for about 5 years, meaning to clean it up and ride it. It is in near mint condition, so its hard not to just leave it alone. By the way, the paint is a silver metallic. It came with tubular wheelset which has been in the attic. I may dig them out later today. Any info whatsoever as to maker, dates etc. would be greatly appreciated. Please drop me a note to my personal email as I have had difficulty navigating this website. I will keep trying however. Thanks a million, Jerry|
|I'm in the process of restoring my 1974 Alan road bike. It's all Campy, and like most Alans of the period has alloy crank bolts and no crank bolt covers. Unfortunately, I managed to break one of them when disassembling the crank. Anyone have one of these to spare?|
| I recently came across a Wastyn Special in a garage. (Now hanging on a wall in my house). And I can find little info on it. I have spoken to someone at Wastyn cycles and they told me it was earlier than 1930. There are no stamped markings that I could find other then the original paint on the frame that has "Wastyn Special" and the old adress for the shop. I know that the man that owned this before I did had bought it in the 30's. It has BSA Cranks, does not have wooden tires, has tires with an Italian sticker, fixed gear, and original paint. I would say that it is in ok condition having been sitting in a garage for 40 plus years. New tires and this would ride. Anyone have any Ideas on age or value?|
| An Oscar Watsyn Special is an amazing bike. I'm sure you googled him? I think he built the first paramount track bikes.|
Big value in good shape. Couple of grand I should think. I'd cry if I found a bike like that.
| Sure would like to see pictures of your bike.Your post mentions Wastyn Special,Warren refers to an Oscar Wastyn Special,not sure if they are the same.|
About 5 years ago there was a real nice blue Oscar Wastyn Special with an opening bid of $1500 on ebay.I do not believe it sold,although I believe it would sell today for more than that.I have an Oscar Wastyn special myself as well as another bike which is supposed to be a Wastyn built bike.
The folks at Wastyn Schwinn do not seem too interested in these.
Waterford website states the Oscar Wastyn Specials were built pre war.