WANTED:   Vintage Peugeot Road Bike - SMALL posted by: jacqui on 3/5/2007 at 5:58:41 PM
I'm in love with the mid to late 80's peugeot road frames (with the wraparound red/orange/yellow stripes). I know this is a verryy common frame but I'm 5'2" and haven't been able to find these under 54cm. Does anyone know if these were even made in smaller sizes? I can't seem to find much info on this... Any insight is much appreciated! thanks


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   RE:WANTED: Vintage Peugeot Road Bike - SMALL posted by John E on 3/6/2007 at 8:12:02 AM
I can't speak for the mid-1980s, but Peugeot did introduce a 19" / 48cm C-T UO-8 circa 1973. The problem was that they had to raise the bottom bracket to make the frame geometry work out, giving it the stepover height of a 20" frame, and therefore not a huge improvement over 54cm/21" for shorter riders.
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MISC:   Schwinn World Sport (1990 or 1980) question, please help! posted by: Rob on 3/5/2007 at 5:57:29 PM
I have an old Schwinn World Sport that I am building into a fixed-gear for a friend. The code on the drop-out is dated either 1990 or 1980, but I suspect it's 1990.

Anyway, my question is, does anyone know the specs for the bottom bracket? Size, threading, etc...

Thanks.
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   RE:MISC:   Schwinn World Sport (1990 or 1980) question, please help! posted by Gralyn on 3/5/2007 at 7:46:58 PM
I believe it's just a standard bottom bracket thread...nothing unusual. I believe the Schwinns have a date code on the head badge....but again- you can't tell whether it's 1980 or 1990. If it has components - you can tell by the components....or....you can tell by the paint scheme.
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   RE:MISC:   Schwinn World Sport (1990 or 1980) question, please help! posted by David on 3/6/2007 at 6:11:00 AM
I'm sure it's a regular ISO/BSC/English threaded bottom bracket. Just be sure that the taper matches the crank. (I think only French or Italian parts might be a problem) Does this bike have a flat plate as a chain stay bridge; suitable for bolting on a kickstand (without crushing the stays)?
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AGE / VALUE:   Early 80's Schwinn Supersport posted by: Chris on 3/5/2007 at 7:19:12 AM
I'm trying to determine the year of my Supersport. It is light blue with 120 mm rear dropouts. Rear brake cable routed on top of top tube. Made with Champion Tubing.
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    Early 80's Schwinn Supersport posted by John E on 3/5/2007 at 2:21:37 PM
120mm sounds like mid-to-late 1970s. By 1980 6-speed freewheels and 126mm spacing had become pretty standard. Pictures and a component list would help, as well as any date codes on the brakes, cranks, or deraillerus.
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   RE: Early 80's Schwinn Supersport posted by Chris on 3/5/2007 at 6:32:36 PM
I just noticed 0783 on head badge. Does that mean 1983? It came stock with Suntour shifters and derailleurs, Sugino cranks, Tange headset, SR Laprade seatpost. Serial number is on head tube. It starts with 3E.....It had silver Araya rims.
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   RE:RE: Early 80's Schwinn Supersport posted by John E on 3/6/2007 at 8:14:46 AM
Yup, that head badge would indicate 19_3, and we can rule out 1973, because the 1973 SuperSport, though fillet-brazed CrMo, looked ALOT like a Continental, but with aluminum rims.
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   RE:RE:RE: Early 80's Schwinn Supersport posted by Gralyn on 3/6/2007 at 10:48:18 AM
I have a 1983 Schwinn Super Sport. It weighs just about 22 lbs. It was all original when I got it - except for the saddle. The brake levers with gum hoods...the gum had melted down into a mess - so I put different levers with hoods.....new cork bar tape..... it has original 700C Araya rims. ....and so far as I can tell - the original 5-speed cluster - rather than a 6-speed.....but for 1983 - that's not surprising.
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AGE / VALUE:   mystery spokes posted by: clay on 3/3/2007 at 6:37:21 PM
My '73 Paramount P10 needed a new rear hub. Easy eBay find, and after some wheedling, the wheel guy agreed to re-use my chrome plated spokes, with new nipples, if I took the wheel apart. Now it turns out that the spokes are "oddball" and current production nipples don't fit. The spokes have a cloverleaf pattern in raised relief on the head. Any help on brand name would make my search easier. Thanks
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MISC:   Reynolds 500 posted by: Andy on 3/3/2007 at 2:00:51 PM
Just found a frame, no headbadge. The only label is a Reynolds 500 tubing label. Is this similar to 531 ?
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   RE:MISC: Reynolds 500 posted by John E on 3/5/2007 at 2:25:04 PM
Reynolds 500 is a new one on me. 501, perhaps?
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   RE:MISC:   Reynolds 500 posted by Andy on 3/5/2007 at 5:33:59 PM
It's 500. The label reads "Guaranteed built with Reynolds 500 Cr-Mo Tubing". The frame looks to be of 1980' vintage.
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   RE:RE:MISC:   Reynolds 500 posted by Gralyn on 3/6/2007 at 5:23:21 PM
Yes, that's a new one for me, too. I've had bikes with the Reynolds 501 tubing....but never seen the 500

......who really knows just what all is out there!
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   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Reynolds 500 posted by Gralyn on 3/6/2007 at 7:11:59 PM
I just came across a Puch on e-bay...with a Reynolds 500 frame sticker.
Item # 220087930568
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