| Does anyone have an idea of the approx. value of a '74 Speedwell Titalite titanium road bike? I've searched the internet with no luck. Thanks.|
| Here is one on ebay. Here is the item number. 270114314814 |
| I remember seeing bikes that have short reach brakes running aftermarket fenders w/ stainless brackets that reach over the rear caliper. The rear fenders are 2 piece. |
Anyone know where you can get these stainless brackets?
| Take a look at this link: http://www.rivercitybicycles.com/mod.php?mod=userpage&menu=1105&page_id=58 Sounds like this is what you're looking for. I was going to use these on the Univega I recently restored since the clearance with the 27" rims/tires was very tight. But, I've discovered that the bike was original made for 700C rims/tires which I'm converting it over to so I don't need these fenders. Hope this helps, Thom. |
| Just wondering about the value of this Torpado. Here are details: Original blue in excellent condition. Campy super record components w Mavic wheels.|
Etching on the Cinelli bottom bracket
It has a cutout on the underside in the shape of a stylized 'T')
Unusual V shaped brake bridge with etching
Etching on the fork
Internaly routed chain stay! (and campy dropout)
Head tube etching
Seat tube lug etching (and internaly routed cable)
Columbus SLX tube set
Campagnolo chromed dropouts
Cinelli lugs and bottom bracket
Internaly routed rear derailer cable (goes through the chain stay)
Internaly routed brake cable though top tube
Hand punched serial number on bottom bracket
Based on this information can anybody give me an idea of value when the frame was produced?
| Good evening,|
If any of you affectionados care to help, I have been looking everywhere for more info on this bike and have come up with nothing. This bike may well be a collector – I’m not certain. Anyway, here’s what I know:
Raleigh Delta (56cm)
IRC Hp 90 rubber with Araya 27x1/14 rims
Weinmann 730 front/rear brakes (center pull I think)
Tange 5 fully lugged frame with an elongated chain stay (I thought this might indicate touring use)
Custom-A cranks (165)
MK-SOU 2K pedals (no cages but they have mounts)
Suntour 7 drivetrain with stem mounted shifters
SR seat, seat post and stem. The chain/wheel protector looks to be aluminum and is stamped with ‘Suntour’ also
made in Nottingham England (badge on front steer tube)
Serial number on bottom bracket casing: RD 01053
I have checked Sheldon’s site, tried searching here (Oldroads), usenet, etc. Please help if possible.
Thanks and take care,
| I don't know why the picture doesn't work - try this link:|
I just found also that the front hub says 'S1W' on it stamped into the aluminum.
| I am going to try to add this silly tilde one more time...|
Try THIS link.
| You have to replace the tilde manually in the url of the browser. This website has never translated tildes properly. Must be a code thing.|
Your bike is a modest, circa late-'80's, mid-level road bike of no real collectable value. But it is in great condition and if it fits, ride it.
| Check this site out. Will help you at least figure the year.|
| My Motobecane Randonnee mixte recently got stolen, so guess I'll replace it with a "nicer" bike. I'd like for it to be '$200 (w/ship) and of course, a mixte again! The two I see are here:|
I know nothing about bike quality. I ride regularly and in some short college kid bike races. If you were in my shoes, which would be the better bike to purchase and why? I really appreciate any advice :)
| Your links don't work. Make sure you get the item number, if nothing else|
| Here's the item number for the motobecane (180103644775 )and the other one was withdrawn off eBay and put on Craigslist.(http://dallas.craigslist.org/bik/300216147.html)|
See if that helps out any. I like the easy on/easy off feel of the Mixte, but most of the ones I run across are pretty low end. Thanks again!
| My apologies...you did include the item number.|
There's nothing wrong with that moto if you can get it for $100 or somewhat more. $200 is a little steep. Decent alloy components with weinmann rims. Good mid range bike.
| The Moto is made of Vitus double-butted tubing and has reliable Japanese components. I doubt very much that anyone will bid against you for it. $70 shipping is a little steep. I've shipped bikes on Fedex from Boston to the left coast several times for under $40. But $160 total isn't that bad. It's probably a very pleasant-riding bike.|