MISC:   Beautiful Dunelt posted by: Warren on 5/21/2007 at 2:43:20 PM
You don't usually associate Dunelt with quality lightweight bikes until one of these comes along. item# 130115885345

It was obviously made by Raleigh...Worksop maybe?

If it were only my size.
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   RE:MISC:   Beautiful Dunelt posted by Roger on 5/27/2007 at 11:55:27 PM
I'm surprized there would be such a bidding war for that frame. Pretty darn popular; I would have thought $225 would max that out.

I guess they'll line it up wish some nice components, be cool to see what it metamorphosizes into!

Good observation.
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MISC:   NOS bikes in Chicago posted by: David on 5/20/2007 at 1:22:08 PM
Anyone in Chicago to check out this unusual Craig's list posting?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/334008863.html
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   RE:MISC:   NOS bikes in Chicago posted by Chris on 5/21/2007 at 1:42:30 PM
Rather not be getting involved in something possibly shady. Can the seller prove it is not stolen stuff? I've bought boxed old inventory before but the stuff was in the basement of the bike shop not some other place. Not much reason to think it's stolen but one has to be careful and it just ain't worth risking it.

The home remodel and landscaping crew chief owner dude assured me: "Oh yes Sir, we are fully insured!"

Until I asked for proof that I could check out BEFORE they set foot on the property. He lied. I caught him and denied him and his crew access. They were upset, but I did the right thing. You do this so if somebody gets hurt this way they can't sue you and take you to the cleaners.

Trust, but verify.
Would not want the real owner to show up with some clean cut fellows in blue with shiny badges and funky hats.
They throw the ever livin book at somebody buying stolen goods.
This Craigs list thing is new to me.
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AGE / VALUE:   FREE SPIRIT 26" BICYCLE posted by: FARM BOY on 5/20/2007 at 10:37:32 AM
DOES ANYONE KNOW ANTHING ABOUT A SEARS, TED WILLIAMS, 26" BICYLCE, MODEL # 502.473480, BOYS , IN FAIR CONDITION, ALSO HAVE OWNER'S MANUAL, IN GOOD CONDITION. PURCHASED IN THE 1970'S ? BUT NOT REAL SURE OF PURCHASE DATE. SHOULD I PUT IT ON EBAY TO SEE WHAT IT WOULD BRING ?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   FREE SPIRIT 26 posted by David on 5/20/2007 at 1:25:11 PM
There were a few high-end Ted Williams bikes from Sears that might be worth something, but most are low-end bikes that won't interest collectors. Post a picture if you think you may have one of the good ones. (Hint: test the wheel rims with a magnet. If steel, sell it on Craig's List for not much.)
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   FREE SPIRIT 26 posted by nate on 5/21/2007 at 5:23:35 AM
Search the archives here at oldroads.
There are pages and pages of info on Ted Williams bicycles.
Just use the black google search box near the top of this page.


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   FREE SPIRIT 5 SPEED TED WILLIAMS BICYCLE posted by FARM BOY on 5/21/2007 at 9:22:32 AM
ALL THAT I CAN FIND IS FOR A 10 SPEED, THIS ONE IS A 5 SPEED? FREE SPIRIT, BOYS, TED WILLIAMS 26" BICYCLE ??
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AGE / VALUE:   Weinmann centrepulls posted by: Faustino on 5/20/2007 at 5:06:30 AM
I'm very interested in the public opinion on Weinmann centrepulls. I'm about to buy a bike with some attached and I'm concidering trading them for campagnolo sidepulls, which I'm more familiar with. So far, I've gathered some discontent with Weinmann centrepulls. Why are they concidered unpopular? Thanks!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Weinmann centrepulls posted by David on 5/20/2007 at 5:45:30 AM
I think their main "respect" problem is that they were so widely used. Their familiarity breeds contempt. But their effectiveness can vary a great deal. I think it has to do with the many opportunities in the braking system for flex; the straddle wires, e.g.
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    Weinmann centrepulls posted by John E on 5/20/2007 at 4:44:27 PM
Personally, I really like them and have them on 3 of my bikes, including two full sets as original equipment from circa 1960. You need good brake pads, such as KoolStops, aluminum rims, and modern low-compression brake cable housings.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Weinmann centrepulls posted by David on 5/21/2007 at 3:23:31 AM
I like them, too, but they seem inconsistent. The ones I had on my Paramount (stolen in 1978 in Boston) were, in my recollection, much more positively acting than any I've had since. Exactly the same brakes, as far as I can see.
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   : Weinmann centrepulls posted by John E on 5/21/2007 at 9:05:38 AM
They changed bushings over the years. My first-generation late 1950s specimens are great.
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   RE:: Weinmann centrepulls posted by Gralyn on 5/21/2007 at 10:09:38 AM
I remember the ones that came on my 1982 Lotus. I think this 1982 bike had a lot of older components on it....I suppose to try and get rid of them - as they were phasing out ....or practically phased out by then......but I do remember - they worked great. I didn't experience much flex at all - and they were very firm when applied.
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WANTED:   Vintage Trek bicycle head badge circa 1980 posted by: Joe Barrack on 5/20/2007 at 1:46:47 AM
I am looking for a vintage Trek headbadge circa 1981. It's a brass glue-on badge with black edges, raised black lettering which reads "TREK" and above the lettering it has the old trek logo which is a black circle with five lines going through it. I've been searching everywhere for one, but to no avail. If anyone has one to sell or knows where I can find one, please tell. Thanks for your help.


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