| my work backs up against a older neighborhood with almost see thru fencing..been watching these bikes for the last year or so,,today i made my move and went to the front door and introduced myself and ask the ederly man about the bikes,,his reply you want them ?..i said sure before i even know what they were!!!!!!..AS i walked up spotted Murry,,,,than the yellow Raleigh,,,,then a silver Raliegh..!!!!!10 speeds...i'am thinking 70's or early 80's?..faded but complete.!!!!..with alot of weeds i might add.going to pick up sat..i'll do some reseach on the raleighs and let ya know.....|
| ALL this a day before i pick up my 77 Schwinn Varsity !!!!!|
| I know what you mean - the thrill of the score! It has been a long time since I landed anything. My most recent being a Ross Grand Tour - it was only $10 (something also rare - that kind of price) But I mainly got it for the forks - as my good Ross Grand Tour had bent forks. But, it had been a long time before that, since I had seen anything. |
Around here - the supply has pretty-much been almost totally dried up for over 2 years now. I don't look much anymore. A fellow down the street has a bunch of bikes out in his yard for sale. I stopped.....but nothing but Murrays and Huffys.....later - I stopped again - because I saw more 10-speed looking bikes - but again - just Murray's and Huffys, etc.
So, I've just been doing the greatest thing with the one's I have - riding! I've been riding my 1983 Schwinn Super Sport a lot.
| i'am sorta of disappionted it was a murry (tossed it alredy)...two Raleighs,,the 70 Record will be made into a Rat Track Racer,,,,i think the best deal was a girls RALLEY?made in Korea,, 3-SPEED with a Sturmey-Archer hub and shifter|
| I admittedly have not been looking very hard because I do not need or want any more bikes, but I have not seen ANY decent used bikes at local yard sales for the past couple of years. (It's been over a decade since I picked up the 1959 Capo Modell Campagnolo for $20.)|
| I've got a mid 80s Ross Gran Tour. 12 speed, 27" frame with 26" wheels. It's an ulta lite with all Shimano everything. I used to ride it a ton (teens and 20s) but it's been hanging in the garage for 15+ years. I'm having a yard dale tomorrow...is it worth more than $20? I loved this bike,I don't want to get rid of it but.....I don't see myself riding it anytime soon. Any help would be appreciated. - Ben|
| wow u guys are fuckin pathetic...... complainin u asshole (mainly gralyn) who gives a shit go to the swap center at your local dunp idiots.....i find my greatest finds at the swap center(mainly schwinns but also 80's dynos and gt) so qhit your fuckin bitchin you stupid cunts|
| They are apparently still out there! A silver and blue mink professional with relatively intact paint and transfers at an affordable price. Even the Carlton pump and kickstand came with the bike. I noticed freewheel had been replaced with a larger gearset and the derailleur had been replaced with a long cage Shimano but then he handed me the box of parts related to the bike and there was the brand new Campy derailleur, the freewheel and an extra new boxed set of Campy Record hubs. |
I went to look in the basement this morning to make sure it wasn't a dream. Yesterday was a good day. Now for the dissassembly and servicing; a labor of love.
Any suggestions other than sell or give it to you are welcomed. I'll try for pictures of the bike and refurbishment process if I can figure out how to load them.
| I was in Harris Cyclery looking at rims for a new set of Clinchers. I would like to find a Campy long cage rear derailleur that has a vintage look to replace the relatively cheap Shimano on the bike if someone has one. If I can't I have older Simplex or Suntour rears and good Shimanos are available.|
| Correction to my calling the Shimano a cheap derailleur, it is a long cage Dura Ace Crame.|
| Great find! The extra set of hubs is a great opportunity to build a second set of wheels, so that you can interchange tubulars and clinchers. I would definitely replace the brake pads with KoolStops. My other trick with vintage 10-speeds is to replace the original freewheel with an ultra 6-speed, to give me the ratios I require.|
| I was trying to figure out how to mount a mirror on my Schwinn Sports Tourer with barcons and suicide levers. I finally realized that a bar-mounted mirror I had with a flexible plastic stem (that was always too floppy to be useful) would work simply by removing the flexible stem altogether and just "plugging" the mirror stem into the socket on the handlebar mount and snapping the mount around the bar tape. Just friction, no screws. It works great and is easily adjustable.|
| I had and believe I still have a mirror with the flexible "wiry" stem, the mirror itself is a bit teardrop/oval shaped. the base broke, but I don't think, I ever threw that away (as I try to keep about everything I get). I might try that.|
| i posted yesterday want to update ,the sears branded bike has esge stamped on frame in 2 places esge kick stand sachs 3 speed topedo hub weinmann brakes vintage basta 1972 rim combo lock,and a oxford tire pump from england trying to find anything out in value great shape 2 on scale maybe 1 .or just someone who owns one .i have brochres and part list paperwork called european lightweight bicycle .take care.i will try to ad pic cant figure it out yet.|
| ESGE is the accessory maker (kickstand, e.g.). Bike is probably made by Puch (Austrian). It should be a good non-collectible reliable bike. Use it.|
| thanks for replies ,but frame has esge stamped on it 2 times in areas that are the same green as frame .on frame.i will take pic after work and post.any help on getting pic on SITE ?|
| The picture database instructions are self-explanatory, including the fact that uploads are suspended for now. Too bad; that database is a great asset. |
| I've seen the plates wherethe kickstand or rear rack would attach marked "ESGE" or "Pletscher." I think they'd supply to the framemaker the parts to attach the components properly. Like, albeit at a more quotidian level, the Campy dropout built for the Campy derailleur.|
| Please I have aquired a bike that has been painted with about a dz layers of paint and not sure if the tires ,rims seat ect are original?? but it does have twin bars on it a womens bike about 23 in from sprocket to seat who made twin bars bikes?I have photos of it but not sure how to post on this site yet|
| Is this a mixte/unisex style frame, in which the usual horizontal top tube is replaced by a pair of thin tubes running from the top of the head tube to the rear dropouts? Peugeot and Motobecane made lots of these, as did several other manufacturers, to a lesser extent. Check the outer diameter of the seat tube: 28.0mm instead of the more common 28.6 would indicate French origin, as would 35x1 bottom bracket cups, instead of the more common 1.375x24 (English/ISO) or 36x24 (Italian).|