MISC:   Looking for information posted by: John McTaggart on 9/2/2007 at 10:46:38 PM
Can anyone help me with any iformation on a bike I just aquired. It is a Woolco Timberline, distributed by the Woolworth Corp.
Thanks
John
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   RE:MISC: Looking for information posted by Warren on 9/3/2007 at 7:49:43 AM
Woolworths were an american department store chain that branched out across the globe and Woolco was a late 1980's big box experiment. That likely dates the bike. Timberline sounds like a mountain bike though. If it is, the mountain bike forum might help. If not,if it's a lightweight, describe it further, take pics etc. The devil is in the details.
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AGE / VALUE:   Carlton Flyer...wow posted by: Warren on 9/1/2007 at 1:46:10 PM
Here's a perfect club bike from '48. All the right bits and what a frame. Full price too.

ebay item 150157096961
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Carlton Flyer...wow posted by Jack Anderson on 9/2/2007 at 5:00:05 PM
OMG! That's so pretty it hurts to look! Saved from fatal attraction by the "UK DELIVERY ONLY. NO OVERSEAS POST."
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Carlton Flyer...wow posted by David on 9/3/2007 at 5:41:14 AM
I've thought that it could be cost-effective to take a little trip to England to pick up a bike, given the present cost of shipping.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Carlton Flyer...wow posted by Bryan on 9/3/2007 at 6:52:08 AM
It would be great to go bike shopping in England in person, but you still have to get the bikes back here somehow. So I don't know if it would really be "cost effective." Not that I'm against the idea or anything.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Carlton Flyer...wow posted by David on 9/4/2007 at 4:53:35 PM
You check it as baggage on the plane.
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AGE / VALUE:   Kestrel, Made in England. Info plz! posted by: Nick on 8/28/2007 at 7:50:20 PM
I picked up a Kestrel at a bike swap meet for $20 the owner couldnt sell on eBay. The previous owner was trying to sell the bike for $800 and Im not sure if it is worth even half as much. The frame is 531 cro-mo, has a "Hawthorne Cycle and Motor Co." matching saddle(also says KESTREL where the normal "BROOKS" would be), and 26x1 1/4 rims with the notorious H.R. Pattern hubs (fixed/freewheel) and cotter cranks. It is a faded gold color, with kestrel on the seat tube and track (pista) type drop bars. I have e-mailed Sheldon Brown about it and he said he has only heard of an english company by that name, but has never seen one. any information would be greatly appreciated. I will get pics up soon. Thanks.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Kestrel, Made in England. Info plz! posted by Warren on 8/28/2007 at 8:13:21 PM
Funny, Hercules made a 531 frame called a Kestrel in 1950. I have a low res catalogue scan but it certainly was a club-style, EA1 wheeled bike. They made a comfort bike with flat bars with the same name. Maybe Hercules rebranded some bikes for a Hawthorne reseller. Have a look at the lugs...do they have small oval cuouts? Are the lugs pinned? These are typical of early 50's Hercs. I'll send you the catalogue scan.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Kestrel, Made in England. Info plz! posted by Warren on 8/28/2007 at 8:15:37 PM
And the HR pattern hubs sound correct too.
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Kestrel, Made in England. Info plz! posted by Nick on 8/28/2007 at 8:33:31 PM
It does have ovalish cutouts on the lugs... they are crazy long. I've never seen lugs that long! Thanks for the info, what do you mean by "pinned"? Do you know of any websites for information regarding the models? Thanks again
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Kestrel, Made in England. Info plz! posted by Warren on 8/29/2007 at 6:05:43 AM
if look around the circumference of the lugs, you may find little bumps that are the heads of pins used to hold the tubes in place before brazing. Old school stuff. My '54 Herc club bike has them as well as oval cutouts although mine aren't really "crazy long"
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Kestrel, Made in England. Info plz! posted by CHRIS on 9/12/2007 at 1:20:34 PM
I ALSO HAVE CATALOG SCANS OF THIS AND IT IS A HERCULES.

I'M WANTING ONE OF THESE BIKES
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AGE / VALUE:   Trying to identify italian road frame posted by: Ben on 8/28/2007 at 11:27:06 AM
I know very little about this frame. I got it stripped of paint and badge. I assembled it for some shake down rides before painting and here are some pictures of it as a bike and as a frame. The seat post is 26.8, its Italian threaded, the dropouts are campagnolo but I know nothing else.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1149/1257976789_540d069719.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1240/1258829622_ae245a9bcc.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1211/1257979871_7d9ab5577d.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1041/1258827706_5a8b13fcfe.jpg

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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Trying to identify italian road frame posted by David on 8/31/2007 at 4:43:11 AM
I assume it's pretty light. Why not try Classic Rendezvous email list? (Read the rules before you sign up, however) There's a lot of people who are very knowledgeable about Italian bikes and have enough time on their hands to think about yours!
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Trying to identify italian road frame posted by Todd on 9/12/2007 at 7:25:44 PM
Looking for information on a
Sesto G.C. Tempesta road bike.
Thanks
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AGE / VALUE:   Bianchi age posted by: Mike on 8/27/2007 at 12:10:41 PM
I recently purchased a ealy 90's, late 80's Bianchi. I would like to know the year and quality of the frame. The frame is made from Columbus formula two tubing, Bianchi crank, 14 speed drivetrain, suntour 9000 rear and front derailer, Shimono 105 brake levers, Modulo brakes, FSA black rims, frame is celeste green with a black fork and black rear triangle. Black Bianchi stem. Nice looking ride. I would really appreciate any way to ID this bike. Has a sticker that says "campione del mondo 1986-1987 colorado Spings" on the bottom of the seat tube and made in italy sticker.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Bianchi age posted by John E on 8/27/2007 at 1:32:45 PM
I can't pin it down any closer than you have, but it sounds like a keeper. Modolo brake calipers would not have been paired with Shimano levers, so something is aftermarket there. The Bianchi-branded crankset was made by Ofmega.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Bianchi age posted by T-Mar on 9/14/2007 at 1:33:31 PM
It's a mid-range, 1987 model. Formula II was actually a Columbus tre-tubi frameset. The downtube is SP, the top and seat tube were SL (unless it is a large frame, in which case they are all SP) and the stays are Aelle. I agree with John on the aftermarket levers. The SunTour/Ofmega/Modolo is actually original. The 1987 Camapione d'Italia had a similar mix with Cyclone 7000 derailleurs. So yours is probaly one notch and maybe $100-$150 more than the C d'I, which cost $495.














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