Could you please help me identify this frame...any ideas?
|I found a western flyer,Galaxy II precision speed, Girles pink Bike in color.It was in volved in an accident some time ago! Found in Origrandy NM mountains. If you have any information pertaining to the dealer who may have sold it, or known persons who may have owned the above bike in this area.|
| I have a bike labeled: Markenrad Campione Di Strada. On the front it says Winora Campione. It is a 10 speed, roughly from 1970 is my guess. Is this from West Germany?|
It needs restoration. I'd like to know the history of the company. Is it rare? (probably not). I plan to restore it and ride it, but I'd love to know anything about the manufacturer. How many were made, were they of good reputation. Was the U.S. the primary market for them?
| Italian,,, google = "Strada bicicletta" && hopefully get some translated pages|
| I'd guess a "Markenrad" is a German (or Austrian or Swiss) bike with an Italian model name. |
| I have one also. My guess is from around 1965? |
Made in "Western Germany" Markenrad means something like quality made German and French components. It seems to be pretty rare?
| I just probably paid too much for a Schwinn World Voyager built for Schwinn by Panasonic. The frame appears to be all chrome under the orange paint. Has anyone stripped the paint to see how polished the chrome is? The paint and the bike are in pretty good shape but I am not much of a fan of orange.|
It is a nice bike with Dura Ace and Crane. Is anyone in the Boston area dying for one of these before I mess it up?
| Pardon the spelling on the dieing. I work in textiles.|
| You spelled it right the first time. |
The impression I've gotten is that the chrome plating under paint is not the perfectly smooth glossy surface you might expect. Paint is expected to stick to it, after all.
| Is the bike still available?|
| Is the bike still available?|
| Obviously this thread went dead, but just a few weeks later, I got my blue 1973 World Voyager tweaked at the bike shop. Boy did the staff rave about it. I went in virtually demanding that they upgrade th hubs or repack the whole thing. They put it on the rack and couldn't stop raving about it. "This is ready to ride. Smooth as silk." I've maintained it well. Visited it every week while I paid the entire $335 it cost me over 6 months of payments at Agee's in Richmond in 1972 or 1973. Always managed to store it safely-it's in amazing shape. I added Dura-Ace brakes a year or so after I got it-still have the dia-compe center pulls that came with it. Read this it became, or was replaced by the touring Paramount in74 (I think). Just rode it tonight-36 years after I bought it. Smooth as silk. A real classic.|
|I have this old bike that someone threw out, and I cannot find what kind of bike it is anywhere, I should look harder for a serial number but I am currently at work. I have pictures. It has no names on it anywhere, but notice the frame how it is made of 4 bars layed out in 2 pairs. especially on the top instead of one single bar.|
| Balloon Tire and Middleweights should be able to help you. |
| It's unlikely the serial number will help you figure this out. There are very few reliable SN lists and those are mostly for the largest manufacturers. I.e., if it's not a Schwinn, you're SOL.|
| thanks for the replies, someone who saw me post it on craigslist suggested Rollfast, and I looked it up and found some very similar pictures on ebay.|
| It looks Murray-built to me. Early 60s. They experimented with the double cantilever bars quite a bit- see Spaceliner. Do the rear dropouts come to a rear-facing point? The chainguard is probably not correct, and possibly the chainwheel. There would have been a piece consisting of a u-shaped steel rod running from the bracket on the fork crown down to the front axle on both sides. Note previous reply - post what you learn to Balloon/Middleweight page, please.|