AGE / VALUE:   WF Holdsworth frame/mystery frame posted by: James on 7/18/2008 at 7:32:16 AM
Anyone have a chart for Holdsworth serial numbers? I have a frame with 43315. I assume it's a late 70's and would like to know. Thanks to all!

Also, have a frame that looks like a Jack Tayor but probably isn't. Has the same grey blue paint with white and red boxing on frame, forks and stays, ornate nervex lugs, simplex dropouts,and has a model "Champion de Belgique" on the top tube and a serial number of 13868 on the drive side of the seat pin lug.
Any ideas about this one? I would love to know
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   WF Holdsworth frame/mystery frame posted by ronp6 on 7/19/2008 at 8:31:20 PM
My serial number is 41335 but I don't remember if it is a 1982 or a 1984. It is a one year only frame and someone on bike forum had one 10 numbers off mine in the same model. I have some notes and emails from experts on Holdsworth that I can look up.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   WF Holdsworth frame/mystery frame posted by owner on 7/20/2008 at 3:54:34 PM
This one has been repainted and I have no idea of the model. The angles look pretty tight and sporty and not like a touring bike, but who knows. It looks like it was gold, then stripped and resprayed green.

early 80's it is then.... this other frame is a mystery. also has a serial number on one of the rear dropouts.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE: WF Holdsworth frame/mystery frame posted by Mark on 7/22/2008 at 10:07:54 PM
You can go to the Jack Taylor registry and take a look here;

http://www.blackbirdsf.org/taylor/serials.html

Mine is #6676, sane as #6675. Daily rider, but no fenders. Too cool looking without them! lol
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AGE / VALUE:   Evans Power Cycle posted by: Dennis on 7/16/2008 at 7:28:01 AM
I have an Evans Power Cycle and would like to speak to anyone who has an interest in the Evans or has parts.Thanks
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AGE / VALUE: James 1930s posted by: Wattsy on 7/16/2008 at 4:54:26 AM
Hi there,
I have a real brainteaser for you all. I have a Famous James racing frame with headset and bars, but with everything else including decals stripped. It is from the mid to late 1930s.

Do I try to restore or preserve this extremely rare and extremely good quality old bike frame? Or do I equip it and punish all the Taiwan loving yuppies in the local bike club?

Is the frame valuable (it seems to be so rare that it is not in the guide)? It just seems so rare and precious and quite old, but it is only the bare frame and bars, I don't know what to do with it.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: James 1930s posted by Bryan on 7/16/2008 at 1:32:05 PM
Why not do both? I have a whole stable of racing bikes from the '30s, '40s, and '50s that are both beautiful collectors and great riders. Do it up right then ride it sensibly and you should have a great maching.
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AGE / VALUE:   peugeot RYA5 posted by: Dan Griffin on 7/15/2008 at 5:01:44 PM
I have acquired two old road bikes "peugeot" and I am looking for information on them, cannot find a serial number on one but the other is "RYA5" the number is stamped into the bottom bracket, is there any other place l should look for a model number?? The date of 1974 i got from the wheels this is stamped on the rim, DEA 1974 "made in france" they both have simplex deraileurs and mafac "racer" brakes and levers, both bikes have cotter pins in the cranks arms to attach them to the bottom bracket axle. Any other infomation would sure help
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: peugeot RYA5 posted by Warren on 7/15/2008 at 5:30:51 PM
Likely the ubiquitous UO-8...check the archives for loads of info and google for pics. More of these were made than any other bike during the bike boom 70's. No real value except that many people (still) enjoy the ride.
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn 26" frame Super Sport, Sport Tourer, or Superior posted by: Patrick on 7/15/2008 at 4:54:24 AM
I want to buy a 26" framed version of the bikes I've listed above. Please e-mil direct. Thanks, Patrick
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