AGE / VALUE:   Help identifying my new bike posted by: AJPB on 8/24/2008 at 3:59:46 PM
I got this at a yard sale this weekend. The lady I purchased it from wanted $20, but I offered $15 and she took it. I know by the serial # it is a 1954 Schwinn, but ive been unable to find out what model. This bike has a coaster brake and a multi speed hub. This is my first bike and Im so excited to do the restoration. Please help me identify this bike model. my email is ajpb@charter.net..Thanks.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help identifying my new bike posted by David on 8/25/2008 at 7:11:15 AM
Look at this catalog page:
http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1951_1959/1955_06.html
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AGE / VALUE:   unknown Peugeot posted by: Michael Young on 8/24/2008 at 9:23:51 AM
I'm trying to identify my bike,it's a 27" 10 speed.It has type 1 head badge and downtube decals,but the seat tube decal is "champion du monde",which I have not found on any web site.Equipped as follows:Simplex derailleurs,Rigida rims,Mayfac brakes.The frame is a sort of eggplant colour,and has no SN# anywhere on it.I would appreciate any help with this mystery.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   unknown Peugeot posted by David on 8/24/2008 at 12:46:16 PM
Sounds like UO-8. See http://retropeugeot.com/
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: unknown Peugeot posted by Gralyn on 8/27/2008 at 7:47:41 AM
I had bought a Peugeot for parts (the frame was crashed) - it also had "Champion Du Monde".....but no other identifying marks, or model number, etc. I figure it's a U-08 - just a newer model than my older, 1974 U-08. I guess the old Peugeot catalogs, etc. can identify the model.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   unknown Peugeot posted by Michael Young on 8/27/2008 at 12:49:30 PM
normally i would agree,but the seat post decal suggests this a 1956 model commemorating the tour win in 1955 by the french
Michael
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   unknown Peugeot posted by Keith Body on 8/28/2008 at 12:33:34 PM
Did Peugeot use the "Champion of the World" logos after Tom Simpson won the Pro road race title in 1965 as a Peugeot professional?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   unknown Peugeot posted by David on 8/29/2008 at 3:25:37 PM
Did Peugeot use 27" wheels on their export bikes BEFORE the 70s bike boom?
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AGE / VALUE:   schwinn posted by: harry on 8/22/2008 at 8:20:52 PM
hi, I have a black/gray schwinn prologue, tange dubble-butted tubing, serial# 7F08408, I can't find any information on any site about it. Please help.
thank you
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MISC:   peugeot tires posted by: brandt on 8/21/2008 at 4:23:36 PM
I recently bought an old Peugeot at a good will store. It is a Montreal Express, which is some type of mid 1980's commuter bike (18 speed, 3x6) It has the blue/orange/white color scheme. Anyhow, it has 26" rims and the tires are marked, "to fit TRA-HB7" So is this some special tire that no one makes any more, or will any 26" ATB tire work on those rims? The rims are marked, "Etrto 559x20 DIN 26x1.75" Has anyone come across this before?
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   RE:MISC:   peugeot tires posted by David on 8/22/2008 at 4:37:07 AM
Short answer is MTB tires should fit. See Sheldon's tire size article: http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
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AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by: jerry on 8/21/2008 at 8:23:17 AM
i have a yankee bicycle with a very strange gear and braking system. from a yankee bicycles,chicago,ill. any and all info. would be greatly appreciated.
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