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AGE / VALUE:Miele Dural 28 inch tires posted by: Vince on 10/15/2009 at 8:16:36 AM
I bought it new, rode about 20 miles total and hung it up, about 1980. I'm 6'2" it's too tall for me. It's in new original condition. Has CRMO frame, Black Sikken paint, shimomo sis, exage sport equip.
I'm curious about it's worth both dollars as well as for its class of bike. I'm not a real bicyclist, more into motor types.

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RE:AGE / VALUE:Miele Dural 28 inch tires posted by David on 10/15/2009 at 9:46:50 AM
Pictures? Where are Mieles built? Aluminum ("dural") frame?
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Miele Dural 28 inch tires posted by Warren on 10/15/2009 at 2:36:38 PM
Miele was a Toronto based bike builder who I believe imported many frames from Italy in the early days and later from Japan. Most were solid mid quality bikes with cromo frames and mid level Shimano road groups. I went to a Miele clearance/bankruptcy sale around 1987 and had my choice of dozens bikes incuding campag equipped columbus frames. I kick myself for not buying one because I (shamefully) bought a Rocky Mountain Blizzard.

You didn't identify the exact tubing so I'm guessing it's not too high end and with Exage Sport parts, you're maybe looking at a $150 bike dependant on condition. A total guess without some quality pictures to look at.

Maybe the "Dural" you're referring to is possibly Ambrosio rims?
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RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Miele Dural 28 inch tires posted by Warren on 10/16/2009 at 2:35:52 AM
oops...you stated "like new"...maybe '$300? Butted tubes will inflate the price.
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AGE / VALUE:AMF Roadmaster posted by: Jim Nelson on 10/12/2009 at 10:54:38 AM
I recently picked up a AMF Road master ? Or so I think.
Is there any where I can go on the web to find out how old or price on this type of bike ?
TRying to decide if I should Keep it original or turn it inot something else.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:AMF Roadmaster posted by David on 10/15/2009 at 9:42:49 AM
I think ALL AMF bikes are "Roadmasters," so you should post a picture (probably to the middleweight and ballooner forum, BTW) for more info. Most ordinary old bikes aren't collected (rather than hoarded!) by many people and won't cause crazy bidding on ebay.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:AMF Roadmaster posted by Jim Nelson on 10/21/2009 at 10:25:16 AM
This is a light weight candelever frame, 3 spd, and the rear drop out is about 5" top to bottom. It has a decal in it saying Little Rock Arkansa on the neck tube.


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AGE / VALUE:year ID posted by: Clyde Barlow on 10/10/2009 at 8:47:15 PM
I have a Columbia Sports Tourist ladies single sp.serial # 165770. It is on the dropout.From the chart that I have looked at ,I believe it is a 1940 or 41.However there are no letters, S or E before the numbers as posted.The bike is in excellant condition, all original parts.Would like to know more about the correct date and value.
Thanks, Clyde
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RE:AGE / VALUE:year ID posted by David on 10/15/2009 at 9:40:38 AM
Try middleweight & ballooner forum. They may know something about this middleweight bike.
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MISC:Info posted by: Valery on 10/8/2009 at 5:17:57 PM
Does anyone know about a Raleigh bicycle (English)called "Wayfarer"? I think it was bought new approximately 1960? I don't have a number under the seat because it was replaced. Bought in England in 1972 from Teddy Underdown (old actor) and it was his sisters.
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RE:MISC:Info posted by David on 10/9/2009 at 4:13:53 PM
Aren't most of these odd names special rebadgings for department stores, chains, big bike shops?
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RE:MISC:Info posted by Matthew on 10/15/2009 at 11:42:11 AM
Trying reposting the original message in the English Roadsters DB.

The Wayfarer was a stock model for Raleigh in the 1970s; usually navy blue, three speed, full mudguards, straight handlebars and very popular. Made to a price to built up to a spec.

Matthew - lightweight in the brains dept.
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AGE / VALUE:Hartford Model 98 Badge posted by: Larry on 10/8/2009 at 9:10:28 AM
Hi, I have a very nice nickel plated "Hartford Model 98" badge and would like to sell it or at least determine what it's value is. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks, Larry
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Hartford Model 98 Badge posted by David on 10/9/2009 at 4:12:40 PM
Put it on ebay and find out!
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WANTED:Trek 728/720/20 or mid-80s Nishiki/Miyata/Fuji posted by: Tim on 10/8/2009 at 8:58:21 AM
Hello Good People,
I'm 6'4", so am looking for a 63-65cm bike. I'm crazy for the mid-80s steel bikes--Trek or Japanese--and will make a great home for any of them. These will not be converted, but maintained as closed to original as possible. They are treasures. Please feel free to email me timmaccurdy@gmail.com with info on available bikes. Thank you.
Tim
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RE:WANTED:Trek 728/720/20 or mid-80s Nishiki/Miyata/Fuji posted by David on 10/8/2009 at 4:16:34 PM
Tell us where you are.
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RE:WANTED:Trek 728/720/20 or mid-80s Nishiki/Miyata/Fuji posted by greg on 10/16/2009 at 5:29:45 PM
If you're on Cape Cod, I've a Univaga that size...
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AGE / VALUE:bronco kids bike posted by: jake on 10/6/2009 at 9:24:08 PM
Does anyone have any information on this bike?


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RE:AGE / VALUE:bronco kids bike posted by David on 10/9/2009 at 4:11:57 PM
So the kid can pretend he's not riding something as humiliating as a, ahem, BI-cycle...
I think it's stored in the right spot.
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MISC:   10 speed skip tooth Western Flyer posted by: Matt Alison on 10/6/2009 at 1:23:29 PM
I recently bought a Western Flyer that has me a little perplexed. In their later years they made quite a few multi-speed bikes and in their early years they made numbers of skip-tooth models. Does anyone have any information about 10 speed models with skip-tooth cogs?
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RE:MISC:   10 speed skip tooth Western Flyer posted by jj on 10/7/2009 at 3:53:12 AM
A skip-tooth 10-speed?? Never heard of one until just now.
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RE:MISC:   10 speed skip tooth Western Flyer posted by David on 10/7/2009 at 4:08:07 PM
Are you referring to a rear gear cluster with a skip-tooth largest sprocket? Those are common enough.
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RE:MISC:   10 speed skip tooth Western Flyer posted by Matt on 10/8/2009 at 5:55:48 AM
The two largest cogs on the rear gear cluster as well as the largest drive cog are skip-tooth. The remaining 4 sprockets are standard.
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RE:MISC:   10 speed skip tooth Western Flyer posted by ken on 10/22/2009 at 10:37:34 AM
Please note Western Flyer isn't a maker, it's a badge. A ten-speed is most likely bike-boom Japanese; what components?
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RE:MISC:   10 speed skip tooth Western Flyer posted by David on 10/22/2009 at 4:17:13 PM
Western Flyer was the house brand of Western Auto stores, which sold tires, batteries, and other "guy" stuff like bikes and fishing tackle.
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RE:MISC:   10 speed skip tooth Western Flyer posted by Matt on 12/14/2009 at 12:18:55 PM
Ken,
Full Shimano components though I am not sure of the specific models. Does anyone have a time frame for production on something like this?
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MISC:Early '60s Atalas: anybody got photos or headbadge? posted by: Brian Glover on 10/5/2009 at 9:49:58 PM
Hey, all. New here. I'd like to restore my mom's 1961 (or maybe 1962) Atala, but I don't know what the paint and decals looked like. She says the paint was originally a copper color (painted black, badly, by my uncle at some point in the '70s). Does anyone have any photos of copper-colored Atalas from roughly this era?

Also, I'd like to find a headbadge for it. Anybody got one?
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AGE / VALUE:Bridgestone bike locks posted by: Clementine on 10/5/2009 at 6:00:08 PM
I got an old Skyway by bridgestone rear disc brake model from the 70's- fixing it up but the lock that fits on the rear wheel is engaged and can't figure out how to free it. Ingenious little device that clamps on the rear wheel frame and slide a metal bar into the spokes when in use. Some kind of a key system releases the bolt that is now on.
Anyone have experience with this problem? tried googling it but no luck so far.
Thanks for any help
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Bridgestone bike locks posted by David on 10/6/2009 at 6:25:21 AM
These locks are common on Japanese and European city bikes. The key is [usually] just a flat piece of steel with some teeth cut on the side. You shove it in the slot and the lock's bolt pops free. I'd guess they're easy to jimmy - try it. If you fail maybe a locksmith could get it open.
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AGE / VALUE:Frejus 60s? posted by: F.Roxborough on 9/30/2009 at 10:40:37 AM
I've just missed a great deal ..unlucky.
Frejus from 50-or-late-60s was sold for 400$-frame and fork + bottom brackets


The serial number was : 86018

I thought the wining bid was too low..but might be wrong.
What is the real cost of such a frame ?


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RE:AGE / VALUE:Frejus 60s? posted by David on 9/30/2009 at 11:55:29 AM
Old track frames from good makers in good condition seem to do very well on ebay (better than equivalent road frames, generally). If the good paint in the photo is original, the buyer got quite a good deal, IMHO.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Frejus 60s? posted by David on 9/30/2009 at 12:04:53 PM
Well, $120 for shipping sours the deal a bit, and the Rumanian seller introduces a certain risk to the whole deal. I'd say those things explain why the bidding wasn't more lively.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Frejus 60s? posted by F.Roxborough on 10/1/2009 at 6:28:27 AM
I asked the seller for shipping discount..
But aside that the seller was from Romania he got positive feedback and sells realy cool vintage bike items.
I'm so sad for this frame..it was exactly my size and of course very prestigious brand.
At a half price for the shipping I'd pay 500 or even 600$ for this one.
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WANTED:New parts for vintage bicycle posted by: Chris Heacox on 9/30/2009 at 7:21:48 AM
I have inherited a Vita Sprint bicycle from my father. He bought it just after I was born in 1967. I want to restore it. Does anyone know what currently available parts will fit this bicycle?
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AGE / VALUE:cyclops posted by: dave on 9/28/2009 at 7:22:54 PM
i came across a older cyclop 12 speed road racing bike made in vernon bc canada it says it was hand painted just wondering what the value and how old this could be. it seems to be in very good condition any info would be great.

thanks and take care
dave
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RE:AGE / VALUE:cyclops posted by Warren on 9/29/2009 at 5:44:04 AM
in case you missed my other response...
Cyclops was a very respectable custom marque here in Canada. Mike Mulholland built these frames but unfortunately passed away. A collectible bike north of the 49th parallel.

Here's an article on him...

http://www.pedalmag.com/index.php?module=Section&action=viewdetail&item_id=5224
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AGE / VALUE:NIAC posted by: Maryclaire on 9/28/2009 at 7:39:01 AM
My neighbor was cleaning out his garage and pulled out two old NIAC bikes. I have never seen this brand before. Is there anything special about them? I was going to give them to my college son...one to ride, one for parts.
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AGE / VALUE:NIAC posted by: Maryclaire on 9/28/2009 at 7:39:01 AM
My neighbor was cleaning out his garage and pulled out two old NIAC bikes. I have never seen this brand before. Is there anything special about them? I was going to give them to my college son...one to ride, one for parts.
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