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AGE / VALUE:   Tease Bicycle Information posted by: Ryan on 6/18/2009 at 10:47:03 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows about Tease Bicycles. I've searched all over and can't seem to find anything. I'm hoping someone on here knows something


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AGE / VALUE:   1977 Schwinn Volare Value posted by: Larry on 6/18/2009 at 12:22:50 PM
Does anyone know the value of a Brand New 1977 Schwinn Volare that I have had in storage for all these years? Orange 10spd 25" frame and Dur Ace everything! Thank you.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1977 Schwinn Volare Value posted by David on 6/18/2009 at 3:09:26 PM
Prices for these are generally a bit lower than for contemporary Paramounts. Check ebay.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1977 Schwinn Volare Value posted by Terry on 6/30/2009 at 4:11:47 PM
They are rarer than Paramounts since they were made only in 1977 and 1978. I saw a new old stock one that was selling for $1000, but it could have gone for more. I own a 1977 Pearlescent Orange one and would consider it an even trade for a Paramount in similar condition.


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1977 Schwinn Volare Value posted by Steve on 9/24/2009 at 7:16:13 AM
I have a Schwinn Volare that I used to ride. It is in very good shape with minor usage scratches. It has dura ace brakes and front derailleur, and shimano 600 rear derailleur. It has been sitting in my garage and I was wandering what it's value might be?

Thanks,
Steve
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Le Tour Women's 10 speed? posted by: Daryn on 6/18/2009 at 10:07:40 AM
Hi,
Does anyone know anything about the quality of Schwinn Le Tour 10 speeds? Especially in the womens style? Unfortunately that's all the information I have on a bike that I'm looking into buying. I don't even know what era it's from, only that the original price the owner paid was $275. Thanks for any help or information anyone might be able to provide.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Le Tour Women's 10 speed? posted by Gralyn on 6/20/2009 at 2:37:54 PM
I'm thinking that if it was from the 1970's era - it probably would not have cost quite that much. Maybe it's from the 1980's? A LeTour was a pretty good bike....they weren't the bottom of the Schwinn line.....maybe the middle and up? Some pictures would be worth thousands of words.
Some things to consider: Does it have aluminum alloy rims? Or Steel rims (you can check with a magnet). Do the wheels have quick release mechanisms? Are there 3 chain rings on the cranks - or 2? Does it have 5, 6, or 7 cogs on the rear wheel? Aluminum alloy bars? or Steel bars? Is the frame Aluminum or steel?
There is much information about Schwinn bike....old catalogs and such. If you know how much the owner paid - maybe they can tell you its age?
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Le Tour Women's 10 speed? posted by ken on 7/1/2009 at 9:29:20 AM
according to the schwinn lightweight data book,
http://www.geocities.com/sldatabook/detail7579.html
the ladies' model of the Japanese built le tour was available in 75 and 76, and wasn't high on the quality list - came with steel wheels...
you can look up prices through that site too.
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MISC:   How to start a charity bike ride posted by: William Kane on 6/17/2009 at 9:25:27 AM
I need help starting a charity bike ride in a small town, I need to get a list of all things related, I have 2 sponsors so far, but I don't know how to get this thing off the ground, any help would be welcome, send to my email kidkane361@yahoo.com, thank you
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AGE / VALUE:   Austro-Daimler Inter 10 531 posted by: Steve F. on 6/16/2009 at 8:11:02 AM
While explaining to my young kids what pleassure I have had in being the original and still riding owner of an Austro-Daimler Inter10 Touring with a Reynolds 531 frame, they asked the inevitable - how much is it worth? I can't seem to find an answer - anyone have an estimate of value? Condition - very good with all original.
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AGE / VALUE:   Saint Etienne Racing Bike posted by: Lee on 6/14/2009 at 3:20:11 AM
I have a Saint Etienne Vita Sprint racing bike that I bought in the early to mid 70's. It says "Hand Made" and "Made in France" on it. It's teal colored and the detailing was hand painted on it. The brakes are Mapac Racing Brakes. The handlebar has the word "Competition" on it. All original equipment and tires. Other than needing a good cleaning, it's in great shape. I was thinking of putting it on Ebay. Does anyone know an approximate value for it?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Saint Etienne Racing Bike posted by David on 6/14/2009 at 6:30:17 AM
It sounds like a typical French bike boom offering. Unless it's in extraordinary condition or if it's made from Reynolds 531 or Vitus tubing, that $200 including shipping will be a good price on ebay. You might try Craig's List first to sell locally and avoid shipping.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Saint Etienne Racing Bike posted by Lee on 6/20/2009 at 9:08:40 AM
How can I tell what type of tubing it has?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Saint Etienne Racing Bike posted by David on 6/22/2009 at 1:11:19 PM
Tubing label is generally near top of the seat tube, sometimes on the down tube near the shift levers. They often disintegrate, leaving only a "ghost" where the paint was protected while the label lasted.
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           Vita Sprint: New Parts? posted by Chris Heacox on 9/26/2009 at 7:25:48 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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           RE:AGE / VALUE:���Saint Etienne Racing Bike posted by Dave on 7/12/2011 at 7:16:08 PM
I paid $75.00 for a nice orange one back in 1972 (I think it was 72 anyway) Had to put it together myself to save $10. Anyway, I put a couple thousand miles on it before giving it away.
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WANTED:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Swap Meet & Show 2009 posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/13/2009 at 3:57:58 PM
It's official. The 2009 Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet is scheduled for Sunday, August 9th at the Larz Anderson Museum of Transportation @ 15 Newton Street., Brookline, MA. As of last year the Museum of Transportation has agreed to let us open a full swap meet as well as a concourse for the show bikes, so we look forward to having a fun event this year.

Sign up time for the swap meet will begin at 8:00AM, and the bicycle concourse sign up time at 9:00AM. Show time will be from 10:00AM-2:00PM. As in the past this is an all encompassing event with cycles ranging from early antique period, early to modern lightweight, balloon tire and more. If it's anu intersting cycle no matter what period, you're invited to bring it along to show.

The swap meet spaces are the same as always, $25.00 for a 10X10 foot space, with an extra charge of $10 for table rental if you need one. Each space includes two passes to the show. There will be no charge to enter the bicycle concourse other than the entry charge to attend the show.

We are dedicating this years show to two very special people who past away within recent times, Sheldon Brown & Jack Kroll. Most CR member know of Sheldon Brown, Jack Kroll was a very good friend of the Larz Anderson Show. He was the sole proprietor and restorer of the Columbia Bicycle Museum in Westfield, MA. We usually give out best of show trophies as a Chairmans Award. From this year forward two Chairmans awards will be given out in memory of both Sheldon Brown & Jack Kroll.

For the swap meet we encourage Pre-Registration. Dale Brown of the CR List will be updating the website that he created for our show with an up to date registration sheet within a few days. We will publish the websites URL within a few days. A special thank you to Dale Brown for all of his help !!

We are looking for a few volunteers to help out with show registration, and also to do a few interesting lectures. If interested please contact me by email @ hetchinspete1@yahoo.com.

Thank you,
Peter Naiman
Glendale, WI USA


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WANTED:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Swap Meet & Show 2009 posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/13/2009 at 3:57:58 PM
It's official. The 2009 Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet is scheduled for Sunday, August 9th at the Larz Anderson Museum of Transportation @ 15 Newton Street., Brookline, MA. As of last year the Museum of Transportation has agreed to let us open a full swap meet as well as a concourse for the show bikes, so we look forward to having a fun event this year.

Sign up time for the swap meet will begin at 8:00AM, and the bicycle concourse sign up time at 9:00AM. Show time will be from 10:00AM-2:00PM. As in the past this is an all encompassing event with cycles ranging from early antique period, early to modern lightweight, balloon tire and more. If it's anu intersting cycle no matter what period, you're invited to bring it along to show.

The swap meet spaces are the same as always, $25.00 for a 10X10 foot space, with an extra charge of $10 for table rental if you need one. Each space includes two passes to the show. There will be no charge to enter the bicycle concourse other than the entry charge to attend the show.

We are dedicating this years show to two very special people who past away within recent times, Sheldon Brown & Jack Kroll. Most CR member know of Sheldon Brown, Jack Kroll was a very good friend of the Larz Anderson Show. He was the sole proprietor and restorer of the Columbia Bicycle Museum in Westfield, MA. We usually give out best of show trophies as a Chairmans Award. From this year forward two Chairmans awards will be given out in memory of both Sheldon Brown & Jack Kroll.

For the swap meet we encourage Pre-Registration. Dale Brown of the CR List will be updating the website that he created for our show with an up to date registration sheet within a few days. We will publish the websites URL within a few days. A special thank you to Dale Brown for all of his help !!

We are looking for a few volunteers to help out with show registration, and also to do a few interesting lectures. If interested please contact me by email @ hetchinspete1@yahoo.com.

Thank you,
Peter Naiman
Glendale, WI USA


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AGE / VALUE: Medici El Dorado/Camino Real posted by: Kai C. on 6/8/2009 at 11:33:17 PM
I came across a Medici El Dorado/Camino Real painted a bright flourescent pink with Shimano 600EX Ultegra group and DT shifters and chrome fork. The bottom bracket reads 58 305 indicating a size 58. Everything works great as it was recently tuned up. It's made of Tange 2 tubing and from what I gathered, this is the production model below the Pro-Strada from Medici and judging from the group, it came out in the later years when all the legendary builders had already left.

What would be a reasonable price for this bike?

Thanks
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AGE / VALUE:   murray brentwood bike posted by: paul perry on 6/7/2009 at 11:19:26 AM
I bought A 26" ladies bike ,model is brentwood.
has turn down handle bars, chain guard, cargo carrier over rear fender, has 2 chrome fenders, and a metal leverattached to handle bar with a wire connection to rear wheel. is this a shift lever,it goes into hub of wheel. '
the logo on frame says Murray 10, Brentwood. thanks for any info on bike
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AGE / VALUE:   Skyway 3 Speed posted by: John on 6/5/2009 at 8:14:48 PM
I just came across 4 old bicycles and I'm looking for ANY info on a Skyway 3 Speed grip-shift.It has 26" X 1 3/8" tires.The tires have Bridgestone Cycle Tire.There is a serial # stampped on the rear tire frame, where the shifting linkage connects.The chainguard has an insert to completly cover the sprocket. Can anybody tell me the age and or the value of my new project? Thank You Very Much, John
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Skyway 3 Speed posted by David on 6/6/2009 at 6:07:47 AM
60s is likely; my 70s college girlfriend had such a bike. Not much value to a collector.
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AGE / VALUE:   Murray Monterey posted by: Sven on 6/4/2009 at 8:21:20 PM
I recently acquired a pristine, hardly ridden, Murray Monterey men's cruiser. I've looked but cannot find any serial numbers, except an engraving on the handle bars (0222-90). On other bicycles, I was able to get a date stamp from the rear axle, but there is nothing written there. Where should I look for other serial numbers and where can a find a chart that will tell me this bicycles build year?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE: Murray Monterey posted by Sven on 6/5/2009 at 5:51:05 PM
Found one on the head tube: M050320 12. I've been informed that no serial number/ date chart exists for Murray Monterey and that some enthusiasts use the Schwinn charts. How would this be done if all of the Schwinn numbers begin with two letters? Would I just use M for the year(=1976)?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray Monterey posted by Patrick on 6/8/2009 at 7:00:46 AM
I don't think you can use any of the serial # for deciphering the year/s of Murray bikes. The 1st letters MO were also on my early 50's Murray built JC Higgins. I think they stand for "Murray Ohio" I was never able to nail down a reference for Murrays,you have to go by pics.
A guy that runs the NBHAA told me this about my Higgins,but he was such a jerk to me about it, I lost interest. Try the NBHAA website,just make sure to strictly follow the instructions. Good luck.

Pat
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           RE:AGE / VALUE: Murray Monterey posted by Sven on 6/9/2009 at 12:13:53 PM
The NBHAA guy said that its a 92 and using the Schwinn chart to decipher that serial number was an asinine idea. Thank you Pat and you were right, the guy is a dick.

-SVEN-
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              Murray Monterey 1984 posted by herbert moody on 6/25/2009 at 4:56:19 PM
We have a mans and a womans murray monterey searial mans no.M04005032 and the womans Mo400533. These bikes are like brand new the mens bike has 19 miles on it and the womans has 17 miles. They have been stored for the last 25 years. Can you give me a value on these?
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AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Help posted by: Kirby on 6/2/2009 at 11:44:40 PM
I recently acquired a Huffy Saratoga for the wonderful price of free at a police bike auction. Apparently they had it for too long and couldn't sell it. Hooray for me!

It has a few small spots in the paint where some rust is showing through, but I think I can fix them.

The seat shown in the picture is not the original. I have it stored, but took it off because it is nothing but a metal frame and I plan on riding this bike. It rides great!

I love vintage things and I have been trying to find out this bike's age with no luck. I even tried the serial number chart on this site, but it didn't help me.

The serial number is HC2245822, and the tires are 26 x 1 3/8.

Any help is greatly appreciated!


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Help posted by Kirby on 6/3/2009 at 12:03:30 AM
Also, the front reflectors were taken off of another bike.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Help posted by David on 6/3/2009 at 6:22:11 AM
I'd guess 70s. I believe the 60s Huffy 3-speeds were all rebranded Raleigh-built bikes. This has Shimano gears and welded, not brazed, frame. As you know, there's no collector interest. If it suits you, ride it.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Help posted by Kirby on 6/3/2009 at 8:53:34 AM
Thanks!

70's was what I was guessing, mostly on the color alone, but I wasn't sure.

:-)
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AGE / VALUE:   What year is my Schwinn Typhoon? posted by: john binger on 6/1/2009 at 4:15:30 PM
I have a Schwinn Typhoon I bought from a garage sale. The serial number is AR544144. I can't find the year of this bike for the life of me, anyone have any suggestions, or answers?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   What year is my Schwinn Typhoon? posted by David on 6/2/2009 at 6:20:16 AM
The Schwinn serial number chart ON THIS VERY SITE says that it's a 1980. Try it yourself.
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MISC:   Bauwens with Shimano 600 Groupset posted by: Nigel Martin on 5/31/2009 at 11:44:19 AM
I've taken the plunge and bought a bicycle for restoration that I know nothing about, despite trawling the net for info.
It's a BAUWENS steel frame/fork with Shimano 600 derallieurs and Weinmann 730 brakes.
The Belgian I purchased it from tells me that it's a German brand but I suspect it may be Belgian.
Does anyone know anything about this make/model?
Thanks,

Nige (Belgium)
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           RE:MISC:   Bauwens with Shimano 600 Groupset posted by nige on 6/12/2009 at 11:13:49 AM
UPDATE 12Jun09.
I've spoken to a chap who informs me that BAUWENS was a small-time BElGIAN company who produced bicycles specifically for the racing market.
If anyone has any further information I'd be really grateful to receive it.
Thanks,

nige
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