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AGE / VALUE:   Pierce cruiser type bike Angola posted by: Lex on 2/13/2009 at 11:27:06 PM
I've got a Pierce cruiser type bike, Angola made so a later one, but I'm trying to approx date it, it is the standard dark blue, with double top tube, dark blue painted wheels w/pinstripe 28". The rear wheel has a dyno hub/coaster brake combo and I've looked to see if I can find a make on the hub, but it's not obvious. Has Miller light set on it. The gen hub is very interesting to me and maybe gives a clue on when this Pierce was made? This bike has a rigid frame, and is skiptooth.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pierce cruiser type bike Angola posted by Lex on 2/13/2009 at 11:35:18 PM
oh, forgot to mention, wheels are steel, and the bike has fenders and a chainguard too. Everything appears to be original. Has original seat and handgrips, etc.
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AGE / VALUE:   peugeot super competition bike posted by: Bill Arnold on 2/13/2009 at 12:54:41 PM
I have a 1981,82 or 83 Peugeot Super Competition Bicycle that I brought a couple of years ago at Bay Fitness and cycles in Panama CIty Fl. The owner was selling it for a friend of his. It has a criterion rear deralier, I can't ever think how to speel that, a Luprede seat post which I've never heard of and the rest of the components are Campanello G.S. The serial number is D1020929. The frame is perl white and the whole thing looks as if it just rolled off the show room floor. Everything is near mint condition. I paid 500.00 for it. It also says du Mont and it's all 531 reynolds, frame, fork and etc. I found a catalogue on old roads and there is a picture of the bike on the 1981, 82 and 83 catalogues. Just the frame. According to the caption of the catalogue you ordered the frame and they would hang what ever parts you wanted on it. My question is 1) did I pay to much 2) can any one tell me the exact year using the serial number and 3) what is the model number? Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give about this. Bill
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   peugeot super competition bike posted by Gralyn on 2/13/2009 at 4:23:28 PM
If the bike looks like it was just built - and you really like it - then I don't think you paid too much. Sure it would be great to find such a bike for $100 - but that kind of thing is very rare. So, there's nothing wrong with paying a fair price if it's really nice and you like it.

I have heard of Laprade seat posts - they are pretty good. Campagnolo Grand Sport group.....I'm sure sure where that is on the Campy line-up - I will have to do some research.

Maybe someone here will know whether you can narrow it down to the exact date.

Do you ride it?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   peugeot super competition bike posted by matt on 2/20/2009 at 4:37:54 AM
There are 2 versions of Campagnolo Gran Sport. I would guess you have a Nuovo gran sport component group because of the age of your bike.

Campy N. gran sport was a mid-level racing group. There were 2 groups above it, Nuovo Record and Super Record. I think N. gran sport functions very well, they just were slightly heavier and not made as pretty.
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AGE / VALUE:   Concorso posted by: kaz rewom on 2/10/2009 at 2:10:18 PM
Hopefully someone can help with this. A friend of mine has what I believe to be an Italian road bike, most likely from the '80s, maybe even the '70s. The only brand name on the bike is "Concorso." I can't find any info about such a bike anywhere on the web. Anybody have any info on such a bike?
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AGE / VALUE:   1960 Allegro Super Lux posted by: RR on 2/10/2009 at 12:58:19 PM
A good friend of mine came across his old 1960 Allegro "Super Lux". He said it was the second top of the line model made that year, and he did races on it. He said it was a head turner and it still is, Its got a picture of a cyclist on it. Its in excellent condition almost as good as the one in the link. Can anyone give me a price on such a rare beauty? The link also includes some historical info on the bike.


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1960 Allegro Super Lux posted by Warren on 2/11/2009 at 5:58:17 AM
Price is dependent on condition, originality and the current market but I should think an excellent example would get $1500 plus or minus $500. You need the right buyer.
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AGE / VALUE:   My Huffy posted by: Melisa Diaz on 2/8/2009 at 11:11:23 PM
I bought this bike in a market here in mexico, and i'm looking for imformation...but i haven't found too much but this page....this is the SN : HO8862628 . please check out the picture.... i hope you can help me. thanks!


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   My Huffy posted by David on 2/9/2009 at 2:42:33 PM
It's no "vintage lightweight," that's for sure. Looks like recent Chinese production.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   My Huffy posted by melisa on 2/17/2009 at 2:45:36 PM
mmm tnx for the help
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AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Record posted by: wrested on 2/8/2009 at 10:05:06 PM
Hey Bikers...just picked up an older Raleigh Record, 70's I think, that says made in England...it has Allvit components and the center pull brakes say Altenburger on them...hubs are nut/washer types (not quick release)...any
one have any info or where I can go look?...Thanks...
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Record posted by jj on 2/9/2009 at 5:03:41 AM
A great old cycle. A light and still very reliable rider, too.
Does it also have the red "R" nuts?
Lots of info on them in the archives here (use the black google search box above)

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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Record posted by ken on 2/19/2009 at 12:12:04 PM
you'll find it in one of these catalogs:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/

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WANTED:   Schwinn Aluminum 974 wanted posted by: alex on 2/8/2009 at 8:00:13 PM
I'm looking for a 1989 aluminum Schwinn model 974 in a size 21" or 22". Thank's
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           RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Aluminum 974 wanted posted by jason on 3/2/2009 at 8:05:06 PM
I have one for sale
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           RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Aluminum 974 wanted posted by Andrew on 3/10/2009 at 2:02:39 PM
i have a 974 schiwnn road bike with a brooks a saddle
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AGE / VALUE:   S.S. Kresge & Co Bicycles posted by: Benjamin Ellis on 2/6/2009 at 3:51:08 PM
I recently purchased matching Mens and Womens Vintage S.S. Kresge & Co. All Pro Bicycles. I am having a very difficult time researching these bikes. I do know that S.S. Kresge & Co became Kmart and that these bikes were made by Huffy and sold through the Kresge name but I am having difficulty determining the value of these bikes because they appear to be quite rare. If you have any information your help is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance...
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   S.S. Kresge & Co Bicycles posted by Benjamin on 2/6/2009 at 6:19:29 PM
Here is a little more info if anyone can help me out... They are "All Pro" 3-speeds and it looks like the de railer is 'in hub'... Any info/value is greatly appreciated!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   S.S. Kresge & Co Bicycles posted by benjamin on 2/6/2009 at 6:35:22 PM
I got an image! Please Help!


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   S.S. Kresge & Co Bicycles posted by Warren on 2/6/2009 at 8:09:48 PM
Sorry Benjamin but like most Huffys, they're not of any real value. They're department store 3 speeds, likely from the 70's. Rare doesn't equate to collectible.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   S.S. Kresge & Co Bicycles posted by David on 2/8/2009 at 6:13:42 AM
The shifters look like Shimano, not SA. As Warren said, they're not of much interest to collectors.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   S.S. Kresge & Co Bicycles posted by Bart on 2/15/2009 at 8:28:55 AM
I have an old 20" All Pro girls bicycle that doesn't have a serial number or any other information other than that it was manufactured by AMF. There are Shimano components on the bike, and there are decals that say S.S. Kresge and K Mart. These bikes don't seem to have much documentation and were apparently made by a couple companies for K Mart/S.S. Kresge, and decaled for sale in the stores. Schwinn bicycles, for example, have serial numbers and metal tags with Schwinn company identification and model name. I like the bike and am customizing it because it has a classic look, but it ultimately will be a step below the customized StingRays I have built before. Thanks to everyone who posted with information on these rare, but apparently not very valuable bicycles.
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MISC:   An additional Discussion Area for general topics? posted by: Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 2/6/2009 at 12:42:12 PM

I've had a few people ask if we could have another, more generic Discussion Area which doesn't address a specific category of bicycles. This is mostly for people who do not know into which category their cycle belongs.

I've also been asked over the years if we could have a Discussion Area where people could talk about more peripheral bike issues. Things like politics, the economy, where bicycling is headed, etc.

Would it be a good idea to add another discussion area which covers those topics?
If so, what would it be called?

As always, thanks for your valued input.

-Vin


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           RE:MISC:   An additional Discussion Area for general topics? posted by David on 2/8/2009 at 6:15:08 AM
Bad idea. It will just be another place to rant and I'm sure people will!
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           RE:RE:MISC:   An additional Discussion Area for general topics? posted by Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 2/11/2009 at 8:48:12 AM

Ok, everyone here and via email are saying pretty much the same thing.
So.. we won't add another discussion area section.
Thanks for your input.
-Vin

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           RE:MISC:   An additional Discussion Area for general topics? posted by gary m on 2/14/2009 at 1:25:22 PM
just bring back the vintage mountain bike section.
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           RE:RE:MISC:   An additional Discussion Area for general topics? posted by Vin on 2/15/2009 at 7:31:55 AM
Doing it right now.
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AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Tourist 5 posted by: Jay on 2/6/2009 at 12:23:26 PM
Hi, I'm trying to find any information I can on a Columbia Tourist 5 bicycle. It has suntour deraillers and the serial number is: 60669298. All that tells me is that it is newer than 1972. Any help?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Tourist 5 posted by Vin on 2/6/2009 at 12:51:25 PM
You can look up the serial number under "Technical Resources" above.
Also, there are a lot of references to the Columbia Tourist "V" in our archives above and many references to the 3-speed version.
Also, you'll find some in the Used Bicycle Price Guide above.


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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Tourist 5 posted by paul perry on 6/9/2009 at 4:34:56 PM
I bought aClumbia ,tuorist model. I cant read the mfg date.
IU beleive it is the 3 speed model, A small chain is inseted into rear wheel hub. canI reset the spoed correctly? and how old is it'Thanks for any information.
its yellow, has inverted handle bars with a chain guard.
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AGE / VALUE:   Seeking age and model/make posted by: Jeffrie on 2/4/2009 at 11:19:22 PM
I volunteer at a local free bike shop in montana and while bored during the holidays i picked up a frame that had been set aside for some time. after having to fabricate some parts to make it mobile as a winter bike I am now wondering how old the frame is and whether it is desirable to the public who collects bikes. So I was hoping you all could tell me what make and year it was built. the frame serial number is:

N21876

The frame is all I got.

thanks.
jk
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Seeking age and model/make posted by David on 2/5/2009 at 8:59:52 AM
This is like trying to ID someone by telling us their SSN. A picture is the only info that is likely to help.
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AGE / VALUE:   Hiawatha Brougham posted by: matt on 2/4/2009 at 11:14:05 AM
hi there.
i'm new to cycling and like the look of this bike:
http://classifieds.castanet.net/showproduct.php/product/315762is $110 Canadian $90US a fair price. Looks in good condition.
Please email me at ingrouille@gmail.com
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Hiawatha Brougham posted by Warren on 2/4/2009 at 3:27:43 PM
It has the "look" but you can do much better than that for $100. A Raleigh or other British Sports 3 speed is superior to that and will hold or increase in value. That one should be $25 at a garage sale.
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FOR SALE:   Schwinn Ontare posted by: Larry on 2/3/2009 at 6:54:35 AM
I have an original schwinn Ontare roadbike for sale. Please see my ad if interested.

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/1010496079.html
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           RE: Schwinn Ontare posted by Rochelle on 3/13/2009 at 1:35:42 PM
I have a Schwinn Ontare in very good condition and all original parts. I'm thinking about selling it, but want to know if anyone out there can advise me on whether I should touch-up a couple of paint scrapes or leave it "as-is"? Also, how much is this bike REALLY worth, so I know whether to even bother selling it or just keeping it. THANKS!! :)
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           RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn Ontare posted by jj on 3/26/2009 at 3:38:32 AM
Ontare at "Bicycle Picture of the Day":

http://bicyclepictureoftheday.blogspot.com/

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AGE / VALUE:   Huffy/Sportsman posted by: Bill Bond on 2/2/2009 at 5:16:25 PM
Hi-I just bought a Huffy/Sportsman bike and was trying to figure out what year it was made. It is a 26" with 1 3/8 tires. It's a 3 speed and has a 333 three speed hub..Also has 333 on the handlegrips..I would appreciate any help..I am going to keep this bike as is, and ride it some...Bill
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy/Sportsman posted by jj on 2/4/2009 at 4:27:04 AM
You might want to ask under the Emglish Roadster discussion area. I've seen Huffy Sportsmen 3-speeds from the early 1960s, but they have a Sturmey-Archer hub.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy/Sportsman posted by David on 2/4/2009 at 8:40:31 PM
"333" is the Shimano 3-speed hub.
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MISC:   Vintage Diamond Back posted by: jack on 2/1/2009 at 11:03:59 PM
Well its been a few years since I've posted...hope everyone is well. Since it seems there isn't a Mtn category, I posting for info here in hopes... I found a vintage mtn bike (cantilevers, 26" whls) that has nice touches such as chromed Suntour dropouts, lugged frame and wrap'round seatstays. Tubing seems thin also so I'm hoping its a high-end mtn that I can convert to city beater.

What I'd like to know is make...it has a decal headbadge that just says "DB"...is it a Diamond Back (early w/ two words)? Model is sketchy but appears somethingSTREAM. Anyone know what this frame may be? Thanks for any and all responses.

jack
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           RE:MISC: Vintage Diamond Back posted by jack on 2/1/2009 at 11:52:07 PM
In response to my own query, I found a vintage Diamond Back site,
www.trek4fun.com/mountain_biking/1983_diamond_back_trail_streak .htm that ID's this bike as an early 80's Ridge Runner...nice bike.
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