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AGE / VALUE:WANTED: 60's Schwinn Traveler Chainguard - Coppertone posted by: Nathaniel on 9/12/2008 at 11:03:29 AM
I have a 1964 Schwinn Traveler. Single speed coaster breaks. I'm looking for a Chainguard from any 60s Schwinn Traveler in COPPERTONE (orange/gold-ish color). If you have one for sale, let me know. Thanks.

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WANTED:Advice posted by: Bruce on 9/10/2008 at 7:02:46 PM
I recently purchased a nice 79 Trek 710 with a campy headset. I have never had the opportunity to have a frame built with whatever I desired before. I plan on installing nitto bars, stem, bottle cage with a brooks saddle. I have checked gear inches and a double with 46/34 seems to be a good choice of gearing for the relatively flat terrain I travel. I also have a new set of 30mm tires for it with tan sidewalls. I would prefer to keep it looking somewhat period correct and have flirted with installing mostly Campy components but I thought I should get some input before I did anything rash had to redo it later. Free advice gladly accepted as I am not even sure what all the components are called on a bike. Thanks
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RE:WANTED: Advice posted by Warren on 9/11/2008 at 3:51:28 PM
I don't know your fitness level or age but 46/34 are climbing gears. A standard 52/40 with a 6 speed cluster would be nicer.

30mm tires are for touring...road bikes would have between 19 and 23mm tires as a rule.

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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/

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MISC:Cignal Road Bikes? posted by: BGarcia on 9/10/2008 at 6:20:27 AM
Why is it so difficult to find info on Cignal bikes? All i can find is what is on this website and I'm pretty sure that the one shown is the bike I'm buying off a friend. What else can you tell me about these bikes. are they quality, i see the pic here has been decked out. why cant i get more pics of these bikes off the Internet? is this a good find for $50? It has everything with little rust. thanks for your help, links, pics and info a greatly appreciated since i am a newbie. this will be my first road bike for personal fitness and commuting. Are parts easily changed on this bike for the better ones like shown in this site? thanks!!!


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RE:MISC: Cignal Road Bikes? posted by Warren on 9/11/2008 at 4:29:33 PM
It's difficult to find because they were a small maker for a short period of time. Can't tell if your $50 bike is worth it without detailed information and pictures. If it's not a good frmae then it's not worth swapping for good parts. It will be cheaper to just buy a good quality bike to start.
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WANTED:Raleigh Sports (Huffy Sportsmen) BB early 70's posted by: Evan on 9/9/2008 at 3:29:15 PM
I need a bottom bracket for my early 70's Raleigh frame (wide shell). I have bearings but haven't been able to find the correct cups or spindle to fit. PLEASE email me if you have the correct parts.
EAlexanderKenepp@gmail.com
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AGE / VALUE:Apollo bike posted by: Tenille on 9/8/2008 at 3:27:47 PM
I have an Apollo, PanWorld bicycle...I was wondering if anyone had any information about it, and how much it might be worth.


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RE:AGE / VALUE:Apollo bike posted by David on 9/10/2008 at 12:36:38 PM
Why do people always photograph their bikes from the non drive side??? Anyway, the parts that can be seen on this bike indicate that it is a low-end bike boom bike and of little interest to collectors. If it is in good mechanical condition, ride it!
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AGE / VALUE:Peugeot Junior Model posted by: Grant on 9/6/2008 at 4:19:25 AM
I have uncovered a very small peugeot junior bike, appears to be from era 1978-82 based on badge/decals. The bike is all original. Does anyone know about these junior models or how common they were as I cannot find many references except for catalogue pictures. 16 inch frame.
Regards Grant
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RE:AGE / VALUE: Peugeot Junior Model posted by Gralyn on 9/7/2008 at 6:39:19 AM
Do you mean with 20 inch wheels? Or 24 inch wheels? I have an old Gitane - it looks just like a 10-speed racing bike from the 1970's - except that it is very small and has 20 inch wheels. It has a rear derailler - with a 3-speed cluster. I also have a Lotus model with 24 inch wheels. It is actually a 10-speed.....everything just like an old 10-speed - but with small frame and 24 inch wheels. I think it probably dates back to the early 1980s.
These are the only 2 bikes of sort that I have seen in person since I started collecting. I have yet to see another. I did see one on Ebay once, though. They must be pretty rare. I have no clue as to their value.
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RE:AGE / VALUE: Peugeot Junior Model posted by Grant on 9/9/2008 at 2:54:51 AM
Hi Thanks for the reply. The bike has 20" wheels (500mm)and is fix gear. The bike has lateral handlebars. It definitely has a 16" frame (very small) and appears to be a C42 model made for 6-9 year olds. Some similar models in catalogs have turned down bars are were made as intro bikes for road racing. It looks like a scaled down version of an adults bike rather than a childs bike. Would be hard to ride for a small child I'd imagine due to thin racing rims/tyres. I have yet to see one on Ebay, but will test it out otherwise the bike may end back in the shed for another 20 years. Unable to figure how to attach photo.
Regards Grant
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Peugeot Junior Model posted by steve on 9/9/2008 at 7:58:20 AM
Weren't some of these baby bikes supposed to have been easily-portable samples for the use of salesmen?
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Peugeot Junior Model posted by Gralyn on 9/10/2008 at 6:24:57 AM
I don't know about the samples.....I remember as a child seeing some of these small bikes for sale in catalogs, etc.
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RE:AGE / VALUE: Peugeot Junior Model posted by Grant on 9/10/2008 at 5:07:03 PM
I'm sure its not a sample bike, more likely manufactured as a childs bike. Has all peugeot serial / model codes and stamps as for full size models. Will continue to search for more information.
Thanks for replies and interest.
Grant
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Peugeot Junior Model posted by Warren on 9/11/2008 at 3:59:39 PM
It's a junior racer and they were usually made by the European marques.
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AGE / VALUE:old trek with posted by: Rob on 9/3/2008 at 8:49:45 PM
i was given this old trek road bike. the serial is N5F4A01 with an "s" stamped below it. its in great shape, no rust,and only a few scratches that dont go threw the paint. it has the decal on the seat post with the yellow made in USA stripe. from what i can tell this is one of the 41x or 61x model with the crazy serial number. the hardware matches all of this but like i said according to vintage treks is up in the air as to when it was made. but i dont think the color it is matches the year range, its blue. anyways its reynolds 531 it has newer handlebars and shimano 600 brake levers, a newer rear wheel but still have the original slightly tweeked rigidas. anyone have a guess or confirm with mine, that its an 1981 613. and anyone have an idea of what its worth?
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RE:AGE / VALUE:old trek with posted by Rob on 9/3/2008 at 9:09:33 PM
also here is a picture


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RE:AGE / VALUE:old trek with posted by Bryant on 9/5/2008 at 1:38:35 PM
Hi Rob,
The color is actually called Gunmetal Blue and you are correct. It would be either a 1981 or 1982 Trek 613. I have a 1982 Trek 614 (triple carnk, outfitted with Suntour Cyclone Mark II derailleurs) that I use as my commuter. Excellent bike I just need something a bit bigger. Nice find. If I were to sell mine, I wouldn't take anything under $200. Vintage steel frames are getting scarce around here, plus, I really like the color.
Cheers
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:old trek with posted by ken on 9/8/2008 at 10:50:41 AM
I had what I decided must be an '82 613, although it had the 27" Sunshine/Rigida wheelset that the catalog spec'd for 81.
To me its most interesting feature was that it had cable guides stamped Campagnolo brazed on top of the BB shell. The guy at vintagetrek.com basically said this was not possible... so I'm wondering, does yours have campy cable guides?
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AGE / VALUE:Huffy Bikes posted by: Del on 9/2/2008 at 7:16:43 AM
Re;my posting of August 28th:

I,m adding this so it may help others with Hyffy information. I was just given the instruction manuals for the three speed Huffy's I found in a yard sale. The issue dates on them is March of 1985. My bikes have the Dayton, Ohio sticker on them which is a little confusing due to Huffy leaving Dayton around 1978. This is something of interest also for on my manuals is an address for Huffy Corp. of P.O. Box 028526, Miami, Fla. 33152-8526. My bikes both have Shimano shifters and wheel hubs. Looks like these bikes may be from the 80's after all.
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AGE / VALUE:Hedstrom kids bike posted by: Lee on 8/31/2008 at 2:31:07 PM
I'm trying to date and get a value for this bike. The only information is the Hedstrom painting on the chain guard.


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AGE / VALUE:Excelsior Arnold schwinn posted by: Lee on 8/31/2008 at 2:28:21 PM
I'm trying to date and get a value on this great bike. Can't seem to find any info or images online to match the bike I have. I was told it was from 1919.


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AGE / VALUE:   Trouble identifying my old Peugeot posted by: Mike Viotti on 8/30/2008 at 10:57:48 AM
Hello all.

I recently got a (semi) old Peugeot from a friend, but I have no idea what model it is. The bike has a serial number printed on the rear dropout: Y803 04504. I've looked all over the web, but can't find anything that helps me. Can anyone assist? Thanks.

mike
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RE:AGE / VALUE:   Trouble identifying my old Peugeot posted by David on 8/30/2008 at 7:12:50 PM
Serial number won't help a bit. See
http://retropeugeot.com/
and find one that matches yours.

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RE:AGE / VALUE: Trouble identifying my old Peugeot posted by Bob on 9/3/2008 at 2:09:44 AM
I tracked my peugeot bike (semi 16 inch) using http://retropeugeot.com/. Found the picture in a 1980 english catalog - not exact but I think its a CUB 42. Can take time but this is best method. Serial numbers can be misleading.
Sorry but cannot figure how to add picture.
Bob


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AGE / VALUE:Huffy 3 speed posted by: Del on 8/28/2008 at 12:45:39 PM
I just bought a pair of Huffy 26 inch 3 speeds, one mans and one womens. They are in beautiful condition, almost showroom quality. The model on both of them is Bay Pointe. The mens serial no. starts with HC7 and the womens starts with HC5. Sorry I don't have a photo yet. Does anyone know the age of these bikes?? I'm guessing in the 80's
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Huffy 3 speed posted by inaheap on 8/29/2008 at 1:03:03 PM
I don't think there really is a way to actually date these. I have one as well. Not in that good a condition. I figure it to be 70's. Mine had a made in Dayton Ohio sticker on it that tells me it can't be 80's as I think Huffy left there in 78. Mine is a great riding bike. I think if you use them you'll like'em.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Huffy 3 speed posted by David on 8/29/2008 at 3:23:44 PM
You'll probably do better in the English discussion group. These are probably Raleigh-built if they have 3-piece cranks.
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AGE / VALUE:Jeunet posted by: Gralyn on 8/27/2008 at 7:48:14 AM
I was building up an old Jeunet frame I had purchased on ebay several years ago. I had some old French components: Simplex ders and shifters, Mafac racer brakes, Atax stem, Phillippe bars, etc. and a set of old Wolber wheels. But I ran into a difficulty with the rear spacing. It appears the rear spacing is like 120 mm.....rather than 130 or so. The seat stays are really straight - so I assume it is the original spacing.

I could do a cold bend - to open up the spacing a bit......but then I was considering what original wheel / cogs were like. Is it possible it had a 120 mm spacing - and a 4-speed - rather than a 5-speed? Even a 5-speed with typical set-up - the chain will rub the seat stay on the smallest cog. A 6-speed - the smallest cog wedges against the seat stay.

The paint is faded somewhat - except where the down-tube shifters and front derailler was mounted....so I know it was like a 10-speed bike.....It has a full chrome fork.....the seat and chain stays are 1/2 chrome...Simplex dropouts....But, it's new enough that is had those foil decals....I don't know how far back they date.....But I'm wondering if anyone knows - or if anyone has an original older Jeunet - and would know whether it originally had a 4-speed rear?
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Jeunet posted by David on 8/29/2008 at 3:22:11 PM
Most of the 70s bike boom 10-speeds had 120mm spacing and 5-speed blocks. Those foil stickers go way back on French bikes, so it could be 60s for all I know. I'd be surprised if it was built for a 4-speed block. Have you tried any different wheels or clusters?
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Jeunet posted by Gralyn on 8/29/2008 at 7:42:50 PM
I played around with the spacing on some different clusters....I got more space added on the cog side - and took some away from the other side - and I came up with something that would work.
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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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