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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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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn posted by Tanner Le Moine on 2/23/2009 at 5:04:38 AM
hi harry,
my beautiful prologue was stolen in front my eyes and i cant keep living another day without it. i am honestly relived that i found you. i messaging you beacause im interested in purchasing your bike, if you are willing. i see that you've posted this message a year ago. so im gueesing you've done some research about your bike since and probably found a lot of useful information. if it is not for sale, that is fine, but what i would like instead is information regarding your prologue, i.e., dealers, owners, sellers, sources like websites, and or anything that you know about the bike. i've had this bike for only 3 months and i've fallen deeply in-love with it. i've done everything i can to recover my bike and im still trying. you have a very nice bike and i wouldnt blame you for not wanting to sell it. if you need information about your bike, i'll do my best to help out with any questions. please feel free to email me at anytime. thank you.
-tanner
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn posted by Tanner Le Moine on 2/23/2009 at 5:55:33 AM
hi harry,
my beautiful prologue was stolen in front my eyes and i cant keep living another day without it. i am honestly relived that i found you. im messaging you because im interested in purchasing your bike, if you are willing. i see that you've posted this message a year ago. so im guessing you've done some research about your bike since and probably found a lot of useful information. if it is not for sale, that is fine, but what i would like instead is information regarding your prologue, i.e., dealers, owners, sellers, sources like websites, and or anything. i've had this bike for only 3 months and i've fallen deeply in-love with it. i've done everything i can to recover my bike and im still trying. it sounds like you have a good bike and i wouldn't blame you for not wanting to sell it if you decide not to sell it. if you need information about your bike, i dont mind helping out with any questions. please feel free to email me at anytime. thank you.
-tanner
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn posted by Becca White on 2/27/2009 at 2:20:38 PM
I have an old schwinn just not sure of the date of it. I think its vintage but I tried to sell it and some guy told me it was a 2000, but theres no way. it looks like my brothers bike back in the 60's. anyone help me Identify? the serial number is Y7060332
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn posted by pat hansen on 3/7/2009 at 10:36:49 AM
I acquired a green ladies 26 inch breeze bike with the numbers EJ550719 on the neck..Can you tell me the year..There a lot of pit marks on the bike but otherwise with a good cleaning is in good shape..Just wondered about he year thou..Thanks
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn posted by jj on 3/8/2009 at 5:52:46 AM
Look it up under 'Technical Resoruces' at the top of any page
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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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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by Lou Costello on 11/16/2008 at 12:42:31 PM
I purchased a Yankee Bicycle in 1992 from the Yankee Bicycle Co., 1125 Carolina Dr., west Chicago, IL 60185. I still have it -- near new condition. I have a brochure, manual, etc. If you would like copies, let me know. It's a great, novel exercize bike.
Lou C
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by Barry Gardner on 2/28/2009 at 9:09:49 PM
Lou,

I have a Yankee Bicycle such as you describe. I'd love a copy of the brochure.

Barry Gardner
1010 N Washington Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by Barry Gardner on 3/1/2009 at 4:25:38 AM
Lou,

I have a Yankee Bicycle such as you describe. I'd love a copy of the brochure.

Barry Gardner
1010 N Washington Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by Mike M. on 4/6/2009 at 8:54:12 PM
I own the Nordic Track version of the Yankee bicycle. Haven't found any info about value and or parts for these bikes. My brake cable doesn't have a kevlar cover either. Anybody know if this is correct? I found this link to the original inventor of the yankee bicycle. It is: http://www.patentproducts.org/Site_PPC/Home.html
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by Mike M. on 4/6/2009 at 8:56:37 PM
I own the Nordic Track version of the Yankee bicycle. Haven't found any info about value and or parts for these bikes. My brake cable doesn't have a kevlar cover either. Anybody know if this is correct? I found this link to the original inventor of the yankee bicycle. It is: http://www.patentproducts.org/Site_PPC/Home.html
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by ERIN on 8/7/2009 at 10:48:15 AM
A friend of mine just came across a yankee bike in great condition. I am trying to find out how much these bikes are worth. Please send me an email if you have this info
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by Al Miller on 8/13/2009 at 5:33:24 PM
I have a Yankee bicycle in good condition. The brake cable has a kevlar cover. Does anyone know the value of these bikes and if there is a market for them? I've never seen one on Ebay so I don't know what they are worth. Do vintage bike collectors what Yankee bikes?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by Tony on 8/29/2009 at 8:33:11 AM
I just picked one up at a garage sale for $10. Excellent condition, just needs a good bath. I too would like to know if anyone knows value of these bikes, and if there is a market for them.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by Tom Noppenberger on 9/29/2009 at 4:37:21 PM
I just bought a Nordic Track version of the Yankee Bike. It seems to have the kevlar lining on the rim rather than the band. I could use a copy of the manual if anyone has one. I bought the bike because I remembered the article in Popular Science Magazine years ago.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by Albert on 10/12/2011 at 4:10:00 PM
I to have a Yankee bicycle that I just got at a flea market unfortunatly it did not come with a owners mamual. If anyone has a manual please help a guy out.You can e-mail Me at i2acastle@hotmail.com
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by Tom on 10/18/2011 at 4:38:18 PM
You can see an Ad for the Yankee Bike on u-tube www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsZJhPGcByQ
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           RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by Kevin on 10/23/2011 at 6:15:35 PM
I have the same questions as above. I will be selling my Yankee Bicycle soon.
Any ideas on the best place to advertise a rare bike like this? I don't think bikes do well on Craiglist when they are somewhat of a collectors item, but I may try it out. I saw one recently in the San Deigo area, listed on Craigslist for $150.00, but I believe it had some issues.
My Yankee is in very good condition.
I live in the Las Vegas area so I am hoping there is some interested buyers out here.


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by Charles Bajorek on 11/2/2011 at 4:03:25 PM
Does anybody know where I can buy a brake cable for the bike?
I am the original owner and would like to start riding it
again.
Thank you.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   yankee bicycle posted by jj on 11/3/2011 at 3:43:47 AM
The video mentioned above on that bike was interesting.
What is unique about the brake cable?


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AGE / VALUE:   1969 Fleet Wing English 3 speed posted by: Sage on 8/19/2008 at 6:05:43 PM
Hi,
Would like some info on this bike. Black! white! chrome!. Love this bike. strumy archer hub 69' fleet Wing lightweight.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 Fleet Wing English 3 speed posted by Geoff Rogers on 8/21/2008 at 10:34:38 AM
Fleetwings were made by the Raleigh company in Nottingham, along with dozens of other brands. They were all built to last a lifetime with reasonable care. Check out the English Roadsters list on this site, as your bike is more a "roadster" than a true lightweight (have you tried to pick it up?). Enjoy it, and if you need parts or advice, ask us on the Roadster list and we'll try to help.
Geoff Rogers
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AGE / VALUE:   Need info on Guarantee Bicycle Co. posted by: John on 8/19/2008 at 3:29:55 PM
Hello, I recently aquired an old skip tooth track bike with wooden rims. It is badged Guarantee Bicycle Co. "Stutz" St. Louis. I can't find any info on the web about the company. I'm hoping someone can give me an age estimate by the components. The bike has E. J. Lobdell wood rims with 28 x 1-1/4 tubulars, a Persons saddle, Torrington Comet 6 pedals. I haven't been able to find a brand on the crank or hubs, but the crank is a skiptooth. I will add a link to photos. Any info appreciated.....Also, any tips on removing the outer coat of paint that was added later and leaving the original paint underneath?


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AGE / VALUE:   early 80s Eddy Merck posted by: Antoinette Yasik on 8/18/2008 at 4:09:41 PM
I have what I presume to be an early 80's Eddy Merck bike. It has been updated with Shimano and Dura Ace components. It is in very good condition. The frame is orginal Eddy Merckx. the serial # on the bottom bracket reads A 1852, also reads 3X 41. It has the rainbow decals on the seat tube, depicting the countries Italy and France. Also, has rainbow design with EM initals on head tube and seat tube. Eddy Merck name decal on down tube. The EM initials are stamped on forks and top stay. I also see Record (Recoro?) Campagnolo stamped on the saddle tube. Just trying to identify the exact year and tubing type (Columbus, SP or SL). Any other info would be helpful. Thanks.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   early 80s Eddy Merck posted by David on 8/22/2008 at 4:39:42 AM
Surf over to classicrendezvous.com
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AGE / VALUE:   can someone identify this bike for me? posted by: Kathy Burrell on 8/18/2008 at 9:15:17 AM
I just had this bike given to me and would like some info on it, don't know where to find the sereal number, no front plate and would like to restore it if possable. Pictures inclosed..
Thank You,
Kathy Burrell


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   can someone identify this bike for me? posted by Kathy Burrell on 8/18/2008 at 10:03:38 AM
oops wrong link, try this again lol picture


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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: can someone identify this bike for me? posted by Gralyn on 8/18/2008 at 6:57:42 PM
You might try posting it on the balloon tire and middle weights section.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   can someone identify this bike for me? posted by inaheap on 8/29/2008 at 1:08:06 PM
Looks like a Murray.
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AGE / VALUE:   Identifying vintage Allegro posted by: Elaine on 8/17/2008 at 11:47:42 PM
Can someone point me to a website that would help me identify the age of my mom's vintage allegro? I know she overhauled it once but it has since fallen into disrepair and I'm considering either restoring it or selling it but I need to get a better idea of what I've got. Any help would be appreciated.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Identifying vintage Allegro posted by David on 8/22/2008 at 4:42:33 AM
Allegro is one of those not-very-well-known brands.
See http://classicrendezvous.com/Switzerland/Allegro.htm
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Identifying vintage Allegro posted by Elaine on 9/10/2008 at 11:57:20 PM
Pretty pictures on that website but I couldn't find any contact information or anything. Thanks for trying though!
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AGE / VALUE:   Early 20th Century BSA Track Bicycle posted by: Ned on 8/17/2008 at 10:43:50 PM
Can anyone tell me anything about this bike? It's a BSA track bike, steel with wooden rims. I was told it's from around 1900, but wanted to confirm age/value, etc. Serial number on seat tube is 19233. Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks.

nedlawless(at)hotmail


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early 20th Century BSA Track Bicycle posted by Keith Body on 8/18/2008 at 12:01:48 PM
BSA was a major supplier of quality cycle components, lugs, bearings, hubs, chainwheels, across europe and elsewhere. One of the reasons that 24 and 26 TPI was suffered in metric europe.
36 spokes suggests continental europe, and the bolt on seat stays with solid ends, (not like cheap roadster bikes)
could well have been made in the 1900 to 1925 era. Early 20's Bastide frames had brazed on seat stays, and BSA special cut out lugs, so everyone had to do them. The wheels may be original, any chance of some pictures, make of hubs, rims, and frame identity?
Obviously a class bike, could the frame number mean the 3rd in 1923, we'll never know. I guess earlier.
Again, the Major Taylor handlebar stem makes it after 1900 if original. Most of the maple rims were French made.
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AGE / VALUE:   My wheels wobble and need new tires posted by: Jo Ann on 8/17/2008 at 8:27:07 AM
I have aquired a vintage Schwinn Breeze, single speed with peddle brakes. I use it to ride to the T and back. But the tires don't hold air, and the rim is off balance. Can this be fixed? Does it take a pro? I want to keep the cost down.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE: My wheels wobble and need new tires posted by Gralyn on 8/18/2008 at 7:03:17 PM
Any local bike shop could fix you up - not sure about the cost. But, if you know someone who knows a little about bikes - they could help you out. I'm always making repairs for family and friends - for nothing.
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AGE / VALUE:   Columbia "Lexington" Racing 10 speed posted by: Gene Milburn on 8/16/2008 at 10:25:30 AM
I just recently bought a vintage Columbia lightweight with taped racing handlebars and 10 speed Suntour front and rear derailleurs. It is painted baby blue and appears to be original as all factory decals are on top of the paint. The top tube has the name "Lexington" on it and the serial number is R435996. I have the original manual as well. I was suprised NOT to find any info on this bike on the internet. Does anyone have any information about this bike as to year of manufacture and relative quality. I may wish to restore it if worthwhile. I will need to replace the tires and tubes (27x1-1/4") as they are dryrotted but the condition of the other pars seems to be above average.
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AGE / VALUE:   PUCH CAMPING BIKE VINTAGE posted by: Dan on 8/15/2008 at 4:11:51 PM
HI I seen a Kids size Puch Camping bike at a rummage sale today for $50. Looks like 60's or 70's. Should I have boughten it?? Thank you Dan
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   PUCH CAMPING BIKE VINTAGE posted by David on 8/16/2008 at 8:47:20 AM
I doubt anyone knows what this is - I don't. If you have no use for it, I'd say you made the right decision.
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AGE / VALUE:   1970-71 schwinn varsity in brown posted by: Dede on 8/14/2008 at 8:48:27 PM
Wondering what the value of the bike is...I am the original owner, have taken good care of it. ..I checked the Serial # and it does not match any of the ones listed and it is clearly readable...JG105992...can anyone tell me the name of the color of paint on it or where I can purchase it? Brown was one of the colors you could get it in...
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970-71 schwinn varsity in brown posted by David on 8/15/2008 at 6:12:47 AM
Check ebay to find out what they've sold for recently.
Check http://www.geocities.com/sldatabook/models.html?200525 to find out about models/features.
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AGE / VALUE:   Woolco Timberline posted by: bob on 8/13/2008 at 6:45:27 AM
I'm trying to find the age and value of the Woolco Timberline 3 speed, male bike
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AGE / VALUE:   What is it? What application? posted by: john on 8/12/2008 at 1:42:06 PM
Saw a guy with a lot of older bike parts today. Didn't have my camera so couldn't take a photo so will try to describe. Looked like typical Weinman brake side or center pull center section (on which the levers ride), but where this part would go thru the fork and on which you would put a nut was hooked (half circle). This half circle was pretty beefy as if it would be attached to a chain stay or something. My description isn't very good but perhaps someone might know what I'm talking about. Thanks. john
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   What is it? What application? posted by David on 8/12/2008 at 6:06:49 PM
Are you referring to the aluminum spacers with the half-round hollow that fit over the round bridge on the seat stays?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   What is it? What application? posted by JOHN on 8/12/2008 at 6:56:36 PM
No. What I meant to say in my original post was the pivot bolt which is usually threaded on both ends, has a thread on one end and sort of a hook shape on the other that looks as if it would attach to a seat stay or the bride between. Never seen anything look this and I would like to know it's application. thanks. john
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