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AGE / VALUE:   Davidson Discovery posted by: Robert Hall on 6/9/2008 at 3:45:35 PM
Looking for more info on Davidson road bikes. My neighbor offered me her "old" road bike and it turned out to be a Davidson w/Shimano 600 component group.
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AGE / VALUE:   Warm Weather Cycling posted by: Gralyn on 6/7/2008 at 4:37:07 PM
We've been having somewhat of a heat wave here in North Carolina the past few days. I believe it was around 95 degrees yesterday....maybe 98 today....and they say it could possibly reach 100 tomorrow. Well, I hop on a bike and go riding - regardless of the heat. My family thinks I'm crazy. I tell them it doesn't really bother me. I use a hydration pack - and keep myself hydrated. I tell them - I'm making my own breeze - so it's not that bad. Does anyone else enjoy riding in these temperatures? (and I'm serious - I really do enjoy the ride - even if it's over 95 degrees).
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AGE / VALUE:   Old Schwinn Super Sport posted by: Gralyn on 6/7/2008 at 4:15:59 PM
I was just browsing around on ebay the other day (Haven't bought anything lately - been out of work since Feb. 6 - due to down-sizing) - so I was just browsing - looking at bikes. I saw an old Schwinn Super Sport - probably very early '70's - red. It had 25 bids and sold for $218 plus $87 shipping. I was really surprised at that. I have an one - it's yellow. I took the wheels off and hung them up in the work shop - and the rest of it is hanging in the back of the garage. My plan for it - was to re-build it and sell it (since I have an early '70's Sports Tourer I still haven't re-built - but I plan to keep it for my "collection" ). So, maybe I should fix up the old Super Sport!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Schwinn Super Sport posted by David on 6/9/2008 at 8:09:53 AM
A Sports Tourer sold on Ebay for more than that last week, but they often go for next-to-nothing. It all depends on who happens to be watching. I'd keep the ST and sell the SS (which I've already done once!)
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AGE / VALUE:   please help identify posted by: Kasia on 6/7/2008 at 12:41:38 AM
Hello,

Could you please help me identify this frame...any ideas?
http://fakir999.fotosik.pl/albumy/446856.html#e

Thanks
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WANTED:   Western flyer Galaxy II precision speed posted by: Jimmy M Rice on 6/6/2008 at 8:38:02 PM
I found a western flyer,Galaxy II precision speed, Girles pink Bike in color.It was in volved in an accident some time ago! Found in Origrandy NM mountains. If you have any information pertaining to the dealer who may have sold it, or known persons who may have owned the above bike in this area.


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MISC:   Campione Di Strada posted by: Bob on 6/3/2008 at 8:06:34 PM
I have a bike labeled: Markenrad Campione Di Strada. On the front it says Winora Campione. It is a 10 speed, roughly from 1970 is my guess. Is this from West Germany?
It needs restoration. I'd like to know the history of the company. Is it rare? (probably not). I plan to restore it and ride it, but I'd love to know anything about the manufacturer. How many were made, were they of good reputation. Was the U.S. the primary market for them?
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           RE:MISC:   Campione Di Strada posted by Steve on 6/4/2008 at 5:52:24 AM
Italian,,, google = "Strada bicicletta" && hopefully get some translated pages
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           RE:MISC:   Campione Di Strada posted by David on 6/4/2008 at 11:53:58 AM
I'd guess a "Markenrad" is a German (or Austrian or Swiss) bike with an Italian model name.
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           RE:MISC: Campione Di Strada posted by Ray on 8/21/2008 at 10:27:49 AM
I have one also. My guess is from around 1965?
Made in "Western Germany" Markenrad means something like quality made German and French components. It seems to be pretty rare?
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           RE:RE:MISC:   Campione Di Strada posted by mario on 2/20/2009 at 9:54:01 PM
i have a markenrad mars luxus want to know a little about if some one knows anything thanks
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           RE:MISC:   Campione Di Strada posted by Jim on 8/15/2011 at 7:51:38 PM
I bought mine 40+ years ago. Have used it since. Just cycled for MS in Cleveland this weekend with my wife. May be vintage, but it still rides well.
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MISC:   1973 Schwinn World Voyager posted by: ronp6 on 6/3/2008 at 11:00:55 AM
I just probably paid too much for a Schwinn World Voyager built for Schwinn by Panasonic. The frame appears to be all chrome under the orange paint. Has anyone stripped the paint to see how polished the chrome is? The paint and the bike are in pretty good shape but I am not much of a fan of orange.

It is a nice bike with Dura Ace and Crane. Is anyone in the Boston area dying for one of these before I mess it up?


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           RE:MISC:   1973 Schwinn World Voyager posted by ronp6 on 6/3/2008 at 1:47:16 PM
Pardon the spelling on the dieing. I work in textiles.
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           RE:MISC:   1973 Schwinn World Voyager posted by David on 6/4/2008 at 11:59:46 AM
You spelled it right the first time.

The impression I've gotten is that the chrome plating under paint is not the perfectly smooth glossy surface you might expect. Paint is expected to stick to it, after all.
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           RE:MISC:   1973 Schwinn World Voyager posted by Tim on 10/1/2008 at 6:25:45 PM
Is the bike still available?
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           RE:MISC:   1973 Schwinn World Voyager posted by Tim on 10/1/2008 at 6:27:17 PM
Is the bike still available?
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           RE:MISC:   1973 Schwinn World Voyager posted by Randy on 10/13/2008 at 6:57:23 PM
Obviously this thread went dead, but just a few weeks later, I got my blue 1973 World Voyager tweaked at the bike shop. Boy did the staff rave about it. I went in virtually demanding that they upgrade th hubs or repack the whole thing. They put it on the rack and couldn't stop raving about it. "This is ready to ride. Smooth as silk." I've maintained it well. Visited it every week while I paid the entire $335 it cost me over 6 months of payments at Agee's in Richmond in 1972 or 1973. Always managed to store it safely-it's in amazing shape. I added Dura-Ace brakes a year or so after I got it-still have the dia-compe center pulls that came with it. Read this it became, or was replaced by the touring Paramount in74 (I think). Just rode it tonight-36 years after I bought it. Smooth as silk. A real classic.
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           RE:MISC:   1973 Schwinn World Voyager posted by joe on 4/3/2009 at 11:12:48 AM
The voyager frame is totally NICKEL plated and only the stays and end of the front forks are chrome plated.
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AGE / VALUE:   what kind of bike is this? posted by: Mike on 6/1/2008 at 8:03:36 AM
I have this old bike that someone threw out, and I cannot find what kind of bike it is anywhere, I should look harder for a serial number but I am currently at work. I have pictures. It has no names on it anywhere, but notice the frame how it is made of 4 bars layed out in 2 pairs. especially on the top instead of one single bar.


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           RE:AGE / VALUE: what kind of bike is this? posted by Warren on 6/1/2008 at 7:20:13 PM
Balloon Tire and Middleweights should be able to help you.

http://oldroads.com/d_bll_def.asp?rec_count=1
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   what kind of bike is this? posted by David on 6/2/2008 at 6:44:15 AM
It's unlikely the serial number will help you figure this out. There are very few reliable SN lists and those are mostly for the largest manufacturers. I.e., if it's not a Schwinn, you're SOL.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE: what kind of bike is this? posted by Mike on 6/2/2008 at 12:19:29 PM
thanks for the replies, someone who saw me post it on craigslist suggested Rollfast, and I looked it up and found some very similar pictures on ebay.
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: what kind of bike is this? posted by ken on 6/2/2008 at 2:33:07 PM
It looks Murray-built to me. Early 60s. They experimented with the double cantilever bars quite a bit- see Spaceliner. Do the rear dropouts come to a rear-facing point? The chainguard is probably not correct, and possibly the chainwheel. There would have been a piece consisting of a u-shaped steel rod running from the bracket on the fork crown down to the front axle on both sides. Note previous reply - post what you learn to Balloon/Middleweight page, please.
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FOR SALE:   Gorgeous Vintage Trek 710 posted by: Michael Wolfe on 5/30/2008 at 4:24:09 PM
I'm selling a vintage, silver brazed 1982 Trek 710 on behalf of my father. It's a 60 cm frame, with steel Reynolds 531 tubing. It's got a SunTour drivetrain with Superbe brakes. It's really in gorgeous shape. A couple scuffs on the drive side chainstay, and some minor scuffs on the top tube. Otherwise perfect, with a beautiful lusterous blue paint job. Asking $750. I'm in the Portland, Oregon area, but will happily ship the bike. Buyer covers shipping costs.

Pictures can be seen here (I'm also selling the Klein that's depicted in that set, but that's not really relevant to this forum): http://flickr.com/photos/49813305@N00/sets/72157594160880548/

Thanks for your attention!


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WANTED:   1981 Sears free spirit 3 speed posted by: Mr. Mann on 5/30/2008 at 2:44:14 PM
Any info or website please?
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           RE:WANTED:   1981 Sears free spirit 3 speed posted by David on 6/5/2008 at 11:53:10 AM
Most likely built by Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Austria. Many research libraries have microfilms of Sears catalogs. Surf over to the Sears website to see if you can find one near you.
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WANTED:   A specific Weinmann brake lever posted by: Kurt K on 5/29/2008 at 6:15:22 PM
Hello fellows,

Just curious - does anyone have a Weinmann lever like the one on the left in the attached picture (with the small perforations) that they'd part with? Looking for one (only one - don't need a pair) with preferably no substantial road rash, for my '70 all-chrome Paramount.

Take care,

-Kurt


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           RE:WANTED: A specific Weinmann brake lever posted by Gralyn on 5/31/2008 at 3:27:29 PM
I'll check and see if I have one. I would not be surprised that I have one - not sure of condition, though. I'll let you know.
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           RE:RE:WANTED: A specific Weinmann brake lever posted by Kurt K. on 6/1/2008 at 6:32:08 PM
Thank you Gralyn. Let me know (send me an email - I don't check this forum that often) if you happen to find one. I don't mind if I have to do a big polishing job on it - just so long as there is minimal road rash.

Take care,

-Kurt
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           RE:RE:RE:WANTED: A specific Weinmann brake lever posted by Kurt K. on 6/10/2008 at 2:27:46 PM
Gralyn, you won't have to trouble yourself. Located a match on the Schwinn forums.

Taped bar:
http://www.jaysmarine.com/70_paramount_redbar_3.jpg

-Kurt


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AGE / VALUE:   Help posted by: Michael on 5/29/2008 at 2:14:50 PM
Can anyone tell me anything about my bike? It states on the tank that it is a Stelber. I can not find anything about this bike anywhere. Year, value, etc. Any information would be helpful. the bike is completely chrome. I have pics but not sure how to post them on this site. If you want I can email them to you. Thanks
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MISC:   Raleigh Anniversary headbadge posted by: Mike on 5/29/2008 at 9:53:41 AM
I'm looking for any history on the oval "annaversary" headbadge on the 1970 Raleigh's - was it used on all models, or just the high end bikes..Professional, International, etc. Any truth to the rumer it was designed by a Tour De France winner ?
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AGE / VALUE:   1969-1970 Columbia Tourist posted by: Kellie on 5/28/2008 at 3:50:42 PM
I recently was given a green Columbia Tourist. I'm not 100% sure on the year, that is just what the bicycle license located under the seat says. The seat looks original and the frame is in good shape. It does not have a chain on it. But I'm just looking for more information on this bike? If it's worth fixing up? Thanks for any information.


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969-1970 Columbia Tourist posted by ken on 5/29/2008 at 11:32:26 AM
That's a very nice ride. It's not collectible or rare, but it's in real nice condition and well worth a chain and perhaps new tires (although some of us are happy to use tires until they fail). It will run forever with reasonable attention.
You can date it accurately by the Sturmey-Archer hub's code: see Dating at
http://sheldonbrown.com/sturmey-archer.html#sturmey
and figure your bike was probably made a year or so after the hub.
Sherlock Holmes tells me your bike belonged to a left-handed person who was handy with a screwdriver.
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WANTED:   Panasonic Catalogs & literature posted by: Darin on 5/28/2008 at 9:21:50 AM
Hi all,

I'm in search of old Panasonic bicycle catalogs, brochures, etc. for a web site project devoted to Panasonic bicycles. If anyone out there has anything please drop me a line. I would like to scan these items for use in the online archive. I'd be more than happy to borrow (scan) and return your literature to you if you don't want to part with it.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated as I'm having a real hard time coming up with these old catalogs and such.

Thanks!


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