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AGE / VALUE:   1961 Schwinn Debbie posted by: Matt on 2/15/2011 at 11:34:55 AM
I'm restoring a 1961 Scwinn Debbie for my wife. The old tires were shredded. Does anyone know what size tires went on the Debbie? I assumed 24 x 1.95 would work. Thing is, they don't want to have anything to do with the rims. Is it actually a 26 inch rim or do these tires just have higher standards for the rims they choose to mount?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1961 Schwinn Debbie posted by jj on 2/16/2011 at 4:51:08 AM
Schwinn made their own sized-tires back then.
You will want "26 x 1 3/4 S6" tires.
These are different than 26 x 1.75 tires.

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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1961 Schwinn Debbie posted by ken on 2/18/2011 at 11:22:35 AM
Do you have enough left of the old ones to read the markings? If so, see
http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
What made you say 24"?
jj: the catalog shows the Debbie in 26 and 24"
http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1961_1970/1961_08.html
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AGE / VALUE:   Shelby Traveler posted by: Reeta Schwegmann on 1/30/2011 at 6:05:46 PM
I'm trying to find out what year this bicycle was made and the value of the bicycle. It was my father's first bicycle, so I think it is from the 1930's (he was born in 1925). The name on the bicycle is Shelby Traveler and it has a picture of a duck flying above the name. I would attach a picture, but having technical difficulties.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Shelby Traveler posted by jj on 1/31/2011 at 4:36:48 AM
Have a look in the Picture Database under the "Technical Resources" tab above.
Have a look at the Shelby cycles in there, and their age, and compare to your dad's bike.
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ontare Info posted by: Alex on 1/25/2011 at 10:38:19 PM
I was wondering if anyone had information on the Schwinn Ontare. I've read several different things about them and some contradict others. I was hoping someone here could give me an idea on how many of these bicycles were produced in their short 1988 life? I think I read on one forum someone thinks that less than 100 of them were made. I bought it to ride it, seems like a real nice bike so far.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ontare Info posted by Danny on 2/3/2011 at 8:02:14 PM
I might have been the poster relating the 100 Ontares or less, I was once told this by a Schwinn dealer who heard it from a sales rep. The bikes were late into production back in 1988, mine arrived mid-June 1988 after initially ordering it when it was introduced in late 1987. The hold-up at the time as relayed to me was the problem with the patent, the model name, along with the welding of the aluminum frames at the Greenville facility were not up to quality standards for Schwinns. I had heard that Klein Bicycles lent their expertise in the area of welding aluminum tubes together to get the welds rolling so to speak. On the other hand I had also heard that 1,000s of Ontares were built in 1988, I don't know who or what to believe at this point, my words are only hearsay, of those 1,000s I would like to know if they were all painted as Ontares or were they painted up as 1989 model 974's, the Ontares replacements would have been close to coming out and advertised in the later part of 1988. In 1989 a full line of aluminum models were introduced, 974,754 and I believe 534(?).
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ontare Info posted by Danny on 2/3/2011 at 8:13:56 PM
One of two Schwinn Ontares I own!


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AGE / VALUE:   Help me identify this bike posted by: Aaron on 1/24/2011 at 8:05:08 PM
I picked up this bike over the weekend...no identifying name or badges, the sticker on the front bar says "safety first". I did find a serial number on the left rear wheel mount. Looks like original paint. There was some sort of design on the seat post bar, but it's all faded out. Any help would be appreciated.


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help me identify this bike posted by jj on 1/25/2011 at 4:47:07 AM
Looks like a Murray from the 1960s.
Do 2 things:
1) look at the "Middleweight" bikes in the "Picture Database" under the "Technical Resources" tab above.
2) Post this under the "Balloon Tire and Middleweight" topic.


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help me identify this bike posted by Fred on 5/7/2011 at 12:32:51 PM
That animal is a Huffy "Galaxie" from the mid-late 60s- or one of the many OEM clones they made (Western Flyer et.al.).

I remember my best friend had one. Back then I had a Sears "Flightliner" made by Murray- very similar machine for equipment. When I rode the Huffy, I noticed the Sears was more solid feeling- which I kept to myself.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help me identify this bike posted by Chris on 5/21/2011 at 9:29:19 AM
My husband was given a bike the name on it says British Supreme. I tried to find the age on it but could not could someone please help.
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           Help me identify this bike posted by Boris on 5/29/2011 at 4:41:18 AM
I found this bicycle in a garage sale,the name says "New Rover" all steel,10 speed.Web search failed .


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AGE / VALUE:   Ross Chain Bike Corporation Armstrong posted by: April on 1/22/2011 at 10:40:03 PM
I'm completely ignorant about all things bikes.
That being said, I found a lovely black women's Ross Armstrong 3-speed being thrown away today. It looks like a late 60's Raleigh Armstrong, but it definitely says it's a Ross. I tried to do some research on the bike, but I can't find any info on a Ross Armstrong.
I don't want to get rid of the bike (it's the perfect size for me!!) but I am curious where I could find more info about Ross Armstrongs. Any ideas would be appreciated, because she needs a little TLC.
Thanks!
April
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Ross Chain Bike Corporation Armstrong posted by jj on 1/23/2011 at 5:20:33 AM
You might want to post this question under the English Roadster topic where there are more 3-speed experts.
That being said, Armstrong did make 3-speeds, and Ross also made 3-speeds. The Ross 3-speeds I’ve seen have used the Shimano 3-speed rear hub.

Can you see a brand name and a 2-digit date code on the rear hub?

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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Ross Chain Bike Corporation Armstrong posted by Richard M on 10/29/2011 at 4:00:19 PM
That is so weird Today I found a womans 3 speed well it has hi / Lo and neutral The rear hub says Sturmey Archer under that to the left is A.W. & under that is a 53 & to the right of the 53 is a 5 then under that it says three speed any more info as to whats the year of this bike would be great. Is it May of 1953 I'm guessing here I have no idea. I often see the 1,2,3 speed but Ive yet to see one with Neutral like this one. Last time I looked at my car neutral want considered a gear so wouldn't this be a two speed?
Sincerely
Rick
jumpa13-at-g-mail-dot-com with any information would be gratefully appreciated
P.S. Im bummed out because the front fender is missing and the chain guard is also M.I.A. The rear tire I'm guessing is original I think as are the front brake pads as they still say made in England but who knows it could also be the 3 rd set bought over there for all I know!! I get a kick out of the P.S.I. limit it says "Inflate till hard" That should help a lot of folks out aye?


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Ross Chain Bike Corporation Armstrong posted by David on 10/30/2011 at 7:37:20 AM
"Neutral" simply means there's no gain and no loss thru the gearing; one turn of the sprocket yields one turn of the wheel. The older shifters say that. (Unlike a car's "neutral" where the motor is disconnected from the drive train.) Your hub was built in May 1953. The bike was probably assembled not long after that. It's an Armstrong? Someone will probably chime in on whether Raleigh had absorbed Armstrong by then.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Ross Chain Bike Corporation Armstrong posted by Keith Body on 10/31/2011 at 8:52:16 AM
In 1956 Armstrong were part of the TI/Phillips group which subsequently bought Raleigh.
In 1953 inner tubes were still rubber, and would go soft in 2 or three weeks, a little (about 1955)later replaced by butyl, which would stay hard for months.
Very few cyclists would have had a pressure guage on the pump, bear in mind the valves were woods type with a valve rubber, and no way to measure the pressure. Most utility cyclists then ruined the tyres by consistent underinflation. "Hard" was probably in the 55-60 PSI range.
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AGE / VALUE:   1970s Gitane posted by: Bob Applegate on 1/19/2011 at 2:44:20 PM
We're trying to figure out the vintage and model of this Gitane. Here's a list of the components:

• Mafac Brakes
• Stronglight Cotterless Crank
• Huret Derailleur
• Campagnolo Nuovo Tipo High Flange hubs

This bike appears to have been sold by Flanders Brothers Cycle (612-872-6994) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Numbers stamped in the bottom bracket appear to be “1254 697.” Some of the numbers are not very distinct. There’s a very small adhesive label attached to the underside of the chain stay with the number “6210” on it.

A few more images may be found here: http://s1204.photobucket.com/upload/albums/bobapplegate/

Thanks for your help!

Bob


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970s Gitane posted by Bob Applegate on 1/19/2011 at 3:16:30 PM
I forgot to mention that the frame is Reynolds 501. I'll add another picture while I'm here (I hope that's OK with everyone).

Thanks,

Bob


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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970s Gitane posted by jj on 1/20/2011 at 4:37:53 AM
Off the cuff guess: Early 1980s.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970s Gitane posted by ken on 1/20/2011 at 11:23:18 AM
http://www.gitaneusa.com/catalogues01.asp
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970s Gitane posted by Bob Applegate on 1/20/2011 at 11:23:40 AM
Sorry everyone – it looks like I gave you the wrong link for my album! Please try this one: http://s1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb401/bobapplegate/

Our online research suggests that the Gitane decal on the head tube was used during the 1974-78 timeframe, but we’d like a more definitive date and model, if possible.

Bob

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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970s Gitane posted by Bob Applegate on 1/20/2011 at 6:00:54 PM
Thanks, Ken, for the link to the Gitane catalogs. We'd already looked through them, however, and couldn't find any bikes that quite matched, although I thought one of the the Interclubs came close.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970s Gitane posted by David on 1/21/2011 at 9:07:34 AM
I'm no Gitane expert, but here's my observations. It's Reynolds 531 double-butted - higher quality frame with quite neat lugwork for a French bike. Can't see from the sticker if it claims 531 fork and stays as well as DB frame tubes. Nice mid-range French components. Late 70s and 80s would probably have Japanese. Ideale saddle? It looks like the rims are steel (bad). Nice condition, should be a great rider, especially if you mount lightweight wheels.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970s Gitane posted by Bob Applegate on 1/28/2011 at 12:51:02 PM
You're right, David. We thought it was 501, but a closer inspection of the labeling shows it to be 531. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970s Gitane posted by Bob on 1/28/2011 at 5:43:46 PM
Our best guess right now is that it's a Tour de France built in 1974.

Thanks everyone for your input!

Bob
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AGE / VALUE:   HELP posted by: melander on 1/11/2011 at 4:16:19 PM
HELP, i found this awesome old bike and need some help identifying. The bike is lugged with threaded aluminum frame tubes.there are no brake holes. B.B. shell is stamped Brampton (with oil port).Skip tooth cranks are stamped england. pedals are rat trap style with a U on the cap. dunlop 26 x 1 1/2 steel rims and tires. schwinn dural hub set 36hole with freewheel. forged stem with AS stem bolt.
and a wrights? leater saddle. there is a head badge that reads j. g. special. any help would be appreciated.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELP posted by jj on 1/12/2011 at 6:34:04 AM
Ah...
Let's see a picture!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELP posted by meland222 on 1/12/2011 at 11:21:46 AM
heres a shot, any info would be great. i would love to ride it, but the frame is loose and wiggly.


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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELP posted by ken on 1/13/2011 at 11:59:57 AM
The stem is AS also, old, and looks like an anomaly. More about the crankset, please- cottered, cotterless or Ashtabula? the chainwheel's hard to see. If the hubs are script Schwinn, they may be the same era as the stem. Keep us posted please.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELP posted by melander on 1/13/2011 at 12:33:56 PM
the cranks are cottered, looks like a brampton headset, aluminum fork has steel crown (i think brampton) no brake hole.. the frame is loose (wiggly) and i can thread or tighten the down tube (it threads into b.b. lug and out of head tube lug. weird.


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELP posted by jj on 1/14/2011 at 5:02:19 AM
I see you posted more photos in the "Readers Rides" section here.
Here is the link for others to see them:

http://oldroads.com/oldwebs.asp?uploadid=823


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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELP posted by ken on 1/20/2011 at 11:31:35 AM
I suggest that Keith Body might know something about this frame. His email address can be found in a recent post on the roadster page. My guess is that somebody moved some schwinn parts to it long ago (since they're old parts).
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELP posted by David on 1/24/2011 at 3:41:29 AM
26inch taper tube ASGILLOTT road frame built 1952 in London. Any idea of collectability and value
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELP posted by jj on 1/24/2011 at 4:23:46 AM
I see stuff in the archives here about GILLOTT cycles.
Use the google search box above.

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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELP posted by Keith Body on 2/13/2011 at 7:40:38 AM
David, Gillott were a top class hand built, I can't remember taper tubes though. In the UK I would guess £50 - £100 in good restorable condition, pure guess.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELP posted by different David on 2/13/2011 at 11:12:45 AM
Gillotts are quite collectible. See http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British_isles/Gillot.htm
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AGE / VALUE: Single Speed Free Spirit (Sears Roebuck & Co) posted by: Nikki on 1/8/2011 at 12:10:35 PM
I have a single speed Orange or Red-Orange Free Spirit with Gold striping along the sides of both fenders. You push backwards to brake, and still has original tires, chain, seat, etc. I'd like to know more about it because it was my great-grandmother's and I didn't even know she had it until after she passed.I'm excited to find out whether she's a gem, a good find, or just something nice and vintage. Please e-mail me with any information.I have pictures I can e-mail,but they aren't already uploaded to a site. Up until just a few minutes ago, I couldn't find anyone with a bike like mine, then I saw one small post and jumped.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE: Single Speed Free Spirit (Sears Roebuck & Co) posted by David on 1/21/2011 at 9:36:46 AM
I think Sears started using the Free Spirit name in the late 1960s. Microfilms of old Sears catalogs are held by many larger public libraries and research libraries. You can probably find your bike in one of those. Good luck.
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AGE / VALUE:   HELP The Winchester ghost is back!! posted by: Scott Allison on 1/4/2011 at 9:14:07 PM
HELP I have the mystery campy 21" 10 speed called the Winchester that was inquired about in the old posting back in 2004. It isn't the Burgundy one though this is clean and it is blue. Awesome de-railers and brakes by Campagnolo and Dia Compe also. It has the cotter pin cranks with totally stylish pedals...??? I have pics...I have it listed on Craigslist in Seattle currently if you want to see more pics. Think it was made in Seattle?


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELP The Winchester ghost is back!! posted by jj on 1/5/2011 at 4:56:30 AM
Don't know it's history, but it looks ghostly against that background in that picture...
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AGE / VALUE:   identification of Carlton made Raleigh? posted by: Ron P on 12/19/2010 at 9:35:33 PM
I have a G serial numbered (1972) Raleigh frame with the Cinelli style fork with Huret ends but no chrome and the frame has no hoop on the seat stays for a center pull brake. The lugs are very simple points with no piercing and the front derailleur cable routes under a brazeon on top of the bottom bracket shell. The chain stays have a chardonnay taper with a straight section past the bridge and tapering to the rear Campagnolo dropout. There is no detent in the chain stay to clear the chain rings. I have had many Competitions, Internationals and one Pro but none have been a good match for this one. It has been stripped bare and badly repainted so there is no chance of recovering paint color or any decals.

The previous owner said he had stripped a complete Campagnolo group from the bike and sold it. It may have been original because it included a headset and bottom bracket that many people would not have upgraded.

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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   identification of Carlton made Raleigh? posted by Keith Body on 12/20/2010 at 10:06:51 AM
Ron, you might find more info on www.retrobike.co.uk in the classic forum. There is a frequent contributor who worked in the Raleigh lightweight sections, and has very detailed knowledge. You should post some detail pictures to help.
Keith
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   identification of Carlton made Raleigh? posted by Ron P on 12/20/2010 at 12:55:51 PM
Thanks Keith.


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   identification of Carlton made Raleigh? posted by Keith Body on 12/20/2010 at 3:16:01 PM
Ron, I see you got there, I think you need 2 posts before you can put up the pics.
I think the man you want is roadking

Keith
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   identification of Carlton made Raleigh? posted by ron p on 12/22/2010 at 8:20:49 AM
Keith,

I'll let the list know what I find. I stripped the bad repaint and verified the hoop for the brake stop hadn't been removed (I was fooled by one of those already). In that vintage it points to a Symetric side pull I have only seen on Super Tourers. They appear to be Competition Mark II frames with different components. It still doesn't explain the lack of chrome. Solving the mysteries and the thrill of the hunt is no small part of what I like in old cars and bikes.
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AGE / VALUE:   Viscount Aerospace Pro posted by: Gralyn on 12/11/2010 at 6:38:34 PM
I got my 4th Viscount Aerospace this week. Well, this one is just the frame.....and I mean just the frame. No bottom bracket, no forks, no head set. The 2nd one I got: someone had already replaced the bottom bracket (those pressed-in bearings...no threads in the bottom bracket). The 3rd one: the bearings were shot - so I found some on-line and replaced them myself. Now my 4th one - since I have nothing at all: I know I can get the bearings - but what about the spindle? Where could I find a spindle that would work with those weird bearings? Or, could I get a different bottom bracket....threadless.....that would work?
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Viscount Aerospace Pro posted by sam on 12/13/2010 at 9:56:21 PM
You need a mavic BB---do a search on Ebay---and a shop with the tool to install,
Or maybe take a look at BMX stuff--like race-inc BBs
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:Viscount Aerospace Pro posted by David on 12/17/2010 at 6:16:21 AM
A cheaper alternative to Mavic is YST bottom bracket. Try biketoolsetc.com
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Viscount Aerospace Pro posted by Gralyn on 12/18/2010 at 3:35:37 PM
I doubt I will be able to find a spindle for it....although I do know where I can find the bearings. I think I'll go for the threadless bottom bracket. I suppose they are mostly standard diameter for bottom bracket tube? I think they are 1 3/8" or 35 mm?
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           RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Viscount Aerospace Pro posted by Gralyn on 12/22/2010 at 8:58:35 PM
I ordered myself a YST threadless bottom bracket for it
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           RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Viscount Aerospace Pro posted by Gralyn on 12/24/2010 at 2:16:15 PM
OK, here's a tip for anyone who wants to install a threadless bottom bracket in an old bike that formerly used a 3-piece set-up, or in this case, a Viscount with pressed in bearings and spindle (it's still basically 3-piece, though).....but, where the down tube, seat tube, etc. join at the bottom bracket .....those tubes stick through the bottom bracket tube....and are thus, in the way of installing the threadless bottom bracket. I had to remove the excess tubing until I could clear the bottom bracket. A little grinding and filing.....and I eventually removed enough of the excess tubing to get the bottom bracket in. ....then it worked just fine.
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AGE / VALUE:   Help Identify Fuji Vintage Bicycle posted by: Glenn Villareal on 12/11/2010 at 6:02:27 PM
Hi. I got this bike from my grandfather. I keep on searching the internet for possible information about the bike but i can’t see any like my bike. I ask old folks who has the same bike with me but all they know is that the name of the bike is FUJI and they don't know the year model even the exact model name. Indeed Fuji is a company name who created the bike. The only clue is that on the front fender it has a FUJI logo. Please check the pictures and help me identify the bike. Thank you.

If you have any comment or information please email me at shermanland@yahoo.com. Glenn


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help Identify Fuji Vintage Bicycle posted by Gralyn on 12/11/2010 at 6:33:18 PM
Check the links section of this web site. I believe there is a link to a web site of old Japanese bicycles. You may find something there.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:Help Identify Fuji Vintage Bicycle posted by David on 12/12/2010 at 6:46:41 AM
Looks typical of older roadster bikes you see in Japan. I guess this one was brought to USA by an individual (your grandfather?). I doubt you're going to get a model name, but you might be able to determine approx age.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help Identify Fuji Vintage Bicycle posted by Glenn Villareal on 12/12/2010 at 9:19:21 PM
To Gralyn: I already check the links and I find it interesting but i think my bike doesn't fit for that model, basically the frame didn't match at all. The Markings on the frame have a Japanese alphabet while on my bike its in English alphabet.If ever you have more website that i can possible browse on please let me know and maybe you have friends that can help me identify the bike. Thanks and I appreciated.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help Identify Fuji Vintage Bicycle posted by Glenn Villareal on 12/12/2010 at 10:04:00 PM
To David: I think its not possible cause my Grandpa never been to America and I'm not the only one who ride on that kind of bike. There are few old folks in my place that still ride the bike and I even ask them whats the name of the bike, and what year it started. All they can tell me is the name of the bike is FUJI and most of them bought it after the Japanese and Philippine war. I think its in the year 1944 or 1945.I already email some pics to Menotomy and they tell me that probably its in the 1930's. I really wanted to know the history, model name and year. Tell your friend about the bike maybe they have idea on it and maybe you can give me some reference regarding vintage bike that can help me trace the bike. Thanks and I appreciated.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:Help Identify Fuji Vintage Bicycle posted by David on 12/13/2010 at 4:16:53 PM
Where IS this bike? I thought USA, now I suspect Philippines. Fuji bikes were made from 1919 and probably distributed all over east Asia.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help Identify Fuji Vintage Bicycle posted by David on 12/13/2010 at 4:19:24 PM
Where IS this bike? I thought USA, now I suspect Philippines. Fuji bikes were made from 1919 and probably distributed all over east Asia.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help Identify Fuji Vintage Bicycle posted by Glenn Villareal on 12/14/2010 at 2:23:34 AM
The bike is located in the Philippines. I never said that the bike is in the continental U.S. Where did you get the idea or information that Fuji were made from 1919? I learned from the net that Fuji company start in the year 1899. I'm a little bit confused, please enlighten me. Thanks.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:Help Identify Fuji Vintage Bicycle posted by David on 12/17/2010 at 6:23:29 AM
classicfuji.com suggests that company was formed in 1899 but didn't get into bike production for 20 years. Who knows? Anyway, yours isn't that old. It's not surprising that old Japanese exports would be in the Philippines.
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AGE / VALUE:   original standard bicycle made in Germany posted by: DB on 12/8/2010 at 8:17:24 AM
I just picked up this bike for my wife...Original Standard painted on the top tube... sticker on seat tube says GLOBEL.
Head badge says Standard. Lugged frame.. I can't find anything on the net about the bike. It's has Tornedo 3 speed Mod.55 and shifters so I'm thinking 1950s year model. Almost everything on the bike says made in Germany.
Thanks in advance for any help with information on this bike. Value? Rare?
DB
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:original standard bicycle made in Germany posted by David on 12/10/2010 at 6:37:53 AM
Looks too new for that, but it's pretty cool with great lugs. You'll probably have to date it indirectly, by clues from its equipment - whether the pedals have reflectors, type of brakes, saddle, etc.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   original standard bicycle made in Germany posted by Dale on 12/10/2010 at 9:53:54 AM
Well if it is a 1950's and very limited qty shipped to US... then maybe it is in the collectors arena?
Not sure what to make of the ss #... 729824 stamped on BB

Hub was made in Germany (tornedo M55)
Union Generator mod 5554/1 (No info on the web for this model)
Shifter Tornedo Dreigang , Mod.55, F&S





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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   original standard bicycle made in Germany posted by Dale on 12/10/2010 at 10:01:58 AM
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   original standard bicycle made in Germany posted by DB on 12/11/2010 at 7:59:08 AM
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FOR SALE:   Vintage 70's Benotto Bike posted by: Jim Ford on 12/8/2010 at 5:30:20 AM
Vintage early 70’s Italian Benotto bike made with Ishiwata tubing, which is the premier bike tubing from Japan. It also has very nice Campagnolo Nuovo record components and some pantographed pieces, which makes it rare. It has Cinalli handlebars. email me for pictures $500 obo
Seat tube is 61 cm
Top tube is 57.2 cm

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           RE:FOR SALE:   Vintage 70's Benotto Bike posted by David on 1/7/2011 at 12:53:15 PM
Are you sure it's early 70s? I'd expect both high-end Italian and Mexican Benottos of that era to use Columbus, not Ishiwata, and low-end ones to have "no name" steel.
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AGE / VALUE:   bsa b1 1936 250sv posted by: barry connolly on 12/6/2010 at 6:11:34 AM
can any one help with parts and manuals of the engine and gearbox , wiring plan would help
many thanks barry
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   bsa b1 1936 250sv posted by jj on 12/6/2010 at 5:22:16 PM
Sounds like it ain't human-powered...
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