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AGE / VALUE:   Female Western Flyer w/tank light posted by: linda on 7/17/2007 at 10:47:14 AM
Can you tell me what year and the value of my bike?
I have a teal, female Western Flyer ("Sonic Flyer" on chain guard)bicycle with a tank light (with switch underneath); white glitter seat/handles, rotted 26" whitewalls, rims say "M.O. MFG CO.", chain guard has point on read end (like a Cadillac fin), serial #MO7 21x10 380961, Bendix hardware holding frame to tire/fender. Some rust, 2 small tears on bottom edge of seat.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Female Western Flyer w/tank light posted by nate on 7/18/2007 at 5:13:06 AM
The price guide here at oldroads has about a dozen Western Flyers priced out.
Click on "Vintage Bicycle Price Guide" at the top of any page.
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AGE / VALUE:   help finding info posted by: logan on 7/14/2007 at 7:30:17 PM
i just bought a bike from a yard sale. it needs work and i am trying to find out some information on the bike its self. all i can find is a sticker with a logo and the name maino. i googled the name and havent found anything. if you have any suggestions i could use all the help i can get. thanks
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AGE / VALUE:   DAWES Road Bike... posted by: Fred A on 7/14/2007 at 8:27:19 AM
Its been a while since I've had anything to post, but here's something:
I just picked up a mens medium blue 10-speed DAWES road bike made in England. All is original, including Suntour gearing, Weinmann brakes, Sunshine QR hubs, FIAMME alloy rims, GP neck, alloy handlebars and dried out Brooks leather racing saddle. Frame is Reynolds 351, but forks do not have the Reynolds sticker, so I'm guessing they're not.

Any idea how good a garage sale find I just happened upon...especially at the price of $10!!!!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   DAWES Road Bike... posted by David on 7/15/2007 at 5:31:51 AM
Very good yard sale find. Doesn't the Reynolds sticker mention which parts, i.e. tubes, fork, stays, are made of that steel? Most of them do.
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   DAWES Road Bike... posted by Fred A on 7/15/2007 at 7:12:26 AM
Hi David

THe sticker on the seat tube says FRAME TUBING, that's why I assumed the forks weren't included.

Frame is to small for me, so a good cleaning/waxing will be in order and then probably off to ebay. I couldn't just let it sit there for $10. But a better buy (had I gotten there a mere 5 minutes sooner) was a TREK 1400 (Shimano 105 group) in mint condition, that she sold for $50!!!! I'm still kicking my self for just missing that one...

BTW...any idea as to what the DAWES would be worth? I've never seen one like this on ebay, or anywhere for that matter. Sheldon Brown's list pegs it(I'm sure in mint condition) at around $300.
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           DAWES Road Bike... posted by John E on 7/15/2007 at 3:40:37 PM
You may want to look at some of the 531 stickers under classicrendezvous.com. If "531" is printed diagonally, you have 531 forks and stays and a butted main triangle (top tube and downtube butted at each end; seat tube butted at bottom bracket end only). If "531" is printed horizontally, then you have to read the sticker carefully to see whether your main triangle is butted or straight gauge (27.2mm vs. 26.4mm seatpost diameter is another indicator) and whether your forks and/or stays are 531. A butted 531 triangle with ordinary carbon steel stays and forks is not a bad frame by any means!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   DAWES Road Bike... posted by David on 7/18/2007 at 11:08:12 AM
It sounds roughly equivalent to a Raleigh Super Course but without the brand recognition. Mid-range Dawes like yours seems to be show up on Ebay fairly regularly. I think high-end ones are uncommon.
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WANTED:   Rigida rims posted by: Kurt K. on 7/12/2007 at 6:31:08 PM
Been looking for some Rigida rims - box-section aluminum hooked-bead rims, red or blue label. Need two 700C for my '61 Paramount (year of the actual rims not important) and a single 27" for my Trek 610 (the one I presently have on the rear has a nagging flat spot in it.

If anyone has some on hand, let me know - post a reply.

Thanks!

Take care,

-Kurt (cudak888 on BikeForums.net)
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AGE / VALUE:   info and value of steyr posted by: Peter on 7/12/2007 at 11:58:46 AM
So I was going to sell the bicycle at a garage sale and thought I better find out what price to put. So I was doing research and come to find the bicycle seems to worth something. Can someone please give me info on what I have and what it's value might be? Here is what I could find printed on the bicycle:

Steyr
color: green
style: women's
Made in Austria (on the neck)
3 Speed "Speedy Switch" (on the shifter)
Olymic Rings decal on the frame seat post
STYRIA 3-GANG, MADE IN AUSTRIA, 66 (on the rear hub)

Thanks for any help you can provide.

PS: if i need to submit a pic I can do that.

Peter
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AGE / VALUE:   whoops! AMF Caravan NOT Cyclone posted by: saffron on 7/11/2007 at 11:02:28 AM
silly me!It's silver with red pinstripes boys bike with front and rear fenders three speed internal hub. Funny wide handlebars with caliper style brakes that say Synchron. Any clues are greatly appreciated
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   whoops! AMF Caravan NOT Cyclone posted by Therese on 7/11/2007 at 5:28:04 PM
Refer to the attached link. Maybe this will help. I have an old AMF and the serial number is located on the left side part of the frame around the back tire. See link. Location 2.

http://www.iape.org/TipsAndTricks/BicycleSerialNumbers/index.html

I hope this helps.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE: whoops! AMF Caravan NOT Cyclone posted by saffron on 7/11/2007 at 10:20:25 PM
Thank you for your response...I'll check that all out in the day light and give you an update. By the way, is ebay really the way to buy or sell a sweet ole bike? In your opinion...
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: whoops! AMF Caravan NOT Cyclone posted by Chris on 7/12/2007 at 12:29:19 PM
The best way is to go looking the old fashoned way. Garage sale to garage sale.
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AGE / VALUE:   AMF Cyclone posted by: saffron on 7/11/2007 at 10:46:12 AM
I bought this bike about a year ago - don't know a thing about it but that it is super pretty. I would love to know more about it - where can I look to find identifying numbers etc.? Any help you have to give is much .appreciated
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AGE / VALUE:   Is this a Peugeot UO-8? What's it worth? posted by: Tom on 7/10/2007 at 7:09:15 PM
Best I can figure from my research, I have a late sixties UO-8. The serial # is 884037. It has Simplex downtube shifters, derailleurs, and skewers, Mafac brakes, Normandy hubs, ADGA saddle, AVA stem, and Lyotard pedals. Markings include "Record du Monde" and "Tube special allegete Peugot." It appears to be all original.

It's in good condition. Is it worth anything?

Thanks.


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           RE:AGE / VALUE: Is this a Peugeot UO-8? What's it worth? posted by Warren on 7/10/2007 at 7:15:22 PM
I saw one in excellent condition make around $160 a week or two ago on ebay. That is top dollar. I sold a similar condition one for $100 last year. If it shows it's age, I'd say $25 to $75. They made a gazillion of them. Yes, you heard me, a gazillion.
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           Is this a Peugeot UO-8? What's it worth? posted by John E on 7/11/2007 at 1:08:19 PM
Warren's post is spot-on. These are delightful commuting or recreational machines, but only a NOS one would be considered collectible.
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MISC:   Evans Commander posted by: t on 7/10/2007 at 5:37:30 PM
I am trying to locate the year of a 26" Evans Commander bike. Can anyone help me? I believe the serial number is D003280026.
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AGE / VALUE:   Liberia bike posted by: AA on 7/10/2007 at 4:21:49 PM
I have a Liberia 10 speed I bought new in 72. A decal on the handle bar post says Grenobe France. The bike is bright orange, lots of pretty decals including several of the Olympic decals. In addition it has lots of chrome. Back then it set me back $125.00. It was fairly light (back in it's day) with simplex derailers and the brakes are labeled racer?? I would love to know if it is worth anything, although I love the old bike and still ride it.
I am in the process of restoring it so would love any info you can throw my way!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE: Liberia bike posted by John E on 7/11/2007 at 1:10:37 PM
Please list your components. The Peugeot UO-8 (plain carbon steel frame, steel cranks and rims, Simplex/Mafac) sold for just under $120 at that time, making me think yours is a comparable entry-level French road bike. Yours is much less common than the UO-8, and therefore might be worth a bit more, but see the discussion above regarding recent UO-8 pricing.
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Liberia bike posted by aa on 7/13/2007 at 5:30:01 PM
Thanks... the bike is in rough condition as I was unkind to it in my youth. Anyway, I cannot find any info on this company... my guess is perhaps it was made by Peugeot or another company and relabeled as a Libria. Not a money thing..just trying to find an old owners manuel. The crank has stamped in it SOLIDA the derailers are Simplex Tourney, the brakes are labeled RACER R22, the chrome wheels are 27" the handle bar stem is stamped BF. There is no serial number, but believe the frame is steel. I would enclose a picture, but have sent the wheels out for new bearings. Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated...good biking!
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           RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Liberia bike posted by juxtaride on 7/26/2007 at 11:53:18 AM
My father gave me his Liberia "Type Grand Lux" earlier this year. It sounds like the same bike model. My pops said he paid $150 in 1973 for it. I imagine that the price for a higher performance bicycle in '73 couldn't be much more than that. The bike is awsome to this day, and I remember my dad teaching me to ride while he was on that bike. I'm trying to up grade all the hardware. I'm not sure what that would do to the value but I'd rather ride than archive. But I would estimate that if that bike sold in '73 for around $150, that if it were in new condition today it would be worth around at least $2500 in the frame alone. It's worth more to me than that purely because of sentiment. It's and excellent ride and I hope you enjoy yours thoroughly!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   Liberia bike posted by aa on 7/31/2007 at 7:28:21 PM
Thanks for the reply! Aside from sentimental value, the bike just feels perfectly balanced. Back in '72, minimum wage was like a $1.50, so a hundred bucks was a lot. I am thinking about replacing the derailers (simplex)& relocating the shifters from the lower frame to the handle bars. Let me know how your restoration goes and enjoy that bike!
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WANTED:   decals for raleigh supercourse posted by: Jeff on 7/8/2007 at 4:10:21 PM
I am thinking of re-painting my raleigh supercourse, and would like to do it with the original color and decals. If anyone knows where I could find some, it would be very helpful, thanks
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           RE:WANTED:   decals for raleigh supercourse posted by Colin on 7/13/2007 at 9:48:02 AM
Jeff,
Nick at Lloyds should have some decals for you: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/NICK_AT_LLOYDS/decals.htm
Good luck with it.
Colin
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AGE / VALUE:   riding on old rig posted by: jason on 7/7/2007 at 2:33:17 PM
thought I would throw this at all of you
I just rode 540 miles on the Katy trail MO
on a 80's Mariushi Emperor I found in a barn, light panniers with ultra lihgt camping gear, cheap 27" tires and a bunch of strap on water bottles, averaged 17 mph and had no flats or mechanicals. (I did lube everything and put a new chain on it before I left)
cycling can be cheap! wieght weenies mocked me, mountain bikers were left behind and life was good. did it in six days. the only guy I had trouble catching was a guy on a 72 raliegh grand sport. he was booking at about twenty.
old bikes are still the ----.
jason

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           RE:AGE / VALUE: riding on old rig posted by Warren on 7/7/2007 at 6:30:16 PM
old bikes are still "the cat's ass"

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           riding on old rig posted by John E on 7/8/2007 at 1:57:45 PM
Yesterday I rode for the first time with a relatively new group. The outbound portion of the up-and-back ride terminated in a modest climb, with the option of a steeper route inside the state park. My 1959 Capo and I (combined age in 3 digits) led the "inside" group.
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AGE / VALUE:   Seeling: Trek 620 posted by: Christina on 7/5/2007 at 6:11:43 PM
Hi, I Have GORGEOUS 600 series Trek 620 in a granite metallic color. Some of the many customs on this bike are Shimano, Sakae custom, Huret france, suntour brakes, Matrix rims, continental tires, lapize pedals, vetta seat. 531 butted frame. My hubby is the bike guy so i am just relaying this info to computer since thats my thing, bikes are his, so if you know about bikes like him you know what all that means! What I DO know is that this bike is a BEAUTY!
I hope you email with questions. I have MANY pics so feel free to ask for them and Ill gladly send all i have...We are asking $450.00 for this bike or a very close best offer. This bike is going on eBay TODAY so if you are truly interested act FAST!!!!! The last one I saw that sold on eBay sold for 560.00 with many of the same features as this bike so Imo this is a great deal!
Look forward to hearing from you!
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           RE:AGE / VALUE: Seeling: Trek 620 posted by bored on 7/5/2007 at 7:16:51 PM
We heard you the first time. This is a discussion list. Place it on the for sale board or just let ebay do its job. Save the hyperbole for the intro to advertising class at the college.


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AGE / VALUE:   liberia posted by: af on 7/4/2007 at 5:33:03 PM
I too have a liberia 10 speed I bought new in 72. It says made in Grenobe France and was bright orange with lots of chrome. Back then it set me back $125.00. Am in the process of restoring it so would love some feed back!
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FOR SALE:   Trek 620 posted by: Christina on 7/3/2007 at 6:19:18 PM
Hi! We have a 1984 Trek 620 it is in great condition with only a handful of stratches and is otherwise in awesome condtion. The components are, shimano, sakae, dia compe, suntour, Matrix, continental. I am no bike pro, but do know this bike is a beaut! The tires are currently not full since i do not have the special valve needed to fill them. But this bike runs great! It is currently on eBay so if you are a serious buyer, email me ASAP 6 days left! My asking price is 450.00 due to the only defects being some stratches on the top bar!
Please email to: Cnm4eva@comcast.net for pics
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