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MISC:Larz Anderson Bicycle Swap Meet & Show 2009 posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/13/2009 at 3:58:54 PM
It's official. The 2009 Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet is scheduled for Sunday, August 9th at the Larz Anderson Museum of Transportation @ 15 Newton Street., Brookline, MA. As of last year the Museum of Transportation has agreed to let us open a full swap meet as well as a concourse for the show bikes, so we look forward to having a fun event this year.

Sign up time for the swap meet will begin at 8:00AM, and the bicycle concourse sign up time at 9:00AM. Show time will be from 10:00AM-2:00PM. As in the past this is an all encompassing event with cycles ranging from early antique period, early to modern lightweight, balloon tire and more. If it's anu intersting cycle no matter what period, you're invited to bring it along to show.

The swap meet spaces are the same as always, $25.00 for a 10X10 foot space, with an extra charge of $10 for table rental if you need one. Each space includes two passes to the show. There will be no charge to enter the bicycle concourse other than the entry charge to attend the show.

We are dedicating this years show to two very special people who past away within recent times, Sheldon Brown & Jack Kroll. Most CR member know of Sheldon Brown, Jack Kroll was a very good friend of the Larz Anderson Show. He was the sole proprietor and restorer of the Columbia Bicycle Museum in Westfield, MA. We usually give out best of show trophies as a Chairmans Award. From this year forward two Chairmans awards will be given out in memory of both Sheldon Brown & Jack Kroll.

For the swap meet we encourage Pre-Registration. Dale Brown of the CR List will be updating the website that he created for our show with an up to date registration sheet within a few days. We will publish the websites URL within a few days. A special thank you to Dale Brown for all of his help !!

We are looking for a few volunteers to help out with show registration, and also to do a few interesting lectures. If interested please contact me by email @ hetchinspete1@yahoo.com.

Thank you,
Peter Naiman
Glendale, WI USA


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AGE / VALUE:Bianchi Squadra help needed posted by: Uni on 5/24/2009 at 7:35:33 AM
I have a Bianchi Squadra 12 speed. I'd like to know the approximate value. It's in good condition, I think it is a 1983, but may be a 1993. It has a 4 digit serial number on the bottom bracket, does anyone know how to decode it?
Here are the specs and a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27544233@N03/3555019825/sizes/o/

Lugged Columbus tubing
Italmanubri Handlebars
Ambrosia Extra Elite 700C Durex double wall wheels Presta Valve
Quick release front and rear hub oiler in front
Bianchi Formula Columbus Tubing front fork (ENGRAVED)
Universal Brake Hoods & composite levers
Bianchi down tube shifters
Ofmega front Derailleur
Bianchi front derailleur cage
Formula Bianchi Tubes Cromo Produzione Columbus
--bi RinFor-- (can't read decal)
Ofmega pedals
Bianchi crank
Bianchi Selle Italia saddle
Gipie___ forged dropouts (remainder of name under QR nut
Shimano 600 rear derailleur
12 speed


Hand made in Italy

Frame size 52.7 cm (20.75 inches) c-c
Frame length 96.53 cm c-c (38 inches)
Weight about 20.5 lbs

Frame length 96.53 cm c-c (38 inches)


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RE:AGE / VALUE:Bianchi Squadra help needed posted by David on 6/2/2009 at 1:10:18 PM
"Tubi Rinforzati" "Gipiemme" (GPM) Mid range Bianchi. Watch ebay for a while for value, I'd guess between 200 and 700, depending on which way the wind is blowing. Strangely, enough it's not a Vintage Mountain Bike.
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help! bianchi rekord 841 d posted by don kelley on 6/25/2009 at 6:04:50 PM
anyone? bianchi rekord 841 d i cant find info on this bike anywhere...how old.. its red with white decals..
campy derailer ect...
how great...:) whats it worth thanks don


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Eddado Bianchi #ES435962 posted by Rich O~Malley on 6/22/2010 at 10:04:10 AM
Would like to kown year made and approx. value if known.

thanking you in advance

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Bianchi Sport SX (late 80's) posted by mississippiwind_45@yahoo.com on 7/19/2011 at 8:49:59 AM
I purchased my Bianchi late 80's or 1990 I think I have the serial # right JS76725. Color is Celeste. Im wanting to know its possible worth today. Thanks for any help, Dave
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MISC: posted by: Uni on 5/17/2009 at 5:29:05 AM
Hello everyone, I picked up a bike with Rock Shox Magnesium forks, Mag 20. After finally finding that the air fill is the center screw on the dampening dial (three local LBS did not know this even after seeing the bike, thanks to Jesus I found a thread with the Rock Shox manuals). I'd like to know how much air to add. Air starts to escape from the shock as soon as I remove the air needle, but I've managed to set the screw under a little pressure but I can't tell how much. Not nearly as much as indicated in the Mag 21 manual. Most of the air escapes before I can set the air inlet screw. Must I set the air inlet screw faster or is there some way to actually tell how much air is in the Mag 20 shock?
I'm feeling very tentative about riding this bike after going over the handle bars during my first test ride when the shocks bottomed out on top of the front wheel, causing the front wheel to come to a abrupt stop. I would hate to have the air leak out during a ride and get hurt.
I'm not sure if I have enough air and oil in the shock and certainly don't want another trip over the handle bars. Help this Noob out, and tell me what I need to know about using and maintaining.these shocks.
After adding air the shocks SEEM ok. They do not bottom out and when I put my full weight of 208lbs. on the handle bars. I'm hopping they will not bottom out after taking a bump or a jump hard and fast. The bike has 26" x 2.2" knobby tires.
Does anyone have a link to the Mag 20 manual?
After thinking about the Rock Shox bottoming out on top of the tire, this fork appears very dangerous, if the one that I have is installed correctly. If the shock losses pressure the rider can be ejected from the bike, if the fork bottoms out on the tire, resulting in serious injury or death. Please see photo.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27544233@N03/3536623357/sizes/o/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27544233@N03/3536623357/


Thanks in advance,
Uni
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MISC:Larz Anderson Bicycle Swap Meet & Show posted by: Peter Naiman on 5/11/2009 at 5:44:31 PM
Hello all,

Contrary to rumors going around, the LARZ ANDERSON BICYCLE SHOW & SWAP MEET is a happening event this year and scheduled for August as always, but since Cirque comes before Larz, out of respect for the great group that hosts Cirque, we purposely say little about LARZ until after Circue.

As usual the show will be on a Sunday, but because we've not decided on a date the show is not on the Larz Anderson Museums lawn events schedule as yet, but most likely the show will be scheduled for Sunday August 9th.

We're hoping to get this show back to where it was several years ago as one of the premier Vintage Cycling events that everone wants to attend. Is recent years Larz has not been quite the same, mostly because former staff at the Museum decided to cancel the Swap Meet against the wishes & objections of both Maurice and myself. But the Museum has a completely new, supportive & enthuisiastic staff that are in favor of a swap meet.

Again this years show will be as always an all inclusive Vintage Show for all eras of cycling, and we encourage you to bring any era bicycle to our show. We are a little late in planning due to health issues I've been undergoing these past six weeks, but I'm back on my feet and we're looking forward to a better than ever year at Larz.

If anyone in the New England area would like to volunteer their help with Larz, or presenting a lecture it would be greatly appreciated !!

More information will follow in the coming weeks.

Best regards from the both of us !!

Maurice Bresnahan & Peter Naiman
Milwaukee, WI & Boston Mass, USA

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MISC:Lugged Specialized posted by: David on 5/4/2009 at 7:56:46 AM
Does anyone know when Specialized stopped offering Japanese-built lugged frame Stumpjumpers? I bought one around 1994 which was stolen not long after. I thought it was much more attractive than more recent bikes.
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AGE / VALUE:Information on Bianchi Forte Mountain Bike posted by: K on 4/28/2009 at 9:53:07 PM
Considering buying this from a seller on Craiglist... Having a hard time finding information on this bike on Google..

Would anyone happen to know any information about this bike?

Thanks a lot
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Information on Bianchi Forte Mountain Bike posted by J on 6/10/2009 at 2:42:17 PM
I found the info below at this site:
http://ezinearticles.com/?Ever-Heard-of-Bianchi-Bikes?&id=2030573

"If you're thinking about getting your first road/mountain bike, Bianchi is definitely a brand to check out. It's rich history and lasting brand power make it a bike worth the investment. Prices range and will vary from model to model and the accessories available, so be sure to shop around. For you fixed gear fans, older Bianchis can be picked up online from Craigslist and other online/offline second-hand outlets. If you're lucky, you might just find one at the local neighborhood garage sale."

I just picked on up and for being over 20 years old it's a solid bike.


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AGE / VALUE:Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour posted by: rgreen45 on 4/17/2009 at 4:19:01 AM
My wife found a couple bikes for sale in our 'hood and knew I wanted one. Turns out they are Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour bikes. The guy selling them said he was doing it for a friend who had them stored in the barn. After some serious Googling, it seems he may have had them stored for upwards of 20 years. The one I bought ($50) is in great shape except for some surface rust on the handlebars. The other one is still sitting there for sale.

Can anyone give me some history on this fine old relic?
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour posted by Vin on 4/18/2009 at 3:35:06 AM
There are about 10 references to that cycle in the archives here.
Try the Google search box near the top of the page.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour posted by rgreen45 on 4/18/2009 at 11:46:24 AM
Thanks Vin. I'll check it out.
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour posted by david on 7/2/2009 at 8:28:01 PM
I have a Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour bike #575m
Purchased by my friend around late 60's early 70's?
Wanting to know the value of this bike and it's history.'
It is in great condition. David
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour posted by david on 7/2/2009 at 8:32:14 PM
I have a Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour bike #575m
Purchased by my friend around late 60's early 70's?
Wanting to know the value of this bike and it's history.'
It is in great condition. believed to be the first few made at the time, the first "mountain bike". David
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour posted by david on 7/2/2009 at 8:34:40 PM
I have a Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour bike #575m
Purchased by my friend around late 60's early 70's?
Wanting to know the value of this bike and it's history.'
It is in great condition. believed to be the first mountain bike made at the time, . David
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour posted by Andy Verhoeven on 8/20/2009 at 8:44:35 PM
I'm trying to find tires for my 1982 Raleigh Mountain Tour bike. To the best of my knowledge they are 26 x 1 5/8. I cannot find 1 5/8. Can anyone help?
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AGE / VALUE:1987 GT mountain bike posted by: matt on 4/13/2009 at 8:20:02 PM
Does anyone PLEASE have a picture of a 87 GT mountain bike!!!I cant find one anywhere on the internet or this site.Any help would be great!I just bought a frame,should be here in a few days.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:1987 GT mountain bike posted by Mitchel Erwin on 7/13/2009 at 1:54:37 PM
I have a 1987 gt pro freestyle team modle. Wanting to know the cost of this bike?
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AGE / VALUE:Onza Mountain Bike posted by: Dustin on 3/30/2009 at 3:07:45 PM
Hey Everyone,
How much do people think the value of a mid-late eighties xt/6-speed groupo equipped chromo onza mountain bike in great condition? It is red if that makes a difference. Thanks all.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Onza Mountain Bike posted by jj on 3/31/2009 at 3:02:43 AM
Try the Used Bicycle Price Guide at the top of the page.
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WANTED:Schwinn 1986 High Sierra Brake Lever posted by: David on 3/27/2009 at 6:52:46 PM
Looking for a right side Brake lever. Black plastic/polly carbonite, SunTour XCSport, OEM. Would anyone have one or know of a source to bring this bike back to original?

Thanks, Dave
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WANTED:WTB: WTB/Suntour rollercam brakes posted by: Dan on 3/22/2009 at 7:48:29 AM
I just had an amazing find: most of a Steve Potts MTB W/type II rigid fork from the early nineties- free, left on curb! I'll probably sell it, but it seems like such a nice old piece of mountain bike history, I'd like to build it and ride at least once. The major obstacle in doing this would be the missing roller cam brakes. Google/ebay searches turn up nothing. Seems they might be scarce? Anyone know where to find these?
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RE:WANTED:WTB: WTB/Suntour rollercam brakes posted by Tim on 3/26/2009 at 2:59:04 PM
Great acqusition. I would love to come across a Potts fork if only just to try it out. I just got a set of old Suntour rollercams off the bay just a few weeks ago. They are there to be had and fairly reasonable price. The old WTB's though are getting pricey.
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RE:WANTED:WTB: WTB/Suntour rollercam brakes posted by barnfullagts on 5/2/2009 at 7:44:26 PM
I have a MINT ST Roller if you still need one.
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RE:WANTED:WTB: WTB/Suntour rollercam brakes posted by randy on 12/29/2009 at 1:27:50 PM
how much for rollercam brake
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WANTED:Diamondback Ridge Runner 82'84 posted by: Von-Kruiser on 3/17/2009 at 1:40:16 PM
Looking for a Diamondback Ridge Runner 82'84 19" frame complete bike w/ original parts. Also looking for any other type mtn bikes w/ friction shifters which are made for real off roading. No bikes w/ plastic shifters or cheaper parts for city riding. Thanks!


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RE:WANTED:Diamondback Ridge Runner 82'84 posted by Bruce on 7/4/2009 at 12:48:28 PM
I have a 83 Ridge Runner. The early one with the good frame.

Let me know if you are still interested
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RE:WANTED:Diamondback Ridge Runner 82'84 posted by Carl. on 8/24/2009 at 1:12:45 PM
Did you receive any replies? I used to own one of these and would like to get back on one again, now that I will be 80 years old next birthday.
Carl.
zs1vt@telkomsa.net
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RE:WANTED:Diamondback Ridge Runner 82'84 posted by shane richardson on 5/25/2010 at 1:09:27 PM
hello, i own a early 80's, 1st model Diamond Back Ridge Runner. 26". this is a 1 owner bike, purchased by my Dad from Bicycle Warehouse in Scottsdale AZ. he bought it when he was 50, so needless to say it is only gently used. it is in preistine condition. i am into prewar bicycles, so i do not know the value, but i am looking for a good home for this bike. thanks.
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RE:RE:WANTED:Diamondback Ridge Runner 82'84 posted by berardi on 11/18/2010 at 2:39:40 PM
Hey, I know this is an old post, but do you still have this bike?
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RE:RE:RE:WANTED:Diamondback Ridge Runner 82'84 posted by Daran on 7/17/2011 at 9:45:32 PM
I have a 1982 DiamondBack Ridgerunner all original except the seat, the grips and the single arm (left crank?)very, very very good condition. If you are interested my email is efxlife@gmail.com

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RE:RE:WANTED:Diamondback Ridge Runner 82'84 posted by Bob on 8/7/2011 at 9:29:48 AM
Hi, I have a Rigderunner I purchased new in 1985. It has been ridden but not extreme. All original components - silver. Too many bikes now and wonder what it is worth. It certainly is a part of mountain bilking history!
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WANTED:Diamondback Topanga posted by Carl on 10/29/2011 at 5:13:58 AM
Looking for a seat post for a Topanga.
26.2 dia and about 35cm long.
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MISC:Cycle Pro Riding Bike posted by: Precious on 3/15/2009 at 2:33:21 PM
I just bought a bike named Cycle Pro, but I can't find any information online about it. It needs a little repairs done to it, but I don't know where to go. I would like to stay with the same company who made it. Being that I can't find it, I was wondering if it's under a new name or something. Can someone help me?
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RE:MISC:Cycle Pro Riding Bike posted by David on 6/3/2009 at 6:27:38 AM
Cycle Pro didn't make anything - they were/are an importer of goods under their own brand name. Any competent bike shop should be able to handle repairs for you; all the parts will be standard ones.
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AGE / VALUE:dawes ranger mountain bike posted by: kevin pearce on 3/11/2009 at 8:20:22 AM
I have a Dawes Ranger mountain bike circa 1986/87. I've only ever seen one other. Has anyone got any info on them?
How long they were in production, how many were built etc.
Any info appreciated.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:dawes ranger mountain bike posted by sagara on 9/16/2009 at 3:15:17 AM
HI kevin - I thought you might be interested in this dawes ranger that I bought on ebay for 55 pounds.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390092866109&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:GB:1123
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WANTED:Ritchey posted by: Tim on 3/10/2009 at 3:59:44 PM
Looking for the right piece of history to restore and ride. Wanted a Fillet brazed Ritchey Mtn Bike.
Appreciate your time,
Tim

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RE:WANTED:Ritchey posted by DON on 9/22/2009 at 4:46:45 PM
Maybe this is along the lines of what you're after... 1985 Ritchey Timber Comp. All the details are at my velospace listing:

http://velospace.org/node/23148

The serial number, 1B272, can be backed up by The Ritchey Project over at OldMountainBikes:

http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/bikes/

I spoke with Rick at D&D Cycles, he painted ever Ritchey back then, he has decals sets available if he restores the frame. He strips the frames, media blasts it, primer coat, color coat, decals, and clear coat. He'll do all that for $450.00 or so. Otherwise, some decals can be gotten here:

http://home.comcast.net/'velographic/VGUSA.htm

I was going to restore it but I have too many bike projects and it seems a shame to shelve this beauty. Interested? Make me an offer.

Thanks for your time!

Best regards,

-DON-
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