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FOR SALE:   Gitane Tandem posted by: John on 10/11/2011 at 8:43:11 AM
I have for sale a 60's era Gitane tandem racing bicycle that is in EXECELLENT condition. Everything is original except for the tires. I replaced them with a Kevlar weave to support the weight of two riders. This bike is bright green with no rust at all. Make a offer!!! Pictures are coming soon.
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          RE:FOR SALE:   Gitane Tandem posted by ken on 10/12/2011 at 11:00:57 AM
John, I hope you'll post a photo to the Oldroads picture database.
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FOR SALE:   Rapido posted by: Dave on 9/16/2011 at 5:43:24 AM
I have a Rapido bicyle 20" built for two made in canada i think and i would like to get some kind of info on it. So if anyone can help me i would apprecate.
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MISC:   antique motorized tandem bicycle posted by: roland on 8/29/2011 at 6:46:29 AM
I have a patrik tandem bicycle apparently from the 20's with a munchen motor werks rex engine on the front has a belt for front wheel drive does anybody know anything about this unit its all original from what i can tell but i can't find any info on it
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          RE:MISC:   antique motorized tandem bicycle posted by Mary on 11/4/2011 at 4:53:28 AM
Sorry, No info, but...too cool of a bike!!
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MISC:   identification and value posted by: Greg Jahn on 7/10/2011 at 11:04:11 AM
Trying to identify this rear steer tandem. Believe it is Schwinn. Has letters AS on the bolt that holds the front handle bars on. Believe that stands for Arnold Schwinn. It has a Morrow brake and Persons Supreme pedals. The original tires were red like the pedals but the bike had hung in the barn so long that the tires had melted and were hanging on the rims. Both seats have Mesinger logo stamped into the leather. It is a riding driving bike. There are no tags or numbers anywhere on the bike that I can find to help identify the bike. I believe the lights and generator are after market but not sure. Would appreciate any help in identifying the make, model and year of this tandem. An approximate value would be of interest to see if what I paid for the bike was reasonable. Thank you for any help anyone may have.
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          RE:MISC:   identification and value posted by David on 7/16/2011 at 3:23:17 PM
Some photos sure would help.
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          RE:MISC:   identification and value posted by ken on 7/22/2011 at 10:33:19 AM
Correct, the AS is Arnold, Schwinn & Co.
Other places to check are seat post clamps and hubs; then if you pull the cranks out of the frame there should be some ID on them. Some of their early bearings were marked Schwinn on the cages as well.
I'd like to see pictures too. Sounds like a very interesting bike.
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          RE:MISC:   identification and value posted by duke zielke on 9/21/2011 at 10:31:04 PM
I recently aquired a huffy tandum and it looks to be a daisy tandum, my question is how do I find out what year it was made? It has ape hangers on the back and very rusty..lol, any help will be great!
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          RE:MISC:   identification and value posted by jj on 9/22/2011 at 3:42:33 AM
See the Huffy Serial Number Chart under the the Technical Resources tab at the top of any page here at OldRoads.com

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MISC:   What is it??? posted by: Jackie on 6/28/2011 at 7:11:21 PM
I recently this bike as a barn find. It is a girl's 20" tandem/sociable style bike. The only markings I can find are MINNIE and a minnie mouse image on each of the down tubes. Does anyone have any information about them? I have been searching on the internet but have not found anything?...thanks...jackie


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          RE:MISC:   What is it??? posted by David on 7/5/2011 at 9:13:22 AM
Snapfish requires a login so we can't see your picture.
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MISC:   Information posted by: Nichelle on 5/17/2011 at 9:13:38 AM
I have been searching the web for any information on my bicycle which has produced nothing. Maybe you can help me.
I have a Levrier tandem bicycle. It has disc brakes, a headlight, and a taillight. The two seats are leather, with the logo "Brown" on back.
When I acquired it from a friend it was a bit worn out and rusty. I noticed
hand painted details on the frame, so I have decided not to paint it until I
can gather more details on it.
It weighs a lot. One bicycle shop estimated 85 pounds; I don't think that
much, perhaps 65 pounds.

Do you have knowledge of this bike? If not, can you tell me where I can locate someone who knows?

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Nichelle Winters
Images of the bicycle are attached.


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          RE:MISC:   Information posted by ken on 5/20/2011 at 11:21:48 AM
An interesting bike and an interesting puzzle. I checked the usual suspects: Classic Rendezvous, Sheldon Brown, velo-retro -without success. There appears to be a user name Levrier on Velospace...
There is an expert here on Oldroads- Keith Body. I suggest you post on the vintage lightweight page asking for his input. The components should provide some clues; what derailleurs and hubs does it have? The shifter appears to be Simplex. Closeups of the front and rear derailleurs would be helpful. Maybe the cranks too.
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          RE:MISC:   Information posted by David on 5/31/2011 at 9:08:20 AM
"Lévrier" is French for a rabbit ["lièvre"] chasing dog; i.e. a greyhound as on the headbadge. It looks like you have an old French tandem with an interesting frame design. Drum (not disk) brakes. How many speeds is the gear cluster? It appears to have 650B (English 26x1-1/2) tires. It's not a lightweight but it looks like a lot of fun. I would clean it up some, lubricate it, retire (but keep) the saddles and ride it.
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          RE:MISC:   Information posted by Ian on 7/5/2011 at 3:22:39 PM
I am interested in the bike.....as-is. What price? Email me at Ian_m_lee@msn.com
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MISC:   Need to know the year of the bike posted by: Anna Hill on 5/8/2011 at 1:26:17 PM
I have a Yellow Columbia Tandem, I'm guessing it is in the late 60's or early 70's. Sticker said Westfield, MA USA serial number 7 077 5022 and the four letters on the other side of the sticker i could barely make out is _CRL (I couldn't make out the first letter at all) What year do you think this was made in? Thanks.
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          RE:MISC:   Need to know the year of the bike posted by ken on 5/10/2011 at 10:42:26 AM
Oldroads picture database has two Columbia tandems listed, but they both express doubt about the age. There's a fair chance of date codes on the hubs. You didn't specify whether it has a coaster brake; if so, what model? If it has gears or hand brakes those will likely have codes also, and the keys to a lot of the codes are on the vintage trek website.
Pictures are always good. Can you send or post one?
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          RE:MISC:   Need to know the year of the bike posted by David on 8/13/2011 at 5:06:52 AM
I'm not sure when the two-letter capitalized state postal codes came into universal use, but if your label actually says "Westfield, MA USA," I'd guess that it postdates that change. Should be easy to check on the internet. Earlier than that, I would expect "Mass." to be the abbreviation.
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MISC:   folding bicycle need help to identifiy posted by: Diane on 4/15/2011 at 12:38:32 PM
Hi, I have a folding bicycle i have been unable to identifiy.
the back of the seat has a metal tag read pryma,handle bars is marked swan 60.
any one know who made this it is vintage.
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WANTED:   Triple tandem wanted posted by: Greg Pinch on 1/5/2011 at 11:42:56 AM
Looking for anything vintage in a triple tandem.
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          RE:WANTED:   Triple tandem wanted posted by nancy on 3/15/2011 at 1:30:54 AM
sale-w5xeh-2266128762@craigslist.org saw this one on craigslist!
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          RE:WANTED:   Triple tandem wanted posted by John Peter Sanabria on 3/17/2011 at 2:16:02 PM
I have a vintage italian triple tamdem in regular conditions; maybe late 1940's or 1950´s.
If interested I can send pictures.
The bicycle is located in Mexico City.
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MISC:   old tandem posted by: dan birce on 11/29/2010 at 12:13:00 PM
my father has an old cws tandem with cycle works tyselly on the front badge. does anyone know how old this tandem can be and should I restore it.

dan

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          RE:MISC:���old tandem posted by American Restoration on 3/21/2011 at 11:31:11 AM
Hi, I see you may be interested in restoring your tandem bike! I'd love to talk to you about it! Please email me at lauren.robbins@leftfieldpictures.com

Thanks!
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MISC:   old tandem posted by: dan birce on 11/29/2010 at 12:13:00 PM
my father has an old cws tandem with cycle works tyselly on the front badge. does anyone know how old this tandem can be and should I restore it.

dan

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          RE:MISC:   old tandem posted by jj on 11/30/2010 at 4:54:16 AM
Can you post some pictures?
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WANTED:   Rollfast childs tandem posted by: Tim on 11/15/2010 at 7:14:32 AM
I`m looking for any information on a childs (20") tandem made by Rollfast. It looks like a late 50 early 60 style. I can`t seem to find anythind about it on the net. Anybody ever see or own one of these? I need pictures and some misc.parts.
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          RE:WANTED:   Rollfast childs tandem posted by jj on 11/16/2010 at 4:46:14 AM
I've seen Schwinn Sting-Ray (kid-sized) tandems but I didn't know Rollfast made one.
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          RE:WANTED:   Rollfast childs tandem posted by Patrick on 11/16/2010 at 4:52:02 AM
Hi, My friend has a Monkey Wards 20" tandem and it looks like it was made bt Rollfast. It has the double top tube construction and the fenders look like a 20" girls Rollfast in his garage. I can't get pics. now because it's burried in garage for winter. I've never seen another like it,20" tandems didn't sell very good and they are scarce. He beat me to it @ a local garage sale years ago. Send me some pics. of yours and let's see if they're the same.
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MISC:   Rollfast Mustang 20" posted by: Julie on 10/22/2010 at 7:56:35 AM
I purchased my first vintage bike at an auction a week ago. Here is what I know my 20.00 got me. This is a Rollfast Mustang,Split frame
Serial # G 489 13,20inch, everything looks original,
No skip tooth sprocket,hub has red stripe down center and it has coaster brakes. It rides fast and Id like to get it restored if it's worth anything and if it isnt worth much I will ride it because I just love it entirely. The sticker on the front is different than those we have found online. The seat is not a long seat, short and matches copper color of bike. We can find the rollfast mustang BUT, none like this one so far. Can anyone point me in a direction possibly?
My digital camera dont take great photos but I will try to send this one if needed. Thanks for anyone who can help :)
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MISC:   Rixe bicycles posted by: Andrew Baker on 10/11/2010 at 4:04:54 PM
Looking for any information about Rixe bicycles and pictures of Rixe bicycles. Only really interested in pre-Raleigh, lugged bikes.

I read someone here had a Rixe tandem with springer front end. So do I and I would really like to see yours!

Thanks

Andrew


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          RE:MISC:   Rixe bicycles posted by jj on 10/12/2010 at 3:58:58 AM
Lot os info in the archives about that cycle.
Use the google search box at the top of any page here on OldRoads.com.
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          RE:MISC:   Rixe bicycles posted by Andrew Baker on 10/12/2010 at 6:08:02 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. I've done that and am still looking for more info.

Specifically, I'm looking to find the other guy who has a Rixe springer tandem.

What is known about the springer front end - did Rixe make it? Did they use it on their Mopeds?

I'm trying to find the exact years they were imported into the US by Victoria Bicycles in Lancaster, PA. Been told 50s-60s

When did Raleigh buy out Rixe?

And of course any pictures to add to my collection.

Thanks

Andrew


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          RE:MISC:   Rixe bicycles posted by John on 10/26/2010 at 10:23:15 AM
Andrew! I have one of those! email me at race2in@gmail.com and I will send you some pics!!! I have looked everywhere and could never find any info on it. It's in rough shape but it's worth fixin up. The bell still works and the emblem on the front fender is still in tact.

John
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          RE:MISC:   Rixe bicycles posted by Josh on 1/1/2011 at 5:03:10 PM
Happy New Year! Hey I just acquired a Rixe Tandem bicycle as well. Its in relatively good shape very MINIMAL rust. Its been in my grandmas basement for approx 46 years without being touched. I too cannot find anything out about this bike. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am seriously considering restoring this gem but want to learn everything about it before I start. ---Thanks, Josh
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          RE:MISC:   Rixe bicycles posted by Charles Scully on 1/5/2011 at 7:57:37 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230569412388&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en

Here is one currently on ebay. alot of photos and info in the description
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          RE:MISC:   Rixe bicycles posted by TOM W. on 3/16/2011 at 10:21:37 AM
I RECENTLY ACQUIRED A RIXE TANDEM(NON SPRINGER) AND I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT ITS TRUE VALUE....WHERE SHOULD I LOOK???
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          RE:MISC:   Rixe bicycles posted by jj on 3/17/2011 at 3:56:40 AM
Have you tried the 3 Price Guides here on OldRoads.com?
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          RE:MISC:   Rixe bicycles posted by tom wellhofer on 3/29/2011 at 6:55:03 AM
thanx....i will look into "old roads.com"
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MISC:   what do i have posted by: cliff on 9/27/2010 at 2:05:00 PM
i have an older tandem bike it is in bad shape and i want to find out what it is before i try to restore it. I found what i think is a serial number on it. The number is
2 0239 a3
3 f 1530
that is how it is stamped on the bike. any info would be great. thanks

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          RE:MISC:   what do i have posted by cliff on 9/27/2010 at 2:39:21 PM
here is a pic[p][a href=http://www.facebook.com/clifford.burse?v=photos#!/photo.php?pid=31083033&id=1020673495&ref=fbx_album target=_blank][img src=the_camera.jpg][/a]
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          RE:MISC:   what do i have posted by cliff on 9/27/2010 at 2:40:05 PM
here is a pic[p][a href=http://www.facebook.com/clifford.burse?v=photos#!/photo.php?pid=31083033&id=1020673495&ref=fbx_album target=_blank][img src=the_camera.jpg][/a]
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