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MISC:   Columbia twosome (tandem) posted by: David deLong on 7/2/2007 at 12:56:23 PM
I have a columbia twosome (tandem) I was looking to find out the actual age of the bike. The only number I can find on the frame is TS10897. If anybody can tell me what year it was made I would appreciate it.
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MISC:   Columbia twosome (tandem) posted by: David deLong on 7/2/2007 at 12:56:23 PM
I have a columbia twosome (tandem) I was looking to find out the actual age of the bike. The only number I can find on the frame is TS10897. If anybody can tell me what year it was made I would appreciate it.
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          RE:MISC:   Columbia twosome (tandem) posted by paul on 7/3/2007 at 1:55:40 PM
Letter A is 1936 so Letter T is 1956 hope this helps!
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          RE:RE:MISC:   Columbia twosome (tandem) posted by David on 7/4/2007 at 7:52:23 AM
That doesn't really help because I know the bike is newer then that. It was my inlaws bike that they bought new at a local bike shop. They bought it around when my now wife was just old enough to hold herself up and she was born in 68. I figure it to be around a 67-69 just thought I could narrow it down better.
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FOR SALE:   The Raleigh Nothingham Twenty posted by: Alysson on 6/30/2007 at 1:42:35 PM
I have a Folding-Raleigh-Twenty that I'd like to sell. I bought it a few years back in Montana. It looks like it's almost all orginal parts minus the tires and it's missing the chain guard. I have no idea what it's worth and would love some feed back. thanks


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          RE:FOR SALE:   The Raleigh Nothingham Twenty posted by Thom J. on 7/2/2007 at 9:01:51 AM
Alysson- Nice looking Twenty. What year is the manf/S.A. hub date? Besides that info, I would say $125.00 on the low end and up to $300.00 to $400.00 on the high end. I've seen some on e-bay that have sold in these price ranges. As with everything in the used and collectable market, it all depends on who is looking for this type of bike and what they're willing to pay. Since it's summer time, you may do well as a number of folks would like to have one of these to take to the beach or on trips. Good luck, Thom.
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          RE:FOR SALE:   The Raleigh Nothingham Twenty posted by David on 7/9/2007 at 5:58:28 AM
The missing chain guard will hurt its price. Does it have the original short Pletscher rack and short pump? These unusual original parts are important.
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          RE:FOR SALE:   The Raleigh Nothingham Twenty posted by Alysson on 7/10/2007 at 11:35:33 AM
Thanks for the feedback. On the hub it reads 70 11 Three speed Stanley Archer. I don't see Pletscher on the rack and there is not a short pump. I'll give e-bay a try. thanks again-aly
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MISC:   year of bike posted by: Valerie on 6/25/2007 at 10:14:59 PM
I'm trying to figure out the year my bike was manufactured. Here's some info:
Make: CCM (in Weston, Ontario, Canada)
Model: Imperial Mark IV tandem
Tire size: 26x1&3/4
Serial #: G1802 (Also has an upside down 'R')
If anyone can help, I greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
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FOR SALE:   Caloi Dobravel folding bicycle circa 1960 posted by: Kelda van Heerden on 6/25/2007 at 9:51:38 AM
I have a folding bicycle manufactured by a firm called Caloi, during the 1960s. I know that the bicycle is Brazilian (though the manufacturer Caloi was/is an Italian company based in Brazil).

I would like to know what this bicycle might be worth. I have searched all major online auctions and have not found anything similar. Please help.
I am based in South Africa.

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          RE:FOR SALE:   Caloi Dobravel folding bicycle circa 1960 posted by jon on 8/5/2007 at 8:05:04 AM
Hello ,I have aquired a caloi mountain bike with rock shox forks serfas seat in very good condtion,shimano altus gears etc...I too am having difficulty researching its value and there are zero for bid on e-bay to compare but i've heard of similar ones like mine bought for 25 usa dollars at a yardsale bring 500 plus ..I'm going to be listing it soon but would like to know a fair reserve set price...If u've found any info on your bike or research any help would be greatly appretiated....Jon
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MISC:   Serial Number Location posted by: Bob on 6/24/2007 at 5:16:55 AM
I just bought a tandem at a garage sale for $7, so you know what I have. Single speed, no coaster brake (only from hand brake, yikes) 26 x 1-3/8 tires. It is pretty much junk. But I figure it is a project. It has been repainted several times. No fenders (mud guards), no chain guards. The handle grips say Schwinn and the tires are Wards Riverside. So, I really have no idea what I bought

My first question is, where does one look for serial numbers that might help me identify what this was at one time?

If you can help with this I have another question about the odd combination of sprockets (if that's the correct term) I found on the one piece cranks.
by: 4.225.109.41

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          RE:MISC:   Serial Number Location posted by Brian on 6/25/2007 at 4:18:05 PM
More important than a serial number is to post a picture
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MISC:   DIY 3speed tandem cable posted by: sam on 6/23/2007 at 9:37:22 AM

Needed a S/A 3speed gear cable in Tandem length.Used a summit universal gear wire with the two different ends---snip off the hub end.For the S/A shifter that uses the small tube end I simply filed(drimel)the small end ---it fits and works great---the universal quick release swival attached the adj. barrle to the hub.Really not hard to keep an old english 3 speed on the road---sam
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          RE:MISC:   DIY 3speed tandem cable posted by David on 7/26/2007 at 1:37:22 PM
I had a Japanese 3-speed SA clone shifter which fit a standard derailer cable end just fine. The only problem I find is that the cable seems to be stretching. I keep losing first gear (until I readjust) just when I need it!
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FOR SALE:   pre-war english tandem in New Orleans area posted by: sam on 6/19/2007 at 11:55:46 AM
A Mr Patrick McKenna has an unrestored all original English pre war tandem 4 sale in the New Orleans area.
phone#(985)892-6586
cell (985)373-4778

In unrestored condition--very dirty--needs cables(unconnected but there)had S/A tandem drums(3 speed rear)and also rod brakes.has light,and gen.Celluloid cover on front handle bar.steel mudgards(fenders)
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MISC:   Info on bike posted by: Chris on 6/13/2007 at 7:57:06 PM
I just got this 1970 Royce Union Folding Bike, how do I go about getting it priced?
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MISC:   nealeco bianchi bicycle posted by: doni on 6/13/2007 at 7:24:55 AM
I have a Nealeco Bianchi Bicycle. I believe it is a 1979
is it worth anything?
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MISC:   Brevettata folding bike posted by: Val on 6/11/2007 at 10:39:49 AM
Does anyone know anything about Brevettata bikes ?
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          RE:MISC:   Brevettata folding bike posted by Ruth on 7/12/2007 at 6:33:00 PM
Val-I am just now trying to research for information on an old folding bike that I picked up at the city dump! It has a decal with the word "Brevettata". Mine has the name C. Rizzato @ Co., Padova, Italy, and the model is "Duemila", whichis Italian for "twentieth century". Cesare Rizzato was quite famous for bicycles,scooters, etc. His company has become the present Atala bicycle company in Italy. This bike looks quite old to me. It has a very "euro" look in the fenders which caught my eye. The tires are "Wolber", pretty cracked but still hold air. Does your bike have any other identifying info on it? I'd be interested to hear from you or anyone else with more information. Trying to decide if I should keep this old thing or take it back to the dump. I'll share any new info I find with you. Ruth
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          RE:MISC:   Brevettata folding bike posted by Tom Manley on 10/18/2007 at 9:03:51 AM
Hello, Yes, I have one in near perfect condition. The only info I can get is that it is very rare and not many on the planet as of today. So I would say, Dont throw it away. Thanks
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MISC:   how much is ???? posted by: Kris on 6/6/2007 at 6:58:27 PM
Looking at a red, vintage, huffy daisy tandem. What is a good asking price? It is above average condition.
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          RE:MISC:   how much is ???? posted by David on 6/8/2007 at 3:58:04 AM
Is it single speed or kick-back two speed? I'd think the two speed would be worth a little bit more. In either case, I wouldn't pay more than about $100 for it. A Schwinn Twinn (higher quality) often goes for around $200. (See ebay item 320121803560; a 5-speed good condition Twinn that will probably go for about $200) I'd stay away from Huffies unless you really have a liking for them.
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MISC:   dating schwinn tandems posted by: lea on 5/31/2007 at 8:14:31 PM
We have two tandems serial #mc77237 and ?67533 we are looking for information on dating these. Is there a source for tandem serial numbers. I have looked at the Schwinn list with no luck. Thanks
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          RE:MISC: dating schwinn tandems posted by Peter on 6/1/2007 at 6:31:52 PM
Schwinn followed the same guidelines regarding the serial numbers on all their bikes, regardess of the type ...
After 1965, there were two letters before the serial number, with the first one being the month and the second one being the year. (the letter "O" was skipped in the 1970's)
There is a chart on OLD ROADS for Schwinns as well ...
The one you have has the two letters in front of the numbers,
Letters M and then C indicates it was built December 1967 ... the other one without the letters in front of the numbers ...
Before 1965, one letter was used to indicate the month, the after the first letter was the year ... (probably 1960-65)
before 1960, I believe it was just numbers ...
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          RE:RE:MISC: dating schwinn tandems posted by ken on 6/13/2007 at 11:16:04 AM
Well, my info indicates that prior to 1952 there were codes for models other than standard bikes, so the serial number location is important. if the number were under the BB, however, it would begin with T.
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MISC:   If I ever wanted a tandem posted by: Roger on 5/31/2007 at 11:46:34 AM
I would look no further....Item number: 150127822771 : obviously not mine, writing from the US.
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FOR SALE:   Ladies Blue Ribbon Bicycle posted by: Todd on 5/25/2007 at 9:13:26 AM
I have a blue ribbon ladies bike complete right down to the orginal tires, lights this bike has been stored in garage attic for 60 yrs this babe is a gem . make offer
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