I recently purchased two nice Schwinn Suburban bikes.
Currently they wear 27 inch 1 1/8 tires and both need tires. I want more rubber, how big can I go on the 27 Schwinn rims
| Yeah, that's gotta negate the plush ride the designers intended- inch and a quarter is the original spec. The rims will accomodate whatever you can find, but if you get huge cross tires you may have other troubles, for sure if you have fenders. The Nashbar house brand 27x1-1/4 is eight bucks; you'll notice the difference.|
| I have a Surburban also, being as you just purchased, I'm currious as to what they are going for these days? I love it, and the sentimental value to it, wouldn't sell but would restore or display.|
| I purchased a 1938-1940 men's Raleigh while residing in the UK in 1998. After a month of ownership, it was stolen from me. |
I am seeking a seller who is willing to part with their vintage Releigh for a reasonable price.
Any offers, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
| I found an AUGUSTA bicycle in a thrift store and it looks so unlike most bikes with full fenders, chain guard and plastic side shields for your pants that I almost bought it on the spot. I can't find ANY information about this bike on any search engine. Can someone help me?|
| Thanks to everyone for replying! I still need more info though.|
About the forks, I've seen bikes with forks like mine. So are my forks bent out of shape accidentally? Or are the forks intentionally bent?
I'm a newbie, yeah.
There's a "Made in Taiwan" sticker, I just found it. But it could have been stuck on there inadvertently, I mean, why would there be a maple leaf on the badge thingy?
I'm going to take it to a bicycle collector today (should I take my camera with me for all of you bike lovers?)
Hopefully he can help me fix it up (missing pedal, fenders and stuff)
This site is fun!
| Ooops! I posted my reply at the wrong place! :(|
But, errrr, that Augusta bike sounds nice! (let's pretend I know what I'm talking about)
| I found this gorgeous bicycle. My father thinks it dates back to the 70s maybe the 60s.|
I think it might be a Canadian make (name: HA) because there is a maple leaf on the crest.
Can anyone give me more details?
| more pictures:|
| It appears to be a Raleigh product. They built bikes for Dep't and Hardware stores. Just have to figure out what H A stand for. Too bad the forks are bent.|
| What does it mean that the forks are bent?|
They're bent on purpose, are they not?
| You know, I can't tell if the forks are bent; I have no expertise in that, but in the English Roadsters forum; you might ask for second opinions.|
Nice looking bike; when I got back into bicycling a few years ago, I had a blue Motobecane 3 speed; and though, it was made in the '70s in China or Taiwan, it kind of took my breath away just looking at it sometimes. I do see a curvature in the fork; but if it was straight, it seems the front would be higher.
The people at the other forum http://www.oldroads.com/d_eng_def.asp?rec_count=1 ; would probably get a kick out of seeing this bicycle and a thread just happened about a Robin Hood bicycle who's fork was bent.
| A Canadian also is at the vintage lightweight bicycle threads, I see a big maple leaf on the headbadge. I think it looks like a nice bicycle; woman's, needs a back fender. Maybe someone would know what HA stood for.|
| Hmmmm.... very hard to tell... precisely what it is. Certainly looks like an english machine, but I can't tell... appears the frame is not lugged?|
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| Has anyone noticed that the prices of vintage bicycles has gone down? Last year I sold a Raleigh Sports for over $200. now I see them go for less than $100. I know that the price of steel scrap went up. I know that bicycles get picked for scrap quickly. I used to find many more on the side of the road. It seems like the price of vintage bicycles went down but so did avalability. What is in demand?|