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Archived: Vintage Lightweights

AGE / VALUE:   Takara Prestige posted by: Ian on 12/6/2002 at 9:58:23 PM
This is my first time coming to this site, and I'm pretty new to cycling (started 7/02). I've had this bike for several years, but just recently fixed it up. It's a 27" Takara Prestige road bike with a lot of parts from Suntour, Sakae, and Dia-Compe, and it's in pretty good condition. Does anyone know what this bike might be worth or where I can find out? Thanks. :)

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Prestige posted by Warren on 12/6/2002 at 10:57:39 PM
HA!...Take a quick scroll down to the bottom of this page. Granted most of the info is not about Takura but it's the most I've ever seen.

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Campy Synchro Shifters posted by: Ray on 12/5/2002 at 7:29:41 PM
I purchased some Campy Synchro DT shifters under the assumption that they were 8sp. The literature in the box refers to 7sp, but the outside of the box specifies "8V". I have seen mentions of the "_V" designating the number of gears to which the shifters are indexed on other sites. Does anyone know for sure how to tell if these are 7 or 8sp? I have tried to count the clicks, and get 7. Assuming that there is no click at the starting point, 7 clicks would get me through to 8 cogs, right? Thanks for any help on this.

   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Campy Synchro Shifters posted by Pete on 12/8/2002 at 5:14:17 PM
If you were going to use a six speed freewheel with one of these how would you set it up?
High gear all the way forward, and depend on the derailleur low stop to limit lever travel in 1st gear?

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Campy Synchro Shifters posted by darryl on 12/6/2002 at 1:08:28 AM
The starting point (gear) and 7 clicks would give you 8 gears.

AGE / VALUE:    posted by: Sandy on 12/5/2002 at 3:20:10 AM
Am trying to place a value on a 1970's Crescent mark 20 (XX)bicycle in mint condition. What further information is required to give a true value.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Skip Echert on 12/5/2002 at 7:06:07 AM
Hello Sandy -
There is a 70s Cresent catalog here: http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/crescent/
Yours is all stainless? wow!
A campy Nuovo record bike, in good condition, typically gets a mimimum of $500. My rough guess would be that yours could go double or triple that.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Stacey on 12/6/2002 at 8:16:49 PM
Wow Skip, thanks for the turn on!!! Did you go 'top level' on those catalogs OMG there is a world of neat info there.

Not to mention some pee yer pants funny photos hiding in another folder... Watch out for the "Cactus Guys" LMAO!!!

AGE / VALUE:   Performance Vitesse posted by: Greg on 12/5/2002 at 1:53:58 AM
Anybody know anything about Performance(the catalog co.)frames. I just bought a road bike on e bay, $51.00. It is a Vitesse model. Lugged frame, full Shimano. Maybe someone out there has one and can give me some info on these bikes. Thanks, Greg

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Performance Vitesse posted by greg on 12/5/2002 at 2:01:25 AM
Sorry for the dup.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Performance Vitesse posted by Walter on 12/6/2002 at 1:41:19 AM
I remember seeing them in the Performance catlog in the mid80s. They were supposed to be nice, Columbus SL or SLX and Italian made. They sold at a discount compared to "name" marques.

I saw one on eBay once. It sold but cheap,however it was tall and the seller admitted it had a high speed wobble. My guess is that that one in good shape will ride quite well but won't attract alot of $.

AGE / VALUE:   Performance Vittesse posted by: Greg on 12/5/2002 at 1:42:39 AM
I just bought a Performance(the catalog co.)road bike. It is a Vitesse model. I paid 51.00 for it. Can someone tell me the frame mat'l. I am assuming it is 4130. It is lugged and looks in fantastic shape. I bought it for commuting to work. Maybe someone has one of these and knows a little something about it. Thank you, Greg

WANTED:   Bluemels "No-Weight" Front Fender posted by: karl on 12/5/2002 at 1:32:05 AM
I am looking for a cream colored Bluemels "No Weight" Front Celluloid Fender. I have a 1937 Raleigh that is missing this front fender. Bike just doesn't look right without it. Any leads appreciated. Thanks Karl

AGE / VALUE:   SHIFTER LOCATION posted by: Kevin K on 12/4/2002 at 11:21:44 PM
Hi. I've several bikes where the shifter bolts / screws into the top of the down tube. These are all made by Suntour. Did Shimano also make a shifter assembly that bolts on in this manner. Thanks, Kevin K

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   SHIFTER LOCATION posted by Warren on 12/5/2002 at 4:02:15 AM
I don't think so...and the Suntour models work well!.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   SHIFTER LOCATION posted by Kevin K on 12/5/2002 at 11:32:52 PM
Hi Warren. Yea they do but I've got a nice Shimano Group for the bike. The shifters look a little outa place, that's all. Thanks, Kevin K

AGE / VALUE:   Ideale Saddle Question posted by: Gralyn on 12/4/2002 at 3:31:48 AM
I have a question about an Ideale Saddle: I know that they have a model number stamped into either side...like a "47" or a "59", or an "80", etc....Does anyone know if this model # ties in with a time-frame, or a date in time? Is the higher the model # mean the newer the saddle? I don't know. I have one which is "Type Record" and model "43". Any idea how old it is?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Ideale Saddle Question posted by Ray on 12/4/2002 at 4:15:24 PM
Don't know for sure but it is probably more like the Brooks numbering system where the number is really a model type and not a vintage. There are probably slight differences between these different numbered saddles but no indication of the date of manufacture. Hopefully someone can confirm or deny this.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Ideale Saddle Question posted by glenn on 12/5/2002 at 10:47:46 PM
Most Ideale's made after 1978 had a year stamped on the underside in black ink. The model number has no bearing on the year made other than they did change models over the years. It would be a letter and then a dash and then 2 numbers, such as C-84, which would be march 1984.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Ideale Saddle Question posted by Ian Kersey on 12/8/2002 at 4:12:50 AM
See the following web site for a great primer on Ideale Saddles -- it shows the various models, provides a brief description, and lists each saddle's weight.


WANTED:   Fuji stem (nice)and parts for beater posted by: Lincoln on 12/4/2002 at 12:41:00 AM
Suffering very tight budget but hoping to find following (note pertinent Fuji part):
1. Slightly higher than standard stem for a beater bike ('65 Hawthorne/Monkey Ward). Cheap steel would be best. Existing stem dia seems to be .860" to .865" (21.8 to 22.0 mm), inside of fork measures .87" to .88" (22.1 to 22.3mm) but that's hard to measure well, at least with my calipers. Bars seem to be 1" dia at the clamp.

2. At least 12" long .855" dia (21.7mm) steel seatpost for above. (aluminum ok if cheep). Seat tube measures maybe .86" (21.8mm) ID. I may just shim a steel pipe as I have a +.024" shim and the pipe I've measured is about .840" dia., but I'd rather do it right.

3. Slightly higher than standard stem for circa 1980 Fuji. 1" (25.4mm) bar dia, fork measures about .87" (22.1mm)inside, existing stem .855" to .860" (21.7 to 21.8mm)


   RE:WANTED:   Fuji stem (nice)and parts for beater posted by Mike P on 12/4/2002 at 2:06:33 PM
For your Hawthorne, find a standard American-spec .833" diameter stem. As for the extra length, Wald makes the #511. Your best bet would be a 13/16" seatpost (13/16"=.8125") Both would be dirt cheap, but they will last and last. Any decent bike shop should be able to get them for you quickly.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Fuji stem (nice)and parts for beater posted by Mike P on 12/4/2002 at 2:20:39 PM
For clarification, the #511 stem above has an 11" quill, so it may be too long for your application. Also, when choosing a seatpost make sure you size the top part for your saddle clamp. Hope this helps.

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   Fuji stem (nice)and parts for beater posted by Lincoln Ross on 12/4/2002 at 2:28:54 PM
Thanks. Wish I'd checked messages more often. I discovered the Wald parts you mentioned only after long search when I should have been doing something else. I will have to use the Wald shims too, I think, for both ends of the post and for the stem. I don't think 11" will be too long. That's unless I find some other parts. When I added up the two stems, and the two shims from mail order, plus s+h, it's more than I paid for the two bikes! I downloaded the Wald catalog, which is an interesting document in itself. Discovered from a guy I know at the hardware store that there is someone in town who collects, works on, and sells massive numbers of old bikes. Will see him. Maybe can trade Gitane for another beater.

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Latest big ticket vintage bike posted by: Keith on 12/3/2002 at 6:00:40 PM
Reserve not met at $5100. Undoubtedly one of a kind. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=741107137

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Latest big ticket vintage bike posted by Tonto on 12/3/2002 at 9:07:49 PM
Big Ticket Item, that bike, like a Colnago, thanks for pointing it out, seller has a restored Schwinn Phantom Saddle, that is more in my ballpark, looks like a good deal.

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Latest big ticket vintage bike posted by Walter on 12/4/2002 at 1:20:04 AM
Also has an unridden Schwinn Volare with early DuraAce. I've only seen one other on eBay and never saw one at the shop I used to "work" in back in the '70s. Cool bike but kinda tall

   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Latest big ticket vintage bike posted by Chris on 12/4/2002 at 1:38:46 AM
That old thing? Why we threw that out. Nobody wanted it. Are they worth anything?

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Latest big ticket vintage bike posted by Ray on 12/4/2002 at 4:24:38 PM
I happen to be lucky enough to own a Rene Herse. The Rene Herse is very collectible and rare. You will note that there is already two bids even at $5100 and this is no joke. Parts for this bike can go for thousands alone. Last week a derailleur for this type of bike sold for over $2000 and I have seen other very high prices for parts and bikes like this. If you exclude the antique bikes, these are probably the most expensive modern day collectible bicycles around today. Very popular in Japan these hand build custom bicycles are really neat to ride and show. There is only a certain type of collector interested in these bikes and that is why most of you may not have heard if it but trust me they are rare and really valuable.

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Latest big ticket vintage bike posted by David on 12/5/2002 at 12:29:07 AM
Do Herse and Singer still produce bikes?

   René Herse & Alex Singer posted by Steven on 12/5/2002 at 3:33:10 AM
Singer yes, Herse No.

MISC:   need information on a bike posted by: debra on 12/3/2002 at 12:50:24 AM
I have a old bike and i am looking for some information on it, the bike says coast king deluxe, its green with a basket in the front, it's a womens bike, and on the right handle bar it has gears (H, M, L)on the emblum it says made of light weight steel. if any knows who made this bike, or any other information, i would appreciate it. thanks

   RE:MISC:   need information on a bike posted by Keith on 12/3/2002 at 3:18:17 PM
The name evokes balloon tire/middleweight, although the 3-speed hub may put it in the English Roadsters category. I'd try those discussion groups.

MISC:   need information on a bike posted by: debra on 12/3/2002 at 12:50:24 AM
I have a old bike and i am looking for some information on it, the bike says coast king deluxe, its green with a basket in the front, it's a womens bike, and on the right handle bar it has gears (H, M, L)on the emblum it says made of light weight steel. if any knows who made this bike, or any other information, i would appreciate it. thanks

AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by: Conrad Stegner on 12/2/2002 at 10:49:24 PM
I'm looking for a value on a Takara Model 10 from around 1978. The frame is Champion butted, and the components are black Dura Ace. It has chrome dropouts and head tube lugs, two sets of wheels, one 27x1.25 clinchers and the other sew-ups. It has Shimano bar-end shifters, and Campy Leggero(sp?) black pedals with Christophe clips and straps. The seat post was an SR fluted microtilt, but that's been replaced with a Dura Ace Aero seatpost. It hasn't been riden outside much - I've had it mounted on my CompuTrainer for the last several years. There's a scratch about 2" long in the paint on the top tube from a bike carrier, but it's near the head tube and the chrome plating is exposed, not bare metal. The brake hoods dried out, and I couldn't find Dura Ace, so it has DiaComp hoods on the Dura Ace levers. Does anyone have any idea what something like this might be worth? Thanks.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by Warren on 12/3/2002 at 5:01:35 AM
It's a tough one to call...Japanese bikes are often great quality and undervalued. I think it should be worth at least $400 but that would be to the right buyer. The pieces may be worth more than the whole but I'm not advocating parting it out.

Champion #1 tubing would really add spice to the soup....make it $500 in that case.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by mike on 12/3/2002 at 8:35:33 AM
i have what i believe to be a '78 takara 10-sp ladies bike. the number on the left lower side of the seatmast is 78 2 12787. it has shimano unishift stem-mount shifters. shimano FF front & rear derailers. shimano FF front freewheel system. dia compe front & rear brakes and levers. sr stem. low-rise type short bar, unmarked. sticker says: GUARANTEED SPECIAL TAKARA SEAMLESS TUBING. shimano matching hubs. the top tubes run from the headtube to the rear dropouts in one straight line. everything on this bike looks to be original, down to the takara seat. nice orange-copper color too. everything runs beautifully straight and true. i know nothing about these types of bikes. i saw the posts on takara and thought i would add my bike to the descriptions here. this one is also for sale. but, knowing nothing about these, i dont even know what to ask for it, so maybe someone here knows something, or could use it. i collect oldschool bmx stuff if anyone wants to trade. if i dont sell this one, i'll strip it for stuff i can use on my bmx takara bikes and probly end up tossing the rest. i only paid $6.48 for it originally, so anything over that is good by me. thanks for the space to post this.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by Keith on 12/3/2002 at 3:41:11 PM
I agree with Warren that Japanese bikes are undervalued, in part because you don't have the name-recognition of the old European brands that showed up in the Euro peleton. But I respectfully disagree with Warren's $400 and 500 value for this bike. The Campy SL pedals, if imaculate (and I mean perfect), may be worth $50-75, and the barcons may have practical value to some at a swap meet. The black Dura Ace may be of interest to a few if it's like new, but I bought a Dura Ace-equiped bike (Miyata Pro) of similar vintage from a DEALER a few years back for $100. The mix of the 27" wheel and a tubie is troubling - obviously one is non-original. Furthermore, I just don't see Japanese bikes, other than something really exotic like 3-Rensho, going for all that much. EBay sellers struggle to get $400-500 for late 70s/early 80s second-tier Italian bikes. So, I'd say you could get perhaps $200-$250 by parting it out, provided the parts are nearly perfect, and by that I mean no visible scratches or wear. I suppose it's good for us that Japanese bikes are undervalued, because it means we can obtain wonderful bikes to actually ride, as opposed to collect, for relatively little money.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by Keith on 12/3/2002 at 5:11:27 PM
FWIW here are three recent completed auctions that illustrate my point.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by Conrad Stegner on 12/3/2002 at 5:26:44 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I would describe the components as very good but not perfect. The bike has been ridden fairly regularly since new so there's some wear everywhere. I believe it came with the tubulars and the clinchers were built later using identical-to-original black Dura Ace 36 hole high-flange hubs. If was planning to keep riding the bike I'd be tempted to rebuild the tubular wheels with 700c rims.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by Warren on 12/3/2002 at 11:54:25 PM
I agree you Keith, that the bike may not have enough caché to draw $400 on ebay. I was trying to give a personal perspective (the right buyer reference), more than auction value. Two of these bikes did not make reserves at $500 and $600 and the other did sell for $400. Still, a Japanese bike would not get these prices....but I really believe a 3-Rensho or the like should. A Tange Prestige, Ishwata 022 or Champion #1 tubed frame/fork is worth $100 in my books...add on the components and a Brooks saddle and you've got a $400 bike.

That Cinelli should have done much better IMHO...

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by Warren on 12/4/2002 at 12:07:25 AM
Isn't it a shame that some shady tree mechanic can throw together a mediocre fixed-gear B-bike and get $200 or more on ebay but a clean Super Record equipped Cinelli can't get $600. There's no accounting for taste.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by Keith on 12/4/2002 at 3:16:25 PM
The above-emntioned Schwinn Volare, made in Japan, may fetch a good price given it's being sold as NOS by a reputable seller (CycleArt). Like Warren, I also wonder about the overall comparison of prices -- my theroy is that eBay compresses values -- almost any peice of junk will go for something, but because buyers tend to be bargain hunters, some of the good stuff often goes for less than it should.

   Italian bike values posted by Steven on 12/4/2002 at 5:07:48 PM
The bike that you are calling a Cinelli is not a Cinelli! It is a Centurion. It has no mojo even if it is likely a very nice ride. The Giubilato is another bike lacking Mojo and the Campagnolo Veloce equipment doesn't attract the posers either. The Gianni Motta would have sold for more had it been equipped with either a full Campagnolo or full Dura-ace group. To have a mix and match set-up really knocks down the price. Any of these three bikes would have been great bikes for those looking for a good deal to ride. None are however collectors' bikes as they stand, and therefore the prices did not go up. Even a San Rensho or Zunow would have problems competing with the big name Italian bikes for price: all the better for those interested more in riding than in posing.

   RE:Italian bike values posted by Warren on 12/4/2002 at 11:02:06 PM
Ahhh...the intangible mojo factor has migrated from the CR list :ˇ)

Where is Art Smith these days...his treatise on mojo was the finest bit of e-literature I've ever seen. He used to contribute here.

I know the Cinelli wasn't true Italian "bellissimo" but it's still a fine bike with the best components IMHO. Agreed, these bikes are not are not collectible but just riders. I think that applies to 99% of all the bikes listed in the Collectible category on Ebay. They are just "older bikes" and for the most part are better made than their modern counterparts. Or have better mojo anyway...

I just gave away a C-dale R-500 frame/fork that I bought for a song at a bike show sell-off 5 years ago. I built it up with retro parts...it weighed in under 21 lbs and was lightning fast and responsive as a cat. Very high quality frame. Hated it.

I took the parts and put them on this Champion #2 SR Pro-Am frame from the mid 80's and I'm in love again. It probably weighs in at 23 lbs but who cares, it's steel and it's real.

   eBay Tip posted by Ray on 12/5/2002 at 3:06:48 PM
Notice the first two bikes on the links above have the "Buy it Now" in effect while the one that sold did not. I have been watching this for a while and puting the BIN on a bike with several hundred dollars showing is the kiss of death for the auction and free money for eBay. Many folks will not even try and bid when they see a BIN for $600 on a good bike because they know the reserve is right at that level so why bother. You are better off using just a reserve and allow bidders to try and reach it rather than let the cat out of the bag right up front. Like it or not this is the way people react to an auction. It's not science, its human nature. The only time BIN works is when the price is well under valued then someone will snap it up otherwise you just wasted your posting fee.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by Keith on 12/5/2002 at 4:03:55 PM
Yeah, I also knew the Centurian wasn't a Cinelli . But it's in very nice shape, with Campy SR. For the purpose of comparison to a used late 70s Takura with not-in-new-condition Dura Ace, all three bikes clearly have more "Mojo." Steven, you may have misunderstood, but I don't think anyone suggested any of the three bikes were rare, exotic, of highly sought after, or high-end. I suppose I'd add that decent Campy SR/NR high-end Italian and other European bikes regularly sell for less than $1000, which also supports the point I was making. I can find examples if anyone's interested.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by Keith on 12/5/2002 at 4:16:17 PM
Okay -- obviously not "first tier" by any means, but here's your typical late 70s Colnago Super with Campy Super Record selling for $599. Fairly common price range.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by Keith on 12/5/2002 at 4:16:59 PM
Oops -- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1971113790

   Collalbo posted by Steven on 12/6/2002 at 6:00:52 AM
This Colnago is a poser. It is made with straight gauge tubing, not worthy of collector's attention. This is typical of the vendor Collalbo. He always offers questionable bikes: either more show than go or possibly 'fake' or damaged. Any collector who has followed his auctions at all would likely be wise to think twice about his bikes.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Takara Model 10 posted by Keith on 12/6/2002 at 3:36:54 PM
Steven, I am humbled -- you know your stuff!

   Campagnolo Super Record equipped bike for cheap posted by Steven on 12/7/2002 at 6:34:41 AM
Keith, you are right that inexpensive Campagnolo equipped bikes are indeed available. On german ebay, a mid-80's Rossin bike with full Campagnolo Super Record (except for the Mavic SSC hubs)just sold today for less than $400. Even adding in the cost of shipment from Germany, it represents a true value. Rossin is alsothe true thing, not like the Colnago or Centurion described above. As they say, think outside of the box, or in this case outside of US Ebay.

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Sekine posted by: Howard gingrich on 12/2/2002 at 12:53:07 AM
I would like to know more about this bike I have just obtained.It is a Sekine GTO electronics. 5 speed with stick shift. Shifter is shimano as well as rear hub. # on rear hub is 5353. Has 26in. wheels with front disc and rear cal. brakes. Bike has Sekine electrical system. Has front and rear lights plus brake and directional lights. Lights are automotive style. Also has horn and speedometer(with Sekine name on it)Serial # below crank is x8-03729. Large emblem to left of rear tire says IC-MECA SEKINE INDUSTRIES. This bike might have been made in Canada, possibly in B.C. Does anybody know the history of this make and the years they were built? I was told this was the Rolls Royce of bikes in it's day. If it's true,what would it be worth? I might also add that the tires are orignal with white raised lettering that says 'The special fine tire. Grand sports AP-505'
Thanks in advance

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Sekine posted by Warren on 12/2/2002 at 4:36:49 AM
They were imported into Canada (Japan?) and sold well in the late 70's maybe early 80's. Most were 10 and 12 speed road bikes with Suntour/Shimano components. Maybe assembled in Canada. Nice paint jobs, chrome accents and very retro-Italianesque classic headbadge that looked like an old Cinelli. Having said that, they were never a top of the line bike...certainly no Rolls...or Masi/Cinelli/DeRosa/Colnago etc. A good mid grade rider.

I've never seen one like yours however. It sounds like a traditional Japanese bike. Interesting accessories and maybe you have a special model. Love to see a pic.

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Sekine posted by Tom on 12/2/2002 at 5:17:58 AM
The Sekine road bikes were built in Canada. They were made in a small town in southern Manitoba.I don't know about the GTO or other unique bikes. I have seen a 4 speed fold up Sekine like no other fold up. The road bikes are not very collectable here in Manitoba.You find them at a lot of garage sales for $5 to $10. I do find a lot of tall frame bikes. I will do some searching for info on the company and post it later.

   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Sekine posted by Howard on 12/3/2002 at 4:18:44 AM
Thanks for the info. Tom, I'll keep in touch.

   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Sekine posted by Howard on 12/3/2002 at 4:23:51 AM
Hope to get pics soon, but need to get camera first Warrren.

   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Sekine posted by Howard on 12/3/2002 at 5:05:29 AM
Tom,the radio control knob and shaft are broken.(on-off and volume) on my Sekine electronic bike. Would you know where I could obtain one?

   RE:RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Sekine posted by Tom on 12/3/2002 at 10:34:40 PM
Howard I have not seen one of those bikes. The bikes I see are 1970's 10 speed road bikes.

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   In search of '62 Continental posted by: Robert F Fulcher on 12/1/2002 at 8:37:22 PM
Greetings, In September 1962 I purchased a Schwinn Continental. It was gold, chrome front fork, center pull brakes, gold tires. It was a great ride. Looking to purchase another Thanks BOB

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   In search of '62 Continental posted by Eric Amlie on 12/2/2002 at 6:25:38 PM
This will be a pretty hard one to find. Not a lot of these left around. I would suggest watching ebay religiously. If you have the time visit your local thrift shops on a regular basis and go to all the swap meets you can. Keeping your eyes on forums like this one helps also. I found a 1966 Schwinn Super Sport and a 1962 Schwinn Superior on this forum. You just have to be lucky or willing to devote the time to it. Good luck with your search.