VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Windsor International posted by: David on 10/13/2005 at 3:52:37 PM
I pulled a Windsor International out of the trash this morning. I think I'll use it; my size, pretty good shape. It's "hecho en Mexico," alloy 27" rims, 10 speed Suntour gearing. No indication of frame material. Anyone know anything about this model?

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: Windsor International posted by Warren on 10/13/2005 at 5:02:45 PM
scroll down the page to an earlier discussion on Windsors...

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Windsor International posted by David on 10/14/2005 at 2:44:05 AM
This is an "International," obviously inferior to the Pro described below. Does anyone know anything about this model?

AGE / VALUE:   Shiamno Racing Components Bicycle posted by: mike on 10/12/2005 at 11:51:17 PM
I recently bought this bike at an auction. the headbadge says Shimano Racing Components, actually riveted to the frame, the frame is lugged steel with gold paint, mostly shimano 600 components 10 speed. Did Shimano ever make an entire bike?

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Shiamno Racing Components Bicycle posted by Warren on 10/15/2005 at 4:03:04 AM
I've seen them. Shimano sponsored some pro teams based in the Pacific rim and I think they rebranded some consumer frames (Kuwahara?) in reference to that. I don't think they were ever high end models.

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   LA PERLE posted by: Drew on 10/12/2005 at 5:31:37 PM
Looking for any information on La Perle bikes, I have a 1951 w/ SA 3-speed, alloy art deco fenders & chain guard. Very nicely put together bike.

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   '84 Trek 420 w/ Mangalloy Tubing posted by: Lee on 10/12/2005 at 6:13:59 AM
I have a '84 Trek 420 w/ Tange Mangalloy 2001 Tubing and I'm curious as to what everyone (anyone) thinks about this alloy. I first became aware of it on a Sintesi Marin that I bought and the forks were Mangalloy 2001. I thought that it seemed pretty exotic and tried to get some info about it. Doesn't seem to have been very well liked? Any info/opinions will be appreciated.


VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   SEPP FUCHS road frame? posted by: Darren on 10/10/2005 at 8:22:34 PM
I found a cool old frame that I'm going to build up as a fixed gear. Does anyone know anything about SEPP FUCHS??? It's a nice, fully lugged frame and fork, with chromed head lugs, fork ends, and seat/chainstays. The color is a strange, semi-metallic, orangish copper with "sepp fuchs" decals in a BOLD helvetica typeface (kinda 70's) and just "sf" decal on headtube. It also has a Campy headset and BB. I can't find any history or referrence other than a bike shop in Germany. The guy that sold it to me thought it was Swiss made. ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS ONE??? Thanks

      SEPP FUCHS road frame? posted by John E on 10/10/2005 at 9:12:00 PM
A quick Google search tells me it probably is indeed Swiss (look for the hallmark metric 35x1 BB with left-threaded fixed cup; Austria and Germany used ISO/English 1-3/8 x 24TPI threading), but not much else.

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   SEPP FUCHS road frame? posted by Andrew on 11/5/2005 at 7:59:48 PM
Re. Sepp Fuchs:

Sepp (short for William in Sweizer-Deutsch) Fuchs was a pro for the Swiss Cilo Team in the seventies. Winner of I think Ghent-Wevelgum ( my spelling is atrocious )
Has a bike shop in Zürich. I lived down the street and used him for parts and to occasionally borrow a tool.
Very good guy - doesn't speak a lick of English. He still rides.
The frames with his name on them are made in Italy to sell out of his shop.
Decent stuff.

BTW - I have some very nice collector bikes if anyone is serious about purchasing.
-a complete pantographed Colnago, early seventies, one of the best I've seen. Never crashed (brake levers are perfect) - 55 cm c to c.
Rather expensive yet very rare and beautiful - pretty much the model Merckx rode before going over to DeRosa.

Also a couple ICS frames, again a Swiss Company now Kaputt that built in Italy. Finished tho' never even painted. I bought them from the factory as it was all ending. These are from the nineties, OS thin-wall Columbus with the columbus 'D' crown fork. Best steel frames I've seen beyond the cache of owning an old Masi Special etc.