AGE / VALUE:   St Etienne posted by: Jim T on 11/12/2005 at 5:51:37 PM
At a bike shop last week I saw a french (?) St Etienne (?) bike. At first I thought it was a Gitane, the grafics had the same rainbow metal foil look to them. The bike had a full old style shimano dura ace group. Does anyone know if this bike was made by a french company. Also no tubing stickers and I forgot to check the dropouts.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   St Etienne posted by Ken on 11/15/2005 at 2:55:46 PM

AGE / VALUE:   SETICO SUPER STAR 10 posted by: herb on 11/12/2005 at 1:59:29 PM
I'm not particullarly knowledgible about bikes. I know how to work on them and buy what I like, then use it, give it away, sell it, or trade it. I recently stopped at a yard sale to buy what I thought, from the road, looked to be an old Varsity or Suburban. It turned out to be a Setico Super Star 10.

It is silver with a butted frame and fork which says make in Korea. The hubs and all shifting components are Shimano, rear derailer is a Shimano RS.
The remaining components are as follows: Weinmann center pull brakes, mesinger seat, golden boy tires, and no name I can find rims, cranks and pedals (they are stamped made in Japan).

I gave $5. I sure this bike is nothing special, I'm just curious. Any clues will be appreciated.

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Finally spotted a few bikes posted by: Gralyn on 11/11/2005 at 1:00:42 PM
Yesterday, at one of my favorite thrift stores - I spot a few bikes! Amazing! A Schwinn Varisty, an Azuki, A LeTour, and maybe a couple others. Also, to make it interesting - they were priced quite high! Especially as compared with the recent past supply of bikes.... I mean, $50 for an old Varsity? Even if you could get these on a half-price day - they are still higher than what I'm used to. Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to see how long these hang around. I'll be checking......I'll be they dissappear quickly - in spite of the higher prices.

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Finally spotted a few bikes posted by Bryant on 11/12/2005 at 11:19:03 AM
A little more luck around by me. Picked up a Raleigh Sprite 27 at the local thrift for $15 last week (passed on a Raleigh Record) and a very nice Schwinn Traveler at the Goodwill for $20. It seems things are starting to shake loose now that the the first frost hit and the leaves are falling.

   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Finally spotted a few bikes posted by Gralyn on 11/16/2005 at 2:22:03 AM
Well, today was a first for me. My first bike with bar-end shifters. They are on an Azuki - ChroMo frame, alloy bars, cranks, wheels, ders, seat post, (Sun Tour and DiaCompe parts, of course) etc. But, the frame is a little small - like maybe a 20". I have another Azuki along the same lines - in a 23" frame. I may put the bar-end shifters on the taller Azuki......or I may put them on something else.

I should probably try them out on the bike they're on......It's not too small that I can't ride it OK.....and it's very ridable already! Even the tires were up. I have wanted to try out bar-end shifters. I have never ridden a bike with them. Heck, I may not like them at all. Or I just might. At least I have something I didn't have before.

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Finally spotted a few bikes posted by Bryant on 11/16/2005 at 11:28:43 AM
Wow, great find. The bar-end shifters are probably worth what you paid for the bike. I put bar-ends on my commuter, a 1982 Trek 614, and love them. I put another pair on my 1972 Schwinn Super sport and am in the process of building a Peugeot mixte with bar-ends for my wife. When the kids graduate college and I get money again, I plan on buying a Rivendell Saluki for my tour rides, outfitted with, you guessed it bar-end shifters. I'm sold on them!!

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   paganini posted by: Hans Krieken on 11/9/2005 at 11:38:15 PM
I bought a Paganini Campy SR and NR equipped bike from 85 today. Nice frame, anybody know anything about Paganini?

      paganini posted by John E on 11/10/2005 at 4:32:29 PM
All I "know ... about Paganini" is that Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840; was one of the finest violin virtuosos who ever lived. :)

      paganini posted by John E on 11/10/2005 at 4:34:09 PM
It gets even better: Nicolo shacked up with a lady named Antonia Bianchi.

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: paganini posted by jack on 11/13/2005 at 9:19:08 AM
All I know about them is their frames have a very nice ring to them.

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   paganini posted by urvesh on 11/15/2005 at 10:56:28 PM
I'm on the same mission - I got a frame off ebay, its got some really nice detailing on it and its a really nice ride - thats 2 of us in the dark as to where they come from!

someone out there must have a clue ...someone!??

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   paganini posted by Kjell on 11/18/2005 at 6:42:57 PM
Paganini was a Belgian marque prabably built by Billato in Italy. It was distributed by Veltec who also marketed the sister brand in the Netherlands, Concorde. The 80s Paganini were very elegant, most of them with a "Cromovelato" finish. I wish I had one.


FOR SALE:   1964 ross armstrong posted by: jaramie jones on 11/8/2005 at 12:41:58 AM
i just got it it is a 26 with dunlop rims+tires twist 3 speed cable brakes light on stem org. every thing needs to be cleaned up pin striping verry bad every thing near mint missing right hand grip and reflectors+ master link rides good tires are ruff! org.tubes hold air they are threaded valve stems like a motorcycle small pits in all crome i cleaned front rim most oits came out so i think the crome will come clean but it is verry sweet! tele# 1-231-757-3646 will be home 5:45p.m. MI time but have ansering machine so leave message any time (what is it worth) to sell or give info thanks jaramie

   RE:FOR SALE:   1964 ross armstrong posted by Carapace Completed Umber on 11/9/2005 at 1:20:01 AM
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