VINTAGE posted by: Exage vs. 105 on 4/16/2006 at 1:51:16 AM
From around the mid-80' 86, 87, 88 - somewhere along there.....For the Shimano Exage components and the Shimano 105 components.....was one better than the other - or were they about the same?

I have a Shimano Exage group on a particular bike.....I have a full Shimano 105 group. I was thinking of putting the complete 105 grouping on the bike.

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: posted by Warren on 4/16/2006 at 12:17:03 PM
105 was a step entry level race group. Exage was a generic indexed group used on road, hybrids and some mountain bikes.

   Exage posted by John E on 4/20/2006 at 2:41:27 PM
105 isn't bad. Exage isn't good. :)

AGE / VALUE:Schwinn Serial Numbers posted by: john on 4/15/2006 at 2:22:31 PM
Has anyone ever seen a list of Schwinn serial numbers for lightweights 1985 and newer? Have seen the lists for the older Chicago builts, etc., but never found one for the later models. Thanks. john

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Schwinn Serial Numbers posted by sam on 4/15/2006 at 8:40:24 PM

AGE / VALUE:60's royce union girls bike posted by: charity kimball on 4/15/2006 at 2:00:25 AM
From an old home that was sealed up, with all contents left, untouched: Vintage womans Royce Union bicycle: Includes head lamp, original matching saddle bag, front and rear hand brakes(working,)mirror and kick stand . Frame and splash guards in mint condition. hardly any rust any place on the bike. the bike is a three speed. chain is not rusty, im not joking looks like the bike was bought last year.

Height: 3 feet 5 inches Depth: 5 feet 8 inches (length)
Width: 22 inches Weight: 25 lbs
i was wondering if anyone could tell me how much this bike is worth and i do have pictures if anyone is interested in it.


AGE / VALUE:Another one! posted by: Derek Coghill on 4/14/2006 at 10:33:18 PM
I've just been given the frame and forks from a 1947 Flying Scot. It's a bit twisted though, seat and head tubes aren't in line and the rear spacing is 116mm which can't be right! At least it's the right size for me (unlike my other one), so I'll get round to a bit of cold setting sometime soon. Then I'll be on the lookout for period components which'll be fun.....

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Another one! posted by Derek Coghill on 4/16/2006 at 1:18:41 AM
Did a bit of measuring today and discovered that the major frame twist is right at the steering head. It's very bent. Wall ornament, I think. (Very nice wall ornament though).

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Another one! posted by jack on 4/16/2006 at 7:01:14 AM
Derek, if the tubes and/or lugs aren't cracked or crinkled, that frame AND forks can be straightened by a competent frame-builder. Those old Flying Scots are pretty nice and it may be worth a hundred or so to fix her. Here in CA, the last time I checked, our local bike-builder charged $80 for full frame alignment.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Another one! posted by Derek Coghill on 4/16/2006 at 12:36:01 PM
No creases that I've found, but the bend is so close to the head tube that it would need an awful lot of force to un-bend it. I have the technology but I don't know whether the aged frame can cope. Only one way to find out, I suppose...

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Another one! posted by Warren on 4/17/2006 at 1:41:43 AM
A quality frame shop has a great chance of making that frame into a good rider. And they shouldn't charge much money to do it unless they have to replace a tube.

Bicycle Specialties in Toronto is one such shop. They repair and restore classic road bikes. Try to find someone similar in your hood.

AGE / VALUE:Good Curb Find posted by: Ralph on 4/14/2006 at 8:07:27 PM
Day before yesterday. 21" Motobecane Nomad II, 23" Raleigh Grand Prix (1977), stinking Kent road bike that I left right where it was. All were in terrible condition. The Motobecane has been repaired and will go to the Ohio City Bicycle CO-OP. That Raleigh is all mine. I can't resist 1970's Raleighs.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:���Good Curb Find posted by Johnny D on 5/30/2006 at 7:02:33 PM
I too found some really (seemingly) decent bikes last week. By the looks of it, I bought a Takara (no model) with Sugino crank, Suntour bar-ends, Dia-Compe centerpulls, suntour ders, Araya aluminum 27" rims with "Sunshine" hubs. A lugged steel frame with the lugs outlined was too pretty, and this was made before the der cables went under the bottom bracket. $5.00 US, couldn't pass it up.

Then I found a Miyata 110 w/o wheels set out for trash. Triple butted tubeset, in good condition (but needs some cleaning). Shimano 105 ders, shimano standard reach single-pivot brakes, Sakae signature 52/42 crank, sakae bars that are bent, Shimano non-aero brake levers, black w/silver head tube, fork has been slightly bent (nothing a "cold setting" with a 4' piece of pipe can't cure!) and one side of the handlebars have been bent downward.

$5, two bikes, minimal parts needed. If I could only find more info on them or even sell one as they're botha tad small for me. But boy... if i can convicne the wife we have room for them...!