MISC:   IMPORTS posted by: Deb Bartholow on 6/22/2006 at 4:52:39 AM
I need to know if anyone knows where I can get information on a Bauer-Werke German made 3 speed approx 1950's? I would like some information as to value. Thanks.

AGE / VALUE:   1950 Armstrong men's 3 speed posted by: cj on 6/21/2006 at 6:29:05 PM
I found an old armstrong m3n's 3 speed. It is a 1950 bike and seem's to be all original. The crank is a cut out that says ARMSTONG on the crank. The lable is in pastel colors . anyone have any idea. CJ@HIPODCAST.COM

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1950 Armstrong men's 3 speed posted by David on 6/22/2006 at 3:03:18 AM
Good find. Ask about in the English Roadsters discussion area.

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Back in the Day posted by: Gralyn on 6/21/2006 at 5:14:39 PM
I was thinking about how things were back in the day.....but I'm talking about 4 years or so ago.....not decades: But I remember going from thrift store to thrift store, garage sale to garage sale - and actually seeing bikes. I suppose I long for the days when I would see a Schwinn World Sport - and say "I already have a few of those - I think I'll pass". Or spotting a Raleigh Record, or Raleigh Grand Prix....and then passing them up.....or a Nishiki Olympic, Or Motobecane Nomade, etc. etc. Yes, I miss those days. There were always several bikes - and I could pass them up, or buy one for parts, or certain components, or buy one to fix up, or buy one to ride.
I suppose that limited supply has all but dried up. I hardly ever see a bike with drop bars anymore. Hardly ever see any bike at all.
I know for some folks - there is a supply of these old bikes still holding out. I suppose in some areas they are more abundant. But in my area - the supply is pretty-much depleted.
There really must have been a huge amount of those bike boom bikes - then after the bike boom - I would suspect that very few lightweights were produced (During a mountain bike boom). The majority of bikes I got were 70's and up to mid-80's. After the mid-80s and through the 90's - I don't think there were many lightweights produced.

MISC:   royal regina 10 speed posted by: dan n. on 6/21/2006 at 4:41:00 PM
I would like to know how much my 1964 Royal Regina 10 speed Belgeum race bike is worth. It has 2 winning stickers on it from somewhere in germany and weighs only 27.5 lbs.

MISC:   SR bicycle posted by: JONathan on 6/21/2006 at 6:21:35 AM
Anyone know about the "SR" make of VLW? The "SR" as I know of it makes parts...not frames. Possibly the name is a coincidence. Thanks.

   RE:MISC:   SR bicycle posted by andym on 6/21/2006 at 1:12:31 PM
The SR bicycles is/was a different company than the SR parts company.Sakae Ringyo as opposed to Sakae Royale...or something like that.
I've owned a couple of nice SR bicycles,a "semi-pro"and a "pro-road" model.The later was built with Tange champion #1 tubes with Suntour Superbe components.

   RE:RE:MISC:   SR bicycle posted by JONathan on 6/21/2006 at 7:16:20 PM
Thanks a lot Andym.