AGE / VALUE:   schwinn breeze three speed posted by: Ken on 8/20/2006 at 10:00:36 PM
Does anyone know what year a kp580808 was made

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn breeze three speed posted by spike on 8/21/2006 at 1:36:36 AM
I think that is a 1980.

    schwinn breeze three speed posted by John E on 8/22/2006 at 3:49:03 PM
I think 1978, because xA denotes 1965 and I and O were not used in the sequence.

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Dursley Pedersen restoration posted by: Mike Quigley on 8/20/2006 at 4:56:06 PM
I would like to reweave a saddle for a Dursley Pedersen. The Dursley Pedersen website is rather vague on this, and was wondering if anyone knows of other sources?

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Dursley Pedersen restoration posted by Matthew on 8/24/2006 at 9:48:46 PM
Hi there,

Wow, its good to here from the owner of a Pedersen. I have a good friend who has two. One has a relaced seat which may have been done by the late great John 'Pinky' Pinkerton of the V-CC. I think his wife and son still run his old website. Try a search for Pinkerton Bicycles UK?

Matthew - Pedersen; the unnoticed great innovator.

AGE / VALUE:   Super LeTour 12.2 posted by: john on 8/19/2006 at 7:13:53 PM
Anybody give me some info on this bike that I just picked up a yard sale? What does the 12.2 stand for? (freewheel has only 5 chainrings and owner said he bought it like that) Downtube shifters(Unishift) with Shimano Crane rear dr., hooded brake levers. Was the Super LeTour better than "regular" LeTour or just made at a different time? Finally, when was the bike in the Schwinn lineup? Thanks for the help.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Super LeTour 12.2 posted by David on 8/20/2006 at 12:22:58 AM
Look it up here:

I can't help you on the "12.2" however!

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Super LeTour 12.2 posted by Walter on 8/20/2006 at 1:01:35 AM
The 12.2 stood for the weight of the bike in kilograms. About 26# which was a respectable weight for its day. Back then racers might have been as low as 19 with most around 21-22 while the average beginners "10 speed" was 28-30# (Schwinn Varsities and Continentals closer to 40). The Super LeTour was an upgrade over the original LeTour which was one of the 30# entry level bikes. It had a cromoly frame and the Shimano Crane morphed into DuraAce and is a high quality rear derailleur.

The Super LeTour was solidly in the "serious" bike category. If in good shape it should be a smooth riding bike. People did everything from ride them across the country to start racing on them when they were new. A good one can still do whatever you need a bike to do except be real light.

Btw a few were chrome and were beautiful bikes.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Super LeTour 12.2 posted by john on 8/20/2006 at 1:29:52 PM
thanks for the info!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AGE / VALUE:   could anyone tell me what year this is posted by: tim on 8/19/2006 at 6:04:28 AM
I have a 20" sears bike.It has free style on the chain guard and a gas tank for a top bar. I do not have a pic at this time but in the process of getting one. Can anyone help?

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Weird "gear shift" 10 speed lightweight AMF posted by: seth on 8/16/2006 at 10:57:17 PM
I found a very strange AMF 10 speed bike in the trash yesterday. I'll try to remember the details, but it has what looks like a signature from a bicyle rider. Not the real signature- it is printed on. Anyhow, the thing has this giant gear shift mechanism located in the center of the handlebars with a big window that indicates the speed. I've never seen anything like it, and was wondering if anyone knows much about this configuration. It looks to be from the early 70's. thanks!

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Weird posted by Spike on 8/18/2006 at 1:06:00 AM
I wonder if you have a Bruce Jenner special edition.With what I believe has a Shimano quick shift. Single lever control that operated both the front and rear derailers.In a sort of indexed sequence.I had a blue and white mens and womans set that I had to let go to make room.
Don't think they are worth much but sure are interesting.

   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: Weird posted by Seth on 8/19/2006 at 8:55:16 PM
It is a Bruce Jenner bike. I replaced the cables, brakes, and tires and the shifter mechanism works really smoothly. It's actually a very nice riding bike. I have it up for sale on Craigslist for $110 only because I live in San Fran and people here are kind of loaded. They also like weird kitchy stuff in this town, so We'll see if she sells.