| i recently purchased and old lightweight, that i believe is from the 1970's. Its been repainted and there are no badges or decals. i believe it is a bottecchia frame,,possibly benotto. is there anyway to confirm what maker this bike is ? thank you!! |
| Can anyone send me to any links of E Hopper bikes. I have a candy apple red with 26x1 3/8 tires, 3 speed. At this time I send out to be tuned up. It has a Lycett Leather saddle and Pouch. And the word HOPPER spelled out on the front sprocket Also a date code of Y. No other numbers until it returns from the shop. Any infomation and or links and Hopper Hopper history/pictures would be very helpful...Thanks..pictures from me later I Hope!|
| Start here...http://sheldonbrown.org/elswick.html|
| I tried that at this time Sheldon was unable to help me.|
| Google Elswick Hopper. It's about as much info as you'll get on any of the less prolific marques. You've got a nice ports type and the Y denotes a '57 or a '33. Good on you.|
| I saw the subject of "Concorde"|
I saw a "Concorpe" bike the other day.
I tried to look it up on-line - but I couldn't find anything. Does anyone know of a "Concorpe"?
| I don't have the Mixte Frame, but I do have the 531 tubing on this bike I could not pass up, CCM Concorde, Simplex front and back, purple; http://oldroads.com/arch/LTW2002_11_2610_17_03_PM.html (this discussion (bottom) speaks about a Concorde Mixte, which again, I have a man's bike). I'm just rather excited about it; it's not like some great finds people have but not bad either. |
Any comments are welcome and perhaps, I will get a photo up some time.
| So, one of the posts said it is a bit heavy, one never knows that when you see one of the umpteen million bicycles in the world. I've got a fixed very light weight bike, it's been awhile since I changed gears on a road bike and hope they do their duty properly. |
| I'm the guy who commented on that first post. An unusal bike. If it's 531 tubing, it should have a larger seatpost in the 27 mm range. Keep it, enjoy it.|
Simplex are not the best shifters unless it's the better models (super LJ etc)
| Everyone, like in the other thread I cited alters their bikes, I got on it today, I've got a sort of bottle holder that straps on (actually for a bottle generator); to carry my water, I put water cages on bikes, it scuffs them up, I put electricity tape on to protect the paint, I pull off some racing stripes.|
It's obviously got a lot of Canadian parts I would think, Alterburger (spelling unsure of) brakes and brake handles, the handlebar post says "WIN"; and the handlebars themselves are chrome and have the foamies on it, the lugs are similar to Raleigh but do have a bit of the chunky feel to them and if the fork was chrome, I would definitely think Raleigh. Like I said, I've been through enough "alterations" and "after market addins"; even if the crank is a Canadian imitation of stronglight (I did not examine it closely, but it appears to be that kind of a knockoff), I'm going to keep it as is.
Maybe it's been awhile and maybe it is because it appears to be my size; I've been in the saddle of a lot of bikes, it's better than the Peugeot, save the luxury of gum grips, it seems like a socalled sweet ride... I don't think it got all of that much use though some. The 531 sticker just says under the numbers "Frame Tubing" I believe.
| I just bought an old Nimble bike from a private seller. They said it was a collectors, although I can't find any info on it. I'm pretty sure it was made in the 60's or 70's. It has 3-speed internal and just says Nimble on it. If anyone can help with this it would be greatly appreciated.|
| Looks like this thread and one of the others are placed better in the Roadsters (3 speed) discussion.|