MISC:   Mercier 531 trade for Raleigh? posted by: Geoff Rogers on 10/1/2007 at 9:11:23 AM
I have a seventies chartreuse Mercier which I would like to trade for something British which will accept 27" wheels and fenders. I think this frame originally had 700s, although I am currently running 27" Super Champions with Campy high flange hubs. There isn't room for fenders, and since I am really a British bike guy, I would like to trade it for a Raleigh with 531 tubing or something else British. The Mercier is not too bad, a proper light 531 frame with chrome Simplex dropouts, Prestige rear derailleur, steel/ alloy Campy front derailleur and levers, cranks and bars from a Peugeot, nothing special there. Pedals are alloy, I forget what exactly. It has sidepull Dia-Compe brakes, but I have a set of Mafacs that are probably more correct. Brooks B15 in almost new condition. The paint is pretty nice, if you like seventies chartreuse, and decals are okay although the 531 decals are almost gone. It is lively and rides great. Anybody want to trade? I would trade just the frame for a Raleigh 531 frame. And what's it worth, in case I can't find a trade?
Geoff Rogers
Shutesbury, Massachusetts

   RE:MISC:   Mercier 531 trade for Raleigh? posted by Wayne Kindle on 10/1/2007 at 8:53:59 PM
Hello Geoff, What size is the frame of this Mercier measured from the center of the crank to the top of the seatpost tube? What would you want for this frame and fork and headset? Wayne Kindle 512-219-3121wk 8-5

AGE / VALUE:   Seeking Help With Info. On This Bike posted by: Suzie on 9/28/2007 at 9:00:23 PM
I recently purchased this bike at the Salvatian Army because it looked neat and I thought it'd be easy to find info about. All I was able to get, however, is that Sears bikes were made under two different mens names depending on the year made...since I don't know the time period it's from it's been hard getting any further details.

So, anyone who can help's time regarding this is greatly appreciated!



   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Seeking Help With Info. On This Bike posted by Suzie on 9/28/2007 at 9:14:54 PM
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Seeking Help With Info. On This Bike posted by David on 9/30/2007 at 5:08:10 AM
It has typical low-end American-built details, so it's not a Steyr-Daimler-Puch-built Austrian one.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Seeking Help With Info. On This Bike posted by Suzie on 9/30/2007 at 7:08:47 PM
I don't understand why it doesn't have a name anywhere other than "lightweight" and "sears roebuck" sticker. Shouldn't it have a model/make name somewhere?? I got it to ride and think it'd be neat to know what time-frame it's from if anyone can help.


AGE / VALUE:   Selbach posted by: Des on 9/28/2007 at 9:34:23 AM
I have recently saved a Selbach bike from skip death and wondered if anyone could date it. Its frame number is 0577468 it is very light for its age. All the parts on the bike were post war, late 40s early 50s. It's called a Royal Model Deluxe I think. It has d section front forks and a strange headset but not timken. Picture can be found here..
I think that it maybe an early model, 20s? but don't know . Help!

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Selbach posted by Warren on 9/28/2007 at 5:01:17 PM
From a skip? Sometimes I feel ill. Very respectable maker, original finish, Chaterlea components, the headset is a typical english headclip, the bottom bracket may be a problem because Chaterlea had their own oversize cups. They do come up on ebay now and then. Selbach made nice track frames I believe.

You'd likely get hundreds for the frame and fork alone. Congratulations!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Selbach posted by Des on 9/29/2007 at 1:41:40 AM
I do have the bottom bracket, which is chater-lea and all the other parts.
GB Hiduminium calipars and levers.
Haden large flange front hub.
Brooks b15.
Sturmey three speed on back.
Maes handlebars
BSA crank.


   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Selbach posted by Warren on 9/29/2007 at 7:11:26 AM
There's a 1926 Selbach tourer on ebay number 130157252478

Contact the seller Hilary Stone and ask him about dating the frame. He's very knowledgeable.

AGE / VALUE:   can anyone help? posted by: Maggie Wilson on 9/27/2007 at 1:38:29 PM
Hi There,

I have just purchased a flying scot bike with the serial number: 59 3064 022 E36 can anyone give me the year please?


   RE:AGE / VALUE: can anyone help? posted by Warren on 9/27/2007 at 4:12:51 PM
A very nice bike but it appears that Bob Reids FS website is no longer up. He's the expert. Try googling his name and Flying Scott and check the cached pages.

WANTED:   Campy Gum Rubber Hoods posted by: Bob on 9/27/2007 at 8:04:57 AM
I'm looking for a new pair of Campy gum rubber brake hoods. Anyone know of a source? Thanks!

   RE:WANTED: Campy Gum Rubber Hoods posted by Ted on 9/27/2007 at 9:04:31 PM
Try sd bicycle garage. Shield logo. Ted

   RE:WANTED: Campy Gum Rubber Hoods posted by Reub on 1/3/2008 at 5:21:31 AM
Hi, you can get them from this shop - he's very helpful http://www.universalcyclecentre.co.uk/Genstock.htm