AGE / VALUE:   12 speed Centurion Le Mans posted by: Oz on 2/21/2007 at 8:41:49 PM
I have a 12 speed Centurion Le Mans 18" TANGE NO. 2 frame, Serial # N7S5062, with high pressure 26"x1" wheels, I believe it's a late 1980's model due to the wild factory paint(white fork & headset then some kind of pink and then white bottom part of seat stay and end of chain stay, including rear dropout). Handle bar has 2 stamps with "WIN KUSUKI" on one side, SHIMANO EXAGE SPORT side pull brakes, SHIMANO SIS EXAGE Derraileurs, ARAYA 26" rims, SHIMANO 105 (CLOSE) quick release hubs, SHIMANO EXAGE cranks with SHIMANO EXAGE one piece pedal toeclip,SHIMANO SIS BIOSPACE 52 & 42 sprockets, SUGINO seat post. If anyone has any info I would be very thankfull.


AGE / VALUE:   1952 Columbia Repro posted by: Joel on 2/20/2007 at 3:53:35 PM
I have come across a 1952 Columbia reproduction, with title, cream/green, still in the box and never assembled. What would be a good offer for this bike. The owner is talking $3000.00

   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1952 Columbia Repro posted by Warren on 2/20/2007 at 4:47:30 PM
This is a lightweight discussion board but $3K for any repro is ridiculous. $300 maybe IMHO. The box is worth about $5 and the "title" is worth the paper it's printed on.

Call me a cynic but...

   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1952 Columbia Repro posted by schwinnderella on 2/20/2007 at 4:48:00 PM
I bought two of these bikes directly from Columbia when they were first issued.I believe they cost me about $300.00 each including the shipping charges.I assembled one and took it for a ride.It rode so poorly compared to the original 5 star deluxe I had I sold both the repros as soon as i was able.I sold them for about what I had paid.
About a year after they were issued some Sport Marts in my area had some for sale at around $200. apiece.I think the retail on these was likely around $600.Supposedly only 5,000 were built and they had trouble selling those.
Were one offered to me today I would not be interested at any price.

WANTED:   cheng chin posted by: scott on 2/18/2007 at 10:30:52 PM
i am looking for ching chin 26x1 3/4 tires for s7 wheels.blackwalls by cheng chin.Any help?these tires were a little more fat and squared off that other 26x1 3/4 tires for s7 wheels.please email at so much

   RE:WANTED:   cheng chin posted by David on 2/19/2007 at 4:26:40 PM
That's Cheng Shin and you'll do better on the Balloon Tire and Middleweights discussion area.

AGE / VALUE:   Cadre Allegre 74 posted by: Gav on 2/18/2007 at 5:38:42 PM
Hi guys,
I found a Peugeot Cadre Allegre NS dumped on the side of the road.
It folds and is very cute. Are they worth doing up, are they very common.
Thanks for any info.

    Cadre Allegre 74 posted by John E on 2/19/2007 at 8:51:00 AM
Cadre = frame
Allegre = lightweight
Translation: plain carbon steel tubing
A Peugeot folder is not much of a performer, but they are not very pleniful in the U.S., and they can be very handy for bike-plus-transit commuters.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cadre Allegre 74 posted by SAMMA on 3/17/2007 at 2:04:23 AM
Hi Gav,

I also was gifted what appears to be a peugeot cadre allegre (based on the picture I found in the gallery) and am going to try and restore it (i am a newbie to bike restoration) I am also in Australia and am keen to chat to you about the bike you have. Is yours marked FU22/5? I don't think it's all that valuable but they are a cool little retro looking machine.


WANTED:   seatpost posted by: reggie on 2/16/2007 at 9:05:59 AM
Hi there. I was wondering if anyone knew about how to get a replacement seatpost for a 1980's schwinn aluminum 10 speed road bike. My seatpost got stolen last night and from what I hear, would be quite hard to replace. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

   RE:WANTED:   seatpost posted by Gralyn on 2/16/2007 at 2:10:45 PM
Was your seat post aluminum?
Do you know what size it was? Like maybe 26.8, 26.6, etc?
They probably aren't hard to find....possibly on e-bay, or a local bike shop, and some folks may have some just lying around.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   seatpost posted by Dan on 2/16/2007 at 11:47:53 PM
If this seatpost is the cam-wedge tightened model used on the very early (88-9+) aluminum bikes then good luck finding it's replacement. I have been looking for years for that exact piece.

   RE:WANTED: seatpost posted by Warren on 2/17/2007 at 7:20:02 AM
Hey Reggie...maybe Dan swiped your seatpost!