AGE / VALUE:   armstrong 3 speed light weight posted by: mandi on 3/29/2007 at 10:37:27 PM
just wondering the year and any price info ect. about my armstrong stumery archur 3 speed light weight. i ride it frequently its in great shape and all original need help please

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   armstrong 3 speed light weight posted by Chris on 3/30/2007 at 9:25:40 AM
50.- 150.00
depends on condition, accesories, is it complete.

many times these do not sell, sometimes they do, and for more than you think. but I suggest you ride and enjoy it.

Need parts?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   armstrong 3 speed light weight posted by Chris on 3/30/2007 at 9:26:51 AM
A mans frame is worth more than a ladies frame. Sorry, don't mean to offend but that's true about old bikes in general.

AGE / VALUE:   Bianchi campione del mondo posted by: Marko on 3/28/2007 at 3:43:15 PM
I have my old Bianchi sitting in the basement collecting dust( I guess that's whatthey mean by "collector"). Meanwhile I have, many years ago, moved on to much newer bikes, including my daily ride, a modern aluminum, and carbon fibre French road racing bike. I'm wondering if the Bianchi is something someone might want, if only for nostalgia. It still has tubular tires on it. Columbus tubing. It is all campy, a mix of Record, nuovo record, grand sport, and much more modern campy down tube shift levers, Triomphe as I recall(they are brand new, I bought them just prior to buying a newer bike).
Is this a bike someone would like to buy still now-a-days? I almost never see anyone riding vintage iron around here anymore(south jersey).

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Bianchi campione del mondo posted by Gralyn on 3/28/2007 at 7:14:23 PM
A lot of folks here still ride steel.
What model year is your Bianchi?


   RE:AGE / VALUE: Bianchi campione del mondo posted by Warren on 3/28/2007 at 7:38:24 PM
Columbus SL? In good shape? What size? Someone here might buy it if you came up with a price and some pics.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Bianchi campione del mondo posted by John E on 3/29/2007 at 10:31:22 AM
I recommend posting under the Classic & Vintage section of Triomphe and Victory components were definitely not Campagnolo's best efforts, but vintage Bianchi frames are always in demand. eBay is another possibility; clones of my 1981 Bianchi, roughly comparable to yours, typically sell for more than $200.

AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Olympian posted by: Darryl on 3/27/2007 at 3:01:49 PM
I picked up an older 1985 (I think) Raleigh Olympian for $40 dollars a few days ago. 555sl chromoly tubes, sealed bearing and Suntour components, except for the diacomp brakes. Its all original except for the tires. Are the tires supposed to be 27x1 1/4 or 27x1 1/8?
It really is a nice old bike and a good rider. I plan on keeping it in the back of my truck (covered and locked) when I go into town.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Raleigh Olympian posted by John E on 3/28/2007 at 10:13:47 AM
Nice find! I don't know whether it came originally with 27 x 1-1/8" or 27 x 1-1/4" tires, but the choice is yours, as both will fit a stardard 630mm rim. (See for a nice discussion of tire sizing.) Check the inside surfaces of your rim flanges; if they are smooth, you should limit yourself to 70 or 80 PSI tires; if they are hooked, you can safely use modern high-pressure tires.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Olympian posted by Darryl on 3/28/2007 at 10:37:23 AM
Thanks for the info.
This Olympian seems different that what I have seen on
The shift levers are on the tube, not the handlebar stem. And there are no safety levers.
I mounted the set of 27X1 1/4 that the seller threw in with the deal so I'm ready to go.
I think I may post a pic later!

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Raleigh Olympian posted by John E on 3/29/2007 at 10:33:29 AM
Downtube-mounted shift levers were almost universal in the 1960s and continued to be popular on higher-end bikes through the 1970s, when lower-end bikes got the brake extensions and the stem-mounted gear levers.

AGE / VALUE:   Alpine Grand Record posted by: Cody on 3/27/2007 at 11:14:22 AM
I have a baby blue Alpine 'Grand Record' 14 spd that my father bought for me 17+ years ago. He bought it used, but never mentioned how old it already was. I have tried to search for Alpine Bicycles, but have had no luck finding the 'Grand Record'. Anyone know anything about this bike? Value? Age? Country of Origin?

MISC:   AUTOMOTO CLASSIC FRENCH BIKE ON EBAY NOW posted by: Marc on 3/27/2007 at 10:48:38 AM
I have a classic Automoto french track bike on ebay right now. ebay number 180100953964