WANTED:   Nishiki or tubeset decals? posted by: ronp6 on 4/10/2007 at 9:27:11 PM
Just in case they exist. I just bought a Nishiki International(?). It is double butted chromemoly with chrome lugs in French racing blue that weighs in at 24 pounds. The double butted chromemoly lable doesn't say if it is Tange or the other I can't spell but it has part of a shield symbol at the bottom that is damaged. If anyone knows tube set the bike might be I would appreciate it. The frame is chromed but not polished under the paint leading to paint chipping but it made it rust free.

I would really like to replace the Made in Japan and tubset decals at least. Ron

    Nishiki or tubeset decals? posted by John E on 4/11/2007 at 7:41:10 AM
Nice find! Sounds like a late 1970s model. I know Kawamura (framebuilder of Nishiki and other marques) used Ishiwata CrMo in the early 1970s, but I don't know whether they later might have switched to Tange. Your decal remnant sounds more like an Ishiwata sticker than a Tange sticker to me, but that's based on just my two samples (1971 American Eagle Semi-Pro and 1988 Schwinn Project KOM-10).

MISC:   Vintage Capriolo posted by: Jason on 4/10/2007 at 11:52:04 AM
I just picked up an old Capriolo Itialian Women's frame Bike. I can't find ANY information on the web about these bikes. I know they used to make motorcycles and I see they are still making bicycles. Does anyone have any information, or know where I can get more info about these bikes? The bike seems to be in ok condition. It sat at an old salvage shop for years (it was the owners). I could post a picture if needed. Thanks.

MISC:   hercules original parts posted by: vin on 4/9/2007 at 6:58:03 PM
just bought a vintage hercules circa 1959. several parts however are not original equipment. does anyone know the original maker of the seat, handlegrips, pedals, kickstand, tires and rims?


   RE:MISC:   hercules original parts posted by chris on 4/10/2007 at 12:56:34 PM
Hercules before the Raleigh take over made their own seats but seats could be by Middlemores, Terry's, Brooks, Lycette, or any other number of seat makers. Go with a Hercules or Middlemores at first.

rims? Dunlop, Raleigh, Sturmey- Archer.
Handlebar grips? John bull, Raleigh, Hercules, any period English grip.

keep away from Wald. They mash the stays.

Hercules made their own kickstand.
nothing wrong with a modern kickstand. The Raleigh ones will fit.
new tires are fine as long as they are not narrow versions of the 26 x 1 3/8 tires.

pedals? John bull, hercules, phillips, brampton, raleigh
whatever fits and has reflectors
1959 was right before the take over.
good luck give us a follow up

   RE:MISC:   hercules original parts posted by vin on 4/13/2007 at 12:56:25 PM
thanks chris for the info. i'll follow-up on all those brands and let you know how i made out.

FOR SALE:   Raleigh Marathon - Mint Condition (all orginal) posted by: Dan on 4/9/2007 at 11:19:11 AM
i have a mint all orginal Raleigh Marathon. orginal mint tires, orginal mint brake pads, derailers mint.... - this bike has been riden only a couple of times.
How much is this bicycle worth??? Thanks, Dan

   RE:FOR SALE:   Raleigh Marathon - Mint Condition (all orginal) posted by Scott on 4/20/2007 at 1:26:30 PM
Need a little more information.Year,gears,style(road bike,cruiser)Picture would be nice.

AGE / VALUE:   info for beginner posted by: Donna on 4/9/2007 at 7:00:38 AM
i found a vintage bike and would like any info i can get. Its a roadmaster skylark ser#18350