AGE / VALUE:   Modern Components - Old bike posted by: Gralyn on 4/27/2007 at 5:09:56 AM
I managed to pick up a carbon fork, and a stem, and bars with ergonomic bend. I believe the way it works: I can cut the steerer tube - or if I want a little height - I can put spacers under the stem - to raise the bars up a bit. My question is about the headset: cups and bearings. Can you use a regular, older type headset with these newer carbon forks (is this called integrated headset?) Or will I need to get a specific headset to use with the carbon fork.

I haven't decided which bike to use my carbon fork with. Probably the Bridgestone RB-1, maybe the '83 Bianchi. I'm leaning toward the RB-1.

AGE / VALUE:   rings, cogs, and internal shift ? posted by: John Moore on 4/26/2007 at 3:41:58 PM
Iv'e acquired this rather unusual bike. The frame is 63 Schwinn with Schwinn cranks and derailers and appears to be mostly original (seat and grips are not)and the hubs are Sturmey drum brakes with 3 shifting systems. 2 rings on the crank, 3 cogs on the rear hub AND 3 speed internal shift. The hub is coded AB btw. Any info provided would be very appreciated. I can send pics if wanted. Thanks in advance.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   rings, cogs, and internal shift ? posted by ken on 4/27/2007 at 7:03:15 AM
Sheldon Brown calls this hybrid gearing. Here's an article
And a link to S-A Heritage:
which says the AB was introduced in 1938


    rings, cogs, and internal shift ? posted by John E on 4/30/2007 at 2:11:45 PM
I wish I still had my hybrid rig, which comprised a 14-16-18-20 Cyclo cogset adaptor on a standard wide-range 3-speed Sturmey Archer hub. With a 40T chainring, it provided me with a superb set of gear ratios from 40 to 100 gear-inches.

MISC:   Bridgestone MB2 Value posted by: Mike on 4/25/2007 at 5:30:19 AM
Anyone have a feeling for the value of a near mint Bridgestone MB2 with all original components (except tires and handlebars).

   RE:MISC: Bridgestone MB2 Value posted by Warren on 4/25/2007 at 4:43:52 PM
Try the mountain bike group?

AGE / VALUE:   Old Huffy posted by: k on 4/23/2007 at 2:24:08 PM
I just purchased an old huffy LeGrande bicycle. I have no idea what year it is. It is a 12 speed racing bike. The serial number is hp0045846. I have been looking for any information on this bike and can't seem to find anything on it. So, if you have any or you know where to look that would be very helpful.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Huffy posted by Ralph on 4/24/2007 at 7:40:55 AM
I think those date from around 1976 or 78 or so.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Old Huffy posted by John E on 4/26/2007 at 7:32:50 AM
I suspect closer to the latter date, or even 1980, because of the 6-speed freewheel, which was still very rare in 1976.

AGE / VALUE:   Bridgestone- 1987 Mile112 posted by: RonP on 4/22/2007 at 8:13:15 PM
I just found a small (19") '87 Bridgestone Mile 112 at a very good price. It will take some cleanup but is remarkably good shape. I'm long on bikes and this is too small for me. I think it will be an overhaul project and off to ebay or Craig's list. Any ideas on what to ask?