AGE / VALUE:   Alex Sing posted by: James on 5/1/2007 at 6:11:40 PM
I found this old road bike in my parent's attic. The paint is faded but it looks like it says Alex Sing. My friend Parmod thinks it might be an indian bicycle, Alex Singh? It has some funky ass fenders and a headlight on the front fender. Old leather saddle. How much is it worth?

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Alex Sing posted by Warren on 5/1/2007 at 6:32:26 PM
I hope you're not pulling my leg. If it's a vintage Alex Singer radonneuring bike, it's worth a great deal. Please post a picture if you can. Singer still makes bikes but not like they used to, Go here for more info. A brilliant find. Don't remove any parts!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Alex Sing posted by David on 5/2/2007 at 4:38:50 AM
Please post a picture. This could be the jackpot find we all hope for.

    Alex Sing posted by John E on 5/2/2007 at 8:43:32 AM
Does it look like these?

   RE: Alex Singer bicycle posted by Chris on 5/3/2007 at 1:19:58 PM
Keep it. Ride it. These are too nice to just pawn away for cash.

AGE / VALUE:   Sekine: Champion Tubing posted by: Patrick on 5/1/2007 at 10:22:54 AM
Hi all,

I was hoping someone here may know a little about the tubeset on a Sekine SHT270. The tubing label says "Champion cr-mo butted tubing". I know Tange had a Champion line of tubing. Are these the same? Thanks!

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Sekine: Champion Tubing posted by Warren on 5/1/2007 at 4:52:23 PM
Same family...Champion #1 is best, followed by 2. The maybe your generic Champion?

I think Tange Prestige was equivalent to #1. There were a whole host of obscure tubes from every manufacturer

AGE / VALUE:   1953 Schwinn World Traveler posted by: John on 5/1/2007 at 8:12:13 AM
I have a 1953 Schwinn World Traveler. Have owned since new. First 3 speed shifter, hand brakes, rear tire light generator, chrome fenders etc. 100% original and in total working order. Any idea of iys value??

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1953 Schwinn World Traveler posted by john on 5/1/2007 at 2:57:39 PM
As always value is determined by what someone is willing to pay. Having said that, condition, model, and location are determining factors. You might want to try
This is a Schwinn Collectors forum and the participants seem to know their Schwinns. They'll probably want to see a few photos though. Good luck. john

AGE / VALUE:   70's Raleigh Super Course posted by: Everett on 5/1/2007 at 5:41:40 AM
I'm wondering if there's a historian in the house that can help me date a recently aquired bike frame. It appears to be an early 70s Super Course, but I can't tell what year exactly. It came with a simplex chain wheel and stronglight steel cottered cranks. The color is light brown. From what I can tell it has a 26 TPI headset and a 24 TPI bottom bracket. There's a number on the bottom bracket... just a "2" and the serial on the rear drops is 0043179.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   70's Raleigh Super Course posted by ken on 5/2/2007 at 12:59:25 PM
is in the house

   RE:AGE / VALUE: 70's Raleigh Super Course posted by Neal on 5/2/2007 at 7:13:13 PM
Is the Raleigh decal on the downtube in block print or cursive? Block print would indicate 1972 or later; cursive would be 1971 or earlier.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   70's Raleigh Super Course posted by Everett on 5/3/2007 at 6:58:07 AM
I've looked at the retroraleighs site and I still have a hard time determining the exact year. The RALEIGH was definitely block print, so I guess that rules out 70 and 71. This bike is the closest one I can find to mine and he thinks his is a '73.

I was hoping somebody could look up the numbers... apparently there is a method to finding out the year, but mine doesn't seem to match it.

Thanks for the replies!

   RE:AGE / VALUE: 70's Raleigh Super Course posted by Everett on 5/5/2007 at 6:51:14 AM
Here's a pic. I just cleaned the grease off the spindle and found some stamping 2-73. I guess that confirms that it is at least a 73. I am still curious about the number thing though. If anyone is still reading down this far please help!


AGE / VALUE:   Other posted by: Sally Kraus on 4/29/2007 at 8:42:15 PM
Cool site.