AGE / VALUE:   Crescent Varldsmastarcykeln posted by: Niklaas on 6/22/2007 at 12:05:07 PM
I have a circa 1960's varldsmastarcykeln w/the classic orange/checkerboard pattern and I was wondering aprox. how much it would cost now

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Crescent Varldsmastarcykeln posted by Larry T on 6/23/2007 at 7:47:29 PM
One just sold on ebay on 6/21 for $36 (#330134873388). I have a higher end model with fancy lugwork that I would not sell for $150.

MISC:   UNIVAL Does anyone have info about these bikes? posted by: David on 6/21/2007 at 10:13:38 PM
Looking for any info about UNIVAL bikes

AGE / VALUE:   VintageidesBianchi posted by: John C on 6/21/2007 at 6:06:43 PM
I have been considering buying an old Bianchi but the owner is it a bit uncertain about its age. The bottom bracket is stamped 58.5 which is the size and also has a 59 on the other side. He has a feeling it is 1959. The Columbus tubing decal I suspect might suggest otherwise that I have seen on bikes from the late 60s. I cannot find any info on Columbus tubing history on the Internet. I've posted pictures of the bike at
I would certainly appreciate any input from some Bianchi enthusiasts. Thanks, John


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   VintageidesBianchi posted by David on 6/22/2007 at 3:05:25 PM

   RE:AGE / VALUE: VintageidesBianchi posted by Warren on 6/22/2007 at 5:15:08 PM
I don't doesn't look like an older Bianchi. They had those integrated headsets. Is it a Bianchi at all is the question. The drillings on the BB shell and the lack of B's embossed on the forks. And it's a repaint. Buyer beware.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: VintageidesBianchi posted by John E on 6/25/2007 at 3:00:35 PM
Having never seen a Bianchi with either a drilled BB shell or holes in the headlugs, I concur with Warren. The seatstays also do not look Bianchi-esque to me.

AGE / VALUE:   mafac brake replacement/repair posted by: jason on 6/20/2007 at 6:18:15 PM
I am cleaning up a velosolex LE Parriesenne(spelling)
for a guy. the brakes are mafac racer and the rear seems to come loose at the place it screws into the alloy bracket pretty easily. the owner who bought it new said that it did it from day one. since the rear brake mounting hole in the frame is vertical I have nothing that will fit as a replacement. thinking about using locktight, but thought I would ask anyones opine. jason
ps. whats with the biker babes picture ad on the homepage. wrong kind of biker babe.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: mafac brake replacement/repair posted by Warren on 6/21/2007 at 4:47:59 AM
Locktight is the solution in my mind.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: mafac brake replacement/repair posted by Warren on 6/21/2007 at 4:48:30 AM

AGE / VALUE:   Parts wanted posted by: Chris on 6/20/2007 at 2:05:34 PM
Dia Compe pre 1985 cantileaver brak pad positioning washers alloy

e- mail

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Parts wanted posted by Chris on 6/21/2007 at 7:23:15 AM
Oh, the importance of keeping one's act together. Sold a 100 year old oak table and a piece is missing..

Brake parts that cannot be replaced. Wheels cannot be changed to 27 x 1 1/4 because of brakes not working at all either. I'm limited with these wheels.
I'll spend days searching for these things.