AGE / VALUE:   Interesting, rare thrift store sighting posted by: Gralyn on 9/14/2007 at 9:25:50 AM
I really haven't seen anything at all at thrift stores for a very long time. But, the other day, I saw a Schwinn World Sport in a thrift store. The interesting thing about it was it's age and condition. It had a stamped date code of 0099, and components that would put it at 1979 (suicide brake levers, stem shifters). But it looked brand new. It looked like it had never been ridden at all. All the aluminum looked new, the frame's finish looked new. The price tag was about triple what they would normally have on a similar bike.....and probably about what I would expect to sell a similar (but not in as new of a condition) bik for.
I'll have to stop back by soon - to see if it will be one of those that sits for a while until it gets marked down - or whether someone will grab it up right away.

AGE / VALUE:   BIANCHI Identification posted by: Lane on 9/13/2007 at 3:41:03 PM
I have had a Black Bianchi 10 speed which I am looking to I.D. Serial Number 41125653. Has decal head badge, steel frame, made in Taiwan sticker, Mavic model 3 700c wheels, Shimano brakes and shifters(basic)Sugino Super Maxy crank/chainwheel, Sutour Bar end shifters and Brooks B-17 sadddle, black plastic/metal fenders. Looks to be a mid eighties low end but it handle well and looks great. Any ideas on model name?. I would put photos up, any ideas on free services for this Thanks Lane


    BIANCHI Identification posted by John E on 9/17/2007 at 8:14:47 AM
I cannot help you with a model number, but I think you have the vintage pegged pretty well. I am not surprised that it handles well and looks great; the Asian Bianchis share the frame geometries of some of their Italian cousins. I am consistently impressed by the ride and handling qualities of Italian road bikes, even the most modest ones.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   BIANCHI Identification posted by Lane on 9/19/2007 at 6:36:19 PM
Thanks for your Information!

AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Headbadge questions posted by: Stew Lang on 9/13/2007 at 6:59:27 AM
I'm looking for any information on the raleigh oval headbadge's seen on some lightweights about 1970. I've heard it refered to as an anniversary headbadge, if so, what anniversary. Also...what are origins of the standard heren badge seen on all other Raleighs.

AGE / VALUE:   Univega sell price. posted by: ThomJ. on 9/10/2007 at 10:03:52 AM
I've decided to sell my Univega Super Strada but am not sure what to ask for it. I've been told, by LBS' and Capt Bike, that it is worth between $400.00 to $1,000.00 which includeds the 27" wheels and freewheel. Too big of a range for me to judge. I'd hate to let it go for too little but don't want to over-value it either. Your input would be appreciated. Thx, Thom.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Univega sell price. posted by ThomJ on 9/10/2007 at 12:00:43 PM
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Univega sell price. posted by David on 9/12/2007 at 7:45:46 AM
I think you'll be very lucky to reach the bottom of the range you've been told. Perhaps the people who've offered this price range think this is an Italian-built rather than Japanese Univega.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Univega sell price. posted by Thom J. on 9/12/2007 at 10:56:13 AM
David- Thank you for your input. Seems like $400.00 is the uppper limit from what I've been hearing from direct replys.

MISC:   Help me please!! posted by: John on 9/7/2007 at 1:24:05 PM
I found an old Huffy Good Vibrations bike that needed fixed up...well I think it is old. Is there any way that I can tell if it is an original or just a recent replica??? And does anyone know around when the originals were made? Thanks!!

   RE:MISC:   Help me please!! posted by jj on 9/7/2007 at 5:50:42 PM
I think you've got a 1970's musclebike.
It could have great nostalgic value.
Post a picture and we can all tell you if it's been repainted.
Look in the archives for info on them. It is a Huffy, and there's a huge following of that brand.

   RE:MISC:   Help me please!! posted by David on 9/8/2007 at 9:19:50 AM
Wrong forum for this bike, but it must have been named for the Bleach Boys hit song of the same name.

   RE:RE:MISC: Help me please!! posted by John E on 9/8/2007 at 1:17:42 PM
True on both counts (forum and name). I wonder if it comes with a theremin. :)