AGE / VALUE:   Puch Break Away posted by: Luke Griffith on 1/5/2008 at 6:58:16 PM
I have a Bike made by Steyer Diamler Puch. I'm trying to find out the year it was made and what it is worth. I can't get the picture to work on this sight for some reason. The bike has 20" x 1.75 wheels, 1 speed with pedal brake and a front cable brake, a tire pump came with the bike. I have pictures I can send to whom ever emails me or replies.

MISC:   Photo link posted by: Thomas Edwards on 1/5/2008 at 6:30:06 PM
The link below will not work. Photos at:


   RE:MISC: Photo link posted by Warren on 1/5/2008 at 7:29:53 PM
Those downtube decals look like 90's...possibly a repaint?

   MISC: Photo link posted by Thomas Edwards on 1/5/2008 at 8:19:58 PM
I apologize for not stating that I bought the frameset new in 1980. It is original. The serial # checks out being built in 1979

   RE:MISC: Photo link posted by Warren on 1/5/2008 at 9:13:44 PM
Here's the catalogue...yours is very much like the Gold model with the same blocky letters. No examples of the pro decal. That mink blue wasn't available that year but you got one! Very nice bike.

   RE:MISC:   Photo link posted by Thomas Edwards on 1/5/2008 at 10:51:22 PM
Warren, do you know how to get to the 1979 catalog? I tried changing the 80s to 79 and 1979 with no luck. I am getting excited finding out about my bike!

   RE:RE:MISC: Photo link posted by Warren on 1/6/2008 at 7:50:56 AM
Here's the root directory. I had looked at the 79 but it doesn't appear to list a model similar to yours. Nor is it as comprohensive.


   RE:MISC:   new info posted by Thomas Edwards on 1/9/2008 at 11:40:20 AM
Thank you Warren. I got some very interesting info on the Serotta Competition Bicycle Forums. General discussion Page 2. Look at 1979 Raleigh Pro ID.

AGE / VALUE:   UK Raleigh Professional? posted by: Thomas Edwards on 1/5/2008 at 6:20:10 PM
I own Ser #WG9003204. It is Space Blue monochrome paint. No banding on seat tube and head tube is same color. Note the top tube decal! I have only seen one other like it. Very similar to many other Pro's, yet distinguished. Any info appreciated. Thank You!


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   UK Raleigh Professional? posted by Thomas Edwards on 1/8/2008 at 12:46:46 AM
Sorry about saying "Look at the decal" when you can't find it!! Go to View photo album, Bicycle.HA!

AGE / VALUE:   es worral posted by: Paul on 1/5/2008 at 12:02:34 PM
Hello a good friend of mine recently aqquired a complete bike originally from the Glasgow based frame builder from the 1930s based in Hamilton.
Any further information would be greatly appreciated.

AGE / VALUE:   Harry Quinn road bike posted by: Carl on 1/2/2008 at 5:33:27 PM
I have acquired a Harry Quinn road bike and I am wondering how rare the bike is and how old it may be. I am under the understanding that it was a custom built frame, built when Harry Quinn was living in Tenby, Wales. (I am from Wales, UK).
I am however uncertain of the age of it because the components on the bike seem to date to the late 80s and I have been unable to find information about Harry Quinn frames this late. The frame has a sticker stating that the tubing is Reynolds 653 and the frame number, on the bottom of the bottom bracket housing is Q136. The frame is painted flamboyant pink and white and has chromed forks and rear triangle.
The bike has the following components:
Shimano Dura-Ace, 7400 front derailleur, 7401 rear derailleur and downtube shifters. It also has Shimano 600, 6400 crankset and 6401 brake leavers and brakes, which all seem to date around 1987 - 88. I understand that the frame was purchased and fitted with these parts when new. The headset is a Stronglight Spidel and the bars and stem are Cinelli 63 – 40. The bike came with 3 sets of wheels, 2 sets with Mavic GP4 tubular rims, one set on Mitch hubs and the other set on Mavic hubs, both have screw on freewheel hubs. The other set is a set of Mavic MA40 rims on 7400 Dura-Ace hubs, which I cant use because I have not got a cassette and the hub has a freehub body incorporating its own coarse thread, so I cannot convert it to a HG freehub body.
I would much appreciate any information regarding the age and rarity of this bike.