MISC:   1970? Bottechia Professional Geometry posted by: Matt Dwyer on 4/18/2008 at 8:14:33 AM
I have an old, trusted Bottechia Pro with Campy Record crank and derailleurs. I bought it in 1980 used, and switched the tubulars for clincher rims and put on sidepulls with a drop bolt.

Anyone have geometry table for this bike? Very pleasant ride, and it has eyelets, so I use it for quick touring sometimes. Doesn't look good any more as I kept it in a shed and the chrome rusted badly :(. Yeah, go ahead and shoot me.

AGE / VALUE:   Serial Numbers for Motobecane posted by: Edmo on 4/17/2008 at 3:52:42 AM
Does anyone know where to fine any charts, or how to use Motobecane bicycle serial numbers? Trying to ID age of one, thanks!


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Serial Numbers for Motobecane posted by Dave on 4/17/2008 at 10:21:58 AM
Serial number dating information for Motobecane's is very scarce. The best way to date a Moto is by the design and tubing used on the frame, the decals, paint scheme, components and component date codes.

AGE / VALUE:   1976 (I think) Motobecane Super Mirage - Bottom Bracket posted by: Mark on 4/16/2008 at 2:58:23 PM
I recently acquired a 1970s Motobecane Super Mirage frame.. it looks like it's been in a museum for the last 30 years. it has the original crank arms but no bottom bracket. How can I determine what, if any, available bottom bracket will work on this bike?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1976 (I think) Motobecane Super Mirage - Bottom Bracket posted by Dave on 4/17/2008 at 10:17:56 AM
BB's on many early Motobecane's were Swiss threaded. You migtht be able to pick-up a low-end donor frameset to salvage the BB.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1976 (I think) Motobecane Super Mirage - Bottom Bracket posted by Ed on 4/18/2008 at 8:23:56 PM
I put a sealed unit in mine by removing the mounting threads from a regular square taper Shimano cartridge. Then I dropped it in the cups from the original BB. Not original but solid. Ed

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1976 (I think) Motobecane Super Mirage - Bottom Bracket posted by David on 4/26/2008 at 3:13:46 PM
Super Mirage is mid-70s and, I think, usually had Japanese components. It might very well use the commonest threading: English. Check it out first with an adjustable cup from any Japanese bike and see if it will thread in easily on the left (and WON'T thread in on the right). Good luck.

MISC:   1961 tiger posted by: Doug Allen on 4/15/2008 at 5:34:36 PM
I just bought this bike on eBay. During shipping the
bottom race was lost and the seat post bolt and nut were
lost. The seller sent another bottom race, looks to me
the top race is one of the two nuts? So the bike has a crome clamp for the post. Looks like an odd bolt and nut I need. If anybody knows were I can get one, please E-Mail
at Sadie4ever1@Gmail.com

AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Camero posted by: richard on 4/14/2008 at 12:16:15 PM
i am purchasing a huffy camaro bicycle for $150 in just a few hours, its something i found on craigslist, it looks to be in really great shape all original except the tires are new. it is a single speed with bendix coaster brake,it is "pearl green" that's all i know about it. i am wondering if i am paying the right amount? i would like to think i was getting a bargen even because i may decide to resell (i have too many bikes already but cant pass this one up) so what could i sell a rideable all original huffy camaro bicycle for? (p.s i dont know the age either but it has a built in headlight and book baskets on the rear)

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Camero posted by David on 4/15/2008 at 12:10:06 PM
Isn't this some kind of Stingray-type bike? I doubt that anyone on this forum can help you value it. American-made Huffy bikes are notorious for their bad craftsmanship, but if it's worth it to you, buy it.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Camero posted by prexphil on 4/26/2008 at 11:53:58 AM
The camaro I just bought is a tank bike. Mettalic green with a headlight, taillight, and a rack on the back. Needs new tires, but looks to be in good shape otherwise. A few scratches and a small dent on one fender. Bought from side of road in N. Indiana for $40 but I think is worth significantly more. I found a picture of bike on this site:

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Camero posted by Phil Henry on 5/10/2008 at 12:53:41 PM
THIS is a Huffy Camaro. I hope the pictures can be viewed through the link, if not e-mail me please. This Camaro rides- the tires are a little rough but hold air. Notice the head light and TAIL light!


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Camero posted by Phil Henry on 5/10/2008 at 1:11:03 PM