AGE / VALUE:   Early 20th Century BSA Track Bicycle posted by: Ned on 8/17/2008 at 10:43:50 PM
Can anyone tell me anything about this bike? It's a BSA track bike, steel with wooden rims. I was told it's from around 1900, but wanted to confirm age/value, etc. Serial number on seat tube is 19233. Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks.



   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early 20th Century BSA Track Bicycle posted by Keith Body on 8/18/2008 at 12:01:48 PM
BSA was a major supplier of quality cycle components, lugs, bearings, hubs, chainwheels, across europe and elsewhere. One of the reasons that 24 and 26 TPI was suffered in metric europe.
36 spokes suggests continental europe, and the bolt on seat stays with solid ends, (not like cheap roadster bikes)
could well have been made in the 1900 to 1925 era. Early 20's Bastide frames had brazed on seat stays, and BSA special cut out lugs, so everyone had to do them. The wheels may be original, any chance of some pictures, make of hubs, rims, and frame identity?
Obviously a class bike, could the frame number mean the 3rd in 1923, we'll never know. I guess earlier.
Again, the Major Taylor handlebar stem makes it after 1900 if original. Most of the maple rims were French made.

AGE / VALUE:   My wheels wobble and need new tires posted by: Jo Ann on 8/17/2008 at 8:27:07 AM
I have aquired a vintage Schwinn Breeze, single speed with peddle brakes. I use it to ride to the T and back. But the tires don't hold air, and the rim is off balance. Can this be fixed? Does it take a pro? I want to keep the cost down.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: My wheels wobble and need new tires posted by Gralyn on 8/18/2008 at 7:03:17 PM
Any local bike shop could fix you up - not sure about the cost. But, if you know someone who knows a little about bikes - they could help you out. I'm always making repairs for family and friends - for nothing.

AGE / VALUE:   Columbia "Lexington" Racing 10 speed posted by: Gene Milburn on 8/16/2008 at 10:25:30 AM
I just recently bought a vintage Columbia lightweight with taped racing handlebars and 10 speed Suntour front and rear derailleurs. It is painted baby blue and appears to be original as all factory decals are on top of the paint. The top tube has the name "Lexington" on it and the serial number is R435996. I have the original manual as well. I was suprised NOT to find any info on this bike on the internet. Does anyone have any information about this bike as to year of manufacture and relative quality. I may wish to restore it if worthwhile. I will need to replace the tires and tubes (27x1-1/4") as they are dryrotted but the condition of the other pars seems to be above average.

AGE / VALUE:   PUCH CAMPING BIKE VINTAGE posted by: Dan on 8/15/2008 at 4:11:51 PM
HI I seen a Kids size Puch Camping bike at a rummage sale today for $50. Looks like 60's or 70's. Should I have boughten it?? Thank you Dan

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   PUCH CAMPING BIKE VINTAGE posted by David on 8/16/2008 at 8:47:20 AM
I doubt anyone knows what this is - I don't. If you have no use for it, I'd say you made the right decision.

AGE / VALUE:   1970-71 schwinn varsity in brown posted by: Dede on 8/14/2008 at 8:48:27 PM
Wondering what the value of the bike is...I am the original owner, have taken good care of it. ..I checked the Serial # and it does not match any of the ones listed and it is clearly readable...JG105992...can anyone tell me the name of the color of paint on it or where I can purchase it? Brown was one of the colors you could get it in...

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970-71 schwinn varsity in brown posted by David on 8/15/2008 at 6:12:47 AM
Check ebay to find out what they've sold for recently.
Check to find out about models/features.