AGE / VALUE:   Help me identify this ofmega crank posted by: Brett on 8/2/2008 at 8:24:59 PM
Can you help me identify this ofmega crank? It came out of a mid 80s Benotto and I was seeing if I could use them on any of the phil wood bottom brackets.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help me identify this ofmega crank posted by David on 8/3/2008 at 10:10:56 AM
Look at Phil Wood web site. They offer 3 diff tapers. Yours is probably compatible with the old Campy/JIS taper. Try putting it on a standard Japanese BB spindle and see if it goes on with a little more than a quarter inch between the end of the spindle and the seat where the bolt goes in the crank. You could call and Phil and discuss it, too.

AGE / VALUE:   1950s Schwinn "ACE" posted by: pete on 8/2/2008 at 4:57:32 AM
A neighbor has an old Schwinn that I can't determine the actual year, model or value and I'm looking for value since she wants to get rid of it. She thinks its from the early 1950s. Here's the description: Bright blue with lots of white highligts.
Girls style with two curving tubes from the stem to the base of the down tube with one metal bridge piece connecting the two tubes.
26" x 2.125 rubber tires
Painted white wheel rims with black pinstriping
Large front and rear painted fenders (front one seems to have been touched up)
Coaster brake
Front medallion on stem reads "ACE Arnold Schwinn Chicago USA"
Only other writing is a logo on the chainguard reading "Quality Schwinn Chicago USA"


MISC:   May want to sell posted by: Rob Upham on 8/1/2008 at 10:09:03 AM
I have a 1956 Edeor 10 speed, all campy gears, mavic brakes and wheeks, all original except paint and front fork. Still rides real good. Don't know what it is worth. Very light weight for an old bike.

   RE:MISC:   May want to sell posted by David on 8/3/2008 at 10:03:59 AM
Are you sure that "Edeor" is the right brand? Can you post a picture (like at and put a link to it in your next message?

   RE:RE:MISC:   May want to sell posted by schwinnderella on 8/3/2008 at 2:14:43 PM
I think you mean ideor,i may be interested.

MISC:   Eaton Glider Dating??? posted by: kylsha on 7/31/2008 at 1:00:54 PM
we need help dating the awesome vintage Eaton Glider we recently acquired! chocolate brown womans 5 speed racer made in Canada. baby blue seat...the tires need some air but other than that everything looks original.


   RE:MISC: Eaton Glider Dating??? posted by Warren on 8/1/2008 at 4:39:34 PM
It was made for Eatons department stores by Raleigh in the early 70's. It's unusual to see the drop bars instead of upright models. The seat would have been black. I bought the same bike in a mens frame in '72. Huret gears?

Check the tire size. Some of these bikes had 26 x 1 1/4 inch tires and you will not find these anywhere. You can use the Schwinn S-6 size (?) if you're in the US. If they are 26 x 1 3/8 you'll not have a problem anywhere.


   RE:RE:MISC: Eaton Glider Dating??? posted by Warren on 8/1/2008 at 6:01:25 PM
I would also wager that it's 100% English pedigree...maybe assembled in Canada at best. Is there not a Made in England decal on the top tube?

It wasn't until the 80's that Raleighs were made in Canada.

AGE / VALUE:   '1948 Schwinn New World in fair condition posted by: Nick Hein on 7/31/2008 at 6:48:29 AM
Good morning,
Our shop received a donated bike that is a 1948 (or thereabouts, apparently Schwinn wasn't real strict with their numbers that year) New World. We're a non-profit, any sale proceeds from this bike will support our community bike recycling program and sustainable transportation. However, we would like to put an accurate value on the bike and see that it goes to a good home - preferably local (Morgantown, WV). Can anyone give me an idea of the rarity and value of this model? It's in fair condition, with surface rust on the rims. Handlebars are painted black. It appears to be in original condition. (I'll try to post a picture and the serial no. later today)

Thank You
Nick Hein

   RE:AGE / VALUE: '1948 Schwinn New World in fair condition posted by Nick Hein on 7/31/2008 at 7:00:33 AM
Please send replies to my email address
nick dot hein at verizon dot net