AGE / VALUE:Hedstrom kids bike posted by: Lee on 8/31/2008 at 2:31:07 PM
I'm trying to date and get a value for this bike. The only information is the Hedstrom painting on the chain guard.


AGE / VALUE:Excelsior Arnold schwinn posted by: Lee on 8/31/2008 at 2:28:21 PM
I'm trying to date and get a value on this great bike. Can't seem to find any info or images online to match the bike I have. I was told it was from 1919.


AGE / VALUE:   Trouble identifying my old Peugeot posted by: Mike Viotti on 8/30/2008 at 10:57:48 AM
Hello all.

I recently got a (semi) old Peugeot from a friend, but I have no idea what model it is. The bike has a serial number printed on the rear dropout: Y803 04504. I've looked all over the web, but can't find anything that helps me. Can anyone assist? Thanks.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Trouble identifying my old Peugeot posted by David on 8/30/2008 at 7:12:50 PM
Serial number won't help a bit. See
and find one that matches yours.


   RE:AGE / VALUE: Trouble identifying my old Peugeot posted by Bob on 9/3/2008 at 2:09:44 AM
I tracked my peugeot bike (semi 16 inch) using Found the picture in a 1980 english catalog - not exact but I think its a CUB 42. Can take time but this is best method. Serial numbers can be misleading.
Sorry but cannot figure how to add picture.


AGE / VALUE:Huffy 3 speed posted by: Del on 8/28/2008 at 12:45:39 PM
I just bought a pair of Huffy 26 inch 3 speeds, one mans and one womens. They are in beautiful condition, almost showroom quality. The model on both of them is Bay Pointe. The mens serial no. starts with HC7 and the womens starts with HC5. Sorry I don't have a photo yet. Does anyone know the age of these bikes?? I'm guessing in the 80's

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Huffy 3 speed posted by inaheap on 8/29/2008 at 1:03:03 PM
I don't think there really is a way to actually date these. I have one as well. Not in that good a condition. I figure it to be 70's. Mine had a made in Dayton Ohio sticker on it that tells me it can't be 80's as I think Huffy left there in 78. Mine is a great riding bike. I think if you use them you'll like'em.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Huffy 3 speed posted by David on 8/29/2008 at 3:23:44 PM
You'll probably do better in the English discussion group. These are probably Raleigh-built if they have 3-piece cranks.

AGE / VALUE:Jeunet posted by: Gralyn on 8/27/2008 at 7:48:14 AM
I was building up an old Jeunet frame I had purchased on ebay several years ago. I had some old French components: Simplex ders and shifters, Mafac racer brakes, Atax stem, Phillippe bars, etc. and a set of old Wolber wheels. But I ran into a difficulty with the rear spacing. It appears the rear spacing is like 120 mm.....rather than 130 or so. The seat stays are really straight - so I assume it is the original spacing.

I could do a cold bend - to open up the spacing a bit......but then I was considering what original wheel / cogs were like. Is it possible it had a 120 mm spacing - and a 4-speed - rather than a 5-speed? Even a 5-speed with typical set-up - the chain will rub the seat stay on the smallest cog. A 6-speed - the smallest cog wedges against the seat stay.

The paint is faded somewhat - except where the down-tube shifters and front derailler was I know it was like a 10-speed bike.....It has a full chrome fork.....the seat and chain stays are 1/2 chrome...Simplex dropouts....But, it's new enough that is had those foil decals....I don't know how far back they date.....But I'm wondering if anyone knows - or if anyone has an original older Jeunet - and would know whether it originally had a 4-speed rear?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Jeunet posted by David on 8/29/2008 at 3:22:11 PM
Most of the 70s bike boom 10-speeds had 120mm spacing and 5-speed blocks. Those foil stickers go way back on French bikes, so it could be 60s for all I know. I'd be surprised if it was built for a 4-speed block. Have you tried any different wheels or clusters?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Jeunet posted by Gralyn on 8/29/2008 at 7:42:50 PM
I played around with the spacing on some different clusters....I got more space added on the cog side - and took some away from the other side - and I came up with something that would work.