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08-18-19, 01:35 AM
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Posted By merziac

There were three models, Seraph/Sport was the...

There were three models, Seraph/Sport was the base, Spree in the middle and Super at the top, they all had the same head badge we see here. Later they were black and gold. These had Spaghetti script...
08-17-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 141,193
Posted By The Golden Boy

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08-17-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 141,193
Posted By t_e_r_r_y

born in april, i just got her a couple weeks ago....

born in april, i just got her a couple weeks ago. still no name yet, but she's perfect...
08-17-19, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Here's what seems to be a rather spectacular...

Here's what seems to be a rather spectacular little Italian bike on Ebay - a 1957 Garlatti Parma with Nervex lugs. It's too small for me or I might have gone through much scheming to make it my own!...
08-16-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 141,193
Posted By deux jambes

When she’s not on ninja missions, Sophie can be...

When she’s not on ninja missions, Sophie can be found kicking back pretty hard.
...
08-16-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 141,193
Posted By Slightspeed

Not mine (we have 3 of our own), but I'm cat...

Not mine (we have 3 of our own), but I'm cat sitting next door neighbor's during their 3 weeks in Europe. This is Gizmo, abandoned a few years ago by renters, neighbors took him in. Here is Gizmo...
08-16-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 141,193
Posted By delbiker1

Squeaks in the...

Squeaks in the box.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190708_180201_115319d49eb3ba4467eeca75ac067e1139b20d4a.jpg
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By T-Mar

The drive side Campagnolo dropout doesn't have...

The drive side Campagnolo dropout doesn't have the spring mounting hole for the Campagnolo Sport derailleur that I would expect on a 1950s to 1960s model. Consequently, it may be 1970s and the water...
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By non-fixie

You rang sir? :) From what I'm seeing, it is...

You rang sir? :)

From what I'm seeing, it is a Union Sakai. These were sourced by Union (a somewhat rebellious Dutch brand) from Japan, and although they were Union's entry level offerings, the...
08-14-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By verktyg

Nervex BB Shell Numbers

First question, no. The number stamped into the Nervex BB shell that is referenced above is the part number showing angles, chain stay "socket" diameter and style?. This page from the 1958 Nervex...
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Metacortex

I believe that is a 1974 Suburban and that the OP...

I believe that is a 1974 Suburban and that the OP has mis-read the serial. There are several clues: The color is Opaque Blue, which was last used in '74. The forged steel stem is also a type that was...
08-13-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 141,193
Posted By BFisher

Hey, I have one of those... ...

Hey, I have one of those...

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Otto, the one-eyed cat

We rescued him from...
08-13-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 141,193
Posted By abshipp

She's 3 years old and I don't think she's ever...

She's 3 years old and I don't think she's ever going to get any bigger. I really think she might have been the runt of the litter.
...
08-13-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By T-Mar

Norco was still offering Sekai bicycles in 1990...

Norco was still offering Sekai bicycles in 1990 but only ATBs according to my product list. The last references that I have for Sekai road bicycles are from 1989 and I've found mention of a 500 and...
08-13-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number, in conjunction with Sport LX,...

The serial number, in conjunction with Sport LX, indicates a 1989 model. My leading candidate would be a Sekai model, given the era and serial number format.

Edit: Oops, I just realized I didn't...
08-13-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By verktyg

Not a Motobecane

capnjonny those photos in post 15 are my Motobecanes.

Motobecane used specially made Nervex lugs which look similar to Nervex Professionals but have different "nozzles" for the main tubes.

Lugs...
08-13-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By MauriceMoss

Wish I could provide a conclusive answer here but...

Wish I could provide a conclusive answer here but this is a tough one.

@capnjonny (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/capnjonny-393720.html) - you mentioned a serial number stamped on the NDS...
08-03-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By T-Mar

It looks like a typical 1980s, Japanese...

It looks like a typical 1980s, Japanese utilitarian bicycle; single or two speed, rear drum brake, single, cotterless steel crankset, factory rear rack, factory lighting system and a gearcase...
07-26-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By T-Mar

Welcome to the forums. Olympic was a Japanese...

Welcome to the forums. Olympic was a Japanese manufactured brand distributed in the USA during the early 1970s bicycle boom. The serial number indicates 1974 manufacture and is corroborated by the...
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By cb400bill

Thread moved from C&V to C&V Appraisals. And...

Thread moved from C&V to C&V Appraisals. And duplicate threads merged.
Replies: 35
Views: 3,196
Posted By fdx

Few more things to do. Headbadge, some dacals....

Few more things to do. Headbadge, some dacals. Maybe new chainring as chain skipping a bit... But mostly finished.
...
07-16-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,220
Posted By ianblanchard

Dossche Sport

Just joined having seen the Dossche Sport photos. I am also building up one of these- a Dossche Sport Sprint from the 1970s I think. I am rebuilding that as a nostalgia trip as I spent three seasons...
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By MauriceMoss

I don't know if the bike here already sold or...

I don't know if the bike here already sold or not, so this will be just a reference note.

I've never seen this specific marque before. I have seen Cicli Continental but the badge is completely...
06-28-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By amirinisrael

Short lived Cambio Corsa pattern front hub

Looks similar to, but not identical to, an old Campagnolo 3-pc hub that I have:...
06-26-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 141,193
Posted By 76SLT

My two lazy farm cats, Charlie and Patches. ...

My two lazy farm cats, Charlie and Patches.
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06-26-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 141,193
Posted By the sci guy

Oh man I have so many pics of our cats on my...

Oh man I have so many pics of our cats on my Instagram, :lol:

Here's Rayleigh...
06-25-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 141,193
Posted By BengalCat

Rocky AKA...

Rocky AKA...
06-25-19, 02:53 PM
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Views: 141,193
Posted By scarlson

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06-25-19, 02:46 PM
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Views: 141,193
Posted By markwesti

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06-20-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,525
Posted By non-fixie

Well, I guess I don't

Today a coworker came up to me:

Coworker: "I've heard you know a thing or two about bicycles"
Me: "Well, I guess I do"
Coworker: "What does error code 16 mean?"
Me: "......."

:o
06-11-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By T-Mar

Here's the entry in the 1977 catalogue. There's...

Here's the entry in the 1977 catalogue. There's no change though 1980, except for the part number, which was changed to the new numbering ssytem....
06-10-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By T-Mar

A 2-3mm gap at the screw mounting would be...

A 2-3mm gap at the screw mounting would be typical for a mounted and tightened brake cable clamp on an imperial (1"/25.4mm) top tube. If you could tighten them to where there was no gap, they...
06-06-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,607
Posted By guidogad

Wow. I'll eat my hat if this isn't the jackpot!!!...

Wow. I'll eat my hat if this isn't the jackpot!!!
Btw, found the frame in Perth (where I live).
I'll have the frame confirmed if possible and will report back of course.
Many many thanks!
06-06-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,652
Posted By MauriceMoss

Using the regular five-pointed stars on bikes...

Using the regular five-pointed stars on bikes (decals or pantographs) was not extremely uncommon in Italy. Some marques that are well known in the US include Viner, Olmo and Guerciotti. There were...
06-06-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,652
Posted By MauriceMoss

Thanks for the tags (and the pms) guys. ...

Thanks for the tags (and the pms) guys.


Frames matching this one have been on my radar for probably a few years now. I've come across maybe 10 or a dozen so far. I’d say that probably one or two...
06-06-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By MauriceMoss

That’s a good question. Welter started out in (I...

That’s a good question. Welter started out in (I think) in 1945. Classic Rendezvous shows the brand as being owned at some point by Garlatti (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Garlatti_main.htm)...
06-06-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,607
Posted By MauriceMoss

This might be nothing or it might be something, I...

This might be nothing or it might be something, I don’t know. I’ll put it out there anyway, just in case it turns out to lead somewhere.


One marque that used this kind of serial number format...
06-04-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By MauriceMoss

Gizeta is Italian spelling of initials “G.Z.” ...

Gizeta is Italian spelling of initials “G.Z.”

In this case, those stand for Gianni Zuffi, who owned a shop in Bologna. I’ve seen probably around a dozen Gizeta bikes (mostly on Italian...
06-04-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By MauriceMoss

Can’t speak to the actual identity of the frame...

Can’t speak to the actual identity of the frame (it very well could match the decals) or exact age, but those decals indicate Cicli Welter (not Helter), a company that was based in Pontecurone near...
05-25-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,962
Posted By keidal

Thanks, I've had a look on Carlton Group...

Thanks,
I've had a look on Carlton Group Flickr photos - all 600+ but not one curly stay in sight.
I've now bought the bike and it has rear brake cable clips on the top tube, singleWilliams...
05-25-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,418
Posted By tkamd73

These work quite well on my Supercourse, NOS Gran...

These work quite well on my Supercourse, NOS Gran Comps
Tim
...
05-24-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,203
Posted By vintagerando

Here is an old post in which verktyg provides...

Here is an old post in which verktyg provides extensive info.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/990639-rare-gitane.html

This is the Gran Tourisme with eyelets for rack and light.
05-24-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,418
Posted By Slightspeed

I prefer to use the modern, slender, but slightly...

I prefer to use the modern, slender, but slightly longer pad holder and pads. These have a washer that allows the pad to angle a little from parallel to the rim. Stops better, and reduces squeal with...
05-24-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By due ruote

Looks to me like one of the “inexternal lugless”...

Looks to me like one of the “inexternal lugless” models they had in the early ‘80s. The color doesn’t look familiar but I am fallible. Could also be a repaint, or non-US model as mentioned.
Have you...
05-20-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14,003
Views: 1,258,334
Posted By 3speedslow

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05-20-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14,003
Views: 1,258,334
Posted By Revracer

Spring Scorcher

The Raleigh Grand Sports had not gotten enough ride time since mounting up the Veloflex Vlaanderen tubulars over the winter. Proved a comfortable ride and the added volume of the 27mm tires was so...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By rando_couche

SRC = Strawberry Racing Cycles, Portland OR.

SRC = Strawberry Racing Cycles, Portland OR.
05-12-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
dbs
Views: 355
Posted By MauriceMoss

As juvela mentioned, there's little in the way of...

As juvela mentioned, there's little in the way of official publications you can find online on the DBS as a brand. I think I've only seen one catalog scan and it was from the 90s.
As for the model...
05-12-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,989
Posted By MauriceMoss

​​​​​The owner/manager during WWII (Giovanni...

​​​​​The owner/manager during WWII (Giovanni Falck) was imprisoned twice by the Republic of Salò regime for being in contact with the partisans and trying to prevent machinery from being moved by the...
05-12-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 607,715
Posted By santa fe 2926

Nice bike, but that 531 decal is not what it...

Nice bike, but that 531 decal is not what it seemshttps://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x400/396c4743_5a37_4b46_bbb2_471e9008c8d0_d47c8ee6919f39b57e01f98c2773465ff0464b4b.jpeg
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