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04-29-24, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By 5Aki1

Mikado Cyclotoureur Triple showcase

Hello hello!

I bought this Mikado Cyclotoureur Triple of an older gentleman a couple of years ago and I wanted to share it here as my first post. He saved all of the documents in a folder....
04-29-24, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,249
Posted By browngw

Just dragged this much earlier 1986 Raleigh...

Just dragged this much earlier 1986 Raleigh Matterhorn out of the bike shed. It came with bullhorn bars, weird brakes and lots o'dirt.
The plan is to do sort of a custom build with parts from the...
04-21-24, 03:43 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 274,572
Posted By cb400bill

Could be a 1985 or 86 Fuji League ...

Could be a 1985 or 86 Fuji League

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1083x727/img_0863_a4f1e6559272f0e6aebc752e91222f13dfe238e3.jpeg
04-11-24, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By waza007

feel free to show with your laptop and scanner...

feel free to show with your laptop and scanner along with your sleeping bag and a months worth of food.

These books and catalogs get used weekly in my research
04-11-24, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By Rystjohn

Mystery Solved!?

Apparently this was made by a gentleman named Dan Cunningham who was good friends with Joe Bell. He didnít make too many frames so heís not super well known.

Anywhoo, I wanted to update the...
04-09-24, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Catnap

New Cycling magazine in Japan published an annual...

New Cycling magazine in Japan published an annual guide. I have the 1990 edition, and it does a fantastic job of covering all of the bespoke builders as well as the major manufacturers. Can be...
04-08-24, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,462
Posted By Velosophy

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4629_88ad4d51090a1a79920fd50207639c5a1610cbba.jpeg
Original paint had gold outline on lugs. So I said letís just do gold lugs. Iím...
04-07-24, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Murray Missile

It's home and it is a "Cutlass" according to the...

It's home and it is a "Cutlass" according to the script on the top tube. Rougher than it looked in the ad picture but still well worth the purchase price in parts. The frame and fork are straight and...
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By wrk101

It's a 1983 model, made by Panasonic, hence the...

It's a 1983 model, made by Panasonic, hence the Panasonic serial number on the head tube: "3E" = May 1983.
03-18-24, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By t2p

did not know production of any of the pdg frames...

did not know production of any of the pdg frames was moved to China

our PDG mtb frames were made in Japan


canít find the answer
...
03-17-24, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,004
Posted By Pantah

Threaded fork steerer failure

This thread could easily go in several different areas but I figured C&V is where it's most relevant to most regular viewers.
As the title so states, I had a 1" threaded fork steerer fail during a...
03-17-24, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By fleslider

Unseen on the net Centurion Catalogs! Added

I have added some new catalogs to vintagecenturion.com.
1978,1988,1989
Vintage Centurion Catalog Page (https://vintagecenturion.com/literature/centurion-catalogs.shtml)

1978 (it looks to be 1978...
03-16-24, 09:58 PM
Replies: 719
Views: 299,834
Posted By rickpaulos

fresh find: Shogun 500 first letter is a...

fresh find:

Shogun 500
first letter is a bit mangled.
N3D5429

First guess is 1983, April make. Still need to get the date codes from the Shimano components.

What to do with this bike? ...
03-08-24, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By chain_whipped

Long critiqued crappy vintage brakes are now the latest great bike market thing!

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ABS ready
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By albrt

Early 70s looks about right. It's in great shape...

Early 70s looks about right. It's in great shape but probably not very valuable. At the co-op in Phoenix a shiny one might sell for $160, a rideable one with cosmetic issues maybe $100. It's an...
02-27-24, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By IdahoBrett

1977 it is…. ...

1977 it is….

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02-19-24, 01:13 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 263,522
Posted By Maxey

Here's a frame I picked up last year but haven't...

Here's a frame I picked up last year but haven't done anything with it yet. Not much of a mystery to its identification as I'm pretty sure it's a 1976 Sekai Competition, which if I recall correctly...
02-17-24, 06:48 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 263,522
Posted By Sactown_Albert

Georgena Terry Agrees with your assessment

She may have been a bit circumspect, but I think Georgena Terry was saying the design was like her bikes but it was not manufactured for her. Iím sure this bike was manufactured to Norco specs and...
02-16-24, 10:28 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 263,522
Posted By Sactown_Albert

I had an email exchange with Georgena Terry about...

I had an email exchange with Georgena Terry about the bike. Very gracious of her to respond to my questions. Her response regarding its provenance:
ďIím 99% sure this frame was built by H. Tano in...
02-11-24, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By bboy314

Sorry, no clue, but I had no idea J&B was that...

Sorry, no clue, but I had no idea J&B was that old!
01-30-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,381
Posted By Murray Missile

Don't take the "swine" thing too seriously I only...

Don't take the "swine" thing too seriously I only used that because the 400 Series Techniums don't seem to get a lot of love. I probably have more appreciation for it than a lot of other people.
...
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By mrv

Miele ATB - circa '89?

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/30555250
A cycling / hiking / beering Fri-enemy dumped this on me, as I am the local old bike vortex.

Doing the bare minimum internet research a while ago, I...
01-04-24, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,932
Posted By Alcobrassman

I worked at Alco cycle products in the 70s

I worked in the frame dept. as a brazer, on frames and wheel hubs! My name is Ron Tucker and I lived right down the street from the factory and I walked to work everyday! Talk skinny guy with long...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,791
Posted By base2

It's a little embarrassing how the humble Schwinn...

It's a little embarrassing how the humble Schwinn Continental or Varsity are maligned at any cost they happen to be. Ask yourself this: "How much is a fancy romantic dinner date at the local American...
12-22-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By SpeedofLite

Sure. Here it is:...

Sure. Here it is: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AgHfxA8atbGnn1YHHrJT_9eMI2o_?e=Q6tZM4
Everyday is Christmas at Bike Forums C&V. :)
12-22-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 299,834
Posted By Discobauer

Now got it painted in a nice blue metal flake...

Now got it painted in a nice blue metal flake color

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12-20-23, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By dfritz95

I have the same frame, but mine has decals...

I have the same frame, but mine has decals indicating it was sold as a Lotus. Model is unclear as the model decal is almost entirely rubbed off - thereís some Lotus information out there, and it...
12-19-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 719
Views: 299,834
Posted By Discobauer

Hello Hummer, thank you to confirm that it is...

Hello Hummer,
thank you to confirm that it is an Apollo road bike from 1976 and for the link to my album. Since i have not enough posts here to be able to post pics and links i havenīt done them...
12-04-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By markk900

Correct me if I am wrong, but this does not...

Correct me if I am wrong, but this does not appear to be the factory approved method for Brooks saddle break in. 😇
...
11-30-23, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By IdahoBrett

Seeing your Bikes list, you probably already know...

Seeing your Bikes list, you probably already know this, but I’ll throw it out there anyway.

I bought a bike off ebay recently that was a “might ship”. I created an account on bike flights. Found a...
11-15-23, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By noglider

It doesn't surprise me. I once found 50 year old...

It doesn't surprise me. I once found 50 year old tubes in tires on an old bike. A lot of bikes don't see many miles. Inner tubes don't get UV exposure, so the only threat is humidity, and they don't...
11-14-23, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Insidious C.

87 Voyageur- it's first flat tire?

Warning: Contains description of cyclist riding on stupidly old tires. May not be suitable for safety concious readers.

I had a flat on my work commute this morning. I already suspected the...
11-13-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By El Chaba

Those bosses do not have an integrated spring...

Those bosses do not have an integrated spring socket like some do. They do have a flat for mountingdedicated washers with a spring anchor hole. Those washers are sort of hard to find, and I donít...
11-09-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 299,834
Posted By madpogue

My dozen-ish Schwinns that have a headbadge date...

My dozen-ish Schwinns that have a headbadge date stamp follow the DDDY format.
10-30-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,033
Posted By purpurite

I have been casually looking for something that I...

I have been casually looking for something that I can enjoy restoring, as well as use in the subsequent "cos play" events like L'Eroica. Something that you don't see every day, and hopefully...
10-30-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,033
Posted By juvela

----- the U.S. agent for Jeunet during the...

-----

the U.S. agent for Jeunet during the boom era was Beacon Cycle & Supply Co. of Milwaukee WI

during the boom they maintained a branch location to serve the west in Oakland, California
...
10-30-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,033
Posted By purpurite

Nice find... I started searching for Jeunets...

Nice find... I started searching for Jeunets around 1970-1975 and turned up this Jeunet Franche-Comte. The head tube details are identical, as are the bottob bracket from what I can see. The only...
10-26-23, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By unworthy1

just to muddy up the waters, if this was a...

just to muddy up the waters, if this was a Schwinn product (which it is not) there were several frame builder stamps that might be found on the BB shell or other choice spots on handbuilt Schwinn...
10-26-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By juvela

----- yes, originally painted two most...

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yes, originally painted

two most commonly seen finishes are blue flambouyant & opaque white

up until 1977 the state of California had a bicycle licensing system where each municipality...
10-19-23, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,277
Posted By ORS

I've a Norco 'Fiori Amalfi' here in Scotland...

I've a Norco 'Fiori Amalfi' here in Scotland still doing milers after 12 years. For the record, as T-Mar asked (about twelve years ago), belatedly, the bottom bracket is stamped '300'. It does not...
10-15-23, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By Exe_GT

Thanks Hummer, The paint spray from the...

Thanks Hummer,

The paint spray from the faded effect is partially over the barcode so hard to read but definitely is C (R or F) 800 and I think the British version.
10-15-23, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1978) Buyers' Guide to $100 - $150 Bikes

This Buyers' Guide is presented over the first two posts of this thread. Bikes featured are AMF Pursuit, ATALA Corsa, AZUKI Century, CENTURION Sport, COLUMBIA Gold Crest, COLUMBIA Lexington, GITANE...
10-12-23, 10:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,561
Posted By cudak888

Raleigh catalog scan masochism + seeking Lightroom volunteers

Not long ago (ok, a good two months ago), the wonderful nlerner sent me his copious collection of Raleigh catalogs to scan for the upcoming update for the archives on The Headbadge. And I'm sure if I...
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By plonz

Not an ‘86. They were Tenax-tubed with flashier...

Not an ‘86. They were Tenax-tubed with flashier graphics by then. Yours is a head-scratcher though. I spy a Tange Champion decal which along with an SP model designation, should put it at an ‘83. ...
10-03-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,208
Posted By Aardwolf

From https://www.nkilgariff.com/FrameNosTemp.htm ...

From https://www.nkilgariff.com/FrameNosTemp.htm

1004 as a Holdsworth serial number would be about 1936.
Claude Butler were 6 or 7 digit
Freddie Grub it could be 1923 or 1939.
None of those...
09-18-23, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot HLE Tubing

The sticker on the down tube indicates that it's Peugeot HLE Mangaloy tubing.
...
09-16-23, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By cuda2k

VeloBase down - again (and now it's back)

edit: site is back up and running! :beer:

I'd requested the ssl cert be updated weeks ago, apparently it never did update. Today I try to manually update it, and now the entire site is down with...
09-09-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By RCMoeur

I have several editions of the Taiwan Bicycle...

I have several editions of the Taiwan Bicycle Guides that I lugged home from Interbike in the early 2000s. Fun to look at, but at phone book size, not a light read.
09-04-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By Sactown_Albert

Now I have More Questions than Answers

I uncovered the serial number on the non drive side of the lower down tube. It appears to be ď6F06068Ē which doesnít seem to match the Fuji serial number protocols since the first digit is a number...
09-02-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1988) SCHWINN in China / Bike Industry Worker Images

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