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01-17-23, 11:55 PM
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Posted By Hummer

International is correct. Continental had...

International is correct. Continental had different lugs on the head tube.
01-16-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 543
Posted By Hummer

My advice is to move away from the ocean. ...

My advice is to move away from the ocean.

Proctor Townsend bicycles were created for the dry prairies where the paint will last.
01-15-23, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,350
Posted By Hummer

I would suggest that the bicycle is NOT an...

I would suggest that the bicycle is NOT an International.

Your observations about the frame are correct.
...
11-17-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By Hummer

KHS as a bicycle company started in 1974. ...

KHS as a bicycle company started in 1974.

KHS manufactured some of their own bicycles and contracted some of their bicycle frames.

The KHS Professional: I have seen pictures of two different...
11-09-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By Hummer

Raleigh Lenton: ...

Raleigh Lenton:

https://on-the-drops.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-raleigh-lentons-1948-1960.html
10-11-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,755
Posted By Hummer

I know that this is an old thread, but I wish to...

I know that this is an old thread, but I wish to updated my opinion of this bicycle.

I have been doing some checking of all the data that I have collected over several years and I have a new...
09-11-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By Hummer

Simpsons-Sears Made in Japan

Recently a friend asked me to help get an old bicycle from a department store ready to ride again. The bicycle had a a marquee name on it but nothing to indicate which department store. I did...
01-05-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,908
Posted By Hummer

Bridgestone serial numbers decoded.

I have been collecting and cataloguing bicycle serial numbers for more than a decade. I started to do this because I was trying to determine the age of certain bicycles that I was repairing. I was...
12-20-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By Hummer

Hello shop, welcome to the forum. ...

Hello shop,

welcome to the forum.

There is a date code on the bottom bracket, RY B5.

The RY = Romilly factory in France,
B = month 2 or February,
5 = 1975 the year of frame...
11-30-21, 09:12 PM
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Views: 1,013,597
Posted By Hummer

Hello Jockie, sorry for the late response....

Hello Jockie,

sorry for the late response.

The serial number is Kawamura for the Japanese domestic market. The "D" is for 1994, the year of frame manufacture.

This was the last year...
11-29-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 1,013,597
Posted By Hummer

The serial number is on the lower part of the...

The serial number is on the lower part of the seat tube. The frame was made by Giant of Taiwan.
11-10-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,236
Posted By Hummer

Hi, thanks for posting the serial number. This...

Hi, thanks for posting the serial number. This is a Greenville format serial number. The letter J at the start, is for the month of manufacture. Month 10 or October. Because the frame was...
11-10-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,236
Posted By Hummer

Thank-you. You are correct and I stand...

Thank-you. You are correct and I stand corrected. I have not seen a 1990 Voyageur before. I have seen other 1990 Schwinn models made by Panasonic.

The 1987 and 1988 model year Voyageur were...
11-09-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,236
Posted By Hummer

This looks like a 1988 Voyageur and they were...

This looks like a 1988 Voyageur and they were made in Greenville, MS. The serial number will be on the bottom bracket. It will start with a letter, followed by six digits. The first digit will be...
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Hummer

I do not disagree with the assessment of the...

I do not disagree with the assessment of the bicycle.

However the serial number stamping is odd for a Fuji from Showa year 47.

Most of the export Fuji serial numbers from this year were...
09-23-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,217
Posted By Hummer

+1 on the date. @Marylander...

+1 on the date.

@Marylander (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/marylander-506624.html) the serial number from your Performance M404 is from manufacturer KHS of Taiwan.
09-15-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By Hummer

According to Sheldon Brown, the Carlton serial...

According to Sheldon Brown, the Carlton serial number E series is year of manufacture 1970.
09-12-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Hummer

Hello Amelio, welcome to the forum. ...

Hello Amelio,

welcome to the forum.

The serial number format from your bicycle has been reported several times in the Bianchi Serial Number Identification thread.

...
07-07-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Hummer

Hello Gu3nth, welcome to the forum. ...

Hello Gu3nth,

welcome to the forum.

In the 1979 model year for Nishiki in the USA there was a unique decal layout.

...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By Hummer

Hello Selinat85, welcome to the forum. I...

Hello Selinat85, welcome to the forum.

I know this is a little late.

This bicycle was manufactured by AMF Wheel Goods Division in Olney, Illinois. The first line on the label at the base...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,797
Posted By Hummer

In 1980 it was Raleigh Industries of America Inc....

In 1980 it was Raleigh Industries of America Inc. with the head office in Boston, MA.

Huffy Corporation purchased the rights to the Raleigh band name in the USA in 1982.
06-09-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,762
Posted By Hummer

Not a Nishiki. It is a Peugeot. There was a...

Not a Nishiki. It is a Peugeot.

There was a CP12 Sports 12 model and a CP12 Challenge model.

The headbadges said Peugeot Approved. Similar I suppose to Schwinn bicycles from Japan that said...
05-28-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By Hummer

This format of the serial number was used by...

This format of the serial number was used by Panasonic.
The serial number stamping is not that of Panasonic. The BB shell does not say Panasonic. Panasonic typically did not stamp the frame size...
05-28-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Hummer

A Nishiki Semi-Pro circa 1972, based on the...

A Nishiki Semi-Pro circa 1972, based on the serial number.

...
05-26-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By Hummer

Hello mckinnon, welcome to the forum. ...

Hello mckinnon,

welcome to the forum.

The serial number is not on the bottom bracket. It is on the down tube and may be difficult to read.

...
04-08-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,060
Posted By Hummer

Coast to Coast was an American hardware store...

Coast to Coast was an American hardware store chain. The bicycles they sold were sometimes called Coast King.

The 80548 from the bottom bracket can be used to determine the date of frame...
04-08-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By Hummer

Hello Broonyg, welcome to the forum and...

Hello Broonyg,

welcome to the forum and thank-you for posting pictures of your frame.

Based on the picture of the serial number the bicycle was not a Schwinn, for two reasons. Although the...
01-01-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,997
Posted By Hummer

Part 8. Howie Cohen - Everything Bicycles

Howie Cohen. I do not know how to make a fair introduction to this man without overstating or understating his contributions to the bicycle industry in the USA and internationally,
starting in the...
12-30-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,997
Posted By Hummer

Part 6. Japan's Bicycle Guides

"The objective of this catalogue is to give our foreign customers a glimpse of Japan's Bicycle Industry."
from insert page in Japan's Bicycle Guide 1951....
12-29-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,997
Posted By Hummer

Part 5. General Trading Companies

On July 8, 1853 Commodore Matthew Perry with four gunboats of the United States Navy and with orders from the US president, entered Edo Bay near Tokyo, Japan.
His mission was to encourage the...
12-28-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,997
Posted By Hummer

Part 4. Korn Ferry Institute

I forgot to assign this as homework yesterday.

Here is a link to "Georgena Terry's Long-Distance Ride", you can read it and see what you think.
...
12-27-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,997
Posted By Hummer

Part 3. The second orthodoxy

Another orthodox idea that has long been present on the vintage enthusiasts bikeforums.net is about a Japanese company: H. Tano and Company.

The idea that has been put forward is that H. Tano and...
12-26-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,997
Posted By Hummer

Orthodoxy Part 1

Begin the experiment.

I have been a member of bikeforums.net for several years.

In that time I have seen different ideas presented in threads.

These ideas are sometimes repeated or quoted...
12-16-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 1,013,597
Posted By Hummer

Hello Albion, the serial number on your...

Hello Albion,

the serial number on your Araya is an Araya serial number, not Bridgestone. In 1977 Araya started to put an "ARY" prefix on their serial numbers. Araya frames built prior to...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,594
Posted By Hummer

The Royal Enfield head badge had artillery, but...

The Royal Enfield head badge had artillery, but it was not the same.

The Holdsworth head badge has some similar element, crown and crossed swords. The rivet holes were also in the same place.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hummer

Hello leedom, welcome to the Bike Forum. ...

Hello leedom,
welcome to the Bike Forum. Australia, the weather must be warm there now. Here I am slipping around on ice and I don't mean the ice from my margarita.

The main clue in...
10-28-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,451
Posted By Hummer

Here is a Sherpa with the serial number M3C168xx....

Here is a Sherpa with the serial number M3C168xx. This Sherpa was originally sold from an in independent bike shop in Alberta....
10-28-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,649
Posted By Hummer

If I may be so bold, the frame number stamping...

If I may be so bold, the frame number stamping is B0120522. The front of the first two characters was not struck into the frame.

A frame date of 1980 December.

Here is a link to another PFN10...
10-28-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,182
Posted By Hummer

Where to begin? Hmmm. Peugeot frames...

Where to begin? Hmmm.

Peugeot frames manufactured in France for 1983 model year most often had a frame number stamped into the frame and a white label attached to the frame with the bicycle's...
10-26-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,065
Posted By Hummer

Mikado brand in Canada

I am not very familiar with this brand name because I do not see very many, Taiwan brand or Canadian brand, in my part of the world.

Some people claim to be familiar with the Canadian Mikado, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By Hummer

The serial number format is for Merida of Taiwan....

The serial number format is for Merida of Taiwan. The frame was manufactured in 1989. The year of last Univega frame made by Miyata that I have seen was 1987.
03-30-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Hummer

Hello Sirby, welcome to the forums, your...

Hello Sirby,

welcome to the forums, your photos are here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/17284016

I have seen that chainring pattern on some Shelby bicycles. The fork also looks...
03-29-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,674
Posted By Hummer

TCI is Trans Can Import, a company that still...

TCI is Trans Can Import, a company that still exists. At one time they were a regional distributor of bicycles in western Canada.

...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,313
Posted By Hummer

Koh Samui, Thailand

Recently I went to Koh Samui, Thailand with a couple of freinds. We rented bicycles.

Renting bicycles is interesting. Rental shops are small and can be difficult to find because the shops do...
02-24-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By Hummer

From the serial number the frame was manufactured...

From the serial number the frame was manufactured by Raleigh Canada in 1978.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,561
Posted By Hummer

+1 on Ted Williams. The 228-45912 on the...

+1 on Ted Williams.

The 228-45912 on the head tube is a Sears product number. The other number is the frame manufacturers serial number.

This frame looks repainted.

Here is another...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,225
Posted By Hummer

This serial number is probably from a label taped...

This serial number is probably from a label taped to the frame. This serial number on its own does not contain any date information.
The label serial numbers are mostly in sequential order with...
01-04-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 609,037
Posted By Hummer

These are all Bianchi Super models. The frames...

These are all Bianchi Super models. The frames were made by Tsunoda of Japan.

From the serial numbers, the first letter "M" indicates the year of frame manufacture as 1981. The second letter in...
02-19-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,051
Posted By Hummer

WSI only trademarked the name Centurion in the...

WSI only trademarked the name Centurion in the USA.

https://www.centurion.de/en/about-centurion-bikes/centurion-philosophy-125 ...
01-02-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,814
Posted By Hummer

I have often wondered about this. Shimano:...

I have often wondered about this.

Shimano: fishing reels, index shifting. Fishing reels, index shifting?

Hmmm. Think about it.

Fishing reels release and retrieve fishing line around a...
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