Classic & Vintage - Chrome Bike by MOssberg Arms Co????
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This bike came up on CL here in Charlotte today. Anyone ever hear of this company?
This is not my bike and I do not know the seller
09-25-07, 04:49 PM
I don't know anything about custom Mossbergs, but Mossberg the gunmaker definitely made bikes during the '70's. I had a Mossberg MX, a very cool little bike that was a precursor to modern BMX bikes, I bought it new in '72 or '73. They also made road bikes, some of which had frames of graphite (or early carbon fiber?). The Mossbergs that I saw in the '70's were nice bikes, sold in bike shops. I think there's a thread on Mossbergs titled "Anybody know anything about Mossbergs?" A pretty long thread if I remember correctly-
09-25-07, 07:43 PM
I also have a Mossberg highend road bike from 1974. Light frame with fake nervex lugs and full Dura ace running gear. Roger
09-25-07, 08:03 PM
That bike looks very familiar, just like my Panasonic Touring Deluxe (my first 'good' bike). Nervex lugs though. Component mix is exact.
09-25-07, 09:23 PM
Other than the chrome finish, the frame is pretty close to identical to the red (maroon) one I had back in 1974/5. Well made, quality bike. Just the same, he's asking way too much. As a brand, they're rare, but they're not especially special or desirable, er, collectible.
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