Hey I came across a bunch of vintage bikes from craigslist and just picked up 4 bikes for $30. I had great success in updating an old '72 Peugeot UO-8 and it was tons of fun, so I picked these up, not knowing anything about the bikes, with hopes that you guys at bikeforums can help me out (like you always do!). I went on sheldonbrown but he only has the Puch on there.
here are my questions, and I'm at work right now so I can't post pics, but I'll upload pics later today:
1) origins of bikes?
2) what types of bottom brackets do i need so I can replace the BB and crankset? That's the most important part, to me. I want to, at the very least, replace cranks and wheelsets.
3) Value? I got all 4 of them for $7.50 and that's well worth it for me for the frame, and at the very least, the long reach center pull brake calipers.
Here's the bikes (and sorry for the crappy descriptions, I will post pics later)
Murray - 'Team Murray' on the toptube 10-speed, white frame
An Ultra 10-speed. that's all it says in the frame, in blue. it also says 'Ultra' on the headtube so I guess that's the brand. Can't find anything on this one
Puch Meteor, black frame, 10-speed. Looks pretty good. The headtube has a steel Puch logo (how do you pronounce this?).
Free Spirit Dynasty, blue frame, also 10-speed
Check out the old Peugeot I did: