Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-03-12, 01:09 PM   #1
emanuel_v19
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So what bike is this?

Hello guys/gals,

Ill make this short. This bicycle used to be my grandfathers. It has a stamp in the front saying Buffalo (Made in Mexico) but the frame says Made in England. Maybe 70s/80s bike? Please help. Thank you.

http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/25146305@N06/6993592840/
http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/25146305@N06/6993590604/
http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/25146305@N06/6993589232/
emanuel_v19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 01:11 PM   #2
ultraman6970
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 7,860
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Maybe 70s/80s bike??????????

I would say 30s or 40s... the pictures are not detailed, cant see details man. Looks like an old bike thats all.
ultraman6970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 01:21 PM   #3
emanuel_v19
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ok thanks. It does use the 28" wheels
emanuel_v19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 02:53 PM   #4
Mos6502
Elitest Murray Owner
 
Mos6502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes: 1972 Columbia Tourist Expert III, Columbia Roadster
Posts: 2,660
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
The British made rod brake roadsters forever, given the condition I doubt it is from the 30s or 40s. A better guess might be 50s or 60s.

The chainwheel might give an answer if you can get a pic of it, the pattern might give the maker away.
Mos6502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 02:53 PM   #5
kroozer
vintage motor
 
kroozer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Bikes: Automoto, Stallard, Rotrax, Atala, Lejeune, Motobecane, RIH, Zieleman, Raleigh, Messina, Brazzo, Davidson, Fisher, Kestrel
Posts: 1,245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
There are millions of these circulating in Mexico, and I believe you can still buy them new. They've been making them for a long time though. It's the classic heavy-duty basic transport bike, I'm pretty sure they're domestically produced. If you want I can check the LBS's and see what brands they are.
kroozer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 03:37 PM   #6
emanuel_v19
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kroozer, your right. I brought it from Jalisco, Mexico. What confuses me though, it's that the frame says Made in England....????
emanuel_v19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 04:18 PM   #7
ultraman6970
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 7,860
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well... you can put made in wherever you want in mx
ultraman6970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 10:12 PM   #8
emanuel_v19
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yea you can
emanuel_v19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 10:25 PM   #9
catonec 
Senior Member
 
catonec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: burlington VT.
Bikes:
Posts: 2,472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
is there a restraining order between your camera and your bike? those pics are from 15 feet away!
__________________
2010 Kestrel RT900SL, 800k carbon, chorus/record, speedplay, zonda
1997 Trek ZX6000, 6061w/manitou spyder, xt/xtr, time atac
catonec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-12, 11:25 PM   #10
emanuel_v19
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well the condition of the bicycle was worst. It was rusted and all I just painted it and restored the chrome. Sorry about the pictures those are the only ones I have :/
emanuel_v19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-12, 05:50 AM   #11
ultraman6970
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 7,860
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
W/O good pictures is hard to know. Even if the color is right from a couple of miles away you can say that you have a lambo being that what you have in reality is eclipse
ultraman6970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-12, 04:08 PM   #12
seedsbelize 
Senior Member
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Bikes: '84 Schwinn Letour Luxe, '87 Schw'inn Prelude, 91 Giant Yukon, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5 '72 World Voyageur
Posts: 3,053
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kroozer View Post
There are millions of these circulating in Mexico, and I believe you can still buy them new. They've been making them for a long time though. It's the classic heavy-duty basic transport bike, I'm pretty sure they're domestically produced. If you want I can check the LBS's and see what brands they are.
Most of the new ones seem to come from India, IIRC. But you're right, there are millions of them, all with 28 "wheels. It's easier to buy 28"tires here, than 700C.
__________________



Quote:
Originally Posted by Kactus View Post
Flubber.
seedsbelize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-12, 08:36 AM   #13
emanuel_v19
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Iirc?
emanuel_v19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-12, 09:02 AM   #14
rhm
multimodal commuter
 
rhm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ, NYC, LI
Bikes: 1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...
Posts: 16,099
Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 233 Post(s)
If i recall correctly.
rhm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-12, 02:28 PM   #15
seedsbelize 
Senior Member
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Bikes: '84 Schwinn Letour Luxe, '87 Schw'inn Prelude, 91 Giant Yukon, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5 '72 World Voyageur
Posts: 3,053
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by emanuel_v19 View Post
Iirc?
And that was the first time I've ever used it.
__________________



Quote:
Originally Posted by Kactus View Post
Flubber.
seedsbelize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-12, 09:42 AM   #16
emanuel_v19
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ha Thanks guys
emanuel_v19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:55 AM.