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Vintage Sears and Roebuck--Bike Newbie

Old 07-08-17, 04:33 PM
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Vintage Sears and Roebuck--Bike Newbie

Hi there!

I found this bike at a thrift shop and I'm looking to get a little more information about it if anyone knows. I didn't see a model name or a serial number anywhere on the bike, but it was made in Austria. I'm curious if anyone knows the era, model name, or what it might be worth.

Thanks!
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Old 07-09-17, 10:30 AM
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It was made by Steyr in Austria. The 3 speed hub was also made by Steyr under license from Sturmey Archer. If you look carefully at the rear hub shell you should find a date code (month, space, year). It is from about 1970 and appears to be in excellent cosmetic shape. Do the brakes and gears work well?

As for value - not much. In my area about $75. It should make a nice town rider though.
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The 3 speed looks like a Sachs. Probably has a coaster brake and may not have a date code like the SA hubs. Some of these Sears bikes were lugged and had a plate by the rear brake bridge stamped Made in Austria by Steyr or Puch or something like that. The OPs bike looks like one of those. Neat bike IMHO and worth around $100 for a mens frame in good working condition. Probably less for a womens frame.

There is a Sears bike that looks identical that is dept store quality and kind of a POS.
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I hope this was very cheap.
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I think you may be right about a Sachs hub. I did not notice the lack of a brake lever on the right side.
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