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Frenzen 06-11-22 08:35 PM

Unknown bike, ID?
 
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...167d375c39.jpg
The two racks made me think it is a touring bike, or it can become one. However, there is no granny gear and chainstay isn't long enough. It is such a terrible picture that OP himself didn't mention the name or any information. Is it worth $85? The saddle appears to be Brooks "mattress", I am guessing and I think these were used on some touring bikes, not sure tho? Unusual case of cantilever breaks with Blackburn-type racks, straps pedals with maybe some sort of clips?

juvela 06-11-22 10:28 PM

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transfers are visible on the TT and on the DT but cannot quite make them out

name appears to begin with letter F

chainstay stop looks to have been broken off and this clamp-on fitting added as a replacement

the fact that it came from the factory as a twelve speed means it is unlikely to be much earlier than 1978

doubt it could be much later than 1982

conical seat stay tops are suggestive of an Asian origin

head looks as though it may be bulge-formed; not eno' rez in image to tell one way or the other...

cantilevers look like they may be a model of CLB, but those horrible soft Formosan levers look out of place

note that front wheel constructed with a five-piece steel hollow axle front hub paired with an alloy rim

cycle is certainly sending some mixed messages...

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Frenzen 06-11-22 11:28 PM


Originally Posted by juvela (Post 22538569)
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transfers are visible on the TT and on the DT but cannot quite make them out

name appears to begin with letter F

chainstay stop looks to have been broken off and this clamp-on fitting added as a replacement

the fact that it came from the factory as a twelve speed means it is unlikely to be much earlier than 1978

doubt it could be much later than 1982

conical seat stay tops are suggestive of an Asian origin

head looks as though it may be bulge-formed; not eno' rez in image to tell one way or the other...

cantilevers look like they may be a model of CLB, but those horrible soft Formosan levers look out of place

note that front wheel constructed with a five-piece steel hollow axle front hub paired with an alloy rim

cycle is certainly sending some mixed messages...

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Can you believe it, I figured it out and it is a freespirit. I thought I found some gold, it is not even a good medium range bike. Not suitable for light touring I guess lol

Bianchigirll 06-12-22 03:56 PM


Originally Posted by Frenzen (Post 22538584)
Can you believe it, I figured it out and it is a freespirit. I thought I found some gold, it is not even a good medium range bike. Not suitable for light touring I guess lol


IMHO If you’re unsure what your looking at, stay away with a rear derailleur claw style hanger. I know someone will there are plenty of good bikes that use them but again if you’re unsure stay away

Vintagelover2 06-18-22 08:32 PM

This bike is a Free spirit. It is an early 80s sears bike. I have one almost identical to it.


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