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Any ideas what this is? Executive 3 speed?

Old 07-24-18, 04:29 PM
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Any ideas what this is? Executive 3 speed?

A friend in upstate New York is looking to sell this and is curious what it is.



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Old 07-24-18, 04:55 PM
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Department store bike most likely from the mid-seventies+/-. They are not a Raleigh, and don't hold up as well. The Shimano stick shift may add value.
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The forum has had this badge previously.

IIRC Executive is a house brand badge for a chain store.

The Shimano shift lever is a helpful dating aid; as I remember it was only produced for a short time.

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Japanese headset, so serial number may provide a clue to manufacturer and exact date. I don't know the intro date for that shift lever, but it was available at least as early as 1972 and 1974 was its last year.
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There's one for sale now on the local CL, along with two other old bikes. I posted this in the 3-speeds thread and could not identify it but it is an Executive like yours. You could his-n-hers them.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...650088057.html

Antique bikes for sale - $1 (AMELIA COURT HOUSE)






bicycle type: other
frame size: 10
make / manufacturer: Other
wheel size: other/unknown
Three old bikes for sale always stored inside. Make offer on one or all call only no text no email I will not answer 804-363-96 two zero
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I acquired an Executive a few years ago. It was definitely a department store bike, but it functioned well after a minor tuneup. It was donated.
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I respect an executive who rides a 3-speed.
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