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In Search Of a good bicycle identification website

Old 09-26-18, 01:43 PM
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In Search Of a good bicycle identification website

Any suggestions on good bike id sites?
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Old 09-26-18, 01:54 PM
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BikePedia if it's 93 or newer.
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Old 09-26-18, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
BikePedia if it's 93 or newer.
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I'm more interested in vintage bikes...older than '93 but thanks for the suggestion
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Old 09-26-18, 02:23 PM
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I think you would get more useful answers if you could narrow down your area of interest.
If you were to ask for British lightweight road bikes 1946-1954, then I would have suggestions.
If you wanted to know about Italian racing bikes of the early 1970s those sites would be of no use.

Otherwise do a Google search and spend some time looking.
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I often start here for a good selection of vintage catalogs and as said above this forum is a pretty good place to go
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From a C&V perspective there’s probably nothing here that isn’t on Bulgier.net, but a decent catalogue database nonetheless with some modern stuff to boot: https://www.birota.ru/catalogues/index.php
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
This forum.
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This is the search engine of classic and vintage bikes, human powered with computer assistance. I'd bet you can't find an obscure website on some special bike that someone on this site doesn't already know about. Heck, good chance that person is the one running it!

So post what you've got, show us pix, and you'll be shocked, shocked I say how quickly you'll find out what you're looking for.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
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This is the search engine of classic and vintage bikes, human powered with computer assistance. I'd bet you can't find an obscure website on some special bike that someone on this site doesn't already know about. Heck, good chance that person is the one running it!

So post what you've got, show us pix, and you'll be shocked, shocked I say how quickly you'll find out what you're looking for.
+++100!
I read a lot of the posts regarding questions about obscure parts or bikes. It amazes me how much the good people on here know. It has helped this newbie tremendously.
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Originally Posted by MarcoBianchi View Post
Clever. I was just gonna type the name.
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So post what you've got, show us pix, and you'll be shocked, shocked I say how quickly you'll find out what you're looking for.
Well, we don't always know everything but the collective knowledge base and willingness to share is, truly, impressive. That said, the shocked factor does kick in, every now and again...

Presenting this picture, I asked the group what kind of bike I had found. With-in less than half an hour, I learned that the bike was a 1971 Italian built Masi Grand Criterium...
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