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Old 08-09-08, 05:42 AM   #1
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What am I?

Sorry for the crappy photos, if more are needed, I will supply. Pulled out of the neighbor's trash who is 81 years old, so it probably has to date from the eary 1970s at the latest. French or English? I see no serial numbers, and while parts of it seem mid level, some parts scream cheapness. The head tube sticker is obliterated which is odd since I would assume a bike that old would have a badge, not a sticker. The seat tube decal appears to say ISS, which I am assuming would indicate the type of steel. I'm probably going to sell it, but I'd like to know what it is. Hopefully you can see my photobucket pics.
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Old 08-09-08, 05:53 AM   #2
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No idea what it is.

I would clean it up, and ride it
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Old 08-09-08, 07:30 AM   #3
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looks Austro/German or maybe Dutch, ( wild guess tho)
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I was also thinking an Austrian-made bike as sold at Sears in the US in the 60s.

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Old 08-09-08, 12:47 PM   #5
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Those are Schurmann steel rims, which means likely German/Austrian/Swiss bike.

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If you plan to use the bike or even sell it it would be good to identify the EXACT tire size.

Try to find any and all markings on the tires. The British 3-speed Roadster style bikes often used an unusual size which is becoming difficult to find these days. It was neither typical 27" (630 mm.) nor 26" (559 mm.). Often they were 590 mm. = 26 x 1 3/8" = EA.3 = 650A - which is a different size than 650B rims (584 mm). And this is also different than Schwinn's "S-6" also called 26 x 1 3/8" = or 597 mm. = also known as 26 x 1 1/4" or EA.1.

Sounds confusing? Yes, it was - and is. which is why you really need to know the rims and tires used on this particular bike. Fortunately, if needed, you actually can get many unusual sized tired from HarrisCyclery.com but I would not expect to find replacements in stock from most local bike shops.

Overall, I would think that bike would be worth saving and using for rides around town. They were built for comfort and durability and many definitely seem to have survived through decades of neglect in spite of some very typical rust to even the best chrome plating.
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It has a Sachs Torpedo 415 rear hub if that helps narrow down the date range. I assume it's a 3 speed
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I think, a Norman. Their little guy on the headtube logo varied a little from year to year, but that stern look, etc...
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