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Old 04-24-16, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by CuttersRidge
Tiger bikes seemed to have been distributed by Recreational Equipment in Seattle who would go on to become REI; it was mentioned in the thread that perhaps Tiger bikes were a forerunner to Novara as well.
Tiger Cycles were certainly not exclusive to Recreational Equipment Incorporated. In fact I don't remember REI selling them... but there's lots of things I don't remember so I could definitely be wrong.

We sold Tiger Cycles at the Stanford Bike Co-Op in Palo Alto, California when I worked there in about 1973-74. (The name of the shop was a blatant lie since the shop was neither a co-op or affiliated with Stanford University.) They were a lower end bike that arrived at our shop by the container load.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Tiger Cycles were certainly not exclusive to Recreational Equipment Incorporated. In fact I don't remember REI selling them... but there's lots of things I don't remember so I could definitely be wrong.

We sold Tiger Cycles at the Stanford Bike Co-Op in Palo Alto, California when I worked there in about 1973-74. (The name of the shop was a blatant lie since the shop was neither a co-op or affiliated with Stanford University.) They were a lower end bike that arrived at our shop by the container load.
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Very interesting, thanks for the information.

Browsing around, I found at least 2 Tiger bikes on the Seattle Craig's List:

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/5547201943.html

This next one has bar-end shifters, brifters.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/bik/5551445261.html


Actually chromed on the back stays too and only $80.

From the original post, I had to do a double take because even though, those bikes are often heavy, we recently got a step through frame that is surprisingly light and this is a bike that I have to hang on hooks about anytime it is used. The frames are very similar; it's like back in the day, there were some hi-ten, some gas pipe, some light steel tubing; it has to be noted.

Though, this next bike is not a real roadbiker's project, I think this is what is a, I assume, likely a French (or Belgium) made Mixte called Tiger as well on the SF Bay Craig's list; the French say "de luxe" a lot; and the lugs are nice. This really is an interesting take and only $20; I think it likely could be running well enough with some elbow grease, tin foil the rust, tires and tubes, etc. Tiger is Tigre in French, so who knows? Shimano Rear Derailleur.

For that price, $20, if one restores, there is not that much of a downside after inspecting it of course, first.

Moss on the handlebars but the bike as a whole does not seem consumed with rust.

This looks like a good deal if one likes these kinds of bikes.

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Originally Posted by jonwvara
Someone buy this Gitane, please:

Vintage Gitane Tour de France Professional Bicycle Reynolds 531 Nice | eBay

I'd have a hard time not buying it if it were my size.
It is my size and I've got it in my watch list but the shipping is a killer for me. I see the fork 531 sticker is obviously a replacement, possibly one or two others, otherwise looks nice. I just picked up one on CL that's all original and too tall for me in baby blue for $150 and would love to find one of the same year in my size.

I always have trouble with white 1970s French bikes. Seems like they either weren't clearcoated or the clearcoat gets cut to hell/oxidizes, the paint just rubs right out.
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Originally Posted by francophile
It is my size and I've got it in my watch list but the shipping is a killer for me. I see the fork 531 sticker is obviously a replacement, possibly one or two others, otherwise looks nice. I just picked up one on CL that's all original and too tall for me in baby blue for $150 and would love to find one of the same year in my size.

I always have trouble with white 1970s French bikes. Seems like they either weren't clearcoated or the clearcoat gets cut to hell/oxidizes, the paint just rubs right out.
No bike manufacture in the 70's clear coated over the paint, they didn't start doing that until CF bikes came out and problems arose with UV damaging the fibers which took about 15 years after CF production began. Even today custom steel bike painters like Joe Bell doesn't clear coat his paint jobs because he thinks the paint doesn't look as good and I tend to agree. When a clear coat starts to go the paint looks crappy and no amount of buffing will help it, whereas with several layers of paint (especially Dupont Imron) and the paint starts to oxidize you can buff the oxidization out and bring back the shine of the paint. I'm not 100% sure about this but other than nude look carbon I don't believe any bike, be it custom or not, are clear coated today.
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
No bike manufacture in the 70's clear coated over the paint, they didn't start doing that until CF bikes came out and problems arose with UV damaging the fibers which took about 15 years after CF production began. Even today custom steel bike painters like Joe Bell doesn't clear coat his paint jobs because he thinks the paint doesn't look as good and I tend to agree. When a clear coat starts to go the paint looks crappy and no amount of buffing will help it, whereas with several layers of paint (especially Dupont Imron) and the paint starts to oxidize you can buff the oxidization out and bring back the shine of the paint. I'm not 100% sure about this but other than nude look carbon I don't believe any bike, be it custom or not, are clear coated today.
None in the 70s? I believe most of the French solid-color (no flake) bikes weren't, but for example, almost everything with metallic paint job from Peugeot either used a different paint entirely which appear to have at least 1-2 coats of clear. The non-metallic jobs have a more powdery texture to them after their 30-40 year lifespan.
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Vintage Trek Steel Road Bike 56cm 22in

can some one buy it before I do. Since I am getting back into cycling I have bought 3 new to me vintage bikesand I had 2 already. mostly Italian brands no Trek road bike but I did buy a vintage Trek 970 mountain bike,
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
Even today custom steel bike painters like Joe Bell doesn't clear coat his paint jobs because he thinks the paint doesn't look as good and I tend to agree. When a clear coat starts to go the paint looks crappy and no amount of buffing will help it, whereas with several layers of paint (especially Dupont Imron) and the paint starts to oxidize you can buff the oxidization out and bring back the shine of the paint. I'm not 100% sure about this but other than nude look carbon I don't believe any bike, be it custom or not, are clear coated today.
There used to be a wonderful article on the internet (maybe on the Richard Sachs website) by Joe Bell entitled "How We Paint Bikes." I saved it. Here is a quote from that article by Joe Bell. "About twenty minutes in the oven to cure the decal adhesive and make sure cutouts are dry and we're ready for clear coats. One good solid un-reduced coat over the entire frame and fork with several coats over the decals and it's off to the oven for an hour at 150-160 degrees F."

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Miyata road bike - $260 (CHARLOTTE)

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Miyata older road bike
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Specialized Sequoia Touring Road Bike (vintage) - $100 (san jose downtown)

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He says it's practically a steal... correction... it IS a steal. Don't see many of these and certainly don't find them at this price. Word of caution, I don't think the fork is original so probably merits a frame inspection.
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Ihave an arrangement with the seller to pick this up on Tuesday- hope he keeps his word and hangs onto it as promised!

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Originally Posted by francophile
None in the 70s? I believe most of the French solid-color (no flake) bikes weren't, but for example, almost everything with metallic paint job from Peugeot either used a different paint entirely which appear to have at least 1-2 coats of clear. The non-metallic jobs have a more powdery texture to them after their 30-40 year lifespan.
Maybe I'm wrong but I thought clearcoat wasn't even invented until the late 70's when car manufactures were force to find a more environmental way of painting cars but it wasn't used extensively until the early 80's? And the clear coat was so poor that it only lasted an average of 5 years which is why 80's and 90's cars paint jobs are so jacked up.
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Very unique Paramount made by Waterford. 54cm. 650c wheels. Campy Record/Mavic (Starfish) group. $700. Beautiful lug work.

Custom 1993 Waterford Paramount, 650C Wheel, Mavic/Campy Build

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Originally Posted by Lazyass
It's not "vintage", but a Waterford RS22 made in '06. Complete with 105 9 speed, only $800. With that flame paint job, the frame/fork alone probably costs over $3000. I love the geometry of that model. I'm hoping someone buys it before next weekend or I may be poorer.

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That Stowe has been sitting on Craigslist for a while. Any opinions on that bike?
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
Maybe I'm wrong but I thought clearcoat wasn't even invented until the late 70's when car manufactures were force to find a more environmental way of painting cars but it wasn't used extensively until the early 80's? And the clear coat was so poor that it only lasted an average of 5 years which is why 80's and 90's cars paint jobs are so jacked up.
You may be correct. I'm far from being an expert on paint. I know it was common to use a different type of paint back in the day, lay multiple coats, then wet sand and buff to get a sheen. Later clearcoats were added. I can't explain why, but I swear, I rarely ever see metallic paints on 70s bikes get dull or even rub through in the slightest, even with vigorous cleaning. But every - and I mean every - solid pigment non-metallic paint on a 70s bike I've worked on has rubbed through or off totally with even the most basic of cleaning. It's super frustrating, too.
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
That Stowe has been sitting on Craigslist for a while. Any opinions on that bike?
Priced pretty fairly. I'd probably try to get it for below $400.
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
That Stowe has been sitting on Craigslist for a while. Any opinions on that bike?
Well, any hand-made SLX frame from a good builder in good condition is by itself worth close to $300 at a minimum, so it seems pretty reasonably priced. Too big for me, though.
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3 Rensho Althele hand built Road Bike Nice looking "Althele" with "camp ultegra" group and great drive side pictures.
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Nice 853-based Schwinn Peloton here in San Diego. I'd be checking this out myself except that I just bought an 853-based Lemond Zurich last week.

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