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Old 06-10-11, 08:45 PM
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Sentinel Bike

I know, I know...search first then ask. I've seen a lot of posts on Sentinel Bikes but haven't seen any answers. My father just picked up an old Sentinel bike and here are some pictures. The only numbers found on the bike were on the seat post tube just above the crank housing and they are 1337. Can anyone give me any information on this?
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Old 06-11-11, 12:22 PM
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In general they are nothing-special-bike-boom bikes...EXCEPT, that some of these were actually built in Chatsworth, Calif.!
Most however were Japanese-sourced frames (and components), assembled in Chatsworth. I actually worked for them as an "assembler" for about 2 weeks one summer. If you do an archive search you might find the thread that also includes a brief note from the former Boss/Founder of Sentinel...they seem to have made a few of the Volkscycle bikes, another weird bike-boom brand.
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Yeah - low end bike boom bike, with a really cool head badge.

The Chatsworth thing in interesting..... I was over on the other side of The Valley, building bikes at Mc Iver and Sons. Same deal - they imported the Campania frames from Japan, and we (high school kids) built them up on an assembly line.

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Originally Posted by unworthy1
In general they are nothing-special-bike-boom bikes...EXCEPT, that some of these were actually built in Chatsworth, Calif.!
Most however were Japanese-sourced frames (and components), assembled in Chatsworth. I actually worked for them as an "assembler" for about 2 weeks one summer. If you do an archive search you might find the thread that also includes a brief note from the former Boss/Founder of Sentinel...they seem to have made a few of the Volkscycle bikes, another weird bike-boom brand.
Yes i saw you and the founder both post up on the another thread...I was hoping to get more information from him. Though i noticed that was his only post on the forum.

Bigbossman- I agree very cool looking head badge!
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