Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Does Anyone Know about The Londoner ??

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Does Anyone Know about The Londoner ??

Old 04-12-05, 10:14 AM
  #1  
Diane
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 3

Bikes: a Londoner

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Does Anyone Know about The Londoner ??

Hi Guys,
I am new to this site and know absolutely nothing about vintage bikes. But I do have some questions about 2 I purchased at auctions and hoped that someone can help me out.
First I have a blue bike called The Londoner. The plate on the frame reads: Made in Western Germany. Manufactured by the Bauer Werke. Klein-Auheim/M. It looks to be in good condition, even has the streamers on the handle bars.
Next I have a ladies blue/white Schwinn Fiesta. This has the original seat and handle grips. Needs cleaned but also looks pretty snappy.
Does anyone know the value or demand on either of these bikes? I would love to hear from you if you have any info on these bikes.
Again........I am new to this site. Hopefully I can find my own thread.

Thanks a bunch.
Diane
Diane is offline  
Old 04-12-05, 10:21 AM
  #2  
TheOtherGuy
Knows Bigfoot's Momma
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,543

Bikes: yeah; got a couple...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi Diane, welcome to the furum! There's a little Bauer info. here:
https://www.classicrendezvous.com/Germany/Bauer.htm Too bad more German collectors don't lurk on the forums, or we'd know more about Bauer. I know nothing about those bikes, but thought I'd say welcome
__________________
nice lugs baby!
TheOtherGuy is offline  
Old 04-12-05, 10:25 AM
  #3  
Diane
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 3

Bikes: a Londoner

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thankyou for the helpful link and the warm welcome to your site.

Have a great day!!
Diane
Diane is offline  
Old 04-12-05, 11:41 AM
  #4  
DiegoFrogs
Senior Member
 
DiegoFrogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 2,462

Bikes: '77 Centurion "Pro Tour"; '67 Carlton "The Flyer"; 1984 Ross MTB (in USA)

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 131 Post(s)
Liked 30 Times in 23 Posts
What section of PA are you from? In many areas away from the major places like Philly and Pittsburgh it's easy to find stuff that nobody wants, but it's hard to sell it... because nobody wants it. If you find that someone on the internet tells you that they have some inherent value, your best bet on making a sale is either traveling or ebay. Good luck with everything.
DiegoFrogs is offline  
Old 04-13-05, 09:53 AM
  #5  
Diane
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 3

Bikes: a Londoner

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
We are from York PA. Your right about that......people around here may not be interested in either of these bikes. We have been sellers on Ebay for about 5 years now, but sure hate to ship a bike . We had another vintage bike from Sears that was beautiful and kept it in our yard with flowers in the basket. I guess you know we woke up one morning to the basket of flowers but no bike. Mark that lesson learned and embedded in our minds.

Nice hearing from a fellow Pennsylvanian.

Take care.
Diane is offline  
Old 04-13-05, 11:36 AM
  #6  
USAZorro
Señor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Hardy, VA
Posts: 16,911

Bikes: Mostly English - predominantly Raleighs

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1022 Post(s)
Liked 296 Times in 207 Posts
[QUOTE=Diane]Nice hearing from a fellow Pennsylvanian.[QUOTE]

I'm not a Schwinner - but its good to know there's someone not too far away who cares. Good luck with it.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline  
Old 04-13-05, 10:38 PM
  #7  
luker
juneeaa memba!
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: boogled up in...Idaho!
Posts: 5,632

Bikes: Crap. The box is not big enough...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs
What section of PA are you from? In many areas away from the major places like Philly and Pittsburgh it's easy to find stuff that nobody wants, but it's hard to sell it... because nobody wants it. If you find that someone on the internet tells you that they have some inherent value, your best bet on making a sale is either traveling or ebay. Good luck with everything.
<soap box> The recurring rumor is that gas'll be at $4 by the end of the summer. I think people will begin to see the value in these things by then.</soap box> but then again, maybe not. Bikes in Pittsburgh in the winter may require $8 gas...
luker is offline  
Old 04-14-05, 06:30 AM
  #8  
USAZorro
Señor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Hardy, VA
Posts: 16,911

Bikes: Mostly English - predominantly Raleighs

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1022 Post(s)
Liked 296 Times in 207 Posts
Originally Posted by luker
<soap box> The recurring rumor is that gas'll be at $4 by the end of the summer. I think people will begin to see the value in these things by then.</soap box> but then again, maybe not. Bikes in Pittsburgh in the winter may require $8 gas...
Yes, but York is much flatter and could be called N. Baltimore if it were 15 miles farther south. But then again, even $8.00 wouldn't get any of the super-sized amongst us onto a bicycle. They'll just opt for the extra-life batteries for their wheelchair/scooters.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline  
Old 02-27-19, 04:56 AM
  #9  
still like stee
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes I had that bike when I was in 4th grade. It was a fairly well made bicycle for it's time. It was a 26" and the tires were similar to what the called "English Racers" at the time. I believe they did make one with a 3 speed rear hum and it was the first bicycle I had ever seen with a 3 speed grip shifter. Actually a very well inexpensive bike compared to Western Flyer's, Schwinn's and Raleigh's. They were normally sold through large department stores. My guess is that they only imported them in 1960. They were Bauer's attempt to sell them in the USA. Because they were made in West Germany they were considered poor quality compared to bikes made in the U.S and England.
still like stee is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mareneschram
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
1
10-07-16 04:17 AM
Markyboy
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
16
07-10-12 02:45 PM
crazycountrygal
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
9
04-20-12 12:33 AM
Kiwi58
Classic & Vintage
7
03-20-12 04:33 AM
Patdog
Classic & Vintage
2
05-09-11 09:16 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.