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Old 07-30-15, 08:55 AM
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Help Identifying This Bike?



So I bought this bike to steal the toe clips that were on it. It looks older, but I can't find any record of "Crown Wheels Co., LTD."

The stickers on the frame look like they may have been put on by someone other than the manufacturer maybe?

The shift kit is labelled "DAVID" and the brakes are labelled "Polygon" (which I guess is probably better than "non-spacial").

I'm guessing this is a junk frame, but I want to make sure before it gets scrapped. If it has any significance I'll keep it as a project and rebuild it.

So, can you help me identify this bike and its history?
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Old 07-30-15, 09:04 AM
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Rather Low end Mountain bike . It came on a cargo ship from Taiwan , and sold in a non Bike shop.

A good choice where bikes are stolen a lot like From school bike racks .
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Old 07-30-15, 09:08 AM
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Was it originally a mountain bike? Do you know who sold these?
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Old 07-30-15, 09:18 AM
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I dont even know what state you live in, or if it was transported from elsewher when a family moved and the n left behind

Really it does not Matter .. its just words painted on a common as dirt bike frame .

any store can get those factories, over there , to apply a House brand name , just have to make a big enough Order.
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Old 07-30-15, 09:33 AM
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Edited profile. I'm in North TX. But like you said it certainly could have moved here from elsewhere. Based on the triangle handlebars I'm assuming it's 80s-ish. I bought it from a garage sale and the guy who sold it said he got it at a garage sale. It's definitely been beaten and abused.

I know lots of places bought (and still buy) cheap bikes from China and Taiwan badged as their own, but I'm mostly curious about this one because I can't find any record of a "Crown Wheel Co"
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Old 07-30-15, 09:53 AM
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I think it's French; Le Piece Au Crapeaux!
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Old 07-30-15, 09:57 AM
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Old 07-30-15, 10:27 AM
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You could post in the Classic & Vintage valuation forum to find out what it is worth. My guess is that the value is roughly equal to whatever the scrap yard will pay for it.
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Old 07-30-15, 11:19 AM
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Works for me. I wasn't sure if it should go in classic & vintage since it doesn't appear to be either Like I said, I bought it for the toe clips (missing from the pics because they're already on my commuter)

Will request mods move to classic & vintage.
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Originally Posted by Ubermich View Post
Was it originally a mountain bike?
Off-road pretensions, anyway, from the way the stays are bowed out to provide clearance for wide tires.

Do you know who sold these?
Could have been any number of department stores under a variety of brand names. It wouldn't be surprising if it were a "free bike" you get when purchasing a toaster or something.
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