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01-26-21, 01:41 PM
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Posted By alexander55

Recently had the opportunity to acquire this...

Recently had the opportunity to acquire this COLAIN. It was built for 1949 US Champion Jimmy Lauf....
01-18-21, 06:59 PM
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Posted By alexander55

Excited to pick up my first Colin Laing bicycle...

Excited to pick up my first Colin Laing bicycle on Wednesday if all goes as planned. These pictures are all I have at the moment. I am very excited....
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Posted By alexander55

Schwinn Neon

Trying to figure out a value for these two neons. Both work. Any thoughts? THANKS....
05-26-20, 02:20 PM
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Views: 1,599
Posted By alexander55

Beautiful bike! Nice work on the clean, polish,...

Beautiful bike! Nice work on the clean, polish, preservation. I've got a 61 and a 63 (track) that I really like. Hope it finds a good home. (If I hadn't just spent my last "bike account" dime on...
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Views: 605
Posted By alexander55

1958-1963 JC Higgins Girls Flightliner

I am out of my knowledge level on this one. Hoping you can help me determine a value.

In addition to collecting road/track bikes 30-80s; I volunteer for an organization called Handlebars of Hope....
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Views: 433
Posted By alexander55

I also need your guidance as to how to safely...

I also need your guidance as to how to safely "soak"/clean/lubricate...whatever I need to do...in order to begin to take this thing safely apart.

Can I throw away what's left of the tires? Should...
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Posted By alexander55

1909-1922 Girls Bike???

I am WAY out of my knowledge level on this one. Hoping you can help me identify some more things about the bike and determine a value.

In addition to collecting road/track bikes 30-80s; I...
12-23-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,275
Posted By alexander55

I just found this thread. Mind-blowing! What...

I just found this thread. Mind-blowing! What spectacular bicycles and incredible stories. Thanks for sharing these.
10-31-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,713
Posted By alexander55

Just acquired this one. I'll have it in my...

Just acquired this one. I'll have it in my possessionhttps://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/690x1398/img_3310_1fac16457f04f702abd3eee86cd5ec00dae0eb71.jpg
and have better pictures in...
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Views: 1,255
Posted By alexander55

Thanks all. Appreciate the feedback.

Thanks all. Appreciate the feedback.
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Views: 1,255
Posted By alexander55

Waterford Diva

Any thoughts on the value of this one? I believe it would have been made in 1999-2001. ...
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Posted By alexander55

Shouldn't there be a gold fork?

Shouldn't there be a gold fork?
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Posted By alexander55

Beautiful. Based on recent sales Iíve seen, I...

Beautiful. Based on recent sales Iíve seen, I would think it should bring $1200-1500.
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Views: 1,460
Posted By alexander55

Interesting. Thanks. Double the price by the time...

Interesting. Thanks. Double the price by the time you ship it. And, it does not have headset or bottom bracket. AND...it is a very helpful comparison. Thanks!!
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Views: 1,460
Posted By alexander55

Thank you all for the wealth of information and...

Thank you all for the wealth of information and guidance youíve shared regarding date, value, build possibilities, etc.. Itís very helpful. Itís a cool old frame. Iíve got lots to ponder.
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Posted By alexander55

Another collecting friend just suggested the 72...

Another collecting friend just suggested the 72 is more likely the headtube angle. OK. I am learning. Thanks!
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Posted By alexander55

1972 Gitane???

Brought this one home from a local swap last night. The honeycomb dropout caught my eye. I've never owned a Gitane. Does this one have any value? Any idea of the model. Is it reasonable to...
07-13-19, 03:54 AM
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Posted By alexander55

Riding modern plastic on some Dirty Kanza...

Riding modern plastic on some Dirty Kanza gravel...but collecting (and riding in other places) vintage...
07-09-19, 12:44 PM
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Posted By alexander55

My fault. Did not look closely enough at the...

My fault. Did not look closely enough at the original photos! Thanks!
07-09-19, 12:18 PM
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Views: 3,397
Posted By alexander55

There should be a serial number on the seat stay....

There should be a serial number on the seat stay. I am guessing - based on what you said about age it is 10xxxx. Can you see that number?
07-05-19, 12:01 PM
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Views: 1,925
Posted By alexander55

At $200, I could not have gotten the money out of...

At $200, I could not have gotten the money out of my pocket fast enough. Beautiful bike. Great buy. ENJOY!
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Views: 1,446
Posted By alexander55

Thanks all. I was happy to find it. Obviously,...

Thanks all. I was happy to find it. Obviously, I was happy with the price I paid or I wouldn't have bought it but have NO experience with this type of track bike and trying to get a sense of what...
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Views: 1,446
Posted By alexander55

Ciocc Track Bike

Would appreciate any help dating this one. I don't find a serial number anywhere. Bought it last night. Also curious about value, but I won't be selling it. This one is staying in the collection....
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Posted By alexander55

Thanks. Was just seeing if there was another...

Thanks. Was just seeing if there was another opinion or two in value. Thanks again.
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Posted By alexander55

Thanks for the great detail and reminder of the...

Thanks for the great detail and reminder of the link.
Amazing knowledge. My word. You guys on here are walking encyclopedias. Thanks so much!

Any thoughts on value?
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Posted By alexander55

Thanks for the useful thoughts and information. ...

Thanks for the useful thoughts and information. Can't believe I forgot a full bike photo. Duh. Here it...
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Views: 650
Posted By alexander55

This is very helpful. Thank you so much.

This is very helpful. Thank you so much.
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Views: 650
Posted By alexander55

1984 Trek 510 with odd collection of parts

How in world would you price this one with (what seems to me to be) a nice, but rather odd collection of parts? Thanks for any...
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Views: 1,897
Posted By alexander55

Continental - NOT Schwinn

I posted a few pictures of this bike a couple years back trying to find information about it. I cannot find that previous thread. The bike is now in my possession and I am trying to learn more about...
05-18-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,637
Posted By alexander55

Thanks Jim for the picture and the number. ...

Thanks Jim for the picture and the number. Man...I like this one. Really pretty. I recently acquired serial number 100116 (all chrome bike) and I just keep coming back to this one thinking how...
05-17-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,637
Posted By alexander55

Beautiful bike. Just noticed it on another post...

Beautiful bike. Just noticed it on another post before I saw this "for sale" post. What's the serial number on the bike?
01-13-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,813
Posted By alexander55

Paramout is 56. Terrot is 58. ...

Paramout is 56. Terrot is 58.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_6378_0e3a64fb9399e45868296fa1f9dd3367aa9840b4.jpg...
01-11-19, 10:37 AM
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Posted By alexander55

Forgot to add the pictures.. Hereís the...

Forgot to add the pictures.. Hereís the Phillips.https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/19ca2851_7ac9_4f65_b2ff_b8169e94ce57_993824e6be873f86d2277f07a8e0895426ecb84f.jpeg
01-11-19, 10:35 AM
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Posted By alexander55

I have had the pleasure of doing Lake Pepin...

I have had the pleasure of doing Lake Pepin several times. Wonderful event.
I ride my Phillips 3-speed resto/mod up there.
I have a wonderfully original 72 Superbe in my collection as well.
01-11-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,813
Posted By alexander55

I have it on my schedule! Sounds fun. Not sure...

I have it on my schedule! Sounds fun. Not sure what I will ride. Maybe my Terot...if I go French....
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Views: 4,853
Posted By alexander55

Thanks so much for the details and info leads....

Thanks so much for the details and info leads. Very helpful!
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Views: 4,853
Posted By alexander55

Wow. Thanks for the link. It's very helpful.

Wow. Thanks for the link. It's very helpful.
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Views: 4,853
Posted By alexander55

Date code on Williams cranks = 1963.

Date code on Williams cranks = 1963.
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Posted By alexander55

Nice bikes for sure. One of these days we need to...

Nice bikes for sure. One of these days we need to put together a midwest C&V bike ride. A ride on the Wabash trail would be good as that would pull from Kansas City, Omaha, and Des Moines.

I would...
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Views: 4,853
Posted By alexander55

Thanks for the feedback on value. I really like...

Thanks for the feedback on value. I really like that root beer color as well. Will double check the codes tomorrow. Thanks again!
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Views: 4,853
Posted By alexander55

He's got the tools. He's in his 70s and had a...

He's got the tools. He's in his 70s and had a shop for almost 40 years. But...thanks for the caution.
Thanks for the thoughts on the valuation. Makes sense to me...and good point on not top of...
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Views: 4,853
Posted By alexander55

Thanks. Literally, it was just a wash off and the...

Thanks. Literally, it was just a wash off and the paint just started to pop. I'm excited about it. As you recommend, it will get a thorough "going over", etc. I've never dealt with the cranks, but "I...
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Views: 4,853
Posted By alexander55

Thanks! That helps. I hadn't seen a model name...

Thanks! That helps. I hadn't seen a model name previously.
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Views: 4,853
Posted By alexander55

Thanks. It "kind of" matches some...

Thanks. It "kind of" matches some pictures/component groups in the 1964 Raleigh catalog and the same with one in the 1967 catalog...but not really a perfect match for either. So...still trying to...
01-06-19, 08:37 PM
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Posted By alexander55

I've owned 3 in the past couple years. They...

I've owned 3 in the past couple years. They weren't quite what I was looking for so I sold them as I found them. All 3 have found new homes and are happily reconditioned and back on the road. ...
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Views: 4,853
Posted By alexander55

196? Raleigh Carlton

Thoughts as to specific year and value of this Raleigh would be appreciated. I've looked through a bunch of Raleigh catalogs online and can't find a match. The bike appears to be original, but am...
04-22-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By alexander55

Ha. Thanks. The more I took it apart and...

Ha. Thanks. The more I took it apart and researched it the more clear it became. Ha. Given it's overall condition, I feel like it does kind of give me "permission" to do whatever I want with it...
04-22-18, 07:17 PM
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Views: 151,941
Posted By alexander55

1984 Gianni Motta.

1984 Gianni Motta.
04-22-18, 07:01 PM
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Views: 1,082
Posted By alexander55

Got home and had a chance to tear into this bike...

Got home and had a chance to tear into this bike a bit today. What a collection of parts from all over the place time wise.

The frame is 1953.
Right crank and chain ring is 1955.
Left crank...
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Views: 856
Posted By alexander55

Understand. Just thought since I was asking...

Understand. Just thought since I was asking about price I should move it over here. Sorry if I misunderstood or something.
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