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03-15-22, 01:51 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

They were licensed copies of the Sturmey Archer...

They were licensed copies of the Sturmey Archer AW, basically a 1961 model SA hub made in Austria through the 1960's.
I've seen quite a few with no date stamp, both branded Sears and JC Higgins....
01-24-22, 01:18 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

S5 and AW shells are the same in every way except...

S5 and AW shells are the same in every way except for the model name stamped onto them.
Both share the same hub flange diameter as well. Either shell can take either internals.
01-07-22, 11:45 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I think the whole tire price issue is a matter of...

I think the whole tire price issue is a matter of local shops simply matching the prices they see on ebay. The whole sale prices didn't guy up anywhere near that much. Any shop selling Kenda or...
12-27-21, 03:55 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

If something is rusted bad enough to be stuck...

If something is rusted bad enough to be stuck like that I can't imagine anything short of opening it up will do it any good.
Soak it with Kroil or PB Blaster and see what happens but chances are if...
12-15-21, 11:03 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

The cold weather operation concerns are valid but...

The cold weather operation concerns are valid but that can be fixed with some light or synthetic oil. I've only owned a few of them over the years and my last one was at least 30 years ago now. I had...
11-12-21, 02:18 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

They probably removed some of the bearings to...

They probably removed some of the bearings to allow the thing to turn with that bend in it. Or the missing ball bearings fell out when it got bent. At some point it must have turned pretty hard...
11-12-21, 02:02 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I was thinking more like Colt, Smith, or Wesson.

I was thinking more like Colt, Smith, or Wesson.
11-07-21, 07:09 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Way back in the day when I was just a kid working...

Way back in the day when I was just a kid working after school in a bike shop where I grew up the owner had a handful of tools for dealing with crank cotters. One was a huge Var pliers type tool, it...
10-21-21, 11:32 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Usually when I find one like that I just pull the...

Usually when I find one like that I just pull the hub apart and go through it completely.
It saves surprises later down the road and isn't that hard to do. I've found quite a few broken pawl...
07-06-21, 03:32 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I've got a pair of Robin Hood bikes here right...

I've got a pair of Robin Hood bikes here right now, both have no sign of any serial numbers, I have a slightly older, 2/65 Robin Hood with very lightly stamped numbers on the left side of the seat...
07-01-21, 12:11 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I think that's likely with the Wayfarer, but the...

I think that's likely with the Wayfarer, but the Traveler had a larger seat post. I didn't measure it but I know a 25.4mm post from a Sports fell right in with a noticeable gap.

The fork was what...
06-30-21, 04:58 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I had one of those here a couple of years ago, it...

I had one of those here a couple of years ago, it was a 23" men's model frame, 26" Endrick rim bike. The forks had a stamped crown, the fenders were flat top like a later Sprite, One oddity that...
04-19-21, 01:44 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I worked in a shop back in the early 80's when...

I worked in a shop back in the early 80's when those were selling new, many of those came with Suntour hubs, made under license from SA, if not they had a Shimano hub.
They were a good bike, and...
04-02-21, 02:37 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Those have been listed for a long time, he seller...

Those have been listed for a long time, he seller has renewed that ad quite a few times over the past year or two.
Those bikes are really rough looking in the pics. I seem to recall messaging the...
04-01-21, 06:21 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I picked up a '78 Raleigh Sports last weekend, it...

I picked up a '78 Raleigh Sports last weekend, it came with one new Kenda K103 tire mounted and one loose, marked 37-590, 26x1 3/8"

Here's the mounted one vs. an original on the right. They're not...
02-15-21, 02:10 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I think the various English brands were...

I think the various English brands were distributed fairly unevenly around the country.
I've been working on and have been around English bicycles for almost 50 years and have never even seen a...
02-15-21, 01:16 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Sounds like you need a rim and some spokes. ...

Sounds like you need a rim and some spokes.

Depending on whether or worrying about keeping it all original or not, it may be a good time to consider converting it to the more common 590mm or even...
02-13-21, 02:17 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I have two Raleigh Sports frames here, and a set...

I have two Raleigh Sports frames here, and a set of 37-700C Kenda tires on Weinmann 519 rims. The front would fit if the fork dropouts were larger, (the 9mm axles won't fit into the smaller Raleigh...
01-18-21, 12:52 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I worked at a Trek dealer back in the late...

I worked at a Trek dealer back in the late 70's/early 80's and into the 90's. I do remember Trek supplying us with a bunch of forks but I only remember changing out one or two. None showed any signs...
01-17-21, 10:57 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I like the idea but there could be a few issues...

I like the idea but there could be a few issues with pulling forks like that, first is that the force is against the headset bearings, second is the fact that many forks may bend at their narrowest...
12-09-20, 03:25 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I didn't think about it till you pointed out the...

I didn't think about it till you pointed out the Drive grips for wheel chairs but maybe the Coaster brand was a wheel chair brand tire? Of course that doesn't account for the brake pads and other...
12-09-20, 11:52 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I had a seller do the same thing to me last week,...

I had a seller do the same thing to me last week, but when I went to leave feedback, it wouldn't let me because the transaction was cancelled. I think it depends on how the seller ends the sale.
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08-03-20, 07:45 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

It looks to me like Michelin may have replaced...

It looks to me like Michelin may have replaced the World Tour with the Protek in 27x1 1/4", the World Tour disappeared from the catalogs last year in 27".
I have a sneaky suspicion that they're...
08-02-20, 12:40 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

About 10 years ago I converted a 1980 Panasonic...

About 10 years ago I converted a 1980 Panasonic DX4000 from a full Shimano 600 bike to a 7 speed internal gear rear hub with front and rear roller brakes, a straight bar, and different saddle. The...
07-08-20, 07:01 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Weight will affect the effects of caster in the...

Weight will affect the effects of caster in the front forks. A ligher rider may not be imparting enough added weight for the forks to overcome the resistance of the tire on the road and the force...
07-06-20, 01:42 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I'm 6ft3in tall, with a pbh of 36". I've always...

I'm 6ft3in tall, with a pbh of 36". I've always ridden a 25" to 25.5" frame road bike, c-t-c.
I've had knee pain issues for 40 plus years and the only way I can ride is with full leg extension at...
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Views: 1,762
Posted By vintagebicycle

By all means try and make the guy an offer, any...

By all means try and make the guy an offer, any amount you get off the price is more money you can put into it down the road.
Personally I think the U08 was a great bike, they weren't top of the...
07-02-20, 05:24 AM
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Views: 13,325
Posted By vintagebicycle

As to the original question, I'd have to pick the...

As to the original question, I'd have to pick the 74 Super Tourer if your including the whole decade, if not I'd lean toward any of the 531 models in 1978.

As to weights, I've found the same thing...
06-26-20, 02:26 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

1954 ???? $370???!!! ...

1954 ????
$370???!!!




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Schwinn collegiate 1954 - $370...
06-24-20, 07:31 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I can't speak for others who do large buy outs...

I can't speak for others who do large buy outs and clean outs but for me, having certain vintage parts on hand lets me do what I do.
I don't sell parts, I use them to repair or rebuild these old...
06-16-20, 09:20 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

As someone who has been around bikes for 40+...

As someone who has been around bikes for 40+ years I can't believe what spokes cost these days. I remember when a regular set of spokes cost under $5 and DT Stainless spokes would run $12-$15 per...
05-24-20, 07:55 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

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Beautiful Mountain bike - $200https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/mays-landing-beautiful-mountain-bike/7110712584.html...
05-24-20, 07:59 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

vintage SCHWINN BICYCLE TUBE 26"x1 3/4" w/BOX...

vintage SCHWINN BICYCLE TUBE 26"x1 3/4" w/BOX original,unused #1Item InformationCondition: Used“see description and supersized photo.”

Price:
US $84.95
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05-20-20, 09:13 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

Probably better to rent that one than to buy....

Probably better to rent that one than to buy. Looks expensive to maintain. Besides, can you imagine what all that paint will look like in 20 or 30 years?
05-20-20, 12:51 AM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

On which half? That thing is aluminum, chances...

On which half? That thing is aluminum, chances are it won't take much to make it a two piece frame being bent like that.
Sort of makes you wonder how it got in that condition? Either a really hard...
05-19-20, 11:50 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

I just dug around and found a pack of those I...

I just dug around and found a pack of those I bought as a spare set probably 40 years ago, its got a $2.49 price tag on it from a local bike shop.

They sort of went out of favor when tubular tires...
05-19-20, 05:33 PM
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Posted By vintagebicycle

This one has been listed for a long time now ...

This one has been listed for a long time now
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05-19-20, 02:12 AM
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Views: 5,821
Posted By vintagebicycle

I just got done rebuilding a set of Peugeot U0-8...

I just got done rebuilding a set of Peugeot U0-8 wheels for a guy here. They're dated 1972, 100% original down to the spokes, he insisted on reusing every last spoke. They were removed and laid out...
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