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Posted By oldroads

I saw the pics were not from the OP so I thought...

I saw the pics were not from the OP so I thought it was someone else's bike.
Yeah. It's a Varsity, so:

https://oldbikeguide.com/p_query_full_2.asp?qvalue=VARSITY
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Views: 4,160
Posted By oldroads

Really need at least one photo. Does it have...

Really need at least one photo.
Does it have fenders?

I've seen a lot of Schwinn Suburbans in that color, so maybe this will help:

https://oldbikeguide.com/p_query_full_2.asp?qvalue=SUBURBAN
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Views: 628
Posted By oldroads

A photo would help a lot. They kind of are...

A photo would help a lot.
They kind of are becoming popular again.

https://oldbikeguide.com/p_query_full_2.asp?qvalue=fairlady
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By oldroads

That sounds like a great price. It looks like...

That sounds like a great price.
It looks like it has new tires and has been taken care of
03-06-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,751
Posted By oldroads

Excellent!

Excellent!
03-06-21, 04:07 PM
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Views: 2,907,495
Posted By oldroads

I love the way the nuts and bolts have worn.

I love the way the nuts and bolts have worn.
03-06-21, 04:04 PM
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Views: 540
Posted By oldroads

I'm not sure it's worth the cost or effort to...

I'm not sure it's worth the cost or effort to replace all of the spokes
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By oldroads

Should have bought it and flipped it!

Should have bought it and flipped it!
12-02-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,149,689
Posted By oldroads

1956 Humber Sports. Bifurcated forks. Nice...

1956 Humber Sports.
Bifurcated forks.
Nice winter project.
The year I was born.
...
05-23-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By oldroads

Bicycles When You Were In School

Too much time on my hands...

https://oldbikeguide.com/bicycles_when_you_were_in_school.asp
12-29-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24,417
Views: 2,907,495
Posted By oldroads

Yes! keep the nut on there! Just back it off a...

Yes! keep the nut on there!
Just back it off a little.
12-29-19, 06:19 AM
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Views: 27,725
Posted By oldroads

Yes, though they were heavier.

Yes, though they were heavier.
11-24-19, 08:02 AM
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Posted By oldroads

The camelback frame is similar to a Raleigh Colt....

The camelback frame is similar to a Raleigh Colt.
I recognize both chainrings but at the moment can't remember what the the one on the right is.

The chainring one on the left is more common.
11-19-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14,235
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Posted By oldroads

Ooops. Maybe I should research a bit before I...

Ooops.
Maybe I should research a bit before I speak ;)
11-18-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14,235
Views: 3,149,689
Posted By oldroads

I'm thinking it's 20 years newer but the price is...

I'm thinking it's 20 years newer but the price is good.
11-12-19, 05:21 AM
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Posted By oldroads

Great score!

Great score!
11-11-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,181
Posted By oldroads

The average Nishiki you'll find on craigslist or...

The average Nishiki you'll find on craigslist or a yard sale will most likely be a steel-framed 1980s or 90s cycle with mid-level components.
Not much (if any) collectible value, but they make...
10-22-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By oldroads

Thanks. It'll take a while to build out the...

Thanks.
It'll take a while to build out the site, but hopefully it will become useful.
10-17-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By oldroads

Menotomy Vintage Bicycles is coming back.

Menotomy Vintage Bicycles started on the internet in 1995.
In 1999 we created OldRoads.com
In 2016 we sold OldRoads.com and the buyer ran it into the ground.
So we are building a new site:...
06-27-18, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,208
Posted By oldroads

I sold the site about 2 years ago. Nothing has...

I sold the site about 2 years ago.
Nothing has been updated by the new owner.
BUT, the part of the site which does a global search of eBay and craigslist prices is still up and running and...
03-30-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,208
Posted By oldroads

Can't tell you how much I appreciate the...

Can't tell you how much I appreciate the feedback.
Blue is now white.
Thanks,
Vinny
03-30-16, 10:44 AM
03-30-16, 10:43 AM
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Views: 5,208
Posted By oldroads

Sounds good to me.

Sounds good to me.
03-30-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,761
Posted By oldroads

bso ??

bso ??
03-28-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24,417
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Posted By oldroads

I'm seeing the same error.

I'm seeing the same error.
03-28-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,208
Posted By oldroads

Thanks. We've done some more work on it and...

Thanks.
We've done some more work on it and simplified a few things:

OldRoads.com - USED and Vintage Bicycle Price Guide (http://oldroads.com/p_query_full.asp)
03-28-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,437
Posted By oldroads

Thank you, and I believe we will complete the...

Thank you, and I believe we will complete the sale on March 31st.. !
03-28-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,761
Posted By oldroads

Yeah, the one I bought around 1972 had wingnuts,...

Yeah, the one I bought around 1972 had wingnuts, cottered crank and steel rims.
01-21-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,437
Posted By oldroads

Cambridge Used Bicycles...

Cambridge Used Bicycles (http://cambridgeusedbicycles.com/)
How 'bout this?
01-21-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,437
Posted By oldroads

So, we opened up the retail shop 8 years ago and...

So, we opened up the retail shop 8 years ago and it's been a great success. We've grown a lot since the original post and now stock 80 cycles.

And I'm turning 60 this year so I'm going to sell or...
10-17-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,283
Posted By oldroads

Damn I got scared for a minute. I thought this...

Damn I got scared for a minute. I thought this was a eulogy thread.

Kurt, I remember talking on the phone with you about bikes a number of times, maybe 10 years ago?
09-23-15, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,208
Posted By oldroads

We've changed it to allow searches on a minimum...

We've changed it to allow searches on a minimum of 3 characters, and tweaked a couple other things.
Thank you for your feedback.
09-19-15, 04:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,208
Posted By oldroads

Thanks for the feedback. We do have some more...

Thanks for the feedback.
We do have some more things we will do to it, including archiving more sales.

I could change the 3-letter limit to 2. We'll try to get that done over the weekend.
09-16-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,208
Posted By oldroads

Used Bicycle Price Guide

We just finished building a new price guide which goes through our databases and also the big auction and marketplace

sites. It gives a decent picture of what people are asking for prices on...
06-26-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By oldroads

Curious Velo Gathering - A Bicycle Swap Meet - Lexington, MA

There's no Larz Anderson bicycle show this year, but there will be this:

Curious Velo Gathering - A Bicycle Swap Meet

Sunday, July 12, 2015

97 Mass Ave, Lexington, MA

FREE ADMISSION
03-10-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By oldroads

No prob, you ain't the only one to say it. I...

No prob, you ain't the only one to say it. I just want to set the record straight.
-Vinny
03-10-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By oldroads

Hey, lemme make sure people understand this. ...

Hey, lemme make sure people understand this. There is no OLDROADS SWAP, unless you come to my shop in Cambridge.
We post local shows on our site, but we do not endorse anyone but ourselves......
02-04-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,548
Posted By oldroads

MTBs with no suspension make great commuters. ...

MTBs with no suspension make great commuters. The brakes are fantastic. Put smooth street tires on them.
In Boston you're talking $200 for one all tuned up.
02-04-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,233
Posted By oldroads

Don't mess with painting and sourcing decals. ...

Don't mess with painting and sourcing decals. Find an original. It should be easy. Your frame has the clamp for the earlier hockey stick chainguard. Don't buy the one that uses brazed on tabs.
02-04-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 102,459
Posted By oldroads

The Chen Shin 27 x 1 3/8 knobbies are a good...

The Chen Shin 27 x 1 3/8 knobbies are a good value. I see them lasting a long time as commuter tires, though they do not fold. They prob retail for $12 max.
02-04-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,433
Posted By oldroads

Someone came to my shop today wanting to sell a...

Someone came to my shop today wanting to sell a similar Lemond.
05-08-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,398
Posted By oldroads

Whaddya mean no diagrams? I've had one on my site...

Whaddya mean no diagrams? I've had one on my site for 20 years:
http://oldroads.com/shim3spd.asp
You need to replace part 38 or part 38 and 39.
02-27-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 610
Posted By oldroads

Annual Jim Huntington Bicycle Show and Swap

Annual Jim Huntington Bicycle Show and Swap
Sunday, MARCH 23, 2014
AMVETS Post 74 2150 Main St., Three Rivers, MA

http://oldroads.com/monson.asp
01-07-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By oldroads

Yeah, any 3-spline bmx/single speed/3-speed cog...

Yeah, any 3-spline bmx/single speed/3-speed cog will fit.
01-07-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,957
Posted By oldroads

WTF, somebody else will take credit for this,...

WTF, somebody else will take credit for this, too.
You don't need to go to the UK for a key.
Your local Home Depot will have the the blank.
It's an Ilco TM-10

I don't get no respect.
01-07-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,957
Posted By oldroads

Hey, that diagram came from my site! Give me a...

Hey, that diagram came from my site! Give me a credit!

http://oldroads.com/mn0.jpg

You've got a problem with those rims. Somebody painted them and the bumps from the rust are going to wear out...
01-07-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,948
Posted By oldroads

Doesn't look bad if it's the right size. Hey,...

Doesn't look bad if it's the right size.
Hey, you live in Dudley. There's a bike swap meet every 3 months there and it's winter now so you have time.
I always put up a page for them: ...
12-29-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,737
Posted By oldroads

Good advice. I've been working on bikes for 50+...

Good advice. I've been working on bikes for 50+ years, the past 20 as a business. About 8 years ago I sold everything and just kept up a website devoted to vintage cycles. It was great turning all...
12-27-13, 05:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,187
Posted By oldroads

Antique: 75+ years old Vintage: 25+ years old ...

Antique: 75+ years old
Vintage: 25+ years old
Classic: could be any year

That's the way I see it.
12-04-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24,417
Views: 2,907,495
Posted By oldroads

Hundred Year bicycles, they are.

Hundred Year bicycles, they are.
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