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04-08-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Hummer

Coast to Coast was an American hardware store...

Coast to Coast was an American hardware store chain. The bicycles they sold were sometimes called Coast King.

The 80548 from the bottom bracket can be used to determine the date of frame...
04-08-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Hummer

Hello Broonyg, welcome to the forum and...

Hello Broonyg,

welcome to the forum and thank-you for posting pictures of your frame.

Based on the picture of the serial number the bicycle was not a Schwinn, for two reasons. Although the...
01-01-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

Part 8. Howie Cohen - Everything Bicycles

Howie Cohen. I do not know how to make a fair introduction to this man without overstating or understating his contributions to the bicycle industry in the USA and internationally,
starting in the...
12-30-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

Part 6. Japan's Bicycle Guides

"The objective of this catalogue is to give our foreign customers a glimpse of Japan's Bicycle Industry."
from insert page in Japan's Bicycle Guide 1951....
12-29-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

Part 5. General Trading Companies

On July 8, 1853 Commodore Matthew Perry with four gunboats of the United States Navy and with orders from the US president, entered Edo Bay near Tokyo, Japan.
His mission was to encourage the...
12-28-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

Part 4. Korn Ferry Institute

I forgot to assign this as homework yesterday.

Here is a link to "Georgena Terry's Long-Distance Ride", you can read it and see what you think.
...
12-27-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

Part 3. The second orthodoxy

Another orthodox idea that has long been present on the vintage enthusiasts bikeforums.net is about a Japanese company: H. Tano and Company.

The idea that has been put forward is that H. Tano and...
12-26-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,864
Posted By Hummer

Orthodoxy Part 1

Begin the experiment.

I have been a member of bikeforums.net for several years.

In that time I have seen different ideas presented in threads.

These ideas are sometimes repeated or quoted...
12-16-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 808,069
Posted By Hummer

Hello Albion, the serial number on your...

Hello Albion,

the serial number on your Araya is an Araya serial number, not Bridgestone. In 1977 Araya started to put an "ARY" prefix on their serial numbers. Araya frames built prior to...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,431
Posted By Hummer

The Royal Enfield head badge had artillery, but...

The Royal Enfield head badge had artillery, but it was not the same.

The Holdsworth head badge has some similar element, crown and crossed swords. The rivet holes were also in the same place.
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Hummer

Hello leedom, welcome to the Bike Forum. ...

Hello leedom,
welcome to the Bike Forum. Australia, the weather must be warm there now. Here I am slipping around on ice and I don't mean the ice from my margarita.

The main clue in...
10-28-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,371
Posted By Hummer

Here is a Sherpa with the serial number M3C168xx....

Here is a Sherpa with the serial number M3C168xx. This Sherpa was originally sold from an in independent bike shop in Alberta....
10-28-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By Hummer

If I may be so bold, the frame number stamping...

If I may be so bold, the frame number stamping is B0120522. The front of the first two characters was not struck into the frame.

A frame date of 1980 December.

Here is a link to another PFN10...
10-28-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,863
Posted By Hummer

Where to begin? Hmmm. Peugeot frames...

Where to begin? Hmmm.

Peugeot frames manufactured in France for 1983 model year most often had a frame number stamped into the frame and a white label attached to the frame with the bicycle's...
10-26-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,361
Posted By Hummer

Mikado brand in Canada

I am not very familiar with this brand name because I do not see very many, Taiwan brand or Canadian brand, in my part of the world.

Some people claim to be familiar with the Canadian Mikado, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Hummer

The serial number format is for Merida of Taiwan....

The serial number format is for Merida of Taiwan. The frame was manufactured in 1989. The year of last Univega frame made by Miyata that I have seen was 1987.
03-30-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Hummer

Hello Sirby, welcome to the forums, your...

Hello Sirby,

welcome to the forums, your photos are here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/17284016

I have seen that chainring pattern on some Shelby bicycles. The fork also looks...
03-29-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,132
Posted By Hummer

TCI is Trans Can Import, a company that still...

TCI is Trans Can Import, a company that still exists. At one time they were a regional distributor of bicycles in western Canada.

...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By Hummer

Koh Samui, Thailand

Recently I went to Koh Samui, Thailand with a couple of freinds. We rented bicycles.

Renting bicycles is interesting. Rental shops are small and can be difficult to find because the shops do...
02-24-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By Hummer

From the serial number the frame was manufactured...

From the serial number the frame was manufactured by Raleigh Canada in 1978.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Hummer

+1 on Ted Williams. The 228-45912 on the...

+1 on Ted Williams.

The 228-45912 on the head tube is a Sears product number. The other number is the frame manufacturers serial number.

This frame looks repainted.

Here is another...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,896
Posted By Hummer

This serial number is probably from a label taped...

This serial number is probably from a label taped to the frame. This serial number on its own does not contain any date information.
The label serial numbers are mostly in sequential order with...
01-04-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 448,770
Posted By Hummer

These are all Bianchi Super models. The frames...

These are all Bianchi Super models. The frames were made by Tsunoda of Japan.

From the serial numbers, the first letter "M" indicates the year of frame manufacture as 1981. The second letter in...
02-19-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,842
Posted By Hummer

WSI only trademarked the name Centurion in the...

WSI only trademarked the name Centurion in the USA.

https://www.centurion.de/en/about-centurion-bikes/centurion-philosophy-125 ...
01-02-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,894
Posted By Hummer

I have often wondered about this. Shimano:...

I have often wondered about this.

Shimano: fishing reels, index shifting. Fishing reels, index shifting?

Hmmm. Think about it.

Fishing reels release and retrieve fishing line around a...
03-27-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,292
Posted By Hummer

Colours of the 1987 Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton...

Colours of the 1987 Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers.
12-16-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 808,069
Posted By Hummer

Alright boys and girls it is mountain bike time. ...

Alright boys and girls it is mountain bike time. I think that most of the people who follow this forum are road bike people . . . oh well.

Here is a 1983 Bushwhacker frame with a Kawamura...
11-20-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 808,069
Posted By Hummer

What model of Nishiki Mountain bike frame

Here is a Canadian Nishiki MTB frame from 1985. Can anyone identify the model? Does anyone have any 1985 or 1986 Nishiki catalogues?

227711

227712

227713

227715
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