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Name that frame! (Likely Japanese, likely made in 1986, with known serial number, likely a Bianchi)

(This post was substanically edited/updated on 5/8/14.) I have a bike frame of unknown lineage. What is known: The serial number under the bottom bracket is IS513786. This fits with the serial ...
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Restoring an old xUSSR bicycle for commuting… Feasible? Silly?

I've got a very old bicycle from the xUSSR days in my garage (outside UK atm). I'm not sure what year / model it is, to be honest... I've been commuting to work (8.5 miles each way) almost every day ...
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Found at an Estate sale [on hold]

I have an opportunity to buy this bicycle. No idea what it is or what its worth. Any help would be appreciated
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Identify this shaft driven bike for me

This is the bike wich I can't neither identify the manufacturer nor the year it was produced; it has a serial number on the frame, just above the front fork, something like 93042829 or so what (...
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Where can I find out more about this bike with a spoke-less back wheel?

I saw this really cool, very unusual type of bike which does not use spokes for the back tire. Can you please tell me if you are experienced and interested in such bikes how can I find one of those ...
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How can I tell what brand/make of bike I have?

I'm trying to find what kind of brand/make my bike is so I can find more information about it. It might help me determine if I should buy a new bike. All I can tell from looking around my bike are ...
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Can you tell me what the name of this bike is?

This is my bike from the 1970's and now 49 years later I would love to start looking for another one. I do not know the brand. Can anyone help?
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Can you identify this vintage Moor MTB

I've recently acquired this bike: The Moor brand seems to be coming from Denmark. However, the SFMK CSCM sticker seems to be referring tot the "Suisse Motorbike and Bicycle Union". The bike was ...
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I need help to identify this bike

This is my mother in law's bicycle from when she was a child. While cleaning out a lean-to on the back forty I found this bike inside. I was hoping to give her a bike that is identical to hers that ...
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I have a bicycle that is yet to have been identified by anyone

It's a five speed with a Nervar crankset The rear derailleur is a Huret Allivet The single friction shifter lever is located on the downtube Remnants of a "Made in France" sticker cling to life close ...
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What brand / model of brake is this modified U-brake?

I have been searching for a while, and I cannot find any information on my rear u-brake. It has served me well for many years (10+), and has a surprising amount of force. It's stronger than any ...
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Strange logo on the frame

I just bought this bike, but it seems like the frame is not Bianchi, all marks and texts are stickers. Also, there are quite a few logos on the frame. Does anyone know which frame this is? Thanks!
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What bike do I have?

I have recently purchased a bicycle from a second hand shop. It seems to have all sorts of different parts. The frame however has a badge and markings of 'Kontroll' made in West Germany. Doing some ...
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I bought a used 20 inch bmx bike from bike shop but no one has any idea of the brand

Could someone help me narrow this down? I bought a new-used bike from local bike shop in Sacramento, California, USA. I do not know what brand it is and so were the bike shop. There are no stickers ...
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Please help me identify my bike

I have recently bought a house and found this bike in the garage. I'm currently thinking of giving it a full service, but I'm not a super expert on it and therefore I'd maybe like to take it to a shop....
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Can somebody identify my bike for me?

I got it as a sort of hand me down a couple of years ago. I think that it is from the late 90s or early 2000s. It is definitely a mountain bike and it is red and silver/gray. It is hard to pick out ...
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Can you help identify this classy, German-built city bike?

I rode this bike in Germany in the summer and it was great. I'd like to buy it but I didn't write down the brand, model, or anything. I just remember that it said on the frame, quite proudly, that ...
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Bicycle frame identify HELP

A few day ago I got this bike from a friend for a restoration. He thinks it's bianchi but I am sure it's not. It has Wienman brakes, simplex derailleurs, 3ttt steam, ofmega hubs and ofmega crankset. ...
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What brand/year/make is this road bike?

This is a mystery frame that I got and built with a lot of spare parts I had. Can someone help we identify it? Also the rims are 700c.
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Help me ID this bike

I purchased an old bike and I can't quite find out which brand and model it is. I know it has an Aluminium Kinesis frame , which is pretty light . The bike weights about 9,5kg with the bottle holders ...
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Does anyone recognize this titanium frame?

I bought this titanium frame some time ago. No markings, only the serial number on the bottom bracket. The 84 probably stands for 1984 as the bike was fitted with Campy's 50th Anniversary gruppo. The ...
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Can you identify this vintage MTB?

I have quite a bit of experience with cycling in general mountain bikes especially. This bike got me stumped, it has a Titan racing stem, vintage Easton peregrine carbon str8 bars, Easton answer ...
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Help to find the history of my 1900's Armstrong cycle :)

Pretty new to the whole vintage bike thing so would love a bit of help finding the history of the bike I bought in Walthamstow, London, last year. It's marked to be an Armstrong Cycle, Birmingham, ...
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Identify my Motobécane racing bike

I bought a Motob├ęcane last year (pics below), and now that the bottom bracket is broken, I really need to know the model of the bike, to help me change that piece. It would also be helpful if someone ...
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takhion-esque track frame identification!

I thinking on buying this very lightweight track frame that is very similar in looks to those beautiful takhion pursuit frames from the urss 80's. I was told that brazilian cycling federation bought ...
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Headtube Badges [closed]

It would be helpful to have a collection of common head tube badges to aid in identifying bicycles. Guidelines: Include a photo! (Credit photo where appropriate) A brief summary of the logo: ...
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Identify my bike

How do I find out what my mountain bike is? I bought this mountain bike frame from a friend about a year ago. He told me that it is a specialized frame but I can't find it anywhere on the internet.
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Can you identify this cheap single speed bike?

Is it worth $250? Seller says he bought it for $350 from a bike shop. It's got no visible decals from the pictures...
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Help Identify This Bike

This bike was given to me from a elderly lady who no longer wished to own it. Other than a columbia I have no idea what year or model. There seems to be no serial numbers from which I can see on the ...
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Unknown Balfa Road Bike

I have a Balfa road bike which I cannot find any information on or pictures anywhere. I would like some help identifying the bike model, the original parts, and the frame. What I have found so far: ...
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Could someone help me identify this bike?

I would much appreciate it if someone could help me identify this bike? The decals says Viner, but I think the bike is from a different manufacture. Here are some images:
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Help identifying MTB frame

Apologies making ANOTHER one of these threads...Anyhows: Bought a bike third hand, frame has been stripped and painted. Trying to find make & model so I can get some offset bushings for the shock. ...
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Serial numbers on bottom of a pedal crank housing from a 50s era Schwinn?

Can someone please explain what these three numbers mean on the pedal crank housing? I believe this to be the pedal crank housing from a 1956 Spitfire Ladies Bike. The Schwinn Serial reads M0D502 (...
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Need help identifying an old bicycle, unusual frame

I was recently given a bicycle by an Italian restaurant, the owner had brought it back from Italy years ago and used it as wall decor. I have since replaced the chain, brake etc. However I am very ...
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durablity and brand?

Here's some photos:on the left is the suspension,on the right is the crank set,on the bottom left is the front derailleur and on the bottom right is the back derailleur I recently spray painted my ...
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Is this a collectable bicycle?

Would appreciate any help in trying to identify this bicycle. HRSBO 71091
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What model is this Bottecchia bike?

I'm trying to find a decent racing bike for my next triathlon (on the cheap). I saw this bike on Craigslist with no information about the model or features. Can anyone help me figure out what bike ...
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What year is this Specialized Stumpjumper FSR?

I'm interested in buying this, but was curious as to what year the frame is? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Just bought a vintage Sprinter Gran Touring, where to find info?

just picked up a vintage bicycle for C$75 and want to use it as a project bike. I'm curious before I start exactly what bike it is. The bike has the brand Sprinter and it says Gran Touring on the top ...
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E-bike battery doesn't work anymore, where do I get this specific one? [closed]

Can somebody tell me exactly what battery this is or where I can buy it? I appreciate any help a lot! If you need more information, please let me know. Edit: This is the e-bike the battery used to. ...
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How do you tell what brand/make/model of bike I have?

I have a bike I'm trying to sell because it's just been sitting in my basement. It looks as if someone primored it and the only thing I found was a serial number. Is there like a website I can look up ...
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How can I identify if my 'Cinelli' frame is real & what model it is?

I bought a road bike off ebay. Which is supposedly a Cinelli from the early 90s / late 80s. How can I identify the model?
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crankbrothers 1 vs 1 SE

Most stores have Candy1 for $49, and Candy1SE for $39. but i can't find the difference. the SE have a golden spring, just like the Candy2. The plain Candy1 has a silver one. Candy 1: $49 Candy 1 ...
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Please help me identify this bike (Staiger MTB)

Please, help me identify (i wanna know "the model") this bike you see at the picture. Thank you so much, guys!
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What model and year is this bike?

What model and year is this bike? Stickers/Decals say Cannondale but not 100% sure if it is. I have looked at catalogues of cannondale from 1997 to 2010 and can't see this bike. If anyone could help ...
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What bike have I bought?

Can anybody help me identify this bike? It's a Claud Butler with Reynolds 531 steel - that's all I know.
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Can you help identify this bike?

I have been given this bike and am trying to find out more about it - I can't find anything on the bike that tells me it's make etc - any ideas would be very welcome.
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Can anyone identify this Tandem bike I restored from a junk yard?

This is a bike that I rescued from an abandoned junk yard in central California. It was terribly rusted, and I think I am crazy for spending the amount of time and money I did to restore it. I often ...
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Identify the components of this bike

I'm trying to identify, or find similar, parts on the bike in this video, specifically the front (three spoke) wheel, frame, and handle bars.
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Need help identifying this vintage bike

I got it out an old farm shed in Mt Pleasant, South Australia. It has a Mansfield seat, and an Eadie coaster rear hub. All I can find out about the frame is that it says Blake on the front. I'm ...