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The exact model is Start Shosse from Kharkiv Bicycle factory (ХВЗ Старт-шоссе) Wikipedia link about factory. This particular bike was a dream of many soviet youngsters, but in reality it is not anything special, as Soviet Olympic team rode on Colnago bikes. It is quite popular trend here (in Latvia, ex USSR member country) to make a fixed gear bike from ...


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You have asked two questions. Is it feasible? Yes. Yes it is. As has already been said, many people rebuild old frames like this with newer parts to create unique rides. I don't know much about xUSSR bicycles, but I would guess that a lot of the parts are copies or near-copies of popular nonUSSR components. To my eye, this looks like a knock-off of ...


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It's a JC Higgins Jet Flow from about 1953-57. Here's a forum thread where people are ready to pay $350+ for one in pristine condition.


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The "Lunartic Cycle" Here you go: http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/08/13/no-spokes-cycle/ Complete with movie. As for your extra reading material: http://bicycledesign.net/ Hope that helps!


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Astra was the Beacon Cycle house brand, according to Sheldon. As @Blam and @Daniel R Hicks say, it's a mid-range 80s bike (that's a compliment)! The lugs, while nothing special, aren't drainpipe thick - this is a good thing. It was probably built well. Crankset may be Stronglight, and the derailleur and front mech are probably Sachs-Huret. Basic components ...


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Verde BMX at http://verdebmx.com/completes/ They appear to be based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Method: I did a google image search for "BMX logo leaf" because it looks like a leaf to me One of the images is this, which looks kind of similar Following the link to their web site gave me this answer


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Going out on a limb I'll say it's a Haro Escape frame c2002 - 2005 with donor parts from a c2001 Fuji. Haro's have a decipherable serial number for BMXs so MTB might be similar check here to see if that is any help in confirming. If it was the Haro Escape it could well be a good frame to rebuild with a 150mm fork for a fun AM/FR hardtail.


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Looks like a generic beach cruiser - not very old either. The brazed lugs on the downtube suggest it was a geared bike, converted to single speed. The V brakes say its no older than the 90s, and probably post-2000. Its doesn't appear to be anything specifically Italian. Still if it rides nicely, then ride it. There's likely no museum or vintage ...


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It think it's a Swiss bike. The top tube says Velo Sport Walpen Fiesch. Walpen is a Swiss surname from Valais in Switzerland. Fiesch is a municipality in Valais in Switzerland. There is/was a Swiss bike company called Moor, which on older bikes carry this head badge: I found an old German eBay listing in the Google web cache for this bike in Berlin,...


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The usual method of identifying a bike is what you've done. The brand and model are usually part of the decals on the frame. My bike, for example, says Scott on the downtube, and CR1 Pro on the toptube near the headset. It is Swiss made, and the model stands for comfort road 1, and Pro tells you what parts were on it originally. If there are no ...


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It has to be a Huffy Rail. The decal on the chain guard is exactly the same. All the geometry, too.


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I think those are McMahon Racing Components, possibly their "Power-Link" model. See: http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/BikeHistoryPages/McMahon.html http://www.blackbirdsf.org/brake_obscura/mtb.html


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That is a 'Bicycle Shaped Object' with any-old name plastered on the frame. It is 'off-brand'. Years ago it was possible to identify bikes by the quality of the welds, shapes of the lugs, shapes of the dropouts and choice of components. However, with 'Bicycle Shaped Objects' this is sadly not possible. There are probably countless variants of this exact ...


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That looks a lot like the bikes in some bike-sharing programs (take a look at this one, from Stockholm City Bikes). The two "prongs" at the end of the front "basket" would be used to lock the bike in place at one of the stations. The panels in the back are often used for advertising.


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This bicycle is a Micargi Mustang. See this Google search. An an image from this website:


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Can't tell a great deal from that picture alone... Can you supply some clearer pictures? in daylight side on view looking at the chainring side would be best. The tubing looks a bit too angular to be a Western Flyer - but some of those did have dual top tube. Those slim rear stays look like Raleigh or RMI Roadster. Maybe even a Humber... although, I've ...


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My Google-Fu comes up with the 1991 Alpinestar Ti Mega. It looks like they made an aluminum version as well. The tube shapes look to be about the same. Might be a good starting point for you.


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Your bike is a JC Higgins sold at Sears stores. Not exactly sure of the year but I think most Komet hubs were used in the late 50's into the 60's. Just Google JC Higgins bicycle and I'm sure you'll find a picture of one just like yours. Good luck and don't give up on it. When she sees it looking like it did when she was a kid, it will bring back many ...


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Too bad the first picture is so backlit. I can't zoom in very well- amazed you have determined its a Columbia! The chain guard is by Wald, purchased sometime in the distant past from an IBD. The fork has most certainly been damaged from a frontal impact. The pedals were most likely installed after 1973; the year the CPSC mandated pedal reflectors. The frame ...


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'Gran Touring' alludes to 'Gran Sport' and 'Gran Turismo'. These were Campagnolo names used in former times for their derailleurs. I am not old enough to remember when those former times were, but they were decades and decades ago! The brand means nothing if this is a department store bike. That means you have free reign to do what you like with it. You can ...


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There was a time when bikes (and cars, and food mixers, and whatever) were manufactured to last, and the same model would be manufactured and sold, unchanged, for many years. From somewhere in the 90's, there seems to be an obsession with the NEW, so now bikes (and cars, and cell phones, etc you get the picture) change their designs overnight, so people ...


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Just had a little Google for it (town bike cruiser green) and found it it on Pinterest. The bike is a "Chubby's Custom Green Stretch Cruiser" price is $324.99. Website is www.chubbysbikes.com


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It looks quite similar to the Schwinn Stingray. If you Google around they seem to have made quite a few models, and were quite popular, and hence, many knockoffs were made in order to mooch off their popularity. Your's looks similar to the one in the 1977 catalog, except your's has the gear shifter, and they do list 3 and 5 speed models.


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Actually, I don't believe it's a Stumpjumper, I think it is a 2001 Specialized S-Works FSR XC.


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Bottecchia are an Italian brand who sell everything from BMX bikes to professional racing bikes. Here in the US the brand is probably best known for being ridden by Greg LeMond in his historic 1989 Tour de France win. It's hard to say the exact model of this bike. It's a low end model from the 1970s "bike boom". The crankset appears to be a Nervar cottered ...


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From http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-what-s-worth-appraisals-inquiries/850018-1957-armstrong-havana.html it looks like it could have been made form 1957 to 1961 or later. It looks like it has a 3 speed internal hub gearbox, probably a Sturmy Archer, as it is British made. Appears that Armstrong was part of a larger group by this stage, ...


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This is the 2015 version of the Winora Aruba, 8-speed bike. Solid build, but sadly, it's a bit too expensive for my needs as a city bike: costs around €700 new.


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You'd probably get a good information by looking at the components. Assuming the components are original, you can tell a lot information about the general quality of the frame from the quality components. Almost nobody is putting DuraAce on a cheap Walmart frame, and almost nobody is putting Tourney parts on a Cervello. The bolt on wheels and ProMax crank ...


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If you remove the stickers it might help show you any branding. It LOOKS like a reasonably decent, slightly old school mountain bike. The kind worth handing down. People are debating if its a BSO. This means Bike Shaped Object, which is derogatory term for rubbish bikes sold in supermarkets etc. It looks better than that, branded forks and decent ...



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