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The lugs don't look familiar. It has horizontal dropouts and full length brake cable housing so that dates it to sometime prior to the mid-80s. The fork is 100% not original to the frame. It has bottle braze-ons so it's likely made sometime after the mid-70s. The one peculiar thing is that it has bottle braze-ons but not shift lever braze-ons (and this bike ...


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Schwinn closed the Chicago plant in 1983 shortly after opening a plant in Greenville MS. They were also importing many bikes at that time. Your '85 Traveler was built in Greenville MS. The headbadge still read "Chicago" because Schwinn's corporate offices remained there. The serial number SC5xxxxx indicates the frame was built in March (C) of '85 (5), and ...


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Really hard to tell from the pictures. One thing I am certain of is that almost none of it is stock. A few observations: The main frame is lugged, has full length brake cable housing and horizontal dropouts and starred bottle braze-ons. All of those date it to sometime prior to the late 80s. Split brake cable housing on road bikes became the norm on ...


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(I've never owned a cannondale bike) judging from the parts : a triple crankset bar end shifters cantilever brakes the rims seem wider than typical road bike rims. a long cage dérailleur to accommodate big cassette (Not sure since the pic isn't the drive side) It's likely a touring bike, so it's probably a modified Cannondale SR300, or Touring 1


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I'm not an expert at any of this or know a lot. I'm just looking around. By the looks of it, it almost exactly looks like my Collegiate Schwinn. I'm not sure it's the same but they have the same body style decal shape and grip. But mine only has a front brake and is a 3 speed with a coaster brake. I think it's called a 3 speed fixed gear rim/hub. As for ...


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Small correction, my mistake should have read " "MBK Trainer" on the down tube " .. (but with a Motobecane Badge on the Steerer, some also with Motobecane in smaller letters on the top tube). Checked a couple of the searches I had, you truly have a confounding model. Hi-Ten, Cro-Mo, Motolite, 2040, one states Vitus tubes, but I can't read the sticker to ...


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Turbulent times for Motobecane. You can find the (last that I have found) French Motobecane for 1985-6 (dated Sept. 85) on forum.tontonvelo.com (with the French model designations). However, no Trainer in them and there are not many models listed - MBK/Motobecane was producing many other models many with older tube types from the past (decals similar to ...


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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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