Hoping someone can help me as I don't know much about bikes.

I bought a 10 speed bike at a garage sale which the owner said was custom made by a bike maker in St. Louis, MO. She said the frame was chromoly steel. The frame has the name "Behring," which I assume was the builder, and there is a label on the bottom tube which says "Columbus Tubing."

Is anyone familiar with a bike of this description? I have some pictures if that would help.

  • You should post the pictures, but Columbus is a brand of steel from which the bike is made.
    – Batman
    Oct 7, 2014 at 23:16
  • I am not really sure what the question is here. Are you just trying to find out if Behring was a brand? Oct 8, 2014 at 0:13
  • No hits in Google. It could be a small frame builder -- there were quite a few a few decades back, when a 10-speed would have been built. Most have unfortunately disappeared due to Chinese competition and the current infatuation with exotic materials. Oct 8, 2014 at 0:30

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Apparently George Behring used to be a framebuilder in the St. Louis area, and was a racer and a member of the Saint Louis Cycling Club. Unfortunately, like many small builders of the 1980s, there's very little information about him or his bikes on the web.

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    @wheatshocker you know - if you posted a picture of your bike, and what you know about it, then you would have tripled the amount of Behring information on the web. Go on - do it!
    – Criggie
    Jul 27, 2016 at 10:23

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