Questions tagged [vintage]

Vintage is generally considered more than 50 years old, but in the bicycling world anything more than 20 years old is usually considered vintage as well.

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unknown! Some details about this bike?

I bought this bike yesterday. I'm trying to figure out the model, the year, but nothing. I know there are a lot of "specialists" on this forum. The involvement of some has become known in ...
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What era/country/manufacture is this vintage step through?

During my search, I’ve learned that this question can be very irritating for many. I think it’s because the asker is looking to make a buck or a fortune and their curiosity is empty. Although I’d love ...
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Cito bicycle history / old steel bike identification

I have a Cito Master Star bicycle but cannot find any info about it online. I think it is a 1969 model as it has a 69 stamped onto it. It also has aero coronado cranks but has some belt drive system I'...
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Free Spirit “Brittany Te12” Part Identification/Upgrade

i found this old 12 speed basically attached to a neighbor's back porch by vines, and aside from some superficial rust on the chrome, it seems to be structurally intact. the decals read as stated in ...
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Need opinion on upgrading groupset for my road bike [closed]

I just moved to UK for my masters and was looking for a road bike. I found a pretty old ribble 631 road bike taht was barely used. Its supposed to be around 20 years old but still has decals intact. ...
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Frame maker identification

Anyone know the manufacturer of this frame? Many thanks
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Falcon Olympic decal

Looking for help in deciphering what this decal reads?
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Falcon Olympic year identification

I'm looking to try and identify the year this bike was built. Currently struggling to add photo's. I will try and add some more in a minute. The frame number of the bike is 14246 Many thanks Wesley
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Help identifying brand

Looking for help identifying this brand. I must decide if it’s worth driving 2 hours for it! Got first dibs but owner doesn’t know what it is; I know enough to see it’s worth something;) Update: ...
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Help me identify my classic frame

Can anyone identify this classic frame? I don't know if this frame I got is generic or branded. I got no signs of any brand except for the Brev Campagnolo drop out and a raised C-69-E under the frame.
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Help identify this vintage bike

I would appreciate help in identifying this bike. I was thinking the bike could be a Raleigh as they are common in the UK however the moulding on the tubes is strange to me. I'm guessing the bike is ...
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Why have MTB tyres with strong front / back design disappeared?

Back a few years ago was easy to find tyres with a particular design based on their position, back or front, see this sample image fron a pair of Nokian Boazobeana: Riding with those was pretty nice, ...
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Help identify vintage bike

I picked up this bike at a swap, and plan on restoring it. However, I cannot find anything on the bike to identify what it may be (other than the design on the rear rack). There is no serial number ...
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Identify bike maker from frame number (DAXXXX)

I have a vintage lopro bike and would like to identify the frame maker, the serial stamped on bottom bracket starts with "DA" and is then 4 numeric digits, I was told it may have been used ...
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Do forged alloy crank arms suffer from age-related fatigue?

Alloy does have not have a fatigue limit. Does that mean that forged alloy crank arms have a theoretical end of life? Should I worry about 40 year old crank arms? Could someone with a little knowledge ...
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What type of lever is this cable for?

I recently bought a rear brake cable for my 60s era Schwinn: I was expecting it to have a lever interface that looks like: But they are clearly different: I was browsing eBay for another cable and ...
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Any help with the History of Guaranty Quality Supreme Fleetwood Bicycle 1963 – 64

Original Goodyear Wing Foot “175” tires hold air with very good tread and no dry-rot. Wheels marked M.O. MFG. Co. (Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company). Bendix RB2 Red Band Automatic 2 speed Hub. ...
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Shift Cable for 1963 Schwinn w/Sturmey Archer Shifter

This is the shifter on my 1963-64 Schwinn Racer: This is the old cable: I'd like to replace the cable and found this: It's hard to tell what the cable ends look like inside the packaging but is ...
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Flying Pigeon brake pads - change or not

I bought a Flying Pigeon 2 weeks back and am having a lot of fun here in Singapore. The bike was kept in a pretty good condition by the seller although he used it exclusively for photo ops. This meant ...
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Method to remove and prevent rust on a Reynolds 531C bike frame?

The frame of the 531C Reynolds tubing is rusting, What is the most appropriate method to remove and prevent the rust? Would it be removing the rust and repainting? If so could you like me to resources ...
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What bike Pump can I use for the Peugeot Savoie?

I'm trying to find a hand pump that will fit the top tube of the frame, In the model manual attached is the Bike pump that says 'Zefal Competition HP pump' however could i use a standard 'Frame Pump' ...
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Shimano EX Crankset Pedals Compatibility [duplicate]

I recently bought an old Shimano EX crankset, which I'd like to mount new clip-on pedals to (Shimano Dura-Ace PD-R9100). Does anyone have any experience with using new clip-on pedals on vintage cranks?...
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should i replace the tires/tubes to sell vintage bicycle?

new to this site. I have a vintage GT Pro Performer from my youth, all original and am considering selling it. The tires are original but would fall apart if someone tried to ride it. Is it worth ...
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Vintage 3 Speed Shimano Shifter

I fixed an old three speed bike and I have an old 3 speed Shimano shifter. The cable was rusted and I thought if I open up the shifter I can clean the cable and make it work. Unfortunately I unscrewed ...
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Can someone help me identify this old Shimano derailleur?

I want to poke around online a bit and see if I can find anything out about it. It's a long cage, on an old 18 speed Univega MTB. Thanks.
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Vintage Peugeot Bike Tire Recommendation [duplicate]

I'm looking for a recommendation for the type and brand of tires to purchase for a vintage 70s "Sport 103" Peugeot. For casual recreational usage.The original tires were 27 x 1 ¼ gum sided....
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Identify this Bianchi as much info as possible please

Hi I have a bianchi of which I have the serial # starting with 6634xxxx if that helps identify year and/or model. **excuse the mess in the background-- it looks bad sorry
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How do I disassemble these AHF pedals?

I am trying to disassemble a set of pedals to service them but I can't figure out what tool to use on the nut (see photo). I just need them temporarily until I can cycle to the bike co-op to change ...
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Can't get lowest gear and derailleur shifts on its own

I have a bike with downtube friction shifters and a 5 speed freewheel. When I bought the bike a while ago the shifters weren't connected so I did it myself. At this point it all worked fine. I took it ...
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Help Me Identify My Uncle's Old Elevated Chainstay Bike

Please help me identify my uncle's old bike. I will greatly apppreciate all of you that willing to help mi. Thanks to all in advance who help!
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Please help identify this vintage SKIP bike. Thanks

I have a friend who has this bike and he is having trouble finding any information on this bicycle. I'm not trying to sell anything I’m more interested in the history of this machine.
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Replace vintage barrel nipple Shimano shifter cable

My West German bike has an old friction shifter. The shifting cable snapped and I discovered the nipple is barrel shaped but horizontal, much like a MTB brake cable, but smaller. I can't figure out ...
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Any advice for wobbly/slightly bent bicycle rims on older bicycle?

I have an older RWC Female bicycle that I bought second hand a year ago and it has now in the past weeks began to feel extremely wobbly and shaky when I am riding it. It feels as if both the front and ...
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Can pumps fail due to age?

I have a small cache of the now-discontinued Quickex Quicker Pro mini pumps. They have 105 cm3 stroke volume, and 5 kgf force required for 7 bar pressure. In about 100 strokes, I reach 7 bar on 28mm ...
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Replace Vintage Shimano Trigger Shifter

I have a Cannondale M600 Red White & Blue. My 7 speed Shimano integrated trigger shifter will no longer function. I cannot tell the model I cannot fix it nor find an identical replacement what ...
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MAFAC RAID brakes top mount part?

What is the name of this part/mount/adapter that mounts an old school center pull brake to the top of a rear bridge? This is a 1970s MAFAC RAID on a LeJeune Tandem. I'm trying to find an adapter to ...
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Can I mix these SRAM Apex components with Shimano/Ofmega components on my bike temporarily?

I own a Fausto Coppi vintage bike. Currently I have RSX shifters with Shimano exage 300EX front and rear derailleurs. I am switching my whole setup to accomodate 10 speed. My new wheels fit well. I ...
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Identify vintage bicycle brand

I don't know much about bicycles but I came across one that I want to offer to my nephew since he is into vintage race bikes. I would like to know the original brand of the bicycle/frame since I want ...
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Looking for ideas - Decent cheap 26“ 1 1/8” suspension fork for 1996 Trek 950 mountain bike

Goal: Replace rigid fork with short-travel suspension fork for under $200 (used OK, switching to threadless from threaded OK; standard 100mm QR axle preferred but 15mmx100 through axle OK; V-brake ...
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Replacing vintage bike tyres

I have a 1980 Peugeot road bike and the tyres need replacing. The existing tyres say: 700 x 25c 25-622 Which I thought was pretty standard? Someone in the Decathlon bike shop told me this was niche ...
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Where can I find vintage hardware to mount a Raleigh 3 bolt chainring?

I need hardware (3 short bolts) for my Raleigh Super Course 10 speed made in Nottingham England in 1973. The bolts hold the front large chainring to the smaller chainring that the pedals are mounted ...
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Help identifying motobecane bike

Any and all information about this motobecane would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Modify modern wheels to fit old frame

I would like to upgrade my wheelset to something newer. Specifically I was thinking about Mavic Aksium (although it remains to be seen what becomes of the current issues with the company). I have an ...
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Can anyone tell me the specific year and model of this Benotto bike?

I’m inexperienced and just wanted to work on refurbishing this as a side project but thought that knowing what I was working on was a good place to start. Only other identifying factors are a ...
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Can I shrink my steel rear dropouts to fit a smaller hub?

I am rebuilding a 1971 Raleigh International road frame into a single speed bike for college. I bought a set of track wheels with rear hub spacing 110mm. The rear dropout on the Raleigh is 120mm. Will ...
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Solid tyres for child's tricycle

Is it still possible to purchase solid white rubber tyres? I need some for a Raleigh Tiger child's tricycle I am renovating the size in the side wall states 12 x 7/8 there is 300mm also on the side ...
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Can't find a “friction screw” for a friction shifting system

I recently broke one of the two speed levers ajuster (friction screw) that adjust the pressure between the levers and the cable. It's made in plastic as shown in the picture below. I would like to ...
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Very short-pull derailleurs designed specifically for 1x6 drivetrains?

EDIT: After some searching, it appears this type of derailleur is currently available in the form of folding bike derailleurs, such as the Shimano RD-FT35. It is a SIS 6/7 speed compact derailleur ...
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Can anyone identify this frame possible brand Sergio?

I bought a road bike frame with no manufacturers name and a barely visible sticker which I think says Nova, it has Sergio stamped on the seat stays where it meets the seat tube. The rear dropouts are ...
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Does the front derailleur limit chain ring size?

Does the front derailleur have limits to which size chain rings can be used? I have a groovy old 1988 Schwinn Prelude and for the most part it does just what I need. However there are some steep ...

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