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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Help identifying (potential) 80's Aerospace Contour Raleigh frame

I recently acquired a mismatched Raleigh and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what frame it is specifically? I'm guessing it is 80's based on the fact that it has an '85 stamped 3 ...
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Steel vintage bike restoration and modification, troubleshooting help

I acquired a vintage 10 speed Healing Commuter made in New Zealand, rode it everyday and treated it pretty poorly. No regular maintenance, chained it on the street come rain or shine. Having grown ...
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How to dismantle RST 381L forks

I have cannot remove the elastomer/spring adjuster assembly from the top of the forks. I can remove the bottom of the forks. You undo the assembly for adjusting the tension with a 10mm hex key. ...
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What type of bike do I have?

We believe it is a 1960’s women’s 26” J.C Higgins from similarities I’ve seen online. Wanted to ask to see what value it may have Misc. Pics Dae Young Tires
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U-Haul bike value and information?

Anyone know anything about this U-Haul bike? I got it at the wreckers before they crushed it. It was just the frame brakes and forks. I added the rest.
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Help identify vintage kids bike

I found this bike under our house we recently purchased. Wasn't able to find anything online and was wondering if anyone knows this type of bike? and if its worth fixing up for my son.
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How can I update the brake system on this vintage Universal La Riviera ladies bike?

I would be really grateful for any advise on how to go about updating the brake system on this vintage Universal La Riviera ladies bike. The brakes don't work properly so I can't safely ride it. The ...
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Installing gear cable guide on 80s Holdsworth

I have this Holdsworth frame that I got repainted and am rebuilding with mostly modern parts - I recently realised that I'm not quite sure how to run the derailleur cables past the bottom bracket. I ...
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How to treat rust spots on a steel frame without stripping the paint completely?

I have a 1974 steel French road frame and most of the original paint is still intact. However, there’re quite many 1-2 cm surface rust spots. I also recently had one of the lugs partly re-brazed and ...
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Old Cannondale MTB. 2nd set of wheels. Orig wheel has 8 speed cassette…2nd set has a 7 speed. Need advice

OK...need some advice. I have an old Cannondale with 8 speed Shimano XT drivetrain. My current wheel has the appropriate Shimano 8 speed cassette.(13-26). I bought an old Schwinn with the intention ...
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Help identifying this frame

This frame used to be black with a campagnolo sticker though under it I found a green layer of paint. When I went to set it up they told me it's probably an old UK or Belgium bike. For what i can see ...
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1953 Marum Cycle Company 15" Interested in any info and importance of this bike

Why can't I find this bicycle or anything on the company that makes it? The tube cover says Special'53. It has rod brakes, leather spring seat and KING HOMERUN TYRES that have fossilized to the rims. ...
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Bought a Vintage Bianchi 1985 road racer, came with Shimano 600, can I easily turn it into index shifting?

As my title says bought a: Bianchi 1985 vintage in almost mint condition Shimano 600, 12 speed (2x6) with freewheel, friction shifters I'd like to turn it into an index shifter. Do I just swap out ...
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Is it possible to replace Shimano stem shifter SL-S441 Indexed SIS with new metal knobs but keep the clamp?

I have a Stem Shimano SIS SL-S441 (2x6) shifter on my bicycle. I want to restore the bicycle, take it apart, repaint it. I'm very much a noob and I've searched for 6 hours and unable to find the ...
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Any idea what this is, seller says it's a Haro

This bmx is advertised as an old school Haro but I'm not so sure it is.
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Is it possible to combine rod brakes with a coaster brake?

I'm restoring an old roadster bicycle with Westwood rims. I love how it looks but the braking is horrible, especially because I live in an area with a lot of downhills. I don't want to add cable ...
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Was gold an original color of J.C Higgins Jet Rocket 502-10? What year(s) was it manufactured?

I inherited this rare J.C Higgins Jet Rocket 502-10 and am looking for more information about it, specifically what year(s) it was manufactured. I have the original instruction manual for the Deluxe ...
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Can you help me by ID-ing this bike?

I purchased this 75-80 road bike (my first), for about $80. Being in a bad shape and no decals… I want to restore and enjoy it. Been trying to ID it several days now in order to start a restoration ...
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Can anyone give me some information on this Peugeot frame I bought this weekend?

I've been looking through old Peugeot brochures and searched the numbers on the frame but I cant find any pictures of any Peugeot bikes that look like this one. The chrome section with the flags of ...
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Replacing Raleigh record ace forks circa 1978

I wrecked my bike 7 years ago, in a bad crash. I rode home in shock. I went through a lot. I replaced the tires, tubes, wheels and brakes. The forks are bent and at higher speeds there is some weird ...
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Vintage bike - help with chainring replacement

I recently broke the large chainring on my vintage bike, and need to replace it, but am having trouble determining what size I need. I lost the chainring on the ride home, so am measuring the bolt ...
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How to improve/restore vintage Peugeot bike, or is it even worth it?

I've got an old Peugeot bike I've been riding, and I like it but I'd like to make it better for long rides. I'd like to replace some parts, the steel rims aren't good for braking and I'd like ...
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What era is this JC Higgins 24" bike?

This bike has no serial number, I've looked it over thoroughly. Nothing on the bottom bracket, nothing on the dropouts. I don't expect to find out the exact year but seems there should be a way to ...
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Help with an ID on this road bike

I found this road bike on Kijiji. The vintage road bike market in my area is terrible, so $125 for something in this condition is the cheapest I've seen. Is this bike any good? I am looking for ...
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What make road bike is this vintage 1980s bike?

The headbadge says "WORLD Japan" over a globe. Belleri handlebars, Shimano 600 frame. Lapize on pedal. Seat selle royal.
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Where to find specific vintage rim/wheel?

I have a 1983 Lotus Unique that came with 27 x 1" Ukai rims. The front wheel went missing and I'd like to find an original replacement. Lots of 27 x 1 1/4" or 1 1/8" out there, but I haven't been able ...
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Old bike - Chainring bolts

I have an old "Favorit" racing bike from Czechoslovakia and I'm missing some bolts on the chainring. I went trough some bike shops and couldn't find a replacing one. The bolts diameter is slightly ...
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Older Shimano Road Brake Levers vs Newer Ones Quality (SLR vs Super SLR)

I'm owner of relatively new (non STI) levers of low Sora/Tiagra level, they are Shimano bl-r400 (Super SLR). Now i'm thinking of replacing them with pretty Dura Ace BL-7402 (SLR). These come from ...
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Vintage Power King valuation? [closed]

I recently got this bike for very cheap... cleaning it up and will sell it since I have no use for it. No idea what to ask for it though. Anyone know anything about these? Rear hub is an internal 3 ...
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Identify a 70's road frameset

I'm at a loss on the manufacturer of this frameset, any ideas are appreciated. Its previous owner claims it is 50+ years old and was bought in Chicago 46 years ago. Bike has Nervar Star crankset, ...
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Do we know this type/brand/model of vintage bicycle?

JUNIOR (MADE IN AUSTRIA) AND THE FRAME SAYS ''JUNIOR FLIPPER''
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Fixed gear bike: when I stop the bike completely I can move the pedals back and forth very slightly is this normal?

As the title shows I have a fixed gear bike, not sure if this is right though: even when the chain is tight as possible there will be what seems a loose spot and it makes it so that the pedals move ...
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Shimano 105 RD-5501 on a six speed freewheel?

I was doing a cleanup at the storage room and found a box of mint 105 parts (brakes, FD, RD, triple crankset and BB). Based on the newspaper inside the box, the parts were laying there for at least 10 ...
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What is the “clip ring” part on my hubs?

I recently bought a vintage Japanese Zunow road bicycle from the 1980's. The Sunshine hubs comes with small little rusty “clip rings” on both sides. Any idea what is the purpose of those clips?
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What type of frame could this be?

Recently purchased this 1x11 rebuild. Decals have been removed and it has a fresh powder coat. The stripes are coloured electrical tape so don't go by that... I've heard it could be a Miyata or ...
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Please Assist in Identifying This Frame!

I ran across this site and thought someone may be able to easily identify this vintage racer. My neighbor passed and left it to me and I was hoping to at least know what it was. He worked on bikes for ...
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How to create tension in old upright handle bar levers / U brakes?

I have an old bike with a front brake "Weinmann Symmetric". It was not working very good as it stood in a garage for 20 years. I bought a new cable and new brake pads. I tried to pull as much as ...
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Unusual bottom bracket shell

I broke my bottom bracket axle a few days ago, and when I removed the crankarms I discovered my old bike is using a cup and cone bottom bracket but more importantly the bracket shell is a bit odd. It ...
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Was the freewheel ever unidirectional?

A follow up to What is this device attached to the seat-tube? Having got the rear wheel down, I see the freewheel only rotates in one direction. In the other direction I expected the freewheel to ...
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Old Peugeot brakes not working in rain

I have an old Peugeot bike that's pretty awesome but the brakes are bad. In good conditions they are weak, and when wet they stop working entirely. I wasn't sure what the issue was with this, and ...
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Is this a real Concorde or just a replica?

I'm confused with this, the lugs in this bike look identical with another Concorde but the tubing sticker clearly says "Reynolds". (Concorde only uses Colombus, right?)
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How to hold brake

How can I hold this brake? I can’t hold it on the holds because of the angle of the brake and the nature of it being an old brake. I know that the suicide levers are dangerous so I’m confused about ...
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I'd like to find out year this bicycle was made — it's a lady's Schwinn

Lady's Schwinn. Serial number is B340240.
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Help Identifying Italian track frame

Hi I would like to know the maker of this bike I brought back from my stay in Italy. It has been repainted, It isn't the original fork, and the serial located on the top of th bb is :1148591 Any clue ?...
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Please help identify my 1940's (?) Tandem Bicycle

Please help me identify this tandem bicycle. Here's what I know: I'm pretty sure it's not a Schwinn, as all Schwinn bikes had straight frames without curves. From what I can tell, Hawthorne used ...
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Caliper adjuster for Shimano 600 brakes

I have a pair of 1980s Shimano 600 brake calipers that look very similar to this From https://www.picclickimg.com/d/w1600/pict/253060189019_/SHIMANO-600-BR-6207-etriers-de-frein-brake-caliper.jpg ...
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Can I use fiberglass cloth and resin to fix tiny holes in fenders?

I'm trying to restore an adult tricycle and the fenders have multiple very small rust holes in them. Can I cut fiberglass cloth and make a "sandwich" with them with the fender in the middle and then ...
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Can anyone id this adult tricycle?

Can anyone id this tricycle? It has been painted over. It used to be a sky blue color. The tires are 24"x 1 3/8ths". My friend who gave it to me said it's at least 20 years old, but I think it's ...
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Find my frame game :)

I need a little help to find out what brand this frame is. Components info: Complete Shimano Dura-ace black first gen (GA-200) except front and rear hub from Campagnolo. Wheels are old Weinmanns. ...