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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Can I use cartridge bearings on my wheel hub?

I have a vintage road bike, at the moment there are loose metal bearings in the hubs. Some of the bearings are missing. Can I buy cartridge bearings or do I need to buy loose bearings? Thanks
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Vintage Armstrong Bike - Garden fixure?

I live in Chatham Ma and have been looking for a cheap old bike to use as a garden sculpture. Today I purchased one but when I got it home I realized it seemed very sturdy and in fairly good ...
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Can anyone help identify a (presumably) vintage Battaglin bike for my uncle?

My uncle fixed a man's shed, and was paid with this bike. He knows the man was quite into cycling before he retired, so we're presuming its quite a good bike, but we can't identify any more than the ...
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Correcting An Inverted Recessed Mounted Caliper Brakes On Vintage Bike Frame

It seems like the previous owner of my bike installed the rear brakes backward. I figured I could simply mount the brake on the other side. Unfortunately, this is not possible since the recessed nut ...
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Does anyone know this brand? I’ve never heard about and couldn’t find anything on Google

It says “PRIMA CYCLE” but I’m not sure its the name of the brand. Any Idea?
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Can anyone identify this badge?

I’m in the process of restoring my Dad’s bike so that I can start riding again. All the badges are intact but I can’t find any information about the bike. He’s had it for as long as I can remember (my ...
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Cottered crank dimensions

I'm interested in the design of cottered cranks. The cotter-pin joint as seen in vintage bicycles is not a very widespread type of joint in modern times, so it's hard to find information about this in ...
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NOS vintage hub vs modern hub

I have an early 80s Schwinn Prelude. I need to replace the rear wheel. The question at hand is should I spend $300 on a pair of NOS (new old stock) Superbe Pro hubs, which have the original 126 mm ...
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Replacement Rear Axle Sizes on Vintage Bike

I bought this 1990 Raleigh cheap on eBay. It had been sitting in a garage for decades and it was barely running when I picked it up. Surprisingly, given its age, most components were fine. But there ...
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Could you please help me identify my father's bike?

My father left me his old bicycle and I would like to restore it. The unique thing I know is that it comes from Switzerland and that maybe it should include a license plate. Unfortunately I haven't ...
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Trying to identify vintage English bike maker

I’m trying to figure out the maker of my great grandmothers bike thanks for any help
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Correct tool to remove Uniglide freehub?

I have a coworker's rear wheel to repair. The freehub pawls ceased engaging, resulting in free-spin in both directions. A replacement freehub body is ludicrously expensive, so I want to remove the ...
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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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JC Higgins girls bike. Trying to identify year of manufacture [duplicate]

I have a JC Higgins girls bike (flightliner ??) with the serial number 502 45390 185598 that I'm trying to identify the model year. Any help?
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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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Looking for Bar-end shifters (Shimano Golden Arrow)

I want to use bar-end shifters instead of downtube shifters on my '85 Koga Miyata Traveller, but I don't know if it can be done easily. I believe all components are original, because the derailleurs ...
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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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Help identifying bike model and worth

I am fairly new to working with bikes, and I have this vintage Nishiki Meridian bike, with a Cunningham design. I have tried searching online for this specific bike model but I cannot find much. I am ...
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Vintage 70's Bike info?

I was given a vintage touring bike recently. It's steer tube badge says D-114 made in Japan. I can't find any info on it and was hoping someone may have some info on the brand or bike.
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What make and model is this MTB with no decal (pictured)?

My second hand MTB frame has no decal on it. To me it looks like a downhill frame. I was told it's an Orange but now that I look at it I don't know how to tell. The serial number is JSG0111.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Frame maker identification

Anyone know the manufacturer of this frame? Many thanks
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Can someone tell me what year this Elgin Sears Roebuck bike is and what model?

Sears and Roebuck Elgin vintage
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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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Falcon Olympic decal

Looking for help in deciphering what this decal reads?
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Were the 1970s bikes from Motoconfort the same as those from Motobecane?

I've got something called a Le Champion from Motoconfort dated to the 1970s which, aside from the different decals, is indistinguishable to me from Le Champion models from that era from Motobecane (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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