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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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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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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Help identify mid-90s steel MTB frame

If anyone knows what this frame is and could help me identify it, I would be most grateful. Distinctive (or not) details of the frame: Seat tube top: is concave, curved in. Rear brake cable routing:...
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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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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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How to remove old kickstand

I'm trying to cannibalize an old bike but am having trouble removing the kickstand: I've tried screwing the bolt counter-clockwise†, which indeed made it looser, but it's not getting loose enough to ...
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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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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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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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Where is my Record Luxus Racer bicycle from?

I just bought a bicycle on a classified ads platform in France. I don't know anything about the brand and I couldn't find much information yet. It is a Record Luxus Racer, as shown on the pictures ...
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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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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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How could I find out about my bicycle brand/model?

I've purchased a bicycle on eBay thinking it was a Colnago as the stickers/item description would let you believe. Unfortunately, looking at the bicycle a bit more closely, I'm pretty sure this is ...
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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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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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Building up a 1988 Schwinn Circuit frame with new parts

I’m very new to vintage road bikes, I’ve had an 1988 Schwinn Circuit frame laying around for years. Is it possible to build it up using newer components? I understand that it originally came with an ...
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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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Help identify my bike frame

Please help me identify a mystery bike that I purchased at a garage sale and have grown to love. I am not sure what is original to the frame but the bike has a 56cm frame, Shimano SFR rear dropout, a ...
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Vintage bike, new chain

I've refurbished a vintage bike and I switched the old derailleur with a new medium cage tourney derailleur, the chain is also new and is 114 links long, which should be fine since me largest cog on ...
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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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tubular tire replacement

So two days ago I bought this Peugeot vintage bike (from the '80s) and it has tubular tires on it that aren't usable anymore. Is it possible to install a normal tire on the same rim instead? I'm a ...
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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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Does anyone know what make and model this bike is? Production year?

I found this bike while cleaning up a foreclosed home. I liked it and saved it from others taking it to the recycling center. Does anyone know what make, model and possibly year that it is?
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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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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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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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Replacement for Suntour Superbe Tech Rear Derailleur

I recently picked up an 85 Cannondale ST500 with a Suntour Superbe Tech rear derailleur. The cage is bent and the bearings in the guides don't feel too fresh. I'm just starting to get into bike ...
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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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Help decoding a J.C. Higgins frame number on a vintage cruiser

The serial is 502 46560 887408. The bike is complete, I may fix it up as a cruiser, or completely restore it depending on parts availability, but for now I'm trying to find out the basics. I can see a ...
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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 ...