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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...