It's a Specialized Sirrus circa 2012-2014. Here's a video from 2013 that shows the bike in detail. Without part photos it's hard to tell the exact trim level, I suppose it's either a "Comp" or "Sport".
Notable features are:
Flat bars on a road bike.
Aluminium alloy frame.
Distinct paint scheme, especially on the fork.
As noted by @AndrewHenle this appears to be a 1987 or 1988 Peugeot Aubisque; it's a very good match for this (identified as) 1988 catalogue image from http://www.peugeotshow.com/:
I had previously found a less clear copy of the same catalogue at www.bikeboompeugeot.com where it was identified as a 1987 catalogue. The 1989 catalogue has an Aubisque with a ...
Since you guys have all been so helpful, I thought you'd like to hear the answer to this mystery.
The bike was indeed stolen. I was able to find the rightful owner.
The frame was custom made of stainless steel in Capetown South Africa by BouwerWorks. (So, the 'B' did mean something). This builder has apparently stopped making frames, or else, has stopped ...
Appears to be asian based on the rider/passenger, and that pintrest links it to arrow-yokohama.no-blog.jp but that website no longer exists.
The wayback machine gives us this link to 2013.
Store Name: "ARROW's bicycles and classics"
Store Owner: Kazuto Kobayashi ( Roundabout ...
A Possible match and a caution.
It looks like a NEXT Gauntlet from Walmart.
They were made with both 24" and 26" wheels
In the picture your stem looks very high. Please check to make sure it's safe to ride.
On a handlebar stem there is usually a horizontal line stamped in the metal and the word "MAX" - or something like that.
The bike is a very common one used here in Tanzania. It's much cheaper than the multi gear mountain bikes.
Sorry, don't think there was anything special with the bike, unless of course you look at the young boy riding it and appreciate his hard work :)
You do not need a special manual and there probably isn't any. You have to identify the kind of parts that are used on the bike. Like: quill stem, coaster brake rear hub, the type of bottom bracket (square taper) and so on.
Most skills you need for this bike are the same as on any other similar bike from older times so you need to get generc knowledge about ...
It's a 1961 Hawthorne Twin Bean Tank Bike sold by Montgomery Ward.
1961 Montgomery Ward Christmas Book page 180
Here's one in the wild
The model was sold in 1960 and 1961. The 1960 version has slightly different graphics.
The Hawthorne bikes were made by CWC (Cleveland Welding Company) the maker of the Roadmaster bicycles) since 1934, and ...
The frame looks like a 1979 S&S Newport
S&S is the manufacturer.
Newport is the model
It's amazing how many frames similar to this were made from the late 70s to the late 80s (and even some in the 2000s)
1979 S&S Newport from the BMX Museum
Another bike, same frame, different angle, also from the BMX Museum
Frame only rear shot
The key ...
You should ask the seller for all the information you need about the bike, because a) they should know more than we do and b) if they can't give it to you readily then there is more risk that it is stolen. These things do happen!
Don't tell the seller this, but the name is usually written on the frame. If they can't manage that much then consider walking ...
Let's list what we can see in the photo:
A common double triangle frame, but the top tube is duplicated. This was done for strength and durability. Sometimes this is called a "workman frame design" because early-to-mid 20th century, a frame like this could carry a workman to/from the factory with additional weight of tools.
The front fork has ...
The logo is from a Carrera (Halfords) bike, so the wheel will have been on a Carrera originally.
You can google the Carrera logo and see that the C is styled in the same way on their full logo.
The 29 is simply referring to the wheel size, a mtb '29er' which has the same ETRTO rim diameter as a typical road/gravel bike, though widths can vary.
I have a peugeot frame of a similar age and have found it to be more bother than its worth.
There was a period when peugeot made an effort to make all of their compenent dimensions round metric numbers. This practice was not adopted by many other manufacturers so getting parts to fit that frame might be a hassle.
On my peugeot frame;
Steering tube internal ...
Actually this style of bikes are still being made in China（you can still buy them new for RMB500, or 70USD). It is more of a niche product now but it was still a very common (in fact, the most generic style) utilitarian transportation in China until the very late 20th century (I remember my father bought one of this style around 2000). Remember there used to ...
Roadmaster Techno Trac.
Sears never made bikes, they bought them from other companies like Steyr, AMF-Roadmaster and Murray.
see one here with the original decals still intact (and a broken frame)
It is apparently a hand-made frame by Bell Street Bikes, London.
It all started back in '87 when I worked in Bell Street Bikes NW1 after school building bikes like the BSB400 touring bike and the BSB Blazer ATB which was a 531 frame with TA chainset, Dia Compe brakes ...
It looks like a 2017 Giant Contend SL2 Disc: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/contend-sl-2-disc-2017.
The picture is quite grainy so it's hard to be 100% sure. Check if it has the Giant Conduct disc brake system to be sure.
Here's the image in the linked product page for the 2017 Giant Contend SL2 Disc:
It looks a lot like a Genesis GS700 with all the decals and reflectors removed and a different seat.
The Amazon version has the same seat but the crank isn't white.
According to the review of this bike at bigboxbikes.com
Genesis (a Kent sub-brand) ... This bike shares it's frame with (at least) three other Kent bikes; the Giordano Libero road bike, and ...
The frame looks like a Mercian Strada Speciale based on the clover leaf cut outs in the lugs.
LFGSS.com 1985 Mercian Strada Speciale
At the Mercian website there is a collection of catalogs you can use to compare your bike to the manufacturer's specifications
The fork is confusing. I can't find a Mercian with a fork crown EDIT: tang - the inside of the fork ...
This is almost certainly a custom-made frame, and one that should be regarded as more of an artistic work than a practical device. The layout of the frame means that it will flex considerably as it's ridden (or even just when you sit on it), and likely the flex will be enough to lead to fairly early frame failure.
The first thing you need to do is to take ...
Helkama Oiva is more or less a civilian version of the bikes used by the Finnish army. They are known for being very heavy but quite fragile for their weight. The rear rack is very sturdy and perfect for carrying M85 backpack with shoulder straps wrapped around seat stay and support strut. The lock, chain guard and dynamo mount are additions for civilians.
If I were to describe this bike to someone, I'd say this is a city commuter bike with a semi-step through frame and windswept (or cruiser style) handlebars.
It looks like the Linus Roadster is very similar looking to this, or the Linus Mixte. Also the Public M7 or C7 is like this but more upright/chill.
You can probably mention these details to a local ...
It is an early 90's steel rigid MTB.
That model of BIOPACE chainring dates it to 1989-1993, as does the Shimano Exage groupset was released first in 1988/9 with a last year of 1993. These parts can be replaced, but given the bike's lack of wear they're probably original
The plastic spoke protector isn't broken so it has not had a hard life.
The only ...
I can't comment but I would if I could. Bike thieves have a tendency to sand frames down. The fact that you live in Seattle, a city with many bike thefts coupled with the fact you got a multi thousand dollar bike for $100 points towards it being stolen. You should check local classifieds for people looking for their bike.