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How to find out about my 1970's JC Penny 3 speed bicycle?

The JCPenny catalogs are available at the Catalogs & Wishbooks site. to look through and identify your bike. Here is an example from the 1971 JCPenny fall / winter catalog. Here is the men's ...
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How to find out about my 1970's JC Penny 3 speed bicycle?

You can have whatever brake will fit. The only reason for installing the original brake is if you're after an as-original rebuild. Consider brakes in the `70s were probably single pivot calipers, ...
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Can anyone identify the vintage bike frame on this single-speed?

Avon - see the following image search.
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Can anyone identify the vintage bike frame on this single-speed?

Avon Cycles Limited started in 1948 making brakes and saddles. Their current logo bears resembles the older version of the logo on the pictured bicycle. Head badge I could find nothing on their site ...
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Broke old cable bottom bracket cable router and can't find like for like, can I buy another?

A search on eBay yielded a few SM-SP25 cable guides for sale. Typically found at vintage bike parts stores on eBay. They are a bit pricey it seems, perhaps owing to it's all-metal construction. The ...
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Any help with the History of Guaranty Quality Supreme Fleetwood Bicycle 1963 – 64

I was brought to this thread after seeing a ghost sign on a warehouse on Chouteau's Landing, St. Louis. It's a fairly large building in a district of abandoned factories. As a cyclist this piqued my ...
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Help Me Identify My Uncle's Old Elevated Chainstay Bike

I might be wrong but this looks awfully similar to an AlpineStars CroMega. 1991 AlpineStars Cro-mega from Retrobike
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