Tuesday, November 30, 2010

1948 Spiegel Airman

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1948 Spiegel Airman This Monark - Spiegel Airman was in extremely bad shape. I started
watching the Menotomy discussions. On 12/3/97 a "johnB" issued a 24
step procedure on how to paint a bike. I saved his artical and in 2007
followed it verbatim (thanks johnB) with two exceptions. He said to use
aerosol spray cans. I used a sprayer. He said use Lacquer. My auto
paint guy said you can~t get it anymore so I used Urethane paint which
was matched to the inside of the tank. NOS parts used: Torpedo frt fend
light, handle bar, horn for the tank, fender braces, wheels-tires-tubes.
Chrome plated the stem, two stem bolts, head nut, acorn nuts-spring hold
down. Zinc plated seat post, head bearing cups, bolts & brkts. Rear
carrier was a Monark (mabe not a Spiegel). Every thing else is
original. The seat got lots of coats of Lexol & there was rub-thru to
metal on one side. I used a P-tex candle (skiers know what that is) to
fill the rub-thru. And thats my story! Ron Kelly

Model # 51T2577 -- Serial # A0052882
I have owned this bike since 1949 and useed it to peddle the Detroit
Free Press.
Ron Kelly Fairfield Glade, Tn

Sunday, November 28, 2010

1979 Fuji America

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1979 Fuji America Seventies~ish Fuji. centerpulls W/ drilled dia-comp levers, suntour barend shifters, suntour v-comp front and vgt rear derailleurs, suzue hubs laced to araya 27 x 1 1/4 rims, sugino mighty comp cotterless crank w/ 52x44 rings, suntour pro-comp freewheel. Nice, but not very stock, very light for an old 10 speed.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

1963 Schwinn American DeLuxe

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1963 Schwinn American DeLuxe. The 1963 is the only year in this configuration of light and horn tank. I think it is just as nice as my Jaguar.

Friday, November 26, 2010

1963 Schwinn American DeLuxe

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1963 Schwinn American DeLuxe The 1963 is the only year in this configuration of light and horn tank. I think it is just as nice as my Jaguar.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

1981 Peugeot AO-8

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1981 Peugeot AO-8 this is a peugeot AO-8 of the 80~s with 12 speed. this was the entry level bike

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

1961 Raleigh Superbe

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1961 Raleigh Superbe. 21" frame (measured from the top of the seat tube to the middle of the bottom bracket). Sturmey-Archer AW hub with Benelux derailleur makes it a 6-speed. Front wheel Dynohub generator

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

1985 Fuji Opus III

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1985 Fuji Opus III

49cm (measured from the top of the seat tube to the middle of the bottom bracket). Hand built.
Serial number indicates it was the 62nd handmade cycle to be built in November of 1985.
49cm frame (measured from the top of the seat tube to the middle of the bottom bracket).
Some scuffs and chips on right side of frame and on the downtube by the bottom bracket.
700 x 23c Michelin A1 tires.
Araya "Super Hard" anodized rims.
Fuji chromoly Quadruple-butted tubing.
Fuji branded Suntour Superbe seat post.
Royal Gran Compe 400 brake calipers.
Shimano 105 shifters.
Shimano 600 SIS rear derailleur.
Suntour Superbe front derailleur.
Hatta Swan headset
Suntour Superbe Pro hubs.
Suntour Superbe cranks and pedals.

Monday, November 22, 2010

1960s Sears Tote Cycle

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1960s Sears Tote Cycle All original and complete except new tires and tubes, 20" wheels. 3-speed Bendix hub with built-in coaster brake (I assume Sturmey-Archer internals) Very good paint, chrome and decals. This bicycle comes apart for storage. The shifter is on the seat tube!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

1972 Ross Apollo

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1972 Ross Apollo just a few weeks ago i clean out my late fathers basement and found one of my old bikes as s child . It is a Ross Apollo frame.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

1975 Ross Apollo

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1975 Ross Apollo 1975 Black Ross Apollo, 5 Speeds Almost mint and all original except for NOS tractor grip front and rear tires.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1972 Ross Apollo Junior

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1972 Ross Apollo Junior This is a ross apollo junior. I cleaned it up and fixed it. It~s in great shape.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1931 - 1940 Hiawatha Arrow

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1931 - 1940 Hiawatha Arrow This is the Hiawatha version of the Shelby Speedline Airflow.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

1963 Murray Astro-Flite

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1963 Murray Astro-Flite I recently purchased the attached bicycle and wanted to share it on your website. I have done some research and think it is a 1963 Murray Astro-Flite. I believe it to be mostly original, just a few pieces missing(reflectors, battery pack). Purchased for $70 USD, not sure of its market value.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

1968 AMF-Roadmaster Avenger 5

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1968 AMF-Roadmaster Avenger 5 Has the wrong rear hub on it. I believe it should be a 5-speed.

Friday, November 12, 2010

1948 Schwinn B6

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1948 Schwinn B6 This is a photo of my restored 1948 Schwinn B6- Woman~s bicycle. Everything is original except switched to S2~s because old rims and hub were shot.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

1985 Schwinn Bantam

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1985 Schwinn Bantam Schwinn Bantam Convertible (removable top tube)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

1973 Schwinn Bantam

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1973 Schwinn Bantam 1973 Schwinn Bantam original missing convertible bar.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

1987 Monark Barra Circular Custom

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1987 Monark Barra Circular Custom 1991 MONARK BARRA CIRCULAR KUSTOM (BRAZILIAN BIKE) An old standard Monark Barra Circular was kustomized by Cigano Special Bikes and received only the fine in technology (roller ball bearings on everything that~s rolls, aluminum handlebar by Tranz-x, 52 teeth sprocket taken from an old Berlineta Bike 1969, coaster brake, thinny rims and tires and modern poliurethane saddle. 26" rims, coaster brake.

Friday, November 5, 2010

1956 Raleigh Super Lenton

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1956 Raleigh Super Lenton
Original paint and decals. New 26 x 1 3/8" tires and tubes. Leather Brooks saddle. 21" frame, (measured from the top of the seat tube to the middle of the bottom bracket). Front dynohub generator works, front light works, rear light is missing parts.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

1972 Ross Barracuda

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1972 Ross Barracuda This is a ross barracuda. This was found with no original parts in very bad condition. only frame and forks are original.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

1968 Caloi Berlineta Dobravel

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1968 Caloi Berlineta Dobravel 60~s Caloi Berlineta Dobravel age of manufacture: 60~s (launched 1968) tires: 20x1.1/2x2 front and rear brakes: side-pull type brakes bottom bracket: "english" type frame material: steel, steel rims and spokes This bicycle was a instant success on Brazil when launched by Caloi in 1968. His best goal is to be bendable and, by just unscrew, you can bend this bicycle and store it below your bed or inside your closet. His frame design was too a success, characterizing the 60~s-70~s bicycle frenzy on Brazil.

Monday, November 1, 2010

1976 Ross Bicentennial

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1976 Ross Bicentennial. All original except for bars seat and sissy bar