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Posted July 22, 2015 | GrizzlyD’s 1974ish AMF Pursuit (4)

18 days 14 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:
Clean frame :-)

39 days 12 hours ago GrizzlyD wrote:
Hooray! It’s had some updates since then. BEHOLD! The brakes had squat-doodley for gripping power so I swapped the handlebars from drops to upright, and added some mtn...

39 days 12 hours ago GrizzlyD wrote:
Thank you, good sir!

39 days 12 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Its nice to know you can get your old 10 speed and a bowling ball from the same place – AMF, of course that one piece Astulabulah crank weights about as much as a bowling...

Posted July 31, 2015 | Doc Sprocket’s 1983 Miyata Six Ten Touring Series (4)

18 days 14 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:
Thanks Grizzly

27 days 23 hours ago GrizzlyD wrote:
Standing Ovation!

30 days 10 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:
thanks Ryan it can be hard to find that diamond in the rough some times. But when i do, I just can’t wait to make it a real 1-off have an excellent week end

30 days 15 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Good to see the Dr. is in the house! I am used to Doc Sprockets work being excellent but this transformation is nothing short of stunning. Chapeau Doc!

Posted August 6, 2015 | Mike G’s 1985 Schwinn Sprint (1)

24 days 11 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Great story Mike and nice rescue

Posted August 5, 2015 | Adam C’s Schwinn Sprint (1)

25 days 10 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Lovely Adam I am sure the girl you built for is ecstatic

Posted August 4, 2015 | Jim M’s 1971 Schwinn Continental (1)

26 days 10 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Who you calling yeller? Nice rescue Jim

Posted July 27, 2015 | Don S’s Early 80s Univega Super Ten (2)

30 days 9 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:

34 days 11 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Always great to see a long unused steel bike get put back in service again nice job Don S and very cool you still had the owners manual.

Posted July 28, 2015 | John M’s 1983 Nishiki International (2)

30 days 9 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:

33 days 10 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Sweet build John, I especially like the bar tape tire combo nice pop against the tan paint.

Posted July 30, 2015 | BeaterRezQ’s American Flyer (Nishiki) Jewel (2)

30 days 9 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:
Hey BRQ good to see your bizzly at it I have seen this done to bikes over the years, usually the bars & cranks,seat post. If used as a casual rider i don’t see...

30 days 15 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
BeaterRezQ welcome back! You may have out done yourself with this one, my only question is “Does is sound like a peruvian pan flute band as you ride down the road on a...

Posted July 29, 2015 | Christian L’s Centurion Omega (1)

31 days 9 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Christian welcome to the tribe of Old 10 speed lovers you might try the following links Centurion_(bicycle) and also

Posted July 25, 2012 | Doug B’s 1979 Raleigh Record (3)

33 days 1 hour ago Ralph wrote:
Hello Doug, accidentally I came across this 3 year old Post – very nice! And in my notes – almost identical – Raleigh Record – it is in

Posted July 21, 2015 | Joeski’s Winnebago “American Adventure Super Touring 10 Speed” (2)

39 days 12 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Nice salvage Joseski it looks brand new. Winnebago huh? well a 10 speed is a recreational vehicle.

40 days 3 hours ago Steve Dicus wrote:
Murray also made bikes with that wheel size.

Posted July 7, 2015 | Dee S’s 1977 Takara (1)

40 days 12 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:
i love this color COBALT BLUE OR IROCK BLUE its always ben 1 of my favorites when doing a retrorestruction

Posted July 9, 2015 | Dusty S’s 1978 Apollo Sport 12 (1)

40 days 12 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:
sweet ride & my color as well candy apple red 2 thumbs up doc sprocket

Posted July 10, 2015 | Cora’s Motobecane Nobly (1)

43 days 10 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:
she is a beauty so nice to see 1 in this great of condition

Posted January 28, 2010 | Bill J’s Twin Schwinn Super Sports 1972 and 1982 (18)

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110 days 1 hour ago Brooke Sheppard wrote:
These bikes are amazing. It is hard to believe that only ten years separates them in age. Thanks for sharing this post and the pictures.

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Posted January 24, 2012 | Bob R’s 1969 Sears (Puch) 10-Speed Racer (8)

48 days 2 hours ago Steven H. wrote:
Bob R, I have the same bike, 1969 Sears Puch 10 speed in gold frame, from the 1969 Christmas Sears Catalog, part # 6C 47412N, $69.95 price. It is still in great shape! Steve...

Posted December 11, 2009 | James’ 1986 Schwinn Passage (10)

49 days 7 hours ago Ditty Lambert Markham wrote:
Is there a market for this Vintage 1986 Schwinn Passage? I have one like the one pictured (no fenders) which has been hanging in my garage since 1987. My biking...

Posted July 8, 2015 | UPDATE: Paula B’s 1987 Schwinn Tempo (1)

53 days 14 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Looking good love that late 80s flavor

Posted June 10, 2015 | Al M’s 1976 Fuji Gran Tourer (1)

54 days 11 hours ago Doc Sprocket wrote:

Posted June 19, 2015 | Harry W’s 1985 Raleigh Grand Prix (2)

54 days 11 hours ago Doc Sprocket wrote:

72 days 13 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Wow what a beauty!

Posted July 3, 2015 | Marquis’ 1978 Schwinn Le Tour III (2)

54 days 11 hours ago Doc Sprocket wrote:

58 days 18 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Looks gorgeous all cleaned up! hope you hung onto that cool rear rack

Posted June 28, 2010 | Art F’s C Itoh and Falcon 10-Speeds (7)

56 days 20 hours ago Deb Bremer wrote:
I just took my C Itoh out of my shed. I bought it new in 1975. It’s still in excellent shape as I probably haven’t ridden it in 30 years. Is it with much if I...

88 days 11 hours ago Freeman Lowell wrote:
In the 70’s I found a light blue Itoh 10 speed in Halle’s Department store in Cleveland Ohio. I fell in love with it and begged my parents to purchase it for...

Posted July 30, 2008 | Scott’s Fuji Sports 10 (8)

58 days 18 hours ago mdw wrote:
Still looking for my 1978 women’s sport 10….off white/beige. It was stolen and I have never gotten over it…best bike ever. It cost $185….expensive at that...

Posted July 2, 2015 | Mark A’s 1987 Schwinn Le Tour (1)

58 days 19 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
I am a sucker for a good rescued from a trip to the dump transformed into the wife’s dream machine story and how can you not like those oh so 80’s graphics!

Posted June 29, 2015 | BFett’s 1974 Schwinn Le Tour (1)

59 days 16 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
LeTour week – I like it. and BFett I love the look of the full chrome front fork – stock or not.

Posted June 26, 2015 | Evan K’s 1984 Peugeot P8 (1)

65 days 18 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
nicely rescued and rehabbed! A Peugeot – Francofile Friday at its best

Posted June 23, 2015 | Old Dog’s 1986 Lotus Challenger (1)

68 days 11 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
…I see you managed to get the Lotus back together….https://www.yo

Posted June 22, 2015 | Lisa’s 1973 Sebring (1)

68 days 22 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Hurray for old 10 speeds not many things are still going strong and looking good after 40+ years

Posted January 24, 2008 | OTSG Glossary (9)

70 days 19 hours ago Dean VanLaarhoven wrote:
Sorry to nose-in, but can you tell me where to go to ask a general question about a bike that I just found?

Posted June 17, 2015 | John A’s 1975 Raleigh Grand Prix (1)

74 days 10 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
I like to think there is a place in Heaven/Nirvana/Valhalla/Stovok or -wherever your beliefs tells you is the good place- for those who rescue animals and old 10 speeds. Bless...

Posted May 1, 2012 | Shawn T’s Iverson Grand Sport (4)

75 days 0 hours ago John Hoyle wrote:
When I was 10 years old, in 1969, I received an identical Iverson 10 for Christmas. I loved that bike as only a 10 year old could and rode many miles, the world was my...

Posted June 16, 2015 | Bradley G’s 1969 Raleigh Super Course (1)

75 days 18 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
THis is inspiring as I have basically this same bike (Color, year, model) in my project queue, its a friends and it had been sitting in his basement for decades I am hoping to...

Posted April 2, 2009 | Alex Q.’s 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 (12)

76 days 15 hours ago Katecanon wrote:
I just got a 1985 red super le tour (in good condition) and want to get it cleaned up. I’m not comfortable doing it all myself (don’t want to mess with the...

Posted June 12, 2015 | Bob S’s 1980 Fuji Royale (1)

78 days 11 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Nice ride – that color just screams late 70s early 80s I am 5’11 and can ride a 25″ frame but I feel like I should be in the circus doing it.

Posted June 9, 2015 | Joeski’s 1981 Fuji Royale (1)

81 days 11 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Sawdust and a little grease are renown for forming a protective layer, like turtle-wax, on old bikes. Your Fuji cleaned up beautifully and I like the tan bar tape.

Posted June 8, 2015 | Ben L’s 1981 Fuji Royale (1)

82 days 19 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Nicely done you would never guess it was once residing in the scrap heap! Fellow Fuji Royle restorer - /owner-submitted/ryan-ss-19...

Posted June 5, 2015 | Michael T’s 1976 Schwinn Continental (1)

85 days 11 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Silver Beauty

Posted September 8, 2008 | Charles’ 1987 Rallye Ranger (6)

85 days 13 hours ago Kasey Couch wrote:
I have a 1989 rallye ranger I just got today!! Are they worth anything other that a good time?

Posted May 8, 2009 | Stephen S.’s 1980 Raleigh Grand Prix Mixte (3)

87 days 0 hours ago Adam Spence wrote:
what is this bike worth? I have the exact one I am looking to trade/sell.

Posted June 3, 2015 | Mike R’s 1971 Schwinn Continental (1)

88 days 14 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
I am not sure what is cooler the single owner part or still having the hand written receipt after 40 + years. $92.51 very well spent

Posted June 1, 2015 | Jeff S’s 1973 Schwinn Continental (1)

88 days 14 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Nice- A blue Varsity like this one was one of my first ever rebuilds and “kind of heavy” is putting it mildly, boat anchor would be more like it 😉

Posted March 11, 2008 | Tom’s All Original 1978 Raleigh Grand Prix (31)

92 days 16 hours ago Barb wrote:
I love it, this is my bike, same color, everything, it’s awesome! I bought it in 1978 for $200 in Illinois and wouldn’t part with it for anything! My seventeen year...

Posted May 29, 2015 | Jay O’s 1973 Motobecane LeChampion (1)

93 days 13 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Beautiful- I have never had the pleasure of seeing a Le Champion in person but I did spend years searching for a Grand Touring in my size which I finally snapped up last year.

Posted June 15, 2009 | Hugh’s K.T.M. Formula 10 Speed (Austria) (6)

94 days 12 hours ago Kuldip34 Deepcool wrote:
I have one in my home kuala lumpur but its sad we dont have any experts that can repair it ,,its really nice to ride this bike …anyone know how any where i...

Posted August 8, 2012 | Phil H’s Mid-1980s Bike Nashbar Sport Rx (5)

94 days 14 hours ago Romero Chingon wrote:
I have an equal and want to sell do not know how much they cost.

Posted May 27, 2015 | Owen P’s Azuki (1)

95 days 20 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
What an awesome story! and that is a very cool headbadge

Posted September 2, 2008 | James’ Old Huffy Scout (17)

96 days 0 hours ago kim wrote:
I have a girls huffy 10 scout in good condition with newer tires. Interested in selling. Can you help me with the value. thx

Posted May 22, 2015 | Brent W’s 1987 Peugeot Tourmalet (2)

100 days 21 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Thats a beaut!

100 days 22 hours ago Brent Wallace wrote:
Thanks for including my Peugeot. I LOVE this bike!

Posted May 21, 2015 | Darrell’s 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer DL-135 (1)

100 days 21 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Classic Darrell Beautifully done as usual

Posted May 20, 2015 | Max D’s 1982 Trek 613 (1)

100 days 21 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Nice score on a basement find looks brand new

Posted May 19, 2015 | Damien B’s 1986 Nishiki Olympic (1)

100 days 22 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Wow that is a steal (Steel?) for a nice mid range Nishiki -Lovely bike.

Posted May 18, 2015 | Sorin M’s Rampar R2 (1)

100 days 22 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
The High Carbon Steel so much better than the Low Carbon…..seriously thought that is a nice solid parts group and a nice looking getting around bike

Posted May 23, 2011 | Andrew H’s 1984 Huffy Omni 10 (7)

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Posted April 28, 2011 | Julie S’s Nishiki Professional (7)

103 days 18 hours ago Vern wrote:
Julie, My best friend, who taught me to cycle, died a year ago. Yesterday I was given his Nishiki Professional bicycle that look exactly like the green one pictured above. The...

Posted May 13, 2015 | CyclinBryan’s Giant Cabriolet – We’re BACK! (5)

107 days 11 hours ago boneyardbicycles wrote:
I just started reading your blog a few weeks ago. I look forward to seeing new bikes on a regular basis. For now I’ll be checking our your past posts. Also...

109 days 12 hours ago oldtenspeed wrote:
Nice Mike! Yeah, BSNYC’s comment section was where the idea for OTSG was born. And then BS himself was nice enough to throw me a few links and got the site off the...

109 days 18 hours ago Mike Friedman wrote:
Hey, I was goofing off looking through 5-year old posts on BikeSnobNYC and came across a link to your site and clicked on it and here you are on your first day back. Also...

109 days 18 hours ago oldtenspeed wrote:
Thanks Ryan. Let’s keep it rolling!

109 days 21 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
First off lovely bike love the blue Secondly WELCOME BACK!!!! v=xos2MnVxe-c

Posted May 15, 2015 | Haroldo A’s – Motobecane Mixte (1)

107 days 12 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
I am a lover of MBs and that is one fine Mixte – nice resto

Posted May 14, 2015 | Andree M’s AMF Scorcher 1974 (2)

108 days 3 hours ago boneyardbicycles wrote:
Perfect color, perfect name, and let’s not forget that AMF also owned Harley Davidson! No doubt this bike has a cool factor. Would love to see an update.

108 days 20 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Hmm Orange is the fastest color but then AMF manufactured bowling balls how do you balance the two? Oh yeah a Scorcher!

Posted June 3, 2008 | Harv’s 1964ish J.C. Higgins 10-Speed (12)

110 days 20 hours ago deadmic wrote:
how much

Posted December 16, 2009 | Bricknd’s Concord Gran Fury 10-Speed (4)

128 days 18 hours ago olga wrote:
Hello my name is olga I Have a Gallery 2 precision 10 Speed bike for sale! It’s about 30 years old. It’s in very good condition only needs new tires have no Room for...

Posted October 29, 2008 | Josh’s 1979 Peugeot Record du Monde (2)

135 days 11 hours ago Ryan Surface wrote:
Ok this is a pet peeve but there is no model of Peugeot called a Record Du Monde all that means is “World Record” which someone set at some distance at some...

139 days 0 hours ago Steve Ogden wrote:
picked up a matching pair of his and hers peugeots from the side of the road. Very similar and have fixed up nicely .

Posted April 24, 2008 | New Classics – Own the OTS of Tomorrow Today (4)

138 days 21 hours ago sad wrote:

Posted March 29, 2012 | Stephen S’s Velosolex LaParisienne (9)

139 days 11 hours ago Oszkàr Alqal'a wrote:
I got one velosolex model Le Gone, same color as yours. Anyone interested in buying it from me?

Posted July 12, 2011 | Gman’s 1978 Schwinn Traveller III (2)

143 days 14 hours ago brian wrote:
i have a schwinn 10 speed with the shift levers on the lower frame would anybody know what year they came out. it was given to me from a friend that lived on a farm and we were...

Posted August 11, 2008 | Sweet Trade: Thom’s Bianchi Limited (4)

143 days 19 hours ago rob wrote:
Ill sell you mine i have an identical one

Posted December 14, 2009 | Ed H’s Kalkhoff Super Sport (18)

153 days 8 hours ago Bill wrote:
Ed…guess you are the owner/moderator. How can I contact you directly and privately?

Posted March 30, 2012 | Ryan S’s 1970’s Tiger 10-Speed (22)

157 days 14 hours ago Oso wrote:
I bought a Tiger ten speed in 1972. It looked just like that, only green and the Tiger emblem is indeed engrained in my memory. I got it new for $89.00 at REI in Seattle. At the...

Posted June 7, 2012 | Phil H’s Mid-1980s Saint Tropez La Sport (6)

158 days 22 hours ago Ryan Surface wrote:
The bikemanforU channel did a review of an old Saint Tropez a few years ago v=aaVNJW_ivQ8

Posted August 21, 2012 | PatWoz’s 1972 Schwinn Super Sport (7)

162 days 16 hours ago Thomas B. wrote:
PatWoz, you have presented one beautiful Schwinn Super Sport. I really enjoy the extras that you added to give it a classic seventies look. I restored a 1974 model in 2009,...

Posted October 25, 2011 | Ross E’s 1987 Panasonic Sport 500 (7)

163 days 10 hours ago bobfairlane wrote:
Many Panasonic owners won’t part with them!

  • Www Jenifernorman35

    I have same ? as Dsanchez40..where can I get more info about my bike? It’s an ROadmaster 10spd Scorcher, 1987…

  • matt


    I have been enjoying this website….I’m trying to find a 1976 23″ Schwinn Super le tour 12.2 like I had in 1976-1980. I know the value of these bikes, but would pay a premium if mine turned up somewhere.

    It was a 1976 silver mist SLT 12.2 with Modolo brakes, a 46 or 48 tooth inner chainring, brooks leather saddle, gold chain and gold corncob cluster, and bar-end shifters with the reflectors and chainguard removed. Also, the bill of sale from Atkins Schwinn Cyclery with my name on it would be rolled up and stuffed in the handlebar.

    Let me know if you see one…..but mine is probably burning in Fixie Hell.


    Matt 608-235-4872