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Posted July 10, 2008 | John’s Spartan 10-Speed (5)

3 days 21 hours ago stevedodge833 wrote:
I came across an unusual Spartan 10-speed, all steel components (no aluminum). The frame and fork were black, but all the bare-metal parts that would normally be chromed...

Posted January 24, 2012 | Bob R’s 1969 Sears (Puch) 10-Speed Racer (7)

6 days 9 hours ago Rick E wrote:
Yeah, That’s it. I had the exact same bike. Purple too. Bought it used in 1972. Loved that bike, but it slowly died. I wished I had preserved mine. Thanks for bringing it...

Posted April 15, 2012 | Billnuke1′s 1960s Huffy Super 60 (8)

11 days 20 hours ago tommi banta wrote:
Do you know what it worth

Posted May 6, 2008 | Bob’s Sears Free Spirit 10-Speed (28)

19 days 10 hours ago lonnie wrote:
this might be possible i have several different types of bikes kept in my garage vintage mainly email me and i will know your serious

Posted April 22, 2009 | Michael C.’s Free Spirit Green Briar (19)

22 days 3 hours ago Roberto wrote:
where can i get the front fender for this exact same bike that i have? (free spirit greenbriar 26″)?

97 days 5 hours ago Tyrone Elaster wrote:
Do you want to sell your free spirit Greenbriar e mail me at I have the femail one

164 days 17 hours ago ponchocpw wrote:
I just found one of these bikes with out a i am wonering what size the seat posts are.

Posted January 26, 2010 | Eric H’s Ted Williams Free Spirit (7)

31 days 17 hours ago akrds00 wrote:
This is an awesome pic! I’m actually working on this very model myself now…Just finished stripping off a bad paint job and I’m going to start painting...

Posted September 8, 2008 | Charles’ 1987 Rallye Ranger (5)

40 days 14 hours ago Sad4stolenbike wrote:
I’m just seeing this now. The Internet is a funny place. I found one of these at goodwill for $5 one day, put in some work, and fell in love. It was stolen the...

Posted April 25, 2008 | Dru’s French 1987 Peugeot Triathlon (19)

41 days 5 hours ago Oguz wrote:
Can someone add Oguz Cagan Burma in facebook so i can show my bicycle’s photos and learn brand/model

Posted September 19, 2008 | Dave’s Miyata 210 (2)

42 days 19 hours ago Andri Kyrychok wrote:

Posted November 17, 2010 | Beau O’s 1984 Raleigh Gran Sport (7)

44 days 16 hours ago Danny wrote:
Looks like the one in this ’81 catalog. Raleigh_Cat_81_8n9.html

106 days 9 hours ago Mark Allington wrote:
It’s not an 83 Gran Sport, the Gran Sport had no clearance for mudguards, had a sloping crown and shot in rear stays. Colour was a caramel and it was one below the...

Posted July 21, 2008 | John’s Sears Free Spirit FS10 (10)

50 days 21 hours ago eeleiw wrote:
I have a FS12 bike that was given to me by my neighbor. I have ridden the bike my entire childhood and still use it for college. It’s kind of been out in the sun and have...

Posted October 17, 2011 | Rob T’s 1975 Peugeot PR-10 (5)

55 days 4 hours ago Juhas wrote:
Hi, my friend in polans has bought bike just like this one for about 20$, its really cool and good condition too. I would kill for bike like Yours:)

Posted December 14, 2009 | Ed H’s Kalkhoff Super Sport (17)

57 days 18 hours ago Bill wrote:
do you want to sell the bike…I’d like to see some pictures

375 days 22 hours ago Bike wrote:
I have an old kalkhoff I’m restoring but can’t replace the bottom bracket? Does anyone know what these ones take

Posted May 4, 2010 | Bill D’s Sears Ted Williams Sport Racer (29)

59 days 3 hours ago Chuck wrote:
I bought mine from Sears in 1964 at the Macomb Mall in Roseville. The paint looks the same but mine came with aluminum fenders.

288 days 19 hours ago Don wrote:
The link has changed to nsBikeTrip/index.htm

346 days 23 hours ago Don wrote:
This is Don again. I should have posted this earlier, but as I mentioned in an earlier post, I intended to ride this bike from Omaha, NE to St. Louis, MO when I retired. Below is...

347 days 12 hours ago Greg wrote:
Wow, this brings back memories. I bought one of these back in 1974-5 from Sears. I think we paid around $110 for the bike. It was a beautiful gold color with chrome accents. Mine...

Posted April 3, 2009 | Edward S.’s Raleigh Capri (11)

67 days 7 hours ago PJ wrote:
are tire sizes for these old Raleigh Capri 10-speeds (700×23 or 700×25)?

Posted February 12, 2008 | From Cheap Crappy 10-Speed To Expensive Crappy Fixed Gear (18)

67 days 23 hours ago No fixie for me! wrote:
I think it’s even worse when somebody takes a old high end bike that they picked up for a 100 bucks and builds it into a Fixed Gear!! Were talking Campagnolo or...

Posted October 8, 2008 | Bob E.’s 1981 Raleigh Super Record (9)

72 days 21 hours ago rj wrote:
im a teen that is 16 years old and i have my first and fast bike its a 1971 raleigh record and its all original and made in nottingham england the tires were made in france the kick...

Posted October 23, 2008 | 1970 Puch Bergmeister (9)

80 days 22 hours ago Peter Shuttleworth wrote:
I am in the same situation as you Duane. I got a Puch 10 Speed Free Spirit randomly at a car boot sale and I am looking to do it up. I have got quite fond of the old...

131 days 8 hours ago duane wrote:
I see this is an old thread, I am looking for an owners manual for an old Puch 10 speed free spirit which was given to me due to being an old rusty bike nobody wants. My brother...

Posted September 29, 2009 | Sprinks’ 1967 Atala (8)

82 days 5 hours ago mike sierra wrote:
I just bought an used bike Atala record competition bike with a 10 speeds hub by campagnolo written on all important parts its dated 1974 the date is written in one of the...

Posted May 9, 2008 | Tim’s 1984 Suteki Track 10 (8)

83 days 9 hours ago JoeNmass wrote:
I have the exact bike, in mint condition that I bought in 1984, if i remember correctly I think I paid around $400 for it back then. I am planning to take it out to clean it...

Posted August 1, 2012 | Matt P’s Vagabond RX-500 (7)

89 days 3 hours ago Frank wrote:
Hey, I just got the same bike, and plan on doing some work on it. Going to give a new paint job, any tips?

Posted June 30, 2010 | Stephen S’s 1985 Schwinn Traveler (10)

106 days 6 hours ago deedee wrote:
I’m currently still using my traveler! Have this exact model and use it to race in triathlons!

Posted September 14, 2008 | Jay’s Raleigh Record (6)

107 days 23 hours ago Carly wrote:
anyone know how to fix a brake cable that is not staying locked into the lever….the housing part not the actual cable that is pulled by the lever…

Posted August 17, 2010 | James’ 1981 Fuji S-12-S (3)

119 days 22 hours ago James wrote:
Still have this Fuji. Great riding bike, and it is still in the same great condition…four years after these pictures were taken..thirty-three years after it was made. .

Posted October 24, 2008 | Dave M’s 1974 Schwinn Continental and 1967 Huffy Cruiser (5)

120 days 4 hours ago Nick wrote:
Hi Dave, I have the identical 1974 Schwinn Continental in the chestnut color as you show here. I bought it when I turned 18 and still have it to this day. I recently bought a...

Posted September 18, 2008 | Todd’s Unidentified Old 10-Speed (5)

120 days 12 hours ago seba7711 wrote:
this is “ROMET Tyler” made in Poland;)

257 days 19 hours ago dihummer wrote:
Todd, I have this same bicycle, except mine has a headbadge. The headbadge is black “S” and white “S” intermixed, simpsons sears, MADE IN JAPAN. This...

Posted July 10, 2009 | Mahan E.’s 1976 Schwinn Traveler (2)

124 days 22 hours ago Battleship wrote:
That’s a Panasonic made traveler, a great bike. Only in 75 and 76 was the Traveler made by Panasonic, after that Schwinn went with Giant.

Posted August 19, 2008 | Hugh’s General Sprite Ten Speed (8)

125 days 22 hours ago Jason wrote:
How to tell what year general bicycle sprite is.

Posted July 13, 2009 | Dan R.’s Columbia RC Cola 10-Speed (14)

126 days 0 hours ago jovan wrote:
How much would you say a bike like this is worth?

168 days 4 hours ago sonora cycles wrote:
I just picked up one of these. It is a Columbia RC Cola in the same blue. I found this one in Nogales Arizona about 2 blocks from the International border. I will be...

Posted November 9, 2010 | Art F’s Crappy Raleigh Record (2)

131 days 8 hours ago Mark wrote:
Super Record , I own it from new 35 years old 27″ frame and still going great , I will never sell it ,

Posted July 11, 2013 | DocSprocket’s Volks-Cycle Mark XX (13)

135 days 13 hours ago yepi 4 wrote:
thanks for sharing, I think it’s attractive price, it will be very good for people who love sports and I am also one of them.

188 days 12 hours ago Friv 3 wrote:
thanks for share, i like it today

188 days 12 hours ago Friv 4 wrote:
the information that you provide is very useful and I hope you will also bring many more great things, thanks

209 days 19 hours ago friv 4 wrote:
An impressive product, everything related to it is almost perfect.

Posted December 5, 2009 | Jay W’s 1971 Schwinn Varsity (6)

148 days 17 hours ago Blatant Truth wrote:
This is the EXACT bike I received as a birthday gift when I was 11 or 12 (cannot remember exactly), and I rode this bike everywhere until I graduated from High School and...

Posted December 4, 2008 | Ted’s Western Flyer Supreme (4)

152 days 11 hours ago Roger wrote:
I bought this same exact bike yesterday, an old man had it and never rode it so it’s pretty mint. paid $30 for it which i am stoked about. Does anyone know when these were...

242 days 17 hours ago Bryan wrote:
I have this exact same bicycle. Same color and all. I converted it to a single speed and put a Brooks saddle on it. But it is an exact match for what I bought in a pawn shop in...

Posted November 13, 2009 | Mister4corner’s Bicentennial Huffy 10-Speed (13)

156 days 0 hours ago Kelly wrote:
I was also a test rider for this bike. My mother worked at the Huffy plant in Celina. Loved this bike, never had any problems with it.

156 days 0 hours ago Kelly wrote:
How much are you asking and where are you located?

172 days 0 hours ago Patrick wrote:
I have one for sale!!

Posted January 10, 2010 | Tyler L’s 1987 Schwinn Le Tour (1)

157 days 5 hours ago Brendon wrote:
I know I’m a couple years late, but, I have this exact bike! (pictured below) It’s fantastic – I got it for $30 and completely rebuilt and cleaned it. Also...

Posted October 13, 2009 | George S’s Motobecane Grand Jubile Mixte (3)

170 days 20 hours ago Will wrote:
How lovely! (I’m jealous)

Posted May 8, 2012 | Mike P’s 1972 GrantSport Squire 10-Speed (6)

176 days 19 hours ago paulieb wrote:
Nice . I just snaged a yellow one. Its my first full strip and tear down. Turnin it into a fixed gear. Awesome little find and awesome background.

Posted May 3, 2009 | Barney W.’s Pair of Rollfast Super De Luxe 10-Speeds (13)

177 days 19 hours ago Chris Tobey wrote:
Finally, someone else who has my bike. Can you post some info on the seat post? the one on mine has bent to the point of breaking

Posted June 28, 2010 | Art F’s C Itoh and Falcon 10-Speeds (5)

178 days 0 hours ago William Kropp wrote:
should have mentioned it is a pinnacle 10-speed with Falcon derailuer. no idea how old it is.

178 days 1 hour ago William Kropp wrote:
Changed tires andcan’t remember how to get the rear derailleur back on.anybody have any pictures or advice?

Posted November 10, 2010 | Eric G’s 1972 Webco 10-Speed (5)

185 days 3 hours ago Adriana Garza wrote:
Meet Spirit!

Posted April 28, 2011 | Julie S’s Nishiki Professional (6)

187 days 17 hours ago Common_Sence wrote:
I missed buying one is this same color in 1972 because the shop only had a 23 in. Ended up buying a Semi-pro because it had a 25 in frame. Beautiful color.

Posted March 16, 2010 | Michael S’s 1980 Coast King 10-Speed (3)

197 days 20 hours ago Coast King '75 wrote:
I have the women’s version of this “Forever Orange” Coast King 26″ 10 Speed. Mine was made by Huffy in their Azusa, CA plant on the 311 day of...

Posted March 5, 2009 | Joe’s Montgomery Ward Open Road (19)

201 days 22 hours ago dwayne kammeyer wrote:
Ihave an old ten speed Purple 27 inch Montgomery Ward ist in perfect running condition. Make Me an offer????

Posted August 6, 2012 | Craig C’s 1986 Schwinn Sprint (3)

202 days 3 hours ago b wrote:
Hi- I am just now gearing up to restore my ’86 Schwinn Sprint. I have a much smaller frame, but have been concerned when it comes to installing fenders and a rear rack. It...

Posted July 17, 2013 | 1960 JC Higgins (5)

208 days 12 hours ago friv 3 wrote:
The details and characteristics of it that we can see, quite distinctive and impressive with time.

408 days 21 hours ago Rob Powers wrote:
What size is it, measure from the top of the seat tube to the center of the pedal spindle? Don’t trash it. It’s beautiful.

Posted March 27, 2013 | Jeff S’s 1970s Pegasus (4)

212 days 17 hours ago Gabriel wrote:
Here’s my winged Pegasus.

212 days 17 hours ago Gabriel wrote:
I bought an old pegasus like yours not too long ago. Same color and decals, practically identical yet with a few exceptions: drop down handle bars and the top tube is curved...

Posted December 8, 2008 | Joseph B.’s 1973 Schwinn Varsity With Comfort Saddle (6)

221 days 20 hours ago Dave Morris wrote:
Where did you get the cool rear cargo rack?

Posted October 21, 2009 | Escalante’s Maruishi Roadace 707 (4)

222 days 4 hours ago Mads wrote:
I have the exact same bike, and I must say I appeciate this post, as I cannot find any information on this bike! I have all the original parts on it, but some of them are pretty...

Posted March 4, 2008 | Bill’s Never Ridden 1979 Fuji Gran Tourer (31)

227 days 2 hours ago ron wrote:
Cannot be said for nowadays. I know this is 4 years old but I want ot update. One of these in this condition just went on ebay for over $1000 with shipping. So yes. the old Fuji...

Posted July 3, 2008 | Recent Comments (2)

231 days 22 hours ago matt wrote:
Hi, 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...

Posted May 31, 2012 | Shawn S’s 1988 Murray Image “The Pleasurekraft” (21)

232 days 21 hours ago fluppybunny wrote:
Hey, I have a 1988 Murray bike that I want to restore. How hard is it to disassemble the bike? Thanks.

Posted November 14, 2008 | Andrew M’s 1969 Gudereit K.G. Special (10)

243 days 6 hours ago Zoran wrote:
Greetings I just repaired an identical bike that has a name on it Montarina This is the same product but the market Gudereita USA Greeting Z.Stevanović Serbia

Posted September 26, 2010 | Dan L’s 1987 Huffy Team 7-Eleven (3)

246 days 5 hours ago Doug Cluck wrote:
Serotta made the Bikes for the 7- eleven pro team. I have one.

Posted February 5, 2010 | Ed H’s Huffy Legrande (7)

251 days 5 hours ago Jason markowitz wrote:
I bought the same bike used a a store for 200$

Posted September 30, 2009 | Vic’s Unidentified “Premium” (Azuki?) 10-Speed (7)

257 days 19 hours ago dihummer wrote:
Premium was a Japanese brand exported to the USA by H. Tano Company, according to Howie Cohen of West Coast Cycle Supply Co (WCCSC). Howie Cohen imported some of these at one...

Posted January 13, 2012 | Andy M’s 1962 Gitane Hosteler (10)

259 days 14 hours ago Lebez wrote:
I really admire the Art Deco, winged chain guard. We acquired a frame like yours minus the awesome racks and a seat and a seat post. It’s good to see how it should look if...

Posted November 28, 2011 | Doug B’s Austro Daimler Vent Noir (8)

260 days 16 hours ago EWeston wrote:
I’ve just had mine reconditioned a bit after a couple years on a Raleigh Technicium. Still need to find a peddle end cap. A short ride brought back how good it feels on...

Posted January 12, 2011 | Burton B’s 1977 Katakura Silk (8)

272 days 22 hours ago Kelly Cox wrote:
Oh, this nearly made me cry…I bought a blue Katakura Silk just like this one in around 1977, that was a few years old. I was in high school and saved money for quite a...

Posted October 20, 2011 | Dee S’s 1984 Manta 10-Speed (2)

275 days 2 hours ago Javes wrote:
I have a very similar manta, but it is a blue frame with Bronze trim and pinstriping. Great bike. There is NO information out there on these bikes! Mine has since been...

Posted February 4, 2010 | Flash Gordon’s Ladies AMF Roadmaster (9)

290 days 15 hours ago Bon wrote:
Hey Flash, I believe I have the same bike. She belonged to my grandmother who, from my understanding, bought her in the 70′s. Do you still have the bike today and perhaps...

Posted March 28, 2012 | BRQ’s 1981 Schwinn World Sport (7)

292 days 23 hours ago dihummer wrote:
The G1181 on the dropout is the Giant frame build date: November 1981. Possibly a 1982 model year bike. The serial number is on the left side dropout, 7 digit number. The...

Posted September 10, 2008 | Mark’s 1972 International (IBC) 10-Speed (3)

297 days 0 hours ago Bill M wrote:
Had to smile when I saw your bike, as I most likely assembled it back in Laramie Wyo. in 1972 at Laramie Schwinn. We sold a lot of those. Bill M.

Posted January 29, 2010 | Jonathan D’s 1978 Favorit Czech 10-Speed (23)

300 days 0 hours ago Otto Schlieder wrote:
You have rare version of stickers on your Favorit. Only same export versions have it. I see this first.

Posted November 19, 2009 | Ben’s Fuji Espree 12 (2)

303 days 18 hours ago Aspartame Boy wrote:
I’m about to adjust my bottom bracket on my Fuji Espree. What tools are needed?

Posted April 10, 2012 | David E’s 1982ish Soma Competition (7)

316 days 1 hour ago dihummer wrote:
If it is a Kuwahara built frame then the serial number will indicate the year and month that the frame was built. The first two numbers are the year and the next one or two...

Posted September 28, 2009 | Clancy B.’s 1982 Concord (Kuwahara) – Hirame (3)

316 days 1 hour ago dihummer wrote:
This looks like the later Kuwahara Titan and Kuwahara Ultegra models. Same forks, same seatstays. Top tube brazed on eyelets were different. Titan and Ultegra models made with...

Posted July 29, 2010 | Felix W’s Motobecane Mirage Sport (8)

319 days 10 hours ago Felix 2 wrote:
Hi Felix, my Name is also Felix (Little older than you), and I still have exactly one of those in my father’s cellar/basement. I bought it when I still went to School and...

Posted June 3, 2008 | Harv’s 1964ish J.C. Higgins 10-Speed (11)

329 days 18 hours ago smokedbacon wrote:
I had a Sears 10 speed bought new in around 64-66. I recall the catalog as offering 2 different 10 speeds at the time mine was a candy apple red with a tint of tangerine in...

Posted December 20, 2011 | Ron S’s Huffy Santa Fe (4)

341 days 16 hours ago Robbie Monroe wrote:
I have the lady’s version of the Santa- Fe, and the huffy Desperado, and I cant believe the deal I got on them. the Santa Fe was like new , tires and everything,...

Posted November 9, 2010 | Rob Mc’s 1980′s Raleigh Citation (5)

342 days 19 hours ago citation rider wrote:
hey i have one, it is in pretty crap condition though, pretty rad bikes but its pretty small frame, i’m 13 and rode it to to school for a couple years before this,...

Posted May 7, 2010 | Benjamin’s 1970s Mercier 300 (6)

347 days 8 hours ago thorn wrote:
Nice preservation effort, but I feel the need to correct your misidentification. This bike does not match the original equipment of any 300 model and if it were, would have the...

Posted April 2, 2008 | Roger’s 1978 Schwinn Sportabout (9)

352 days 22 hours ago gabe wrote:
I have this exact bike. Please contact if interested.

Posted December 9, 2009 | Chris P’s 1974 Schwinn Paramount (7)

363 days 5 hours ago Ken wrote:
I had the exact same bikem, and color, in NC from 1982-84. I bought and sold for $400. I’ve seen one on ebay fro $2999. I rode a few thousand miles. Good bike, my hands would...

Posted July 24, 2012 | Grace’s 1978 Murray Spectra (2)

376 days 18 hours ago mark miller wrote:
My sisters, who are twins, had matching murray spectras. Full of groovy 70′s fun!

Posted November 9, 2009 | Mahan’s Coast King Regent (4)

388 days 19 hours ago Stacy wrote:
I am an avid cyclist and was recently expressing to my father that I wish I had my road bike I bought in jr. High with my babysitting money. This last weekend I went home for a...

Posted October 20, 2010 | Jeff V’s 1987 Schwinn World Sport (3)

391 days 2 hours ago rpm1200 wrote:
Hey that looks just like my bike! I got mine as a gift from my parents when I was 13 or so and it is still going strong. I’ll have to get some pictures and post them here!

Posted November 1, 2010 | Steve P’s Batavus Monte Carlo (8)

400 days 0 hours ago Ron Ohlenkamp wrote:
Bill, I have one just like yours, except mine is burgandy and the front fork has been replaced. I bought mine used for my 15th birthday. It’s hanging in the garage...

Posted May 12, 2008 | Monday Market – Brings LBS Ownership To The Masses (2)

401 days 22 hours ago Dean wrote:
How can I buy that myata?

Posted January 10, 2010 | Zach W’s 1978 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 (1)

403 days 17 hours ago Smashinz2002 wrote:
Hi. You have a really nice, clean old bike. Also, I see it is the tall frame, the 25″ size. That is rare to find, because back then, most people were not tall enough...

Posted March 19, 2013 | Phil H’s 1978 Motobecane Super Mirage (5)

406 days 20 hours ago gailwarning wrote:
My b-a-b-y!!! I have a blue ’78 Super Mirage that I bought new. Despite all the miles I put on it back in the day, it’s in great shape. Everything’s...

Posted January 31, 2011 | Peter T’s 1964ish J.C. Higgins 10-Speed (6)

408 days 21 hours ago Rob Powers wrote:
Still got it? Still want to change the crank? It can be done.

  • 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