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

2 days 4 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)

6 days 7 hours ago dwayne kammeyer wrote:
Ihave an old ten speed Purple 27 inch Montgomery Ward ist in perfect running condition. Make Me an offer????

251 days 0 hours ago CollieGirl wrote:
I got one off of craigslist for $90. I think I paid too much, but it’s a cool red-orange and is the coolest bike. It works really well, but the cables need to be...

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

6 days 12 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)

12 days 21 hours ago friv 3 wrote:
The details and characteristics of it that we can see, quite distinctive and impressive with time.

213 days 6 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.

255 days 3 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:
yes it does

255 days 12 hours ago O wrote:
Does that have internal cable routing?!

275 days 1 hour ago Doc Sprocket wrote:

Posted July 11, 2013 | DocSprocket’s Volks-Cycle Mark XX (10)

14 days 3 hours ago friv 4 wrote:
An impressive product, everything related to it is almost perfect.

273 days 15 hours ago SeattleO wrote:
Almost bought a Volkscycle like this; it had the Dura Ace and bar end shifters, but I’m not sure if it was the same model. Found a Paramount for not much more (14 speed,...

278 days 16 hours ago Doc Sprocket wrote:
wavent heard from u in a while no reply from emails did u change your address ??? the doc

278 days 16 hours ago Doc Sprocket wrote:
1972 was the year + i think it was the first year of durace ????

279 days 2 hours ago BeaterRezQ wrote:
Hey Doc, long time! That little unit there has your signature all over it….black and beautiful. Gold accents on the nice ol’ lugs really shine. I have always...

279 days 6 hours ago Dee Stone wrote:
What a fine touring machine! Wish I had a triple on my road bike; I love those low gears. Do you know what year it is?

280 days 8 hours ago Doc Sprocket wrote:

280 days 8 hours ago Doc Sprocket wrote:
thanks for the posting CAM i love the old steel bikes this was an original volkcycle from west germany later many were produced in japan like manny others & was short...

280 days 11 hours ago Ryan S wrote:
Wow Doc that is one clean machine – Dura-Ace center pulls who knew!? Congrats on the quick sale.

280 days 21 hours ago Phil11764 wrote:
Let me be the first to say it. WOW!! Beautiful bike, great resto there, Dr. Dura-Ace safety levers?? Double kudos!

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

17 days 2 hours ago Gabriel wrote:
Here’s my winged Pegasus.

17 days 2 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...

244 days 12 hours ago Alicia Jolene wrote:
I just bought one for 7.50 at a yard sale. I’m glad to know that punishstang’s bike runs great as a restore! Planning the same on mine.

278 days 11 hours ago punishstang wrote:
my serial# i just got one like yours for 20 dollars are these rare, worth anything? i changed everything on it now rides awesome. but this is the only place i found with...

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

26 days 5 hours ago Dave Morris wrote:
Where did you get the cool rear cargo rack?

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

26 days 13 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)

31 days 10 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...

228 days 3 hours ago Bill wrote:
I’m happy to hear that you still have your bike after all these years. I agree that Fuji makes a wonderful bike.

284 days 12 hours ago nicki wrote:
I have this bike, only the girl’s model, same color and the 2nd bar is at an angle for women. It is now 32 years old, and looks and performs the way it did when I bought...

Posted July 3, 2008 | Recent Comments (2)

36 days 6 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)

37 days 6 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 December 4, 2008 | Ted’s Western Flyer Supreme (3)

47 days 2 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 14, 2008 | Andrew M’s 1969 Gudereit K.G. Special (10)

47 days 15 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)

50 days 14 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)

55 days 13 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)

62 days 4 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 September 18, 2008 | Todd’s Unidentified Old 10-Speed (4)

62 days 4 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 January 13, 2012 | Andy M’s 1962 Gitane Hosteler (10)

63 days 23 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)

65 days 1 hour 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)

77 days 7 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)

79 days 11 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 May 4, 2010 | Bill D’s Sears Ted Williams Sport Racer (28)

93 days 4 hours ago Don wrote:
The link has changed to nsBikeTrip/index.htm

151 days 8 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...

151 days 21 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 February 4, 2010 | Flash Gordon’s Ladies AMF Roadmaster (9)

95 days 0 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)

97 days 8 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)

101 days 9 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)

104 days 8 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)

108 days 2 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)

120 days 10 hours 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...

278 days 12 hours ago Marcus Fowler wrote:
How much did you pay for the frame? I’m about to negotiate a price with some fella for just the frame.

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

120 days 10 hours 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)

123 days 19 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)

134 days 3 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)

146 days 1 hour 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)

147 days 4 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)

151 days 17 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)

157 days 7 hours ago gabe wrote:
I have this exact bike. Please contact if interested.

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

167 days 14 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 December 14, 2009 | Ed H’s Kalkhoff Super Sport (16)

180 days 7 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 July 24, 2012 | Grace’s 1978 Murray Spectra (2)

181 days 3 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)

193 days 4 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)

195 days 11 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)

204 days 9 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)

206 days 7 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)

208 days 2 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)

211 days 5 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)

213 days 6 hours ago Rob Powers wrote:
Still got it? Still want to change the crank? It can be done.

Posted June 17, 2008 | Leerish’s Old Crappy Schwinn Varsity (6)

215 days 7 hours ago Brian Mullin 'White Horsy' wrote:
Is it for Sale?

Posted May 31, 2010 | Happy Memorial Day: Joe B’s Patriotic 1986 Schwinn Varsity (9)

215 days 7 hours ago Brian Mullin 'White Horsy' wrote:
I am looking for a 1986-Schwinn Varsity Deluxe, with Positronic/Integer Shifter/Gearing. Is this for Sale? Thank You. Brian E. Mullin, in SW-IA e-mail:...

Posted May 8, 2008 | MoeDee’s Mercier Special Tour De France (1)

216 days 14 hours ago Hanna wrote:
i am interested in buying if you still have this

Posted August 2, 2010 | Branko’s 1977 Raleigh Grand Prix (7)

217 days 16 hours ago Bill Buick wrote:
I have a 1977 Raliegh Grand Prix and would like to replace the 27inch wheels – -any suggestions? Bill

Posted December 17, 2009 | Jeff V’s Diskus Prolog 10-Speed (3)

222 days 16 hours ago Valerijs Maliks wrote:
hello i have found this bicycle, but i can not find any info about it…. i want to sell it, dont know the price :D

Posted July 9, 2008 | Owner (Re)Submitted: The Return of Brian’s Azuki Sebrings (2)

228 days 3 hours ago Jo wrote:
I’m looking to replace the crank and pedals (because of very loud creaking( on my 1976 azuki that I just inherited. It has the original Sugino pedals and crank on it but i am...

Posted March 17, 2011 | Bill P’s 1972 Raleigh Super Course (16)

228 days 3 hours ago Bill wrote:
That brown paint just glowed in the sunshine. It’s too bad most bikes today are painted in the same boring combo of red, white, and black

284 days 9 hours ago Ken t wrote:
Nice bike! Nice color ! Thanks during the bike boom of 1973 169.00 was the price if you could find one, we bought 3 in Lansing michigan.

Posted June 8, 2009 | Julie S.’s 1982 Peugeot UO14 (France) (1)

229 days 2 hours ago Jaime wrote:
Is this bike for sale?

Posted November 17, 2010 | Beau O’s 1984 Raleigh Gran Sport (5)

237 days 6 hours ago Balázs Srancsik wrote:
I have exactly the same bicycle. This is a Japanese model which is also stated on the frame, Araya wheels also from Japan, steering too. I did a search on the internet,...

Posted October 28, 2009 | Ed H’s Raleigh Gran Sport (1)

237 days 7 hours ago Balázs Srancsik wrote:
Second digit of the serial is the year, for example 4 indicates 1984.

Posted November 8, 2011 | Jeff S’s 1972 Pegasus 10-Speed (8)

240 days 11 hours ago 1993PGT wrote:
Just regreased the crank on mine. Serial number is 7010928 and looks exactly like yours Jeff. I got mine from my father-in-law about 25 years ago. He bought it at a rummage...

Posted February 19, 2009 | Steve H.’s Nishiki Century (10)

248 days 15 hours ago tracee wrote:
do u still have the bike?

Posted November 3, 2010 | Tommy K’s 1980 AMF Roadmaster Black Gold (6)

256 days 16 hours ago Taylor Adam Brost wrote:
I currently have the men’s version of this bicycle that I pulled out of my parents garage and I am thinking about having it tuned up/fully repaired new tires...

Posted September 12, 2008 | Ben’s Huffy Aerowind (21)

261 days 4 hours ago Mark wrote:
I have both the women’s and the men’s Aerowind bikes. Both all original and in good condition. Low miles. Call if you would like to buy them. Looking for $250 plus...

Posted October 22, 2009 | Jeff V’s Panasonic Sport 10 and Ross Gran Tour II (3)

262 days 8 hours ago Jacky wrote:
I know that this is a very old post but I have the exact same Ross and want to make some modifications to it. I’m going for a townie/city bike feel and I want to use it as...

Posted January 27, 2008 | Pants Pants’ Jack Tripper Special a 1981 Schwinn World Sport (4)

266 days 4 hours ago Brandon wrote:
I have a matching set his and hers. Great shape. All original parts. If anybody interested e mail me.

Posted October 11, 2010 | Sandi’s 1974 Hosteler Mixte (4)

268 days 12 hours ago BananaCharger wrote:
My brother had a men’s version, oddly enough we lived in southern Minnesota when he bought it , mid 70′s. I always loved that bike, non-metallic lime green....

Posted May 29, 2012 | Justin C’s 1988 Peugeot Marseille (15)

271 days 4 hours ago Dustin wrote:
Just picked up the same bike at goodwill for $20. The only difference is the tires are a bit more worn on the walls, and there wasn’t an owners manual. It did still have...

Posted September 23, 2009 | Bill J.’s 1979 Schwinn Caliente (5)

279 days 12 hours ago Peter Piper wrote:
I have one just like this for sale. It also has a generator set and horn. The bike has only had two owners. Make me an offer if interested. I traded some carpentry work for...

Posted July 2, 2013 | Captain Blight’s 1976 VeloSoleX "L’etoile" (2)

281 days 5 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:
sweet job & one nice ride

285 days 17 hours ago Captain Blight wrote:
Blight here: Somehow (probably due to the Internets) I got my Super Course pics mixed up in here, too! Could photos 3, 7, and 8 be deleted, please?

Posted November 10, 2010 | Eric G’s 1972 Webco 10-Speed (4)

283 days 3 hours ago kong lee wrote:
I have a pink one of thise bikes. I found it on craigslist for 25 bucks. It was in really rough shape.

Posted May 2, 2013 | David E’s 1983 Peugeot UO-14 (2)

284 days 15 hours ago anniebikes wrote:
I have this exact bike. It was my brother’s ride and I know it hasn’t seen much action. The frame is immaculate. I aim to fix it up to ride around town though I...

Posted August 1, 2008 | 1987 Huffy Capri 10 (46)

285 days 8 hours ago Lora wrote:
We just pulled out the same model from a shed today!! Now I can see what it might look like with work. Mechanically, It needs a rear brake cable. Hoping that is a project my DIY...

Posted July 2, 2013 | Joan’s 1975 Peugeot Mixte UO-18 via Darrell Y. (2)

286 days 6 hours ago Ryan wrote:

288 days 3 hours ago Trevor H wrote:
Simply stunning bike!

Posted July 2, 2013 | Mahlon’s One-Owner 1965 Schwinn Varsity (1)

289 days 2 hours ago BeaterRezQ wrote:
Mahlon, Nice bike, love the color! Heavy, I’m sure….but rides like an ol’ Cadillac. Sweet! BRQ

Posted January 24, 2008 | OTSG Glossary (8)

289 days 12 hours ago gracielou wrote:
This is the bike.

289 days 12 hours ago gracielou wrote:
Can anyone tell me what this bike is and worth. Was told in was won in a competition in the 80s. Let me know thanks alot.

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

293 days 11 hours ago Angie wrote:
I have a female bicentennial huffy 1976 independence 10 speed. Bought it new and still has all the originals. What a beauty! All of the bicentennial markings are there and...

Posted June 27, 2013 | The History of the Bicycle in 3 Minutes (2)

294 days 14 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:
bruce with his baby

294 days 16 hours ago doc sprocket wrote:

  • 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