Friday, July 26, 2013

For Sale- Schwinn Town and Country tandem

 Beautiful original Schwinn Town and Country tandem. Early 1960s- the Sturmey Archer 3 Speed hub is dated 1960. Original paint, bow pedals, Schwinn speedometer, baby seat . . .the whole 9 yards! Chrome is beautiful. It is the same design and look as the 1940s-1950s Schwinn Town and Country tandems, last of that generation. Time capsule piece.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Early 1950s Raleigh Clubman

54cm seattube x 58cm toptube(both are center to center)
Bayliss and Wiley track hubs with Raleigh Record Ace front wingnuts, and aluminum axlenuts.
Dunlop Special Lightweight rims in excellent condition.
Early version GB Sport front brake and lever.
Lovely aluminum stem.
Headclip headset.
Brooks saddle- I believe it is a 1960s-1970s saddle.
Williams cranks set. Williams date code for the "AP" stamped cranks- 1952.
Reynolds 531 tubing.
Bicycle is straight, and finish is great considering the age.  Some paint worn then (see photos), chrome is beautiful. No dents. Lower pump peg is broken off.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stolen Bicycle recovered using Facebook

 Great Job internet!!

Victim Finds Her Stolen Bicycle Using Social Media | Philly Police Blog

" On December 12, 2013 the complainant reported her bike stolen, the bike was in front of her residence and she did not give anyone permission to take it. It was a black and green Cannondale road bike, with a white seat with pink paint on it. The complaiant was looking to see if she could find her bike being sold over any websites. She checked craigslist & ebay and looked in the local bike shops. She then joined a group on Facebook called “Philadelphia stolen bikes”.
She posted her bike photo and information on the website. On July 8, 2013, she saw a post on the stolen bike network telling her that a bike on craigslist looked like hers that was being sold for $1000. She then clicked the link that gave her the site on craigslist and it sent her to a listing that displayed a bike like hers. She sent an email to the seller asking if the bike was still available and received a reply saying “yes”. She then sent the person another email telling him she wanted it and asked where they could meet. A time was set up to meet. The complainant then contacted the 3rd police district and told the police what was going on. Officers sat on the steps a short distance away from the defendants house who came out carrying the black and green cannondale bike. The plainclothes officers then approached and conducted an investigation. It was definitely the bike with matching serial numbers and pink paint on it. The officers then returned the bike to the owner and placed the defendant under arrest.
The Philadelphia Police Department strongly recommends that bike owners photograph their bicycles and record the serial numbers and keep them in a safe place. In the event their bicycle is stolen steps like the above can be taken. Contact your local district before aggreeing to meet any sellers. You can also register your bicycle with your police districts community relations / crime prevention officers.
P/O Michael Duffy #7441
3rd District Crime Prevention Officer"

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

58cm Peugeot Super Competition for sale

Peugeot Super Competition road bike. A mix of Campagnolo Nuovo and Super Record components. Reynolds 531 double butted tubing. Cinelli handlebars and stem. I believe most of the parts are upgrades, as I don't think it originally came with Campagnolo components. Late 1970s-early 1980s.
58cm center to center seattube
Condition- no dents or damage to the frame but there are signs of rust, see picture of under the seat lug. Rides straight. Original paint and decals.
Campagnolo Super Record headset, crankset, and front derailleur. Campagnolo Nuovo Record bottom bracket, brakes set(levers are scuffed with dried/cracked Modolo hoods), rear derailleur, bottom bracket, shifters, and hubs set.
Original unknown seatpost.
Ideale leather saddle.
Tubular tires hold air. Rims are the same color but do not match.
Bike is sold as is, it should receive a tune up to make sure if everything is in adjustment. Not included in the price.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Paioli il Formicone BMX bicycle catalog

 Francesco Moser was paid to sponsor this wacky BMX bike that could be modified into a tandem. Produced in Bologna Italy by Paioli. Also below are 2 images from the US patent, dated April 15th, 1986. I uploaded this as I found very little information on this bike online, and this catalog was not accessible.