Last Activity:11-17-2011 9:08 AM
Posted in thread: Miyata Steel Road Bike on 11-21-2011 at 10:23 PM
Miyata made great bikes. I sold them for a while, and was very happy with both the product and
the company. One from the 80's era will last for decades, because of all the great Japanese
Posted in thread: Mohawk? on 11-07-2011 at 03:25 PM
Well, you have most of the info about the bike. They were basic mass produced USA all steel
bikes. The few that I have seen (and I gather that you are refering to a 10 speed road bike)
had a standard ...
Posted in thread: I have a Vista, Ever seen one? on 11-07-2011 at 03:23 PM
Vista bikes were manufactured by Columbia bicycles of Westfield , Mass. in the early 70's. They
were somewhat of a 'premium' Columbia bike (I know that sounds a bit ridiculous) that was made
Posted in thread: Looking for a good vintage road bike frame on 10-23-2011 at 10:42 PM
Re: the KHS. It sounds like a Japanese road bike from the late 60's or early 70's . Price is
great, obviously. The Skylark derailleur was the bottom of the line, however early Dura-Ace
brakes were als...
Posted in thread: BATAVUS Road Bike on 10-23-2011 at 10:35 PM
I stand well corrected. I have not seen or heard from Batavus in forever. What kind of bikes
does Batavus now sell in the U. S. ?
Posted in thread: Raleigh Grand Prix Road Bike on 10-22-2011 at 05:23 PM
$100 is definitely tops. Tires and tubes should be replaced, and all cables greased. All
bearings in the bottom bracket, headset and hubs need to be cleaned and regreased. This is a
great bike, but th...
Posted in thread: BATAVUS Road Bike on 10-22-2011 at 05:17 PM
As noted, Batavus is/was a Dutch firm that made pretty nice bikes. Sound like you paid a fair
price for it, although I would be a bit concerned about any frame dings. Should be all British
Posted in thread: Hello from New Haven, CT on 10-21-2011 at 07:43 PM
Well Thank you all ! I am not up to speed on the latest and greatest 10 speed gear systems, but
I am pretty good on anything from the 60's to about mid 2000. I seem to see that there are
Posted in thread: Craigslist Bikes on 10-20-2011 at 10:28 PM
There are some good deals on CL, but you do have to be careful. I once purchased a 70's era
Raleigh Super Course, totally in pieces, (frame, fork,wheels, parts ) for %50 from someone. He
was not home ...
Posted in thread: Hello from New Haven, CT on 10-20-2011 at 10:09 PM
Hi Everyone, Just joined this group and I like it a lot. I have a long background in the bike
business and I like to share my knowledge with anyone interested.My Dad owned and operated his
own bike sh...