Hello from NW Indiana

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by qzsue, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. qzsue

    qzsue New Member

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    Hello. I am new to this forum. I have a rather unique bicycle and have never seen another like it. I was hoping to find more info about it, if possible. I got this bike in 1980-82. It is a Sears 10-speed girls bike, with matte "Kermit-the Frog" green paint. The vertical part of the frame says HYDRAULIC in black letters. the brakes operate like drum brakes rather than the usual cable caliper-brakes. It has only one brake handle (instead of the usual two or four). The brake handle is on the right side of racing-type handlebars. the original green vinyl seat has a Troxel stamp. Has anyone here ever seen or heard of such a bike as this? I'd appreciate any info...

    Qzsue
     
  2. qzsue

    qzsue New Member

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    I took some pics of my bike if it helps; I know she's got a few battle scars :)
    Qzsue
     

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  3. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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    Welcome! Love the bike! I haven't ever seen that design before, but it makes me want one!
     
  4. goldentouch

    goldentouch New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I have not seen another bike like yours either.
     
  5. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Welcome! Nice bike, I wish I had some info for you but I don't.
     
  6. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Some crazy angles on that frame.

    Is the bike really heavy?
     
  7. whyeyebike

    whyeyebike New Member

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    Welcome to the forum....sounds like you have a collectors item there.
     
  8. qzsue

    qzsue New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome :)
    and yes, this bike is heavy!
    Still trying to get the rust off the front wheel. Nothing I can really do about the paint, but the brakes and gears still work so she still has some life left in her :)

    Qzsue
     
  9. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    Never seen one before, neet, But hi from the swamp
     
  10. milam572

    milam572 New Member

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    Hello from Arkansas, I had the boys version when I was younger. Got to talking about bikes at work and I was telling the guys that I had a lime green sears bike that had Hydraulic brakes and so I thought I would look to see if I could find anything about it or some pictures. Your's is the only pictures I have found. Thank you for trip down memory lane. Awesome bike, dont let it get away.
     
  11. qzsue

    qzsue New Member

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    Milam572- I guess it was just me and you, then! :) I've been dragging that bike around all my life- I'll never part with it. Had a lot of adventures on that bike; I'm thankful we came though it all unscathed!
    Qzsue
     
  12. dirdick

    dirdick Junior Member

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    Also from NWI but haven't seen you on the road ... yet. Looking forward to seeing someone going green. Got to admit, it is unusual.
     
  13. qzsue

    qzsue New Member

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    I'm mostly up in the griffith area on the bike trails. I'm scared to death of riding on the roads around here.
     
  14. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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  15. ValpoTony

    ValpoTony New Member

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    Hey, NW Indiana here too! Valpo area...downtown actually! New on here.
     
  16. dirdick

    dirdick Junior Member

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    I also live in Valpo. Southeast side just up from the "traffic circle". Lots of good roads east, north, and south of town. West, not so good.
     
  17. dirdick

    dirdick Junior Member

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    I don't blame you, I'm a little farther east. How about near Crown Point?
     
  18. qzsue

    qzsue New Member

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    Dean
    I'd be happy to add my bike to the registry, but which category would my bike fit?
    Qzsue
     
  19. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    I would think Hybrid.
     
  20. Garilia

    Garilia New Member

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    welcome to the camp, Suzy Q, I mean QZSue