January 15, 2010
Cyclist Needs Help Identifying a 70's Era Bicycle
I got an e-mail recently from a man looking for information.
Hank needs help identifyng a bike:
I recently acquired an old 10 speed with no identifying marks.
It has a 23" lugged frame, 27' chrome steel wheels made in France, Kenda 27 x 1 3/8 gum walls, an English, Wrights leather saddle (unsprung), a Japanese 3 piece crank, and Shimano shifting components, stem shift and drop handlebars with brake levers for two hand positions, very intricate center pull brakes.
The underside of the frame downtube (connecting bottom bracket to fork tube) has two heart shaped braze ons.
These are where the cable stops and cable guides attach so I assume they are to mark the correct attachment locations.
There are braze on brake cable stops on the top tube and each one combines a guide hole about 3/4 inch from the actual stop.
I'm guessing it is a 1970's standard ten speed bike and it is fairly heavy so I doubt is was a racer, but it is a very nice riding bike.
The gears and brakes work perfectly.
I'm just curious to know what "brand" it is.