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Old 05-03-2009, 07:37 PM   #10651
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I picked this up at a swap meet today. There is no badge on the headstock,so I have no idea who made it. I've been prowling around a few bike sites,but I haven't found it yet. I haven't seen any with that unique chainguard,but the chainwheel looks a bit like some Roadmasters. Does anyone have an idea what this is?

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Old 05-03-2009, 07:47 PM   #10652
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Ok... here for the expertise.
Have an old aluminum frame Vitus. Decently set up, thing is I haven't been riding it.
That plus liking any and all foods has made Jurgen..um... shall we say fat.

I have a great place to ride my Muttineer four miles. Will this bike be able to handle the stress?

I know some Vitus Aluminums have a reputation for spontaneous breaking...

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If its somewhere 54-55cm, send it to me and I'll test it! Wouldn't want you to hurt yerself...

Seriously, keep an eye on it and you should be OK riding it. You know the drill: new rubber and new tubes. Relube the chain and change out cables and housing and it'll go another umpty billion miles!

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Old 05-03-2009, 09:18 PM   #10653
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I picked this up at a swap meet today. There is no badge on the headstock,so I have no idea who made it. I've been prowling around a few bike sites,but I haven't found it yet. I haven't seen any with that unique chainguard,but the chainwheel looks a bit like some Roadmasters. Does anyone have an idea what this is?

Looks like a pieced together bike. The chainguard is a from Dayton or a Roadmaster, I'd say the frame is a Rollfast, other bits from other bikes.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:19 PM   #10654
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Ok... here for the expertise.
Have an old aluminum frame Vitus. Decently set up, thing is I haven't been riding it.
That plus liking any and all foods has made Jurgen..um... shall we say fat.

I have a great place to ride my Muttineer four miles. Will this bike be able to handle the stress?

I know some Vitus Aluminums have a reputation for spontaneous breaking...

Jurgen
I still have my rose pink Vitus 979, with an SSC group that I put together in 1987. I raced on it for many years, and it's still one of my favorite bikes. Just don't try and cold set the rear end to fit 130mm spacing.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:25 PM   #10655
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Looks like a pieced together bike. The chainguard is a from Dayton or a Roadmaster, I'd say the frame is a Rollfast, other bits from other bikes.
heh, that was my thought, too.

still, strip it down to shiny metal (sandblasting is a great way to paint prep an old bike frame) and give it a nice shiny paint job (many smaller auto-body places are happy to shoot some of whatever color they are already shooting that day onto your frame for cheap if you bring it to them all prepped..), then respoke the wheels, rechrome the shiny parts, slap it all back together, and go to town!
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:27 AM   #10656
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I was thinking it looked mismatched,too-the forks and chainguard are a different color from the rest of the bike. I'd been looking for a suitable bike for putting one of those Chinese motors on,so this will probably be what I will do once I repaint it and restore it.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:40 AM   #10657
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nice looking frame
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:25 AM   #10658
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:30 AM   #10659
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You look fresh as a daisy. Must be a before pic.

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Old 05-04-2009, 09:25 AM   #10660
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Way to represent the NBB Fat Tire Jersey.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:09 PM   #10661
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You look fresh as a daisy. Must be a before pic.

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Old 05-04-2009, 05:58 PM   #10662
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[quote=jeep44]I picked this up at a swap meet today. There is no badge on the headstock,so I have no idea who made it. I've been prowling around a few bike sites,but I haven't found it yet. I haven't seen any with that unique chainguard,but the chainwheel looks a bit like some Roadmasters. Does anyone have an idea what this is?



try out this site
http://ratrodbikes.com
lot of knowledgable people there
and great old bikes
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:21 PM   #10663
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People at the Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange have pretty much narrowed it down to a 1936 Huffman-the chainwheel is from something else,though. Huffman was the forerunner of Huffy,and they made bicycles for other companies, like Firestone. Here is a 1936 Firestone,by Huffman:




This boy is happy,too.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:25 PM   #10664
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I'll give ya $50 for it

Seriously good luck with our bike sales. Old bikes can be tricky, we pay a lot for our bikes but once they get 10 years old or so, their value isn't much. Unless you find a collector of course.
SOLD!



I know what you mean...I just didn't want to feel like I was giving them away. I thought I has seen a Bertoni go for around $300 on Epay not too long ago.

Thank you for responding...and thank you to the others who have chipped in.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:45 PM   #10665
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I have never ridden a more comfortable, easy to ride bike in my life! It probably wouldn't go up or down mountains or win any Tour De France's but, It'll cruise along the bike trails in and around Anchorage all day long. 3 speeds in the rear hub, a lever brake up front and a coaster brake out back! Ahhhh, childhood! Only this one weighs in at about half what the 3 speed of my youth did.

I love my Townie.

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