Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
4130. not even close to repco's best offerings, and not to be compared to their earlier 531c and litage frames
Well I know nothing about the Guy Leech repcos but that reminds me of when I saw a picture of Greg Lemond riding a Huffy branded bike. He was sponsored by them for some time. That bike he was riding though was some super duper light weight Colombus tubed custom build.
Funnybikes has a huffy, which he has posted on here.
You could ask a clever electrician
I have a Repco frame from 1958. Tips were chromed in about 1961. Only the areas that were to display chrome in the finished job were polished before electroplating.
Now to my electrical question ay koshari
I believe Koichi Yamaguchi had a hand in the US Team Huffy/Raleigh bikes of that era: http://www.yamaguchibike.com/content/Hi ... Experience
This thread is a great read, guy documents his time at the Yamaguchi frame building school. Lots of cool photos and info.
And checkout Post #10 for a department store Huffy TT bike: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vinta ... -bike.html
Hmm, that is a question that could have many answers, and in the end it would be how much are you willing to pay for it? I would imagine one of these would have been around $500-$600 new if that is any help. Personally I don't think any of the Repco bikes with the exception of the Vertexes are really worth more than about $200 now, although I have paid more than that for particular bikes I have wanted. Then I have also got a 1989 Eurosport for free, so it is really up to want you want and what you find. It seems sometimes that the price is based more on a particular colour than the bike itself.
Bear in mind that those fluoro colours will fade (if they have not already) on any bike that you are using outside a lot
Remember that you will probably need to replace tyres and cables. Allow for them in your cost calculations.
Malvernrats, are you buying it or selling it?
Thinking about buying one . Not to sure about the build of the frame, origin, tubing and weight that sort of thing . I'm happy to let it go but if it's desirable and above midrange for its period them I'm in ...
the Oly 14 I have is certainly nothing special tubing wise. Heavy as and tig welded butt joins. I think I even I had to drill out the unicrown fork to put some half decent later recessed nut dual pivot brakes on it.
Main reason I held onto it because it's my size at 60cm and it built up into a good flat bar runabout to leave at my Mum's place.
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certainly not midrange, or above midrange, in the grand scheme of things.
i loved mine to bits, but i wouldn't swap any of my current bikes to have it back.
I have never had an Olympic 14, however I do have an Olympic 12 and 16. It is interesting that the seat post changed from 26.6 on the 12 to 26.2 on the 16. At some stage they have obviously moved to much cheaper, heavier tubing. I only discovered this last night when trying to swap over some parts!
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