Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
now that the shouting has died away, can you give some more of the background as to where it was sourced?
from For those new to Retro bikes
It is often little clues from the back story which helps to secure the information you seek.
Did the previous owners give any details as to its background?
Based on some wild guess about the date, and Trove, it seems there were Massey bikes produced in Brisbane in the 1950s.
scroll down in both links
do the crank arms or the chainring have any codes engraved on them? (on the inward facing surface), as this helps with the date (assuming they are originals, and the illustration of the ladies bike in the 1952 advert would suggest it is a Williams chainring)
depends on model, and if they are present
two of my chainring examples
ok hi everyone, checked for numbers ect ,found rear hub is perry 40 14 with favorit brake arm and westwood 28 inch rim. williams cranks and chain wheel 50 teeth but no other codes. rear cog 22 teeth . frame no L150 and 24277 stamped in frame . i hope someone can help date thanks dave
no free rides here mr sparky
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THIS IS AMAZING. A NEAR IDENTICAL BIKE HAS APPEARED ON EBAY.
AND THE SELLER HAS SIMILAR NAME AS YOUR FORUM NAME.
AND THE SELLER HAS A SIMILAR PENCHANT FOR SHOUTING, POOR PUNCTUATION AND APPALLING SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION.
HOW REMARKABLE IS THAT?
AND WHY AM I SHOUTING?
BECAUSE I WANT TO BE HEARD ABOVE THE FLAMES
what is your problem i have a heap of bicycles in shed that i acquired and want to thin them out. full stop . i don't have much knowledge on this older bikes . full stop . i am just trying to find out which i should keep and restore . full stop thanks
problem is , as I see it, is covered in the second thread from the top, Ill save you the trouble of looking :
"If you look like you are trying to get background to prepare an advert, don’t be surprised if there are few responses."
reason being those of us on here that know stuff spend stupid amounts of time to gain the knowledge via hard work and effort, perhaps you may wish to hire someone to answer your questions? of you can do what we all do and research out butts off. Someone who actually wanted help deciding which of their collection to rebuild or sell would stick them all up and you'd get some responce.
Ozpushies! for ALL Australian made bikes.
"It's only original once"
Hi all i seemed to of rubbed A few members the wrong way . sorry about that ,i thought this site was for getting to know people and gaining knowledge on old bicycles as i don't have much.I am only use to only 1980's racing bikes and a lot of these older bikes i received from my late father and others i collected not knowing what they are.I haven't much room to store them or time to restore them all so i thought i would sell some of them and keep the the better ones for my children .I didn't realize i would cause so much aggro on this site .So thank you all who think i am a leach or they are stolen or i am after a free ride,i just don't want to e ripped off and as i want get a fair value on the bikes.
I have never understood this. Who cares if people ask for and get information off this site. They can either get if anonymously or join up, so why worry about it. On the flip side, you could also question members approaching new members and taking advantage of their lack of information to procure bikes and parts. I'm sure it's happened.
This forum is about sharing information freely so why make rules about who can and who can't. I've always lived by the adage that you reap what you sow, so handing out a bit of good will is not such a bad thing is it?
WE'RE ALL GROWN UPS AREN'T WE?
we were having a spate of posts where newbies demanded answers and gave nothing back, with the information they gained on the forum as copy for their ebay advertisements.
A number of our most experienced members posted less here and set up more specialised sites. Or just stopped participating.
That is this forums loss, as they have knowledge that is irreplaceable.
To try to stem the loss, I, with a number of other members came up with a guidance for new members. We gained moderators approval.
It is a sticky thread For those new to Retro bikes
If you look at my first post above I told you about it, and linked to it. I thought you had read it before going further.
I would recommend you read it, carefully and try to understand how your posts sit with the suggestions made.
I could do a critique, but I think it would be more helpful if you did it.
I have no issue if you wanted to get an idea of the worth or merits of bikes you own. Just be upfront about it.
But a lot of the information you seek is already on the forum, with the information, or techniques as to how to find it.
For the Massey, I found the time period where they changed from a loop frame to the straight bar, a photo of the new Elizabeth St showrooms etc. I posted it on Sunday, but when I saw your ebay ad I deleted it. You had no interest in the bike, apart from a financial one.
If you want to know about old bikes read through many of the threads here.
If you want to know how much a bike is worth on the market, stick it on Gumtree or ebay and see what people will pay.
I agree that the site is for sharing information. But we have too many experienced members becoming disinterested and frustrated because new members couldn't be bothered using the search tool, or be prepared to read through the threads.
If you want to look at another set of rules have a look here.
And Dale actively polices them!
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