1998 GT Dyno Compe BMX Bike

If you are like me, you dreamed of that sweet, expensive BMX bike when you were a kid.  I got stuck with the cheapo bikes, but this is a fine example of the good ones.  Have a look: Chromoly frame is all chrome.  20” wheels have alloy hubs and rims.  Pegs are on the frontContinue reading “1998 GT Dyno Compe BMX Bike”

1974 Schwinn Le Tour Kool Lemon

I saw this bike and just had to buy it. This is my 1974 Schwinn Le Tour painted in kool lemon.  A cool yellow Schwinn bike made in Japan with a French name.  Here it is just after I brought it home: I haven’t done much except add a saddle and post.  It needs aContinue reading “1974 Schwinn Le Tour Kool Lemon”

List of Vintage Bicycle Manufacturers and Brands

USA Centurion – founded in 1969 in Newbury Park, CA. Vintage brand ended in 1990, Germany company continues the brand now. Coast to Coast – Coast King and Marquis brand.  Private labeled bikes for Coast to Coast hardware.  Generally budget bikes.  Ross made some of the early models.  Out of business. Colson bicycles – OhioContinue reading “List of Vintage Bicycle Manufacturers and Brands”

Vintage English Bicycle Head Badges

One of the things I love about the old English bicycles are the really cool badges they all had.  Here is a collection of some of these badges and a little info about the company: Raleigh Founded in 1887 and started with a small shop on Raleigh Street in Nottingham, England.  They would go onContinue reading “Vintage English Bicycle Head Badges”