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Seeking older touring frame(3 posts)

Seeking older touring framewoe
Jul 7, 2001 1:36 AM
I'm looking for an older lugged steel touring frame. Anyone know any websites that regularly carry that kind of thing? TIA.
Several ...Humma Hah
Jul 7, 2001 8:15 AM
There's a lot of cycling activity on e-bay.com. Some of the sales are by dealers, and if you lurk there you will probably be able to identify them. There are some bargains, although for the more choice bikes, e-bay is a seller's market.

I've bought old bike parts from keithsbikes.com. Keith's operation is small, the selection limited, but occasionally he has good stuff, and I've found him reliable.

CyclArt, a noted southern California frame painter, has a large stock of vintage bikes, everything from beaters to some absolutely sweet cherries. Jim Cunningham is an old bike enthusiast, personally rides some really strange old bikes. He knows what they're worth and charges accordingly. He even has a good stock of wooden rims. Look up cyclart.com.

There are others, but I don't have the URL at the moment. There is an organization of old bike enthusiasts in the SE US that has an old bike market.
re: Seeking older touring frameAkirasho
Jul 7, 2001 9:41 AM
http://www.recycledcycles.com though finding exactly your size, type and price range might take a bit of patience.

Many LBS also carry used frames on consignment... or have stashes in the "back room"... ask around...

Also, try your local cycling club (they usually have a swap page on their web sites for members looking for stuff).

Be the bike.