Vintage bicycles. Questions and Answers. Part 1.
When it comes to Q&A regarding our Vintage Bicycles you can probably imagine we get hundreds of questions on a daily basis and of course need to produce as many answers for our beloved customers.
The title “Vintage Bicycles” covers a wide variety of bicycles as it is a fairly subjective term in its interpretation.
Cambridge Dictionary describes Vintage Bicycles as bicycles…..of high quality and lasting value, or showing the best and most typical characteristics of bicycles, especially from the past.
Wide open category in which anyone can consider its own bike to fit into the Vintage Bicycles Standard.
Consequently the questions and concerns we receive regarding vintage bicycles are very uneven. Let us organize into several topics and try to provide a generic answer.
List of topics regarding vintage bicycles:
- Vintage Bicycles spare parts
- Vintage Ladies Bikes and Accessories
- Origin and identification of your Vintage Bicycle
- Prices of Vintage Bicycles in second hand market
1.- Vintage Bicycles Spare Parts.
So many of the questions we get are looking for spare parts to fix or mend an old bike which is considered by its owner as a Vintage Bicycle.
In this line of question we always try to redirect the customer to a local bicycle shop. Be it in England, in Germany, in Spain,….or anywhere. Not necessarily a shop specialized in vintage bicycles, but a generic bicycle shop. Old bikes have components and accessories which are nowadays usually not stocked by either a generic bicycle shop, nor by a shop specialized in vintage bicycles. So, whatever spare parts it is you need to get your old bike onto the road, they need to be ordered specifically…..and that can be done by any bicycle shop through their usual suppliers.
In this category we would like to highlight the part of the Cambridge definition of Vintage Bicycles which hints to the “high quality and lasting value, or showing the best and most typical characteristics of bicycles, especially from the past”. This does not mean BEING from the past, but only SHOWING the best from the past.
An old bike is not necessarily a vintage bicycle.
Stay tuned to our blog as we provide the answers to the remaining Q&A topics.