History of Graecross proten

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History of Graecross proten

Postby crispix » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:31 pm

I have a graecross proten mens bike manufactured in Bayswatwer Victoria, Still has the stickers on it.All pretty much original except for the seat.Not sure of its age, Can anyone supply information on the history of the company. Also a website or contact to check out the history and try to work out the age of the bike. I think it may be up to 30 year old.Thanks Doug
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Re: History of Graecross proten

Postby rkelsen » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:28 pm

Hi Doug,

You might have more success if this were in the Retro section.

A few pictures would probably help too.
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Re: History of Graecross proten

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:29 pm

G'Day Crispix.

RK is right, I'll sling this thread to the retro section.

Google is your friend.

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Re: History of Graecross proten

Postby munga » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:14 pm

Check the component date codes:
http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm

That'll tell you how old they (and the bike, probably) is.
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Re: History of Graecross proten

Postby crispix » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:11 pm

Thanks for the quick response.Still finding my way around. Will post some photos one day soon.
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Hello again ,Have posted some photos as advised to attempt to get a better idea of the age & history of the bike. Unable to find any dates of manufacture on components.Any feedback appreciated.Thanks crispix.

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For larger pictures go to the following links:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49483495@N05/4540419850/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49483495@N05/4540419806/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49483495@N05/4539785305/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49483495@N05/4540419966/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49483495@N05/4539785179/
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Re: History of Graecross proten

Postby jtrippa » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:48 am

I have recently acquired a graecross and have the owners manual with it. I have searched the net for information without much success. Mine was painted from new so I have no stickers on it at all. I will be following this thread to see how you go and If I find out anything I will let you know. Mine has a model hand written on the back of the booklet that reads either Recal or Regal 21 2223 any info would be appreciated. cheers and good luck
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Re: History of Graecross proten

Postby christophers94 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:14 pm

Hey i've recently purchased a pro ten ladies bike from a local opp shop. I like the look of it and its made in bayswater like yours. Haven't had much sucxes with gooogle. Any info would be nice thanks guys.
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