Lugged Magna?

Discussion in 'ROAD & TOURING BIKES' started by Jesserd, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Jesserd

    Jesserd

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    obviously new Magna bikes are mostly big box store junk, but what is the story on this old Magna? I snagged it up at goodwill, because it was ready to ride at $15, but is it anything special? Was Magna a respectable bike during these days? Serial is "40304923" before paint and a "2" after paint: 1972 maybe?
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    FYI, the baby seat in the background came on the bike.
     
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  2. Skulletor

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    I know nothing about Magna bikes...but it looks very nice.
    That's not a lot of work, to make this bike better.
     
  3. wheelbender6

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    I don't think your roadie was made by the same Magna company as the current department store bikes. At any rate, that is a very nice looking lugged frame. You can ride it as is or make a fixie or hybrid with it.
     
  4. mikeeebikey

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    He's right, not the same Magna!~That frame looks really familiar, like a Panasonic? Anyway it was probably made for them.....Probably a good frame!
     
  5. Timisaacson

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    Got a matching men and women's magna just chopped and grafted the women's bike to a huffy road bike frame 0902181331a.jpg 0902181331.jpg 0902181924a.jpg
     
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  6. Grant

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    That is a great looking bike. I like the head tube logo. It does look lower end because of the cottered cranks and the stamped dropouts. It will work fine because it is in good condition.
     

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