[CR]Bilenky and Sterling


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Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 11:26:48 -0400
From: LouDeeter@aol.com
To: neill1234@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Bilenky and Sterling

Neill Currie asked: Anyone know the history of Sterling bicycles. They changed name to Bilenky at some point. I have a really nice riding 753-framed road bike that has the Sterling decals.

Below is what I have in the Used Bike Buyers Guide on Bilenky and Sterling. Interesting that the model names are similar between the two makes. By the way, guide is available for $3 email version or $5 on a disk for those listmembers who would like a copy. Lou Deeter, 9235 Ridge Pine Trail, Orlando FL 32819

BILENKY, Steve: 5319 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19120. 610-329-4744. 7727 Mill Road, Elkins Park PA 19117. 215-487-1063. Since 1967. Custom touring a specialty. See Sterling. Models: Trans Am 753 93 753 Midlands 94 531 Trans Am 95-96 531/Tange Prestige Clubsman 95 531C Petit Solo 96 653 Deluxe 96 Reynolds Custom Signature 853 96 853 Planet 853 96 853 Pro Am Deluxe 96 531

STERLING: 115 Carson Street, Box 41065, Philadelphia PA 19127. 7727 Mill Road, Elkins Park, PA 19117. 215-487-1063. Jim Gittins since 1962. See Bilenky.
     Models
       753 84 753
       Trans Am Custom 85-86 531P
       Trans Am Standard 86 501
       Pro Am Team 86 531 or Prestige
       Clubsmen Standard 87 531 SL
       Starland 87 531 SL
       Trans Am 90
       Trans Am 92 753