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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted







FOR SALE:   COX BIKE ENGINE. f/s trade, Wanted parts. posted by: Gary on 10/18/2000 at 2:42:35 PM
i have had a Cox Bike engine now for over 20 yrs, i have been carrying this thing around in my boxes of stuff. It was looking new in the box when i got the engine, minus the carb and reed plate. inside the engine, there is no trace of ever having been run. Does anyone have a Carb, and Reed plate??? Would anyone want to buy a good engine to replace one that dont run? this has good compression and gangbusters spark, but it has been moved around so much, it looks far from new now. it will run no questions asked if the parts are fitted. OR I will buy a non-running complete unit. I think they were called Chicken power.


   RE:FOR SALE:   COX BIKE ENGINE. f/s trade, Wanted parts. posted by Carl on 10/19/2000 at 5:24:17 AM
Be sure to post your message under the "Motorizrd Bicycle" topic, too.






FOR SALE:   sturmey archer 3spd stik shift kit posted by: reggie on 10/18/2000 at 1:34:09 PM
we have surplus sturmey archer 3spd parts for hubs, and several stik shift kits complete in original pakage we also have several 3spd twist grip shift kits for raliegh restorations, and many 3spd cables too e-mail us for quantity and price


   RE:FOR SALE:   sturmey archer 3spd stik shift kit posted by vern on 10/21/2000 at 9:02:40 AM
interested in all please email info

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   sturmey archer 3spd stik shift kit posted by reggie on 10/23/2000 at 10:58:59 AM
they are original s/a 3spd stik shift kits with hardware and i have s/a pre-cut 3spd cables for raleigh's and schwinn bikes i sell by the each so i can't give cheaper price for buying all they are going for $69.99






FOR SALE:   schwinn twinn posted by: mcbh on 10/18/2000 at 6:05:12 AM
I bought this great old schwinn tandem and would like to restore it. I am totally frustrated. Does anyone know anything about it? It isn't fancy. Both top tubes are angled(womens) and the paint(original) is green. There is a hand brake. The guy who sold it to me said there was some kind of two speed hub shifted by a brisk backpetal. Everything chrome is totally rusted. What is the best way to remove rust?

Thanks

mcbh


   Your Twinn posted by Ray on 10/18/2000 at 12:00:25 PM
The Schwinn Twinn is what is called a tandem bicycle and they were a pretty solid heavy bike. What you have on the rear hub is what is called a Bendix Kickback which does shift gears with a swift backstroke of the pedals just like braking. It will toggle between two gears low and hi. You will feel the difference when you pedal. As for the rust, Schwinn bikes clean up pretty good because they used a quality chrome process. Unless the chrome is pitted you can use a 0000 steel wool and some No. 7 chrome polish that you can get in any auto supply store. It is a lot of work but well wortht it if you like this hobby. You chose a rather tough bike to begin with for restoration. Many parts are special and not easy to get, it takes up lots of room and can dent your wallet unless you are patient to do things slow. IF your paint is fine then just polish it. To re-chrome if it is real bad will not pay as the chrome work will cost you more than the value of this bicycle. I am assuming you have a Schwinn Twinn and not a Mini Twinn which is more valuable and smaller with 20 inch wheels. Don't get discouraged, keep at it or sell it for a smaller more manageable project. You can also find the manufacture date if you post the serial number. It has clues as to the date the bike was made. Good luck.






MISC:   Bendix 70 service help? posted by: Adam on 10/18/2000 at 5:14:31 AM
Just wondering if anyone out there knows if there's any info online about servicing a Bendix hub? I'm currently working on a Bendix 70 hub. I have seen the exploded diagram here on Oldroads of the Bendix 76 (http://www.oldroads.com/ref_b76.gif) and to me it looks pretty much the same as the Bendix 70, with the exception of the brake shoe set up. I have cleaned parts and bearings, but what I'm hurting for is info on adjusting bearings and the brake shoes. I tried the public library but unless you want mountain bike info you're pretty much out of luck.

Every time I mess with one of these it ends up either too tight or makes a clicking sound. I know I could just take it into the shop but for all the '70s bikes I clean, fix, and work on... if I could find this hub service info it would come in handy many times over (not to mention save some money).

Thanks in advance for any help!


   Help Coming posted by Ray on 10/18/2000 at 12:12:29 PM
Although I do not have my diagram with me, your problem may be one of the following. It is common for people who are new to rebuilding hubs to put the bearings back in backwards. This will destroy the bearing and hub if not corrected and yes it does make a nasty clicking sound. Check your diagram and make sure the bearings are placed back in the hub exactly as shown. The other common cause is tightening the bearing race too much and again hurting the bearings. You should use a cone wrench and only tighten the bearing race until there is no play in the hub. Once you have this done then install the hub in the frame and check it again. If there is any play then tighten it some more right on the bike. You will have to loosen the tighten the axle on the frame to do this but this is how it is done. If you are too tight then the wheel will not spin freely. It will turn a time or two and stop. Both the front and rear wheels should turn many times freely if adjusted properly. Also use a good hub grease on the internals of your coaster brake. It will not hurt the braking mechanism and is required for smooth operation. Dont pack it with grease but dont be stingy either.

   Thanks Ray! posted by Adam on 10/18/2000 at 8:26:22 PM
Ray,
Thankyou very much! I actually had two different hubs in mind when making that post. The Bendix 70 I'm working on now is fine thanks to your advice... I backed off on the bearings a little and it spins nice! I guess I gave up too easily.

The other hub is a Bendix 76 that I did months ago. There's a good chance you might be right on that one... I may have installed a bearing backwards. I will have to check that one out again!

Thanks again,
Adam

   RE:MISC:   Bendix 70 service help? posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 10/21/2000 at 11:15:34 AM
Find a used bookstore in your area and get a used book on bicycle maintence. This stuff is in there, diagrams and good advice. like 3.50 for an invaluable book. You are in good hands here but check out the used bookstore!






MISC:   1976 Schwinn Continental 10-Speed posted by: Larry on 10/17/2000 at 4:55:45 PM
I would like to know how much this bike is worth or what would be a fair price to ask, the bike is in good shape,
carolina blue in color.


   RE:MISC:   1976 Schwinn Continental 10-Speed posted by MP on 10/18/2000 at 8:22:57 AM
The 76s are not worth much, but 60s era is climbing in value. I saw a 70 go for $200 the other day, but it was perfect in every way. Hang on to it and in 10 years--who knows. Right now, expect to get about $50 for it if it's perfect.

   RE:MISC:   1976 Schwinn Continental 10-Speed posted by Keith on 10/23/2000 at 1:07:49 PM
Interesting subject and I really like the response. If this had been posted 3-4 years ago on the Schwinn forum, the ballooners and Krate guys would've laughed it off the page. These bikes may never be as sought after, but they are obviously as well made, and at least as historically significant, if not more, than the Krate, balloon tire, or MW bikes. That having been said, the 70 models still show up regularly at garage sales for next to nothing. Go to the vintage lightweight section and scroll down for a discussion about an original year model (1960) Continental someone snagged at a yard sale recently.






FOR SALE:   SPACELINER-SPRINGER FORK posted by: ELECTRIC MAN on 10/17/2000 at 3:59:33 PM
CAME OFF SEARS GIRLS BIKE,CHROME WITH SEARS SPRINGER ACTION,FORK ONLY WITH FENDER.RUSTY BUT MAY CLEAN UP.FENDER PROBIBLY WONT .$35.00 ALSO TANK,COUNSOL FROM SAME BIKE,PLASTIC HEADLIGHT PIECE BROKE BUT TANKS OK $25.00 ALSO CARRIER OFF BACK OF SAME WITH TAIL LIGHT NEEDS REDOING $25.00 AS IS ALL + SHIPPING


   RE:FOR SALE:   SPACELINER-SPRINGER FORK posted by John C. Fischer on 10/23/2000 at 8:40:20 PM
Am interested in all parts. Can you e-mail any pics of the items. Do you know what year they are? Thanks for your time. John






FOR SALE:   SAVOY-UNION HOLLAND posted by: ELECTRIC MAN on 10/17/2000 at 3:46:25 PM
1-HIS, 1 HERS,3-SPEED DUTCH LIGHTWEIGHTS,LOOK LIKE RALEIGH ENGLISH 3-SPEEDS.REAL NICE SHAPE,DARK GREEN WITH WHITE TRIM.LOCKING REAR WHEELS WITH KEYS,COVERED CHAIN GUARDS,SKIRT GUARDS,BASKETS.STURMEY/ARCHER HUBS DATED 67'.BIKES ARE IN REAL GOOD SHAPE AND ALL ORIGINAL EXCEPT SEATS.THEY HAVE BEEN HANGING IN GARAGE FOR YEARS AND NEED A LITTLE CLEANING,DUST AND DIRT ONLY NO RUST.NOT VERY COMMON TO FIND THEM.JUST NOT MY THING OFFER BY FRIDAY OR I'LL PUT ON E-BAY,MAY CONSIDER SCHWINN BALLOON OR STINGRAY TRADES,MAKE OFFER







FOR SALE:   1956 "4" HOLE REAR RACK posted by: STEVEN on 10/17/2000 at 12:45:58 PM
I HAVE A "4" HOLE REAR RACK OFF OF A 1956 MENS SCHWINN,IT HAS ITS RUST, BUT IS STRAIGHT WITH THE BRACES, COLOR IS RED,
OFFERS???????







FOR SALE:   1969 SCHWINN PIXIE posted by: STEVEN on 10/17/2000 at 12:29:38 PM
I HAVE A SCHWINN PIXIE FOR SALE,I PULLED THE CRANK TO SEE WHAT YEAR IT WAS, ITS STAMPED S.A.3 6 9,IT HAS HARD RUBBER TIRES,MINI HIGH HANDLEBARS,NICE CHROME FENDERS,A 5 HOLE CRANK,CHAINGUARD SAYS SCHWINN STINGRAY PIXIE,I LIVE IN MICHIGAN,COLOR IS CAMPUS GREEN,NORMAL SCRATCHES,SCHWINN BANANA SEAT,,,,,,,,,OFFERS


   RE:FOR SALE:   1969 SCHWINN PIXIE posted by STEVEN on 10/24/2000 at 5:51:55 PM
THE PIXIE IS SOLD, THANK YOU,,,,,,,,,,






MISC:   Oscar or somebody.. posted by: Jeff on 10/17/2000 at 6:35:28 AM
A few messages down this list a guy asked about painting and Oscar dug up a great old painting discussion from the archives and posted it under the "restoration" topic.
Good job Oscar and thanks.

There also was a great article on wheel lacing a couple years back but I can't find it in the archives. It was written again by JohnB (or was it JimB)? Does anyone remember that article? Can anyone repost it?

Thanks, Jeff L.


   RE:MISC:   Oscar or somebody.. posted by Adam on 10/18/2000 at 9:23:48 AM
Jeff,
Here's the address to a page I just found on Sheldon Brown's website that might help you out...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html






FOR SALE:   MIDDLEWEIGHTS--NEAR MINT posted by: Rob---Wants to buy your choppers on 10/16/2000 at 9:53:52 PM
i have about 40 very very good condition 26 inch bicycles..not all rusty,dryrotted,scraped up,or any of that general trash..they are all different kinds,from J.C.Higgins to Dunelts,there are a lot of nice bikes....over 95 percent original paint on all the bikes,and most are still holding air in the tires..most are still like new tires...a few have springer forks,and some have tanks and headlights too...i will sell the whole load for 50 dollars a bike,or seperately for slightly more.if sold individually.....these are NOT junkers,and not beaters....i would not waste my time if they were-or yours.....please e-mail if interested...would like to sell as package deal,and will include a lot of Nice parts,saddles brakes rims and such......from aqua green to candy red,these are some nice bikes...they have been described as middle weights...no ballon tire bikes....most are 26 inch 3-speeds,but there are a few 24 inchs as well.....please e-mail if interested in these type of bikes.......Dunelt,J.C. Higgins,Sears,,Columbia,Huffy,Western flyer,Raleigh,Panasonic,Rudge,and many others...thanx for your time......i " collect " musclebikes and choppers,and always need parts...will buy,sell or trade bikes...just lmk what you have.......especially German bicycles.......







FOR SALE:   1956 SCHWINN FRAME posted by: STEVEN on 10/16/2000 at 7:54:04 PM
I HAVE A 1956 MENS FRAME FOR SALE, WAS TOLD ITS A JAGUAR,
SERIAL # IS "N"43485,SEPT,1956,WILL TAKE OFFERS,ALSO YOU MUST PICK UP, I LIVE IN MICHIGAN,ALSO HAVE CHAINGUARD AND CRANK AND SPROCKET AVAILIBLE,,,,


   RE:FOR SALE:   1956 SCHWINN FRAME posted by STEVEN on 10/19/2000 at 5:48:50 AM
HI, SORRY THE FRAME IS A 1956,,,,,,,,,,SERIAL # Nxxxxxx






FOR SALE:   1962 SCHWINN "DEBUTANTE" posted by: STEVEN on 10/16/2000 at 5:00:52 PM
I HAVE A 1962 SCHWINN "DEBUTANTE" IN REALLY NICE SHAPE,IT
HAS HORN TANK,FRONT AND REAR RACKS,DUAL HEADLIGHTS,REAR 3
BAND RED HUB,IT IS WHITE AND ROSE COLOR, A WOMANS BIKE, THE
CHAINGUARD IS ALSO VERY NICE, WESTWIND WHITEWALLS,STAMPED S-7 RIMS,I LIVE IN MICHIGAN AND YOU MUST PICK IT UP, I WONT DISSASEMBLE IT, SERIAL # IS C-233921,MARCH,1962


   RE:FOR SALE:   1962 SCHWINN posted by STEVEN on 10/24/2000 at 5:53:59 PM
THE 1962 SCHWINN IS "SOLD", THANK YOU,,,,,,,,,,






FOR SALE:   No Reserve ONLINE auction, EVERYTHING GOES posted by: Joe Rapoza on 10/16/2000 at 2:42:58 PM

I have 300 or so bicycles and parts for auction all NO RESERVE with the lowest opening bids. Balloon Schwinn, J.C. Higgins, Colson, Firestone, Elgin, Roadmaster and many more as well as 20" Krate, early and late Fastbacks, Manta Ray, Screamer, Huffy and many more. NOS parts lights, speedos, generator sets, tires, used schwinn parts. New Departure boxes with contents. Everything goes. For more info please email. Bicycles and parts at give away starting bids every item to be sold with NO RESERVE. Please email me for the complete list and photo's . Don't miss it. You need to see the list to believe it. Thank you.




   RE:FOR SALE:   No Reserve ONLINE auction, EVERYTHING GOES posted by ben dipaolo on 10/18/2000 at 12:28:36 PM
I am interested in old Raleighs, Rudges and Roadmasters and would like to see your list of items for auction






WANTED:   electric horn posted by: chris on 10/16/2000 at 8:07:04 AM
I am restoring a Monark SilverKing Rocket and would like to find an electric horn. The old one is a Delta 3 volt dc. Does any one have one ?


   RE:WANTED:   electric horn posted by Gordon on 10/16/2000 at 7:25:59 PM
Is this the horn inside the tank? If so, are there 3 screws that mount it? One ahead of the button and 2 behind?