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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted







MISC:   1940's JC Higgins Tandem Bicycle posted by: Les on 10/27/2000 at 10:42:50 PM
My neighbor has an old 1946-1948(not sure of date) tandem bicycle sitting in his garage and he is interested in selling it. He does not have internet access so I volunteered to poke around and see what I can do for him. The bicycle is in poor shape but all major parts seem to be intact. I noticed some rust and the leather seats are breaking down. If anyone is interested or has some advice please Email ne at lahector@yahoo.com.







WANTED:   Yamaha moto-bike 1974-1976 posted by: Mark on 10/27/2000 at 10:45:18 PM
Looking for new parts for Yamaha moto-bikes from the 1970's.Anyone with new seats,fenders,rims or any new parts etc;please contact me at moto_bike@yahoo.com
Thanks,Mark







MISC:   1940's JC Higgins Tandem Bicycle posted by: Les on 10/27/2000 at 10:42:50 PM
My neighbor has an old 1946-1948(not sure of date) tandem bicycle sitting in his garage and he is interested in selling it. He does not have internet access so I volunteered to poke around and see what I can do for him. The bicycle is not in poor shape but all major parts seem to be intact. I noticed some rust and the leather seats are breaking down. If anyone is interested or has some advice please Email ne at lahector@yahoo.com.







FOR SALE:   Early 60's Schwinn Supersport posted by: John Runjavac on 10/27/2000 at 8:25:51 AM
I have a metallic blue, 21" Super Sport. It has two numbers, 66229 on the left rear dropout and B31663_ on the bottom bracket (Feb 63?) My neighbor said he bought the bike new in 1966. It has a chrome fork that is probably a replacement since it has the little squares for the front axle safety clips. Weinmann rims, Vainquerur 999 brakes, Sprint hubs, crank and downtube shifters. Ava stem, alloy bars and a Brooks saddle. Suntour GT rear and AR front derailleurs. The rear derailleur mount is cast as a part of the rear dropout. Asking $120 (obo) + shipping from Santa Barbara, CA. If you would like an image, contact me at sbslivovitx@cs.com


   RE:FOR SALE:   Early 60's Schwinn Supersport posted by John Runjavac on 10/30/2000 at 8:20:01 AM
Thank you for your responses, I have a sale pending.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Early 60's Schwinn Supersport posted by JARROD on 11/9/2000 at 4:28:32 PM
IS IT LIKE A REAL LOWRIDER FRAME BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT I REALLY WANT. I WANT AN ORIGINAL SCHWINN.






MISC:   Nothing for sale posted by: Oscar on 10/26/2000 at 8:52:16 PM
Nothing for sale here...just nostalga. Just about everyone who visits this site is old enough/young enough to remember the Big Wheel. Not the knock-off brands, but the honest to goodness Marx Toys Big Wheel. What a commotion they would make going down the street! They could go fast, and with the smooth plastic rear wheels, they could actually skid (they had a hand brake, right?) When they got old, the rear wheels would wear through. In a really bad case, the front wheel would split down the middle.

They don't seem to make them any more, but I'll bet most guys had one or wanted one. As for my own little kids, they had traditional steel tricycles. Red ones.


   RE:MISC:   Nothing for sale posted by JOEL on 10/27/2000 at 5:57:28 AM
Yeeeaa...We used to go flying down this steep driveway and lock up the hand brake at the bottom and go into a spin....What fun.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Nothing for sale posted by ChristopherRobin on 10/27/2000 at 7:24:38 AM
The Big Wheel was lots of fun. Years later I pulled over and scrambled out of the car and rescued my friends Marx Moon Buggy with the six wheels. I spent 2 hours fixing the chain on one side that was rusted but I have chain repair tools and chain and I oiled and soon it was good as new. Eyes poped out and I said "Go for it!" and a new generation got to have the time of his life with it. This led to my going back with cash and getting the Ross Apollo and all the old toys in the basement! I would give anything to be little again and spend the sunny afternoon with Rosemary on our bikes and Big Wheels.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Nothing for sale posted by Carl on 10/27/2000 at 8:23:18 AM
RE: Big Wheels - and the cracks that would form in the worn plastic wheels, and rattling sound of the stones which would end up inside the wheels, and the echo of one of those with a 5 year older pedaling his or her heart out along a sidewalk.

I was about 10 or 15 years too old for a Big Wheel, but you reminded me of another thing: The great sound a baseball card sounded clipped to a fender brace.

   RE:MISC:   Nothing for sale posted by Conrad on 10/27/2000 at 9:37:53 PM
I had a tricycle and it was OK but then for Christmas in 1968 there was a new Big Wheel under the tree(I still have the 8mm movie of me riding it around the living room before sun up on Christmas morning)! The early ones did not have the hand brake or the "clicker" on the rear wheel. I rode mine till the front wheel wore through(the only way to stop the early ones was to stop pedaling and lock the front tire) and then I even put duct tape on it to try and hold it together. I finally broke it while jumping a homemade wooden ramp one day.
So then a few years later it was on to bikes.. cutting the front forks off my sister's old 26" bike to make front fork extensions for a homemade "chopper"(since I didnt have access to a welder, every now and then I would run it into a wall to tighten up the extra front forks).
Gee, I have NO IDEA why all those old toys are so rare(even if you didnt "finish a toy off" it moved on to your little brother or neighbor and they got their chance to destroy it).

   RE:RE:MISC:   Nothing for sale posted by ChristopherRobin on 10/29/2000 at 11:27:40 AM
You could do the neatest spin-outs with the one with the hand brake.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Nothing for sale posted by cs on 11/21/2000 at 8:09:42 PM
Yeah, I also cut off the forks of one bike to make longer forks on mine!! The problem was that when you tried to turn, it was a struggle and the bike would raise up because the forks were curved out in front instead of in a straight line. But we were Hells' Angels on bikes.






FOR SALE:   schwinn jaguar posted by: reggie on 10/26/2000 at 7:13:13 PM
have for sale a near mint (partially restored) schwinn jaguar mark v it blue very nice looking it needs a good home being sold for $850.00 e-mail if interested


   RE:FOR SALE:   schwinn jaguar posted by reggie on 11/1/2000 at 9:46:22 AM
this is a correction to my original posting of jaguar it is not a mark v but is a 1952 mark 2 jaguar blue and going for $850.00 e-mail me if interested in buying also have several other types of early 50's to early 70's schwinns for sale too






FOR SALE:   odd size schwinn tires posted by: reggie on 10/26/2000 at 7:07:34 PM
i have a few schwinn tires that some one might need they are 16x1 3/8 and 16x1 3/4 to fit schwinn only rims also some semi pneumatic tires too e-mail me for complete list and prices quantities are limited







WANTED:   Murray Legacy Owners Manuals/assembly info posted by: Rich on 10/26/2000 at 3:26:51 PM
I am looking for information on the Murray Legacy Mens bike. Would like to have a copy of the owners manual showing the original parts and assembly information.







FOR SALE:   1956 MENS SCHWINN FRAME posted by: STEVEN on 10/25/2000 at 6:19:40 PM
I HAVE A 1956 MENS SCHWINN FRAME FOR SALE, THE SERIAL # IS Nxxxx, I WAS TOLD IT WAS A MIDDLEWEIGHT FRAME, MAYBE A CORVETTE OR A JAGUAR,ALSO WAS TOLD IT IS A CANTILEVER FRAME, IT HAS 2 BARS UNDER THE MAIN BAR,IT ISRED IN COLOR,
YOU MUST PICK IT UP, IM IN THE DETROIT AREA,I WILL TAKE OFFERS??







WANTED:   INFO ON OR VALUE posted by: rickey on 10/25/2000 at 8:34:10 AM
JUST CAME ACROSS AMF ROADMASTER 27"X1.1/4PURSUIT YELLOW J005352 NOT SURE DATE VALUE EXCELLANT COND. GARAGED ALOY WHEELS 10 SPEED CENTER PULL BRAKES THANKS







FOR SALE:   Schwinn - 1978 Tornado posted by: Ken V on 10/25/2000 at 6:54:20 AM
1978 Schwinn Tornado. All original BMX bike, good shape. Very nice head badge, fenders, & chain guard. Straight frame, paint worn. Seat tears at rear corners. S/N FP5XXXXX. $95 shipped in Continental US. Photos available via email. Contact Kenmtb1@msn.com







FOR SALE:   Huffy "The Wheel" --wanted posted by: Steve Breaux on 10/24/2000 at 11:11:00 PM
Anybody ever seen this bike for sale (ebay, mayby)? I'm not a serious collector-- just had one as a child. Found one post in the archives and saw the picture in the database--now people won't think I'm making it up. Thanks and take care.







WANTED:   Info on Schwinn Twinn posted by: Casey on 10/24/2000 at 3:30:02 PM
I have a 5 speed Twinn and I can't find the serial # to Identify its age. Any help is appreciated.


   RE:WANTED:   Info on Schwinn Twinn posted by racerrex on 10/24/2000 at 9:51:58 PM
the serial # should be either on the steering head (Right under the name badge) or on the rear dropout( at the left rear axle). If the bike has been painted , the numbers may be very hard to see. This site has a list to check dates. Good luck.






WANTED:   head light for girls hiawatha bike posted by: gene on 10/24/2000 at 3:04:35 PM
I've restored a 1950esh Gambles26"Hiawatha bike,I'am trying to keep it as original as I can. it is dark blue with chrome wheels


   RE:WANTED:   head light for girls hiawatha bike posted by christian on 10/24/2000 at 6:13:22 PM
gene,
if it is fender mounted, then i have one, dark blue.
matter of fact, i need to get rid of the whole bike.
give me an e-mail. thanx, christian.
for a description, visit: http://www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum
i believe i put it under the balloon tire category.
thanx






MISC:   Info On National Bicycle needed posted by: wayne on 10/24/2000 at 12:50:39 PM
Hello, I have a 26 in National 6 speed bicycle.It has a Disc Brake in the rear,6 speed shifter on the middle bar,Sensor(Matsushita electric)lights front and back powered by a wheel generator.It is black in color.It has racks front and back and protectors for the High/Low Beam lights in the front and Brake light in the rear.It seems the be Handbuilt in Japan,It say on the tube Handmade for the Young Man under the National label.Need info on when produced and value,Thanks for any info Wayne