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MISC:   Unidentified bicycle posted by: Tom McNeal on 12/10/2000 at 12:45:53 PM
My family has been involved in the sport of bicycle trials since the late 1970's. Specific bikes for the sport were not produced until '81 or so. However, my Dad used an old frame and built my brother a bike to practice on. In 1980 he won the first US National Championship on that bike. The bike has been kept over the years, but my Dad does not remember where he got the frame and there are no markings to identify it. I want to figure out what bike the frame came from.

The frame is very different compared to anything I have ever seen. The top tube is actually two parellel tubes that run back past the seat tube area and continue back another 1.5 feet (getting wider as it goes back) and then bends downward where it goes straight down to the rear dropouts.

If anyone could pass along information to me at Tkm825@cs.com regarding the frame, what bike it was associated with, where it was sold, cost, etc. I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks and have a Merry Christmas!


   RE:MISC:   Unidentified bicycle posted by sam on 12/10/2000 at 5:12:57 PM
I could be all wet on this but I think the bike you decribe was made in Germany.Saw one on ebay with a texas ranger badge on it.Try www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum then go to choppers , rob collects ger. bikes he might help I.D. the bike--I asume this is a 20" bike---also beleave Raleigh made one like U decribe---sam

   RE:MISC:   Unidentified bicycle posted by JOEL on 12/11/2000 at 5:24:26 AM
Huffy also made a 20" frame similar to your discription that was used on musclebikes and later on cheap BMX bikes. Can you post a picture?

   RE:RE:MISC:   Unidentified bicycle posted by JimW. on 12/11/2000 at 12:39:17 PM
The description also sounds similar to the Ross Apollo.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Unidentified bicycle posted by Carl on 12/12/2000 at 6:34:27 AM
Go to the picture database run a query on all musclebikes. (go in by "style" and choose "musclebike")

   RE:MISC:   Unidentified bicycle posted by Stephen Todd VanMatre on 12/12/2000 at 5:18:17 PM
It sounds like a Torker, a semi popular BMX brand from the late 70's thru today. I have two of them growing up. They were VERY popular with Trials and Freestylers.
I'll try and find a pic of one on the web and post it.

   RE:MISC:   Unidentified bicycle posted by Stephen Todd VanMatre on 12/12/2000 at 5:23:50 PM
I'll bet dollars to doughnuts this is what he has:

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=991606&a=10397812

   RE:MISC:   Unidentified bicycle posted by Chris on 12/14/2000 at 1:11:23 PM
I have a red huffy convertible 19?? and I'm inquiring about
how much it is worth and if you know anybody interested.






WANTED:   Ladie's pedals for 1948 Schwinn + black seat posted by: Jason on 12/10/2000 at 8:47:27 AM
I started restoring my girlfriend's bike two years ago, and it was going to a x-mas gift. I ran into some problems, and it has sat behind my paint booth since then. The good news is that we are still together, and the bike is ALMOST done in time for THIS x-mas.I know that you are asking yourselves " How can I help?" Well.........I need a clean ladie's seat and a clean set of pedals for it. If anyone has these parts and wants to sell 'em please contact me. I know it's short notice, and have gotten a bit of an extension on the Dec 25th deadline........I just can't open any of MY gifts until the bike is done. hehe. Fair enough......Also, many thanks to JOHN BERRY at Phoenix Resto for supplying the tank stencils for this paint job!


   RE:WANTED:   Ladie's pedals for 1948 Schwinn + black seat posted by Jason on 12/10/2000 at 11:22:44 AM
Oh yeah.......here's a bad pic of what I have done so far. Check it out if you are so inclined. She picked out these colors......two tone blue. All I have left to do is stripe the fenders, and stripe and decal chainguard.
http://members.aol.com/Jasanch/KTANK4.jpg

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Ladie's pedals for 1948 Schwinn + black seat posted by casey on 12/10/2000 at 12:40:40 PM
hey, man. the bike looks great

   RE:WANTED:   Ladie's pedals for 1948 Schwinn + black seat posted by sam on 12/10/2000 at 5:23:51 PM
Maple Island has fast service--schwinn style pedals($18)not original but nice with out the reflectors,chrome metal parts.They also sell seats,again not original but nice.There number is 417-682-6655---hope this helps and great paint would like to see finished job---sam






MISC:   western flyer, grand trophy series posted by: johnny on 12/9/2000 at 9:56:18 PM
I have two (1-men's, 1 ladies)Western Flyer Grand Trophy Series bicycles. They are original with three chrome baskets on each bike used for less than one mile each. Have been stored in barn for a long time. PERFECT CONDITION. Make offer or send information if you have any on this model. We cannot find out anything about these bicycles. HELP!!







FOR SALE:   NOS tires for sale posted by: Joe on 12/9/2000 at 4:59:51 PM
I have NOS tires. The rear reads Sears Linear Thread White raised letter 1 3/8. The front read Linear 990. If interested please email me directly.

Thank you.







FOR SALE:   4 bikes that have to go posted by: Bruce on 12/9/2000 at 8:51:27 AM
I am parting with 4 bicycles. 1 is currently on ebay 1104188580(bad picture tho. I have a 69 ladies Robin Hood, a 5 speed mens Robin Hood and a DL.1 with working dynohub and lights. Will consider all fair offers and i will tell all of their faults that I am aware of. Garage is too full







FOR SALE:   STURMEY - ARCHER HARDWARE posted by: JERRY on 12/9/2000 at 2:15:40 AM
LOTS OF PARTS, EMAIL FOR INFO OR A PIC.......


   RE:FOR SALE:   STURMEY - ARCHER HARDWARE posted by Steve on 12/16/2000 at 1:13:13 PM
Jerry,
Could you please post me info about your SA parts? I have several SA hubs that are at least 50 yr old (ASC, AM, FC), and I'm always scouting for parts that might fit my hubs, especially parts not common to AW.
Steve






FOR SALE:   NEW DEPARTURE MODEL D SPRING CLIPS posted by: JERRY HERRON on 12/9/2000 at 2:04:57 AM
THESE ARE NOS, $ 2.00 EACH SHIPPED. EMAIL FOR YOUR NEEDS ON BENDIX & NEW DEPARTURE PARTS.......







FOR SALE:   BENDIX 2 SPEED KICKBACK SPRINGS, NOS posted by: JERRY HERRON, TOLEDO OH, on 12/9/2000 at 1:58:13 AM
THEY ARE $ 15.00 EACH SHIPPED.....EMAIL FOR PIC OR MORE INFO. THESE WILL FIT AUTOMATIC & OVERDRIVE MODELS.







MISC:   ROSS 3 SPEED 1975 W/BANNANA SEAT LIKE NEW posted by: LOU on 12/8/2000 at 5:31:53 PM
I BOUGHT THIS BIKE FOR MY DAUGHTER IN 1975. SHE DID NOT RIDE IT VERY MUCH SO IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF IT WOULD BE WORTH ANYTHING.







MISC:   Sad News, Please help posted by: Ray on 12/8/2000 at 4:58:47 PM
An appeal:

I'm very sad to report that, Sam Fitzsimmons is
battling cancer.

Being a lifelong classic and track bicycle advocate,
he is self-employed and without many resources. Sam
has done so much to preserve, promote and educate
others about bicycles. His knowledge of the
SturmeyArcher hub is legendary. Not only has Sam
helped 100's of people find vintage bikes but he has
donated countless hours bringing classic bikes
to community events and gatherings. Sam never asked
for high prices, making little money for himself.
Getting folks matched up with bikes was his
main goal. He has dedicated his personal and financial
life to bicycles.

Please consider helping him now.


I suggest sending him $20 to help out, more if you can
afford it, less if you can't. Some small amount that
will not mean much to you, but will really help him at
this most difficult time. If you have some spare parts
kicking around, auction them on ebay and send the
proceeds, if you do not have access to a digital
camera, you can send the parts to me, and I will
forward all proceeds, including postage paid by the
buyer. My Handle on ebay is BIKE.

Should you have further questions contact me and I
will let you know how you can help or do my best to
answer your questions.


Sam Fitzsimmons
POB 3299
Annapolis MD 21403

Send parts (with description)to:
Paul Genaro
pob 104
Walnutport pa 18088

Thank You,
Paul Genaro


   RE:MISC:   Sad News, Please help posted by JOEL on 12/9/2000 at 5:35:02 AM
I'm very sorry to hear that. I have met Sam at a couple of swap meets and found him to be a great guy and an honest dealer.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Sad News, Please help posted by ChristopherRobin on 12/10/2000 at 10:10:51 AM
I'm deeply shaken to learn this. Sam is one of the cornerstone people this hobby cannot do without. He has been a real great friend to all of us. Smart, dedicated,he follows through for you. Walk around at the next meet and get to know the faces behind the table and talk to them these are among the greatest bunch of people you will ever meet. Sam's service to us and bicycle history is extensive. Please do whatever you can he's a real great guy.






FOR SALE:   wanted tank posted by: sam on 12/8/2000 at 10:16:39 AM
Still looking for Early 50's murray tank for girls bike--sam


   RE:FOR SALE:   wanted tank posted by Bob on 12/8/2000 at 11:47:01 AM
What model? 26" ? Balloon or midweight? Horn inside? Light on the front?

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   wanted tank posted by sam on 12/8/2000 at 9:18:21 PM
Same tank as see on data base for Murray 1955 Aeroline.Horn not important.They sell on ebay for around $25 but I keep getting shot down.If you got one for around that price let me know---sam






MISC:   HELP posted by: Annonomous on 12/7/2000 at 7:57:42 PM
HELP! I need some advice! what brand of bike should i get. im looking for a freestyle. also im looking for sponsers







WANTED:   schwinn fastback handle bars for 1966/67 fastback and pair 66 fastback S-5 rims posted by: nblanski on 12/7/2000 at 4:22:06 PM
if you got a pair of 66/67 fastback handle bars and a pair of 66 S-5 rims and youd sell em email me
Thanks







MISC:   John Deere Bicycles posted by: Brenda on 12/6/2000 at 1:55:23 PM
I have a friend who is trying to find out any information about a John Deere Bicycle she owns. She is wanting to possibly sell it and is not sure of what it is worth. She thinks it was made in the 60's and the paint is in good condition, the tires are flat though. Any help would most appreciated. Thanks


   RE:MISC:   John Deere Bicycles posted by rd on 12/6/2000 at 3:20:18 PM
Most likely from the early 70's. I have posted several times on this site about John Deere bikes as i have several of them. The color makes a big difference. is it a 20 or 26 boys or girls. The green ones are the most popular and have been selling for a couple hundred on e-bay but i have never given near that much for one. The white one with the yellow stripe is the least sought after one and does not bring a lot of money nor does the black racer. The bue one are the rarest and bring the most money but lately the 20" yellow one has been in great demand and bring $250.00 to $300.00 for some reason I don't understand. The bike are not great bikes to ride being made by several manaf. Most made forein but when it says john deere it brings the price up. John deere tried to sell bikes on 3 diifferent times and just didn sell. Some dealers started giving bikes away with the purchase of a big machine. There are stories that each dealer only got one and states only got one NOT True.

   RE:RE:MISC:   John Deere Bicycles posted by jj on 12/7/2000 at 4:46:31 AM
The "Reader's Web Pages" section of this site has a shingle for a guy that says he specializes in them.


   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   John Deere Bicycles posted by rd on 12/7/2000 at 3:56:18 PM
Thats John Bogan out of the dallas area. He is kinfolk and does an outstanding job of restoring bike and does special job on JD. If you need work contact him.






FOR SALE:   Museum of Natural History posted by: Culture on 12/6/2000 at 9:45:49 AM
Check out the info on this exhibit:

http://www.thebicycletakesoff.org