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FOR SALE:   For Trade: JC Higgins Balloon Parts posted by: JOEL on 5/11/2000 at 7:54:35 AM
TRADE: JC Higgins '55ish boys frame, tank w'chrome pieces, perfect fenders, badge, 3 piece crank, truss rods. NO WHEELS< GUARDTRADE FOR boys cleveland welding (roadmaster,WF,hiawatha..) frame, tank, more?? Pre or early post war.


   RE:FOR SALE:   For Trade: JC Higgins Balloon Parts posted by Jason on 5/13/2000 at 12:20:44 AM
Hi Joel, If the fenders you mention are the deep, round ones for a springer fork, I would be interested. I have a couple Cleveland Welding frames and one fairly complete bike. They all have drop-outs with adjusting screws, so i assume they are pre-war.I also have peaked fenders with curved braces. Send me an email and we'll talk! Thanks






WANTED:   Rollfast Tandem posted by: Greg Buffalow on 5/9/2000 at 8:03:59 PM
Wanted: replacement for my 1965-ish Rollfast one speed bicycle built for two (which was recently stolen). I would be interested in NOS, used, or reproduction bike, provided it has balloon tires. Thanks for any info on suppliers or someone who has one for sale.







WANTED:   SERIOUS BUYER, WANTED: Colsons, Shelby's, rare bikes posted by: Joe on 5/9/2000 at 7:54:10 PM
I am a serious buyer. I pay TOP DOLLAR for rare bicycles. COLSON, SHELBY, ELGINS, SCHWINN, ROADMASTER and others. If it has a tank on it I am interested. 20" Krates, Stingrays, Fastbacks, Choppers, Huffy almost anyone with or with out a stick shift. I buy them all, one piece or the collection. Parts, litature, manuals, lights, HIGH WHEELERS, EARLY TRICYCLES. PLEASE EMAIL ME DIRECTLY. I will call you or can call me on my toll free number. Thank you in advance.







WANTED:   WANTED Colsons, Shelby's, rare bikes posted by: Joe on 5/9/2000 at 7:54:10 PM
I am a serious buyer. I pay TOP DOLLAR for rare bicycles. COLSON, SHELBY, ELGINS, SCHWINN, ROADMASTER and others. If it has a tank on it I am interested. 20" Krates, Stingrays, Fastbacks, Choppers, Huffy almost anyone with or with out a stick shift. I buy them all, one piece or the collection. Parts, litature, manuals, lights, HIGH WHEELERS, EARLY TRICYCLES. PLEASE EMAIL ME DIRECTLY. I will call you or can call me on my toll free number. Thank you in advance.







WANTED:   Raleigh Headtube badge...made in England posted by: Mary Pfeiffer on 5/9/2000 at 7:41:58 PM
Need a Raleigh Headtube bade 1960-70s

Thanks, email me







WANTED:   trainlight 51/52 monark deluxe posted by: tino on 5/8/2000 at 6:21:23 PM
I am looking for a 51/52 monark trainlight to finish up my restauration. Is there anybody out there that can help me out? Also looking for 52 columbia horntank.Thanks


   RE:WANTED:   trainlight 51/52 monark deluxe posted by Jason on 5/13/2000 at 12:28:32 AM
Hiya Tino, have ya considered a repop? I know that some folks prefer not to use repo parts, but Maple Island Sales carries everything you need for that light. Battery tray, cover, and lens, I believe. They are not too bad. (417) 682-6555 They also have a website, but I can't get the link right now.G'luck!






FOR SALE:   wanted posted by: Joe on 5/8/2000 at 4:50:18 PM
wanted carrier and headlite for 1939 colson firestone super cruiser thanks







WANTED:   Wacky Wheels posted by: Jimmy on 5/8/2000 at 2:21:37 PM
O.K. yall, time to test your memory! Remeber those old multi colored swirl patterned plastic things called Wacky Wheels we used to have on our bikes as kids? Well, I need some! If anyone out there has any, please help this old Texas boy out, huh? See ya!


   RE:WANTED:   Wacky Wheels posted by ChristopherRobin on 5/13/2000 at 9:41:42 AM
I got to thinking about this. You never see these anymore. I had plastic straws with a side slit and these were colored and you opened them up and you put them around the spokes. This brings back memories.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Wacky Wheels posted by Donna on 5/16/2000 at 12:38:23 PM
Does anyone have a picture of Wacky Wheels?






MISC:   idetify make of tricycle posted by: Doug Ward on 5/7/2000 at 4:58:37 PM
I have a tricycle that looks like a peddle boat. Three speeds, two passengers, that sit side by side. A simple metal T frame supports a plastic carriage. Seats are adjustable made of plastic. It is 20 to 30 years old, so I'm told. Any information on what it is and were I may get another or parts would be helpful.







MISC:   idetify make of tricycle posted by: Doug on 5/7/2000 at 4:58:37 PM
I have a tricycle that looks like a peddle boat. Three speeds, two passengers, that sit side by side. A simple metal T frame supports a plastic carriage. Seats are adjustable made of plastic. It is 20 to 30 years old, so I'm told. Any information on what it is and were I may get another or parts would be helpful.


   RE:MISC:   idetify make of tricycle posted by ChristopherRobin on 5/13/2000 at 9:43:35 AM
I would check E-bay and try and corespond with other peddle boat people. This sounds soo neat, Good luck! I wish I could help you.






FOR SALE:   1954 Schwinn Racer posted by: Jim Garrison on 5/6/2000 at 7:02:43 PM
1954 Schwinn 3 speed racer for sale. 26 inch, good condition. $400.


   RE:FOR SALE:   1954 Schwinn Racer posted by ChristopherRobin on 5/7/2000 at 9:46:45 AM
I could have picked up one of these for $25.00 and I did not because apart fron the cool fork the rest of the bike was plain and it was a heavy bike. This was stupid of me and now I have to go back there and get it. I have no idea what these go for and if your bike is bice as it probably is then I suppose your asking price is fair. I just do not know, and Schwinn is second in my hunting. I really liked this fork.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1954 Schwinn Racer posted by ChristopherRobin on 5/7/2000 at 9:48:31 AM
Come to thik of it, I see a lot less of these than the Raleigh Sports.

   RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1954 Schwinn Racer posted by Jeff on 5/8/2000 at 5:57:47 AM
Some Speedsters were middleweights, and judging by the year, this is one of them, possibly even a first-year bike. Still, $400 seems steep to me.

   RE:FOR SALE:   1954 Schwinn Racer posted by Keith on 5/9/2000 at 7:37:15 AM
Is it a "Racer'? I thought someone on the site once claimed that this was Frank Schwinn's favorite bike. Dunno about that, but from what I've read I think he had Raleigh-envy. I got a 60s Racer free and sold it for 20. Really solid. Rode wonderfully -- smoother than a Raleigh Sports (but heavier and slower).

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1954 Schwinn Racer posted by Wings on 5/10/2000 at 10:51:59 PM
Yes, it was Frank (?) Schwinns favorite bike. A three speed in green!

   RE:FOR SALE:   1954 Schwinn Racer posted by Eric on 5/11/2000 at 8:59:27 AM
In the Pridmore and Hurd book on Schwinn there is a photo of Frank Schwinn's personal bike. It is a green Paramount 3 speed with upright tourist handlebars and tourist mattress saddle. Sort of a "Racer" with a much better frame.






FOR SALE:   Nice American Made Cruiser for Starter Project posted by: JohnC on 5/4/2000 at 4:14:34 PM
After reading prior posts, I am a little freightened of getting either more information than I can use, or getting a hostile response, but here I go. I am looking for a nice American made cantillever frame to build up into a bike for regular commuting use. Living in a fairly mountainous area, I am going to need gears, and will probably be using a modern Shimano Nexus type 7 speed hub. I may even want modern cantilever brakes or v-brakes. While using a vintage frame for this project may seem sacreligious, I would hate to buy a frame made in Taiwan or China, and there are no more American made cruiser bicycles to be had as far as I can tell. As it is, I consider the use of a Japanese rear hub to be a necessary evil. So here is my question. What would be a good target frame? I want to avoid anything collectable both for reasons of price, and because I would not want to booger-up a frame that a true collector might covet. Are there still affordable cantilever frames out there? Where is a good place to find a reasonably priced frame? Any help appreciated. Thanks.


   RE:FOR SALE:   Nice American Made Cruiser for Starter Project posted by Pee-Wee on 5/4/2000 at 7:42:08 PM
Hey John. Have you considered a camelback frame?

   RE:FOR SALE:   Nice American Made Cruiser for Starter Project posted by Gordon on 5/5/2000 at 5:43:31 AM
There are lots of cantilever frames out there, mostly middleweights. I have quite a few different ones. The only problem with most of them is that they are (or were) single speed coaster models and do not have the necessary mountings for rim brakes.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Nice American Made Cruiser for Starter Project posted by JohnC on 5/5/2000 at 7:13:03 AM
Quite right about lack of rim-brake mounts. I had planned to get around this by shelving the stock fork for future use, and instead installing and custom painting a modern chromolly tapered blade fork with the proper mounts. As for the back, the Nexus hub comes with an internal coaster brake which is fine for me. This all leads to the next natural question. I believe that the modern headset standard is 1" so-called "english" thread. Do the older cruisers use the same threading, or will I need to re-thread my fork for a vintage headset? Again all replies enthusiastically and earnestly welcomed.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Nice American Made Cruiser for Starter Project posted by ART on 5/5/2000 at 9:09:15 AM
Some thoughts. I would consider the weight of a classic steel cantilever frame, especially if I wanted to climb mountains in making my decision. You can adapt center pull hand brakes to a classic frame, but you are going to have to add braze ons if you want to add v-brakes. You can do that whole conversion, but consider your time, parts, expense, and weight. I know you want to avoid foriegn built modern retro cruiser/commuters of which there are many...Schwinn, KHS, Bianchi, and others...but they are cantilevered style, light, can have nexus hubs, and can have v-brakes. Their price compared to an all out conversion may or may not be a factor. (I personally hate nexus hubs because I had a bad experience with one and haven't been convinced that they are worth much.) There are classic style bikes, not necessarily cantilever, that were made to commute. The English roadster, lot of info here on that bike, and light weight road bikes are geared, lighter bikes that are already built for racks. lights and good brakes.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Nice American Made Cruiser for Starter Project posted by Brian on 5/5/2000 at 9:38:19 PM
I recently built up a project bike of this type for a friend using a rusty Columbia 5 star with tank and spring fork. I used a 7 speed rear hub and a Sturmy Archer front drum brake. A nice retro looking bike with ease or pedaling and good brakes. Sachs also makes a good front drum brake.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Nice American Made Cruiser for Starter Project posted by Kevin C on 5/6/2000 at 4:03:57 AM
Many middleweight Schwinn Tigers, Corvettes and Deluxe Typhoons from the early 1960s had cantilever frames, hand brakes and three-speed Sturmey-Archer hubs. These bikes are not especially valuable, so a finding a "project" frame at a low price shouldn't be very difficult.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Nice American Made Cruiser for Starter Project posted by JOEL on 5/6/2000 at 6:20:42 AM
Another thing to consider...I think the rear triangle will have to be opened up a little to accomodate the Nexas hub. Very doable though.

I have a large pile of frames, mostly Murray built midweight cantilever frames, the best one is a Sears Flightliner all chrome frame with chainguard. Also have lots of project bikes that would make great customs. Email for details.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Nice American Made Cruiser for Starter Project posted by sam on 5/7/2000 at 7:06:45 PM
on your thoughts on the rim brakes or v brakes take a look at early schwinn delux american front brake. an early v type bolt on.but may add weight and you will need to also use a schwinn blade fork.also I'd like to have one for my resto,if you find two!

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Nice American Made Cruiser for Starter Project posted by Wings on 5/10/2000 at 11:16:06 PM
For a gal I built this:
Schwinn Mesa Runner Girls frame (Taiwan) This looks just like a girl's cruizer with straight bars.
7 speed nexus with brake.
Bottom Bracket Conversion kit: $29 from Dan's. This one had set screws so I could adjust for proper chain stay clearance.
Largest sprocket I could find on Nexus.
Three piece old Sakae alloy Crank only running the smallest chain ring (28?).
Front fork had braze ons so no problem on brakes.
I did careful calculation on gear inches to make sure she could ride all the local hills. I live in hills and 2500 foot mountains. I used the bike once to go to the top of a mountain which is only done off road on mountain bikes. I did it on that bike wiith the nexus hub!
Problem: There are two types of head sets and the vast majority are a hair too small for all one inch stems!!! You will want a one inch stem so make sure you can get a one inch headset on the head tube!
It is also possible to put a derailer frozen in one position on the rear axle to act as a chain tensioner so that you can run three chain rings with a front derailer! Perhaps two chainrings would be good--calculate your gear inches! I ride a three speed cantilever that I made and run three chainrings and it takes me a lot of places and is fun. I can make two shifts at the same time!
I would consider a retro cruizer frame--they also come in aluminum. Put a shock on it. All your braze ons are there. It would look cool. Nashbar was selling them last year for $149. I would not use a Schwinn frame. I would use one of the older cruizer frames. some have braze ons for running cable.
Headsets are very cheap. Buy an old bike and use the headsets. Schwinn headsets seem to be the same. Varsity bikes go for as low as $1.
Good luck.






MISC:   Galaxie Flyer posted by: Pee-Wee on 5/3/2000 at 7:51:33 PM
Hey guys! I got a question-how much is a mint condition girls Western Flyer Galaxie Flyer worth? Has 26 x 1.75" blackwall tires and is dark blue with chrome fenders.


   RE:MISC:   Galaxie Flyer posted by Jeff on 5/4/2000 at 5:38:27 AM
Pee Wee, I'm a little disappointed in you. You didn't provide details like tank/rack/horn/lights!

But I'll let it go this time. If it has none of those items and truly is mint, figure $150 - $200. If it has all of those items (a horntank with integrated headlights is what I would assume for that era, and a rear rack) figure $300+

   RE:MISC:   Galaxie Flyer posted by Pee-Wee on 5/4/2000 at 4:17:44 PM
Sorry Jeff. I should have known better. Well, this bike has nothing (horn, tank, lights, rack) execpt the original wicker basket. Sorry to diappoint!






FOR SALE:   1897 Clipper Tandem for sale posted by: Kevin C. on 5/3/2000 at 6:00:12 AM
Untouched, dated 1897 Clipper Tandem for sale. All original paint, stenciling, wooden rims, leather Mesinger saddles, filigree "Clipper" chainguard, block chain, steers from front or rear. Made by Grand Rapids Cycle Company. Museum piece. $2,000. Buyer would have to pick up in Lafayette, Ind.







FOR SALE:   Value Schwinn Slick Chic Stingray posted by: Gary on 5/1/2000 at 6:42:51 PM
Have a Slick Chic Stingray Original Purple. Approximate 1968. Chrome still shines, bananna seat excellent, faded decals on chain guard from pant wear. Tires excellent. Some chips in paint forks, frame ect, but overall very good condition. Appreciate any feedback on value?? 3 speed.


   RE:FOR SALE:   Value Schwinn Slick Chic Stingray posted by Greg on 5/2/2000 at 5:37:12 AM
Around $200. Maybe more because the Slik Chik parts fit a Sting-Ray and yours has a 3-speed S-2 rear wheel.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Value Schwinn Slick Chic Stingray posted by ChristopherRobin on 5/4/2000 at 6:42:57 AM
I keep seeing this purple thing at one of my haunts, what do these go for really?

   RE:FOR SALE:   Value Schwinn Slick Chic Stingray posted by Ian Griffith on 6/8/2000 at 8:29:38 PM
I'm verry interested in this bike if you are willing to part with it. e-mail me and we can talk.