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WANTED:   Quality pictures of old bikes posted by: Jerryl on 6/1/2000 at 10:13:53 PM
I am looking to buy non-exclusive reprint rights to quality photos of old bikes.
Schwinn, BMX, just about anything. Thank you.







MISC:   found old bike!! posted by: lisa on 6/1/2000 at 7:09:06 PM
I recently aquired an old schwinn bike that is all rusty but there. My original intention was to paint and fix for my 8 year old, but now I,m not sure. It is a yellow fairlady with serial # d7167. I'm a bit confused with the number system. Also if anyone has a general idea of price, I would appreciate it. I also would like to know if you take the rust off of fenders etc or just replace. Thanx lisa


   RE:MISC:   found old bike!! posted by JimW. on 6/1/2000 at 9:01:21 PM
If you're worried about depriving future generations of some
sort of priceless artifact, don't sweat it. Any Schwinn an
8-year old can deal with is not a valuable collectible. Just
ask those mercenaries at the Schwinn Collector's list. Schwinns were extremely popular in all age ranges. They are
less rare than many of the "off-brand" bikes. They have an
inflated value because baby-boomers want the bikes they wanted, or cherished, as older kids. Rust on chrome can be removed by rubbing it with crumpled aluminum foil. Try cleaning the frame with a vigorous spray cleaner like 409.
If it looks pretty good, wax it to keep it that way. If not, give it what bike-collector purists call "house paint"(includes neat spray-can work). If you do so, try to do a nice job of it. Either way, your child will appreciate that you expended some energy on it's behalf. The important
thing about a child's bike is that it be safe. Be sure the brakes work, and that nothing that can come loose is likely to do so. If you've already bought it, it's a little late to
be worrying about its value. It was obviously worth what you
paid for it, or you wouldn't have bought it; unless you're one of those rubes who automatically assume that any Schwinn is worth a fortune. If not, lighten up; they're nice
bikes, no matter what shape the decals are in, or whether the paint job is original or Krylon.

   RE:RE:MISC:   found old bike!! posted by bob on 6/2/2000 at 7:03:34 AM
Agreed. The bike was made for an 8 year old and value aside, it is not too good for your daughter.
Also try very fine bronze or steel wool with WD40 on the rust if it is too heavy for the foil to tackle.

   RE:MISC:   found old bike!! posted by lisa on 6/2/2000 at 5:59:23 PM
Thanx for the info. Actually I rescued it from a trashcan!! I had one as a kid and it brought back fond memories. Thanx again lisa






MISC:   Antique@Classics Bicycle Swap Meets June 3@4 posted by: David N. on 6/1/2000 at 3:48:00 PM
Bicycle Swap Meets Sat.June3,2000 Lamar MO.80mi.south of KC.on US HWY 71 atMAPLE ISLAND SALES just west of hwy 71 hrs 8am-4pm FREE VENDOR SPACES AND SWAP SPACES FREE ADMISSION.then June 4,2000 Bicycle Show@Swap Meet at Penn Cycle 3916 west old shakopee rd. Bloomington Minn.hrs 7am-4pm swap spaces $15 Located at the Valley West Shopping Center 1mi.east of US HWY 169







FOR SALE:   1934/1935 Girl's Speedway Bicycle posted by: Glenn H. Schell on 6/1/2000 at 1:49:09 PM
FOR SALE: 1934/1935 Girl's Speedway Bicycle, Manufactured by
Schwinn. Sold by Louisville Cycle Company, Louisville,
Kentucky. 26x2.25" tires, Marrow hub, drop center
rims, rear stand, front tension rods, original saddle.
$175.00 plus S&H.







FOR SALE:   ww2 columbia parts needed posted by: Alex Salomé on 6/1/2000 at 11:12:37 AM
Looking for front lamp, air pump, lather bag, chain cover and ring for columbia military bike
Thanks







FOR SALE:   ww2 columbia parts needed posted by: Alex Salomé on 6/1/2000 at 11:12:37 AM
Looking for front lamp, air pump, lather bag, chain cover and ring for columbia military bike
Thanks







FOR SALE:   ww2 columbia parts needed posted by: Alex Salomé on 6/1/2000 at 11:12:37 AM
Looking for front lamp, air pump, lather bag, chain cover and ring for columbia military bike
Thanks







FOR SALE:   Rudge Whitworth Sports posted by: jim on 6/1/2000 at 8:44:12 AM
Forgot this one; gents Rudge Whitworth Sports, black, avg, cond, "hand" chainring, pump pegs, brazed peg for cable pulley, Brooks saddle, nice lettering on chainguard, "upside down" trigger, missing mudguards, gets lots of compliments (except from spouse)$125







FOR SALE:   Schwinn 60's ladies 3 speed -- great condtion! posted by: Tony on 6/1/2000 at 5:51:46 AM
Ive got a blue 3 speed Schwinn Breeze from the 60's. Origonal seats - handle grips. Original tires. COMPLETE ORGINAL... This thing is a living time machine. How much?


   RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn 60's ladies 3 speed -- great condtion! posted by jd on 6/1/2000 at 6:54:23 AM
Hate to dissapoint you but the Breeze is just not of much interest to collectors. Nice ones sell for around $25.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn 60's ladies 3 speed -- great condtion! posted by Robert on 6/2/2000 at 8:13:27 AM
My wife found a 72 breeze for 35.00, A solid 10. She loves it and would not trade for any new bike made. I guess it comes down to "If you like, buy it"






FOR SALE:   Dunelt, Hercules, Raleigh Superbes, Puch, Londoner posted by: jim on 5/31/2000 at 11:54:14 AM
Ladies Dunelt, red avg + cond.$85, Gents Herc,green, decals worn off, no mudguards, otherwise presentable,$55 Ladies Herc, gold avg. cond.,chrome aftermarket mudguards,$75 Gents & Ladies Superbe, both green, ladies is missing mudguards, gents has dyna-hub, avg. cond. gents $160, ladies $125, Londoner, Japanese Raleigh imitation, '60's vintage, no mudguards,$45, Puch gents, 27" wheels, SA 3spd, factory Soubitez gen lites (factory braze-on gen mount on fork, integral rear fender tail lite, internal wiring) fully enclosed chain, alu. bars & rims, Brooks saddle, gorgeous, $160. Can't turn around in my garage w/out getting stabbed by a brake lever or having a grip adhere to my shirt. Wife has lost sense of humour. All are excellent riders. Will send photo's for sase's.


   RE:FOR SALE:   Dunelt, Hercules, Raleigh Superbes, Puch, Londoner posted by ChristopherRobin on 6/1/2000 at 6:59:58 AM
This is exactly the reason my friend never married!






WANTED:   springer fork,headlight posted by: michael on 5/30/2000 at 11:17:17 PM
hi, i have a 1950's-1960's murray meteor flite
26" mens bike. it's all orig. eccept for the
seat and tires. i would like to find a springer
front fork for it, and a tank headlight. please
get back to me thank-you


   RE:WANTED:   springer fork,headlight posted by bob on 5/31/2000 at 7:08:10 AM
There's a Sears Spaceliner springer on ebay (NOT MINE) that ends today. That should be the same as used on your bike except the forks are chrome instead of painted.






MISC:   June 4,2000 Bicycle Show & Swap Meet posted by: David N. on 5/30/2000 at 9:00:16 PM
Location:Penn Cycle Bloomington Minn.on old shakopee rd.1mi.east of US HWY.169 HRS 6am-2pm Sunday







MISC:   Schwin Speedster posted by: Max Brisbine on 5/30/2000 at 8:41:52 PM
Have a Schwinn Speedster serial # GHO19711 Three speed with 312 Miles. Is there any value in this bike,every thing is original


   RE:MISC:   Schwin Speedster posted by bob on 5/31/2000 at 7:15:59 AM
That's a 72 model. Early Schwinn Lightweight bikes are only beginning to become collectors items. A few early (pre 1968) ones have sold for ' $200 recently. Yours was made during the bike boom of the early 70s and at present is practically worthless. But it is a nice ride and worth keeping for sure. Accessories are a big plus (I assume you have a speedometer since you know the milage).






WANTED:   Schwinn Runabout Seatpost posted by: Scott on 5/30/2000 at 6:53:03 PM
I need a seatpost for a 1969 Schwinn Runabout. It has measurement markings and is quite long. Somebody cut mine!


   RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Runabout Seatpost posted by bob on 5/31/2000 at 7:04:56 AM
Look around for a Schwinn Excercise bike. Same post and they can usually be bought cheap.






FOR SALE:   For sale posted by: ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 5/30/2000 at 8:37:58 AM
For sale: Used 20inch Schwinn rear wheel (with the double knurling on the rim) 3 speed Sturmey-Archer $25.00 plus shipping. This is a Sting-ray rear wheel If I'm not mistaken. E mail me at http://www.ChristopherRobin@starmail.com


   RE:FOR SALE:Sold posted by ChristopherRobin on 6/5/2000 at 8:20:40 AM
Wheel has been sold.