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WANTED:   Blue/white "S" seat for '59 schwinn posted by: pierre on 11/16/2001 at 2:47:38 AM
Does anyone out there have a Blue/White Schwinn "S" seat for a '59+ that is in good shape and how much$?
Thanks,
pierre







FOR SALE:   American Flyer and JC Higgins posted by: Sue on 11/15/2001 at 1:14:24 AM
I have two old bikes that I would like to figure out there value and possibly sell. One is an American Flyer, single speed red and white bike. I do not know the exact model, but it does need some restoration. The other is a JC Higgins that was made in Australia for Sears and Robuck.
Does anyone have any idea of there value? They seem to be pretty old and need to be restored. Any info. will help.


   RE:FOR SALE:   American Flyer and JC Higgins posted by Lane on 11/18/2001 at 3:08:04 AM
I beleave the JC Higgins is made in Austria.
Are the bicycles ladies or mens versions?
I just bought a Ladies JC Higgins for $15.00 that is in fair shape and one was on ebay that failed to sell at $25.00 starting price. The JC Higgins has a nice crank usually

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   American Flyer and JC Higgins posted by JimW. on 11/19/2001 at 5:30:51 AM
Actually, the Sears J.C.Higgens bikes were made by different companies, depending upon style and model.
The Austrian roadster-style ones were made by Steyr Daimler Puch. In the current BikeRod&Kustom is an example of a J.C.Higgens cruiser, which was made by the Canadian co. CCM.
http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/talent2_01.html






FOR SALE:   Murray late-1960s info. posted by: Jennifer on 11/14/2001 at 10:07:47 PM
My grandmother has a Murray LeMans women's single speed bike, coaster brakes. She bought it in the mid-late 1960s. It has 26x 1 3/8 inch Kenda tires. It has a BMA/6 certified sticker. A bit rusty rims, but othewise in good condition (she rarely road it). I believe the # is 5412 (though there may be a # infront of the 5?).

any idea of price / outlet / anyone interested?

- she is going to practically give it away at a garage sale this weekend. I imagine it's worth more than $5, but doubt would get at garage sale even.


   RE:FOR SALE:   Murray late-1960s info. posted by Stacey on 11/14/2001 at 11:41:03 PM
Welcome Aboard Jennifer! I'm not familiar with that specific bicycle. However, I'm sure there is someone, somewhere that would love to have that which was lost from their youth.

Price - That's a tough one! My pat answer for that question is... What ever someone is willing to pay for it at any given moment.

Outlet -- Ebay has always worked well for me, it's my livelyhood. The global market reaches far more than you could dream of reaching at a garage sale. Ther are downsides to this route too. It takes time. Time to sell, get your money, package, etc., etc.! Mayhaps, there will be a visitor to the boards that would be interested. If not, I'd say go the garage sale route.

Some suggestions to help you realize a better return. Invest a bit of time in the bike. Give it a bath. Grab a COPPER scour pad and have a go at the rims. You'll be surprised just how well they will clean up. Follow up with a bit of Chrome Polish. This will clean up the remaining nasties and make the rims sparkle. Give the paint a coat of wax, make it glow too. If the tires are flat... inflate them. It's amazing the bargaining leverage flat tires will give a buyer. Our local Salvation Army charges $1.00 for any bike with flat tires, Same bike with air in the tires will fetch $20.00 - $25.00. Go figger! Lastly, check the handle bars and seat for alignment, straighten if necessary.

A detailing like this might take 2-3 hours, but it just might mean the difference between giving the bike away and realizing it's maximum potential. As with anything else, curb appeal is of utmost importance. Above all else, enjoy the time you spend preping the bike for sale. Who knows, it could create a fond memory for you later. Good luck in your venture! Please, stop back and let us know how you made out.

In the wind,
Stacey

   RE:FOR SALE:   Murray late-1960s info. posted by Stacey on 11/14/2001 at 11:41:05 PM
Welcome Aboard Jennifer! I'm not familiar with that specific bicycle. However, I'm sure there is someone, somewhere that would love to have that which was lost from their youth.

Price - That's a tough one! My pat answer for that question is... What ever someone is willing to pay for it at any given moment.

Outlet -- Ebay has always worked well for me, it's my livelyhood. The global market reaches far more than you could dream of reaching at a garage sale. Ther are downsides to this route too. It takes time. Time to sell, get your money, package, etc., etc.! Mayhaps, there will be a visitor to the boards that would be interested. If not, I'd say go the garage sale route.

Some suggestions to help you realize a better return. Invest a bit of time in the bike. Give it a bath. Grab a COPPER scour pad and have a go at the rims. You'll be surprised just how well they will clean up. Follow up with a bit of Chrome Polish. This will clean up the remaining nasties and make the rims sparkle. Give the paint a coat of wax, make it glow too. If the tires are flat... inflate them. It's amazing the bargaining leverage flat tires will give a buyer. Our local Salvation Army charges $1.00 for any bike with flat tires, Same bike with air in the tires will fetch $20.00 - $25.00. Go figger! Lastly, check the handle bars and seat for alignment, straighten if necessary.

A detailing like this might take 2-3 hours, but it just might mean the difference between giving the bike away and realizing it's maximum potential. As with anything else, curb appeal is of utmost importance. Above all else, enjoy the time you spend preping the bike for sale. Who knows, it could create a fond memory for you later. Good luck in your venture! Please, stop back and let us know how you made out.

In the wind,
Stacey

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Murray late-1960s info. posted by Stacey on 11/14/2001 at 11:42:50 PM
Ooops!

   RE:FOR SALE:   Murray late-1960s info. posted by Robert on 11/15/2001 at 12:31:28 AM
Stacey is correct that a good cleaning and inflated tires will increase the curb appeal. I suggest that the customer most interested in such a bike would be an older woman who grew up with coaster brake bikes and would not be interested in the clean-up work.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Murray late-1960s info. posted by sam on 11/15/2001 at 2:24:26 AM
Jennifer,your grandmother may know more about bikes than you know.This is a $5 bike.I bought the mans model in 1970 and still got it--even got it back after being stolen!Is this a bad bike---NO ---it's just not worth much.On the other hand it works and I do mean every time you need it!

   FYI i keep a bike unlocked out here for the low incomes if they need one. posted by gary m on 11/17/2001 at 7:31:32 AM
have had a murray ladies mid 60s model out there half the summer for free. lime green, complete, and not too bad to look at, i will leave it out next summer as well






FOR SALE:   NOS violet, coppertone handlebar tape posted by: Kevin on 11/14/2001 at 3:06:53 AM
Coppertone and violet plastic handlebar tape, glittery, with matching end plugs. Old stock in original sealed bags. Saf-Tee brand. Perfect for restoring a vintage Varsity or similar bike. $6 per roll (enough for one bike), postpaid.


   RE:FOR SALE:   NOS violet, coppertone handlebar tape posted by rickey on 11/19/2001 at 6:14:07 PM
i have assorted colors w plugs if interested






WANTED:   tornado posted by: morgan on 11/14/2001 at 2:46:38 AM
Looking for information on an blue schwinn "deluxe" tornado.serial number k045647. Any idea of the year of munufacture or value of bike? it is blue and white and perhaps may have original tyres. thank you.
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   RE:WANTED:   tornado posted by Cal on 11/14/2001 at 1:21:41 PM
Check the serial number charts under the General Resources section.






FOR SALE:   4 hours left for a kool bike. posted by: christian on 11/14/2001 at 2:30:36 AM
i would love to see some kid get this for christmas. it is an awesome bike through and through. and CHEAP!!! check it out . ebay item #1030742996. i love the bike, but gotta pay for some unexpected medical bills. thanx and peace, jc.







FOR SALE:   71 schwinn stingray peepicker posted by: bob on 11/13/2001 at 7:57:29 PM
The Peepicker is all original, except for the seat, chainguard, and sprocket. I had the frontend respoaked. The chainguard and sprocket are off of a fastback. It is in very good condition. Chrome in excelant condition. New rear schwinn slix. $1200.00







WANTED:   wanted to buy...Dyno Kustom Kruiser Catalogue posted by: Tim P. on 11/13/2001 at 3:13:47 AM
Again, would like to buy a 2001 catalogue for the Kustom Kruisers that Dyno made. Email me direct with price. Thanks, Tim P.







MISC:   columbia big mac posted by: laurie on 11/13/2001 at 2:06:50 AM
anyone ever hear of a columbia big mac? Can't find a serial # anywhere on the bike, yet it looks like original paint. Help!


   RE:MISC:   columbia big mac posted by Doug on 11/13/2001 at 9:08:27 AM
Post this question on a couple of the other areas you might get better response good luck!






FOR SALE:   gmarten@hotmail.com posted by: What~s the use? But here goes! on 11/12/2001 at 9:49:34 PM
I am deeply troubled by the fact that I feel compelled to pen this missive. I've been visiting OldRoads.com for a bit over two months now. About the same time I found this site, I had also found another which offered a bulletin board for sharing Bikes, Parts, Ideas & Information. This site was Schwinn.com. After spending about a half an hour scanning each of the boards it was readily apparent at which I'd spend my Web surfing time. Clearly, OldRaods.com hands down. Thank you Vin for being here!

Lately, it seems as though this too was an un-wise choice. Almost daily the level of intelligence and respect for others dips to a new all time low. I'm not going to mention names and willfully embarrass anyone... You know who you are! But, I will say this; I find it very frustrating to pull up this site and read post after post of over inflated ego's and under inflated tolerance.

Who cares if someone finds it more comfortable to put Schwinn grips on a Raleigh? What would it hurt NOT to lambaste someone for asking a simple question about the English "Roadster" that they just found? It may be crap to you. But hey! It's gold to them. So what, it's not a StingRay or a Krate... It's theirs and that's what important. Why, Oh Why would someone feel the need to waste the time and effort to put up a bogus post about buying StingRay #3 at a yard sale for $10.00, only to fictitiously "reply" to it with an equally bogus post "validating" said "find"? Someone even felt the need to try to pull a "one up" on me with my "In the wind" sign off. This is beyond all comprehension people.

When I first came to OldRoads.com it felt warm, comfortable, and friendly. Honest questions met with honest, factual answers. There was a certain esprit de corps, a camaraderie, and a brother (sister) hood of kindred folks who have one basic concept in common... Bicycles! Some of us collect them, some ride them for pleasure, others for basic transportation, some of us deal in them stock & trade, some of us even rescue them from a certain demise at the crusher only to offer them a second chance at life by stripping them of their shiny things and cutting apart their skeletons to breathe life into new creations... Frankenbikes if you will. All of that, all of our particular special interests aside we share one thing, BICYCLES! We are all "In the Wind". Now, now it feels as though these boards have become a venting ground for the mis-directed angers of masculine inadequacey and erectile dysfunction. Hostilities abound, blatant and senseless "willie wagging" in order to sure up those fragile ego's. Please stop! Stop it now. Stop the willie-wagging and infighting. No one wants to read your vile spleen venting anger and all your hostilities will do is drive other decent folks away!

You self-aggrandizing purists would just die to see my daily rider. To save you all the trip to Northwestern Bucks County, PA, I'll tell you about it. It started life as a Raleigh Capri, a 10 speed Road bike, lugged steel framed of unknown composition, What does it matter? It feels good riding it! Gone are all of the low end componentry and replaced with pieces I like. Why? Because it's my bike and this is what I like. Off with the "7" shaped steering neck and replaced it with a more upright stem from a DiamondBack comfort bike. Gone are the Drop-Down handle bars. Replaced with a pair of "Roadster" type bars installed upside down with the grips angled downward in the back. Why? You guessed it... It's mine. I like it this way! Oh, I've got a great imagination. Try it you'll like it! Brake levers are from the same DiamondBack... ProMax units that originally pulled V-Brakes. Why am I going through all of this trouble to tell you about it? Yep, It's mine and I'm proud of it! I could care less that you are disgusted by my bastardization. I don't criticize your bike, please grant me (and all of the other kinder gentler people that visit here) the same courtesy!

In the wind,
Stacey


   RE:FOR SALE:   gmarten@hotmail.com posted by JC on 11/13/2001 at 1:43:14 PM
Stacey,
Don't let the riffraff from the Schwinn page bring you down. They'll get bored and go away. Please continue to share your wisdom. Don't let the Schwinn page babies get to you. Don't worry about the pedantic collectors who insist every last bolt has to be correct and perfect.

If you see some jerks getting too far off topic send email to VVVintage. I've found them to act quickly in erasing bad posts.

JC

   RE:FOR SALE:   gmarten@hotmail.com posted by VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 11/13/2001 at 5:09:07 PM
Hello All,

We monitor these discussions as frequently as possible.
If you see something inappropriate, by all means please email us and we'll take care of it.

Regards,
Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles
http://OldRoads.com

   RE:FOR SALE:   gmarten@hotmail.com posted by Stacey on 11/13/2001 at 9:21:22 PM
Thanks for your kind words and positive sentiments, JC & Vin. They don't go un-appreciated!

In the wind,
Stacey

   RE:FOR SALE:   gmarten@hotmail.com posted by Robert on 11/14/2001 at 1:18:01 AM
I empathise with you. Purists are a pain. Amongst these pages I live in the nether world. I own two bikes that are "evolved" to suit my wants and tastes, neither "pure" enough to satisfy the standards set by the illuminati.

P.S. It wasn't the "riffraff from the Schwinn" pages that was getting him down.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   gmarten@hotmail.com posted by Cal on 11/14/2001 at 1:24:23 PM
Everyone has a different opinion, just like in politics and religion.

Why would I spend hours cleaning an old 3-speed Raleigh that has an incorrect Shimano rear hub? I dunno!! It's an addiction!!

   RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   gmarten@hotmail.com posted by Doug on 11/15/2001 at 12:18:49 AM
If you took a nut from the rear axel of a 64 Stingray and put it on a 65 Stingray How in the world would anyone Know? Does Quincy from the coroners office put it through that gas chromatagraph thingy???

   RE:FOR SALE:   gmarten@hotmail.com posted by joe on 11/16/2001 at 10:30:14 PM
Stacy, You hit the nail on the head. I guess a lot of these folks have forgotten what it was like to have a bike as a kid. I had a lot of them, we use to get them at the dump. We would drag them home and spend days creating road warriors out of them.It did not matter that they might not be pure stock,heck we never even thouht about it, I mean we were just having fun. So don,t let the purists get to you just ride by them smile ,nod your head hello and know your just having fun.

   Carefull.... thats Blasphemy you will be martyred for talk like that posted by Gary M on 11/17/2001 at 7:42:22 AM
been repairing mechanical things since about 1968. I am sure most of those purists are barely mechanically inclined, and are only trying to protect the value of the thing they bought, since the last guy told them it was 100% mint original. I work them up pretty bad as you all know.
i guess when i was told my stingray was junk, that made me mad at them. suffice it to say any hint that their big dollar Stingray began life as a Fleet or Typhoon, drives them insane, cursing and howling. AS IF!!. Gary M

   RE:FOR SALE:   gmarten@hotmail.com posted by rickey on 11/19/2001 at 6:52:24 PM
kinda like selling a bike to someone who you told personaly person to person that it's rusty.... and then they want there money or part of there mo. back or they will talk about you in ways you couldnot imagine HOWEVER if you ask these guy's they will erace or whatever life goes on for thoes of us that have lives I LOVE OLDROADS.COM dont you...let's ride

   RE:FOR SALE:   gmarten@hotmail.com posted by rickey on 11/19/2001 at 6:53:47 PM
kinda like selling a bike to someone who you told personaly person to person that it's rusty.... and then they want there money or part of there mo. back or they will talk about you in ways you couldnot imagine HOWEVER if you ask these guy's they will erace or whatever life goes on for thoes of us that have lives I LOVE OLDROADS.COM dont you...let's ride






WANTED:   Delta reflectors posted by: Jim S. on 11/12/2001 at 7:38:15 PM
Looking for Delta brand oval reflectors, made in Marion, Indiana. These have a red oval Stimsonite reflector in a metal holder that has a single screw coming out of the back. They were mounted with an L-bracket. Used in the 1960s.







FOR SALE:   Schwinn Traveller frameset posted by: MC on 11/12/2001 at 1:55:23 PM
1962 Schwinn Traveller frameset for sale, includes everything except 3sp shifter, cables and fenders, $50 + s/h







MISC:   Dragster??? posted by: Frank on 11/12/2001 at 10:07:57 AM
Back in Seevnties, I owned a beautiful yellow thing called a Dragster. While everyone I knew raced about on their Choppers I was the king of cool with my yellow mean-machine. I don't know who the manufacturer was but it looked as if it was based on a Chopper, similar shaped frame, Banana seat etc, but had noticable exceptions, F and B wheel both same size, handle bars angled towards not away from seat and a HUGE gear stick from the crank case to the front seat edge!! This bike wasn't the American Schwinn Dragster, but had many of the features. If anyone has any info or knows how I could track one down, I'd be very grateful.


   RE:MISC:   Dragster??? posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 11/12/2001 at 4:44:08 PM
Do you have a picture you could post someplace so we could see it or possibly you could a look at a picture you might have of this and give us a better description of the bike?
It's out there someplace, somewhere. And some of them are in mint condition too. Keep an eye on e- bay






FOR SALE:   Schwinn Cruiser 5 posted by: Rob on 11/12/2001 at 6:14:36 AM
Does Anyone know what this 70"s Bike is worth red
Schwinn cruiser 5 . Email Me Princechrmg@aol.com







FOR SALE:   New York Ladies Rollster Bicycle posted by: John on 11/11/2001 at 10:47:58 PM
We are interested in selling our Ladies (New York) Rollster bicycle, with balloon tires. Estimated mid l930's. Replaced seat and handle grips. Everything else original. as is $125
contact John or Vicky 780-438-0213 or yowsirree@hotmail.com