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MISC:   murry missile posted by: DENNIS REED on 12/3/2001 at 11:43:59 PM
I bought a murry bike at a auction .It is a boys bike and has the name missile on the chain gard . It has 24 inch rims that are crome and full fenders.It has red paint with white pin striping.It also has a bindix coaster brake.There are numbers on the frame that read MO7 24 372267 .I would like to know the age and value if any and were i might find a picture.I have searched this web site over and can't find a thing .Your help would be greatly appreciated. DENNIS


   RE:MISC:   murry missile posted by jimmy on 12/4/2001 at 4:59:42 AM
i have the 20" version of that boys bike some one told me it was mid 60's

   Coaster posted by Oscar on 12/10/2001 at 11:13:16 PM
Bendix hubs have the date stamped on the brake arm.






FOR SALE:   Winter Specials posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc. at OldRoads.com on 12/3/2001 at 3:30:51 PM
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FOR SALE:   1950 Western Flyer posted by: King Buchanan on 12/2/2001 at 5:27:03 AM
I recently bought this bike from an old gentleman who said that he bought it from a Western Auto store that was going out of business in Calf. in the early '70s. He saw them bring it down out of the attic in its original box. He bought it on the spot, took it home and assembled it. He rode it two or three times, but kept it hanging in his garage and then moved to Lubbock. He had a garage sale and agreed to sell it to me.
This bike is in mink condition. It is male, 26x2.125 tires (original and almost indiscernable wear), one speed, coaster brake, tank body, back rack, torpedo light in front (works), spring seat.
I am interested in selling the bike and checked the VVVintage price guide where I saw a similar 1955 in #2 condition for $450, and a 1950 Super Flyer in #2 condition for $2829.
Anyone who can give me a better idea of what this bike is worth would be a big help.
Also, anyone who is seriously interested, I'll be happy to give more info. Thanks very much.


   RE:FOR SALE:   1950 Western Flyer posted by Kim on 12/2/2001 at 3:33:47 PM
I'm looking at my price guide and see the same two bicycles you are referring to, though the prices are slightly different. That may be because of the publishing dates; my price guide is 5 years old.

At any rate, if you look at the "features" section under each bike you will see that the 1950 Flyer Super has a tank, rack, lights and a springtruss. It also has 26 x 2.125 tires (balloon). The 1955 Flyer has only a tank and rack and has the 26 x 1.175 tires (middleweight).

Yours has more features than the 1955 and it sounds like it is in excellent condition. Put it up on Ebay with a high reserve.




   RE:FOR SALE:   1950 Western Flyer posted by schwinnderella on 12/2/2001 at 8:20:52 PM
Is the bike by any chance red and black? There was a Western Flyer repro. What is the brand of the tires?

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1950 Western Flyer : Kim posted by King Buchanan on 12/2/2001 at 8:23:24 PM
Thanks for your time and your advice. KB






FOR SALE:   JC Higgins Flightliner posted by: Al on 12/2/2001 at 3:26:06 AM
Great looking and great riding bike! Must sell to make room for another motorcycle. Original unrestored all chrome beauty. Dual headlight, horn, taillight, and two speed hub all in working order. Polished up and adjusted and lubricated. Asking $ 300.00. Photos and details on this webpage: http://home.twcny.rr.com/tamale/webtwo/cruiserpage.html







FOR SALE:   JC Higgins Flightliner posted by: Al on 12/2/2001 at 3:26:06 AM
Great looking and great riding bike! Must sell to make room for another motorcycle. Original unrestored all chrome beauty. Dual headlight, horn, taillight, and two speed hub all in working order. Polished up and adjusted and lubricated. Asking $ 300.00. Phots and details on this webpage: http://home.twcny.rr.com/tamale/webtwo/cruiserpage.html







WANTED:   1967 schwinn collegiate posted by: jeff on 12/1/2001 at 5:26:07 PM
i came across this bike that is in good shape and would like to know the value of it.it is purple in color,it has the orignal generator with the front headlight and tailight in working order.it also has the luggege rack in the back.the tire size is 26 1/8 goodyear.any information would be deeply appreciated.







FOR SALE:   BIKE EVERYTHING! REPAIRMAN RETIRING!!!!!!!! posted by: Fred Trost on 12/1/2001 at 3:21:03 PM
Veteran bike repairman retiring---50-year inventory of all kinds of used bikes and parts; recumbents, three-wheelers, box after box of parts. Adult pedal-cars, odd and unusual bikes, "whacky clown" bikes for parade use; about 800 bicycle wheels. All must go. Will sell all or any part for best offer. Call 1-765-429-8300 for more information. Fred Trost, 916 S. 20th St., Lafayette, Indiana 47905.







FOR SALE:   Antique Motorized Exercycle posted by: Sherry on 11/30/2001 at 9:15:00 PM
Looking for to sell and also to obtain some info on an OLD motorized Exercycle. It is in great condition and works fine. It has a huge silver saddle and a tension indicator that is to be set to the riders weight. The pedals have straps on them that say LARGE on one side and SMALL on the other. If anyone has any info on this odd machine or would be interested in buying it from me please drop me a line! If you know of any websites that deal in these things let me know that also! Thanks to all!







WANTED:   safticycle posted by: dwayne on 11/29/2001 at 12:21:45 AM
I've just bought a rolling frame with solo seat that has a decal on the front that says safticycles lacross wis. does anybody know anything about these olb bikes and are they valuable? thanks for any info. dwayne







WANTED:   Yankee Bicycle posted by: Carl Gromatzky on 11/28/2001 at 10:47:05 PM
A friend of mine in Providence, RI found an old bicycle manufactured by "Yankee Bicycles" of Chicago IL in the trash recently.

It has an extremly unique braking a gear system. We are looking for a new brake cable. The bike has rear brakes only. The cable is a solid FLAT aluminum (about 3')with a stranded cable attached to the flat cable via a welded bolt. The stranded cable then is bracketed in traditional fasion up to a single right hand brake.

The flat portion of the cable is extended around an extension of the rear rim allowing the cable to float freely while riding. When the brake is applied, the flat cable clamps down on the extension of the rim to stop the bike.

I don't even want to begin to describe the gear mechanism!!

Has anyone ever heard of a braking system like this before, and know where we can purchase a new cable?


   RE:WANTED:   Yankee Bicycle posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 11/29/2001 at 7:27:00 PM
All I can do is smile and grin at your saving it in time. You'll turn up info sooner or later. Well Done!






FOR SALE:   GORDON BRADBURY posted by: JOEL on 11/27/2001 at 4:23:31 PM
Gordon, please check your computer. I recieved an email from you yesterday that contained a virus. JOEL


   RE:FOR SALE:   GORDON BRADBURY posted by Gordon on 11/28/2001 at 4:07:51 AM
Sorry Joel, I think it is clean now. I didn't actually mail you, the virus managed to send itself to a number of people whose email addresses were in my mailbox.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   GORDON BRADBURY posted by Joel on 11/28/2001 at 10:52:18 PM
Hey, no problem. My server deleated it. Glad you caught it in time.






MISC:   need explanation posted by: jeff on 11/27/2001 at 10:19:44 AM
Can someone explain to me the meaning of "pitch" as it applies to chains? thanx....jeff


   RE:MISC:   need explanation posted by Joel on 11/27/2001 at 3:34:10 PM
Spacing of the links. Older (prewar) chains are 1" pitch, in other words, the sprocket teeth are 1" apart.

   RE:RE:MISC:   need explanation posted by jeff on 11/27/2001 at 10:46:49 PM
thanx joel

   RE:RE:MISC:   need explanation posted by Gordon on 11/28/2001 at 4:10:50 AM
Actually, some prewar chains are 1/2 inch pitch, i.e. most Monarks and Mead Cycles, and some post war bikes are inch pitch, i.e. late 40's early 50's Hawthornes.

   RE:RE:MISC:   need explanation posted by Gordon on 11/28/2001 at 4:11:42 AM
Actually, some prewar chains are 1/2 inch pitch, i.e. most Monarks and Mead Cycles, and some post war bikes are inch pitch, i.e. late 40's early 50's Hawthornes.






WANTED:   Gym-Dandy Wheels posted by: Greg on 11/27/2001 at 5:52:36 AM
I just bought a Gym-Dandy Surrey, similar to one I had in my youth. I will be needing some hard rubber tires for the wheels and some of the stickers. Can anyone help me?
Thanks


   RE:WANTED:   Gym-Dandy Wheels posted by Cathy Kipp on 1/15/2002 at 9:12:26 PM
I mailed 2 wheels to a fellow at www.pedalcar.com in Michigan who was going to make some wheels for me. It's been a few months, maybe if he has another order it would get done. I'm trying to restore my childhood toy for my kids,






FOR SALE:   Schwinn Twinn Chainguard posted by: Casey on 11/27/2001 at 4:30:08 AM
I have a Schwinn Twinn Chainguard up on Ebay, No Reserve, Looks like its going to go cheap, If you need one, Here is the auction Number...... 1036412210 Thanks







MISC:   Child's Fabriform belt driven bicycle posted by: Ben Nichols on 11/26/2001 at 5:49:18 PM
I need any information about this old treasure. It is probably 50+ years old and in decent condition. The frame is a single piece sort of "N" shaped and painted yellow. The tires are solid on solid red rims. It is has a belt (similar to a fan belt) rather than a chain. If you know anything about this model or can refer me to a competent source I would appreciate it. Thanks!