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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted







WANTED:   Has anyone seen any Motomags lately? posted by: John Bon Jovi on 1/23/2001 at 2:44:33 PM
Looking for aluminun Motomags. Front & rear. 1976 era. Does anyone know who might have these?







FOR SALE:   Another big update posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 1/23/2001 at 9:05:01 AM
We've just added more parts and bicycles for sale. Click on "Bicycles/Parts FOR SALE" at the top of this page.

Also check out the non-bicycle stuff we find while scrounging through barns and basements at: http://oldroads.com/oddball.asp








WANTED:   King-Size boy's Schwinn American posted by: Kevin on 1/23/2001 at 8:07:04 AM
Wanted, either whole bike or just frame and fork. It's a boy's 26-inch middleweight with extra-tall frame. Head tube is probably 7-8 inches long. Email me if you have one.







FOR SALE:   Schwinn Debutante Bicycle posted by: Ray Sanborn on 1/22/2001 at 12:39:40 PM
I have a friend who has inherited a Schwinn Debutante Bicycle Serial number H228032. It is in excellent condition with the original tires. We have no idea of its actual value. Does anyone know the approximate present value of this particular bicycle?







WANTED:   lowrider bike posted by: tj jensen on 1/21/2001 at 4:32:22 PM
help me please i am looking for a lowrider bike called twisted toy in green i saw one in a mag and fell in love with it if u have one or know where i can get one and have a price please let me know thank you







WANTED:   Ladie's balloon pedals posted by: Jason on 1/21/2001 at 5:40:47 AM
Still looking for NOS or VERY nice original ladies pedals for my girlfriend's Schwinn. She doesn't care for any of the repops out there, and I can't really blame her. A six pack of beer ( or Root Beer) goes to the person who can help me finish this Albatross....er.........bike. Thanks!


   RE:WANTED:   Ladie's balloon pedals posted by sam on 1/21/2001 at 9:02:13 AM
Two ebay numbers you might want to check out are #1108899098 - 542823695 - also Memory lane carries pedals and replacement blocks if you want to use the original pedals

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Ladie's balloon pedals posted by Jason on 1/22/2001 at 2:20:14 PM
I am trying to stay away from both Memory Lane and Maple Island. The last 3 orders I placed were horribly screwed up.I was halfay thru a paint job when I discovered they had sent me all LEFT side stencils. OK........I don't wanna whine TOO much. hehe. I have a set of Persons repop mens pedals on her bike now.......they just look too big.I am not in a huge rush, and was hoping to find a nice "correct" set. Somebody has got to have some. no? It'll save me the hassle of rebuilding the originals, which are pretty much vaporized.Thanks for the input folks! Jason

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Ladie's balloon pedals posted by Jason on 1/22/2001 at 2:24:52 PM
One more thing.........TomBikeGuy sent me an email and I cannot reply.........my email gets returned. If you get this message, I'd be interested in a set of nice used ones if ya got 'em.I don't think the "barefoot" ones would work. Thanks!

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   Ladie's balloon pedals posted by Von CranknGear on 1/22/2001 at 9:38:25 PM
i heard maple is. is getting a new owner in a year mabey,i dont know his name but i heard it'll be moved up north to Nebraska?






FOR SALE:   Old Hawthorne posted by: Dan on 1/20/2001 at 2:18:46 PM
I found an old Hawthorne in this guys barn. Not sure what year it is. The guy is 52 and he road it as a kid. The cross tobes are skinny and chrome with a little tank and light on the front. Its a mens bike, and has a rear rack and fenders. Everything is in order, just needs to be cleaned and minor repairs. HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK IT IS WORTH







MISC:   ???? posted by: chuck on 1/20/2001 at 6:12:01 AM
Who made the kids bike styled after a Harley Davidson? I need to find parts.


   RE:MISC:   ???? posted by Jim Prucha on 1/20/2001 at 4:12:37 PM
I believe they were asian made Huffy bikes

   RE:RE:MISC:   ???? posted by Jim P. on 1/20/2001 at 4:17:21 PM
Did I say Huffy? That is not right, They were made by RoadMaster. There are some complete ones listed on ebay with pictures. I think these are what you are refering to.






MISC:   ???? posted by: chuck on 1/20/2001 at 6:12:01 AM
Who made the kids bike styled after a Harley Davidson? I nee to find parts.







MISC:   whats up with the guys stripping good bikes and selling the parts on ebay posted by: Von CranknGear on 1/20/2001 at 5:15:30 AM
Somthing just plain wrong about that,im over here trying to preserve old bicycles and some gumbah is stripping better ones than i can find!
I mean sure if the frame is bent up or its rusted solid or missing most of it anyway,but heck i'll pay shipping on a good mostly complete bicycle (especially if it all matches)
its getting harder to find a complete origonal balooners
dont get me wrong i aint a whiner,to me its just wrong,
one guy said "well its just a girls bike"....thats kinda like station wagons,how many do you see over 30 years old yup,stripped for the 2 doors and scrapped,now the big craze in parts of the u.s. is a surfer wagon (big bucks)


   RE:MISC:   whats up with the guys stripping good bikes and selling the parts on ebay posted by Jason on 1/21/2001 at 5:24:27 AM
At least SOME folks actually take the bikes APART before they list 'em. I LOVE the listings where they just snap a pic of the entire bike and write something like ...." You are bidding on the fender only, the built-in fenderlight top is in a seperate auction"

   RE:RE:MISC:   whats up with the guys stripping good bikes and selling the parts on ebay posted by Von CranknGear on 1/21/2001 at 8:37:02 PM
Yup those are the gumbahs I'm talking about,dont get me wrong some are probably nice people,its just in this field,bright must not be their favorite color.Im getting to the point i wont even bid on stuff if the pic. is a complete bicycle,one time i was looking for monark stuff
and i found fenders/tank/carrier/chainguard all with perfect paint (90%) you could see it was all off the same bicycle and the paint was shiny even in the pics.why did he do that (it was a firestone deluxe) uuugggghhhhh some people

   you have to break it up! posted by Rocco on 1/22/2001 at 1:38:37 PM
cause the cheapskates won't buy the whole bike! you could have bought all the parts and preserved it - most guys are not doing this for charity - put your money where your mouth is and preserve whole bikes by buying them!

   gottcha von spankinyourgear or what ever your name is posted by jimmy on 1/22/2001 at 3:35:40 PM
well what do you have to say about that von spankinyourgear

   RE:you have to break it up! posted by Von CranknGear on 1/22/2001 at 9:03:50 PM
Ahh we found a weiner i know your type i'll buy it for $5.00
compair it to the one in the book thats allmost similar (its the same color) and reserve it at $125.00 for a $75.00 bike and whine when no one buys it so you strip it,your gust a greedy little simple minded weasel,You dont have anything I want even at $2.00 a ton,so don't say im charity,when i see a bicycle its artwork,you obviously see a dollar sign,if youd get a job you wouldent need to jack your prices up so far you have to strip them, so neener neener neeeeener ha ha ha ha

   RE:you have to break it up! posted by Von CranknGear on 1/22/2001 at 9:30:24 PM
the previous message dose not apply to all whom dissassemble
bicycles for profit,some i do understand do this for extra income,so do not take offence to my reply to Rockheads temperous reply to mine i just cant stand whiners

   RE:RE:you have to break it up! posted by pete on 1/25/2001 at 5:41:59 PM
Sounds like the Schwinn site is down again. Why don't you guys grow up.

   RE:RE:RE:you have to break it up! posted by Von CranknGear on 1/25/2001 at 11:55:32 PM
ok i will if he will,however i was expressing myself on the fact that some people dont respect bicycle collecting for anymore than its dollar amount. Example a friend of mine restored a 40's Roadmaster,pro paint decals the whole bit
he didnt know what the bike was worth(this is before i knew him)and traded it to a guy for a bumper for a 57 chevy
that guy then found out that bicycle parts were worth alot of $ so he took it apart and sold the parts on a compedetor site to ebay,when my friend was looking at this site he typed up roadmaster to see what he could find,and there it was all in parts,6 months of his restoration efforts up in smoke, so he called him to ask to buy it back,the guy said he had allready piched the frame because it was in the road so 1 more ROADMASTER TRASHED,i know that is an extreme but i have seen other parts like that on auction sites,rocco states that you have to rip them apart to get the money out of them, now i cant state for roccos prices but usually (85%) of the time someone has been fed a line of crap on their worth,there is an elderly man at a swap meet near here that has a prewar schwinn/springer,no guard trashed fenders/seat/wheels/allmost all rust and brush paint orange
he was told that schwinns are very expencive so he wants $500.00 for it (its worth $60 topps)and he mumbles every week that no one bought it,but hes not lowering his price and never will either because its rare,same difference with others like on another forum you had mentioned,a...fellow had some stingrays for sale and from what ALL the other collectors had said there that if they offer to pay the price he suggested he gets upset and calles them a thief...why i dont know.so now he is going to destroy them to teach the bicycle community a lesson all i see is 2 STINGRAYS...GONE
rocco stated that some people are not in this business for charity,ok that would be the fellows that have spent thousands of dollars for reproduction equipment patents and the fellows that spend all day on a pair of fenders that are rare hammering them out trying to salvage them to be on a bicycle again or the painter that sands the frame down ten times to get the perfect coat,not the guy that goes to auctions and garage sales on a weekend and spends 5.00 on a bicycle,looks it up in a book and expects to get $500.00 out of it because the one in the picture looks like it except its perfect and his has been in a chickin coop for 30 years and mumbles that he cant sell it so he HAS TO BREAK IT UP,he in my mind is not a bicycle man hes an alley pirate,dont get me wrong we all hit the same places looking for them and some bicycles should be BROKEN UP like bent frames,most of it is missing or too far rusted to repair,or if its cobbled together from various bicycles,but BREAKING UP a bike like for example a'37 elgin thats complete because no one will pay the same price for it that they would for a restored one is wrong,take it to a meet or to a collector near you or....oh i dunno lower the price a bit
to fair market value???






MISC:   info needed on a columbia big mac posted by: Von CranknGear on 1/20/2001 at 4:58:44 AM
dose anyone know of these? what was production era?
and no jimmy its not a drug cartel involving a red headed clown, so :p


   RE:MISC:   info needed on a columbia big mac posted by christian on 1/20/2001 at 5:37:12 PM
had to read that twice before i got it. i can't stop laughin'! now THAT cheered up my day! thanx for the humor.






FOR SALE:   Royal Scot 3 speed posted by: David Landsman on 1/19/2001 at 1:35:16 PM
We were cleaning out the basement of an old house when we ran accross a ROYAL SCOT bicycle made in England... It looks to be in pretty good shape besides the dust and minor rust. I know nothing about this company and can't seem to find any information about it like when it was made and how much it's worth...If anyone has information about what this bike is worth, or how to find out how old it is please let me know...I will also entertain any and all offers for this old bike. INFO


   RE:FOR SALE:   Royal Scot 3 speed posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 1/20/2001 at 11:15:00 AM
Royal Scot was a name Raleigh Industries Limited of Nottingham, England put on a range of B-grade bicycles that came out of the Nottingham factory. The earlier ones had the nicer colors, but I don't know when these first started being made. Look at the rear Sturmey-Archer hub and wipe off any grime with a rag and tell us the date. It should say 5 58 (May of 1958) or something like that. These are nice bicycles that are worth 50.00 to 75.00 or so. It is hard to give a idea of value without seeing a photo and the best way is to follow e-bay and see what these bring. This is a city bike, a bike to go into town on and do some light shopping. Please do not throw it at the kerb because there are some folks out there that would like to have one.






FOR SALE:   Royal Scot Bicycle 3 speed 19?? posted by: David Landsman on 1/19/2001 at 12:55:47 PM
We were cleaning out the basement of an old house when we ran accross a ROYAL SCOT bicycle made in England... It looks to be in pretty good shape besides the dust and minor rust. I know nothing about this company and can't seem to find any information about it like when it was made and how much it's worth...If anyone has information about what this bike is worth, or how to find out how old it is please let me know...I will also entertain any and all offers for this old bike.







FOR SALE:   Scwhinn Large Deluxe Touring Bag posted by: thetoyking on 1/19/2001 at 5:05:09 AM
I have for sale a used Schwinn Large Deluxe Touring Bag. It's made of heavy black vinyl. Has all the buckles and straps intact. Very nice shape. Has two small pockets on the side and one internal pocket. Very large and sturdy. I use one for touring on my Raliegh Sport. These bag look great on English three speeds! $25 shipped anywhere in the cont. US. Thanks!







FOR SALE:   Schwinn Expander brake and lever posted by: Stephen Thorpe on 1/18/2001 at 9:45:23 PM
Hello,
I have a Schwinn expander brake that is in great working order
that needs replating. Good for that "rider" ,phantom or B-6 project.
Write me for pics- $200.00 shipped if you are in U.S. Will sell outside of U.S. also.
Thanks for looking, Stephen


   RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn Expander brake and lever posted by Stephen T on 1/18/2001 at 9:55:47 PM
Also ,
I am selling a huge lot of neat NOS hub parts on ebay. Look up Item #544572014.
Just thought ya'll might like a leed to finding the good stuff! Oh yeah!!!