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WANTED:   WANTED SCHWINN GRIPPER SLIK(S-7) 20 inch posted by: brad on 5/15/2001 at 5:07:49 AM
wanted schwinn gripper slik(tube not wanted) for a stingray (S-7) 20 inches high must be new (or not worn out) send me pic at LEEWEE911oo@aol.com
Thanks brad







MISC:   ancient decal problem posted by: jors on 5/14/2001 at 9:54:12 AM
I have a large collection of 60's and 70's schwinn and
raleigh decals, which I doubt would stand up to the
task of being applied to a bicycle frame. I scanned
them into my hard drive and reprinted them onto clear
decal paper using a lazerjet (its lazerjet decal paper).
Im told that a fixitive would be in order, even though
the manufacturer says its not necessary. My question is
this: If I apply this fixitive (not sure what fixitive
to use), will I be able to spray dupont clear coat over
the fixitive with the assuredness that the ink wont run?

frames@my-dejanews.com


   RE:MISC:   ancient decal problem posted by Tom Findley on 5/14/2001 at 12:38:21 PM
Mike Stone said that computer ink fades after a year if left out in the sun.

   RE:RE:MISC:   ancient decal problem posted by shouldn~t fade on 5/14/2001 at 7:32:22 PM
if you can clear coat it check with the ink your useing...what does fixtive mean?

   RE:MISC:   ancient decal problem posted by todjob on 5/14/2001 at 8:07:46 PM
I have had luck using the origonals by using very warm water and a drop or 2 of dish soap the decal paper will have some deteriation so watch out for particals getting in the way the soap will help you adjust the decal otherwise it will tear

   RE:RE:MISC:   ancient decal problem posted by Art on 5/15/2001 at 12:18:41 PM
The first thing I would determine is if the ink is water soluable on the printed decals. It probably isn't. Sometimes the ink is and then you have to make sure you don't smear it. A fixitive will "fix" the ink. That is, it will keep if from running or smearing due to moisture. You can buy different kinds of fixitives at an art store. You want a permanent fixitive as opposed to a workable fixitive because it will hold up better. What you want to make sure is that you spray it on lightly, build up the coats. You have to make sure that the fixitive and the overspray are compatible. You don't want to put anything acylic on top of something oil based.

   RE:MISC:   ancient decal problem posted by Big John on 5/18/2001 at 6:43:50 PM
If you have several decals available try some experiments, if you don`t then oh well. You need to know if clear coat will take to the paper with or without a basefix, will it look good alone ?, quite a few variables.






MISC:   collectors pins posted by: Jors on 5/14/2001 at 9:51:05 AM
I have 2 schwinn pins from 1976. One is the 500 club
pin, in the plastic jewelry case it came in. It has
a ruby and is gold, and says Schwinn 500 club.
I also have a gold bicycle pin, of a cruiser.
Where do I find out what these pins are worth?
Im not selling them, but I do want to insure them for what
theyre worth.
frames@my-dejanews.com







MISC:   problems with U.P.S. posted by: todjob on 5/13/2001 at 8:41:37 PM
So who all here has had problems with ups?


   RE:MISC:   problems with U.P.S. posted by goob on 5/14/2001 at 3:37:35 PM
NOT Me! I have had great luck and service from UPS>

   RE:MISC:   problems with U.P.S. posted by TIM on 5/14/2001 at 5:09:42 PM
NO problems here. Fast, friendly service. My UPS guy runs by my house 1st thing. I have never had a problem...100s of transactions.

   RE:MISC:   problems with U.P.S. posted by dave on 5/14/2001 at 5:45:46 PM
some good experiences, but two bad ones.

   RE:RE:MISC:   problems with U.P.S. posted by problems only with useing the staples on 5/14/2001 at 7:37:32 PM
employes.who don't know how to send a package

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   problems with U.P.S. posted by JOEL on 5/15/2001 at 1:51:47 PM
Ignorant employees have been a problem several times. Recieved one package that was slightly damaded.






WANTED:   Raleigh with those big 28" wheels posted by: Geoff on 5/13/2001 at 5:39:55 PM
I want to buy a front fender for a Raleigh w. those 28" wheels. Come on people,they made thousands of 'em! Seeking one w/o rust or dents as it's for a restoration.I have the braces and other hardware,just the fender please!







FOR SALE:   Raleigh RSW posted by: degallina on 5/13/2001 at 2:42:48 PM
*******$15.50 with 4 hours left.*******
This is a really nice bike! Check it out!

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1142568231







FOR SALE:   1 SPEED-CAMPUS GREEN-1969 SCHWINN STINRAY FAIRLADY posted by: Brad on 5/12/2001 at 5:23:11 AM
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FAIRLADY FOR SALE> GREAT CONDIDTION(few scratches)>ALL ORIGINAL> CAMPUS GREEN>LOOKS NEW> MINT BANNANA SEAT> ASK ONLY $200.00 DOLLARS(SACRIFICE)
MY SCREEN NAME IS leewee911oo@aol.com
SORRY I DONT HAVE A SCANNER TO SEND U A PICTURE,GIVE ME YOUR ADRRESS I SEND ONE THREW MAIL! (i live in new york)







FOR SALE:   HUMBER COBB TOURIST posted by: Richard Romano on 5/11/2001 at 4:24:24 PM
I HAVE AN COMPLETELY ORIGINAL HUMBER COBB TOURIST 3-SPEED ON HUB EXPORT MODEL FOR TO SALE. IT HAVE AN REAR WHEEL INTEGRATED LOCK, ALL-CHAIN COVER SHEETMETAL, SERIAL NUMBER BEGINNING WITH "B" LETTER AND STURMEY-ARCHER GEARS. IN THE HUB WE READ: "A TYPE 1 HERCULES CYCLES AND MOTORS BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND". THE BIKE IS BLACK PAINTED (ORIGINAL) AND HAVE ROD BRAKES AND FRONT AND REAR ORIGINAL 28" TIRES. IT´S IN NICE SHAPE AND I WANTS TO SELL BY A LITTLE PRICE. HOW MANY YOU OFFER TO ME??? I WAIT ANSWERS. THANKS!!!


   RE:FOR SALE:   HUMBER COBB TOURIST posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 5/13/2001 at 10:10:34 AM
Did you recieve my e-mail?






FOR SALE:   HUMBER COBB TOURIST posted by: Richard Romano on 5/11/2001 at 4:24:24 PM
I HAVE AN COMPLETELY ORIGINAL HUMBER COBB TOURIST 3-SPEED ON HUB EXPORT MODEL FOR TO SALE. IT HAVE AN REAR WHEEL INTEGRATED LOCK, ALL-CHAIN COVER SHEETMETAL, SERIAL NUMBER BEGINNING WITH "B" LETTER AND STURMEY-ARCHER GEARS. IN THE HUB WE READ: "A TYPE 1 HERCULES CYCLES AND MOTORS BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND". THE BIKE IS BLACK PAINTED (ORIGINAL) AND HAVE ROD BRAKES AND FRONT AND REAR ORIGINAL 28" TIRES. IT´S IN NICE SHAPE AND I WANTS TO SELL BY A LITTLE PRICE. HOW MANY YOU OFFER TO ME??? I WAIT ANSWERS. THANKS!!!







MISC:   ANYBODY KNOWS THESE BIKES? posted by: Mario Romano on 5/11/2001 at 4:18:20 PM
I have bikes on my house, they are:

-MONARK BRISA VERAO, yellow painted with white fork and blue mudstoppers (beautiful). Caliper brakes front and rear. Female frame.
-CALOI CRUISER "HARLEY-DAVIDSON-TYPE", red painted with a one meter fork and 20" tire on front and 26" on rear.








FOR SALE:   Motobecane 60cm Mirage posted by: Gary on 5/11/2001 at 4:07:33 PM
Real nice Motobecane 60 cm Green with black pinstripe and lettering. Rigida Super Chromly wheels on Normandy hubs.
Solida 3 peice cottered crankset. Lyotard pedals. Lugged 1020 frame. Suntour V-GT derailler. Ratcheting SunTour levers. Bright green with chrome tipped fork. Dia-compe brake levers with Wienemann center-pull brakes. Pivo gooseneck. Made in France, lettered on downtube, and on headbadge. Saddle and tape job serviceable. Tuned, and polished, Make Offer.







MISC:   MISSING SCHWINN posted by: E.Donovan on 5/11/2001 at 2:06:10 PM
After owning the same Schwinn Breeze (ladies) bike for 25 yrs. Someone stole it last saturday night in front of my apartment bldg. I have reported it as been stolen.Iam absolutely heartsick. It is blue with silver fenders serial number ML515432. If anyone can offer any suggestions that might assist me in recovering "old blue "I would be extremely greatful. Thanks E.Donovan


   RE:MISC:   MISSING SCHWINN posted by JOEL on 5/11/2001 at 2:39:23 PM
What a shame. You might alert the local bike shops and just keep an eye out. It may be abandoned close by or in the back yard of the neighborhood thug.

Fortunately, Schwinn Breezes are plentiful and inexpensive. You can replace the bike but not the memories. Be sure to get a good lock.

   RE:MISC:   MISSING SCHWINN posted by Gary on 5/11/2001 at 4:04:11 PM
just go for a walk, it is in your neighborhood. The police have too much else to do then to even tell other officers about it. unless its got doughnuts in the basket, your on your own to go get it back. Attend the next local police bike auction, you can buy it back from the cops.

   RE:RE:MISC:   MISSING SCHWINN posted by Evie on 5/14/2001 at 3:06:02 PM
Thank you for the info. I am keeping both eyes open, but most of all thank you for replying. Everyone has restored my faith in humanity. Thank's E.Donovan

   RE:MISC:   MISSING SCHWINN posted by Gary on 5/15/2001 at 5:23:50 PM
Fuuny, i buy the leftovers every year from the local police at the sale, and every year one or two people recognize their bikes. One this year found a bike of his, and he had no idea it was missing!! But anyway, i have a ladies 26" breeze, in avg condition, what is it worth to ya? its blue, of course






FOR SALE:   1954 Red phantom posted by: Dave on 5/11/2001 at 11:40:17 AM
I will have a 1954 Red phantom at the Hightstown, NJ show on 5/20/01 for a reasonable price ($800.00) Looking for a 1960-61 Jaguar. Trades encouraged.







FOR SALE:   Warning to bike shop owners/hobbiests posted by: Gary on 5/10/2001 at 2:47:21 PM
I responded to an ad about a "complete" bike shop for sale in Burrows Indiana today. after being assured that there was a lot of NOS Schwinn parts, and a lot of 26 mountain bike parts, My partner and i drove 550 miles to purchase what was reported to be 2 truckloads of good and new parts.
Towing a huge trailer, our vehicle was reduced to 9 mpg. Arriving at the shop, i was shown a pile of JUNK that would fit in the back of any 1/2 ton truck. yes there were 400 tires. 26x1 3/8, and colored 20 inch tires. his supply of tires for Mt bikes was 13 plain tires. the tools he claims to have are a joke. Dont Waste ANY time on this inventory. its worth $300 -400 tops. YOu may have seen it on Ebay last week, with a 1,000 dollar reserve. There is NO items of any special value there. you would have to sell the tools to get your money back, and then whats the point. I wont name anyone, but again i wont allow anyone to waste their time as i did.







WANTED:   Schwinn Wasp posted by: Sheri on 5/10/2001 at 9:48:32 AM
Hi,
This is my first visit to your message board, and I am facinated at the interest on vintage bicycles. Anyway, my husband is not a collector, but wants to relive some pleasant memories of his youth as a paperboy by getting a Schwinn Wasp similar to the one he used to have. He probably got his in the early 60's. I don't know much about vintage bikes at all, but I would really like to get him one for his birthday (which isn't until November, so I have some time). This seems like a good forum to get some information about the type bike he wants and possibly find one to purchase. It certainly doesn't have to be perfect. He has restored vintage Corvette cars, so he is quite capable of restoring it himself. But of course I would want it to be sound mechanically and structurally. Can someone tell me what I can expect to pay for such a bike? Does anyone know of one available? Thanks in advance for you help. :0)


   RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Wasp posted by Ollie on 5/11/2001 at 7:09:25 AM
A Wasp is a 'lower end' model. It doesn't have a tank or lights or springer suspension or any fancy features. I would expect you could find a nice original Wasp for around $150