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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted







FOR SALE:   Pair of ROLLFAST bikes posted by: JOEL on 7/4/2001 at 6:31:09 AM
FOR SALE: NICE his/her pair of 70s Rollfast middleweights. Boy's red, girl's green, cool double bar frames, mag sprockets, chrome fenders & rims, white sparkle pleated seats. BOTH LIKE NEW !!! $200 + shipping, can email pix.







WANTED:   STUMLEY ARCHER - DYNO HUB posted by: Jerry Goodman on 7/4/2001 at 2:53:51 AM
I have acquired a combination Sturmley Archer / Dynamo Hub. Does anyone know how the Dynamo's light circuits should be wired i.e series or parellel ? Should the bulbs be the same or different ratings, and if so what volatage / current ratings ?
At present I am blowing bulbs by the box !
Thanks, in anticipation.


   RE:WANTED:   STUMLEY ARCHER - DYNO HUB posted by JimW. on 7/4/2001 at 7:41:48 PM
You should really ask that question in the English Roadster
discussion list. That's where the dynohub experts are.

   RE:WANTED:   STUMLEY ARCHER - DYNO HUB posted by Paul. on 7/5/2001 at 7:20:08 AM
There should be a separate wire to each lamp. Each lamp is earthed to the frame at its mounting clamp, and one of the two terminals at the dynohub should be earthed to the frame, or run twin wires to each lamp. Parallel wired.
Front bulb 6 volt 2.4 watt, rear bulb 0.4 or 0.6 watt, or thereabouts. If poor earthing is present at say, one of the
lamps, it will pass less current, and therefore more current will be available to blow the other bulb. Perhaps.
It the headset ballbearings are dirty/rusty, less current will flow, the voltage drop (lost) will be large enough to dim your front light significantly, and perhaps blow your rear bulb. You don't say which bulb keeps blowing. There should be room in the front lamp to carry a spare bulb, another trick is to (only just) fit a spare in the rear but
wrap it in cotton wool so that it doesn't get damaged by rattling around loose. One could also fit a zener diode, in parallel, to pass excess current (or voltage) to earth.
Of course it's always possible that you may be cycling too fast! :-) Oh yes, it's possible that you may have a broken wire, or poor connection , to one of the lamps, i.e. broken within the insulation. Maybe intermittent connection.
Try running an extra wire to one lamp or the other only, and see if this cures the problem of blowing bulbs. Cheers.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   STUMLEY ARCHER - DYNO HUB posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 7/6/2001 at 8:44:56 AM
These G.H.6. dynohub sets pop up new in the box on e- bay and I would start out with a new set. Have it laced into your wheel,be sure you have a matching rim with the same drilling 36/36 or 32/32. wrapping the spare bulb in something is a great idea.
I have the parts but no new sets for sale.

   RE:WANTED:   STUMLEY ARCHER - DYNO HUB posted by jerry goodman on 7/9/2001 at 8:06:32 AM
Thanks very much for the comprhensive info Paul. Do you know whwere I can obtain these bulbs, in the UK ?
Regards, Jerry






WANTED:   CHAIN GAURD FOR 1970 FAST BACK posted by: JOE on 7/3/2001 at 11:02:16 PM
JUST BOUGHT 1970 FASTBACK 5 SPEED LIKE IT A LOT. HAS THE ORIGINAL PEA PICKER GREEN. LIKE TO BUY A CHAIN GAURD OF SAME COLOR DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT THANKS.JOE







WANTED:   Information on old Western Flyer posted by: Holly on 7/3/2001 at 9:09:22 PM
If anyone knows where I could get information on an old Western Flyer bike, please let me know. It is one of the first made and I cannot seem to find anything on it. Thank you.







MISC:   Help Identify Schwin bike posted by: Bob Redman on 7/3/2001 at 7:39:30 PM
I have a 1950's vintage Schwin three speed "touring" bike that I'd like to learn the value of. I bought it (I'm the second owner) back in about 1955 or 1956, rode it for a couple of years, then hung it up in the garage. It is all original (except tires). My probelm is that I can't seem to find a model name or serial number on it. Can anyone out there give me some hints? Other than being dusty the bike is in excellant condition. Please reply here, or to my e-mail address during the work week. Any help is appreciated!


   RE:MISC:   Help Identify Schwin bike posted by ken on 7/6/2001 at 11:16:22 AM
Bob, start here: if your schwinn bike is between 52 and 72, the serial # is on the left rear dropout. If it's a 50 something 3 spd, the Sturmey-Archer AW hub has a year of manufacture on it also. Possible 3 spd models (I'm not sure of the range of manufacture dates on these) are Racer, Traveler, Breeze - must be lots more. The English Roadster area is where the 3-spd experts hang out. Good luck.






WANTED:   tires posted by: Don on 7/3/2001 at 5:27:41 PM
Looking for a couple 26 x 1 3/8 S-6 tires for Collegiate. Cheap white or skinwall. Thanks







FOR SALE:   1980 Schwinn Twinn Sport Tandem posted by: tom g on 7/3/2001 at 2:19:12 PM
near mint paint and great chrome, all gear and brake
components are alloy and no corrosion, good tires, bike
has very few miles on it.....$299







WANTED:   Forks For Roadmaster "Jet Pilot" posted by: Randy Terra on 7/3/2001 at 12:12:13 PM
Hi there I just gave my 12 year old brother my early 50's Roadmaster
Jet Pilot. A while back I broke the forks and out of desperation
and need of transportation I had a bike shop put on some chrome
tubular forks. I didn't even think to keep the old ones. Now I am
kicking myself. Any way now I would like to find some original forks
for this bike. If I remember correctly they were made of a heavy duty
non-tubular, maybe pressed steel. They were red with some sort of
white motif on the sides. It would also be great to find the tank
and light for the front fender.
My little brother is really excited about this bike and restoring
it would thrill him.

Thanks, Randy.







FOR SALE:   1982 Schwinn Stingray parts posted by: Greta Ehlers on 7/3/2001 at 11:31:27 AM
My husband and I have a 1982 Schwinn Stingray Lil Chik which we are willing to sell whole or as parts. To view this bicycle click on the following link and open the Lil Chik album. Please email us with quotes or questions. Thanks! http://members8.clubphoto.com/greta401006


   RE:FOR SALE:   1982 Schwinn Stingray parts posted by freddy on 8/16/2001 at 6:44:19 AM
im intrested but i would like to know the price






WANTED:   Raleigh Chopper posted by: Suzanne on 7/3/2001 at 9:27:03 AM
I'm looking for a 1970-1973 girls Raleigh Chopper.
I owned one when I was 9yrs old.Any help would be nice. thank you I live in USA Florida.







FOR SALE:   Murray Air Flite 26" mens tank bike posted by: JOE on 7/3/2001 at 9:16:34 AM
Great rider with working horn tank & twin headlights. $100.


   RE:FOR SALE:   Murray Air Flite 26 posted by Ken on 7/9/2001 at 12:41:46 PM
I'd like to see your bike and maybe buy it I'm looking for a reasonable tank bike Thanks,Ken






FOR SALE:   20" Purple boys Derby banana seat bike $35. posted by: JOE on 7/3/2001 at 8:15:40 AM
Real nice, 1960's clean, old original paint 20" bike. 3 pc. crank the left arm is loose needs cotter pin.







FOR SALE:   Ross Apollo 5 boys stick shift bike posted by: JOE on 7/3/2001 at 8:12:33 AM
Missing the rear hub,front fender & kickstand. $50. all else is there good orig black paint & decals,nice sat etc.







WANTED:   Tas Spitz pushbike motor tyre rubber roller posted by: John Sterzl on 7/3/2001 at 4:49:34 AM
I have just rescued my mother's 'Tas Spitz' bicycle motor from my garage.
It was manufactured by the 'Tanaka Kogyo ' company in Japan.
I estimate that it was purchased about 35 years ago.The rubber roller that fits around the
axle part and drive the top of the tyre of the front wheel is perished and needs to be
replaced.Can somebody tell me whether the company above is still able to sell me one of
these or do I have to get a rubber manufacturer here in Australia to make it.
Cheers for now, John


   RE:WANTED:   Tas Spitz pushbike motor tyre rubber roller posted by JimW. on 7/4/2001 at 7:48:06 PM
The expert for this engine is Rif Addams, he may be found in
the motorized/reproduction discussion list here at oldroads.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Tas Spitz pushbike motor tyre rubber roller posted by John Sterzl on 7/16/2001 at 3:56:09 PM
How can I get a new rubber for the motorized roller on my Tas Spitz motor which fits on the front forks.Also how much will it cost me to get it from where ever to my address of 40 Oaklands Road,Somerton Park, South Australia,5044?
Cheers,John






MISC:   Iverson Olympic Bicycle posted by: Rose on 7/2/2001 at 5:49:17 PM
I recently purchased a light beige 10 speed bicycle that has a decal on it that says "Official Bicycle of the 1976 Olympic Games." Under the handlebars on the front it says the same thing but in the middle it says "Montgomery Ward." It also has a clear insert on the bar between the handlebars and seat that says the same thing in english on one half and another language on the other half. But on the clear insert it also says "Iverson." Can anyone tell me what this bicycle is worth. It is in excellent condition.


   RE:MISC:   Iverson Olympic Bicycle posted by JOEL on 7/3/2001 at 6:49:32 AM
I ran across that very bike in the thrift store a couple weeks ago. Funky Shimano index shifting (see discussion on the lightweight forum). Not alot of value but anything Olympics related will surely appreciate in time.