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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted







MISC:   about a schwinn collegiate 100 posted by: vern on 9/9/2001 at 2:51:19 PM
i have aschwinn collegiate 100,5 gear schwinn de railer gears,black tirers white wall, blue bike, crome finders,spring seat schwinn approved on it,serial #MJ583052
that is all i can find about is it worth any money and how old is it thank you vern jones







FOR SALE:   1948 Huffman lafrance posted by: john on 9/9/2001 at 1:38:10 PM
I have a 1948 Huffman lafrance I restored for sale
everything original except pedals, tires.
make an offer.







WANTED:   Early 60's Western Flyer posted by: Richard on 9/9/2001 at 12:09:06 PM
I have this, I would say, early 60's Western Flyer. It is the unisex model with the solid rubber tires. On the chain guard, it says "Western." It is blue in color with a white chain guard. I need the factory rear wheel and crank for it. If there is one out there, let me know.







WANTED:   Info on Columbia Firebolt posted by: Theresa Farmer on 9/9/2001 at 7:31:11 AM
Picked up a teal green Columbia Firebolt in semi-good condition. Looked like it was stored inside for awhile. Is there a place to find out more about this bike, it's year, worth, etc? Women's bike. Am new to this stuff.


   RE:WANTED:   Info on Columbia Firebolt posted by Theresa on 9/14/2001 at 5:13:10 AM
Find out this bike's SN# is N741521. The more I look at it I really think it's in really good condition. But I can't find it in these archives to find out anymore info. Any help?






FOR SALE:   3 speed BSA posted by: jr on 9/8/2001 at 7:44:01 PM
For sale BSA three speed in good condition. Pick up in Suburban Chicago only. There is a picture posted on the Schwinn buy trade sell forum. $75.00







FOR SALE:   8 BIKES FOR SALE posted by: MIKE on 9/8/2001 at 3:53:02 PM
2 SCHWINN AMERICANS,1 MENS,1 WOMENS,$50. FOR THE PAIR-2 UNION HOLLAND SAVOY TOURING BIKES,GREAT SHAPE,50'S,$50. FOR THE PAIR,-2 OLD WOMENS ROADMASTERS,BALLOONERS,1-$35.,OTHER $75.,-2 50'S MENS WITH TANKS,1 $35.,OTHER $75. ALL IN S.E. WISCONSIN AND MUST BE PICKED UP ,WILL NOT SHIP







WANTED:   Shimano Clik Stik 3 spd. Shifter posted by: Joey on 9/8/2001 at 1:53:49 PM
Need for current restoration in NOS or C8+ condition. Please respond if you have one for sale or can provide leads on where I might find one. Thanks!


   RE:WANTED:   Shimano Clik Stik 3 spd. Shifter posted by Gordon on 9/8/2001 at 2:02:03 PM
The tall one or the short one?

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Shimano Clik Stik 3 spd. Shifter posted by Joey on 9/10/2001 at 8:41:57 AM
It came with the short, but I don't see why a tall one wouldn't work. Do you have either?

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   Shimano Clik Stik 3 spd. Shifter posted by Gordon on 9/11/2001 at 7:12:10 PM
Actually, I have one of each. However, I don't know if they are in good enough shape to qualify. Email me directly if you would like photos and a price quote.






FOR SALE:   EARLY 50,S PANTHER PEDALS posted by: STEVE on 9/7/2001 at 10:54:17 PM
I HAVE A SET OF DIAMOND BLOCK PEDALS THAT CAME OFF A EARLY 50,S PANTHER, THEY ARE IN NICE SHAPE, THEY MEASURE 4 AND 3/4 END TO END, THE END CAPS ARE NICE ALSO WITH THE SCHWINN CROSS ON THEM,,,30.00 PLUS SHIPPING,,,,







FOR SALE:   A-S SEATBOLT AND CLAMP posted by: STEVE on 9/7/2001 at 10:52:14 PM
I HAVE AN A-S SEAT BOLT AND CLAMP, NICE SHAPE, 20.00 PLUS SHIPPING,,,,,,







MISC:   i posted on restro page posted by: todjob on 9/7/2001 at 9:32:23 PM
im interested in knowing some of your cleverest restro tips i posted one of mine there as well







FOR SALE:   1946 monarch deluxe bicicyle 2 speed posted by: chris colm on 9/7/2001 at 5:59:10 PM
can anyone give me info on this type bike which is in my care.Is it worth money? How much? Is there anyone interested? Please reply, thankyou chris


   RE:FOR SALE:   1946 monarch deluxe bicicyle 2 speed posted by Cal on 9/10/2001 at 6:20:14 AM
Need more details. Need pictures.






FOR SALE:   1970s western flyer posted by: randy on 9/7/2001 at 4:16:50 PM
I
have a 20 inch 5 speed western flyer bicycle banna seat
blue and chrome butter fly handle bars never riding what would this bike be worth great shape 99 percent
help if you can







MISC:   Off Topic... posted by: FDR on 9/7/2001 at 10:36:16 AM
This is off-topic and I wasn't sure where to post it. I figured most everyone who reads these forums always checks this For Sale board regardless of what they ride or collect, so here goes: (VVVintage - feel free to relocate this if necessary)

I think we're about to encounter a bicycle boom in the US like none other. It will easily eclipse the boom of the 1970's gas crunch/recession, and even eclipse the initial boom at the beginning of the 1900s.

Compared to other countries, we in the US barley use bicycles at all. Few of us commute or even make short trips by bicycle. We mostly see a cycling as sport or recreation, but this will soon change.

The US economy is already in recession. Job losses are mounting, stock prices are terrible. We're relying on the US consumer to keep this (and the world) economy on track but the American consumer is already too far in debt.

Already you can look in your local newspaper's classified pages and see people trying to sell their cars in order to get out from under the monthly payments ("Take over the lease" "Take over the payments"). People do not want the high taxes, gasoline and insurance expenses of owning a second car. Many households will keep just one car, and use bicycles as alternate transportation.

And they won't be buying $1000 road bikes or $800 mountain bikes. They will be buying older used bikes with reliable drivetrains, comfortable saddles, upright riding positions, baskets and fenders. A lot of the used clunkers dismissed by collectors today will become terrific $50 commuter bikes as we already see in cities and on college campuses.

So, get ready for the 3rd age of the bicycle...

Franklin


   RE:MISC:   Off Topic... posted by sam on 9/7/2001 at 1:54:37 PM
Interesting post.A lot on the pesimistic side, I think,but interesting non-the-less.Urban planners have started to relize the need for other means of transportation.Designing houses for bikes.Living 30 miles out in the burbs is the great american dream and we might find a few that would/could do it on a bike,but bikeing for the masses means short distance.houses close to town.---sam

   RE:MISC:   Off Topic... posted by Ben on 9/8/2001 at 4:03:05 PM
Well, to support your theory, I live 12 miles from the center of Chicago and the other day I handled 4 meetings riding my 1959 Phillips...35 miles total, a complete joy downtown, the only real problem was the sprint home...

   RE:MISC:   Off Topic... posted by Robert on 9/8/2001 at 9:29:46 PM
I live in Houston. This is a city with a real split personality on bicycle use. It is not a bicycle friendly city but the city is now marking dedicated bicycle lanes on some of the major streets. The reaction to this in the newspaper editorials was to rage about how dangerous cutting the width of two-lane streets by three feet would be to drivers(?). There are those cyclists that make use of them though and they fall into two basic categories: first and most numerous are those who cannot afford the expense of an automobile and tend to work in the area; the second are those of us who are trying to lessen our dependence on the internal combustion engine for whatever reason. The thought of driving ten to twenty miles with a bike strapped to the rear of a car to ride the bike elsewhere is an absurdity that is obvious. Why not ride to the store to buy that loaf of bread? In a car-dominated city it does take effort and a bit of courage sometimes and I applaud those who do it.
I hope that your vision of the future of cycling in the U.S.(that it is going to become a practical boom) is true. The benefits to society and individuals would be enormous. I can only hope that the cause for the boom is not an economic disaster.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Off Topic... posted by Cal on 9/10/2001 at 6:19:34 AM
Unfortunately, commuting by bicycle doesn't make a lot of sense in most cases. Today most white collar people live at least 20 miles from their office (source: my wild guess). Also, arriving at work all sweatty ain't gonna make you real popular around the office.

But short local trips to the post office, library, bank, corner store, etc. make complete sense. Save gas, don't worry about parking, dump fewer choking emissions into the atmosphere: this is very realistic.

If the USA economy does tank, though, I do think people will try to get down to just one car, one car payment, etc.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Off Topic... posted by Robert on 9/15/2001 at 11:09:20 AM
Bicycle commuting is a tough proposition. Here the bus system is geared to bringing people into the city from the outlying communities (your guess is too short in a number of cases). If your job is in the outer fringes and you live closer to downtown as I do then the only practical transport is the automobile. As to arriving sweaty, this is something of a cultural thing. I have my mother's Lifebouy wash-up chart from the 20's(?). She received gold stars for bathing every Saturday.






MISC:   "the Bicycling Guitarist" posted by: Phil on 9/7/2001 at 5:31:38 AM
Check this guy out. He's under the "Stupid Bike Tricks" discussion area.







FOR SALE:   SCHWINN SEEDO HEAD posted by: STEVE on 9/6/2001 at 10:13:59 PM
I HAVE A SCHWINN SPEEDO HEAD FOR SALE, WILL FIT YOUR RAYS,BEAUTIFULL SHAPE, 878 MILES ON IT, 25.00 PLUS SHIPPING,,,,,,