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WANTED:   Parts for 1956 JC Higgins Deluxe posted by: David Lee Brode on 2/28/2002 at 5:45:55 PM
Hi folks! I'm looking for parts for the restoration of my 1956 JC Higgins Deluxe. Does anyone have a good seat, rear tray with tail light, wheels, and fenders that they could help me out with? Also interested in another 1956 with tanks and as complete as I can find. I love these bikes and know some one out there has these part just lying around so look through your piles of parts and if you have anything I could possibably use please get in touch with me. Thanks!! :-)
David Lee Brode
davidbrode@juno.com
318-549-9872


   RE:WANTED:   Parts for 1956 JC Higgins Deluxe posted by Joel on 2/28/2002 at 10:04:50 PM
I have a boy's 56 project bike, mostly complete, with very nice chrome, a girl's frame, tank, & truss rods 26", and a 40s girl's deluxe project complete. Some parts too.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Parts for 1956 JC Higgins Deluxe posted by DOUG BURDIN on 3/5/2002 at 2:34:06 AM
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SALE YOUR BIKES AND PARTS






WANTED:   Mavic chainset posted by: Colin Barratt on 2/28/2002 at 4:24:30 PM
In my quest for Mavic transmission parts for my Vitus Le Cam 992 a kind friend swapped me rear and front mechs and retro-friction levers for a pile of bits. All I need now is a chainset. Getting info on Mavic model numbers is tough but the one I am after has its chainring bolts coming through from the back and hidden from the front. It also has self extracting axle bolts. It looks fairly massive but is, I am told, very light. Can anyone help with an identifcation and a source. I'm in the UK but would be happy to pay reasonable shipping costs.

Colin.


   RE:WANTED:   Mavic chainset posted by ken on 3/1/2002 at 1:59:10 AM
I suggest you post on the vintage lightweight page. Best of luck-






FOR SALE:   Ideas? posted by: Robert on 2/28/2002 at 2:08:24 AM
This posting is not about bicycles as such but related. I work as a jeweler and am interested in developing a series of bicycle related pieces (pins, pendants, belt buckles?). If you were wishing a piece of such jewelry what would be on it? I couldn't think of a better group to ask than the bike junkies like myself that post here. Obviously I would have to avoid logos and the like. One thought was to copy the bike-only lane signs in the neighborhood. Any thoughts on the subject would be appreciated.


   RE:FOR SALE:   Ideas? posted by JimW. on 3/3/2002 at 6:57:22 PM
Robert,
What I'd most like to see would be the figure on top of the
BikeRod&Kustom Virtual Trophy, which may be seen at the bottom of http://mywilson.homestead.com/gallery0.html
We could use stuff like that as bikeshow prizes, and you could even sell the stuff directly to BR&K's readership. We can work something out, I'm sure. It's a digital 3D model, so I could supply you with various views of it.






MISC:   Determine Motobecane's Age posted by: Leigh on 2/28/2002 at 2:06:28 AM
I have a Motobecane roadbike that has been sitting in a shed for what we figure to be at least twenty years. It has SunTour components, what looks to be a very, very aged Brooks saddle, and funky looking rims. Is there any way to determine the actual age of the bike? Thanks any and all for your help!


   RE:MISC:   Determine Motobecane's Age posted by ken on 3/1/2002 at 1:16:59 AM
there is a SunTour Museum site. http://member.nifty.ne.jp/'suntour/
You may be able to identify your components. Other clues to age are whether hubs, rims, stem, post, and cranks are alloy or steel, and cranks cottered or not.






WANTED:   CHEATER SLICK posted by: LEE on 2/28/2002 at 12:56:41 AM
I AM LOOKING FOR A BIKE I HAD IN THE EARLY 70'S OR LATE 60'S.IT WAS THE FIRST BIKE I BOUGHT FOR MYSELF.ALL I CAN TELL ANYONE IS THAT IT WAS LIME GREEN AND HAD A SLICK TIRE A THE REAR.I REMEMBER WORKING REAL HARD FOR THAT BIKE.







MISC:   Just wanted to say... posted by: Ed on 2/27/2002 at 2:14:32 PM
I've been following these forums for about a year now and cannot get over the amount of great information people are putting in here. I've learned a lot about old bikes, their history and development and continue to do so.

I also wanted to say there is no better stress relief than to come home after sitting in a cubical all day and work on a bike. I have pulled old junkers out of the trash and slowly cleaned and tuned them and gotten great satisfaction from it. I keep some of them and give others away. It is amazing how durable these old machines are, and how a good clean and tune can make them look and run like new.

Magnificent machines, I must say.


   RE:MISC:   Just wanted to say... posted by Maurice on 3/2/2002 at 12:23:23 AM
I agree - it's amazing how well some of the old ones will clean up - they really stand out just as a classic automobile does among the "bar of soap" look most cars have today.........Maurice






FOR SALE:   1952 J. C. Higgins posted by: Brian on 2/27/2002 at 3:43:45 AM
I have two J C Higgins bicycles, man's and woman's full size. The man's bike is partially restored, rechromed and rideable. Front suspension levered at the axle with a bell-spring mounted on the fender. Saddle-style leather seat. Original handlebars, gooseneck, chainguard, fenders ... the only thing I don't have for it is the tank. Woman's bike is female version of the man's bike, not restored but all there including the tank, rear carrier and skirt protectors. Best offer over $1500 buys both.


   RE:FOR SALE:   1952 J. C. Higgins posted by Brian on 3/1/2002 at 2:21:52 PM
PRICE REDUCTION SALE !!! $1000 OBO takes both






FOR SALE:   1952 J. C. Higgins posted by: Brian on 2/27/2002 at 3:43:45 AM
I have two J C Higgins bicycles, man's and woman's full size. The man's bike is partially restored, rechromed and rideable. Front suspension levered at the axle with a bell-spring mounted on the fender. Saddle-style leather seat. Original handlebars, gooseneck, chainguard, fenders ... the only thing I don't have for it is the tank. Woman's bike is female version of the man's bike, not restored but all there including the tank, rear carrier and skirt protectors. Best offer over $1500 buys both.







WANTED:   BICYCLE posted by: MICHAEL JONES on 2/26/2002 at 9:28:04 PM
Vintage Veleo Solex. l949 through l963. 650 1/2 rim size,or our 26 1/2 balloon tire size, parts, pieces, running or not.







MISC:   shwinn de luxx tandem posted by: Jeff on 2/26/2002 at 1:19:23 AM
I had just ben given a shwinn tandem bike that has ben sitting in a garage since it was new.It had ben ridden a total of 50 yards thats it .I was wondering what it would be worth. even the inner tubes are original,and they hold air. This bike is brand new still.


   RE:MISC:   shwinn de luxx tandem posted by Stacey on 2/26/2002 at 10:30:53 PM
About a buck, Jeff. But I'll be genorous and offer you two, k? LOL

Seriously, if you accept less thatn $300 you'll be cheating yourself.






MISC:   Anyone know about Benotto? posted by: Tim on 2/25/2002 at 2:57:40 AM
I am looking at buying a used Benotto 850, I have looked the internet for anything on this bike and come up blank - I know there was a Mexican knock-off company but that's about it..anyone know when this company folded and if these bikes were any good - the person I am buying it from claims it is a1998 model (Italian) but I can't find proof of this anywhere.!
Any help is appreciated.


   RE:MISC:   Anyone know about Benotto? posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 2/26/2002 at 1:22:13 AM
Ask the genie "What else do you have?" if in doubt.






FOR SALE:   Refinished 1950's Schwinn Cruisers posted by: ERIC on 2/24/2002 at 8:47:59 PM
I just finished restoring two beautiful cruisers and decided I can't keep them as I had planned. There is a mens and a ladies model, with coordinated new two-tone paint jobs (not original). All old chrome was professionally re-chromed, and all replacement parts are Schwinn made. Only nonvintage-style part is the new Nexus 7 speed internal rear hub. Both bikes include Torpedo headlights, white-wall tires and dice stem caps. Ladies model has rear rack and handle bar streamers. Ladies model has only been test-ridden and mens has less than 50 miles. These are excellent for commuting or just riding around town. Over $2,400 in parts, not including labor. Prefer to sell as pair. Price $1,000 firm, plus shipping.


   RE:FOR SALE:   Refinished 1950's Schwinn Cruisers posted by Eric on 2/25/2002 at 6:27:21 PM
This is a follow-up by the seller. I forgot to note that the price is for the pair, not each. Also, both are in mint condition (althought not all orginal) and include new Brooks leather saddles and horns.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Refinished 1950's Schwinn Cruisers posted by Jack on 2/28/2002 at 10:50:27 AM
Please send photos.






MISC:   what do ihave posted by: dennis murray on 2/24/2002 at 12:52:13 PM
just aquired a schwinn bike,serial# f220048.i think its a 49 yr model. it has a spring fork. horn tanks,light mounted on front fender,that has green lense in front, and a small green lense on top of this light. any info appreciated.thanks







FOR SALE:   minsk russian bicycle posted by: eric on 2/24/2002 at 2:56:02 AM
1978 mint condition russian 20-in collapseable bicycle from the minsk motorcycle and bicycle factory. Bicycle is blue with all origional tires, tool bag with tools tire repair kit, tire pump mounted under the seat,generator powered light that works and owners manual[written in russian] tires stamped cccp also light reflectors, pedals and hand tools all stamped with cccp best offer thanks







FOR SALE:   sale/trade: raleigh bicycles clock posted by: john on 2/23/2002 at 11:55:15 PM
for sale or trade yellow raleigh bicycles clock from a bike store. a litle wear. has been there for years. i remember seing it there when i was a kid in the 80's. allthough i think its older. store recently closed. make an offer. looking for manta ray front fender and kickstand, schwinn twinn 3 speed or 5 speed rear wheel/hub. high back sissy bar. yellow streamers. thanks for looking, john.