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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted







FOR SALE:   1977 Schwinn Fair Lady posted by: MC on 3/12/2002 at 1:19:03 PM
I am selling a 1977 Schwinn Fair Lady Sting Ray. It is completely original including the tires and in superb unrestored condition. I would like to sell it for $200 or trade it for an old road frameset.







WANTED:   Irish Mailer posted by: Tim on 3/12/2002 at 12:18:31 PM
I know it`s not a bike,but being a bike nut myself I know y
ou come across alot of wierd stuff at swap meets and such. When I was a little kid I had a 3wheeled pump car just found out it`s proper name is irish mailer it had 2wheels on back a yellow square seat 1 front wheel steered by your feet the body is red in color .I`ve lookin for 1 of these things for years any help? does anybody else rememberthese things or know where I could find 1? Thank`s Tim


   RE:WANTED:   Irish Mailer posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 3/13/2002 at 11:14:44 PM
I think it is called an "Irish Mail" I have seen them, sorry that I can't offer any help.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Irish Mailer posted by JimW. on 3/15/2002 at 6:19:56 PM
The Irish Mail is a classic type of children's vehicle. There are old ones to be found, and new ones are still being made. Here's a plan for building one yourself from metal: http://www.angelfire.com/my/welding/irishmail.jpg
There are also plans available for making them from wood.
To see a lot of examples, go to:
http://images.google.com/images?q=irish+mail&svnum=10&hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&oe=ISO-8859-1&start=0&sa=N






FOR SALE:   woods valve tubes posted by: Kh on 3/12/2002 at 12:10:24 AM
20" and 26" woods valve tubes, new. best offer







FOR SALE:   Raleigh Sport posted by: kh on 3/12/2002 at 12:06:43 AM
british green raleigh 3 speed, 1974, fenders painted
to match, virtually NO use. factory manual in raleigh
seatpack, in plastic. 150.00


   RE:FOR SALE:   Raleigh Sport posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 3/14/2002 at 7:49:10 PM
Is this a mens or ladies model?






WANTED:   308mm 2.0/1.8/2.0 Dbl Butted Spokes posted by: Maurice on 3/10/2002 at 7:57:14 PM
Hi all - Would appreciate help in locating the aforementioned spokes 308mm length 2.0/1.8/2.0 After searching numerous old independent Schwinn dealers, I've actually been able to aquire around 30 or so galvanized spokes but after realizing the scarcity of galvanized and the advantages of the st steel I'm now trying to locate the
stainless steel type - I'm having difficulty finding the 308mm length in Double Butted for my 1967 27 1 1/4 Weinmann
alloy rims. I've tried everything to free up and turn the current galvanized spokes - amonia, liquid wrench. I welcome any leads/suggestions......thanks - Mo


   RE:WANTED:   308mm 2.0/1.8/2.0 Dbl Butted Spokes posted by Jim on 3/11/2002 at 12:35:09 AM
I probably have your spokes but will have to look before I can confirm it. I've used a little propane plumbers torch on the nipples to free up spokes before.






FOR SALE:   BICYCLE-MURRAY CHOPPER posted by: EUGENE CARROLL on 3/9/2002 at 8:52:24 PM
1970 MURRAY CHOPPER FOR SALE. NO. 1 CONDITION,OVER $1800.00 DOLLARS INVESTED. WILL SALE FOR $1200.00/OBO. CALL NICK 314-481-7513 FOR MORE INFO. ALL RECEIPTS AN DOCUMENTS.







MISC:   Pre War Black panther Bicycle Before 1944 posted by: Eva on 3/9/2002 at 7:52:26 PM
I need to know for sure if the Black Panther Bicycle I have is a Pre-War I had a bike dealer look at it and that is what he told me...it has a skip two chain spocket the seriel number on the frame is *g359486* and on the part where the pedals go through the bike is has these numbers b4554....And what would this item be worth? Thanks for info..Eve:)


   RE:MISC:   Pre War Black panther Bicycle Before 1944 posted by MNSmith on 3/10/2002 at 11:06:13 AM
I'm pretty sure that the "Panther" name wasn't used until after the war. Maybe not until the early 50's. Worth would depend on what it is. A prewar bike or a Panther. If it has a tank, is it chrome and painted? Which way does the rear wheel exit the bike? Toward the crank or away from it?

   RE:RE:MISC:   Pre War Black panther Bicycle Before 1944 posted by Eva on 3/10/2002 at 7:57:14 PM
Hi, the tank is chrome and painted and the rear wheel exits toward the crank......Thanks Eve:)

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Pre War Black panther Bicycle Before 1944 posted by MNSmith on 3/13/2002 at 1:27:39 AM
Panther!! 1949 to 1954. Serial number under the crank means 1949 to 1951. Sorry, I don't have my charts handy, can't give you an exact day!

   RE:MISC:   Pre War Black panther Bicycle Before 1944 posted by goob on 3/14/2002 at 1:36:37 AM
From the ACB list it would be a 10-3-1950 model.






FOR SALE:   schwinn paraphenalia posted by: KH on 3/9/2002 at 5:42:26 AM
schwinn 500 club pin, still in case-- 50.00
schwinn beer coasters (4) best offer
schwinn stingray certificates (tablet full) best offer


   RE:FOR SALE:   schwinn paraphenalia posted by schwinn coasters sold, certificates sold. on 3/15/2002 at 12:29:24 AM
The schwinn pin is left, but the certificates and
coasters are sold.






WANTED:   3 speed coaster hub posted by: KH on 3/9/2002 at 5:41:39 AM
Im looking for a 3 speed coaster hub, 36 hole


   RE:WANTED:   3 speed coaster hub posted by Damian on 3/12/2002 at 2:46:14 AM
There is one on ebay right now. Try a search for it. Should be a drum rear also (same seller). Good luck






WANTED:   Sticker set for Schwinn Speedster posted by: Jon on 3/8/2002 at 10:00:56 PM
I'm looking for a sticker set for a Schwinn Speedster, not 100% of year. Picture of speedster with the right stickers:
http://www.bicycletrader.com/collection/images/112701_19max.JPG
Any help would be awesome!


   RE:WANTED:   Sticker set for Schwinn Speedster posted by Joel on 3/9/2002 at 11:54:19 AM
Try Memory Lane Classics for the decals but you'd best have a look at the serial number list here at Oldroads first and get the year or you might get yelled at.lol






WANTED:   REPRODUCTION STICKER KIT FOR A 70'S SCHWINN CRUISER posted by: LINDA on 3/7/2002 at 6:03:59 PM
I AM LOOKING FOR A WHITE STICKER KIT FOR A 70'S SCHWINN CRUISER!!! PLEASE HELP! THANNKS LINDA







MISC:   Schwinn Panther posted by: glenn on 3/7/2002 at 4:53:27 AM
I have a schwinn panther excelsior built girls bike made in chicago 1950's model year, looks just like photo in the vintage bicycle picture database under j-warren's add.This one is average in condition, needs some TLC but it is all there. Headlight is rusted, front tire and fender are off. How much is something like this worth? I would like to sell this bike but I do not want to ship it! St Louis Mo.







FOR SALE:   1983 Trek 720 Touring Bike posted by: Shirley on 3/7/2002 at 12:14:00 AM
53 1/2cm Reynolds 531 Frame and Forks - Dark pewter
Fully lugged frame w/ all available:
Suntour Cyclone Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore CX rear Dr.
sugino AT Crankset w/ 50/40/28 gears
SR pedals
6 spd hub 28/24/20/17/14/13 gears
Diacompe Cantilever brakes front and rear w/ braze on mounts
Gran Compe Br. levers
Shimano Bar end shifters
SR seat post w/ Vapor seat (very forgiving)
Blackburn touring racks front/rear w/ Kirtland panier bags
Cinelli bar and stem
Stronglight headset
Maillard Hubs front/rear
Rigida clincher rims w/ Panaracer Kevlar touring tires
Nagusi pump
Fabulous touring bike in near mint original condition. Done only 2 bike tours on it-no accidents-original owner. $500.
e-mail for pictures: joiedevivre@earthlink.net







FOR SALE:   1983 Trek 720 Touring Bike posted by: Shirley on 3/7/2002 at 12:14:00 AM
53 1/2cm Reynolds 531 Frame and Forks - Dark pewter
Fully lugged frame w/ all available:
Suntour Cyclone Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore CX rear Dr.
sugino AT Crankset w/ 50/40/28 gears
SR pedals
6 spd hub 28/24/20/17/14/13 gears
Diacompe Cantilever brakes front and rear w/ braze on mounts
Gran Compe Br. levers
Shimano Bar end shifters
SR seat post w/ Vapor seat (very forgiving)
Blackburn touring racks front/rear w/ Kirtland panier bags
Cinelli bar and stem
Stronglight headset
Maillard Hubs front/rear
Rigida clincher rims w/ Panaracer Kevlar touring tires
Nagusi pump
Fabulous touring bike in near mint original condition. Done only 2 bike tours on it-no accidents-original owner. $500.
e-mail for pictures: joiedevivre@earthlink.net







MISC:   any kine help!!!! posted by: maka on 3/6/2002 at 4:28:30 AM
aloha bike fans....... i am sooo new to this on line stuff,as well as the vintage bike thing.But i do have some questions...???? i found an old bike of my aunties under her house here in maui, she said it was my cousins.It is a rusty "firestone super cruiser girls bike with a rack on the back. I thot it would be soo cool to fix it up a bit and cruis da island on it, i am lookin for any direction and input as which way to go. i know i am not able to "restore" it, but out of traditon and history, it would be awesome to get it on the road again.....any ideas or thots??..mahalo (thank you in hawaiian) for your time and input.....on maui alohas, larry


   RE:MISC:   any kine help!!!! posted by JC on 3/6/2002 at 4:56:21 PM
Get one of OldRoads's cleaning kits. You'd be surprised at how a bike can come out with some elbow grease.

Never do a restoration unless the bike is COMPLETELY shot. A restoration can detract from the bicycle's value.

There's a picture of a Firestone "Speed Cruiser" in the picture database, FYI - is it close to what yours looks like?

You can get replacement tires and tubes at your local bike shop or evan a Wal-Mart if there's one in your area.

Oil up the chain (use WD-40 if it's really rusted).

The rear hub is probably a Bendix coaster, and those last forever.

Have fun.

   RE:RE:MISC:   any kine help!!!! posted by Joel on 3/6/2002 at 8:37:38 PM
Aloha, Your Firestone is most likely a Monark bike, possibly a Colson or other make. Monark parts are relatively cheap and can be found on Ebay, as well as some great pictures of complete bikes for reference. New parts and decals can be found online from memory Lane Classics or Maple Island Sales.

   RE:MISC:   any kine help!!!! posted by sam on 3/10/2002 at 4:22:50 PM
After you clean it up good , you will need to clean and grease all the bearings.Start with the front wheel.Remove the axel , use 3in1 oil on rust ,take your time.Try not to brake the axel or strip it.Use a parts cleaner.Buy some at an auto parts store.use a cup grease and put it back together.Then do the bottom bracket(where the front sprocket is)Talk to a local bike shop if you need to.Most will be glad to help if not find another shop.You will need to find parts from time to time so so a good shop will know you'll be back(to spend money!)When you feel you are ready,do the rear hub.Bexdix or New Departure single speed hubs can be taken apart and put together with little skill so don't be scared to try.Just take the time to see how it came apart and put it back the same.You'll be the coolest on the beach!