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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted







FOR SALE:   RARE 1962 schwinn typhoon posted by: Johnny on 4/15/2002 at 12:16:52 AM
1962 typhoon RARE dual straight bar, Black 100% restored all original parts have been rechromed, frame, rims, chain guard, rack, part of springer have been powder coated, stainless spokes, leather seat, chrome fenders. super clean bike nice ride. whats it worth???


   RE:FOR SALE:   RARE 1962 schwinn typhoon posted by lisha on 4/24/2002 at 7:52:56 PM
hey i have an old schwin march 65 was balck no restoration can you give me any info as to what it might be worth? and if collectors prefer refurbished or as is? thanks email asap? ty






MISC:   Raleigh LTD-10 posted by: L Chokov on 4/14/2002 at 7:21:21 PM
I have a Raleigh LTD-10 (10-speed, boy's) in good condition. I believe I bought in the late 1960's, early 1970's. Any idea it's worth? Please email me.







FOR SALE:   For Sale Raleigh Mixte posted by: Howard on 4/14/2002 at 3:53:33 AM
For sale Raleigh green mixte Sprite 10 (10 speed),with upright bars ,luggage rack,fenders. This bike is nice, complete,original paint, and ridable but could use some cleaning and minor adjusting. I do not know how old it is but the derail. and levers are suntour. No shipping Pick up in suburban Chicago only. Price $30.00. Pictue http://www.ameritech.net/users/hlansdowne/raleighmixtegrn.jpg







MISC:   ride the river walk this sunday posted by: rickey@knowlesbicycle334-756-7561 on 4/13/2002 at 5:49:21 PM
THE 26th ANNUAL HIKE/BIKE/RUN WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY may 4 in valley THE annually fund raiser for valley haven school for the handicaped ..WE EXPECT A LARGE GATHERING THIS YEAR ...THERE WILL BE MANY CYCLRIST RIDEING BACK FROM MONTGOMERY'S CAPITAL 100 MILES--A 22 MILE-- 11 MILE 5 MILE RIDERS WALKERS RUNNERS ALL AGES MOTER SCOOTERS TO -- AND I PERSONALY INVITE YOU TO JOIN US THIS YEAR MAY 4 HERE IN VALLEY AL. WERE ON THE BORDER GA & AL INTERSTATE 85 AT THE VALLEY LANNETT KING FORD EXIT TAKE FOB JAMES DR. TO FAIRFAX BYPAS THE SCHOOL'S ON THE RIGHT 1 HALF MILE THIS IS WHERE ALL THE EVENTS BEGAN & END EXCEPT THE 100 MILE RIDE WHICH ENDS AT THE KROGER GRO.IN LANNETT AL.THERE WILL BE A AUCTION WHERE ALL DONATED ITEMS WILL BE SOLD TO RAISE MONEY FOR VALLEY HAVEN SCHOOL GOD BLESS PLEASE COME PARTICIPATE YOU MAY CALL THE SCHOOL AT 334-7562868 OR 334-756-7801 OR US HERE AT KNOWLES BICYCLE SHOP 334-756-7561 TUNE YOUR BIKE & RIDE SAT. MAY 4 2002 IN VALLYE AL.YOUR PLEDGES ARE WELCOMED







WANTED:   18" rims to suit 1940-1950 girls bike posted by: Andrew B on 4/13/2002 at 11:11:57 AM
Hi,

I am restoring an old Malvern star girls bike. The rims are rusted thriugh and I need new ones. The tyre was an 18", and they are about an inch wide, witha raised section in the middle.







MISC:   1972 3 Speed Humbers Rescued posted by: Tommy on 4/13/2002 at 12:03:33 AM
Hello I'm new to this list and just had a few questions regarding a pair of His & Hers Humbers I found at a recent home cleanout. These adult bikes are as follows:English Humbers, Mens bike is "copper" colored w/ a Brooks leather seat, touring pack, and air pump bosses w/ pump. The womans is dark green colored w/ the same amenities as the mens only the air pump is missing, it too has the bosses. I'm currently involved in restoring a 1970 Dodge Challenger, a 1972 Dodge Challenger, and a 1974 Plymouth Barracuda, and really have no current time to start on bikes. These were obviously garage kept and in very good used condition. As with cars, I know value is based on condition and desirabilty and coveted wants. Just wondering if someone had a price guide referrence. I know the garbage men woulda kept these and sold them on Ebay. Best of all I got them for free. These actually would look pretty cool next to my 72 Dodge Challenger being they're the same year. Are there serial #'s anywhere?? I found the 72 on the rear hub. Did I mention the antique Grundig shortwave radio that was there as well???? Score!!!!! Thanks and feel free to E mail me privately regarding this matter. Maybe now I will get back into biking. Tommy







MISC:   Colson Discooters posted by: Patrick Spilman on 4/12/2002 at 11:32:40 PM
What is the vaule of a colson discooter in original condition. It still works and has a coaster brake that acts as a kick stand. Thank you for helping out.







WANTED:   OLD BMX BIKES posted by: Dave on 4/12/2002 at 7:27:22 PM
What was the old Huffy bmx bike with the square looking seat called? Does anyone remember? If you do please mail me I think it was around the mid 1970's. Thanks


   RE:WANTED:   OLD BMX BIKES posted by Stacey on 4/13/2002 at 10:23:02 AM
I remember seeing the seat you describe just the other day, Mike. Black, squarish & kind of tufted. It had a big "MX" emblazoned across the back of it. Looks to have been in that transition time of mid to alte 70's. Wasn't the whole bike there, just the seat.






WANTED:   old bmx bikes / parts posted by: Dave on 4/12/2002 at 7:14:09 PM
I am looking for an old Stroker bmx bicycle. Complete or frame only,whatever you may have. I am also looking for a set of old Moto Mags (Spider Mags). What about a Dan Gurney Black Diamond bmx frame? Please e-mail me if you can help.


   RE:WANTED:   old bmx bikes / parts posted by Kim on 4/12/2002 at 7:35:20 PM
Speaking of BMX, I picked up a Haro for $10. It the stem says "Haro Group 1" and the frame has weird chainstays. They kind of jut out horizontally and then are attached to large dropouts.
Any idea what model this might be? Or the year?






FOR SALE:   J C Higgins posted by: Dennis on 4/12/2002 at 2:27:23 PM
Rough condition, would appreciate any info/offers. red with white trim, large tank with wrap around chrome headlight. missing fenders, seat torn, weathered. Has ape hanger (?) handlebars, (not original?). Couldn't find this in picture data base. Tires good and still rides well. What year? Thanks. (cleaning out garage, probably post more..)


   RE:FOR SALE:   J C Higgins posted by Joel on 4/12/2002 at 3:49:40 PM
Got a picture?

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   J C Higgins posted by Dennis on 4/13/2002 at 1:38:08 AM
Hi Joel! thanks for the "Re:" I put both bicyles, the John Deere and the J.C. Higgins on one page. Thanks for your time!
http://mywebpage.netscape.com/freekaler/bikes.html






FOR SALE:    White John Deere five speed (tour) posted by: Dennis on 4/12/2002 at 3:56:37 AM
Hi, I'm trying to find out more about this bicycle. I'm an artist and enjoy collectibles, but don't know bikes. the one we have has been in storage and is in great shape. It is missing the head badge, light rust on handlebars and rims. Other than that it looks as new, not even dirt under fenders. Decals, grips (w/deere icons) seat, all shiny as though new. No dents or missing paint (white with green and yellow trim.) Universal frame. (It rides like a dream, I don't ride bikes alot anymore (I'm 49) but looking at this one I filled up the tires and took off!!) Kovals 1997 price guide lists it at $600.00, can this be true, is it worth more or less? How would one go about selling it? I'm new here, and only lurked a couple days, but would really appreciate any help, information/history. Thanks! P.S. We are in Illinois.


   RE:FOR SALE:    White John Deere five speed (tour) posted by Brian on 4/14/2002 at 1:20:49 AM
Nice bike. I would say that $600. is kind of high. I have seen similar bikes sell for $250. - $300. It was made in Taiwan in the late 70's and sold thru John Deere dealers. Frame style is called a Mixte. Try ebay.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:    White John Deere five speed (tour) posted by Dennis on 4/15/2002 at 2:34:12 AM
Hey Brian, thanks!!! You gave me more information in one paragraph than all the mindless babble I turned up in a google search on the same question. Judgeing from the counter you may have been one of those that checked the picture on the web-page, I appreciate your time and reply!!
About the google search, although outdated (three -four years) someone asked the same question as I did, didn't get many answers, (http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&safe=off&th=eeaac784bf7ae236&rnum=7) We live here in Quad Cites and there are 'not' thousands of these bikes around. I used to work at Deere (didn't know they produced bikes, also worked for International Harvester (gone...) now I kinda collect and make art.) but, the guy's I talked to at Deere said that the company took all the old parts for the bikes and scrapped them out. I would be very interested in buying the head badge for this bike, probably hang on to it for my kid, maybe worth something by time he gets college age. Eh? Thanks a million for your help Brian. The search on "mixte" proved very educational and right on line. I like this board.

   RE:FOR SALE:    White John Deere five speed (tour) posted by goob on 4/15/2002 at 4:25:03 PM
I have several JD bikes maybe a complete set. The white ones are the most common ones and least desired. the green ones sell the best except for some reason the 20" yellow one has been bring $200.00 to $300.00. The blue ones are the hardest to come by but don't bring as much on the market as the green ones because of the color. They are not a well made bike but the name Jd makes them collectable. If it wasn't for the head badge and name doubt if you could give them away. JD tried to sell bike 3 different time without making a go of it and some dealers started giving them away with a purchase of a big machine so you find them in the north more than anywhere.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:    White John Deere five speed (tour) posted by Dennis on 4/18/2002 at 3:14:53 AM
Hiya Goob! When you say "several" do you mean around eight? Dagmara (sp?) has the 70's herd online at: http://www.mindspring.com/'dagmara/jd.jpg
When you say "the white ones are the least desired" I wonder why Kovels lists them at $600.00, of course, I'm biased after Army time, and working at Deere, Green has never been a favorite color. There is one posting on google from a guy that paid $30.00 for one of the blue ones. I would surmise that the blue and greens were much more common?
And when you say that:" except for some reason the 20" yellow one has been bring $200.00 to $300.00." Does this mean that you have been selling the 20" and still have some left? I may be interested in purchasing one if so.
Now Goob, I really appreciate your helpful information, but when you say:" If it wasn't for the head badge and name doubt if you could give them away." I mean, 'we' are talking about Americana History here, right? Isn't the head badge and JD name the point? We (the factory workers) are all layed off or fired here, IHC is gone, Case and Deere on skids...why else would anyone collect ($$$) but to preserve? And how many original in perfect condition are left? If you ever have any to give away...
" dealers started giving them away with a purchase of a big machine so you find them in the north more than anywhere." I've found this to be so true of many great collectibles, (not of being in the North,) but, of being a promotional give away, goofus glass, those little minature coke bottles, "shell" money, minature license tags, on and on.. who woulda thought, eh? Thanks for your post it has raised 'interesting' questions, which are very helpful. (P.S. I'm in the market for the headbadge (or reasonable offers) for the John Deere five speed that we have!!)
Dennis.






FOR SALE:   Classic Riders Updates!! posted by: Greg on 4/11/2002 at 8:57:06 PM
New history of D.P. Harris, distributors of Rollfast bicycles. Great pics and information on the company, check it out!! Also check out the "classicfieds" section as well, just added a 1949 Schwinn Red Phantom.

http://www.classicriders.com/database/SearchResults.asp?SearchKeywords=crnew&SearchButton=Search








MISC:   schwinn typhoon posted by: jJohn Harpster on 4/11/2002 at 5:25:33 AM
I have a 26" schwinn mens bicycle, it has painted rims and fenders, chain gaurd says typhoon, and I think it is from the early 60's. But I have never seen a frame exactly like this one, it has two STRAIGHT bars that run underthe top tube, all schwinns that I've seen either have one straight bar or two curved bars? How rare is this? is it worth something?


   RE:MISC:   schwinn typhoon posted by Kevin on 4/12/2002 at 2:55:05 AM
The straight-bar version is a first-year Typhoon, made only one year, I have been told. I think it was 1962.






WANTED:   Info on a Norman child 3 wheel trike posted by: Dave on 4/11/2002 at 3:14:12 AM
I am interested in info on a "Norman" Childs tricycles. It is titled "The Norman Cycle co. ltd." on the front head badge. The wheels look to be 14 or 16 inch. And it was made in Ashford, England. It has a leather seat and solid rubber tires. Any info on date of manufacturer, original sales price and perhaps a "ball-park" guestimate on it approx. value-today. This one, has an extreemly good frame and fenders, very little paint left on the trike, and the front brake still works.
Thank's one and all for any info. Please send your answers to david@crosscountrycycles.com







MISC:   estate supprise posted by: steve odonnell on 4/11/2002 at 2:33:13 AM
I recently purchased a house and all the contents and in the basement hanging up I found a schwinn breese three speed girls bike #GJ540350 And a mens schwinn volare 10 speed with a sticker on it that says shimmano dura race #R0723877 could some one tell me what I have here and possible value the two bikes look to be in excellent condition thanks for your help.


   RE:MISC:   estate supprise posted by Eric Amlie on 4/11/2002 at 3:03:38 PM
The Breeze is is from July 1971 and is nothing special and probably not worth much. The Volare was offered in 1977 & 1978. It was Schwinn's highest quality imported bike and was positioned just under the Paramounts. If this bike is in good condition it could be worth a good price.