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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted







FOR SALE:   Swiss Army Bicycle posted by: Pravin on 7/19/2002 at 2:42:53 AM
Hello all,

I just wanted to let people know that I have a WWII era Swiss Army Bicycle for sale on eBay, if anyone is interested.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2121658943







FOR SALE:   WANTED:NEED TWO ROLLS NOS SCHWINN OPAQUE RED BARTAPE posted by: Kevin K on 7/18/2002 at 9:10:41 PM
Hi. I need 2 rolls NOS Schwinn Opaque Red Vinyl bartape. Please email kbcurvin@aol.com with info. Thanks, Kevin







WANTED:   info: Sears Tricycle posted by: bike lover on 7/18/2002 at 7:56:30 PM
I recently accuried a Sears Tricycle and would like to find out the Age and approx. Value.
Below is the info I have on my bike and a like to pictures or it. Any info would help

Sears Roebuck & Co. Tricycle
There are 2 seial numbers
On back left fork Number 2C404667
On what I think is called the bottom Bracket (under the crank bearings)? Number is not all visible bad stamp on bottom of numbers but it is Number 507-459450 or 597-459459

Candy Blue with 4 diamond and stripes pattern on chainguard.
On seat post tube there are black, white, orange, red horizontal stripes then a horzizontal checkerboard pattern, then vertical stripes of orange, red and blue, then the checkerboard and stipes again on the bottom.

Sturmey Archer Right Hand grip shifter, I think 3 speed shift at rear left whell hub. Shift gears are inclosed in hub.
Front brake on left hand goed to front caliper says Excel Racfer. And has coaster brake.
Front tire Goodyear Speedway "175" 24 x 1.75
Rear tires Schwinn Spitfire 24 x 1.75
Seat Plate bolt says Troyer seat in perfect cond.
Ape hanger handlebars, wide like 60's Schwinn StingRays
Large basket in rear between tires.

See pictures at:
http://www.twistedroots.com/bikepics/bike.htm







WANTED:   WTB 20" 3 Speed Shimano Rear Wheel posted by: Matt on 7/18/2002 at 5:13:03 PM
I've found a nice Huffy Liquidator 3, missing the rear wheel. I'm looking for a flat rim, Shimano, 3 speed, chrome, 20 X 1.75 or 2.215 wheel. The paint on the frame/fork and guard is pretty nice and I'd like to put this back together.







FOR SALE:   HERCULES hub brochure on ebay posted by: auldooly on 7/18/2002 at 1:29:59 PM
I have posted on eBay a Hercules 3 speed hub brochure, in nearly perfect condition, from the mid-late 1950's. Please take a look, and by all means feel free to bid!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2123130324

Thanks,

Auldooly







MISC:   2nd Annual El Torreon Bicycle and Scooter Swap at KCMO Sun July 28th 2002 6am posted by: Calvert on 7/18/2002 at 3:41:44 AM
Just a reminder....it's now 1 1/2 weeks away.
Sunday June 28th at 6am

El Torreon (Kansas City) Bicycle Swap Meet page:
http://hometown.aol.com/cycletruck/myhomepage/business.html

Seems like most of the shopping I do these days is on Ebay.
I really miss getting to meet old friends and actually handling
the goods before parting with my hard-earned bucks.

I'm gonna try to get up to Alan Kinsey's long-enduring swap
in Des Moines later this year but meanwhile in the heat of the
summer, this swap in KC is the best in the MidWest.
We even have a Pub Cruise the night before.

Collectors and pickers from all over have been calling in
for directions and information so we've had to scramble
to arrange for more space.

Check out our Web Site for details
& let me know if you have further questions.

Calvert
Cycletruck@aol.com








FOR SALE:   Looking for StratoStreak II posted by: Bill Folks on 7/18/2002 at 12:16:31 AM
I'm looking for a good condition Montgomery Wark StratoStreak II bike from the early 70's. I know you won't find these on any collector's dream list, it was just my first bike. I wonder how many thousands of hours I spent on that bike for about 6-7 years before it was completely totalled. Just thought it would be great to have another now to hang in my family room and remenisce. I found one on EBAY a couple of years ago, but the auction had ended and the buyer wouldn't sell.
Thanks for taking the time.







MISC:   ted williams bike posted by: n on 7/17/2002 at 10:09:07 PM
i have a ted williams free spirit 3 speed. any ideas on age/value?thanks


   RE:MISC:   ted williams bike posted by JimW. on 7/18/2002 at 3:28:38 AM
Your bike was made in Austria and sold by Sears. It's probably
from the late 60s/early 70s. It's a nice bike, but not particularly
valuable. You might get a hundred bucks for it, if it's in really
clean shape. They're good campus bikes, and used ones are bought by people
for that sort of usage. English 3-speeds are the only only
ones with an actual collector base, and they're still pretty
reasonably priced.

   RE:MISC:   ted williams bike posted by Jeff on 7/18/2002 at 9:43:03 PM
Maybe you should freeze it like his sons doing to him!!!
Just kidding...Hang on to it...remember,collectors of this stuff will go for anything.

   RE:MISC:   ted williams bike posted by Chuck on 7/22/2002 at 2:20:49 AM
I also recently inherited a Free Spirit Ted Williams 3-speed. It was my father's, who purchased it in the early seventies. He passed away last winter and I would like to restore it as a rememberance. The bike is basically complete and in good shape, but needs cables for the front brake and three speed shift lever. I'm new to this, so I don't have any idea were to search for these parts. Anyone out there have any information on where I could find these parts?






FOR SALE:   loop tail pk ripper for sale.. posted by: demegod999 on 7/17/2002 at 5:00:30 PM
I have a 82-83 looptail pk ripper for sale..
frame and forks only...
frame and forks are in perfect condition, not even a scratch on them.. frame still has warentee card on it.
also comes in original box.
pics are here
http://jazz.sdsc.edu/miscimages/damonsbike/index.html
no reasonable offer refused. definetly a collectors item.
email me for a fast responce @ demegod999@yahoo.com







FOR SALE:   loop tail pk ripper for sale.. posted by: demegod999 on 7/17/2002 at 5:00:30 PM
I have a 82-83 looptail pk ripper for sale..
frame and forks only...
frame and forks are in perfect condition, not even a scratch on them.. frame still has warentee card on it.
also comes in original box.
pics are here
http://jazz.sdsc.edu/miscimages/damonsbike/index.html
no reasonable offer refused. definetly a collectors item.
email me for a fast responce @ demegod999@yahoo.com







FOR SALE:   loop tail pk ripper for sale.. posted by: demegod999 on 7/17/2002 at 5:00:30 PM
I have a 82-83 looptail pk ripper for sale..
frame and forks only...
frame and forks are in perfect condition, not even a scratch on them.. frame still has warentee card on it.
also comes in original box.
pics are here
http://jazz.sdsc.edu/miscimages/damonsbike/index.html
no reasonable offer refused. definetly a collectors item.
email me for a fast responce @ demegod999@yahoo.com







FOR SALE:   Swap Meet posted by: sambo on 7/17/2002 at 2:40:41 AM
Well, my question has nothing to do w/ For Sale...or whether the kickstand should be on the left or right side of the bike (see Post below this one) and since NO ONE is answering my question in the Discussion Swap Meet section and the Kickstand dude is not selling or even looking for a kickstand but just asking a question. I guess I'll ask mine in here, in the For Sale/Wanted section. Gee, now I forget what I was going to ask, oh ya, does anyone have the date(s) for Lars Anderson Swap?? Have a nice evening,
sambo


   RE:FOR SALE:   Swap Meet posted by wes on 7/17/2002 at 3:20:52 AM
listed on net as august 19th






MISC:   Kickstand on the Left? posted by: Matthew Poehler on 7/16/2002 at 3:32:06 PM
I am a medieval re-enactor and historian and I would like to know if there is any reason for the kickstand on a bicycle/motorcycle to be on the left? The traditional method for mounting a horse is from the left, is this a holdover? There are several theories as to why the left side is significant, but I wanted another set of opinions.

Matthew


   RE:MISC:   Kickstand on the Left? posted by ken on 7/16/2002 at 5:01:36 PM
That can't be it... the first 40 or 50 years of bikes of traditional design had stands on the back, operable from either side. By the time the modern kickstand was developed, the drive was (practically) always on the right. q.e.d.

   RE:MISC:   Kickstand on the Left? posted by jimmy on 7/16/2002 at 10:48:40 PM
have you also notice that dogs walk on your left, most of the time. It is becuase in old times of swords men would draw their weapons and their fighting dog would stay on the left so he wouldn't get decapitated my pitbull mix will not walk on my right he is always on my left it has been bred into them over the centuries.so maybe the left is just out of habit

   RE:RE:MISC:   Kickstand on the Left? posted by ds on 7/17/2002 at 9:37:38 AM
I write w/ my left hand, so maybe, just maybe that explains why I pick my nose w/ my left?!I guess, if I use my right it would get stuck?
ds

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Kickstand on the Left? posted by concerned on 7/17/2002 at 12:36:25 PM
is that also the some one you use to dig your a$$ with

   RE:MISC:   Kickstand on the Left? posted by Oscar on 7/18/2002 at 4:20:18 AM
If you mount and dismount the bike from the left, you keep your legs away from the greasy drivetrain. You'd stain your pants from the chain if you were putting down the kickstand from the right.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Kickstand on the Left? posted by Stacey on 7/18/2002 at 10:38:00 AM
Not only would the chain munge be a concern, but just imagine trying to toe your way around the chain to get the stand down. You'd have to bend down and drop it with your hand. Just a matter of practicality I'd say. Plus, there is the driveline weight offset factor too.






FOR SALE:   Prewar Trike Seats posted by: JOEL on 7/15/2002 at 3:08:27 PM
Streamlined (Lobdell?) Trike Saddle, Shaped like a toolbox saddle with a large deco chrome piece on the back and chrome cups underneath. Square post, fair cond. $45 shipped


   RE:FOR SALE:   Prewar Trike Seats posted by Joel on 7/15/2002 at 3:12:34 PM
ALSO, Prewar long spring trike seat with padded center $17 shipped.






FOR SALE:   The BikeBug posted by: Tom on 7/14/2002 at 2:02:52 PM
I have a BikeBug model QBM-23 in the original box. It looks like someone may have tried to use it. But still looks new. The only thing I can see wrong with it is the roller comp will need to be replaced, looks like it got soft,gummy from old age. Would anyone be interested in this kind of item and I really need to know the fair-true value. It is for sale. Please email me at mga60t@aol.com


   RE:FOR SALE:   The BikeBug posted by JimW. on 7/18/2002 at 3:03:20 AM
Hi Tom,
The really knowledgeable BikeBug people hang out at the motorized/
reproduction list here. Your BB is probably worth about $100,
but don't take my word for it, as that's just off the top of my
head. We have a big article about BikeBugs, by Rif Addams, in the current
issue of http://bikerodnkustom.com
After you read the article, you may decide to keep it for yourself.
PS: You can renovate your drive roller by the use of a skate
wheel, according to Mike Schneider, who's quoted in the article.