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MISC:   3rd Annual Central Illinois Classic and Antique Bicycle Show and Swap Meet posted by: Matt on 8/7/2003 at 12:13:25 PM
3rd Annual Central Illinois Classic and Antique Bicycle Show and Swap Meet
September 13-14
Logan County Fairgrounds
Woodlawn Road
Lincoln, Illinois 62656
Overnight Camping - Showers - Electric Available $16.00/night
Vendor Setup Friday, September 12th 6PM
Swap Spaces: Indoor - $20.00
Outdoor- $10.00
For Spaces Call Matt Voyles @ (815) 206-5977
Or Email at mvoyles@comcast.net or kratev13@hotmail.com

Held during the 33rd Annual
Abraham Lincoln National
Railsplitting Contest & Crafts Festival
Approximately 7,000 in Attendance
Stingray & Musclebike Drag Races
Parade Ride
Covered Spaces - Rain or Shine

Show entries $3.00 per bike, per category with purchase of a swap space, $5.00 per bike, per category without swap space. Trophies and ribbons awarded for each class.

Show Categories:
People’s Choice Award
Best Pre-War Bicycle
Best Balloon Tire Bicycle
Best Middleweight Bicycle
Best Stingray
Best Offbrand Musclebike
Best in Show







MISC:   schwinn pixie posted by: mam on 8/7/2003 at 4:21:08 AM
I have a schwinn pixie with sn#SL.... and it is made in China.Does anyone have any info on this bike. My daughter is done with it, What do I do with it?


   RE:MISC:   schwinn pixie posted by Ken on 8/8/2003 at 7:11:12 PM
It's a walmart bike; donate it to a shelter, day care, etc.






FOR SALE:   Need help locating collectors in Michigan posted by: Pete Groblicki on 8/6/2003 at 5:11:50 PM
I need to clean out my accumulation of bike stuff. I would prefer to sell it as a lot to a person in the Detroit area. Complete '1952 Rudge Aero Clubman, Singer Gran Sport frameset (2 wire Cyclo derailleur brazeons), Premiere Empress Frameset (Derailleur brazeons), 1970's Motobecane, 1970's Schwinn Voyageur (all Campy and DuraAce) plus boxes of parts. Please email me if you're interested or if you can help me find a buyer.







MISC:   raleigh superbe green womens posted by: cafemilkyway on 8/6/2003 at 3:10:10 AM
i bought a raleich superbe bike today and i dont know how or where to read the model number on the back seat mark pat no. 609458 and reg no. 871270 and below the seat on the frame has a mark 2541180. im not sure if i got it right because i cant find the numbers on the model chart. can anyone help me? thank you for your help







MISC:   raleigh superbe green womens posted by: cafemilkyway on 8/6/2003 at 3:10:10 AM
i bought a raleich superbe bike today and i dont know how or where to read the model number on the back seat mark pat no. 609458 and reg no. 871270 and below the seat on the frame has a mark 2541180. im not sure if i got it right because i cant find the numbers on the model chart. can anyone help me? thank you for your help







WANTED:   Flying Pigeon Headset posted by: Scott on 8/6/2003 at 12:46:22 AM
Help!

I need a 26x1 threaded headset locknut for my awesome Chinese Flying Pigeon. I have ALL the other parts, but the locknut is the key to my happiness!







FOR SALE:   Huffy Eldarodo posted by: Robert Gill on 8/5/2003 at 11:44:15 PM
This is a bicycle that I got about 1953. I am reiring and
need to downsize excess personal items. The bicycle has been kept inside out of the weather since it was bought. There chips on the paint, chrome fenders and gold rocket type headlight that still works. Need 2 D cell batteries.
contact me either through my email, or phone 253-926-2613. Located in the Seattle Tacoma area.







WANTED:   CCM mustang, or mustang marauder posted by: Jay on 8/5/2003 at 10:03:54 PM
Just finished my restoration of a 69' CCM Mustang Marauder. Looking for another cheap project. Whattya got??







MISC:   Headset sizes???? posted by: Scott on 8/5/2003 at 6:54:02 PM
I have an English style cruiser from minland China and I cannot find a headset lock nut anywhere at my local IBD. What size and thread count do these beauties take? I think it's 1" but obviously not standard metric 22.2mm







FOR SALE:   1972 raliegh LTD-3 womens posted by: Jeff on 8/5/2003 at 2:50:05 PM
The bike is in good condition , mostly complete as far as I can tell by looking at pictures of LTD-3 models. I would really appreciate any help with finding what this bike is worth.







FOR SALE:   1965 Schwinn Sting Ray FOR SALE posted by: Kerri on 8/5/2003 at 3:12:08 AM
1965 Schwinn Sting Ray - great restoration project
-Sorry, no high loop sissy bar, just a regular one!
-serial # MAxxxxx
-I bought it as a frame, so the only orginal parts are the cranks, headset, fork, and chainguard.
-I have pieced it together just to ride.
-Please go to the link below to see pictures and feel free to e-mail me directly with any questions (kdtanker@yahoo.com)
http://www.members.cox.net/krichardson22/stingray.htm







MISC:   Help! I'm new at this! posted by: Susan Robachefski on 8/5/2003 at 2:35:54 AM
Hi! I'm hoping someone can help me. I love antiques. Some I leave as is, others I try my best to restore. In the end, I always use my antiques for decorating purposes. Anyway, while passing a roadside flea-market, two old bikes caught my eye. One was a Wards Hawthorne. It wasn't in very good shape - somewhat rusty but the original color seemed to be a mint green. The spokes and wire basket mounted on the front were also rusty and the tires were completely flat. I still couldn't help thinking that with a little TLC this bike could be really something special. After looking up some info on the internet, I was amazed to see the price that a restored Hawthorne goes for. The man at the flea market was asking $50.00 Even though it's in rough shape, would I be an absoulte fool to not buy it at that price? Please respond! Thanks! (By the way, the other bike was a Monark Rocket. I thought that the spelling of "monark" would be "monarch", but it wasn't. This one was in better shape and was only $60.00 I'm about to do some research on that one now, but let me know what you think about that price too! Thanks!)


   RE:MISC:   Help! I'm new at this! posted by Stacey on 8/5/2003 at 12:55:16 PM
Susan, you got the Restored Values where? Unless you are an experienced bicycle mechanic, have a GOOD source for old parts, cheap, have a paint booth and color matching experience... you're better off to settle for a "clean up & make pretty" instead of "restoring" A proper 100 point restoration can take years, absorb countless dollars (that escalate with every task you need to sub out) and fetch a marginal return.

It's amazing what can be acomplished with some soap n' water & some polish. Remember it's only ORIGINAL once.

IMHO $50 is a bit dear, then agian this comes from someone who seldom pays more that $10 for a bike. My priciest find this summer was a $25 Raleigh Folding 20, in a solid 9.5 condition.

Good luck however you procede.

   RE:MISC:   Help! I'm new at this! posted by Ray on 8/5/2003 at 9:30:43 PM
I somewhat agree with Stacy but let me add this. I started out nearly 15 years ago knowing nothing about bikes and today I posess some of the finest collectible bikes around. This did not happen overnight nor did it break the bank. I started by picking up junk bikes from the trash and selling them for $10 to $20 each after I fixed them up. Eventually I earned enough to purchase a decent collectible that needed work but that was half the fun. What I am trying to say is that is you are into antiques like you say you are. You are already familiar with this because it is the same with furniture, appliances, electronics, etc. If you are handy with a wrench and not afraid to get dirty then go for it. A few tips that will save you time, money and grief. 1, look for a bike that is as complete as possible. 2, Try to get a bike where the chrome is intact as possible or just a little orange where it can be steel wool polished, chroming is one of the most expensive things to get done and you almost never recover from that cost. 3, Look for paint that is decent, it does not have to be mint but neither do you want rust as your primary finish. Finally, don't be afraid to haggle the price. Stacy is right, $50 sounds a little steep for the condition you described. Things that would make this bike worth $50 would be, a springer front end, a fender mounted head light, a rear luggage rack, a tank and 2.125 tires. If it is a middleweight 1.750 tires then walk on by and keep searching.






WANTED:   5 Speed Stick Shifter posted by: Dennis on 8/5/2003 at 2:35:37 AM
I'm looking for a 5 speed stick shifter that is in good condition and is not over priced. I also am looking for an pices that I might need to set this up such as a 5 speed rear rim. If anyone has anything I could use or knows were I can get what I need PLEASE e-mail me. Thank You







FOR SALE:   early 70's Peugeot posted by: Dennis on 8/5/2003 at 12:03:32 AM
Lightweight, small frame Peugeot 10-speed for sale. I've no idea of the value of the bike but am willing to consider anything beter than the $20 - $30 I'll get at the garage sale. Reynolds 531 frame, Mavic tubular rims, Simplex derailers, Stronglight crank, Mafac "Racer" brakes,Normandy hubs, all in good road-ready condition. Best offer + S&H.







FOR SALE:   Hutch Pro Raider posted by: Scott on 8/4/2003 at 4:42:22 PM
I have an all original Chrome Hutch Pro Raider for sale. Not sure of the year but the last numbers on the serial are 77. Was told that would be the year (1977?). Excellent condition. Email for pictures and make an offer. Thanks