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WANTED:   Specialized Globe 7 posted by: Elizabeth on 10/17/2004 at 5:34:24 PM
I'm hoping to find another women's Specialized Globe 7. I lost mine to thieves (I suspect my kryptonite lock was the weak link) and I'm still grieving.

I am posting it here because, while it was not a very old bike it had a vintage design. I have since learned it is rare--a commercial flop. Specialized only imported it for 2 or 3 years in the mid-1990s.

If anyone has any suggestions or leads I would be very grateful.

Elizabeth


   RE:WANTED:   Specialized Globe 7 posted by stephanie hodal on 11/4/2004 at 4:56:45 PM
Hi Elizabeth: I am looking for a M or L frame Specialized 3 or 7 as well - let me know if you got any nibbles you can share. Thanks!
by: 68.160.153.121






MISC:   Renting Antique Bicycles to Movie Industry posted by: Brian on 10/16/2004 at 1:46:03 AM
I have been renting Antique Bicycles to the Movie industry for a numbe of years, usually through a local "Prop Master". I have let them set the amount to be paid and it was usually very generous. Now however, propmasters have not been so generous with the amount offered. Can anyone with experience, offer rates for rentals, one day or long term, a ridable bike versus a prop only. Pick up and delivery. I have had companies promise you everything when they want to rent a bike but after the filming you are lucky to just get the bike back.


   RE:MISC:   Renting Antique Bicycles to Movie Industry posted by doug on 10/17/2004 at 1:19:51 PM
if the movie industry is anything like the record industry (and i imagine it is) your dealing with theives to begin with ...dont expect it will get better,cant trust em.

   RE:MISC:   Renting Antique Bicycles to Movie Industry posted by Marty Mullins on 10/19/2004 at 3:45:28 PM
Brian
I have never loawned bikes as props,but I have sold bikes to reputable movie makers,and generally speaking I was able to name a resonable price + shipping had had no problem getting my price.It is nothing for a movie or tv/commercial moker to pay the small price of the cost of an antique bike.
Good Luck Marty

   RE:RE:MISC:   Renting Antique Bicycles to Movie Industry posted by JimW. on 10/21/2004 at 5:59:51 AM
I've worked as an art director for film and TV for years. The budget has a lot to do with how much can be spent on a prop rental, but you should have a minimum amount that you will accept. You should base every aspect on what you feel your time is worth to pick it up and deliver it, keep it stored and maintained, etc. Budgets tend to be smaller nowadays, except for TV commercials; and films and TV series production is increasingly being "outsourced" to places like Canada, which have government subsidies. But still, you should either get what it's worth to you, or tell them to find it somewhere else. Many of these people turn it into a game, as if it's coming out of their own pockets. If you don't play their game, you'll usually get what you want. If an art director needs a certain style of bike for a scene, he will insist that the prop person pay what's required to get it, even if it's more than he expected. He may never have needed to rent a bicycle before, so what does he know? That doesn't mean you should have sky-high prices, especially if you have competition, but you should always insist on getting enough to make it worth your while, or don't rent it at all.

   RE:MISC:   Renting Antique Bicycles to Movie Industry posted by Tom on 10/21/2004 at 2:01:28 PM
I rented 2 bikes to a movie set last year and had good dealings with them. They used them for 2 months and paid me up front. They say they pay 10% of the bike value per month and I ended up getting more than that. They also had me give them a value and the bikes were insurred for replacment value. I got them back in the same shape as when they left. The only thing different is that the ladies bike had all the chrome painted black, that is what was in the deal before they took them. I also got them a friends bikes to use, his were in perfect shape before and after. I would rent to them again.






MISC:   Information posted by: Ed soback on 10/15/2004 at 4:22:55 PM
I have a balloon tired girsl bike. It has a built in horn in the cross bar assembly. The name tag on the front fork post reads: CADILLAC. It is in fair condition (no bent metal, busted pedal, bent & broken spokes) just rusty. It has the rear tire support stand. What is it Make/Model/worth?








FOR SALE:   English bicycles and parts for sale posted by: Geoff Rogers on 10/15/2004 at 2:44:25 AM
I have way too many English bikes and even too many parts for sale. Bikes include:
1940 Stoddard Gazelle Sports, low-end club bike, spearpoint fender, dropped black bars, top tube shifter, wartime AW hub, Special Club f. hub, black, scratches but not too bad, rides great, $175
1955 lady's Royce Union. Needs cleaning and tuneup but complete and decent, no headbadge, sadly. $75
1958 lady's RAY, rare Nottingham machine, fair original, blue with NOS black fenders, SW hub, original tires and tubes, $100
1960 lady's Dunelt, off purplish blue, rides okay, needs cleaning and tuneup, $50
1973 Raleigh DL1, excellent original, looks like it was never ridden, some rust starting around the edges from damp storage (not by me!) but chrome and black paint, lining, etc are all really, really nice. Original tires, pedals, grips like new. B72 Brooks saddle excellent. $400.
1963 Lenton, AW with 3-speed Cyco/Huret setup, steel but not 531, sadly. Original, nice shape, new 26 X 1-1/4" tires, rides well. $250
1955 Indian Scout, original, needs clean and tuneup etc., original saddlebag, tires, etc., $275.
1961 Raleigh Superbe, working Dynohub, orig, paint (scratches etc. but not bad), original twin chrome S-A rear lamps and chrome front headlamp, Brooks B66, new Michelin tires, Brittania pump, unusual and deluxe, rides great, $300.
1970s Dawes cheap 10-speed, beautiful headbadge, $50.
1970s Raleigh Sprite, yellow men's 27", rusty but complete, $25
1970s Raleigh Grand Prix, Nottingham, complete, needs TLC, $50
1969 Royal Scott, bent, gold, lovely headbadge, $35
New Kerry Dutch-made 26 X 1-3/8" tires, $15 each
NOS Westwood 26 X 1-3/8" 40-hole rim, prewar and as new, $40
NOS Westwood 28 X 1-1/2" 40-hole rim, fits DL1, as new, $45
NOS Raleigh rear fenders, blue or red, probably prewar, $15 each.
1950s English bike gearcase, painted and with a few dents, $20
Used Raleigh, Robin Hood, Dunelt, English Huffy, etc., pedals, handlebars, wheels, framesets, forks, cranks, all very cheap. Try me, I need to make some space.


   RE:FOR SALE:   English bicycles and parts for sale posted by Tom Hillebrand on 10/21/2004 at 2:21:16 PM
Re: Ladies Bikes Listed: What hub on Royce Union? What is the RAY brand & is the SW hub OK? What hub does the Dunelt have? Where are you located (Shipping etc.)






WANTED:   jmc black shadow posted by: Scott on 10/13/2004 at 10:06:18 AM
looking for a jmc shadow for sale between the years of 80-83 my best friend had one as a kid that I used to race with but I could never afford but now that I am older I wish I could own one so please if any one has one for sale contact me at scott5790@yahoo.com. Thank you Scott







WANTED:   jmc black shadow 1981 posted by: Scott on 10/13/2004 at 10:01:44 AM
If anybody knows of a jmc shadow for sale between the years of 80-83 email me please at scott5790@yahoo.com







WANTED:   jmc black shadow 1981 posted by: Scott on 10/13/2004 at 10:01:44 AM
If anybody knows of a jmc shadow for sale between the years of 80-83 email me please at scott5790@yahoo.com







FOR SALE:   Columbia bike for 2 posted by: Warren on 10/13/2004 at 1:48:50 AM
I'm not sure what the part is called but it keeps the tension on the long chain of a columbia bike for two. Any idea where I could find this part?


   RE:FOR SALE:   Columbia bike for 2 posted by JimW. on 10/13/2004 at 4:35:31 AM
It would be called a chain idler sprocket, or chain tensioner sprocket. You should be able to get one from http://bikepartsusa.com

   RE:FOR SALE:   Columbia bike for 2 posted by mr mike on 10/29/2004 at 12:34:52 AM
Hello,

I just mail to confirm if the above name advert
placement is still for sale as am really intrested of buying it kindly get back
to me with your last offer and also send to me its pictures so,that i can know if
its really worth the amount you are
selling it for me.

I expect your urgent response.







WANTED:   Huffy omni-10 posted by: nash on 10/13/2004 at 1:12:16 AM
I saw a Huffy's road bike omni-10 several weeks ago.
it was blue ! I was fascinated by it ! and I want to get it.
does someone have it ?
please send e-mail
Thank you.


   RE:WANTED: Huffy omni-10 posted by Stacey on 10/14/2004 at 11:41:23 AM
In heaven's name why? I had one of those hideously ovebloated pieces of fecal matter as my first 10 speed. Then I rode a friends bike and cut the Huffy in to tiny bits an flushed it!


Eccch!!!

   RE:WANTED:   Huffy omni-10 posted by j on 10/16/2004 at 10:00:15 PM
is this the bike that has like "V" shaped tubing as the frame and is uselly a gold color bike?
if so a friend brought one over, I kept the handle bars and pedals and threw the rest back in the trash as there was nothing to work with.... "what kind of stupid frame is this?I cant weld anything to this!!!"


   RE:WANTED: Huffy omni-10 posted by Mr. Robert Graber on 10/17/2004 at 3:42:22 AM
Hi, Nash. I have an OMNI-10. The derailleur has been removed, but I may be able to replace it. Neither teh seat nor the wheels are original, but the brakes and hanblebar are. It works quite sell: I've been riding it as a workout bike. The blue finish is still quite beautiful, though not quite perfect. You could buy the bike for 60 dollars, but would have to come get it or arrange shipping.

   RE:RE:WANTED: Huffy omni-10 posted by Stacey on 10/18/2004 at 11:00:08 AM
[quote] is this the bike that has like "V" shaped tubing as the frame and is uselly a gold color bike?
if so a friend brought one over, I kept the handle bars and pedals and threw the rest back in the trash as there was nothing to work with.... "what kind of stupid frame is this?I cant weld anything to this!!!"[/quote]

That's the Huffy Aero that you're think about. Neat frame crap components!






WANTED:   Travis "bike motor" posted by: Bruce Beckett on 10/12/2004 at 7:21:16 PM
A friend who restores old bikefs just purchased an old bike with a Travis motor on it. He is interested in any info on this motor. Specifically he is interested in the spark -gap and the correct gas to oil ratio. Also he wants to know the production years of this motor. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bruce


   RE:WANTED: Travis posted by Stacey on 10/14/2004 at 11:47:03 AM
.028 - .032" spark gap should get the motor running. Fuel/Oil ratio is most often a function of the oil rather than the motor. My (old school)recomendation, (which I used for years in an RZ350 Yamaha) is Yamalube R mixed at 32:1. Run a tank full and read the plug, should be spot on.






MISC:   Stuart Mobil ( folding ) posted by: Rick on 10/11/2004 at 11:02:41 PM
Is there anyone out there than can tell me anything at all about Stuart Mobil ( folding ). I can't find anything on the internet about this bike. I'm tring to find tires for it also. The size is 22 X 1 5/8 X 1 1/2. If anyone has ANY info please e-mail me.............Thanks







WANTED:   sears swinger wanted posted by: ken on 10/11/2004 at 2:43:22 PM
wanted. 1960's sears swinger bike. no speeds. gold in color. good ridable condition. small tire in front. slick in rear. high sissy bar, high handlebars. buyer in western pennsylvania area.







FOR SALE:   1968 RAMS HORN FASTBACK posted by: Joe on 10/11/2004 at 4:02:54 AM
for sale or trade 1968 rams horn fastback original paint non original seat and shifter the rest is real nice thanks Joe


   RE:FOR SALE:   1968 RAMS HORN FASTBACK posted by mr mike on 10/29/2004 at 1:03:00 AM
Hello,

I just mail to confirm if the above name advert
placement is still for sale as am really intrested of buying it kindly get back
to me with your last offer and also send to me its pictures so,that i can know if
its really worth the amount you are
selling it for me.

I expect your urgent response.







WANTED:   Year of Predator posted by: Stephanie DeLeon on 10/10/2004 at 6:29:36 PM
I am trying to find out the year of a Schwinn Predator Comp, but can't seem to find any info. Serial Number AS00I11821. Could anyone tell me how to find the year it was made?

Thank you
Stephanie







FOR SALE:   1964 ROAD BIKE FOR SALE posted by: JOHNNY on 10/9/2004 at 11:12:07 PM
columbia 10 speed in great shape to be a classic road bike,serious inquiries only,email me direct for more info,and plenty pictures,brokeback28551@wmconnect.com


   RE:FOR SALE:   1964 ROAD BIKE FOR SALE posted by Neil L Chavigny on 10/20/2004 at 2:15:42 AM
Please send the photos and your asking price.

Thanks,

NLC