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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted







MISC:   1977motobacane posted by: bmfs on 11/5/2004 at 4:19:33 PM
i just recently aquired this 1977 motobacane,and would likeb to know if its worth anything
by: 69.85.135.219


   RE:MISC:   1977motobacane posted by Fred A on 11/5/2004 at 6:01:09 PM
That will depend on model...components...condition...and size of the frame. Give us all the info that you can find on the bike frame (decals) and components.
by: 167.206.46.68






MISC:   legnano and soma posted by: scott on 11/4/2004 at 6:11:07 AM
I have 2 ten speeds, decades old. One is a Legnano and the other a Soma Olympiad.. I would like to know how to figure their age by the serial numbers.. also interested in selling them if anyone is interested.
by: 209.216.178.117







WANTED:   J.C. Higgins Rr. fender/ Tank early '50-'52 posted by: Dan on 11/4/2004 at 1:47:32 AM
I'm looking for these item's for a friend, any help would be appreciated, a rear rack is also of interest. Ebay has not been much help of late. This is a new Balloon tire collector who would like to piece together his recent find. The rear fender which is on the Higgins is not correct. The center fender brace has a slight curve plus there is an odd(to me) bracket attached to the top of the rear fender where a rack would attach, any clue to the maker of this setup? Email me if you can help! Dan
by: 12.34.182.162


   RE:WANTED:   J.C. Higgins Rr. fender/ Tank early '50-'52 posted by Joel on 11/4/2004 at 2:52:54 PM
Which tank? Chrome or painted fender? I may have the parts.
by: 138.26.156.139

   RE:RE:WANTED:   J.C. Higgins Rr. fender/ Tank early '50-'52 posted by Dan on 11/4/2004 at 5:08:41 PM
The front fender of his Higgin's was chrome under paint so my guess would be he would want a chrome rear fender, I will check with him this evening to be sure. The frame appears to be a Color Flow style, I have seen this tank with and without chrome accents. It sports a Bee-hive springer which makes me believe it might have been a Color Flow model. If you have a Tank and fender for this bike please Email me a cost + shipping price for both or individual parts and I will get back to you ASAP. Thank's for your reply! Dan
by: 12.34.182.133

   RE:WANTED:   J.C. Higgins Rr. fender/ Tank early '50-'52 posted by Gordon on 11/5/2004 at 3:55:52 AM
Boys bike or girls?
by: 66.97.233.244

   RE:RE:WANTED:   J.C. Higgins Rr. fender/ Tank early '50-'52 posted by Dan on 11/5/2004 at 5:18:03 AM
IT'S A BOY!..26in.bike, if the price is reasonable for the needed boy's tank or chrome rear fender for the early '50's higgins my friend would be interested, he doesn't own a computer so I'm doing the searching for him. I got him interested in collecting and it's been fun to watch his enthusiasm build. Dan
by: 12.34.182.148

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED: J.C. Higgins Rr. fender/ Tank early '50-'52 posted by joe on 11/9/2004 at 3:27:25 AM
email me I have a rack. are the fenders peaked or not? I got peaked with the wrap around braces.
by: 67.149.157.104

   RE:RE:RE:RE:WANTED: J.C. Higgins Rr. fender/ Tank early '50-'52 posted by Headbadge? on 11/18/2004 at 3:40:04 PM
Do you have a headbadge for a Higgins? Mine has jewels in tank, rear carrier, no badge.
thanks
john (hamish)
hamish1@aol.com
by: 64.12.116.199






MISC:   Try our new search engine posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc. at OldRoads.com on 11/3/2004 at 2:43:40 PM
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Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc.
http://OldRoads.com


by: 172.129.69.238







MISC:   FREE Bikes Available for Pick Up posted by: Bob on 11/2/2004 at 2:19:42 PM
In order to clear up space in my garage for winter projects, I posted the following listings on eBay, starting at $1 or $2 with no reserve. The auctions have ended and the bikes are available, primarily due to S&H considerations. They can be picked up on Cape Cod (Orleans); I will deliver them as far the the canal; I am willing to discuss a transportation strategy for Southeastern Massachusetts; but, I will not package and ship them. NO EXCEPTIONS! They will be available as advertised for about another week. I would like to see the bikes put back into play, but I may have to sacrifice them to get the space I need. To access the listings on eBay, just search on the item numbers.

#2279165495 - 3 Vintage Schwinn Men's 3-Speed Bikes; Collegiate, Racer

#2279572540 - 1966 CCM Imperial 700 3-Speed Ladies Bicycle, VG

I anticipate the bikes listed in #2278410531 and #2278816643 will also be available soon. (I will need to correct some of the descriptive information in this second listing.)







MISC:   eldredge bicycle posted by: ken on 11/1/2004 at 5:28:01 PM
i belong to the eldrege bicycle club founded in 1898. we are trying to locate an original eldredge bike or any literature on the bikes any iformation is greatly appreciated thank you







WANTED:   1937 schwinn wheel posted by: Joel on 10/31/2004 at 10:35:50 AM
I have a 1938 paramount track bike I would like to restore. Im looking for a pair of track hubs from that period. The bike came with a set of original wheels but the rear is a fixed gear with a disc brake hub. both are low flange stamped schwinn. I also have a wheel (1937) chrome telephone dial hub (rear) excellent condition! Cant use it,its a freewheel. would anybody like to trade or know where I can find 1938 track hubs/wheeles? Also I need A schwinn paramount head badge. Thanks so much folks! p.s. I have a bastide track bike also. any info you got for me? see ya!- Joel


   RE:WANTED:   1937 schwinn wheel posted by Richard Lackmann on 10/23/2005 at 9:52:46 PM
I have a 1938 Paramount frame, its in pretty bad shape (original paint and pinstriping is faded). It has a head tube badge. I used to have the wheels and cranks (double length chain & cogs) and will look for them in my storage place this week. Richard (520) 977-7993
by: 69.242.225.163






WANTED:   information posted by: Jim on 10/27/2004 at 9:48:02 PM
I have a Colson " Silver Ring " bicycle it appears to be complete and in fair condition. The Colson Company was located in Elyria , Ohio. I would like to restore this old piece but have no information as to colors or anything else for that matter. Can you help? Thanks Jim


   RE:WANTED:   information posted by Ken on 10/28/2004 at 5:35:03 PM
There are a few in the Oldroads picture database and a few more on
http://nostalgic.net/arc/bicycles/
good luck.






FOR SALE:   Elgin posted by: tony on 10/25/2004 at 12:35:11 AM
Hi,

Have an old Elgin girl's bike. It is black w/white pinstriping. It has spider web spoke gaurds and original leather seat. I'm trying to find out what it's worth. Anybody?







FOR SALE:   1973 Schwinn Town & Country Tri-wheeler posted by: Michael Lapp on 10/21/2004 at 11:52:05 AM
Hey, I've got a trike on ebay going out on the weekend, anybody interested? Here's the link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2277509071&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


   RE:FOR SALE:   1973 Schwinn Town & Country Tri-wheeler posted by David Neal owner of Bicycle Tech on 11/12/2004 at 1:31:14 PM
i am looking for info/OEM parts for restoring a schwinn town and counrty tri wheeler, any help would be great david.
contact info
David Neal
49 Redford dr
Florence MA 01062
e-mail
bicycletech@comcast.net
by: 24.218.58.97

   RE:FOR SALE:   1973 Schwinn Town & Country Tri-wheeler posted by David Neal owner of Bicycle Tech on 11/12/2004 at 1:32:54 PM
i am looking for info/OEM parts for restoring a schwinn town and counrty tri wheeler, any help would be great david.
contact info
David Neal
49 Redford dr
Florence MA 01062
e-mail
bicycletech@comcast.net
by: 24.218.58.97

   RE:FOR SALE:   1973 Schwinn Town & Country Tri-wheeler posted by David Neal owner of Bicycle Tech on 11/12/2004 at 1:33:04 PM
i am looking for info/OEM parts for restoring a schwinn town and counrty tri wheeler, any help would be great david.
contact info
David Neal
49 Redford dr
Florence MA 01062
e-mail
bicycletech@comcast.net
by: 24.218.58.97






MISC:   Looking for a copy of an LA Times article. posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc. at OldRoads.com on 10/20/2004 at 12:53:21 PM
I've been told our company was mentioned in an article in the LA Times written by written by Valli Herman on September 23, 2004.
It is titled "Banana Seats and Sissy Bars".
If anyone has a link to the article, or a copy of the article, please let us know.

Thanks,
Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc.
http://OldRoads.com


   RE:MISC:   Looking for a copy of an LA Times article. posted by Kurt K on 10/20/2004 at 7:26:08 PM
Here you go, Vinny - they want to charge for the whole article though:

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/711739211.html?did=711739211&FMT=ABS&FMTS=FT&date=Sep+23%2C+2004&author=Valli+Herman&desc=Cover+story%3B+Banana+seats+and+sissy+bars%3B+The+beach+cruiser+was+born+here%2C+and+now+it%27s+back+as+bike+companies+catch+up+with+L.A.%27s+vintage+enthusiasts.+Sure+you+get+from+Point+A+to+Point+B%2C+but+it%27s+really+about+enjoying+the+ride.






FOR SALE:   2004 Grey Ghost posted by: John on 10/20/2004 at 2:46:09 AM
For Sale Schwinn 2004 Grey Ghost Brand new never ridden. Best offer under $400 I am in suburbs of Chicago. Will deliver if in the suburbs.

Thanks
John







FOR SALE:   Mens Raleigh 28 inch w/ ROD BRAKES posted by: Marty Mullins on 10/19/2004 at 3:24:40 PM
For Sale Large Frame Raleigh measures 24 inches from center of crank housing to top of seat tube.Rod Brakes,Strumey Archer 1967 3 speed rear hub,missing 1 spoke on front rim.Serial number under crank housing 2033,I could not find this number on Date Code list.Wire Mud Guard stays,B-17 Brooks leather seat,chrome is in exelant condition,missing 1 brake pad,frame has been repainted,but emblem ares were taped off,and the are still present.Includes a new pair of 28"x1&1/2 tires.
If interested I could get some pictures and forward them to you.Eamil mart6159@wowway.com ,Phone #313-292-7712
Asking $200.00 plus actual shipping Via fedex ground,or will consider trade for Balloon tire bike of equal value.
Thanks Marty Mullins


   RE:FOR SALE:   Mens Raleigh 28 inch w/ ROD BRAKES posted by Marty Mullins on 10/21/2004 at 1:34:43 PM
Make offers if you are at all interested.Bike will go up for auction Sunday 10/24,and that cost me money.I would much rather not have to go through the Ebay hassell.I will also have this bike at Memorey Lane Swap meet the 21st.and 22nd.
Mart6159@wowway.com






WANTED:   KOOL KAT, early 70s bike wanted posted by: Sean on 10/19/2004 at 1:19:51 AM
Hello, I'm looking for a Kool Kat bike from the early 70s. It may have been made by Huffy or Grant (Grants?). Please email me if you can help. Thanks!

email: thingmaker@comcast.net

Sean


   RE:WANTED:   KOOL KAT, early 70s bike wanted posted by Craig on 10/19/2004 at 11:34:58 AM
They were made by Huffy, Tough to find.. I know I've been looking for parts for mine.

   RE:WANTED:   KOOL KAT, early 70s bike wanted posted by j on 10/24/2004 at 6:21:41 AM
sounds cool, anyone got a picture?






MISC:   Seeking Info posted by: DJ Castillo on 10/18/2004 at 4:43:03 AM
I ride about 5 miles a day and wanted a better bike than my mountain bike. I just purchased a Sterling Sport-12 SIS bike. It is in excellent condition! It looks new. Does anyone know anything about this bike? Approx. year? Who made it? etc....

thanks