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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted







FOR SALE:   Sears & Roebuck Free Spirit posted by: Ben on 6/27/2004 at 4:12:44 PM
I work at a bike shop and deal mostly with new sales. However I have recently stumbled on an old Sears & Roebuck "Free Spirit" bike with a womens drop bar, and am wondering its value. It is in very good shape. Has all original shifters, breaks, break levers, deraileur and chain...etc. The only thing new parts on it are the new cable and housing I installed. If you have ANY IDEA AT ALL please email me. Even your guess at what it may be worth would help me very much. Thank you so much. Ben


   RE:FOR SALE:???Sears & Roebuck Free Spirit posted by Robert N on 6/28/2004 at 2:09:43 AM
Ben, I don't know for sure but would suspect the value of the bike to be whatever you could get at a garage sale. Sears used the "Free Spirit" branding during the 70's. For the most part they were lower-end bikes, serviceable but nothing outstanding.






MISC:   VintageHighway - Vintage Auctions posted by: Zack on 6/27/2004 at 1:34:28 AM
Check out the new site http://vintagehighway.com it is a new vintage auction site and looks like a good place to buy/sell anything old!







MISC:   ????? posted by: John on 6/27/2004 at 1:30:32 AM
I was just wondering if anyone has ever heard of a brand of bikes called "zebrakenko" and if so i you know a little history about it

thanks,
JOHN







WANTED:   junky 5 speed krate wanted posted by: Tom on 6/26/2004 at 11:57:35 PM
hi all

I just was wondering does anyone have a complete krate in bad cond that needs a restore that wont be a billion dollars? iam in the market for any 5 speed krate from any year i dont care what krate as long as its complete very junky and it is a 5 speed under a billion dollars! Please reply and email.

THANKS everyone,
TOMMMMMMMM


   RE:WANTED:   junky 5 speed krate wanted posted by Cliff on 7/4/2004 at 9:04:58 PM
I have a Schwinn Lemon Peeler ,serial #KJ616107 complete,been hanging in the barn for almost 30yrs, dusty,fenders and rims have surface rust, cables and 5 speed shifter free. Still have original owners manual. $350,Dallas area.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   junky 5 speed krate wanted posted by tom on 7/5/2004 at 6:09:09 PM
hi,

sounds pretty good please send me some pics of the bike!!!!

   RE:WANTED:   junky 5 speed krate wanted posted by Tom on 7/7/2004 at 9:56:04 PM
The lemon peeler disc brake for 350.00 is SOLDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!






MISC:   Ross Deluxe inquiry posted by: dawn on 6/26/2004 at 10:50:11 PM
I have just aquired a fairly new looking vintage bike .
It Says ross New York on the front and deluxe on the chainguard . It also has a MA/6 certified sticker on the frame . I'm having some dificulties finding anything on it online . I was wondering if anyone outthere has any information on the worth of the bike ,or the year. Thanks


   RE:MISC:   Ross Deluxe inquiry posted by Ken on 6/28/2004 at 1:36:00 PM
Your description lacks detail to indentify and evaluate the bike. Ross is an old and respected name but I would guess, unless you have a chopper, not highly collectable. The parent company was Chain Bike Corporation. They made frames in the US (in Allentown, PA) after most of the manufacturing had gone to Japan.






WANTED:   Web Site For Monark............ posted by: Fred A on 6/26/2004 at 11:56:25 AM
Would anyone know of a Monark Bicycle website? Since acquiring one from the 50's (a 1952 Firestone/Monark Super Cruiser to be exact)I'm trying to gather as much info on it as I can.

Thanks!
Fred A







FOR SALE:   Identifiying Older Schwinn posted by: Casey on 6/26/2004 at 11:05:28 AM
I have found a older Schwinn, kind of a Cruiser Model with 26 x 1 3/8 size tires. It has a Sturmey Archer 3 speed rear end, and a extra chain cog on the rear for even a harder set of gears. The serial number is located on the rear axle support on the left side..I think it reads C321997.It's Black with no model names on the bike.The chain gaurd is Chrome, so I am at a lost as to what the model is? It's in great condition, and has very little rust on the fenders and frame and such....As far as I can tell, I think it might be a 1963 Traveler......Can anyone with knowlege of this particular Schwinn help me out? Thanks for the time.....


   RE:FOR SALE:   Identifiying Older Schwinn posted by Eric Amlie on 6/26/2004 at 2:54:50 PM
Sounds pretty much like a Traveler to me. Normally the name was on the downtube on these. Someone could have removed the decals though. The chainguard face was painted with an elongated silk screened "star" on it and the top of the guard was chromed. Another possibility would be a Racer that someone put a chrome chainguard on. Are there fenders? The Travelers had stainless steel fenders with a "peak" on the front one. The Racer had painted fenders. There also was a Deluxe Racer that had chrome fenders. I don't think the front was peaked on these.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Identifiying Older Schwinn posted by Casey on 6/26/2004 at 4:51:58 PM
Hey Eric, Thanks for the reply! Yes, it has painted fenders with a raise or fin like front fender, it is black with white pin stripes on the fenders. The chain gaurd is all chrome.....the seat is pretty cool being that is a red, kind of tucked seat, but overall a pretty cool bike! Do you think I have the year correct? And, was this a common rear hub? I guess to change gears you had to do it manually? In good shape would there be a round about worth? I guess it just depends on who would be looking for this type of Schwinn. I don't think it would be a rare find!.........Casey

   RE:FOR SALE:   Identifiying Older Schwinn posted by Eric Amlie on 6/27/2004 at 4:01:10 AM
Yup, it must be a racer that someone put a chrome chainguard on. Normally the chainguard would be painted and have the Racer name on it. I think '63 was the last year that the racer had that finned or peaked front fender. The serial number indicates the frame was made on 3/8/63. The hub was common at the time and shifted with a "trigger" shifter on the handlebars. It's probably not worth a lot unless it is in pristine condition. They make a nice old rider though. I have one myself that I bought at a thrift shop, cleaned and fixed up.






WANTED:   restorable 5 speed krate wanted posted by: Tom m on 6/25/2004 at 11:58:33 PM
hi,

i was wondering if any one has a restorable 5 speed krate bike thats complete please contact me.


   RE:WANTED:   restorable 5 speed krate wanted posted by TOM M on 7/7/2004 at 9:58:10 PM
hi,

thanks i bought a 1973 Lemon peeler disc brake for 350.00 So i dont need another Krate






WANTED:   what kind of bike posted by: chad on 6/25/2004 at 9:39:41 PM
i just aquired a bike that i am unable to identify the best guess i have is 1930's hawthorne,western flyer,schwinn .if anyone is knowledgable about vintage bikes and wouldn't mind giving a hand i will forward some pictures.any help would be greatly appreciated.


   RE:WANTED:   what kind of bike posted by Ken on 6/28/2004 at 2:21:00 PM
There are lots of pictures to look at on Nostalgic.net; chainwheels are a good indicator to start with.
Also, the best person for identifying vintage bikes might just be Leon Dixon at the National Bicycle History Archive of America. Mr. Dixon tends to be busy and wants you to be well prepared if you consult him; look up the web site and read the instructions. Good luck.

   RE:WANTED:   what kind of bike posted by Ken on 6/28/2004 at 2:50:32 PM
There are lots of pictures to look at on Nostalgic.net; chainwheels are a good indicator to start with.
Also, the best person for identifying vintage bikes might just be Leon Dixon at the National Bicycle History Archive of America. Mr. Dixon tends to be busy and wants you to be well prepared if you consult him; look up the web site and read the instructions. Good luck.






MISC:   another find posted by: John on 6/25/2004 at 9:34:33 PM
I found a JC Higgins bicycle going to the trash. It is a girls bike. Looks like it might be from the fifties. It is all there, how can I date the bike and find out if it is saleable or just send to the trash. Thanx John


   RE:MISC:   another find posted by bike on 7/19/2004 at 3:11:58 AM
i dont know about your bike but maybe you could send me a pic. i may be interest dont through it away i might be able to give you a little money for it






WANTED:   1910-1913 American Bikes posted by: Anne Galea on 6/25/2004 at 11:19:02 AM
For a period film,needed to buy or rent men's, women's or childrens bikes. No need to function but need very good condition. Insurance proof available and we will cover cost of packaging and shipping. Help! Very reputable and world-wide known film studio.Need for only one week of filming.
Can call collect @ 1-514-939-0505. Please bike afficionados,
will reply immediately. Thank you so much, Anne








WANTED:   1910-1913 American Bikes posted by: Anne Galea on 6/25/2004 at 11:19:02 AM
For a period film,needed to buy or rent men's, women's or childrens bikes. No need to function but need very good condition. Insurance proof available and we will cover cost of packaging and shipping. Help! Very reputable and world-wide known film studio.Need for only one week of filming.
Can call collect @ 1-514-939-0505. Please bike afficionados,
will reply immediately. Thank you so much, Anne








MISC:   MOOBECANE SUPER MIRAGE posted by: CC on 6/25/2004 at 12:27:36 AM
I have a chance to buy a Motobecane Super Mirage but we don't know what it's worth. The only other stuff written on the bike is: " built with 2040 High-resiliency tubing"; gears are "suntour V-GT LUXE";tires are "Panaracer Tour Guard Aramid 27 x 11 1/4" Other than Made in France, there is no other information. Can anyone tell us what it's worth?? 'Thanks


   RE:MISC:???MOOBECANE SUPER MIRAGE posted by Robert N on 6/25/2004 at 2:24:01 AM
You might try the vintage lightweight page. Sounds up their alley.

   RE:MISC:   MOOBECANE SUPER MIRAGE posted by mcw on 6/25/2004 at 3:01:59 AM
thanks - i'll try that






WANTED:   Information on unknown tricycle posted by: Shelly Coffee on 6/24/2004 at 8:47:09 PM
My husband has a tricycle from when he was a child that is in pieces. Nothing would give him more pleasure than to have it restored for our kids, but we don't really know where to start. He feels like he could do the manual labor; it's a matter of figuring out where to get replacement parts, etc. He was born in 1970, so the trike was probably bought new around 1973. It seems larger than todays tricycles, has an adjustable seat, all metal, and the only distinguishable markings are "Junior Toy Division" in red on the handlebars, about 1/2 of an emblem that I'm guessing to say "AMF" and "Illinois, USA". Any suggestions? I'd really appreciate any help we could get. Thanks.


   RE:WANTED:   Information on unknown tricycle posted by joel on 6/24/2004 at 9:18:50 PM
If it is in really bad shape, it would be much cheaper/easier to replace it. AMF Trikes from the 70s are quite common. You might try Memory Lane Classics for parts.

   RE:WANTED:   Information on unknown tricycle posted by goob on 6/25/2004 at 3:27:49 PM
try texas petal car out of Ft. Worth, TX. has parts for cars, tractors, wagons and trikes.

   RE:WANTED:   Information on unknown tricycle posted by chad on 6/25/2004 at 10:32:07 PM
you might try dakota toys 605-822-4912






FOR SALE:   collegiate posted by: mark elwin on 6/24/2004 at 12:35:21 PM
Hello, I'm in the process of restoring a schwinn collegiate. Bikes in decent shape and I need a few items to complete it. The kickstand that attached to the rear fender in its resting position. Thats the most important. Other things like chain guard, reflectors,and handlegrips would be nice. I have been told that the bike may be a 40's era, but i'm not sure. inch pitch chain, torrington handlebar and bottom bracket ballbearings are other identifying features, of course the badge says Collegiate. Any suggestions? Thanks


   RE:FOR SALE:   collegiate posted by Eric Amlie on 6/25/2004 at 2:44:22 AM
I've seen a lot of Collegiates, mostly sixties/seventies vintage, but I've never seen one with a headbadge that said Collegiate. I know they made a Collegiate model in the fifties for a year or two. I've seen them in catalogs but never seen one in person. I wonder if you have one of these. I suppose they could have made them in the forties too(haven't seen many of those catalogs). Any chance of emailing me some digital pics of the bike? I would love to see it, especially that head badge.