| wanted!!! old crappy barn bike rays or krates for low prices |
| this post is copy writted to me COPYWRITE 2005 |
| Calm yourself. No one will copy the phrase "old crappy."|
| By the way, it's COPYRIGHT not COPYWRITE and "writted' isn't even a word! |
| i was kidding around its i think whats it called? a joke sorry if i spelt copyright wrong |
| I recently bought a purple 20" sears boys bike (1960's era) and its compleate except for the chain guard...does anyone have one? its the "generic" 60's - 70's sears and murray chain guard, it has a little wing that extends past the frame on the back and clamps around the frame in the front. I'd prefur a chrome one but would probably be interested in a painted one too.|
also, does anyone know where I could find paint for the bike? its an odd purple pinkish redish, a cool color but sears and the autoparts store don't seem to have a can of anything close to it..thanks, email@example.com
| Most auto parts store usually carry different hues that may require you to mix them yourself if you're into experimenting w/ paint colors, or you can go to just about any paint store that can match the color of the purple/pink/red hue you're looking for, but if all else fails & you're handy w/ an airbrush or spray-paint gun, have at it! Good luck!|
| I was looking a can of it already made, lol though mixing it crossed my mind but I don't have an air brush. if I can't find a can of it I guess I'll leave the original paint, its nice in some spots, lol.|
I have tons of experience with spray cans, how much differint is an air brush to use?
| Check out this site for custom rattle can paint. I aint cheap but if you must use a rattle can, go for it. A cheap airbrush setup would cost less. http://www.towerpaint.com/|
| I have a crescent # 1 made by "western wheel works chicago usa " about 1891 or so. Can anyone pass on more info?|
| I am interrested in opening a new/used bicycle shop in about a year. I would like to find out some good information on where to buy, and at a good low price so I can make a good profit. Any suggestions on where and how much I should pay? I live in the Oklahoma City area. I have been getting some good buys at pawn shops, but I need to find more areas to look and find some good deals. Thanks |
| A used bike shop is a great business. Your 2 biggest expenses will be rent and employee's pay. If you limit your store hours and are the only employee you can cut out the need to hire (and trust) others.|
Start building up your inventory now. Go to yard sales, goodwill, pawn shops, the local dump, police auctions, etc.
You'll also need to hook up with a parts distributor for things like new tires, tubes and cables.
In today's economy, more people are going back to bikes for short trips and for recreation.
| that sounds like an awesome idea and it should be pretty cheap to run too as in the past 2 years I have literly gotten over 100 bikes from the trash, friends and junk shops, and 97% of them were from the trash!|
as for hiring people, be careful, the bike store near me has kids my age that like to get burned out behinde the store after hour's.... (of course now when I need bike parts I have to ride about 5 miles to the OTHER bike store cuz I Don't feel like dealing with my burned out EX-friends)
| Keep me posted as to when your shop opens. I live in Dallas, but travel through OKC a few times a year and I'm always looking for old BMX bikes.|
| I would like approximate value of Fuji Special Road Racer (1969 ?)and Fuji Finest (1972?)|
| Your bikes are probably mid-70s. The Special Road Racer might bring $100 if it's VERY good shape and you're VERY lucky. The Finest is a better bike, maybe twice as much. Look at Ebay and ask on the Vintage Lightweight list here.|