| Hello, Guys -|
PLEASE HELP ME WITH MY QUEST!
I'm looking for an older Raleigh roadster. Specifically, it must have the bottom bracket oiler and a tapped hole on the right chainstay for the full chaincase to be attached.
| Can't help you in your quest, but I'm looking for the 8 1/4 inch disk to fit into the chaincase. Do you know where I can find one? (Restoring my old 1954 Raleigh, purchased new in The Hague.|
| Ok, I found out the year and all, now how do I figure out value. I'd like to restore the bike myself, but don't know if I am going to do more damage to it. I am brand new at all of this. Its a Female's 1955 (OCT) spitfire all original parts only one owner. Its rusted up with dry rotted tires, but still works. Any help and I'd be in heaven, is this worth my time to restore and keep or pass on to a "real" collector???|
Value is difficult to establish without seeing it, generally boys bikes are more valuable than girls. The equipment on the bike also significantly affects the value. The Spitfires do make nice vintage cruisers. All parts for these can be found on ebay and on some of the links found on this website. You would be surprised at how well vintage Schwinn's clean up, if it is not too rusty the paint and chrome will polish up. I just cleaned up an old Schwinn that sat for the last 35 years and you could not see most of the chrome because of the coat of rust on it but it all cleaned off and became nice and shiny. This website also has a clean up kit available.
| Thank you, I don't think its in "bad" condition and could clean up really nicely I am going to post a picture of it. Thank you so much.|
| just dive in!! you wont hurt it...its easy and fun!!|
| Well, if I won't hurt it then I guess I have to do it myself. That was my concern that I would ruin it somehow and take from its value. There are days I look at it and want to sell it, and then I think how fun it is just to have!|
You can use a mild polishing compound to brighten the paint.Just be carefull around pin stripe,and decals.Dry rot on the tire doesn't mean they can't be used.Air them up slowly to about 35psi Look for any major cracks in the tread the touches the road.If you do need tires,your local bike shop should have a pair for $30.00 or less.If you need further help you are welcome to email me.Most collectors are more than happy to off thier help to ANY new collectors.
| I WANT ONE|
| I have 3 older bicycles for sale.Nice costom purple huffy bicycle mens 50's style beach cruiser in good shape.$50.00obo|
1960's huffy galaxy good shape royal blue and white light dose not work.$35.00.1950's era Hawthoene ward project bicycle over all grate shape most of the original parts are on it $40.00.Or will take $100.00 for all email for pics at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking to purchase a Schwinn Stingray project bike that someone has given up on and I can take over. I would prefer a 1968, but all will be considered. Please no fastbacks. A midget frame would be welcome too. Thank you