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FOR SALE:   IF YOU CAN AFORD IT posted by: RICKEY on 5/22/2001 at 11:34:59 AM
I HAVE A 20IN 3 WHEELED BRIKE BLUE DOES ANY ONE KNOW THE VALUE THANKS


   RE:FOR SALE:   IF YOU CAN AFORD IT posted by JimW. on 5/28/2001 at 1:33:27 PM
Brike? Isn't that the one that has the rear wheels canted inward at the top? There's supposed to be an advantage to
that, but I forget what it was. I don't think they were terribly expensive when new; certainly less than current recumbents. Anybody else know anything about them? I've probably got the original article on Brike from PopMechanics
magazine. I'm fairly certain that they came out in the late '70s-early '80s.

   More On Brike posted by JimW. on 5/28/2001 at 2:09:46 PM
I just ran a Google search on Brike. Among other things, I ran into a for sale for one from last year at: http://www.ihpva.org/pipermail/hpv-forsale/2000q3/000660.html
The guy was wanting $350 for a nice one. There are other
interesting things about the brike-you steer it by leaning
your body, the for sale ad describes the feeling of steering this way. Brikes are still made, but they seem currently best known for their handcycles, which are pretty
much the same as their "footcycles". Not sure if they still
make the foot-powered ones.






FOR SALE:   one old bike posted by: RICKEY on 5/22/2001 at 11:03:18 AM
I SED OLD that usely means rust.but it is. a 19? B&F GOODRICH CHEETAH II 20X20 & A 48" BACKREST make me a offer. you must call 334-756-7561 9am-8pm sun-fri.eastern time..


   RE:FOR SALE:   one old bike posted by Timmy Huboskey on 7/5/2001 at 8:46:06 PM
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I have 3 weelei

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   one old bike posted by Billy 3 on 7/6/2001 at 2:20:14 PM
I must sell low rider bike.
Springer front end, black suede seat, ape hanger handle bars.Big chick magnet. Just finished assembly. $50.00 to $60.00 firm. e-mail at bowman6.frontiernet.net

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   one old bike posted by Billy 3 on 7/6/2001 at 2:20:17 PM
I must sell low rider bike.
Springer front end, black suede seat, ape hanger handle bars.Big chick magnet. Just finished assembly. $50.00 to $60.00 firm. e-mail at bowman6.frontiernet.net

   RE:RE:FOR SALE: 3-wheeler low-rider posted by Timmy911 on 7/8/2001 at 12:05:41 PM
This is an old 20in. Columbia 3-wheeler. It is in mint condition it has ape hangers,banana seat,it has grips,we have trail master shocks hooked up on it for hydraulics.Itis in flat black right now but its going to get painted a nice color.Is a real eye catcher and chick magnet!!! (E-mail me what color you would think it would look best in) P.S. LOW-RIDERS 4 LIFE!!!






CUSTOMS:   Raked front end posted by: Adam Millikin on 5/20/2001 at 7:06:33 AM
Hi. I just started building my first bike, an old western flyer frame. I have a question though. What does it mean and how do I rake the front head tube. Also what is an average angle for the rake. I kind of have an idea about the whole thing but i just need quick tips from some of you pros out there. I have access to a machine shop and have full welding capabilities but any help would be greatly appreciated before i go chopping into my frame. Thanks in advance.


   RE:CUSTOMS:   Raked front end posted by christian on 5/27/2001 at 9:54:42 AM
well, if you email me, i will send you a pic of what it could possibly look like when you are done. as a matter of fact, i may be selling the bike. you gotta see the pics to appreciate it. it would really get you going on a custom in a big hurry!! let me know, christian.






AGE / VALUE:    posted by: A friend on 5/17/2001 at 1:05:08 PM
Hi Brian, When I go on the nbci site, it says no member with that name. Well I guess thats just the brakes. We will not see your pix's of your bike anytime soon. Unless you send them to Jim at BR&K, like I had said in a prior post. I take your word they are there. Its just I would like to here from someone else, who has seen them. Anybody out there can share with us on some feedback?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by JimW. on 5/21/2001 at 9:51:54 AM
Pix of Brian's ride will be in the BikeRod&Kustom gallery in the new issue, coming soon. It's a very good looking bike.






AGE / VALUE:    posted by: A friend on 5/16/2001 at 8:54:58 AM
I would like to talk to one of the club members of the Choppercabras, how about you Luis? I would like you to share your positive Kustom Kulture with these good people on Old Rodes. You guy's have much to share. Thanks in advance. A friend







WANTED:   SCHWINN GRIPPER SLIK WANTED (S-7) 20 inch posted by: brad on 5/15/2001 at 5:18:52 AM
schwinn gripper slik wanted (S-7{20 inch})
tube not wanted tire wanted send me pic at LEEWEE911oo@aol.com
Thanks brad







CUSTOMS:   MY OWN "HARLEY-DAVIDSON" posted by: Mario Romano on 5/11/2001 at 4:13:56 PM
I built my own "harley-davidson-type" bike, I used the frame of an Caloi Cruiser 87 bike (brazilian maker), and a Caloi Berlineta fork. Well, I cut the fork arms and put new ones with one meter height. New weldings with no ugly jobs and, haha, an harley-davidson-type homemade bike. I built a new seat for it using fine steel tubes and revised it all around. The paint I will give is black and it have 26" tires rear and 20" tires front. Ah, brakes and all accessory are on the place.


   RE:CUSTOMS:   MY OWN posted by A friend on 5/13/2001 at 7:04:03 AM
Hi Mario, Maybe I misunderstood, are you done with your bike? Or do you still need to paint the bike? Was the choice of frame on the top of your list? Did you modifiy the frame in any way? Mario, it sounds some what of a ol' copper. Do you have any more bike projects?

   RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   MY OWN posted by JimW. on 5/14/2001 at 8:57:43 PM
BR&K has pix of some Caloi cruisers @
http://www.bikerodnkustom.homestead.com/offtopic2.html

   RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   MY OWN posted by A friend on 5/15/2001 at 2:26:46 PM
Mario, Excuse my spelling, lets try once more with chopper, thank you

   RE:CUSTOMS:   MY OWN posted by A Freind on 5/15/2001 at 2:37:37 PM
Mario, I went BR&K, and checked out the kruiser frame on the top, "alright Mario," is that what you have, I sure would like too take a look at that bike when your done. I like the design. Aluminunm too, well we will just have to wait, I know how that is. Keep us in touch, if you like.






AGE / VALUE:   Hopping Tech posted by: Jump!!!! on 5/9/2001 at 12:19:17 PM
In the latest issue of Lowrider Bicycle Magazine, there are a couple of guys' out of CHOPPERCABRAS, who did a frame extention for a radical hopping bike. This bike is out of Pedalers West bike shop, here on the west coast. A couple California boys' adding a touch of Choppercabras to the Lowrider circuit. This is in the Spring issue. The one on sale now, check it out! You can also find these guys' on Jim Wilsons web site, www.bikerodnkustom.homestead.com They are located in the Bike Links on the that site. Good Job Boys'.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Hopping Tech posted by JimW. on 5/14/2001 at 8:54:29 PM
Choppercabras are also building nice stretch Kruisers now.
The next issue of BR&K will have a page of them in the gallery. These guys are really branching out.






WANTED:   Swinger Bicycle posted by: Jeff Schroetlin on 5/8/2001 at 9:15:53 PM
Does anyone have information about the dual pivot bicycles? I rode one once and I think it was called a "Swinger" I would really like to buy one of these, but I can't find any info on them.


   RE:WANTED:   Swinger Bicycle posted by sam on 5/9/2001 at 6:27:52 AM
Under the "links" there is a Swing bike web site---sam






AGE / VALUE:   German paint job posted by: sam on 5/8/2001 at 8:34:04 AM
check out this paint job--might give you some ideas for the next bike you do--ebay#1142665226







CUSTOMS:   Roadster pics posted by: Brian on 5/6/2001 at 12:32:46 PM
I did find the pics at the add. posted, put in at the top: http://members.nbci.com/petribike/shows/image30.jpg to see all the pics, just change the image# there are images 30,34,46,48,and 49. Also they will have a gallery page on BikeRod&Kustom in one month, in the new issue.


   RE:CUSTOMS:   Roadster pics posted by A friend on 5/13/2001 at 6:52:56 AM
Hi Brian, Did you ever send your pictures to Jim Wilson? I am going to try and look for your pictures once more.

   RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   Roadster pics posted by Brian on 5/21/2001 at 10:21:44 AM
Yes I did, he is going to have a page in the next issue. If you still cant find the pics you can wait till they are on BikeRod&Kustom.






CUSTOMS:   Spoke length... posted by: Rif on 5/5/2001 at 9:32:07 AM
Hi again all,
I've pretty much got the pattern down for lacing wheels, but after extensive research I couldn't find any "spoke length calculators" out there.
Any one got the formula/ equasion for this? I can do the math I just need the formula. Can ya' help?
Thanks :-}
Rif







LOWRIDERS:   What do ya reckon??? posted by: Charlie Hobbs on 5/3/2001 at 2:07:09 PM
I have British post office bike that is thrashed - badly painted and rusty. I posted an entry in the "english Roadsters" section, and one guy said its probably valueable and I should not customise it and go down the classic restoration path. I live in England and there must be loads of these knocking around, plus it will get used, so I think I'll go for the custom option, as its simply more fun, I'll enjoy it more and it wont devalue it any further.

So, what do you lot reckon I should do to it to customise it. My first plan is to go with a white front end, into a white flame, then to hot orange. Buff up the shinny bits like the rod brakes, clean up the Dunlop strung saddle, and rapair + stick on the white mud guards.

What else does it need? What would you do?

PS: Isn't this a bloody good site or what!


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   What do ya reckon??? posted by CatfoodRob on 5/3/2001 at 2:25:30 PM
Charlie, is it a pashley??
Rod it man, its worthless as a resto, except maybe to some saddo ex g.p.o. employee..... dont be scared to chop the frame and lower the seat position, then extend the forks and fit apehangers...... go for it man. p.s. where in England? I`m in madchester..

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   What do ya reckon??? posted by charlie hobbs on 5/3/2001 at 2:41:22 PM
Good on ya catfoodrob - it's refreshing to hear from someone who isn't hung up on the retro stuff. I don't know if its a pashley, but I suspect that they have always made these bikes for the post office - so it probably is. I'm down in sunny Bournemouth, so it will become my beach cruiser. Do you know any dealers in the UK (custom bike stuff - not the other)?

   RE:RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   What do ya reckon??? posted by Sal on 5/4/2001 at 5:19:56 AM
I dunno, if you are going to rod it, why not start with something really rough? This one sounds pretty decent, so why not keep it as-is and choose another bike (yard sale, dump find, etc.) to customize?

   RE:RE:RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   What do ya reckon??? posted by charlie hobbs on 5/4/2001 at 9:39:11 AM
Don't panic, it's a rusty and dirty unridable pile right now. I do not believe I could find anything rougher to start on. Certainly not anything that anyone has the nerve to sell. So what would you do to it?

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   What do ya reckon??? posted by JOEL on 5/4/2001 at 11:45:02 AM
Your custom plans sound like a great use of this bike. Go for it and post a picture when you're done.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   What do ya reckon??? posted by sam on 5/4/2001 at 11:06:24 PM
I think it was Catfood that said he's never seen a stingray for real and I got one for $5(how much is that in England?)I don't know -not much . The point is your bike might not be too valuable in England so a rod custom sounds great.I'd start simple and leave the cutting welding stuff for later.I find it's better to start out with a success than flop right off---sam PS you will fail in the custom game.I have.just try again and learn from those errors.And do post photos we'd love to see your bike

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   What do ya reckon??? posted by Sebastian on 5/7/2001 at 1:30:50 AM
Hi Charlie,
Do you have a picture of the frame (bike) right now? ... I'd love to see it and start doing some sketches.

Sebastian

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   What do ya reckon??? posted by A friend on 5/13/2001 at 7:23:27 AM
Hi Charlie Hobbs, How is your project comming out so far? Just wondering, Did you have the frame stripped down yet? Did you get with Catfood Rob, He has some good ideas, and knows what he is talking about. There's another gentleman from your homeland by the name of Sebastain, who has his work, and bicycles on bikerodnkustom web site. He has great ideas that he designs and builds himself. Well nomatter where your at, and if you need help, or some info,you know where to find it.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   What do ya reckon??? posted by Catfood Rob on 5/16/2001 at 2:43:51 PM
Is sebastian English? I thought he was German....Seb, if your in the u.k. link man.
For you U.S. Guys, there is really no collectors market in the u.k. for old bikes, except for REAL old stuff, pre 1930 really. After that its the Raleigh Chopper. Theres nothing in between. Most Raleighs MIGHT be collectable, but theres few collectors interested. Charlies bike , whatever the condition, isnt worth restoring....theres no one who would want it... much better that it finds a new lease of life in the hands of someone who will love and cherish it, whilst customising it, than going on the tip. As for that $5 Stingray..... you lucky sod!!! My own latest project is a mid 90`s Raleigh Activator, full suspension bike, that is getting a serious attack with the welding torch!!! Cost me £10 though...real expensive toy.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   What do ya reckon??? posted by catfoodrob on 5/16/2001 at 2:49:07 PM
Oh Charlie, as to your question about shops over here, I know of none, an e-mail and credit card no to one of the big u.s. sites is your best bet, use this page to check the quality of your intended purchase. I use Bicycle Don at PetriCycles.... a real helpfull guy.






LOWRIDERS:   What do ya reckon??? posted by: Charlie Hobbs on 5/3/2001 at 2:07:09 PM
I have British post office bike that is thrashed - badly painted and rusty. I posted an entry in the "english Roadsters" section, and one guy said its probably valueable and I should not customise it and go down the classic restoration path. I live in England and there must be loads of these knocking around, plus it will get used, so I think I'll go for the custom option, as its simply more fun, I'll enjoy it more and it wont devalue it any further.

So, what do you lot reckon I should do to it to customise it. My first plan is to go with a white front end, into a white flame, then to hot orange. Buff up the shinny bits like the rod brakes, clean up the Dunlop strung saddle, and rapair + stick on the white mud guards.

What else does it need? What would you do?







FOR SALE:   Extreme Lowracer $1300.oo posted by: R.D. on 5/2/2001 at 1:09:40 AM
Had a heart attack. Letting this machine go for $1300.oo US.Can be picked up in Indiana.See it here--> http://recumbents.com/wisil/stockinger/alley_cat.htm