FOR SALE:   Huffy bike posted by: kathy flike on 6/20/2006 at 6:10:48 PM
For sale:
Huffy Aerowind Phase 1, 12 speed
All parts are original.
Not quite sure of Manufacture date-possibly early 1970's
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FOR SALE:   Huffy bike posted by: kathy flike on 6/20/2006 at 6:10:48 PM
For sale:
Huffy Aerowind Phase 1, 12 speed
All parts are original.
Not quite sure of Manufacture date-possibly early 1970's
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   RE:FOR SALE:   Huffy bike posted by Gralyn on 6/26/2006 at 4:51:01 PM
I believe I actually saw a Huffy Aerowind.....or maybe it Huffy "The Wind". It had one of those old single piece steel cranks - but actually had 3 chainrings on it.....a 15 speed.
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MISC:   Bottle cages posted by: David on 6/20/2006 at 11:29:52 AM
Does anyone know of a source for bottle cages that attach to the stem, over the handlebar? I've got one (and would like another) that hooks over the stem and is secured by a little thumbscrew against the bottom of the stem. It's very practical, but I never saw another after I bought it 30 years ago.
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   RE:MISC:   Bottle cages posted by Gralyn on 6/20/2006 at 5:45:50 PM
I believe that back in the old days - the water bottle cages used to be at the handlebar stem. I have a couple old bike that I wouldn't mind having the old style stem-located water bottle cages. However, I don't know where you could find them. ......especially, at a decent price.
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   RE:RE:MISC:   Bottle cages posted by andym on 6/21/2006 at 3:03:25 AM
I have a handlebar mount on my PX-10 that I bought within the last two years.It uses two small u-bolts to mount it to the stem but I don't know the manufacturer.The set up looks pretty cool on a vintage bike and works well also.Check with your LBS,they might be able to order one.
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   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Bottle cages posted by andym on 6/21/2006 at 3:05:39 AM
OOPs I meant that it mounts to the handlebar.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Bottle cages posted by JONathan on 6/21/2006 at 6:12:43 AM
I've not seen any, but are you looking for a vintage cage or just like the idea of a bottle on the bars? Not to sound too negative, but reaching for a water bottle on the bars seems a bit risky. I use a bar-mounted pack, which are available all over the place...or they were available. Who knows, now? Good luck finding vintage gear at an LBS. The pack is OK, but it just sits there. OTOH, my bar-mounted headlamp is a pain to switch on'off while moving. I usually stop and switch it. I think making a water cage mounting bracket for the bars is one way to go, if you can't find one.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Bottle cages posted by Gralyn on 6/21/2006 at 3:53:16 PM
I had thought of maybe trying to come up with something to mount water bottle cages (the ones you can still buy) to the bar/stem - to give it that old, retro look - especially on some of my older bikes. But, I haven't really put much thought into coming up with something. I don't see how reaching for a water bottle at the bars would be risky, though.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Bottle cages posted by JONathan on 6/22/2006 at 1:34:20 AM
It might be OK, but you have 2 pounds of water sloshing around (applying variable torques) on the stem and bars. There is competition between two control sources, and I prefer that there be only one...me. I think the switch to down-tube mounting made sense, as the frame remains stationary with respect to the cage...relatively stationary.
That's my 2 cents.
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   RE:MISC:   Bottle cages posted by David on 6/22/2006 at 3:19:45 PM
My Craig's list ad has a picture of what I'm after.

http://boston.craigslist.org/bik/174215138.html
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   RE:RE:MISC:   Bottle cages posted by JONathan on 6/22/2006 at 10:00:46 PM
I'll have a look. If I come up with one, it's yours for the taking. (That means; "free") I have seen something that looks vaguely like it in one of my boxes. I thought it was rather odd looking, but now I see where it might fit into the picture. However, it might be for attachment to inline skates? I hope I did not chuck it! Good luck.
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    Bottle cages posted by John E on 6/27/2006 at 2:54:36 PM
Pop by bikeforums.net / classic & vintage for a picture of my 1959 Capo, with its dual handlebar mounted water bottles. I used standard cages with Minoura mounting adaptors, all readily available at local bike shops.


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AGE / VALUE:   garage sale find? posted by: michael on 6/19/2006 at 3:38:29 PM
I just found a bike at a yard sale this weekend. It is an Italvega with a Columbus frame (with a triangle sticker - nuovo record?) - not their best frame, but a decent one, i think. It is a ten speed with campagnolo derailer and mavic montlery wheels. It seems like it is in very good condition. Everything is straight - no dents, everything works well. The paint job (blue and chrome) is pretty scratched up, but it is all cosmetic scratches and dings. I think it is about a 57 - 60 cm bike. The wheels are in very good condition but need to be trued. I don't really know much about bikes and was wondering if it would be worth it to fix all the cosmetic problems and make it look great or just ride it as is. The bike weighs about 21 pounds. By the way, i got it for #4.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   garage sale find? posted by Gralyn on 6/20/2006 at 6:19:18 PM
Congratulations! If you got it $4....Fantastic!
I keep looking for those....but these days I rarely see a bike at a garage sale. Occasionally, when I do spot one (and if I happend to be in the car). I will stop. Because you can't really tell driving by - what it is. Well in most all cases, it turns out to be a Huffy, or Murray, or Free Spirit. Last weekend, I was cruising around on my bike - and I didn't even see until I was right on top of them - and if they had been snakes, they would have bitten me! But there were 3 yellow bikes in a row, sitting inside a small fenced-in yard, for sale. I stopped.....It turned out to be what looked like early 70's Free Spirit, 70's Free Spirit in 24" wheels, and ladies early 70's Schwinn Varsity. ...I just rode on. But now.....I'm thinking maybe I should have stopped and asked if they had any more bikes.

Well, this past weekend - I was doing the same thing - cruising around on my bike - I spot a couple old lightweights at a garage sale. One was a Peugeot Corbier (it had the Carbolite 103 frame - but most everything else was steel and not in good condition). There was also a Trek 330. I believe the 330 was the bottom of the line-up. Since it had lots of parts I could use...and since the frame was pretty good.....I ended up buying it. The frame had been touched up (substantially) with close-to-the-same color. The decals had not been painted over, though - that was good. The front wheel had been replaced with an old steel bolt-on wheel. The Exage brake hoods had been spray-painted white. I don't know if I will part it out, or what....haven't decided.
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MISC:   Omega roadbike info???? posted by: Robert on 6/19/2006 at 2:53:18 PM
A friend bought a Daimaond back bike for a guy across town for a very good price. He still has an OMEGA roadbike 12 speed.... Can anoone point me to info on this or have any knowledge of this brand? I am trying to save a trip thru some really ugly traffic if it is a dud.

Thanks
Robert
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