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Subject: RE: "Rollerfast"
Entered on: Sep 18, 1997 08:49
Entered by: jj

Message:
Are you sure it isn't "Rollfast"?Please tell us all the tire width (1.75 or 2.125)That will help.




Subject: RE: restore or wait
Entered on: Sep 18, 1997 08:51
Entered by: jj

Message:
WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!! A lot of bikes are best left UNRESTORED!! And if you've never done a restoration then by all means WAIT!! You might end up costing yourself a lot of money and ruining the bike!! Start by restoring and old middleweight. They are cheap and easy to find.




Subject: to jj
Entered on: Sep 18, 1997 11:41
Entered by: george

Message:
i'm glad some one answered iwas getting ready to disassemblethebike!!!i don't stand to lose much i paid very fair price but i did not want to destroy it either!it's a girls bike but it is in good shape i also have a mens BUFFALO KING 1898 1899which is descent but someone put steel wheels on itother wise little rust oh yeah non original saddlelike to know aprox. worth,i'd rather a balloon tire bike!THANK YOU




Subject: Raleigh Sports 1955 & Cllegiate 1965 & 1964 Hollywood
Entered on: Sep 19, 1997 13:15
Entered by: Sam

Message:
What are these bikes worth. The Raleigh is in very rough condition. I plan to clean it up and get it working smoothly. Needs paint. Girls with front and rear light and generator. 3-spd Sturmey-Archer Dyno hub. Brooks saddle is in good condition. Closed chaingaurd in rusted. Decal on bottom tube present. Nice badge on head tube.The Collegiate is an external 5-spd in excellent looking and running conditon. I often ride it to work. No rust, decals good. I give it an 8. The Hollywood is 24" white and pink. Painted rims (with rust) and fenders. Needs paint, runs well.I would appreciate any opinions of the value of these bikes.




Subject: ELGIN BICYCLE
Entered on: Sep 20, 1997 22:35
Entered by: Bob

Message:
I have an Elgin Bicycle. It is brown with beige pin stripes. The twin bars are black. It has a single headligt and a horn with a battery pack located behind the seat. It has a rack on the back fender. The fenders are browm (not chrome) It has crusader balloon tires. I have been told it is an Elgin Twin 40 it is in good condition. Does anyone know the value.




Subject: John Deere Bicycle
Entered on: Sep 22, 1997 10:33
Entered by: Steve

Message:
I have learned about a John Deere bicycle, rare (I Believe).Does anyone have a value range for one in good condition?Thanks




Subject: '64 Sears Spaceliner - A steal at $350?
Entered on: Sep 23, 1997 04:57
Entered by: ken

Message:
A local shop has a '64 Sears Spacelinerfor $350. Overall, the bike is in excellent original shape, a couple of spots on the tank have been touched up with what looks like model paint but from 6' away you can't see it. A battery wire has also been broken but I belive I can easily fix it by re-soldering it.Everything else (especially the chrome) is near perfect. The kids who run the sales floor don't know anything about it(It belongs to the shop owner who's never around.) so I'm presuming it dosen't have the 2 speed rear.Is this a good price for this bike? I want it so bad I can taste it! :)




Subject: Sear Spaceliner price
Entered on: Sep 23, 1997 10:33
Entered by: JimB

Message:
Whether a price of $350 for the bike is a good price or not is a difficult question to answer. A bike is worth exactly what one person will pay for it. All the shop needs is one buyer to put down $350 and they are all set. Personally, I have never seen a Spaceliner go for that much money, but then again I have never seen one in that nice a shape. The shop is clearly searching for a buyer who absolutely must have a Spaceliner in the best condition possible. Are you that person?




Subject: Spaceliner...The Final Frontier :)
Entered on: Sep 23, 1997 18:11
Entered by: Ken

Message:
The fact that you've seen them before is what I'm curious about. If they show up 'all the time' for only @ $100. I'd like to know. (I'm new to the hobby and havn't been to any shows.)A web page for a Bicycle museum has their Spaceliner featured this month. They point out it took them 2 months to find an >acceptable< one. Just how lucky have I gotten? (IF I can raise the money in time!!!)




Subject: RE: Spaceliner
Entered on: Sep 24, 1997 08:33
Entered by: jj

Message:
Offer him/her $300. Even 350 isn't too bad.I've seen girl's spaceliner tanks (with horn and light, but no lense) go for $100 at shows. If it is a boy's model, even $350 is good.




Subject: RE: John Deere
Entered on: Sep 24, 1997 08:34
Entered by: jj

Message:
The only JD's I've seen have been 3-speeds built in the 1970s and they aren't worth much more than $175




Subject: Value of '52 Schwinn and '65 Columbia
Entered on: Sep 25, 1997 22:52
Entered by: Bob Hufford

Message:
I ran across a bike at a bike repair shop today and I was wondering if you all could possibly identify it. It is a Schwinn (serial number says it's a 1952 model) with springer front and a non-cantilever frame (straight "middle" bar) with "sweetheart" chainring. It had been repainted (probably in the Sixties, pen-striping and flames), but the rest of the components seemed original except the chainguard and possibly the fenders. No tank, rack or light.The other bike is a '65 Columbia (no model noted on the chainguard or anything) that I found at a thrift store. I was in very nice condition except for some damage to the headtube decal and the "corners" of the rather square tank/light caused by a wire basket mounted to the handlebars. It is a candy-apple-red middleweight with tank/light combo, flat metal rear rack, red/white seat, and a very cool "doo-dad" on the front fender that looks somewhat like a chrome bird with "jewels" in the "wings" (red and blue I think). Except for the damage caused by the basket and some slight surface rust on the rims (white-walls by the way) the bike is *very* nice. Any idea on models names and values? Thanks! :-) Bob Hufford




Subject: Re: Spaceliner
Entered on: Sep 26, 1997 07:02
Entered by: Jodi

Message:
I agree with jj, make an offer. These bikes are cool and I don't think this style of bike is properly appreciated. Actually I have seen a few middleweight "spacey" type bikes but they have mostly been girls models, the one boys bike (a Western Flyer Strato Flyer) I found is in my basement! I paid 175.00 for it, is it worth it? To me it is! I also have a girls Spaceliner, for reference I paid 75.00 for it.




Subject: RE: Schwinn and Columbia
Entered on: Sep 26, 1997 08:35
Entered by: kath

Message:
The Schwinn sounds like a Spitfire, and might be worth a couple hundered bucks. The Columbia sounds like a Rambler (squared off tank, right?) and that, too would go for about the same.




Subject: Middleweights, in general
Entered on: Sep 26, 1997 08:40
Entered by: kath

Message:
Middleweights right now are still not coveted by serious collectors. The big-time dudes tend to go with men's ballooners and Sting-Ray Krates. I say GREAT!! Let them keep driving the prices up on those bikes, and let them keep ignoring the middleweights. And think of this: Ballooners were made for about 3 decades, while middleweights were only made for _about_ ONE decade. So let a few more people pass on the middleweights, and I'll keep grabbing and storing them!!!




Subject: boys columbia thunderbolt
Entered on: Sep 26, 1997 19:48
Entered by: rick

Message:
just found a boys columbia thunderbolt today missing front fender reflector but all else is there push button bell in gas tank red paint orig but faded no rust they want 100.00 is this a good price am new to this thanks for any help you can give me also what year if you can tell me from the info supplied




Subject: John Deere bikes
Entered on: Sep 26, 1997 22:14
Entered by: Russ

Message:
On the John Deere bikes, I remember seeing some 10-speed machines back around 1976 or so. The nearest place you could buy a bike was ten miles, and you had your choice of the five and dime, Sears, or Western Auto. Then the local tractor place carried them. I want to say they had steel cottered cranks, steel rims, and Shimano Eagle derailleurs, but it's been 20 years since I last saw one. Oh, yeah - and all the ones I remember were green.




Subject: Spaceliner (Again) and Columbia Thunderbolt
Entered on: Sep 27, 1997 09:02
Entered by: Ken

Message:
I finally met the owner of the shop that has the Spaceliner. (The shop sits next to where I do my laundry so I 'hang out' a bit.)He was really nice about filling me in on details of the bike...he repeated that the tank/console alone goes for $100 at shows...and most will be girls bikes (This is a mens bike.). He also pointed out where welds were most likely to break and showed that these were solid. (He also stated that this one was 100% original.) He wouldn't run it through layaway like one of his new bikes (said it was a pain collecting on those as it was.) but hinted he'd drop the price a bit. (Although he said he had refused a cash offer of $200.)RE: ThunderboltYou didn't say if it was a 26" or a 24" bike. >I'd< be tempted at $100 regardless just to have a bike with a tank but a 26 incher could make or break the deal. Another shop owner (not the one above) liked my early 60's Sears enough that we got to talking trade. He had a nice balloner (with tank) from the 40's that had been repainted with a 'marble' effect. (no name plate availible) While I liked the bike I had to turn it down because it was only a 24" and too small for me to ride.




Subject: 65 stingray deluxe
Entered on: Sep 27, 1997 17:17
Entered by: vinny

Message:
i have recently picked up a 1965 schwinn stingray deluxe,it is in good condition and everything is origional.i want to know how much it might be worth ,all i know is that i got its worth more than what i paid for it,30 dollars at a garage sale.well if any1 could help me out i would be real happy,thanks.




Subject: heinreich's or heinrich's? touring bikes
Entered on: Sep 27, 1997 19:55
Entered by: kathy

Message:
friend spotted an heinreichs (heinrichs) touring bike from the early 1970's at a sale. can anyone tell me something about this make?




Subject: heinreich's or heinrich's? touring bikes
Entered on: Sep 27, 1997 19:55
Entered by: kathy

Message:
friend spotted an heinreichs (heinrichs) touring bike from the early 1970's at a sale. can anyone tell me something about this make?




Subject: Value
Entered on: Sep 27, 1997 20:29
Entered by: bob

Message:
I have a 1944 Schwinn Exceisor-sp. I am trying to find out the value!Thanks




Subject:
Entered on: Sep 28, 1997 20:27
Entered by: Dan

Message:
looking for a winton bicycle they were manuf around 1890 to 1920 they were made by Alx winton he also made cars




Subject: George, your BUFFALO KING
Entered on: Sep 28, 1997 22:52
Entered by: David R. Stromberger

Message:
George, I am interested in your old Buffalo King bicycle. You mentioned you preffer a balloon tire bike. Maybe we can work out a trade? Please contact me. Dave@nostalgic.net509-487-1577




Subject: Ken: BUY THE BIKE
Entered on: Sep 29, 1997 01:08
Entered by: Scott

Message:
Ken, Ken! Just buy the bike.




Subject: '65 Deluxe
Entered on: Sep 29, 1997 11:36
Entered by: Shamus

Message:
$30 for a Deluxe. Great buy! Those are early bikes and worth a lot. Maybe $100 - $450




Subject: Schwinn Hornet
Entered on: Sep 29, 1997 13:49
Entered by: Dave H.

Message:
I have a vintage 24" Schwinn Hornet that is aprox. 40-45 years old. The bike is in excellent condition except the handle bars and fenders are missing, The number on the frame is L18752. Can anyone help me in locating these parts, and perhaps tell me what a ball-park value of it would be after a good restoration? Thank You!




Subject: RE: Schwinn Hornet
Entered on: Sep 30, 1997 08:56
Entered by: JimB

Message:
Call Memory Lane Classics.




Subject: FLIGHTLINER BICYCLE
Entered on: Oct 6, 1997 19:45
Entered by: CORY

Message:
SOMEONE HAS ASKED ME TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH HIS "FLIGHTLINER" BICYCLE IS WORTH. HE DOESN'T KNOW IF IT IS A SCHWINN BICYCLE OR NOT EITHER. hE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE ANSWERS TO BOTH THESE QUESTIONS. THANK YOU AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED MORE INFO.




Subject: Monark Rockets
Entered on: Oct 6, 1997 21:49
Entered by: Jean

Message:
We have a 1930's and 1950's Monark Rocket bikes. We would like any history about them and value. We also need old rubber handle grips




Subject: Goodyear Bicycle
Entered on: Oct 7, 1997 00:30
Entered by: Rob

Message:
I recently saw a Goodyear brand bicycle for sale at a thrift store, they were asking $95. Looks like it would be pretty easy to restore. Original saddle and tires, I'm guessing 1950's or 60's. Any info on these bikes would be appreciated.




Subject: Y'all gotta give more info!!!!
Entered on: Oct 7, 1997 08:19
Entered by: jj

Message:
TO EVERYONE: When you are trying to find the value of a bike, make it easy on yourself, and those of us who might be able to help you. Always include the following information at a minimum: 1: TIRE SIZE (24 x 2.125) (26 x 1.75) (etc) 2: MALE OR FEMALE FRAME 3: ORIGINAL OR REPAINTED 4: EXTRA FEATURES (lights, racks, tanks, etc). You'll make it easier for readers here to ID your bike with this information.




Subject: RE: Need old rubber handle grips
Entered on: Oct 7, 1997 09:25
Entered by: JimB

Message:
There is a company called "Fox Grip" somewhere in the midwest (Ohio maybe?) that has reproduced almost all of the old bicycle handlebar grips. They have a nice catalog available for $3 or so. Be warned that their grips are about $20-40 a pair.




Subject: re:more info
Entered on: Oct 7, 1997 17:47
Entered by: Rob

Message:
Thanks jj...those of us new to the sport need to know this kind of stuff. I found out some info about the Goodyear. It was built by Columbia, 24x1.75 tires. Men's frame. It could possibly have had a "tank" It has original paint (orange) with white pinstripes on the fenders. The bike has a basket on the front, but I cannot tell if it would have been original equipment. I would like to know the aproximate age of the bike if anyone knows when Goodyear sold these models, and if anyone could point me in the direction of a tank assembly, if one existed. Thanks again




Subject: re:more info
Entered on: Oct 7, 1997 17:47
Entered by: Rob

Message:
Thanks jj...those of us new to the sport need to know this kind of stuff. I found out some info about the Goodyear. It was built by Columbia, 24x1.75 tires. Men's frame. It could possibly have had a "tank" It has original paint (orange) with white pinstripes on the fenders. The bike has a basket on the front, but I cannot tell if it would have been original equipment. I would like to know the aproximate age of the bike if anyone knows when Goodyear sold these models, and if anyone could point me in the direction of a tank assembly, if one existed. Thanks again




Subject: Schwin Black Phantom
Entered on: Oct 8, 1997 00:12
Entered by: liz

Message:
Someone is trying to sell me a Schwin Black Phantom. I do not yet have the serial #. Will have it in a couple of days. My 1st time seeing one I am unsure how one is should look. The bike frame was repainted poorly. The chain gaurd, handle bars, fenders and tires are original. The wheels have been repainted. The seat is torn. He wanted $300. I looked in the 1996 Kovels and found 2 listings; one for a fully restored boy's blk phantom for $3500 and a 26" men's blk phantom for $600. The man selling the bike says they are one in the same. Did Schwin make 2 sizes for the black phantom? He says NO?




Subject: RE: Black Phantom
Entered on: Oct 8, 1997 08:26
Entered by: JimB

Message:
Make sure you know what you are doing before you put down $300 on a black Phantom. There are reproductions out there as well as 'Phantoms' that really started off life as lesser models. Richard Truett (http://www.tiac.net/users/cabe/) is a real Phantom expert. I would suggest e-mailing him with some questions. He's very busy so you may not get a response, but it's worth the chance.




Subject: Schwinn Tandem
Entered on: Oct 9, 1997 18:02
Entered by: Mary

Message:
Hi! I just purchased a Schwinn Tandem this weekend for $125.00. I know that a bike is only worth what it is to the owner, but I was wondering if I got a good deal or not. It's green with the original pedals and handelbars, I'm not sure about the seats; the Schwinn logo on the chain guard is fading, and the only real rust problem is on the second set of handelbars and it's missing the front fender. If I check out the date code, will it still correspond to the code listings? (I haven't had a chance to do this yet). My brother and I took it out for a quick test drive and it ran great!! If there's anyone out there who knows about tandems please let me know how I did.




Subject:
Entered on: Oct 10, 1997 19:36
Entered by: MAT

Message:
I have a 52 schwinn DX all parts are there, it just needs a tank. What is it worth???????




Subject:
Entered on: Oct 10, 1997 19:52
Entered by: MAT

Message:
I have a 75 schwinn Hollywood (girls), it is in the original condition and looks good someone offered me cash , but what is it worth?????? Just wondering.




Subject: Mattel, Inc
Entered on: Oct 10, 1997 22:18
Entered by: Roc

Message:
I have a Mattel 20" bike, bought new about 1965 or 66. The only other bike of its kind I ever saw was that of my brothers' since they were bought at the same time. It looks like a Motorcycle, with a flip open gas tank. There is a metal seat with working rear shocks. the front has plastic non-working look-a-like shocks. I was wondering if anybody has ever come across one of these and what it might be worth. It is in very nice condition. The Serial no. is NR6500554.




Subject: Donald Duck - Shelby - Boys bike
Entered on: Oct 11, 1997 23:17
Entered by: Kerry & Judy

Message:
HEPL!!! We recently got a Donald Duck boys Bike, It needs restoration... The handlebars, seat, & tires need replacing. The paint is fair, the decals are maybe 50%, the Donald head is perfect. There are no dents in the fenders, but has some rust. (not thru the metal tho) Any ideas of cost on restoration. Is there anyone in the Memphis, TN area to contact??? We will sell it as is. but would like to know the approx. cost to restore, to weight the options. Any help will be appreciated. I can email pictures if that will help with the decisions of cost of restorations.




Subject: RE: Donald Duck - Shelby - Boys bike
Entered on: Oct 13, 1997 09:13
Entered by: JimB

Message:
All of the parts a decals for the Donald Duck bike are available. Order a copy of Chestnut Hollow's (Ohio someplace) catalog and you will find what you need. I have no idea of the value in unrestored condition, but I do know they are highly collectable bikes. To restore it correctly, you should count on at least $600 for paint and decals, another $250 or so for rechroming, and $200 or so for misc other parts like spokes, tires, etc. This is assuming you do the work youself. It also assuming the bike is complete. If you need to replace rare trim parts of that bike, you could add up to another $500 to the restoration costs. However, if you do the restoration correctly, you will have a valuable and desirable bike worth more than you invested.




Subject: RE: Schwinn DX and Hollywood
Entered on: Oct 14, 1997 10:38
Entered by: Jodi

Message:
The boys Schwinn DX is a desirable model. I've seen asking prices for the 1940s model range anywhere from 500.00 to 1500.00 though the tank would be a hard and expensive one to find a replacement for. The Hollywood in great shape is probably not worth more than 100.00, maybe someday women's bikes will have more value than just as part bikes.




Subject: $ Estimate of (2) Tandems
Entered on: Oct 14, 1997 17:42
Entered by: Brian G

Message:
Have two tandems, was wondering the values. One is a Montgomery Wards Hawthorne circa 1950's. The other is a Huffy Daisy Daisy circa late 60's early 70's. Both have 26 x 1.75 tires, original paint, orininal decals, seats, etc. The Hawthorne has low handlebars where the Huffy's are high risers. I am selling the Huffy this Saturday and would like to know an approximate value prior to sale. Thanks.. -bag-




Subject: LIBERTY - MODEL 27
Entered on: Oct 15, 1997 16:40
Entered by: Don

Message:
HAVE LOCATED A LIBERTY MODEL 27, IN UNRESTORED CONDITION. CAN ANY ONE PROVIDE DETAILS AS TO DATE OF MANUFACTURE, CURRENT VALUES, ETC FOR THIS BIKE WHICH WILL COME UP FOR SALE IN NOVEMBER.




Subject: Urago touring(?)bike
Entered on: Oct 16, 1997 13:28
Entered by: george2

Message:
it has Mafac canti brks,Atom hubs,Dejean fenders,Simplex drivetrain,full lighting routed thru the tubing. Who is Urago of Nice,France,how old might it be and is it worth anything? thanx.




Subject: Urago touring(?)bike
Entered on: Oct 16, 1997 13:30
Entered by: george2

Message:
it has Mafac canti brks,Atom hubs,Dejean fenders,Simplex drivetrain,full lighting routed thru the tubing. Who is Urago of Nice,France,how old might it be and is it worth anything? thanx.




Subject: Foreign bicycle
Entered on: Oct 16, 1997 16:55
Entered by: Edwin

Message:
Looking for information on a foreign make, "Heidemann Werke-Einbeck" any information on this company or the bikes it produced would be helpfull.




Subject: Siebert ??
Entered on: Oct 17, 1997 05:47
Entered by: tyler

Message:
I have come across a bicycle that looks like a female bije the brake is a seperate pedal on the tube that is foot operated and seperate from the foot pedals it is a smaller bike maybe a childs.the other is of the same brand both of these have a tag on the neck that i believe to say siebert.the other is a tricycle and the seat says troxel .I also have a few other wooden wheeled old tricycles and push scooters also a pal baby walker that I am trying to get some info as to value and origan of.I went to barns and noble and tried getting some books with noyt much luck,I did buy a book on pedal cars and 1 on motorcycle collectables that maybe I could help someone else out with this kind of info.also have a raliegh yellow chopper in rough shape and a schwin 5 speed stick shift that I would like some info on.Thanks for your time.




Subject: Raleigh Superbe
Entered on: Oct 17, 1997 14:00
Entered by: Tom

Message:
I recently acquired a Raleigh Superbe 3 speed with generator on front hub, and rear hub dtd 67 AW. Green and in excellent shape. Anyone have an idea regarding its value?




Subject: forgot my email address
Entered on: Oct 17, 1997 22:40
Entered by: tyler

Message:
sorry i didnt include my address in my post.Thanks




Subject: Ace by Schwinn?
Entered on: Oct 18, 1997 18:34
Entered by: Steve

Message:
I know Schwinn made bikes with many labels, can anyone tell me anything about Ace? I just picked up a 26 inch ladies fattire with springer, two tone green and has Meteor on the chain gaurd. Thanks!




Subject: American tandem
Entered on: Oct 19, 1997 06:08
Entered by: Warren

Message:
I recently acquired an early U.S.made tandem.It is a lady back with 30 tooth by 1"pitch final drive.The only marking is "Fauber patent 93"on the front crank arm.Both cranks are 1 piece(as per modern BMX).Any ideas.Thanks




Subject: schwinn wasp
Entered on: Oct 20, 1997 22:31
Entered by: meade

Message:
I recently ran across a schwinn wasp in good condition with scratches and moderate use, good fenders, reflector, decals no dents, etc. Its my understanding that this was a paperboys bike made by workman for schwinn. its EXTRA heavy duty with very beefy rims and must weigh over 50 pounds. How much is this bike worth? thanks




Subject: old bike
Entered on: Oct 21, 1997 13:41
Entered by: Joe

Message:
I recently aquired an old JC Higgins bicycle made by Sears. It is a girls model and it has a horn and light that dosn't work on it. I also has a basket in the front and it looks like the original paint. I don't know what year, but I would guess either 1940's or 1950's. The tires look like they were replaced. If anyone can tell me what it would be worth I would appreciate it. I would also be willing to sell it to the right person.




Subject: old bike
Entered on: Oct 21, 1997 13:42
Entered by: Joe

Message:
I recently aquired an old JC Higgins bicycle made by Sears. It is a girls model and it has a horn and light that dosn't work on it. I also has a basket in the front and it looks like the original paint. I don't know what year, but I would guess either 1940's or 1950's. The tires look like they were replaced. If anyone can tell me what it would be worth I would appreciate it. I would also be willing to sell it to the right person.




Subject: Columbia Five Star American
Entered on: Oct 22, 1997 16:44
Entered by: Jim

Message:
I just Bought a Columbia Five Star American in good condition. I'm curious about year of manufacture and value range. All the paint and lettering (decals?) appears to be original and is in good shape. It is black with a "3 or 4 speed" shifter/rear wheel. The front fender is dinged up but could definitely be rolled to good as new. It has 26X1.75 chrome wheels with superficial rust, but the hubs are clean and still roll quite nicely. The Chrome book rack is in good condition with superficial rust being the only problem. Any info on this bike or websites for Columbia bikes would be greatly appreciated.




Subject: BRC BEACHCOMBER
Entered on: Oct 22, 1997 20:58
Entered by: CHRIS ADAMS

Message:
THERE'S AN OLD BRC BEACHCOMBER THAT I'M THINKING OF BUYING IN AN AUCTION. IT'S IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, IT HAS NEW TIRES, THERE'S ALSO A FEW CHIPS IN IT. THE REAR FENDER HAS A DENT IN IT. IT'S METALLIC BLUE AND IS ALL ORIGIONAL. I WAS WONDERING AROUND HOW MUCH IS THIS BIKE WORTH. CAN I ALSO HAVE A CANADIAN PRICE PLEASE, THANX!




Subject: 1970's child spiderman bike
Entered on: Oct 22, 1997 20:49
Entered by: Linda

Message:
Can anyone tell me if my 1970, child's spiderman bike is worth anything. It's in great shape.




Subject: Schwinn Cruisers
Entered on: Oct 23, 1997 14:39
Entered by: Pat

Message:
I have a beautiful Schwinn step thru (women's style) all original blue with white lettring and chrome fenders. The serial Number F94375, is located under the crank hanger. The tires are 26 x 1 3/4. The rims are white with a red stripe. It has a deluxe chainguard with a Schwinn sticker and a head plate that says BF Goodrich in large print. At first I didn't think it was very old until I located the SN under the crank hanger. Any idea what it is and what it's worth?




Subject: bike value 1953 Hawthorne "All American
Entered on: Oct 23, 1997 22:46
Entered by: bruce

Message:
Please help me with the value of a Hawthorne "All American" 26 x 2.125 tires, boys frame, has tank, rear rack,headlight. Looks like the same bike in the "Intro- ductory Guide to Collecting the Classics" on page 45. The bike is all there. Needs new paint & chrome . You can still make out the paint colors, pattern & chrome. thanks bruce




Subject: 1939 Elgin Twin 60
Entered on: Oct 25, 1997 10:26
Entered by: Michael

Message:
Looking for a price on this bike. 1939 Elgin Twin 60 Condition: #6 Missing speedometer & Headlight Some chrome painted over w/ silver paint. Some chips & fading in paint. Color: Red Any & all info/opinions regarding the value of this bike are welcome.




Subject: 1939 or 1940 schwinn
Entered on: Oct 25, 1997 19:31
Entered by: ted

Message:
Have a Schwinn purchased in 39 or 40 by my father-in-law, serial#f44754 appears to be mechanically original needs restoration was green & white at some point painted black. anyone know what its worth? to who?




Subject: schwinn collegiate
Entered on: Oct 25, 1997 21:43
Entered by: jeff

Message:
I JUST BOUGHT MY FIRST SCHWINN COLLEGIATE GIRLS UNRESTORED MINT SER NO DL533281 HELP WHAT DO I HAVE THANKS RJHGLF




Subject: Coca Cola Classic Cruiser
Entered on: Oct 25, 1997 21:39
Entered by: Louise

Message:
I am trying to find out the value of a 1987 Coca Cola Classic Cruiser? It is still in the original box. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks, Louise




Subject: old Bike w/springs on front and key lock on steer tube
Entered on: Oct 26, 1997 18:53
Entered by: Bill

Message:
I bought a bike at an auction recently it is unrideable and worn out, but it has springs on the front axle and a place to insert a key to lock up the steering of the bike to pevent a theft. I do not know bicycle terminology, but if any one can tell me what else may be important to identify the bike I would appreciate it.




Subject: old Bike w/springs on front and key lock on steer tube
Entered on: Oct 26, 1997 18:53
Entered by: Bill

Message:
I bought a bike at an auction recently it is unrideable and worn out, but it has springs on the front axle and a place to insert a key to lock up the steering of the bike to pevent a theft. I do not know bicycle terminology, but if any one can tell me what else may be important to identify the bike I would appreciate it.




Subject: Locking fork
Entered on: Oct 27, 1997 09:13
Entered by: Pintobean

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Sounds like a Schwinn with a locking fork springer. Does it have a horntank? Could be worth some big bucks in parts alone. For terminology, go to the vintage bike Glossary on this web site.




Subject: Raleigh Pro Value
Entered on: Oct 28, 1997 13:50
Entered by: Herman

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I am looking to sell an early '70s ('71 or '72 I think) Raleigh Professional, but need an approximate value. All of the components are Campy Nuovo Record including brakes, derailleurs, head set, hubs, pedals, and crank. The frame (24.5") is Reynolds 531 and the drops outs are Campy. Everything except the rims is in good to very good condition. The rims are fair. Any help in assigning a value would be helpful.




Subject: value of schwinns
Entered on: Oct 28, 1997 21:52
Entered by: josh

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i have 2 schwinns one is a racer boys bike with a 3sp sturmey archer england rear hub and the other is a traveler automatic 2sp girls what are they worth thanks




Subject: RE: Raleigh Pro Value
Entered on: Oct 29, 1997 08:07
Entered by: JimB

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Call Bicycle Classics in Needham, MA and ask Michael. In fact, he would probably be interested in buying it.