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Messages:





Subject: Evans Air Scout
Entered on: Dec 6, 1997 17:40
Entered by: Charles

Message:
Is anyone involved in Evans bikes. I am tryingto get some info on mine. Please RSVP!!Thanks.




Subject: schwinn ladies 5 speed
Entered on: Dec 7, 1997 01:35
Entered by: joe

Message:
What is a 1977 Schwinn Ladies 5 speed suburban in near mint condition or a SOLID 9+ Dark green with gold pinstripe+ excellent chrome?




Subject: Miami
Entered on: Dec 7, 1997 21:37
Entered by: John Otis

Message:
I have a Miami Hudson Racer,am told it's 1903.Does anyone have any rough idea of value,complete and unrestored?Also,1893 24"Crescent boy's bike? Have a Peerless boy's bike complete,probably 1915 ish,complete but painted over a long time ago.Any ideas????




Subject: Turn of the Century Bikes
Entered on: Dec 8, 1997 08:30
Entered by: JimB

Message:
I was doing some shopping for a turn-of-the-century bike this past summer. I found that pre-1897 safeties (looks like bikes made today) are generally well made, collectable, and worth $500+ unrestored. In 1896-97 the department stores started entering the market, so you have to watch the quality. Those bikes go for $200-1500 unrestored depending on condition, original quality, and completeness. Indian, Columbia, Iver Johnson and some other big name brands are worth more. Features like shaft drive (chainless), fancy suspension designs, fancy paint & pinstriping, etc will increase the value as well. There were a lot of bikes made in the 1890-1910 bicycle boom years due to the fact that adults used these bikes for mobility as well as entertainment. Velodromes (oval indoor racetracks) were built in major cities and six day, 24 hours a day races with associated betting was very popular. After 1910, people in the US began losing interest in bicycles as commuting vehicles and began concentrating on motorcycles and the new 'horseless carriages'. In the 1920's, bicycles began looking more like motorcycles of the period without engines. To summarize, turn-of-the-century bicycles are worth at least $200 for the worst basket case and could be worth thousands depending on rareity, desireability, interesting features, and condition.




Subject: Reproduction bikes
Entered on: Dec 10, 1997 15:08
Entered by: MFeeney

Message:
Repros I can think of: 1-Columbia, mentioned above 2-Schwinn Phantoms 3-Bowden Spacelander 4-New Roadmaster by Brunswick 5-Harley-Davidson by (??)




Subject: PRICE FOR STINGRAY
Entered on: Dec 13, 1997 04:13
Entered by: DAN

Message:
I HAVE A 1963 SCHWINN STINGRAY DELUX BOYS BIKE LIME GREEN WITH FAT SEAT AND KNOBIE REAR TIER ALL ORIGINAL. IT IS ONE OF THE FIRST 500 MADE. WHAT IT IS IT WORTH?




Subject: Goodyear Hi Way Patrol
Entered on: Dec 14, 1997 00:13
Entered by: ken

Message:
Recently my uncle gave me a Goodyear Hi Way Patrolbike in original condition. It has rust but is all original.It has a odd springer front end. He told me it is fromthe 30's. I can't find a picture of it. It does not have a tankor front head light. Do you know what year this might be or what the valueis? The front sprocket is not a skip tooth. I thought ifis very collectable I will have it professionally restored.The paint is pretty far gone. The tires are original "lightning"tires with two indian heads on each. They are in good condition.Thanks for any info you may have, Ken W.




Subject: RE:Mattel bike
Entered on: Dec 15, 1997 21:14
Entered by: Tommy

Message:
William, your bike is a 1964 Mattel Stalion. there not seen every day hang on to it.




Subject: Where are prices going?
Entered on: Dec 17, 1997 11:28
Entered by: PeteW

Message:
I see a guy on the web selling a restored Schwinn Sting-Ray Fastback for $750 and a restored Schwinn Sting-Ray Apple Krate for $1400. Is that where prices are heading? Who can afford that? Why are asking prices moving up so fast this winter? Is it because everyone is into "retro" and the 1960's and 1970's? Is it due to rumors that Schwinn may be building a new Sting-Ray knockoff? Who'll be able to afford originals??




Subject: Prices
Entered on: Dec 17, 1997 15:04
Entered by: TaxmanCA

Message:
Peter, I'm seeing the same thing at swap meets and the local classifieds here in Southern CA. Usually it slows down and prices drop at the start of winter, especially around the holidays. But sellers are holding firm on prices and its getting hard to find bikes right now.




Subject: Evans
Entered on: Dec 17, 1997 19:46
Entered by: Donald

Message:
Hi: I have an Evans 200 that I want to restore. It needs alot of work and I don`t know if it woul be worth the monney I would pute into it. Does anyone know the price of my bike after a cumplete resteration? Thank you: Donald




Subject: Bike prices
Entered on: Dec 18, 1997 13:01
Entered by: kath

Message:
I see only the muscle bikes going up. I'm still seeing good deals on middleweights and ballooners.




Subject: Price of muscle bikes in CA
Entered on: Dec 19, 1997 08:26
Entered by: JimB

Message:
Keep in mind that vintage bicycle collecting is still very new. As a result prices will be volatile and certain regional pricing difference will exist. An unrestored bike that might sell for $800 in southern California might only get $200 in Des Moines, Iowa for example. It will be another 5 years at least until prices stabilize around the country in my opinion.




Subject: Muscle bikes moving up
Entered on: Dec 19, 1997 13:03
Entered by: Philsh

Message:
I'll tell you why the Stingrays and muscle bikes are going up. Many of the Baby Boomers (or tail-end Boomers) now have a few extra bucks. Their children are getting less expensive as they grow out of daycare age or out of school altogether. Their salaries are peaking. They are feeling more mortal. And they want to have something that brings back memories of their childhood. There is even a new book sold through Memory Lane Classics which is devoted JUST to Sting-Rays. A whole flippin' book!




Subject: Columbia Bike
Entered on: Dec 19, 1997 15:00
Entered by: Gary

Message:
I need some help identifying a Columbia mens bike. The tires are 26x2.125. It is completely original with no repairs or reworking. It is maroon with white striping etc. The seat is covered with what looks like a vinyl type material that looks original (seat has always been covered). There is a tank with a horn. It also has a luggage rack on back. There is also a large wire basket in front. The chrome on the rims has some rust as do the two rods that run down the front. It also has a mirror and kickstand. I would say the bike is overall in better than good condition. The only thing that appears to be missing is what ever was mounted on the front of the front fender. There are two holes about 2 inchse apart where it was mounted. I did locate a number on the rear frame near the tire axel. It reads B149062. Any help would be appreciated.




Subject: Gary's Columbia
Entered on: Dec 19, 1997 15:32
Entered by: johnB

Message:
Gary, according to my list, your bike was made in 1956.




Subject:
Entered on: Dec 19, 1997 20:22
Entered by: Jack

Message:
Hannah and I love this website!




Subject: Stelber and Murray bicycles
Entered on: Dec 20, 1997 14:33
Entered by: mike

Message:
I have a 100% original Stelber boys bikewith 26" wheels and a tank with carriers and Murray boys bike with headlites.Need info on manufacturer parts etc, looking to restore please help, also a Schwinn Corvette. Would also like to know values, is it better to leave them all original, should I remove the rust?How do i research them, find out their history, are there trade shows for these things?




Subject: manta ray
Entered on: Dec 23, 1997 16:55
Entered by: jim (jgbarnard@aol.com)

Message:
While searching for Raliegh Choppers I bumbled into a green '71 Manta-Ray .It is complete.She has a tiny bit of rust on each rim and occaisional scratches in the paint I spent $125. Does this bike have value?




Subject: Manta Ray
Entered on: Dec 24, 1997 08:43
Entered by: PeteW (longtruck@hotmail.com)

Message:
You bet it has value. Read the 'Rust' and 'paint' discussions here and you'll find out how to make it look good. Then, if you don't want it, send me email!!!




Subject: john deere promo..female
Entered on: Dec 26, 1997 03:09
Entered by: barry (bfast@ridgenet.com)

Message:
have j.d. sting ray need value




Subject: sears spaceliner bicycle
Entered on: Dec 26, 1997 14:51
Entered by: albert (stevesr.@tricountyi.net)

Message:
I have just found a sears spaceliner bicycle. it has a chrome frame, chain guard and rims. About how old is it and what it it worth.




Subject: Fleetwing Bicycle
Entered on: Dec 27, 1997 12:48
Entered by: Sandy (Barnie@netcom.com)

Message:
I have a girls fleetwing bicycle that I found at a thrift store. It was all rusty and we finally restored it. it has a springer front end, tanks, light, chain guard...the works. It is a beautiful interesting style but I know nothing about the fleetwing. Can you tell me anything about them.Thanks.




Subject: Help!!!
Entered on: Dec 27, 1997 23:19
Entered by: Josh (bgarcia@inreach.com)

Message:
I have a SHCWINN's Girls Sting Ray and I would like more infoon it. If you have pic. of it then tell me were i can get Them.




Subject: Help Again!!!
Entered on: Dec 27, 1997 23:24
Entered by: Josh (bgarcia@inreach.com)

Message:
I don't know if i have a SHCWINN girls sting Ray. It is sorta shaped like a feista.It has no cereal #'s but it has the SHCWINN logo. thanxs




Subject: Help Again!!!
Entered on: Dec 27, 1997 23:25
Entered by: Josh (bgarcia@inreach.com)

Message:
I don't know if i have a SHCWINN girls sting Ray. It is sorta shaped like a feista.It has no cereal #'s but it has the SHCWINN logo. thanxs




Subject: Bicycle built for two
Entered on: Dec 28, 1997 15:16
Entered by: Kay (loreece@lx.net)

Message:
I have a late 1950's American Flyer Bicycle Built for two. Excellent conditionFront is the boys bike, back is the girl's.Bike is red. Could you please tell me the value ofit.Thank-you.Kay




Subject: John Deere Sting-Ray???
Entered on: Dec 29, 1997 09:52
Entered by: Ratfink ()

Message:
JD never made a Sting-Ray. The only JDs I've seen were 3-speeds with 26" wheels.




Subject: Fiesta
Entered on: Dec 29, 1997 09:54
Entered by: Ratfink ()

Message:
I'll assume it is a 20: Fiesta, since you said it looks like a Sting-Ray. You'll find the serial number on the head tube or left rear dropout. Post the number here.




Subject: Spaceliner
Entered on: Dec 29, 1997 09:55
Entered by: Ratfink ()

Message:
Spaceliners are cool. Made from around 1959 to 1964.




Subject: "bicycle built for 2"
Entered on: Dec 29, 1997 09:56
Entered by: Ratfink ()

Message:
Kay - need more info. Answer the questions at the top of this page (tire size, etc)




Subject: To Ratfink ()
Entered on: Dec 30, 1997 10:27
Entered by: MC ()

Message:
Mr. RatI have a "64" spaceliner and need a tank and a couple other parts. Would you have any idea's where I might find some spare parts for one of these bikes?




Subject: TO RATFINK RE: BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO
Entered on: Dec 30, 1997 11:53
Entered by: KAY (loreece@lx.net)

Message:
THE PAINT IS ORIGINAL...RED WITH LOTS OF CHROME. THE SEATS ARE GOOD CONDITION.THE TIRES ARE 26..EVERYTHING ON THE BIKE IS ORIGINAL. THE FRONT IS A BOY'S BIKE. THE BACK IS A GIRLS BIKE. HANDLE BARS ARE DIFFERENT...PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT THIS BICYCLE IS WORTH. THANKS, KAY




Subject:
Entered on: Dec 30, 1997 15:19
Entered by: ANDY ()

Message:
I HAVE A CHANCE TO BUY A SET OF 39 ELGINS FOR $500.00 IS THIS A GOOD DEAL




Subject:
Entered on: Dec 30, 1997 15:33
Entered by: ANDY (cyung@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
I HAVE A CHANCE TO BUY A SET OF 39 ELGINS FOR $500.00 IS THIS A GOOD DEAL




Subject: Fujiwara bicycle
Entered on: Dec 30, 1997 22:20
Entered by: Robert ()

Message:
I recently obtained a womens bicycle manufactured by the Fujiwara company.It is a deluxe model with bar lever action brakes,also has a tripod kickstand.Any information on this bicycle would really help me thanks.




Subject:
Entered on: Dec 30, 1997 23:31
Entered by: jim (james.r.garrison@lmco.com)

Message:
I have a Schwinn 3 speed racer, manufactured in August 1954. Specs are: male version; original red paint; excellent seat condition; original paint; 24" rims; no extra features; only tires and brake pads replaced. What is its value, and how do I locate a buyer?




Subject: Age of Sears Spaceliners
Entered on: Dec 31, 1997 05:19
Entered by: NBHAA (oldbicycle@aol.com)

Message:
Sears Spaceliners were NOT made 1959-1964. They did not appear until 1963 and continued to be made sseveral years afterward. You should be aware thaat there were also several different designs and years and trim levels of Spaceliners, not merely one. National Bicycle History Archive of America (http://members.aol.com/oldbicycle )has all records and info on these bicycles.




Subject: schwinn
Entered on: Jan 1, 1998 23:11
Entered by: james (wpartin@aol.com)

Message:
have schwinn paramound peloton sn 6c03138 was wondering what year it was made and value




Subject: 1928 BSA TRACK BIKE
Entered on: Jan 2, 1998 18:29
Entered by: RAY (RAY4811)

Message:
This bike is all original parts. The seat is in good shape, the stem and seat post have some rust on it, it has the original front chainring that has BSA written within the webbing, it has the original wooden wheel set(sew-ups), and several cogs for the rear. The bike has been repainted and rear wheel is out of true, but you can still ride it. If someone could come up with a picture of the original paintjob and an approximate value i would appreciate it.Thanks




Subject:
Entered on: Jan 3, 1998 13:42
Entered by: Eric (www.ryne@pld.com)

Message:
I would like to know how mutch a 1930's or 40's Hawthorne is worth If it has some dints but has most all of the orginal parts . please write me thanks!!!




Subject: 1950's bicycle built for two
Entered on: Jan 3, 1998 17:42
Entered by: kay ()

Message:
I HAVE A 1957?58?59? WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO. IT IS IN GOOD CONDITION, WITH ORIGINAL PAINT, ETC. THE TIRES ARE 26. THE FRONT IS BOYS' AND THE BACK IS GIRLS? IT IS RED WITH CHROME TRIM. THE ORIGINAL STICKER IDENTIFYING IT IS STILL THERE. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ITS VALUE. THANKS, KAY




Subject: 1970 Schwinn Cotton Picker
Entered on: Jan 3, 1998 18:30
Entered by: Kevin ()

Message:
I have an original 1970 Cotton Picker. Everything is original and in pretty good shape. About how much is it worth? The chain guard needs restored.




Subject: For Sale?
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 00:45
Entered by: Loreece ()

Message:
Reply to Kay: I know of an antique dealer who is interestedin your bike. He told me the bike is wortharound $250.00. Can anybody out there verify the price of $250.00 for the bicycle builtfor two that Kay has? I would like to makean offer to buy it, but want to make anoffer which would be fair to Kay and Iboth. Thanks in advance to anyone out there who can help on this.Loreece




Subject: RE: Cotton Picker
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 09:01
Entered by: jj ()

Message:
Those were only made one or two years. I'd guess $800 - $950. Hang on to it. This is going to be a big year for Sting-Rays. The past couple auto shows I've been to I've seen more bicycles displayed along with cars, and a lot of car people are getting interested in bicycles.




Subject: RE: Pair of Elgins
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 09:03
Entered by: jj ()

Message:
Andy, hard to tell without more info.




Subject: Mercury
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 20:39
Entered by: David (sdinfante@aol.com)

Message:
I bought an orange frame,sprocket and forks that has a mercury badge. It says murray ohio mfg co cleveland usa. It looks like a straightbar schwinn. It is a mens bike and looks to be a 26". This old man I got it from also had an older mercury frame with a springer. It too was a 26 including sprocket. I say older because the mercury lettering was raised and block. I may buy this one also but wanted to check values. Any thoughts.




Subject:
Entered on: Jan 6, 1998 01:54
Entered by: dave m ()

Message:
I'm interested in finding the approx. worth of my 1959 raliegh(mens) sport,3 speed,all original,black w/ white fenders,locking fr. forks,chrome headlight and rear light run off a magneto fr. hub......... also if you'd be so kind i've aquired a few other raliegh 3speed ranging from1960-69 all(4) are in good condition,they are ladies bikes and they are "robin hoods".Are these something that could be worth collecting or keeping??thanks for any responses.




Subject: Value of Old English 3-Speeds
Entered on: Jan 6, 1998 14:25
Entered by: JimB ()

Message:
The value of old English 3-speeds is not very well established on a worldwide or even a US level. There are areas, such as the northeast, with a glut of those bikes. There are areas such as the southwest and Florida where there is a shortage. England has a true glut and some great deals on some very interesting bikes can be found. I have purchased flawless bikes from the 1970's for $10-30 and a nice rod brake Dunelt for $60, but I live where there is an oversupply of them. I have heard of people paying over $200 for bikes needing a complete rebuild. What your bikes are worth depends on where you are located and how you plan to market/sell them.




Subject: i need a written appraisal
Entered on: Jan 6, 1998 20:36
Entered by: Susan (sfraune@advent.com)

Message:
I need the name/phone number of someone in the Northern Califiornia/Bay area who does written appraisals of bicycles for insurance purposes. I have a bike dating from the early 1860's (highwheeler?) in excellent condition that I know nothing about. Id like to learn more about it but dont know where to begin. Any information would be greatly appreciated. greatly appreciated.




Subject: '41 Ward's Hawthorne
Entered on: Jan 8, 1998 11:31
Entered by: jim (jfpace@varsityinc.com)

Message:
I have what I believe is a 1941 Hawthorne ladies bike. Original paint, saddle and possibly even tires. Some chrome is pitted and the grips are broken but otherwise it's pretty clean. Any hints as to the value?




Subject: Hawthorne
Entered on: Jan 9, 1998 15:16
Entered by: The Keemo ()

Message:
Tank? Horn? Springer? Racks? We all need details..




Subject: Prices in general for this year
Entered on: Jan 9, 1998 15:21
Entered by: The Keemo ()

Message:
My prediction: Balloon tire bikes will hold steady or drop a bit. Middleweights will go up a bit. Safety's and highwheelers will hold steady. Sting-Rays and other branded (even Tylers) will go up a lot, particularly if (as I've heard) major bike companies start putting out some bikes with ape hangers and banana seats to cash in on the '70s (bellbottoms, clogs, platform shoes) fad. You heard it here first.




Subject: Future Bike Value
Entered on: Jan 10, 1998 22:54
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I predict that any bike *I* own will become worthless about the time I need to sell it. ;-) To avoid this happening to you, feel free to e-mail me about what bikes I currently own. Actually, I do agree with the above message. Especially the Muscle Bikes.




Subject: Mattel Chrome Bicycle
Entered on: Jan 10, 1998 23:12
Entered by: Ron (Highhat2@aol.com)

Message:
I have a 1964 Mattel Bicycle- all chrome, with a shock absorber seat, and fake exhaust pipes - in mint condition. The front resemble a Harley-Davison lowrider. Has anyone ever seen this, have this, know the value?




Subject: 1950 Schwinn Cruiser
Entered on: Jan 13, 1998 22:28
Entered by: Karen (scooterchic@hotmail.com)

Message:
My fiance's friend has a 1950's Schwinn Cruiser in mint condition (except for some dust) The tires are original, except for some cracks on the sides of the tires (I assume dry rot). The tires are clean. The seat is in excellent shape, paint is excellent and all original. It is a girls bike painted blue with a rack in the back. He obtained the bike from a woman who moved and couldn't take it with her. She originally bought it for $250.00 somewhere in the Southwest. It has a sticker where it was bought somewhere in California. I don't have exact place, info. He would like to know what the value is on this. A very nice bike!




Subject: 50's Schwinn
Entered on: Jan 14, 1998 08:24
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Does it have a tank or lights? Is there a model name on the chainguard or the tank?




Subject: '41 Hawthorne
Entered on: Jan 14, 1998 10:46
Entered by: jim (jfpace@varsityinc.com)

Message:
Some additional details regarding the '41 Hawthorne girls bike: Tires are 26x2.125 Wards Riverside Mate and appear to be original. It has a springer fork and a torpedo shaped light on the front fender, rack in back but no tank. Handlebars are a semi-circular shape and pedal cranks have a slight offset jog. Blue paint in very good condition, original saddle has one small scuff. Chrome is pretty well pitted and handgrips are cracked/broken. I'll try to post a picture as soon as possible. Any input would be greatly apprciated.




Subject: Hawrthorne
Entered on: Jan 15, 1998 08:27
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Sounds like somewhere between $350 and $500. Nice bike!




Subject: Schwinn Stinray
Entered on: Jan 16, 1998 00:49
Entered by: jeff (sarsjef@aol.com)

Message:
i want to but a schwinn stingray for nostalgic reasons/ let me know




Subject: Schwinn Stinray
Entered on: Jan 16, 1998 00:51
Entered by: jeff (sarsjef@aol.com)

Message:
i want to but a schwinn stingray for nostalgic reasons/ let me know




Subject:
Entered on: Jan 17, 1998 17:34
Entered by: CHARLES (GZUSKRYSLR)

Message:
Has anyone ever heard of a bike called a Malibu Hopper? Its a beach cruiser and it's old. Is it worth anything?




Subject: Columbia Thunderbolt
Entered on: Jan 18, 1998 12:32
Entered by: Mike (MAnza63551@aol.com)

Message:
Found Columbia Thunderbolt in Grandfather's attic. Very Good Condition! How would I find out the year of bike? Anyone out there know the value of this bike? Everything is original and I may be selling this bike very soon.




Subject: Wontgomery Ward Hawthorne
Entered on: Jan 18, 1998 13:53
Entered by: David (Neuwirth@Frontiernet.net)

Message:
I have a M.W. Hawthorne. It is a girls frame and is Green with White Stripes. It has 26x2.125 Balloon tires with White Rims. It also has a front wire basket. The seat is white with springs underneath. It is all original and in good shape. I would like to find out its value and age.




Subject: please help me ID and date this 3 speed bike
Entered on: Jan 18, 1998 18:46
Entered by: Randy Bell (bell@msue.msu.edu)

Message:
I bought a bike today that I am unable to ID or date. It is a girl's 3 speed model. The closest thing I can find in my Pridmore/Hurd book is on page 63. It looks like the green men's bike shown on this page. The book, however refers to these bikes as "New Worlds, lower priced than the Paramount and Superior". This bike has a round headbadge with "Schwinn" on the top arc and "Continental" on the bottom arc and "AS" in the center of the badge. The handlebar and seat clamps are fastened by bolts with "AS" on the bolt heads. The bars are double adjustable with an aluminum stem. The brake calipers are chromed with "Schwinn Built" stamped on them. The clamp-on cranks say "Nervar". The rear hub says "Type 9 Hercules, made in England". The front sproket is very cool. It has "A S & C O" stamped into the spokes as seen on the bike in the previously mentioned photo. Seat as pictured too! A serial number is stamped on the frame above the kickstand. It is 626602. The bike is pretty original with original paint and a flawless chainguard. Anyone willing to take a stab at a date or value? Email me privately if you wish. Thanks!




Subject: Ladies Skip Tooth
Entered on: Jan 18, 1998 23:09
Entered by: David (Sdinfante@aol.com)

Message:
I found a pretty 1938 Cleveland Welding Co. ladies 26 ballooner with a horn tank, headlight on fender, rack and springer(vertical). It is blue and cream and in great shape. It says super on both the tank and chainguard. I made an offer on it and am wondering what it may be worth.




Subject: 69 Sting Ray Fastback
Entered on: Jan 20, 1998 21:44
Entered by: jim (jgbarnard@aol.com)

Message:
I have a decent fastback with a problematical coaster hub.I also have a NOS Suntour 3sp "T" shifter and a NOS S/A 3sp hub.If I add these along with a rear hand brake,will I lessen it's value ?What is the value either way?




Subject: Changing hubs and adding shifter
Entered on: Jan 21, 1998 08:39
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Suntour or Shimano shifter? If it is a stick-shift, I'd guess you mean Shimano. This bike did not originally have multi-speeds? I didn't know there was a coaster Fastback. (but I'm learning every day). I think your best bet will be to keep it as original as possible if you are trying to keep resale in mind. An NOS Sturmey-Archer hub would be correct for that bike, but lacing is a lot of work, and the wrong stick shift will deteract from that effort. Why not rebuild the current hub or re-lace another Bendix into it?




Subject: Malibu Hopper
Entered on: Jan 21, 1998 08:41
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Are you sure it is old? Or do you mean old as in 20 or so years? A name like Malibu Hopper sounds like a repro trying to catch the beach bike craze.




Subject: Thunderbolt and Hawthorne
Entered on: Jan 21, 1998 08:41
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
What tire sizes? How about better info?




Subject: RE: "please help me ID and date this 3 speed bike "
Entered on: Jan 21, 1998 08:43
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Sure sounds like one of the first Continentals. Maybe late 50s or very early 60's. Value? Maybe $125-$275




Subject: Lady's skip tooth Cleveland Welding
Entered on: Jan 21, 1998 12:35
Entered by: Chuck ()

Message:
That is a pretty loaded ballooner. Without a picture it is tough to tell for sure, but I'd say around $350+




Subject: RE: Changing hubs on the Fastback
Entered on: Jan 21, 1998 12:39
Entered by: Chuck ()

Message:
I'd have to agree with the message above suggesting you keep it original. Why? Well, since it is posted here under the Biycle Value topic, I'd guess you are looking to get it into shape to sell and maximize your return. So, keep it as close to original as you can. Now on the otherhand, if you just want to ride and enjoy it, by all means upgrade it and make it easier to cruise with.




Subject: RE: Muscle Bike pricing in general
Entered on: Jan 21, 1998 12:46
Entered by: Chuck ()

Message:
I agree with the previous opinions on muscle bike prices. If you've seen the new Liz Fried and Bruce Filgate Sting-Ray book, and had a look at their suggested prices, you'll see where the muscle bikes are going. All the baby boomers who had those bikes as kids will pay those prices for their one bike. They won't be looking to collect a bunch of muscle bikes. Just one or two. And they'll find the Sting-Ray book at Barns & Noble book store and quickly shell out those prices if they can find a bike they want. Now the ballooners and middleweights: I don't think their prices will be going anywhere. They've already moved up in price a lot over the past decade, and the people who owned them as kids either already have one or are not interested in collecting anything as they get older and older and older and older.




Subject: Krate
Entered on: Jan 21, 1998 18:04
Entered by: jim (jgbarnard@al.com)

Message:
Hi, I just spent $500 on an orange krate in fair and complete condition.Was this economically unfeasible ? thanx jim




Subject: Columbia Thunderbolt
Entered on: Jan 21, 1998 19:39
Entered by: Mike (MAnza63551@aol.com)

Message:
Yvette Beck




Subject: Columbia Thunderbolt
Entered on: Jan 21, 1998 19:42
Entered by: Mike (MAnza63551@aol.com)

Message:
Yvette Beck, please send your e-mail address again. I misplaced it!




Subject: thunderbird
Entered on: Jan 21, 1998 20:34
Entered by: ken (khoover@scic.net)

Message:
I found a 60s looking bike in my father-inlaws garage, he told me to sell it. Its green and has "thunderbird" on it and in vert good condition. Can anyone tell me who made it and whats it worth?




Subject: $500 Krate - such a deal!
Entered on: Jan 22, 1998 08:13
Entered by: jj ()

Message:
Even if it is scratched to h*ll, has rusty chrome and no seat, it is worth more than $500 in parts alone. Good deal!




Subject: Thunderbird
Entered on: Jan 22, 1998 08:16
Entered by: MFeeney ()

Message:
Does it have a headbadge or other identifiying information on it? What size are the tires (it is written right on them)? Boy's or girl's style? Original paint? Horntank?




Subject: thunderbird/mcfeeny
Entered on: Jan 22, 1998 19:16
Entered by: ken (khoover@scis.net)

Message:
Mc/ i am going over there saturday and i will have more info then, thanks for response.




Subject: $500 Krate
Entered on: Jan 22, 1998 19:22
Entered by: jim (jgbarnard@aol.com)

Message:
The krate is starting to look nice with the exception of the seat,it is all there (even has an orange combo lock).Since I bought 6 choppers this winter, the wife won't let me keep it,I guess I' ll bring it to the Ware,MA. show...What should I ask for it ?




Subject: $500 Krate
Entered on: Jan 23, 1998 09:01
Entered by: jj ()

Message:
If you take it to a bike show, part it out. Springer: $175, front wheel/drum $195, shifter $75, seat shocks $75, rear wheelset $95, frame with: chain guard, handlebars, stem, mag, grips, seat post $250




Subject: value of bike
Entered on: Jan 23, 1998 18:53
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I have a older bike that i got from my uncle i dont know much about it its a 26 inch girls bike the seat is in bad condition it has schwinn rims on the handle grips it says western flyer its all compleat not origanal paint fenders are in trinanguler shape the serial numbers are MC40605 i was wondering how much it was worth or if any body will buy it thanks




Subject: TiBIRD
Entered on: Jan 24, 1998 10:49
Entered by: ken (khoover@scis.net)

Message:
the bike with T-BIRD on the chain-gaurd is yellowy-green made by belknap blue grass #1H197122, looks like sting-ray, but tougher looking. can anyone tell me more info on this,year,value. i gave my faterinlaw 30 bucks for it.




Subject: t-bird
Entered on: Jan 24, 1998 17:42
Entered by: ken ()

Message:
Also a boys original paint, 20 tires, no horn tank.




Subject: need info on Hawthorne springer
Entered on: Jan 25, 1998 19:45
Entered by: mick (mick@johnstown.net)

Message:
I have an old Hawthorne. Would appreciate any info on it. It has twin springs on the front. The orignal paint is still there (deep red). It has a 2" brass plate on the forkhead "MONTGOMERY WARD HAWTHORNE". THE WHELLS ARE 26 x 2.125. The wheel huns have new department Model D stamped on them. It is missing the rear fender. Does anyone now a source? Thanks in advance for any help. Mick




Subject: Schwinn three wheeler
Entered on: Jan 26, 1998 22:40
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I have a 1970 Schwinn three wheeler single speed bike with one origanal rim.The seat is not in best condition I was wondering if anyone could tell me what it was worth




Subject: three wheeler
Entered on: Jan 26, 1998 22:42
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
its a twenty four inch




Subject: Schwinn Tandem circa 1956-58
Entered on: Jan 27, 1998 13:36
Entered by: Keziah (Logan25@ibm.net)

Message:
Have above tandem, kids have been playing with it. Took it in to be greased. Drum brake needs to be relined. An offer of $200-300 to purchase was made. Its green, all original parts same owner (only ridden to church!!!)since purchased. I guess 26 inch wheels. (Bike is still at show and can't look at it now.) Looking to find out if offer is reasonable. Can someone help?




Subject: 3-wheeler and tandem
Entered on: Jan 27, 1998 14:16
Entered by: Chango ()

Message:
Those should both go for $350 or more in average condition.




Subject: Three wheeler
Entered on: Jan 27, 1998 20:30
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Does anyone want to buy that three Wheeler for $250




Subject: 1978 MONGOOSE
Entered on: Jan 28, 1998 02:04
Entered by: KIRK ()

Message:
Hello!,wondering how much a 1978 mongoose-with moto mags(that have 1 broken spoke each)may be worth.its totally original and in good condition with the exception of missing 1 3in.piece on each rim.thanks!




Subject:
Entered on: Jan 28, 1998 09:20
Entered by: Charlie (CWHkayak@aol.com)

Message:
I have a 1969 Lemon Peeler in very good shape. Everything is original. No tears or rips in the seat. Some minor scratches. What is it worth?




Subject: tandum bicycle
Entered on: Jan 29, 1998 08:28
Entered by: Scott (scott.s.carter@boeing.com)

Message:
I acquired an old Columbia Twosome (tandum) bicycle. The paint is red, and looks original since the decals are on and is super condition to boot! The tire size is 26x1.75. The stamp in the frame near the rear axel is T38158 (what does this mean?) It is a single speed with front hand brake and rear coaster brake. The paint, seats, chrome, and decals are in excellent condition. Also the tires are Kelly-Springfield white walls, with fenders. Can anyone tell me what the tandum is worth, and is anyone out there interested in purchasing it. It is ideal for collectors or on display for bicycle store owners.




Subject: I'll take a couple guesses.
Entered on: Jan 29, 1998 08:35
Entered by: Mfeeney (mattfeeney@hotmail.com)

Message:
Lemon Peeler as described: $800 - $950.... Tandem as described: $350 - $400.... Feel free to disagree!




Subject: Columbia Tandem
Entered on: Jan 29, 1998 13:44
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I purchased a Columbia "Twosome" for my Dad last year that sounds very similar. Are you sure about the serial number? His was TRxxxxx (the R code suggests 1966 and I thought the T might indicate tandem). The list of Columbia numbers that I have do not list a T series (1936 - 1972). Paid $100 for it (condition not quite as nice as yours, but close). Value? Ya got me ... Do you have a pic?




Subject: I GOT CIRCA 1898 BIKE
Entered on: Jan 29, 1998 20:17
Entered by: TY (kooltek@freespace.net)

Message:
BRASS BADGE READS "D&E" OVER MAPLE LEAF, WINDSOR, ONTARIO. ALSO USA AND FRENCH PATENTS. WOODEN WHEEL, NO SEAT. FRAME PERFECT. WEIRD CHAIN AND PEDALS. ANY OFFERS?




Subject: Colgate
Entered on: Feb 2, 1998 17:23
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I was going to buy a Schwinn Colgate for $55.00 i was wondering if thats a good price




Subject: Firestone Bicycle
Entered on: Feb 3, 1998 10:28
Entered by: Curt (mgtd@tbcnet.com)

Message:
I have recently acquired a Firestone Pilot Ladies bicycle. I don't have > the complete serial number with me at present but it began with > 53XXXPLT, then underneath it was a 61. Also stamped under the crank > housing (upside down in relation to the serial number) was the word > Dallas. This bike is complete and original, though rusty and pitted > chrome. Any info would be appreciated. Curt at thom@ameritech.net >




Subject: "The Londoner
Entered on: Feb 3, 1998 18:07
Entered by: lynn (c21wimco)

Message:
I have a bike called "The Londoner". It is a beautiful cruiser bike in excellent condition. I am planning on selling it, however, I need to know about how much they sell for. I would also like to know would made the bike and when. Any info would be greatly appreciated THANKS!




Subject: Model 40 Columbia
Entered on: Feb 3, 1998 22:56
Entered by: Eric Ferland (eferland@total.net)

Message:
I've been puzzled for a long time by a question which maybe someone out there can help me answer to. I own a rare Columbia Model 40 "Safety bicycle", built by the Pope Manufacturing Company in 1895. It is absolutely complete, with no parts missing, including the beautiful "Model 40" nameplate, on which 1895 patent dates are engraved. It even has its original black paint coating. Of course, it needs total restoration, but this bicycle really could be brought back to its usable condition. For the last fifty or sixty years, it was hung by hooks on a wall in a shed, which probably explains why it hasn't been crushed in some way. After unhanging it and taking off years of dust, I realized what I had found. I discoverd a very accurate description of it in Eugene A. Sloane's 1970 book, "The new complete book of bicycling", Simon and Schuster editors, New York. It says: "It might interest some of our readers to review the specifications of a few of the safety bicycles of the 1890s. For example, the new 1898 line of Columbia bicycles, made by Pope Manufacturing Company, had a split crank shaft. Model 40 Columbia "light roadsters", selling for $100, had a 23-inch frame, 10-inch steering head, 28-inch wheels, 1 and 5/8 pneumatic 'Hartford' tires, detachable sprockets, improved self-oiling chain, 6-inch patent round cranks, 5-inch tread, 3 and 5/6-inch pedals, reversible handlebars, tubular seat rod, 66-inch gear and weighed 24 lbs". Let me add that it has unbroken wooden rims, a leather seat, and wooden handles with leather grip. My puzzle, is finding out how this beauty can be worth today. I know, for example, that an Otto bicycle from the same era was sold at Sotheby's for $37 000, about 5 years ago. Of course, I suppose it was in perfect condition, and I do not take that as any indication of how my Model 40 might be worth. Anyway, if you have any information about that, or any reference where I could try finding out the answer, I would greatly appreciate your help.




Subject: RE: Schwinn Collegiate
Entered on: Feb 4, 1998 08:35
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
$55 is about right if it is in excellent condition. Otherwise, I'd just wait for another one. There a re a lot of Collegiates around.




Subject: RE: Model 40 Columbia
Entered on: Feb 4, 1998 08:38
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
It sounds like you've got a very special oldy there. Be very careful what you do with it. Don't attempt any kind of restoration or even cleanup unless you know what you are doing. Consult some price guides and ask other collectors as to it's value an possible restoration. Also send email to OLDBICYCLE@AOL.COM. This guy's name is Leon and he really knows his stuff. He runs the National Bicycle History Association (I think that is the name)




Subject: RE: Londener
Entered on: Feb 4, 1998 08:39
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I'm not familiar with that model. Or is it a brand? Can you find any other writing on the bike? What is marked on the rear hub?




Subject: Columbia 40
Entered on: Feb 4, 1998 22:57
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I don't know too much about these early bikes. You might check out the auction results for an 1889 Columbia being auctioned off on eBay. http://iguana.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5152342




Subject: 1920's Elgin Girl's Bicycle
Entered on: Feb 7, 1998 21:00
Entered by: Jim (jd_12345@yahoo.com)

Message:
Anyone have any idea of the value of a 1920's Elgin Girl's bike in rough condition but restoreable. I haven't pinned down the year yet. Tire size: 28"x1.5" Female frame Repainted black. No original paint left Seat condition: Troxel seat with beehive springs, good mohair pad, no cover whatsoever 36-spoke wheels, metal clad wood rims, rear rim warped or bent Extra features: Original rear rack Ornate chain guard used on Hawthorne, Puritan, and Elgin girl's bikes from 1919-1937 in good condition New Departure Hub Sprocket: Star pattern with internal tear drops All nickel plating needs to be redone, surface rust on all No drop stand or skirt guard Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Jim




Subject: 1920's Elgin Girl's Bicycle (cont)
Entered on: Feb 7, 1998 21:06
Entered by: Jim ()

Message:
I forgot: No handle grips Pneumatic tires (single tube) are worthless Headbadge missing




Subject: John Deere Bikes
Entered on: Feb 8, 1998 20:56
Entered by: Jim (JDYER84670@AOL.com)

Message:
I have two John Deere "blue" 3 speeds, boy and girl, 26 inch, good condition. Would appreciate information regarding value.




Subject: RE: John Deere
Entered on: Feb 9, 1998 09:06
Entered by: MFeeney (mattfeeney@hotmail.com)

Message:
The John Deere 3-speeds were made in the early 1970s. Japanese bikes, I think. When you say they are blue, could you possibly mean "John Deere Green"? I've only seen white and JD green. Price? Maybe $100-$200 EA




Subject: John Deere
Entered on: Feb 9, 1998 16:56
Entered by: Jim (SDYER84670@AOL.com)

Message:
These are John Deere blue frames with chrome fenders. It is my understanding (and I may be wrong) that these are rather rare bikes. I have had them for many years and obviously don'y know much about vintage bikes. I did read an article in a John Deer publication that indicated they were hard to find. Any information would be appreciated.




Subject: yamaha moto-bike
Entered on: Feb 9, 1998 16:58
Entered by: Dave (df108390@spruce.hsu.edu)

Message:
I have a moto-bike in great shape. Can anyone tell me just how much this bike is worth.




Subject: NOS King-Sting Frames
Entered on: Feb 9, 1998 18:25
Entered by: Jim (JLV59F100@aol.com)

Message:
I have 2 NOS,Dec `80 silver King-Sting 5spd frames,both mint with badges,stickers,bb cups and are both in the plastic wrapping.I am going tyo sell them at the Milwaukee show and was wondering what i could get for them.




Subject: John Deere
Entered on: Feb 10, 1998 07:35
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
At the top of this page there are some tips on info to give about a bike. Tire size, features, etc. Why not put that info here so everyone has more to go on.




Subject: RE: Moto-bike
Entered on: Feb 10, 1998 07:38
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Original, complete and in good condition? Figure $350-ish? Try asking the folks who write in the "BMX Topic" on this web site.




Subject: RE: NOS King-Sting frames
Entered on: Feb 10, 1998 08:14
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Those should be worth some good bux. You, too should ask the folks who read and write under the BMX topic.




Subject: John Deere
Entered on: Feb 10, 1998 22:08
Entered by: Jim (JDYER84670@AOL.com)

Message:
The John Deere bikes are one Male, one Female frame, blue original paint, tire size 26 (1.75). No additional features. Seat and paint in excellent condition. Fenders are chrome with slight surface rust. Both bikes are from the mid seventies. Still have original tires. Any ideas as to value?




Subject: John Deere Bikes
Entered on: Feb 11, 1998 22:37
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
A ladies model recently sold on the eBay auction for $79. Judging by that I would think the men's model would go for over $100 easily. I have seen some white/green models sell for much less though. Your mileage may vary.




Subject:
Entered on: Feb 12, 1998 23:00
Entered by: greg (stout@localline.com)

Message:
Have app.100 badges or manufacture tags from early 1900's thru 1950's. Wishing to sell, many say things like Boy Scout etc.




Subject: Parts value
Entered on: Feb 14, 1998 17:31
Entered by: Marc (riverrun@newnorth.net)

Message:
I have run into some old bike parts I need some help in determing the value of. I am tearing down an old garage of a gentleman who once apparently was going into the bicycle repair business years ago. Most of the parts seem to be from England. There are lots of handle bars, rims, tubing to actually make the metal frame with, hubs, spokes, spoke ends, sprockets and assorted other parts. Some brand names include Sturney Archer, H. Miller&Co., Renold & Coventry Chain Co., Brampton and Hercules chain gaurd. If anyone knows where to go or who to call for some type of appraisal I would appreciate a message. I also have a wooden rim with the lable on it. Baruzzo. Any thoughts?




Subject: Pinarello Prologo
Entered on: Feb 17, 1998 00:42
Entered by: Jeff (jdickey@technologist.com)

Message:
Can anyone tell me what the value of a Pinarello Progolo TT frame is (size 54cm) in good condition? Are these collectible? What years produced and common equipment on them? Any info...please email me.




Subject: what bike is it?
Entered on: Feb 17, 1998 09:12
Entered by: Nathaniel (NSA144@AOL.com)

Message:
I found an old bike in my Grandmothers barn. It is exactly like a 1940 Schwinn D-97X0 no one has been able to tell me what it is. Please if you know what it is please e-mail e thanks.




Subject: 1930 Elgin bike-New Departure Model C
Entered on: Feb 18, 1998 13:00
Entered by: Edith (cr4147@aol.com)

Message:
We recently acquired this bike from two sisters aged into their seventies. This bike belonged to the elder sister and was given as a gift by her father when she was 9! It is in mint condition and I was curious if anyone know approx.value?




Subject: b.f. goodrich
Entered on: Feb 19, 1998 09:49
Entered by: scott (highnumber67@hotmail.com)

Message:
just wondering what the year of this bike may be. and also how much i could prob sell it for. it's a b.f. goodrich "challenger". it's in almost perfect original condition. the seats good. the paint is blue with white lettering (including lightning bolts painted on rear rack). the tank is there. the fenders are chrome. and it's a male bike




Subject: '41 Wards Hawthorne
Entered on: Feb 19, 1998 10:56
Entered by: Jim ()

Message:
Follow up to an earlier posting I made about '41 ladies Hawthorne w/ springer fork, 26x2.125 tires and torpedo shaped light, I posted three pictures of it at www.varsityinc.com/personal.htm if anyone would care to see it.




Subject: Schwinn Hornet
Entered on: Feb 19, 1998 22:04
Entered by: John (surfrlaw@erols.com)

Message:
> I have a late 50s/early 60s Schwinn Hornet middleweight bicycle in just > about perfect condition. It is black and white w/original spring-trap > front rack. The frame is black with white emblems. Full fenders front > and rear with white pinstripes. The rims are white painted, with > absolutely no rust. It is completely original and the chrome (bars, > sprockets, hubs, etc.) have no rust on them. Seat is in excellent condition. As much as I like it, I'm interested in selling it, and I'd rather it ended up in the hands of > someone who would appreciate it. It really does look as if it just came > down off a garage hook where it's been hung for the last 25 years-very > good shape. > > If anyone is interested, or if you have a ballpark of what I > should be asking for if you are not interested in it, please e-me back. > I know it's difficult without a picture, but I appreciate any help you > can give. Please post here or e-mail (preferably) with any info. thanx.




Subject: RE: b.f. goodrich
Entered on: Feb 20, 1998 11:52
Entered by: Jim Divoky (jim.divoky@worldnet.att.nnet)

Message:
Many B.F. Goodrich bicycles were rebadged Scwinn models but I doubt if they all were. If you get the serial number from the rear left fork or on the frame below the pedals that would help. If you have an Internet services provider you should post a picture. Your local photo shop can tell you how you can get an image on a floppy if you don't have access to a scanner. Jim




Subject: Schwinn Racer
Entered on: Feb 20, 1998 23:36
Entered by: David (Dmonstro@aol.com)

Message:
I have a 69 deluxe racer in 9+ condition. It has always been stored inside and has only the mildest of scratches. It rides perfectly and sturmey archer gears work fine. Original Schwinn 26x1 3/8 tires are still like new. How much is such a bike worth. I know that it is what someone will pay, but what would someone pay?




Subject: girls barracuda bicycle
Entered on: Feb 23, 1998 11:51
Entered by: albert (stevesr@tricountyi.net)

Message:
i just found a lime green girls barracuda. the chain guard says 3 speed stick shift barracuda. it has a twist grip shift. how old is it and what is it worth? thanks




Subject: Chevy
Entered on: Feb 24, 1998 13:25
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Does anybody know if Chevy ever made a bike




Subject:
Entered on: Feb 24, 1998 18:28
Entered by: Richard (eoc3@jawbone.clarkston.wednet.edu)

Message:
I have a SCHWINN JUNIOR stingray. It is somewhere between 1968 & 1972. Back tire size: 20 by 1 3/4 Front tire size: 16 in. It has a classic 24 in. knee action fork. Back fender is only 1/4 fender.Color: red : original paint in fairly good condition. Neck,handlebars, grips, seat, seat brace & crank and oedals all original. Tires: original--mint condition. I would like to know what it is worth, how many were made and any other information.




Subject: RIMS
Entered on: Feb 27, 1998 13:37
Entered by: Jimbo ()

Message:
How much are schwinn scrambler rims worth




Subject:
Entered on: Feb 27, 1998 13:39
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Anyone in here live in washington state




Subject: Price and Info
Entered on: Feb 27, 1998 14:30
Entered by: Aurora (amendels@lynx.neu.edu)

Message:
I have a 1970's Italian import, female bike. I have been told it has a duomatic hub. It folds up. It has its original paint and tires and is in good condition ( I have been riding it). The brand name is Annabelle. Can anyone tell me what it is worth or how to get more info about it. Please email me. Aurora amendels@lynx.neu.edu




Subject: Schwinn 1956 typhoon
Entered on: Mar 1, 1998 14:36
Entered by: deanna (keubank@aros.net)

Message:
for sale or trade 1956 mens schwinn typhoon red with white rims and original tires,schwinn speedo,seat perfect,some wear but no rip,all original excellent cond.all there.eager to deal.24" wheels,I bought from 2nd owner,stored 25 years.




Subject: grandmas barn bike
Entered on: Mar 1, 1998 15:16
Entered by: Deanna Faye (keubank@aros.net)

Message:
More description needed,but if it is a schwinn I want it if granny will part with it.Does it have a lite,tank,fenders and chain gaurd?please tell me.tnx-D




Subject: Ross
Entered on: Mar 2, 1998 15:53
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I have a blue Ross Polo bike missing rims, fenders, seat, and sissybar in about #5 condition and I was wondering what it was worth




Subject: Crescent
Entered on: Mar 4, 1998 01:43
Entered by: darryl (dalcerri@utech.net)

Message:
I have a ladys shaft drive with wooden wheels. It is a Crescent and it is all original. I would like to know the vaule of it Thanks, Darryl




Subject: Schwinn Ramblers
Entered on: Mar 4, 1998 16:53
Entered by: Oscar ()

Message:
I would like to establish a ballpark value on a couple of Ramblers. They are both 1970's complete originals in good to very good condition. One is red and one is gold, not coppertone, gold. I would appreciate any input.




Subject: Schwinn Ramblers
Entered on: Mar 4, 1998 23:14
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Are you sure these aren't Columbias? Do you have serial numbers, frame styles, wheel/tire size? I'm confused ...




Subject: Schwinn Scramblers
Entered on: Mar 5, 1998 01:00
Entered by: Oscar ()

Message:
They are SCHWINN Scramblers. Schwinn made a transition bicycle between the Sting Ray and BMX styles. It is basically a Sting Ray frame and a BMX seat. They were a flop. I was just wondering if anyone had a clue as to the value of these bikes. Thanks.




Subject: Scramblers (not Ramblers)
Entered on: Mar 5, 1998 08:15
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I think the thing that confused Bob was that Oscar's first message said "Ramblers".... Anyway, they are right in the middle between muscle bikes and BMX. Schwinn had a few of these transition bikes: Scramblers, Hurricanes and Typhoons. All of them had muscle bike and BMX mix'n'match parts. They are the ugly ducklings of both BMX and muscle bike collectors, but still draw interest from both groups. These single speed Scamblers in good original condition will probably fetch around $200- $275 each.




Subject: Ohh ... SCRAMblers
Entered on: Mar 5, 1998 17:42
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
OK, I get it. I have a '77 black Scrambler that my son rides. Didn't know that they were worth that tho! Got this one at a garage sale for $35. Very nice shape too! The other Scramblers (diamond frame -- 36x36 for instance) would probably bring less than the cantilever Sting-Ray style bikes.




Subject: Wanted: High Wheel (Penny Farthing)
Entered on: Mar 6, 1998 15:40
Entered by: George (gbb@creighton.edu)

Message:
Would like to buy a penny-farthing, and I don't even know why! What have you got? geo




Subject: RE: Wanted: High Wheel (Penny Farthing)
Entered on: Mar 7, 1998 11:36
Entered by: Jim Divoky ()

Message:
If a reproduction will suit your purposes, check out Reliable Bicycle Replicas, www.hiwheel.com, 510-769-0980.




Subject: CURIOUS
Entered on: Mar 9, 1998 01:14
Entered by: TERRON (WKNBAKE@AOL.COM)

Message:
I HAVE A 1970 WESTERN FLYER AND A FIRESTONE BICYCLE, FAIR CONDITION WITH MINOR RESTORATION, ANY INFO WOULD BE OF HELP. THANKS.




Subject: CURIOUS
Entered on: Mar 9, 1998 01:16
Entered by: TERRON (WKNBAKE@AOL.COM)

Message:
I HAVE A 1970 WESTERN FLYER AND A FIRESTONE BICYCLE, FAIR CONDITION WITH MINOR RESTORATION, ANY INFO WOULD BE OF HELP. THANKS. MALE FRAMES,SHOCKS ON FRONT FORKS AND SEAT




Subject: wizzer motor and assembly complete
Entered on: Mar 10, 1998 02:54
Entered by: Larry (mhoff 50074 @aol.com)

Message:
wizzer motor complete and new from china. How much is it worth and does any body want it? Also I think I can get lots more. /they are very cool.




Subject: More info everyone!!!
Entered on: Mar 10, 1998 08:22
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Folks, ya'll have got to provide more information when you are trying to find something out about your bikes. I'll use Terron's message as an example (sorry Terron, it's not just you, a lot of folks do it). How can anyone help you if you only provide a the name of the bicycle maker? Is it a man's, woman's, boy's or girl's model? That makes a big difference. Male style bikes usually command more $$ because there are fewer of them around (boys usually kill their bikes). .... Near the top of this page is a list in info people should provide when researching a bicycle. Please provide as much of that info as possible. Thanks, and sorry for the rant.




Subject: Sears Muscle Bike
Entered on: Mar 10, 1998 23:59
Entered by: David ()

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My friend gave me his childhood bicycle which is a Sears Spyder "500". He's 32 so I figure the bicycle is probably from 1973 or so. It has rams horn handle bars and is a three speed with the lever on the bar like a krate bicycle. The lever is more like a little metal 10 speed lever than a big shifter. Does anyone know of this bicycle and if so does it have any value?




Subject: Spyder
Entered on: Mar 11, 1998 08:40
Entered by: kath ()

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The Sears Spyder bikes have a good following. That shifter doesn't sound right, though. I believe the Spyders had a ball on the shifter. In good original condition that bike would be around $250 - $350




Subject: spyder bike
Entered on: Mar 11, 1998 15:41
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

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At luxurylowrider they sell some NOS parts for the spyder




Subject: scwinn town & country tandem
Entered on: Mar 11, 1998 20:20
Entered by: Gary ()

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Can anybody tell me the value of a 1955 all original town and country tandem in ver good condition?




Subject: Pre-war Pacemaker
Entered on: Mar 12, 1998 00:59
Entered by: Rusty (Fenian77@aol.com)

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I have a prewar skiptooth mens straightbar with a headbadge with the name "Pacemaker" on it. the design of the badge closely resembles a roadmaster badge of the same era. it has a full tank, with a horn button inscibed with the initials "EA". The grips have green cut glass on the ends. it has full fenders with mounting holes for a headlamp in front and a butterfly kickstand in back. the tube from the headtube to the bottom bracket is completely straight, with no curve. the chainguard is unremarkable, with three ridges along it. the hubs are new departure "D"s, and the tires are Allstate Crusaders (26x2.25) marked with the symbol "war tire". the entire bike has been repainted black, but has a lot of character, and I'd like to see it restored (by me or someone else). if anyone could tell me anything about the bike, anything at all, I'd greatly appreciate the help. please email me if possible.




Subject: Owners Manual
Entered on: Mar 12, 1998 15:55
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

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Is an old bike worth more with the origanal owners manual




Subject:
Entered on: Mar 12, 1998 23:01
Entered by: Ross ()

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Well Hi. I was cleaning out my garage and a i found a 1960 Rollfast bike. With the banana Seat. Some one told me it was worth a lot of money well i am tring to find out hom much can any one please give me a estimated price. Thanks




Subject:
Entered on: Mar 15, 1998 20:53
Entered by: Edwin (e54@pacbell.net)

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I have a 1950 Schwinn 3 speed Speedster with 26" tires. Good cond. any ideas on what it's worth?




Subject: 53 Jaguar
Entered on: Mar 16, 1998 15:22
Entered by: jim (please respond)

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What would a 1953 Jaguar worth with 26*2.125 tires with original paint recently rolled and chromed fenders with a flair on the front one. Rocket ray light but no tank ( original ). What is the value.




Subject: Schwinn Sneaker
Entered on: Mar 16, 1998 22:42
Entered by: Captain Chaos (hopsmith@mindspring.com)

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Hello This is Hank Jr. an avid mountain biker. The reason for mail is that one of my buddys has picked up a white Schwinn Sneaker that is in fairly good condition for ten bucks. We Know it is pretty rare, and we are kind of lost on the price and would appreciate some information on this bike. Good-bye




Subject: 1969 Schwinn Stingray Fastback
Entered on: Mar 17, 1998 09:48
Entered by: Umberto (dursou@asme.org)

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I was recently given a green male 1969 Schwinn Stingray Fastback (#EE33965). The bike appears to be all original. Other than some minor scrathes and a few small tears a the back of the seat, it is in very good condition. Could someone please help me in determining the estimated value of this bike. Thank you.




Subject: Spit fire
Entered on: Mar 17, 1998 18:50
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

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I saw a spitfire at a thrift store and didnt get to look at it long I was able to tell it had 26" wheels paint was prety good seat was bad bad condition dont know what year it was I just wondered if you guys had any info on it thanks




Subject: info
Entered on: Mar 18, 1998 20:22
Entered by: Jon (jtbower@megavision.com)

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I acquired an old HUFFY CAPRICE girls bike at an estate auction. Original paint, an old SCHWINN spring seat, chrome fenders, smaller butterfly handlebars, 20 inch tires. Good- excellent condition. Little paint wear on top bar. Any idea what it is worth? Or any idea where I can find out what it is worth? Jon




Subject: 1950's Schwinn Black Phantom
Entered on: Mar 18, 1998 21:45
Entered by: sharon (sas@enid.com)

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I have a Schwinn Black Phantom made in October 1955. Could someone tell me where I might find anyone interested in buying it?