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REPRODUCTIONS:Rolling Rock/Schwinn retro bike posted by: Bob on 1/12/2000 at 5:26:18 PM
Have #0059 "Rolling Rock" Schwinn/Phantom retro promo.
This was a "Rolling Rock" beer promotional bicycle distributed to selected liquor stores in the Northeastern USA. Any information as to it's value as a collectable would be appreciated.

Thank You

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          RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Rolling Rock/Schwinn retro bike posted by PW on 1/13/2000 at 5:44:55 AM
Certainly is collectible. Someone around here must know
what year they were made and how many were made.

          RE:RE:REPRODUCTIONS:   Rolling Rock/Schwinn retro bike posted by V on 3/5/2000 at 7:17:12 AM
RE: Rolling rock ReproS
Call the brewery in Latrobe Pa- The repros were made in the last 6 years. I have no idea how many there are.I saw one. Nice paint,hubs, rims and crank weren't high end.




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REPRODUCTIONS:Any recommendations? posted by: Jackie on 1/12/2000 at 5:39:51 AM
I'm looking for a cruiser for actual riding, not collecting.
I want it brand new and it should have at least 3 or 5 speeds, fat tires, fenders, maybe whitewalls, a rear rack
and be under $300.

Does such an animal exist?

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          RE:REPRODUCTIONS:Any recommendations? posted by Howard on 1/14/2000 at 8:26:16 AM
Sure, Jackie. Murray makes them. The Walmart had them last summer and I saw them on close-out for $50 to $75 this fall.
I find them at yard sales for under $20, but they usually need a little work and new tires. Murray is not known as a
high tech bike, but they are solid and serviceable. I think regular prices go as high as $170, but that's still within the
price range you mentioned. Depending on climate, they may not have them in stock this time of year.
Howard

          RE:REPRODUCTIONS:Any recommendations? posted by Cory on 1/26/2000 at 10:29:04 PM
Just got a sweet repro Schwinn Cruiser Six , had to add a few things but kept the price around $300. It has a more classic than Murray, I've seen at Wal mart. Shop around, Schwinn has consolidated their models and options to get their prices a little lower for 2000. I think you would be more satisfied with a bike that you could build up over the years by adding other Schwinn accessories




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MISC:Lowriders and Customs moved from here posted by: Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles on 1/11/2000 at 7:36:37 AM
Lowriders and Customs now have their own discussion topic
(see our home page: oldroads.com)

Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles

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LOWRIDERS:things changed posted by: tec on 1/9/2000 at 1:14:11 AM
I havent been on for a year and things changed .
It used to be about mostly lowrider stuff now it has barely any lowrider stuff . The chat used to be usefull , It gave ideas and advce and more than any thing it gave knolage . this used to be about lowriders not motorized bicycles . there should be a page on lowriders and related subgects like the old page . Thank you for reading this

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MISC:?? posted by: SchwinnMAN on 12/29/1999 at 4:42:35 PM
Man, things have changed since i last been here. Havent been able to do much with bikes i've been working on my truck trying to make it as good as some of my bikes i can tell ya one thing though the bikes are a lot less expensive

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          RE:MISC:?? posted by RR on 1/4/2000 at 8:21:28 AM
You bet trucks are more expensive than bicycles.
Plus with bikes there are no fuels, no taxes and registration,
they don't take up much room, and at an auto show, they get
as much (or more) attention as the cars and trucks do!




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MISC:Hero Girls Bicycle posted by: Beth Wenger on 12/28/1999 at 6:39:50 AM
I found an old "Hero" bicycle in the attic of a barn. It is in fairly good shape. It has wooden rims and fenders (fenders are broken), cork hand grips and the burgundy paint has very little rust. I'm guessing it dates from the late 1800's. I haven't been able to find any information about "Hero" bicycles, and am hoping someone knows something about them or can direct me to a source of information. I'm trying to determine if I should: 1) clean it up and leave it as is. 2) clean/touch it up. or 3) restore it.

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          RE:MISC:   Hero Girls Bicycle posted by PW on 12/29/1999 at 11:12:19 AM
Congrats on your find. Both wheels are the same size, right?
It's probably what is known as a "safety" bicycle and it's
from sometime around the turn of the century. There were many
different bicycle builders back then. Hero may have lasted
only a few years as a distinct marque.

Your best bet it to clean it up and then wax it.
Proper restorations can get expensive and a restoration
might actually decrease the bicycle's value.

My advise is to take it apart, clean every bit of it, and have a good
time while you are at it.

          RE:MISC:Hero Girls Bicycle posted by cory on 1/26/2000 at 10:41:56 PM
Unless you are really into bikes, I wouldn't do anything with it except to keep it dry, there is more than one buyer out there that wants this bike just like it is. If it is not bringing you pleasure as a collector I say sell it and get something that really turns you on !




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LOWRIDERS:LOOKING TO SELL HALF A LOWRIDERS WORTH OF PARTS..... posted by: bill on 12/24/1999 at 7:06:00 PM
i have half the parts you need to complete a lowrider. i am looking to sell them to someone who is interested in getting the rest to build a bike. i have a black repro frame,(all parts are crome)twisted forks,crank,bearing sets(neck,crank),sprocket,chain,twisted neck,continental spare kit,spare tire valore cover(for 16" spare),custom seat silver and black with buttons down the middle,custom made handle bars they are twisted with bulb handles,bearing lube,chain breaker,whitewall tires,plus a few other little things. i spent well over 400.00 i tallied it up and it was around the 480.00 mark. i am asking 200.00. contact me only if your serious please i have had a few fall throughs. thanks, bill

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CUSTOMS:New BikeRod&Kustom posted by: JimW. on 12/21/1999 at 1:28:42 PM
The latest issue of BikeRod&Kustom is now up at http://bikerodnkustom.homestead.com/
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We think you'll like it.
Jim Wilson
The maniac responsible


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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Monark Supertwin Motorbikes posted by: George Stratton on 12/19/1999 at 7:52:40 PM
Looking for the chrome belt/clutch guard for a Monark Supertwin in any condition (while almost any).Any Supertwin owners out there? They sure looked better than a Whizzer even if they didn't run as good.

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MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Whizzer motor mounts posted by: Stephen T on 12/9/1999 at 3:05:06 PM
Hello Friends,
Are there any whizzer bicycle chromed motor mounts available?(The ones that bolt to the frame)
I need to know if they can be found and how much they cost?

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          RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Whizzer motor mounts posted by Bill Siddens on 12/9/1999 at 4:38:53 PM
we have them in stock and 200000 other Whizzer parts in stock now. Hope we can help thanks


Bill Siddens

          RE:RE:MOTORIZED BICYCLES:Whizzer motor mounts posted by Stephen T on 12/20/1999 at 10:10:52 AM
Whoa man! You do have the stuff! If anybody needs WHIZZER parts at a good
price -come and get 'um. Thanks Bill, Stephen Thorpe




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MISC:We've created a General FOR SALE/WANTED topic posted by: Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles on 12/7/1999 at 9:59:38 AM
You'll find it on the home page (oldroads.com)

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AGE / VALUE:Looking 4 Me posted by: Gary Boivin on 12/4/1999 at 10:25:35 PM
Hey Ray,
I still have the Raliegh chopper , Email me 4 pix and price

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AGE / VALUE:Troxel Starjet posted by: Charles Fansler on 12/4/1999 at 2:00:35 PM

I have a Troxel Starjet bicycle manufactured apparently by Troxel (Steel Tube company?) in Moscow TN. 26" balloon tires, rear carrier, tank w/horn. VG condition. I would appreciate any information available, also I would like to get the date
of manufacture. The serial number is R672788201

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Troxel Starjet posted by charlie on 12/4/1999 at 2:22:17 PM
Ok, so I have new information, Troxel did not make the bike, they made the seat -- I guess the only ID on the bike is the serial number, R672788201 -- "Custom Cruiser" and "Starjet". The bike is red with white pinstriping. On each side of the fork at the top is a white decal with the name Starjet.(the bike seat had the Troxel name on a metal ID tag rivited to the rear of the seat)
charlie

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Troxel Starjet posted by BigMike on 12/7/1999 at 5:22:45 AM
Scan through the pictures in the picture database and look
for a similar bike. Then get back to us here.

I searched in the "Stat and Feature Database" under
"Search by Model" but did not find 'Starjet'. Are you
sure it doesn't say 'Starlet'?

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Troxel Starjet posted by andrew on 12/11/1999 at 10:30:55 PM
1969 harley davidson 250cc sx

          RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Troxel Starjet posted by Charles Fansler on 12/24/1999 at 11:08:30 AM
Mike,
It is a "Starjet", but I have a little more information. It has double headlights, chrome fenders and a "hood" ornament on the fronts fender. I'll try to get a pic of it and post it after Christmas.

charlie




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WANTED:Looking for Gary posted by: Raymond Granado on 12/1/1999 at 9:16:29 PM
I'm looking for a guy I belive his name is gary we we're talking about a chopper bike he had but I lost his e-mail . I think he was in Florida . E-mail me if you have any info

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          RE:WANTED:Looking for Gary posted by BigMike on 12/7/1999 at 5:24:08 AM
He posted a message replying to you on December 4th.
Hope this helps!




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REPRODUCTIONS:Penny Farthing (big wheel bicycle) posted by: Kim Bevering on 11/23/1999 at 2:45:26 PM
Looking for a reproduction Penny Farthing for a Christmas Present. If anyone can be of help as to where to locate, please email me. Thanks.

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          RE:REPRODUCTIONS:Penny Farthing (big wheel bicycle) posted by Gary on 12/4/1999 at 10:31:11 PM
Hi Penny ,
I think your looking for a coker monster cruiser ,36 inch tires

          RE:REPRODUCTIONS:Penny Farthing (big wheel bicycle) posted by Gary on 12/4/1999 at 10:42:21 PM
WWW.bikesonline.net/
look under cruisers but they are real steep on their
price I have seen them for around 500.00,good luck

          RE:RE:REPRODUCTIONS:Penny Farthing (big wheel bicycle) posted by BigMike on 12/7/1999 at 5:26:22 AM
I don't think she's looking for the Monster Bike. I think
she's looking for the old style hi-wheeler with the giant
wheel in front and tiny wheel in back.
THere's a plase on the web called "Ridable Replicas", try them.

          RE:REPRODUCTIONS:Penny Farthing (big wheel bicycle) posted by Brian Snyder on 4/22/2000 at 2:14:13 PM
Coker Tire makes a small version with 36" front and 12" rear. Looks alot safer than the old racers, but it's the only one I've found. If anyone knows of another, please email me!!
Thanks
Links to Coker Wheelman:
http://www.unicyclesource.com/Coker_Tire_Company61625.html
http://www.1800bigbike.com/Wheelman.asp

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