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MISC:   Larz Anderson National Bike Show and Watertown Swap/ August 14th posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/14/2005 at 10:58:39 PM
More information on our show at Larz Anderson in
Brookline, MA, please visit our website.

Our webmaster, Vin Vullo has had an extremely busy
season at his shop in Cambridge, MA and has been
unable to update our original site, so I've built a
temporary site with Vin's help. To access the site for
further information about this years show please visit
out new and temporary website while we build a new and
improved site. Below is the link.

http://oldroads.com/oldwebs.asp?uploadid=279

As noted on the site pre-registration is not required,
but we would love to hear from you before hand to find
out who is coming over and what bikes you will be
bringing to our event. If you wish to be on our
permanant mailing list, please contact me by email.

There will be a separate swap meet sponsored by Linda
Pernice on both Saturday and Sunday, August 13th and
14th in Watertown, MA about a ten minute drive from
our show. For further info on the swap please contact
Linda by email at: lpernice@juno.com

Best regards,
Peter Naiman & Maurice Bresnahan
Show Co-Chairman.


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WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by: Hernandez on 6/14/2005 at 12:20:07 PM
I want to know how and were to cut my frame to make my lowrider.
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          RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by AviationMetalSmith on 6/18/2005 at 11:44:09 AM
I'm going to guess that you are talking about a Schwinn Stingray. And you have confirmed the 1969 production date by looking at the date stamped in the forged steel one-piece crank?
My advice is to leave the 69 schwinn as it is. And then buy a brand new 05 Stingray to ride around.
The 69 is a collectors item.
Schwinn's new Stingray is really a recumbent bike.
If you want to build your own lowrider, you should start from scratch. I assume you own a TIG welder?
You need to bend your own steel tubes. The lines of the bike will flow together better if you start with long pipes and bend them gradually.
If you chop and stretch your 69, there will be straight pipe in between schwinns bends, and the lines will not flow together as good.
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          RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by JimW. on 6/20/2005 at 3:51:33 AM
I beg to differ, but a real lowrider frame is almost never built from scratch. The Schwinn cantilever 20" frame is almost compulsory. And the frame usually isn't reworked, structurally, whether it's an original Schwinn or one of the $40 repros. Most chopper frames are built from scratch nowadays, but cruisers and lowriders usually aren't. You start with a stock frame and begin hanging aftermarket parts on it, along with a lot of Bondo and some paint.

What I'd like to point out is that this is a weird time to be getting into building a lowrider bike, since the movement is pretty much out of steam. At the beginner level, it's just an inconveniently-sized and set up bike, which you can sort of ride without looking like a circus act if you're 12 years old; at the upper level, it's just an unrideable, hideously-expensive bike-like thing which sits in your living room clashing with the furniture and drapes. But sometimes it goes perfectly with it, which is probably much worse, from a home decor standpoint.

Lowrider Bicycle Magazine is shifting over to being more chopperbike-oriented, which should give you an idea of the way the wind is blowing. Have you noticed that LRB magazine comes out a lot less frequently than it used to? That's because a whole lot of people have decided that LRBs are at a dead end, and they're getting into other types of bicycles.
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          RE:RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by AviationMetalSmith on 6/20/2005 at 2:18:55 PM
Jim W.:
Are the unridable bikes going out of style? Bikes for the sake of art are one thing. As for me, I started in 1985 as an Engineering student, so all my bikes had to be FUNCNTIONAL, or else it isn't a PROTOTYPE. In 1986 I built my first prototype of an Electric Motorcycle. I left the motor off of it, doesn't that make it non-functional enough? It was NOT recumbent. I said Electric Bicycles would become more popular than recumbents. Today's sales figures proove I was correct.
BTW- when does the next issue of bikerodnkustom come out?
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          RE:RE:WANTED: Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by sarah on 7/30/2005 at 4:32:20 AM
/quote/ bike-like thing which sits in your living room clashing with the furniture and drapes/quote

That's why the chopper I just built matches my furniture.
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          RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by Rod on 8/2/2005 at 8:22:55 PM
I've seen Stingray frames either restored or customized to one's liking as well as 'eye-candy ideas' to those deciding on which path to go such as yourself. Every issue of Lowrider Bicycle magazine is full of practically every Schwinn Stingray from '63 to about '83 (and other 20" followers) with flawless customizing without any frame cutting. In other words, you can create a lowrider without cutting any part of your frame; but if you still want to cut up a frame, practice on a non-Schwinn 1st.
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          RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by Rod on 8/2/2005 at 8:24:46 PM
I've seen Stingray frames either restored or customized to one's liking as well as 'eye-candy ideas' to those deciding on which path to go such as yourself. Every issue of Lowrider Bicycle magazine is full of practically every Schwinn Stingray from '63 to about '83 (and other 20" followers) with flawless customizing without any frame cutting. In other words, you can create a lowrider without cutting any part of your frame; but if you still want to cut up a frame, practice on a non-Schwinn 1st.
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          RE:RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by luke on 8/10/2005 at 4:47:06 AM
i think lowriders are coll the way you can make them into triles or just two wheeled i have a old schwinn i picked up for 10$ it is just th 20 inch frame so i put lowrider parts on it and repainted it the original factory blue it looks a lot better tahn those crates with a 16 inch front rim and a 20 inch in the back and especially since it does not have cheap ass rims my 144 spoke rims are bad ass and turns heads more than a rusted through piece of shit krate
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          RE:RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by luke on 8/10/2005 at 4:50:48 AM
i think lowriders are coll the way you can make them into triles or just two wheeled i have a old schwinn i picked up for 10$ it is just th 20 inch frame so i put lowrider parts on it and repainted it the original factory blue it looks a lot better tahn those crates with a 16 inch front rim and a 20 inch in the back and especially since it does not have cheap ass rims my 144 spoke rims are bad ass and turns heads more than a rusted through piece of shit krate


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          RE:RE:WANTED:   Instructions on how to convert old 69 frame into fersonall lowrider posted by luke on 8/10/2005 at 4:55:35 AM
i think lowriders are coll the way you can make them into triles or just two wheeled i have a old schwinn i picked up for 10$ it is just th 20 inch frame so i put lowrider parts on it and repainted it the original factory blue it looks a lot better tahn those crates with a 16 inch front rim and a 20 inch in the back and especially since it does not have cheap ass rims my 144 spoke rims are bad ass and turns heads more than a rusted through piece of shit krate


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FOR SALE:   New Bicycle Parts For Sale posted by: Richard on 6/10/2005 at 1:00:40 AM
I recently closed my bicycle shop. I have several new parts for sale. An email can be sent to S58wish@Yahoo.com for details. One price buys all. I will not seperate parts.
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AGE / VALUE:   Electric bike popularity posted by: AviationMetalSmith on 6/6/2005 at 11:06:43 PM
This month's issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine has an article about
e-bikes in China. Here are the first few paragraphs for you reading
pleasure:

CHINA'S CYCLISTS TAKE CHARGE
ELECTRIC BICYCLES ARE SELLING BY THE MILLIONS DESPITE EFFORTS TO BAN
THEM
BY PETER FAIRLEY

It's 8 a.m. and Shanghai is moving.

For the cars and trucks crammed together on the elevated highway
cutting through downtown, it's a slow crawl. On the smaller roads
below, traffic is rolling at a steady 10 to 15 kilometers per hour in
what looks like a more traditional Chinese street scene. Vying with
the cars and trucks for the same strip of pavement are a motley
assortment of two- and three-wheeled vehicles-everything from simple
steel-frame bikes and heavily laden pedal-powered carts to motorized
scooters.

Hidden within this stream is an entirely novel, homegrown class of
commuter vehicle: electric bikes and scooters. There are an estimated
1 million electric two-wheelers on Shanghai's streets; yet to the
Western observer it is only what's missing that gives them away. Some
look like scooters, but they have no tailpipe spewing exhaust, no
sputtering engine. Some look like fanciful bicycles, but their pedals
are oddly still as riders relax and let the battery-powered electric
motor whisk them to work.

For all the talk of China's growing infatuation with automobiles, the
world's most populous nation continues to roll primarily on two
wheels-and, increasingly, an electric motor drives them. The China
Bicycle Association, a government-chartered industry group in
Beijing, estimates that last year manufacturers sold 7.5 million
electric bikes nationwide-nearly double the sales in 2003-and they
are likely to ship more than 10 million this year.

That's three times as many as the most optimistic projections for
auto sales in China. There's a powerful desire for motorized personal
transportation in China as its cities sprawl. The electric bicycle is
an attractive option for commuters, service people, and couriers. At
1500 to 3000 yuan (US $180 to $360), an electric bike is buyable at a
small fraction of the cost of an automobile. It is also exhilarating.
Hop on and crank the throttle, and an electric motor built into the
hub propels you to speeds of 20 km/h or more.

Despite the obvious appeal of electric bikes, some Chinese cities have
banned them altogether, alleging environmental drawbacks and concerns
about public safety. But that hasn't stopped millions from buying
electric two-wheelers in China-an astonishing development for
advocates who have struggled for a decade to build a market for
electric bikes in the United States and Europe.

"It is the dawn of a new era in electric bicycles," says Frank E.
Jamerson, a former leader in electric vehicle R&D at General Motors
Corp. whose Naples, Fla.-based consultancy recently completed a
worldwide review of developments in light electric vehicles. "The
electric bike is now a real player." Jamerson says China's electric
bicycles accounted for roughly three-quarters of the electric
vehicles (EVs) sold worldwide last year. "Courtesy of the Chinese
domestic market, we now have very cheap electric propulsion systems
that will move a human being," says Ed Benjamin, vice president of
the Light Transport Division at electric-propulsion-technology
firm WaveCrest Laboratories LLC, in Dulles, Va., and an authority on
electric-bicycle markets. "The question is: what are we going to do
with them? I'd say we don't know yet."


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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Electric bike popularity posted by sam on 6/8/2005 at 2:53:08 PM
A couple of years ago I got to test ride a Wave-Crest bike.Interesting consept.They sell e-bikes to the army.They are really quite! Which makes sence.You can increase your ride miles by pedling and recharging on down hill glides.The civilian model is the same as the army only they eletronicly(conputer)govern it for a slower top speed.A computer whis-kid should be able to get around this.And also increase ride miles by adding a trailer battery pack---sam
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Electric bike popularity posted by AviationMetalSmith on 6/8/2005 at 4:12:09 PM
There is a hacker who has found a way to bypass the governor on the Wavecrest.
I don't like hackers in general, but at least what he's doing can't get on anyones computer.
The governed bike goes 20 mph and the ungoverned 35 mph.
Have you got any figures as to how many Wavecrest Tidalforce bikes are currently in Iraq?
The http://www.tidalforce.com site now shows the civilian version, whereas last year it showed the military version first.
The tidalforce battery is in the front hub. A reserve battery mounts somewhere on the frame. Not everyone likes the location of the battery. It's bad enough changing a rear tire with the wires coming out the end of the axle. The front has to have wires too, which makes tire changing,... well let's say you might have to call an electrician.
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          RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Electric bike popularity posted by Kurt K. on 6/13/2005 at 12:46:07 PM
O.T.: The popularized term "hacker" is, in a sense, incorrect for the generalized meaning it has currently. The true, and formerly indended definition for "hacker" is:

hack·er, n.:

"ne who is proficient at using or programming a computer; a computer buff."

The popularized definition of the term "hacker" though, actually belongs (or belonged, you could say - "hacker" is already implanted in the dictionary with this meaning as well) to the word "cracker":

crack·er, n.:

"One who makes unauthorized use of a computer, especially to tamper with data or programs."

Thought I'd make mention of that.

-Kurt
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          RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Electric bike popularity posted by AviationMetalSmith on 6/13/2005 at 5:35:23 PM
OK.
That being said, what the man did was, he re-wrote the software in the bike's electronic speed governor.
It is illegal to ride the Tidalforce unless the 20 mph software is installed.So now he goes 35 mph without a MC license.
I would say the man who did it is proficient at using a computer, and was also doing something illegal.
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          RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Electric bike popularity posted by Kurt K. on 6/18/2005 at 1:05:54 AM
You did not initially mention it was illigal to ride the Tidalforce at over 20 MPH. Incedentally, what level of goverment says it is illigal? State or Federal?

Something to think over: If Power Wheels had computer-regulated speed governors (not that they do, but let's put it in theory) that restricted speed to 5 mph, and a computer expert programmed it to go 10 mph, can he be arrested?

Of course not. Not unless there was an actual law in effect which banned such a modification. You failed to mention there is a law that bans such modifications on the Tidalforce.

P.S.: It's still "cracker", either way.

-Kurt
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          RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Electric bike popularity posted by AviationMetalSmith on 6/29/2005 at 5:20:51 PM
The federal law governs the manufacture of electric bicycles. HR 727/sr1156 says the CPSC (consumer products safety commision) shall have jurisdiction over the safety standards. Childrens scooters without pedals (such as the Fisher Price Power Wheels Harley Davidson) can go 15 MPH.
Electric bicycles with functioning pedals are allowed 20 mph. The rider can pedal it faster, but the power output is governed electrically through a PWM (Pulse Width Modulator) So the motor won"t do more than 20 MPH worth of EFFORT.
It is posible to buy a hub motor conversion kit from wildernessenergy.com and forget to plug in the orange and green wire two prong plug for the speed governor.
Then your bike will go 35 MPH.
Likewise on my Giant Lafree Sport electric bicycle ,I could remove one of three magnets on the plastic disc on the rear wheel, and the bikes computer will think I'm doing 20 when I'm really doing 30.
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          RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Electric bike popularity posted by Kurt K. on 7/9/2005 at 11:36:34 PM
Ok - that makes sense now. Thanks for the info there.

-Kurt
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we are a battery producer ,One of the largest manufacturer of sealed lead-acid battery in China. We produce 2V-36V series batteries with over 200types,rated volume:from 0.3 AH TO 3000 AH . Currently the annual production capacity has reached 600,000 KVAH.
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AGE / VALUE:   bike laws posted by: malcolm on 5/30/2005 at 7:46:41 AM
What I'm asking you as bike people,, do you have a copy of any cycle laws you guys have in the USA..
Or can you inform me were on the net I should be looking..
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   bike laws posted by AviationMetalSmith on 5/31/2005 at 2:06:41 PM
http://www.bicyclenevada.com/
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: bike laws posted by Rif on 6/1/2005 at 1:16:36 AM
http://access.wa.gov/
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AGE / VALUE:   John Deere Bicycle posted by: AviationMetalSmith on 5/26/2005 at 1:39:12 PM
In Locust Valley , Long Island, there is a John Deere bicycle for sale. It is in the front window of the Andrew Maier Gallery. Slight rust on the handlebars, reflectors crooked. Not restored. $375. That's right , Three Hundred Seventy Five dollars.
The tag on the handlebars says it's a rare John Deere bicycle, ideal for use as wall art or American art.

Someone was working on restoring one of these some months back. I don't know if I should tell him. $375 without restoring it sounds like you might ruin the value. It probably wasn't nearly that much new. I think it looks good in the window where it is now.
As for the theme of a tractor bike, you must know my daughter designed a Kenworth tractor bike, but that had a lot of fiberglass. The John Deere bicycle does not look like a tractor except that it's green and says "John Deere" on it.
Now we have two tractor inspired bikes in the same town.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   John Deere Bicycle posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 5/31/2005 at 9:37:17 AM
$375, eh? Interesting. I suppose it may sell for that much. I've seen them on Ebay from time to time and they do command a fair price but I don't recall them being that expensive.

It's worth what someone will pay for it I suppose... but as to the quality of the machine, I recall they are not of the lugged-frame variety and the rear hub I believe is the Shimano "333". Still, probably more valuable to someone that collects "John Deere" items than to someone that is a velocipede enthusiast.

Regards!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   John Deere Bicycle posted by Kurt K. on 6/5/2005 at 12:43:27 AM
Seen these things before, know of one fellow who got a matched pair - one women's and one men's. No better then one of those cheapo Free Spirits - might as well have a bike made out of Coca-Cola cans bolted together.

At $375 he can let his Vintage Valuable Antique fade in the shop window for another 20 years. It's a $20 - wait - $10 garage sale item, always has been, always will be. Tell your friend not to waste his time and money restoring one - he'll kick the value down to $3.99.

-Kurt
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: John Deere Bicycle posted by Tim S on 7/21/2005 at 5:05:14 PM
Sounds like the 1973 Women's 3 speed, can't say how much it is worth. I have a 1974ish 27 inch black men's 10 speed with lugged frame. Someday I might restore it but first I have to stop riding it. :)
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   John Deere Bicycle posted by David on 8/8/2005 at 3:02:59 AM
Does anyone know where one can obtain John Deere Bike Decals [yellow with black trim]? Thank you.
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WANTED:   20" RED ROSS BARRACUDA BOYS FRAME!!!!! posted by: j on 5/24/2005 at 5:55:46 PM
hey awhile back someone emailed me and they were selling a 20" red ross barracuda boys bike with trike axle, does anyone know who this was as I now need to contact them!
if anyone can help (or has ross biks or parts or iverson bikes and parts) please email me, thanks: weststreetbikes@hotmail.com
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AGE / VALUE:   1994? harley-davidson bicycle posted by: Junior on 5/23/2005 at 3:11:35 AM
does anyone have any info on these kool looking bikes?


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AGE / VALUE:   countdown to Abita posted by: sam on 5/21/2005 at 3:53:02 PM
Well we're in the countdown stage to another great Abita bike show.Use to we just all showed up and Abita just kinda was a happing,last year proved that wrong.Abita04 was good,but really showed us the need for planning.Kinda like doing kustom bikes,at first a chopper is just fun,easy to do modify a ray type.But as your skill improves ,planning becomes really nessary for a top notch job.So hope ya'll do your planning---and hope to see ya'll at Abita La. on father's day June19---sam
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WANTED:   ROSS FENDERS AND SISSY BAR posted by: j on 5/17/2005 at 1:43:51 AM
hey, I'm looking for a set of 20" ross fenders and a ross sissy bar, if anyone's got anything please let me know, thanks, my email is:
weststreetbikes@hotmail.com
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CUSTOMS:   John Deere pic posted by: Dan on 5/16/2005 at 3:10:35 AM
Try 'n' try!


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          RE:CUSTOMS:   John Deere pic posted by Dan on 6/4/2005 at 5:30:23 AM
This bike is being offered up on ebay if you want to take a "look-see" type in john deere bicycle or monark bicycle.
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CUSTOMS:   Country Customs Monark/ Deere posted by: Dan on 5/16/2005 at 1:21:36 AM
I posted a few month's back about a ride I was working on, a John Deere themed custom. Here I hope is a picture of it in it's current state. Started with a 1957 Monark Speed Chief model bike, added vintage Wald Steering wheel handlebars, green Western Flyer grips, nos chrome bell, mirror plus a J.D. steering wheel spinner knob. New John Deere insignia seat by Nirve, new bent fork springer, new headset, bottom bearing set, '70's nos white pedals, nos axle wing nuts on rear, new chain being turned by a Schwinn Mag style crankset. If the picture doesn't appear I will try it again later(after I get HELP!) Dan


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AGE / VALUE:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show related event on May 22nd posted by: Peter Naiman on 5/14/2005 at 6:34:40 PM
As an early kick off for the Larz Anderson Bicycle Show at the Museum of Transortation on Sunday, August 14th, in Brookline, Massachusetts the Museum of Transportation is hosting it's annual Italian Car Day on Sunday May 22nd and is hosting a Concour of Vintage Italian bicycles and motorcycles as a part of this scheduled event. To find more information about this event please click on the link below to the events calendar for the Museum schedule of events.

Peter Naiman
Shorewood, WI

http://www.mot.org/Events/lawn.html
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MISC:   INSANE PAINT WORKS posted by: mike on 5/14/2005 at 1:31:06 AM
new custom painting biz. www.insanepaintworks.5u.com




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WANTED:   20" ross girls bike posted by: j on 5/10/2005 at 6:25:26 PM
hey I need a 20" ross girls bike...all I need is the frame and fenders and maybe the seat and sissy bar. doesn't have to be perfect.
thanks,
weststreetbikes@hotmail.com

wanna get this project done before the end of spring :)
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          RE:WANTED:   20 posted by AviationMetalSmith on 5/11/2005 at 9:22:55 PM
j,
why does it have to be a Ross? Ross never had good welds, and I think they're out of business.

I have a 20" girls Mongoose , purple, and I live right here on Long Island, 'bout 20 miles from you.
email me off list if you're interested.
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          RE:WANTED: 20 posted by mike on 5/13/2005 at 12:49:01 AM
What does it mean to email someone off list?
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          RE:RE:WANTED: 20 posted by AviationMetalSmith on 5/16/2005 at 1:28:46 PM
To email me, click on my name "AviationMetalSmith" or email me using my email address hotbike@hotmail.com

By "off list" I mean send a private email, not on this message board. (note: sometimes a message board is called a list.)
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          RE:WANTED:   20 posted by j on 5/16/2005 at 7:09:55 PM
hey
its gotta be a ross becuase one of my fav bikes that I built is a 20" ross girls frame that I tricked out, long story short I screwed up and now need a another frame with fenders and maybe a sissy bar, I like the shape of the frame and its kinda "sentimentle" (long story) which is why it has to be a ross.
personally I think the best vintage bikes were Iverson, Ross and schwinn, so far I'm not too sure about ross bikes having bad welds, you should see what me and my friends have done to ross bikes, lol. (but the one I'm looking for it just for cruising, nothing else)
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          RE:WANTED:   20 posted by j on 5/16/2005 at 7:19:25 PM
hey
its gotta be a ross becuase one of my fav bikes that I built is a 20" ross girls frame that I tricked out, long story short I screwed up and now need a another frame with fenders and maybe a sissy bar, I like the shape of the frame and its kinda "sentimentle" (long story) which is why it has to be a ross.
personally I think the best vintage bikes were Iverson, Ross and schwinn, so far I'm not too sure about ross bikes having bad welds, you should see what me and my friends have done to ross bikes, lol. (but the one I'm looking for it just for cruising, nothing else)
here's a pic of the bike that I need the frame for (you cant see whats wrong in the pic though)


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          RE:WANTED:   20 posted by j on 5/16/2005 at 7:21:58 PM
hey
its gotta be a ross becuase one of my fav bikes that I built is a 20" ross girls frame that I tricked out, long story short I screwed up and now need a another frame with fenders and maybe a sissy bar, I like the shape of the frame and its kinda "sentimentle" (long story) which is why it has to be a ross.
personally I think the best vintage bikes were Iverson, Ross and schwinn, so far I'm not too sure about ross bikes having bad welds, you should see what me and my friends have done to ross bikes, lol. (but the one I'm looking for it just for cruising, nothing else)
here's a pic of the bike that I need the frame for (you cant see whats wrong in the pic though)


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          RE:RE:WANTED:   20 posted by j on 6/5/2005 at 12:46:57 AM
>why does it have to be a Ross?

"I like the shape of the frame and its kinda "sentimentle" (long story) which is why it has to be a ross."

duh!
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          RE:WANTED:   20 posted by 80~S BIKE on 6/16/2005 at 8:51:31 PM
LOOKING FOR A CHILD HOOD BIKE. IT LOOK LIKE A BIRT BIKE. IT HAD REAL WORKING SHOCKS FRONT AND BACK, AND IT LOOKED LIKE IF IT WOULD HAVE MOTOR BUT WAS MISSING. AND IT HAD A CRANK IN STEAD OF THE MOTOR.
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          what kind of ROSS bike did I find? posted by Robyn on 9/1/2005 at 8:44:32 PM
We found a small yellow Ross bicycle in the trash yesterday. We thought about re-doing for our grand daughter, but was curious about the history of it. it has a serial #0377147081 on it. it is a small bike yellow, with the banana style black seat. i can't get any info. any info would be helpful before we re do for the grand daughter. thanks for everything!
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          My Childhood Sucked....sigh posted by Carmine53.. on 9/10/2005 at 6:05:03 PM
"who is that doggie in the window "? Not really but was a blue-green[as I recall Ross 26" Bicycle in the pepBoys window that my dad bought me..It had the streamers, tank, fancy chain guard,,pin striping [i recall] and it sold for $45.00 in the summer of 1961..It didn't last long as my older brother took it and wrecked it on the railroad tracks
so as I recall the result was I got a let down as the new replacement bike was a sears J.C Higgins which retailed for $29.95 if I recall..it was solid red and strong..but the feel of the straight gear and coaster brake was never the same as the Ross..which was below the Huffy of the neighbor kid..and the Schwinn kids father sold insurance and would shoot us off our bikes with a BB gun just to demonstrate we can fall and get hurt..[ oh just kidding]..anyone have photos of my wrecked Ross Bike..I know I could not afford a restored one today...thanks..Carmine53 richmond, Va I am at
cabosco53@yahoo.com when I am not ducking BB pellets..LoL
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          RE:RE:WANTED: 20 posted by brad on 9/12/2005 at 4:15:39 AM
is this the 20" moto / muscle bike you are looking for? it matches your description...

http://www.firstflightbikes.com/rampar.jpg


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