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WANTED:   Wanted Parts/Info on 1898 Columbia posted by: Brian on 10/5/2006 at 12:18:35 PM
I have aquired a 1898 Columbia Model 50 Chainless bicycle Frame/fork with fenders etc. It's missing: wheels/tires, Handlebars, saddle, and right hand pedal. If you have info or a lead on parts, please let me know. I know this is a LONG shot!

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MISC:   Training Wheels 4 High Wheels ? posted by: Tallbike.com / R2repro.com on 10/5/2006 at 1:08:37 AM
We made and tested "Training Wheels" for our R2 prototype. It works well on flat ground (Parking Lots) but will not turn normaly. You must lean your upper body to keep the balance. This is a geat learning device. I was able to get over "The Fear Factor" with it and learned the easy way to get off the bike using the rear step or jumping. I was also able to ajust the height of the rear step with it. It helps new learners with balance because it keeps the bike up and getting on and off, again because it helps to keep the bike up. You can come to a complete standstill with it but the bike still could fall over sideways. Have a look at the photos: http://tallbike.com/trike.jpg

Photo 1 shows how clean it is. Using only the bikes original holes to bolt on including a trick bolt hole that goes up inside the backbone.

Photo 2 shows a long sandbag riding on the bar for added weight. The bike will still tip to the side but the sandbag really helps it not to. All of our bolts for this attachment will require NO added holes through the bikes frame and will NOT scratch the powder coat!

Photos 3 and 4 show what a trick piece this attachment is. It has a cable which operates a pin which allows the attachment to ride free or locked and can be operated at any speed. On the upper inside bar (photo 4) you can see a slot where the bolt slides up into the backbone. Again a nice clean look.

Photo 5 shows the rear part and you can see the round metal plate that can be freed or locked.

Hope that does it for you. Again it looks like Tallbike is miles ahead in both looks and design. We might offer them in the future but will only offer a simpler non-cable operated one for learning purposes only. Plus they look nice in the home. Guests (kids?) can handle the bike without it falling over and with a little help can sit on the bike indoors. It also comes off and on in five minutes.

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MISC:   Antique Bicycle Email List posted by: DT on 9/25/2006 at 8:16:34 PM
Good Evening Wheelmen,

I have created an email list for pre WWII antique bicycles. I have been a member of the Classic Rendevous list for vintage lightweights for a while and it seems to work pretty well. Messages will be delivered to your email inbox either individually or in one message per day digest format. Hope to see you all there.


Discuss antique bicycles and everything related, meets, restoration, repair, collectiong, buying, selling, riding, etc. I hope you decide to join to stay up on the latest happenings on the old bike world. I would like to keep the discussion pre WWII. You will need a free yahoo account to sign up I believe.

Please click the link below to find out more or sign up.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/antiquebicycles



Thanks!

Dave

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          RE:MISC: Antique Bicycle Email List posted by Randall on 9/27/2006 at 11:11:40 AM
I purchased a Vintage Rabeneick Bike which is supposed to be pre-war. I have not been able to find very much information on it. If anyone has any photos, ads, or info please email me. I plan to restore it and will need a lot of help with the research.

Thank You,
Randall

          RE:MISC:   Antique Bicycle Email List posted by Tallbike.com / R2repro.com on 10/5/2006 at 1:03:27 AM
please put the info and link onour www board at:
http://tallbike.com/tall/wwwboard
Thanks

          RE:MISC:   Antique Bicycle Email List posted by Ted Brown on 4/24/2009 at 5:48:24 PM
I have an old Rabeneick track bike with a #85958 serial number. What can you tell me about this bike? I've been riding it for about 45 years and love it. Is it worth any money?




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MISC:   IVEL Bicycle!!! posted by: per widerstrom on 9/25/2006 at 1:52:48 PM
Please!
I have totally fallen in love with the 1887 Ivel bicycle in the picture database.

Can someone tell me more about it?
I have tried to find the owner Ian Verrall of Waihi ,New Zealand, but unfortunally without success.
Would be very happy for anything, pictures och just a little information.
Best regards
Per Widerström, Sweden

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          RE:MISC:   IVEL Bicycle!!! posted by john rush on 12/15/2006 at 6:39:56 AM
Iam a kiwi living in England and know Ian very well.I will forward your message on to him.
Cheers John




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AGE / VALUE:   Mead Cycle Co. "Kennebec" posted by: Skid on 9/23/2006 at 12:00:37 PM
A local antique dealer loaned me a bike for a window display. It is a Mead Cycle Co. bike with wooden rims and one wooden hand grip. It says "Kennebec" on the head badge. Overall it is in very nice shape for the age of the bike. I can find little on line about the Mead company and nothing about a bike called Kennebec. Any info would be appriciated!

Skid.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Mead Cycle Co. posted by DT on 9/25/2006 at 8:21:52 PM
Probably 1895 to 1900, if it has a caster brake it is late 1890's or later. Got any pictures?

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mead Cycle Co. posted by Tim on 3/8/2007 at 8:19:24 PM
just wondering how much a 1918 pathfinder might be worth all original parts in good shape but rusty

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mead Cycle Co. posted by Tim on 3/8/2007 at 8:21:31 PM
just wondering how much a 1918 pathfinder might be worth all original parts in good shape but rusty thanks

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mead Cycle Co. posted by Tim on 3/8/2007 at 8:22:04 PM
just wondering how much a 1918 pathfinder might be worth all original parts in good shape but rusty thanks

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mead Cycle Co. posted by Tim on 3/8/2007 at 8:22:05 PM
just wondering how much a 1918 pathfinder might be worth all original parts in good shape but rusty thanks

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mead Cycle Co. posted by Tim on 3/8/2007 at 8:22:06 PM
just wondering how much a 1918 pathfinder might be worth all original parts in good shape but rusty thanks

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mead Cycle Co. posted by Tim on 3/8/2007 at 8:22:35 PM
just wondering how much a 1918 pathfinder might be worth all original parts in good shape but rusty thanks

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mead Cycle Co. posted by Tim on 3/8/2007 at 8:24:03 PM
just wondering how much a 1918 pathfinder might be worth all original parts in good shape but rusty thanks

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mead Cycle Co. posted by NBHAA.com on 5/14/2007 at 3:24:43 PM
NBHAA.com has most Mead Cycle catalogues going back to the 1800s




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MISC:   NEED WELDING????????? posted by: MARK on 9/22/2006 at 5:02:52 PM
HAVE SM. 110 VOLT WELDER THAT CAN HANDLE UP TO 1/4". ALSO CAN DO OTHER ODD JOBS W / BIKES. EMAILS ARE CHECKED DAILY, WHAT DO YOU NEED?

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FOR SALE:   1974 Kennedy High Wheeler posted by: Charlie on 9/22/2006 at 10:02:17 AM
I have a 1974, 54" High Wheeler made by Lowell Kennedy of Defiance, Ohio. This is more like an original-100 years late. All hand made by Mr. Kennedy. The bike has a few scratches, but is in very good riding condition. Buyer would have to ship or pick up from Northwest Ohio. Shipping is negotiable. Asking $2000 OBO

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          RE:FOR SALE:   1974 Kennedy High Wheeler posted by Marcello on 9/23/2006 at 12:23:10 PM
what is the size of front tire from ground to top of the frnt tire?
Marcello

          RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1974 Kennedy High Wheeler posted by Charlie on 9/24/2006 at 6:40:16 PM
The front wheel is 54"

          RE:FOR SALE:   1974 Kennedy High Wheeler posted by mike on 1/5/2007 at 10:39:15 PM
Hi, is the Kennedy still for sale? do you have any pictures of it or can it be seen in person? I live in Fort Wayne, In 260- 483-0220

          RE:FOR SALE:   1974 Kennedy High Wheeler posted by Gary Childs on 5/29/2007 at 5:53:02 AM
Is this still available???

          RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1974 Kennedy High Wheeler posted by Charlie on 6/19/2007 at 9:50:52 AM
Yes, it is still available. I'll drop you an e-mail. Sorry I haven't checked the site for a while.

          RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1974 Kennedy High Wheeler posted by Charlie on 6/25/2007 at 10:52:30 AM
This bike is SOLD. Thank you, Old Roads!




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FOR SALE:   Truss bridge frame posted by: spencer on 8/3/2006 at 4:42:01 PM
I recently purchased a bicycle frame that recearch has led me to belive that it might be an Iver Johnson Truss Bridge Frame. Can anyone stear me in the right direction to find out for shure just what this frame is. Thank You Spencer.

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          RE:FOR SALE:   Truss bridge frame posted by nate on 8/17/2006 at 12:40:25 PM
Look at some of the oldest bikes in the picture database here. Other manufacturers made a truss bridge frame.




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WANTED:   columbia head badge posted by: R. Aydelotte on 8/2/2006 at 2:15:59 PM
Need columbia Head Badge. Holes must at top and bottom and 2 1/8" apart center to center. This is for a 1962 Columbia bike
Thanks.
Richard

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MISC:   Free Italian Aurelia Dino Childs Bike posted by: Dave MacMillan on 7/31/2006 at 12:27:34 AM
While cleaning out my grandfathers garage, I found a partically assembled 1960's era childs Italian Aurelia Dino hiwheel bicycle. While I am still finding more parts for the bike in the garage, if you pay for shipping, I will send you all parts I currently have for the bike for FREE!

Regards,
Dave MacMillan
Seattle, WA USA

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          RE:MISC:   Free Italian Aurelia Dino Childs Bike posted by Marcello on 8/1/2006 at 1:18:14 AM
can u email me some pic.
Marcello




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MISC:   Single speed rear hub removal posted by: Dan on 7/9/2006 at 9:08:20 PM
I have a question about the rear sprocket on an early brakeless bicycle, is the sprocket tooth part reverse thead or is it righty-tighty? I'm wanting to repoke this wheel and can't seem to get the gear off the hub. Thank's

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          RE:MISC:   Single speed rear hub removal posted by Al Holmy on 7/10/2006 at 11:27:29 AM
My experience with all fixed gear (non freewheel) is that the sprocket is right handed and the lock ring is left handed. Hope this helps.

          RE:MISC:   Single speed rear hub removal posted by Dan on 7/10/2006 at 5:15:40 PM
Thank's I'll try a lttle harder with the sprocket! Dan




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WANTED:    posted by: Dave on 7/2/2006 at 4:31:52 PM
Looking for parts and project bikes from 1895-1910. Trying to build up my parts inventory. Anything from frames, brakes, handlebars, grips, goosenecks, hubs, seats, leather tool boxes, wheels, etc. Will consider parts in any condition. if you have any parts for those early bikes drop me an email at dmk441@yahoo.com Also looking for any early motorbike and motorcycle parts, thanks.
Dave

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MISC:   larz Anderson Bicycle Show-August 13th posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/22/2006 at 9:59:23 PM
The Larz Anderson Bicycle Show is less than two months away, on Sunday August 13th with set up time for the Bicycle Concours at 9:00, with show times of 10:00AM-2:00PM. We'll be doing a vintage ride through the Emerald Necklace of Brookline and Boston starting at 8:30AM at the grounds entrance.

Flyers to all past participants of the Larz Anderson Bicycles Show will be going out within the next week or so. We encourage everyone who is bringing a bike or more to the Concours, that you mail in a your registration forms for the Concours ahead of time to make registration go smoothly for everyone. If you want to pre-register, please email me offlist and I will forward a registration form for the Concours to you.

If you are not sure if you are on our mailing list and would like to be included, please email offlist with your contact information and the list will be updated.

As said before, we'll be putting on our usual Vintage Ride before the show starting at 8:30AM which will go through the Emerald Necklace of Boston and Brookline. If you plan on attending the ride, please pre-register all bikes being entered in the Concourse.

Best regards,
Peter

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          RE:MISC:   larz Anderson Bicycle Show-August 13th posted by Tom on 7/25/2007 at 6:19:50 PM
I have several bicycles for sale. An early Raleigh and two beach cruisers. Is this the venue for selling such bikes. thanks




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AGE / VALUE:   antique american columbus bike in Sweden posted by: Andreas Bengtsson on 5/28/2006 at 7:14:14 PM
Dear bicyclefriends! I´m a member of the swedish bicycle historic club of sweden. I recently found this bike wich been stored in a barn probably since the 20´s. The badge says: Tthe columbus bicycle co. Columbus, Ohio USA"
It´s been painted black over the frame and some nickleparts and the fenders (made of wood)has been painted green wich i´m sure it´s not original. The front brake is sadly missing. The wheels is interesting: i suspect that the original wheels had a fixed hub and wooden rims, but it´s now a ND-hub model A in the rear wheel and an unknown fronthub. The rimprofile is surely old, it´s "open" in profile and not as thick as westwood rims. It´s also a wavy profile that i´ve seen before on an 1890´s bike. The chainguard don´t seem to fit in there, my guess is that the original one is made of wood/steel and cottonlace. I would like to know the following: How old is it? is it a common brand? Was it originally equipped with woodenrims or could the present wheels be original? How did the original chainguard lokk? Is it possible to buy copies from a catalogue? I can email pics if someone wants.
Thank you for your help.
/Andreas

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   antique american columbus bike in Sweden posted by jason on 10/21/2006 at 10:08:13 PM
I have no information to asist you with my friend however I would be truly delighted to feast my eyes on your prehistoric barnyard find please send pictures to liquidghostx@hoymail.com




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AGE / VALUE:   Cool Velo to look at. posted by: Tomasso on 5/23/2006 at 4:07:38 AM
Of course I'm not the seller or relative, this ones on French ebay, but I thought of you all; when I saw it, you might think it is worth a glimpse.

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ATTENTION-RARISSIME-GRAND-BI-1875-VELO_W0QQitemZ8813418998QQcategoryZ87386QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

If the link does not work, it is item # - "Numéro de l'objet: 8813418998" and should work in any ebay, but www.ebay.fr for sure.

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