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AGE / VALUE:   Horse bike posted by: Earl on 4/29/2006 at 4:48:19 PM
Can you tell me anything about a three wheel horse bike with push type peddles. large bike 26 or 27 inch tires

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AGE / VALUE:   Trying to identify replica Boneshaker posted by: David Belknap on 4/5/2006 at 7:52:33 PM
I'm trying to identify a reproduction Boneshaker bicycle for a friend. I hope someone might be able to help.

My goal is to both identify this bike and to discover as much as possible about its origins. Any information would be most appreciated.

My friend purchased this bike from an auction around 1985 and has no information about it. It is in overall excellent shape except for some peeling paint and a couple of scuffs.

Here is my website with photos and further details: http://home.earthlink.net/'dwbelknap/

Thanks,
David

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FOR SALE:   Balloon-Antique-Road all for sale posted by: Ray on 3/29/2006 at 12:42:10 AM
You balloon, Wheelmen and road folks are going to love my current auctions. See them here.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQrdZ0QQsassZQ2aQ2awheelmanQ2aQ2a

Especially Wheelmen, where you gonna find NOS turn of the century stuff like this.

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MISC:   Fixed gear rider question! posted by: Dan on 3/25/2006 at 8:30:28 PM
I picked up an early fix gear non-braking mens bike last summer which has 26inch clincher steel wheels. Tire size says Champion 26x1.375, this bicycle is missing the headbadge so the maker is unknown. I'm thinking this bike is from the 1910-'30's era my question is what time period would this tire size been most likely used?

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          RE:MISC: Fixed gear rider question! posted by sam on 4/16/2006 at 11:56:14 PM
late 30s ---tru 50s




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MISC:   riding safty posted by: Stephen Black on 3/19/2006 at 9:29:57 PM
What safty prscautions dose one need to watch out for while learning to ride these older / ordnary bikes? What I'm looking at it the Coker wheelman replaca. I noticed that thre is a something in the neck of the bike which keeps the wheel stright and some effort to turn R of L to get past the detent. also. what turning radius can I expect from a 36" front tire which this bike has?

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          RE:MISC: riding safty posted by DT on 3/21/2006 at 12:12:37 PM
On one that little, probably not much!

          RE:MISC: riding safty posted by Mark on 3/24/2006 at 2:15:27 PM
Sounds like the headset is shot. Any bike shop should be able to put a new headset on it. Should not be a detent at the center. This would make it somewhat dangerous to ride. A 36 inch wheel should have a turning radius similar to a normal bike. Gotta fix that headset.




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MISC:   1941 Monark posted by: George on 2/15/2006 at 12:25:57 AM
I have a 1941 Monark boys bike that I have had since new. I got it around 1945 which makes it probably a left over pre-war. I know exactly what has been changed on the bike over the years. It has a chain guard on it that is not on any other Monark I have seen and looks exactly like an old Rollfast? Was Chicago Cycle and Supply also a Monark and Rollfast dist. as well as Schwinn and could have made a change prior to selling the bike? Very curious.

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          RE:MISC:   1941 Monark posted by Don on 6/7/2006 at 4:46:07 AM
George,
I was curious to know if you have a picture of your 1941 Monark. I was given a 1942 Monark in 1947 by a neighbor who had kept it in his basement. He got it for the War Effort to save on gasoline. Only used it once and gave it to me when I was about 10 years old. I have told my kids and my grandkids about it, but have never been able to find a picture of one. If you could get a picture of it and e-mail it to me, I would much appreciate it. Thanks. Don




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AGE / VALUE:   Chainless Bicycle Frame posted by: Otis on 2/12/2006 at 1:30:20 PM
Hi
I saw a very old chainless bicycle frame with the gear drive in the front pedal area,and rear area. There is just the frame, no seat,wheels, rims. There is no name brand on it. The paint looks original. Is there any information on this, and would the "frame only" have any value(how much)?? Thanks again.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Chainless Bicycle Frame posted by DT on 2/15/2006 at 2:27:34 AM
Not too much, parts would be near impossible to get




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WANTED:   I want to buy a high wheel / bone shaker posted by: Ben on 2/9/2006 at 5:10:11 PM
I am looking for a bone shaker, for novelty and special rides so authentic examples would be nice but not required. I am in CA and could travel to you. Please send me pictures, discription and price of what you have for sale. Does not have to be complete. Thanks, Ben.

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          RE:WANTED:   I want to buy a high wheel / bone shaker posted by Stephen on 2/17/2006 at 11:55:28 PM
I have an 1885 Columbia Expert for sale. 52" wheel. Drop me a line if your interested and I'll send you some photo's. Stephen

          RE:WANTED:   I want to buy a high wheel / bone shaker posted by Martin on 3/8/2006 at 12:38:31 AM
How much are you looking to spend. I have 54" Kennedy I would consider selling. I am thinking aroung $2,000.

          RE:WANTED:   I want to buy a high wheel / bone shaker posted by Bikesavage on 5/3/2006 at 4:16:15 AM
Rideable Replicas if your not worried about authentic.




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FOR SALE:   Steering Head posted by: Joff on 2/6/2006 at 1:19:28 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6603535773&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

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          RE:FOR SALE:   Steering Head posted by Lester Miller on 2/7/2006 at 4:04:28 AM
Hi there from Lester down in south FL. I restore 1890's to 1930's bikes. I'm trying to work on a 1884-95 G & J racing bike and need to find the complete crank assemble and roadster block pedals and the head badge and deep drop handle bar and front wheel can you help me out.

          RE:FOR SALE:   Steering Head posted by Lester Miller on 2/7/2006 at 4:04:47 AM
Hi there from Lester down in south FL. I restore 1890's to 1930's bikes. I'm trying to work on a 1894-95 G & J racing bike and need to find the complete crank assemble and roadster block pedals and the head badge and deep drop handle bar and front wheel can you help me out.




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AGE / VALUE:   48" boneshaker posted by: mike on 1/24/2006 at 8:00:06 PM
I have a 1973-1976 48" boneshaker, it has been stored in welding shop since then, we did some of the welding on these for a time. It has not been used and has only accumulated shop dust for that long. It is for sale but I dont have a feel what the market price may bring. location is in the san francisco bay area. Mike @ 1-925-798-3084 leave message. Thanks

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   48 posted by marcello on 1/25/2006 at 8:28:57 AM
www.hiwheel.com
marcello

          RE:AGE / VALUE: 48 posted by Ben on 2/9/2006 at 5:06:29 PM
If its complete, I'm sure its worth a few hundred bucks to me. If you still have it email me.

Thanks, Ben




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AGE / VALUE:   Iver Johnson Tricycle posted by: Mary on 1/22/2006 at 5:49:27 AM
Hi,

I recently purchased an Iver Johnson Tricycle and am trying to find out as much about it as possible...Any/all suggestions on the best places to research would be greatly appreciated...

Thanx

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Iver Johnson Tricycle posted by Marcello on 1/22/2006 at 12:22:20 PM
www.tricyclefetish.com good luck.
marcello

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Iver Johnson Tricycle posted by mariano on 5/22/2006 at 12:19:42 AM
nosotros tenemos uno y necesitamos restaurarlo también. nos podrán enviar alguna pagina donde se pueda ver alguna foto de estos para saber bien los colores.-
Gracias

          RE:AGE / VALUE: Iver Johnson Tricycle posted by Jack on 4/27/2007 at 11:13:13 AM
Don't know much about value, but I had an Iver Johnson tricycle when I was that age. It was new, so it must have been made just pre WWII. I have some pictures which might enable you to date yours.

Jack




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MISC:   Larz Anderson National Bike Show: Sunday August 14th posted by: Peter Naiman on 1/17/2006 at 4:00:28 PM
We're holding 10th annual show at the Museum of Transportation at 15 West Newton Street., Brookline, MA. Starting time will be at approximately 9:00AM and run until 3:00PM with set up at 8:00AM, with the usual scenic Vintage Ride through the paths of the Emerald Necklace which runs through Boston and Brookline. Please put this on your schedule, as we plan to have a great time again this year. More information on the show to follow.

If folks are interested, I'll put together a swap meet close by as there are a few venues within 10-15 minutes of the Museum of Transportation grounds. Last years swap that Linda Pernice tried organizing in Watertown, didn't take place for a number of reasons, but if I can get enough early support, I'll put together a swap meet which will be well attended if I get the word out to everyone on my growing mailing list. So if your interested in a swap meet please write and let me know offlist.

Best regards,
Peter Naiman
Glendale, WI

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FOR SALE:   boneshaker posted by: charlie on 1/14/2006 at 11:53:38 PM
hi, i have no interest or ideas about bikes,but i have an old boneshaker ,it had been in a dry cellar for over 100 years,its in 3 parts,front wheeel and pedals,rear wheel and frame, and handlebars, the rear part fits into a square bolt on the front part, then handle bars fit on top of the bolt, this part is worn away, the wheels are wood with a metal banding there are still traces of paint,it looks in great condition, its ridable, although it takes a bit of getting used to and extreme caution is needed i have not thought about selling it yet as its still a bit of a novelty with the family, if anyone wants to see it if you e mail me i will gladly send some pictures of it, cheers

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          RE:FOR SALE:   boneshaker posted by Aaron King on 1/17/2006 at 8:05:59 PM
Hi,

My name is Aaron King and I am film student at Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, TN. I am working on my senior thesis film this semester which happens to be a fictional story about the invention of the very first bicycle. I have been searching for people around locally who could possibly build a fully functional bicycle out of wood, but I am getting very little results in my search. Seeing that you are selling a "boneshaker" just might be my saving grace. I am interested in seeing some photos of your "boneshaker" to see if it fits what I am looking for. Thank you very much.

          RE:RE:FOR SALE:   boneshaker posted by Marcello on 1/18/2006 at 2:21:41 AM
you can check with www.thewheelmen.org .One of the best source that you can get help.
regards Marcello

          RE:FOR SALE: boneshaker posted by Glenn Eames on 1/21/2006 at 8:25:17 PM
Hi Charlie,

I would be interested in seeing photos of your Boneshaker and possibly in its purchase.

Thank You, Glenn

          RE:RE:FOR SALE: boneshaker posted by Rich on 2/25/2006 at 8:35:29 PM
I have a Boneshaker Inc. Bicycle for sale,
front brass plaque...BONESHAKER INC. CLEVELAND, OHIO
SERIAL #1100
Do you have any interest?

          RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE: boneshaker posted by andy avery on 3/22/2006 at 3:50:57 PM
Hi...Interested in the condition of your bike and asking price...thanks

          RE:FOR SALE:   boneshaker posted by Richard on 4/10/2006 at 1:16:55 PM
Hi, Charlie

I don't normally read this site but see that you have a boneshaker for sale. If you still have it I am interested.
Send me some pictures if so. Thanks Richard

          RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE: boneshaker posted by stephen on 5/8/2006 at 3:34:17 PM
so how much are those going for these days? I am very interested in purchasing one. please send some pictures if you can!!




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AGE / VALUE:   1890´s american bike in Sweden posted by: Andreas Bengtsson on 1/14/2006 at 7:27:57 AM
Hi! My name is Andreas Bengtsson. I´m a member of the swedish cycle historic club. If someone would help we to identify the maker/brand and age of this bike, i would be grateful. Based on old pics, books etc i think it´s made around 1890-99. Is it possible to identify the brand? Are there certain details that could says something of it´s origin? The rims is 622 mm, that means 28 inch tyres, i probably have the right size, so maybe it can be ridable again.The wheels have traces of red colour, but it´s not original, someone painted over the nipples and spokes.The saddle is marked " HUNT Mnfg Co Westboro, Mass" that´s why i think it´s american. The hubs are surprisingly thin in diameter.I find no number or markings what can be linked to any maker. i´ll send you pics if you want to help me
Thank you!
With kind regard Andreas Bengtsson, Sweden

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MISC:   1895 posted by: Joe on 1/10/2006 at 6:16:04 PM
I have an old bicycle frame. I can send photos if interested in helping to id the bike. It has a leather seat for 2 cheeks and 1895 patent #3 is on the seat frame. To brake the bike a lever on the right side was squeezed resulting in a friction stop from the "guard" Thanks

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