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MISC:   Tour De Cure posted by: OurDee on 3/14/2005 at 6:32:45 AM
Check out the up coming ride on the Indy 500 track. There is a pic of my high wheel. -> http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?px=2191426&fl=en_US&s_tafId=5046&pg=personal&fr_id=2313 <- I still need sponsors. Thanks, R.D.

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AGE / VALUE:   Solid Wired on tires posted by: isotrol on 3/6/2005 at 2:53:12 AM
Do any of you good folks out there know where I can have a solid wired on tire replaced in Minnesota? 19" front for an 1884 safety. Thanks

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Solid Wired on tires posted by marcello on 3/6/2005 at 3:45:07 AM
why u do not check with Greg at www.hiwheel.com .
marcello

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Solid Wired on tires posted by brian on 3/8/2005 at 6:28:22 PM
I have a tool for sale so you can do it yourself if you are interested.

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Solid Wired on tires posted by marcello on 3/13/2005 at 12:35:02 PM
do u have the new version of the tire tool or the old fashion one with crank?
marcello

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Solid Wired on tires posted by Brian on 3/16/2005 at 5:15:01 AM
No crank, never been used. $75.00 includes instructions.
see pic: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/kunzog/TiringTool.jpg

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Solid Wired on tires posted by marcello on 3/17/2005 at 2:33:23 AM
that is very good price, I am sure if u put it on e bay u will get way more than that.
marcello

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Solid Wired on tires posted by Brian on 3/19/2005 at 6:51:12 PM
Tool has been sold! Thanks

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Solid Wired on tires posted by marcello on 3/20/2005 at 4:08:27 AM
Good deal, I even know the guy who bought it.
marcello




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AGE / VALUE:   Bikes on Antiques Road Show posted by: AviationMetalSmith on 3/5/2005 at 2:58:17 PM
Maybe there will be a re-broadcast if you missed it.
The PBS Television programme "Antiques Road Show" had a variety of old bicycles valued in the $6,000 price range.
Included were a Boneshaker, an Ordinary (or penny farthing), A tandem with the lady in the front, an ordinary with the small wheel in front,
and a safety bicycle with a strange chain.
Check your local TV listings under PBS stations. Sometimes these PBS shows are repeated a week later on the UHF affiliate (above channel 13).

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AGE / VALUE:   Can you identify? WWI? BSA? 1914? posted by: Tim Horner on 1/13/2005 at 8:06:55 PM
Can you help me confirm what I think I know about this bike?
Go here for pics and details:

http://bigredbike.blogspot.com/

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Can you identify? WWI? BSA? 1914? posted by David on 4/1/2005 at 4:58:18 PM
Try Roadster area. It looks to me like an old frame with many newer parts. The crankset, e.g., looks 50s or 60s. Is the bottom bracket threaded in or is it clamped? (Is that what you mean by the "cotter pins?") The cotters in the cranks don't appear to be antiques at all.




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WANTED:   Seeking info on old Schwinn posted by: Dave on 11/28/2004 at 7:43:44 PM
Hi,
I'm just beginning to research an old Schwinn and have been unable to locate a year, production date, parts availability info, etc. to aid in refurbishing the bike.
The serial number is BO (or BQ)544488 located next to the name plate on the front of the bike. It appears to have 27" tires, is kind of a 'hot green,' has Suntour shift levers, has "Chicago" on the front name tag with a number 0739 stamped on the name plate, and has Swallow 32-630 27 x 1 1/4 " tires.I cannot locate a model name.
Any help or direction would be appreciated.
Thank you. Dave

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          RE:WANTED:   Seeking info on old Schwinn posted by David on 4/1/2005 at 5:02:52 PM
Lightweights is probably a better forum than this...
But it sounds like a bike-boom Varsity or Continental. Ashtabula crank or 3-piece? Round or oval head badge? Smooth frame joints or lugged? Heavy or light?




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FOR SALE:   Spade Grips made from Asian Water Buffalow Horn posted by: Miss Ha on 11/20/2004 at 4:07:25 AM
Ok, the Spade Grips made from Asian Water Buffalow Horn are done. They are $10 each and we have 45 sets. First come first serve. I only have a sample of the carved ones but can do them in a week. Shipping from Vietnam takes 3 weeks to the USA.
Thanks, Ha Nguyen
Write to: mail (a) tallbike.com
Please replace the (a) with @ for email to work.

PS, photo is big. If it fits in your browser window then mouse over it and look for the 4 pointed icon on bottom left corner. Click on it and photo will get bigger.

http://www.tallbike.com/tall/grips.jpg

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MISC:   strange Hi wheeler posted by: freddie on 11/19/2004 at 11:28:24 PM
I have wanted a hi wheele bike for many years and have only came across 2. Both priced well out of my reach. Last week at a estate sale in Ky one was rolled out of a barn and I had the winning bid. The strange thing about it is the big wheel, a little less than 5 foot is in the back The seat is placed about 1/2 way down the tube and the little wheel has a very long stem that steers. chain drive and no brakes that I can find. solid tires ,Badly rusted but you can tell it was once painted black and had gold lettering but unreadable.A crest shaped head badge has left it's mark but is missing. Two rivit hole on the sides. I have never seen or heard of one like this. Any info out there? The price was $850.00 so I feel like I got a good deal The spokes are very thin from rust so I will never get to ride this wonderfuf bike but just so I will know. How do you mount this thing?

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          RE:MISC:   strange Hi wheeler posted by Greg Barron on 11/20/2004 at 2:39:57 AM
Sounds like you got a new bike Freddie. If you send me some pictures I'll see if I can help you identify it. The big rear wheel with a chain drive sound interesting.

Greg Barron
RBR Inc.

          RE:MISC:   strange Hi wheeler posted by walter branche on 11/22/2004 at 10:16:40 AM
please send a photo to me, and i can tell you about your bike, it might be worth 5,000.00 to me ,,thanks,walter branche

          RE:MISC:   strange Hi wheeler posted by freddie on 11/24/2004 at 5:34:38 PM
I have recived many request for pictures of this bike and will post some as soon as I can. It may be just after the 1st. of the year. Also many request to buy this bike but it is not for sale as I have wanted one for so long and could never replace it. Thank all for the interest and I will keep you posted.

          RE:MISC:   strange Hi wheeler posted by Richard taylor on 12/4/2004 at 12:32:41 AM
There were some transition highwheel bicycles made prior to the turn of the century. The main reason was to improve on the dangerous headers caused by the rider being so far up on the highwheel. There were a few produced with chain drive. These few bicycles are highly collectable and if it is one it could run over $10,000.00 or more.

If you need accurate identification on the "The Wheelmen" historian and library for possible identification and articiles on your bicycle.

"The Wheelmen" is a national organization with internaltional members whose purpose it to promote the enjoyment of collecting and RIDING antique bicycles from the turn of the Century.

Richard Taylor, Florida

If you can't get through or just need additional research help contact me. I currently have several antique bicycle in this era and have been a "Wheelmen" for several years now. I can put you in touch with the RIGHT PEOPLE who's interest is soley to help you get your bicycle in riding shape if possible.

          RE:MISC: strange Hi wheeler posted by sam on 2/11/2005 at 2:54:31 PM
Star(1883) had a small front wheel---sam




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MISC:   Larz Anderson National Bike Show posted by: Peter Naiman on 11/11/2004 at 3:48:25 AM
Just a short note. The Larz Anderson National Bike Show will be held on Sunday August 14th at the Museum of Transportation at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, MA.
Set up time will be at 9:00AM, with show times between 10:00AM to 2:00PM. There may be a swap meet held independently of Larz in+ Watertown on Saturday the 13th of August, with the show the following day. Further information on the show events and the possible swap to follow in further postings. If you wish to be added to our mailing list or are interested in a swap space, please email me at hetchinspete1@yahoo.com.
Thank you, Peter Naiman
Hetchinspete

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MISC:Is there any need/market for cotter presses? posted by: Mark Stonich on 10/19/2004 at 7:06:46 PM
I’m trying to find out if there are enough potential buyers to have a short run of cotter presses made.

If you're interested, there’s a detailed posting in the “English Roadsters” Discussion Area.

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AGE / VALUE:   Men ride across US on HIGHWHEELERS posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 10/10/2004 at 12:42:56 PM
I don't usually post in this forum, but thought y'all might find this of interest:

http://www.thewheelmen.org/sections/americanjourneys/gary_peter04/default.asp

Regards!

Larry "Boneman" Bone

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AGE / VALUE:   help to identify and name the style posted by: Juliano on 9/30/2004 at 12:17:01 PM

my nostalgia for bicycles of mid 70's increases.
But I am not orriented in terms!
I need to search in web space photo pics of some vintage velo's but I am not able to name 'em
My point is
a velo with
1.stickers on corpus
2.sitting,sadler place/part represent very stylish form with metal stick in tuned "U" form for the backs of body.

bicycles which high of sadler could be moved-lower or higher

breaking in the middle corpus

lighting system with "dinamo"

very attractive place for hands..seems as 15mm torns

May be you had recognized what I am trying to represent!
I need more info about models,seras..etc

as a bulgarian born I was 7 y.old at 1974 when even in Bulgaria ,closed during long period of time a few could bought from outside or from Dutty free shops...special stores for "Nomenklatura" and sailers..

please,help me in my "proustian" going back after traces of lost time!

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   help to identify and name the style posted by juliano on 9/30/2004 at 12:27:56 PM
I am not sure this is the right thread to post my question..
I'd appreciat if someone can orrientate me sending me e-mail..where to post my questions..
May be it will be interesting to collect some cathalog with bulgarian ,USSR ,DDR models
there was a very exsiting child velo "PEPERUDKA"- buterfly
60's copy of western model,but I am not able to recognize the prototype -the USSSR one was named SHKOLNIK" -schoolboy !
Bulgaria made licensed velo BALKAN it was copy from the models of Peugaut but flat corpus's boards. Balkan is this velo I unsuccessfully described above!




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AGE / VALUE:   Help To identify Boneshaker posted by: Bern on 9/29/2004 at 5:28:47 PM
Need Help To identify This Bike
Photo Link:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/firekid/ebay/GARAGE/bike1.jpg
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/firekid/ebay/GARAGE/bike1.jpg">

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help To identify Boneshaker posted by Richard Taylor on 12/4/2004 at 12:39:18 AM
Try contacting the "The Wheelmen" at their web site and they might have someone knowledgeable in the bicycle.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help To identify Boneshaker posted by glenn on 12/22/2004 at 5:14:25 PM
Appears to be a transitional velocipede.What size front wheel would you estimate.Is front hub wood? Is this skeleton in the States? Thanks for the "view". Glenn

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help To identify Boneshaker posted by Patrick Lizotte on 4/11/2005 at 1:55:22 PM
HI,
I'm restoring a 26" Columbia bicycle and I can't figure out the exact year of fabrication. It's a skip-tooth. serial# is 51219(I didn't find any letter). The seat post is riveted top and bottm before being brass welded. Brass was also used as a filler on many area of the bike. The front crest is red and black, 3" long, 2 1/8" between rivet. Crest markings are: top: westfield mfg co, bottom westfield mass usa. Here's the tire info... I'm not sure if they're the original: western auto supply co kansas city mo Made in usa. I really aprreciate your help!!
Thanks!!

Patrick




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AGE / VALUE:   Help To identify Boneshaker posted by: Bern on 9/29/2004 at 5:28:47 PM
Need Help To identify This Bike
Photo Link:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0803/firekid/ebay/GARAGE/bike1.jpg

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AGE / VALUE:    fraud attempt posted by: mike on 9/18/2004 at 5:15:14 PM

Warning !!!
I put a bike on Craigs list and was then contacted by a fraud who wanted to ship the bike. this is a warning about there fraud attempt. Part of there reply to me.------------


it fits what i have been searching for.I am okay with $2500.i am currently not in your country,to be precise i'm in western africa on a business trip and i will handle shipment of it to My base in Germany.do you accept cashier checks as a method of payment.i can commence payment immediately if it is still available.
I replied with my mailing info and then the next contact---
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CAN I HAVE ANOTHER ADDRESS PLZ CUS FEDEX DONT DELIVER
P.O BOX OK
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After my reply with the info the next contact email had the following
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Hello Michael,
I have seen the price and its ok by me then
i have instructed my client in{usa} to issue the
cashiers cheque to you.meanwhlie i also instructed him
to include $2300.00 on the payment so you should
expect a cashiers cheque of $2500.00the excess is for
my shipper that will be coming for pick up.the funds
will be used for the shipping of the {goods} along
side 3 other BIKES i placed order for in care of my
shipper.i'll imploy you to wire the balance via
western union money transfer to my shipper as soon as
you RECEIVE the cheque.My SHIPPER will come for pick
up on a specicified date that will be convenient for
you.i hope i can count on you for my balance I ALSO
WANT THIS TO BASE ON TRUST CAN I TRUST YOU?... P.S i
will like you to give me ur contact info..
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What a SCAM I reported it to the proper agency.!!!
also another warning, when a distant seller suggests use of an online escrow service. most online escrow sites are FRAUDULENT, operated by scammers
http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html#examples


* most online escrow sites are FRAUDULENT, operated by scammers
* for more info, do a google search on "fake escrow" or "escrow fraud"
* if you must do business with a distant seller, insist on a legitimate service, such as www.escrow.com


Keep your eyes open there is a rip off around every corner.
Mike

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:    fraud attempt posted by mike p on 10/17/2004 at 5:09:56 AM
just had the same type of response to some tires I mentioned her in the english roadster section-calls self Ray-not going any further with this one..

          RE:AGE / VALUE:    fraud attempt posted by David on 10/28/2004 at 10:50:28 PM
These cashier's check scams are very common. "Let me hold your wallet so I know that you trust me..."




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WANTED:   Reproduction string skirt-guards? posted by: Paul Rubenson on 9/15/2004 at 3:37:38 AM
Does anyone know a supplier for reproduction string skirt guards? Old illustrations show some very elaborate designs, with patterns, colors, etc. I hate to just use plain string on an attractive bike. Thanks!

-Paul

PS-I also posted this in the roadster section--I hope no one minds.

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