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AGE / VALUE:   Age of my Boneshaker posted by: Kim on 2/21/2004 at 10:40:31 PM
About six years ago I was given a boneshaker high-wheeler as a gift. I am looking to sell that bicycle and it is in very good to excellent condition. It is gold/champagne in color and slightly faded in some spots. The solid rubber wheels are in excellent condition as are the rubber handles on the bars. No rust....no scratches. It came from Cleveland Ohio and the serial number is 3800844. Would you be able to give me any advise on the vintage and value? Your help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you!

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Age of my Boneshaker posted by marcello on 2/22/2004 at 7:10:25 AM
you can check with Greg at www.hiwheel.com he is making those bikes and he has a long list of the people who are looking for used one .good luck
marcello

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Age of my Boneshaker posted by Boneshaker on 2/27/2004 at 4:21:22 AM
Hi Kim,
Drop me a line, send a pic and I can help you out with the bike.

Greg
RBR Inc.




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MISC:   New Hi-Wheel Repo Company Born! posted by: Tallbike.com on 1/31/2004 at 2:22:39 PM
Tallbike.com has been Born!
On Saturday January 31 2004 we have made our first reproduction part. Expect more soon. We are just beginning so I will only take pre-orders for the Rudge reproduction front brake hand made in Stainless Steel (Shown on Website) and will be able to ship next month. They are $40 usd and will be $50 usd when I have the springs for them made next week.
Because they are made in stainless steel they will be easy to modify for another bike. Use #304 SS and TIG weld then just polish out. No plating required. Website at:
http://tallbike.com

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          some questions for tall bike posted by marcello on 2/4/2004 at 2:48:50 AM
Dear Bob as customer I have some questiuons that I want ti ask u. hopefully u give me the answere , because these are not only my questions , they are every customers questions:
1)what is ur real name , and what is ur company 's address.
2)what kind of safety test u have with the parts and bicycles that u build?
3)in case of failure of ur parts where and whom we have to contact, is there any body in U.S who is responsible for ur products or we have to chase u down in vietnam?
4)what quality of parts u use to build ur bike?are they made in vietnam or ther are made in U.S ?
5)in case of defective parts and bicycle is there any legal representative from ur company in U.S that we can contact?
Thank u for listening and we appreciate ur answeres.
regards
marcello

          Grow Up ! posted by Tallbike.com on 2/5/2004 at 1:56:52 PM
Marcello you are following me through differant web boards for no reason. I have answered this question many times. I am sorry that the value of your 2 bikes might go down when our bikes come out and everyone knows you have a vested interest in another company that again might be hurt by a bike that is much more of a replica than the bike they are selling for a lot more than we plan to charge. We are trying to keep our price down to $500 usd, YES, $500 usd for a Replica Rudge 1887 copy with many parts made in Stainless Steel. We are just beginning so we are just now making parts and building the prototype bike. We have an outlet in Utah so anything wrong can be fixed there/send back/refunded. We are honest folks here, have a credit rating, can take credit cards and have been selling quality silver jewelry over the internet for the last 6 years at http://buckagram.com Hi-Wheel parts website is at http://tallbike.com/tall/parts.html if you want to see a peek at our prototype parts.
Marcello, get out of the house and do something with your life. Join the Elks Club or something... How about Ice Fishing?

          honest business man! posted by marcello on 2/6/2004 at 3:16:27 AM
Dear Bob I am not impressed with ur 500$ bicycle made in vietnam ,my hiwheels all are made in U.S.A. with quality parts and those who built my hiwheels have been around for generations , plus I did not buy those hiwheels to sell them then I will not be worry if the price goes up or down.
I do not need to get out of house and join Elks Club, I have several hiwheels , all are beautiful and ridable and most important part is that I know how to ride , then if I decided to get out of house then I will ride my hiwheel around the town( something that u can not do) then it is better go and learn how to ride hiwheel then that way u can tell the customers how to ride the bike. still u did not answere the questions, what is ur real name, ur real address, ur company's address,what kind of safety test u run over ur bikes and parts, and ur distributor in Utah is ur legal representative, or just a sale man?how many years u are riding hiwheels? and what kind of hiwheel u own? answere these questions for ur customer mr honest businessman!
marcello

          Better Turn It Up Side Down... posted by Tallbike on 2/6/2004 at 4:40:49 AM
Better You turn your bike up side down and read the Stamps of where the parts came from. Yes your bike was assembled in the USA with imported parts. So Stand Proud Marcello! I am here in asia doing business without a middleman and will pass the savings on to my customers just like I did with my jewelry. The bikes will be out soon and the customer will vote with thier dollars.

          customers not allowed to ask questions? posted by marcello on 2/7/2004 at 4:42:42 AM
Bob what is wrong why u run around the bushes?do u have any legal problem, or criminal background in U.S.A. that u do not answere those questions, customers have right to know where he put his money.Honest businessman who has nothing to hide tells customers his real name,company's address,and answeres thei questions.What I am asking is the basic questions that every customer has right to know:WHAT IS UR REAL NAME?WHAT IS UR BUSINESS ADDRESS?WHAT KIND OF SAFETY TEST U RUN OVER UR PARTS AND UR BIKE?WHO IS UR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE IN U.S.A.?WHAT KIND OF HIWHEEL U OWN? AND HOW LONG U HAVE BEEN RIDING HIWHEELS?PEOPLE U JUDGE ARE THESE QUESTIONS TOO MUCH TO ASK?
regards
marcello

          Your Not A Customer posted by Tallbike on 2/7/2004 at 12:48:41 PM
You are not a customer Marcello. You most likely work for the competition. You are just here to do your best to discredit me and our company. Everyone knows that for years the Veg-A-Juicer has been for sale with a "Salted" audience. As one "So Happy Customer" stands up and say: "Yes folks, My aunt Martha bought a Veg-A-Juicer and instead of stuffing her face with donuts while watching her soaps she sipped carrot juice and lost 30 lbs in just two months. You spend a LOT of time praising one companies bikes but soon they will have some serious competition. Sorry if you do not like that.
Like I said, the bike will be out soon and Tallbike will be up and running. The customer will vote with their dollars. As for any answers you need wait till the bikes come out.

           why u are not answering? posted by marcello on 2/8/2004 at 4:36:01 AM
you can sell any junks that u want , there are always customer for everything, but that is not the criteria. the question is not Veg A Jucier , and questions is not who I am the questions are something else:what is ur real name?what is ur company's address?what kind of safety test u run over ur parts and ur hiwheel?who is ur legal representative in U.S.A.?what kind of hi wheel u own?how long u are riding hiwheel?these are the question that u do not want to answere because u have no answere, and that makes u discredited.
marcello

          RE:MISC: New Hi-Wheel Repo Company Born! posted by steve on 2/8/2004 at 7:28:03 AM
As a new potential tall bike customer I've been researching the various suppliers and web boards for the last few weeks. I called RBR and had a terrific conversation with Greg who spoke objectively with me for almost an hour about riding a hi wheel, his products, customers, and even resale value. I also came across tallbike.com on a google search. Unfortunately, there were no products listed and little additional info. Moreover, after seeing the behavior of "Bob" and his various aliases, I must say that I would never consider buying a bike from him. While I haven't made a decision about what to purchase yet, I can say that tallbike is definitely out. I would appreciate anyone's comments about other brands.

          You are so full of it! posted by Mr Bob on 2/8/2004 at 12:48:36 PM
Marcello, you are so full of it if someone squeezed your head it would come out your eyes, ears and mouth!

          RE:You are so full of it! posted by marcello on 2/9/2004 at 1:18:26 AM
That is not the answere of those questions, come up with answere or ur credibility is on line.
regards marcello

          RE:MISC:   New Hi-Wheel Repo Company Born! posted by Wes K on 2/11/2004 at 10:14:45 PM
Regardless of the opinion of some people here, I think the idea of making and selling affordable and accurate reproductions of hi-wheelers is a grand idea. Many of the repro hi-wheelers I have seen are too modern or toyish looking.
BTW, if you start reproducing authentic rod-brake parts for old pre-war English bikes (in stainless, of course), I would gladly buy those too!

          RE:RE:MISC: New Hi-Wheel Repo Company Born! posted by mike on 2/18/2004 at 2:12:49 PM
http://www.wuk.at/hochrad/index_eng.php

http://www.sticha.ch/?Uuseflash=true&Ulang=de&Uuid=MOUNT

http://www.adam.com.au/edlee/

          RE:MISC:   New Hi-Wheel Repo Company Born! posted by teun on 3/8/2004 at 1:24:35 PM
Just looked at your website - Saw that you've started production. Rudge Head looks especially nice (Close to the original) Machined? Bearings nicely made as well. Cast I suppose.
Questions: Prizes? Shipping arranged (maybe importers)? Sizes?

          Arguing and more posted by unirider on 3/28/2004 at 8:31:46 AM
Just reading through all the arguing about tallbikes.com I just thought I would point out that I doubt I would buy a bike from either of the 2 parties as your both arguing like children. How pathetic. There is plenty of room in this world for as many manufactuers of Collectable bikes as there can be. Variety is the spice of life, and creates competition which is good for the customer. I myself dont have an original yet, BUT I do have a Coker "Wheelman" from Coker Classic Cycles, and I LOVE it to DEATH. They are affordable, have free wheel, and a 36 inch air filled front tire; and with a little TLC and some slight improvments done to it after recieved from the factory, is a WONDERFUL bike. Anyone looking to get a Highwheel, should also add Cokers "Wheelman" to their list of bikes to consider. Riding the wheelman is almost more fun then should be legal. Just thought Id add this into the mix.

          RE:some questions for tall bike posted by louis on 4/6/2004 at 11:51:24 PM
hey everybody, the SAFEST tallbike? check Picasso Bull at tallbike.net and you can make something like this yourself for no cost out of strong old bikes or oversized frames. Just use upper frame from ladies bike. don't weld anything and keep old antique frames as they are (transparent paint).
WELL, I understand that you like High Bi, also I like it, but in the city the really proven safest solution is something like picasso bull tall bike maybe with bigger front wheel. Reasons: horns (stearing) turned because of easy jump off in the case of emergency. Also in the car accident you will not end under the car with broken body.

Goes about safe bicycle world future!!!

Well, you are all invited with your hi bi's to world bicycle conference and festival in Amsterdam 2004.
Very appreciated: articles, readings, history, safety, construction papers and abstracts for different workshops.
http://tallbike.net
LET's have some fun together. Vintage and future tallbike world. Anyway we all know the real feeling already. And all tallbikes are entering the reneissance era.
http://tallbike.net

tall hug, respect and greetings from Louis




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AGE / VALUE:   Colron Tricycle 30" front tire/ pre 1950's with coasting/standing plates on rear posted by: Denise on 1/15/2004 at 4:26:23 AM
I cant find out anything about approx. value of this tricycle. It's red/salmon paint original rubber tires Says Colron on front plate. Front tire is at least 30" rear wheels about 10-12". has 2 plates on rear for standing or coasting maybe. Will appreciate any help in determining the value. Thanks

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Colron Tricycle 30 posted by Joel on 1/20/2004 at 7:58:36 PM
Could that be Colson?




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AGE / VALUE:   Roy Cooper Child's High Wheeler posted by: Doug on 1/12/2004 at 5:04:39 PM
I have a child's high wheel bicycle made by the Roy Cooper company in England. I think it was made in the 50's-60's, as I acquired in in the early 1970's. It has a 27" front wheel. I'm looking for any info and help finding parts. Can anyone help? Does anyone recognize this obscure brand? Is there a source for parts in England?
Thanks!

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Roy Cooper Child's High Wheeler posted by marcello on 1/13/2004 at 2:20:47 AM
why u do not try to leave this message in www.thewheelmen.org there are a lot of experts there who are able to help u out more.good luck
marcello

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Roy Cooper Child's High Wheeler posted by Doug on 1/13/2004 at 1:27:51 PM
Thanks! I'll try it.
Doug




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MISC:   paint posted by: Laurent Lebecque on 1/11/2004 at 9:29:16 PM
My new artistic project is about vintage bikes.
I can work about your favorite bicycle.
http://llebecque.free.fr/acryliques/velo/acryl_velo.htm

Laurent (France, Europe)

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WANTED:   Hi wheel RIM & TIRE. posted by: GN. on 12/13/2003 at 2:40:58 AM
I bought a used highwheel replica bicycle. But the front rim is missing so I need a front rim and tire. Please let me know if you have one.

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          RE:WANTED:   Hi wheel RIM & TIRE. posted by marcello on 12/13/2003 at 3:28:54 AM
do u know the name of ur hiwheel? U might get with www.hiwheel.com Greg has all kinds of rims, and even he can build u one , get ur information ready and call him. good luck and let us know what u did.
regards marcello




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FOR SALE:   Hi-Wheel For Sale posted by: Bill on 12/12/2003 at 3:59:38 AM
This 50" bike is on selling on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2209395921&category=420&rd=1

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FOR SALE:   Solar safety bike lamp very nice posted by: Steve on 12/7/2003 at 2:17:35 AM
Hey ladies and gents,
Check out the Solar safety bicycle lamp on ebay # 2208579223
It looks to be a very decent light at $1.00 no reserve.
Is this early stuff really worth so little? Just trying to be of help, Stephen

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          RE:FOR SALE:   Solar safety bike lamp very nice posted by marcello on 12/7/2003 at 4:50:25 AM
hi steve I have one of those bike lamp , the same brand , and I really like this one too, though I think one of the side glasses is missing , but I will try to get it. thanks for putting it here.
marcello




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AGE / VALUE:   Can someone tell me anything about this bike? posted by: Bill Ittner on 11/25/2003 at 1:23:11 AM
My mother-in-law is looking to sell this bike. I haven't a clue as to what it's worth, type, make, etc. Any information or help would be appreciated. Below is the link to all the pictures... Thanks

http://www.manor.org/'bill/ebay/upnow/bike/


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Can someone tell me anything about this bike? posted by Greg Barron on 11/26/2003 at 6:04:56 AM
I tried to view the link but couldn't get in. Could you check the addy and post again or send it to me direct?
Greg

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Can someone tell me anything about this bike? posted by Greg Barron on 11/26/2003 at 6:04:58 AM
I tried to view the link but couldn't get in. Could you check the addy and post again or send it to me direct?
Greg




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WANTED:   solid tires posted by: Larry on 11/24/2003 at 1:50:55 AM
I'm looking for some solid tires for our antique childs buggy. Sizes are : 2 @ 16x 1.25 ; 2@ 12x 1.25
Thanks

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          RE:WANTED:   solid tires posted by Greg Barron on 12/4/2003 at 3:04:38 AM
Are these solid tires or air tires? You should be able to get some ordered from your local bike store if they are pnuematic, if not, I can probably get you some.

Greg Barron
RBR Inc.

          literature regarding bicycle andsolid tires posted by gopal arora on 6/3/2004 at 6:50:39 AM
hello sir
Iam persuing M.Sc in polymer science and chemical tech. sir I have no matter regarding above topic I am looking forward for your reply
thanking you

          literature regarding bicycle andsolid tires posted by gopal arora on 6/3/2004 at 6:51:57 AM
hello sir
Iam persuing M.Sc in polymer science and chemical tech. sir I have no matter regarding above topic I am looking forward for your reply
thanking you

          literature regarding bicycle andsolid tires posted by gopal arora on 6/3/2004 at 6:51:59 AM
hello sir
Iam persuing M.Sc in polymer science and chemical tech. sir I have no matter regarding above topic I am looking forward for your reply
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AGE / VALUE:   Magneet posted by: Ryan on 11/5/2003 at 10:05:57 AM
i have just obtained a complete and original Magneet bicycle. all the components seem to coincide with the set of images i have found for a 1927 model. i can find almost no information on this bike and am looking for some advice on history/value etc. it apears to have been made in ampsterdam.

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WANTED:   Section Of Rudge Rim Needed posted by: Mr Bob of Tallbike.com on 10/31/2003 at 5:42:39 AM
Hello, Bob of Tallbike.com here. My company is building a prototype of our "TallBike", a generic copy of a Hi-Wheel / Penny Farthing bicycle. We will build the bike to be close to the popular Rudge Light bicycle.
I need a section of front rim in order to have a Aluminum extrusion mold made. Will pay cash or trade for Jewelry (http://buckagram.com) for a small section of a 1887 (or about) Rudge Rim. Please contact me at e-mail address shown on the website at http://www.tallbike.com
You will be pleased to know that our projected price will be $500 usd or under. Those that help will get a discount or a bike at cost. Bike will be made in Asia with help and parts from well known Bicycle factories located here. Thank you, Bob of Tallbike.com

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          RE:WANTED:   Section Of Rudge Rim Needed posted by Marcello on 11/4/2003 at 2:26:17 AM
what u mean Bob is that we cut a piece of rim from an antique Rudge Light ( that cost about 10000 $)in order to get discount on 500$bike made in Vietnam or we trade that piece rim with jewelery (that probably cost about a couple of $ a pound) what a deal!!! By the way what is ur company address ?

          RE:WANTED:   Section Of Rudge Rim Needed posted by Lyle Landstrom on 5/21/2004 at 4:56:09 PM
No,
What he means is that if you have a unrestorable rim, bent, rusted through in places or whatever,cut a section out and help him out. Man, I'd like to see someone reproduce a reasonable cost highwheeler.
Lyle




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FOR SALE:   Penny Farthing Hub Lamp posted by: Cyclecarist on 10/30/2003 at 6:38:01 PM
I have just seen a Penny Farthing Hub Lamp on Uk eBay, Looks OK. It ends 9th Of November.

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FOR SALE:   Penny Farthing Hub Lamp posted by: Toad on 10/30/2003 at 6:38:01 PM
I have just seen a Penny Farthing Hub Lamp on Uk eBay, Looks OK. It ends 9th Of November.

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AGE / VALUE:   Reminington Arms Co (The Remington) posted by: Kendall Clayton on 10/22/2003 at 8:10:27 PM
I have acquired this vintage bicycle, patented 1892,1893,1894 by the Remington Arms Co. , Ilion, NY. The bicycle is in Parts all of which appear to be here would like any info about it, as I have never seen one like it, and am new to the really old bicycle scene. It has wooden rims that measure about 25 inches across, The badge is still in place and Has " The Remington" along with the patent dates . PLEASE Help..Thanks

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Reminington Arms Co (The Remington) posted by Greg Barron on 10/24/2003 at 1:11:58 AM
All I can tell you is they were designated by model number and the bikes were made from 1892 till 1900 according to the book by Don Adams. The Wheelmen have a far more complete library and I suggest you contact the national office for information. www.thewheelmen.org

Luck,
Greg

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Reminington Arms Co (The Remington) posted by Kendall Clayton on 10/24/2003 at 2:26:31 AM
Thanks so much for a place to start,Greg.

          RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Reminington Arms Co (The Remington) posted by Rif on 10/29/2003 at 1:32:10 AM
I am intrigued. That sounds like a fascinating and fun project.I do hope you'll keep us updated not only on the progress of the vehicle, but also of the historical info...
Good luck with this one!
Rif

          RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Reminington Arms Co (The Remington) posted by Kendall Clayton on 11/6/2003 at 3:58:45 AM
UPDATE: Nothing good to report still brgging for information, I have found a couple of ads for the remington Bicycle, none of which have a picture or tell me exactly what type of bicycle this is. What i know: That the bike was patented in the mid to late 1890's and in to 1900.
I beleave it to ber a safety bicycle or a six day racer? manufactured by remington arms co. Yes, I have contacted the company only to discover that any information was lost in some sort of fire. Directed to the Remington Historical Society.... only to find that i can find no information there either, Please anyone with information about this bicycle, give me a shout... Completely new to the antique, classic, vintage bicycle scene. Would love to get this bicycle togather..I think that the bicycle is a great part of our bicycle heritage. Thanks for any reply

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Reminington Arms Co (The Remington) posted by Mike Strietbeck on 4/1/2005 at 7:14:21 AM
Are you still looking for information on the remington bicycle? I have an original copy of the 1896 Remington Bicycle catalog that has drawings of many bicycles, and component parts listed by model number. If desired, forward photo's and I'll see if I can help you.

Mike Strietbeck
Remington Society of america

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Reminington Arms Co (The Remington) posted by Robert Coonin on 6/20/2006 at 3:00:17 PM
I own a wooden wheeled(no rubber on wheels) Remington bicycle which belonged to my late father which he collected as an adjunct to his very extensive former firearm collection. I would be interested in any information anyone has concerning this bicycle.

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