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AGE / VALUE:   Western Queen posted by: Robin on 7/17/2003 at 2:08:22 PM
I have a ladies bicycle called Western Queen. It has cork handlegrips, a curved handlebar post, wooden rims with wire spokes, wide tooth sprocket, leather seat, string tied to rims. Can anyone tell me what era or age this bicycle might be and anything else about it please. Thank you

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Western Queen posted by bill on 9/25/2003 at 2:49:02 AM
Based on your information the bike probably dates from the mid 1890's to the early 1900's. depending on total condition and whether it is complete-fender chainguard etc, value would be in the 150.00 to 500.00 area based on what has been selling recently on ebay.




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AGE / VALUE:   Western Queen posted by: Robin on 7/17/2003 at 2:08:22 PM
I have a ladies bicycle called Western Queen. It has cork handlegrips, a curved handlebar post, wooden rims with wire spokes, wide tooth sprocket, leather seat, string tied to rims. Can anyone tell me what era or age this bicycle might be and anything else about it please. Thank you

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AGE / VALUE:   Western Queen posted by: Robin on 7/17/2003 at 2:08:22 PM
I have a ladies bicycle called Western Queen. It has cork handlegrips, a curved handlebar post, wooden rims with wire spokes, wide tooth sprocket, leather seat, string tied to rims. Can anyone tell me what era or age this bicycle might be and anything else about it please. Thank you

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MISC:   Lotus Elan Road Bike posted by: Randal Lovelace on 7/9/2003 at 5:41:51 PM
Hi, I have come across a Lotus Elan 12sp road bike, was curious if any here have heard of or know much about this Japanese made bike, it is my understanding that they were assemble and sold in the New England area....
Please Email response to me...randallovelace@yahoo.com

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          RE:MISC:   Lotus Elan Road Bike posted by bill on 8/1/2003 at 1:02:15 AM
yeah i had one around 1990? raced it fot a year. tange prestige tubing including fork . sugino 75 th anniversary groupo , cool carbon fiber chainwheel,brake levers and shifters the other parts were suntour superbe pro badged by sugino. excellent criterium geomety high bottom bracket along withsteep head angle. won several races until the seat tube cracked by braze on.




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AGE / VALUE:   wheels posted by: jim on 7/6/2003 at 3:26:17 AM
have tricycle approx. 1890-1910 era and i need the rear wheels for it, believe them to be between ten to twelve inches in height with hub width being one and five-eighths.these of course are wire wheels. have been to several antique dealers with no luck. would appreciate any info regarding cycle of this era. thank you for any help you can come up with.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   wheels posted by marcello on 7/7/2003 at 3:27:14 AM
hey jim why u do not try www.hiwheel.com talk to Greg I think he can help u out . just try it and check it out. Good luck

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   wheels posted by sam on 7/9/2003 at 7:57:51 PM
Hi Jim try Antique Wheels Unlimited
Ann Oxley
968 King Street
Denver, Colorado 80204
(303) 795-9424

Hard-to-find parts for bikes, trikes, and buggies; specializes in parts for wood-rim and antique bicycles, 1890-1934.





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FOR SALE:   motorized bicycles posted by: Jeremy on 6/21/2003 at 5:32:16 PM
Convert your bike motorized! Check out CaliCruzer.com for some cool custom motorized bikes. 48cc gas two-stroke, chain drven with a manual clutch for a real motorcycle feel. Complete bikes and motor kits available at CaliCruzer.com

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FOR SALE:   Penny Farthing for sale posted by: shaune on 6/21/2003 at 12:00:30 AM
I have an unrestored Penny Farthing for sale. I dont know what it is worth so please dont ask me (I just dont know) if your interested I can be contacted on shaunef (at) ozemail .com .au (no gaps) I'll send pictures and you can make me an offer. reading your Hi wheel stories I wish I could keep it but I need the cash. All the best to all
Packed free (in a crate) Shipping to the UK 200 pounds the USA US$300.00
I'm south of Sydney Australia

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          RE:FOR SALE:   Penny Farthing for sale posted by Glenn Huffer on 9/27/2003 at 12:10:57 PM
I am thinking of building a replica of a penny farthing, however buying could be an option. Info would be appreciated on your project bike.




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WANTED:   white rubber pedal posted by: marcello on 6/15/2003 at 5:14:17 AM
Anybody knows where can I get white rubber pedal for my boneshaker?
Marcello

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MISC:   Ebay Hi-Wheeler posted by: Mike Patterson on 6/3/2003 at 11:04:38 PM
Check out item #2177803923. If i got yhe number right it is a great old hi-wheeler for sale (looks good in the pictures anyways) No relative, No connection, (but I couldn't resist biddinbg 50 bucks, it started at 9.99)

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          RE:MISC:   Ebay Hi-Wheeler posted by Greg on 6/5/2003 at 3:20:01 AM
Looks like they pulled the auction? No bids shown either, I don't get it?

          RE:RE:MISC:   Ebay Hi-Wheeler posted by Greg on 6/5/2003 at 3:23:10 AM
Oops, the seller cancelled and there were some bids.

          RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Ebay Hi-Wheeler posted by Greg on 6/5/2003 at 3:25:38 AM
The seller just contacted me and they will be relisting and adding info on the bike. From the pic, does anyone have an idea what it is?

G

          RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Ebay Hi-Wheeler posted by marlene and joe on 6/30/2003 at 2:46:52 AM
Hi Greg, I have a bike that was manufactured byt the pope co in boston, mass. It is 1880 with the front wheel measuring 60in. and the back 16 in. I am looking for info on this bike and an batting zero. I am interested in selling it for the right price. Have any advice? Marlene

          RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Ebay Hi-Wheeler posted by Greg on 7/16/2003 at 10:18:55 PM
Sent you an email direct Marlene.
Greg




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WANTED:   WANTED EARLY HARLEY DAVIDSON OR DAVIS posted by: Brian on 5/28/2003 at 3:10:47 AM
Wanted: Early Harley Davidson bicycle or frame or early Davis Sewing Machine Co. bicycle of frame. Will buy or trade antique bicycles or parts.

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          RE:WANTED:   WANTED EARLY HARLEY DAVIDSON OR DAVIS posted by Tim on 2/8/2007 at 9:21:22 PM
I have what I believe is a girl's Davis sewing machine co bike. Can send picks if interested.




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MISC:   Oh yah, one more place posted by: Greg on 5/28/2003 at 2:09:51 AM
You can also go check out Ike Clanton's page, it's a little dated but I dig that crazy music that loads with the site. they have a couple good stories too! http://clantongang.com/oldwest/hiwheel.html

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AGE / VALUE:   Brought this up here to the top for your perusal posted by: Greg Barron on 5/28/2003 at 2:03:03 AM
I had to bring this up here and list it as it's own post cause I thought it deserved some notice and didn't want it burried in the lower postings. It is a response to "Sheesh" a little lower down the list. Hope it strikes a cord and gets a couple responses.

Greg

I don't think you can reasonably say the hobby has died. I mean I sell a hundred or more bikes a year, I just released a new model hiwheel, I sell parts to fix bikes on a regular basis and there is a healthy resellers market for the old originals and the replicas as well. Check on ebay and you'll see them pretty regularly. There isn't much traffic on this particular part of this particular site but that doesn't mean the sport has died. Think about what you are saying here, first off the bikes are old. REALLY OLD! How many are left out there and how many are still available or rideable? Secondly, there aren't too many people that make these bikes cause it ain't like these big old suckers are what you could call main stream. Thirdly, you gotta have some hutzpuh to ride them as they do put your butt 5 feet in the air and how many folks are brave enought to do that in the first place? A forth point, they aren't exactly K-Mart blue light specials, come on they ain't cheap so how many folks have the discretionary income to spend on what is undeniably a toy when they could spend half (or way less) as much on a mountain bike that they feel safer on and is more, how can I put it, adaptable to use. Fifth, you could help the sport by riding and posting more descriptive items such as how to get one, how you like riding, maybe you saw a cool hiwheel you'd like to tell us all about?
You know there are a few things you could do to help but if you don't then that's cool too. Here is an FYI for all, there is a great site at www.wheelmen.org and there is another great site called the Hiwheel Discussion Board at http://disc.server.com/Indices/121240.html There are some other good sources of info and supply out there as well, try www.wheelmen.org OR(shameless plug here) www.hiwheel.com that's me! Greg Barron, head bottle washer! Check out the customer picture pages and the new Superior model. You can also go to www.Victorybicycles.com After that you can go to Rustyspokes.com or Edlee and there are a bunch of other things/places as well. The Wheelmen yearly meet is in Elgin IL. this year in July and should have a major amount of riders in attendence in addition to swap meets and lectures and other such truck.
Basically the horse ain't dead so don't beat it yet. Go for a ride, enjoy your bike and keep the wheels turning!

Greg Barron
Rideable Bicycle Replicas Inc.

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FOR SALE:    Old frame mount Tool Pouch posted by: Dan on 5/10/2003 at 4:30:54 AM
I have a vintage tool pouch which look's like it would mount just above the bottom bracket as it has tube clasp's on the bottom(1) and side(2) of the pouch and a full length opening at the top. It is triangular in shape 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 6in. and 1 1/8 inches wide, black in color and good condition. Chainring side has scuff's and may need re-dyed.

Content's: Spanner wrench, + two other wrenches, and a nice polished oilcan.

No logo identification on pouch or tool's only Pat.Pen. on oilcan. Email me if you have question's. Price; $40 + S/H


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          RE:FOR SALE:    Old frame mount Tool Pouch posted by Dan on 5/12/2003 at 1:24:43 AM
To Thomas, I'm having trouble responding to your email it's returning as undeliverable. Dan




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WANTED:   Early 1890's Humber headbadge information. posted by: Roar Sorensen on 5/6/2003 at 8:24:39 PM
I am seeking information about the design of the headbadge on my very early 1890's Humber safety bicycle.

It has a 30 inch front wheel, and a 26 inch rear. No freewheel. The headbadge was probably a decal. I'm looking for old pictures, illustrations in books etc. anything to help me determine the exact design of the original headbadge.

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AGE / VALUE:   Murray skybolt posted by: Bobby on 5/5/2003 at 5:54:11 PM
I have a Murray Skybolt girls bike. Does any one know the year it was produced the serial # M3 5011-044108.. found on the front of the frame.. Thanks Bob

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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Murray skybolt posted by John Metz on 5/18/2003 at 10:31:26 PM
Serial numbers are of little use as I have found no charts
for Murrays and efforts to obtain that info from the company
lead nowhere. From what I have learned through various WEB
searches,they where made from around 1955 t0 the mid sixties.
The ones from the fifties seem to have the name Skybolt 64-X
while the 60s models are simply skybolt. I'm not sure what
year the numerals were dropped. On the older models the
seatstays butt into the frame while the later models have
the seatstays welded to the outside of the seat tube. This
is not cast in stone but I'm reasnably sure is fairly
accurate from numerous photos I have veiwed on the WEB. Its
fustrating that so little info exists on Murray bikes. I
have a Murray Jet Fire(boys) and a Skybolt(girls) that
appear to be form the mid 60s. Hope this helps.
John Metz

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray skybolt posted by Ginny Walton on 9/5/2011 at 3:50:51 AM
I to have a Skybolt #M45011 328166. powder blue with chrome fenders, original white wall tires, the seat is not original like the one I seen here. If you send me e-mail please put subject: Murray. Would like to know if it has any value I purchased it at a yard sale for $40.00.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray skybolt posted by Ginny on 10/24/2011 at 11:08:42 PM
Thanks John, at least I found some information on my bike.

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