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FOR SALE:   1876 Meyer High Bicycle posted by: Tim on 4/29/2003 at 8:17:33 AM
I have forsale on my Showroom site a rare 1876 Meyer of Paris High Bicycle, All restored,
Price is £5,500.
Go to: http://www.theoldbicycle.co.uk

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AGE / VALUE:   Information about my Right posted by: Gert Remans on 4/28/2003 at 8:16:47 PM
Can anyone give me some information (date, value, ...) about my Right. You can see a picture in the picture database (query by make: choose 'Right'). Thanks!

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MISC:   Larz Anderson National Bike Show posted by: Peter Naiman, Alias- Hetchinspete on 4/22/2003 at 2:45:14 AM
This is a list of the cycles you will be seeing on the Larz Anderson Concourse this Sunday on the 27th. We expect a number of other, lightweights, Highwheelers, Antique, and Ballon Tire to arrive on show day. The Museum of Transportation will also have their collection of rare antique cycles on display. Most of their prized collection is from the 1880 to early 1900s.

1958 Holdsworth "Triallist". 16 pound path racer.
37 Gloria La Garabaldina Extra. First (I believe) Italian produced Simplex
derailleur. Company that launched the careers of Masi, Colnago and others. many
details of both makers prevalent in this cycle. Satin nickle finish, chrome
lugs, painted spearpoint highlights. Original and complete.
46 Wilier la Triestina. Professional team bike of famous Magni, Cottur,
Bevilacqua team. Copper plated classic, original and complete
68 Masi GC. First year for this classic. Masi drilled components and custom
Bellini/Masi saddle. restored over three years. Champagne/yellow.
73 Masi GC. Team red of the first Carlsbad batch. Breaking Away. original and
complete.
1980 Jim Merz. Custom built for Vegas show with first issue Shimano AX group.
Aero cable routing, bb/chainstay mounted rear brake. Ferrari red.
84 Dave Grylls 3Rensho Pursuit bike. Stuning aero design in classic 3Rensho
purple. Classic Yoshi Konno design.
58 Rene Herse Pista. Work in progress.
68 Cinelli SC,bivalent, first Campy brakes, rear der.
1936 Hetchins with mostly original componants, 7th oldest cycle on the
Hetchins Registry at the VCC.
1938 Hetchins Anglo Continental, restored ( will be at Larz if completed in
time)Second oldest surviving Anglo of five known to survive, with original sales
slips from Hetchins.
1939 Hetchins Trio, one of only two surviving, unrestored with all original
componants.
1946 Hetchins Super Special, restored with gorgious correct 1940s group. One
of only about twenty surviving. Pre-curser the the Nulle Secundus.
1950/51 Hetchins Experto Crede. One owner cycle in original unrestored
condition, with all origial group.
1955 Hetchins Magnum Opus Phase II, restored by prior owner, with 1980 Campy
Super Record.
1956 Hetchins Expert Crede track bike. Might be unrestored.
1962 Hetchins Experto Crede track bike, restored by Bob Jackson. Gorgious.
1962 Experto Crede with Vibrant Stays. From Bicycle Classics
1967 Hetchins Hellenic straight stay. (may be ready to show).
2000 Hetchins Millenium. If ready to show. Will be ready for Cirque.
1966 Schwinn Paramount. Full chrome. Will be for sale after showing.
1983 Mercian Vincetore with Gold Galli group. Will be for sale after showing.
1984 Ciocc Designer with full Campag pantographed group. Will be for sale
after showing.
1950 Frddie Grubb All Rounder
1973 Cinelli Track Bike
1978 Teledyne Titanium. Spotless
1975 Gitane Tour de France
Early 1960s Masi Special
1973 Masi Gran Criterium
1973 California Masi
1950s Atala
1976 Medici Pro Strada
1970s Cas Vitus Pro Team
1980 Vitus Carbon
1973 Raleigh Record Ace
1936 German Six Day track bike by Schumacher
1980s Roberts
Two French town bikes
2001 Rivendell
1946 Hobbs Barbicon, restored
30 th Anniversary Richard Sachs
1971 Masi Gran Criterium
1939 Hetchins Brilliant
1930s Durkoff Six Day
1951 Raleigh Clubman with S/A 4Spd
2001 Rivendell Custom by Curt Goodrich
1952 Claude Butler Jubilee
1977 Roberts Road Bike
1970s Pugeot PX10
1937 Raleigh Tourist, won First Place at Cirque last year.
1940 Drysdale Special track bike
1974 Raleigh Professional (restored by Brian Baylis)
1976 Raleigh Competition Superbe
1917 Harley Davidson
1934 Schwinn Arrowcycle
1936 Elgin Skylark
1960 Bowden Spaceliner/ unrestored
1937 Dayton Huffman/ Firestone Fleetwood with full twinflex suspension
1955 Huffman Radio Bike
1951 Schwinn Black Phantom
1951 Schwinn Black Phantom with 1947 Whizzer Kit
1950 Schwinn Black Panther
1952 Schwinn Black Phantom
1897 Ladies Sterling
1915 Mens Columbia
1896 Mens Tall Frame Defiant
1926 Ladies Hibbard
1910 Mebs Red Indian
1920s Colson Fairy
1890s Eagle Highwheel
1890s Eagle Highwheel
1890s New Mail High Wheel
and a few assorted safeties and Ivor Johsons may accompany this Highwheel Collection.




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          RE:MISC:   Larz Anderson National Bike Show posted by Greg on 4/26/2003 at 2:20:01 AM
Sounds like a neat show, where will it be?




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WANTED:   OLD BIKE posted by: AL on 4/16/2003 at 3:20:42 PM
WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE AN OLD BIKE, SOMETHING FROM THE "GAY" 1890'S. THE OLDER THE BETTER! MENS OR WOMENS. IF YOU HAVE OR KNOW OF ONE THAT IS FOR SALE PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANKS.

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          RE:WANTED:   OLD BIKE posted by shaune on 6/21/2003 at 12:15:05 AM
If your still looking for a PennyFarthing 1890 ish I've just posted one for sale




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MISC:   SHEESH posted by: ugh on 4/13/2003 at 2:49:02 AM
Man - this hobby has died

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          RE:MISC:   SHEESH posted by Skip on 5/6/2003 at 12:01:20 PM
No, not the whole hobby, just the High-Wheeler and Bone Shaker side. They are too expensive! Plus who cares about expensive European road bikes?

Sting-Rays, fat tire bikes and English bikes with fenders are going gangbusters, and those bikes are still reasonably priced.

          RE:RE:MISC:   SHEESH posted by Greg on 5/28/2003 at 2:02:53 AM
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.


          RE:MISC:   SHEESH posted by dave on 1/16/2007 at 7:18:20 PM
i still love old stuff




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AGE / VALUE:   Keystone Lantern Co. Tricycle posted by: Ken K on 4/11/2003 at 10:49:42 PM
I have an old childs tricycle made by "The Keystone Lantern Co." Philadelphia, PA. Unfortunately I can not find any information about it (age, value, parts). How old is it?? It needs a few rear spokes, a seat and one pedal. Can anyone help me out? knowlock@hotmail.com

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Keystone Lantern Co. Tricycle posted by marcello on 4/12/2003 at 3:09:31 AM
hi ken
I think u might check with Greg at www.hiwheel.com probably he is the one who can help u out. good luck




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AGE / VALUE:   murphy cycle co posted by: mike on 4/11/2003 at 4:04:26 AM
i purchased what looks to be a mini high wheel bike for a small child manufactured by the murphy cycle company in detroit michigan in???it has a 20 x 1.75 front and a 14 x 1.75 rear has clipper puncture proof tires can anyone please help me find info on this bike pllleeaaaassseeee?????

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MISC:   Scorchers NYC July4 Cruise posted by: Jim W. on 4/10/2003 at 10:03:24 PM
The NYC chapter of SCORCHERS Bicycle Mob is considering a July 4 cruise down Broadway from Central Park, starting at noon to welcome Rif Addams to town, at the conclusion of the Across America On A Motor Bicycle Centennial Run. I'm tired of waiting for a decision to be made about my proposal for an official July 4 bike parade. We don't need those bureaucrats and cycle snobs to have a ride. Anyone interested, in the NYC area or anywhere else, E-mail me directly for more information, and to sign up. Jim Wilson jwilson20@nyc.rr.com

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MISC:   Hi-Wheel posted by: Mike Patterson on 4/9/2003 at 12:49:41 AM
Ebay item #2168701353.

Usual disclaimer of anyconnection to seller.

Neat frame. Mike

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WANTED:   GITANE high wheeler wanted posted by: Mike on 4/6/2003 at 12:30:56 AM
I am looking for a Gitane high wheeler.
French made, air tires.
I think they were made in the early 60s" any info would be appreciated.
Mike

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          RE:WANTED:   GITANE high wheeler wanted posted by gregory Rothman on 8/24/2007 at 10:27:23 PM
I have a yellow gitane baby hi wheeler here, it looks like its made in the sixties or seventies, but says 44 on it but dont think it can be that old. I got it at a yard sale, it has a 700 tire in the front and a 350a in the back. I've been trying to find out more information about it and where I can find a 350 tire because the one on it is blown out and doesnt drive so well with the tube sticking through it.




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AGE / VALUE:   Info on Boneshaker posted by: Jerry Thornhill on 3/26/2003 at 4:51:10 PM
Have a Boneshaker, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio SN 1127.
How can I find information on it?

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Info on Boneshaker posted by marcello on 3/29/2003 at 2:50:54 AM
hi jerry
The man who is making those bikes is Greg Barron and u can reach him through his web site www.hiwheel.com , he is a good man and will help u out. good luck




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WANTED:   Railroad adapter posted by: David on 3/25/2003 at 2:06:05 AM
Has anyone ever seen a railroad adapter for a bike? They're mentioned in the reprinted ancient Sears catalogs; I think they're a sidecar-like outrigger with a small flanged railroad wheel. The whole thing clamps onto a bike and it can be ridden on one rail of the tracks while the outrigger makes sure the rubber tires stay where they belong! If Sears sold these, there must have been plenty of them at one time. Where have they gone?

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          RE:WANTED:   Railroad adapter posted by sam on 3/28/2003 at 4:19:41 AM
I saw an article several years ago about a couple ridding across Africa and they had a set made to be able to cross a desert.Take it from someone who would know,you don't want to ride on rail roads today.Trains are fast and can kill.

          RE:WANTED:   Railroad adapter posted by marcello on 8/5/2003 at 2:32:43 AM
hello I just came across alot of information about railroad bike are u still interested , I can send them to u. just let me know

          RE:RE:WANTED:   Railroad adapter posted by Billy on 10/11/2003 at 11:11:49 PM
Rail biking is a lot of fun. You don't ride active rails - you ride abandoned rails. There are thousands of miles of abandoned rails in the U.S. and worldwide.




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WANTED:   Cry for help posted by: Rif Addams on 3/22/2003 at 6:58:40 PM
Hi All,
As you may or may not know, I am involved in the George A. Wyman Centennial Recreation of 2003.
I am to be 'the man in the saddle' (or as Jim W. likes to call me 'the intrepid motonaut'); in which I will be riding a near replica of a 1903 California brand Motor Bicycle from San Francisco to New york City. We are recreating the first crossing of the United States (Coast to Coast) by motor vehicle. All the details can be seen at:
http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/wyman1.html
Our replica is nearly ready, but we have come upon a major roadblock. We have the wrong length spokes. Our spokes are just slightly too long. We are having a problem finding the proper length spokes in the proper diameter.
This wouldn't be an issue if we had a spoke thread roller, as we could roll the threads a bit longer then cut or grind the spokes back to the length we need.

Here are the spec.s for the wheels and spokes:
We are using 28" X 1 1/2" rims with a 1949 New Departure Model D rear brake hub.
Our current spokes are 3mm diameter (.105") and 305 mm length.
We need, for the rear hub, a spoke length of 299/300mm and for the front a spoke length of 302mm,.
This would be in a 3 cross pattern. We ran the numbers for a 4 cross pattern as well and that won't work either.

Basically what I am asking of you is this:
Preferably- if someone has a thread rolling tool that we could borrow just for long enough to do the minor adjustments neccessary to these spokes could we pretty please make arrangements for the use of the tool just long enough to correct this problem?
if that isn't a possibility- if you know of a supplier where we can get these in short order please let us know.
Thank you for your time,
Rif Addams

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          RE:WANTED:   Cry for help posted by David Nash on 4/4/2003 at 5:22:56 PM
contact antiquemotorcycle.org they have members all across the nation to help out when you start your trek across the country.




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MISC:   Antique/Classic Bike Show/Swap Meet posted by: Eldon Hammond on 3/21/2003 at 4:13:51 AM
Antique/Classic Bike Show & Swap Meet. Saturday May 31, 2003
Pana, IL 62557
see site listed for complete details. http://www.geocities.com/bikes62557

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MISC:   World tour posted by: Joff Summerfield on 3/5/2003 at 1:09:27 PM
I am finally leaving on my world tour on the 27th of July this year from the spokefest festival in Leciester England, riding my new mk-4 Penny Farthing. I am now sorting out my mailing list for progress reports. This I think will be a once a month mailing saying where I am and what I have been up to. If as fellow Penny Farthing enthusiasts you would like to be added to the list, please just let me know at the address below.
Happy peddling,
Joff
joffslegs@hotmail.com
www.pennyfarthingworldtour.com

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