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MISC:   "The Superior" posted by: Greg on 9/1/2002 at 10:50:50 PM
Ok,
I now am pleased to announce the new addition to my line, "The Superior" is up on the website and ready for viewing. Go to www.hiwheel.com and click the antique replicas button on the nav bar in the upper left corner and the first pic in the section is the Superior. I'll be adding the updated pics later as the production bikes are not quite done for photos. Also, in the next week or two a picture page of bikes, customers, things and such will be up on the site as well. Keep the rubber side down and keep spinning.
Greg
RBR Inc.

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          RE:MISC:    posted by Brian on 9/2/2002 at 1:46:34 AM
Looks like a really nice bike. It should make most of the "purists" happy, those that didnt like the "Boneshaker" reproduction. Brian - on the right coast

          RE:RE:MISC:    posted by Greg Barron on 9/4/2002 at 7:38:26 PM
Hi Brian,
Glad you like the new bike and yes, some of the people I talked to actually told me it qualifies for sanctioned events so I guess that makes it a faithful replica! Keep on spinning your wheels and keep the rubber side down.

Greg... on the other right coast.




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AGE / VALUE:   Goold Bicycle Made in Brantford Ontario posted by: Dave Brown on 8/24/2002 at 1:20:49 AM
I am looking for parts for a Brantford bicycle Made by thr Goold bicycle company in Ontario Canada. This bike is pre CCM around 1896 or 7. I need a Front sprocket and crank arms plus some head stem parts. This bike is a ladies. Any help would be most appreciated.

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MISC:   Rust highwheeler posted by: Karl "Action" Jackson on 8/20/2002 at 3:26:03 AM
I visited Chris Rust about 10 years ago at his workshop/production facility in Colorado Springs. It was just down from the Olympic Training Center where I was instructing race mechanics for the USCF. He was constructing highwheelers with "modern" materials including: aluminum rims, aero handlebars (!) and clipless pedals. He and his friends were regulars at Colorado century rides and often climbed the tough mountains of Colorado. I rode one of his bikes and had to admit that they rode smoother and were more stable than my restored originals. He had a brother, close to his age, who may be able to shed more info.

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AGE / VALUE:   Hi-Wheel with Sprague Clutch posted by: Karl Brohan on 8/16/2002 at 4:08:09 PM
I am trying to get some info about a Hi-Wheeler that was
maunufactured by Chris Rust and his brother. Chris recently
passed away in Ft. Worth from cancer. Apparently he and his brother were building a Hi-Wheel that had a sprague cluth in the hub. The hub was slightly larger than a rigid pedal setup. Bottom line, you can coast with this bike. Anyone know what happened to the building operation and bikes???

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Hi-Wheel with Sprague Clutch posted by Greg Barron on 8/22/2002 at 1:22:08 AM
I've built freewheel hubs for my bikes and can do it again if you are interested, let me know.
Greg Barron
RBR Inc.




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AGE / VALUE:   G&J Rambler posted by: Brian Gabbard on 8/9/2002 at 10:48:45 PM
I recently came across what I think (based on the lugs)is a late 1890s G&J. I have the frame, fork, handlebars, cranks, pedals. The top tube is dented. It has a cool metal badge that says "Walla Walla Cycle Path Tax, 1900" on it. I'm wondering the value of my find and how best to deal with the dented top tube.

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AGE / VALUE:   rear treat posted by: sam on 8/9/2002 at 6:44:45 PM
It was a rear treat for me yesterday to get to see a Columbia shaft drive.While visting my cousins in a small Ga.town the talk turned to bikes.He soon took me to the family feed store where we climbed into the atick to see his grandfathers shaft drive columbia.Only needed tires.So I told him about harpers.Hopely soon this town will again see that chainless bike flying down main street!

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AGE / VALUE:   Info Wanted posted by: Andy on 8/9/2002 at 3:27:08 AM
For amny years I have had what I believe is a replica mini High wheeler bicycle. I bought it from a shop I worked at when I was Fifteen. It is a Bridgestone Deko with air tires. A 28" front and a 12 1/2" rear tire. I can't seem to find any info on this bike. Does anyone out there have any info on what it is worth or if it is worth anything at all.
Thanks for any info


Andy

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Info Wanted posted by JERRY EVANS on 11/4/2009 at 9:32:53 PM
I also have a BRIDGESTONE DEKO bike, does anyone have any information on the history of this hi-lo bike.




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WANTED:   hi wheeler posted by: naturegirl on 8/8/2002 at 2:29:52 PM
im looking for a used or new high wheel replica...let me know price, condition, size....etc. thanks!

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AGE / VALUE:   Golden CO. posted by: Greg on 8/2/2002 at 6:06:50 PM
The Wheelmens meet in Golden was pretty cool, for those that made it you know all about it, for those that didn't I'll bet there is a write up on the Wheelmen's site by now, www.wheelmen.org There were folks from all over the place, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, the US of caourse and I think even and Irishman made it too. Lots of fun, nicely put together and the setting was great. I was amazed at the number of replicas out there although there were quite a few originals as well. I got to show my new hybrid bike and got a very nice response. Thank you to all that rode it and gave comment.
I'll try to post some pics of the event if I can and am looking forward to going to another meet eventually although the drive out from CA. was a long one!
For any one interested, if you get the chance to go to the annual meet, go. You will see a bunch, learn some things and of course meet some great people.

Greg Barron
RBR Inc. USA

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AGE / VALUE:   Original Hi-Wheel posted by: Pastor Anaya on 7/26/2002 at 2:48:24 AM
Our bike shop that we bought recently has a 48" wooden wheel that has been in the display window. It looks to be in excellent condition. We also have a couple other antique wooden wheel bicycles in the diplay window. Where can I find out the value of these items?

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AGE / VALUE:   New Hybrid G&J Bike done! posted by: Greg Barron on 7/19/2002 at 3:04:55 AM
Yippie, I got the prototype bike done and ready to go to the Colorado meet next week. It is sweet, looks good and rides nicely. It incorporates the G&J head, neck, bar clamps and grips with a bunch of my stock and custom parts to make what I think is a really nice replica. If anyone is interested in seeing pics, then email me and I'll send a few off to you. I figure the new bikes to go for $2200 and I can make you a 38". 48" or 52" bike.

Greg

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   New Hybrid G&J Bike done! posted by Mike on 8/2/2002 at 1:48:30 PM
Hi everone, I was lucky and got to test drive Gregs new bike
last week.
I have to say the bike rides very smooth, and has nice and
easy acceleration quality.
It's a excellent bike and congratulations to Greg.
If you love High wheelers, this is a very good hybrid replica,
and owners of this new bike will be proud to be seen ridding one.
Don't miss this chance to see and ride the future of a new generation
of high wheelers. Best of luck with the new bike Greg.
Stay on top
Mike

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   New Hybrid G&J Bike done! posted by Mike on 8/2/2002 at 1:50:40 PM
Hi everone, I was lucky and got to test drive Gregs new bike
last week.
I have to say the bike rides very smooth, and has nice and
easy acceleration quality.
It's a excellent bike and congratulations to Greg.
If you love High wheelers, this is a very good hybrid replica,
and owners of this new bike will be proud to be seen ridding one.
Don't miss this chance to see and ride the future of a new generation
of high wheelers. Best of luck with the new bike Greg.
Stay on top
Mike

          RE:AGE / VALUE: New Hybrid G&J Bike done! posted by ken kettlewell on 8/4/2002 at 1:26:12 PM
I need large diameter bike tubes. I have been looking for a long time can you tell me where you will get the tubes for 38" 48" and 52" bikes? I would like to have the 48" or 52" x 1.25 if possible. Please email me and tell me what you have or if you can help. I will go from there. thank you




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MISC:   Clip ons? posted by: Larry on 7/8/2002 at 5:01:45 PM
What components were considered 'clip-ons' on turn of the century bicycles?
Thanks, its an argument with just a tiny wager for the correct answer.....
Larry

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          RE:MISC:   Clip ons? posted by brian on 7/10/2002 at 3:59:49 AM
"Clip ons" was a term for early bicycle motors and motor wheels.

          RE:MISC:   Clip ons? posted by brian on 7/10/2002 at 3:59:56 AM
"Clip ons" was a term for early bicycle motors and motor wheels.

          RE:RE:MISC:   Clip ons? posted by Larry on 7/10/2002 at 4:59:43 PM
Thanks for your response....

          RE:MISC:   Clip ons? posted by Greg on 7/10/2002 at 11:23:26 PM
Do you mean like, hub lamps, watch holders, odometers, bags, different grips and replacement saddles?




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AGE / VALUE:   Is this a good deal posted by: Oliver on 7/8/2002 at 3:44:07 AM
I recently found a rideable reproduction Hi-Wheeler made by Boneshaker Bicycle Replicas Inc. in Atlanta, GA. It had a solid rubber tire and appeared to have a 36" to 48" front wheel. I'm sorry I'm not for sure on the exact size of the wheel. The person selling the Hi-wheeler was asking $800 but came down to $600. He also told me his father paid $1,200 for it brand new. Is this a good buy or could I buy a new one at about this same price? If anyone has a good rideable one for sale I am looking. Just thought I would ask the guys who would know.
A new Hi-Wheel admirer,
Oliver

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Is this a good deal posted by Greg on 7/10/2002 at 11:32:18 PM
Oliver,
It sounds like you found one of our bikes in used condition. Used they are worth from whatever someone will pay to full retail. That being said, my bikes start in at $799 and go up to $1495 with a $2200 model on the way. If the bike you are looking at is in good shape and you want it, then $600 is a good deal as you won't be paying retail or freight from California. Best deal for you if it is a 48" wheel. Good luck.

Greg

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Is this a good deal posted by Lynn on 8/13/2002 at 8:20:07 PM
I have a used one of these for sale in DC. I have a picture at home at this address. If you are interested I will email you. Also have three Wheelmen age appropriate ladies bikes for sale. I was a Wheelman for years and now am moving on. I did a century on one of the ladies bikes.




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WANTED:   MOTOR WHEEL posted by: brian on 7/7/2002 at 9:12:38 PM
Wanted Smith, Briggs or Dayton Motor Wheel. Should be fairly complete. Also consider other early bicycle motors.

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          RE:WANTED:   MOTOR WHEEL posted by bill on 1/8/2003 at 2:01:15 AM
Ihave a briggs motor wheel it last ran in 1963, not restored in fair shape the casting is broken where it mounts to the bicycle but other thaan that it is compleate.




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FOR SALE:   48" RBR High wheel for sale posted by: Marty Chin on 7/7/2002 at 6:54:55 PM
48" Ridable Bicycle Replica High Wheel, recent total restoration and upgrade to classic model. New: black power coated frame and fork, head set, handlebars and stem (old style-stronger forged steel) re-nickled, torpedo grips, bell and oil lamp, classic saddle. Front hub & rim re-nickled, added stainless steel spokes, new axle bearings and tire, new rear wheel. The new Classic sells for $1,295.00 + $200.00 stainless steel spoke upgrade + tax $123.34 = $1,618.34 on RBR site, considering the high price of most replicas on the market today $1,600 is a bargain. I love this bike it's a joy to ride, arthritis in my arms and hands getting worse, sucks getting old, makes it difficult to ride all of my upright bikes, still love bicycling may buy a new greenspeed or A.S. Engineering trike. So make me an offer before it hits EBAY asking $1,200.00 obo.

Bay Marine Diesel
909 Oak St.
Alameda, CA. 94501
(510) 435-8870

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          RE:FOR SALE:   48 (SOLD) posted by MARTY CHIN on 8/12/2002 at 8:06:57 AM
SOLD

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