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MISC:   p.s. posted by: j. on 7/7/2002 at 7:18:35 AM
I just posted a message about a site for purchasing saddle
for high-wheel bike, but don't see that my email address went through for any replies. It is: Mrellerger@aol.com.
Thanks.

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WANTED:    posted by: j. on 7/7/2002 at 7:18:35 AM
I'm looking for a web site where I may purchase a new saddle
for a reproduction high-wheel "boneshaker" bike. If anyone
has any info to pass along, it would be greatly appreciated.
Please email responses to my address.
Many thanks!

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          RE:WANTED:    posted by Greg on 7/10/2002 at 11:26:53 PM
Well, if you have one of our bikes and it needs a saddle, you can come right to us to get one if need be. You can go to my site and see what we offer at www.hiwheel.com I also have a seat that isn't pictured.
Greg Barron
RBR Inc.




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AGE / VALUE:   BSA Ordinary posted by: Nelson Frazier on 7/7/2002 at 1:07:22 AM
I have recently obtained a 50" Ordinary which I believe to have been manufactured by BSA. There are very few markings, but the bearing cases are marked The "B.S.A." Patent 5991. Other markings are B 1 located in several places and 247 on the brake mounting plate. If anyone has any information on this bike it would be greatly appreciated.

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MISC:   Mini high wheel opinions? posted by: Robert. on 7/4/2002 at 6:35:59 AM
Does anyone have one of these? If so...I'd appreciate your opinon on it. Thanks.

Here it is:
http://www.hiwheel.com/antique_replicas/mini_highwheel.htm

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          RE:MISC:   Mini high wheel opinions? posted by Greg on 7/6/2002 at 2:08:56 AM
Hey, check it out! It's one of my mini H/W bikes! I can tell you all about it, it is an Indian made 28 inch model bike with air tires. It isn't the highest quality bike I've ever imported but it is a fun little toy and a great value for the money... yes, I know, I'm pimping my own stuff but it is a good value for the dollar. A person would be hard pressed to make one for the same amount or even find one for the same amount. Another thing, I just got another load of in and these are made in China. Same price, higher quality, much better bike but the frame is smaller. If you are a large person get the Indian bike, if you are average or small, get the Chinese bike. You can get me direct at 510-769-0980 or gbarron@barrongroup.com. I have them in stock for immediate delivery. $35 UPS for pretty much anywhere in the lower 48.

Greg




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AGE / VALUE:   2" BB cups posted by: sam on 6/30/2002 at 12:27:38 PM
Anyone got bottom bracket parts for a Mead that has a 2" I.D. BB shell.

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AGE / VALUE:   COLUMBIA HI-WHEELER posted by: mary on 6/25/2002 at 9:42:31 PM
I HAVE A OLD FRIEND THAT HAS A 1890 COLUMBIA HI-WHEELER
FRONT 60IN & BACK 17IN COLOR BLACK, (GREAT CONDITION)EXCEPT RUBBER ON WHEELS,OLD & CRACKED THERE ORIGINALS,HAS CARBINE LIGHTS,AND DIMOND SHAPE PEDDLES,HAVE PAPERS ON IT.
HE WOULD LIKE TO GET A PRICE OF WHAT ITS WORTH.
THANKS FOR YOU HELP
MARY

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   COLUMBIA HI-WHEELER posted by Greg on 6/27/2002 at 12:14:37 AM
Send pictures, Columbias go from $500 to $10000. A 60" bike is kinda rare but without good pics to evaluate or without seeing it in person there is no way to establish a price for the bike. I recently saw two Columbia experts one cost $1300 the other cost $2200, both rideable and original and the cheaper bike was the better bike, go figure... Price is subjective to market, quality and availability. You can send me pics if you have them and I'll tell you what I think if you like... for what that's worth.
Greg Barron
RBR Inc.




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AGE / VALUE:   Iver Johnson "trust the truss" posted by: Dick Baseley on 6/25/2002 at 1:35:33 PM
I acquired an early(1910-1920?) Iver Johnson. It has wooden rims in fine condition, a ND model D coaster brake, original seat, as well as all parts appear to be original. Western auto giant inflatable tires(no tube). 2 large glass reflectors and a green and white metal Waltham licence plate on rear fender. Is this a collectors item, or scrap metal?

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Iver Johnson posted by Greg on 6/27/2002 at 12:21:02 AM
Sure it is collectible, lots of folks love those style bikes, do some research on it, take some pics, send em out to interested people and see if you can sell it. Shouldn't be too hard.

Good luck,
Greg




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AGE / VALUE:   high wheeler posted by: wr on 6/22/2002 at 2:00:09 PM
I have an opportunity to purchase a period high wheeler, I don't know anything about it other than it is complete and works. Is 500.00 an unreasonable offer or too much?
I can get more info about it.

WR

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   high wheeler posted by Greg Barron on 6/27/2002 at 12:24:46 AM
If the bike is an original high wheel bike and it is rideable then cough up the 500 and run to get it... if on the other hand, it is a repro, my own bikes included, then $500 may be all it is worth. You need to find out what it is and see if it is complete, determine condition and if it is indeed rideable. Get more info and post it up here, you'll get all kinds of feedback.

Greg




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MISC:   Eagle oil can/dispenser posted by: Tom on 6/12/2002 at 2:31:45 AM
Hi-
Anyone out there interested in trading an Eagle bicycle oil can for Star bicycle oil can?

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AGE / VALUE:   Victorian Culture and the Bicycle posted by: Applejane on 6/10/2002 at 3:05:43 PM
Dear Bicycle enthusiasts:

I am a graduate student at Auburn University, Auburn, AL doing research on the impact of the bicycle on Victorian culture. If anyone has info that I can use or knows of resources that would be useful, please e-mail me.

Thanks,

Applejane

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Victorian Culture and the Bicycle posted by Greg Barron on 6/18/2002 at 2:38:30 AM
You may be able to contact some of the living history societies for some help as well as try going to www.wheelmen.org and inquiring there for help.
Good luck.
Greg




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WANTED:   1" spoke nipples posted by: Tom on 6/9/2002 at 9:02:39 PM
Is there anyone or any company who makes the 1" or longer spoke nipples. I have a few pairs of wood rims and steel clad rims from the early 1900's. I need the nipples for these. I can get the spokes that I need. I could use 225 of these. Email addresses or web sites would be appreciated.

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FOR SALE:   Turn of the Century Liberty Bicycle posted by: Ray on 6/4/2002 at 6:35:38 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2109532422

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MISC:   Bicycle Expo and Swap Meet!! posted by: Greg on 5/31/2002 at 5:44:09 PM
June 8 and 9 is the Mackinaw City Michigan Bicycle Expo. This expo will feature mountain and road bikes as well as classic bikes. The classic bike show will feature 3 catagories, Best Early Classic(pre 1930), Best Mid Classic(1930-1960), and best late classic(post 1960). There will be one winner per catagory and they will recieve $100 and a plaque. There will be road courses for bike rides, safety courses for families, corporate reps from several bicycle companies. This is a complete expo featuring all aspects of bicycling and should be a great time. Email me with any questions or for hotel accomodations.

Thanks, Greg

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MISC:   Austrian highwheelers posted by: Joe on 5/30/2002 at 5:47:31 AM
Has anyone here ever owned, ridden, seen or had any experience with a highwheeler from the WUK group in Austria? Their site is here:

http://www.wuk.at/hochrad/index_eng.php

Most of the pages are in German. Their machines are not replicas as such, but modern designs inspired by an original Hillman bike with a double-V fork. They look interesting.

Thanks for your thoughts...

- Joe

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          RE:MISC:   Austrian highwheelers posted by teun on 6/5/2002 at 10:25:55 AM
I've ridden and seen these bikes. The guy who started making them actually wrote his thesis on the front wheel tensioning (interesting read...).
They're actually quite o.k. to ride once you get over the not-too-stable front fork. Only real drawback is the air tired rear wheel is is prone to 'bouncing' on bad roads.
As for looks: UGLY!! spokes have no head, just an s-bend where the head should be. rear wheel as told: thick and small, front wheel uses alloy (flat) rim, no tapering on most of the backbones, handlebar: classic style is o.k., the rest is, well, not nice to look at.

hope this helps. If more questions: just ask.




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FOR SALE:   Highwheel rear wheel spokes F/S posted by: Stephen T on 5/26/2002 at 2:07:44 AM
Hello Folks,
I have eleven nickel rear spokes for a highwheel bicycle and wondered if there are any takers.
I have pictures and the dimensions are:
.125 thick, by 6.232 long.
$25. shipped in US. Thanks.
Also I wondered if in the past if there were any highwheel
bicycles made with clincher rear rims that measured 14 inches?

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