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AGE / VALUE:   Royce Union posted by: Curtis Causey on 3/21/2010 at 8:46:57 AM
I have a Royce Union kids bike and it say Siouxe Brave on the chain gaurd. It is a pretty old bike that has the fake looking tank on it.
If anyone knows about this bike or is interested in it give me a shout.

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AGE / VALUE:Sears and Roebuck posted by: Josh on 3/13/2010 at 9:54:23 AM
Was wanting to get some info (age and value) of a sears and roebuck spyder mark vii. It has a three speed gear shift a banna seat and monkey handel bars. Its green in color and says spyder marrk vii on the chain gaurd.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Sears and Roebuck posted by kr on 3/18/2010 at 10:50:25 AM
wrong page- post to muscle bikes




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AGE / VALUE:Ernie Clements big wheel posted by: Bo Kvetko on 2/20/2010 at 6:32:17 PM
Hi,
I picked up a bicycle today and would like a little info on it please. It's what I believe is called a big wheel. It has Falcon decals on the tube behind the seat and also has a metal tag under the handle bars, that has "Falcon designed by Erine Clements". Thanks Bo

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AGE / VALUE:My last try posted by: Dave on 11/28/2009 at 9:02:38 AM
Hey gentlemen--I have two questions here.

Thought I'd try my luck on this board. Seems as though the "roadster group" only helps their own.

Anyways...


Does anyone know about the half mudguards that were on the front tires? Roughly, about what time were those being used?..... 1900's-1920's I'm guessing.

Also, I'm somewhat familiar with old Sturmey hubs. The ribbon pattern "Sturmey Archer 3 speed gears" is pre 1935. Undated, makes it pre 1932. But, what if it's an undated hub with "patent" between "Archer" and "3 speed" on it, still diagonally written but going the opposite direction? I've tried SA Heritage and couldn't find anything. Anyone have dates?

I do appreciate your help.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:My last try posted by DT on 11/28/2009 at 1:56:54 PM
You are way too new for this board, try www.thecabe.com

          RE:AGE / VALUE:My last try posted by ken on 11/30/2009 at 12:19:47 PM
Dave, DT means your _bike_ is too new. But this ain't the right board, unless you're pre- 1920. If you couldn't get what you needed on the roadster page, try
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/'hadland/gear.html
I think Tony Hadland's got links to everything Sturmey

          RE:AGE / VALUE:My last try posted by sam on 12/23/2009 at 8:01:16 PM
For what's it's worth,Tony Hadland will answer and talk to you about your old hubs if you email him---sam




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AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by: mark h on 11/17/2009 at 9:03:17 PM
i just picked up a hiwheel that was raced locally in the 1960s,not much is known about it other than stories.was in a shop window in the 1920s in town here victoria bc.it looks homemade and is my first hiwheel,i did not buy it for originality,i bought it to fix up and ride,i got 3 other bikes with it for a few hundred.i got a 1890s womans bike supposedly but will have to start looking for id points.[IMG]http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r41/beast775/painted1012.jpg[/IMG]

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by mark h on 11/17/2009 at 9:19:11 PM
forgot how to upload a photo?
[IMG]http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r41/beast775/painted1012.jpg[/IMG]

          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by mark h on 11/17/2009 at 9:21:47 PM
will try to put pictures in my bicycle madness intro on this site

          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by David Brown on 11/18/2009 at 8:52:01 AM
Hi Mark You say the bike looks home made . By some chance was it built by Jack Leonard in Victoria.
Dave

          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by mark h on 11/18/2009 at 9:03:03 AM
hello david,i got so much info,i picked up 4 bikes and each had a story.i dont know but i can find out.i have been looking at forks and frames from the 1890s and look suspiciously like the bike i have?time will tell.the rear tire is air and is flat if i hold the bike up there is not much of a fork rake.i will call the guy who i bought the bikes from and find out.is this person still around?

          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by mark h on 11/18/2009 at 10:01:31 AM
uuuhh the pennyfarthing pub,i cant believe i forgot about that.i need more sleep.my first ride will be there for sure afternoon tea!

          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by DT on 11/18/2009 at 9:05:35 PM
It is a repro, looks 20 years old or so.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by mark h on 11/19/2009 at 8:56:58 AM
thanks guys,i found there is some really old parts on the bike, which confused people.its a good start to rebuilding and riding,it is a mess.what does anyone use for tire rubber,i saw someone in japan use gas hose?im sure i will figure everything out but i like a headstart.thanks post pennyfarthing -pennyfarthing.i wont take up anymore space here with repop drivel....

          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by DT on 11/23/2009 at 9:23:49 AM
There is nothing really old on the bike, at least nothing older than the 60's or 70's era. You can get tire at www.hiwheel.com, it may be easier to send Greg the wheel or find someone who is local and knows what they are doing. Video is here if you want to find a machine and try it yourself. http://www.youtube.com/user/pelletman65#p/a/u/1/q0cLK8DWocg

Where are you located? I might be able to put you in touch with someone.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by mark h on 11/23/2009 at 9:37:36 PM
thanks dt,someone had handlebars from 1890s on it,and a calcium carbide lamp.they were rusted really bad.i have restored bicycles from the early 1900s as a hobby for 20 years now,but never got a chance to get a hiwheel till now.its gonna have to do.i will make it ride and work good,i plan on riding it.im in victoria bc canada.again thanks.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by DT on 11/25/2009 at 8:22:58 PM
I see, they look just like later bars! I'd contact someone from the Canada chapter of the Wheelmen to see if there is anyone on the West coast of Canada. I don't know anyone there who can help you. You should have help on the tire.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by mark h on 11/25/2009 at 8:39:16 PM
ya i took the pic after i took parts off.they were so rusted i used a dumbell to smack the handlebars off.i probably could try to make a machine to tighten wire but i can imagine it will be hard,pulleys and such.small space jeez wut did i get myself into!ha.the one on the machine is loose anyways and split in a couple of spots.what rubber is that used for tires?with a small hole in it.i will try the ca wheelmen.again thanks for helpin a noobie out.i plan on riding it come spring,it even has a bent axle on one side.wut a mess.but im not scared of it!

          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by mark h on 11/25/2009 at 9:04:55 PM
that video was excellent.the guy wiring the wheel very good.is that industrial rubber?where do you buy it?

          RE:AGE / VALUE:looks to be a homemade ordinary posted by DT on 11/26/2009 at 1:55:51 PM
Thanks. The rubber is available from Ray Rittenhouse IN Wheelmen, or Greg Barron at www.hiwheel.com Greg puts it on tying one end of the wire to a pallet rack and the other to a comealong and pulls it and I think twists it. There are various ways to do it. Call Greg, he'll explain




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FOR SALE:1898 STODDARD CYGNET BICYCLE VERY RARE BIKE WOOD WHEEL posted by: nitrodaze on 11/13/2009 at 8:00:37 PM
The 1898 Stoddard Cygnet is being auctioned at no reserve on Ebay,This is one of five known!Ebay# 290369910386

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          RE:FOR SALE:1898 STODDARD CYGNET BICYCLE VERY RARE BIKE WOOD WHEEL posted by walter branche on 11/24/2009 at 12:19:54 PM
bike is up to 1,670.00 with 5 days to go

          RE:FOR SALE:1898 STODDARD CYGNET BICYCLE VERY RARE BIKE WOOD WHEEL posted by walter branche on 11/29/2009 at 3:03:41 PM
2 hours to go and the cygnet has reached 5,600 ,

          RE:RE:FOR SALE:1898 STODDARD CYGNET BICYCLE VERY RARE BIKE WOOD WHEEL posted by walter branche on 11/29/2009 at 6:00:44 PM
cygnet sold for 11,100




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WANTED:Early 1900s motorbikes and motorcycles and parts posted by: Dave on 10/25/2009 at 11:29:40 AM
If you have any early 1900s, or anything older than 1925 motorcycle and motorbikes or motorized bicycles and parts, just let me know. I pay good money for motors, frames, projects, forks, tanks, wheels, etc. The parts can be in any condition. Email me at dmk441@yahoo.com or call (920)627-2163 , thanks.
Dave Koenig
WI

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AGE / VALUE:1897 Rollfast Rickshaw posted by: JS on 10/24/2009 at 6:29:11 AM
Hey guys-

Just posted pics on my blog of an 1897 Rollfast pedi-cab which might interest you. IN all likelihood it is NOT a 1897 Rollfast but may have pieces or repro pieces of one.

Let me know your thoughts.

http://www.flyingpigeonproject.org

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AGE / VALUE:stoddard womens bike posted by: Bill on 10/23/2009 at 9:23:37 PM
I found a Stoddard wood wheel bike in a barn ,very original,its a womens bike with a circlular frame going over the rear wheel,anyone with info?

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:stoddard womens bike posted by walter branche on 10/25/2009 at 9:37:35 AM
hi, send a photo to me and i will tell you about the bike, if you want to sell the bike let me know what you want .. thanks walter branche ,, wbranche@cfl.rr.com

          RE:AGE / VALUE:stoddard womens bike posted by nitrodaze on 10/25/2009 at 11:12:26 PM
Ive been informed that this is a 1898 Stoddard Cygnet ,There is a picture of this bicycle in The Pryor Dodge Collection.

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:stoddard womens bike posted by ken on 11/5/2009 at 2:34:24 PM
this is exciting, please post pictures.




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AGE / VALUE:old unicycle posted by: kenneth on 10/17/2009 at 9:16:50 AM
i have a old unicycle looking for someone who can answer a few questions for me.the tire has schwinn spitfire 26 / 1.75 to fit hook bead rim only printed on it.the seat has a tag on back that reads persons worcester mass. u.s.a. .i have searched for pictures and information on line and had no luck.im guesing it is 50's or 60's but not sure.if anyone can help me please respond.

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MISC:Richmond Bicycle Company? posted by: Pete Storm on 10/4/2009 at 9:16:08 PM
Hi all,

Wondering if anyone has any information about the Richmond Bicycle Company of Richmond, IN. Seemed to be active between 1895-1898 and I've found a few court filings
pertaining to their apparent bankruptcy around 1900-1901 as well as mentions of their showing at certain cycle trade shows.

Still need to take some pics and look for model designations but my father bought me a bike made by Richmond Bicycle Company a few years after I got into road racing and now that my stable of bikes is growing, I'm finding more interest in collecting I'd really appreciate any info you can provide.


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          RE:MISC:Richmond Bicycle Company? posted by DT on 10/5/2009 at 4:43:13 PM
Have you looked at the brands list on the Wheelmen website?

          RE:MISC:Richmond Bicycle Company? posted by Pete on 10/5/2009 at 5:14:00 PM
Well turns out this may very well be a Franken-bike but we'll see what people have to say.

It's obviously been repainted sloppily and may have been silver originally. Badge may not even go with the bike. Also seems someone's been riding it with the bottom bracket axle broken so the chainring has sliced into the chainstay and crankarms won't remain parallel.

Hubs have "made in england" on them and tires are Goodyear 28 x 1 1/2 marked "Fits British F10 rim". Pedal have (seemingly) "Made in Germany" on the end caps and some letters inside of a four leaf clover.

Pics are here. Note: when you click on the picture you can get the largest size by clicking on "All Sizes" above the picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2701504...7622399991079/

          RE:RE:MISC:Richmond Bicycle Company? posted by pete on 10/5/2009 at 5:16:14 PM
Yes, took at look at the database. Good info. Hope that some eyes on it will be even more helpful.

          RE:RE:MISC:Richmond Bicycle Company? posted by pete on 10/5/2009 at 6:58:49 PM
Correction: BB axle isn't broken, right side crank just wasn't aligned with hole in right side cup so it was slipping.

          RE:MISC:Richmond Bicycle Company? posted by Pete on 10/6/2009 at 8:08:59 AM
Anyone have any sources for saddles with narrow enough rail spacing to fit this kind of mount?




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WANTED:Bicycle tire and tube posted by: James Baertschiger on 10/4/2009 at 6:41:02 PM
Reconditioning a small high wheel bike. Need a rear tire and tube. Old one was made in England, Dunlop Junior 11inch X 1 3/4 inch tire.Someone has to know where to find something like that. Having hard time locating. Please help!

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          RE:WANTED:Bicycle tire and tube posted by Pete on 10/6/2009 at 12:02:30 PM
Well if you feel like buying something from Iceland they have what you want right now!

http://sports.shop.ebay.ie/i.html?_nkw=11+x+1+3%2F4&_sacat=27954&_trksid=m270&Condition=!&_dmpt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&_odkw=47-222&_osacat=27954

          RE:RE:WANTED:Bicycle tire and tube posted by Pete on 10/6/2009 at 12:03:32 PM
Sellers are in UK, not Iceland, sorry




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MISC:highwheel bike store posted by: Gala on 10/2/2009 at 9:43:32 PM
Hello, my husband has a 48” boneshaker thus my interest in highwheels. I am doing a marketing research on opening up a highwheel bike shop in San Francisco area. A dedicated store to high wheelers, not your ordinary bike store. I want to ask you if you would come in to a dedicated bike store for high wheels and other such vintage bikes to learn more, compare, repair, trade, learn to ride and purchase a high wheel bike. Any feedback would be appreciated if you as customers would support such a business entity. What would you like to have in the shop, how much would you pay for services, what services?
Thanks in advance and happy riding to all!
Gala

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          RE:MISC:highwheel bike store posted by DT on 10/3/2009 at 6:04:31 AM
I don't think it would be a smart business idea. There isn't THAT much of a market to support and enterprise like that.




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AGE / VALUE:1955 Sears Beachcomber posted by: Nick on 9/17/2009 at 11:40:44 AM
Hey, I've been holding on to a mint condition 1955 Sears beachcomber - but sadly it's time to let it go. I've got a pretty good idea on its value, but wanted another opinion.

Thanks for your time-

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:1955 Sears Beachcomber posted by NIck\ on 9/18/2009 at 10:31:20 AM
I guess this isn't the right place for me to post this question.....

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:1955 Sears Beachcomber posted by ken on 9/18/2009 at 1:10:05 PM
correct, you want Balloon/middleweight




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AGE / VALUE:Red Vista Trike posted by: Bertha Zuno on 9/16/2009 at 9:17:26 PM
We purchased a Vista three wheel bike with a large basket in back for $20.00. Front tire has a brake hub and three speed gear changer on the right handle bar. Gears change with a mini chain not a cable. Would like more info about this bike...year.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Red Vista Trike posted by ken on 9/18/2009 at 12:13:28 PM
You got a bargain, Bertha. Is the 3-speed a Sturmey-Archer, Shimano, or something else?

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