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AGE / VALUE:   Hi wheel bicycles posted by: mbarron@barrongroup.com on 11/27/2001 at 7:57:16 AM
Certain elitists have said the hiwheels from rideable bicycle replicas is not a PURE HIWHEEL however a PURE HIWHEEL evolved thru many different changes and the currant cost can be any where from $10,000 up to $20,000. For those people who want to experience the thrill of riding a big wheel bicycle and do not have the money to pay for a PURE hiwheel, the hiwheel made by rideable bicycle replicas provides the SAME unique thrills of an antique hiwheel WITH OUT the very Hi price, as they usually sell for under $1000, is easier to ride for a novice and steers much easier. It comes with a large front wheel up to 72" or smaller, 16" rear wheel that will with stand the falls and collisions much better than an original that can cost much much more. It has the same hard rubber tires that the originals, comes in red or black, It is not a exact duplicate of an original nor does it pretend to be, It was built to give a person the thill of riding as high as 5 foot above the ground and ALWAYS attracts attention and a million questions about it. Unless you want to be the center of attraction stay off of one.

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FOR SALE:   wood non metal clad rim 27" posted by: todjob on 11/24/2001 at 4:51:37 AM
i dont know what its worth make me an offer i cant refuse its a bit out of whack and the splice joint is a lil bit bowed out from the tube wheel looks repairable though bearings work i can send pics. S&H is $9.00

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          RE:FOR SALE:   wood non metal clad rim 27 posted by todjob on 11/24/2001 at 4:55:46 AM
front rim what its off of i dont know email me direct if interested




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AGE / VALUE:   Child's High Wheel? Help! posted by: Crystal Kautz on 11/23/2001 at 3:34:41 AM
I have an old child's high wheel bicycle. The wheels are wood w/metal rims, front wheel 24", back wheel 10", metal spokes, has a circular metal stand to hold bike upright. No numbers on bike that I can find. I'd greatly appreciate any info on this bike. Thanks...

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WANTED:   Wanted Hi-Wheeler posted by: Alan Holloway on 11/22/2001 at 5:15:01 AM
looking for information,are there any kits or information on building a Hi-Wheeler. I have a complete machine shop to manufacture what ever parts that are required.

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          RE:WANTED:   Wanted Hi-Wheeler posted by Greg on 11/29/2001 at 6:54:03 PM
Alan,
Don't know if I can help you but I'd be happy to try if you want to contact me. You can get me by email or call me at 510-769-0980

Greg Barron
Rideable Bicycle Replicas




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AGE / VALUE:   take a look! posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 11/21/2001 at 8:55:46 PM
E- bay item # 1036372409 Rare 1890 Racing Antique Bicycle
look at that huge sprocket!
not my auction, no relation to seller

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AGE / VALUE:   Year of a Iver Johnson Motobike. posted by: Nelson on 11/19/2001 at 9:02:06 PM
I would like to know the age of a Iver Johnson motobike. The serial number in the seat post is 533589. I was told is was from the 30's but I really don't know. Anybody here that can help me to find out?
Thanks,

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AGE / VALUE:   Windsor posted by: Ryan on 11/19/2001 at 7:49:01 AM
i have recently aquired a very old road bike and was hoping to find out its aproximate age/value etc. it is black with the name Windsor painted beautifully all over it and ornate lugwork. the wheels are steel rimmed with a 3spd x 1spd flip hub(light vew, i think) on the rear. tyres are Michelin World Tour 32-630 (27 x 1 1/4)inscribed on the gears at the reart is 'Merveille Marquee Derosee made in France. the brakes are M something Speedoler and are odd looking sidepulls. many of the parts in shape seem to be from around the 1920's. any information would be greatly apreciated!

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WANTED:   Single tube tires posted by: Randy on 11/17/2001 at 3:11:04 AM
I'm interested in a set of 28" singletube tires. Does antone know who sells them besides Coker?

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          RE:WANTED: Single tube tires posted by bill on 11/17/2001 at 6:58:10 PM
Harper Machine and Manufacturing, Dunbar Ave, Dunbar, West Virginia, makes 28" singletube tires that ride very well. I rode a set on a century ride from Erie, Pa. to Buffalo, NY., in 95 degree heat this summer with no problems. There were at least 7-8 sets used by other riders also. The last I checked earlier this summer, the price was $85.00 per tire including shipping.




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AGE / VALUE:   Original Columbia Expert on Ebay posted by: Greg Barron on 11/16/2001 at 7:22:16 PM
Got an email today from a customer with an original Columbia Expert for sale on Ebay it is Item # 1034091625 He has pictures posted so you can see it and a description. Currently it's at $1200 plus freight.

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AGE / VALUE:   48" RBR bike for sale on ebay posted by: anon on 11/13/2001 at 1:58:37 AM
There is currently a 48" RBR hiwheel up for sale on ebay with 2 days left in the sale. It is currently at $305 dollars and looks to be in good shape for those interested. The item number is 1028514721. Check it out.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   48 posted by Greg on 11/17/2001 at 2:12:39 AM
Sold for $510, ok deal.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   48 posted by Brian on 12/1/2001 at 4:32:06 AM
That one went to Summerville, S.C. My second!




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WANTED:   ECLAT TIRES posted by: STEVE MOSKOWITZ on 11/12/2001 at 7:17:41 PM
i AM LOOKING TO PURCHASE TIRES SIMLAR TO ONES MADE IN AKRON, OHIO IN THE 50'S BY A COMPANY CALLED ECLAT. SIZE IS 16 x 1.75. i NEED 4...ANY INFO WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

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AGE / VALUE:   BICYCLE SWAP MEET NOVEMBER 18TH posted by: Joe on 11/11/2001 at 3:12:22 AM
WE WILL BE HAVING OUR LAST SHOW OF THE YEAR IN SWANSEA, MA ON NOVEMBER 18TH AT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL. VENDOR SPOTS FOR THIS SHOW IS 10.00. PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR DIRECTIONS. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE....

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WANTED:   Parts for my 30's Iver Johnson posted by: Nelson on 11/9/2001 at 12:30:10 AM
I need some parts to restore my 30's Iver Johnson. Does anyone here have them or can help me to locate them?
Please help.
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Nelson

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WANTED:   Coaster brake information posted by: G. Scott Jamieson on 10/22/2001 at 1:43:26 AM
Looking for information on bicycle coaster brakes that bear the following patent dates (US) 581654, April 27, 1897; 582600, May 11, 1897 and 623498, April 18, 1899 that may or may not bear the name of the inventor, J.H. Bullard of Springfield, MA. These were also patented in many other countries but like many things Bullard will probably not carry his name so the patent dates are crucial. Wanted for informational research purposes only-thank you

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          RE:WANTED:   Coaster brake information posted by Joel on 10/23/2001 at 4:20:48 PM
No expert here but didn't New Departure make the first coaster brake around that time? I believe I read that somewhere. Take a look at EBAY item # 1019764306 ND model A hubs.

          RE:RE:WANTED:   Coaster brake information posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 11/21/2001 at 9:17:16 PM
Stay on it, this will be a tough nut to crack.




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MISC:   Identity of Boneshaker posted by: Ian on 10/21/2001 at 8:06:19 AM
Hi, Can anyone help to identify and date a recently discovered boneshaker frame. It looks very similar in shape to the Sargent pictured in Donald Adams book (page 26) but it has a small oval brass plate riveted to the seat mount spring bar that says "MEREDITHS, BANKSIDE, LONDON SE".It is also very much like the "English Boneshaker" pictured on page 9 of Nick Clayton's book and in plate 12 of Bartleets but the number of spokes in the front wheel is different to each of these. It has a pivoted brake lever acting on the front of the rear wheel but the handle bar appears to clamp tight in two split clamps on the top of the head so the brake was not operated by twisting the bars. It has a wooden front hub with iron bands around it and holes for 14 spokes. There are no spokes or rims with it. The pedals are wooden but may not be original as they do not seem to be as well made as the hub. The frame is all cast iron? and has the foot rests and decorative curlique out the front. Was Merediths a maker or maybe an importer? Any clues or ideas on what else to look for or where much appreciated.

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