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WANTED:   Tas-Spitz bike Motor Info Or Parts posted by: Chris J on 11/4/2000 at 10:53:49 PM
i am looking for info or parts on/for a tas-spitz bicycle motor.it is a front mounted motor. NEED INFO !!!!!

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WANTED:   HIGH WHEEL BIKE posted by: STEVE HAMILTON on 11/1/2000 at 7:40:12 PM
LOOKING FOR A HIGH WHEELER TO RIDE IN LOCAL PARADES. WHOULD BE INTERESTED IN ORIGINAL OR REPLICA.

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          RE:WANTED:   HIGH WHEEL BIKE posted by Annette & Greg on 4/24/2001 at 5:15:05 PM
We manufacture and sell replica hiwheel bicycles. If you are still interested in purchasing one please contact us via email or call 510-769-0980.
Thank you


          RE:RE:WANTED:   HIGH WHEEL BIKE posted by Robert Kam on 5/4/2001 at 2:19:18 PM
I am also interested in a high wheel reproduction Bike.
I believe a 48" will be best for me, I am 5' 10"
And very regular bike rider.
Can you tell me price ranges you offer.
Thanks




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MISC:   Glue for Singletubes? posted by: dave on 10/28/2000 at 8:03:06 PM
what is the best glue readily available for gluing a single tube tire to a wooden rim? what else do I need? (i.e. rimstrips?) I am starting to look for an early 1900's bike. I found the 28x1.5 tires at coker.com. are these good? They aren't cheap. Thanks for any advice......dave

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          RE:MISC:   Glue for Singletubes? posted by Brian on 11/5/2000 at 8:52:39 PM
Originally tires were cemented onto rims with shellac. You can use the same type of glue used for 10 speed sew up tires. No rim strip needed. The Coker and other repros I have seen are hollow core rubber - you can't fill with air. The valve stem is a dummy. They are rideable but very heavy unlike the originals. You are right they are expensive. You might try wired on tires like on old style wheelchairs. That tiring is available in bulk - try a wheel chair dealer they may have a source and should be able to install for you.




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WANTED:    posted by: Thomas M. Edfors on 10/27/2000 at 3:42:39 PM
Always seeking good original high wheel bicycles and hard tired safeties. Especially would
like a 52" Columbia. Am currently also actively seeking a good orignal boneshaker (velocipide)
with brake(For my wife.Really!).

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FOR SALE:   Bicycle Auction, Friday October 27 in Maine posted by: MaineMan on 10/23/2000 at 3:09:09 PM
This is a real auction, not like that other auction frequently doubleposted on this site...

Aegis Bicycle Company's vintage bicycle collection Auction Catalog, Friday, October 27, 2000

Details at: http://thomastonauctions.com/featurecatalog.html

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AGE / VALUE:   48" Ridable Replica posted by: Greg on 10/22/2000 at 5:51:35 AM
Just took my new R.R.Boneshaker for the first day ride, about
10 miles. My only complaint is my sore posterier, due to
the hard saddle. I think it is a good product, even though
many seem to critized it in this forum. What cualitative differences in others
would justify paying significantly more for either an original or
other brand? Thanks, Greg

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   48 posted by T-bike on 12/12/2000 at 4:16:59 AM
simply because the bike you have now is an insultm to high wheel bicycles, especially from a rider's point of view. I' ve been riding high wheel bikes for more than 17 years now, have won world titles and set records with them. the value of a decent quality build is immediately recogniseable, even with eyes closed. the ride is more responsive, the steering much more direct. the tubing is less prone to breaking and bending. important to you: on a decent penny one sits less 'in the saddle', but is more connected to the bike: legs, back position, hands anfd arms play a reate role in steering the bike and thus will get sore a lot less quickly - believe it from someone used to doing 60 miles four days per week...

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   48 posted by Greg Barron on 2/23/2001 at 5:20:42 PM
I may be biased because I build them, but the message left by T-bike is way out of line. Usually I don't respond to jabs like this from an elitist snob with no concept of what it takes to do what we do but this man singled me out and named my company so here I am.
According to T-bike, reproductions like the Rideable Replicas Hiwheels are an insult to hiwheel bicycles. That is his opinion and he is welcome to it but after 27 years of riding these kinds of bikes I have to say that not only are they not an insult to hiwheel bikes, they are a true service to an antique, outmoded and obsolete style of cycle. T-bikes opinion is an elitist, snobish view. Maybe he can afford a $3500 (cheap)dollar bike that he can't get parts for, might break from stress and age, is pretty much scarce as hens teeth and is tough to ship if you can find a decent example, but most people cannot or will not because they have more important uses for their money. For those people that want something like this then that is where we come in. We have been making Boneshakers now for 27 years, in that time we have promoted ALL hiwheel use. We supply a relatively inexpensive resonable facimile that is practically bulletproof and has a lifetime unconditional warranty on the frame and fork, if it breaks we replace it. He says my bikes break? Show me one! Of all the bikes we made, we have never, ever had a frame failure. Not Ever! Where do you get off T-bike? Show me a failure on one of my frames, I dare you! As far as the fork goes, I will cop to 5 failures, that ain't bad for nearly 5000 bikes made. All our parts are easy to get and easy to service. We, on average, make between 75 to 300 cycles a year. Who else on the planet can even come close to that? I have spoken with met or know about most of the repro people on the planet and we don't have a problem with each other so why must Mr. T-bike bum rap us like that? It seems to me that the service we provide to those people that are learning to ride, can't afford or can't find an original or don't want to risk breaking their original bike is a very valuable commodity.
I know a few Wheelmen that think the same way as I do and my opinion is that we have done more than anyone else to keep this style of cycle alive and viable than any other commercial entity in the world.
I don't appreciate the comments I read about my company and product. We have never tried to represent our bikes as originals or better, my bikes are reasonable facimiles done as inexpensively as possible to make them affordable, they are not cheap in any sense of the word and if there is anyone else out there that has a bone to pick, well, they can try to do a better job themselves. My bikes are a GOOD value for the money, let's see Mr. T-bike do a better job.

Sincerely,
Greg Baron
Rideable Bicycle Replicas
2329 Eagle Ave
Alameda, CA. 94501
510-769-0980




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MISC:   Rusty remains posted by: Will Herst on 10/21/2000 at 6:09:14 PM
I have access to the rusty remains of an old high wheeler. A pedal is missing and this is definitely a project!

Is anyine interested? I am in Northern Illinois and should get this bike out of a neighbor's garage within the next week, since a developer is razing the house.

-Will

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          RE:MISC:   Rusty remains posted by Ron on 12/20/2000 at 2:50:32 PM
Will, I am loking for a high wheeler strictly for the purpose of decoration in our craft room. What is your asking price for the rusty remains?

          RE:RE:MISC:   Rusty remains posted by Vin on 12/31/2000 at 8:01:32 AM
This has been sold.




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WANTED:   wood rims posted by: Grant on 10/19/2000 at 8:02:29 PM
Does anyone make new wood rims? I don't need any, just wondering.
They don't look very hard to make but I heard you can't get them
anymore? Am I misinformed or what?

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WANTED:   Restorations posted by: Matt Hoofer on 10/19/2000 at 9:15:45 AM
I represent a small historical museum searching for someone to restore a saftey bicycle from approx. 1915. Preferably in the mid-west as the museum is in Kansas

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WANTED:   Looking for 13" +/- long spokes posted by: Jeff Archer on 10/17/2000 at 2:20:48 PM
I am looking for a source for 13" spokes for a 30" diameter wood wheel. 12.5" seems to be the longest available, any ideas?
Thanks
Jeff

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          RE:WANTED:   Looking for 13 posted by Greg Barron on 2/23/2001 at 5:25:05 PM
I make a bunch of different thickness and length spokes, drop me a line and let me know what you need.
Greg




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WANTED:   Gormully & Jeffery posted by: Doug Kennedy on 10/16/2000 at 10:03:38 AM
Looking for information and photos for a 1880-1887 Gormully Jeffery American Ideal. Need photos of seat & break system.
Thanks Doug

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MISC:   Ridable Replicas posted by: Greg Pakis on 9/29/2000 at 3:52:59 PM
HEllo, I currently have a Coker tire 36" high wheel, with
air filled tires and brakes. Looking for something more
authenic, specifically a 48" Ridable Replica. I'm wondering
if the ride is comfortable enough for a 15 mile day ride.
Any advise?
Thanks, Greg

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          RE:MISC:   Ridable Replicas posted by Steven on 10/10/2000 at 1:32:09 PM
If you can find it and it fits your budget, go for an original in riding shape. The ridable replicas are poor examples of highwheels. I have ridden one over a thousand miles but would never do it now that I have experienced riding a 'real' one.




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MISC:   Improvements in our archive search engines posted by: Menotomy Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 9/17/2000 at 9:08:14 AM
We've just made some more changes to the search engines of our Discussion Area Archives.
You can now search our entire 5 years of archives, from 1995 to the present.

Click on "Search Our Discussion Area Archives" in the dropdown list at the top of this page, or access the Vintage Bicycle Archive Search engines from our home page.

Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com

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MISC:   My New Old High Wheel posted by: dave on 9/14/2000 at 4:53:18 PM
I just picked up my first high wheel, a 52" 1888 Columbia Expert. I have my first header out of the way. Fortunately, the bike fell on top of me,so there was only a scratch to the bike. I put on quite few miles already this week,with no additional road rashes. If anyone is thinking of getting that first hi-wheel, I highly recommend that you Do It!!!!!

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          RE:MISC:   My New Old High Wheel posted by Tom on 11/8/2000 at 7:36:09 PM
Two quick questions: (1)Can you tell me where I might locate a source for used Hi-Wheeler? (2)Do you who I can recommend my european relatives should turn to for replacement rubber for three Hi-Wheelers they took back from the USA in 1976?




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FOR SALE:   1896 liberty ladies safety wood rims posted by: Phil Scott on 8/30/2000 at 5:57:24 AM
1896 Liberty ladies safety bike,plunger front brake,wood rims, leather saddle(needs restored)-$275

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