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AGE / VALUE:   1920's Columbia Truss frame Bicycle posted by: jeffrikins on 7/12/2008 at 11:05:08 AM
I have recently aquired an old columbia truss frame bike. I am having a heck of a time finding out more info. I know that alot of records were lost in a fire, but is there anyway I can get more info about it. It appears to be identical to the 1926 Archbar Superb on Columbia's webpage, but it is not blue (its green). Any out there that can shed some light on this bike. It had 28" Wooden wheels, a troxel seat, new departure coaster hub, and a fold down rear stand. I can send pics if needed. Thanks in advance. J-

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FOR SALE:   Mead Cycle Co. Ranger posted by: Joshua Sherwood on 7/6/2008 at 1:44:42 PM
I have a Mead Cycle Co. Ranger that is in need of some TLC as it has been in my garage for 40 years. Should I refurbish it before selling or sell "as is" ? How do I know what year it was produced also?


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          RE:FOR SALE:   Mead Cycle Co. Ranger posted by ken on 7/16/2008 at 10:51:52 AM
Don't do anything besides cleaning.
Some of the Meads are Schwinn-built and can be identified as such by the hardware. Before 1925 or so they weren't. There are catalogs posted somewhere - sorry I don't have a URL.




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MISC:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/28/2008 at 9:10:52 AM
As posted before the Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap is coming again this year on Sunday July 20th on the grounds of the Larz Anderson Automobile Museum, 15 Newton st., Brookline, MA 02445.

Entry charge for adults is $10, for children $5.00. This covers entry into the show with bikes etc. There is no additional charge for entering bikes into the show or swap meet spaces.

The Museum has a new staff on board headed by Tyler Burns, Assistant Director, as of a few months ago, and for everyone involved in the show it brings a breath of fresh air to the Museum and our show.

Friend Maurice Bresnahan, and Co-Chairman of the show & Tyler Burns of the Museum have worked out an agreement so we can now bring back the swap meet this year, so we can now revive the show to its original format. There will be no charge for the swap meet. We ask that everyone try and pre-register for the swap, although folks can show up the morning of the show to register. Set up time for the swap starts at 8:00AM.

We have about twenty table that the Museum has on hand, but once those are gone we will be renting the tables from a local supplier. There will be a $10.00 per table charge to rent a table once the initial supply of the Museum are all signed up for.

Set up time for the Concourse or bike show will begin at 9:00AM, but for those attending the Vintage Ride, staff will be on hand to register the bikes by 8:30. Pre-registration is not necessary for the Concourse, but we would like to know what you are bringing so we can publish it as a preview to the list.

As we do every year, voting for the Concourse will be by "Popular Choice" voting of everyone attending as ours is not a Concourse de Elegance". A list of awards available will be posted in a few days.

VCC Member Chris Barbour will be leading a Vintage Ride departing the Museum grounds promptly at 9:00AM. Please be prepared uneven city pavement and crushed-stone carriage paths in the city’s 19th Century parks… 28mm tires minimum are recommended. The pace will be easy and unhurried, suitable for all bikes and riders. Meet at the Museum’s building entrance.

Also, for visitors who will arrive in Boston on Saturday and wish to have a bit of sightseeing, the Veteran-Cycle Club is happy to offer a more substantial ride that afternoon. Again, it would be unhurried and suitable for all bikes and any level of fitness. Anyone interested should be in touch with Chris Barbour at his email address by Friday morning, up to noon, July 18. This will be arranged by e-mail @ Christopher.Barbour@tufts.edu

To log onto our website for the show, please click onto the URL below.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/larzanderson.htm .



linked to the site is the "registration form" (which can be downloaded for printing) for the Concourse and the Swap Meet, plus links to many photo albums from prior shows, plus directions and contact information. If you want any additional information please write to me by email at my Yahoo address above or contact Susan at the Museum @ 617-522-6547.



Also as an addition for the show will be a display of extenct and rare automobiles which in prior years has included a few Stanley Steamer, Stutz Bearcats etc. This should all make for a very fun day for all.





Best regards,

Peter Naiman

Milwaukee, WI USA



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MISC:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/21/2008 at 4:44:21 PM
Once more we are hosting a swap meet at the Annual Larz Anderson Bicyle Show & Swap at the Museum of Transportation at 15 Newton St., Brookline, MA 02445. There has been a positive change of staff at the Museum and for the forseeable future the swap will once again be an integral part of the show. Added to the show will also be a small grouping of extinct automobiles from the early 1900s, Stanley Steamers and more, plus the Museum will bring out there unique collection of antique cycles.

The show and swap are on Sunday July 20th, with show time from 10:00AM - 3;00PM, with set up time for the swap starting @ 8:00AM, and the bicycle show corral set up time starting at 9:00AM. A pre-show Vintage Ride is scheduled to leave the Museum at 8:30AM and follow the Emerald Necklace through scenic parts of Brookline and Newton.

For this year there will be "no charge" for a swap meet space of 10X10 feet. We are requesting pre-registration for the swap. Dale Brown has volunteered to host a website for us this year which will be online in a few more days. A registration form for the swap will be available online with the website. A big thank you goes out to Dale for his assistance !!

Entry fee to the show and swap $10 for adults and five dollars for children and seniors with no additional charges except for an $8.00 charge for rental of a table at the swap.

If you plan on attending the show and bringing a Vintage Bike for the bike corral, please email to me and let me know what you will be bringing. Voting for show awards in various categories will be popular choice as in prior years. Maurice Bresnahan and I will vote for Best of Show.

More information to be posted in the next few days. Maurice Bresnahan & I both look forward to seeing you at the show.

Regards,
Peter Naiman
Milwaukee, WI USA.




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          RE:MISC:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet posted by Larry Hartleyt on 7/8/2008 at 7:21:12 AM
Need some information on the Larz Anederson Show of 2006.
Would like to get in contact with the winner of the best Fench bike. He had a bike, Le Chemineau. His name is David? lives in West Hartford Ct. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance,
Larry Hartley

          RE:MISC:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet posted by Tattoo Lou on 7/9/2008 at 3:37:17 PM
Dale, I will be atending the swap meet as a vendor and will arive at 8:00AM
Thank's Lou




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AGE / VALUE:   Bone Shaker High Wheeler Worth $$ ?? posted by: Grumpie Reynolds on 6/18/2008 at 9:45:39 AM
Hi all!
I am trying to find out the value of my 48 inch Bone Shaker High Wheeler that I purchased new in 1975. Does anyone know how I can find out this info and where I could sell it? Thanks, Grumpie

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Bone Shaker High Wheeler Worth $$ ?? posted by Tom on 9/19/2008 at 8:31:42 PM
Do you still have this bike - if so, where are you located and what would you want for it? Can you share any photos?




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AGE / VALUE:   quaker bicycle posted by: james macdonald on 6/8/2008 at 12:48:11 AM
does anyone have any information on quaker cycles eg. era, specifications, photos, collectability

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MISC:   Union Cycle Manufacturing posted by: tunnelhill on 5/28/2008 at 5:31:15 PM
Can anyone shed any light on Union Cycle Manufacturing of Highlandville MA.? Google does not come up with much. Would we be talking rare bicycle from this company?

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          RE:MISC:   Union Cycle Manufacturing posted by walter branche on 5/29/2008 at 4:38:47 AM
hi, send a photo to me and i will tell you about the bike, also if you want too sell the bike ,i will show you how much ,a bike,, like you have has recently sold for ,also i will buy the bike if it is a collector bike ,odd ,unusual ,nice, original,or if it is only good for parts,, thanks ,,walter branche
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MISC:   Major Taylor posted by: Dave on 5/22/2008 at 9:34:50 PM
<a href="http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l313/pelletman/Major%20Taylor%20Statue%20Dedication/?action=view&current=DSC_0329-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l313/pelletman/Major%20Taylor%20Statue%20Dedication/DSC_0329-1.jpg" border="0" alt="DSC_0329.JPG"></a>

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          RE:MISC: Major Taylor posted by Dave on 5/22/2008 at 9:36:14 PM
Oops

[IMG]http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l313/pelletman/Major%20Taylor%20Statue%20Dedication/DSC_0329-1.jpg[/IMG]

          RE:RE:MISC: Major Taylor posted by ken on 7/25/2008 at 12:53:37 PM
All Oldroads readers:
This link works, as does the one above if you paste the URL starting with http and ending with jpg
It opens into an album of more than 200 images. It's great. Thanks, Dave.




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FOR SALE:   51 inch columbia light roadster posted by: walter branche on 5/14/2008 at 7:25:47 AM
late model 51 inch light roadster ,ready to ride or show, for sale or trade ,looking for any high end bike ,bluebird ,etc..thanks wbranche@cfl.rr.com

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FOR SALE:   vintage bikes posted by: Barry Cochran on 5/7/2008 at 9:51:49 AM
I have four vintage bikes I need to sell , we have a bike shop that we are retiring from and these bikes I have saved from being destroyed but now its time to let someone else enjoy them.
#1 is a Schwinn Typhoon 2 speed all original and in pretty fair condition.
#2 Is a Da vega from the 30s with inch pitch chain it was made by Schwinn for the atlas hardware company I am told and it is a Reggie Mcmillan roadster 26 inch .
#3 is a 20 inchd sting ray style columbia green and in very good condition with the 3 spd shifter in the bar,
#4 is a Korean war army courier bike that is in rough condition but you can still see the OD green paint with the white stars on it and part of the " US Army " stensil on the fender.
You can contact me for Photos if interested.
Thank You
Barry Cochran

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WANTED:   circa 1988 Time 50:1 pedal cleats ie: Time racing pedal posted by: Dave....B on 4/29/2008 at 3:03:45 PM
looking for 1st. generation time racing pedal replacement cleats..i.e.-Time racing 50:1

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FOR SALE:   Vintage high wheel bicycle posted by: John Thwaits on 4/16/2008 at 8:04:10 PM
I have a High wheel bicycle that appears to be a replica because it has some hex nuts and it also has some allen screws.
That is what leads me to believe that it is a replica. Maybe someone replaced the old square nuts with newer? Not sure but it does have a decal on it (another clue) that says "The Unforgetable big wheel, on lake shore dr. Chicago, Illinois". It has some rust. Mostly on the wheels. The tires are solid and in tact. It has wooden hand grips. This bike is for sale in Southern California. If anyone is interested, please email me. Thank You, JT

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          RE:FOR SALE: Vintage high wheel bicycle posted by DT on 4/17/2008 at 11:14:23 AM
There was one just like it on ebay last week. I believe it was in Chicago. It is a replica.

          RE:FOR SALE:   Vintage high wheel bicycle posted by Greg Barron on 4/17/2008 at 11:23:51 AM
Hi John,

What you have is definitely a reproduction. One made maybe in the very early 80's or late 70's. I've been trying to track down the maker of these bikes for several years and yours is only the second one I have ever seen with a headbadge. If you could send me the address and phone number from the headbadge, I'd appreciate it. They may be obsolete but I still want to investigate. One just like yours sold on eBay this week for $511 plus freight.

Regards,
Greg Barron
Rideable Bicycle Replicas Inc.
510-769-0980





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MISC:   Anyone interestested in a re-engineering? posted by: Paul on 3/27/2008 at 1:20:06 PM
Hi I am looking for Hi-Wheeling maverics who are interested in trying to re-engineer the Hi-wheeler. I have been working on some frame designs as well as wheel concepts.

I want one so bad I will just make it. Now if I can figure out how to make a 56" air filled tire? I'm working on it.

If you want to colaborate shoot me an e-mail

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          RE:MISC:   Anyone interestested in a re-engineering? posted by John Thwaits on 4/16/2008 at 8:03:36 PM
Hi, I saw your post and I have a replica (I think) of a high wheel bike for sale. It has a decal on it that says something like Old Chicago bicycle company or something. It's a bit rusty and needs some pedals added to the crank but other wise, it is pretty solid. Maybe you could put your pneumatic tire on it. It does have a good solid tire on it. If you are interested, shoot me an email. Thanks, JT ... jtthwaits@yahoo.com




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AGE / VALUE:   Aurelia high wheeler ( childs) posted by: Barry Cochran on 3/19/2008 at 2:46:11 PM
I have a Aurelia childs Highwheeler in good condition it measures 38 inches from floor to top of bars and is 33 1/2 inch long. It has the Aurelia head badge and cowboy from Italy . It is baby blue trimmed in white and I would judge from the parts on the bike it is from the 60s or 70s can anyone tell me the age or value of the bike. It is in very good condition.
Thank you

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WANTED:   Parts for American K.O.S. Mclntosh & Huntington Company pneumatic safety posted by: Mark on 3/4/2008 at 5:56:47 AM
I recently acquired an American King of Scorchers-Mclntosh & Huntington Company pneumatic safety (1896) and would like any information you might have on it. The only part that is compromised is the stem; there is a significant crack in it and will certainly break apart if tightened. If you have or know the whereabouts of a nickle plated, period-correct stem, please let me know.

Thank you in advance,

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