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WANTED:   Looking to buy functional Hi-Wheeler posted by: Jonas on 5/18/2007 at 11:24:05 AM
Looking to buy functional - but not necessarily a collector's item - HI-WEELER or Pennyfarthing type - can be a reproduction. I need this bicycle for a theater show in Quebec, Canada.
Also, if anybody knows a company that custom builds these types of bikes that would also be an option.

Thanks

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          RE:WANTED:   Looking to buy functional Hi-Wheeler posted by Brian on 5/18/2007 at 6:05:36 PM
http://www.hiwheel.com/

          RE:WANTED: Looking to buy functional Hi-Wheeler posted by DT on 5/18/2007 at 9:32:47 PM
I think the guy on the message below yours has a repro he wants to sell. Contact him via his email link

          RE:WANTED:   Looking to buy functional Hi-Wheeler posted by Hi-wheel babe on 6/20/2007 at 10:14:52 PM
I know you posted this a while ago. Did you find what you were looking for? If not you may want to cekc out rideable Replicas in Alameda, California. The builder's name is Greg Barron. He has been in the family business his whole life. I have one of his penny farthings and have been riding it for years. He is easy to find through a google search. In fact I believe the website is rideablereplicas.com. Good luck

          RE:RE:WANTED:   Looking to buy functional Hi-Wheeler posted by craig on 10/27/2007 at 7:05:08 PM
still looking for a high wheeler? e.mail me...




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AGE / VALUE:   53" highwheeler 1890-1910 posted by: Kevin on 5/13/2007 at 6:51:35 PM
All original very good condition rides great. Original leather seat, leaver action break. Black with solid wheels. Trying to search for exact year,make and model. If someone could help, would be great. Maybe a websight or something. Eventually would like to sell. Was told by several antique dealers (by photo) the apporx. year range.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   53 posted by walter branche on 5/14/2007 at 3:41:44 AM
hi,send a photo to me ,and i will tell you what the bike is, and what the value will be ,,when you are ready to sell ..let me know and i will buy the bike , or know someone that will,thanks,, walter branche

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   53 posted by Mike Q. on 5/19/2007 at 7:23:46 AM
For an idea of what they are going for, you might peruse past sales at Copak (http://www.copakeauction.com/bicycles/bicycle-home.html)

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   53 posted by Gary Childs on 5/29/2007 at 5:47:21 AM
Do you still have this bicycle for sale? If so would you please send a few photos. I am looking for one to ride in local parades. Thanks for your time.

          ordinary posted by james patterson on 6/11/2007 at 4:39:28 PM
I have an ordinary, high wheel for sale. I have researched it and it appears to be from early 70's. Has a separated front tire, but we still ride it. Needs cleaned and a new home. pic's available if asked. 850.00, I also have a very good condition Colombia bike for sale has been stored in the dry and in great condition, rides well. Just ask for pic's.

          ordinary & columbia bike posted by james patterson on 6/11/2007 at 4:40:18 PM
I have an ordinary, high wheel for sale. I have researched it and it appears to be from early 70's. Has a separated front tire, but we still ride it. Needs cleaned and a new home. pic's available if asked. 850.00, I also have a very good condition Colombia bike for sale has been stored in the dry and in great condition, rides well. Horn and head light works. Just ask for pic's.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   53 posted by Matt Boire on 6/16/2007 at 6:34:13 PM

I would be interested in the highwheeler listed for sale as I am in the market for an original ridable example for reenactments, etc. Anyone interested in selling one, please contact me at my e-mail: Charger59@Hotmail.com with the details. Thanks and regards.




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AGE / VALUE:   1972 Peugeot PA-10 posted by: keith on 4/27/2007 at 9:15:23 PM
I recently purchased a PA-10 and have converted it to a fixie. I am looking at making some update and wanted to know if anyone knew anything about the bottom bracket. I know there are some retro fits out there; however, they are pricey and I don't want to buy the wrong one. I am interested in spindle length and what types of pitfalls I should avoid. Thanks for your time.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1963 Peugeot PA-10 posted by Mitch on 11/4/2007 at 10:12:04 AM
I would like to know how much my bike is worth?




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FOR SALE:   roy cooper pennyfarthing bike for children posted by: Joy Johnson on 4/3/2007 at 1:22:33 PM
I have a roy cooper pennyfarthing bike for children with all original parts- it is in excellent condition and I am interested in selling it- would appreciate an opinion on it as well- will be happy to e-mail pictures of it. My children and grandchildren are not interested in it.
Thanks
Joy

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          RE:FOR SALE:   roy cooper pennyfarthing bike for children posted by Kevin on 5/13/2007 at 6:50:14 PM
could you send a picture of this bicycle?
Thank you




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AGE / VALUE:   Pre-War English Butcher Bike posted by: Jon Paulos on 3/30/2007 at 9:31:26 AM
I have what I believe to be a pre-war English butcher bike, and am in discussion with a local collector (Madison, WI) about selling it to him, but I have no idea about the value. I've posted photos at

http://target.new.photos.yahoo.com/jlalpaulos/album/576460762395542906

Can anyone help me with brand, age or model? All I know about these kind of bikes is what someone named "Ian" posted on this web site on July 13, 2002.

Regards,
Jon Paulos

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pre-War English Butcher Bike posted by Matthew on 7/18/2007 at 1:56:11 PM
Hi there,

this reply is probably way too late but I normally 'live' on the English Roadster DB not here in Hi-Wheel country.

Your Trade bike (cycle truck) looks like a Gundle, built in the West Midlands by a firm specialising in trade bikes. It does seem to be pre-war.

Hope this helps,

Matthew - trying to help.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pre-War English Butcher Bike posted by Dana on 9/9/2007 at 3:20:20 PM
If you'd still like to sell it I'll make an offer -- shoot me an email NUMBERUNTITLED@aol.com
THANKS!




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AGE / VALUE:   High-Wheeler posted by: Donna Robertson on 3/25/2007 at 1:44:54 PM
I have a 50" tire diameter bike manufactured by the HighStep Bicycle Co of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I want to sell it but have no idea what it is worth. Can't find a serial #. Modified with hand brake; has solid wheels; good condition; Arizona. My husband purchased at an auction just before he died. Help!

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   High-Wheeler posted by Marcello on 3/29/2007 at 7:03:56 PM
If you are lucky you can get about$600 for it. The best deal is that put it on e bay , you might even can get ,more. Good luck
Marcello

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   High-Wheeler posted by michael on 9/10/2007 at 6:21:06 PM
do you have a hi wheel for sale ? IF SO PLEASE eMAIL
tHANK YOU




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AGE / VALUE:   HELP ME IDENTIFY THIS ANTIQUE BIKE posted by: EDDIE DOMACHOWSKI on 1/1/2007 at 9:39:18 AM
I HAVE FOUND AN OLD BICYCLE DOWN MY CELLAR IT HAS A LARGE HANDLE AT THE FRONT AND DOESN'T HAVE PEDALS AS IT IS A STYLE THAT YOU PUSH WITH YOUR FEET.WHEN THE HANDLE IS TURNED IT MOVES THE FRONT AND BACK WHEEL. IT IS VERY OLD AND IS THE SAME STYLE AS THE EARLY DRAISIENNE.I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL IF ANYONE COULD GIVE ME ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIKE AND ABOUT VALUE.I CAN FORWARD PICTURES TO YOU IF NEEDED KINDEST REGARDS EDDIE

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AGE / VALUE:   ben hur and winchester bicycle posted by: gray on 11/17/2006 at 2:37:41 PM
Does anybody out there no about Ben Hur or Winchester bicycles. I found a great old collection in this guy's garage and he wants to part with them. He also has some elgins. SOme of these have wooden wheels and wooden handlebars. They look to be in original, good condition. Any thoughts on this would be helpful.
Thanks

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          RE:AGE / VALUE: ben hur and winchester bicycle posted by steve on 3/13/2007 at 7:25:27 PM
i have a ben-hur 3 speed by amtraco. never have found info about it. any ideas?




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AGE / VALUE:   Boneshaker 48 Repro for Sale posted by: Dave on 11/16/2006 at 10:32:03 PM
There is a Boneshaker in West Boylston MA for sale, loose cranks, overall fair to good cond. I told the guy around $400. Call John at
Flowerland Inc

www.flowerlandinc.net
271 W Boylston St
West Boylston, MA
(508) 835-1780

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AGE / VALUE:   TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MAKE/MODEL THIS IS! posted by: Ben on 11/15/2006 at 9:43:25 AM
i was passed this on by a friend who bought it used and painted it this silver colour (it was yellow and blue when they got it) - id like to know what make and model of bike it is and if it might be worth anything?

its a heavy old thing but lots of fun to ride... anyone got any ideas?


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AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Track Bicycle? posted by: Rick on 11/12/2006 at 5:01:49 PM
I have a late 1920's Columbia Racer that I was told was originally a track bike. The crankset and chain appear to be original, but are 1/2 pitch by a fat 3/16! While I realize bicycles of this vintage usually have 1 inch, skip-tooth pitch, is a 1/2 pitch set up possibly stock on a vintage American track bike? Thanks, Rick

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Track Bicycle? posted by Rick on 11/13/2006 at 1:37:28 PM
UPDATE! I did some more online research and have verified that the bike is a 1936 Columbia Racer in Brewster Green and that the 1/2 pitch drivetrain is original. Thanks, Rick




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FOR SALE:   1897 King high wheeler posted by: Travis Wheeler on 11/11/2006 at 9:15:08 PM
I have a mostly complete high wheeler that believe was manufactured in the late 1800s. Made by King (Chicago) and having a rather unique ratcheting pedal that pulls a chain to rotate the hub. Comes with 2 wheels, but needs a seat and handlebars, and restoration, of course. If you have information about this bicycle, or are interested in it, please email me at tawheeler1@cs.com

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          RE:FOR SALE:   1897 King high wheeler posted by walter branche on 11/16/2006 at 2:33:18 PM
hi, i will buy the bike if you are interested in selling it.. please let me know how much money !!!!??? thanks walter branche 407 656 9840

          RE:FOR SALE:   1897 King high wheeler posted by cheri on 1/13/2007 at 9:13:09 AM
did you sell this item. If not how much. thanks, cheri




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AGE / VALUE:   Iver Johnson Truss Bridge posted by: Jim Maier on 10/30/2006 at 12:13:02 PM
I have an Iver Johnson Truss Bridge Frame serial #459447. I'm wondering what year it was manufactured? What rims should it have?, What seat?, Fenders painted or nickel?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,
Jim

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MISC:   early teens buckeye bicycle posted by: m. bell on 10/24/2006 at 6:12:28 PM
I picked up what looks like a middle to late 1900's bicycle. The head badge on it is intact, and displays a Buckeye bicycle co. logo. I have searched high and low and can't come up with anything. Please help. I also have another 60 bicycles to go through. muddywater04@yahoo.com EVERYTHING IS FOR SALE

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MISC:   early teens buckeye bicycle posted by: m. bell on 10/24/2006 at 6:12:28 PM
I picked up what looks like a middle to late 1900's bicyle. The head badge on it is intact, and displays a Buckeye bicycle co. logo. I have searched high and low and can't come up with anything. Please help. I also have another 60 bicycles to go through. muddywater04@yahoo.com

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