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SWAP MEETS:   bicycles posted by: john soliz on 10/3/2006 at 3:55:18 AM
when is the swap meet in bedford,texas????????

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MISC:   1986 Shogun street racer? posted by: T. Devereaux on 9/26/2006 at 8:07:19 AM
I have a Shogun street bike ment for racing that I bought in 1986. Someone has made me an offer on this bike and I was wondering if anyone knew the value of a bike such as that. It is a unisex bike, blue and well kept. It is is very excellent shape for its vintage and I hate to see it go to waste but don't know how to begin pricing this baby. Anyone?

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          RE:MISC:   1986 Shogun street racer? posted by nate on 9/27/2006 at 5:43:33 AM
You might want to ask this under the Vintage Lightweight topic. There are some experts there.
My opinion is that it has value only as a ridable bike - not a collectible cycle. But you should ask the lightweight experts.




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CLUBS:   20" (bruce jenner) bike posted by: jamie, on 9/18/2006 at 7:06:42 PM
I've had this bike for about yrs and need any info.
it's a bruce jenner,sprint,mag force,limited edition
don't know year? or for that matter anything about the bike. HOLLA BACK ! please ! Thanx,

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MISC:   Freespirt Brittany posted by: myia on 8/29/2006 at 3:29:27 AM
I recently got a Freespirt Brittany bike for free just trying to find info on it. What kind of tires i need to get for it becuase the originals are still on it and they suck. How old the bike is or possible is. and basically any info possible or where i can find some info on it.

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SWAP MEETS:   Des Moines Iowa Swap Meet posted by: brandt on 8/29/2006 at 12:00:05 AM
Does anyone know if they still have the Des Moines Swap meet? It was always on the second or third Sunday of September - is it happening this year??

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FOR SALE:   firestone info posted by: greg on 8/21/2006 at 1:44:18 AM
imlooking for info on a firestone childs bike with book rack in back and the bike actually comes apart by breaking in the middle of the frame. I need any info thanks

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FOR SALE:   Huffy..stickers.... posted by: Mopar Mike on 8/21/2006 at 1:12:16 AM
I have a vintage 20" HUFFY bike that my son & I am taking apart and modifying with some parts from a early 70's Murray. We will be fabricating some long forks and sort of be making a retro chopper from that era. I would like to keep some elements of the originals as well..Where can you find a original huffy sticker(s). Particularly the one on the front above the forks? Is there anyone who can repro this. I can take a digial photo of the original before I strip the frame..Trust me the paint is already about 70% off , and the remaining stickers are well beyond salvaging...any tips???

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MISC:   Help ID American Flyer 3sp posted by: Matt on 8/5/2006 at 6:45:05 PM
Looking for help IDing a year on an American Flyer 3 speed (internal hub) bike. Picture is at

http://vorhese.com/gallery/albums/album211/sIMGP2598.jpg

Coaster brake, 26 x 1+3/8 tires, serial number on the dropout is B250656

thanks

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          RE:MISC:   Help ID American Flyer 3sp posted by nate on 8/7/2006 at 12:42:09 PM
It probably has a Sturmey-Archer rear hub. If it does, you will find a 2-digit date code on it. For example "65" would be 1965.




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MISC:   Infromation posted by: Guy O on 7/23/2006 at 4:52:39 PM
I recently acquired a Sear Ted Williams brand Freespirit 10 speed. I know Sears had almost everything made by major manufacturers and theh house branded for them.

I was wondering if anyone might have a clue as to who made these for Sears.

If it of any help it had 27x1 1/4 tires and cantilever brakes. I know these weren,t common on many bikes at the time.

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          RE:MISC:   Infromation posted by nate on 7/24/2006 at 12:45:38 PM
I think it was an Austrian company.
Ask the people in the Vintage Lightweight section of this site.

          RE:MISC:   Infromation posted by mike turner on 3/12/2008 at 11:55:35 AM
Sorry but,those were actually made in Japan.They were proably better than most of your usa made bikes.
I have been collecting 10 speeds for over 30 years and use to work for sears.
The best you can buy in my opinon is the older made in france bikes.




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MISC:   Information on Hartog Bicycles posted by: Kevin Shields on 7/11/2006 at 10:40:29 PM
I picked up an old bike at a garage sale. The name on the bike is Hartog. The bike lic. says 1964 but I have no idea what the actual year of the bike was made. I just assumed 60's. Does anyone have any information about this bike manufacturer? I think it was made in Europe, Holland???

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          RE:MISC:   Information on Hartog Bicycles posted by Bob Rasner on 7/26/2006 at 4:41:38 AM
My dad bought me a Hartog in Cleveland, Ohio in 1955 or 56. It was equipped with a Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub. As the cable was broken at the store, they sold it to him for $40! Take a look at http://www.rijwiel.net/dewildee.htm for more info on the maker.
I rode it through high school and on to college where it wwe stolen. Dad replaced it with a true racing bike, double chain rings and a 5 cog cassette. What a guy! I still ride, now on a Calfee Tetra Pro.

          RE:MISC:   Information on Hartog Bicycles posted by Bob Rasner on 7/26/2006 at 4:44:32 AM
My dad bought me a Hartog in Cleveland, Ohio in 1955 or 56. It was equipped with a Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub. As the cable was broken at the store, they sold it to him for $40! Take a look at http://www.rijwiel.net/dewildee.htm for more info on the maker.
I rode it through high school and on to college where it was stolen. Dad replaced it with a true racing bike, double chain rings and a 5 cog cassette. What a guy! I still ride, now on a Calfee Tetra Pro.

          RE:RE:MISC:   Information on Hartog Bicycles posted by Thor on 1/13/2007 at 6:34:33 AM
Hi!
I have Hartog bike about 1955. I need to find parts for this
bike . If you have some idea Please let me know .
Thank you very much
Thor




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MISC:   StringRay Year ID posted by: K. Coll on 7/9/2006 at 6:23:07 PM
Looking for some help identifying a sky blue Stringray I've acquired. Model is HN545455. Thanks.

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          RE:MISC:   StringRay Year ID posted by curb on 8/20/2006 at 3:45:54 PM
August 77'




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WANTED:   colombia serial numbers for tandems posted by: jerry blair on 7/9/2006 at 4:33:26 PM
i am looking for the year for a columbia tadem twosome with ser numbers zu23714 i don't see any number like that in your system

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          RE:WANTED: colombia serial numbers for tandems posted by Bill on 7/17/2006 at 6:15:37 PM
I tried hunting down the serial numbers for Columbia tandems to no avial. I even tried sending a couple of emails to Columbia with no luck. I have a modified Twosome that I was tryimg to date (can be seen here http://mysite.verizon.net/resotaxt/id4.html) . Just to show the discrepencies my serial number is "5 066 1503"




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MISC:   Help determining AMF Caravan year? posted by: Amos Van Horn on 7/8/2006 at 7:46:53 PM
I've just acquired an AMF 3-Speed bicycle and I'm trying to get a general idea of it's year of origin - I don't think it's too old, but I'm still curious. As far as I can tell, the model is "Caravan" (as indicated on the chainguard graphic), and the front sticker says "Wilson's" (the dealer maybe?) - any pointers on where to look for AMF info or how to find the serial number, etc would be a great help - thanks. I've posted some photos here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/amos.vanhorn/AMF3SpeedCaravanBicycle

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          RE:MISC:   Help determining AMF Caravan year? posted by Gary on 6/26/2008 at 1:06:04 PM
Hi Amos. I know this post is almost 2 years old but were you ever able to find out how much your bike was worth? I found an AD about the same bike on Craigslist and I'm thinking of purchasing it.

Please advise....

-Gary

          RE:MISC:   Help determining AMF Caravan year? posted by Tye on 10/5/2008 at 9:09:43 AM
Amos and Gary; did either of you happen to figure out a year or worth on the AMF Caravan? I just got one cheap and have been trying to get some info on it.




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MISC:   larz Anderson Bicycle Show-August 13th posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/22/2006 at 10:02:26 PM
The Larz Anderson Bicycle Show is less than two months away, on Sunday August 13th with set up time for the Bicycle Concours at 9:00, with show times of 10:00AM-2:00PM. We'll be doing a vintage ride through the Emerald Necklace of Brookline and Boston starting at 8:30AM at the grounds entrance.

Flyers to all past participants of the Larz Anderson Bicycles Show will be going out within the next week or so. We encourage everyone who is bringing a bike or more to the Concours, that you mail in a your registration forms for the Concours ahead of time to make registration go smoothly for everyone. If you want to pre-register, please email me offlist and I will forward a registration form for the Concours to you.

If you are not sure if you are on our mailing list and would like to be included, please email offlist with your contact information and the list will be updated.

As said before, we'll be putting on our usual Vintage Ride before the show starting at 8:30AM which will go through the Emerald Necklace of Boston and Brookline. If you plan on attending the ride, please pre-register all bikes being entered in the Concourse.

Best regards,
Peter

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          RE:MISC:   larz Anderson Bicycle Show-August 13th posted by glenn on 7/30/2006 at 1:18:23 PM
I am interested in attending. Is this more of a general bike show or is it more for vintage bikes? Perhaps the address where it starts so I can mapquest it please.
Thanks, Glenn

          RE:MISC:   larz Anderson Bicycle Show-August 13th posted by David Shaw on 8/4/2006 at 4:54:14 PM
Is a 1967 Astra vintage enough? I've always wanted to do the Necklace Ride. Send particulars and a registration form if it is possible to join in.

Dave S.




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MISC:   authenticating my Hawthorne Ladies 50's cruiser posted by: Jax on 6/11/2006 at 4:52:42 AM
hello fellow collectors and restorers!
i'm new to this hobby, and have recently acquired what i believe to be a 50's middle weight Hawthorne.
i've been searching the web in an attempt to find photos or tips on determining the exact year this bike was manufactured.
at this time i have no photos, but will be able to provide them soon.

if anyone has any tips on figuring this out, it would be greatly appreciated :)

*please help!

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          RE:MISC:   authenticating my Hawthorne Ladies 50's cruiser posted by nate on 6/12/2006 at 12:28:42 PM
Have a look at the Hawthornes in the picture database here.
Also look under Wards-Hawthorne and Montgomery-Ward.

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