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SWAP MEETS:Boise Idaho swap meet June 11th 9 am posted by: Marc on 5/23/2006 at 2:42:33 PM
If anybody is in the Boise, Idaho area around June 11th, we are having our tenth annual vintage bike swap then. Free setup, entrance etc... Setup at 8:30 am, swap starts at 9 am. Meet is on Vista ave. at the Benchmark, 625 S. Vista Ave. For more info call chris at 208 343 9294 or email at lookn4bikes@msn.com


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FOR SALE:Crown Laporte Indiana posted by: Jean on 5/16/2006 at 1:08:34 AM
Have a Crown mens bike in unrestored condition
serial #A38013. Ithink this company was in business between 1900 and 1918.
28 x 1.5 tires dry rotted, metal rims ,skip tooth chain, troxel saddle in nice condition,luggage carrier.
I can email pics if interested
The background of bike is that it was used during rhe war to get towork at the Atlas Tack Factory in Fairhaven MA
thats all the info I ever got from the om that threw it in with the motorbike I purchased.
Make an offer!

          RE:FOR SALE:Crown Laporte Indiana posted by Linda on 7/5/2006 at 8:37:25 PM
I have a tricycle that says it was a product of the laporte corp. laporte, indiana. I would appreciate any info or website links on this company that you might be able to provide. Thanks

          RE:FOR SALE:Crown Laporte Indiana posted by steve on 2/11/2009 at 7:27:17 PM
if you still have the crown bike i would like pictures and your price --- thanks

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MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by: Tank miller on 5/15/2006 at 6:55:33 PM
I recently got a sears and roebuck free spirit bicycle. Does anyone have any information on it? It looks like it was from the late 60's or early 70's with a banana seat and ape hangers. I'd like to know also if it's worth anything or if I should just go ahead and paint it? Anything on it would be helpful. Thanks, Tank

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by rachael on 6/1/2006 at 9:08:46 PM
i got one a couple of weeks ago as well. it didnt occur to me that it would be worth any money, so i went ahead and painted it myself. then i found a bike license ticket underneathe the bike that said it expires in 1980. now im scrambling to find out if i altered an expensive bike. if you find out, could you let me know? thanks.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by jax on 6/11/2006 at 4:58:46 AM
i grabbed one up from my neighbor as well.
i have no info but if i come up with anything i will let you know.
i have little information, however, i tend to keep my bikes as original as possible.
for future reference, just try touch up paint if there are nics.
not great info, but...

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by teygeo on 6/27/2006 at 3:04:50 AM
I have a Free Spirit Sears Roebuck road bike in its original maroon metallic color with some rust. The Shimano components still work fine. It was made in 1979. The bike is heavy but durable and still rides very well.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Jackie on 8/7/2006 at 6:52:23 PM
I have a Free Spirit Sears Roebuck 1976 10 speed bike. It has the original paint and in good condition. I am needing to know how much the bike it worth. The bike is a limited edition for the Bicentennial year. If anyone has any ideal how much this bike is worth please let me know.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Bryan on 8/8/2006 at 1:32:09 AM
i just was given a brittany free spirit and a matching Sheffield. they are blue and i was just wondering how you tell what year they are and what their worth is.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Mike on 8/24/2006 at 2:53:23 AM
I have recently acquired a Free Spirit Bicycle that has an odd way of moving. You place the front valve stem down and the rear stem facing up to obtain an up and down riding motion. I cannot find any info on this type of bike. Does anyone know what this is?

          RE:RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Eula on 11/19/2006 at 10:43:19 AM
My brother had a 1976 Sears Bicentennial Free Spirit. I don't know how much it is worth.Would you be interested in selling?

          RE:RE:MISC: sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Nan on 1/14/2007 at 12:05:52 AM
I have blue Free Spirit Sears original paint for sell $100

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by John Kenney on 4/23/2007 at 10:57:19 AM
I recently aquired a blue Free Spirit Sheffield and am curious as to it's value. It is in very good shape.

          RE:RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Amanda on 5/15/2007 at 8:00:32 PM
Hello. Noticed your post about the Free Spirit Sheffield. I recently got one myself and was just curious as to any information you may have gathered about this bike.
Best Regards

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by mike pence on 6/7/2007 at 7:22:18 AM
I just aquired a 20 inch blue free spirit bike. It is a five speed with fenders and a carrier thing on it. It has regular handlebars anf a saddle seat. I'm going to sell it on Ebay. Does anyone know how to find out the age and or worth of this bike? It is in excellent condition and is a girls model.

          RE:MISC: sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by john p on 7/18/2007 at 4:43:37 PM
I bought a free spirit men's 26" ten speed.with dia compe sidepulls and an Elgin American rear derailer and excel front derailer.the seat has this cover that must be original .Imitation leather but fits loosely.otherwise it's in great shape.How old? How much is the old girl worth?

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by cindy fry on 7/20/2007 at 5:38:22 PM
just got a free spirit sears roebuck maroon bike 3 speed with back carrier in excellent condition does anyone know how to find out information on how old it is? thanks

          RE:RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Judy on 8/12/2007 at 12:49:51 PM
We we're given a mens and womens sheffield freespirit bike, does anyone know anything about them, they are both all together with what looks like origianl tires, been in a barn stored away, want to know if they are worth anything and if anyone is interested in them, Thanks

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Brad Matthews on 9/27/2007 at 9:44:48 AM
I have a Sheffield Free Spirit single speed with front and rear fenders and coaster brake. Bike looks like new but 26" x 13/8 tires have some dry rot. It's serial # is 70248647 followed by 489*473570. Does anyone know the approx. age of this bike?

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Clare Snyder on 9/27/2007 at 5:24:15 PM
I just picked up a copper/bronze colored Canadian made 12 speed Free Spirit ladied bike. 26 X 1 3/8 tires, gumwall.Shimano Tourney components Rides excellent , has a very few minor scratches and needs cable retainers (I just taped them to test drive) It has Cottered 3 peice crank set, but in the large bottom bracket, colour keyed pinstriped fenders, and "north Road" style bars.Canadian made Chrome rims in EXCELLENT condition
It will look a lot better when I get it cleaned up and a good coat of wax on it.
This bike is at least 30 years old as it still says "Simpson Sears" and The Bay bought Simpsons in 1978.

Waterloo Ontario if anyone is interested.
Fair value? I know "step through" frames are generaly not worth as much as "Men's bikes".

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by richard on 11/2/2007 at 10:01:34 PM
I just got a maroon metallic sears roebuck free spirit bike at the flea market for $20. it is probably from the 70s. it has a headlight and a taillight. the lights run off of the rotation of the front tire. it also has a mile counter. it has a single post seat, there is a back rack with 2 big baskets attatched. i do not know exactly what year it is but i want to find out if it is worth anything.

          RE:MISC: sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by greg on 11/5/2007 at 8:08:40 PM
Neighbor just gave me copper/brown/orange "womens" 3 speed Free SPirit. Its flawless because they kept it inside and never rode it. The white sidewalls on tires have yellowed but other than that it looks brand new. Anyhow, as I peruse all the net sources I find very little info about what was probably a pretty popular bike. At least I think it was a popular bike.

The first Free SPirit mention I come up with is 1976. DOes that jibe with info floating around out there? I'd be happy to share pix. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

          RE:MISC: sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Jayson on 11/9/2007 at 11:32:19 PM
I got one from a friend, Free Spirit Greenbriar, The frame looks great for a fixie conversion. I started working on it about a month ago, i totally strip the components and wheels and keeping the lugged frame for fixie conversion. I plan to post pictures soon as i finish it.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Debra on 11/21/2007 at 9:02:38 AM
I have a 26" Free Spirit Men's 6 speedw/chain lock bike - how much is it worth?

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Jon on 12/12/2007 at 12:15:48 PM
I have what I think might be a Free Spirit bike. The frame is quite nice but has been repainted by an amateur and unfortunately the riveted-on headbadge was removed. It's a typical "diamond" frame, 27" wheels, ten speeds, center pull brakes, SR three piece crank (non cottered) and the lower half of the fork blades are chromed. There is a very faint outline of the headbadge in the paint and from it's shape I'm guessing it might be a Free Spirit (or Freespirit). Any info or photos of what a legit Free
Spirit bike and/or headbadge like I describe would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!!

          RE:MISC: sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Bob on 12/14/2007 at 10:49:07 AM
I recently bought a Sears & Roebuck FreeSpirit Brittany Maroon Metallic three speed 26", at a thrift shop for $35. Rides nice. The Sears & Roebuck sticker has 11-83 on the end of it. Can I assume it was made in Nov. 1983?

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by john wesley stephens on 12/17/2007 at 1:18:34 PM
I have a very nice classic forest green Free Spirit bicycle with 10 speeds and Front & rear hand brakes along with a chrome rear rack and a chrome side paper rack. The bike rides and shifts fine with Shimano Posi-Tron shifters mounted on the stem which helps make shifting easier along with a big padded seat with springs for comfort. If any interest make an offer.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Dew on 4/10/2010 at 5:28:38 PM
i have a 3 wheel bicycle ,womans, has breaks on handle bars and basket in back. it also has two sprockets and two chains, made y Sears & roebuck, and Ted Williams model.. any information would be greatly appreciated. an would like to know what it is worth. Please contact me at above addy. thanks

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Dew on 4/10/2010 at 5:29:16 PM
i have a 3 wheel bicycle ,womans, has breaks on handle bars and basket in back. it also has two sprockets and two chains, made y Sears & roebuck, and Ted Williams model.. any information would be greatly appreciated. an would like to know what it is worth. Please contact me at above addy. thanks

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Mike on 4/24/2010 at 4:31:19 PM
My wife has a Free Spirit 3-Speed and it just broke down. Does anyone know how to fix the gears if they aren't changing?

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Roostar on 5/5/2010 at 3:31:15 AM
I am also looking for info on the 3wheeler Sears & Roebuck Ted Williams bike their dosent seem to be much of any info else where on the net about them so any would be nice. Its been outside for awhile and has had the forks, neck and cranks changed from what I can tell. I dont wanna make a chopper bike out of something that could be as rare as this seems to be. Thanx and cheers.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Charles on 3/26/2008 at 8:26:14 AM
Can someone provide information about the Sears Free Spirit 10-speed bicentennial bicycle and whether it is collectible/desirable? I have owned mine since 1976 when I was a child. It is all original with red, white and blue paint in nice condition! Thank you!

          RE:MISC: sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by John on 4/2/2008 at 11:39:55 AM
I just picked up a Sears & Roebuck "Free Spirit" 10 speed at a community bargain store. It was in great shape and everything worked well, but the only reason I bought it was to convert it to a single speed. It's not like it's a 56 Chevy BelAire, you know.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by njl on 4/7/2008 at 4:24:25 PM
hi my hame is nj and i recintly got this free spirit green bike... it has the a frame rack on the back with the front and rear fenders and the origonal loose fit seat it rides well the light on it didnt work it had a front and back light front being yellow orange and the rear was red.. also had a generator that atached to the bottom of the bike were the kick stand goes it has the origonal tires but the white walls have turned yellowish orange any ways i would like to know what year its from... dont care how much its worth cuz i love the bike it gets me where i need to go..... ty

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Michael on 5/13/2008 at 9:59:54 PM
so off subject a bit but I really need some reasources on this bike I stumbled upon. It's a sears hydraulic I think. I would assume known for its hydraulic caliper brakes. Please e-mail me if you have any leads at mike_d214@hotmail.com Thanks a ton!!

          RE:RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Barbie on 8/22/2008 at 1:08:17 PM
In cleaning up in the Barn I found a White 1976 Free Spirit 10 spd. mens Bike. Has the blue/red stripe decals. On the rear fender Decal barely reads June 30th 1976 and below is 0030 number. Has the Sears and Roeb. decals on front.
The origional seat is missing along with the rear reflector. The chrome is good on fenders, but handle bars are rust damage. I feel that maybe this was a touring bike for 1976 Olympics. Could you tell me more about it and if it is worth anything, I saved it from going to the dumps.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck posted by Diana on 9/13/2008 at 6:48:38 AM
I have aquired a 2-seater bicycle from sears and roebuck. I am trying to find out if anyone knows how to find out what it is worth.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by joe ehlers on 11/26/2008 at 12:14:52 PM
I have a 1978 Free spirit ladys bicycle I would like to know what it is worth if any It is in perfect shape

          RE:RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by name on 1/27/2009 at 7:11:05 PM
I have and roebuck i noticed something different about it
the 3 speed shifts but inside the actual tire not like the ones you see now with it sticking out of the side dont care how much it is worth just curious of year i need it for my my moterized bike kit

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Stu on 3/15/2009 at 3:46:22 PM
I've owned my 24" Free Spirit bicycle since the summer of '72 or '73. Red and blue 10 speed. All original including the tires. Still works just fine.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by adam on 4/19/2009 at 7:44:19 AM
I have a free spirit hydraulic,it is air operated brake not hydraulic.Ihave not found any info, ajtrikes@yahoo.com

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Ron on 4/24/2009 at 8:42:37 PM
I have two Sears 10 speed bikes-bought them new in 1977-they are lime green in color-they have air operated brakes-not sure how many years Sears made this model.
Does anyone know how much they may be worth-if not-where can I find out more info on older bikes?

          RE i have a free spirit 10 speed bike but... posted by Emma on 5/1/2009 at 12:08:13 PM
I just got a Free Spirit brand 10 speed bicycle, not too sure on the year. But the chain it's come with is too short, and I've tried everything to get it off and switch chains with another one of my bikes. It has a KMC master link chain that wont budge, and I don't want to damage the chain. Please help!

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by jj on 5/2/2009 at 4:46:40 AM
You'll probably need to buy a chain tool. You can get them at Wal-Mart for about 5 bucks.


          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck gold chrome fenders splits in the middle w/ two wing nuts posted by nate on 5/6/2009 at 7:29:24 AM
i got this bicycle from my grandfather and have no idea what it is it is a three speed and splits apart in the middle with two wing nuts and on the front it says sears and roebuck

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by jj on 5/7/2009 at 4:03:45 AM
Look in the Picture Database. I think there are some Sears folding bikes in there. It may have been called a Stow-Away

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Jeff on 5/17/2009 at 4:44:56 PM
I recently got a bike from a tag sale for my boy. This bike has never been riden. It still has the little rubber tabs on the tires. This bike is in amazing shape. I don't know were this was stored to keep it it such good shape for 30 plus years. All I know it is a Ted Williams version, colors are red white and blue it says it is BMA / 6 certified and a number, I think is serial number of 157-475790 any help or quidance would be helpful. Thanks Jeff 203 881-1602

          RE:MISC:���sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by thomas abbott on 5/22/2009 at 7:14:54 AM
i recently got a bike engine (free spirt) and the wheel roller dose not spin easley is there somthing wrond with it i have not put it on a bike yet please reply thank you

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by FFsthinkpeople on 6/16/2009 at 11:41:47 PM
Why is no one actually answering the question? This baffles me.. -_-

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by jj on 6/17/2009 at 4:29:19 AM
Try re-posting that under the Motorized Bicycle topic. People there know more about bike engines.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by bob on 6/27/2009 at 2:48:23 PM
i just got a sears roebuck free sprit brittany 3 speed with the brakes on the pedel usa pat. # 3670855. the date on it is 05-83. does any one no if its worth anything. or anything about it. thank you bob

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by jj on 6/28/2009 at 4:50:45 AM
The Brittany 3-speed is a great commuter bike.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Rim Rim the tiny terror. on 7/28/2009 at 2:02:33 PM
your face stinks, and what's worse is that you don't even realize this. You must dunk your head into a barrel full of fish guts and used condoms. U, you, should shower, find yourself, and revert back to your more hygienic self. KO. once you've done this, you'll have a FREE-SPIRIT, but your face will probably still stink. k. thanks.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Rim Rim the tiny terror on 7/28/2009 at 2:16:05 PM
j/k, one love my brother, we gotta hold hands some time, not physically, but emotionaly. k. thanks

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by switz on 8/9/2009 at 11:35:57 AM
just wondering if anybody knows..i just bought a sears free-spirit 12 speed with 27" wheels,all aluminum shimano components,an altus de-railer3,i think the serial # is 474011,there is a sticker on the down tube that says made in canada c638-27420...

          RE:MISC:  free spirit 1977 lime green posted by angel on 8/20/2009 at 12:52:46 PM
yo tengo una bici free spirit 1977 de color verde lima y
queria saber cual seria su costo
tiene un faro adelante y tiene un numero en el manubrio
como si se tratara de una bici de carreras
es rodada 20 y el numero es el 1


          free spirit girls bike posted by -jug- on 12/7/2009 at 2:01:24 AM
i am inquiring about a bicycle i may buy for my little girl. it is advertised as a "free spirit" original bike with the original dove blue and white split paint. it has a banana seat and seperated handle bars (like ape hangers). the dude is asking $75 o.b.o. good buy? thanks.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by jj on 12/7/2009 at 4:44:11 AM
If it is ready-to-ride, $75 sounds good.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by susan on 1/18/2010 at 11:53:27 AM
hi i got a bike i got last yrar from a friend is free spirit brittany kind old between 1985 to 1990 not sure how old men bike is maroon color not for sale thank you.

          RE:RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Jeff on 7/23/2010 at 10:16:15 AM
I have a Ted Williams three wheel bike with a basket on the back. From what I can tell they are pretty rare. I would Like to sell if you are interested call or text me at 903 818 4305. I can send pics. I also have a older rollfast model. I think both of these bikes are from the 50s.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by oldtenspeed Dave on 8/5/2010 at 1:29:22 AM
Hi, I garbage picked a Sears Freespirit 10 speed. I have usualy garbage picked Swinn bikes for my family so we have never needed to go bicycle shoping a I have no idea when this bike was being sold. The reson I picked it up was I was surprised to see a mechanical disk brake on the rear wheel. Unfotunetly it also has the infumose Positron shifter and it just came apart on me. I liked the bike befor the shifter went south and am glade there seems to be plenty of replacment parts but I would like to know if there is asorce to look up the s/n so I can date this bike? I understand Huffy, Murry and perhaps Giant has made the Freespirit for Sears. Also any info on the Shimano disk break would be nice. this is a 27" wheeled bike. Thanks for reading all this.


          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Aleigha on 8/23/2010 at 10:12:16 AM
i just bought a 93 free spirit greenbriar bicycle at a yard sale for $10 i was just wondering if anyone knew about how much it is worth, i was wanting to paint over everything because i dont like the color but the bike is in really good shape i really dont want to mess with it until i know about how much its worth

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by mattyray on 11/24/2010 at 5:31:49 PM
I have a ted williams ten speed and wanted to know how much its worth?

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Vin on 11/25/2010 at 5:50:42 AM
Check the 2 Price Guides at the top of any page here on OldRoads.com.
Also use the google search box here to check our archives.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by kevin hiatt on 1/1/2011 at 7:27:25 PM
I have an early 70,s Ted Williams sears three spedd bike iwant to sell. This bike is in near mint condition any help would be greatly appreciated thanks K. Hiatt

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by jj on 1/2/2011 at 5:23:48 AM
Look at the THREE Price Guides here at OldRoads.com to determine the price. Then post it for sale here and on your local craigslist.org.

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by Becca on 5/5/2011 at 2:53:20 PM
I found a 1979 (I assume based on the 08-79 on the sticker by the pedal) Free Spirit in a junk pile.. It's in GREAT shape! And I plan on riding it everywhere, because it's a cute bike.. It's a single speed.. Just wondering what it's worth if anyone ever finds an answer!

          RE:MISC:sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by jj on 5/6/2011 at 3:42:09 AM
They make great commuter bikes.
Check the THREE Price Guides at the top of any page here on OldRoads.com

          RE:MISC:   sears & roebuck free spirit bicycle posted by AaronG on 5/17/2011 at 9:33:08 AM
hi! i had a reallly nice free spirit ten spd.it was like mint cond, that bike rode so good it was red nice paint job origanal condition 27" crome wheels i shined with a brillo pad cleaned it all up added a few personal touches it was light weight blak handle grips matching black seat then some @sshole stole it here in pueblo i caught him at 7-11 1day with my bike the @ssole painted it grey primer he took off before i could catch him i have a cronic back pain problem and that bike was the easiest for me to ride now im stuck with a huffy mountain 15sp heavy dont coust like that freespirit did i would pay a reward to get it back. im on disability i douldnt pay alot say30$$ what do you all say

           free spirit 10 speed fixed up a discardedbike but wondering if it is worth anything... posted by Paul on 6/15/2011 at 11:06:52 AM
Cleaned up Free Spirit Greenbriar 26" men's bike. 10 speeds, rack on back. Looks great and rides well too. Ma it has original tires since they have reddish sidewalls saying 37 590 26 1 3/8 nylon. Rims say Pemco made in Taiwan. Shifts well; wondering if it has any monetary value?

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MISC:Columbia serial number location posted by: Klaus on 5/13/2006 at 4:44:08 PM
I recently obtained a Columbia Twosome tandem bicycle. Am trying to locate the serial number. I found a number on the right (chain) side rear drop out, near the axel nut, but it only includes numerical digits, no letters, so it does not match any Columbia chart I have found. I have checked under each bottom bracket, but no luck. Does anyone know of a Columbia serial number that does not include letters, or can point me to a different location on the bicycle for the correct serial number? Thanks in advance.

          RE:MISC:Columbia serial number location posted by Barry on 5/14/2006 at 11:35:49 AM
First, let me say that I am very new to this hobby, so I'm certainly no expert, and I could very well be wrong.
That being said; as I stated in my most recent post, I am a fan of Columbias, and have owned a few.
On the newer bikes that I have owned (late 1970's, early 1980's) I believe the serial number is located on the side of the head tube. Mine have also had no letter before the number, so maybe they stopped doing that on the later models.
I also don't know any way to determine the production year on these newer bikes, since the only charts I've seen only go up to 1972.
Good luck, and enjoy your Columbia!

          RE:RE:MISC:Columbia serial number location posted by nate on 6/12/2006 at 12:30:06 PM
If it has a 3-speed Sturmey-Archer rear hub, it will have a two digit date code on it. (example: '71' is 1971)

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MISC:Serial numbers posted by: Barry on 5/13/2006 at 2:02:16 AM
Hi all.
I just rescued another "run of the mill" old bike. This time, a Columbia Sports III. (I'm a Columbia fan. Possibly because I had them as a kid, or because where they were built is local for me.)
In any case, I wanted to run the serial number to determine when it was built, and found two different serial numbers; one stamped over the other. Not above, but actually OVER the other; making it somewhat difficult to read either one.
I was able to make out an "R" serial number which would make the bike a 1967 model according to the chart.
I was just wondering if anybody else has ever encountered a "double struck" serial number such as this, and if you have any ideas as to how or why it may have happened.

Thanks much.

          RE:MISC:Serial numbers posted by Christine on 6/12/2006 at 2:08:58 AM

I just got an old Columbia Sports III and would love to find out in what year it was built. Where do you find the serial number? And where would I find the chart with the year numbers on it. Please send me an e-mail.

Thanks a bunch!

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MISC:serial number info posted by: Glori on 4/28/2006 at 9:53:04 PM
Hi. I have an old red boy's Schwinn, inherited from my father. Where can I find the serial number and find out what it is worth? Thank you.

          RE:MISC:serial number info posted by nate on 5/5/2006 at 7:45:59 PM
Like any potential antique or collectible, condition matters a lot.
You need to provide more information and pictures.

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MISC:Schwinn Varsity 10 sp chicago posted by: Patty on 4/27/2006 at 3:43:21 PM
I have a schwinn 10 speed Varsity. Made in Chicago Illinois. It was one of the first ones made. The person I purchased it from around 1970. It has all original equipment except tires. It is used. I am interested in selling it for a fair price.

          RE:MISC:Schwinn Varsity 10 sp chicago posted by Gerald Van Dyk on 6/1/2006 at 9:52:20 PM
I'd be willing to pay up to 40, depends on the condition of the bike. thanks.

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WANTED:schwinn metal 2 step spray paint posted by: greg lipscomb on 4/26/2006 at 4:39:33 AM
Hi does anyone know where I can purchase the schwinn basecoat-topcoat spray paint in cans?

Thank you ,


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MISC: posted by: John on 4/18/2006 at 10:12:54 PM
Hello Everyone,
I have an old Schwinn tandem bike I think from the early 60's. I looked for the serial number on the Oldroads serial number page but it wasn't there. Can anyone help me find out when this bike was made? The serial number is EE18693. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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FOR SALE:carbon frame new $550 posted by: Gr on 4/14/2006 at 10:52:48 AM
I currently supply high end products,frames and parts in small quantities to stores,clubs.have some vg mono frames.


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MISC:british chain driven tricycle posted by: christopher McNamara on 4/5/2006 at 5:21:44 AM
Hi all,

I'm trying to find information on something that I had as a child. I lived in England for a year in 1970 and my parents purchased a tricycle for me at a junk shop. It was red, with gold trim, it was chain driven with air tires and it had a trunk with a latch at the back. Does anybody know who might have made such a trike? I would love to get my hands on one (or two) for my twin boys. It's probably my most memorable toy and yet I don't know who made it.

Any help would be appreciated.

          RE:MISC:british chain driven tricycle posted by Chris Holmes on 6/26/2006 at 2:13:54 PM
I had on of those too, until some swine nicked it!

I was too young to take much notice of manufacturers names back then, but I would think Triang and Raleigh would be good places to start your search. Pashley still make childrens trikes, but no boot i'm afraid.

          RE:MISC:british chain driven tricycle posted by Chris Holmes on 7/7/2006 at 9:17:11 AM
Try a google search for "Raleigh winkie", or mail me off list and i'll mail you a picture. No idea where you would find one now apart from ebay though.

          RE:RE:MISC:british chain driven tricycle posted by nate on 7/7/2006 at 12:50:55 PM
There is a picture of a Raleigh Winkie in the Picture Database here.

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SWAP MEETS:Portland Summer Swaps www.therecyclery.com posted by: Mr. Robby on 3/30/2006 at 12:02:23 AM
Hi Everyone,
This is just a heads up on the up and coming swap meets all summer at The Recyclery in Portland Oregon. We are happy to take your table reservations now.

The Recyclery Presents:




'JUNE 11th ---> PedalPaloosa Kick Off!

'July 2nd

'August 6th

'September 3rd

Got an amazing amount of bicycle stuff? Pull your friends together and share a space to sell it off (and probably buy new stuff you need!). Spaces are $15 for a 10' x 6' area. Make $ and friends :)
'Shops and stores welcome!
'Wholsalers welcome!
'Bicycle artists all welcome!

Consign your bike for a low $5.00 and sell it while you shop.

Enjoy bands, food, and bicycle swappin' all summer long at:


The Recyclery is at:
1515 SE 46th Ave.
--> Right off Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR. 97215


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WANTED:Old Campagnolo items, Stronglight 49D, 57SC, 63SC chainsets posted by: Ted E. Baer on 3/23/2006 at 4:27:02 PM
Looking for old Campagnolo parts 30's through 1965. Items include but not limited to: Early QR's, Open-C QR's, early GS three piece hubs with detailed wing/wheel logo, 51, 52, and 53 GS rear derailleurs. Cambio Corsa rod shifter/QR sets, Paris Roubaix shifters, Open-C shifters, 1958-59 BB's, 58-59 Chainsets, old Record front changers with cable attach body. Send photos and your prices to wickedsky@sbcglobal.net for consideration. Also looking for old Stronglight 49D, 57SC, 61, 63SC chainsets as well as Stronglight needle bearing BB's. Also ooking for (and yes I know these are long-shots:) Stronglight needle bearing BB's, Simplex JUY543's, Simplex JUY Record's, and Simplex JUY Record 60's. Lastly, looking for old Campagnolo boxes: blue, blue and yellow, the old ones. Top dollar paid. Contact me with what you have at: wickedsky@sbcglobal.net


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SWAP MEETS:Tucson Bike Swap posted by: edgar X on 3/14/2006 at 7:41:54 PM
The big biannual Bike (only) Swap will be on April 1st in Tucson, Arizona! Hundreds of vendors, thousands of buyers, tons of deals, free admission to all!! Contact Greg Yares (yares@cox.net) for more info.


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WANTED:Raleigh Tricycle parts info wanted posted by: Chuck on 3/6/2006 at 12:57:59 AM
I have a Raleigh chain driven tricycle with 10 inch chrome spoked hard rubber wheels. There is a scrub front brake.I would like to find out where I can find more info and parts. Im looking for decals and a seat and tires. this maybe a version of a "winkie" but smaller? If any one can point me in the right dirrection I would appreciate the help Thank You chuck

          RE:WANTED:Raleigh Tricycle parts info wanted posted by Bobby on 4/28/2006 at 12:54:53 AM
I saw your message I'm looking for the exact same thing, any luck???

          RE:RE:WANTED:Raleigh Tricycle parts info wanted posted by AL on 5/25/2006 at 8:00:12 PM
Yes Im from Brasil,and my english is so poor sorry,when I was a Kid about six yearold I had a wonderfull,gorgeos,astonish british tricycle in a medium blue paiting,I still have the small bag,and the manual ring advisor.Now Im Sixty year old and Im searching to see what can be find.Have you any Lucky??
Thanks Bye Bye AL

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