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WANTED:   Information on a Belknap (built by Murray?) tandem bicycle posted by: Craig Crosson on 2/18/2004 at 5:07:07 AM
I have a Belknap tandem bicycle that I acquired from an estate auction. I can't find any information about Belknap bicycles other than that one was restored by dave@nostalgic.net., but it wsn't a tandem. I want to fix it up to ride. Any info out there?

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            Information on my old bike posted by Eric Carlson on 3/14/2010 at 9:30:54 AM
I have an old picture of my youth bicycle. It was a 26 inch, and I cannot make out the name on the chain guard.it looks kind of like a Huffy or Murray. My question is what brand and model bicycle had stars cut out in the front sprocket on the pedal crank? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Eric
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          RE:WANTED:   Information on a Belknap (built by Murray?) tandem bicycle posted by niki on 10/6/2008 at 7:25:17 PM
i also have a Belknap bicycle. the kickstand and sprockets are by WALD. but thats about all i can figure out. there is a realy nice swoop in the handle bars and it used to have a torpedo headlight. they were made here in Louisville on main street at a manufacturing company famous for primble hammers. mine still has a nice metal plackard on the front and surprisingly rides like a dream. i only changed the tubes and tires but it is silent and smooth. some guy saw it and said that originally it would have had wooden pedals. i think mine is from the forties but i cant find a serial number or any bikes in the database to match. some custom deluxe ones are close though . . .




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MISC:   looking for info on a very old bicycle posted by: greg black on 2/14/2004 at 6:14:41 PM
I am looking for info about an old bicycle I have. This bike has wooden wheels,hubs and spokes but they are both the same size. The name on the front is "the Hickory wheel works co"

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SWAP MEETS:   Antique Bicycle, Tricycle, Pedal Car & Ride-On SWAP MEET posted by: Josh on 2/10/2004 at 11:47:26 PM
Hi, we're having a Swap Meet for antique and vintage bicycles, tricycles, pedal cars and ride-ons (pretty much anything old that you can pedal). It's in Brookville, PA on May 22. Visit our site for complete details and vendor info. www.tricyclefetish.com/swapmeet.htm

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MISC:   Collection posted by: Javier Lliso on 2/6/2004 at 10:08:13 AM
I am writing from Spain.

I am triying to organize an international collection of bicycles from the very first to the actual days.

My first idea was to look for a bicycle museum in Spain, but there is no such thing here.

Would it be possible to have your help to organize it?

Many thanks
Javier Lliso

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MISC:   Vintage of my bike posted by: Albert on 1/30/2004 at 11:23:11 PM
In the middle 80s I acquired from a dealer a used Motobecane Grand Jubilee.

It is a 12 speed Campagnolo derailleur, Chromalloy tubes, Nervar crank

The serial number stamped on the bottom is 018404341

Anybody knows the year it was manufactured?

Albert

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SWAP MEETS:   Monson, MA..... 22-FEB-2004 posted by: Menotomy Vintage Bicycles, Inc. on 1/27/2004 at 3:30:32 PM
Details and directions above.


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FOR SALE:   SEATTLE OLD BIKE SWAP MEET posted by: jon in DesMoines on 1/22/2004 at 7:50:13 AM
SUNDA!SUNDAY!SUNDAY! SUNDAY MARCH 28th,2004
SEATTLE OLD BIKE SWAP MEET, MARK YOUR CALENDERS, MORE INFO
now AVAILABLE, THIS IS SEATTLE'S BEST GATHERING OF OLD BIKE COLLECTORS AND SELLERS, DONT MISS IT!
http://www.geocities.com/seattleoldbikeswap/ for info

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          RE:FOR SALE:   SEATTLE OLD BIKE SWAP MEET posted by wes on 3/2/2004 at 2:23:02 AM
that is a long way for one day is there a lot of prewar stuff there and i also have lots of muscle bike stuff
might have to come your way thanks wes




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FOR SALE:   Swap Meet posted by: Tim on 1/20/2004 at 9:42:36 PM
Anyone know of a swap meet in Minneapolis?

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FOR SALE:   Dorel buys Pacific/Schwinn posted by: Tim on 1/19/2004 at 10:28:10 PM

Breaking News from The Globe and Mail
Dorel buys bicycle firm for $310-million (U.S.)
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Montreal-based Dorel Industries Ltd. says it is buying leading bicycle firm Pacific Cycle for $310-million (U.S.), as the consumer products company eyes the recreational business for growth.
In Toronto, its B class shares jumped $5 or 14.3 per cent to $40.
Pacific Cycle has a 27 per cent market share of U.S. bicycle sales and manufactures such brands as Schwinn, Mongoose, BMX and GT bicycle brands.
We intend to leverage Pacific's powerful brands to create a platform for future growth in leisure and recreational products, including natural extensions in our juvenile segment. Dorel CEO Martin Schwartz said in a statement Tuesday.
Wisconsin-based Pacific Cycle has annual sales of $325-million, Dorel said. The acquisition is expected to add at least 50 cents a share to Dorel's fiscal 2004 earnings and 25 cents a share related to the company's average tax rate.
With a work force of 4,800, Dorel makes products ranging from infant car seats and strollers to furniture. Its 2002 revenue was $992-million.
Dorel says the U.S. bicycle industry has annual sales of $5.5-billion, with new bicycles accounting for $2.5-billion. Pacific Cycle sells about 5 million bicycles a year and Dorel says it sees potential to gain additional market share.
Pacific Cycle sells more bicycles than anyone else in the U.S. bicycle industry and its portfolio of powerful brands is one of the strongest in the sporting goods industry, Mr. Schwartz said.
Its business model is very similar to ours and provides numerous opportunities to significantly strengthen Dorel's position as a global consumer products company. The Montreal firm says Pacific Cycle's operations resemble Dorel's distribution channels and outsourcing, particularly in Asia.
Both companies have developed high quality products through domestic design, overseas sourcing and intensive marketing through long-established retailer relationships.
Dorel is financing the acquisition, from private investment group led by Wind Point Partners, through debt. Dorel has amended its credit facilities.
"This acquisition, along with Dorel's existing businesses, will generate sufficient cash flow to pay down debt, he said.
Pacific Cycle's other products include Roadmaster, InStep, Pacific, and Murray labels. Pacific Cycle will be run as a Dorel division and its management will remain in place, the company said.
© The Globe and Mail

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SWAP MEETS:   Brazen Dropouts Annual Bike Swap posted by: Patrick on 1/18/2004 at 10:44:00 PM
Hi Folks,

Don't miss the annual Brazen Dropouts Bike Swap at the Alliant Energy Center Expo Hall on Saturday Jan. 24 from 9:30 to 4 PM. $5 donation to buy plus parking. Visit www.cronometro.com for more details or call 608/243-7760. I will be at the Wheels for Winners: The Earn-a-Bike Program booth and will also get some time to enjoy the swap and get some deals. It is mostly contemporary components, and road and mountain bikes. Very little antique or classics, but some really good deals to be had. I have always come away with some very nice stuff and it is a great time. Patrick

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          RE:SWAP MEETS:   Brazen Dropouts Annual Bike Swap posted by Patrick on 1/22/2004 at 3:19:20 AM
Sorry I forgot a very important detail, the annual swap meet at the Alliant Energy Center is in Madison, WI. Hope to see you there. Patrick




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SWAP MEETS:   BICYCLE SWAP MEET SOUTHERN FLORIDA posted by: MERL BUSCH on 1/18/2004 at 3:07:18 PM
2ND ANNUAL BICYCLE SWAP MEET PALMETTO, FL. FEB. 6-7-8-04 PLENTY OF ROOM FOR CAMPERS, CLOSED UP BIKE SUPPLIER COMING WITH VINTAGE PART,( 2 TRAILERS LOADED) CALL 941-729-7026 OR EMAIL ME FOR MORE DETAILS.

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FOR SALE:   Seattle Old Bike Swap Meet posted by: Jon in DesMoines on 1/11/2004 at 2:24:16 AM
SUNDA!SUNDAY!SUNDAY! SUNDAY MARCH 28th,2004
SEATTLE OLD BIKE SWAP MEET, MARK YOUR CALENDERS, MORE INFO
WILL BE POSTED WHEN AVAILABLE, THIS IS SEATTLE'S BEST GATHERING OF OLD BIKE COLLECTORS AND SELLERS, DONT MISS IT!

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STUPID BIKE TRICKS:   27 Years later and still has the scar ... posted by: Doug on 12/28/2003 at 7:54:58 AM
I had an old Schwinn pea picker I got for my 7th birthday and I rode the crap out of this bike.I Recently spoke to a child hood friend who asked ... Do you remeber when we went fishing and you gave me a ride down to the lake ?
Do I ever! We left that morning poles tied to our bikes, tackle box tied to the sissy bar,brown bag lunches, bait and coke money ready to take that 3 mile down hill coast we loved!
My friend got about fifty yards away from home and boom Flat tire! no patches,no tools, and no time, no problem . He jumped on my handle bars, his brother tied off his gear on his bike and we were off. I am going down Big Tree Road faster than I had ever gone! The extra weight was like the lead in a pine wood derby car we were flying!! Here comes his brother Brian all tucked like a street racer brining up the rear he looks over to me as if to challenge me, I point at his brother Jeff on my front end and nod to him as if to say "oh yeah check this out" as I let go of the handle bars one - one thousand, two - one thousand, three- one thousand I cant believe it! straight as an arrow at break neck speed this is amazing no hands how cool is this ! I grab the bars and Brian and I cackle at he defiance of my stunt . I decide to share the secret with my passenger.I look at Brian and do it again , I let go of the bars again as if on rails, balance and speed in harmony , slowly I move my hands over the unsuspecting passenger's sholders,my arms fully extended so he can see I'm not holding the bars. Jeff panics ! He shifts his weight the bars turn the bike lurches right I try to grab the bar and miss. The next couple of seconds are etched into my mind forever. Jeff falls forward and lands on the front tire which throws him ahead of me , he falls face down and spread eagle on the road and I run up his behind. Jeff and the bike go one way I go another and we endup in a pile all over the road.Fishing tackle all over, both fishingpoles broken, reels with line strewn across the road . We both had Bruised contact points, Ripped jeans, scrapped knees and elbows and my prize a chipped tooth. But Jeff had this scrape on his forearm that looked like someone used a cheese grater to remove a few unwanted layers of skin. You see we started back to school two weeks after our accident and Jeff had signed up for football that year, and wrestling after that so it took Jeffs arm about 9 months to get better.
27 years later we dont talk about it much unless were fishing, or drinking, or watching football

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          RE:STUPID BIKE TRICKS:   27 Years later and still has the scar ... posted by Rick on 1/3/2004 at 5:54:48 AM
Bwahhh!!!
Great story!

Hey man, the fact that kids used to take their bikes to go fishing is a canard in itself!

          RE:STUPID BIKE TRICKS:   27 Years later and still has the scar ... posted by Beth on 8/10/2004 at 1:37:08 AM
Your story sounds a lot like what my brothers and I did as kids. Ahh, so many bikes we went through. I wish we could have them all back now. I sure miss them, and people are paying good money for them. We used our bikes to peddle to a nearby creek and fished all day with bamboo poles and nightcrawlers we picked up the night before...PS, I still have the scar also, but not as bad as the fall you described. I used to love riding full speed through deep rain puddles in the side streets of our little town. One wipeout has left an area near my knee that reminds me of that wipeout each time I look at it.

          RE:STUPID BIKE TRICKS:   27 Years later and still has the scar ... posted by Beth on 8/10/2004 at 1:37:37 AM
Your story sounds a lot like what my brothers and I did as kids. Ahh, so many bikes we went through. I wish we could have them all back now. I sure miss them, and people are paying good money for them. We used our bikes to peddle to a nearby creek and fished all day with bamboo poles and nightcrawlers we picked up the night before...PS, I still have the scar also, but not as bad as the fall you described. I used to love riding full speed through deep rain puddles in the side streets of our little town. One wipeout has left an area near my knee that reminds me of that wipeout each time I look at it. Thanks for the memories.....




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FOR SALE:   Vintage solid tires and wheels! posted by: njbicycle on 12/8/2003 at 2:20:05 AM
Hi,
I just wanted to post this here before going to eBay, I have a large assortment of solid tire bike wheels and new old stock tires for sale. There are around 50 used wheels, and a few dozen tires plus some old tricycle parts, many sizes. I would say there's probably a good pick-up truck load all together. $80 takes all or none. Located in Southern NJ.
Email me for more info.
Thanks,
Joe

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          RE:FOR SALE:   Vintage solid tires and wheels! posted by njbicycle on 12/19/2003 at 8:10:36 AM
Sold, Thankyou.




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MISC:   have a tricycle with a sears brand sticker on the front that is obviously old. i can't seem posted by: brenda o on 12/7/2003 at 1:24:37 AM
any info on when it was made or how collectible it might be. please help :) thanks

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