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FOR SALE:   Larz Anderson swap meet posted by: Matt on 12/28/2001 at 2:26:31 AM
Hello,
Please advise me the 2002 date for the next swap meet. Also Where is it? Thanks much.

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MISC:   Information Regarding Yamaguchi Bicycles posted by: Marcos Feitosa on 12/15/2001 at 4:52:45 PM
I'm looking for informations regarding old Yamaguchi bicycles, (the japanese/oriental brand. I've bought a frame with an armorie that shows the Yamaguchi name and a crown.
In the forks is showed oriental(japanese?) caracters.
PS: this isn't that manufacturing that exist in USA.


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MISC:   Antique truing stand posted by: Tim Keith on 12/15/2001 at 4:24:25 PM
I recently purchased an old truing stand at an auction. The man used to own a bike shop in the 40's & 50's in Akron, OH. The stand is heavy(black cast iron),with a Patent date of March 1905.The two "towers" that hold your wheel have ornate circles & half circles hollowed out in the iron. There is also a fancy letter "D" with a fancy letter "A" in the middle of the "D" on the "towers". In the book, "Schwinn Bicycles" on page 103 there is a picture from the 1950's of a man in a shop using the exact same stand. If anyone knows anything about the history of this stand I would appreciate the information. It looks great in my garage & works great too.Thanks,Tim.

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          RE:MISC:   Antique truing stand posted by Charlie Harper on 1/8/2002 at 3:14:55 AM
Tim,
Go to www.thewheelmen.org & post your request on the forum.
Bill Smith has a picture in old catalog. I also have stand.
There's one in the Wright Bros. Bike shop in Greenfield Village.
Charlie




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SWAP MEETS:   4th Annual Vintage/Classic Bicycle Fest posted by: Vintage Bicycle Club of Texas on 12/14/2001 at 9:13:19 AM
Reminder!

That the Vintage Bicycle Club of Texas (Houston) will be having their 4th Annual Vintage/Classic Bicycle Fest on March 30,2002.

We will have giveaways and also raffling a Limited Edition Apple Krate. The Krate is still in the un-opened box, which it will be shipped to the winner un-opened. The bike will be put in another box, so the box doesn't get damage.
Tickets are:
1 - $1.00
25- $20.00

Note: That pedal cars, toys, or riding toy are also welcome.

If you would like a flier please:
Contact Juan DeLeon
202 Wickhamford Way
Houston, TX 77015
Email: vbcoft@argolink.net
http://users.argolink.net/vbcoft

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MISC:   Schwinn Stingray posted by: David Walbeck on 12/12/2001 at 2:48:25 PM
I have an old Schwinn Stingray that I don't know how to Identify what year it is. I have looked for a serial number and can't seem to find one where everyone tells me they are. Any help in figuring out what year this is would be greatly appreciatted. Dave

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          RE:MISC:   Schwinn Stingray posted by Kim on 12/12/2001 at 5:19:04 PM
The serial number will either be on the front tube next to the headbadge, or on the left rear dropout next to the left rear axle.




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MISC:   Schwinn Stingray posted by: David Walbeck on 12/12/2001 at 2:48:25 PM
I have an old Schwinn Stingray that I don't know how to Identify what year it is. I have looked for a serial number and can't seem to find one where everyone tells me they are. Any help in figuring out what year this is would be greatly appreciatted. Dave

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MISC:   Extra Large Schwinn BMX Bike posted by: Frank on 12/2/2001 at 5:35:26 AM
I know a guy who works at my local Schwinn shop, and he owns a Schwinn bike like I've never seen. It looks like a BMX type bike in that it's got 20 inch wheels, bmx style handlebars, etc, but the seat tube is extra tall. The head tube is the normal height for a BMX type frame, giving the top tube a pretty healthy forward slant. He said that he thought it was called a "Quicksilver" maybe, and he said, I think, that it originally had flat handlebars on it. The frame looks nice, with an Ashtabula crank, and a round Schwinn headbadge, and it was origianally a deraileur shifted bike, as the forged rear dropouts have an integral deraileur hanger. He has it set up with a six speed freewheel, a giant chainring (at least 60 tooth, probably more), and 3 spoke metal mag wheels. He says the bike is incredibly quick, and he rides it daily. It's quite comfortable for an average size rider, he also advises. Does any body have any info on what kind of Schwinn this is?? Thanks in advance!!!!!

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          RE:MISC:   Extra Large Schwinn BMX Bike posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 12/5/2001 at 6:21:52 PM
Perhaps he has the Schwinn exerciser chainring on it? This won't fit the Typhoon but interesting to wonder if it fits the B.M.X.bike with the Ashtabula cranks.
I passed over a B.M.X bike last night, it had plastic mag wheels and red alloy bars and when I went that way again it was gone! It was special enough for somebody to stop and save it from the death wagon(garbage truck)

          RE:RE:MISC:   Extra Large Schwinn BMX Bike posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 12/5/2001 at 6:27:17 PM
Take a look at the books out on Schwinn, most, perhaps all of that B.M.X stuff is covered and you may find a picture or mention of it there. Schwinn has a web site for collectors and restorers (a chat board basically)
You should find something out there but it's plaged by some rabid loons. Just wade thru it anyways, it's worth it, ans you'll find out about it from somebody.

          RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Extra Large Schwinn BMX Bike posted by Frank on 12/6/2001 at 5:57:48 PM
Thats exactly where he got the chainring from, a Schwinn exerciser. He didn't make any mention of any huge mods to get it to fit, and I didn't see any signs of them either. He did have a machinist mill out some triangular shaped holes from the previously solid chainring to prevent the bike from having a "Salt Flat racer look", but that was purely cosmetic. It seems like a pretty tall gearing but I'm sure it's offset by the 20" wheels.

I already posted a reply about this bike on the Schwinn discussion board, but to no avail. Nobody seems to know anything about this bike. I may check out some books or some old catalogs, see if I can find any info.

I feel you on the missed trash bike. Thats where I get at least half of my bikes(the other half I get at yard sales). I've learned one thing, and that's when you see a bike, grab it! I'm still amazed at the good bikes people throw away.

Anyway, thanks for the help.


          RE:MISC:   Extra Large Schwinn BMX Bike posted by Jeff on 12/17/2001 at 8:16:58 PM
This sounds like a formula one bike. I few manufacturers made these in the late 80's. I've seen a Haro, a San Tropez, and a Diamond Back. These bikes had 20" wheels (Usually with plastic covers.), five or six speeds, low flat bars, and funny forward slanting frames. I think Hutch had a real wild one at one time too.

          RE:RE:MISC:   Extra Large Schwinn BMX Bike posted by Frank on 12/18/2001 at 5:22:23 PM
This sounds quite a bit like what he has (with the exception of the wheels and bars, which he admittedly changed). Do you know of any model names or numbers, or where pictures of one of these bikes are on the web? Were they common? Any other info you could provide would be much appreciated. I searched the net for formula one bikes and several variants thereof, but with no results. Thanks a lot.




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MISC:   GERMAN Coaster Hub Info posted by: Lane on 11/27/2001 at 1:44:04 AM
I have been looking in my junk box and pulled an unknown hub out. No lever arm present. It is marked GERMANY across body. Oiler hole in center. Body has slight shoulders leading to flanges. 36 hole heavy flange 2 1/8 on center measure. 2 1/2 inch diameter flange. 18 tooth Gear marked F&SC 040310 18Z 1/2 . Hub shines like crome and no rust or corrosion.
What is it? Help.

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WANTED:   Manufacturer of Tricycle posted by: Preston on 11/22/2001 at 4:55:25 PM
I am trying to locate the origin or manufacturer of a tricycle. It looks alike a 1950's model. It has the letters "H/T" stamped in the stand between the rear wheels. There are three letters "SSM" that look hanpainted on the handle bar post but these may have been added. Any ideas?

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WANTED:   old recumbant bike posted by: Charles on 11/15/2001 at 4:16:57 AM
I am looking far and wide to find an old recumbant bike called the Slingshot i used to own one and it got stolen if you know where to find one or who made it and where i can get blueprints please let me know Thank you.

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WANTED:   Information Needed posted by: Roger on 11/15/2001 at 12:07:22 AM
I have a VERY unusual bike purchased by my father in Tokyo in
1950. It has the label "Puppy" on it. It can fold down small
enough to fit into a suitcase but will ride an adult when fully
open, has about 12" wheels. It's neat and I would like ro restore it
but am not sure where to begin. Can anyone offer some advice.
Roger

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WANTED:   Schwinn Tandem posted by: Darren on 11/12/2001 at 8:59:50 PM
I recently acquired an early 1970s Schwinn Tandem 1-speed that I am working on fixing up. Does anyone have an idea where I might find the following: chain guard, schwinn emblem plate and decals, chain wheels, and websites that might have cool tandem pictures (I haven't been very successful with search engines)? Thanks in advance for any information. Darren

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STUPID BIKE TRICKS:felt like a fool posted by: jjegg on 11/10/2001 at 8:35:13 PM
I remember having a Huffy rail when I was young. Me and my neighbor buddy (chuck) set up a ramp and we started jumping. Soon it became a contest, we would jump and someone would mark where the front tire would land with some chalk. Other guy's would come and give it a try and we gathered a huge crowd of kids from the neighborhood. Me and the Chuck were the best because we done it so much that day. Terri (the girl accross the street) watched and kept asking if she could try, Ha Ha Ha Ha we would laugh, a girl ha ha. She kept asking. "no way! you might get hurt on that pink bike" She looked as if she was goung to cry, so we said go ahead, she rode her Lil chic' over and we explained the contest and the rules on the marking of the front tire and showed her the longest mark (mine)about 20 feet, she pedaled tward the ramp and we backed up, because we knew she would probably wreck, she slowly went up the ramp, I can remember laughing as she slowly went up the ramp. Then the wildest thing happened, just as front wheel started off the ramp she pulled back,pulled up the front wheel the rear wheel hit the pavement and she rode a wheelie 30 yards! the front wheel hit the ground and she turned and said "mark it here!" The ramp came down and we never set it up again.

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SWAP MEETS:   Info on upcoming SoCal bike swapmeets? posted by: Troy Palmer on 11/4/2001 at 7:27:08 AM
Looking for any bike related swapmeets in Socal other than LB cycle and bike swap meet. I can remeber a bunch of the fat tire guys getting togeher once every 3 or 4 months for a good swap. Any upcoming dates<
Thanks
Troy

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WANTED:   info on my columbia bike posted by: Jett Crouse on 11/3/2001 at 9:54:00 PM
I found a 26" Columbia with a gas tank and double headlight and an airplane fender ornament. the bike is complete but rusty. I can't find a serial number and the stickers on the seatpost are unreadable. It's a great look for a resto but I'ld like to know the year, etc. It was black.

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