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SWAP MEETS:   Any swap meets in NJ or PA area posted by: Steve on 10/5/2001 at 1:11:32 AM
Can anyone tell me if there are any upcoming swap meets in the NJ or PA areas?

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          RE:SWAP MEETS:   Any swap meets in NJ or PA area posted by Freeze on 10/7/2001 at 4:12:23 PM
There's a PA bike show during the winter but I'm not sure what the date is. I'll definitely be a vender this year!




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SWAP MEETS:   Seabrook, NH Swap posted by: Derek Griggs on 9/4/2001 at 7:30:55 PM
Second Annual Seabrook Bike Swap- Sept 9, 2001 Sunday
10am-4pm (dealer setup at 8am)
$20 per dealer space, payable at setup - fundraiser for the Friends of Seabrook Recreation

Located at The Seabrook Community Center, Route 1 Seabrook NH- across the street from KFC and Wal-Mart. Use Exit 1 off of Rt 95, go east to Rt 1 then south 1/2 mile- swap is on the right.

Call Recycled Sports of NH for info (603)-474-5695

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STUPID BIKE TRICKS:   The Bicycling Guitarist posted by: Chris Watson on 9/3/2001 at 9:30:56 PM
I spent a lot of time riding bicycles as a child, and I started playing guitar as a teenager. Naturally, I combined the two activities. Check out http://www.thegrid.net/thebicyclingguitarist to see a picture of me on my Schwinn Continental in a parade in Suisun City, CA in October 1994. I am playing a Fender strat guitar through a tiny battery-powered amp mounted behind my seatpost.
I actually rode while simultaneously playing guitar about twenty/thirty miles a day three hundred days a year from 1980-1995 in and around the towns of Fairfield, Suisun City, and Vacaville in Solano County, California (total: about fifteen thousand miles). I wrote many songs "on the road". I rode all hours of the day and night, 24/7, commuting to the next town and back non-stop playing all the way up and down hills, around turns, in traffic, etc.; going to Denny's for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to meet my mom and her senior citizen friends there; going shopping (locking up the bike and carrying the guitar into the store, carrying items home in a backpack or on a rack over the rear wheels), etc.
I lived near Dover Park in Fairfield that has a couple of duck ponds with paths around them. For many years I spent many hours late at night or in the wee hours of the morning looping around these ponds in figure eights, changing directions at random at the picnic tables, etc. Tens of thousands of people saw me over the years. Most were encouraging. Some were mean. One punk mugged me and spent six months in jail. He didn't get my guitar, but it and me still carry scars from that assault.
I really like the Schwinn ten-speed because of its weight. This gives me stability that a lighter bike would not have. The guitar increases my moment of inertia like the balance pole of a high-wire artist. Since I ride with no hands the front wheel has hardly any weight on it and it glides over obstacles such as rocks and potholes.
My stage name is "The Bicycling Guitarist". The band I founded broke up some years ago. I just started riding again and I ache all over now after only a twenty-minute ride. Last week I paid a local bike shop to install all-new bearings, grease, cables, tires, tubes and brake pads on my Continental. I repainted it, polished it, and waxed it. It has never been so spoiled. With the help of the date code database here, and especially learning from another person about the meaning of the four digits lightly stamped on the head badge, I just figured out today that my bike was built on September 27, 1976. Believe it or not, but it will be honored with a birthday party every year from now on starting with this one.
This is one long message, but hey, I had a lot to say.
Peace

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SWAP MEETS:   Swapmeets posted by: Dennis on 9/2/2001 at 8:55:24 PM
Does anyone know if there are any swapmeets in the Phoenix, AZ area or antique and classic bicycle collectors clubs.

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          RE:SWAP MEETS: Check this out. posted by MNSmith on 9/4/2001 at 7:15:00 PM
http://members.aol.com/hyperrays/events.html




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MISC:   1930's Wittkop German Tricycle posted by: Tyler Page on 8/31/2001 at 10:26:33 PM
I just purchased a 1930's Wittkop Tricycle from Germany for my son. I know very little about vintage Bikes and am haveing trouble findng any info about this trike. If you can offer any information on Wittkop or tips on restoring old Bikes. It is a very cool design. The rear wheels are chain driven like a standard bicycle and it has a front hand brake. Please get back to me at
tylerpage@canada.com

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MISC:   ladies western flyer posted by: dan on 8/31/2001 at 6:17:09 PM
need information on old western flyer ladies bicycle.-
Has western flyer badge on front,has made in england on
top down tube,has stamped number on top of seat tube #62770d
has decal on seat tube(RIA-2891-B),has (genuine english lightweight)emblem on seat tube,(western flyer emblem)on seat tube.Chain guard says (wayfarer flyer)on it.Seat made in england by (WRIGHTS).
Tires--26x13/8 (BATES DUNLOP)
Wheels--(DUNLOP EA-3) Paint--black,fenders crimped in center,small reflector on rear fender,small piece of chrome on front fender(front tip)
Number on bottom of pedal crank housing--#C131336.

Please don't laugh at my description.Thanks,Dan.

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CLUBS:   Washington State Clubs??? posted by: kafer_d on 8/31/2001 at 4:06:54 PM
I have a couple of Stingrays and I just moved to Wa. Are there any clubs?

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MISC:   Made in Norway posted by: Francine on 8/31/2001 at 6:06:36 AM
I have a "Jonas Oglaend" DBS Sport bike woman's stlye in red. It is made in Norway. I would like to sell it, but I can't find a value on it. It is about 25 years old. My father has the man's stlye in blue. Any help would be appreciated.

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          RE:MISC:   Made in Norway posted by Sharon on 8/23/2011 at 12:18:45 PM
I was recently given a Jonas Oglaend DBS Special men's bike. An older friend died and his widow gave us the bike. It still has, as far as I can tell, the original everything on it..fenders ...the works. I can find nothing to tell me what it is worth or to even compare it to. Can you help me?
The tires were flat from sitting so I pumped them up and not only do they hold air but the bike rides like a dream.

          RE:MISC:   Made in Norway posted by jj on 8/24/2011 at 3:41:22 AM
I see stuff in the archives here about that cycle.
Use the google search box on any page here at OldRoads.com.

by: 108.20.138.199




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MISC:   Schwinn Panther posted by: Andrew on 8/31/2001 at 4:08:19 AM
I'm looking for opinions on the new aluminum Schwinn Panther, I hear it will be no longer made. It seems unique-vintage style frame thats super light and modern in every other aspect. Feedback ?

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MISC:   What do I have? posted by: Sara on 8/30/2001 at 2:18:28 PM
I have an old blue schwinn, with a 2 speed kickback. The serial number is H356497. One person told me it was 1951, someone else 1963. How can I find out what I have and how much it is worth? Thank you.

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          RE:MISC:   What do I have? posted by goob on 9/3/2001 at 7:46:25 AM
depemds on the location of the number. If its under the pedeal crank housing it would be a 51 if its back by the drop out by the barke arm it would be a 63.

          RE:MISC:   What do I have? posted by MNSmith on 9/3/2001 at 1:48:59 PM
Most likely a 1963. 1951 would be too early for the kickback. Not that it couldn't have been added later.




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SWAP MEETS:   Des Moines, IA Sept. 9 posted by: L. Pedrick on 8/28/2001 at 1:33:32 PM
12th Annual Classic and Antique Bicycle Swap Meet and Show.
Park Fair Mall, 100 E. Euclid, Des Moines, IA.
Vendor Space $20.00, Setup at 5 a.m.
Bike Show First Place - $50.00 plus trophy.
Contact Alan Kinsey at 515-226-8352 or GESWHOSBAC@AOL.com for more info.

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CLUBS:   Long Island NY Club posted by: Mark Dubin on 8/22/2001 at 8:00:22 PM
I would like to join or start a club in which owners of classic bikes can get together and cruise through various parts of Nassau county (or Suffolk). Does such a group exist. California seems to be having all the fun. What about us?

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CLUBS:   Clubs in Middletown, NY area?? posted by: Bill Fox on 8/21/2001 at 4:29:40 AM
Hi all--

I just came back froim a wonderful exhibit of vintage cycles at
the Lockwood-Matthews Museum in Norwalk, CT.
I am an avid road cyclist and now have a great interest in
high-wheelers, bone-shakers etc.
Do any of you know of a club in my area (Middletown, NY)- or a resource tofind clubs?

Please respond to MARBILFOX@Yahoo.com if you do.

Thanks!!

Bill

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MISC:   HELP me date my SCHWINN Hollywood posted by: nancy on 8/20/2001 at 11:03:46 AM
i just bought a Schwinn Hollywood bike which i was led to believe was from the 60's. However, it was in such immaculate shape that i asked if it was a repro. now i see that they were made into the 70's. HOW CAN I DATE my bike?
THANKS!

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          RE:MISC:   HELP me date my SCHWINN Hollywood posted by MNSmith on 8/21/2001 at 5:00:22 PM
Hollywoods were made from the late 40's into the 70's. Post your serial number or look it up here at this web site yourself.




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MISC:   Help! What is this thing????? posted by: Mike A on 8/19/2001 at 6:06:47 PM
Can someone please tell me what this thing is? It has no name tag or numbers anywhere. Pressed steel body.It is all original, except for the front wheel. No dents, only rust! Blue paint, white wheel-seat-lettering-handlebar. Please view at:
http://members.aol.com/miclinmic/bike1.jpg
http://members.aol.com/miclinmic/bike2.jpg
Thanks!! please reply to miclinmic@aol.com as well as the list... MIke

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