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MISC:   "barnes " bicycle built for two posted by: jon hall on 10/1/2000 at 3:35:07 PM
found serial number on left rear axle lug appears to be
# 31621

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MISC:    "BARNES" tandem,steer from rear posted by: Jon Hall on 9/30/2000 at 7:12:29 PM
Looking for info on a bicycle built for two.Some features are; removable forward top tube( turns front position into ladies/ childs position ), steerable from front or back, front chain sprocket 17 tooth, rear chain sproket 31teeth large 17teeth for small, "racing style" pedals, large letter "B" on top of each fork also large "B" with the word "Barnes" across it to create logo one each handlebar grip endcap, rear wheel lugs have rear facing slots with adjusting screws, both saddles are leather with open whole on top mounted to single mono leaf spring The word "brown" stamped into leather forward edge of both seats.Front handlebars /top tube is lower than rear handle bar stem /top tube. Wheels are missing. My father in-law (77) rode the bike when he was small and said it was his uncles and was old then seems to remember wood rims.I have not had much luck finding info, any ideas?

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MISC:   Advice Needed posted by: Matt on 9/23/2000 at 2:00:49 PM
I'm not a collector and am at a loss where to get information on a bike I have. It's a red Western Flyer with chrome fenders and a chrome chain guard which reads, "Galaxy Flyer." It's serial number, if it helps, looks like HUF-2o26-A27 I assume it was made in the late 1940's-early 1950's. The bike was my father's, but I really have no use for it. I was going to take it to the thrift shop today, but thought I'd try to find out more about it first. Any help would be appreciated.

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MISC:   Lookin for Bob Johnson posted by: ron milano on 9/21/2000 at 5:06:17 AM
Does anyone know Bob Johnson Formerly of So. Gate ca. Was known as BicycleBob and HoboBob He built Bike wheels & motorcycle wheels!He used to live in an alley of Atlantic Blvd close to Tweety Blvd. later moving to Huntington Park Ca. he also Lived in Bellflower with his daughter!Was the best at building&trueing any wheel!If anyone know of him or about him Please E-Mail me! Id like to know if he is still alive, If so he has to be atleaste 85 or 90! Please let me know

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          RE:MISC:   Lookin for Bob Johnson posted by Ralph45 on 10/12/2000 at 11:55:23 AM
It is likely not the same guy, but try www.bicyclebob.com. oregon coast cyclery




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MISC:   1999 Taboo Tiki Raffle posted by: Juan on 9/20/2000 at 9:15:51 AM
The Vintage Bicycle Club of Texas for this Christmas. The raffle is for 2000 Limited Edition TABOO TIKI bicycle. This is the last bike that Von Franco is customizing for Dyno. The bike comes equipped with coaster brake, front headlight, wide handlebars, comfortable seat, and is well detailed.

Ticket prices-
1 ticket for $1.00
25 tickets for $20.00

Raffle will be held at our December business meeting. Need not be present to win.

A flier for the Taboo Tiki will be posted on our website by this weekend. Check us out on the web http://users.argolink.net/vbcoft

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SWAP MEETS:   TREXLERTOWN PA OCT 1 posted by: XHTC@HOTMAIL.COM on 9/15/2000 at 12:08:44 PM
TREXLERTOWN PA BIKE SWAPMEET HELD EVERY YEAR ON THE FIRST SUNDAY IN OCTOBER. THIS YEAR OCT. 1 IT IS LOCATED AT ***THE FIREHOUSE*** AT THE CORNERS OF RTS 100 AND 222 ABOUT 5 MILES SOUTH OF RT I-78 EXIT 14

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MISC:   Old Schwinn Balloon posted by: Tony on 9/9/2000 at 4:14:36 PM
Can someone help me? I've got an old Schwinn balloon type bike. It looks similar to a Schwinn La Salle. It has American Ballon Type rims(26x2.125), a skip tooth chain, a Morrow coaster. The Schwinn logo on the steering head has a airplane that looks like a DC-3. Serial#B85456. Originality blue in color. Does anyone know anything about this bike?
Thanks in Advance,
Tony

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MISC:   Not that popular posted by: tony on 9/8/2000 at 12:12:12 PM
Looking for people who collect 60's to 70's not so popular Schwinns like the collegiate,continental and the breeze, I also Collect J.C. Higgins, skyway, Shelby and the new Kustom Kruiser bikes by Dyno/GT I live in Oxnard in Ventura County and have a good size collection of bikes and go to swap meets in Long Beach and Pamona.



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SWAP MEETS:   Bicycle Swap Meet, Sept, 10, 2000 Boston, MA posted by: joe on 9/6/2000 at 1:47:39 PM
Swap meet Sullivan Square our 9th Year. Directions Interstate 93 North or South 1 mile North of Downtown Boston, Sullivan Square exit around the rotary Under the Bridge. Please email me for more information. Thank you

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WANTED:   60's Ross Totally Awesome Mystery Bike Info posted by: Dana on 9/5/2000 at 5:02:57 PM
In the mid 60's, I had a Ross bike, I believe it was a Barracuda. It was green with a 3 speed stick shift, and looks identical to one currently being auctioned
on ebay(9/5/00)...except... This bike had the small front tire with drum brake, and here's the best part...had a large half-round shaped handle bar that resembled a
steering wheel. It's possible the steering wheel was not original, but I think it was, 'cause I remember the bike having it when I got it, and I doubt my Dad would have
switched the handle bars prior to giving me the bike. I also remember putting standard high-rise handle bars on the bike because I'd get teased about it. At that time,
my uncle (deceased) was a distributor of Ross bikes at one of his gas stations that my Dad managed. Perhaps it was a limited distribution bike. It was so much like the
Schwinn Pea Picker (that I really wanted), but didn't have the front spring, and I'm not sure if it had the sissy bar with the shock absorbers. I remember adding a sprung
sissy bar, and having to replace the banana seat often since the seats would not hold up to the motion of the suspension. I also remember adding a real tall sissy bar at
one time. As I look back on it now, at 40, it was a totally awesome bike. The only reason this has come to my interest at this time is that I was recollecting this bike to
my 8yr old son, and he said he wished he had that bike instead of his whizzbang articulating frame mountain bike. I now wish he had that bike as well! I started surfing ebay,
and got even more interested in "muscle bikes" from the 60's. Can anybody add any information about this mystery Ross Barracuda with front drum brake and steering wheel?
Thanks so much!

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          RE:WANTED:   60's Ross Totally Awesome Mystery Bike Info posted by Steve on 4/14/2011 at 9:21:55 PM
I received this bike I believe for my 12th birthday back in 1970. My dad bought it from a distributor in Syracuse NY. It was the talk of the neighborhood.

          RE:WANTED:   60's Ross Totally Awesome Mystery Bike Info posted by Mary Claire on 6/23/2011 at 7:47:25 PM
Hi,

I have a Ross 3 Stick Shift Barracuda Pink Bicycle that I'm interested in selling. Please email me for pictures and information.

Mary Claire

by: 107.10.225.173




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STUPID BIKE TRICKS:   Free Spirit Triathlon Bike posted by: Steve Carter on 9/2/2000 at 4:54:15 PM
I just bought an old Sears Free Spirit 10-Speed at a garage sale for 5 bucks!! ser# D4521946. I'm going to strip it and do a Triathlon Bike conversion for my 11-year old. A budget conversion for sure!! Has anyone done this before? Are new parts fairly easy to interchange on an old bike like this? Any suggestions? Does anyone need a kick stand? Am I crazy?

Thanks, Steve

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          RE:STUPID BIKE TRICKS:   Free Spirit Triathlon Bike posted by racerrex on 9/15/2000 at 5:34:36 AM
Yes , you probably are crazy. But don't let that stop you from building a bike for your kid. With a $5 dollar initial investment, what do you have to lose? p.s. I convert those same old ten speeds everyday, if you have a particular problem don't hesitate to e-mail me.




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MISC:   HELP!! posted by: Dan on 8/30/2000 at 8:18:43 PM
I'm new to this. Is anybody aware of a bike, new or old, by the name of AMC that's chainless, i.e. shaft drive? This is driving me nuts! Thanks for any help!

Dan

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FOR SALE:   TREXLERTOWN BIKE SHOW posted by: XHTC@HOTMAIL.COM on 8/29/2000 at 9:49:37 PM
ANNUAL BIKE SWAP IS ALWAYS THE FIRST SUNDAY IN OCTOBER, ON THE FIRST THIS YEAR. AT THE FIREHOUSE CORNER OF ROUTES 100 AND 222 TREXLERTOWN PA - MOSTLY BALLOON, MW AND MUSCLE BIKES. some early and some lw - there may also be a show at the velodrome this fall but I am not familiar with it.

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SWAP MEETS:   Pennsylvania Bicycle Show posted by: Dan on 8/24/2000 at 2:15:06 PM
I have heard rumors of a bicycle show & swap meet somewhere in PA during October but haven't been able to get any details. Does anyone know if there is really going to be one, and if so where and when?

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          RE:SWAP MEETS:   Pennsylvania Bicycle Show posted by Karl on 8/25/2000 at 1:08:04 PM
I *think* the annual meet at the Trexlertown Velodrome is in
October. FWIW. Maybe that will be starting point, anyway.




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MISC:   new bike forum posted by: christian on 8/21/2000 at 2:21:00 PM
I've created a new bike forum at: http://www.senac.com/forums/5893
Stop by and give it a try. You can post pics also.
Please feel free to give your opinion on improvements, ideas,
etc. Thanx, Christian

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