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MISC:   SCHWINN TANDEM posted by: JESS YOUNG on 8/19/2000 at 7:11:54 PM
I have a schwinn tandem that i would like to know more about.The serial number i found just above the forks is JH123430,but couldn't match it with any on the list. The wheel size is 26*1-3/4,and has the original rear wheel, both seats, handle bars,cranks, chain gard and forks .Can someone tell me it's worth and where I could find parts like fenders , wheels and tires,ect.Thanks for your help.

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          RE:MISC:   SCHWINN TANDEM posted by jess young on 8/19/2000 at 7:47:24 PM
E-mail address came up wrong on SCHWINN TANDEM message.Please send replies to new address.Thank you.




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FOR SALE:   Marvelous things, close call posted by: ChristopherRobin on 8/19/2000 at 8:43:26 AM
I persuaded my good friend to open the shop on a Sunday and let me downstairs to see the collection he has. He stood there, shifting from foot to foot, Yawning and he made comments like "Time is Money" I froze up not knowing where to start looking, what to buy? What did I want? his hurring me up did not help anything. There was so much stuff! so many neat things to look at! I did not know where to start! It was un- real. I smelled a gas leak and was further dumbfounded to learn that this was old news to him!! He already knew about this,he did not want to let the proper people in to fix it. Now he got crabby with me for not minding my own business! He did not want the repair man to see what all he had collected over the last 60 plus years. Also he did not want to pay the repair bill! Too cheap. We had a heated argument over it and we called immediately to get it fixed pronto. We stood over the fellow while it was fixed. I had to pay the bill! because it was my idea to have this fixed! He could not believe what he saw and kept talking all exitedly and this bothered my friend who never wanted him in there in the first place. Seems the gas man was a collector too. Just our luck.

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          You better sit down, you have never seen a collection like this! posted by ChristopherRobin on 8/19/2000 at 9:12:43 AM
I had to have a seat, there was too much stuff. It took awhile to believe all the things piled up and hanging up. The crazy, loudmouthed dog was chained up at last and Vic assured me I was safe and not going to get devoured, unless I try to haggle. I managed to pry four magnificent bikes out of his grip. It put any museaum to shame. He has no wife and no children and aside from this awesome collection I do not envy him.

          If this is whats left, what did they throw out? posted by ChristopherRobin on 8/19/2000 at 9:17:49 AM
The things that have gone to landfil, or been lost to rust , flood, rot, fire, ignorance and time would fill thousands of barns, basements, attics.

          RE:FOR SALE:   Marvelous things, close call posted by Von CranknGear on 1/4/2001 at 10:38:07 PM
Im currently working on a pile i purchased from an elderly woman that her husband had repaired bikes for years and sold them to the neighbor kids,she said that lots of frames were allready hauled off for scrap but i convinced her to not do that till i can buy some of the stuff in the garage is an organised pile from place to place,cranks here,wheels there hubs over there,on and on and on,I bought an old hiawatha frame so old the brass headbadge has a ship on it
(new one on me) man,i sure would have liked to been there about 1980 to buy stuff when he was still alive.




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SWAP MEETS:   Any Swap meets in NYC area posted by: Mike Bilski on 8/8/2000 at 6:08:05 AM
I live in Queens NYC, are there any swap meets within 50 miles from me.

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MISC:   longest bike jump posted by: Drew on 8/7/2000 at 2:21:04 PM
what is the longest bike jump recorded

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WANTED:   Schwinn Mark II Jaguar from 1958 posted by: Bill Baker on 8/4/2000 at 12:31:21 PM
Looking for the following GOOD used or NOS parts for a '58 Mark II Jaguar by Schwinn...horn tank, rear light, hand brakes, S&A 3speed, seat, hb grips, pedals, chain, front carrier, stock BLACK paint, WHITE decal set..."that's all!" (614)719-30ll M-F DAYS email okay too THANKS!

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SWAP MEETS:   ma. swap meets posted by: Ken on 8/3/2000 at 4:55:17 PM
Does anyone know of any swap meets in Ma. during August and Sept.. Or of any in the greater Boston area? I do know of the Larz Anderson Swap but I'll be out of town, any info would be great.

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SWAP MEETS:   Western New York posted by: Joe on 8/2/2000 at 3:42:02 AM
Show/Swap meet....Aug. 20, Dick's bicycle shop, 781 Niagara St., Tonawanda, NY. (between Niagara Falls and Buffalo). Email for questions or more details.

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SWAP MEETS:   spingfield mo. meet posted by: rd on 7/27/2000 at 7:53:59 PM
does anyone know when the springfield, mo. swap meet will be?

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MISC:   J.C. HIGGINS TANDEM BIKE posted by: WALT on 7/26/2000 at 9:52:25 PM
CAN ANYONE GIVE ME INFORMATION ON THE YEARS THESE WERE SOLD BY SEARS . IT HAS BEEN IN MY FAMILY SINCE THE EARLY 60S AS KIDS WE USED IT IN 4TH OF JULY PARADES ETC. I BELIEVE IT WAS USED WHEN WE GOT IT MY DAD HAS PASSED AWAY NO ONE SEEMS TO REMEMBER I WOULD LIKE TO RESTORE IT. A FRIEND OF MINE REMEMBERS THE SAME BIKE BEING USED BY THE DELIVERY BOY AT HIS LOCAL CORNER A&P IN THE 40S OR EARLY 50S IS THIS POSSIBLE ? ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED THANK YOU IN ADVANCE WALT

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MISC:   1940s War era Roadmasters posted by: Wallace on 7/20/2000 at 4:20:49 PM
In the Oldroads picture archive, there was a 1940's female roadmaster, maroon and white. Its listed as a web contribution. I have the 26 inch version and am told this is a 1944 model. If someone could verify the accuracy of this please email me at wpr71245@Msn.com

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MISC:   Free Spirit Brittany posted by: Kate on 7/10/2000 at 9:04:57 AM
Hi, my new beaux just gave me a bike. It is a free spirit Brittany, very heavy with Sears handlebars. Could anyone help me out with info. Possible age, maker etc. I'd really appreciate it. Regardless of worth it is a treasure, but I'd like to know a bit of its pedigree b/c I am like that.
Thanks,
Kate

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MISC:   Where's Serial Number? posted by: Fran on 6/30/2000 at 6:33:35 AM
My Schwinn 26" coaster bike I got when I was a child (I was born in 1943, got the bike at maybe about 11?)...It is a Blue Scwhinn "Hollywood"bike. "Schwinn" is on both sides of the top "double" bar (girls' bike). A Schwinn "cross-shaped" logo is on the bar below and behind the seat. It has a front basket that came with the bike, and the seat is white/navy blue. This bike has been hanging in my garage for over 27 years, and has never been painted, or any parts ever replaced (I suppose perhaps a tire, but I'm not certain). I'd like to know more about it, but I don't know where the seral number would be.

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          RE:MISC:   Where's Serial Number? posted by Bill on 8/4/2000 at 12:41:05 PM
I'm no expert, but since none have responded yet, I'll give you what I have heard...look on the FRAMED under where the pedals connect and/or at the rear bike on one of the frame "uprights" where the wheel connects...right or wrong I don't know, but that's ALL I know!

          RE:MISC:   Where's Serial Number? posted by Mark on 8/11/2000 at 10:04:23 PM
A site called Keith's Bikes,
http://www.keithsbikes.com/date_schwinn.htm
provides lots of useful info, including a list of Schwinn
serial numbers and their location on the bike.
Good luck.

          RE:MISC:   Where's Serial Number? posted by jesse on 8/14/2000 at 2:04:42 PM
you can find the early serial numbers where the back rim hooks onto the frame,on later bikes from the late 60's and early 70's it's on the part of the frame where the fork is attached.




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FOR SALE:   Looking for information posted by: Robert on 6/28/2000 at 5:20:52 AM
A friend of mine gave me two bikes, one brand is "BPS" the other "Hartog". The BPS was made in Finland and the "hartog" was made in Sweden. Both are quite unique in the accy's on them and construction. Does anyone have any information about these bikes.

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FOR SALE:   Columbia women's 10 speed BMA 6 posted by: debra on 6/25/2000 at 7:57:21 PM
Hi,

I have a bright yellow women's Columbia bike. It says Certified BMA6 with what looks like a "V" gpoing across the BMA 6. It's in pretty good shape and has been kept indoors. Would appreciate info. re: its history and its value. Tried emailing Colmbia but they never responded to my email.. Would really appreciate any info. about this bike. Thank you very much.

Debra

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WANTED:   Price Info. On 1981?-1982? Huffy Desert Rose posted by: Steve on 6/24/2000 at 3:07:45 PM
If anyone can tell me the value of a roughly 1981-1982 Desert Rose by in huffy in fairly good condition, I would be greatly appreciative.

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          RE:WANTED:   Price Info. On 1981?-1982? Huffy Desert Rose posted by Bill on 8/4/2000 at 12:44:11 PM
I'd like to know too...I have TWO - one from 82 and one from 84, both VERY EC - and I've seen the bike go for $10 at yard sales and $30 at shows...not a lot of value appreciation yet, I guess.

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