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MISC:   Schwinn folding bike posted by: Rory Schubert on 4/10/2008 at 6:31:33 PM
I have a schwinn bike I am having trouble identifing. I seen a picture like it under a 1970 runabout which is green on this web site. The one I have looks just like that one but it has alot wider tire on the rear,16x2.125 rear 16x1 3/4 front the serial number is BD63238 I think that tells me it is a 1968 model? Does anyone know anything about this bike? How much is it worth? Or were there alot of this model made? Any info would be greatly appeciated. Rory Schubert
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          RE:MISC: Schwinn folding bike posted by Eric Gooding on 5/31/2008 at 1:58:36 PM
www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes1.html Try this website out good luck!
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MISC:   Kama Russian Folding Bicycle posted by: Jeanette on 4/8/2008 at 7:10:59 AM
Hello, I have a Kama Folding Bicycle I am trying to obtain some info. on. It is orange. There is a sticker on it that says CCCP. I may considering selling it but have no idea of the value. Photos can be taken in the next few days. Email if you'd like to see them. It is in really good condition.
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          RE:MISC: Kama Russian Folding Bicycle posted by Konstantin on 6/13/2008 at 11:26:15 AM
Dear Jeanette,

I am studying the area's industrial history and landed on your post. Unfortunately, I will not be able to help you, but I must say that I would be very curious to see it. If you do have pictures, I would be grateful if you could send them.

Take care,

Konstantin
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          RE:MISC: Kama Russian Folding Bicycle posted by Artyom on 6/18/2008 at 10:08:22 AM
I have the same one, it's called "Velta - Kama". It was the most popular bike from late 70s till mid. 90s. This bike is a legend! If it is orange, it was made in the end of 70s in the begginning of 80. It has everlast frame.
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          RE:MISC:   Kama Russian Folding Bicycle posted by Jeanette on 12/17/2008 at 2:32:28 PM
I have some photos but don't see a way to post them here...
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FOR SALE:   Jack Taylor Tandem 1972 posted by: Terri on 4/5/2008 at 12:20:29 PM
1972 Serial # 6328 Front top tube 21.5 inches Rear top tube 22.5 inches TA Cranks Front changer - Campagnolo Rear Changer - Huret Sachs long arm Mafac rim brakes Atom rear disc brake




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          RE:FOR SALE:   Jack Taylor Tandem 1972 posted by David on 4/5/2008 at 7:22:14 PM
Are you fishing for bids or are you going to make an offer of this? Where is it?
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WANTED:   Chainguard for Schwinn Twinn posted by: Kevin on 4/3/2008 at 7:39:55 AM
Hello -- I'm looking for a chainguard for my Schwinn Twinn -- it's a five-speed middleweight but I think the guard is the same as one for a coaster Twinn. The paint condition is not important. Please send price and photo. Thanks!
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WANTED:   Flying Scot Tandem posted by: Will on 3/29/2008 at 9:58:13 AM
I'm looking to buy a Flying Scot Tandem and wondering if anyone knows of one for sale?
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          RE:WANTED:   Flying Scot Tandem posted by gordon on 10/19/2009 at 3:22:57 PM
hello
i see you message is from 2008 , but i have a flying scot tandem
let me know if you are interested
thankyou
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MISC:   Old tandem tires posted by: Charlie Lindridge on 3/23/2008 at 2:41:53 PM
I have a 1948 Royal Nord Tandem, Presidente model made in Belgium. Tires are 26x1 3/4 BSF 12. So far it looks as if S7 will fit but until I try this size does anyone know a changeover tire size or where the BSF 12 could be found?
Any information on the bicycle itself would be appreciated too. Found lots of info on Royal Nord motorcycles and mopeds but nothing on tandems. Except for the tires the tandem will restore with cleaning and polishing wonderfully.
Thanks, Charlie Lindridge
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FOR SALE:   sears tote cycle posted by: keith on 3/22/2008 at 10:12:46 PM
i have a sears tote cycle and a novara trionfo mens road bike pre 80s for sale
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          RE:FOR SALE:   sears tote cycle posted by tamara on 4/2/2008 at 11:30:11 AM
Hi Keith,

I'm interested in the tote cycle. Can you give me a bit more info about it and include some pics, ify¥ou can?

Thanks!

Tamara
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WANTED:   1894 Pope Tandem posted by: Tom on 3/16/2008 at 8:14:41 AM
I'm looking at a 1894 Pope Tandem bicycle that is for sale and trying to get a value and any other info on this bike??
Thank You for any help
Tom R
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          RE:WANTED: 1894 Pope Tandem posted by paul on 3/16/2008 at 2:22:51 PM
If you buy it and want to only display the machine, tubular reproduction tires are available from a company in Virginia? If you plan to use/ ride there are modern tires that may fit 700C 45 cycle cross glue on tubular tires may fit antique 28 inch wooden rims. As to the value of this tandem check past sales at Copake bicyle auctions that have been held for several years in up sate NY. Archives may be available on the 'net. paul
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WANTED:   pedel power elect tryke posted by: Charlie McKenzie Fremont .Ne. on 3/12/2008 at 8:16:06 PM
manual for pedel power electrict don't know age takes 24 volt power manufactured by general engines in Seuell Nj.


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MISC:   help posted by: dean on 3/9/2008 at 4:26:27 PM
can someone help me figure out what i have here.bike says mars markenrad.comes apart at the down tube.it has a wheel driven motor to operate lights.20 inch wheels.
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          RE:MISC:   help posted by David on 3/10/2008 at 9:37:20 AM
"Rad" is German for bike. You have a German folder of some sort; there are dozens of manufacturers and they are little known in the States.
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          RE:MISC:   help posted by Steve on 3/16/2008 at 4:33:44 AM
If you use this term, " Markenrad Fahrrad klapprad " & do a search, you will find info & pix of your bike, on German websites. Some sites will have a fairly decent English translation, offered.
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MISC:   Schwinn Twin posted by: Ely on 3/8/2008 at 7:25:57 AM
I have a old blue Schwinn twinn serl# ED75887 was it made in Aug 1968 ???? thanks for help
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          RE:MISC:   Schwinn Twin posted by Patrick on 3/10/2008 at 11:21:44 AM
Hi, Your bike was made in May of '68. Check with "Bunch of bikes".com They have an excellent serial # chart. Pat
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          RE:MISC:   Schwinn Twin posted by Patrick on 3/10/2008 at 11:24:59 AM
Hi again, Sorry but the site is "Bunch O bikes".com
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          RE:MISC:���Schwinn Twin posted by Rob Miller on 10/3/2009 at 12:38:06 AM
Other.
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FOR SALE:   what do I have posted by: john on 3/3/2008 at 1:17:08 PM
Irecently bought 2 folding bikes in mint condition but when i got them home they dont fold they separate when you undo the large wing nut. The bikes are blue with a built it parcel carrier on the back and has front brakes and rear coaster brakes. They say "SPEED" on the down tube and on the sticker that is on seat post says The "Split Bike" by Prompt Sales & Service of Kitchener Ontario. And another sticker says the bike was made in West Germany.
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          RE:FOR SALE:   what do I have posted by john on 3/7/2008 at 12:15:40 AM
Also this bike is not made from tube it is a stamped frame and fork. This bike also has a lock on the front fork to stop wheel from turning,have both keys and both bike's keys are one number off as well as numbers on the frames. Who was the company that the sticker on the front tube of forks was being marketed? The sticker is a picture of a swirl the centre is white and two lines of red and two lines of white to make the swirl and the word SPEED on a anglelaid over top of the swirl. Can I be helped ?
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          RE:RE:FOR SALE:   what do I have posted by Clare SNyder on 4/5/2008 at 1:18:40 PM
I don't know what you have, but I have one too. Mine has no reference to Kitchener (where I live) and mine has no key lock
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MISC:   looking for info posted by: patty on 2/24/2008 at 2:11:31 PM
I have a rog pony folding bicycle which appears to be from 1976. It is red ,white and blue with a wright bros. seat. It also is in good condition. I am looking for any information on this.
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          RE:MISC:   looking for info posted by David on 2/26/2008 at 4:43:27 PM
Probably Wright's saddle (English) not Wright Bros (Dayton Ohio). Lots of folders made in the 70s. I doubt anyone collects these or even has much info for you.
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          RE:MISC:   looking for info posted by Scott on 2/27/2008 at 12:48:03 AM
I have a Rog Pony from 1972.It's equipped with a Sturmey Archer AW hub.It also has aluminum fenders.I haven't been able to find much about the make.All I know is they were built in Yugoslavia.Here is a pic of my Pony(it is in front row on the left,missing the seat.[p][a href=http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s148/thebikeguyCCM/folders2.jpg target=_blank][img src=the_camera.jpg][/a]
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MISC:   JAWA - Nomad Crown folding bicycle posted by: Pete on 2/22/2008 at 5:12:29 PM
I have a JAWA-Nomad bicycle made in Czechoslovakia. The tires are white wall (20 x 1.75 x 2). On the seat there is a medal badge that says "CROWN". The bike also has a working light system, both front and rear, that operates by a generator when the bike is in motion. There is one hand brake and also pedal brakes. Other than the two flat tires that need air and the broken rear tail light plastic cover, the bike is in very good condition. The fenders (mud guards) are chrome with no rust. The body is blue. What do I have here? I found it in my Dad's attic when he moved. he is 88.
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          RE:MISC:   JAWA - Nomad Crown folding bicycle posted by David on 2/23/2008 at 12:11:32 PM
I didn't realize Jawa made bicycles as well as motorcycles, but it's not surprising since so many companies made both (as well as other manufacturing, too). Ask your dad if he bought it and when.
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          RE:MISC:   JAWA - Nomad Crown folding bicycle posted by Pete on 2/24/2008 at 1:24:51 PM
It appears that the bike was bought in England in the late 1970's but before 1980, probably used. That is when my sister moved back to the States.
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          RE:MISC:   JAWA - Nomad Crown folding bicycle posted by Scott on 2/26/2008 at 11:47:54 PM
Interesting find.I have owned a couple of Jawa motorcycles over the years.They were very solidly made.Almost too solid,they were heavy.Do you have any pics?I would be interesting in seeing what it looks like.It's too bad about the tail light lens.You won't likely find another soon.Pretty rare bike.
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          RE:RE:MISC:   JAWA - Nomad Crown folding bicycle posted by irene on 7/16/2008 at 11:12:55 PM
any idea what the Nomad Jawa folding bicycle is worth?
I have one in green that I might be ibnterested in selling.
It has a storage rack in the back and the original seat. It is made in Czechoslovakia.
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          RE:MISC:   JAWA - Nomad Crown folding bicycle posted by pete on 1/14/2010 at 10:28:57 PM
My bike is blue and also made in Czechoslovakia. It, too, has a rear storage rack and the original seat. I want to replace the rear taillight. Do you know to get parts? My grandson loves it!
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          RE:MISC:   JAWA - Nomad Crown folding bicycle posted by Jill on 8/7/2010 at 4:38:55 PM
Does anyone know how to find out how much they are worth?
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          RE:MISC:   JAWA - Nomad Crown folding bicycle posted by jj on 8/8/2010 at 5:30:36 AM
Try the Price Guide links at the top of the page
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          RE:MISC:   JAWA - Nomad Crown folding bicycle posted by Jill on 8/9/2010 at 6:42:21 AM
It's not in the price guide, that's why I asked.. but thanks!
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          RE:MISC:   JAWA - Nomad Crown folding bicycle posted by Chelle Bowman on 9/6/2010 at 1:57:27 PM
My 14 year old son was lucky enough to be given what I think is a Jawa Nomad Crown folding bike. He is learning restoration, and would love more information or pics, if anyone has any interesting information or pics to share, please email chellebowman@hotmail.com
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MISC:   Folding Gerbi Bianchi Bicycle. What do I have here??? posted by: Phil on 2/19/2008 at 4:09:51 PM
Hello, my name is Phil, and I am writing from Coplay, PA, about one hour north of Philadelphia. I was at the thrift store today, and I purchased an older folding bicycle which is red, and has Gerbi on the frame(decals) in 3 different spots. Everything on the bike is Italian, with the exception of the tires, which say 'made in Holland.' I have done some homework and found who Giovanni Gerbi is, and was curious if this could be one of his (I guess he had opened a bike shop in Asti, Italy). Wheels are made by Maccari, other parts on the bike are by Sicur, and also alot of Bianchi. I was just looking for a little history on the bike itself. The three decals are (seem to be) original, 2 are badges (on the part of the frame under the seat, the front under the handle bars), and the other runs along the main aprt of the frame about 8-10 inches in length and simplt states "GERBI". This decal also has a lot of coloring around the letters, reds and golds, and green, etc.... Every where I look I cannot find ANY information on this at all.

Any info would be great, or if you could refer me to someone who may be able to help me find out what I have, if anything at all. I appreciate your help, Thanks!

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          RE:MISC: Folding Gerbi Bianchi Bicycle. What do I have here??? posted by paul on 2/20/2008 at 4:15:25 PM
"google" the folding bicycle society which is from the UK with lots of info. and links. I have a Bickerton ca 1976 with Sturmey 3 speed. 16 x 1 3/8 on rear and 14 x 1 3/8 front aircraft aluminum box frame full fendered folder. A real fun bicycle that probably weighs some 20 lbs manufactured in Birminham England.
paul
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          RE:MISC:   Folding Gerbi Bianchi Bicycle. What do I have here??? posted by David on 2/26/2008 at 4:46:02 PM
Bianchi made everything; Sewing machines, bicycles, motorcycles, etc. I'm sure their parts could end up on someone else's bicycle. There are so many brands of bike that never achieved notoriety and disappeared without a trace.
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