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FOR SALE:   Reader's Rides posted by: Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles on 10/18/2007 at 7:22:10 AM
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          RE:FOR SALE:   Reader's Rides posted by Vin on 10/20/2007 at 5:37:25 AM

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FOR SALE:   Monark Tandem Bike posted by: Maureen on 10/9/2007 at 10:31:14 AM
I have an old Monark tandem bike and I am trying to get some information about. I don't know if I should hang onto it and get it fixed up or how much if might be worth. It is not in the greatest shape, a little rust, but it looks solid.
Thanks Maureen
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MISC:   Rallye Tandem -??????? posted by: Josh Barber on 10/2/2007 at 11:14:35 AM
I picked up this vintage tandem and can't find any information on it. It's a Rallye, green, I think from late sixties or early seventies. It has a sticker on the down tube with German writing. I found a few German bicycle webpages when I searched for it online. Does anyone have any idea where, when, what and how much?


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          RE:MISC:   Rallye Tandem -??????? posted by David on 10/3/2007 at 8:01:57 AM
Link doesn't work.
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MISC:   1971 Schwinn Tandem questions posted by: Brian on 10/1/2007 at 12:02:32 PM
I've dug a 1971 Schwinn de luxe tandem out of my inlaw's garage and I'm trying to clean it up. I have two questions, first, how do I remove the pedals? Is there a special tool I need? Second question, I want to take the rear chain off. Is cutting it the only way to get it off?
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Brian
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          RE:MISC:   1971 Schwinn Tandem questions posted by David on 10/1/2007 at 4:11:24 PM
Go to the library and get Glenn's Bicycle Repair manual or one like it. The pedals unscrew from the crankarms, but you may need a pedal wrench (longer and thinner) to loosen them. The one on the left is left-hand threaded; that is, it's NOT "lefty-loosey," but you turn it clockwise to loosen. If this has a five-speed gear in the back it probably has a narrow chain without a master link. You'll need a chain tool to press out one of the pins to separate the chain. All this is in the book. Read about your bike's parts before you do very much. Good luck!
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FOR SALE:   iverson folding trike posted by: John on 9/30/2007 at 8:26:30 PM
I recently found an old Iverson folding trike (adult size)at a local flea market and I am seeking ANY info I can find about the bike or the company. I can't find any refernces to anything by Iverson except for some George Barris designed muscle bikes. Please e-mail me with any info you have...thanks! jedsdad05@yahoo.com

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FOR SALE:   Raleigh 20 posted by: Ed on 9/25/2007 at 8:54:13 PM
Was my Twenty Folder made for small people? I can't get comfortable on this little bicycle. The seat post would have to be 3 inches longer. The crankset is too small. I am 5' 10". Any one out there want to buy a small bicycle? Ed on the Niagara River.
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          RE:FOR SALE:   Raleigh 20 posted by David on 10/1/2007 at 4:13:10 PM
I'm 6'3" and I had one for a while. With the seat and bars up all the way it was still too small for me.
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MISC:   NEW Tandems on Ebay posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/24/2007 at 2:42:47 AM
Anyone in here acquire one of these? Item: 180160682455

I just procured one for the opening bid of $169... so with shipping the total was $283

Seems like a lot of machine for the money. I'll post back once I receive it as to my opinion.. but thought I'd see if anyone has had any experience with these.

Cheers!

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          RE:MISC:   NEW Tandems on Ebay posted by David on 10/1/2007 at 8:52:59 AM
Tell us about it when you receive it - Is it any good? And what's with the handlebars in the picture? I see pix like that all the time. It appears to be impossible to grip them at that angle.
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MISC:   Pix needed: Rollfast decal/badge posted by: Nolen Clark on 9/22/2007 at 6:30:13 PM
I am trying to restore an old Rollfast tandem. I would liek to have the decals re-created. If you have pix of the decals, please email me a copy. I especially need a pix of the front decal (where a badge would be. Many thanks
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          RE:MISC:   Pix needed: Rollfast decal/badge posted by LINDA on 11/18/2007 at 12:26:31 PM
I HAVE AN OLD ROLLFAST TANDEM BICYCLE THAT WAS IN OUR STORAGE SHED FOR YEARS IF I CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET A GOOD PICTURE AND SEND IT TO YOU I WILL BE HAPPY TO IF YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN ONE BY NOW. IN EXCHANGE MAYBE YOU COULD GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION ON THE BIKE. THANKS
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FOR SALE:   bicycle value posted by: tim on 9/22/2007 at 10:50:16 AM
I'm wandering the value of a sears and roebuck 26'' tandem bike. It says on it it is a Sportflight,also it has sticker on it that says sears and roebuck Ted Williams Brand.
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          RE:FOR SALE:   bicycle value posted by david on 9/30/2007 at 8:06:30 PM
Check ebay for prices of similar ones. Schwinn Twinns often go for $100-$200 and yours is probably close to that depending on how it's equipped.
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MISC:   Huffy Daisy Daisy posted by: Brett on 9/17/2007 at 12:47:40 PM
I am trying to get a Huffy Tandem back into riding condition. Where can I get parts for this? I need rims and a seat post and part of the chain guard.
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          RE:MISC:   Huffy Daisy Daisy posted by skip on 9/18/2007 at 4:09:56 AM
rims and seatposts will be easy -check your local bike shop.
The chainguard - I dunno. Maybe eBay?

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          RE:MISC:   Huffy Daisy Daisy posted by nathan on 12/14/2007 at 3:03:00 PM
i need a chain guard for a huffy daisy daisy too
email at keevern@yahoo.com
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MISC:   Gent behind Monark Tandems posted by: Dana on 9/15/2007 at 5:44:10 AM
I'm looking for information on dating and valuing an old pre-war Monark tandem. My estimation is that it's from the 1910's or 20's. It has dual steering, skip tooth chain drive and gent-behind configuration. It still has the original Monark head badge, and has the prostate cutout type of saddle on both the ladies saddle and the men's, like a contemporary Georgina Terry saddle. I'll try to add a picture later, as the bike is currently on display at a local bike shop.
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MISC:   dating gent-behind tandems posted by: ken on 9/13/2007 at 9:16:24 AM
The recent post got me wondering: when were the last lady-in-front, gent-behind dual steering tandems made? Was Colson the last to do it?
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          RE:MISC: dating gent-behind tandems posted by sam on 9/21/2007 at 9:23:44 AM
The newest I've seen seem to be late 40s Colosns
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MISC:   Hunter Arms Bicycles posted by: Denise on 9/10/2007 at 6:57:49 PM
Try to find literature and general information on hunter cyles manufactured by the hunter arms co. Specifically the tandem models. Thanks for any help available!!
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FOR SALE:   Folding 3 speed posted by: bshiatt on 9/9/2007 at 3:48:37 PM
Folding, 3 speed. Fenders, chainguard, (no date) made in Austria, Push/Steyr. (geerbox on handlebar by Styria) model Cobra, or possibly Colva. Red and in MINT condition. Would like to know when manufactured.
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          RE:FOR SALE:   Folding 3 speed posted by Scott on 9/11/2007 at 10:54:16 AM
Do you have any pictures? Because....[p][a href=http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s148/thebikeguyCCM/nopics.gif target=_blank][img src=the_camera.jpg][/a]
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WANTED:   information on Mead Ranger Tandem posted by: tom schroeder on 9/4/2007 at 7:05:30 PM
I have an old Mead Ranger Tandem that has a womens frame in front and mens frame in back with the rear handle bars linked to the front with a very cleaver sprocket and linkage arm design. The bike has big balloon tires,is complete and original and I have actually riden it, however heavy. Does anyone know what year this was made, and how I might find its value?
Thanks.
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          RE:WANTED: information on Mead Ranger Tandem posted by sam on 9/11/2007 at 7:27:41 AM
For the most part mead bikes were built by schwinn.Can you post a pic of the tandem?Mead was a very old company---selling bikes before 1900---they went under in 1952(I'm told).Your tandem might be a colson,mead did sell some bikes build "other" than schwinn.
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          RE:RE:WANTED: information on Mead Ranger Tandem posted by ken on 9/11/2007 at 10:57:42 AM
the Wheelmen
www.thewheelmen.org
list Rangers by two different Meads, one from Mead and Prentiss Manufacturing, 1899, which may have been a predecessor of Mead Cycle Company, both of Chicago- they date Mead Cycle Company from 1910. But the Wheelmen's database "only" goes up to 1918. Balloon tires date from the mid-twenties (although it's possible they're not original). In any case, the gent riding behind is a pretty old fashion. Somebody at the Wheelmen ought to be able to help.
I have had the impression that Mead did their own manufacturing up until the 20s, but sam is seldom wrong. Try comparing chainwheels; that nearly always works. There's a million pictures at nostalgic.net to look at.
I also want to see pictures.
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