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FOR SALE:   bike show posted by: jim taylor on 8/27/2010 at 10:19:56 AM
im the short, old, grumpy guy from de pere wi, i am looking for polo seats, the kind used on autocycles from the 1930s, there will be a bike swap meet 8/28/2010 in neenah wi , if you have a polo seat bring it along, for info on the bike show contact cranked at crankedbikestudio.com or email crankedbikestudio@gmail.com
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FOR SALE:   King Lion Tandem Bike posted by: Tom on 8/23/2010 at 7:15:08 AM
My nephew was given an old King Lion Tandem bicycle. The bike looks like it could be 60 to 70 years old. I'm not a vintage bike collector and can not find anything surfing the net. Has anyone heard of this brand? Hong Kong is on one sticker. The tools and leather pouch on it is very old on it also.
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MISC:   48-49 schwinn tandem posted by: evan on 8/16/2010 at 8:13:19 PM
hello, i have a schwinn town and country tandem. 3rd owner. from the info i found it's post war, 1948-1949, lady back style. It's in excellent original condition except new tires and brake cables. the crank sets are made in england, hubs in germany, seats from holland and a very heavy chicago frame. heavy duty spokes and rims, drum brakes, and single speed. great chrome fenders and chain guards(2), hand painted pin striping and schwinn logos. original decals. there are minor scuffs and scratches, but overall the bike is excellent condition. whats it worth?
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          RE:MISC:   48-49 schwinn tandem posted by David on 8/20/2010 at 9:02:39 PM
These aren't exactly rare. I paid $350 for one I found on ebay about 5 years ago and I was the only bidder. I drove about 75 miles to pick it up. It was in pretty good shape, too; just scratches and a few rust patches. I think the delivery/pick up issue is what will make it hard to sell. It's a fun bike to ride. I built a new rear wheel with a Sturmey 3-speed drum brake hub and that's made a big diff.
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          RE:MISC:   48-49 schwinn tandem posted by Joe McDermott on 8/21/2010 at 12:51:19 PM
Please,just looking for a bit of information on a Schwinn Tandem bike I picked up at a yard sale, I love it! The serial # on the bike is HE26338, tire size is 26x1 3/4,it is a 5 speed,front caliper brake, front steer, female, don't see a rear brake?? What year is it, parts available?, value.?? Much thanks for any imput.

Joe
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          RE:MISC:   48-49 schwinn tandem posted by jj on 8/22/2010 at 5:18:27 AM
You can find the year, value, etc by using the "Technical Resources" tab and the "Price Guide" tab at the top of any page here on OldRoads.com
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          RE:MISC:   48-49 schwinn tandem posted by Greg Pinch on 1/16/2011 at 7:00:55 AM
Evan,

Can you contact me about the T&C tandem please.
I am looking to buy one

greg.pinch@rogers.com
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FOR SALE:   sears tandem posted by: bruce on 8/12/2010 at 6:58:29 PM
HI ! A friend has a tandem from the early 60's ,yellow in good to excellent condition . He states it has 'AS certified',a serial number and a checked flag pattern on the seat poles . He states further that he has been told in the past that it could be worth $800 to 1k. Any body have any knowledge regarding the bike ? Thanks for helping !
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FOR SALE:   Old Columbia Tandem posted by: Shane McGrory on 8/3/2010 at 1:26:58 PM
Hello,
I have recently bought a very old Columbia Tandem from a yard sale and it seems to be in decent shape. It cost me 100 dollars but since I know little about bikes, I wanted to know if I should sell it to someone who can restore it for a profit? Or is will it only be worth to just do it myself and have a cool old bike? Any help would be awsome since I dont know the model or exact year. Also I can post better pics if needed. Thank you.


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          RE:FOR SALE:   Old Columbia Tandem posted by shane on 8/3/2010 at 1:53:55 PM
[IMG]http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af212/shaneomacsk12/100_0533.jpg[/IMG]
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          RE:FOR SALE:   Old Columbia Tandem posted by Patrick on 8/3/2010 at 1:58:25 PM
Don't do anything but clean,grease and ride it,maybe new tires/tubes. The original paint and decals are cool and you'll destroy any collectible value it has by changing it. Don't use Windex on it!! It instantly removes silk screen graphics.Post some pics. from the beauty side,(the chainguard side).

Pat
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          RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Old Columbia Tandem posted by shane mcgrory on 8/3/2010 at 2:15:10 PM
[IMG]http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af212/shaneomacsk12/100_0534.jpg[/IMG]


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I found the Royal Crest Motel interesting, the lady I purchased it from said that motel was the original owners.
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MISC:   question posted by: carlos on 7/25/2010 at 11:24:40 PM
hello, well i am a vice president of a car and bike club and two of my members wanted to know how or who can give me the model or and year of the bikes one of the serial number is w 2 1317 its a 20" foldable three wheeler seral number its located by the foldable part and the other bike it says its a 26" ladies schwinn with the new round logo posted on the front the serial number is under the bracket where the sproket goes is hb1c(or)01860 well i hop sombody could give me an answer thanks...
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MISC:   Unusual Tandem posted by: Greg on 7/15/2010 at 2:25:40 AM
I have a photo of an old prewar tandem that was owned by my great grandparents in the UK. It looks like two ordinary bicycles side by side that have been joined by several parallel bars to make them into one machine. My grandmother told me that they used to go on holiday from London to Exeter on that bike. On the photo my great grandparents are sitting on their own respectively joined bicycles and my grandmother (as a little girl) is sitting between them on what looks like a seating arrangement located on the bars that join the two bikes together.

I have not seen a tandem like this anywhere. Each bike has its own front wheel and handlebars, so it would appear that if each rider had their own mind as to which way to go it may be a struggle for one to overpower the other. Probably why this design never took off.

Could this be a 'one off' design made by some engineer, or were these tandems in production?
Please email me at: samba@pamho.net if you have any clues as to the origins of such a bike.
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          RE:MISC:   Unusual Tandem posted by ken on 7/20/2010 at 1:25:14 PM
There were and still are kits available to link two bikes in parallel (technically a sociable, not a tandem, which means fore and aft) with struts that bolt to both frames.
I expect grandmother's machine had an idler linkage to make the steering at least possible.
Here's my favorite hit from a search:
http://www.helmets.org/fourwhel.htm
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MISC:   Old Folder (maybe Royce Union) posted by: Penny on 7/7/2010 at 5:43:40 AM
Hello

I am in Birmingham UK and have an old folding bike I want to paint. She has no markings whatsoever, but looks incredibly like a 1970s 3 gear Royce Union folder.

I can't get the second pedal and sprocket off and was told firstly that I needed a crank puller and then that she was a strange continental system?

Can anyone help?

Thanks

Penny


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MISC:   Columbia Twosome posted by: Zach Roberts on 5/20/2010 at 5:12:47 AM
Any thoughts on the quality of the old Columbia Twosome tandem? How does it compare with the Schwinn Twinn? I'm looking at an older green one as a project, and want to be happy with it when I'm done.


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          RE:MISC:   Columbia Twosome posted by patrick on 5/20/2010 at 11:44:05 AM
I posted a reply to you on thecabe. Good bike,not Schwinn quality but better than Huffy or Wards
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          RE:MISC:   Columbia Twosome posted by Christopher D. on 5/25/2010 at 7:35:06 PM
Wow. You have a lot more of that one than I have of mine.Fenders, full chain guard, front brake. . .
I've only started tearing this one down, and while I'm a little horrified at the finish of the welds, the thing seems sturdy. DOG


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MISC:   Identify year of rollfast tandems posted by: Keith on 5/17/2010 at 9:55:49 AM
Hi, my neighbor and I both have red rollfast tandems. We would like to know what year they are from. Here are a few pictures.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49535663@N04/4613133031/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49535663@N04/4613749870/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49535663@N04/4613749458/sizes/l/

Does anyone recognize the year, or know of a resource that might be able to help?


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          RE:MISC:   Identify year of rollfast tandems posted by Patrick on 5/20/2010 at 11:56:13 AM
Hi, The frame styles suggest mid '60's to late 70's. The one in the foreground is from early '70's,It has reflector pedals and a headbadge of that era. The other one is probably mid to alte '60's based on headbadge.Both pretty cool.
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WANTED:   Tandem posted by: ktcruis@aol.com on 5/11/2010 at 3:55:07 AM
I need the rear handlebars and dog-bone neck (conects rear bars to front seat) for a 69 Schwinn Tandem.
Tim
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MISC:   Need Help Identifying Vintage Break-Apart posted by: Devin on 4/28/2010 at 12:59:19 PM
Hey guys I need a little help identifying this bike. The serial number doesn't register and it looks like any other identifying marks have been shoddily painted over. It does have the Torpedo Duomatic kickback hub. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!


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MISC:   Folding Adult Trike by Columbia posted by: Charles Jacobs on 4/15/2010 at 4:29:34 PM
I'm trying to find out as much information as possible on my vintage folding trike. I'd like to restore/rehabilitate it into a ridable state. Can anyone help with specifications, age or sources for the same? A link to a photo is attached, I believe the front wheel was 20" and the Rear wheels 24"s. It had a right hand drive wheel and round knob that you could loosen to make the handlebars rotate for storage. The wheel were held on with big wingnuts.


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          RE:MISC:   Folding Adult Trike by Columbia posted by aaron on 5/17/2011 at 8:37:56 AM
how's it going? do you still have the folding trike? i have the same trike and have been searching on the year and make of this trike for a while now. i got mine about 13 yrs ago as a kid and just rode it everywhere not caring the brand or year and now for tha past 2 yrs ive been trying 2 restore it. i see yours has a sticker or decal down the side, what does it read? is it original sticker? ive checked for serial numbers but nothing on this trike and it didnt have a front badge either. does yours have a front badge or have you been able to find any other information on it?? thanks! Aaron
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          RE:MISC:   Folding Adult Trike by Columbia posted by james on 9/15/2011 at 12:02:38 PM
I just picked up what appears to be the same folding trike in SC, and found this thread looking for info. Mine has a coat of brown paint over what appears to be red? The saddle has a Western Flyer by Persons tag on it and appears to be original or least period correct in my opinion. If you have any info, i would appreciate it.

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MISC:   RBC Tandem posted by: Gary Goodspeed on 3/14/2010 at 5:46:11 PM
My wife and I purchased a tandem bicycle back in the late 80's. It's an RBC. Wondering if anyone has any information regarding the company or bicycle.
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          RE:MISC:   RBC Tandem posted by David on 6/7/2010 at 9:10:08 PM
Hello, R.B.C. stands for Ret Bar Cycle. They were out of Sun City, AZ. My great grandpa actually started the company back in the sixties but they were only in business until the early 1980's and I was still a kid so I apologize that I can't tell you a whole lot more.
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          RE:MISC:   RBC Tandem posted by Derf on 7/7/2010 at 7:47:55 PM
I have a RBC tandem that I'm thinking of selling. Thought I'd do some research on it first, and came accross this discussion. One thing I found out is that these tandems were made for seniors (Sun City was and is a retirement community), and all have low entry points (easy on, easy off).
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          RE:RE:MISC:   RBC Tandem posted by Jim on 7/8/2010 at 12:05:44 PM
I too have a RBC tandem. Basic bike but nice blue color.
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          RE:MISC:   RBC Tandem posted by DW Small on 9/10/2010 at 12:04:16 PM
It's basic, but I like it! :) I've been looking for a chain guard and trying to figure out how the linkage is supposed to work in the back since the wire was already disconnected when I purchased it...... any help would be appreciated... maybe one of you can send me some pics of how it looks on one that's connected.... thx! :)
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          RE:MISC:   RBC Tandem posted by Steve K on 11/12/2010 at 1:14:58 PM
We have had a RBC Tandem for about 22 years. Great fun, however, we now need the large chain gear and other replacement parts. Any advice on where or how to get these?
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          RE:MISC:   RBC Tandem posted by Buddy on 6/12/2011 at 10:19:51 AM
I am looking to buy an RBC tandem. I will take frame only if available. Mine was stolen and I'm really bummed. It's the only tandem for me. Email me if you have one available.
Thanks
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          RE:MISC:   RBC Tandem posted by Stan Jacobs on 6/20/2011 at 6:50:26 AM
Hi. I bought a Firestone tandem at a yard sale and was looking for some info including value. The one I bought is a dark teal color with big black seats, appears to be 1940's era and is in very nice shape. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You, Stan[p][a href=Pictures\2011-04-29\ target=_blank][img src=the_camera.jpg][/a]
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          RE:MISC:   RBC Tandem posted by chona aros on 10/24/2011 at 6:15:40 PM
I have RBC bike tandem,red, needs some work and some rusts on it.Frame is good I have pics, if anyone is interested email me.Thanks.
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          RE:MISC:   RBC Tandem posted by Noe on 10/28/2011 at 9:32:28 PM
I recently bought a rbc tandem bike, anyone knows were to get parts for this type of bike is difficult finding a place. Also if anyone has pictures of how he chain goes connected. Any information is greatly apreciated
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WANTED:   Huffy Daisy posted by: Kim McCrum on 3/13/2010 at 3:38:04 PM
Hello All...Looking for a chain guard for a 1971 Huffy Daisy Ladies Tandem Bicycle. The colors are red and white. If you have one or know of where I can get one, please contact me at my email addy with the information. Thank you very much for any/all assistance.
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          RE:WANTED:   Huffy Daisy posted by Joel on 6/21/2010 at 12:09:46 PM
Did you find the bike you were looking for

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