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MISC:help! posted by: Pamela on 10/25/2009 at 4:43:47 AM
Hi, I have an awesome bycicle for some time now and I just love it's a Penny Brand (1969), a low rider chopper bycicle. But recently I had problems with it. I need to change the crank link of the left pedal and a cotter pin but I don't know where to buy these parts. I'm currently living at The Netherlands so it has to be a web page. Please help me!!!


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RE:MISC:help! posted by David on 11/3/2009 at 6:23:21 AM
loosescrews.com has cotters for cranks. If you're in the Netherlands, this should be something any bike shop can help you with, since so many Dutch bikes use cottered cranks. Good luck.
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MISC:Firstone Folding Bike posted by: Luke on 10/4/2009 at 11:08:10 AM
I came across a vintage blue folding bike that has a metal plate on the fron that says "Firestone" and painted on the side of the cross bar is the word "smokehouse". Any ideas?
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MISC:   Help with tandem ID posted by: mrarcade on 9/18/2009 at 11:21:53 PM
Hi, I just brought this tandem home. I was told by the previous owner that it is a Schwinn. The badge is missing. I cannot find a picture to match this frame.

Any info on this tandem would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


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RE:MISC:   Help with tandem ID posted by David on 9/20/2009 at 12:10:59 PM
Nothing about it is very Schwinn-like. "Schwinn" seems to be used by many people to describe any middleweight or ballooner, even when it's badged with another brand!
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RE:MISC:   Help with tandem ID posted by Tommy on 12/7/2009 at 6:20:27 PM
Your bike is a Columbia. Nice bike.
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FOR SALE:Schwinn Deluxe Twin 5 posted by: Valerie on 9/6/2009 at 2:51:04 PM
Schwinn Deluxe Twin 5 (2 seats) Bicycle. Good condition. $300 (417)847-0466 Southwest Missouri Will send photos upon request.
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MISC:huffy tandem posted by: tony farrella on 8/24/2009 at 3:07:23 PM
hi i just got a huffy tandem yesterday,and would like info on it.i build hotrod cars,and could restore the bike if i had some knowledge of it,also if its worth restoring.i just got it cause i think its cool.i dont know how to identify the year,or model,and of any parts source.maybe someone would be willing to help thanks tony. 1-440-748-1936,or flamed36@aol.com
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RE:MISC:huffy tandem posted by David on 8/24/2009 at 3:31:42 PM
You're unlikely to sell it at a profit. Fix it up and ride it; you'll have a lot of fun.
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RE:MISC:huffy tandem posted by Bicycle Mark on 10/5/2009 at 8:34:31 AM
You could always make a colossal cruiser like I did with my Huffy tandem: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8564616@N02/3983566851/
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MISC:Help Old Sears Folding bike Need Info or direction posted by: rogerisright on 8/22/2009 at 6:28:23 AM
I just inherited (among other things) an old folding bicycle, the only real marking on it is the front badge on the steering stem where the metal badge says: "SEARS"
This bike is held together with two wing nuts and is in great shape and fully fendered front and rear with the rear having a small lunch pail or cargo rack narrow and about 16" long. This bike has small tires and handle bars that point towards the rider and is in near perfect shape... any idea how old it is or what it is worth if I wanted to sell it ...here is a picture of a bike that looks like this bike buit is not this exact bike


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RE:MISC:Help Old Sears Folding bike Need Info or direction posted by David on 8/24/2009 at 4:18:37 AM
You can probably find out its age by consulting old Sears catalogs, which are on microfilm at most major research libraries.
Mass-produced folders aren't extremely valuable. Raleighs sell best, for over $300 sometimes. Others are worth less than that. RV, airplane, and boat people like them because they're easy to carry along. Newer folders (Brompton, e.g.) are lighter and more expensive.
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MISC:Schauff posted by: Pete on 8/19/2009 at 7:18:16 PM
Took a flyer and bought a Schauff Tandem.... Not alot of info. Likely early 70s. Anyone know much about them? How to date? The bike that is!! Any pointers appreciated.


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RE:MISC:Schauff posted by ken on 8/22/2009 at 6:30:23 AM
Is that a Shimanp 3-speed? Many Japanese components have date codes. Check component makers and look them up on the component page on vintage-trek.com
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RE:RE:MISC:Schauff posted by ken on 8/22/2009 at 6:32:15 AM
nice typo, ken.

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RE:RE:MISC:Schauff posted by Pete on 8/27/2009 at 4:17:02 PM
It is a Shimano 3 speed. I havent tried to date it but I think I can safely say it is a 71 or 72. After scrutinizing the label on the passenger seat post it appears to be a 72 munich commerative.
So I cleaned her up a tad. Got her to shift and stop...damn this thing rides like a dream. Had a Twosome growing up that was a tank.
Sadly the paint appears to be purposely distressed. You know like when they want to give pine a fashionable dent here and there. Oh well...it is a great ride for the 49.00

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RE:MISC:Schauff posted by Enid on 10/31/2009 at 2:48:26 PM
I have bike that looks like yours but is single and folding. Any info on yours might help me find name and value of mine.
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WANTED:1948 columbia tandeam bicycle posted by: jarvis nealy on 8/17/2009 at 4:20:56 PM
i have been giving a 1948 columbia tandeam bicycle and would like to restore it and start riding the bicycle with my with any help in finding orginal parts would be great. i live in greenville south carolina
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FOR SALE:lloyd tamden bike posted by: Rob on 8/16/2009 at 5:02:53 PM
Hello I have had this tandem bike since I was 10..61 now..I need to get ride of it...had flaking paint...and missing front sproket...although I may know how to get in...long story..but if you are interested...I will do my best to find it...I live in milford, ct. 06460...thanks Rob
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RE:FOR SALE:lloyd tamden bike posted by Kevin on 9/2/2009 at 9:45:23 AM
Interested if this is still available, price depending. I am in MA, and can pick it up!
Kevin
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RE:RE:FOR SALE:lloyd tamden bike posted by Rob on 4/18/2011 at 7:34:36 AM
Yes...I know its been a while...I am sure u want pictures...i WILL GET THEM FOR U IF U E MAIL ME,,,,THANKS
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RE:RE:FOR SALE:lloyd tamden bike posted by Rob on 4/18/2011 at 4:35:38 PM
I now hav pictures...e mail me I will send them to you...
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RE:FOR SALE:lloyd tamden bike posted by Rob on 5/3/2011 at 11:28:48 AM
I just sold this lloyd tamden bike to AMERICAN RESTORATIONS...the tv. show in LV....look for it in a month or so...Rob
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RE:FOR SALE:lloyd tamden bike posted by Rob on 5/3/2011 at 11:30:15 AM
I just sold this lloyd tamden bike to AMERICAN RESTORATIONS...the tv. show in LV....look for it in a month or so...Rob
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MISC:tandem bike posted by: Bill on 8/15/2009 at 8:45:48 PM
I have an old bike circa 1940's ? Bike was manufactured in germany ? Name of bike is Rixe. Does anyone know anything about this bike or it's history ?
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MISC:huffy serial numbers posted by: mj on 8/9/2009 at 8:31:37 AM
Where on a 1960s circa Huffy Daisy Daisy tandem can I find the serial number? Can't date my bike because I can't find the number.
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MISC:KL labled tandem from oregon? posted by: Jon on 7/26/2009 at 9:01:04 PM
Has anyone ever heard of a frame builder possibly from oregon that used KL as a head badge? I have a very nice tandem from the late eighties and am trying to get some info.
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WANTED:parts for Columbia Tandem posted by: Ed on 7/13/2009 at 8:13:12 AM
I am rebuilding an old Columbia tandem for my wife and I to ride the Katy Trail on. I need a chain and I need a rear rim. The bike is a 26 inch. By the way if anyone thinks rebuilding this is a bad idea, please let me know and why. I am a novice at these rides. Thanks Ed.
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RE:WANTED:parts for Columbia Tandem posted by jj on 7/14/2009 at 3:58:06 AM
You'l be able to get a chain (2 chains, actually) and a coaster brake rear wheel at your local bike shop.
Get that old tandem on the road, clean it up, and save the old parts just in case.
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MISC:Firestone Jamaican Tandem posted by: Kurt Dooley on 6/16/2009 at 5:10:29 AM
I just picked up an old Firesone Jamaican Tandem and wanted to see if anyone might know the years that they put these out. It looks exactly like the Rollfast Tandem that is pictured on the bikes for sale page that is a 1962. I'm thinking this is just a bike that the Firestone tire company contracted to have built but I have not found any other info on how to look up the serial number. Thanks
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RE:MISC:Firestone Jamaican Tandem posted by ken on 7/1/2009 at 9:09:19 AM
Any luck yet? You're right about Firestone not being the manufacturer; Rollfast could be right.
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RE:RE:MISC:Firestone Jamaican Tandem posted by Annette on 10/27/2010 at 9:09:04 PM
I also just picked up a Firestone Jacaican Tandem bike and have searched and searched for information on it with no luck, and I came across this thread. Just wondering if anyone may have found out any information about this bike? I was just about to give up. Looking forward to hearing from someone. Thank you
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RE:MISC:Firestone Jamaican Tandem posted by DAVE BOULANGER on 11/10/2010 at 1:58:31 PM
I JUST RESTORED WHAT I WAS TOLD IS A 1948 FIRESTONE TANDEM BUT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE ROLLFAST FRAME.MINE HAS MORE OF A CURVED INSIDE FRAME WITH BAR IN FRONT FOR STEERER AND NO BAR IN BACK FOR NAVIGATOR.
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RE:MISC:Firestone Jamaican Tandem posted by jj on 11/11/2010 at 4:40:02 AM
Lets see a picture!
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MISC:vintage folder bike needing info posted by: philip on 6/10/2009 at 2:42:24 AM
i am hoping someone will know something about this old folding bike i just bought. i think it might be made in the 1960's from the looks. i dont know the brand name. it looks to be a LiGA. i have searched google for days with no luck. can anyone tell me anything about this bike.
thank you in advance !!


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