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MISC:   Westfiled Compax 3 Paratrooper Info needed posted by: Bob Stopka on 8/20/2008 at 9:50:27 PM
Hi, I am looking for some information on a Westfiled Compax 3 Paratrooper 26 inch folding bike (the split in two kind) that I recently came across. The sn is L1152, which, from reading another archived thread means it was produced in 1947 I believe, as the other thread shows G=1942, A=1936. Can someone please confirm ? Also, the ID tag on the neck actually says Wesstfield Compax 3 Paratrooper. What does the 3 signify ? The fenders are chrome, and the frame is repainted gold by the current owner, but he says the frame was bare steel color or maybe brushed alluminum or silver originally. I think the tires were firestone 1.25 x 26. It does have an original light on the front fender, which is long and oval, with a square rocker slide switch on top, which slides front to back. Am I correct to assume they carried over the "paratrooper" name for marketing purposes after WWII ? It is in overall very good about a number 2, with 1 being the best and 5 worst. Last, any guestimation on a value ? Thanks for the help in advance.
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          RE:MISC:   Westfiled Compax 3 Paratrooper Info needed posted by ken on 9/2/2008 at 10:27:41 AM
http://www.theliberator.be/militarybicycles.htm
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          RE:MISC:   Westfiled Compax 3 Paratrooper Info needed posted by Joe on 11/17/2008 at 5:21:03 PM
Any chance you can send pictures of this bike to me ? I want to see if the one I have is the same.
terminijoe@hotmail.com Thanks, Joe
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MISC:   Columbia Twosome posted by: Jason Davis on 8/16/2008 at 8:48:20 AM
I recently obtained a Columbia Twosome bicycle, model # NU24208. I can't really find any information about it. It is missing the front brake, the rear handlebar grips are not original, and the front seat is a little chewed up -- I was looking to do a restoration, and I was wondering if anybody knew what/where I should be looking at. Thanks!
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FOR SALE:   Schwinn Tandem with Babyseat posted by: Vincent amari on 8/4/2008 at 6:25:17 AM
Excellent condition. Has speedometor, lights, tire pump, water bottle. Want to sell. Best Offer. 845 626 0156
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          RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn Tandem with Babyseat posted by David on 8/12/2008 at 1:28:30 PM
Which model tandem?
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          RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn Tandem with Babyseat posted by Reggie on 8/26/2008 at 1:55:28 PM
whats the year and model of it?
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MISC:   Japanese Road Puppy posted by: Ron on 7/28/2008 at 12:10:33 PM
Does anybody have any information on a Road Puppy folding bike that was made in Japan? What is the value and where can I get parts for it?
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          RE:MISC:   Japanese Road Puppy posted by Chris on 9/29/2008 at 1:24:39 AM
Ron, found the following info at http://derbyking.com/detail/?n=190 and they are asking $186 for the one they have. They report: "Cleverly designed and executed with the materials and technology of the times (1935-1953 is our guess), this 14 x 1 3/8" wheel portable folds as small as any modern bike. The wheels take hook-bead tires, which are held on by both a pronounced bead and a flap of tire rubber underneath the tube. A carry-handle is mounted behind the seat post;unfortunately for modern man, it is a one-handed handle attached to a two-handed weight. The patented design Puppy was made in Japan by the Shimura Seki Co.Ltd.
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          RE:MISC:   Japanese Road Puppy posted by DIANA on 10/21/2009 at 3:32:21 PM
WE HAVE A ROAD PUPPY AND WOULD LIKE TO SELL IT BUT ALSO WONDER WHAT IS A FAIR PRICE
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          RE:MISC:   Japanese Road Puppy posted by francois poisson on 6/25/2010 at 12:37:42 PM
Diana- Did you end up selling the Road Puppy?
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          RE:MISC:   Japanese Road Puppy posted by david on 8/14/2010 at 9:40:10 PM
i have a road puppy used by the japanese during world war 2, how much is this one worth?
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          RE:MISC:   Japanese Road Puppy posted by J T on 8/16/2010 at 9:19:53 PM
IF YOU STILL HAVE THE ROAD PUPPY BICYCLE CAN YOU SEND PICS

I HAD ONE WHEN I WAS A KID IN THE 50's AND BEEN TRYING TO FIND ONE.....

LET ME KNOW

THANKS

J T FROM CALIFORNIA
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          RE:MISC:   Japanese Road Puppy posted by J T on 8/16/2010 at 9:20:44 PM
IF YOU STILL HAVE THE ROAD PUPPY BICYCLE CAN YOU SEND PICS

I HAD ONE WHEN I WAS A KID IN THE 50's AND BEEN TRYING TO FIND ONE.....

LET ME KNOW

THANKS

J T FROM CALIFORNIA
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          RE:MISC:   Japanese Road Puppy posted by jordan on 9/21/2010 at 8:51:59 AM
i have a Road Puppy bicycle in very good condition, if any1 interested ,please contact me, thanks.
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          RE:MISC:   Japanese Road Puppy posted by Francois Poisson on 11/28/2010 at 8:27:58 PM
Hi Jordan- Did you still have your Road Puppy for sale?
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          RE:MISC:   Japanese Road Puppy posted by peter Sieper on 1/8/2011 at 8:33:36 AM
jordan, did you sell the road puppie? my GF just got her Silky 20" stollen and i want to replace it. would be extremely loved!
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          RE:MISC:   Japanese Road Puppy posted by corky on 8/14/2011 at 9:33:32 AM
I have a plumb colored road puppy with its original 1955 sticker license Id like to sell
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MISC:   King Lion posted by: jonnyy on 7/28/2008 at 7:21:36 AM
I have an King Lion tandem. Trying to find out as much info as possible. Is there a "tool" to air up older tubes (not a schrader valve)?

Thank you for your time.
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          RE:MISC:   King Lion posted by ken on 7/28/2008 at 1:44:13 PM
You bet. Some pumps accommodate all three types:
http://sheldonbrown.com/tires.html#valves
Check with your local bike shop.

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MISC:   Phillips vintage tandem bike posted by: Jerry on 7/25/2008 at 9:24:46 PM
I have an old Phillips Tandem bike. I have no idea of it's age. It has rods instead of cables for the brakes. The cranks actually say "Phillips" in their construction. I took the bike apart several years ago in a process to just clean it up, but I do have all the parts. If anyone is into old Phillips bikes and knows enough to pinpoint a possible year, please email me back to discuss. I plan to get back to this cleanup restoration soon or at least to put it back together. Sorry, I have not included any pictures, but I can probably do that after some discussion. Thanks, Jerry
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MISC:   Schwinn Town/Country Eccentric BB Adjustment posted by: Steve on 7/19/2008 at 9:16:23 AM
I have freind who's family bought a Schwinn Town and Country tandem new back in 1954 and a couple days ago I got to ride it. I noticed that the chain between the front and rear cranks slapped on the chain guard. The front BB is eccentric with pinch bolts in the shell. If I loosened the pinch bolts could I rotate the BB to take up the chain slack or is there a special tool that is needed to rotate these cups?

Also the cranks say Made in England Brampton, who made these?
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          RE:MISC:   Schwinn Town/Country Eccentric BB Adjustment posted by K Body on 7/19/2008 at 2:09:15 PM
Brampton were a well known UK cycle component maker, lug sets bearings etc. Adjust your eccentric as you suggest, it could be fairly tight, there should be about half inch adjustment, if the chain is too slack you can remove one link. Set the cranks parallel pointing in the same direction each side.
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MISC:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet is only a week away !! posted by: Peter Naiman on 7/12/2008 at 1:47:06 PM
Just thought I'd post again about our Bicycle show and swap at Larz Anderson Auto Museum coming up this coming weekend in Brookline, MA on July 20th. To visit our website for full information about the show if you've not seen my posts with regard to Larz, or if you'll be a first time visitor this year, please click onto the URL below:



http://www.classicr endezvous. com/larzanderson .htm



If you plan on attending, either visiting to show a few bikes, or attending the swap as a seller, it would be appreciated if you could possibly pre-register. The registration form is available through our website, as well as photos of prior shows, and also directions to our event. I would also like to post a list this week of possible cycles that will be at the show.



I've had a few people from as far North as Toronto & Montreal, others from around the U.S. show interest in attending, so to find local accomodations in Brookline, MA please click onto the URL below:



http://www.findloca lhotels.com/ listings/ brookline_ ma_us.html



For other questions or comments about the show, you can call Susan at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum at 617-522-6547, although the Museum is closed on Mondays, or email directly to me @ hetchinspete1@ yahoo.com.



Best regards, and see everyone in Brookline on Sunday.

Peter Naiman

Milwaukee, WI


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MISC:   Peugeot NS22 (Neuvous Style) Folding bike. posted by: DennMann on 7/5/2008 at 10:33:39 PM
you know the posts about the folding Peugeot, and how hard it is to find tires?

Kenda makes a wheelchair tire, that is a perfect fit, and they sell matching tubes.

Part Number 25222010314 on Kenda's wheelchair site.

that's the one that is being offered by harris Cyclery, I believe.


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          RE:MISC:   Peugeot NS22 (Neuvous Style) Folding bike. posted by BikeMike on 8/20/2008 at 5:28:49 PM
I think this is a ERTO 501 tire vhereas the NS22 originally came with an ERTO 490 tire. Have you tried to put this tire on the 550A rim with success?
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          RE:MISC:   Peugeot NS22 (Neuvous Style) Folding bike. posted by DennMann on 11/18/2008 at 5:22:42 PM
You're totally right. The Quest for Tires did indeed pay off though. I know that Sheldon Brown has the 490 x 37 tires, but they only had them in black. I wanted to replace the gumwall tires that originally came with it. After much searching, I found out that Schwalbe still makes them, under their utility tire brand "Swallow". I ordered a set through a local supplier, and they fit perfectly. Now it rides like a brand new bike. Anyone else needing 550-A tires, Contact Schwalbe direct, since their not listed in their resellers catalog.
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FOR SALE:   Wrong Date for Micro-packie posted by: Margaret on 7/4/2008 at 5:15:25 PM
Found that the Micro-packie was purchased in 1975. Has a lovely crest on the front.
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MISC:   Folding cycle posted by: Margaret on 7/3/2008 at 10:24:22 PM
I have a Micro-Packie bicycle which is one that sort of compresses and folds. It has 12" (90cm) wheels. I guess it was manufactured around 1940-50? could have been earlier. Does anyone have any information that would shed some light on value and history. I think it would be a collectors item.
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WANTED:   Folding bikes posted by: Brian on 6/28/2008 at 9:12:25 PM
Interested in folding bikes similar to the Rog Pony (Yugoslavia). Also, interested in modern folding bikes, if under $150. Located in Boston.
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          RE:WANTED:   Folding bikes posted by jim on 12/31/2008 at 2:46:35 PM
i have 2 rog pony 3 spd bikes color blu , can not find date , they both have id tags e56e is one have not checked the other yet , they do have rust in areas , tires hold air , alum fenders and chainguard , one blackseat one white seat , they both have id plates , thankyou jim ,
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MISC:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/28/2008 at 9:09:51 AM
As posted before the Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap is coming again this year on Sunday July 20th on the grounds of the Larz Anderson Automobile Museum, 15 Newton st., Brookline, MA 02445.

Entry charge for adults is $10, for children $5.00. This covers entry into the show with bikes etc. There is no additional charge for entering bikes into the show or swap meet spaces.

The Museum has a new staff on board headed by Tyler Burns, Assistant Director, as of a few months ago, and for everyone involved in the show it brings a breath of fresh air to the Museum and our show.

Friend Maurice Bresnahan, and Co-Chairman of the show & Tyler Burns of the Museum have worked out an agreement so we can now bring back the swap meet this year, so we can now revive the show to its original format. There will be no charge for the swap meet. We ask that everyone try and pre-register for the swap, although folks can show up the morning of the show to register. Set up time for the swap starts at 8:00AM.

We have about twenty table that the Museum has on hand, but once those are gone we will be renting the tables from a local supplier. There will be a $10.00 per table charge to rent a table once the initial supply of the Museum are all signed up for.

Set up time for the Concourse or bike show will begin at 9:00AM, but for those attending the Vintage Ride, staff will be on hand to register the bikes by 8:30. Pre-registration is not necessary for the Concourse, but we would like to know what you are bringing so we can publish it as a preview to the list.

As we do every year, voting for the Concourse will be by "Popular Choice" voting of everyone attending as ours is not a Concourse de Elegance". A list of awards available will be posted in a few days.

VCC Member Chris Barbour will be leading a Vintage Ride departing the Museum grounds promptly at 9:00AM. Please be prepared uneven city pavement and crushed-stone carriage paths in the city’s 19th Century parks… 28mm tires minimum are recommended. The pace will be easy and unhurried, suitable for all bikes and riders. Meet at the Museum’s building entrance.

Also, for visitors who will arrive in Boston on Saturday and wish to have a bit of sightseeing, the Veteran-Cycle Club is happy to offer a more substantial ride that afternoon. Again, it would be unhurried and suitable for all bikes and any level of fitness. Anyone interested should be in touch with Chris Barbour at his email address by Friday morning, up to noon, July 18. This will be arranged by e-mail @ Christopher.Barbour@tufts.edu

To log onto our website for the show, please click onto the URL below.
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/larzanderson.htm .

linked to the site is the "registration form" (which can be downloaded for printing) for the Concourse and the Swap Meet, plus links to many photo albums from prior shows, plus directions and contact information. If you want any additional information please write to me by email at my Yahoo address above or contact Susan at the Museum @ 617-522-6547.

Also as an addition for the show will be a display of extenct and rare automobiles which in prior years has included a few Stanley Steamer, Stutz Bearcats etc. This should all make for a very fun day for all.

Best regards,
Peter Naiman




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          RE:MISC:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet posted by David J McGee on 7/16/2008 at 3:56:05 AM
My son and I plan on attending the show, and I will be bringing my 1935 Aberdale 3 Speed Roadster in almost original condition. I have had trouble finding you registration form. Please advise.
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WANTED:   Exclusiv Pony Folding Bike posted by: Vaughn on 6/24/2008 at 7:14:52 PM
I have a chance to buy a Exclusiv Pony Folding Bicycle at an estate sale.
Was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the value, age, origin etc. It is all intact but the paint very faded and with overall wear from use and age. Would be buying for the sole purpose of resale. Any info would be helpful and much appreciated. Thanks in advance. Vaughn
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MISC:   Tomos Mini Folding Bike posted by: Mark on 6/20/2008 at 8:24:01 PM
Looking for information about Tomos Mini folding bicycles. Thanks
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