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MISC:   My Uncles Bunch of Bikes!! posted by: Suzanne on 6/19/2008 at 10:58:34 AM
Please help me determine if the pile of Schwinn's my uncle has is worth saving...
I will post a pic later this evening...and more info
I'm sure somebody will be interested.
Thanks,
Suzanne
"Favorite Niece"
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MISC:   Can Anyone Help Identify My Tandem? posted by: allison gigantelli on 6/17/2008 at 1:38:10 PM
The bike has no serial number, names, or anything. It's a very old tandem bike that has been painted a few times. I would really appreciate if someone could help me figure out what brand it probably is.
Thank you!


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          RE:MISC:   Can Anyone Help Identify My Tandem? posted by ken on 6/18/2008 at 2:24:10 PM
One chance of identifying the maker is to compare chainwheels (the large sprockets the chain runs on) with pictures of other bikes whose makers are known. Try looking at pictures from 1955 - 65 on nostalgic.net. It could be newer but almost certainly not older. I base my guess on the apparent wheel size (26x1.75) and what I can see of the front fork. Your saddles and grips are probably later, and the paint hurts the value.
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          RE:MISC:   Can Anyone Help Identify My Tandem? posted by David on 6/23/2008 at 7:35:38 PM
If you can get $200 for it, consider yourself lucky. There are lots of old unknown American tandems out there and not many people seem to want them.
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          RE:RE:MISC:   Can Anyone Help Identify My Tandem? posted by ken on 6/25/2008 at 10:52:31 AM
I would have guessed half that. Unknown, repainted, some add-ons, and not balloon-era or older.
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MISC:   Can Anyone Help Identify My Tandem? posted by: allison gigantelli on 6/17/2008 at 1:38:10 PM
The bike has no serial number, names, or anything. It's a very old tandem bike that has been painted a few times. I would really appreciate if someone could help me figure out what brand it probably is.
Thank you!


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MISC:   Need Info. about a HiLo bike posted by: Marilyn Johnson on 6/14/2008 at 7:40:09 PM
I see that 2 other people have posted questions regarding their HiLo bike. I have one, too and am asking for any information regarding their history, maker, year(s) made, value, etc.. I picked mine up 23 years ago in Seattle for $10.00 from a guy on the street and it has given me year of riding pleasure. People always ask me about it, and I have no information to share with them. Please help if you can. Thank you!
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MISC:   Information posted by: Leslie Minnich on 6/14/2008 at 9:45:43 AM
I have a Hi Lo (I think 1963) bicycle, unsure of the make, and I am trying to get more information. It is exactly like the one that dwasher@boone.net posted a question for.
Please help!!!


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          RE:MISC:   Information posted by Leslie on 6/21/2008 at 12:43:17 PM
Is there anyone out there that knows anything about these HiLo bikes?? What are they worth??
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MISC:   Royal Enfield folding bike posted by: Tom on 6/13/2008 at 7:57:44 AM
I purchaed a Royal Enfield Folding bicycle back in the 1980's from an older man at a yard sale. It is in mint condition and I have only ridden it 1 or 2 times. It has been hanging in my basement for the last 20 years. It is red paint with chrome fenders and a chrome chainguard. Does anybody know the value and how old this may be?
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          RE:MISC:   Royal Enfield folding bike posted by David on 6/13/2008 at 4:04:36 PM
If it is like the Raleigh folder (likely) it is worth a little over $200. Boat, airplane, and RV nomads like 'em. See ebay and look for Raleigh folder or folding.
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WANTED:   Tandem parts posted by: Mark on 6/7/2008 at 8:22:36 AM
Looking for a chainguard and double sprocket for a Huffy Daisy,Daisy tandem. Any color guard. Sprocket is the "two in one" type, I believe one piece. Thanks, Mark
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          RE:WANTED:   Tandem parts posted by walt bergman on 10/16/2008 at 3:17:35 PM
I have a complete Daisy, Daisy tandem. The guard is one long one.
This bike is in pretty good shape and fun to ride...I love it, but I need some cash right now.
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          RE:WANTED:   Tandem parts posted by colleen on 8/23/2009 at 5:20:24 PM
I too have a huffy daisy daisy for sale. It is in working order, needs a good wash and wax, chrome on back fender is rusted and dented. Hand grips are faded. If you are interested please make an offer.
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MISC:   West Germany Bicycle posted by: Melissa on 6/1/2008 at 8:58:12 PM
I recently found a bicycle with the name of "Hanseatic" made in W. Germany, does anyone know where I can get info on this bike. It's a ladies bicycle with factory lights, a Wald wire basket, wide white wall tires and in decent condition. Thanks
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          RE:MISC:   West Germany Bicycle posted by Steve on 6/3/2008 at 5:42:57 AM
It will be difficult to find in English,, but you will find info by searching " Hanseatic Fahrrad " on the web. Fahrrad is German for bicycle
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          RE:MISC: West Germany Bicycle posted by Irene on 6/11/2008 at 3:17:20 PM
Hi Melissa,

Wow, you posted this message on craigslist on my birthday. It must be a sign. I have been looking for this bike for over 3 years. Do you have it? Can we discuss how much you want for it? Let me know. I am so excited I finally found it. Thanks. Irene
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          RE:MISC: West Germany Bicycle posted by Irene Jung on 6/13/2008 at 9:21:05 AM
Hi Melissa,

I don't know if you have received my other two messages about this bike but just in case I am very interested in buying this bike if you still have it. I saw this bike on ebay about 3 years ago but didn't buy it unfortunately, and have been sorry ever since. I have been looking for it for over 3 years. I couldn't believe it when I saw your message on the discussion page of Old Roads. I have looked in vain to find out about this bike here in the US and in Germany but to no avail. I'm sorry to tell you that but I have some German professors here at school that I will ask and see what they say about it and will email you that information. Please let me know if you are interested in talking about selling the bike to me. Take care and have a good weekend. My phone number at work is 703-706-8123 and 703-768-8064 at work. Call anytime and leave a message if I don't answer and I will get back to you asap. Thanks.

Irene Jung.
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WANTED:   Age of Hi Lo bike posted by: Eric Gooding on 5/31/2008 at 1:59:10 PM
Does anybody know the date of a Western Flyer HI LO with a serial number of 78341 1114249. The number is at the rear wheel on the frame.
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MISC:   Check out this classic beast posted by: Andre on 5/28/2008 at 8:38:51 AM
I got it at a yard sale a couple of years ago and have since sold it. Most of the cranks where welded onto the bike!


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          RE:MISC:   Check out this classic beast posted by Brian on 5/28/2008 at 7:31:47 PM
That thing must have been a challenge to ride, usually the cranks are timed so the ones on each side are in the same position at the same time. It makes balancing the bike much easier.
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FOR SALE:   COLSON TANDEM posted by: JOE PAT on 5/21/2008 at 6:32:31 PM
COLSON STEER FROM BEHIND TANDEM FOR SALE. CALL 609-407-6848
OR WRITE 2107 DOLPHIN AVE NORTHFIELD N.J. 08225
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          RE:FOR SALE:   COLSON TANDEM posted by Tim T. Smith on 6/9/2008 at 7:01:45 PM
have you sold the colson? if Not call me at 1800 745 2421
and tell me what you have Thank you Tim
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FOR SALE:   Rollfast Tandem in Michigan posted by: Ben on 5/20/2008 at 9:11:44 AM
It has a 3-speed rear end. bike is VERY rusty and would need a great deal of work to be redone.
We are close to relinquishing it to a yard decoration at the lake house, but thought we should check to see if it was desirable to anyone. pics available.
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MISC:   SEARS TOTE CYCLE posted by: Charles on 4/29/2008 at 6:10:44 PM
I have had a sears tote cycle in storage for many years now. I am trying to determine whether this is worth anything or just taking up space. Can someone help me?
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          RE:MISC: SEARS TOTE CYCLE posted by Steve on 7/7/2008 at 4:11:02 PM
It is worth fixing up and using. Nothing wrong with actually using a (fairly) rare bike. The Tote Cycle was designed to carry your groceries, books, camping gear, etc. Huffy made the Tote Cycle for Sears. (The Huffy version was the Camp Cycle) I love mine, and prefer it over my newer mountain bikes for commuting and runs to the grocery store. While in Idaho, it is my "reach for first" bike. (In Florida my "reach for first" bike is a Miami Sun adult trike)
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FOR SALE:   PIXIE OR RIXE posted by: D on 4/14/2008 at 9:14:01 PM
FOund a old PIXIE OR RIXE GREEN BIKE Tandem ANy ifo on year worth origin would be great
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          RE:FOR SALE:   PIXIE OR RIXE posted by EDDIE on 5/10/2008 at 8:33:58 PM
Hello, I just obtained a RIXE tandem bike...in excellent condition, I have plenty of pics to share,..but cant find any info anywhere,either online or at the library.I just bought a RIXE fender flag for it on E-Bay this week..it matches the missing old pieces still left on fender. I would love to know more about your bike and see some pics!!..EDDIE
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          RE:FOR SALE:   PIXIE OR RIXE posted by jimmy r. on 7/23/2009 at 4:53:38 PM
just received a rixe tandem older one need to find out age and value,
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          RE:RE:FOR SALE:   PIXIE OR RIXE posted by Dave on 5/16/2010 at 11:25:11 AM
Hi Eddie
We also have a Rixe tandem which we got about 11yrs ago It looks like a 1960s moped which had been lengthened but done properly by a manufacturer. It has sach brakes, rear backpedal! still fitted with original continental make moped tyres and front suspension. We too can't find any info on it but wondered if it was the same as yours.
regards
Dave
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MISC:   Bauer Bike information posted by: Brandon McNeil on 4/14/2008 at 6:01:36 PM
I was looking into buying a used road bike and found a nice looking Bauer Vortex. i can't seem to find any information about the company though. They don't seem to make bikes anymore. The bike is $240 and comes with alex rims DM18, alloy frame, full Shimano 105 grouppo, computer, Terry Liberator Ti Race Saddle. This a good deal or am I getting taken for a ride?

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          Bauer posted by Steve on 4/20/2008 at 7:49:57 AM
Bauer is a German made bike. If you type " Bauer fahrrad " in Google, you may be able to find, &&& translate some info.
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          RE:MISC:   Bauer Bike information posted by Lee on 5/23/2008 at 7:52:50 PM
Is it a Steve Bauer vortex.
That would be a cro-mo frame from around 87
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