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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trike posted by: Jake on 10/15/2008 at 9:03:02 PM
I recently came across an old trike at a yard sale and picked it up for $35. I decided i wanted to restore the trike and have had trouble trying to identify the make. I came acros a tiny sticker with a patent # on it and I found out it is a Gobby Tricycle with twin chain drive. Other than the patent information I can't seem to find out anything else about the bike or the manufacturer. I found an archived posting on this web site from february 05 but no one had any insite about the trike. I've kind of stalled on the restoration because I'd like to learn more about it so I can restore it correctly. Any information would help. Thanks

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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Stephanie on 1/13/2009 at 10:21:48 PM
To be honest I don't know a whole lot about the whole manufacturing of the Gobby bikes other that it was my grandfather's business. From what I've been told, they were manufactured in Phoenix, AZ by my grandfather, Alan Gobby, through the early 70's and was eventually sold to Buster Brown. I try to get information from my father about the business but I guess the whole selling out was kind of a bitter subject. If anyone finds out anything, I would like to know as well. If you like I should still have a package of the metallic bike stickers for the bikes and I can send you one (It's a black sticker with a big red "G" and "obby" in silver). :)

          RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Stephanie on 1/13/2009 at 10:53:43 PM
With some quick research I found out that the patent for the Gobby trike was sold to Workman (www.workmancycles.com).

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by lee on 2/26/2009 at 4:58:03 AM
I have a 24"Gobby trike in mint condition, with original handbook. Any questions,I'll answer all.


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          RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by roger on 2/26/2009 at 9:18:56 PM
hey can anybody tell me about this bike I JUST PICK UP IT IS A GOBBY BMX SPRING BACK.

          RE:RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Jim on 3/14/2009 at 7:16:49 AM
I just picked up two bmx spring back Gobby's yesterday, 3/13/09. Both in complete condition, less the seats. One of stickers on one of the bikes indicates that it was made in Glendale, AZ. Trying to get more info.

          RESTORATION TIPS -  Gobby Trikeposted by Mrs. D on 4/18/2009 at 4:06:23 PM
My Goodwill Gobby Tricycle lists to the left. How extensive is your Gobby handbook? I'd much appreciate a copy of your handbook. I have a friend who loves to tinker with old bikes, so am hoping to find a handbook guide for Jay.
Thank you.

          RESTORATION TIPS -  Gobby Trikeposted by Mrs. D on 4/18/2009 at 4:10:15 PM
My Goodwill Gobby Tricycle lists to the left. How extensive is your Gobby handbook? I'd much appreciate a copy of your handbook. I have a friend who loves to tinker with old bikes, so am hoping to find a handbook guide for Jay.
Thank you.

          RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Jason on 4/21/2009 at 5:33:00 PM
I just bought a Gobby 20" bike to restore. Would I be able to get some sticker from you?

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Michael on 5/17/2009 at 7:25:35 PM
I just bought a Gobby trike. i guess its a 20' not sure. I would really like to know more about the company and the bike. someone was using it as a flower pot and i took it for $20. tried to fix it up a little but somethings jst not right.! ANY help would be greatly appreciated. it has two chains. and it splits in the middle with 2 bolts. i wanna fix it up for a friend but im lost!! help????
Thanx, Michael
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          RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by jerry on 6/9/2009 at 1:29:16 PM
I have a gobby tike model # 7111. no tires wheels about 21" tall. can you tell me about it?

          RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Sandy on 6/27/2009 at 6:21:17 AM
Hi,
I just purchased a Gobby 4-wheeler and am in the process of restoring it. Any information you have available would be great. If possible, cold you send me Gobby sticker for my bike. Thank You.
Sandy

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by jj on 6/28/2009 at 4:49:44 AM
Look in the archives here at OldRoads.com and you will find info on them.
Not sure where to get decals.
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Jules on 8/10/2009 at 1:27:26 PM
I came across a gobby 3 wheel bike that I am restoring and I have run into an issue with finding parts. I need 1 rear rim. Mainly I need the center hub, I can build it up from there. Is there anyone who can help me? jptru3@gmail.com

          RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by keith on 8/31/2009 at 11:07:30 AM
I have an 1960's era gobby trike i would like to restore. I'm in need od all three wheels. Any Idea where I could start? Model #7102

          RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Najee on 9/19/2009 at 7:24:14 PM
I am looking for a manual to restore a Gobby 3 wheeler and a sticker would be nice too if anyone has one.

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Najeeb on 9/21/2009 at 8:10:08 AM
Got a Gobby Trike at a garage sale this past week and was wondering if anyone know how to take off the rear wheels. I removed the outer nut, but did not want to force it off without knowing more.

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Najeeb on 9/21/2009 at 8:10:38 AM
Got a Gobby Trike at a garage sale this past week and was wondering if anyone know how to take off the rear wheels. I removed the outer nut, but did not want to force it off without knowing more.

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Cat on 9/21/2009 at 11:41:15 AM
Just picked up a Gobby trike. Need info on replacing rear wheels and finding the right sized tires. One rear wheel rim and spookes bent badly. Would like to replace but the large axle size seems to be unique to Gobby trike. I guess I need to find a source for 26" wheels with 14 mm axle size and set up for tires 37-590. Anyone know where to find parts? Or is it possible to buy a modern size wheel and retrofit it to the larger axle size?

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by D.C. on 3/10/2010 at 10:12:06 PM
I am looking for the same info as anyone else in this blog...I have just came across an old gobby of my grandpa's...I want to restore it... Please help!
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          RE:RE:RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by kristin on 5/31/2010 at 12:52:58 PM
hello, can you tell me anything about a gobby trike model 7111? any idea what year it was made?

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS -  Gobby Trikeposted by Andy Clifford on 7/13/2010 at 7:58:40 AM
I have a vintage Gobby Tricycle that I am parting out, call me at 405-206-1507 if you need parts.

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Rita Taylor on 9/15/2010 at 11:44:04 AM
Hey all yoy Gobby guys. I too have just bought a used 7111 trike with the delivery basket on the back. Does anyone know yet what the value might be? Also for the gentleman who had the original handbook, could a copy be purchased? Thanks in advance for any help out there.

Rita.Taylor@sbcglobal.net
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Mary Callegari on 9/21/2010 at 10:22:31 AM
Bought an old bike at an estate sale. It needs to be restored. I'm trying to find out the exact kind of bike and year of the bike. It says these things distinctly:
AMF--Roadmaster--pilot only on tank (no jet mention). It has a look of late 40-s early 50's bikes. The frame number is J98648. Has headlight clamp (where there was one) on the front fender not the frame. Has a star sprocket (evenly spaced same size stars). Has a horn button on air flow tank. Can you give me any clues about the age?
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by corb on 3/28/2011 at 9:36:45 PM
i have a gobby complete everyting there.. kind a rustry bust solid will sell email me .. or part out . but would like to sell all.. im in wesy virginia . corbotoz@frontier.com
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Junior Valdez on 4/3/2011 at 4:05:43 PM
I worked at Gobby Manufacturing back in the '70s thru 1980 with Mr. Gobby and crew. My father was Mr.Gobby's foreman and he still works on the trikes from time to time. Also, I did work with both Gene and Bill Gobby at that time, so I know the family.
If anyone has any questions, please contact me at leevldz@cox.net.
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Anthony on 5/25/2011 at 6:07:46 PM
I purchased a Gobby trike at a swap meet in NJ about a month ago. It was badged as a Sears. The bike is in very poor condition but I intend on restoring it.
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Larry on 6/2/2011 at 8:48:18 PM
I have a Gobby Trike Model # 7111 looking for a replacement rear Wheel 24" can ayone help ? it
just for my pleasure.
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by robert on 7/3/2011 at 2:11:57 PM
I have a trikeandwould like to know what year it is, I ride my bike when I go fishing by attaching a cart but gears don't work properly,where could i get them fixed, can i take it to anybike shop?
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by robert on 7/3/2011 at 2:19:26 PM
the bike model no.7111 pat.no.3592487 sorry accidentally pressed wrong button before i could enter rest of information,please help?
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Mabel on 7/9/2011 at 12:36:35 PM
Anyone have a manual for model 7110 Gobby Tricycle? Picture? Stickers?
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Scott on 7/17/2011 at 8:11:50 PM
Just picked up today a Gobby model # 7010, EZ Ride Explorer in blue. Appears to be a 1971-72 vintage by the May 1971 date code on the Sturmey-Archer hub.There is also a 4 digit number on the bottom bracket which may be a serial #. It has 26" wheels, Trike is complete and is overall good condition, although it does need some work. It has a Schwinn seat, not sure if it came from factory that way.Also, the basket is currently held on to the basket/fender frame with plastic zip ties, does anyone know if these originally came with some sort of clamp? How about the Schwinn seat? I'm also curious about the weight capacity, as it only has a single down tube.
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Dan on 8/2/2011 at 9:28:38 AM
I have complete 4111 with 24 inch wheels for sale. Make offer.
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Clay on 8/12/2011 at 11:12:41 AM
Hey Gobby's. I Have a Gobby 7011 Ez Ride Explorer Trike. It's in ALL ORIGINAL Condition. It is Green with Original Basket, Grips, Mirror, and Such. Has 3 Brand New Tires and Tubes. It has The 3 Speed Hub. Nice Condition For Age. I Want to Sell the Old Gal But Not really Sure of it's Value.
Everything is good but for the rear brake.. it's stuck. I tries to upload photo on here but for the life of me it wouldn't work. Thanks to All that Reply.. THANKS!
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by jeff larkin on 9/17/2011 at 3:45:12 PM
i have a gobbymodel 8011 glendale ariz pat nomber 3592487 serl 016924 i wood like info about it its all there i wood like to know the yer made and how much its worth

          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by charlotte jarrell on 9/24/2011 at 11:48:31 AM
How Do !!!! I have a Gobby Ez Ride possible Model # 1012 20 " Trike the Patent says "Applied For" Any one have info on possible year Ect. on this?????
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by charlotte jarrell on 9/25/2011 at 1:34:52 PM
HOW DO !?! GOT MORE INFO ON MY TRIKE... ITS A 20" YELLOW EZ RIDE.. ALL ORIGINAL EXCEPT ; SEAT TIRES AND TUBES... ITS I AMAZING CONDITION.... NOW FOR THE TRICKY PART..... I REALLY, REALLY NEED TO KNOW THE YEAR !! AS IF I'M RIGHT... THIS COULD BE A FIRST, MAYBE SECOND YEAR PRODUCTION!!! AFTER A CLOSER INSPECTION OF TRIKE, WE DISCOVERED THAT THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT MODEL #S THE FIRST ON THE CARRIAGE REAR : MODEL 1012..... THE SECOND ON THE ON THE VERY BOTTOM REAR (UNDER BASKET) IN MIDDDLE OF MODEL # 500A .... IT HAS A SINGLE CHAIN ON THE LEFT SIDE.. IT HAS TWO SETS OF BOLTS AND BRACKETS CONNECTING THE FRAME PARTS TOGETHER.... ITS A 3 SPEED IN HUB...... N O W ... THE YEAR..... ABOVE THE MODEL # 500A , IS 3/4 OF A SILVER STICKER WITH BLUE WRITING ON IT ... IT SAYS.... PATENT " APPLIED FOR " ... THAT SAID. WASN'T THE WORDING CHANGED FROM "APPLIED FOR" TOO " PENDING " AROUND 1940 OR BEFORE ?????? SO ... GOBBY NUTS, HELP ME SOLVE THIS..... PLEASE... PLEASE... AND AS ALWAYS.... THANK YOU !! THANK YOU !! THANK YOU !! CHAR
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Ted whitaker on 10/16/2011 at 6:15:18 PM
bought a trike at a yard sale. Needs restoration and on the trike was the followling info: Gobby Mfg Inc. Model # 5108, patent# 3592487, Glendale, AZ. I would like some info if anyone can help. Thank you.
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by jeff larkin on 10/26/2011 at 7:08:24 AM
i have a gobby model 8011 pat appl 3592487 ser016924 looken 4 info how old parts mostley all there
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by Adam on 11/4/2011 at 10:41:06 PM
I restored an old Gobby Trike back when i was 12 years old. I brought it home in my lil' red wagon. Im now a master mechanic and customize motorcycles in my spare time, so you can say i had a knack for building things at a young age. back then you couldn't find any info on the manufacture or even parts for that matter. the internet was still a new thing that few had access to at that time. It came out beautiful! I was able to find chrome rims and fenders at the local biek shop and sprayed it with a gloss black paint. Sold her a few years ago. It was my first restoration so it was kinda hard to see it go. Still didn't have a clue were it was made or what year it was. Interesting to find out through this website that it was made here in my hometown of Phoenix, Az!
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          RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:   Gobby Trikeposted by ray on 11/10/2011 at 5:39:48 PM
looking for parts for a gobby model 510b. need non drive side axle and hub. any help on this?
thx in advance
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