MISC:   Seabrook Swap posted by: Mike on 8/29/2007 at 3:58:42 AM
New Englanders....don't miss the swap - Mon 9/3 - Rt. 1 Seabrook, NH

   RE:MISC: Seabrook Swap posted by paul on 8/29/2007 at 2:29:05 PM
I went to this swap some years ago, it was held in a bank parking lot and was a great meet very similar to the Somerville, MA "under the bridge" meets now a memory. It's unfortunate that Labor Day was picked for this meet as traffic is horrendous and frankly I from South Shore of Boston and a friend from Cape Cod would like to attend but do not relish the traffic headaches. Maybe there will be another meet in Seabrook in the fall?? paul

BALLOON:   wheel size posted by: carol Newsom on 8/27/2007 at 4:45:53 PM
I have schwinn from the 30s and I'm able to put a standard 26" mt bike tire on it, but I also have a schwinn from the 60s and he wheel is a little bigger. Does anyone know the date that Schwinn started making the wheels bigger?

   RE:BALLOON:   wheel size posted by Gordon on 8/27/2007 at 6:48:25 PM
About 1955 Schwinn came out with the S7 rim that takes only a tire made specifically for an S7. The width of the tire is marked 1 3/4. In spite of what your math instructor may have told you, 1 3/4 is not the same as 1.75. A tire marked 1.75 will not fit a Schwinn S7 rim.

AGE / VALUE:   1970 "tomos" bicycle posted by: Mary on 8/27/2007 at 3:03:28 PM
Hello! A great trip to the Goodwill today. What did I see out of the corner of my eye, but a vintage blue bike that needed someone to take it home and care for it. :-)
I checked it out, the chain was good, free wheel good, Cogs all good, spokes all there, tires flat but good, fenders and rack good. So I gave the lady my $10 and took it home, scrubbed it up and found this out:
1. The brand is Tomos
2. Made in Yugoslavia
3. Dated at 1970 on the rear axle
4. Has coaster brakes and one handle bar brake.
5. One gear.
All I can find online about Tomos is that they make mopeds.

Please, does anyone have any information about this bike or the company that made them? Perhaps a value to the bike?
I can try to upload a picture if that would help.
Thanks everyone,
Cheers from rainy and cold Washington!

   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1970 posted by Mary on 8/27/2007 at 3:10:33 PM
I hope the photo works this time!


   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: 1970 posted by ken on 8/28/2007 at 11:13:32 AM
I think you got a lot of bike for your ten bucks- but it won't appreciate significantly as an investment. Ride it with pride.

WANTED:   Tires for early 1900s Pope shaft drive posted by: Kenneth on 8/21/2007 at 7:27:03 PM
I am looking for tires for a recently restored Pope shaft drive bicycle with wooden rims. Also looking for another early project such as a Crescent or Victor
Thank you

   RE:WANTED:   Tires for early 1900s Pope shaft drive posted by nate on 8/22/2007 at 5:15:06 AM
Try coker tire at www.cokertire.com

   RE:RE:WANTED: Tires for early 1900s Pope shaft drive posted by paul on 8/23/2007 at 3:30:24 PM
Assuming the rims are wooden and measure 28 inches a substitute for early glue on tubular are modern motocross 700C x 45, they should fit and provide a more flexible and safer ride. Just a thought!

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED: Tires for early 1900s Pope shaft drive posted by paul on 8/24/2007 at 1:17:03 PM
sorry, senior moment I meant cyclocross not motocross!!

WANTED:   1963 or 64 Columbia Thunderbolt posted by: Harry Mills on 8/21/2007 at 7:49:10 AM
Trying to find a headlight assy. for a '63 or '64 Columbia Thunderbolt.