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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

WANTED:   1948? Shelby Flying Cloud headlight posted by: Jeff on 11/3/2000 at 2:21:58 PM
Need a 1948 Shelby Flying Cloud 'biscuit' style headlight assembly for front fender - needs to be working....
Thanks for replies...

WANTED:   fenders for Raleigh Tourist 28" woman's posted by: brian on 11/3/2000 at 11:27:57 AM
Need front & rear fenders for a 1968 28" Raleigh Tourist(woman's) bike,mine our to rusted to restore.Please reasonable part prices only.

   RE:WANTED:   fenders for Raleigh Tourist 28 posted by dave on 11/3/2000 at 3:58:32 PM
i don't know if these will do, but check out this title below on e-bay--$14.99 and no bids.
28" English Steel fenders Great!

FOR SALE:   2 Days left Xbid.com auction posted by: Joe on 11/3/2000 at 8:06:39 AM
2 Days left in the Xbid.com auction. All items at give away prices. Auction ends at 9PM Sunday don't wait until last minute every item closes between 9:00 and 9:45 get your bids in early. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me.

Thank you.

FOR SALE:   late-model Humber Sport posted by: Marcus on 11/2/2000 at 9:06:46 AM
Humber Sport, 23 in., fair condition. I believe it's one of the last models made -- the saddle is vinyl, not a leather Brooks. Sturmey-Archer AW 3-speed hub, which does not shift: I've not had the nerve to disassemble it, so I'm not sure what's wrong. Paint in good condition (dark green). Some speckling of rust on the chrome on the bars and stem. There is a cut on the sidewall of one of the tires. That said, it's all original, and looks like it would make a nice restoration project. I'll be happy to send photos to anyone interested. $50.00 plus shipping from New Haven, CT. Thanks!

   RE:FOR SALE:   late-model Humber Sport posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 11/3/2000 at 8:36:05 AM
Does this have the fork with the two small tubes that come together at the end on each side?Or is this one you offer the basic one tube style fork?
These had the Bi-frubicated or double fork and that is a bit more desirable because it is a conversation piece and it is diffrent.

FOR SALE:   Sienfield Show Bicycl props posted by: Larry on 11/2/2000 at 8:31:10 AM
I just picked up 6 bicycles from the Sienfield Show. They were hanging in a Mock Specialized Bike Store on NY Street.
2 road bikes 2 mountain bikes and 2 girls bikes. Also helmets , water Bottles and clothing. I have the reciepts of authenticity, from CBS . As anything from that Show has value I will consider offers here before I go to Ebay or sell tmem in my store. The bikes and stuff were very dusty and assembled poorly,and the Gaffers hung them up with wire and some scrathes were put on the bikes.I plan on selling them in my store as good used bikes after I put new tires and stuff on them, but first I will consider anyone that may want them for collector value.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Sienfield Show Bicycl props posted by JOEL on 11/2/2000 at 11:06:00 AM
Just curious.... what are they? I remember a green Klein MTB hanging in Jerry's apartment which was briefly replaced by a Trek. And there was an episode where Elaine found a Slic Chic or something at a thrift store. I don't recall any other bikes.

   Check your authentication, Seinfeld was on NBC not CBS posted by Ray on 11/3/2000 at 1:20:20 PM
I remember back a few months a posting like this on another forum. I also saw someone claiming to have the Seinfeld bikes on auction. Gee, I just remembet the two he had hanging and the one girls Sting Ray on the show. Hope you did verify these closely and did not pay a bundle.

WANTED:   Schwinn Paramount posted by: max on 10/30/2000 at 9:23:44 PM
Would love to find a 23 1/2" late 60's -early 70's Paramount frame, Nervex lugs -- preferably an all chrome plated one in good condition. Any ideas? Thanks - Max

   RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Paramount posted by Joel on 10/31/2000 at 5:18:47 AM
try THE BICYCLE TRADER classifieds. Good selection of retro road stuff.

WANTED:   Wanted: Colson parts posted by: Stephen Todd VanMatre on 10/30/2000 at 6:43:46 PM
I am looking for a tank, chain gaurd and a rear rack for, what I was told is an early fifties Colson.
Well, I know its a Colson, but I am unsure of the year. Any info on parts or figuring out the year would be great.

Please email me back at home with info.

Thank you,
Stephen Todd VanMatre

   RE:WANTED:   Wanted: Colson parts posted by Joel on 10/31/2000 at 5:25:51 AM
I see a lot of 50s era Colson parts and bikes on Ebay.

FOR SALE:   Mercier posted by: MP on 10/30/2000 at 5:41:16 AM
I have a 70s era Mercier for sale, blue with white lugs, Simplex components, Mafac brakes, frame pump, DEA wheels, Normandy hubs, Avocet saddle, 56cm, condition is a 9, asking $250. E-mail for more info.

FOR SALE:   Old Schwinn posted by: Tom on 10/29/2000 at 3:40:59 PM
Bike is in nice shape under many coats of protective paint!
Head badge reads: Arnold Schwinn Excelsior
Serial number under crank reads: 596
E-mail me for photos(jpgs)

FOR SALE:   Columbia 20" Girls Muscle Bike posted by: Scott on 10/29/2000 at 12:29:00 PM
A real nice 20" Columbia girls muscle bike--model is "Blue Angel" paint and chrome is good--a few nicks in the paint-Chain guard is very good-Banana seat is also in great condition. 35.00 plus shipping. email for pics. Thanks and good riding...Scott

WANTED:   1963 Sting Ray posted by: Robert on 10/29/2000 at 9:26:32 AM
Looking for original,unmolested '63 sting ray. Color not as important as condition. Thanks, Robert

   RE:WANTED:   1963 Sting Ray posted by ChristopherRobin on 10/29/2000 at 11:23:49 AM
An Unmolested bicycle means: The bicycle has not been painted in housepaint by some idiot, has it's origonal parts on the bike, this means it is in good shape, has not been abused and welded, it means the decals are intact and in good shape. This means it was stored properly and not left in the hedge for 20 years. It means they did not jump kerbs and that it was serviced properly and regularly and that any replacement parts are origonal. I have a 1957 Raleigh Supurbe 28 inch Rod brake and I paid the seller well, because it was a magnificently, preserved origonal bike owned by a careful ,mature person who did not ride it too much.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   1963 Sting Ray posted by Robert on 10/29/2000 at 3:17:24 PM
I am not expecting a big miracle, but a small one would suffice. I see '65 and '66 bikes in the condition I desire on a regular basis. Truth !! So my quest continues. Oh, and thanks for the speedy reply.

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   1963 Sting Ray posted by Kevin C. on 10/30/2000 at 5:46:02 AM
Random thoughts, which you probably already know ... Sting-Rays, unlike Raleigh Superbes, were kids' bikes that had a very high mortality rate. Only 40,000 Sting-Rays were produced in 1963, the first year of production. Sales later zoomed, so the later the year, the more likely it will be to find one in untouched condition. Also, it's much easier to find an excellent Apple Krate than it is to find, say, an excellent 1964 or 1965 "standard" fenderless, coaster-brake Sting-Ray. The boys wheelied and Evel Kneveled them to death, repainted them, junked chainguards and fenders, switched wheels and passed them on to their little brothers for BMX projects. The collectors who have nice, original paint solo-polo bikes often don't want to part with them unless the price is really right or unless they can trade for something equally hard to find.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   1963 Sting Ray posted by ChristopherRobin on 10/30/2000 at 11:21:23 AM
Kevin is right on the money.

FOR SALE:   NO RESERVE AUCTION STARTED posted by: JOE on 10/29/2000 at 9:03:47 AM

WANTED:   simplex motor bikes posted by: Marvin on 10/28/2000 at 7:54:36 PM
Looking for simplex motor and gas tank. Could also use other parts.Also need whizzer parts.

WANTED:   Mafac Centerpull Brake Cables posted by: Tommy Lanphier on 10/28/2000 at 2:01:12 PM
Need one of two of the short straddle cables for my Mafac Competion centerpulls (original equipment on my Motobecane Jubile) - The cable is about 11 cm. (4 1/4 inches) long end to end -- each end is a small ball about 5 mm in diameter, the cable itself is thinner than most current brake systems so I have not yet been able to find something to use as a replacement.

Any suggestions are welcome, thanks.

   RE:WANTED:   Mafac Centerpull Brake Cables posted by Oscar on 10/28/2000 at 7:30:45 PM
Two possibilities: Harris Cyclery (www.sheldonbrown.com) sells all sorts or Mafac parts. Lotsa folks, though, use shifter cable. It works every bit as well, and the "ball" at the end of the cable fits perfectly onto the brake arm.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Mafac Centerpull Brake Cables posted by ChristopherRobin on 10/30/2000 at 11:22:58 AM
Shifter cable may be better, I use ball ended brake cable because it is thicker.

FOR SALE:   Raleigh and Moulton for sale posted by: Martin Ashby on 10/28/2000 at 9:55:19 AM
Does anyone have any leads for online secondhand cycle sales in the UK? I have a
> Raleigh Lenton Sports 'Reg Harris Road Model'(looks like original parts
etc) and a Moulton Mini (all original). Ideas? Offers? Thanks Martin ashby