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MISC:   huffy camaro posted by: Chip on 12/5/2000 at 7:48:21 PM
I am looking for any place I can find information on a 26"
mens huffy camaro.Please email me. Thanks,Chip.

   RE:MISC:   huffy camaro posted by Carl on 12/6/2000 at 4:45:49 AM
There are discussions in the archives on this bike. Do a search on "camaro" and also "camero". The archives are a cumbersome to use, but the data is there.

   RE:MISC:   huffy camaro posted by Chris C. on 12/6/2000 at 10:53:20 AM
I haven't found much info on Huffy bikes of this era. I have four Huffy Camaro's: 1 men's 26" from 1970, 2 women's 26" from 1968 & 1970, and 1 women's 24" from 1967. My men's bike is candy orange, but all other men's Camaro's I have seen have been green. The women's Camaro's that I have are white with purple tanks, carriers, and chainguards. The original seats are two-tone white and black. They all have tanks with headlights, rear carriers, chrome fenders and rims. Look at the serial number, as the first digit should be the last digit of the year (0 = 1970, 7 = 1967, etc.). Since the Camaro automobile was not introduced until 1967, I don't believe that a Camaro bike would be older than that.

   RE:RE:MISC:   huffy camaro posted by Jeff on 12/6/2000 at 12:09:57 PM
Can you say more about the Huffy serial numbers? How do you determine the decade?


   RE:MISC:   huffy camaro posted by Chris C. on 12/6/2000 at 2:03:21 PM
There is no easy way to determine the decade of the bike. I was told about the first digit of the serial number by a long-time Huffy bike plant worker. This seems to apply to the Huffy's I have, which range from 1957 to 1972. All of the clues I have are based on these bikes, old ads and catalogs, and bikes for which I knew the year it was purchased new. At some point in the mid-1970's it appears that the serial number scheme was changed, and I don't know how to decipher it yet. I would like to compile some of this information to post to this site, since Huffy info is not easy to find.

   RE:RE:MISC:   huffy camaro posted by jj on 12/7/2000 at 4:49:08 AM
I met a guy at a bike show who was somehow related to the Huffman family (Huffy's founders). He said he was going to put up a web site dedicated to the bikes, but I never found it. That was 4 years ago. Has anyone ever come across it?

   RE:RE:MISC:   huffy camaro posted by Larry on 12/7/2000 at 9:46:49 AM
Thanks! Chris. I always wondered about that.

FOR SALE:   Schwinn (ladys) posted by: casey on 12/5/2000 at 8:21:00 AM
I have two ladies Schwinn, late sixties and early seventies.
The one from the late 60's is metalic green with a 3 speed hub and hand brakes. It is all original and only need new tires and a bit of touch up paint, otherwise it is in great shape. The one from the early 70's is baby blue, also all original and is a 10 speed with aluminum quick realese hub. It is also all original. It needs tires and a little more paint touch up. E-mail me with questions or for pictures.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn (ladys) posted by casey on 12/7/2000 at 6:39:32 AM
If anyone is interested in these bikes, they will go cheap.

FOR SALE:   Western Flyer posted by: casey on 12/5/2000 at 8:18:45 AM
I have an old Western Flyer. It has a 2 bulb headlight, and a rack. Very good shape. If anyone would be interested in purchasing this please e-mail me with any question.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Western Flyer posted by Carl on 12/6/2000 at 4:46:32 AM
Men's bike or Woman's bike?

   RE:FOR SALE:   Western Flyer posted by casey on 12/7/2000 at 6:03:27 AM
The bike is a blue ladies frame, complete. It could be ridden as is.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Western Flyer posted by JOHN on 12/29/2000 at 11:56:50 AM

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Western Flyer posted by JOHN on 12/29/2000 at 11:58:06 AM

MISC:   Please Help Me I.D. This Bike posted by: L.Wright on 12/5/2000 at 5:56:34 AM
O.K. so I've had this old schwinn for almost 20 years, some one left it on my front lawn back in the early 80s. Now I stumbled onto this whole vintage bike community and I'm already hooked.(I also have an early 80s mtn bike that I bought new). Any way, according to the serial # charts it is a 1951 (H412223) right? I'm trying to determine the model. It has a knee-action fork,new departure hubs,fery wide swept back bars and baloon tires. The top tube is curved but there is another tube just below it that is straight that runs from the steer tube to the seat tube. It has skip tooth chain and a "sweet-heart"? crank gear.Otherwise a very plain bike.
I looked in the picture archives but found nothing. It does not have any horns,lights,racks or tanks.
Any ideas?
This is fun.

   RE:MISC:   Please Help Me I.D. This Bike posted by Carl on 12/6/2000 at 4:57:19 AM
It might be that the tank (and rack) had been removed over the years. Since it has a springer fork I would assume it also had a tank at one time.

In the picture database these Schwinn models have a curved top tube and a straight bottom tube:

La Salle

*I'd put my money on it being a Panther. Have a look at the '52 in the picture database and try to imagine it without a tank or rack.

FOR SALE:   50's Colson 26" mens posted by: Stephen Todd VanMatre on 12/4/2000 at 8:54:04 PM
50's era Colson Evans for sale. Make offer. Only original Colson parts are frame, forks, wheels and hubs ( New Departure
"D"), cranks, pedals, sprocket. Missing tank, rack, chain gaurd, head badge. The rest is misc. repop or whatever I had laying around. More pics available if intersted. Would rather sell in the So Cal area if possible.

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   RE:FOR SALE:   50's Colson 26 posted by Ed Fitzgerald on 4/25/2001 at 12:50:54 PM
I also have a vintage 1950 Colson 26" bike that I am considering selling. Was curious as to what you sold your for.
Mine has all original parts, but is in need of restoration.


WANTED:   CYCLE PRO ALUMINUM FOILER INFO posted by: John on 12/3/2000 at 3:30:04 PM
I recently bought two Cycle Pro Foiler frames, one is 1977 just like the one I raced in 1977!
What I need is info and pics of restored or original bikes. Decals especially. Also in need of old school parts,
Fork, red Araya or sun rims, red Sunshine hubs, red tires, red fluted bars and seatpost. It's been so long I can't remember
how I had it set up. Any suggestions are welcome. Please e-mail me if you have anything that can help.


MISC:   F.H.GRUBB / HIGGINS posted by: Keith Brooker on 12/3/2000 at 2:06:07 PM
I need some imfo on two bikes i have bought today. one is a late 1920s tandem made by F.H.GRUBB of Brixton London uk and the 2nd bike is a tricycle made by HIGGINS in the uk in the 1950s and has a three-speed gear. not a lot to go on but i hope you can help. thanks.

   RE:MISC:   F.H.GRUBB / HIGGINS posted by BillG on 12/4/2000 at 8:54:32 AM
Make sure you ask your question under the English Roadster topic, too

WANTED:   PRE 70 MENS STINGRAY FRAME AND FORKS posted by: STEVEN on 12/3/2000 at 12:46:20 PM

FOR SALE:   Raleigh Men's Bikes posted by: Fred on 12/3/2000 at 11:53:09 AM
I,m selling some of my bikes (I have 40 and my wife is about to call the men in the white coats to come and get me.)This listing is for some of the Raleigh's:

*Raleigh Sports - Made in England. 3 speed Sturmey Archer dated 11 71. Brooks vinyl tufted saddle, 21'' frame, burgandy brown color. Tires are cracked. Dual fenders and hand brakes.
Very good condition $130

*Raleigh LTD-3 - Made in England. 3 speed Sturmey Archer dated 6 72. Dual handbrakes and fenders. Brooks vinyl saddle with split on it, 21'' frame, Royal blue color. Missing chrome tip on front fender. Some fender dents.
Dual handbrakes. Good-Very good condition. $75

*Raleigh Grand Prix - Made in England. White frame with black decals, chrome tip fork. Bike appears to be late 60's. Simplex front/rear derailleurs & down-tube shifters. Carlton hoods, Wright's leather saddle, cottered crank, Weinmann centerpull brakes and levers. 10 speed. Chrome ribbed wheels, hubs say Made in England.
Overall good-very good condition. $120

All of the bikes were purchased from their original owners and almost every component is original as far as I can tell, except for some tires. I have photos on all three. If interested, please email me at fappel@optonline.net
I live on Long Island in New York if you're close enough to want to see them.


WANTED:   hi-wheeler bicycle wall decoration posted by: Ron Pauli on 12/3/2000 at 7:47:57 AM
I am looking for a hi-wheeler wall decoration, no paticular size maybe 18 to 24 inches in heigth. Does any body know where to purchase on. I got one from a home interior decoration party many years ago, but can't find one now.

FOR SALE:   For sale 4 female bikes with 3sp coaster brake hub posted by: Ernie @ Bikes on boundary - keeper of the bones on 12/2/2000 at 7:19:41 PM
For sale:
female red raleigh with 3 sp coaster hub [26x 1 3/8 wheels]
female blue Columbia with 3 sp Sturmey coaster hub [24x1 3/8 wheels]
female grey "arabella" [german] 3 sp shimano coaster hub [28x 1.75 wheels]
female silver "Condor" sachs 3 sp coaster [24x 1.75 wheels]
female blue raleigh 3 sp sturmey with dynohub on rear axle [26x 1 3/8 wheels]

FOR SALE:   1950's JC Higgins posted by: Lisa on 12/2/2000 at 1:19:30 PM
Hi everyone-My mom asked if I could try to help her sell an old bike which has been in the basement for years. The bike is dark grey and light grey with red pinstripes and white stars on the front fork, the "gas" tank has three portholes and a horn. The seat has little chrome tips. If anyone is interested I will take some photos and email them to you. Best offer. Thanks.

   RE:FOR SALE:   1950's JC Higgins posted by BillG on 12/4/2000 at 8:56:09 AM
Make sure you know what it is worth before a vulture tries to pay you a fraction of it's value!

FOR SALE:   1937 "Delta hornlite" posted by: Stephen T on 12/2/2000 at 10:09:53 AM
I have a Delta Hornlite for $200.00 -write for pictures and description.
Nice condition with one small ding.

FOR SALE:   1986 Univega Super Strada posted by: Pete Sharp on 12/1/2000 at 12:38:07 PM
I'm selling this classic steel, lugged frame along with the complete/original Dura Ace gruppo (derailleurs, stem, brakes, ...everything) which is on it. This bike has not been ridden. It looks brand new in every respect. Top end Araya rims. This bike has a lot to offer either a strong rider or a collector. $550

WANTED:   NOS Grips for Raleigh Sports posted by: thetoyking on 12/1/2000 at 10:04:37 AM
Looking for a nice set of Raleigh grips that go on a 69 Sport. I think they are grey or black. But I will consider any English grips. Thanks!

   RE:WANTED:   NOS Grips for Raleigh Sports posted by Ernie @ Bikes on Boundary - Keeper of the bones on 12/2/2000 at 7:43:54 PM
Got NOS english grips in brown or tan colour.