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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

WANTED:   1980's REDLINE RL 20 II and HARO FREESTYLER wanted posted by: antony baker on 6/30/2000 at 3:35:18 AM
1980's REDLINE RL 20 2 and 1980's HARO FREESTYLER wanted

FOR SALE:   1980's REDLINE RL 20 II and HARO FREESTYLER wanted posted by: antony baker on 6/30/2000 at 3:35:18 AM
1980's REDLINE RL 20 2 and 1980's HARO FREESTYLER wanted

FOR SALE:   Seiko Tandem 3-spd. posted by: Jeffery Jamieson-Pugh on 6/29/2000 at 7:06:38 PM
I have a rare one - a '70's Seiko Tandem 3-spd (hub)in good shape. Does anyone have any information on the bike, including its current value, etc.?



WANTED:   J.C. Higgins Parts posted by: Dan Folwell on 6/29/2000 at 9:28:32 AM
I am looking for the following parts:

53- Boys J.C. Higgins Handlebars, stem w/bolt&nut

56- Boys J.C. Higgins Front fender, saddle, and tank ,and a set of spokes and nipples for both wheels.

4- 26 x2.125 blackwall tires.

Thanks in advance.

FOR SALE:   WWW.XBID.COM posted by: KAM on 6/28/2000 at 6:48:00 PM
Check out this auction site.

   RE:FOR SALE:   WWW.XBID.COM posted by joe on 6/28/2000 at 7:43:25 PM
It would be cool but just about everything on it has a reserve....

   RE:FOR SALE:   WWW.XBID.COM posted by rd on 7/1/2000 at 7:24:06 AM
Your right about the reserve. Theyput a low starting price bt have a high reserve. I haven't been able to buy from xbid. I have been bit several times from ebay. Think I will look at what I buyfrom now on.

   RE:FOR SALE:   WWW.XBID.COM posted by rd on 7/2/2000 at 12:26:32 PM
did you notice that several auctions have the same picture? Yoy maynot get what your looking at.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   WWW.XBID.COM posted by JS on 7/3/2000 at 6:56:20 PM
I have bought bikes on Xbid at what I thought were very good prices. I have found that the problem is that not enough people bid on the bikes, thus having to keep bidding your self to meet the reserve, which is a pain. I asked him why do you have a reserve on every bike that you have and he asked me if I would sell all my bikes with no reserve. I know he will tell what the reserve is on most any bike. He sold me two bikes on payment plans and has sold me several item since at what I thought were rock bottom prices. I have seen Joe's ads on the Schwinn page in the past and I emailed him about the price asking him why they seemed low, he told me that they were priced higher on the Schwinn page than what was on Xbid. I have met him at a few swap meets and spoke with him about Xbid. I told him I couldn’t understand why more people don't use the site it is geared towards bicycles.
He told me that Ebay is obviously the biggest auction site and people are just set in their ways. If you are a bicycle collector why don't you try using Xbid? Everyone that is selling bicycles on Ebay is a regular user just selling to one another and paying fees for no reason. From time to time someone finds a bicycle that is not a regular collector and sells it on ebay and you can tell who those people are by they way the describe their bicycle, but they are far and few between. Just my opinion… Thanks

MISC:   WWW.XBID.COM posted by: KAM on 6/28/2000 at 6:45:30 PM
Check out this auction site.

MISC:   indentification of part (tank) posted by: Doug on 6/28/2000 at 4:08:08 PM
i have a blue & white bike tank that says 'Challenger' on the side. Can anyone tell me anything about it? Thanks!

   RE:MISC:   indentification of part (tank) posted by john on 6/29/2000 at 2:46:30 PM
don't know much about it, but if i remember correctly,
i have seen one quite recently on e-bay and it went for quite a bit
of cash. it was red w/white lettering. you might want to research it.

MISC:   help on part posted by: doug g on 6/28/2000 at 6:27:39 AM
I have an old bicycle tank that has the name Challenger on it. Blue and white. Anyone have an idea what it goes on? Thanks.

   RE:MISC:   help on part posted by Jeff on 6/28/2000 at 10:46:18 AM
I think there used to be a Murray Challenger in the early 1960s. Try looking in the picture database

WANTED:   Bike Tires posted by: Real on 6/27/2000 at 8:26:39 PM
I`m looking for a pair of ISO 54-571 or 26 x 2 x 1 3/4 bike tires in a black wall.These tires will also fit the S-7 schwinn rim
Please let me know if you know the where abouts of a pair

FOR SALE:   1966 SCHWINN RACER posted by: Ken on 6/27/2000 at 3:24:05 PM
Bendix 2 speed pedal shift/coaster brake with front hand brake. Color is blue. Very good original condition. Make offer to original owner! Located in New Jersey.

MISC:   Tricycle with rear wheel steering posted by: Dick Schmidt on 6/27/2000 at 1:53:53 PM
When I was a young boy in the 1940's I had a used tricycle
with a fixed front wheel and steering rear wheels. To turn
you would press down on the handlebar in the direction you
wanted to go. The rear wheels would then turn in the
opposite direction. Does anyone have info on this tricycle?

FOR SALE:   Corvette, Racer, Columbia Rambler posted by: Ken Rodd on 6/27/2000 at 1:17:48 PM
'63 Schwinn Corvette, Bendix two-speed, original except saddle, not clean but not bad; '67 Schwinn Racer, likewise lacks original saddle, so-so condition; '69 Columbia Rambler, in very clean condition but again lacks original saddle; in Northern Illinois, make offer. Can email photos of Corvette and Rambler-

MISC:   Huffy Date? posted by: Scott on 6/27/2000 at 11:03:42 AM
I am restoring an old Woman's Huffy bicycle. It has a tank with a horn, luggage rack, the seat has front and back springs, truss bars, 26 by 2.125 tires, pinstripe rims and a torpedo fender light. Serial number is 4H140847, color is dark blue, white rims with red pinstripes.I can barely make out the chainguard lettering, its looks like "Huffy Mainliner".
I want to know its age, possible get a picture so I can recreate the artwork..

MISC:   FairLady posted by: Tony on 6/26/2000 at 12:44:47 PM
I found a Schwinn FairLady in the garabage. Can any one tell me what the SN# means. 6L10904 found on steering tube.
Yes it is a 6!!!! I checked over 10 times!
Please Respond....Anyone!!!!!

   RE:MISC:   FairLady posted by bob on 6/26/2000 at 2:44:20 PM
It's probably one of the later ones. (late 70s-80s). Try looking for a date in other places (handlebar, stem, f hub, crank).

   RE:MISC:   FairLady posted by walter on 6/27/2000 at 1:27:37 PM
No way it can be a 6 if anything it is a g and that would make it july 1975. all Schwinns with the serial number on the steering tube started with double letters. from 70 on up.

   RE:RE:MISC:   FairLady posted by bob on 6/27/2000 at 2:16:43 PM
On up until the chicago factory closed, then the serial # code changed. Some Fairladys were made after that time.

   RE:MISC:   FairLady Dates posted by BillH on 7/4/2000 at 12:00:57 AM
It is indeed an 80's model. The serial number no longer follows the Chicago convention. Look for a 4 digit code stamped into the headbadge.
The first 3 digits are the Julian date code for the day of the year built. The last digit is the last number of the year. (i.e. a 5 would equal 1985)

This was the only logical explaination I got when trying to decode my 1986 Fair Lady.

   RE:RE:MISC:   FairLady Dates posted by Tony on 7/5/2000 at 1:25:33 PM
I found a Stamp on headbadge and the number now make sense. They are 2946. I guess it not as old as I thought.

MISC:   Murray Jet Fire posted by: M. Brian Dunson on 6/26/2000 at 10:47:46 AM
I just picked up an old Murray Jet Fire bicycle at a garage sale. It is in need of some significant work, however, is functional. I think that it has the original Bridgestone tires on it. How can I find out more information about this bike (e.g. year manufactured, replacement parts, etc.)? I am new to this, so any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, M. Brian Dunson