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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

WANTED:   Info on ROSS Barracuda "Stick Shift" posted by: John on 7/31/2000 at 10:42:28 AM
I just purchased this bike and would like any information on a ROSS Barracuda 3 Speed Stick Shift with Sport Console. Not so much concerned with the value because I would like to keep as it is one awesome looking bike. The Bike is Magenta with all decals intact, with Silver Sparkle seat that has a Black Stripe and has the #1 in a circle on it, no tears. Has Slick and White side wall tires that look original with minor cracking. Cabels look original with a few cracks here and there. This bike is in excellent condition it only had minor suface rust on chrome and cleaned up with very little effort with some fine steel wool. Paint still shines great with only minor nicks. At first sight I wished I was a kid again. Did find a Barracuda on Ebay but it was not a 3 Speed Stick bike. If you know anything about these bikes I would appreciate your help.

John :)

   RE:WANTED:   Info on ROSS Barracuda posted by Mike on 8/2/2000 at 9:09:12 AM
Hello, I believe this to be a 69-70 model. I have heard of NOS Boxed examples bringing $800-$1,000. The condition you have described your bike in should be in the $150.00-$200.00 plus range. It's nice to see someone that is enthusiastic about a Muscle Bike other than the no need to mention...other more popular brands. And with a name like the Barracuda and association with the Muscle car of the era you can't go wrong...Enjoy

FOR SALE:   Schwinn Excelsior Men's Bike posted by: Diana Smith on 7/31/2000 at 3:17:13 AM
I have a boys bike,with metal tag on front that says Excelsior.I would like to find out its value and its year if anyone knows.I have looked all over the net and can't find out,maybe I'm in the wrong area.Hopefully you can help me.It has been spray painted all the same color,even the fenders.It has one speed,has light on front fender,and has a large spring in the front.From what I can tell it is all original,tires are in good condition,except for some dry rot cracks,but they both hold air.Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Thanks!!

   RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn Excelsior Men's Bike posted by rd on 7/31/2000 at 2:32:15 PM
It's a schwinn bike. Did you try the serial number base. If older than the number base you will have to find a picture of it. I have several of the bikes. they are colectable bu don't know if they are all that good of bikes for riding.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn Excelsior Men's Bike posted by MNSmith on 8/1/2000 at 1:46:53 AM
Hi Diana, Look for the serial number either below the pedals or on the left rear fork where the wheel bolts to. Post the letters and numbers when you find them.

WANTED:   ROLLFAST posted by: jerry on 7/31/2000 at 2:21:41 AM
looking for a rollfast headbadge the one that looks like
it has ballbearing stamped in it would like it to be in good shape
ohh and maybe a tank too

WANTED:   Info on Joe's 50 Year Chicago Flyer posted by: Wayne on 7/30/2000 at 8:25:45 PM
I have an old boy's bicycle with a front plate that may be brass and reads:

EST 1919
(Next there is what appears to be an engraving of a bicycle wheel)
Joe's (in script)
(Next there is an engraving of a streamlined train)
(The next engraving shows a six-gun, Cowboy's head, & another six-gun)
(Then in smaller letters it has:)
The serial number looks like R626365.

Tires are Davis Deluxe Nylons - Fits straight or hooked rim. Size is 26x2.125

Anyone have any ideas about this bicycle?

Please E-mail me. Thanks.

FOR SALE:   Schwinn Sting Ray Lil' Tiger posted by: Peter Gallo on 7/30/2000 at 4:29:26 PM
For Sale: Schwinn Sting Ray Lil'Tiger. The bicycle (I believe) in early to mid 1960's. My First childhood bike. Kept in basement all these years. Needs a good cleaning and the front tire is rotted out...A friend said it's a great collectable. Any interest....

   RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn Sting Ray Lil' Tiger posted by kotch on 8/2/2000 at 4:33:43 PM
How much are you asking for it?

WANTED:   1960s Pierce Arrow Bicycle posted by: Larry on 7/30/2000 at 3:31:23 PM
> I am looking for information on a pierce arrow bicycle. It has 24" tires a
> banana seat high handle bars a 3 speed stick on the cross bar.I think it is
> from the sixties

MISC:   Bike parts to pick posted by: Movin~ Man on 7/30/2000 at 3:20:54 PM
Lots of old parts and junk (lots of the latter, unfortunately) is available to anyone who wants to pick through it as it sits on the curb for the next day or two.
Come and get it if you want it. It's yours.

Francis Street, Watertown, MA (between Belmont and Mount Auburn near Star Market)

FOR SALE:   1958 Schwinn Spitfire posted by: John on 7/30/2000 at 3:02:47 PM
1958 Schwinn Spitfire girls bike. Excellent condition all original. Blue and white all original parts and tires, BF Goodrich model. Picture and Serial number avalable upon request. $500.00 or best offer.

FOR SALE:   For Sale Page Updated posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 7/30/2000 at 1:56:35 PM
We've just updated our "Bicycles and Parts For Sale" page. You can get to it
using the links at the top of this page. We've added some Ballooner, Musclebike,
English and Vintage Lightweight bicycles and parts. We've also added a couple
*Motorized Bicycles*.

VVVintage Vintage Bicycles

MISC:   Help on Handicap Bicycle posted by: Ray on 7/30/2000 at 7:17:51 AM
I am working with the parent of an adopted Chernobyl accident child.
She is small but too bid for a 16 inch bike. She has only one arm and
both her legs are impared with knee joints that cannot fully bend. She
can only flex them about 30% of the way and her ankles are restricted also.
I have set up a 20 inch girls bike with real short cranks and small ring.
I have also fitted it with a banana seat so she can sit back and try to pedal.
Given her Sting Ray handlebars pulled back so she can steer with one hand and brake.
Problem, she cannot keep her feet on pedals to make one full crank. Although she walks very well and
is young and wants to try badly she is having a difficult time. Can anyone give me suggestions on what type of bike or
set up we might try to get her on the road. I have already set the bike up with training wheels which is no small task today
since it is hard to find 20" bike training wheels and the axles on all the current bikes are too short to accommodate them.
I am open to suggestion so please give me every and any trick you've got.

   RE:MISC:   Help on Handicap Bicycle posted by Vin on 7/30/2000 at 12:21:57 PM
Good man, Ray. I'm sure people will have some good ideas for you.
The first thing that comes to mind would be a really short crank like a Lowrider crank. After that, what about toe clips modified in some way? I'm assuming she doesn't have any type of balance problems.

   RE:MISC:   Help on Handicap Bicycle posted by Gordon on 7/31/2000 at 10:42:52 AM
Attaboy Ray. My hat is off to you. I used to have a little outdoor shop and we sold cross-country ski bindings for kids that were just a plastic heel-cup that you strapped their overshoe into. Maybe you could engineering something like that that could fasten to the pedal with a ziptie or...????? Perhaps cut one side out of a proper sized tupperware container? Just my thoughts for whatever they're worth. Good luck!!!

   RE:MISC:   Help on Handicap Bicycle posted by JOEL on 7/31/2000 at 2:31:52 PM
Maybe a set of exercise bike pedals, the kind with rubber straps that go over the feet and are weighted to stay upright. Good luck.

   RE:MISC:   Help on Handicap Bicycle posted by jack on 8/11/2000 at 11:09:24 PM
magnetic pedal and shoe combo this would tend to keep the feet on the pedals without binding the feet, until the kid learned the pedal stroke.
try welding extensions onto the training wheel brackets to
lengthen them,or use larger wheels.

WANTED:   Triumph 60s or 70s posted by: Justin on 7/29/2000 at 5:52:29 PM
Have recently come into possession of a Late 60s early 70s ???? ladies Triumph three speed bicycle, complete and in fine condition , came complete with Headlight and wheel generator ..I cannot find any information on this bicycle and would appreciate any help from anyone out there. Bicycle has Triumph logo On frame and painted upon rear fender..Thanks

   RE:WANTED:   Triumph 60s or 70s posted by sam on 7/30/2000 at 5:48:40 AM
Justin,post a listing under English Rodesters.Triumph was owned by Raleigh Ind. by the 60s it should have a S-A rear hub (3-speed)S-A dated all their hubs so you can date the bike that way.May have to clean the hub a bit and look carefuly to see date.Real cool to have a bike with a famous motorcycle name!!

FOR SALE:   Looking for a used set of Krate rear shocks posted by: Kevin on 7/29/2000 at 9:28:30 AM
I need a used set of shocks and sissy bar for a krate.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Looking for a used set of Krate rear shocks posted by Adam G. on 7/29/2000 at 6:23:10 PM
Don't know if you might already know this, but I think Schwinn is selling them again. I swear I saw 'em on the site a couple days ago (just went to look but now I can't get into their site at all). Might be something to check out if you can't find original stuff.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Looking for a used set of Krate rear shocks posted by Chip on 8/8/2000 at 8:02:58 PM
If you go to www.schwinn.com, then to accessories, then in the
classic section I am pretty sure they have them there.

WANTED:   B-10E TIRES posted by: Bob Swain on 7/29/2000 at 8:07:28 AM
I need a pair of the BF Goodrich Silvertown red tires for a Schwinn B-10E. Thanks

FOR SALE:   Wanted:Ladies Monark Super Deluxe posted by: Jim Bissell on 7/28/2000 at 7:04:48 AM
Attempting to restore what appears to be a 1949 Ladies Monark Super Deluxe (Blue & Cream) Would be interested in parts and/ or entire similar bicycle. Also need info as to how to determine exact model year. Thanks!

   RE:FOR SALE:   Wanted:Ladies Monark Super Deluxe posted by Gordon on 7/28/2000 at 7:50:59 AM
I don't know of any way to determine age of Monarks other than finding old advertising or catalog photos. If you would either list here or email me what parts you need, I might have them. I just finished restoring one of these and have some extra stuff.

WANTED:   Columbia Playbike posted by: Randy on 7/27/2000 at 9:31:08 PM
I'm looking for a chainring, crank, and a chainguard. If you've got any of this type of thing, e-mail me! Thanks.