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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

WANTED:   Balloon Tire Bike posted by: Zissy on 7/6/2000 at 5:43:36 AM
I'm interested in buying a Woman's Balloon Tire Bike preferably something made in the 1960's-70's. Must be in pristeen working order and ready to ride. I'm not in a hurry and sorry very picky here, just know what I want when I see it so please have pictures. :)

   RE:WANTED:   Balloon Tire Bike posted by Bob on 7/6/2000 at 9:01:53 AM
May I suggest shopping around on Ebay to get an idea of what you want? EBAY is a pretty safe way to buy over the internet and there's a great selection (lots of pictures to loook at). Also take a look at the picture database here and at BIKEICONS website for ideas. You should be picky and find exactly what you want. If it is a Ballooner you want, (with 2.125" tires), look at 1930s-50s bikes for the coolest designs (like JC Higgins, Roadmaster, Elgin, Schwinn,...) 60s - 70s bikes will mostly be middleweights (with 1.75" tires). Happy Hunting.

   RE:WANTED:   Balloon Tire Bike posted by marvin on 7/17/2000 at 9:29:48 PM
have a sears or gambles womens bike in excellent condition.
both have tanks. can furnish pictures.

   RE:WANTED:   Balloon Tire Bike posted by chip on 8/8/2000 at 8:25:37 PM
I have a 61 sears mainliner in excellent shape,It has the tank with the lites and the lites work.100%rideable.I also have a 26" rollfast with tank with a horn but the horn is not working at this time.Its in descent shape and 100% rideable.email for pics.thanks.

FOR SALE:   CCM Automatic posted by: Ernie @ Bikes on Boundary - Keeper of the bone~s on 7/5/2000 at 11:37:43 PM
For sale : men's 23" CCM automatic 5sp, shifts itself by weights on rear wheel,good condition,CCM only made about 600 of these bikes in total.

MISC:   Tyler posted by: Tony on 7/5/2000 at 1:26:50 PM
Anyone heard of Tyler bikes. I came across a 20inch Tyler. Any info, Please reply!!!!!!!!!!

   RE:MISC:   Tyler posted by Brian on 7/5/2000 at 7:56:19 PM
I used to sell Tyler bicycles in the late 70's. There were made in Poland. Strong and well made but the finish and detailing was not great. A good utilitarian bike.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Tyler posted by ChristopherRobin on 7/13/2000 at 12:09:45 PM
I have ran across Polish bicycles and I think they are good bikes. There was a rear coaster brake hub "Luschnick" is that spelled right? Now I am going to learn about all the Polish brands I have never heard of.

WANTED:   Roadmaster Satellite Deluxe 20" posted by: Stan on 7/5/2000 at 1:02:43 PM
I'm looking for a 20" AMF Roadmaster Satellite Deluxe in candy Aqua
with white graphics. ANY leads would be greatly appreciated!!

FOR SALE:   FS: NOS headbadges posted by: Greg on 7/5/2000 at 9:51:24 AM
The following is a list of headbadges that are NOS seconds. These badges
have never been on a bike but they do have minor paint flaking. Most of the
paint is very good. They would be great for an original bike or touch up the
paint. These prices are for the nicer badges and will vary with the

American Flyer $30.00ea
Excelsior $30.00ea
The World $40.00ea Green with red lettering
Admiral $50.00ea Red lettering
Pullman $50.00ea Red lettering
Ambassador $25.00ea Blue with red lettering
Century $50.00ea Blue and red
Mercury $40.00ea Red&Black w/winged foot

Thanks, Greg

FOR SALE:   SCHWINN BREEZE FOR PARTS posted by: STEVE on 7/5/2000 at 3:37:14 AM

   RE:FOR SALE:   SCHWINN BREEZE FOR PARTS posted by STEVE on 7/5/2000 at 7:40:22 AM

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   SCHWINN BREEZE FOR PARTS posted by BillG on 7/5/2000 at 8:07:32 AM
Is it a 5-speed? Is it a Schwinn deraileur?

   RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   SCHWINN BREEZE FOR PARTS posted by STEVE on 7/5/2000 at 8:23:27 PM

   RE:RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   SCHWINN BREEZE FOR PARTS posted by STEVE on 7/5/2000 at 8:24:58 PM

WANTED:   Schwinn Spitfire and Corvette posted by: Jay on 7/4/2000 at 11:51:00 AM
Looking for dates on my Corvette,serial #L932975 and Spitfire,serial#E022828. Also their value. The Corvette is all original in good to very good cond. The Spitfire is original but missing seat and fenders,in good cond.,which leads to the Wanted. I want to find a seat for the Spitfire, hopefully original,in the red and white color scheme with the "S" logo, and a set of fenders in red with white pinstriping. Any help or leads appreciated!

   RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Spitfire and Corvette posted by BillG on 7/5/2000 at 8:09:22 AM
There is a serial number chart on the home page of this site.

FOR SALE:   vintage british 2 wheel bike/mobo/on pedal posted by: joe on 7/3/2000 at 4:14:57 PM
i recently was given a small kids bike and am wondering age history,etc.details are as follows:pail yellow in colour/stands approx,24 inches in height/tires are made of hard rubber/seat is metal/the word mobo found on both pedals
seat is painted red/please forward any info thanks. p.s.looks to have been made early 1900s

   RE:FOR SALE:   vintage british 2 wheel bike/mobo/on pedal posted by ART on 7/6/2000 at 6:39:58 PM
Mobo made a line of metal wheeled pull and pedal horses in different styles, ie with carts. I think they are English but I'm not certain.

MISC:   Motors for Schwinn posted by: Chuck Owens on 7/3/2000 at 10:45:50 AM
We have an old Schwinn with a "Bike Bug" motor on it, and need to find parts or a manual for this motor Does anyone know anything about this brand of motor for bicycles?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Chuck Owens

MISC:   XBID.com Auction posted by: dd on 7/3/2000 at 8:57:37 AM
Has anyone ever been able to win an auction for Xbid,com. There is several auctions with the ame picture. Just wondering if they are for sale or is someone using the pictures to try and get another auction going.

   RE:MISC:   XBID.com Auction posted by JS on 7/3/2000 at 7:00:53 PM
I have bought a few bikes from 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 at what I thought were rock bottom prices. I have seen Joe's ads on the Schwinn page and I emailed him about the price asking him why they were so 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 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

   RE:MISC:   XBID.com Auction posted by dd on 7/5/2000 at 7:44:55 AM
He is entitled to what he wants for his bikes and a reserve dont bother me that much but don't understand why you start something at $10.00 if you want hundreds for it. Maybe it will get better. Thanks!

   RE:RE:MISC:   XBID.com Auction posted by BillG on 7/5/2000 at 8:12:03 AM
I think the guy is a scam. He double posts messages everywhere. He is trying to be an Ebay, but he is selling HIS OWN STUFF and he can adjust the reserve AT WILL.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   XBID.com Auction posted by Joseph Rapoza on 7/5/2000 at 9:25:40 PM
Greetings to All,

Xbid, other auction sites and web pages! What is the main difference? Perception! Xbid is no different than other auction sites. I do not own any part of Xbid. I am the original founder of XBID with only a vested interest. Xbid is owned by a conglomerate of people!

Since I have a vested interest in XBID, I mainly sell my items there, some on the Schwinn page and in the past on ebay(tm). Just as anyone else is entitled.

Why do I start most items at ten dollars regardless the value? I want people to bid. By starting low people are compelled to bid. The system is equipped with the option of proxy or regular bidding. If you take a look at a major auction sites that are selling bicycles, you will find most people start items low. I thank you (dd) for your comments, honesty and hope that I have not offended you.

I enjoy reading the postings on Old Roads. I believe that accusations made public, without fact is improper and consider it slander. The only reason I am addressing this publicly is that the person (Billg) that left the previous message forgot to leave an email address. I would like to address (Billg’s) accusations now.

I do not and have not adjusted my reserves on any auction. If an item is for sale and I wasn’t smart enough to set the reserve properly that would be my loss. People are only going to bid what a bicycle or a part is worth. Anyone that is a collector knows the value of a bicycle or part as well as the next. If anyone requests a reserve, I usually tell under most circumstances. There is no scam. If anyone would like to share additional comments with me please feel free to do so.

This auction site began with the thought of making it the best place for bicycle collectors and dealers. Not with the intention competing with other auction sites. It was intended to be a haven for bicycle enthusiasts.

The current state of Xbid, is that it is only viewed. This is not a personal web page. You are all invited and encouraged to sell your items on Xbid. After a complete market analysis, it has been determined the majority of bicycle sales on the Internet are from the same continuous dealers and collectors. Further analysis show that many items on the Internet are not receiving a single bid or reserves not being met. Again, why not make Xbid as it was intended, to be a haven for bicycle enthusiasts.

Your sincere comments and suggestions are most appreciated. Please, I insist that anyone refrain from leaving rude comments on Old Roads forum and email them to me directly.

Joe Rapoza.


My opinion of Xbid.

FOR SALE:   We've updated our Bikes and Parts for sale page posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 7/3/2000 at 8:48:57 AM
We've added some bikes and parts and reduced some prices. Check it out by clicking on "Bicycles/Parts FOR SALE" at the top of this page.

VVVintage Vintage Bicycles

FOR SALE:   1970 SCHWINN "BREEZE" FOR PARTS posted by: STEVEN on 7/3/2000 at 8:12:39 AM

   RE:FOR SALE:   1970 SCHWINN posted by STEVE on 7/3/2000 at 9:21:21 AM

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1970 SCHWINN posted by steve on 7/4/2000 at 12:44:02 AM

FOR SALE:   Huffy Silver Jet posted by: martha on 7/2/2000 at 4:15:01 PM
Huffy Silver Jet-1950's-Women's
Any info on the year, value, etc of this bicycle? Having a hard time finding info on it.


   RE:FOR SALE:   Huffy Silver Jet posted by Chris on 7/18/2000 at 12:52:05 PM
All of the Silver Jets that I have seen have been from the 1960's. It was the top-of-the-line bike from Huffy then, from what I can tell. What is the first digit of the serial number, before the letter? That should be the second digit of the year. I don't know what the value would be. Huffy bikes don't bring the money that Schwinn's do, and men's bikes usually go for a higher price than women's (probably since more men's bikes were abused).

FOR SALE:   amf roadmaster posted by: john Schaner on 7/2/2000 at 10:02:23 AM
In my garage i have a totaly origional 1969 amf roadmaster with an origional engine mounted on the back there is rust on the rims, but is completely intact it is unmodified, believe it will run with some fresh gas in it. any one hsave an idea as to its worth?
Thank you

FOR SALE:   Rare 20 inch Cadillac skiptooth balloon bike on ebay only hours left Bid now!! posted by: Joe on 7/1/2000 at 8:38:39 AM

Check it out only hours left bid now!!!