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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

FOR SALE:   email for add below posted by: ken on 10/31/2001 at 1:30:27 AM
sorry email on parting 1973 stingray is syclone2916@hotmail.com

FOR SALE:   parting 73 fast back posted by: Ken on 10/31/2001 at 1:24:13 AM
Hello im parting a 1973 5-speed fast back, the shifter is in nice shape the calipers are great nice and shiny, the seat is junk front rim is good the handle bars are the 1968 and the pedals are also off the 1968 bike the reason im parting is bike was misrepresented to me as being a rare 68 black fast back but it not and I bought sight unseen (last time for that) but im not trying to get rich just recover some of my money let me know what you want need and I can send pics and work a deal with you Ken

FOR SALE:   M/F Schwinn Le Tour II posted by: David on 10/30/2001 at 5:48:53 PM
Matching male and female pearlescent orange Schwinn Le Tour II bikes. Ridden once and stored with totally original tires, tool set, paperwork, etc. Circa 1977 and bought in Beverly Hills bike shop on Robertson. Picture posted on Schwinn Heritage site and more pictures available by request.

WANTED:   Raleigh Chopper MK1 posted by: Derek on 10/30/2001 at 2:29:14 PM
Hi, I'm looking for a complete RALEIGH CHOPPER MK 1. Must be all there in good or restorable condition.
Reply here or email me with any leads or info.
Thanks, Derek nascar427@iname.com

WANTED:   Schwinn Beach cruiser SEAT posted by: Derek on 10/30/2001 at 3:36:51 AM
I'm in need of a new style Schwinn cruiser seat. The one with the black springs/thick black padding.
If you have one or a good lead LMK.

   RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Beach cruiser SEAT posted by sam on 10/30/2001 at 11:16:23 PM
Try www.jacksonsaddles.com The best cruzer seat made in the USA

   RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Beach cruiser SEAT posted by central ohio antique and custom bike club on 11/7/2001 at 2:15:31 AM
The seat is avaliable at Memory lane classics. Look at my links page on my site to get the web address www.geocities.com/jjegg63

WANTED:   flamed seat posted by: Michael Smith on 10/30/2001 at 2:45:35 AM
Hello out there... I am looking for a flamed cruiser seat for my Dyno Roadster, any info would be hugely appreciated. I know Dyno is out of buisness but I'm hoping someone can help me, they made the seat for one of their Kustom Kruiser bikes but noone seems to have anymore of these seats in stock. HELP!!!!!! Thanks

   RE:WANTED: flamed seat posted by Derek on 10/31/2001 at 3:17:26 AM

FOR SALE:   NOS Raleigh posted by: david cowie on 10/29/2001 at 11:15:02 PM
Raleigh Grand Sport, Beautifull vintage 1981/82 10 speed, NEW in the original box, unopened. In warehouse storage 2 decades. 23-1/2" / 59.7cm, Polar White, 27" alloy wheels, Raleigh High Tensile Tubing in lugged frame. Raleigh List price in '82 was $299.95. Price now for quick sale $350 plus $40 S/H in lower 48. Paypal accepted, please email for info.

MISC:   info on j.c.higgins posted by: kevin on 10/29/2001 at 10:52:31 PM
I have a J.C.Higgins Sears & Roebuck Balloontire bike.
Any info on this bike would be appreciated! also I need
a skiptooth chain for it!
Mo5-0/14396 & MOD502 52 are numbers i've found on it.
Thanks,Kevin 435 649-3085

   RE:MISC:   info on j.c.higgins posted by goob on 10/29/2001 at 11:36:07 PM
Check memory Lane or Maple Island.

   RE:RE:MISC:   info on j.c.higgins posted by Tom on 10/31/2001 at 3:23:07 PM
What is the website for these two places.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   info on j.c.higgins posted by central ohio antique and custom bike club on 11/7/2001 at 2:19:31 AM
look on my links page www.geocities.com/jjegg63 for address for memory lane

FOR SALE:   1963 armstrong posted by: mike on 10/29/2001 at 5:22:31 AM
i dont know where else to post this so here it is. this is my mothers bike and was found at a yard sale very cheap, but its in excellent condition. has an internal sturney-archer 3-speed with a twist/grip type shifter, (the whole grip actually twists). it also has a large chainwheel, although i dont offhand know how many teeth, with a duck-head type cutout pattern. all the parts are as original as i can tell. at least it dont look to be messed up any. oh yeah, its black and has most of the water type decals still on it. i dated it at `63 cause of the rear hub, sayin 63 an all, although i cant guarantee it to be original, it does look to be that way. this is a very clean bike and it even rides nice, (i had to ride it home to clean it from the layer of dust it was hiding under. my mother now owns, (and very rarely rides), it wth pride and pleasure, but has come into some money trouble and is considering selling it at the right price. please make an offer. i probly wont be back to this site so please email me. thank you.

FOR SALE:   VINTAGE BULLET LIGHT AND TAILLIGHT posted by: JIMMY on 10/28/2001 at 3:48:05 PM

WANTED:   Skip tooth chain posted by: MaryJane on 10/28/2001 at 11:09:31 AM
I am looking for a skip tooth chain for an early 50's Schwinn Bicycle. It doesn't have to be new

   RE:WANTED:   Skip tooth chain posted by goob on 10/29/2001 at 11:35:04 PM
Memory Lane has sold them in the past. Did you check with them or maple Island

   RE:WANTED:   Skip tooth chain posted by wesley robrtson on 11/3/2001 at 1:44:48 AM
hello, i have a skiped tooth chain that is on a 1958 murry areo line good condition , i would like to sell hole bike if possible , but i might just sell chain if needed , how much would you offer , chain is in great condition , you can send e-mail to me at rlr52155@webtv.net , thank you

FOR SALE:   schwinn town and country posted by: ronnie on 10/28/2001 at 2:41:29 AM
i have a 75 schwinn town and country three wheel bicycle with a sears free spirit motor on the front wheel. will sell all or seperate. if interested give me an e-mail.
thank you.

MISC:   Glad you're back, Vin! posted by: Stacey on 10/26/2001 at 12:09:44 PM
I empathise with you completely Vin. a few years back I had signed up with an ISP who offered unbeleivable price. Two month later we experienced a 24 hour service outage, no dial-up, no nothing! A week later it went down for three days, they didn't answer the phone locked the door and put up a sign explaning it away. It was awful! The worst part of this... we're eBay sellers. Tough to to buisness when you have no internet service. Needless to say I jumped ship in a big hurry. Not to say that this applies in the situation with your site host, but I learned a two-fold lesson; 1) If something looks to good to be true, It usually is -- AND-- 2) Generally, you get what you pay for.

The past two days, without OldRoads.com, have been worse than a morning without cigarettes! I've only been visiting a short while, but this site has become an intergral part of my daily routine (yeah, I know... my life sucks, right?) Seriously, the information presented by you and the contributors at this site is second to none.There seems to be a genuine warmth and cameradere (sp) that is not present at other bicycle sites I've visited that provide a board.

All in all, you've got a great thing going here Vin. Keep up the marvelous work! Other voices?

In the wind,

   RE:MISC:   Glad you're back, Vin! posted by Joel on 10/26/2001 at 2:24:54 PM
Hang in there Vin !!!

   RE:MISC:   Glad you're back, Vin! posted by JC on 10/27/2001 at 12:16:16 AM
Please keep it going.

   RE:MISC:   Glad you're back, Vin! posted by Robert on 10/27/2001 at 3:02:35 AM
OldRoads is a great clearing house of information. I too need my daily fix. Keep it going.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Glad you're back, Vin! posted by VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 10/27/2001 at 2:01:15 PM
Thanks for the support.
We've been on the web for 6 years now and have hit a few bumps along the way. We'll get over this one, too.

We ain't goin' anywhere. This is how we pay the rent!

Thanks and Regards,
Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles

   RE:MISC:   Glad you're back, Vin! posted by Kent on 10/28/2001 at 4:39:49 AM
Had to throw in my two cents. My obsession with Classic Bikes is fairly new but growing at an alarming rate. This site is absolutley invaluable in the educational process on that subject. Thank you all, SO VERY much for your efforts!!Hope this little bump in a minor one for you. THANKS!!!

MISC:   not so vintage (but still kinda cool) cruisers posted by: Terry M. on 10/24/2001 at 3:44:09 PM
Appologies that my subject isn't pure "vintage" but I figured my best chance at info was from a very active chat area, which this is. This spring I came across 2 lines of bikes being clearanced at 50% off prices at Dicks Sporting Goods.A modern line sold under the Planet Earth name, and a retro line sold under the name Mercury. The Mercury line had approx. a half doz. models of heavyweight cruisers, all with lots of touches incl. tanks, fender lights, rear decks mud flaps, two tone seats, saddle bags..etc. There is NO info on line about these companies, altho I know they were assembled in the USA, and the one piece of info I've been able to determine is that Planet Earth was the Murray company under a new name. Anybody else know anything about these bikes, they seem to be gone from the market, but they were kind of cool.

MISC:   Good quote from George Bush Sr. posted by: Jym on 10/24/2001 at 1:08:04 PM
"The more I think about our U.S. domestic transportation problems from this
vantage point [China], the more I see an increased role for the bicycle in
American life. I am convinced after riding bikes an enormous amount here in
China, that it is a sensible economical, clean form of transportation and
makes enormous good sense." President George Bush, while heading the U.S. Liaison Office, Beijing, China, 1975.

   RE:MISC:   Good quote from George Bush Sr. posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 10/24/2001 at 11:26:33 PM
What do you expect him to say after he and Barbara were riding their Chinese versions of the Raleigh Tourist D.L.1? He was introduced to the wonderful, rod brake, 28 inch wheel bike and they got to ride together too, I'll bet. Lots of people enjoy the ride on this type roadster bicycle. They got to see the country as the people do.

   RE:MISC:   Good quote from George Bush Sr. posted by Joel on 10/26/2001 at 3:37:22 PM
Bush is in the oil business. He has so far shown little interest in any sort of environmental causes. I doubt we'll be getting federal funding for much needed bike lanes, inner city trail systems, or rails to trails projects to encourage commuters.

Sorry, it sounds good but I'm not buying it.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Good quote from George Bush Sr. posted by JC on 10/27/2001 at 12:18:54 AM
I have to agree with you.
That was Bush Sr. in China.

Bush Light is a puppet for Bush Sr.
They don't care about bicycles as transportation and they don't care about us letter carriers.