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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

WANTED:   Early 70's "Mr. America" bike posted by: Kriss on 12/20/2001 at 5:19:15 AM
I would like to know if anyone has ever heard of a "Mr. America" bike. This bike would have been made in the early 1970's, probably sold by Sears or someplace like that. This was a boys bike, all white with red and blue decals in typical American-flag theme. It had a banana style seat and sissybars with "Mr. America" printed on the chain guard. This was one of my favorite bikes as a kid, and I would like to locate one if possible. Any help on this would be great!

   RE:WANTED:   Early 70's posted by Cal on 12/21/2001 at 12:28:29 PM
Could that have been a "Captain Amercia" bicycle? I thought some company made a bicycle like the "Captain America" motorcycle in the move Easy Rider - Long fork, high handlebars and long sissy bar with a red white and blue frame.

   RE:WANTED:   Early 70's posted by Jim on 12/29/2001 at 7:20:40 AM
You know I saw your Mr America bike in an antique shop in Sept. I'll have to go back and check it out. It was made by Free Spirit

WANTED:   seat posted by: michael on 12/19/2001 at 11:54:06 PM
need a seat & sissy bar for a sears screamer, bike is 20"x 16" combo, two tone paint, appreciate any responses, mike

   RE:WANTED:   seat posted by Jeff on 12/20/2001 at 1:04:26 AM
Good luck.....those Screamers are getting more and more popular with us collectors. I saw one on E-bay about 2 months ago and it went for a small fortune. Keep looking and good luck.....offbranders rule!

FOR SALE:   scwinn bike posted by: joe on 12/17/2001 at 5:57:08 PM
I have an old bike from late 40s early 50s I want to sell dont know alot about this bike all I know is it looks alot like the green bike up in top left cornor I would like knoledge or if anyone interested thanks Joe

   RE:FOR SALE:   scwinn bike posted by JOEL on 12/18/2001 at 4:20:23 PM
The above bike is a Phantom. Compare the features of the phantom (chainguard, light,chrome parts,front shock) to your bike and see if it is the same. Is the model name written on the chainguard? Check the serial number chart for the year. What size are the tires? Post more info.

FOR SALE:   1986? Team Fuji 53cm UN-USED posted by: Craigh on 12/17/2001 at 11:06:12 AM
Perhaps some of you remember my post this spring...I finally traded a new Burley trailer to the owner of this bike, so now it's mine. The bike has been stored in an attic for the last ten years. It's virtually new, original tires, handlebar tape, saddle. It's pearly pink, set up nicely for a long legged woman with a tall, short stem and narrow bars. Shimano 600 6-speed indexed shifters on top of down tube. Araya clincher rims. Superbe F.der., Shimano 600 rear. Sugino crankset. Sunshine hubs,Diacompe brakes. More details and picture email. Asking $400.00, delivered UPS within USA..

MISC:   1980 Fuji America current value posted by: Jerry Knox on 12/17/2001 at 10:51:18 AM
I'm selling a 1980 (or 1981) Fuji America road bike in near original condition to a guy I work with. Can anyone please tell me what the currrent value of this bike is? Thank you in advance for your help!!

FOR SALE:   Just listed on eBay... posted by: Stacey on 12/17/2001 at 9:25:36 AM
Shameless self promotion! Yes, it's mine.
Grimeca Rear Drum Brake Hub - Five Speed. Just $29.95 to open!


   RE:FOR SALE:  Things not seen on e- bay and it's a good thing! posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 12/19/2001 at 3:45:48 PM
Grimeca! Yes! I remember seeing this stuff in the sub basement of this old shop! Oh, the memories. I pause to marvel at this theatre in ruins on my way back home and this disgusting, evil creature of the night( only she's out in broad daylight!)
comes clip clopping up in red high heels from across the street yelling at me. I drive away as I just ain't interested! and she's yelling at me to come back! the shop visit was wildly sucessful, (I didn't get myself lost or break down because if I had, I would not be writing this!) as I found old Juy Simplex, Vintage Sturmey, rod brake parts and a whole bike there and the owner didn't know and couldn't care less what I brought up. I just love seeing this Simplex stuff go up to over $1000.00 on e- bay! How many of you have had to run past the street walkers to visit your favorite bike shop? You're so lucky, all of you!!I picked this old shop clean and good thing too because the basement flooded not soon after and he cleaned it all out and so theres nothing left to see. After getting grabed at on the sidewalk, I had the owner see me to my car safely. We brought a truck in and I picked thru it all. Today this method of shopping is just a memory as all the cool old shops are gone.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:  Things not seen on e- bay and it's a good thing! posted by JimW. on 12/21/2001 at 6:16:04 AM
My favorite bike shop in Manhattan is Emey's. When I first started going there, 15 years ago, he was on E.25 street, conveniently located next to a welfare hotel/crack emporium/hot sheet facility. Every trip there was an adventure. Emey is a great guy, and very knowledgeable. I went to him once with a slightly-ratty shifter cable I wanted to replace with a new one. He refused to sell me one, because "The new one's are crap, and aren't as good as the one you have."

When my daughter was four, we went there to get a set of tires for the bike I'd just finished building up for her.
He didn't want to sell us the tires, as the ones on it were good enough to keep, but I insisted. Hey, I'm a kustomizer, and I like fresh stuff. He relented, but insisted on taking the training wheels off, saying he could teach her to ride without them in 5 minutes. It actually took about 4.5, and she was thrilled.

Fortunately, about 5 years ago, he moved the shop to E.17th
St., just off Gramercy Park, which is much more convenient to our home, and a lot less sleazy.

WANTED:   Sears Spyder posted by: Mark on 12/16/2001 at 2:13:38 PM
I am looking for a gold Sears Spyder bicycle. I would like a single speed with coaster brakes. It does not have to be in excellent condition, just restorable condition. Any leads would be appreciated.

FOR SALE:   Sears Spyder posted by: Mark on 12/16/2001 at 2:00:19 PM
I am looking for a gold Sears Spyder bicycle. I would like a single speed with coaster brakes. It does not have to be in excellent condition, just restorable condition.Any leads would be appreciated.

FOR SALE:   1970 BREEZE F/S posted by: STEVEN on 12/16/2001 at 2:49:40 AM

FOR SALE:   Roadmaster Horn Tank for 26" Boy's Ballooner tank posted by: Kevin on 12/15/2001 at 10:44:43 PM
Great old horn tank, no rust, really solid, original red paint with ribbed chrome end, says ROADMASTER in block letters. Horn and button are intact. For 26-inch boy's balloon tired Roadmaster. One very light dent and piece of tape on one side. $75 plus shipping.

MISC:   Check out our classifieds posted by: Greg on 12/15/2001 at 5:07:43 PM
Check out www.classicriders.com. New Bicycle of the Month and updated Classicfieds section. Happy Holidays!

FOR SALE:   Holiday Special's posted by: Joe on 12/13/2001 at 6:02:13 PM

I have the following items for sale in limited quanity. First email gets them.

1. Krate atom hub. 100.00

2. Krate atom hub complete with rim 135.00.

3. Krate, stingray, fastback pedals black with reflector, repop pedals (2 pair at 20.00 each).

4. Swingbike repainted 200.00

5. Kawaski Full Suspension BMX bicycle new in the box 175.00 OBO

6. Schwinn sissy bars with bracket 12.00 each

7. 68 Apple krate seat Brand new 35.00.

8. 24" NOS Schwinn Typhoon cord White Walls 40.00.

9. Repop handle bars that fit krates, stingray or fastbacks 12.00 each.

10. Schwinn Autocycle decals 12.00 each

11. Schwinn Motobike decals 17.00 a pair

12. Schwinn Super Hornet decal 7.00 each.

13. 2) chainguards 1 reads deluxe 15.00

14. 1, Early Persons Solo seat 40.00

15. 1, 26" springer fits any bicycle 35.00

16. 1, 20" springer auctual lenght is 18" fits any bicycle, 25.00.

17. Schwinn Apple seat cover 15.00

18. Schwinn Orange Krate cover (68)_ 15.00.

Make me an offer, email me with requests. I will be glad to look on the shelf. Thank you.

FOR SALE:   Whizzer Flyers and Cushman Titles posted by: Jim on 12/13/2001 at 12:41:44 AM
1949 Solo title.
1949 Homemade title.
1954 Hoffman title.

Cushman Statement of Origins:
1949 Series 64
1958 Series 721

Hoffman Statement of Origins:
1954 Model 175 (2)

Whizzer Flyers:
New for `52 Duel Exhaust Kit
From Richards Cycle Co.2 sheets sent out to dealers.
1 is flyer with picture,other is typed letter giving description and pricing info.Originals from 1952,not recent photocopies!

E-mail for more info.

WANTED:   3" ROUND STING RAY REFLECTORS posted by: CHRIS on 12/12/2001 at 10:49:03 PM

   RE:WANTED:   3 posted by Michael on 12/20/2001 at 4:15:15 AM
Hi there.

Are the ones your speaking pff the round 3 inch ones? If so I might be able to scare them up. E-mail me for other needs have a lot of old and older bikes and parts. Have some new Not schwinn slicks for sale too 20 x 2.125
Good Luck

FOR SALE:   SCHWINN BLACK PHANTOM (REPLICA) posted by: CHRIS on 12/12/2001 at 10:33:08 PM