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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

FOR SALE:   Elgin Blue bird up for auction posted by: Blue Bird on 2/26/2001 at 8:56:17 AM
I saw this on WWW.XBID.COM they seem to be changing their site again!

FOR SALE:   Shimura Seiki "Road Puppy" posted by: Bono Chan on 2/26/2001 at 2:30:08 AM
My friend has a Shimura Seiki:Road Puppy" with the following info on its fender: Road Puppy; Pat: 181909 CTO; Made in Occupied, Japan. He wants to know if there is anyone wants to buy it. Appreciate if someone could advise its value. Ragards, Bono

   RE:FOR SALE:   Shimura Seiki posted by Art on 2/26/2001 at 6:14:00 AM
I saw one of these as a swap meet once. It went for something like 35-50 dollars.

WANTED:   Antique road racer posted by: James on 2/25/2001 at 6:18:26 PM
I am just beginning a search for an antique road racing bicycle to hang as decor in home. It does not have to be functional, but it does need to be complete and look decent. Please contact me at byland@home.com. Thanks.

WANTED:   J.C. Higgins fender and front fork posted by: Steve on 2/25/2001 at 4:02:39 PM
I have a 63/64/65 ? J.C. Higgins "Flightliner" 26 in. boys bike. I desperately need a front fork and a fender for it.. Help! How about any leads on how to refurbish the light or a new one?

   RE:WANTED:   J.C. Higgins fender and front fork posted by jimmy on 2/25/2001 at 7:32:46 PM
i'm your man i have a bunch of those parts looking for a good home with plenty of room to run

   RE:RE:WANTED:   J.C. Higgins fender and front fork posted by big babba on 2/25/2001 at 7:58:41 PM
yea jimmy you a man alrigt, i betsyou gats lotas goot stuff,an cheep to.

WANTED:   Schwinn Horn Tank (Girls) posted by: David on 2/25/2001 at 2:40:48 PM
Aloha...I need a Horn Tank for a 26" girls 1950's Schwinn Balloon Tire bike.I plan to repaint, so paint is not a concern. Straight,rust free and no dents please. With or without horn unit. Mahalo

   RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Horn Tank (Girls) posted by Eric Burger on 3/13/2001 at 6:11:20 PM
I have a girls horn tank for Schwinn, but it still has original blue and white paint with Schwinn decals. It does have one small ding on left side, but I believe it could be hammered out with no problem. Let me know if you want to see a picture. thanks, Eric

MISC:   Schwinn Whizzer posted by: Brooks Bussard on 2/25/2001 at 1:18:38 PM
My name is Brooks and I currently own a Schwinn Whizzer. I am thinking about selling it, however, I do not know what year it is or what it's worth. Here is what I know: The frame serial number on the bottom bracket is B 68108 and the motor serial number is H-19675. The colors of the bike are light blue and creme. The handlebars have motorcycle style throttle and decompression controls (not thumb type). I have some motor parts that came with the bike that say 1946-47 H series motor. It is in good condition with the exception of some various scratches. I can send pictures upon request and any information would be greatly appriciated. Thanks!

   RE:MISC:   Schwinn Whizzer posted by Marvin on 2/27/2001 at 7:54:09 PM
Iam interested in the Whizzer. If you could send me a picture,I would appreciate it.

   RE:MISC:   Schwinn Whizzer posted by Brooks on 3/3/2001 at 7:29:26 PM
I tried to find your email addres on this site but couldn't. Please email me direcly at bussard@flash.net and I will send you the Whizzer pictures.

Thanks, Brooks

FOR SALE:   Schwinn Cruisers posted by: Tom G on 2/25/2001 at 8:50:18 AM
20, 24 or 26" Chicago frame rideable, complete bike with
good used, some nos and in a few cases, mint parts...$99 ea.

MISC:   Value of John Deere bike posted by: Rachel on 2/25/2001 at 8:10:46 AM
I have an old blue John Deere bike with a 19"1/2" frame.
I am not sure of the exact year of it. It is in very
good shape and has barely any rust on it. Does anyone
have an approximate number to give me of its value?

   RE:MISC:   Value of John Deere bike posted by rd on 2/25/2001 at 12:17:44 PM
I have several J deere bicycle and the blue one is the rarest of all but does not bing the highest price. The girls ble one is sometimes hard to find. J D are not the best bicycle built but J D collectors will pay a little for them. Most were made in the early 70's altho J D sold bikes 3 different times. Most are not US built and are just bikes with J D badge on them. I would't expect o get more than an couple hundred out of it. they have had a few on e-bay. The yellow 20" is the top seller now but the green one still is the most poplar one with the white one and black racer the least desired one.

FOR SALE:   estimate of value posted by: John T. Dolan on 2/24/2001 at 8:27:18 PM
My father had past away some time ago and one of the items he left for me was a vintage Columbia racer. in very good condition. It was his as a child in the 20's and 30's.
It has foot brakes, wooden rims with red rubber tires. The
tires rotted over the years but other than that, the bike
is in great shape. I was wondering if anyone could give
me an idea of it's value. I would greatly appreciate it
even though I have no intention to sell it.

Thank You,

   RE:FOR SALE:   estimate of value posted by Joel on 2/25/2001 at 5:49:03 AM
Hard to say without more info. Deluxe bikes of that era (with tank, accessories) might sell around $5-600, most are more like 50-300 range. Coker Tire sells tires for it.

FOR SALE:   Two old german bikes [his & hers] posted by: Ernie @ Bikes on Boundary....keeper of the bones on 2/24/2001 at 1:32:49 PM
Got 2 old german [his and hers] bikes excellent running condition , marque says "Mars"....all orig. except tires and seats, botht single speed coaster , both with front rodbrakes.the kind that pushes a brakepad down unto fr. tire....28" wheels.For sale, but, also any info on them apreciated.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Two old german bikes [his & hers] posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 2/24/2001 at 1:48:49 PM
Oh Cool! That awesome Ernie! Wow! I wish I could offer some info about it but all I can say is thats a cool find. Keep looking something will turn up, may take awhile.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Two old german bikes [his & hers] posted by Ernie on 2/24/2001 at 10:15:48 PM
Thanks, Chris! Found out that the 28x1 1//2 canadian size tire fits.....also the 700x38c or 40x622....original tires were 28 x1.75 .

FOR SALE:   J.C.HIGGINS BICYCLE FOR SALE posted by: Lange on 2/24/2001 at 9:58:51 AM
Collectors...I have a great bicycle for you! It's a J.C.Higgins "FlightLiner" from the 50's. Red & white,rear fender cargo holder,handle bar streamers,original red&white seat,head light, chrome fenders. Will email a photo to you upon request. Asking $185.00, firm!
Thanks and have a great day !

   RE:FOR SALE:   J.C.HIGGINS BICYCLE FOR SALE posted by bob on 3/3/2001 at 5:52:39 PM
please send me a photo of this bike as i have a J.C. Higgins already and if it is like the one i have i will be interested in it.

FOR SALE:   1965 Dunelt 3-speed posted by: Geoff Rogers on 2/22/2001 at 8:03:37 PM
1965 Dunelt lady's 3-speed for sale. Original black paint, mostly shiny but some surface rust on fenders. Excellent chrome, good tires, 3-speed TCW hub with coaster brake, all works well and it rides fine. Missing chainguard, front badge, and the saddle is not original (US-made) but otherwise correct and decent. Asking $85 or I'd take $125 for it and the '62 Dunelt (see post of last week) together. Might trade for older English stuff.
Geoff Rogers, 413-259-1722 jollyrogersmo@hotmail.com

MISC:   Schwinn classic posted by: todd on 2/22/2001 at 7:32:35 PM
I am looking for a schwinn single speed classic bike probably from the 60's is there any certain models that are good to bid on. And is there anything I should watch out for?

   RE:MISC:   Schwinn classic posted by BillG on 2/23/2001 at 6:01:06 AM
What are you looking to pay? You might find a Schwinn Tornado or some other stripped down middleweight for around $100- $150. Or you may find a loaded Black Phantom for $2000.

Scan through the Schwinns in the picture database to see different models. Then come back here and tell everyone what model you'd be looking for.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn classic posted by JOEL on 2/23/2001 at 6:59:47 AM
Tornado, wasp, heavy duty, spitfire ,american, hornet, panther, corvette, jaguar. Did I leave any out??? I have a couple of 3 speed Jaguars to sell.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn classic posted by Kevin C. on 2/23/2001 at 3:38:03 PM
Typhoon, Tiger, etc., etc. Pretty much all the same frame,often the same wheels. You should be able to get a decent Typhoon from the 1960s for $50-$75. These are middleweights; ballooners would be more.

   RE:MISC:   Schwinn classic posted by Schwinnderella on 2/23/2001 at 4:15:21 PM
If you are close to chicago and can pick up I have a ridable middleweight ,boys 26", needs some work, no fenders $25.00 also a nicer girls $30.00 both Schwinns.

WANTED:   schwinn repop tank or equiv. in primer/paintable posted by: bryan on 2/22/2001 at 1:11:40 PM
looking for a primered repop or decent condition old tank for a 26" schwinn cruiser frame. Nothing fancy, would like the option to put a horn in. thanks!

   RE:WANTED:   schwinn repop tank or equiv. in primer/paintable posted by Gordon on 2/23/2001 at 5:37:40 AM
Repos are available from Maple Island Sales.

WANTED:   MIELE Roadbike Decals or photos posted by: Jim on 2/22/2001 at 7:11:19 AM
I have a late '80s Miele roadbike that has had the frame repainted and therefore no decals. I would like to replace the decals as close to the original style as possile. If you have decals or a photo of a Miele roadbike with decals I would appreciate it so I could have them made. Thanks!