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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

WANTED:   Straight-Bar Tank posted by: Wayne W. on 3/3/2001 at 10:24:37 PM
Looking for a Straight-Bar Tank.
Original paint. Working horn would be nice as well.

FOR SALE:   Straight-Bar Tank posted by: Wayne W. on 3/3/2001 at 10:24:37 PM
Looking for a Straight-Bar Tank.
Original paint. Working horn would be nice as well.

MISC:   1970 Schwinn Collegiate set (his & hers) posted by: Chris on 3/3/2001 at 7:51:16 PM
Would like to sell this set. Does anyone know approximate value? The bikes are 5-speeds. All original equipment - good condition.

WANTED:   looking for a head badge posted by: Marshall Kephart on 3/3/2001 at 7:12:40 PM
I have either a Pope or a Columbia i cant seem to find out for sure witch breed it is bike is complete except head badge is missing. bike is cira. 1895 anyone know where i can find a head badge for it i guess either brand as i guess they are about the same. thanks

   RE:WANTED:   looking for a head badge posted by Jim on 3/4/2001 at 5:37:37 PM
Call Jim Huntington @ 413.283.4113 He deals in mainly older stuff. It is worth a try.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   looking for a head badge posted by Sal on 3/5/2001 at 6:03:33 AM
Sometimes a Pope with have the script 'Pope' stamped on the chainring. You have to look hard. The script is only about an inch long and 1/8" tall.

   RE:WANTED:   looking for a head badge posted by sam on 3/5/2001 at 6:17:00 PM
Columbia was a(bicycle) model made by Pope.Later they changed the name of the company from Pope to Columbia

FOR SALE:   elgin Bluebird posted by: Joe on 3/3/2001 at 6:17:15 PM

Please click on the link up for auction. tx joe

MISC:   antique childrens bicycle posted by: sheril on 3/3/2001 at 7:17:38 AM
It's not for sale(yet)- Need to find out what it is first.
Who can help me? Have photos.

WANTED:   Info and tires posted by: Lee on 3/3/2001 at 5:19:28 AM
I am looking for any information and tires for an old Schwinn bicycle, approx. 1930's. The name on the tag says Arnold Schwinn Excelsior Bicycle. It has 28x1.5 tires which are tire-tube in one and appear to glue onto the rims. The bicycle is a hand me down, complete, and rideable. I am looking to restore it and would appreciate any help.

   RE:WANTED:   Info and tires posted by Joel on 3/3/2001 at 6:41:13 AM
The tires are 28" singletube. Coker Tire sells reproductions (see their website).

   RE:WANTED:   Info and tires posted by XHTC@HOTMAIL.COM on 3/7/2001 at 6:24:00 AM

WANTED:   1953 MONARK hOLIDAY Girls bicycle posted by: Paul cibelli on 3/2/2001 at 6:54:53 PM
In need of horn tanks for the girls Monark Holiday,they a have a wood grain apperance over a blue back round,or any parts for this model.

WANTED:   Need Huffman/Dayton parts posted by: Damian on 3/2/2001 at 4:05:19 PM
I am in the procces of gathering parts for restoration of a hard to find bike. It is a Huffman built Firestone Flying Ace. I have seen one other badged as a Firestone Fleetwood. Regardless of badge I need one in very good condition (badge). I also need the curved chainguard, prewar grips, and taillight can lense and guts. This is the bike that was made close to 1939 with the tank built right into the frame. I will try to get pictures available soon or if you would like I can mail a lasercopy of the bike and its details to you, no charge. Any help is very much apreciated. Thank you, Damian Riehl

FOR SALE:   1979 Raleigh Sports Three Speed posted by: Jim on 3/1/2001 at 11:16:52 AM
Continuing the British Invasion. Here is a nice clean 1979 Raleigh Sports. Yes still made in England. All original with the exception of the rear hub. Saddle is a Brooks. I swapped in a coaster brake SA three speed. I will ship the original hub out with the bike though. Nice rider. Good paint. Good chrome. Maybe your new spring commuter. $125 plus shipping. Check it out at http://www.coconutgirls.com/bikeyard/sports

MISC:   Retail Revisited posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 3/1/2001 at 6:56:17 AM

Over the years we've discovered there isn't enough local vintage bicycle business to cover the rent and overhead of a walk-in retail location in our area. Last year we tried a new approach. We worked out a deal with a great shop in Cambridge Mass, (Cambridge Bicycle, on Mass Ave, right next to MIT), which allowed us to keep some vintage and reproduction bicycles and parts for sale in a corner of the shop.

This worked out well, but we found the distance from our storage shop - a 2 hour round trip - made it impractical to keep the shop stocked with our stuff.

Now we're getting ready to ink another deal with a shop much closer to our storage shop. We're working out the details right now, but I'd like input on what you feel we should keep in stock in this location. We'll have room for 3 bikes and a few shelves of parts. We will also use the shop as a place where people can pick up bikes and parts by arrangement. They have been selling Schwinns and Raleighs since the 1960s and they are open 6 days/week.

So, what are your thoughts on a good mix of inventory for walk-in customers?

Thanks for any input.
Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles

   RE:MISC:   Retail Revisited posted by justin on 3/1/2001 at 9:56:54 AM
Bikes: A fat tyre bike, an English lightweight, a chopper bike.

Parts: Sissy bars, sliks, repro lighting, books, price guides, common cables, 28 inch tyres, Raleigh mudguards.

   RE:MISC:   Retail Revisited posted by sam on 3/2/2001 at 11:11:33 AM
I'd ask the shop owner what sells most for new bikes--should be the same for oldes--tires & fenders I would guess,followed by grips,lights, seats,brakes,rims& books.Did I run out of room yet!!!

FOR SALE:   Prewar 26" Rod Brake Raleigh posted by: Jim on 3/1/2001 at 3:43:23 AM
Unusual prewar womens rod brake Raleigh. This is a nice bike. Original Condition. One tire has been changed. Rear tire is a John Bull Roadster. Paint is in good condition with red pinstripping. Chrome is decent with the exception of some scaling on the handlebars. K7 three speed hub in rear(yes pre AW) Early style shifter. Bike is ridable. Some denting in the front fender, I'll try to get it rolled out soon. I believe this to be a 1937. Bike is CHEAP at $150 plus shipping Check it out at http://bikeyard.home.mindspring.com/rodbrake

FOR SALE:   Unusual Churchill De Luxe Rod Brake for sale posted by: Jim on 3/1/2001 at 3:43:23 AM
Unusual childs rod brake Churchill De Luxe for sale. Great badge with a lion. I'm guessing this bike is soon after WWII, I may be mistaken but that is my guess. Interesting little thing. "Tires" are hard rubber hose wired onto the rims. Great conversation piece. Check it out at http://bikeyard.home.mindspring.com/deluxe $75 plus shipping

FOR SALE:   1958 Raleigh Sports posted by: Jim on 3/1/2001 at 3:34:13 AM
Another nice English Classic for sale. This one is a nice 1958 Raleigh Sports. Paint is in super condition with the exception of the rear fender. The rear fender has some scratches. Chrome is in good condition. Decals are excellent with some wear on the rear fender decal. It even has the fender tip decal up front. This is a very nice bike. Rides well and is original. It is missing the rear bullet style tail light. The dyno and the front light work.
Comfortable Brooks saddle. Check it out at http://bikeyard.home.mindspring.com/raleigh I have other photos and other bikes available as well. Price is $175 plus shipping. If you like it do not hesitate it will not be listed for long.

   RE:FOR SALE:   1958 Raleigh Sports posted by Jim on 3/1/2001 at 3:41:20 AM
Frame size is 21"

FOR SALE:   Who made the "Raynal" bike posted by: Grant Sandeman-Allen on 2/28/2001 at 7:43:36 PM

I was looking at a picture of a bike that I had in the early 60's. I always thought that it was a Raleigh, but the name on the lower verticle frame (under the seat) says "Raynal". Under the seat was a sticker with a ship on it and the front plate under the handlebars had a star on it as well as the Raynal name. Does anyone know who really made this bike.

Also, do you know of any pictures of the bikes, in catologues etc.



   RE:FOR SALE:   Who made the posted by kath on 3/1/2001 at 12:50:59 PM
There is info on Raynal bikes in the archives