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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

MISC:   3 wheel bicycle posted by: C. Johnson on 4/30/2001 at 11:20:00 AM
I have recently aquired a Montgomery Wards Hawthorne, 3 wheel bicycle. Or should I say adult tricycle? I am in need of some help determining its age. I have a photo for anyone who might be able to help.

   RE:MISC:   3 wheel bicycle posted by Gary on 4/30/2001 at 12:23:48 PM
What are the width and height of the tires? That can help narrow the age down to within a decade or two.

FOR SALE:   Bicycles for sale posted by: Gary Bilbrey on 4/29/2001 at 5:08:42 PM
Schwinn 20" Scrambler Gold & blk..Ser CM 505228
Schwinn 16" Mini Scrambler Red frame Blk ChainGuard and Fenders Red Schwinn Banana seat w/ Ylw stripe with "S"
Schwinn Breeze 3 spd 26" Blu with Silver Fenders has Spedo,
Gen Lite on Front Whl, excellent cond orig cond
Evans 500 Inbterceptor girls 26" red/maroon frame, trim
wht clk maroon. wht seat and wht walls orig excellent cond
ser c006123626
Schwinn frame boys 26" straight bars ser #8L 36877
two three wheel bicycles, one Hawthorne and one sears.
please e-mail bilbreygary@hotmail.com if interested.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Bicycles for sale posted by Gary on 4/29/2001 at 5:22:19 PM
forgot one other...Girls 26" BF Goodrich by Schwinn...Grn w/ wht trim complete except handle bars Ser J138225

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Bicycles for sale posted by Gary (a different Gary!) on 4/30/2001 at 12:24:26 PM
How about some prices?

   RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Bicycles for sale posted by Gary Bilbrey on 4/30/2001 at 3:32:09 PM
Attn: Gary
If interested in anything and want price contact me at bilbreygary@hotmail.com...

   RE:RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Bicycles for sale posted by coop on 5/7/2001 at 2:55:07 PM
my nephew is getting rid of his 20" Harley-Davidson [simulated] bicycle, good condition, makes Harley noise [battery operated] single speed pedal bike. $270[OBO]

WANTED:   Late 70's Schwinn Scrambler w/Skyway mag wheels posted by: Mike on 4/29/2001 at 4:29:04 PM
Looking to buy a late 70's schwinn scrambler w/Skyway mags. Prefer either blue or red. Must be in decent condition. Please email me if interested in selling. I really want one but cannot find any!! Thanks, Mike

   RE:WANTED:   Late 70's Schwinn Scrambler w/Skyway mag wheels posted by Steve on 5/1/2001 at 6:10:52 AM

I emailed you. I have two Scramblers. Email me if interested Both are 1980 bikes.

FOR SALE:   columbia 3 star posted by: AJ on 4/29/2001 at 6:42:29 AM
50s somthing girls 3 star columbia,blue and creme,bat wing headlite,strut fork with loc and key,horn tank,tail lite in the carrier,us royal ww chain tread tires,chrome peaked fenders with some peppering,original grips,this bike is ttalltaly original and nonmolested,i would rate a strong 7.5 on a 10 scale,350 plus shipping,please email with any ouestions,have a pic i can email,thanks AJ

FOR SALE:   Late 40's Schwinn Straight bar w/locking springer posted by: Jim on 4/29/2001 at 4:46:48 AM
For Sale Barnfresh late 40's Schwinn Straightbar with locking springer(no key of course) Painted S-2's Frame and guard has been repainted, fenders and springer are original paint. Nice restoration project or ride it as is. One pedal is different also. $250 shipped Picture can be seen at http://www.coconutgirls.com/bikeyard/schwinn or email for picture.

FOR SALE:   1971 pea picker ebay item no. 1138009101 only 2 hours left. nice bike!! posted by: christian on 4/28/2001 at 2:28:23 PM
nice bike and well worth looking at. sorry to advertise ebay here, but i only do it in case someone is looking for one. ya just dont see too many around!!

   RE:FOR SALE:   1971 pea picker ebay item no. 1138009101 only 2 hours left. nice bike!! posted by BAD TIMING on 4/28/2001 at 7:57:16 PM
Everyone who is anyone is at the Ann Arbor bike show & swap this weekend.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1971 pea picker ebay item no. 1138009101 only 2 hours left. nice bike!! posted by the Rev. Jesse Jackson on 4/29/2001 at 5:05:53 AM
I AM SOMEBODY! And I'm NOT at the Ann Arbor show this weekend!

   RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1971 pea picker ebay item no. 1138009101 only 2 hours left. nice bike!! posted by Rev Billy Bob on 4/29/2001 at 8:35:09 AM
Your wife would probably like to know where you are Rev. Jackson!

FOR SALE:   1930(or31) bicycle,ready to ride!!! posted by: David on 4/27/2001 at 8:40:10 PM
Made by The Chicago Welding Company,this bike is all original except for the seat,which is still an antique.I was told it dates back to either "30" or "31". It's in ridable condition,but could stand to have the bearings cleaned & regreased.It's not banged up or dented at all,& could easily be restored to perfection.I'm short of having the time to refurbish it myself.Pictures available on request.If anyone might be interested in it,I'll consider offers.Thank you!

FOR SALE:   Wanted , schwinn silver glitter handle bar tape posted by: Erick on 4/27/2001 at 7:23:06 AM
Wanted ,schwinn silver glitter handle bar tape for a rams horn bike ,need 4 roles,,,, someone help !

   RE:FOR SALE:   Wanted , schwinn silver glitter handle bar tape posted by tom mcfeely on 4/29/2001 at 6:26:11 PM
I know I have some in a box, somewhere. I have hundreds of rolls of all colors. I also have new chrome fenders from Wald mfg in the plastic. Do you know who needs? Please e-mail back while I look. Thanks

MISC:   What is it worth posted by: peter morrone on 4/26/2001 at 1:30:45 PM
I have a 68 schwinn ram horn fast back in excellect condition. All origional except the pedals (it still has the origional tires). It is gold color (I think it is called coppertone). Any Idea on its value, no rust what so ever.

FOR SALE:   Special: Sting-Ray books with shelf wear posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 4/26/2001 at 10:38:06 AM
We have a 1/2 dozen of the "Collectible Sting-Ray Bicycles, 1963 1/2 - 1979" books with some minor damage: loose pages (but complete), bend covers, etc., which we are selling at a discounted price.
You can get more information about the Sting-Ray book on this page:


The normal price is $19.50 plus $5 shipping.
The special price for these slightly damaged books is $13.50 plus $5 shipping, while supplies last.

VVVintage Vintage Bicycles

FOR SALE:   bicycle parts posted by: Garth Jackson on 4/26/2001 at 10:11:47 AM
I'm looking for parts for a 1939 black English "Windsor" bicycle, especially a chrome front rim (28"), handle bars and grips, seat, rear reflector and pedals. I would also like to know where I can get spare parts for a 1939 Perry coaster brake or rear hub. Thanks, Garth

   RE:FOR SALE:   bicycle parts posted by VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 4/26/2001 at 10:37:59 AM
We'll be posting some NOS Perry coaster parts(and Komet and others) over the next few days. Look for them at this page:

We have several hundred pounds of old coaster stuff to post but it's taking a lot of time to do it. Please email us with specific needs.

VVVintage Vintage Bicycles

FOR SALE:   Bike Speedos on eBay posted by: Adam on 4/26/2001 at 8:12:19 AM
Yep... another eBay ad. But these are all sitting with no bids and no reserve... so hopefully someone can use them. I have auctions up for a SW speedo, State speedo, AMF speedo, and one for four speedo heads that are Huret/Schwinn with a thrown-in Capri. Check out my current auctions at.....



MISC:   New to the Old posted by: Darryl on 4/26/2001 at 6:53:07 AM
I purchased two old Schwinn bikes this weekend. One is a Liberty and the other is a Hollywood. Both are girls bikes. First, I cannot find a serial number on either bike. Can anyone tell me where to look for the number or if there is one. Next, how can I tell the age. The Liberty looks rather old - and is painted a sort of lavender with blue. I think this is the original color but I am not sure. How can I tell what colors these bikes were originally offered in? The rims on the liberty are not chrome, but are painted a sort of ivory with a blue pin stripe but there is a lot of rust on the rims - so much so that I think they are too damaged for use. This could become an obsession. Any info would be very much appreciated.

Best Regards,


   RE:MISC:   New to the Old posted by Kevin C. on 4/26/2001 at 9:37:17 AM
Look for the number stamped into the frame under the crank housing (earlier bikes), or on the frame back where the rear wheel attaches (later bikes). To determine the original paint color, remove the crank and look inside the frame, or take the front forks off and examine the part that has been concealed inside the head tube.

   RE:RE:MISC:   New to the Old posted by Oscar on 4/28/2001 at 10:28:56 AM

Don't worry. No one in this hobby gets obsessed, right?

   RE:MISC:   New to the Old posted by ken on 5/11/2001 at 12:56:13 PM
Darryl, you may know that "Hollywood" is a Schwinn model, while "Liberty" is a Schwinn-built headbadge, that is, a separate brand name retailer. Your Liberty could be any of a zillion models made at the Schwinn factory. Interestingly, the only thing on my Liberty, which is a postwar B-607, that isn't Schwinn, is the Liberty headbadge.

WANTED:   Schwinn Lil Tiger posted by: Steve on 4/25/2001 at 6:42:51 PM
Looking for two 12" solid ribber tires for a 1967 Schwinn Lil Tiger

MISC:   information on amf aerobee 1970,s posted by: joe on 4/25/2001 at 5:17:12 PM
Does anyone have any info on 70,s amf aerobee bike.It.s yellow with areobee on the chainguard with a bee on it.Thanks

   RE:MISC:   information on amf aerobee 1970,s posted by Cal on 4/26/2001 at 4:48:54 AM
There is information in the archives on the Aerobee.
Also, does it look like this "Buzz Buggy"?