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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

FOR SALE:   1966 Schwinn Varsity posted by: Nick Ferrera on 7/2/2001 at 3:46:46 PM
I have a violet woman's 1966 Schwinn Varsity with downtube shifters and a Schwinn Sprint derailer. It is a tourist model with upright handlebars.

I know that women's bikes are not as valuable as mens, but are the cranks, shifters and derailers worth anything to restorers?

   RE:FOR SALE:   1966 Schwinn Varsity posted by Doug on 7/2/2001 at 6:15:48 PM
Heck man if the bike is in good shape dont part it out a 66 is pretty old I dont care if its a girls bike its still worth something sell it Im sure someone will want it if you dont.good luck Doug!

   RE:FOR SALE:   1966 Schwinn Varsity posted by Eric Amlie on 7/3/2001 at 7:57:41 AM
I have to agree with Doug that you probably shouldn't part the bike out. The Stingray guys are always looking for those Sprint rear derailleurs if they are in very good condition. I've seen them go pretty high on Ebay. I personally am looking for a Sprint front derailleur in good condition.

WANTED:   Wanted: 24 by 1.75 tires and or tubes posted by: Tony Scorzafava on 7/2/2001 at 10:56:50 AM
24 by 1.75 tires or tubes wanted email me new or used for a lowrider

WANTED:   Rudge or Dawes or similar frameset, 23-in size posted by: Russ Fitzgerald on 7/1/2001 at 6:24:18 PM
Seeking, for a project - a 23-in English 3-speed frameset designed for use with 26-in wheels. A Rudge Sports would be ideal, as would the equivalent Dawes, or you can surprise me. I would really prefer something OTHER than a Raleigh for this. Cosmetic condition is not a big deal here, but straight and functional is ... and cheap is always preferred, as this will NOT be a classy restoration. Whadya got? Thanks!

WANTED:   Toe clips posted by: Tom on 7/1/2001 at 12:17:13 PM
I am looking for any 50's/60's toe clips and mounting hardware. Any brand name is ok. Also any toe clip straps. Any single pieces you have that you don't want including any mounting hardware. Any new or old rusty pieces OK. Pelissier, Christophe, Campy to name a few. Any old logo pieces that you have. Also any rat trap pedals in any shape that are sitting around that you don't need. Singles are OK.

   RE:WANTED:   Toe clips posted by Oscar on 7/2/2001 at 3:53:45 PM
1960's steel Italian road pedals encrusted in rust to a good home?

   RE:WANTED:   Toe clips posted by Ian on 7/16/2001 at 9:44:35 PM
I have 2 Christophe,1 Christophe Special, 1 Cornez, 2 B.S.A.? (all steel and in need of repairs or re-chrome but fixable) 1 Record Superlight and 1 Catos adjustable (both alloy). If any of these are any use to you willsell swap or trade them, Regards, Ian. p.s. Postage from New Zealand would be about US$6.00

WANTED:   Chrome stingray fenders posted by: Doug Reed on 7/1/2001 at 6:48:48 AM
need a pair of chrome stingray fenders in 8 + or better condition prefer origional Schwinn product

   RE:WANTED:   Chrome stingray fenders posted by Greta Ehlers on 7/2/2001 at 6:13:31 PM
What year and size of Stingray do you want chrome fenders for? I have an early 80's set of fenders in perfect condition that fit a 20 in S7 and a 20 in ST tube size. Interested?

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Chrome stingray fenders posted by Doug on 7/2/2001 at 6:23:07 PM
Its for a 67 girls 20 inch found in dumpster ( is there no God?)are yours True Schwinn? not taiwan, want to keep things around the late 60,s early 70,s if possable thanks for your reply. I know it wont be a authentic certifiable restore but I am enjoying the experience and it will still look great to anyone but we will all know its not completely authentic. stll beats the landfill.

WANTED:   hawthorne tank posted by: cesar mendez on 6/30/2001 at 10:27:48 PM
wanted tank for 1939 wards hawthorne
also have two girls bikes for sale both have tanks and racks
one hawthorne and one jc higgens $100 each

WANTED:   cotter pin cranks posted by: Ted Ellison on 6/30/2001 at 8:28:12 PM
I am looking for a set to put on an old Savoy brand horn tank cruiser. I got a set off of a Raliegh but the difference is this: On the raliegh the inside of the crank tube is threaded, and on my bike there are no threads. The original crank shaft had threads on it and the races screwed on to it.

I am 2/3 of the way done with a restoration but want to be sure I can track down the right set of cranks before I go any further.


Ted Ellison

   RE:WANTED:   cotter pin cranks posted by sam on 7/2/2001 at 6:58:18 PM
Ted,I think I have a used one I'll send you if you want it.(pay shipping only)do you need the shaft and cranks or just the shaft---sam

WANTED:   wanting to sell 70plus yesar old bike to an archive posted by: linda coffman on 6/30/2001 at 4:14:55 PM
my dad built this bike back in the thirties when he worked for schwinn bicycle co.in st. louis mo. it has cherry wooden rims. it was built for a city wide race held in st. louis mo.

WANTED:   Chainguard & Decals Wms 1957 Columbia Torpedo posted by: MikeH on 6/30/2001 at 12:55:41 PM
I need the following. Any leads greatly appreciated. Chain guard & Decals for a Women's 1957 Columbia Torpedo - color is lt blue (like a sky or robins egg blue). Many Thanks,

MISC:   curious about folding bike posted by: Linda on 6/30/2001 at 12:15:16 PM
Yesterday I bought an older folding bike for a couple of dollars from a bike store
that was closing down. They found it in a upstairs warehouse
and did not know to much about it. Im hoping someone can tell
me the manufacturer. I'm just curious.
The bike is a bit old and made in Germany. It is a 3 speed
and my favourite aspect of the bike are the fenders. They
end with a kind of thick Vee. Also the chain guard is thick chrome.
It was well made and oh it only folds in the middle
not like the new fancy ones that fold numerous times.
Okay if any one can decipher my hodge podge of information
and tell me anything about this cute bike please don't
hold back.


   RE:MISC:   curious about folding bike posted by Linda on 6/30/2001 at 2:24:28 PM
oh and I have the serial number???? 12113

WANTED:   tires for old peugeot folding bike posted by: Heidi on 6/28/2001 at 6:22:40 PM
i am seeking tires for an old peugeot folding 3-speed commuter bike. they are apparently an odd size, french 'n all. 57-490 or 550A i've been told would work. no luck getting a bike shop to order. anybody know?

   RE:WANTED:   tires for old peugeot folding bike posted by ken on 7/1/2001 at 11:59:02 AM
try Harris Cyclery by way of www.sheldonbrown.com
Captain Bike will know all about it... good luck

WANTED:   GT PRO FREESTYLE STICKER KIT posted by: Jake on 6/28/2001 at 10:07:22 AM
I need a sticker kit for a Hot Pink '87 GT Pro Freestyle. Any Help woud be great. Thanks!

FOR SALE:   FA: 40 tooth Stronglight chainring posted by: Greg Achtem on 6/28/2001 at 9:48:00 AM
This is a used but in excellent condition Stronglight 105 factory drilled 40 tooth chainring. Also fits Stronglight 93 cranks. This
chainring has a unique bolt circle diameter so don't bid unless you know it fits. See auction #1160466390

Good luck.


MISC:   Have you head of ... posted by: Roy Cogley on 6/27/2001 at 6:59:00 AM
Has anyone ever heard of a bicycle by the name of Marco? It was made in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I recently bought one, but had never head of the name before nor has anyone else that I have talked to so far.


FOR SALE:   72 SUPER SPORT posted by: Kevin on 6/26/2001 at 4:26:43 PM
Hi. I've a 72 Super Sport for sale. It's color is Opaque Blue. It is a woman's frame. Purchased from original owner.( a man )Told me the bike has maybe 50 miles on it, and it shows. A few years back he had the bars converted to an upright style( done professionally in a bike shop )New IRC's were put on at the same time. He did this thinking he would ride the bike. He never did. When purchased new he also had the correct Schwinn approved Super Sport gen/light kit installed. The LAST STRAW was when he produced the owners manual filled out on date of purchase 3/10/72. I realize this is a girls bike, but.............. she is sweet. Extremely nice. A couple nicks on the tube from a water bottle carrier will touch up nicely.The chain stay, usually nicked on most bikes, has not a mark on it. The man also gace me the correct bars( bar tape and levers are pretty easy to replace with proper pieces )If interested, please email. Thank you, Kevin