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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

FOR SALE:   69' Murray Eliminator F2 posted by: Troy Niemuth on 8/22/2001 at 4:08:10 PM
One Eliminator for sale, paint has scratches(nothing that can't be touched up) frame decals are still decent, decal on chain gaurd is poor and the gaurd is missing the yellow backround paint. It appears to me that this bike either never had that scheme or some one removed it and applied a new decal? the rims are presentable but there are some corroded spokes (two are broken) the shifter has faded plastic/chrome that may clean up but it will never be perfect,the shift knob is missing,&so is the backrest and seat reflecter. The tape on the handle bars matches the backrest area so..I don't know whether it was ever there? The seat is mettalic purple as are the brake grips!The pedals are worn as are the tires and should be replaced, the front tire is not red striped. The chrome is decent and presentable but I would rechrome the chain gaurd as there are small but serious rust spots where the yellow paint should go? the pretzel handle bars look real good with no road rash visable. I have a lead on a NOS shifter if any one is interested. This bike from an automotive 1-5 scale would be a # 3. It should be worth something to the right person. I broke my back and am forced to sell my prized possesion that I wanted for my son.I am going into surgury soon and need a quick sale but I will not give it away either.Please call 920-803-6236 anytime! or if you have further questions icq me at #65833673 Thank-you and please put the word out.(Most important is that it goes to a good home and if it ever goes up for sale I want it back as this was my bike for many years)

   RE:FOR SALE:   69' Murray Eliminator F2 posted by Joey on 9/4/2001 at 9:24:39 PM
Is the shifter you described a Shimano 3 speed Click Stick?
If so, I need a replacemnt for one too and would appreciate any leads you could offer in finding a NOS part.

MISC:   help with price posted by: j on 8/22/2001 at 12:03:10 PM
i have original schwinn black phantom parts including frame, handlebars, seat, crankshaft, etc., and was wondering how much these usually go for in fair condition(they need work like chrome an repaint, but still all very sturdy, especially frame)

FOR SALE:   JC Higgens 26" Ladies Adv.coca cola also men 26" posted by: Les Patterson on 8/22/2001 at 9:41:28 AM
Pair of JC Higgens (1 male) (1 Female ) 26x1.75 womans has advertizing skirt over back tire"Coca Cola" all original and ridable. Looking for someone who would appreciate Both have lights(need covers for lights Late 30's early 40's models Please contact me @AAWhitecloud @aol.com and i will give my Phone # exchange Bikes Located in upstate NY

   RE:FOR SALE:   JC Higgens 26 posted by Bob on 8/22/2001 at 6:51:02 PM
Coke bike sounde interesting. I have a girls Higgens bike with a funky plane on the chainguard...could you send me a picture of the coke-a-cola bike?.....thanks..Bob

WANTED:   12 inch schwinn bicycle posted by: Lisset on 8/21/2001 at 3:08:13 PM
Looking to restore my old schwinn bicycle with new parts.

FOR SALE:   Tires to fit Mantaray Rim posted by: Russell on 8/21/2001 at 6:55:34 AM
Hey guys:
I've got some good NOS Carlisle gumwall 24x1 3/8 tires that will fit your Mantaray rims for $20 each. These are not Schwinn, but look really good. Mike Diamond of the Beastie Boys rides a set of gumwalls in Liz Fried's book "Schwinn Sting-Ray".

If your interested in buying or trading let me know. My e-mail is russell_walls@yahoo.com. I'm looking to sell some stuff to buy some old redline Hot Wheels.

FOR SALE:   BENDIX "96" REAR HUB posted by: STEVEN on 8/21/2001 at 1:44:17 AM

FOR SALE:   "WOMENS TANK" "HIAWATHA" posted by: STEVEN on 8/21/2001 at 1:38:40 AM

   RE:FOR SALE:    posted by STEVE on 8/28/2001 at 8:10:47 AM

MISC:   amf roadmaster posted by: Dan on 8/21/2001 at 12:49:39 AM
If anyone could help me out with this I would be most appreciative. As I was driving to work the other day I was running. But two blocks up from my house I spotted in someones' trash from the corner or my eye what I thought to be a very clean swchinn or raleigh 3 speed. I was runnig late so I got on my cell and called my mom and said go look at it and if looks decent, take it. She did and called my right back. I asked "what is it ?" "oh ,something that said roadmaster." Cool. I thought. When I got home I looked in the garage I found it to be an almost mint shape AMF roadmaster. Not the one with the fake pipes and stuff; but a three speed boys bike. I estimated it might be a 68 to maybe 71. Perfect fenders. A rack on the back. Hub cleaners. Attached wheel generator for front and back lights. Light surface rust on the handle bars and the fender rods. Perfect 3 speed shift. Brakes with original cables and virtually no wear on the pads. An oversize saddle that might not be original. But otherwise quite a find in somesones' trash. However my proble lies within the fact that I am having trouble locating any info on this gem the serial number is r498312. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and if anyone trully needs this bike to add to their collection, please let me know. My phone number is 3305717407. Sincerely Dan

FOR SALE:   Stingray & Krate seats for sale posted by: bikemike on 8/20/2001 at 9:13:04 PM
I have RED, BLUE, GREEN, and SILVER StingRay seats from SCHWINN still new in the package unused. Price is $36 each
includes front mounting hardware and rear mounting hardware.
I also have Genuine Schwinn Krate seats for Orange krates (silver glitter with orange stripes) and LemonPeelers(silver glitter with yellow stripes) and Apple Krates (red glitter with white stripes OR silver with red stripes) $45 each.
Also have the original tags to rivet to the back of the stingray and krate seats. $2.50 each or 100 for $100.
Call me toll free 1-877-652-BIKE (2453) to order.Or email

WANTED:   Racycle seat posted by: Tom on 8/20/2001 at 8:25:54 PM
I have a 55 Racycle Speedliner Columbia built 2spd, I need a seat for it, Green and Yellow. Does anyone have one to sell or anyone know who can get me a cover for one. I also need the rear fender reflector.

FOR SALE:   1960s Raliegh moped-50cc posted by: Alex Borgemeister on 8/20/2001 at 7:35:25 PM
The bike is complete-needs tuning-and is very unusual-some spare parts are available(not included)Will entertain reasonable offers and can e-mail photos.

FOR SALE:   NOS Parts for sale posted by: Joe on 8/20/2001 at 6:36:36 PM
Here is some NOS and used parts for sale. You can view pictures on the schwinn page as well as prices. Motivated to sell. Please email me directly. Thank you

NOS White letter tires 16 x 1 3/8 and 20" - Joe 8/20/2001 (0)
NOS Schwinn Brake set Krate - Joe 8/20/2001 (0)
NOS Schwinn Axle and Brake pads - Joe 8/20/2001 (0)
NOS Schwinn Stingray Krate Speedometer - Joe 8/20/2001 (0)
7 Cans of Schwinn Paint - Joe 8/20/2001 (0)
Dice valve cap - Joe 8/20/2001 (0)
Schwinn Repop Chainguards - Joe 8/20/2001 (0)
NOS Schwinn Brake lever covers - Joe 8/20/2001 (0)
Schwinn Balloon Stem - Joe 8/20/2001 (0)
Schwinn NOS pedals -
Schwinn coaster brake NOS -
Schwinn side pull script brakes -
NOS Schwinn Headlight Krate Stingray -
Sturmey Archer Shifters -
(2) 2 speed kickback hubs -
NOS Wienmann Cables for Schwinn Stingray -
NOS Schwinn Touring Bag -
Schwinn Straight Bar Mens -
NOS Handgrips -
NOS Schwinn 26 X 2.125 BW -
NOS Schwinn 24 X 1.75 WW S7 -
Murray Chopper -
Restored Schwinn 24" -

WANTED:   Information Firestone posted by: Howard on 8/20/2001 at 4:21:52 PM
Looking for information on a Firestone Super Cruiser.
It is a girls bike has a front and rear basket,messager seat
front and rear ligths is complete in bad origanial paint and unrestored.
I think the tire size is 26x1.75 not sure.
would like to know history, value and if their are any books on this manafacutre.

   RE:WANTED:   Information Firestone posted by Joyce on 8/27/2001 at 7:35:56 AM
Howard, I, too, have been looking for information regarding the Firestone Super Cruiser. I have a men's Super Cruiser with a saddle leather seat and teal and while in color. It has white-wall tires, fenders, rack and light. I'll keep looking also to see if I can find out what they're worth. If you hear anything, let me know. I will continue to check this message board.

   RE:WANTED:   Information Firestone posted by Joyce on 8/27/2001 at 7:36:30 AM
Howard, I, too, have been looking for information regarding the Firestone Super Cruiser. I have a men's Super Cruiser with a saddle leather seat and teal and white in color. It has white-wall tires, fenders, rack and light. I'll keep looking also to see if I can find out what they're worth. If you hear anything, let me know. I will continue to check this message board.

   RE:WANTED:   Information Firestone posted by jjegg on 9/2/2001 at 11:43:40 PM
Most firestone super crusers were Monarks. I have one also. I also have the A Monark super deluxe That I redone. Please check out my web site to see them. www.geocities.com/jjegg63

FOR SALE:   Dunlop English 26x 1 3/8" Tandem Tires posted by: David Cowie on 8/20/2001 at 1:37:58 PM
I have available RARE Brand New Old Stock Dunlop Tandem tires in english size 26 x 1 3/8" These are an excellent replacment for your vintage Tandem and will fit non tandem applications if you want to upgrade to a stronger tire. "Inflate Hard" $75 per pair includes delivery in the continental USA

FOR SALE:   raleigh,humber Chain Cases NOS posted by: David Cowie on 8/20/2001 at 1:31:36 PM
I have several NOS Chain Cases , Fully enclosed and complete with "pie plate" and rear cover, Never mounted. Some have a Humber decal and some are plain. Fits both Raleigh or Humber bikes. I have Black and Blue,BEAUTIFUL, $100 ea. Includes delivery in USA can call 508 999 6994 8 am-10pm eastern time