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MISC:   1999 schwinn moab1 disc posted by: curt lemont on 3/6/2002 at 2:22:34 AM
I have a schwinn moab1 disc with all original parts except for the seat and seat post. It is in excellent condition. I am wishing to sell it, but i don't know how much to sell it for. How much should i sell it for? thank you.

FOR SALE:   HUGE LOT OF OLD BIKES ALL KINDS!!! posted by: Michael on 3/5/2002 at 4:57:57 PM
Huge lot of old and some newer bikes BSA raliegh rollfast colombia just to name a few! All must GO! Due to amount of bikes must be local pick up only! Live in Northern NJ. Like I said HAVE LOTS OF BIKES need to get rid of them all!!!!Please feel free to email me for questions or pics!

Thanks and Ride On!

   RE:FOR SALE:   HUGE LOT OF OLD BIKES ALL KINDS!!! posted by Al George on 3/6/2002 at 8:09:57 PM
Looking for J.C.Higgins Tank & light for 1960 boys 26" alsoany other J.C.Higgins or Elgins bike you might have for sale. Al

   RE:FOR SALE:   HUGE LOT OF OLD BIKES ALL KINDS!!! posted by Frank on 3/7/2002 at 4:48:17 AM
I'm looking for a J.C.Higgins rear fender with shirt protectors, and chain guard off a 26 inch girls frame in
any shape.
also old girls bike seats in rebuildable shape. I'm building my wife a Bike so it needs to be confy.


FOR SALE:   Western Flyer tandem Bicycle posted by: Michael on 3/5/2002 at 4:52:46 PM
I happen to have a western flyer tandem for sale. It is in good condition. I have overhauled the entire bike recently. I would like to find a good home for it in the near future. I have lots of pictures andf can answer any questions you may have.

Thanks and Ride On!

FOR SALE:   F/S Ashtabula Crank,s...nos posted by: JERRY on 3/5/2002 at 1:11:49 PM
These are for 1/2" pedals, 28 thread, 4 1/2" crank...$25.00 each shipped...in the bag...email me for a pic...

WANTED:   Boys 47 Monark SD parts posted by: Seany Boy on 3/5/2002 at 5:37:31 AM
I'm working on a 1947 boys' Monark Super Deluxe and I need the following parts:

dual springer fork
handlebars and grips


FOR SALE:   TRADES BIKE posted by: George Williams on 3/4/2002 at 8:16:22 PM
40's/50's trades bike. Needs restoring. All original parts still there except the stand. Small front wheel. Offers invited. Cambs Norfolk Border. Kings Lynn area.

   RE:FOR SALE:   TRADES BIKE posted by Joel on 3/4/2002 at 10:58:23 PM
Interested. Can you send a photo?

WANTED:   chopper style big wheel posted by: Suzanne on 3/4/2002 at 4:18:33 PM
Hi! I was wonering if anyone knew where I could find a chopper style big wheel, I had one when I was a kid (early 70's) and would like one for my son. Thanks!

   RE:WANTED:   chopper style big wheel posted by EUGENE CARROLL on 3/10/2002 at 11:27:00 PM

WANTED:   Schwinn Hollywood posted by: Cisley Malykin on 3/4/2002 at 2:21:13 PM
I am looking for a single speed 26" ladies Schwinn Hollywood at a reasonable price. It does not need to be in top condition but I would prefer it be mechanically sound. If it is near NC I would be willing to pick it up. If you can email a picture that would be great. thanks.

   RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Hollywood posted by Kathy on 3/12/2002 at 12:43:23 PM
Did you get my 1st reply? Iknow a old lady that has 1,been a couple of years since I`ve seen it but it is stored in a garage she said she only rode it once (bought it brand new) she wanted 100.00 bucks for it if your interested I look her up. Kathy

MISC:   Value of Fleetwing? posted by: Nathan on 3/4/2002 at 12:31:26 PM
I have a men's Fleetwing bike with serial number 3418367. The charts I have found on OldRoads haven't helped. Where else can I look? Thanks.

FOR SALE:   Vintage Scwinn Robinhood posted by: Mike Goodman on 3/4/2002 at 6:46:15 AM
Scwinn Robihood For Sale Serious Inquiries only Please!!!!Phone 910-452-4015

MISC:   Collegiate Year??? posted by: Hoby on 3/4/2002 at 5:27:20 AM
Hi all. Before I post my Collegiate for sale all over the net I need to find out its "birthday." The charts at Oldroads don't seem to help me. I would guess it to be a 1965 but I'm sure I'm wrong. The numbers on the headtube are J528056, however before the "J" is either a mis-punched "L" or some figure that is bit off plane from the other numbers and is not ledgeable but seems to have been there since its was manufactured. I have not been able to find anywhere the same Collegiate for sale to get a good grasp as to its value but want to sell in shortly. When I can find out the date I will post it for sale and hopefully get some more feed back as to its value. Thanks

FOR SALE:   Schwinn Streamline Aerocycle parts bike posted by: Aldo Ross on 3/3/2002 at 12:19:56 PM
1936? Aerocycle parts bike. $850.00 plus shipping. Frame has been repaired at seat cluster. Tank has surface rust, is bent on right side, but appears solid and restorable. Tank door has original paint and decal, missing hinges, but has original top latch. Fork is fair with original paint, but no struts included. Partial headset. Headlight lense and bezel are excellent. Crank has been cut off at left pedal, but includes heart cr. Partial rear wheel missing hub internals. Saddle has one broken speing, leather is fair. Rear fender looks fair, rear rackk missing one set of struts, but appears good. No stem, bars, grips, horn, bb, pedals, chain, front wheel, tires, front fender, taillight. Pics available.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn Streamline Aerocycle parts bike posted by Aldo Ross on 3/5/2002 at 3:31:58 PM
The above Aerocycle is sold.

   Trek 720 1983 touring for sale posted by Shirley on 3/7/2002 at 12:13:02 AM
53 1/2 cm. Reynolds 531 frame and forks -Dark Pewter
Suntour Cyclone Front Dr.
Shimano Deore CX Rear Dr.
Sugino AT Crankset w/ 50/40/28 gears
SR pedals
6 speed hub 28/24/20/17/14/13
DiaCompe Cantilever brakes front and rear w/ braze on mounts
Gran Compe Brake levers
Shimano Bar end shifters
SR seat post w/ Vapor seat
Blackburn touring racks front and back w/ Kirtland panier bags
Cinelle bar and stem
Stronglight headset
Maillard Hubs front and rear
Rigida clincher rims w/ Panaracer Kevlar touring tires
Nagusi pump
Fabulous touring bike in near mint original condition. Has been in 2 road tours only-no accidents-original owner.
Asking $500.
send e-mail to:joiedevivre@earthlink.net

FOR SALE:   1942 schwinn cruiser posted by: frank gildea on 3/3/2002 at 1:56:10 AM
1942 schwinn cruiser with all original parts. Very little rust. Original tires are about to crack off! Lovely restoration project for a loyal schwinn fan.

MISC:   bicycle tank posted by: Danny on 3/2/2002 at 4:33:42 PM
I have a bicycle tank that I found under the house we bought,It has SKYRIDER on both sides,could anyone tell me who made this bicycle. I also found a WESTERN FLYER boy's 20in. probably made in the 50's in the barn. WE are restoring it for my little boy.Could the tank be for this bicycle, it has a place for one. I also found a WESTERN FLYER muscle bike with front caliper brakes and it had a slick on rear. IT looks as if it had a shifter on cross bar at one time. Could anyone tell me what they called this model. I can only find decals on it that say WESTERN FLYER. Also where can you get parts for these. Thanks; Danny.

   RE:MISC:   bicycle tank posted by j on 3/4/2002 at 3:22:44 AM
The skyrider tank is common and has no real value. The western flyer 20" is a great bicycle but the tank is going to cost you that is the best part of the bicycle.

   RE:MISC:   bicycle tank posted by j on 3/4/2002 at 3:22:45 AM
The skyrider tank is common and has no real value. The western flyer 20" is a great bicycle but the tank is going to cost you that is the best part of the bicycle.

   RE:MISC:   bicycle tank posted by sam on 3/4/2002 at 4:20:59 AM
Both these bikes were A.M.F.built bikes.The sky rider tank might fit but should go on a larger bike I think.

   RE:MISC:   bicycle tank posted by jerry on 3/12/2002 at 2:28:36 AM
About the western flyer muscle bike.. It could possibly be a buzz bike three . If it still has the chain guard on it,it should say BUZZ BIKE THREE or the # 3. Use to have one when i was young Mine was green but, dont know if they made other colors Hope i could help ,Jerry

FOR SALE:   How to Sell 3 Beautiful Bikes? posted by: Laury on 3/1/2002 at 1:34:58 PM
I'm interested in your opinions on how/where to sell these bikes. They have been maticulously cared for. I don't have pictures to send around yet, but I'm hoping someone will be willing to toss around some ball park figures on their worth or point me in some direction here. Thanks.

1973 boys Schwinn Stingray Deluxe , red original paint, chrome fenders, new seat, tires, grips. all original and very clean.

1973 men's Schwinn Continental 10 speed, 27" frame, light blue, all original and in perfect condition. just like new.

1977 men's Raleigh "Record" 10 speed road bike, 24" frame, yellow w/black, all original, like new.

   RE:FOR SALE:   How to Sell 3 Beautiful Bikes? posted by Stacey on 3/1/2002 at 8:34:58 PM

Question.How can the StingRay be all original if it has new seat tires & grips? Sounds tio me like it's been restored to original

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   How to Sell 3 Beautiful Bikes? posted by Laury on 3/1/2002 at 10:47:19 PM
Sounds to me like you know a lot about bikes Stacey. Could you be of any help in offering your opinion on a best way to sell them or how to go about determining an asking price?

   RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   How to Sell 3 Beautiful Bikes? posted by Stacey on 3/2/2002 at 11:39:47 AM
Well Laury, I wouldn't say that. But I am familiar with selling nad grading/defining items for sale.

Like I said in my first post... eBay. Your market is world wide, not limited to the circulation of your local newspaper. Go to their site, check COMPLETED auctions for items similar to yours and use that as a guide to establishing your starting price. Also, there are a plethora of methods you can use; Low starting price, with or without reserve. High starting price, with or without reserve. Including the "Buy it Now" option or not. Each have their own merits and downsides. Though here isn't the place to hammer out the intracies of selling your stuff on eBay. If you'd like, feel free to contact me by e-mail and we can continue off the board.

   RE:FOR SALE:   How to Sell 3 Beautiful Bikes? posted by Willy on 3/2/2002 at 2:13:23 PM
Of course, Stacey is the same "knowledgeable person" who wasnt' familiar with the Ann Arbor bicycle show. Almost every bike person in the hobby knows about this show, the biggest and oldest in the hobby. Stacey, while very nice and forthright with her opinions, may not be the best person to take advice from. I do agree with her that Ebay will bring the highest price, however, take into account that you must receive payment (sometimes an iffy proposition), properly package the bike, insure and ship the bike, and pray that UPS (United Package Smashers) doesn't destroy your vintage bike. No amount of insurance money is going to bring an original bike back from the grave. If you live in a major city, or near one, there may be an opportunity to sell it locally through a club or online at this site or the schwinn classifieds page to a local buyer who could possibly pick up the bike, avoid the packing and shipping hassles and save you both some money. If selling online, high quality pictures are a must. The schwinn classifieds page allows you to post pics, but they must be less than 46k in size to work. Other sites allow you to post for free and then you can link to the picture from your posting. Being a bike collector and being someone knowledgeable about ebay transactions are not mutually exclusive. Stacey seems be right on the money with her ebay advice, however, you might check with a more knowledgeable bike collector to get additional information. (Note to Stacey: I'm not slamming you, just providing additional information. I read your post on the other page.)

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   How to Sell 3 Beautiful Bikes? posted by JimW. on 3/2/2002 at 7:05:30 PM
I never heard of the Ann Arbor show either, but I have the identical Schwinn Continental, a '73, same color. Mine's an 8.75 out of 10, and I paid $40 for it last year, and thought it was a sweet price for a sweet bike. Those familiar with the Ann Arbor show are generally of the opinion that Connies are worth about $10. I recommend e-bay for selling it. You'll spare yourself a lot of sneers from the mercenary wing of this activity.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   How to Sell 3 Beautiful Bikes? posted by Stacey on 3/2/2002 at 10:32:25 PM
Gee "Willy", Isn't that the information Laury was seeking... where to go to get the BEST return on the bikes? Yes, granted there are the "aggrivations" with selling on eBay that you mentioned. But, I ask you this... How long have you been selling on eBay? And... How many auctions do you run a week? Myself, I run upwards of 200 auctions a week. I've been doing this for better than two years. In these two years, I've had a total of three packages go AWOL and NO transit damage. Please tell me and everyone else on the boards just how you've draw you hypothesis. Admittedly, I'm no self-proclaimed expert on bicycles... I stated that clearly in my post. However, I do fail to see just how Laury can reach even a tenth of the exposure on these "free" places that you mention. Clearly, you get what you pay for. And you know I mean all this in the nicest possible way, Anon.