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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

FOR SALE:   Massey Harris 1897 and Sterling 1896 posted by: Barry Brown on 9/20/2003 at 12:08:56 AM
I just listed 2 brochures on ebay. If you can't find them email me and I'll send the link or the number. Have a lot of other old bicycle stuff to sell. Thanks, Barry ( Ontario, Canada)

FOR SALE:   Dayton wartime inch pitch posted by: paul on 9/19/2003 at 9:17:43 PM
#140.00 buys Ladies "light weight" Victory style roadster. Nice unrestored original and pretty/ delivery available in lower NE states........use and ride as found or easy restoration. Thanks! paul

FOR SALE:   Schwinn Parts posted by: Stu on 9/19/2003 at 1:29:00 AM
I have a lot of Schwinn NOS and Used Parts for sale.
3 speed and 5 speed rims
........ Many More!
Just e-mail me and let me know what you need and we can definately work something out.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn Parts posted by Jack on 9/20/2003 at 11:12:44 AM
Stu: I need a 5 speed rim for a restoration project. And a dust cover for a 70 shifter.

WANTED:   Kinsman Tyre Pump Chuck posted by: Les Stallings on 9/18/2003 at 8:30:10 PM
I am restoring a Kinsman Tyre Pump and need the end fitting (chuck) to complete it. These pumps were used in the 1950's and early 60's and the end fitting has the Kinsman logo on it. If you have one or can recommend a source, PLEASE let me know. Thanks!

WANTED:   Elgin twinbar 4 star parts needed posted by: Rudy Lopez on 9/18/2003 at 2:25:16 PM
I'm looking for an elgin twinbar 4 star dual light system and for the rear rack lense. Let me know if you have it and how much you ask for it. Thanks.

FOR SALE:   Please Seller's! posted by: Brian on 9/18/2003 at 12:45:11 PM
It sure would be nice if bike seller's here & elsewhere included the frame s-i-z-e of the bike's they are selling.
I often see decent bicycle sale descriptions with no indication as to the frame size - real frustrating!

   RE:FOR SALE:   Please Seller's! posted by P.C. Kohler on 9/18/2003 at 5:34:31 PM
'tis indeed... I reckon I have to e-mail folks 80 per cent of the time to find out this essential bit of information. Another 10 per cent to verify that they are measuring it right! You do develop great skills though "eyeballing" that headtube.. I caught a 1930s Humber club bike on eBay that was advertised as being 20.5" (tiny!) and upon re-measurement, "grew" half an inch!

P.C. Kohler, who still measures British bikes in inches not those darned "cm"'s

FOR SALE:   hercules 1940s posted by: rickey on 9/17/2003 at 9:03:07 PM
for sale all original its condition is a 4 care to make an offer

FOR SALE:   Schwinn Traveler posted by: Tim on 9/17/2003 at 6:19:28 PM
For Trade: Schwinn Traveler
#G0284 4059704 indicates it was made by Giant for Schwinn in February 1984
24 inch (61 cm) fully lugged, 4130 chromoly frame, forged dropouts, alloy stem, bars, LaPrade micro-adjust seatpost, Schwinn “Anatomic” saddle, Sunshine alloy hubs, Araya rims with QR in front, bolt in back, new real Schwinn tires (27x1.25), Dia Compe sidepulls with QR, Suntour AR front and rear derailleurs, stem mounted shifters, six speed freewheel, Sugino crank.

Everything on this bike is perfect, with only very minor scratches. The only alterations to showroom condition are that the cheater brake levers are removed and the pedals have been replaced with ok pedals and toe clips. The bearings are all perfect, recently fully rebuilt. The bike is fairly light and fast.

Here’s the deal….
The bike is in Milwaukee and I have moved to The Netherlands (where I have more bikes than my wife thinks are sane for a person to have). I would like to get rid of this bike but only under the following conditions: whoever acquires it has to plan to use it (ok, I cannot expect parts won’t show up on Ebay, but this forum seems to consist of real bike people). Now…my dad has used up his old town bike, a Follis 10 speed for which he can no longer get bottom bracket parts. The frame on the Schwinn is large, too large for my dad, who rides a 54-58 cm frame. So what I am proposing is a swap with someone, preferably in the SE Wisconsin, Northern Illinois area. Preferred bikes might be Miyata, Fuji, Gitane, Kabuki, Peugeot, Raleigh, Itoh, etc. No Ross, Huffy, Chicago Schwinn, etc. Please keep in mind this Schwinn is absolutely mint - I wouldn’t want to trade it for someone’s junk.

Oh yes, you would have to go to my dad’s house just outside of Milwaukee, or meet somewhere in between, to execute the swap.


MISC:   Mattel V-rroom trike posted by: DAVID L RHODES on 9/17/2003 at 4:49:27 PM
I am looking for info (rarity, orig. price, current price range, etc.) on Mattel V-rroom trike. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dave

WANTED:   wheelie bar posted by: coty on 9/17/2003 at 12:55:38 AM
does anyone have a wheelie bar that fits a 20" bike that want cost alot in other words cheap no $250 i say cheap

WANTED:   Track Frame and Sti shifters posted by: Mike Patterson on 9/16/2003 at 10:10:17 PM
I am looking for STI shifters for a road , want lever action so probably would be Tiagra or above (or is Sora above Tiagra). Interested in 7, 8, or 9 speed and would settle for right shifter only.
Also want track frame and fork, no need for good paint or rare, can accept small dings, most important factor is LOOOOOOW cost.
Would love to trade have some muscle bike stuff, some vintage lightweight(cranks, brakes, shifters, alloy rims etc), some balloon tire stuff (not much) some antique, What you got, what you need, maybe we can deal....MIke

WANTED:   Chainguard for Tandem 1965 Western Flyer posted by: Robert McRoy on 9/16/2003 at 8:14:26 PM
I have a 1965 Western Flyer Bicycle for Two. It is missing a chainguard. If you know where I could find one, please send me e-mail. Thanks.

FOR SALE:   Schwinn's for sale WOW!!! posted by: Stephen Thorpe on 9/16/2003 at 7:04:15 PM
I have three mens ballooners for sale.
They are:
1) Rare 1952 Schwinn BF Goodrich Challenger straightbar with nice original burgundy/cream paint.(beautiful tank with "Challenger" decals and delta horn,carrier,nice original seat,some paint is missing on Delta Rocket ray ,but has no rust.
Just needs truss rods. Original owner removed truss rods to prevent the tank from being dented. It worked! Very clean original good for display $500.

3.)1950 Schwinn Men's bike. Green/cream straightbar. This is a plain schwinn. Has excellent condition Morrow coaster brake with no rust. Painted S-2's. Some paint peeled off on rear fender/front fender. Minor dents on rear fender. Beautiful Leather saddle.
$200.plus 30.00 shipping in states.
Also have another mens schwinn.Black 1949 DX no tanker with chrome S-2's. Front rim is rusty and rear is straight and in good condition. Nice original black/cream paint.$150.+ 30. shipping.
Write for pictures. I live in Southwest Virginia if you want to save on shipping.
Thank You, Stephen

WANTED:   A good project bike? posted by: GMS on 9/16/2003 at 12:08:57 PM
Does anybody know a good model for a project bike(besides a stingray, i wanna be different ;p) or any that i should stay away from if i find a vintage bike? Also, did anybody else notice how most vintage bikes out there are mostly womens???? I guess the ladies didn't ride much back in the day...........

   RE:WANTED:   A good project bike? posted by Brian on 9/18/2003 at 1:32:29 AM
The reason you find more womans bikes in good shape is that they took better care of them. When I was young, we stripped down our bikes to make them "go faster". That is why boys bikes are expensive when you find a nice complete one. For some good ideas for custom bikes try this website:

   RE:RE:WANTED:   A good project bike? posted by JONathan on 9/18/2003 at 6:08:17 AM
Interesting, I notice a lot of the ladys' frame bikes, too. They don't sell, in very good condition, if a mens' frame bike is available, even if the condition is marginal. The standard double triangle became popular with serious women riders, so there were lots more of them built. You would think, at least I think, that more of those would be out there. They are not, in my experience.
The relatively good condition of the LF bikes is probably a result of low miles and less pounding around, like we used to do with our MF bikes. Just my 2 c's.

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   A good project bike? posted by JONathan on 9/18/2003 at 6:23:00 AM
Project bike? How about a Schwinn "varsity"? You can swap alloy parts, better brakes and even the forks to end up with a custom re-do...I like my '77's make-over to my specs.
The other one is a '68 that is all original, which is quite a little project, only for different reasons.
The SunTour derailers are readily available as a further project feature for the custom rework.
Japanese road bikes are great becuase the parts are standard and they are everywhere to be found...I buy a bike just for a single component that I might need, they are that cheap.
A Schwinn "Le Tour" has appeal for the same reasons. Since you will undoubtedly pump bucks and lots of hours doing the project justice, I would pick only good framed bikes. These would be the ones that have lugs (electro-flash weld Schwinns are exceptions) and chrome-moly or higher grade tubes.
The Raleigh "grand prix" is an exception. That could be a good project for converting to alloy components. One of mine has almost all Japanese (=standard=readily available) parts.
Look for brazed dropouts as opposed to pressed-in or "squashed" as I call it.
Good luck.

WANTED:   WTB Pre-War Elgin Tank (See Link below for example of what I need) posted by: Matt on 9/16/2003 at 2:01:40 AM