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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

MISC:   A Big Thanks to Gordon posted by: Ron on 9/2/2003 at 5:59:09 AM
In an earlier posting in August I pleaded for help to fix my old 1960's JC Penny Foremost. The Komet 161 Super coaster brake had irreplaceble bearings. Fortunately, a reader to this site saw my plea for help and sent me not only manual instructions, diagrams of the brake assembly but ALSO the out of production expander with
bearings which were NEVER meant to be replaced.

Gordon, thanks a ton for helping me out thru this website!
By the way folks, he did it all for me FREE. A class act.
I sent him a check anyway for all his trouble.

   RE:MISC:   A Big Thanks to Gordon posted by Fred A on 9/2/2003 at 4:37:21 PM
You meet the nicest people involved in bicycles and on this website!

MISC:   50's Columiba bikes need restoration posted by: don hughes on 9/1/2003 at 11:29:46 PM
I will give these to you for free! I have two 1950/52 Columbia Bikes..26" green girls and red boys...they were in really good shape until exposed to the eleemnts here in Florida 3 years ago...rust has taken over...I'm sure they are still restoreable...split the cost of shipping them to you? any other thoughts?

   RE:MISC:   50's Columiba bikes need restoration posted by JONATHAN on 9/12/2003 at 1:39:50 AM

FOR SALE:   Brooks saddle posted by: Larry Wlos on 9/1/2003 at 11:21:38 PM
For sale Brooks touring saddle,all leather,good condition.25.00+ shipping.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Brooks saddle posted by Greg Lovellette on 9/23/2003 at 12:41:55 AM
If your saddle is still for sale, I would like to buy it. Let me know either way.

MISC:   Rapido SuperdeLuxe posted by: Max on 9/1/2003 at 11:06:20 PM
i want to know if a Rapido Superdeluxe worth anything

   RE:MISC:   Rapido SuperdeLuxe posted by steve on 9/2/2003 at 2:40:03 AM
I've got a little green one with a chrome chain gaurd, and a headlight. don't think it's worth anything, I've asked here before. somebody tell me I'm wrong....

   RE:MISC:   Rapido SuperdeLuxe posted by Bryan on 9/4/2003 at 7:00:51 PM
I've got a Rapido that's made in Czechoslavakia. It appears to be a poor copy of a Raleigh sports. I like it, but I don't think its worth much. Sometimes I steal parts off to use on other bikes while I await true replacements. Mostly I like the name. :)

MISC:   Information on 'President' bicycles posted by: Matthew on 9/1/2003 at 3:45:18 PM

I just bought an old bicycle for my wife: it's a single speed, coaster brake, women's bicycle, the make is "President" (made in West Germany) ...

I'd like to know how old the bicycle is, and any information about President bicycles, but I haven't been able to find anything yet. If anyone has any clues, I'd really appreciate it - thanks!

-Matthew (lusitan75@hotmail.com)

FOR SALE:   firestone 500 posted by: Christina on 9/1/2003 at 3:07:41 PM
Picked up a firestone bike, has 500, then flags, and says firestone equiped on chain guard. Has fireston emblem on back rack. Also has the firestone tires. Any info would be appreciated.

   RE:FOR SALE:   firestone 500 posted by JON on 9/2/2003 at 11:32:47 PM

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   firestone 500 posted by Christina on 9/5/2003 at 12:17:25 PM
Have not received any info yet. It's a mens bike.

WANTED:   Murray Panther or Cougar parts posted by: Chris Olson on 9/1/2003 at 2:20:19 PM
I have what I believe is a Panther frame, its a single speed, and the fork is slightly bent. I would love info, parts such as chainguard, wheels etc., handlebars, seat, basically anything anyone has concerning thes bikes. Thanks, Chris.

   RE:WANTED:   Murray Panther or Cougar parts posted by Chris Olson on 9/1/2003 at 3:11:28 PM
My apologies, after closer study of the murray stingray pics what I have is a Lightning, still interested in any and all info or parts, sorry for the confusion. Chris

WANTED:   stronglight cycling cap posted by: steven on 9/1/2003 at 8:59:05 AM
i recently e-mailed stronglight/france to purchase a cap.they replied 'any' stronglight dealer can obtain them.the 2 dealers of stronglight equip.that i have talked to say they haven't seen one in years.can anyone direct me where to find one. thanks steven

   RE:WANTED:   stronglight cycling cap posted by Ken on 9/2/2003 at 5:09:36 PM
I would not care to have to do that search, but if I did I might start at http://www.classicrendezvous.com/ClassicRe.htm

FOR SALE:   Kent KMX 750 Dirt Bicycle early 70's posted by: Alex on 9/1/2003 at 3:25:29 AM
Hello, I have a Kent KMX 750 bicycle for sale. It is all original and in good shape. It has front telescoping shocks and rear spring shocks. It is missing the front and rear fenders and gas tank.

FOR SALE:   Huffy "Daisy Daisy" posted by: Matt Collins on 9/1/2003 at 3:10:00 AM
I have a Huffy tandem for sale. Frame sandblasted and checked, painted candy Opera Red with crushed blue glass (sparkles blue in the sun), chrome fenders good, NOS 1.75 blackwalls on heavy-duty rims. New chains, white grips. Nice riding usable bike. Not sure of year, late 60's, early seventies? $225 I live in lower Michigan. May deliver within 3hrs radius.

WANTED:   28" rims posted by: Matt Collins on 9/1/2003 at 3:10:00 AM
I have a '26 Cleveland Welding and I need the correct 28" rims and solid tires. Someone refurbished it in the 60's and fitted 26" rims and standard chain. Or should I fit 28" english rims? I love riding it, and would like to continue riding and restoring it.

   RE:WANTED:   28 posted by brian on 9/1/2003 at 9:51:30 PM
Those original 28 inch wheels came in either wood or "steelclad" which were steel outside and a wood core. Tires were called "singletube" They had a valve stem to add air, some of those 28 inch took solide wired on tires but most were pnuematic. Original tires are hard to find and when you do they have either hardened or do not hold air. Reproductions cost around $100.00 each and are best suitable for show. If you are interested in riding that bike, I would relace to use 27" tires, cheap and easy to find, and close to original wheel size.

   RE:WANTED:   28 posted by Ken on 9/2/2003 at 5:16:52 PM
If you want to ride it, post on the roadster page and see if you hear from Sam L. He knows how to set you up with 28" "English" clinchers using modern parts. Brian's right about the cost of singletubes- that would be serious resto.

FOR SALE:   1917 Harley Davidson bicycle posted by: Ted on 8/31/2003 at 5:21:01 PM
What type of price should I ask for a 1917-20 Harley Davidson bicycle? Bike is army green and black with gold pinstripes. All original. Wood rims, rear center stand, leather seat with US branded into it. Has H D H D H D made as part of front sprocket with brass Harley Davidson builders plate. Original in every way, not restored but in excellent condition.

   RE:FOR SALE:   1917 Harley Davidson bicycle posted by Stacey on 8/31/2003 at 11:12:22 PM
Personally... I'd contact the folks in Milwualkie (sp)Wisc, or York, PA and inquire about a museum donation. I understand there can be exciting tax benefits from it. Or, you could place it "on loan" for a period of time.

I'm sure they'd love to hear from you. If you ever get a chance to get to York, PA the H-D museum there is an interesting journey.

   RE:FOR SALE:   1917 Harley Davidson bicycle posted by ron on 1/26/2004 at 6:51:40 AM
i would be interested in this bike if you still have it you can call me at 317-392-9617

FOR SALE:   CCM Serial numbers posted by: Steve on 8/31/2003 at 3:51:18 AM
Does anyone out there know how to determine the year of a CCM by the serial numbers? I'm trying to crack the code here, and I would love some help! who ever wants to bother can send me the number off there CCM and a model name, approximate year, and any other info that may help. I'm restoring a few CCM musclebikes, and I am going to set up a CCM website eventually, any help would be greatly appretiated!! thank you!

   RE:FOR SALE:   CCM Serial numbers posted by Kenneth on 9/1/2003 at 1:20:20 AM
I have a list of serial numbers by year for CCM bicycles. The time line is from 1921 to 1960. Dating is by letter prefix. Email me for a copy.

FOR SALE:   bowden spacelander posted by: John on 8/31/2003 at 2:49:53 AM
Looking for one Chrome bezel that holds the plastic "headlight" on the front of a bowden spacelander.Any leads are greatly appreciated.

   RE:FOR SALE:   bowden spacelander posted by Paul Silva on 9/1/2003 at 6:24:49 AM

I have only just learnt about the Bowden Spacelander.Given that the originals are quite expensive , would you know who I can contact in order to purchase a reproduction. Apparently there were made in the mid 80's.

Thanks !!
Sydney Australia

WANTED:    posted by: Graham on 8/30/2003 at 7:54:36 PM
2 Yards of red glitter flake vinyl to cover a seat.

   RE:WANTED:    posted by Nick on 8/31/2003 at 10:51:05 AM
How many times?