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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

FOR SALE:   DIA COMPE ladies rear brake- NOS- posted by: KEVIN BURNS on 1/31/2004 at 7:22:15 PM
1980's, rare, DIA COMPE MAGIC-COMPE NO. J-812 RL (universal lever), lightweight ladies REAR brake with quick release calipers. Also works perfectly as a front brake on freestyle bikes equipped with Potts modification stem bolt. Comes complete with all hardwhare in the original bag with original packing slip. Calipers are alloy w/a red anodised lever to release tension. The lever is aloy with a red pivit pin. The cable is white. The cable holding clamps X2 are chrome. Pads are black. all hardware.Brand new and unused. E-MAIL for pics.

MISC:   Bicycle Identification Project posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc. at OldRoads.com on 1/31/2004 at 6:28:34 PM
We've just finished the first month of the Bicycle Identification Project.
The initial reference tables have been identified and populated, and around 600 cycles have been entered.

The next phase is to pump in as many bicycles as possible.
Click on the "Bicycle Identification Project" notice above and check it out, and add your cycles!

   RE:MISC:   Bicycle Identification Project posted by Joseph on 2/2/2004 at 7:13:42 PM
I am looking for All information on MATTEL "Bronco" & "Stallion" Bikes. Serial # Identification, Years, Options Etc. I am starting a data base to be shared with all interested. If you have info. please contact me. Lets
finally get anwsers to all the 1960's Mattel bike questions

FOR SALE:   Schwinn parts for sale/trade posted by: Kevin Burns on 1/31/2004 at 7:24:24 AM
I have 1980 SCHWINN parts for trade.
1),SCHWINN,yellow 20" fork with red lettering
2),SCHWINN,yellow w/red stripe in center seat
3),Still in the bag NOS, wald 20" fenders/brackets/hardwhare
4),Schwinn crank w/mag sprocket-GREAT CONDITION
5),Set, Schwinn 20" rims w/B-76 rear hub & SCHWINN stamped front hub. AHHH, hubs work great little rust around spoke holes
6),HUFFY NOS,red w/green stripes 26" front fender & bracket MINT!
7),HUFFY NOS, sissy bar w/NOS clamps MINT!
8), HUFFY NOS, MX mono shock seat w/dimond stich top MINT!
Looking for red 20" mags or cash or what do you have.
Will send pics.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn parts for sale/trade posted by Kevin Burns on 1/31/2004 at 7:46:41 AM
SCHWINN parts from 1980 stingray II.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn parts for sale/trade posted by Kevin Burns on 2/4/2004 at 11:32:40 PM
Parts no longer available bike is on E-BAY.

WANTED:   1939 RollFast (Tank) posted by: Stephen Porter on 1/30/2004 at 11:08:08 PM
Would like to buy the long tank for a 1939,26" boy's Roll
fast ballon tire bicycle. Also would like to correspond with anyone that ownes one of these bikes. email or call 902-684-9263. Thank's.

MISC:   New Schwinn Reproductions posted by: Keith on 1/30/2004 at 1:17:28 AM
Are the rumors I hear true about Schwinn coming out with a new line or repros in the fall of '04?

Thanks for reading!

   RE:MISC:   New Schwinn Reproductions posted by Cam on 1/30/2004 at 1:04:16 PM
I saw prototypes at a show a couple months ago. The rep said they were just for show with no plans for production.

   RE:MISC:   New Schwinn Reproductions posted by Bob on 1/30/2004 at 9:20:00 PM
Contact your Schwinn dealer. Grey Ghost repros are due between March and sometime in the summer of 2004.

   RE:MISC:   New Schwinn Reproductions posted by evans on 1/31/2004 at 2:56:23 AM
yea, they will be available soon. limited quantities i believe. i have pics of them. e-mail me if you want me to send them to you.

WANTED:   HUFFY HEAD BADGE posted by: Pinata on 1/28/2004 at 6:54:37 PM
Just picked up a beautiful red huffy eldorado with the cool little space ship on the front fender. The head badge is missing, however. Would love to get one. Please help. And does anyone know anything about this bike?

   RE:WANTED:   HUFFY HEAD BADGE posted by Jim on 1/29/2004 at 1:49:13 PM
The headbadge is probably missing since the Eldorado (in the early 60's) had a horn tank that wrapped around the headtube. Does your bike look like it might have had a tank at one time - brighter paint on the headtube than the rest of the bike? If your Eldorado is from the late 50's then you would just need a regular headbadge from that time. The Eldorado didn't have a unique badge. Ebay would be your best bet.

FOR SALE:   Sears Spyder 10 posted by: Kevin on 1/28/2004 at 4:03:12 AM
I have a Sears Spyder 10-speed that was stored in a furniture warehouse for about 30 years. It was never taken out of the box. The box is damaged, but the bike, never assembled, is new. It is metalic blue, with spaghetti handlebars and black banana seat. The tires have red line trim. Original parts book says I have a Sears 24” Boys – 10-speed middleweight spyder bicycle, Model No. 502459640. I'm not a collector and I have not found anything comparible in my research to determine value. Can anyone give me a ballpark on what it is worth?

FOR SALE:   Motorized bicycles and motor kits posted by: Jeremy on 1/27/2004 at 4:02:57 AM
Visit www.calicruzer.com for complete motorized bicycles, and motor kits. Complete motorized bicycles built using 48cc gas 2 stroke motor kits that make 2 horsepower and can reach speeds up to 30 mph. These motorized bicycles are chain driven, and have a manual clutch for that real motorcycle feel.

For more details, visit www.calicruzer.com

MISC:   Pea Picker posted by: Keith on 1/26/2004 at 6:45:31 PM
I am looking at a 1972 Pea Picker that is extremely rusty and w/o pedals, a front fender, chainguard and the rear wheel is not an S2. How much would it cost just to get all of the missing parts, repros. are ok, need not be perfect?

   RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by Bobby on 1/29/2004 at 5:03:31 AM
More than a Coaster is worth, save your money do some reasearch and buy a 5 speed. Right now bikes are not in demand and you can pick up Krates far below value, but if you wait too long they will be back in the $1000.00 range, be patient don't buy the first thing that comes along either, educate yourself, some of the Krates on E-bay are 5 speed Stingray frames that some built up as a Krate. Or Schwinn is planning on Repoping the Krates again this spring get one of those. Don't waste your time and money acquiring high dollor parts for a bike that won't retain the value.

   RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by John on 1/29/2004 at 2:20:38 PM
Krates are always in demand and retain value. Definitely do some research. Check ebay and see what they are selling for there. Look at the other collector bike sites and ebay to get an idea of the prices for parts.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by Bobby on 1/29/2004 at 11:57:45 PM
Wow you missed the whole point to that, Krates are not always in HIGH demand, it is a well known fact that in the winter months demand for all bikes goes down and so do the prices, in the summer the prices rebound because the demand for bikes is higher. Coaster Krates usally bring below $600.00 for good originals but rough ones that are missing a lot of parts aren't going to bring the price. Also when you start adding repoped parts the value goes down, NOS is a lot better but cost a lot more. A piece of advice, with a bike that is missing that many parts make sure it is a Krate and not a Stingray someone put a Springer on.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by John on 1/30/2004 at 9:23:10 PM
Wow... You let me know where I can find Krates under 600 that are complete and in fair to good condition.. and I will bring cash and buyers to scoop them all up. Check ebay and the real Krate collectors to see what is being paid for these bikes.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by Bill on 1/30/2004 at 9:33:04 PM
A rough Lemon Peeler missing the front fork, handlebars, and front tire assembly sold for 650.00 on the other Scwhinn site about two weeks ago.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by Bobby on 1/31/2004 at 1:47:41 AM
Was it a five speed? Did it have a disc? If it was a coaster someone got ripped off.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by Bobby on 1/31/2004 at 1:56:39 AM
Here you go John check go to E-BAY and check these two out, these are completed auctions from less than 30 days ago 2217677557,2218565612. Both sold for less then 600.00 and they were in great shape and original. I can give you more if you like. We are talking about COASTER BRAKE KRATES not a five speed. I think you need to talk to "real Krate collectors". Have fun.

   RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by KrateBro on 1/31/2004 at 5:10:44 AM
Direct quote from Schwinn Stingray book - "Coaster brake Krates are rare because Schwinn only produced them for three years (1970-73) and manufactured few of them. Since younger kids tended to ride them, it's difficult to find coaster-brake Krates in good condition."

An original paint Cotton Picker coaster Krate in good condition has to be one the rarer bikes for the Krate collector to own. I'm talking about original paint not re-paint of course.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by Bobby on 1/31/2004 at 5:55:30 AM
They may be rarer to own but they are far less expensive, thats what this is all about(check the E-Bay auction #'s above). A good original 5 speed will bring more $$$$ than a coaster anyday. Maybe a Grey Ghost coaster will cost more than a Apple Krate 5 speed, but were talking about a ROUGH Pea Picker Coaster, its nothing real special, its one of the original 4 models, its the most common color from Schwinn in the 60's and 70's, and did everyone fail to read the part about the bike in question being really rusty and missing a bunch of parts? Thanks Kratebro for your input in this painful post.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by Kratebro on 2/1/2004 at 3:13:01 AM
Actually this is really about how much it will cost for some replacement parts on a Krate. I checked the original post. He never states that the bike is a coaster or 5 speed. He just wanted to know what it would cost to get those parts he is missing. I checked the Apple Krate coaster auction (2217677557) you mention and I'm pretty sure he could get those missing parts for far less than the $435 cost of a coaster Krate. Hell, he even stated he would take repop parts so it definately would be less. Normally I don't like to comment, but I can't stand it when someone acts like they know everything when they are probably something like 16 yrs old.

Kratebro out...

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by Bobby on 2/3/2004 at 4:39:27 AM
First off thanks for opening your eyes and reading the other post on the muscle bike page. What are you new to this site people have different opinions, and I am not going to change mine just because you quoted a book that quoted another collector.

Even if you could get all those parts for under 200.00 then what are you left with a rusty bike with 200.00 in parts on it. I was just stating that the bike would not retain its value after you sank 200.00 in parts into a rusty bike. And from his post its sounds like he hasn't even bought it yet. I was advising him to save his money a buy a complete bike. I have done the "half the bike is missing parts" thing before, its not worth it.

Oh yeah, I know am going to regret this but I have a lot of experiance in bikes(esp. Krates). It sounds like to me both you and John have a Coaster Krate and have invested a ton of money into it, do you just want to make yourselfs feel better about sinking a fortune on that bike?


   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by John on 2/3/2004 at 8:25:44 PM
Both of those coaster krates on Ebay are not original and amateur restos at best. Both have repro parts on them. If those were both 5 speeds and more original they would have easily brought much more (cleaned up or not). And pea-pickers can have quite high value (try to buy an early 68-69 pea with the white seat or a 72-73 disc pea. My point to all this is that a person should become knowledgeable about this stuff by researching because there are a lot of know-it-alls out there claiming to be experts on worth and value. It depends on what you are in this hobby for... the love of bikes... or the love of money.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by Bill on 2/3/2004 at 10:31:13 PM
I maybe a new comer to this post but I have been watching this one everyday and laughing I have to admit I agree with Bobby on everyone of his points execpt one, It doesn't sound like KrateBro even owns a Krate, just a book about Krates. Original Coaster Krates maybe pretty rare, but look at the facts, Schwinn Reproduced thoses in the 90's and they're planning on reproducing them again this spring, so that hurts their value. It also really easy to make a Stingray Super-Deluxe from the 70's into a coaster Krate just put a springer on it a shock sissy bar and re-screen the chain guard, that means theres a lot of fakes out there. It doesn't sound to me like Bobby is being a "know it all" just knowledgeable on the subject and willing to help others out who have questions, thanks.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by Bobby on 2/3/2004 at 11:36:19 PM
I don't care who you are thats funny! Thank you Bill

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by John on 2/4/2004 at 4:11:45 PM
Ok.. I have heard you cannot make a krate out of a super-deluxe because the springers are different lengths (correct me if I am wrong) And the original krates (even coasters) are not hurt by the repros as much as it was originally thought. The problem is that sometimes the repro parts are used to make a bike "original" and many collectors think that repros have inferior parts. And Bobby keep on posting cause it guys like you that make forums interesting...

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Pea Picker posted by Bobby on 2/4/2004 at 10:44:35 PM
John, the forks are different lengths one is for a 16" Krate front rim and one is for a 20" standard Stingray but the steertube is the same so all you need to turn a Superdeluxe into a Coaster Krate is a 16" springer. Which Schwinn also repoped. I also hate to say it but I believe and this is my own opinion, that now that Schwinn is Re-Reproducing the Krates and going to bring out a Grey Ghost this time its going to hurt the value of the Coasters. Schwinn is also going to bring out a Radiant Coppertone Stingray. I think they reproduce them in colors that were never offered like Black or Maroon or Grape etc. So it wouldn't hurt the value of our orginal bikes.

FOR SALE:   Grandis Gran Prix 58c-c posted by: jeremy lieberman on 1/25/2004 at 6:37:08 PM
I'm offering a 75' 58c-c Grandis Gran Prix. No dinks, no dents, straight, so-so grey repaint. 350$ Rides very very smooth. Great project bike. Mix of Campy/Shimano Dura-ace/600. E-mail me jeremylieberman@earthlink.net and I'll send pics and other info. Thanks.
Jeremy Lieberman
New York City

WANTED:   Schwinn Collegiate Correct Rear Fender Reflector posted by: Tony Schibley on 1/23/2004 at 10:26:34 PM
I'm looking for a "correct" NOS or aftermarket rear fender reflector for this bike. The chrome fender measures 1 7/8" straight across on the inside. There is a single 1/4" mounting hole centered 1 1/2" from the bottom of the fender. It has a chrome housing. Thanks!

MISC:   Any news on Jim Huntington's show in Feb? posted by: Ray on 1/23/2004 at 9:59:33 PM
I have not seen anything anywhere on Jim's show which is usually held in Monson Mass early in February each year.

   RE:MISC:   Any news on Jim Huntington's show in Feb? posted by Patty G. on 1/26/2004 at 10:33:16 PM
Swap is being held Feb. 22. Info is on Schwinn Forums-Collectors,posted by Matt.Phone # w/questions for Jim Huntington 413-267-5230 after 6pm.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Any news on Jim Huntington's show in Feb? posted by VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc at OldRoads.com on 1/27/2004 at 3:00:24 PM
Yes, 22-FEB-2004.

Directions and info above.

Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc

WANTED:   Touring frame posted by: Zane Crawford on 1/23/2004 at 8:35:59 AM
Hi there. I'm searching for a good loaded touring frame (and fork) I could build up. 54-56cm c-c seat tube, lugged steel. Preferably something with double eyelets in the front and back, and enough clearance to mount fenders. If you've got something like that hanging in your garage and you'd like to see it used, let me know!

WANTED:   old Control Tech Barends posted by: JOEL on 1/22/2004 at 9:11:11 PM
Looking for a set of early control tech aluminum bar ends for my mountain bike. I want the long curved style without a joint in the center. Anyone have a set?

FOR SALE:   Bicycle lights (batteryless, No friction) posted by: Q Gang on 1/22/2004 at 3:14:13 PM
This bicycle safety flashing light system is based on a newly invented electrical generating system, NO battery needed, No friction on any parts of the bicycle. No drag. get the energy almost free (at least on bicycle). Very bright. Standby light.