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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted
FOR SALE: 1939 Schwinn Spitfire
posted by: Dave
on 7/14/2004 at 8:09:33 PM
| As far as I can tell, the bicycle I have is a Schwinn Spitfire and it appears to be in very good condition. It is a 26-inch ladies bicycle that I thought was from the fifties, but a collector I spoke with believes that it is actually from 1939. There is no mention of Schwinn on the frame, nameplate, chrome chainguard, fenders or anywhere. The logo on the nameplate is a spitfire propeller and engine cylinders as seen from the front along with the Spitfire name.|
It has a serial number of G19433 under the bottom bracket, where it belongs, though there appears to be little reference information regarding serial numbers from the earlier years. It appears to have original Allstate tires and painted rims. Interestingly, the tires have little or no age cracks, or other signs of age, other than normal wear on the tread. There is some wear on the Mesinger seat, though no rips or cracks. The chrome is good, as is the paint and everything else, except for some surface rust and there is a bent edge at the back of the front fender.
One thing that I'm sure is not original is the handlebar stem. I have removed it to check and can leave it off, if desired, for shipping. The grips are in very good shape and completely intact despite this removal. I am seeking $250 or the best offer, plus the cost of shipping. It really is a nice bike in very good condition, but it isn't really my style. I like steel 10-speed road bikes. Email me at email@example.com and I will happily send along some photos. This old bike wants to be ridden again.
WANTED: I need schwinn spitfire rims any condition
posted by: Jesse
on 7/13/2004 at 5:12:04 PM
| Please e-mail me with any parts even if there not rims all I have for it is frame ,handle bars,fenders,seat,grips,and crank +pedels |
RE:WANTED: I need schwinn spitfire rims any condition
posted by Kurt K. on 7/14/2004 at 1:56:33 PM
| You might want to specify what year range Spitfire rims you are looking for. If it's a 40's or early 50's Spitfire, you might want to get some chrome drop-center rims, while if it's a late 50's or 60's Spitfire, you might want one of the Schwinn "S" series rims.|
I do know you can get the drop-center rims here, at First Flight Bikes. Part is "Wheel4" on their site:
Hope this helps.
MISC: cast iron big wheel type trike
posted by: sharon haas
on 7/13/2004 at 3:03:47 AM
| While cleaning out an old garage, we found an old type "big wheel" trike that is cast metal. The tires are solid rubber, frame cast and the seat is metal. Handle grips and petals are rubber material. A dealer locally was thinking late 50's early 60's but wasn't sure as he had never seen one. Can anyone help with identity or approx worth?'Thanks a bunch! |
RE:MISC: cast iron big wheel type trike
posted by Ken on 7/13/2004 at 2:10:12 PM
| This sounds to me like an institutional trike. These are still made in 'big wheel' configuration by Angeles and others and can be found in school supply catalogs, although they have evolved quite a bit in 40 years. Most are difficult to maintain, having pressed bearings and capnuts and stuff. I have never heard of anyone collecting them, but this is the place to find out.|
WANTED: trying to restore a 1894-95 G & J racing bike
posted by: Lester
on 7/11/2004 at 4:36:55 AM
| I've had this old racing bike for the past 30 some years but haven't been able to find all the parts to restore it. I'm trying to find the crank assembly and bottom bracket set-up also need the head badge and correct front wheel and good drop racing handle bar. Also need to find the head badge for a 1896 Peerless racing bike?? Any cat. information would also help me out with these bikes?? Hope someone out there can help me out call or email at the shop 561-883-5017 firstname.lastname@example.org Ye old wobble wheel bike shop |
WANTED: trying to restore a 1894-95 G & J racing bike
posted by: Lester
on 7/11/2004 at 4:36:55 AM
| I've had this old racing bike for the past 30 some years but haven't been able to find all the parts to restore it. I'm trying to find the crank assembly and bottom bracket set-up also need the head badge and correct front wheel and good drop racing handle bar. Also need to find the head badge for a 1896 Peerless racing bike?? Any cat. information would also help me out with these bikes?? Hope someone out there can help me out call or email at the shop 561-883-5017 Ye old wobble wheel bike shop |
MISC: Old Raleigh Stormy Archer 3 speed
posted by: Brandon
on 7/10/2004 at 6:06:52 PM
| Hey, this old guy a couple years back gave me this old Raleigh Stormy Archer 3 speed bike. You can still see where is says Stormy archer in between the spokes on the back tire. And you can see little engravings of a Girl everywhere on the bike, It also says made in Germany, and The All Steel Bicycle. I will be willing to sell it but I would like to know what these bikes sale for. Everything is Original.|
RE:MISC: Old Raleigh Stormy Archer 3 speed
posted by Kurt on 7/12/2004 at 12:57:06 AM
| That girl that you reference to is Sir Walter Raleigh leaning down with his cape...just wanted to clarify that.|
I have never heard of a Raleigh built in mainland Europe (in this case, Germany) that actually had the headbadge stamped with the country's name. I doubt if that would change the value, however.
Prices for Raleighs can vary quite a bit depending on the model and it's condition (not to mention the price someone is willing to pay for it). Assuming your Raleigh is the more common Sports model in very good condition, I would say anywhere from $65-$150. If you have a few rust spots, a fair amount of dents in the fenders, and maybe a missing or damaged part or two, I would estimate anywhere from $10-$70.
Mind you, I'm basing these prices on recent eBay sales.
I would have to know a bit more about the bike before I could give you a more accurate assesment of what I would value it at.
MISC: VINTAGE MURRAY KIDS BIKE
posted by: OCHERIE
on 7/10/2004 at 1:56:24 PM
| I FOUND THIS OLD MURRAY KIDS BIKE, LOOKS LIKE A CONVERTABLE WITH HALF MOON TYPE HANDLEBARS AND A TREXEL SEAT, THE TIRES DONT TAKE AIR THEY ARE JUST FILLED AND A REAL HARD RUBBER.|
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THESE KIND OF TIRES?? I HAVE A PICTURE OF IT TO SHOW ANYONE YOU MIGHT NEED IT.
RE:MISC: VINTAGE MURRAY KIDS BIKE
posted by Joe on 7/12/2004 at 8:23:52 PM
| solid, or semipneumatic, or just real hard rubber|
FOR SALE: 1937 Cleveland Welding Co. Balloon tire bike
posted by: marc
on 7/9/2004 at 4:12:32 PM
| That is exactly what i have for sale. It is in great original condition. red and white, has the original fenders and chainguard which are free of dents. Morrow hub, with a skip tooth sprocket and chainwheel. Rear facing rear dropouts with adjusting screws. One tire appears to be original or from that vintage. Also has truss forks.|
Overall I would rate somewhere between a 6 or a 7. It would make a fantastic rider or a good candidate for a restoration. I personally would leave it as is.
Coke bottle grips need to be replaced, missing fender light, seat which is original has a tear along part of the edge. The seat cover is in otherwise very nic shape. Handlebars and stem would need to be re-chromed to be perefect.
I will ship fedex and ship for cost. I'm asking 250.00 but I may come down a bit if you pay with paypal.
here's a link to two pictures, if you need more let me know.
FOR SALE: schwinn mark vi jaguar for sale
posted by: john halvarson
on 7/9/2004 at 3:00:20 PM
| Early 60s schwinn . black and white .3 speed bike is in fair condition has some scratches and dings in chrome. Tires are flat and weathered.Looks to be all complete a very cool looking bike. |
WANTED: looking for
posted by: chris aldridge
on 7/9/2004 at 3:30:43 AM
| looking for a chopper bike that was sold by sears in 1980,81 i had one when i was a kid i want one again they came in two colors that i know of blue /flames springer front end and red with plastic gas tank with 3 or 4 circles on the side, iwant the red one but i would settle for either, i cant find any thing on these bikes..help |
FOR SALE: I have a Mead Pathfinder
posted by: Vern
on 7/8/2004 at 8:36:50 PM
| I have a MEAD PATHFINDER bicycle for sale, it has wooden rim that are in great shape except that the back rim has a SMALL crack in it, the rims or bike frame has never been repainted, the head badge is very nice and readable. The Leather seat is in GREAT shape and the only serial number i can find is on the bottom of the crank on the frame and it is # 26. the bike is in allaround great shape, i would rate it a 7.5 on a 1 to 10 scale. also in still has the original tires on it. if anyone is intrested in buying this bike give me a call at (218) 268 4204. ask for VERN |
FOR SALE: Star wars Theamed Bike for sale
posted by: Gunter
on 7/8/2004 at 6:08:29 PM
| for sale, a 16" Star wars theamed boys BMX.|
bike is black with "star wars" in gold metalic on frame and on the chromed fork. frame is really nice. the "darth maul" is on the seat but is slightly faded, bike also has handbrakes!! bike needs a bit of a cleaning overall but otherwise is ok. asking $30.00 but would trade for schwinn stuff.
if interested email Herbie53rules@hotmail.com
WANTED: Information on Western Flyer Bicycle
posted by: Kimberly
on 7/8/2004 at 4:19:38 PM
| I lucked into a bike and now I want information about it. Anyone that can help, please do. It has a sticker on the very front says Western Flyer. The name on the chain guard says Galaxy Flyer. Appears to have original seat, with only one small tear on side(somebody dropped it probably). Handlebar grips are molded plastic with the words "western flyer" molded in it. No rust on this ladies blue bike with front and rear fenders. Would love someone to tell me what year this bike is and what it is worth.|
posted by: matt allen
on 7/8/2004 at 6:04:02 AM
| i'm new to old bikes. i'm looking to restore a 1930's ward's hawthorne, but i can't find 26 x1.375 tires. any leads? thank you - matt |
posted by Gordon on 7/8/2004 at 7:16:39 PM
| I believe I have one NOS one and maybe a used one. If you're interested I can check.|
FOR SALE: GT Vertigo for sale
posted by: Kurt
on 7/8/2004 at 1:03:35 AM
| Nice bike - complete, very reasonable starting bid of $34!|