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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

FOR SALE:   1982 Ross Diamond Cruiser posted by: Joe Patton on 7/25/2004 at 2:59:03 PM
I have a 1982 Ross 5-Speed Diamond Cruiser. I am the original owner. It is black with red trim. I have alot of miles on the bike. Original Messenger Seat, steel rims, derailer, shifter, brake levers and side pull brakes and pedals. Handle bars changed 10 years ago to a "Mountain Bike" style. I do not have the original bars. I just rode the bike yesterday 22 miles. I changed the crank bearings (still using original iron crank) to a sealed precision type about ten years ago (no frame alteration) Garage kept. Some scrathches, but good restoration bike. How much is this bike worth? I just purchased a new bike yesterday. Depending on the value of the bike, I may elect to restore it myself for nostalgic reasons. It weighs a ton! Any guidance on value appreciated. - Joe

FOR SALE:   Bottecchia posted by: Don on 7/25/2004 at 11:38:38 AM
Anyone know where I can acquire decals for a 1990-1 ADR model (purple lettering) Bottecchia? Thanks...Don

MISC:   Pogue Miller & Co Bicycle posted by: jiM on 7/24/2004 at 11:53:23 AM
Just bought a barn full of old bikes. One has a badge that show Pogue, Miller & Co, Richmond, Indiana.

Have you heard of them? I can not find anything other than a picture of the factory in the 1880's from the Richmond, Indiana historical society.

Thanks, jiM

   RE:MISC:   Pogue Miller & Co Bicycle posted by Ken on 7/26/2004 at 9:34:43 PM
If your bike predates 1920 it would be of great interest to the Wheelmen www.thewheelmen.org -there is no mention of your marque on their list at
I hope you will take pictures and post them to the picture database including a picture of the badge. Let us know.

MISC:   unable to i.d. my bike posted by: wheelss on 7/24/2004 at 8:10:40 AM
a sears 20" rear 16" front 3 speed stik shift
i thought the handlebars were called mountain goat handlebars
serial #507-476850
if it is a stingray, it does not match any pictures listed on this site
i was told less than a thousand were built in the mid 60's

sure would be thankful for any info. throw me a bid

   Interested in possible purchase.... posted by Bob on 7/26/2004 at 1:49:58 AM
Sent you an email directly. Look forward to talking! Bob

FOR SALE:   BICYCLE COLLECTION posted by: CARL LAPOINT on 7/23/2004 at 7:57:59 PM

   vintage bike parts posted by Travis on 8/27/2004 at 2:40:54 AM
70's sears spyder head badge and pedals needed!

WANTED:   wanted: Schwinn RUNABOUT parts and STICK SHIFTER , 20" schwinn frame!! posted by: J. on 7/23/2004 at 4:44:34 PM
hey, Looking for the rearwheel from a 16" Schwinn "runabout", the kind thats a 3speed.
also looking for A 3 OR FIVE SPEED SCHWINN STICK SHIFT IN ANY CONDTION!!! I have 3 and 5 speed rims and no cool shifter to shift with!

also looking for a 20" boys schwinn frame in most any condtion.

Thanks, weststreetbikes@hotmail.com

FOR SALE:   Vintage Huffy Mini Pro and Star wars bike for sale posted by: meee on 7/23/2004 at 4:37:00 PM
hey, I've got a Vintage Huffy Mini pro. its got 16" solid BLUE rubber tires, the frame is red but with only one single downtube (could it be a convertable?) it has a hard blue plastic seat, little fenders with white stripes and says "Mini pro", its in pretty good shape and rides. Is it worth anything at all or should I just chop it up?

I also have a Star wars 16" boys bike, has hand brakes and "darth maul" on the seat, pretty cool, asking $15.00 (someone please buy it, it must go!!!)

WANTED:   stingray frames posted by: larry p. on 7/23/2004 at 2:16:57 AM
I need some stingray frames! i have enough parts for 3!!! but sadly im reduced to looking for frames everywhere so if u have any email me!!


WANTED:   5 speed stik shifter for a 68 lemon peeler posted by: larry p. on 7/23/2004 at 2:09:17 AM
Please help me get a shifter!!!!! my peeler is almost done excepet the shifter. Im running a little low on money so make it cheap.

MISC:   Can you please help me? posted by: Tammie on 7/22/2004 at 7:39:38 PM
I found an old 3 speed Huffy (not huffman) bike at a garage sale last weekend. It is very cool! I do not know how to identify what year it is though. I found the number under the crank. It is a "Sportsman." Can someone please help me?
I would really appreciate it.
Thank you so much,

   RE:MISC:   Can you please help me? posted by Ken on 7/27/2004 at 2:13:30 PM
Tammie, your 3-speed may be Sturmey-Archer, in which case it has a date code on the hub. More info at
If it has a Shimano "333" hub, I don't know how to read the date code but I believe there is one. If the hub is Japanese it's probably around 1975-85. Your bike will run forever with care. Does it have a twist-shifter?

FOR SALE:   does this bicycle exist??? posted by: molly on 7/22/2004 at 2:20:07 AM
i purchased a really nice looking vintage bike at a thrift store today. i've never seen/heard of this model.(possibly)late 50's, good condition, white with white grips on the handlebars+a white seat. just a little rust here+there. i've been searching the internet for a while now, and i can't find any resources on this bicycle. it is austrian made. it is called a Norse auto-mini junior. it folds in half+has extendible handle bars, pedel+hand breaks. does anyone know what this is?

FOR SALE:   1939 Schwinn posted by: Dave on 7/21/2004 at 5:12:34 PM

I have a Schwinn Spitfire in very good condition. It is a 26-inch ladies bicycle that I am told was made in 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. The best offer of $150 or more, plus the cost of shipping, takes it. It really is a nice bike in very good condition, but it isn't really my style. I like 70's - 80's steel-frame 10-speed road bikes. Email me at lawprofdave@surfglobal.net and I will happily send along some photos.

WANTED:   Campy SR Chainring as small as possible posted by: Jim on 7/21/2004 at 4:06:35 PM
I'm looking for the smallest chainring I can find to fit a 1984 Campy SR crankset. I believe there's a 39 tooth - does anyone out there have one to sell?


   RE:WANTED:   Campy SR Chainring as small as possible posted by Eric Amlie on 7/22/2004 at 4:11:53 PM
Super Record was 144mm bcd and the smallest chainring it would accept was 41t. Even with this there was some interference between the chain side plates and the body of the ring at the base of the teeth. 42t was the commonly used smallest ring. The 41t are pretty rare these days.

WANTED:   Firestone WW 26x2.125 posted by: Alan on 7/21/2004 at 4:35:51 AM
Wanted to buy: a decent pair of 26 x 2.125 Firestone White-Wall tires for a pre-war bike. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

FOR SALE:   FS: vintage Campy "build kit" posted by: Mark Cady on 7/20/2004 at 3:20:43 PM
For Sale: Complete vintage Campy "build kit." Campy NR derailleurs, wheels with Record LF hubs laced to Mavic GP4 sewup rims. Campy threaded headset, Record cranks, BB, Campy brake calipers, levers, etc. The Der's are ca. 1971. The wheels and brakes are newer. The parts are currently installed on a chromo-steel frame (54cm). The frame is not worth keeping. It is Italian, forget which brand. No reasonable offer refused. Contact: mark_cady@yahoo.com