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Archived: General For Sale/Wanted

FOR SALE:   EA3 "brightwall" tire update posted by: Kurt K on 9/9/2004 at 12:31:20 AM
FOR SALE (update):

New 'Brightwall' 26 X 1-3/8th E.A.3 tires, a perfect tire for your 1974-1979 Raleigh Sports. Looks almost like the original thin whitewalls that came on these bikes originally, but with silver striping instead (which can pass for white - it fooled me the first time I saw them). Nice smooth, crisply molded tread too.

On sale - $28.00/pair. (Subject to availability. Price does not include shipping costs.)

I now have a photo available of this tire:

Email me at cudak888@aol.com if you are interested.

Take care!


MISC:   Bowden Spacelander posted by: Ryan on 9/8/2004 at 11:51:19 PM
Hi- Just wondering what info. is out there on Bowden Spacelanders- I would like to know a few things- 1. How can you tell a 1960's from the 1980/90 reproductions (are there serial numbe charts around? Also what it the value of one in okay shape? Thanks- Ryan.

MISC:   need information on value. posted by: Matthew Long on 9/8/2004 at 10:07:09 PM
I own an mid 60's, huffy two seater bicycle. Sunny-Day-Ride, yellow with orange tint all original. I've contacted several sources. All huffy can tell me is that it is mid 60's. Any info. as far as value or where 2 get information would be gratly appreciated. Or even info on who might be looking for one. Thank you.

WANTED:   murray firecat seat posted by: brendon on 9/8/2004 at 8:58:53 PM
looking for a firecat flamed banana seat.will pay top dollar

FOR SALE:   Smooth head screw rivets for fender replacement posted by: john on 9/8/2004 at 4:57:34 AM
Smooth head screw rivets for fender replacement. Limited time and supply $6 for a set of 16. Shipping is included. Go to www.paypal.com send funds to my email address jjegg@wideopenwest.com. I'll get then out to you usps. See picture of them at address below.


   RE:FOR SALE: Smooth head screw rivets for fender replacement posted by john on 9/8/2004 at 5:04:55 AM
try this for pic

WANTED:   One pair 26" X 2.125" balloner whitewall tires posted by: Kurt K on 9/8/2004 at 1:07:39 AM
Wanted: One pair of new 26" X 2.125" whitewall balloon tires.

Whitewalls must have crisp, sharp edges and be symmetrical, NOT like the Cheng Shin/Bell crap in Wal-Mart. Tires must be like new, and have no marks, stains, or flat spots. I'll consider repop Schwinn Typhoon cords if at a reasonable price.

Let me know tread pattern, tire make and your asking price.

Thank you very much.

Take care,


FOR SALE:   Raleigh Winkie Childs Trike posted by: Scott on 9/7/2004 at 3:04:49 AM
For Sale is my 1968 Raleigh Winkie Childs Trike in original condition. Blue with white seat and basket. Front brake assembly in good working order. Bike is all original and has been used by only one child. Paint is pealing 2 inches below steering neck very slight. Original white grips and original tires. Tool bag below seat is torn. What is this worth????

FOR SALE:   1952 Schwinn Spitfire posted by: Kerri on 9/7/2004 at 1:22:46 AM
For Sale: 1952 Schwinn Spitfire w/ Tank & Chainguard
No seat or head badge, excellent restoration project
MAKE ME AN OFFER!!!! Email me for more pictures.

FOR SALE:   firstone 500 frame set for sale posted by: tom g on 9/6/2004 at 2:40:51 PM
candy apple red, girls 24" with lite/horn tank, rear rack,
chainguard, $20

FOR SALE:   Sturmey-Archer, Raleigh parts, hubs, handlebars, etc.... posted by: Kurt K on 9/6/2004 at 2:10:45 PM
I have a few Sturmey-Archer, Raleigh, and English-cycle related parts for sale - see this webpage:


Note: Purchase links are NOT working - please email me at cudak888@aol.com if you are interested.

Take care,


WANTED:   tricycle posted by: Calvin on 9/5/2004 at 8:19:01 PM

I am looking for an old tricycle I had as a young kid.
I don't know the brand name (I couldn't read then) but the step plate had stars on it and it came with a trailer.

   RE:WANTED:   tricycle posted by dean on 9/6/2004 at 6:11:32 AM
have a friend with a real nice cond ccm trike with ccm period correct wagon .....?

MISC:    posted by: William J. Vollano on 9/5/2004 at 2:25:51 AM
I have a Columbia, girls bike,with skirt guard, vintage about 1940. It's in three parts, two wheels and the main body. It was painted many years ago. I wnated to have it reconditioned but nobody seems to be interested. Anyone interested?

WANTED:   Chrome drop center rims posted by: Kurt K on 9/4/2004 at 3:19:47 PM
Looking for a pair of 26", 36 hole chrome drop center rims. Must be straight. I don't care if it's original, repro, Tawanese, doesn't matter. No rust or VERY light surface rust that can clean up.

Reasonable prices only, thank you - I am NOT interested in $300 NOS drop-centers.

All the best,


MISC:   PAL SUPERBIKE posted by: Ed on 9/4/2004 at 6:57:14 AM
Trying to get info on a LaPorte Corporation, IN., Superbike, PAL. When was it made, is it suppose to have to hard rubber tires on back, and one inflatable tire on front? There was somebody on discussion board talking about SWAN tires. I thought I'd get info. there, but couldn't find anything. Does anybody know about this bike? We were working in an old mental/hospital and found this bicycle. As a part of our job, we were told to "go ahead and take it, nobody here needs it anymore.
Was this bike used for the handicapped? Any information anybody can give us, we would be greatly apprecicated.

MISC:   WWII Era Bicycles in the UK posted by: Paul Aling on 9/2/2004 at 7:23:40 PM
Hi there,

I'm looking for some info on what bicycles were used by the US armed forces (preferably the Air Force) during WWII. If anyone could give me manufacturers, names, models or dates I'd be greatly appreciative! If anyone is selling one for a fair price I'd be interested too. It has to be in the UK though...



   RE:MISC:   WWII Era Bicycles in the UK posted by Brian on 9/3/2004 at 2:56:35 AM
One model was the Westfield Compax. It was a step thru frame that came apart in the middle for transport. A civilian model was called the "Traveler". Also sold under the Columbia label. There is one shown on this site in the database. Search for "Westfield"