FOR SALE:   wanted rays posted by: tom on 10/29/2005 at 2:32:19 AM
wanted!!! old crappy barn bike rays or krates for low prices

   RE:FOR SALE:   wanted rays posted by tom on 10/29/2005 at 2:42:09 AM
this post is copy writted to me COPYWRITE 2005

   RE:FOR SALE:   wanted rays posted by ? on 11/2/2005 at 4:30:31 PM
Calm yourself. No one will copy the phrase "old crappy."

   RE:FOR SALE:   wanted rays posted by The English Language on 11/4/2005 at 9:42:45 PM
By the way, it's COPYRIGHT not COPYWRITE and "writted' isn't even a word!

   RE:FOR SALE:   wanted rays posted by tom on 11/7/2005 at 3:19:28 AM
i was kidding around its i think whats it called? a joke sorry if i spelt copyright wrong

WANTED:   SEARS / MURRAY CHAIN GUARD!!! posted by: j on 10/28/2005 at 7:13:14 PM
I recently bought a purple 20" sears boys bike (1960's era) and its compleate except for the chain guard...does anyone have one? its the "generic" 60's - 70's sears and murray chain guard, it has a little wing that extends past the frame on the back and clamps around the frame in the front. I'd prefur a chrome one but would probably be interested in a painted one too.

also, does anyone know where I could find paint for the bike? its an odd purple pinkish redish, a cool color but sears and the autoparts store don't seem to have a can of anything close to it..thanks,

   RE:WANTED:   SEARS / MURRAY CHAIN GUARD!!! posted by rod on 10/28/2005 at 8:06:40 PM
Most auto parts store usually carry different hues that may require you to mix them yourself if you're into experimenting w/ paint colors, or you can go to just about any paint store that can match the color of the purple/pink/red hue you're looking for, but if all else fails & you're handy w/ an airbrush or spray-paint gun, have at it! Good luck!

   RE:WANTED:   SEARS / MURRAY CHAIN GUARD!!! posted by j on 10/29/2005 at 5:46:14 AM
I was looking a can of it already made, lol though mixing it crossed my mind but I don't have an air brush. if I can't find a can of it I guess I'll leave the original paint, its nice in some spots, lol.
I have tons of experience with spray cans, how much differint is an air brush to use?

   RE:WANTED:   SEARS / MURRAY CHAIN GUARD!!! posted by David on 10/30/2005 at 12:38:18 PM
Check out this site for custom rattle can paint. I aint cheap but if you must use a rattle can, go for it. A cheap airbrush setup would cost less.

WANTED:   crescent #1 posted by: mike on 10/28/2005 at 12:37:38 AM
I have a crescent # 1 made by "western wheel works chicago usa " about 1891 or so. Can anyone pass on more info?


WANTED:   Starting a used bicycle business posted by: Phil Rutledge on 10/26/2005 at 7:58:46 AM
I am interrested in opening a new/used bicycle shop in about a year. I would like to find out some good information on where to buy, and at a good low price so I can make a good profit. Any suggestions on where and how much I should pay? I live in the Oklahoma City area. I have been getting some good buys at pawn shops, but I need to find more areas to look and find some good deals. Thanks

   RE:WANTED:   Starting a used bicycle business posted by kim on 10/26/2005 at 11:15:49 AM
A used bike shop is a great business. Your 2 biggest expenses will be rent and employee's pay. If you limit your store hours and are the only employee you can cut out the need to hire (and trust) others.

Start building up your inventory now. Go to yard sales, goodwill, pawn shops, the local dump, police auctions, etc.
You'll also need to hook up with a parts distributor for things like new tires, tubes and cables.

In today's economy, more people are going back to bikes for short trips and for recreation.

   RE:WANTED:   Starting a used bicycle business posted by j on 10/29/2005 at 5:53:49 AM
that sounds like an awesome idea and it should be pretty cheap to run too as in the past 2 years I have literly gotten over 100 bikes from the trash, friends and junk shops, and 97% of them were from the trash!

as for hiring people, be careful, the bike store near me has kids my age that like to get burned out behinde the store after hour's.... (of course now when I need bike parts I have to ride about 5 miles to the OTHER bike store cuz I Don't feel like dealing with my burned out EX-friends)

good luck!

   RE:WANTED:   Starting a used bicycle business posted by Jeff on 11/4/2005 at 11:16:19 PM
Keep me posted as to when your shop opens. I live in Dallas, but travel through OKC a few times a year and I'm always looking for old BMX bikes.


MISC:   Fuji Bikes posted by: Jeff on 10/25/2005 at 2:40:27 PM
I would like approximate value of Fuji Special Road Racer (1969 ?)and Fuji Finest (1972?)

   RE:MISC:   Fuji Bikes posted by David on 11/2/2005 at 4:34:54 PM
Your bikes are probably mid-70s. The Special Road Racer might bring $100 if it's VERY good shape and you're VERY lucky. The Finest is a better bike, maybe twice as much. Look at Ebay and ask on the Vintage Lightweight list here.