MISC:   1901 Columbia Model 74 Shaft Drive posted by: Tom Collins on 5/3/2005 at 2:16:56 AM
I have a 1901 Columbia Model 74 Shaft Drive Bike. It is in good condition, deflated tires, working shaft drive, leather sprung seat, and a rear fork shock absorber. I have no idea how much something like this is worth and it wasn't listed in the Vintage Bicycle Pricing Guide. Does anyone know anything about its value?

   RE:MISC:   1901 Columbia Model 74 Shaft Drive posted by Ken on 5/3/2005 at 5:49:01 PM
You might learn something if you talk to the people at Copake. A 1905 shaft-drive Columbia is listed on
with the following description: "37. Rare c. 1905 Columbia man’s chainless 2 speed, cushioned frame with rare front fork cushion device and rear under seat shock absorber (Licensed from the Hygenic Wheel Co.) with suspended rear swing arm assembly. Columbia script pedals. Retains original nickel plating, frame paint restored, wooden rims refinished, matching Goodyear speedway tires, cork grips, excellent period saddle. A rare & desirable model in excellent condition. Sold: $1,800"
Copake catalogs are downloadable and make fascinating reading.

FOR SALE:   Mirada posted by: Kid on 5/2/2005 at 3:11:07 PM
I have a Schwinn Mirada, serial number 6259566, under that is G0986, could anyone tell me about this bike? Thx

FOR SALE:   matching bikes posted by: jim on 5/1/2005 at 2:55:07 PM
i have matching matalic green schwinn varsity model 220 10 speed bikes for sale. bikes are 1978 era and in decent condition. if interested please contact.

WANTED:   huffy wheel bike or parts posted by: Shon Wittenbarger on 5/1/2005 at 3:22:10 AM
Looking for parts for a huffy wheel bike or a complete bike.I need forks, steering wheel and shaft.Also red line slick,front tire,and drag brake.New to the discussion site,it's great.Thanks for your help.

   RE:WANTED:   huffy wheel bike or parts posted by jim on 5/28/2005 at 1:28:59 AM
Have a look here:http://www.mostlymusclebikes.com/506huffythewheel.html

MISC:   Info. on an old bike... posted by: Michael Brown on 4/30/2005 at 3:33:56 PM
I need information on an English Roadster (?). Notable features are rear facing drop-outs, bolt-on seatstay, and 28 X 1 1/2 tires. It's a single speed with a coaster brake. Also, has a hump in the top tube (camel back). Any information would be greatly appreciated - thank you!

   RE:MISC:???Info. on an old bike... posted by Robert N. on 4/30/2005 at 11:15:02 PM
you might try posting on the English Roadster page. Any manufacturer's name?