MISC:   1945 bicycle posted by: Skipper on 6/16/2005 at 9:10:04 PM
Not looking to sell this 1945 bicyle, just wondering if anyone knows the round-a-bout worth of one, and the best source to read so I can give it a face lift. It's been up in a hay barn for 50 years, and just needs a good bath.

MISC:   Huffy 3-Wheeled Slingshot posted by: Jim Webb on 6/16/2005 at 4:59:28 PM
I have a three wheeled Huffy slingshot I'd like to find more info on. The only thing I Know about it is I saw one in the Movie 2010.

   RE:MISC:   Huffy 3-Wheeled Slingshot posted by Dave Broadbent on 7/11/2005 at 11:48:53 PM
I have one in my garage, and would love to know the value.
I took four digital pictures today of this red slingshot.
Everything is original on the bike.

MISC:   Batavus (Bato) posted by: Kathy on 6/16/2005 at 3:33:39 AM
I found a Batavus bike in excellent shape in the garage sale. I would like to know where I can get info on this bike. I did a search and couldn't find anything in english.
Does anyone know what this bike could be worth to resell.

Thanks, Kathy

   RE:MISC: Batavus (Bato) posted by Andy on 7/1/2005 at 8:09:31 PM
Kathy, I don't know much about the brand either, but I own a Batavus Monte Carlo that I just bought for $20 in fair to crappy condition. In fact, I probably overpaid, but it's a cool-looking lugged bike with horizontal dropouts. I'm converting it to a single-speed. The older guys at the bike shop admired it and it seems fairly rare to find one in the States, as Batavus apparently stopped importing them here a long time ago (back in the 70's or 80's). The company still exists and makes lots of bikes for the European market (I'm sure you found their company site). I'm trying to locate more information as well so I thought I would try to help a fellow searcher. Unfortunately, that's about all I can tell you.

WANTED:    posted by: mike on 6/16/2005 at 2:15:12 AM
i am looking for a white vinyl bananna seat with red flames. it has a chrome border and it is a springer seat. it came off a sears spyder mark VII. i think it might be made by troxel. i am also looking for a cool 3 speed stick shifter for my chrome sears spyder 3 speed. a cool set of white grips. let me know what you have. email me at sickcycles@optonline.net

FOR SALE:   1972 Raleigh Super Tourer made i Eng posted by: Brett Lipeles on 6/15/2005 at 9:42:40 PM
Raleigh Super Tourer – 63 cm center to center which lists in the 1974 catalog as 25.5” (center to top)

Serial Number WC4007233
Second number stamped on bottom bracket – N113078

1974 Raleigh Catalog says that these frames and forks were made from Reynolds 531 butted tubing, however, there are no Reynolds stickers on the frame or fork. The fork may not be original, as the paint color is not the same as the frame. The R on the fork decals is the same as that on Raleigh Rampar BMX bikes that I remember from about 1980. From the serial number I think that the frame may be a 1972. It is the same frame color as 1974, but different head tube color. The Heron headtube badge is metal and riveted on. The rear dropouts are Huret, with rear wheel positioning screws, and the rear triangle is chromed halfway up. The front fork is also half chrome.

Paint is in good condition. No dents or rust. Some scratches and some places where I removed stickers leaving not yet faded paint that stands out from 30 years exposed paint.

Many of the original parts were updated over the years. The stem is the original CB, but the handlebars are drop bars and the 1974 catalog shows upright touring bars. The brake levers must have been replaced then with Dia-Compe Grand Compe (late 70’s-early 80’s). Brake lever hoods need replacing as they are all there but cracked with age. Grab-on grips again suggest to me an upgrade in the early 1980’s. The original Huret Jubilee derailleur is here in great condition. Derialleur cable guide is also the original Huret. Seat post seams to be the original, a simple, short aluminum straight post with no identifying markings. Seat clamp is not part of the post. Seat post binder bolt is original.

The cranks also seem to have been upgraded. They are a beautiful SR model (Royal) 52 & 44 chainrings (also Royal). These actually look like the Stronglights from the catalog spec, but are newer. Similar vintage SR SP-250 alloy pedals are also here with Christophe Chrome toe clips and leather straps. Bottom bracket was also upgraded.

The shifters and front derailleur are Shimano 600, friction model. I didn’t even know that Shimano 600 existed before indexing. Brakes are Suntour Spirit Side pulls. Headset is Tange.

The wheels are Shimano 105 hubs with stainless steel straight gauge spokes and Trek Matrix rims, 27” x 7/8” with a seven speed 13-26 tooth cassette. These use the more modern Shimano cassette, probably from the early 90’s.