MISC:   converting old bike posted by: Mike Lee on 6/8/2005 at 3:48:01 PM
I have a 60's era Montgomery Ward Hawthorne that was my wife's when she was a child, was wondering if its possible to convert an old single speed like this to gears. We now live in an area that has a lot of hills and a geared bike would be much easier for her to use.

   RE:MISC:   converting old bike posted by Richard on 6/12/2005 at 1:45:30 AM
It is possible to convert a single speed bicycle to a multispeed bicycle. What you have to do is widen the rear forks to accept the wider multispeed wheel. It sounds simple, but you have to get both sides to move the same amount. If you don't, you will have the bicycle "dog tracking." Your local auto body shop should be able to help you modify the frame. Good Luck on the project.

   RE:MISC:   converting old bike posted by scott on 6/22/2005 at 3:06:28 AM
you should consider a shimano nexus hub ask at your local bike shop

MISC:   Pana’s (IL) 5th Annual Antique-Classic Bicycle Show and Swap Meet posted by: Eldon Hammond on 6/7/2005 at 2:46:46 AM
Press release: Pana (Illinois) Antique-Classic Bicycle Show and Swap Meet

This year Pana’s 5th Annual Antique-Classic Bicycle Show and Swap Meet is held in Kitchell Park in the very spacious Chautauqua Pavilion (over 11000-sq. ft.). When filled, space will be available for vendors outside. The date is Saturday June 25th, 2005, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. There will be several classes for bicycles manufactured up to the 1980’s, Classic Scooters (through 1965) And Classic Motorized Bicycles. This event has grown in the last four years and Pana’s Chamber of Commerce is putting a large effort in making it even better. As in the past very generous Trophies will be given in each class. The Pana (Illinois) Antique-Classic Bicycle Show is the Home of "The Illinois Classic Bike of the Year" (2005) Award with $150.00 and nice plaque going to the Winner and $75.00 going to Runner Up. We also will enter the winner’s bike in the "2006 Classic of the Year" at the 2006 Ann Arbor Swap Meet. This event is an effort to bring forth some of the finest classic bicycles that few people ever get to see. Bring them out to Pana for all to see! Information at: www.geocities.com/bikes62557 then click on 2005. This great event is held at the same time and just across the park road from the Pana Mid-State Classic Car Show. Admission is free to the public for both events and large crowds are expected for this joint venture. Be sure to be there as it will be a great day for Bike and Car enthusiast alike. Call 217-562-2813 for information or go to web site listed above. Vendors should register as soon as possible.

Eldon Hammond
217 562 2813


This year will be bigger than ever! Over ½ spaces inside pavilion are taken. Get your reservation in ASAP! Will have many outside spaces so no one will be left out. We have many Trophy Sponsors so as always we will have the nicest Trophies anywhere.


WANTED:   1963 1/2-1964 schwinn stingray posted by: Tom on 6/7/2005 at 2:05:22 AM
hey everyone looking for a cheap 63.5 or a 64 stingray rider bike email me directly with pics and price and shipping cost to location 11793. thanks Tom

MISC:   Steyr, Clubman posted by: Maggie Cruz on 6/6/2005 at 10:02:06 PM
Hi I have an old bike - It's Austrian made. Styre Clubman. Looks like 70's era. Has thumb shifters and giant wing quick release. (I'm not sure what to call them. They look like Giant wing nuts. Anyway it's in good condition and I was wondering if anyone could give me any more info. I know the company is no longer making these bikes and they were sold by Sears at one time. I have pictures.

Thanks, Maggie

MISC:   70s Motobecane posted by: Jeff Cronen on 6/6/2005 at 9:05:27 PM
Hi everyone,
new to the board. Have a Motobecane Nomad purchased new in 1975. Relatively good condition, everything works, new tires recently. Does anyone have any idea what it might be worth? Please advise.

   RE:MISC: 70s Motobecane posted by ric on 2/20/2006 at 4:56:23 AM
I'd be intersted in it. Had one as a kid and i've been replacing some of the bikes I had as a kid. What color?