MISC:   samchuliho industrrial company limited kia 3000 posted by: tina on 3/28/2006 at 10:38:11 AM
i have a 1952 kia industrial co. lmt. 3000 here at least thats what the bike claims but i find nothing about it anywhere can someone tell me about this monster i have here this bike is a beast. thanx

FOR SALE:    63 cm Fuji frame and fork etc posted by: Spike on 3/28/2006 at 12:21:00 AM
I have a nice unmolested circa 1970s Fuji frame on ebay item 7230351846.Some nicks and scratches but never diddled with.serial SJ911049


WANTED:   Brooks seat for Rodeo/Fireball posted by: Craig on 3/27/2006 at 5:49:32 PM
Looking for a Brooks saddle for a late 60s Raleigh Rodeo or Fireball. Like a banana seat but thicker and squarer like a motorcycle seat. Any condition OK. Pls. Email me if you know of one.

FOR SALE:   New 1977 TREK 700 frame & fork posted by: bike-ninja on 3/27/2006 at 5:29:26 PM
Hi - selling my new old stock 1977 TREK 700 frame & fork. This is a new, never assembled or ridden Reynolds 531 frame & fork, silver brazed, from Waterloo, WI. For auction at eBay (item # 7229189898):


Thanks for looking.

WANTED:   advice for my stupid wheelie bar bike???? posted by: j on 3/27/2006 at 2:44:07 AM
ok, I've got a 'generic 1960's stingray style' 20" bike and I'm trying to make it a wheelie bike but getting nowhere, I know they used to sell factory wheelie bar bikes in the 60's and after market wheelie bars, I've seen pictures of both and made a wheelie bar as close to both as I can but it seems IMPOSSIBLE to get it to work.
the bike lifts up just fine and sits on the wheelie bar wheels but when trying to ride on the wheels it wants to just crash. everything is straight and all and this is my 6th attempt with the bike! I've tryed skate board trucks and now a single wheel and NOTHING works. did the factory wheelie bikes and after market wheelie bars ever actually work or where they just a 'looks' kinda thing?

in full wheelie postion (sitting on the bar wheel) the front axle nuts mesure 20" to the ground
when the bike is parked the wheelie bar wheel (from the bottom of the wheel) is 5" above the ground and close to the back wheel. originally I had it further away from the back wheel but noticed from pictures the other bikes had them very close to the back wheel so I moved it closer to the back wheel but either way it still doesn't work.

if anyone know's what the deal is let me know, weststreetbikes@hotmail.com


   RE:WANTED:   advice for my stupid wheelie bar bike???? posted by Spike on 3/28/2006 at 12:14:30 AM
I've never seen what you are talking about but every wheelie bar I ever saw was more for safety to keep the vehicle from going too far in the air.I would think a bike up on a wheel in that position would be very hard to control.Almost impossible to steer and no brakes or go power and about impossible to keep in that position.
I would think under ideal conditions a skilled rider could keep a bike the rear wheel indefinately.I don't know how you would keep it on a wheelie bar for more than a few feet.

   RE:WANTED:   advice for my stupid wheelie bar bike???? posted by Ed on 4/11/2006 at 2:04:08 AM
When I was about 10 or so I could ride on the back wheel of my banana bike for about 300ft. The trick was to gear the bicycle as high as possible and balance like a circus clown. When you are 10 you have all the time in the world to practice. No extra wheelie bar needed.