WANTED:   bicycles and accessories posted by: Max on 1/31/2007 at 8:42:14 PM
1) Swing bike- restorable or original
2) wheelie bars- repos or original
3)68-69 apple or orange krates
4) sears free spirit red white and blue seat

WANTED:   WANTED HATOENE WARD HEAD BADGE IN GOOD SHAPE] posted by: sean on 1/31/2007 at 1:40:13 AM
I need a head badge for a erly 50's hawthorne ward bike in good shape..anyone got anything send me a email..

   RE:WANTED:   WANTED HATOENE WARD HEAD BADGE IN GOOD SHAPE] posted by Gordon on 1/31/2007 at 5:57:44 PM
I have several different Hawthorne badges, do you which one you need? If you don't know which one, how about the configuation of the holes and the distance apart?

   RE:WANTED:   WANTED HATOENE WARD HEAD BADGE IN GOOD SHAPE] posted by sean on 1/31/2007 at 6:57:04 PM
Thanks Its a red bkue and siliver head badge it has a H and w in red boxes.How many do you have?I might buy all depending on your price.thanks a lot..sean

   RE:RE:WANTED:   WANTED HATOENE WARD HEAD BADGE IN GOOD SHAPE] posted by Gordon on 2/1/2007 at 9:29:29 PM
I'll try and get them dug out this weekend. I'm guessing you probably mean an "M" over a "W" as that stands for Montgomery Wards, the store that sold Hawthorne.

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   WANTED HATOENE WARD HEAD BADGE IN GOOD SHAPE] posted by sean on 2/1/2007 at 10:24:02 PM
yes thats correct.Well let me know....

FOR SALE:   7 speed Nexus hub posted by: TS on 1/30/2007 at 9:57:27 PM
For sale N.I.B. Shimano Nexus 7 sped rear hub, with roller brake. Hub is complete and in origional Shimano package. Great hub for a townie or all weather commuter bike. As stated N.I.B. $85 (NEG) + shiping, for sale in Continental U.S.A. ONLY. Tim TSWHEELS at verizon dot net.

   RE:FOR SALE:   7 speed Nexus hub posted by ken on 1/31/2007 at 12:33:16 PM
I'll take it. Where located? Take PayPal?

MISC:   Help! posted by: rochelle on 1/30/2007 at 7:32:36 PM
I have a Sears and Roebuck womens bike. It says San Marco on theback of the seat and that it was made in Austria. I'd like to find out what make it might be and if it's worth much. Any info would be appreciated.
Much Thanks!!

   RE:MISC:   Help! posted by ken on 1/31/2007 at 12:19:22 PM
I'm guessing that's a three-speed because there were plenty of them, but Sears also had ten-speeds from Austria. I don't know the name of the maker, or even whether there was more than one. If you can post a picture we can learn a lot from that. The Austrian three-speeds (that's dreigang to you) have a great reputation for reliability but are not collectibles.
The hub probably has a manufacture date.
If it has derailleurs you can date it pretty accurately by the components.
San Marco is the saddle brand.

   RE:MISC:   Help! posted by Ed on 2/2/2007 at 8:23:56 AM
Steyr was a big bicycle manufacturer in Austria. I have a Steyr branded 3 speed that looks like it came out of the same factory as my Sears made in Austria. I think this may be the best 3 speed made. I have owned Phillips, Raleigh and Schwinn. none compare to the design and quality of my Steyr. The big difference between the Steyr and the Sears was the fork. The Steyr had more rake and better fork ends. The headset on Steyr and Sears was an odd size. The pressed in cups are an odd diameter. The early models were lugged frames and the later were welded. Sometime in the 70s the Sears 3 speeds were made in Ohio. Ed

   RE:RE:MISC:   Help! posted by Rochelle on 2/10/2007 at 4:41:40 PM
Thanks you guys. Turns out it is a three speed. Sears and Roebuck made in Austria. (I don't know anything about bikes) It's just sitting in my basement so I was hoping to sell it. Any idea what it might be worth?

WANTED:   Mid to Late 70's Webco posted by: Marc Litwin on 1/30/2007 at 4:46:33 PM
I am looking for a 1975 thru 1979 era webco frame. Complete bikes ok too.
Regards, Marc