FOR SALE:   copake auctions posted by: scott on 4/15/2007 at 7:04:17 PM
Is anyone going to the lame ass copake swap meet?

WANTED:   1948 Marman and Colson parts posted by: Doug on 4/15/2007 at 4:29:31 PM
I am in search of any Marman engine parts ( controls, magneto cover) and chain guard and belt guard. Pre war Colson bicycle.
Thanks for any help locating these parts.

   RE:WANTED: 1948 Marman and Colson parts posted by joel on 4/16/2007 at 9:45:44 AM
What Colson parts do you need?

   RE:RE:WANTED: 1948 Marman and Colson parts posted by Doug on 4/16/2007 at 3:03:06 PM
I am just learning about all of this but right now, I need a chain guard.
Marman Parts- Belt cover, magneto cover, fish tail for the exhaust, controls, part that goes in between the gas tanks, key for the key way in the flywheel and I have the flywheel cover but where the cover has 2 holes, I think there is a bracket that would go around the frame, the bracket is what I need. If anyone can help me with these parts I would be really happy!!
Doug ( )

FOR SALE:   1972 Schwinn Super sport (superior frame) posted by: steven on 4/15/2007 at 2:12:18 PM
I have a very well maintained origional schwinn SS. ID # CH067997-- made in march of 72. It looks like about a 21" frame and is yellow.

FOR SALE:   1970 Mondia Special W/ all record components posted by: steven on 4/15/2007 at 2:02:43 PM
I have a 1970 Mondia special I am thinking of selling. It has ALL the origional parts except the pump. All components are Campi- Record- except the brakes I think. What is this worth, and who would be interrested????

   RE:FOR SALE:   1970 Mondia Special W/ all record components posted by Scott on 4/16/2007 at 5:40:34 AM
You should check out They seem to be up on road bikes there.They would be able to tell you the value of your bike.

   RE:FOR SALE:   1970 Mondia Special W/ all record components posted by john on 5/29/2007 at 5:45:29 PM
Do you still have your Mondia? Let me know. I am interested. Thanks

FOR SALE:   Ross Apollo 3 speed posted by: Jim on 4/15/2007 at 1:26:04 PM
Hi,I have a Ross Apollo 3 Speed.Would like to know what books you would recomend to find out more about this type of bike.I've been looking but with no success.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Ross Apollo 3 speed posted by Chandler on 4/17/2007 at 3:08:12 PM
There isn't much out there specifically about the Apollo.
The company was founded in 1940 as the Ross Galvanizing Works. It was located in Brooklyn, New York near the Brooklyn Navy Yards. During WWII the company had extensive contracts with the U.S. Government to coat (galvanize) the bottom of ships. When the war ended, at the suggestion of Sherwood Ross, the company switched to the manufacturing of wheeled goods including bicycles, tricycles, wheel chairs, lawn mowers and roller skates.

The company moved its manufacturing plant to Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York in the 1950s and by the late 50's solely manufacured bikes and trikes and was the 3rd largest American producer of bicycles after Schwinn and Huffy. The company moved again in the early 70's to a new facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania. During the two oil crises of the 1970s (1973 & 1979) the company worked around the clock in three shifts and turned out over 1 million bicycles in each of those years.

Upon Albert Ross' retirement in 1969 the ownership of the company was turned over in equal shares to Albert's son Sherwood B. Ross and daughter Teddy. In 1980, Sherwood B. Ross bought out his sister and remained the sole owner until the company went bankrupt in 1989. The company was unable to compete with imports from the Far East made with very cheap labor. The company tried to stay afloat by shifting it's bicycle manufacturing to leased factories in Taiwan and use the Allentown facility to fulfill government contracts that it had successfully bid on.

The name ROSS was purchased out of Bankruptcy Court by Rand Cycle, Farmingdale, NY. Sherwood B. Ross worked for Rand for 5 years as a consultant as part of the name deal. Rand never sunk enough money into marketing the ROSS name and although they still own it, they are not actively pursuing ROSS sales.
Your best bet is to log into a bicycle forum that deals with muscle bikes and pick there brains for any info you might require.The C.A.B.E. is a good site to check out.