WANTED:   WTT: 15/16" 3-Speed Stem for 1" Stem posted by: Brian on 7/5/2007 at 8:39:09 PM
I've got an old stem for a 15/16" swell in the handlebars. It's in great shape for its age, I'm not totally sure of the brand but the logo is in the picture. It has a standard 7/8" quill that's about 5.5" long.

I want to trade that for a similar stem, except it needs to fit a 1" swell and I'd preferably like a longer quill. It's for an AMF Hercules.


MISC:   old Dana Transmission posted by: Justin on 7/5/2007 at 10:48:39 AM
I have an old Dana transmission. It has a big bulky black metal housing that goes where the sprocket would be and two cables operated by a grip shifter. Could anyone possibly tell me if these are valuable and what it may be worth? It works remarkably well..

MISC:   Yard sale childs bike. posted by: Kevin on 7/5/2007 at 6:21:57 AM
I picked up a childs bike at a yard sale this week. It's a Sun Duster by Sears and Roebuck. It's a beautiful bike and I couldn't resist getting it for my son. I can't find anything on the net about it. I'm getting ready to sand it down and powder coat it, but I thought I'd ask around here before I did it. You never know, I might be ruining a classic. If anyone knows anything about it can you let me know. I don't know the year or anything since the tag is unreadable except for the manufacturer.

   RE:MISC:   Yard sale childs bike. posted by Jennifer on 7/9/2007 at 10:42:27 PM
Eeek! Don't do it!! All those years of hard-earned patina (okay, a little rust): you sand it down and it'll never be original again! Your powder coat may look cool (say in another twenty or so years), but it'll cover up your bike's history and original vision of the bike mfr. Just get the VVVintage kit from this website, clean it with that, wax it, and call it good (and feel right with the universe about having done your part to preserve a little corner of bike history). And from a resale point of view, an orginal bike in even fair condition is worth more than one that's been stripped and re-done. (But you're not going to sell it when you see the wide smile on your son's face...) Cheers!

   RE:MISC:   Yard sale childs bike. posted by Tim on 7/10/2007 at 7:28:48 AM
Check e-bay.....sometimes you can find stuff there....as to if anyones selling one and kinda prices

MISC:   (Info Needed) Western Flyer posted by: Rob Douglas on 7/5/2007 at 12:06:52 AM
Trying to find more info on this bike, grandfather just passed away and was looking to restore it.
So far all the information i was able to get was only things from the bike itself..
on the 'shifter' it says "Sturmey Archer - england" (3 speed)
on the 'handgrips' it says "Schwinn"
on the 'front' it says "Western Flyer" (so i know thats the make)
and on the serial # it shows 40338 _ WA
i've uploaded pix to my website @

Please take a look and see if you can help..
Pls email to are.zee.dee@gmail.com


   RE:MISC:   (Info Needed) Western Flyer posted by ken on 7/5/2007 at 6:51:19 AM
There's a date on the Sturmey-Archer hub. Search the archives on this site and check SheldonBrown.com. Western Flyer means sold by Western Auto stores, doesn't identify the maker. An awful lot of three speeds were imported between what, '55 and '65- they run forever and have little resale value. Looking at the shifter, yours appears to be in the older range, but I'm not a Sturmey expert.

   RE:RE:MISC:   (Info Needed) Western Flyer posted by Rob Douglas on 7/5/2007 at 2:01:44 PM
Awesome, thats a start!!

shows 60 :-D

WANTED:   1963 schwinn jaguar tank (coppertone) posted by: eric r. on 7/4/2007 at 3:33:41 PM
Looking for a nice coppertone/chrome tank for my 63' jag.Chrome and paint must be excellent. Also a working horn for same bike.Thanks for any help!