FOR SALE:   Cignal Talon posted by: Tim Jewett on 8/31/2007 at 9:02:33 AM
I also have a Cignal Talon in great working order that's almost identical to the photo archived on this site. Almost all original equip. New continental tires, and a vetta c-15 computer. I'm trying to save up a little money to get something that's easier to ride with the kids. $175.00

FOR SALE:   Free Spirit/ Reynolds 531 posted by: Tim Jewett on 8/31/2007 at 8:59:46 AM
any idea on the interest in or potential values of a Sears Free Spirit with a Reynolds 531 frame? I have one that my dad left me and may want to let it go.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Free Spirit/ Reynolds 531 posted by Scott on 9/2/2007 at 3:47:26 AM
A Free Spirit with 531 tubing is rare. They were usually made with lead pipe(lol). It's a higher end model so it may be worth something. Free Spirit was known more for entry level bikes(heavy).

   RE:FOR SALE:   Free Spirit/ Reynolds 531 posted by nate on 9/3/2007 at 8:36:18 AM
I never knew they made any Sears bicycles with 531 tubing...!

MISC:   Value posted by: Todd on 8/31/2007 at 7:53:43 AM
I am about to buy a 49cm 1961 Motobecane and wanted to know what the value was.

Its a
-49cm 1020 Tube bike with Dia Compe Braking.
-10 speed in perfect condition.
-No rust or cracks.
-27" rims (rear is a superchromix/chromage 27 x 1 1/4", and the front is the same size (Ukairim in Japan).
-seat is origional (front rim is the only thing not origional on bike).
-Classic 70's green color(with some nicks, some touch up with a darker green paint)

I am clueless as to the value and wanted to know if anyone knew anything about this bike.


WANTED:   v-belt drive posted by: Bob on 8/28/2007 at 6:54:19 AM
I am looking for a v-belt drive rplacement for a 1951 Whizzer (12.5 x 7.75 or 13 x 7.80)

MISC:   Help.... posted by: Kyle on 8/27/2007 at 9:40:32 PM
I have been on the search for a while for a nice vintage bike, but in the area of MA that I live in, that doesn't really happen. I was however taking a walk tonight, and happened accross a vintage Columbia that was being tossed out in the trash. It needs some work, but I couldn't let it be just thrown away. Unfortunately I know little to nothing about bike repair, and if anyone out there knows anything about what is probably a 70's or 80s Columbia..any help at all would be appreciated. All that I can tell about it right now is that I think I need a new chain, the front tire needs to be alligned (as it sets kind of off to the right) and I may or may not need a new back tire. This is definately a project, but I had to save it. Like I said...any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you so much, hope to hear from someone...

   RE:MISC:   Help.... posted by ken on 8/28/2007 at 10:22:10 AM
Kyle, you'll enjoy doing the work you describe, and giving the bike new life. It's not rocket science. Chains and tires are inexpensive maintenance items and can usually be found at hardware or tractor supply stores. If the front wheel is damaged check your local bike shop for a used one. There are plenty of good maintenance sites, including Park Tool's comprehensive
-where it says select a region, it means the part of the bike you'll be working on. If you get stuck, post a question here.

   RE:MISC:   Help.... posted by nate on 9/3/2007 at 6:21:09 AM
Great advice, Ken.
There's nothing like taking an old cycle and fixing it up yourself!

   TEACH ME about my SCHWINN please posted by kerri on 9/4/2007 at 9:35:24 PM
Hi I just inherited a Schwinn Spitfire, I have the serial number but cannot find out anything else, year worth etc... I'd like to learn how to restore this item and either keep it or pass it on to someone who truly admires bicycles. Can anyone help me? Serial number is T37333 if I have that correct? Thanks.