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WANTED:   i need some good-looking custom wheels posted by: chastin on 9/10/2001 at 5:09:49 PM
i need some good-looking custom wheels but i cant find any so could you help me? a website woul be nice.

   RE:WANTED:   i need some good-looking custom wheels posted by JimW. on 9/11/2001 at 8:46:04 PM
Check out http://bikerodnkustom.homestead.com/wheels.html
It shows different wheels and sources

FOR SALE:   Hand made Harely Davidson 3 Wheel Bicycle posted by: Liz on 9/6/2001 at 8:39:13 PM
Hi All! I was told that maybe this area would be more interested in something I have. I copied my post below to see if anyone can help. Thanks!-
Found this site through a search with Yahoo! and I'm not sure if you can help... I have a 3 Wheel Harley Bicycle that a friend of my brother has made and I'm trying to sell it through eBay and such.... No luck... It's not vitage/old but I thought maybe someone out there has a helpful hint on what to do... I'm asking $2600. I have pictures on the following address if you're iterested just to check it out: www.angelfire.com/rant/pryncesspages/harley
Thanks for any help you can give.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Hand made Harely Davidson 3 Wheel Bicycle posted by JimW. on 9/11/2001 at 8:51:45 PM
That's pretty nice. How about sending photos to the BikeRod
& Kustom gallery, at this E-address: jwilson20@nyc.rr.com
PS: The URL to the trike should have a .html on the end, for
it to work. http://www.angelfire.com/rant/pryncesspages/harley

   RE:FOR SALE:   Hand made Harely Davidson 3 Wheel Bicycle posted by A Freind on 10/14/2001 at 5:22:07 PM
"This is one nice trike"! Anybody who has some spare change, should check this three wheeler out.

FOR SALE:   Huffy old school Muscle bike posted by: DM Lawrence on 9/5/2001 at 7:12:59 PM
I have a bike that I think that you'd guys may want to convert to one. I didn't have the time to start doing it.
It has new:
1. Paint (purple with flakes)
2. handlebar
3. grips
4 tires (whitewalls)
5. seat
6. wheels
REchromed: forks, crankset and cups
It's an old huffy muscle bike.

I have a pic if you want to see it.



FOR SALE:   Dyno Von Franco Tangerine posted by: thetoyking on 9/5/2001 at 11:35:13 AM
I have a nice Dyno Von Franco In Candy Tangerine. I sweet ride. The handle bars have been switched from the cruiser style to Dyno's Ape Hangers. Minor scratches. All original and complete! Asking $250 OBO for pick-up/delivery in Columbus OH area only. Thanks!!! E-mail if interested

LOWRIDERS:   value posted by: dre on 8/31/2001 at 8:12:14 PM
i have an old lowrider boys frame that i bought from some farmer,
with a serial number of b114534 i was wondering if any knows where it was made or its value. i think its a CCM by the looks of the size of the part the crank goes in but i would like to find out the model>
please email me directly
thanx dre

LOWRIDERS:   where to order a lowrider online??? posted by: Tim P. on 8/30/2001 at 12:08:15 PM
Looking for a reputable dealer to order a lowrider online. New to the lowrider craze and the only place that I have stumbled across so far is Ridable Bicycle Replicas. They seem to have a nice assortment of bikes which would easily fit my requirements. Is this the best place to get one?? LMK. Thanks, Tim P.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   where to order a lowrider online??? posted by Sebastian on 8/31/2001 at 2:09:31 AM
Hi Tim,
I usually order my Bikes and parts @ http://www.lovelylowrider.com . I never had any problems with them.
Also, I want to check out http://www.hiwheel.com, because they have those 24K-Plated stuff. I hope their stuff is of a good quality. Will see.
I know of http://www.zenital.com/prod02-bajitas.htm - but somebody told me that they don't have that good quality.
Best Quality but highest prices and a poor assortment has http://www.aztlanbicycle.com/

Hope this helped.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   where to order a lowrider online??? posted by Annette on 9/6/2001 at 3:54:49 PM
Weel just to clarify for Sebastian and Tim. Rideable Bicycle Replicas, Inc. is also www.hiwheel.com Check us out and email me with any questions.

MISC:   MURRAY CHOPPER posted by: JOHN on 8/26/2001 at 4:03:11 PM
i am in the uk, and I've found a NOS, still wrapped Murray Chopper from 1960/70. Can you tell me were i can get more info on this bike, and a rough guide to its value.

thanks for your help


   RE:MISC:   MURRAY CHOPPER posted by Jeff on 8/27/2001 at 5:26:17 AM
Be sure to put this message under the "Musclebike" topic, too.

   RE:MISC:   MURRAY CHOPPER posted by Catfood Rob on 8/31/2001 at 11:42:22 AM

LOWRIDERS:   24inch Stepthrough LowCruiser posted by: Sebastian on 8/26/2001 at 7:44:06 AM
Hey folx,

just wanted t olet you know that "Silva Bullet tres", a 50ies Stepthrough-Frame went custom and became a nice Low-Cruiser.

for Pictures check out: http://www.lowriderbike.de and click on "paulas.lowriderbike.de"

or: goto http://www.lowstylez.com and choose: "Bikes" -> "Paulas Lowriderbike"


   RE:LOWRIDERS,Your the Man!! posted by sam on 8/26/2001 at 7:06:23 PM
Sebastian,your the man!Tell us what your going to do&do it!Looks like Paulas is having a great time with that bike.Like how you handled the springer thing,real cool.--sam

MISC:   Chopper Show posted by: catfoodrob on 8/24/2001 at 1:42:40 PM
European event of the year, U.K. Musclebike show, 29/30 Sept, Liverpool area.... All customs, lowriders, choppers `n dynos are invited...... its all FREE ..mail me catfoodrob@catfoodcircus.com for details.

LOWRIDERS:   shop in germany posted by: buckol on 8/18/2001 at 12:18:56 PM
I'm from Poland. I want to know if in Germany is any lowrider shop with accesories.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   shop in germany posted by Sebastian on 8/20/2001 at 2:08:36 AM
Check out http://www.lowrider-shop.de from Hamburg, Germany.

They sell "Bajitas" and "Aztlan"-stuff at low prices.
Or call: +49 40 89019540 and ask for Knut. Tell him Sebastian told you about his shop.

Cheers. Sebastian °LowStylez B.C. Hamburg, Germany°


WANTED:   vintage adult tricycle posted by: tiffini on 8/16/2001 at 12:23:54 PM
hi there,

i am interested in getting an older adult tricycle. i've seen really nice schwinn town and country tricycles and i like the look of those. i am looking for a tricycle in fair condition with fenders. does anyone know how much these go for? or places to look for them? or do you have one for sale?

thanks! post here or email.

   RE:WANTED:   vintage adult tricycle posted by Wings on 8/21/2001 at 12:32:13 AM
I see them in Thrift Stores in the winter. Not too common but they do show up for $50 - $100 or so. I have never seen a Schwinn show up in the last 10 years!

CUSTOMS:   Choppercabras posted by: Germ on 8/15/2001 at 6:54:57 PM
Hey everyone,
Germ from the Choppercabras here.For those of you who havent heard of us please checkout our site,www.geocities.com/choppercabra106.Hope you all enjoy

LOWRIDERS:   Paint posted by: Joshua on 8/14/2001 at 1:06:53 PM
I know you can paint a bike with automotive paint(and house paint,hehe)but can you paint out of a spray can from a store,I know its possible.My model cars turn out great with out model car paint.Enamel would probably work best from can,and youll have to put lots of clear coat on it right?has there ever been a guy who has painted out of areosol can who has won a prize???????????I know you can paint a bike with automotive paint(and house paint,hehe)but can you paint out of a spray can from a store,I know its possible.My model cars turn out great with out model car paint.Enamel would probably work best from can,and youll have to put lots of clear coat on it right?has there ever been a guy who has painted out of areosol can who has won a prize???????????

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Paint posted by A friend on 8/14/2001 at 7:04:18 PM
Joshua, I understand that the paint can of choice by some collectors is KRYLON spray paint. I beleive there is a subject on this in Jim Wilsons web site bikerodnkustom. Or just go scroll down to the bicycle links on this web site, and you will find the BR&K web site.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Paint posted by Sebastian on 8/16/2001 at 4:41:51 AM
Joshua, I always paint my Bikes with SprayPaintCans. I usually use Belton, Sparvar or DupliColor Cans - that's all I can get here in Germany. I heard about Krylon, but I never used them so far.
You can even get Gold-, Chrome- and Pearl-Metal-Flakes out of a SpraypaintCan - really nice! I even found some "Candy-style" paint in Cans - nice 4 effects.
I don't know if a "Spraypaint-Can-painted" Bike ever won a Show - but it should be possible when done correctly.

Sebastian °LowStylez B.C. Hamburg, Germany°

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Paint posted by Joshua on 8/17/2001 at 11:53:56 AM
Thanks guys,I think im going to paint my bike with dupli colrs new mirage paint,It changes colors,I havent seen too many bikes like that.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Paint posted by sam on 8/17/2001 at 8:19:07 PM
Dupli-color is good paint.I've used it.Can't say any spray can bike won a prize but I do know of one that was spraye caned for a movie,only had to look good 50 feet away!

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Paint posted by JimW. on 8/18/2001 at 3:34:21 PM
I've used automotive paint and spray gun, and done a really
rotten job of it. I've used spray can paint, and done a
fabulous job. The key to any paint job is prepping it properly.
The nice aspect of spray cans is that there aren't as many
ways to screw up, as with a spray gun. I found all those ways
back in the day, when I painted my Alfa Romeo Spider with
Camaro Orange. It was so rough, someone asked me if that was the

   RE:RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Paint posted by Joshua on 8/20/2001 at 9:15:03 PM
I purchased Dupli colors new mirage paint as seen in lowrider biycles summer issue.It is really nice paint,It changes green to gold to purple and orange.When the paint gets laid im going to have It pinstriped by Curt bacon,A guy who can really make some custom stuff,including aluminum mags for my bike!!

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Paint posted by JOE on 10/3/2001 at 9:04:20 PM

AGE / VALUE:   new website posted by: Annette Duarte on 8/7/2001 at 4:34:03 PM
Check out our new website at www.hiwheel.com. For lowrider bicycle parts choose lowriders on the menu bar and then peruse the new parts lists. If you want to order please email me and let me know you heard about us on the old roads discussion board.

LOWRIDERS:   FOR SALE! posted by: Joshua on 8/7/2001 at 12:28:17 PM
All parts came off a March 1969 Schwinn StingRay and are for sale or trade:Handlebars w/ red slimline grips,needs some cleaning comes with goose neck $20.00,and Mag style sprocket w/ crank,pretty good shape,needs more cleaning $10.00.All parts need more cleaning and have some surface rust.Not sure of shipping charges,I'll find out when your interested.
Bye everyone