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    BAD NEWS: My Twisted Take on a Western Flyer Newsboy Special

    I just brought home this Western Flyer Newsboy Special from Buddy's Pedal Fest 2021 just earlier this weekend. I'd been looking for the middleweight version of this bike, most commonly known as a Columbia Firebolt, for a while now. Imagine my surprise when I learned that they also made this...
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    Western Flyer Newsboy Special

    Brought home this Western Flyer Newsboy Special from the Buddy's Pedal Fest swap meet and show this past weekend. I don't know much about this balloon tire bike, other than the middleweight versions are usually sold as Columbia Firebolts. This one has also been modified somewhat with a few...
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    Got some bikes I'm hoping to sell/trade at a swap meet, need help on pricing

    Hi guys. I've got a few bikes that I'm planning to take to Buddy's Pedal Fest in Pleasant Hill, MO on the 18th, but I'm not sure how to price all of them. I want to know how much they're worth, plus how much I could realistically expect to get for them. First are these 2 10-speed Raleigh Capri...
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    Unknown Murray bike

    Bought this bike from a friend last night. I know it's built by Murray, but there are no indications as to what exact brand/model of bike I have. I tried finding pictures online of this frame style with these specific racks, a (missing) tank and chain guard, but I haven't had any luck...
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    Buddy's Pedal Fest in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, September 18th

    I'm thinking about going to this event, but as someone who's never been before, is it any good? I'm thinking about selling/trading some bike parts there, but I don't know what the turnout is typically like. Is anyone else from here going?
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    You guys ever seen a two-piece bike like this?

    Link to ad. Saw this on Marketplace, and it just left me scratching my head. It looks like a Murray-built frame, but it's a two-piece bike. I can't tell if it's factory or custom, as I've never seen one like it before, but it looks fairly well-done.
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    3 Bicycle seats/saddles

    Up for sale are 3 bicycle seats, one fairly new, the other two vintage. Willing to sell separately or together. Offers/trades welcome. The brown "Stream Ride" seat measures 10.5 inches long x 10.5 inches wide x 7 inches tall. Has a small tear on the top. Asking $25 for it. The vintage black...
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    Rare Vintage 1970s Worksman Cycles Deluxe Cruiser Bicycle in McKinney, TX - $580

    Link to Marketplace ad. "Selling my 70s Worksman Cycles Deluxe Cruiser with a rare factory front suspension fork. Worksman only made about 250 of these and most are long gone. Bike came with a 26” rear wheel and a 24” front wheel. It was featured in the November 1979 issue of BMX Plus Magazine...
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    The Schwinn Dixie Dreamcycle

    Well, this is the third build thread I've created for this bike. Hopefully, this time the thread will end with a completed bike. If you haven't seen either the 2020/2021 MBBO thread or the second, separate build thread for this bike, here’s the backstory for this project: this is actually the...
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    Prewar Skiptooth Hawthorne Mans Bike in Wichita, Kansas - $135

    https://wichita.craigslist.org/bik/d/wichita-prewar-skiptooth-hawthorne-mans/7346792442.html Saw this one pop up earlier last night. Looks like it'd be a fun project, and not at a bad price. Seller says he also has a prewar women's bike too.
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    26 inch Schwinn Straight bar barn find in Poplar Bluff, Missouri

    Link to ad on Marketplace The seller doesn't have a description for it, but it looks to be pretty intact, if a bit rusty and crusty. Guy's asking $375 for it, which doesn't sound like a bad deal, at least in my opinion.
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    Bike parts/projects in Parsons, Kansas (Get them before they're scrapped!)

    Link to first ad Link to second ad Saw these 2 ads for some bikes and parts in Parsons, Kansas earlier today. Apparently the guy posting everything is trying to sell everything before it gets put in a landfill. The most interesting bikes, in my opinion, are the 20 inch AMF muscle bike and the...
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    SOLD: 2 1960s Schwinn Hollywood frames & misc. parts

    Various vintage bike parts and projects for sale. Willing to sell separately or as a lot. I would prefer to sell locally in or near Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, but I am willing to ship everything within the continental U.S. Prices do not include shipping. Offers/trades welcome! Parts/Projects...
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    SOLD 2 1960s Schwinn Hollywood frames & misc. parts

    Various vintage bike parts and projects for sale. Willing to sell separately or as a lot. I would prefer to sell locally in or near Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, but I am willing to ship everything within the continental U.S. Prices do not include shipping. Offers/trades welcome! Parts/Projects...
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    Bike from the Dead's Freshly-Exhumed Finds (Everything I've dug up since 6/15/21)

    Okay, I'm not sure how many of you saw my "fresh finds" from a month ago, but I ended up selling/trading roughly half of what I had acquired from that last haul. Here's what I've parted with from that last haul: My Manton & Smith-built Nonpareil Bicycle Works girl's bike. Literally the...
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    Perfectly Seasoned "Nonpareil Bicycle Works" Lady's Balloon Tire Bike

    I just picked up this girl's bike, cooked and seasoned to perfection, on my way back home from the 2021 Springfield, Missouri bicycle swap meet, and I am eager to learn more about it. The head badge shows that it's from "Nonpareil Bicycle Works" in St. Louis, Missouri, and there is a serial...
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    Souvenirs from the Springfield, Missouri Bicycle Swap Meet, and the trip home

    I managed to bring back less than I brought up with me to the 2021 Springfield, Missouri bicycle swap meet, even after I bought/traded for other stuff. That's fine by me, as I got rid of a bunch of bikes and parts I didn't need, and I got a few things that I wanted. Here's what I brought home...
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    Anyone going to the bicycle swap meet in Springfield, Missouri on May 15th?

    I'm thinking about going and selling/trading what bike stuff I have that I don't want/need, but is anyone else from Rat Rod Bikes going too?
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    Free Old Bicycle in Longview, Texas

    Link to the ad Looks like it'd make for a fun little project. Probably needs nothing more than a set of wheels.
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