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  1. bikesnbuses

    SOLD Vintage 1950 ladies balloon tire Schwinn Starlett tank bicycle LOCAL P/U in RI

    Great winter restoration project. An antique all original bike with tank rack and part of the headlight.. This is not rideable as it it.. NO shipping,sorry LOCAL PICK UP ONLY in southern RI in Ashaway
  2. Mesquite Hugger

    Raleigh and Schwinn Framesets and parts

    Over the weekend I went to a backyard bike mechanic shop looking for some klunker parts and came home with a few extra frames. Frameset 1 - Raleigh Sports 24" $45 plus shipping. There is a small dent in the top tube just in front of the seat post, otherwise, it seems very straight. That...
  3. Jbyrd666

    Schwinn straightbar year?

    I got this frame yesterday from a good friend of mine for free... Well I owe her a "Favor" lol. Anyways she told me it's a 74 Schwinn frame but I can't find it when I look up the serial numbers (F96073746) Anywhere? Idk what year or what kinda Schwinn it is but all I know is I've been looking...
  4. Jeff Carroll

    55 Faded Phantom

    A guy walks into our bicycle shop and says he's got a bike in the back of his truck that he wants to donate to us. Usually, this means they have a clapped-out Walmart bike that they don't want to drive out to the city dump. But, to our surprise and pleasure, it turned out to be a little gem...
  5. Mesquite Hugger

    Schwinn/Bendix 26" 2-speed NO LONGER FOR SALE

    The hub shifts and brakes nicely, rim is straight and all spoke have good tension. It comes with a new Kenda tire (specific for the English Schwinn rim) and a new Sunlite tube. $130 shipped to continental US lower 48. Paypal or Venmo only. Thanks for checking it out!
  6. bikesnbuses

    SOLD Vintage 1952 Schwinn boys 26" balloon tire project . LOCAL PICK UP IN RI ONLY

    Great project for restoration or rat rod Missing: rear fender,chainguard,badge and correct crank(it has replacement chain and pedals) I DID find a replacement rear fender,included for the price $150 cash with porch pick up in southern RI zip code 02804 Thanks,Jeff
  7. Steveo99

    Hand Crafted Hub Shiners

    Jeweled Bicycle Hub Shiners. I can customize in Black Genuine Leather or Natural Genuine Leather. This purchase includes 1 Handed Crafted Front and 1 Hand Crafted Rear Hub Shiner. Right now you can choose the jewel to be red, blue, or light teal. Each jewel is made of a high quality hard...
  8. T

    Schwinn Fat tire attempt

    Hey Everyone, I have a Schwinn del mar running 26 x 2.125 tires. The question, is there a way to get 3-inch tires on this bike? My main concern is the back wheel(as the front doesn't sound that hard). I already know that 26x3s won't work at all. So I wanted to see if I could do 24x3s in the...
  9. K

    Hi from Chicago!

    Hi, I think I registered for this site before, maybe 10 years or so ago, when I purchased my first rat, a '56 Columbia Torpedo. Unfortunately, things change, and now I regrettably have to part with it. But I know it's going to be in good hands with another RRB member. Between then and now I...
  10. Bike from the Dead

    POISON APPLE: '79 Schwinn Fair Lady Trike

    Well, this was a complete surprise to me, but it looks like I'm going to enter my first Muscle Bike Build Off this year too! I just got this 1979 Schwinn Fair Lady and the 2 mountain/road/track/idk bikes sitting behind it for FREE off of Facebook Marketplace earlier this afternoon! I can't say I...
  11. bikesnbuses

    SOLD Bicycle T shirt lot ! 7 shirts . 1 New (but washed) mostly used ,mostly XL (on the small side)

    Cleaning out my closet What you see is what you get ..5 XL and 1 L The Schwinn Aerocycle and Pee Wee shirt have minor rips Rollfast shirt is new and a few only worn once Asking $60 for all 7 shirts shipped in the USA Yesterday at 5:34 PM Add bookmark #1 Cleaning out...
  12. Bike from the Dead

    SOLD Bikes and Bicycle Parts Lot for Sale (UPDATED)

    I need to downsize my collection of bicycle projects and parts, so I’m selling everything that I don’t have an immediate use for as one complete lot. Asking $200 or best offer. Local pickup in Tulsa, Oklahoma preferred. Might entertain trades. Additional photos and info available upon request...
  13. bikesnbuses

    SOLD NOS Schwinn middleweight plastic sunburst reflector headbadge badge

    Super sweet NOS Schwinn early 1960s badge! PERFECT for your restored Jaguar Asking $50 shipped in the USA obo Trades? The only things I need right now are these...
  14. A

    Schwinn Collegiate w/ 3 Speed Sturmey Archer $130

    Tryna make another stab at selling my old Schwinn Collegiate -3 Speed Sturmey Archer hub, was refurbished before install -New cables, and shifter -Tektro quick-release brakes front and rear -Sun Rims -Schwalbe tires -All new hardware used Need to sell, $130.
  15. kirkpatrick

    Schwinn fenders

    Trying to raise some funds, so someone buy this set of Schwinn fenders I got for a rat project that didn’t pan out. Solid fenders that could use a little TLC, cool period stickers. Repainted Delta Winner, doesn’t work and no lens and is stuck on pretty good. Looking for 90$ shipped from...
  16. SSG

    1968 Double Diamond.

    This 1968 racer was pretty rough from sitting outside as yard art so it was a perfect candidate for a mild custom job. I've built it up in the style of a ship yard bike while making use of as many of the original parts as possible. It started out as this. After stripping it down I braced the...
  17. Flying Zombie

    A few Classic Ladies

    1950 JC Higgins Airflow SOLD 1948 Hawthorne DeLuxe $300 obo 1953 Schwinn Hornet SOLD All skiptooth Prefer not to ship but may under the right circumstances. Willing to drive within reason or meet half way. I'm in Green Bay, WI
  18. gokart25

    Found these yesterday

    These were literally in a barn.. I don't know what to do with them, I might move them over to the for sale thread. I can't find much about the Shapleigh hardware "Special". The other is a Schwinn, but haven't determined the model and year yet... Any interest or help identifying these...Thanks
  19. bikesnbuses

    SOLD Boys 26" postwar 1948 Schwinn D97X original paint LOCAL P/U preferred in RI

    $250 cash with LOCAL pick up at zip code 02804 in southern RI on CT border near rt 95 I swapped out incorrect painted front wheel for chrome drop center. Missing regular oval Schwinn badge Also gave it a quick wash and added a better matching set of Goodyear tires ,unsure on tubes..they have...
  20. S

    Weinmann rear brake adapter alternate option

    Hello all. I've been searching for Weinmann rear brake adapter for far too long. Went to swap meets, searched eBay ant the rest of the internet daily for over a year. I decided to make my own and you can too. I used a rod clevis (Numatics Actuator part number M127004. Thread bore was larger than...