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01-30-22, 08:16 PM
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Posted By mitchito

I'm really liking that green Columbia. I'm away...

I'm really liking that green Columbia. I'm away from the northeast till March. I'll ask him if he'll hold it for me if I pay now. I have Raleigh, Humber, Rigby, Hercules, Western Flyer, Hiawatha,...
01-17-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
Posted By mitchito

I would!

I would!
01-11-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
Posted By mitchito

Made in Tennessee

Made in Tennessee
01-10-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
Posted By mitchito

I have 2 of these, I replaced the steel wheels...

I have 2 of these, I replaced the steel wheels with some that I got off a Giant that was by the dumpster at an LBS with a broken frame. I like it. Teh other one is red and looks great. I will do...
01-10-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,791
Posted By mitchito

This is my grocery getter, a free Murray Baja...

This is my grocery getter, a free Murray Baja 1000. does the job
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/murray_37b013771c72fbb074ecaf86641222c1ab64c178.jpg

When my wife...
12-31-21, 07:37 PM
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Posted By mitchito

Where in Mexico are those bikes? I usually winter...

Where in Mexico are those bikes? I usually winter in San Miguel de Allende
12-09-21, 09:24 PM
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Posted By mitchito

1951 cws

1951 CWS roadster is being sold at an estate auction in Florida. It is sitting at $30 right now. It's a bit far for me and I have no space but I think it may be somewhat rare and hopefully desirable...
11-28-21, 06:13 PM
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Posted By mitchito

This bike is still available in NYC. I just don't...

This bike is still available in NYC. I just don't have space for it. Can't go wrong for $20 can you? I may still go up and grab it Tuesday if no one else wants it. Just have to endure the screaming...
11-10-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,245
Posted By mitchito

I just got a free Denali that had been hit from...

I just got a free Denali that had been hit from the rear by a car. Needs rear wheel otherwise good. Someone is selling a set of wheels with tires for the same $40 that you found the bike for. I was...
10-30-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,525
Posted By mitchito

If this is representative of the quality of...

If this is representative of the quality of typical consumer american bicycles of the 70's, I can certainly see why the Japanese took the market by storm,
Though it is not a really fair comparison...
10-18-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,525
Posted By mitchito

I don't buy any my low end bikes, I get them for...

I don't buy any my low end bikes, I get them for free. in fact, I never refuse a free bike no matter the condition. There is always something of value on any bike. I fix the ones that can be fixed...
10-18-21, 11:59 AM
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Posted By mitchito

I knew i shouldn't have followed the sign to the...

I knew i shouldn't have followed the sign to the yard sale. I am in Nashville, TN attending to a property I own here and yesterday saw a garage sale nearby. They had this Nishiki Custom Sport asking...
10-16-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,525
Posted By mitchito

Nice bikes, I don't think any of them were low...

Nice bikes, I don't think any of them were low end bikes when they were new. The thing is, old low end bikes and old middle end bikes sell for about the same money. It takes a special sort to...
10-12-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26,115
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Posted By mitchito

I like that Scorcher look. I think I will do that...

I like that Scorcher look. I think I will do that to my 1956 Rigby Brothers bike. The fenders are beat up and rusty and it would be too much to restore it back to original
10-11-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,883
Posted By mitchito

Right now over 20 bikes, 7 motorcycles and 8...

Right now over 20 bikes, 7 motorcycles and 8 cars. In my life, over 100 cars, 10 motorcycles and 30 bikes.
10-07-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,525
Posted By mitchito

This thread is for people who like these bikes....

This thread is for people who like these bikes. i'm sure there are plenty of threads on BF for high end super light bikes that suit hilly areas for you to frequent. Why come here and denigrate our...
10-06-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,525
Posted By mitchito

Nice Ross. I just got a Ross Professional. needs...

Nice Ross. I just got a Ross Professional. needs a front wheel, maybe change them both to aluminum. Rides nice even with the bent front wheel
09-29-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,525
Posted By mitchito

My Murray ready to cruise the streets ...

My Murray ready to cruise the streets
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/murray_b5bdd10ba494f891568da604beb69928ffb98e00.jpg
09-29-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,525
Posted By mitchito

I love this thread. I joined BF when I bought my...

I love this thread. I joined BF when I bought my first English 3 speed to go on the " For the Love of English 3Speeds" thread. Not at all interested in high end 5lb bikes anyway. I live in Brooklyn,...
09-28-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,525
Posted By mitchito

1984 Murry Baja with some upgrades like aluminum...

1984 Murry Baja with some upgrades like aluminum wheels and stand, 21 speeds with Shimano cassette and rear derailleur . Falcon (I know ) front derailleur.
197? Ross Professional , got it at...
09-11-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,380
Posted By mitchito

I just picked up a High Sierra the other day. Was...

I just picked up a High Sierra the other day. Was thrown in a shed when almost new and now owner is tearing down the shed and I got the bike. The original tires have partially disintigrated but have...
08-04-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By mitchito

27inch, I think maybe you are an old school...

27inch, I think maybe you are an old school seller in a new world. I don't know, I'm not someone who sells a bunch of bikes, though my wife wishes I was. I might suggest that if you are getting...
08-02-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By mitchito

Where in NJ is this that clean bikes are $20? I...

Where in NJ is this that clean bikes are $20? I live in Brooklyn and will happily take a ride to get a bike like that for $20 or $30 even
07-22-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By mitchito

I have not checked anything, just hopped on and...

I have not checked anything, just hopped on and took a short test ride
See Above
Yes Sturmey-Archer hub

I am new to these types of bikes and I don't know all of the names of the parts so the...
07-21-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,485
Posted By mitchito

OK, did some research and it turns out that my...

OK, did some research and it turns out that my bike is a 1948. Very cool.
07-21-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By mitchito

I just took the Royce/Rigby out for a spin....

I just took the Royce/Rigby out for a spin. Started out ok then started having slack in driveline. Halfway around the block it went completely loose, pedals just spinning. Any idea what it could be?...
Replies: 17
Views: 4,447
Posted By mitchito

I just got this Royce Union badged Rigby Bros...

I just got this Royce Union badged Rigby Bros bike. Rear hub has date of 57 . It's in pretty bad shape but i like that it may be the only one around so I want to restore it. ...
07-21-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,485
Posted By mitchito

I just picked up a Humber and the rear hub says...

I just picked up a Humber and the rear hub says "patent applied" . It has a more conventional front wheel. Trying to figure out what year range it might be from. Any idea?...
07-21-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By mitchito

I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about this...

I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about this bike I just got along with 2 others from an estate. It is a Royce Union. It is made in Manchester by what looks like Rigby Brothers. It has a SA hub...
07-21-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By mitchito

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/20210717_011022_1__bc0e21015031d5e4982b675ffd8cfd5fb8b55f4c.jpg...
07-20-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By mitchito

I won 3 English 3 Speeds at an Estate Auction...

I won 3 English 3 Speeds at an Estate Auction yesterday. Now I have to figure out what I've got besides the Hercules which I'm trying to date. Good thing is, this is my 10th post and I can post...
07-20-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,295
Posted By mitchito

The truth is , politics is in everhthin g I do...

The truth is , politics is in everhthin g I do except my hobbies so I like to keep it that way. I like oddball bikes, cars and motorcycles. Why have what everyone else has if you can have something...
07-20-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 563,730
Posted By mitchito

Grabbed a Schwinn Caliente, kinda rusty but I am...

Grabbed a Schwinn Caliente, kinda rusty but I am taking it apart and I got a bunch or misc. parts from freecycle that I will be putting on it and hopefully it will be a bike again.
07-20-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,459
Posted By mitchito

I just got a Nimble for free

I just got a Nimble for free
07-20-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By mitchito

"A Superbe from the original owner?" ...

"A Superbe from the original owner?"

Shouldn't that be worth more considering the condition and the provenence?
07-19-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By mitchito

The chain looks like brand new and is totally...

The chain looks like brand new and is totally flexible so I guess just the last part, I will go to a bike shop. It's been 20 years since I've had a bike so I know there have been advances in...
07-19-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By mitchito

I will as soon as I can. What should I lube the...

I will as soon as I can. What should I lube the chain with? I'm sure there are better things than the whale blubber or whatever was on theere.
07-17-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By mitchito

I just bought a Hercules, maybe late 40's early...

I just bought a Hercules, maybe late 40's early 50's , not enough posts to show pics. Today I was cleaning rust, putting new tubes in the original tires (inflate hard! I cleaned the chain of its 70...
07-17-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By mitchito

Yes. I just grabbed a Schwinn Caliente from the...

Yes. I just grabbed a Schwinn Caliente from the curb in bad shape. Now I'm a garbage picker!
07-16-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By mitchito

Hello. I'm new to the forum and new to these...

Hello. I'm new to the forum and new to these bikes. I just picked up a Birmingham built Hercules Renown. From what I gather it is early 1950s. I have it apart now, I sanded down the rusty fenders and...
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