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Classic Bicycle Restorations Classic Bicycle Restorations: Restore, Buy, or Sell Old unloved bike in the basement or attic? Want to see that bike back in action for you or your family?
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No need for Nostalgia! Lets get that bike back on the road, in all it's rolling glory. Free restoration estimates. No attachment to that bike? Free up some space in your home, and pad your wallet $. The choice is yours!

Early old school Race inc BMX as found. It’s amazing what can turn up still.
11/29/2020

Early old school Race inc BMX as found. It’s amazing what can turn up still.

Westfield Streamline bike.
11/25/2020

Westfield Streamline bike.

Happy Veterans Day !
11/11/2020

Happy Veterans Day !

Here are some photos from the Fitchburg rides show today.
10/04/2020

Here are some photos from the Fitchburg rides show today.

Finally put a chain guard on my Elgin 4 Star twin bar . I believe the guard is correct ? But was also used on other mode...
08/21/2020

Finally put a chain guard on my Elgin 4 Star twin bar . I believe the guard is correct ? But was also used on other model bikes so the brackets had to fabricated. This is my first attempt at these brackets I’ll likely give it one more try in the future. But this is good enough for the time being . I bought the guard painted silver. My intention was to paint the guard black . As I went to paint it. I then realized there was chrome under the paint ! So chrome it is !

Few items I picked up at the Dudley/ Thompson bike show.
08/16/2020

Few items I picked up at the Dudley/ Thompson bike show.

The Dudley Thompson CT bike show . Just glad to be able to go to a show. People where really good about wearing mask. Gr...
08/16/2020

The Dudley Thompson CT bike show . Just glad to be able to go to a show. People where really good about wearing mask. Great dealer turnout only took a few photos late in the day.

Making progress on the Old School Rampar BMX bike . Still waiting for a few parts and it needs a couple of adjustments b...
08/04/2020

Making progress on the Old School Rampar BMX bike . Still waiting for a few parts and it needs a couple of adjustments but it’s a rider.

Finally found my childhood bike last year and have decided to build it. Rampar BMX bikes are not to hard to find if you ...
08/01/2020

Finally found my childhood bike last year and have decided to build it. Rampar BMX bikes are not to hard to find if you look for them. The Chrome version is another story as far as finding a decent one. Below is the starting point after cleaning the frame and fork. The other photo is progress so far . The bike isn’t all factory parts . That’s because my bike was also custom built as a kid. There’s still more to do but it’s a good start.

My latest find 1966 violet Schwinn Fastback.
07/26/2020

My latest find 1966 violet Schwinn Fastback.

It’s nice to have a local find with out hours of driving .
07/23/2020

It’s nice to have a local find with out hours of driving .

Test drive on a 1953 Firestone Chrome contest bike. Fixed the pedal and went for a ride made it a few blocks before the ...
07/08/2020

Test drive on a 1953 Firestone Chrome contest bike. Fixed the pedal and went for a ride made it a few blocks before the 67 year old tires turned to dust. The tear down and rebuild starting shortly. Boring before photos .

My latest project . Firestone Imperial chrome 1953 Contest bike. This was saved by the original owners sons friend from ...
07/05/2020

My latest project . Firestone Imperial chrome 1953 Contest bike. This was saved by the original owners sons friend from going to the dump. He cleaned it some on one side with 000 steel wool . Lucky for me he seemed to know what he was doing. Still a lot of clean up left to do. Yes I have the other pedal.

Happy 4th of July everyone.
07/04/2020

Happy 4th of July everyone.

Rat Rod bikes build off entry Columbia Apache bike Light test.
06/18/2020

Rat Rod bikes build off entry Columbia Apache bike Light test.

Progress on my Rat Rod bikes Build off Columbia Apache bicycle.
06/17/2020

Progress on my Rat Rod bikes Build off Columbia Apache bicycle.

Pre War Woman’s Elgin rare Cream color paint. Ready to ride just need to remove some silver paint from the chrome.
06/07/2020

Pre War Woman’s Elgin rare Cream color paint. Ready to ride just need to remove some silver paint from the chrome.

I finally finished this Iverson Drag Stripper Bike. It’s a Custom using  mostly original Iverson parts . This bike was b...
06/02/2020

I finally finished this Iverson Drag Stripper Bike. It’s a Custom using mostly original Iverson parts . This bike was built to be my Rat Rod Bikes Build off bike last year. I missed the photo dead line by a few hours . It was ok as I didn’t have the bike completed but it was rideable at the time. I’m just glad it’s finished . Other than a few more ad ons .

Huffy Rail bike almost done . This may be a record for a start to finish rebuild for a Huffy Rail Bike . These bikes are...
05/27/2020

Huffy Rail bike almost done . This may be a record for a start to finish rebuild for a Huffy Rail Bike . These bikes are finicky as heck. I bought the bike on Monday and have it 90 percent done on Wednesday. Before photos are in the post below this post.

Took me a while to find another Huffy Rail but here is . Needs works as most do but overall a solid starting point.
05/25/2020

Took me a while to find another Huffy Rail but here is . Needs works as most do but overall a solid starting point.

Columbia Apache some mock up ideas. Refrigerator rack and side pipe mock up ideas.
05/15/2020

Columbia Apache some mock up ideas. Refrigerator rack and side pipe mock up ideas.

Apache Drag Bike , This is my still not finished Rat Rod bikes entry but it is up and running . This is one of the best ...
05/15/2020

Apache Drag Bike , This is my still not finished Rat Rod bikes entry but it is up and running . This is one of the best riding bikes I have been on , Really surprised . The bike is smooth and really straight all around.

Apache Drag Bike, Decided to try to make the tank match the frame paint. Seems to look like a good color match. Also mad...
05/13/2020

Apache Drag Bike, Decided to try to make the tank match the frame paint. Seems to look like a good color match. Also made some other progress trying ideas.

I’m doing my yearly build off entry on the Rat Rod Bike forum . This is the 15th year for the build off. My entry is Cal...
05/12/2020

I’m doing my yearly build off entry on the Rat Rod Bike forum . This is the 15th year for the build off. My entry is Called
Apache Drag Bike . Feel free to check it out in better detail on the Rat Rod bikes site. And the other great builds taking place. Voting is in early September .
Below is my Starting point. The bike is still very much in a mock up stage anything is subject to change at this point.

1957 Columbia progress. Not done but looks much better .
03/29/2020

1957 Columbia progress. Not done but looks much better .

Hawthorne 24” / 16” 5 Speed bike.
03/23/2020

Hawthorne 24” / 16” 5 Speed bike.

Elgin with a side car .
03/22/2020

Elgin with a side car .

41 Elgin Twin 40 Social distancing.
03/22/2020

41 Elgin Twin 40 Social distancing.

Ride a bike it may help during this tough time. Stay well people.
03/14/2020

Ride a bike it may help during this tough time. Stay well people.

Lovell Special Bike.
03/11/2020

Lovell Special Bike.

1957 Columbia 5 Star as found . Anyone have a fork key ?
03/10/2020

1957 Columbia 5 Star as found . Anyone have a fork key ?

Elgin Twin bar test drive .
03/10/2020

Elgin Twin bar test drive .

02/29/2020

THE SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED.

FYI- this is not my show but I put the ad up for awareness. I just spoke to the promoter of the event today: In the interest of public safety Mike has decided to cancel the show. I’m as sad about this as everyone. That being said I believe this is the right decision due to recent events .

THE SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED.

BICYCLE SWAP MEET SUNDAY MARCH 22 2020

9-am until you Leave. BIKES-PARTS=ACCESSORIES

BRING YOUR OLD BICYCLES

HI WHEEL- Stingray - BMX

CASH BUYERS ON HAND

+ FREE HONEST APPRAISALS

Our 39th bicycle swap and Our 4TH one at this location.. Held INDOORS and outdoors

A fun day with bicycles bicycles and MORE bicycles. Buy Sell Trade. Worth the ride so be here or be square.

get all the details

Bicycle show is held in the white building at 1017 Riverside Drive North Grosvenordale CT 06255

OUR 39th SHOW

4TH one AT THIS LOCATION

INDOOR outdoor BIKE SHOW SUNDAY MARCH 22 2020

1017 Riverside Drive North Grosvenordale CT 06255. (Thompson). RT 12

NEW TIME. STARTS AT 9am until over

No early birds

Hall is rented from 9 am -5 pm

WORTH THE RIDE FROM ANYWHERE

FUN DAY WITH BICYCLES AND BIKE PEOPLE

SUNDAY MARCH 22 2020 DUDLEY BIKE SWAP. Our 39th Swap. 4TH One at New Location. 1017 Riverside Dr, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255 (RTE 12) 5 miles from Old Location . Turn left at Rite Aid onto Schofield ave (rte 12) and go 5 miles until Rte 12 merges with 131. Building is on Left. Indoors and Outdoor spots. Call eight hundred-336 B-I-K-E (2453) with any questions. Thanks Bike Mike

I found these bicycle side car plans in a old magazine . These are complete plans to build your own bicycle side car. Al...
02/11/2020

I found these bicycle side car plans in a old magazine . These are complete plans to build your own bicycle side car. All I ask is if you make a side car using these plans to please send me a photo of your sidecar .

This is one of the only photos on this page of a bike I haven’t owned or still own . I just thought they where interesti...
01/31/2020

This is one of the only photos on this page of a bike I haven’t owned or still own . I just thought they where interesting. Watergate Hotel loaner bikes .

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where can I buy the handle bar tape that came in many colors they had gold red blue and green lookn for gold for my1965 schwinn varsity 10 speed thanks ken
Hey guys, I’m new to the page and I’m looking for some parts for a 41 Columbia Viking. (Tank, pedals, rear rack, chain guard.) Anyone got any parts for sale?
I have a mid 1970's Schwinn Varsity in fairly good condition. I would like to get it restored. I am in Bergen County, NJ. Does anyone have any suggestions on a shop ?
whole lotta mass bicycle doubles...
Please erase this if it does not belong here. I have had this bicycle for my whole life (35 years) and it was my dads old bike. I don't ride it anymore and would like to see it fixed and go to a good home, but have no idea what to price it as. 5 speed peashooter/stingray? Rear and front shocks. Not the original color, my dad painted it 35 years ago, but the original green is underneath the black paint I believe. Only other thing not original is the tires and break cable.
I bought a couple of old bikes today both cruisers. 1. Schwinn Speedster and 1 Hiawatha (the Hiawatha has a city of midland bike registration sticker from 1961) does anyone know where or who could tell me if they are worth anything?