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    Ideas on where to find an OLD OLD bike?

    I am wanting to find a really old bicycle to do a landscaping thing that I have had in mind for a couple of years. Something from the 50's or 60's maybe. Just wanting a plain old bike....not a racing type bike.

    Not had any luck locating what I want so far. Anyone got any ideas where I might look for such a thing?

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    The dump?

    Goodwill?

    What exactly are you looking for? A Cruiser or what?
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Goodwill, Salv Army, yard sale... cop a diamond frame three-speed and hit it with some red oxide primer and stick it in the yard. At the end of a season you won't be able to tell the difference.

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    Make sure it's a Murray, or a Huffy or a Roadmaster. That way you won't kick yourself when the Antiques Road Show comes through.
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    Yeah just want an old cruiser..... Plain old flat handlebars, fenders, etc.....

    Something similar to the bikes near the top of this page... http://www.geocities.com/sleeping.geo/bike.html

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    Antique store?
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Using any one of those top four bikes is grounds for inclusion in the C&V castarati club!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Using any one of those top four bikes is grounds for inclusion in the C&V castarati club!
    Not sure what that is....but doesn't sound like a club I want to join.

    Posted that just as an example. Don't need(or want) a bike that is worth anything.

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    Seriously, any thrift shop should have some kind of old beater for a couple of bucks, probably complete with patina too.

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    There's a bike I think would work just a couple of miles from my house. It's just laying out in the yard with a bunch of other old crap. I want to stop but it's one of those fenced in "beware of dog" residence(sp?) that just want to be left alone.

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    Stop by with a ten spot in your hand, tell them what you wnat to do with the bike (It's for your mom ) and ask if they'll trade their bike for your tenner.

    What's the worst they can say but 'no'?

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    Junkyard/scrapyard. Prepare to dig

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    Great idea Stacy. Only one problem...there's never anyone outside, and I ain't about to go in behind that fence without being invited. Nuh uh....No way Jose.....

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    Oh, do you have a bike co-op in your area? They might have a scrap pile where they put junk bikes. Mine does. Ask them, and they'll be happy to get rid of one.

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    leave a BIG note on the fence with your phone number.

    you might check out local on-site auctions (the ones where they're selling off everything at the house/farm), or go to old people's yard sales. They might have thier 50 year old kid's bikes still in the garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer
    Great idea Stacy. Only one problem...there's never anyone outside, and I ain't about to go in behind that fence without being invited. Nuh uh....No way Jose.....

    Just stand outside the gate and holler.

    A few rounds of, "There's no nead to fear, Underdog is here." will get the whole neighborhoods attention.

    If that doesn't work leave a note in the mailbox.
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    All good suggestions! Thanks.

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    I have some neat 1960's space-age bikes like Murray Flighliners and Spaceliners and other cool bikes from the era.

    Contact me and tell me what you are looking for.
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    Here is a good starter. Somebody (not me) is offering a chrome Spaceliner on ebay. See http://cgi.ebay.com/BF-Goodrich-Silv...ayphotohosting Now it is $55.00. It is missing the tank and the chainring spacehub. Tank; $75.00 to $150. Spacehub $35 to $50.00

    So, you could piece it together for maybe $150 to $250. If whole and in good condition, these collectable bicycles sell easily for $450 to $1,000.

    Attached below is the Spaceliner photo from ebay - chrome, but missing parts. Also attached is a chrome Spaceliner whole in all it's glory - gorgeous!

    The Spaceliners reflected the space race of the day promoted by John F Kennedy. They were produced by Murray and sold by Sears in the early 1960's and mostly from 1963 to 1964.
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    All right, here's what you do.

    Move to San Francisco. Meet guy named Skip. He sells bikes out of a storage container. Currently, he will sell you hundreds of Magnas, Huffys, and various other low end bikes for only $499! But you must be a serious buyer. See SF Craigslist. Search for 'container' in the bikes section.

    This way you will not wind up joining the C & V castrati club.

    And you'd get to meet Skip.

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    Gee, which would be a worse fate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    All right, here's what you do.

    Move to San Francisco. Meet guy named Skip. He sells bikes out of a storage container. Currently, he will sell you hundreds of Magnas, Huffys, and various other low end bikes for only $499! But you must be a serious buyer. See SF Craigslist. Search for 'container' in the bikes section.

    This way you will not wind up joining the C & V castrati club.

    And you'd get to meet Skip.

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    What is the C&V Castrati club?
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    It's when you get your nutsack stapled to a desk top by the C&V forum regulars for using a high zoot Classic & Vintage bike as garden art.

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    Craigslist? I'd look for free/cheap bikes that aren't in good condition and spend $50 on a nashbar/performance cheap but complete tool kit. I got this for free, and for ~$6, regreased and painted it. Considering the cost, I think it turned out o.k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyeinyoureye
    Craigslist? I'd look for free/cheap bikes that aren't in good condition and spend $50 on a nashbar/performance cheap but complete tool kit. I got this for free, and for ~$6, regreased and painted it. Considering the cost, I think it turned out o.k.
    That's just about what I would like to find.

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