oog want old bike, but me no find

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by spunout, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. spunout

    spunout Member

    I'm trying to locate a vintage bike similar to the one at the tops of these pages. I've poured over ebay for hours, and my eyes won't focus any longer. any leads?
     

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    try www.firebikes.com
    they are in canada but have some old school stuff in production
     
  3. Firebikes has probably the sexiest new bicycle available today, I've heard that you might be able to get them with motor mounts for a Chinese engine. Vintage straight bar "tank bicycles" or "motor bikes" which were bicycles styled after motorcycles around that time are a bit hard to find. They are very collectible thus quite expensive. The tank unit alone can also be hard to find and very expensive. I too was looking for one to make into a motorbike but finding one in bad enough condition and a common model was quite a chore. The cheapy way is to find a womens cruiser, remove the top most frame tube and weld on the top tube of your choice.
     
  4. JE

    JE Guest

    .I collect vintage bikes from the 30's 40's and 50's and have a couple JC Higgens bikes I'd be willing to sell for $125 each plus shipping.
     
  5. spunout

    spunout Member

    je you have a PM
     
  6. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Dude I got this one for sale localy for 600.[​IMG]
     
  7. JE

    JE Guest

    Nice shelby loco.What year is it.
     
  8. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    I was told it was a 1939 but I'm realy unsure of that
     
  9. your looking at 40's 43-48 the rack is incorrect I believe. The tank and front light are very hard to come by so I think you got a good buy I have some strut bars for the front possibly. The chain ring doesn't look right either
     
  10. spunout

    spunout Member

    thats going to be sweet, loco 8) 8) . i posted this back in april, but since then my finances have gone south :x , so i guess i'm no longer looking for a vintage bike :cry:
     
  11. i might be able to help you with one cheap
     
  12. spunout

    spunout Member

    :!: im all ears, friend :mrgreen: ...gonna have to be pretty cheap, though :/
     
  13. I"ll have to wait on that one, one of my friends here in town wants a motorized bike and he has some bikes to trade so I'll see what he has first then I'll let you know.
     
  14. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    sorry but I just got back from a friends that deals in vintage bikes and the bike is 1939 and the rack is OEM 8)
     
  15. i deal with vintage bikes also and i've never seen a shelby with that type of rack come OEM. The bikes that shelby made in the 30's to the early 40's should have curved fender braces that bike does not. That light didn't come out till late 40's as seen on other bikes such as a shelby 52a. The chainring should look like the picture below. The rack should look something like this [​IMG]
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  16. Headlamp

    Hi i do a bunch with vintage bikes, certainly no expert, but I can tall you that 2 of my Monarks have the "Freight Train" headlamps. I do have a Shelby with the ring milatart shows, and some of my Clevelands and Monarks have had that style chainring that's on Loco's bike. I wouldn't ssay right or wrong, but can say Ib've seen the pieces on pretty orig/orig paint bikes that i have, Mike
     
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