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I have almost everything listed in a PDF format thanks to Richard Delombard so you can email me and I can send you the listings of catalogs for sale.
Again, I still have about 200 more to record and will get to it when I can.
I will also monitor and remove SOLD CATALOGS from this list to keep it up to date.
Thanks for your patience,
Mike Cates
(760) 473-6201 No Texts Please
cates0321@hotmail.com
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I hope my remarks aren't taken the wrong way, but these high wheels don't sell for a lot of money, you can buy almost the same thing brand new for a low price from Greg Baron.  As for how or where to sell it, eBay and Craigslist often have these listed.  Search on those two sites and you'll probably find one from time to time and you can see what others are asking for theirs and set your asking price accordingly.
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Hi guys,
I am sorry for lagging on this but I am about half way through cataloging this amazing amount of over 500 original bicycle catalogs, books, sundry accessory companies and related chain, tire, spoke, lug, etc manufacturing companies dating from the 1870's to the 1920's.
These amount of catalogs cover well know and obscure brands made both  in America, Canada and Europe.
I have received A LOT of "Want Lists" from collectors and will be answering you all soon in the order you contacted me to be fair.
Again, If there is anything you are looking for, please email me your WANT LIST and include your phone number.
Thank you,
Mike Cates, CA.
(760) 473-6201
cates0321@hotmail.com
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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: Blast From the Past
« Last post by 96crescent on December 04, 2019, 11:16:46 AM »
I am a member, had been for years , but nothing was going on in Texas during that time, so I lapsed out. Decided to give it another try, hopefully there will be some events that are close coming up in 2020.
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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Re: Identification Questions?
« Last post by Keith Pariani on November 28, 2019, 10:29:34 AM »
I believe your in the Daytona area. I'm in Deland.
You can contact me at 386 804 3910
Keith Pariani
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General discussions on Wheelmen topics. / Identification Questions?
« Last post by SAGUD12 on November 27, 2019, 11:52:26 AM »
Identification Question:

I'm in my upper eighties and came in possession of this bike in the early 50's.It has moved with me from Connecticut to Michigan to Mississippi and finally to Florida.

It has a 54 inch front wheel and 18 inch rear wheel,straight steering handle bars ,nameplate is missing and I can find no serial numbers.

I believe it is a Columbia around 1880

Attached are pictures of the various components.

Any input would be appreciated.

Since I have not ridden it in about 20 years and may put it up for sale any suggestions of its value would also be welcome. 


















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28" CLIMAX TOC cyclometer. Another nice holiday gift for your trusty steed!
I can be contacted outside of feebay at the below contact information as long as there is not a pending bid on my auction.
Mike Cates
(760) 473-6201
cates0321@hotmail.com

Ebay auction link click here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/CLIMAX-28-TOC-ANTIQUE-BICYCLE-CYCLOMETER-RARE/163976493044?hash=item262dc2b7f4:g:q1kAAOSwYAdd3KgO
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Here's my feebay auction but will deal directly with you off of feebay "if" there are no bids placed on it while auction is running.
Mike Cates, CA.
(760) 473-6201 and no texts please
cates0321@hotmail.com

Click here:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/1894-BRIDGEPORT-28-ANTIQUE-BICYCLE-CYCLOMETER-WITH-1-MILE-ALARM-BELL-TOC-RARE/163975137133?hash=item262dae076d:g:vDcAAOSwb59d21Gh
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An english velocipede dating c.1868. Part of a small private collection which has been cherished and enjoyed for the last 50 or so years. Originally found as a frame, forks and associated parts by the owner; who then had a local traditional wheelwright make the wheels. Suitable cranks were found and a useable pair of pedals were made so as it could be ridden. 36" inch front driving wheel. For restoration or overhaul. More photographs and details on my website here:https://gunnandco.co.uk/c-1868-velocipede-bicycle



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