Antique Bicycle Parts on eBay.com
Collecting antique and vintage bicycle parts, just like antique bicycles, is an obsession all their own for many. Antique parts oftentimes have intrinsic value, no bicycle required. In addition to being valuable on their own accord, some people restore vintage bicycle parts without the bicycle, and some people even use antique and vintage bicycle parts as jewelry.
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Did you know that the man credited with inventing the pneumatic tire is John Dunlop?
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Antique and vintage bicycle parts that have value all their own are more common than you may think. Vintage frames, seats, and forks are all very valuable vintage bicycle parts. Many people collect just these parts, and never restore them as part of a bicycle.
In addition, accessories are very valuable bicycle parts. For instance, the working lights on vintage Scwhinn bicycles, or the saddlebags from a vintage Schwinn Harley Wheelman. These are collector's items, even without the bicycle.
Restoring Bicycle Parts
Many people collect and restore antique and vintage bicycle parts without restoring antique bicycles. Oftentimes people restore vintage nameplates, wingnuts, and rare, vintage hubs. These parts are collector's items all their own, even without the bicycle to which they once belonged.
Vintage Bicycle Art
There is a lot of modern art and even furniture made out of vintage bicycle parts. From chairs to shelves, and tables to coat racks, as well as original pieces of art. These pieces are exciting and great pieces for people who love antique bicycles and bicycle parts.
Where Can I Find Antique Bicycle Parts
Cycl-Art is a great site for antique and vintage bicycle parts. This company creates art out of old bicycle parts, but they restore vintage bicycle parts as well. This site is not a place where you can order antique bicycle parts, but they have some great information and some amazing pieces of art made out of old and used bicycle parts.
Of course, you can always get antique and vintage bicycle parts on . It is one of the biggest carriers of these type of bicycle parts. They even have a guide regarding buying antique and used bicycle parts to help you make the best purchases, and to help you avoid buying parts that aren't valuable or that are worn out.
Old Spokes Home
Old Spokes Home has a huge selection of used, reconditioned or restored bicycle parts. They are very knowledgeable regarding vintage bicycles and antique bicycle parts. A great thing about this site is they employ bicycle enthusiasts, so you're sure to find someone who shares your passion about cycling, whether it's vintage bicycles or parts.