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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







AGE / VALUE:   f/s: hiawatha girl's bike posted by: christian on 10/24/2000 at 6:00:05 PM
i'm selling the bike i described below.
a girl's hiawatha last licensed in '54.
original paint rims (blue with white lines) in good shape.
fender mounted headlight, half-tank, front trusses,rear facing dropouts w/adjuster screws,
new departure model d hub, etc. great parts bike or full resto
project. sell or trade for muscle or new lowrider parts.
either way, it's gotta go. please e-mail directly. thanx, christian







FOR SALE:   1959 Columbia FireArrow posted by: Rick on 10/24/2000 at 11:00:34 AM
There is really nice Columbia Fire Arrow for sale on ebay..in case anyone is interested 10/24







MIDDLEWEIGHT:   1959 Columbia FireArrow posted by: Rick on 10/24/2000 at 11:00:34 AM
There is really nice Columbia Fire Arrow for sale on ebay..in case anyone is interested 10/24







BALLOON:   1959 Columbia FireArrow posted by: Rick on 10/24/2000 at 11:00:34 AM
There is really nice Columbia Fire Arrow for sale on ebay..in case anyone is interested 10/24







AGE / VALUE:   GALAXY FLYER posted by: RICKY on 10/23/2000 at 9:28:12 PM
I PICKED UP A WOMENS 26 INCH WESTERN FLYER AND IT READS GALAXY FLYER ON THE CHROME CHAINGAURD. THE BICYCLE LISCENCE WAS DATED 1931 WHICH WAS THE REASON I DECIDED TO BUY IT. I COULDNT FIND ANY WOMENS W.FLYERS THAT RESEMBLED IT ON THE PIC DATABASE. CAN ANYONE LET ME KNOW AN APPROX. VALUE. I BELIEVE IT IS ALL ORIGINAL AND IN DECENT SHAPE FOR THE AGE. IM MORE INTO STING RAYS AND SUCH IF ANYONE WAS INTERESTED IN RESTORING OR TRADING. THANKS FOR ANY REPLIES.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   GALAXY FLYER posted by Cam on 10/24/2000 at 4:50:35 AM
What width tire? What brand and model rear hub? Tank? Rack? Lighting? Painted or chromed rims?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   GALAXY FLYER posted by RICKY on 10/24/2000 at 4:00:00 PM
CARN IS IT? IT'S A BENDIX COASTER BRAKE, NO TANK,RACK OR LIGHTING, AND THE RIMS ARE CHROME. NOT SURE BUT I THINK THEY ARE TWO INCH TIRES. I MIGHT BE MISTAKEN UNLESS A BICYCLE LICENSE LASTS 40 YEARS, BUT THE LIC. READS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM 1931-CRYTAL, MN-BIC. LIC.-EXP.6/30/71. IS THIS A 1931 LISENCE. ALSO THE SERIAL # IS K264432. ANY HELP?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   GALAXY FLYER posted by bob on 10/26/2000 at 5:36:12 AM
The space age name makes me think it is a 60s or 70s bike.






AGE / VALUE:   pre 54' hiawatha posted by: christian on 10/23/2000 at 8:08:57 PM
i have a girl's hiawatha, last licensed in '54.
it has a half tank, rear facing dropouts w/adjustment screws,
built in front headlight, rear rack,front trusses,
and huge handlebars. i would like to date it, if possible.
but most of all i would like to part with it.
it needs to be restored or used for parts.
the rims have nice original paint.
if some one could give me a value estimate, it would be appreciated.
thanx, christian
visit: http://www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum







AGE / VALUE:   Bendix single speed coaster brake posted by: ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 10/23/2000 at 3:23:47 PM
The early Bendix single speed coaster brake had nice bearings! The wheel spun so nicely, this one has a threaded driver too.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Bendix single speed coaster brake posted by 2mchlude on 10/23/2000 at 10:08:15 PM
Cool!

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Bendix single speed coaster brake posted by ChristopherRobin on 10/24/2000 at 7:23:21 AM
Bendix started making this hub in 1946. They made quite a few diffrent hubs. Never knew they used threaded drivers and sprockets. I picked this up and thought Oh another Bendix hub, big deal. but then again I never saw one of these before! Just when I think I have it all figured out, just when I think I have seen it all there is more and I'm still asking what is this to? Who made it? what does this tool do? The cog has razor sharp, curved points from being used so much. How many diffrent hubs did Schwinn put into the 26 X2.125 S-2 rims anyway?






FOR SALE:   Bicycle Auction, Friday October 27 in Maine posted by: MaineMan on 10/23/2000 at 3:04:33 PM
This is a real auction, not like that other auction frequently doublepoted on this site...

Aegis Bicycle Company's vintage bicycle collection Auction Catalog, Friday, October 27, 2000

Details at: http://thomastonauctions.com/featurecatalog.html


   RE:FOR SALE:   Bicycle Auction, Friday October 27 in Maine posted by MAINEMAN WITH NO BALLS on 11/2/2000 at 10:01:19 AM
Maybe you should have double posted it, that way the owners of the collection wouldn't have been BEAT so bad on the deal. Well there is always next time. O'I guess not, they don't have that collection anymore you sold it for them for a whopping 8k not to bad of a lose, 12K. Next time leave it to the professionals, maybe you should have considered Xbid.






AGE / VALUE:   Strange seat find posted by: Bill Chambers on 10/23/2000 at 2:49:54 PM
I found a strange, in my novice opinion, seat at a bicycle warehouse this weekend. It is a Dunlop seat with three vertical springs, 2 in the rear, one under the point. They are connected by two vertical set bars running from front to back. The seat is a plastic? type covering, not vinyl or leather. I cannot find anything like it on the web. Any suggestions to age or origin?
Thanks, in advance.







HI-WHEELER / BONE SHAKER / SAFETY:   NO RESERVE, auction posted by: Joe Rapoza on 10/21/2000 at 5:48:02 PM

I have 300 or so bicycles and parts for auction all NO RESERVE with the lowest opening bids. Balloon Schwinn, J.C. Higgins, Colson, Firestone, Elgin, Roadmaster and many more as well as 20" Krate, early and late Fastbacks, Manta Ray, Screamer, Huffy and many more. NOS parts lights, speedos, generator sets, tires, used schwinn parts. New Departure boxes with contents. Everything goes. For more info please email. Bicycles and parts at give away starting bids every item to be sold with NO RESERVE. Please email me for the complete list and photo's . Don't miss it. You need to see the list to believe it. Thank you.








AGE / VALUE:   NO RESERVE, auction posted by: Joe Rapoza on 10/21/2000 at 5:48:02 PM

I have 300 or so bicycles and parts for auction all NO RESERVE with the lowest opening bids. Balloon Schwinn, J.C. Higgins, Colson, Firestone, Elgin, Roadmaster and many more as well as 20" Krate, early and late Fastbacks, Manta Ray, Screamer, Huffy and many more. NOS parts lights, speedos, generator sets, tires, used schwinn parts. New Departure boxes with contents. Everything goes. For more info please email. Bicycles and parts at give away starting bids every item to be sold with NO RESERVE. Please email me for the complete list and photo's . Don't miss it. You need to see the list to believe it. Thank you.








AGE / VALUE:   1937 COLUMBIA posted by: KAZ on 10/21/2000 at 1:58:53 PM
I have come into the possession of an old cruiser bike which I believe to be a 1937 Columbia judging from the style and serial no. Only the frame and forks are original with no original paint. I was hoping that some expert on the matter could tell me how common this bike is and if its worth fixing up. I know quite a bit about bicycle maintanence but am a rank ametuer when it comes to vintage bikes. Any info would be greatly appreciated.







MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Western Flyer Parts? posted by: Gary Hastings on 10/20/2000 at 9:46:34 PM

Hi,
I'm helping a friend restore a Western Flyer bicycle. He came to me for some bead blasting and disassembly help, and now I'm interested in helping him find a parts source. I think he has most of the original parts, but there is a broken piece that may be hard to make. I'll have to fake it with the nomenclature, so here goes: There are top and bottom ball bearings in the head tube, one half of each bearing race is pressed or brazed into the frame, and the other half is internally threaded and knurled on the outer rim. This rim is missing about 1/3 of it's circumference and I would like to find a replacement. Can you give me any suggestions or sources for such a part? I live in Long Beach, CA. Also, he wants to remove the bearing races to have them re-chromed. I think they may be brazed in place, not just a press fit. Would it be difficult or inadvisable to remove them? Thanks for your attention, Gary Hastings


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Western Flyer Parts? posted by JimW. on 10/21/2000 at 11:04:22 AM
Any bike shop should have replacements for those parts. In the
case of a WF, especially. They're pretty much interchangeable.
The cups are generally pressed in, and may be knocked out
using a piece of wood and a hammer. You can buy nice, freshly
plated ones. The cones, even knurled ones are pretty much common stock
at most shops. Good luck.






BALLOON:   Information posted by: Robin on 10/20/2000 at 11:27:57 AM
Hi from the u.k. everybody.I need help, Ive been offered a looong low bike, probably fairly modern (`95 ish?) but in the style of an early baloon tyred cruiser. I ts got G.T. as the maker, and "dynoglide" as the model.I ts rare over here, and no one knows anything about it It looks like a cartoon drawing of a cruiser from the 40`s. Im not sure its the sort of thing you folks appreciate, as its obviously modern, but any help/photos/information would be helpfull.
Maybe you could mail me at catfoodrob@lineone.net
Many thanks


   RE:BALLOON:   Information posted by Rif Addams on 10/21/2000 at 7:55:53 PM
The bike you describe is from the Dyno/G.T. "Kustom Kruiser" series of cruiser styled bycycles and accesories. The one you describe sounds like the Roadster model. A fellow bike enthusiast over here Hot Rodded his, in that he put a Schwinn five speed stick shift and gears with a disk brake for the rear. He then laced an old front drum brake on the rim, put on a set of Dyno's 'Fireball' tires (the tread is hot rod style flames, very cool) on it, and a repop Schwinn style springer fork.
It's long, low, black, and rides SOOOOO smooth...
I have used a lot of parts from this product line , and am very pleased with not only the look, but the qualty of these parts, and bikes.
Hope I was of some help,
Rif














BALLOON:   Correct chainring for '52 Panther? posted by: Jeff on 10/20/2000 at 10:19:14 AM
What is the correct chainring sprocket for a '52 Schwinn Panther (boy's)?

I've seen mostly "Sweethearts", but mine has a "Phantom" style (all of course are 1/2" pitch). As far as I know mine is original (sure looks like it!) and it doesn't make sense for someone to have changed the chainring (and left everything else original), as they are pretty durable.

From what year (beginning) to what year (end) were the various types of sprockets used:
1. the Sweetheart?
2. Phantom-style?
3. 4-leaf clover?
4. The old A.S. style?

Thanks to all....


   RE:BALLOON:   Correct chainring for '52 Panther? posted by Cam on 10/24/2000 at 4:53:36 AM
I wish I could help, but I'd like to know the same thing. Any experts out there? Any anecdotal evidence?

   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Correct chainring for '52 Panther? posted by reggie on 10/27/2000 at 3:53:46 PM
the phantom type or the "AS" type are the only two that were put on those models most other models had the typical clover type like found on typhoons. if have more questions e-mail me