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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







AGE / VALUE:   36 Schwinn motorbike posted by: Jay on 11/9/2000 at 11:39:28 AM
I was wondering what the value would be for a 36 schwinn motorbike.
At least I think it is a motorbike. I did a resto on it that turned out
pretty good. This bike has the numbers 6336 on the bottom
and from what I have seen it looks like the 36 schwinn motorbike
However it doesnt have any of the bells and whistles on it.
Basically the frame, rims cranks, stem. I repainted it
put new tires on it and bought a Brooks seat for it.
I was just wondering what it might go for. Just for conversation sakes.
I dont think I could sell this bike







MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Help needed with Bendix Kickback posted by: Dave on 11/8/2000 at 1:40:49 PM
I'm hoping someone here might give me some pointers. I just put a Bendix red band kickback hub on my bike. It shifts gears and brakes fine. The regular gear seems to work great, but the lower (hill) gear feels like its dragging, almost like the brake is being applied. Doesn't happen while coasting, only when pedalining in the lower gear. I didn't disassemble the hub before putting it on my wheel because it seemed to be in excellent condition. Might I need to take it apart and re-lube? Or is there some certain part inside that might be worn out? How complicated is it to take apart and put together these hubs? Thanks in advance, Dave.


   Dragging, no; Grinding, yes posted by Tom Findley on 11/9/2000 at 5:15:05 AM
I think the grease has dried out. Use White Lithium grease in it. The straight-cut gears grind in low. Refer to Mark Smith's excellent web page adaptation of the Bendix repair brochure.

http://www.concentric.net/'rrrrguy/auto.htm

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Help needed with Bendix Kickback posted by Carl on 11/9/2000 at 5:17:09 AM
There are exploded diagrams on this site, and there was a good discussion on rebuilding Bendix hubs about a week or 2 ago. Use the 'search current archives' search engine

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Help needed with Bendix Kickback posted by Ray on 11/9/2000 at 1:45:23 PM
You may find in dissambly that the index spring has worn or broken. This is a common problem with the kickback hubs. I have several NOS replacements and many replacement NOS kickback parts if you need anything.






BALLOON:   wtb: Xerox of Jaguar decal posted by: Tom Findley on 11/8/2000 at 7:24:13 AM
The current project is a '54 Schwinn Jaguar with baloon tires. The chainguard and seat tube decals don't exist. I will pay $10 to anyone who can send me a Xerox of their chainguard decal. URL of what it looks like:

http://www.aboveworld.com/sports_recreation/www.trfindley.com/bicycles/jagdcl.jpg







MIDDLEWEIGHT:   What year is this cruiser? posted by: Darryl on 11/7/2000 at 7:10:43 PM
I have a Schwinn female middleweight cruiser. I was told it is from the 50's. The serial # from the left rear frame is A73426. It has a New Departure Model D rear hub. Single speed. NO Tank and a Delta Rocket Ray front fender light. Add on? It says Schwinn Meteor on the chain guard but, according to the database no such thing was made by Schwinn. Any help would be great!


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   What year is this cruiser? posted by Gordon on 11/7/2000 at 8:57:13 PM
According to my book it was made in Sept. 1953.

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   What year is this cruiser? posted by Rif Addams on 11/10/2000 at 2:23:42 AM
Schwinn DID make a model called the 'Meteor' A friend has one in her collection. Cool bike, (I must admit it's all in the name. It's cosmic).
I don't really know much more than that...

   RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   What year is this cruiser? posted by Rif :-| on 11/11/2000 at 4:57:53 PM
OOPS! Forgot to mention that the meteor in my friend's collection is a fat tire (balloner). Wondering if the gaurd was salvaged and put on yours or if Schwinn turned it into a mid-weight...?






AGE / VALUE:   Evans Colson Ladies Commander posted by: Dennis Ballard on 11/7/2000 at 11:42:08 AM
I'm trying to find out the year and value of a Evans Colson Ladies Commander bike. It is blue with white pin stripping, tire size is 26 X 2.125, It has a tank with what appears to be a horn in it, a luggage rack, but is missing the headlight and rear reflector. It is in good shape including the seat and fenders. It is hard to read a couple of the numbers in the serial number but appears to be A118787026. If anyone could help me with the year and value I would appreciate it.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Evans Colson Ladies Commander posted by Stephen Todd VanMatre on 11/8/2000 at 7:39:48 PM
I too am trying to get a date on my 26" mens Colson. I was told by the person I puchaced it from that it was an early fifties. It has New Departure hubs and was black with cream pinstripes.
If you find info, pass it along to me. I think most of the people posting on this page are "Schwinn People" No offense to anyone, just an observation.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Evans Colson Ladies Commander posted by Carl on 11/9/2000 at 5:18:53 AM
What model of New Departure hub? Model D? That helps date it.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Evans Colson Ladies Commander posted by Bob on 11/9/2000 at 7:02:02 AM
I believe Evans aquired Colson after WWII. Both of the above bikes are most likely from the early to mid 50s.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Evans Colson Ladies Commander posted by gary on 11/9/2000 at 5:24:35 PM
I have a flat/square fender ladies Evans, and i couldnt find the ser # anywhere i will post a pic of it soon i guess

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Evans Colson Ladies Commander posted by Stephen Todd VanMatre on 11/9/2000 at 5:34:50 PM
Yes the New Departure hub says " Model D " and has some kind of oiler(?) thing on it.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Evans Colson Ladies Commander posted by Bob on 11/10/2000 at 5:23:29 AM
Standard or skip tooth chain ?

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Evans Colson Ladies Commander posted by Stephen Todd VanMatre on 11/10/2000 at 5:29:13 AM
Standard chain.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Evans Colson Ladies Commander posted by bob on 11/11/2000 at 5:26:51 AM
Yes, definitely 50s.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Evans Colson Ladies Commander posted by Stephen Todd VanMatre on 11/11/2000 at 10:11:21 AM
Thanks for the help. I guess the chrome rims shoulda' givin it away.






MISC:   Schwinn "Quality/Chicago" logo versions posted by: ken on 11/7/2000 at 10:17:01 AM
There have been several versions of the circular Schwinn logo that appears on the seat tube of all their Chicago models (I have four different kinds, I think). Does anyone print or post a complete run with dates of use? I sent this question to Leon Dixon, but no answer- he probably has his hands full, but I bet he knows... Anyway, they seem to have gone from 3 colors (red background, white and gold) to 2 sometime after the war, and then to a simpler one with zigzag edges instead of chainwheel-like scallops, etc. Help me out-


   RE:MISC:   Schwinn posted by ChristopherRobin on 11/14/2000 at 6:57:25 AM
Few people are as knowledgeable about old bicycles as Leon Dixon






AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Majestic Skip-tooth, Arnold Schwinn, Chicago posted by: Gary on 11/4/2000 at 4:21:58 PM
ladies Schwinn Majestic, skip tooth. has Schwinn weld-on side stand, 26x2.125 tires, leather sprung saddle. 4 leaf clover sprocket, chain gaurd with the circle and schwinn cross emblem. Blade fork, with fake springer bar. New Departure Model D rear hub. I suspect mid 30s-40s. backs of both fenders wrinkly, and chrome poor but otherwise probably a rider with new tires. For Sale, or Trade.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Majestic Skip-tooth, Arnold Schwinn, Chicago posted by Gary on 11/4/2000 at 4:45:04 PM
Ok, i scrubbbed the bottom bracket down to steel, and found
D98069

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Majestic Skip-tooth, Arnold Schwinn, Chicago posted by Carl on 11/7/2000 at 5:16:04 AM
New Departure Model D could put it in the 1950s.
The serial number puts it at 1952

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Majestic Skip-tooth, Arnold Schwinn, Chicago posted by ken on 11/7/2000 at 10:15:12 AM
The weld-on stand is a post-war development. (Take a magnifying glass and check the reproduced ads ca. 1946 in Evolution of the Bicycle- I'm not sure which volume- )

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Majestic Skip-tooth, Arnold Schwinn, Chicago posted by Gary on 11/7/2000 at 12:11:13 PM
Ok i have a hard time with those old Schwinn numbers, it seems this number fits into a lot of years. seeing the 53 posted in here is a skiptooth, i can accept that date. the chaingaurd is similar to the DX pic though.
Whats it Worth? What will ya give me for it? pics on request

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Majestic Skip-tooth, Arnold Schwinn, Chicago posted by Gary on 11/8/2000 at 4:47:12 PM
says on the Schwinn site that models stamped under crank bracket are pre 51, leaving the only run of D serial number is 1948






FOR SALE:   1956 "JAGUAR" FRAME F/S posted by: STEVE on 11/4/2000 at 7:29:02 AM
I HAVE A 1956 "JAGUAR" FRAME FOR SALE,MUST PICK UP, I LIVE IN DETROIT AREA, MAKE OFFER,,,,,,,,,,,,







MISC:   WWW.XBID.COM AUCTION 2 DAYS LEFT posted by: Joe on 11/3/2000 at 8:49:36 PM
There is a lot of good deals on a lot of bicycles. Take a look and see for yourself. Thank you.







AGE / VALUE:   WWW.XBID.COM AUCTION 2 DAYS LEFT posted by: Joe on 11/3/2000 at 8:49:36 PM
There is a lot of good deals on a lot of bicycles. Take a look and see for yourself. Thank you.







AGE / VALUE:   Shelby - How old? posted by: Jeff on 11/3/2000 at 2:30:12 PM
How do you date a Shelby? It's a women's Flying Cloud and looks to be the companion to the 1948 men's Flying Cloud at the National Bicycle History Archive of America's Exhibition page.

The serial number is on the bottom of the crank bracket (bottom bracket) and is 1733...

Thanks....







BALLOON:   colors posted by: Stewart on 11/3/2000 at 12:52:42 PM
Does any know what the original color of a 1947 Schwinn Whizzer would have been. We think it was Maroon and Ivory. Also if we are correct does any one know the paint chip numbers so we can use the correct shade.







AGE / VALUE:   Check this out! Indian Phantom in gold leaf? posted by: ChristopherRobin on 11/2/2000 at 7:38:45 AM
Take a look at this. E-bay item #483793200 Schwinn Indian Phantom in 24K gold


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Check this out! Indian Phantom in gold leaf? posted by Larry L. on 11/2/2000 at 9:56:44 AM
To each's own. Thats the first for me. Going once! Going Twice! "SOLD TO THE CALIFORNIA FORTY NINER" Theres "GOLD" in there darn HILLS! Larry

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Check this out! Indian Phantom in gold leaf? posted by ChristopherRobin on 11/8/2000 at 7:33:37 AM
Take a guess at what it sold for on e-bay. $1,675.00 Thats right.






WANTED:   pictures posted by: Dale on 11/2/2000 at 6:39:24 AM
I have a Nov. 1962 Schwinn Three Speed it could be a racer but we're not sure. Everything I've seen Racers had a speedo on the handle bars and this one did not. It seems that there was a gap in info between 1960 and 1964. Does anyone know where we can see pictures of what Schwinn produced in 1962 and 1963.







AGE / VALUE:   Colson info please posted by: Stephen Todd VanMatre on 11/1/2000 at 6:49:36 PM
I recently purchased what I was told is an early fifties Colson 26" mens bike.
Well, I know it is a Colson, the only trouble is, I cant find any info on dating it. Originaly it was black with cream pinstripes.
It needs the tank, chain gaurd, and the rear rack. I have a line on the last two but still need the tank.
If anyone can help me find info or point me in the right direction, that would be great.

TIA (thanks in advance)
Stephen Todd VanMatre