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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







MUSCLE BIKES:   WANTED HUFFY SLINGSHOT OR posted by: JOHN on 3/18/2000 at 9:08:18 PM
DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS ONE FOR SALE . ANY INFO. WILL HELP. BIKES WERE MADE IN 1969


   RE:MUSCLE BIKES:   WANTED HUFFY SLINGSHOT OR posted by Craig on 3/21/2000 at 10:00:09 AM
Ebay #288262359 might be what your looking for.






MUSCLE BIKES:   1999 Schwinn Grape Krate posted by: William Ramirez on 3/17/2000 at 12:13:01 PM
Im looking to by one maybe someone can help me Thanks!


   RE:MUSCLE BIKES:   1999 Schwinn Grape Krate posted by Ted Glasscock on 4/9/2000 at 2:26:03 AM
Any Schwinn dealer who participated in the Cycle Madness sale had the opurtunity to purchase a Grape Crate.
I would start looking at any local Schwinn Dealer.
I personally saw one on the sales floor of Hill's Sport Shop in Amarillo, Texas about 2 weeks ago.






AGE / VALUE:   1999 Schwinn Grape Krate posted by: William Ramirez on 3/17/2000 at 12:13:01 PM
Im looking to by one maybe someone can help me Thanks!


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1999 Schwinn Grape Krate posted by dale on 4/3/2000 at 4:23:33 PM
Hey,I noticed a grape krate at the swap meet info. area of this web site. The ad said it was still in the box!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1999 Schwinn Grape Krate posted by dale on 4/3/2000 at 4:23:36 PM
Hey,I noticed a grape krate at the swap meet info. area of this web site. The ad said it was still in the box!






AGE / VALUE:   monark posted by: mandy on 3/16/2000 at 8:32:12 PM
How much is a boy's Monark Coast King worth? Does anybody know how old it may be?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   monark posted by Gordon on 3/16/2000 at 9:38:01 PM
I had one awhile back. Tire size was middleweight (1.75), so I figure it had to be later 1950's or early 1960's.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   monark posted by Rif Addams on 3/17/2000 at 6:32:01 PM
I have/had one from the late forties early fifties. Curved bar (NOT cantilever,teardrop)with tank. I believe it was a Comanche model.
It had been run over by a car so the frame was cracked in multiple places.
I just got paid 50.00 to turn it into a piece of wall art for a tattoo shop.
Not bad... :-}
Rif






AGE / VALUE:   columbia posted by: mandy on 3/16/2000 at 8:29:04 PM
How much is a 1946 Columbia three-speed roadster worth?
It is in great shape except that the paint is sort of faded.







HI-WHEELER / BONE SHAKER / SAFETY:   Wanted posted by: Thomas Edfors on 3/16/2000 at 3:45:28 PM
Seeking good original high wheel bicycles (ordinaries) as well as seeking one good original 1860's boneshaker.
Prefer good original examples with most/all original parts. Finder's fees paid. Also interested in any hard tired
safeties or early pneumatics with steel or wood rims. Anyone have an Eagle, Star or Springfield Light Roadster
for sale? How abour a lillibridge or 'cobblestone' saddle for a Gormully and Jeffrey American Champion? Thanks, Tom.







MISC:   46'? posted by: Mandy on 3/15/2000 at 5:31:26 PM
Did Columbia make any three-speed bicycles in 1946?


   RE:MISC:   46'? posted by JD on 3/16/2000 at 8:43:45 AM
Probably.

   RE:RE:MISC:   46'? posted by Jeff on 3/17/2000 at 6:11:30 AM
What does it say on the shifter and on the hub?
Is it Sturmey-Archer?
If yes, there will be a 2-digit date code on the rear hub.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   46'? posted by Art on 3/20/2000 at 6:42:15 AM
I have a "53 Columbia American. Sturmey Archer three speed rear hub, dino front hub,Columbia on the grips, saddle and brakes. I paid $150 for it and would sell or trade it for that amount.






AGE / VALUE:   Coast King? posted by: Mandy on 3/15/2000 at 5:23:21 PM
I have a bike whose headbadge says "Coast King" it has a crown on the front which I noticed my Monarch, which is for sale(look further down this page),also has . Was this bike made by Monarch and sold by Coast-to-Coast stores? If so, is it worth anything? It's a 24" ballooner which is in great shape but it has 7 different layers of paint .


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Coast King? posted by mike jr. on 4/13/2000 at 10:26:25 AM
hi mandy, i have an old coast king electra 26" mens bike.
it is all original but the rims and tires. i'm in the process of sanding it to the metal and getting ready to paint it banner red with ivory white trim. coast king bikes
are put out by coast to coast hardware, but i don't think
they manufactured the, i think it's huffy. well i know a
bike collector about 15 miles from me, and he said my
bike after i'm all done, will be worth about $250.00.
thanks for letting me get back to you.






AGE / VALUE:   Sterling Bicycle -Wood Rims - 1895-1897 posted by: Matt on 3/15/2000 at 1:49:17 PM
Saw a very old Sterling Bicycle today. Namebadge says made in Kenosha Wisconsin, patented Sept 10, 1895, Jan 12, 1897, other patents applied for. Bike has wooden rims, cork grips, troxel seat. Lightweight style frame. Frame is very solid, only surface rust. Seat is in pretty good shape, good leather, no rips. Grips aren't too bad. Front wheel is very nice, good wood, not warped still has some finish left to it. Rear rim is warped, but all there. Couldn't find any other age or serial number markings. Owner is curious as to value and so am I.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sterling Bicycle -Wood Rims - 1895-1897 posted by JD on 3/16/2000 at 8:41:24 AM
Probably made within 10 years of last patent date. Unrestored track bikes generally sell for 50-300 range depending on many factors.






AGE / VALUE:   Roll Fast posted by: Sarasota FL John on 3/15/2000 at 4:56:28 AM
Hi everyone...I spotted a "Rollfast" at a garage sale for $25...It is rusty but all there...Is it worth buying?
Thanks...


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Roll Fast posted by Frank on 3/15/2000 at 5:50:20 AM
You didn't give any details, but it has got to be worth that in parts alone.






FOR SALE:   Monarch posted by: Mandy on 3/14/2000 at 8:35:22 PM
I have a 1950's Monarch for sale. It's a boy's 26" ballooner
It's paint is faded but you can still tell that it is white and red and all parts are original except the pedals and the handgrips. Some of the original parts aren't on it, like the seat and the handlebars, but I have the originals laying in its basket.Make me an offer!


   RE:FOR SALE:   Monarch posted by Adventurer on 3/24/2000 at 7:12:19 PM
I desperately want that Monark (that is the correct way to spell it, by the way). Please call me ANYTIME at (214) 827-6043, or email me at Mattbike@swbell.net

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Monarch posted by Mandy on 3/28/2000 at 6:33:03 PM
SOLD:]:]:]:]:]

   RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Monarch posted by Jimmy on 3/28/2000 at 9:11:44 PM
To who was the Monark sold?

   RE:RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Monarch posted by Mandy on 3/31/2000 at 7:42:02 PM
To the Adventurer:]:]






AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn??? posted by: sean on 3/14/2000 at 2:56:55 PM
I recently bought a green cruiser style bike. It has schwinn handgrips and aftermarket tires which say 'fits schwinn st'. but otherwise no indication of what brand it is. There is some white on the front fork. The serial number is upside down and may be partly rubbed off, and all I can make out is '99b26'.

Any idea what kind of bike this is?

Thanks,
Sean


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn??? posted by Adventurer on 3/24/2000 at 7:15:28 PM
You did'nt give many details, but I can somewhat invision a 1950's Columbia, because they used white trim on the bottom of the fork.






AGE / VALUE:   1968 Columbia Sterling posted by: Sean on 3/14/2000 at 2:54:48 PM
Last summer I bought a 1968 (from serial # chart) columbia sterling from my friend for $1.00. It is all original and even has the original tires, which I simply filled up with air and I now ride the bike to school everyday. Any idea on what this bike is worth?

Thanks,
Sean







AGE / VALUE: Excelsior Bicycle posted by: Jon B. on 3/14/2000 at 10:37:34 AM
Ok...
I have a complete Excelsior Bicycle [moto-bicycle form].....(age....?)
- Excelsior like as the motorcycles..symbol on brass headplate is the same design.

Hanging tank - with panel for access..

Original paint and details..though most faded...
frame is small fame - 20" from crank to seat post opening
Tyres are tubeless
Metal clad wheels - nickle plated
No chain guard
rear kick stand
rear carrier
front trusses
Morrow hubs
braced handle bars
klaxon type horn
usual flag holder on front
troxel seat....
thoothed cranked
and usual solid metal pedals (very ornate in design)

Now I have looked around for information..any experts out that can help me finally put a date on this machine
and a ball park figure?

Other question...sould I restore or keep as...reminder the paint is gone is some areas of the bicycle

Any information gladely accepted

Jon


   RE:AGE / VALUE: Excelsior Bicycle posted by BillG on 3/14/2000 at 11:29:33 AM
1) Do not restore it.
2) Clean and polish as outlined in the restoration tips section of this site. The bare metal will be protected
3) Age: Teens. Maybe 1920s
4) Price: With the horn, hanging tank etc. and it's motorcycle heritage I would estimate $600 - $1000+
I think one went on Ebay recently for around $1900

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Excelsior Bicycle posted by Jon B. on 3/14/2000 at 4:40:13 PM
Thanks for the advice will see how it comes up...
I have looked a little closer today and see a number of transfers..one a white circle with a cross dark colour -
this on the seat post.. and even pint strips on the tank and forks...I never really noticed them...

Now history?
did the motorcycle firm make bicycles?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Excelsior Bicycle posted by Art on 3/20/2000 at 6:48:18 AM
I had a bike like this., It was an early Schwinn bike from the teens. I think I was able to pull off a Schwinn id off of the badge.What does your badge say? Is it in the shape of an X?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Excelsior Bicycle posted by Bob on 3/24/2000 at 6:30:37 PM
The motorcycle company did NOT make bicycles. The bicycle company (Schwinn) made motorcycles (Excelsior and Henderson). Not trying to be cute with the answer, that's the way it was. Bob

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Excelsior Bicycle posted by David N. on 3/28/2000 at 9:02:53 AM
Excelsior were also made in Michigan City IN.with the big letter E headbadge.they made Rollfast bikes thru 1950s






AGE / VALUE:   Monark "Spartan" posted by: Sarasota FL John on 3/14/2000 at 10:11:03 AM
I picked up a Monark "Spartan" today at a garage sale...It is a Female with tank,rusty original blue with two tone blue / white seat...I know a couple of you are Monark collectors...Tell me about the "spartan"...Thanks