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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







WANTED:   "double pitch" chain posted by: Joe on 9/23/2000 at 8:02:34 PM
Can some direct me to where I could get a "double pitch" chain? My dad would love to be able to restore his boyhood 1940 Excelsior. Thanks.
Joe

PS Is this another name for "skip tooth"?


   RE:WANTED:    posted by rd on 9/24/2000 at 8:11:28 AM
The chain has several names such as skip link, skip tooth, twinn rollers. double rollers. You may be able to get one from Memory lane they had them in the past but are used but were good chains. fat as I know they don't make new ones

   Skip tooth chain posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 9/26/2000 at 7:17:59 AM
Diamond Chain Company took the old tooling out of cold storage and started making the skip tooth chain once again. Where you get it I do not know.

   RE:Skip tooth chain posted by sam on 10/3/2000 at 10:59:26 AM
Maple Island list the 1"(skip tooth)Diamond Chain in their catlog --- said call-no price given






MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Bendix Automatic Hub posted by: Paul on 9/23/2000 at 7:55:41 AM
I just picked up an early 26 inch Sears Higgins midweight with a Bendix Automatic 3 speed backpeddle hub. It has the twin streenline thin horn tank and is in very good original condition with chrome fenders and chrome chainguard.Are these in demand at all? Can someone tell me more about the history of this rear hub and bike? Finally, can someone share their recipy for cleaner that will not damage original paint and for chrome. Please post answers. Thanks!


   Pledge is your friend! posted by Grant on 9/23/2000 at 6:55:17 PM
More than anything else I use Pledge furniture spray on old bikes.
You can soak the pledge to an old bike and gently wipe off dust and
dirt without hurting the finish. Or wash it off with car wash soap then spray with Pledge.
Use soft rags. I like old bedsheets preferably flannelette. Some like
t shirts. Pledge is also good for tires, they shine up but it does not
rot them out like Armorall or oil.

To clean off rust and dirt from chrome use Pledge and a copper wool scrubby
pad from the hardware store. Then polish with Solvol Autosol polish.

For paintwork you can polish with auto polish but go real easy around pinstripes
and decals. I have an idea it softens some decals, that's what it feels like.

When the bike is all shined up you can wipe it with Pledge and a soft cloth every
week and it will stay new looking even if you use it from time to time.






BALLOON:   RIXE BIKE posted by: Vern Barkel on 9/23/2000 at 7:09:21 AM
RIXE, a quite famous bike manufacturer in Germany. It was also produced by Cito Allright, Cologne-Lindenthal, who were the manufacturer of the fork: Allright-Tigergabel ("gabel" is fork, so: allright tiger fork!) Later there were several copies, i.e. from Baronia, Bielefeld, Germany. Typically they all had this kind of fork. They were built from the mid 30ies to the early 50ies. Written on the rear cross bar: "Garantie für nahtloses Stahlrohr und Aussenlötung" means "guarantee for seamless tubing and fillet brazing." 26 x 2.00 inch balloon tires; rear facing drop-outs; Frame size 22 inch; Drum Front Brake and Rear Coaster brake. Serial No.# 1845934


   RE:BALLOON:   RIXE BIKE posted by Stephan Schalwig on 11/17/2000 at 12:25:12 PM
You seem to have informations about Allright from Köln Lindenthaler Metallwerken. I am searching for all kind of Infos about this company and its products, because I have an Allright Moped (with Tiger-Gabel) from about 1955 and I want to prepare it as it was in the fifties.






MISC:   Persons saddle reviews???? posted by: robertbox@angelfire.com on 9/21/2000 at 5:50:30 PM
Anyone bought one of the Persons leather sprung saddles that you see on ebay all the time? Any comments appreciated.
Thanks


   RE:MISC:   Persons saddle reviews???? posted by dave on 9/24/2000 at 5:58:52 PM
I bought the $75 Person's from Memory Lane. Very comfortable and nice. I also bought the $25 Person's imitation leather, OK, not nearly as nice, but comfortable. Go for the leather if you have the money. I would just go to Memory Lane, who sells them when they have them. They seem to go on e-bay for about the same bux.






AGE / VALUE:   1951 Raliegh Sport posted by: Bob Hipple on 9/21/2000 at 3:42:41 PM
I am trying to fin any info on a 1951 Raliegh Sport. I also need to know where I can get NOS brake cables and shifter cable. I also need a reflector that was on the rear fender, it is broken. Thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1951 Raliegh Sport posted by Grant on 9/23/2000 at 7:05:14 PM
See NOS Raleigh-Sturmey Archer cables for sale in the Bicycles/Parts
for sale. Click on banner at top of this page.

For Raleigh info see Sheldon Brown's site, from Links on this site.

Raleigh questions should go on English discussion group.






AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Cyclone posted by: Ray Antoky on 9/21/2000 at 12:54:28 PM
Just found this Columbia Cyclone tank bike in the basement of an old bicycle store. I'd like to know if anyone might be familiar with this model and who might know the period they were produced in. It's in fair original condition. Thanks...Ray


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Cyclone posted by racerrex on 9/22/2000 at 6:14:03 PM
I have a ladies Cyclone that dates to '64. The serial # chart located on this site should give you more info on the year. I've asked around myself and haven't gotten much response about the Cyclone. Does your headbadge say made for Macy's? Hope this helps.






HI-WHEELER / BONE SHAKER / SAFETY:   NO RESERVE AUCTION EVERYTHING GOES posted by: joe on 9/19/2000 at 6:24:54 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. Don't miss it. Thank you.

Joe Rapoza


   RE:HI-WHEELER / BONE SHAKER / SAFETY:   NO RESERVE AUCTION EVERYTHING GOES posted by ron milano on 9/21/2000 at 4:51:03 AM
im interested in the 300bike aution






BALLOON:   NO RESERVE AUCTION EVERYTHING GOES posted by: joe on 9/19/2000 at 6:24:54 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. Don't miss it. Thank you.

Joe Rapoza







MISC:   Bendix Torpedo hub posted by: ken on 9/18/2000 at 10:39:38 AM
can someone enlighten me regarding the Bendix Torpedo hub? Assume my ignorance is complete; that would be the case. Thanks.







BALLOON:   deadbeat ebay seller posted by: AJ on 9/17/2000 at 6:22:15 PM
bought a starlett chainguard on ebay,sent m.o. next day,never got chain guard,emailed and phoned no answer,have filed fraud claim,goes by the NAMES of mrmontyburns,deluxeray@aol.com,james j schimdt,beware!!!!!!







BALLOON:   1930's Eagle posted by: John on 9/17/2000 at 3:49:19 PM
I have a old bike that was given to my Dad by my grandpa in about 1932 to 1936. The tires are 26 X 2.125. The cap piece Has the side view of a flying eagle above the word EAGLE. This bike is rusty with age and I would some information and or history on this bike. I want to restore it soon and return it to my Dad he is 76.







BALLOON:   huffy 50's springer posted by: ed obrien on 9/17/2000 at 11:56:00 AM
just picked up a huffy from the early 50's with a springer fork. its missing the chain guard and wheels. its all original and i would like to date it and figure its value. its in fair condition. ed obrien grassisle@aol.com


   RE:BALLOON:   huffy 50's springer posted by bikeyard on 9/22/2000 at 5:47:36 PM
A picture tells a thousand words. Somewhere in a mountain of bike parts I have a 50's Huffy chainguard.






MISC:   Improvements in our archive search engines posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 9/17/2000 at 9:06:45 AM
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Murray coaster brakes posted by: Shawn on 9/16/2000 at 4:54:25 PM
I am restoring a Murray Skybolt (not yet sure of the age), and I have a question regarding the coaster brakes. The bike was unridable when I got it. After tearing apart, cleaning and reassembling the rear hub, I took it for a ride. I notice there is about a quarter turn of the crank hesitation after braking before the forward predalling resumes. Also while coasting, there is a slight catching and pull on the pedals, like the clutch is trying to engage. I'm sure I have put it together properly, it is well lubed, and I have tried loosening and tightening the assembly. The hesitation in pedalling seems it may be normal, as the clutch engages by running up and down the threaded cog, but the catching while coasting bothers me. Does anyone know if these are normal, or a solution to them?
Also, any suggestions on where I could find a date and approx. value for this bike?


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Murray coaster brakes posted by WIngs on 9/19/2000 at 2:45:08 AM
If it takes one quarter turn to engage the brake -- this indicates there is too much wear. The brake should engage in less than a quarter turn--that is what I have been told by a good mechanic.






MIDDLEWEIGHT:   '52 schwinn tiger decals posted by: AL on 9/15/2000 at 9:12:50 PM
Dose anybody make decals for the chainguard and frame of this type of bike? I got hold of one with two xtra coats of paint and it will most likely get stripped and repainted black w/white accents, The chrome fenders and rims are nice and it would be kool to keep the original detailing. Any sources would be appreciated.... Thanx, Alex J.


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   '52 schwinn tiger decals posted by rd on 9/16/2000 at 12:46:05 PM
memory lane or maple island may have what you need. you have to be authorized before you can make schwinn parts.