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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







AGE / VALUE:   COLUMBIA COKE COLA BIKE posted by: ELECTRIC MAN on 9/3/2000 at 9:41:58 AM
HOW LONG AGO DID COLUMBIA MAKE A COKE LOGO BIKE,I JUST TALKED TO A GUY WHO WANTS TO SELL ME TWO OF THEM BOTH HAVE BEEN OUTSIDE A WHILE AND ARE A LITTLE ROUGH.HE SAYS THEY ARE OLD BUT WITH ALL THE REMAKES TODAY IM NOT SURE IS THERE MUCH VALUE IN THEM


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   COLUMBIA COKE COLA BIKE posted by rd on 9/3/2000 at 2:50:42 PM
I may be wrong but the only coke bike I know of is the 1987 Huffy who made a coke and Dr. Pepper. I have seen the coke sell for several hundred in mint condition. I was able to buy a Dr. Pepper last year for 125.00 that was never on the ground. I would make sure what he had before I bought.






AGE / VALUE:   COLUMBIA COKE COLA BIKE posted by: ELECTRIC MAN on 9/3/2000 at 9:41:58 AM
HOW LONG AGO DID COLUMBIA MAKE A COKE LOGO BIKE,I JUST TALKED TO A GUY WHO WANTS TO SELL ME TWO OF THEM BOTH HAVE BEEN OUTSIDE A WHILE AND ARE A LITTLE ROUGH.HE SAYS THEY ARE OLD BUT WITH ALL THE REMAKES TODAY IM NOT SURE IS THERE MUCH VALUE IN THEM







AGE / VALUE:   schwinn tiger posted by: thorsten ostrander on 9/2/2000 at 5:13:14 PM
i have an old schwinn tiger(girls) frame #n06665. i think it is from the early 50's. any help would be truly appreciated. thank you.







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AGE / VALUE:   Check out Maple Island Sales web site posted by: ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 9/2/2000 at 2:15:46 PM
Why am I fussing with these Schwinn S-2 rims when Maple Island sales can sell me new ones?

Check out the Maple Island Sales web site!







AGE / VALUE:   what is it? posted by: Maltus on 9/2/2000 at 10:19:44 AM
Mt neighbor moved out and had this bike in his basement. It has a serial # C200615 that is stamped under a logo type of stamp that appears to be a larger "C" with the letters "SE" within its circle.It sports a battery type headlight mounted on the front fender.
When I figure out how to post a photo I will! What make and year? Colombia? The fenders are black with double white pin stripes (al la schwinn) but I think they were an "after market-thought" addition. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   what is it? posted by ChristopherRobin on 9/2/2000 at 12:27:38 PM
A huge piano, or an old pipe organ but abandoning a bicycle? Shame on him for leaving it. I think we will need to see a photo.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   what is it? posted by Maltus on 9/4/2000 at 8:05:49 AM
I have pictures,...how do I post them? (with out trying to sound archiac or even worse,...stupid!)
Thanks, Maltus

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   what is it? posted by christian on 9/4/2000 at 5:46:29 PM
You cannot post pictures here. But you can go to:http://www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum
and post a picture there. You need to have your pictures on a websight or an image
storage sight such as photopoint.com and then copy the image location, and paste it in the
appropriate image link box.Good luck, Christian






MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Paint type posted by: Mark on 9/1/2000 at 11:34:00 PM
I have 2 black Typhoons to keep me busy, a '62 and a '63.
I'm no painter, I was wondering what type of paint was
used on the early '60s Schwinns. Thanks.


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Paint type posted by Maltus on 9/2/2000 at 10:52:34 AM
They used an enamel, much like todats, "Emeron" acyrilic enamel. This however was baked in an oven for a brief time to ensure a smooth finish and a greater bond to the substrate. I am a painter, and I can tell you that this finish is one of the toughest finishes I've ever come across.Dont attempt to put a 'Laquer" type material over this without first removing all the 'enamel' as the two together will give a less than desireable result.
Hope this helps you Mark. Good luck, Maltus Vegas






BALLOON:   Balloon tires on middleweight posted by: Robert on 9/1/2000 at 8:02:18 PM
If there is about 2 1/2 " of clearance between the fork legs and in the frame area (lower stays)will balloon tires cause any problems? Are the balloon tires too wide to seat properly on this width of rim? I plan on using some Nishiki mtn. bike alloy rims in a old Columbia I am customizing ang may have a deal working on som 2 1/8 tires. Any constructive comments appreciated.
Thanks


   RE:BALLOON:   Balloon tires on middleweight posted by Kevin C. on 9/2/2000 at 4:09:36 AM
The tire is 2 1/8 inches across, so you would have little clearance. You could use a couple of Schwinn S-7 middleweight wheels. They are easy to find, either chrome plated or painted and striped.






MISC:   bike aquisition posted by: Keith on 9/1/2000 at 9:20:09 AM
I have just today aquired a Firestone Super Cruiser. I have never dealt with restoring a bike before. Any information would be appreciated.


   RE:MISC:   bike aquisition posted by Bob on 9/1/2000 at 9:36:25 AM
Probably a Monark built bike. You will find lots of pictures of these on the internet. (look here, ebay, Bikeicons,...) Memory Lane may have decals.

   RE:MISC:   bike aquisition posted by steve on 9/1/2000 at 2:25:39 PM
See my message in the restoration forum, dated 8/14/00 at 9:35:32 AM.






MISC:   Need Info. posted by: Jim on 8/29/2000 at 6:19:07 PM
I have two bikes one is a Swhinn Jaguar Mk4 with a two speed rear axile in the hub with 26 x1 3/4 inch. tires (Boys) serial #C222311, And a girls Swhinn I think it is a Panther with a springer front and 26x2.10x2 1.25 inch. tires serial #C45558 I would like to know what year they are and what they are worth if anything thanks .


   RE:MISC:   Need Info. posted by sam on 8/30/2000 at 9:01:36 AM
The panther is a 56 ss# but my list shows the panther in 59 could this be a starlet?

   RE:MISC:   Need Info. posted by Rif Addams on 8/30/2000 at 9:12:21 AM
The boys (Jaguar MK IV) I believe to be a March 1962 model.
The girls (Panther) may be a 1957. This is what I think to be correct, by your descriptions and the serial #'s.
I would however, be open to a second opinion; for I do not claim to be an expert by any stretch of the imagination.
As to the value, well that is very subjective. Depending on a number of factors and variables. Condition, originality, geographical location, popularity (or demand) of the models. Basicly value boils down to how much someone is actually willing to pay for something.
Hope this helps,
Rif






MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Columbia Fire Arrow Tank posted by: Rick on 8/28/2000 at 11:21:49 AM
Hi...can anyone help me???? I am looking for a tank for 1959 Columbia Fire Arrow...dual lights..its a smaller tank. The bike is great condition...but missing the tank...everything else is complete and working..







AGE / VALUE:   1957? Schwinn posted by: Bill on 8/28/2000 at 10:46:42 AM
I just finished fixing/cleaning an old schwinn for my father-in-law to use.
I was wondering what it was. Painted black, what is left of the decal
on the chainguard reads "...LER", script "Schwinn" decals, Sturmey-Archer
hub and front hub axle are stamped "57",and it looks like a my father's
Schwinn Racer (26 x 1 3/8) except for the fork.

I may be in the wrong discussion group, my apologies in advance for that.

Thankyou for your time and help,
Bill


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1957? Schwinn posted by MNSmith on 8/28/2000 at 12:30:40 PM
Traveler.






AGE / VALUE:   Zenith bike posted by: Joe on 8/28/2000 at 10:29:01 AM
Hey I just got an old men's cruiser for free. The head badge says Zenith, and under that it says Marshal-Wells. I just wondered if anyone ever heard of one before.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Zenith bike posted by Joe on 8/28/2000 at 10:53:36 AM
I just went out and got a better look at the bike and it has a Bendix hub and a one inch pitch chain and cogs. It also has rear facing dropouts. Thanks

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Zenith bike posted by Gordon on 8/29/2000 at 5:38:03 AM
Marshall Wells was a hardware store chain. I don't know how wide spread they were, but we had one in my home town in North Dakota. Their store brand bikes were Zenith, just like Gambles Hardware sold Hiawatha and Montgomery Wards sold Hawthorne. I have found 3 Zeniths, one was a men's prewar that looked like a Hawthorne Zep. The other 2 were ladies bikes, and I still have one of those.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Zenith bike posted by christian on 8/29/2000 at 8:00:33 PM
I saw a real nice zenith at an antique store in duluth, mn.,
about a year ago.
But this spring I visited an old hardware store in hibbing,
mn., that used to be a zenith dealer.
Needless to say, I purchased the bulk of his n.o.s.
parts, mostly bearings and spokes, and tires,
and ended up selling them down south.
So anyways, we've had them all the way up here in northern minnesota.
talk to ya later, christian: http://www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum






AGE / VALUE:   It's a Wasp! posted by: ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 8/27/2000 at 10:31:37 AM
I got up close and was able to make out the chainguard decal under that black paint. The 35.00 Schwinn with the motor is a Schwinn Wasp! Red/ cream mens/ boys, cantileavered frame with a bendix red band two speed kickback. I know all white tires are not proper or origonal but I think it looks great.
To take black paint and slop it up was a sin. Luckily, they left the frame and fork alone.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   It's a Wasp! posted by ChristopherRobin on 8/27/2000 at 10:39:25 AM
It has no truss rods, and mine is regular spokes and the cream is really ivory as Sam says.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   It's a Wasp! posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 8/31/2000 at 8:55:07 AM
I took a look at the truss rods for this bike and they do not appear to have ever been chromed. Rather this is a dull grey. Were these ever chromed at factory?






MISC:   The Bicycle Billboard posted by: christian on 8/26/2000 at 5:07:22 PM
Want to spread the word around to a few more bike sites?
Visit; http://www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum
and post it up.