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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







MISC:   Did I miss it?!? posted by: rif on 9/8/2000 at 8:52:21 PM
Did I miss that swap meet near Vancouver, Washington? If not, when is it?
I just remembered it and really wanted to go.
Thanks,
Rif


   RE:MISC:   Did I miss it?!? posted by Jim on 9/9/2000 at 7:30:02 PM
Me too, been looking in the paper. anyone?

   RE:MISC:   Did I miss it?!? posted by Don on 9/15/2000 at 7:59:02 AM
The Vancouver swap meet will be held this Saturday (Sept.16) 8:00AM at the Schurman's Iron Ranch. The directions say "Take I5 to exit 9 and head north on NE 10th ave to 23100". This is Ridgefield, WA, I hope this helps.






BALLOON:   Sorry posted by: Don on 9/8/2000 at 8:11:08 PM
Sorry about the repeat, My server is blanking off and on.







BALLOON:   1950 Schwinn Panther posted by: Don on 9/8/2000 at 7:47:31 PM
I just picked up a 1950 Schwinn Panther that is black with red trim. It is missing the light,tank,badge & kickstand. The badge is not the "Schwinn Oval" from the pictures I have seen. Does anyone have a picture of this badge or a source to get one as well as the other pre mentioned items ? Any info would be helpful. I can email a picture of this bike if that would help. Thanks







BALLOON:   1950 Schwinn Panther posted by: Don on 9/8/2000 at 7:47:31 PM
I just picked up a 1950 Schwinn Panther which is black with red trim. What would be a good type of touch up spray paint for the frame. It is missing the light,tank, badge and kickstand. The pictures I have seen of the badge show that it is not the "Schwinn" oval one. Does anyone have a picture of this type of badge or a source to get one or any of the other pre mentioned items. I will send a picture (jpeg) by email if needed. Any info would be helpful. Thanks







MISC:   HELP! Anyone, anyone...? posted by: Rif Addams on 9/8/2000 at 6:41:02 PM
Helo again all,
I just now (about 20 minutes ago) purchased a J.C. Higgins middleweight 24".
BUT, that is not my main concern, what I would like to find out about is the Red Devil Brand bicycle motor that is attached to the front fork and wheel.
This thing looks as though it has been 'tinkered' with a bit.
The mounting brackets are on the wrong sides, misc. mismatched nuts, bolts, and washers; ahnd so on.
It seems to have good compression.
What I would like is ANY and ALL info pertaining to this little beastie. Especially and owners manual with instalation and operating instructions.
In advance, thanks for any information you can provide.
keep the tire side down,
Rif


   OOPS! My mistake... posted by Rif on 9/8/2000 at 8:45:01 PM
My mistake it is a Little Devil Brand.
Also I can take pic.s and send E-Mail if that would help I.D. this motor.
Thanks again,
Rif






MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schwinn Mark IV Jaguar posted by: Leif on 9/8/2000 at 6:09:25 PM


I picked this bike up at the dump today. It is in really tough shape
and will need a lot of work which I am willing to do. My question is
where can I get a springer fork either vintage or new? Any info would
be appreciated.

Leif


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schwinn Mark IV Jaguar posted by AJ on 9/8/2000 at 6:51:46 PM
i hav an original spriger that came off amk4 needs recrome 65.00 plus shipping







WANTED:   Columbia Crank and Sprocket posted by: Randy on 9/7/2000 at 11:27:08 PM
I'm still looking for a Columbia 5 Star crank + sprocket. Please send pics and prices to
Thanks!


   RE:WANTED:   Columbia Crank and Sprocket posted by ChristopherRobin on 9/10/2000 at 11:35:57 AM
If I knew where to look to see a picture of this bike then I could get an idea what this part you need looks like the I could see if I have it. I have a lot of mystery parts.






MIDDLEWEIGHT:   2-Speed Kickback Hub posted by: Doug Norton on 9/7/2000 at 5:41:24 PM
I'm looking for information about Bendix 2-speed kickback hubs.
Long before the world heard of Marin County or Joe Breeze, Tom Ritchey, and the others me and my friend were stripping down our Murry and Phillips 3-speeds and installing wheels laced up with 2-speeds and knobbies.
Now 28 years later I find myself doing the same thing only this time I stripped down my '93 Stumpjumper and had a quality rim laced up with a red band 2-speed I purchased on ebay. Ultegra cranks with a 40t chainring not only look great but went right on the bottom bracket and the bike has perfectly straight chainline. I didn't even need to dish the wheel. I used a cool looking Huret derailleur as a chain tensioner. Back then I was a kid on a bike but now I'm a fairly strong fast cyclist who spins out too easily on this bike and am afraid of breaking it.
I'm looking for info on these hubs as far as gear ratios of the different colored bands, which parts interchange, durability, and if different sprockets can be used. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   2-Speed Kickback Hub posted by Tom Findley on 9/8/2000 at 5:42:37 AM
Here is the URL for my page showing the diagram and inspection procedure:

http://sites.netscape.net/trfindley/pgbikes

The rear sprocket has 18 teeth.
The red and yellow band hubs have a low gear which turns at about 70% of 1 revolution of the sprocket. High gear is direct drive, 1 rev of the hub for 1 rev of the sprocket. These hubs are for bikes with 26" wheels, so you can get up hills.

Blue band hubs are set for overdrive, with low being 1 hub rev per sprocket rev, and high being 1.3 hub revs per sprocket rev. This hub is for Stingray size bikes, so you can go further while pedaling in high.

The red and yellow bands have different brake arms and brake compnents, which won't interchange. The other parts in the hubs will interchange. I don't think blue band parts will interchange with red and yellow bands.

Durability: I just rode a red band equipped Phantom 225 miles in Holland. The hub worked perfectly. I cleaned,regreased, and replaced the index spring befire going. The spring is the weak part of the hub. New springs cost $10-$20, and haven't been made for 20 years. We will see how long this spring lasts.

Sprockets were made by Bendix just for these hubs, and others will not fit.

I have 4 bikes with these hubs, and learned all about the.






BALLOON:   JC Higgins 1956 posted by: BenOr on 9/6/2000 at 4:09:16 PM
I came across 3 old crusiers. They are very intact. JC Higgins (1956 according to a few sources)men's bike. Light is intact on the fender and tank/rack/fenders are as there as well. I also picked up two ladies schwinn bikes (a post and a pre war). Again in tact and amazingly there. I collect and restore old school BMX. Anyone have some gems for trades? 1974 - 1979 are my area. These images are where the bikes have been hanging for 25 - 30+ years.
http://benjamin.joy.tripod.com/jchiggins.jpg
http://benjamin.joy.tripod.com/Schwinn_girl_1.jpg
http://benjamin.joy.tripod.com/Schwinn_girl_2.jpg
http://benjamin.joy.tripod.com/stem.jpg

I would also like to say the balloon tire "Community" sure has a wealth of knowledge compared to the realitively new BMX collecting community.


   RE:BALLOON:   JC Higgins 1956 posted by BenOr on 9/6/2000 at 9:31:46 PM
The JC Higgins appears to be 1956, The Schwinn Flying Star is 1956 (s/n V22802) and the Other Schwinn is 1950 (G096665).

   All 3 are up on Ebay posted by BenOr on 9/7/2000 at 3:05:01 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=431723136
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=431721626
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=431717870






HI-WHEELER / BONE SHAKER / SAFETY:   Bicycle Swap Meet, Sept, 10, 2000 Boston, MA posted by: joe on 9/6/2000 at 1:35:00 PM
Swap meet Sullivan Square our 9th Year. Directions Interstate 93 North or South 1 mile North of Downtown Boston, Sullivan Square exit around the rotary Under the Bridge. Please email me for more information. Thank you







MUSCLE BIKES:   Bicycle Swap Meet, Sept, 10, 2000 Boston, MA posted by: joe on 9/6/2000 at 1:35:00 PM
Swap meet Sullivan Square our 9th Year. Directions Interstate 93 North or South 1 mile North of Downtown Boston, Sullivan Square exit around the rotary Under the Bridge. Please email me for more information. Thank you







MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Bicycle Swap Meet, Sept, 10, 2000 Boston, MA posted by: joe on 9/6/2000 at 1:35:00 PM
Swap meet Sullivan Square our 9th Year. Directions Interstate 93 North or South 1 mile North of Downtown Boston, Sullivan Square exit around the rotary Under the Bridge. Please email me for more information. Thank you







BALLOON:   Bicycle Swap Meet, Sept, 10, 2000 Boston, MA posted by: joe on 9/6/2000 at 1:35:00 PM
Swap meet Sullivan Square our 9th Year. Directions Interstate 93 North or South 1 mile North of Downtown Boston, Sullivan Square exit around the rotary Under the Bridge. Please email me for more information. Thank you







AGE / VALUE:   Original Red Phantom grips. $25 postpaid posted by: Kevin C. on 9/4/2000 at 1:13:01 PM
Very nice original pair. $25 shipped.







BALLOON:   Peugeot - Pipeline - Crusier posted by: gilb on 9/3/2000 at 10:55:00 AM
I bought this classic at the Huntington Beach, California Police Auction, in the 1980s. It came with a surfboard rack over the rear wheel. The work 'PIPELINE' is imprinted at rear of saddle. We have traveled across the US all the way to East Coast on the back of our Motorhome.
The saddle springs have come loose and need new seat. Any suggestion for getting original parts?
thank you