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AGE / VALUE:   1974 RED TYPHOON FAIR CONDITION posted by: Eric on 1/29/2001 at 4:00:02 PM
HOW MUCH IS A 1974 RED TYPHOON IN FAIR CONDITION ?
THANKS, Eric


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1974 RED TYPHOON FAIR CONDITION posted by Probably $35.00 to 50.00 on 2/1/2001 at 11:14:48 AM
A 1974 Typhoon probably won't bring in the big bucks. I'd say about $35.00 to $50.00 if you can find a buyer.

1960's Typhoons are a different story. I have seen several go for around $200.00

Good luck.

Mike






WANTED:   1954 color schemes posted by: Rafo. on 1/29/2001 at 10:50:45 AM
I have a nice 1954 corvette-type frame I want to build. What models used this frame then, and what were their colors, decals like? I am starting this one almost from scratch, so I may need some guidance. Pics would be great!
Sincerily,
Rafo.


   RE:WANTED:   1954 color schemes posted by sam on 1/30/2001 at 7:14:57 AM
Corvette colors were the same as the american.Listed as opal blue,opal red,&opal green.Corvettes came with chrome rims,white wall tires(middle-weight),Benddix 2-speed(55s had manual 57 had auto)Or sturmy-archer 3-speed ,Battery headlight,and front rat trap rack(55s were metal,56 were alo.)Bow pedalsAnd the tricky part - stanless steel fenders,left out hand brakes & mattress style seat also---sam






AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Prewar chainguards posted by: Joe on 1/28/2001 at 2:04:25 PM
I have some real nice repop Schwinn prewar chainguards all chrome. Real nice, I have seen them selling for 75.00 elsewhere. I am selling them 5 for $100.00. Please email if interested.

thanks







AGE / VALUE:   Bendix service sheet posted by: ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 1/27/2001 at 12:55:29 PM
Service sheet available for Bendix. All bendix Junior brakes and red band brakes which have a smooth hub shell

E-mail ChristopherRobin@starmail.com for a free copy
Shows phantom diagram and tells how to re-assemble







AGE / VALUE:    posted by: cd on 1/26/2001 at 4:17:17 PM
The number is H43099 located on rear left dropout.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by rd on 1/27/2001 at 7:15:14 AM
My list which is put out by the Antique Classic Bicycle News which I think is the best list as I can't tell a whole lot about the list on this sit showsJan 29 1953 as H42356-H44000. It has to be after the 52 change of location of serial numbers.






AGE / VALUE:   What Year posted by: cd on 1/26/2001 at 6:06:51 AM
I've got an old schwinn,serial number H43009. What is the true month and year of manufacture. I've looked at a couple different sites and come up with something different.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   What Year posted by rd on 1/26/2001 at 3:17:46 PM
were is the number located ? if its on the drop pot its a 1-29-53 as H42358-H440000. If its on the hanger most likley before 48.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   to many 0 posted by rd on 1/27/2001 at 7:16:49 AM
should be 44000






AGE / VALUE:   What Year posted by: cd on 1/26/2001 at 6:06:51 AM
I've got an old schwinn,serial number H43009. What is the true month and year of manufacture. I've looked at a couple different sites and come up with something different.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   What Year posted by A freind on 1/26/2001 at 7:11:19 AM
H43009 NOV 27 1951. Between the posted dates of H429485 to H430026 falls inbetween both these dates. These are production dates for these serial numbers. This information was taken from the Schwinn Consumeer Information Bullitin.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   What Year posted by cd on 1/26/2001 at 8:41:47 AM
The five digit number H43099 doesn't fall between H429485 and H430026.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   What Year posted by can you correct us? on 1/26/2001 at 1:55:46 PM
CD, can you help us out on this one? This is the third attept. Thanks






AGE / VALUE:   WHAT WOULD THE SIZE OF SPOKE BE FOR A TWO SPEED HUB posted by: AARON on 1/25/2001 at 9:28:32 PM
I am putting a 2 speed bendix automatic hub from a schwinn racer onto a midwieght schwinn wheel and am wondering what size of spoke to use, the spokes that came from the midwieght front rim that I am working with do not work, they are too long. Any help appreciated? thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   WHAT WOULD THE SIZE OF SPOKE BE FOR A TWO SPEED HUB posted by sam on 1/28/2001 at 8:49:36 AM
Aaron,schwinn used that hub on schwinn corvettes(are you using a 26" rim?)I don't know the spoke length.But should be the same as rear wheel.Am I wrong on this?Would the spokes work out of the racer?--sam






MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Difference posted by: Bill Breiter on 1/25/2001 at 8:52:13 AM
Hello,

I was wondering if anybody knows what differenciates a early 60's Schwinn Traveler from a Schwinn Racer of the same time period. The only difference that I can noticeably see is the front fender.

Thanks for your time,
Bill


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Difference posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 1/25/2001 at 9:42:42 AM
The Racer came in black the traveler in blue and also green. I have never seen a racer with the locking fork the Traveler's were offered with or without the locking fork. Front finned fenders came in aluminum and also painted. The bikes are similar in many ways almost exact. Same cranks, chainguards e.t.c.

   RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Difference posted by Kevin C. on 1/25/2001 at 2:38:07 PM
Neither was a middleweight. They were both lightweights, and much the same. In 1964, the Racer was the cheaper bike, with painted fenders and choice of coaster, two-speed kickback or three speed; it came in only two colors, red and black. The Deluxe Racer was much the same, but with chrome fenders and two-tone saddle, and it came in red, black or coppertone. The Traveler was sort of a tricked-out Deluxe Racer. It came with stainless fenders, generator headlight and taillight, saddle bag and whitewalls, plus the option of a 23-inch frame; colors were coppertone, violet and black. The Racer frames came only in 19 inch and 21 inch sizes. Reference: 1964 Schwinn Catalog, pages 6-7.

   RE:RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Difference posted by Kevin C. on 1/25/2001 at 2:46:10 PM
Correction: Above info came from the '65 Schwinn catalog, not '64.

   RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Difference posted by aaron on 1/25/2001 at 8:53:12 PM
schwinn travelers in the 1960s could have a deluxe chain guard, which was partially chrome. Some travelers even had the famous schwinn bow tie pedals. Most of the travelers were three speed that I have seen. The racers could be 1, 2, or 3 speed and some that I have seen have chrome fenders, however these may not be original. I have had blue racers, red racers, and many black racers all from the 1960s. I had to parts many of the travelers and racers that I have had do to lack of space but I still have two 1940s traveler frames and parts if anyone is interested.

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Difference posted by Bill Breiter on 1/26/2001 at 12:24:47 PM
I'd like to thank everybody for all of this information.

Have a good weekend,
Bill

   RE:RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Difference posted by ChristopherRobin on 1/26/2001 at 2:13:31 PM
I lifted one down from a hook where it had been for twenty years and caried it out and I have to tell you it was incredibly heavy with the Leico baby seat attached. This is a ladies black racer with the cloverleaf crank. This is not a very lightweight lightweight.






AGE / VALUE:   Buy the bocycle books start a bike book library posted by: ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 1/24/2001 at 2:35:49 PM
Get out that book and look for that part you have and you will see what it goes to. What model used it, what time period. e.t.c.
This is one reason why I buy a book!


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Buy the bocycle books start a bike book library posted by Rif on 1/25/2001 at 6:49:56 PM
One can never have too much reference material!
This is the reason I have stacks of books, old magazines, sales brochures, and binders full of pictures crowding me out of my workspace.
Keep on Keepin' on,
Rif






AGE / VALUE:   red&white cruiser posted by: Paul on 1/24/2001 at 12:58:03 PM
Thanks Sam, i think youv'e found the maker.The fenders do go to a point , with a v where it connects.It should come up good with a lick of paint, and some new white walls.Cruisers of any kind are as rare as hens teeth in New Zealand. I have a Hercules cruiser made in England.Thats really rare here. Tons of 28" English roadsters around, they are just becoming collectable, with a noticeable increase in prices.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   red&white cruiser posted by sam on 1/25/2001 at 6:09:23 AM
Love those 28" bikes---sam






AGE / VALUE:    posted by: JOEL on 1/24/2001 at 8:48:00 AM
I have seen several discussions about reproducing water transfer decals using special paper for a computer printer. Has anyone done this successfully? What type printer/paper/software is required ?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by sam on 1/24/2001 at 5:35:11 PM
I knew someone would ask when I lost that site!Do a search on decal.I think the company was bell in fl.There site told how to make them--sam

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Joel on 1/25/2001 at 8:26:52 AM
Thanks....Here's the link.

HTTP://www.store.yahoo.com/beldecal/moddecpap.html

   Computer generated decals posted by Tom Findley on 1/25/2001 at 11:07:10 AM
I think Mike Stone made bike decals. He wrote that they faded after about a year. Computer ink does not last.

   RE:Computer generated decals posted by Joel on 1/25/2001 at 11:47:01 AM
Yea...I wondered about that. Hey, they also have water transfer TATTOO paper. Imagine the possibilities...

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Tina on 1/26/2001 at 2:53:03 PM
Here's another place to obtain water slide decals.
www.supercaldecals.com.






FOR SALE:   Schwinns posted by: Scott on 1/23/2001 at 4:53:17 PM
26" Schwinn cruiser I'm guessing it is from around 1980-82 because of a heavy duty ACS front hub.Bike is all original down to every bolt except for a set of new aftermarket white walls I added. I also have completely disassembled and cleaned up everything but the rear cosater hub. Bike is a 8.5 on the 1-10 scale. Accepting offers. I also have a womans Schwinn I believe it says Collegiate, bike is 100% original untouched looks like it was ridden maybe 5 times. I realize neither of these bikes are extremely valueable/sought after/or rare. I'm sure somebody could use them for either parts for rarer models or wouldn't mind a goood deal on a solid complete bike.
I have pics of both and will take more detailed pics if needed. I'm accepting reasonable offers.







BALLOON:   in search of pics posted by: kyle on 1/23/2001 at 2:08:18 PM
i'm in search of pictures of the old clunkers that were ridden down the cascade fire trail in the mid 70's. anything with joe breeze,tom ritchey, charles kelly and gary fisher. anything that pertains to the history around the cascade fire trail.thanks







AGE / VALUE:   red&white cruiser posted by: Paul on 1/23/2001 at 12:31:22 PM
Now youve got me lookin! The chainwheel has got 6 stars, 3 x 1", 3x 1 1/2".The chain guard wasn't chrome but comes to a rounded point about an 1" across.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   red&white cruiser posted by sam on 1/24/2001 at 5:16:43 AM
Paul,are the fenders pointed?If it does not have the fenders-does the place where the rear fender goes "V" shaped?Sounds like a late model (60s or 70s)AMF (Roadmaster?)AMF were made in Little Rock Ark.USA until sometime in the 60s I think , then the plant closed and moved-not sure where they were made then--sam