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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Approx.Date and Approx.Value posted by: GLEN R. HARRELSON on 4/4/2001 at 9:35:08 AM
I have Schwinn Flying Star that was made in Chicago, Il. It has a metal tage on the front frame with the Schwinn name with Goodtire and Rubber along with it. It is a boys bike with a Bendix peddle brake and a Bendix Aircraft Corp. Two speed shifter. It has a low speed, then netural, then it goes to high. It has Schwinn grips, I think called Chubbies. The chain guard says SCHWINN FLYING STAR. As I stated it is a boys bike with a Main bar connecting to the main front support and two smaller bars connecting to the same support. I can`t find a serial # on it. It is a 26" bike. It is painted red and white. Any information would be helpful. Thank You Glen.


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Approx.Date and Approx.Value posted by GLEN R. HARRELSON on 4/4/2001 at 11:36:12 AM
How do I change something on my posting. The change would be BF Goodrich instead of GoodTire on the lable on front of bike.

   RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Approx.Date and Approx.Value posted by Joel on 4/4/2001 at 12:53:51 PM
The serial number is probably on the left rear dropout (where the wheel attaches). If not there, it will be under the crank hanger or on the head tube.






MIDDLEWEIGHT:   When was it made? posted by: Tomoki on 4/3/2001 at 9:57:29 PM
I had old schwinn middleweight bike that was written "Tiger" on the chain cover.
Fram serial No.is D10184 and engraved "54"on S&A rear hub.
It was made in 1953 or 1957 according to the frame# and made
in 1954 according to the stamp of hub.
Please someone must teach me that when was my bike made!


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   When was it made? posted by Tom Findley on 4/4/2001 at 5:32:12 AM
The frame was made in 1953, and assembled as a 1954 model. The date on the hub shows it. Schwinn made frames in batches of several months' supply. Some were made in 1 year and used in the next.

The Suburban I bought new off the showroom floor in June, 1971 has a frame made in 1969.

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   When was it made? posted by sam on 4/5/2001 at 11:16:18 AM
Good point Tom,and glad to hear first hand on how schwinn built frames in one year to sell in another.The middleweights were adv. as new models for 1955 but as you see some have an earler date---sam






WANTED:   Fender and Chain Guard for Lady Evans posted by: Mort on 4/3/2001 at 7:31:21 PM
I'm looking for a front fender and chain guard for a Lady Evans (I know this is a LE because I have the "gas tank." If there was also a front rack I need that too, from the look of the fork there might have been one. If anyone could help me out with this I'd appreciate it - an any information on the LE in general. I know I had these parts once, but I've moved a couple of times and can't find them anywhere, though the bike rides like a charm.







FOR SALE:   1936 Blue Bird posted by: gary on 4/2/2001 at 11:20:50 PM

About 10 years ago I restored a 1936 Bluebird for a guy named Roy Davies. He was the original owner of the bike (has the receipt to prove it). I remember when he brought the bike to me. I saw a car with a couple of old men in it pull into my parking lot with a really old junky bike on the back. I got a little excited when I realized the thing was a Blue Bird. I was hoping they were looking for someplace to sell it and didn't know its value. As it turned out the bike belonged to one of the old guys and he wanted to restore it. To make a long story short, he left it with me and about a year later the bike was finished and Roy came to pick it up. He showed it once at a meet here in Huntington Beach where it won 1st place in the restored classic class.
Here's the sad news, Roy died recently and his best friend called me to see about selling it. If you or anyone you know is interested in a nicely restored rare bike, give me a call. I will be considering offers over the next few weeks so contact me as soon as possible. I know the estate would like to have it in a museum but they don't want to own it. They may give some consideration to any potential buyer that intends to display the bike with its history.
Call or e-mail me at:
714-969-1122
teambike@aol.com
Thanks, Gary


   RE:FOR SALE:   1936 Blue Bird posted by Cal on 4/3/2001 at 5:08:11 AM
This will be a big ticket sale.
Do you have pictures on line? If not, you should.






AGE / VALUE:   Wanted PArts for Columbia tandem posted by: Gary on 4/2/2001 at 11:12:44 PM
have a balloon tired Columbia tandem. i need the seat-post to rear handlebar adaptor, and some other misc. am using it on a sign, so dont need nice peices.







AGE / VALUE:   value posted by: Chris O. on 4/2/2001 at 12:54:20 PM
just got this bike in on a trade it is a 1953 girls schwinn according to ser.# and has deluxe Tornado on chain guard. I would rate the condition 7.7 to 8. it also has a horn tank. thanks for any info. Chris O.







AGE / VALUE:   Columbia posted by: David on 4/1/2001 at 7:42:11 PM
Where would I find the serial # on my Columbia? Can anyone tell me?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia posted by jj on 4/2/2001 at 6:55:27 AM
Under the bottom bracket (under the pedals)






HI-WHEELER / BONE SHAKER / SAFETY:   Swap Meet April 8, Swansea, MA posted by: Joe on 3/31/2001 at 7:32:47 PM
The swap meet is Free to vendors and the public, indoor and outdoor. Push, pull or drag it to the show. We want to kick the spring off with a great start. Email me for information. Email everyone you know...







MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Swap Meet April 8, Swansea, MA posted by: Joe on 3/31/2001 at 7:32:47 PM
The swap meet is Free to vendors and the public, indoor and outdoor. Push, pull or drag it to the show. We want to kick the spring off with a great start. Email me for information. Email everyone you know...







BALLOON:   Swap Meet April 8, Swansea, MA posted by: Joe on 3/31/2001 at 7:32:47 PM
The swap meet is Free to vendors and the public, indoor and outdoor. Push, pull or drag it to the show. We want to kick the spring off with a great start. Email me for information. Email everyone you know...







AGE / VALUE:   60's Sears Tote Cycle posted by: Jesse Monk on 3/30/2001 at 7:25:05 PM
I just picked up 2 of these 20" callapsable bikes. They are similar to the Schwinn Run A Bout (16"), They are 3 speed with coaster brakes and front brake they have front springloaded carrier and rear carrier. can someone tell me more about them They are SearsTote Cycles


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   60's Sears Tote Cycle posted by Jim on 4/1/2001 at 4:25:25 AM
Value is in the eye of the beholder. I've had a couple of these and they are really nice riding bikes. I believe I got $75 for mine. Black single speed, nice paint and chrome.






AGE / VALUE:   monark rocket posted by: aaron on 3/27/2001 at 8:57:52 PM
where would i go to find decals for a 1950s monark rocket?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   monark rocket posted by goob on 3/28/2001 at 5:12:10 PM
Did you try memory lane?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   monark rocket posted by aaron on 4/3/2001 at 8:43:29 PM
yes, i have thier catalog, they don't have any monark rocket stickers






MIDDLEWEIGHT:   serial no. posted by: dave on 3/27/2001 at 7:16:40 PM
I have a schwinn two seater with a serial number of 322536. All of the numbers I have found have letters before the numbers. Can you help me with this problem? Thank-you.


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   serial no. posted by goob on 3/30/2001 at 6:55:42 PM
If you are sure its a schwinn it may be a 1960. I believe that some of the year letters were left off in error in the early 1960 yr. Also in 1957 and 1958 there was a number before the letter. I look at several list and this is
all I could come up with.






MISC:   Website Update posted by: Vintage Update on 3/27/2001 at 8:28:59 AM
The Vintage Bicycle Club of Texas website has been updated.
check us out at http://users.argolink.net/vbcoft/







FOR SALE:   Schwinn hollywood posted by: chip on 3/26/2001 at 6:46:23 PM
I have a womans schwinn hollywood bike for sale It is in good shape.
It's 100% rideable,It has a basket on the front.Asking $30+
shipping.Email me for pictures.Thanks.