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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







AGE / VALUE:   Hiawatha Seminole posted by: Ron Malbaff on 11/15/2002 at 12:36:18 AM
Hiawatha Info. WANTED any info is better than none, I have a Hiawatha Seminole ladies bike blue and white E-mail RoJo2001@webtv.net Thanks, RON







AGE / VALUE:   Hiawatha Seminole posted by: Ron Malbaff on 11/15/2002 at 12:36:18 AM
Hiawatha Info. WANTED any info is better than none, I have a Hiawatha Seminole ladies bike blue and white E-mail RoJo2001@webtv.net Thanks, RON







MISC:   Hiawatha Seminole posted by: Ron Malbaff on 11/15/2002 at 12:36:18 AM
Hiawatha Info. WANTED any info is better than none, I have a Hiawatha Seminole ladies bike blue and white E-mail RoJo2001@webtv.net Thanks, RON


   RE:MISC:   Hiawatha Seminole posted by Scott on 11/27/2002 at 5:49:58 AM
Hi: I would like to help but I need pictures of the bike.






AGE / VALUE:   what year is my schwinn posted by: matt on 11/14/2002 at 2:02:12 AM
I have 2 bikes and one is a schwinn 24inch and the # is DA25559 and the other bike is a 26 inch and the # is K842494 and both #s are on the back of the bike by the rear tire facing outwards I would like to know what kind of bike and year thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   what year is my schwinn posted by Ken on 11/14/2002 at 7:02:54 PM
April, 65 and Nov, 58 respectively, according to the list.
You can do this yourself; it's on this site.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   what year is my schwinn posted by matt on 11/14/2002 at 8:20:10 PM
Thanks ken






AGE / VALUE:   JC Higgins and Evans posted by: Minh on 11/13/2002 at 3:39:14 PM
Hello;

I have been looking for information for 2 bicycles that I've just purchased. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

1. A brown color J.C. Higgins with the following numbers on
the bottom beneath the crank 56126 and xx50245701 (xx I could not read the first 2 digits).
2. A bright green ladies/girls Evans with H289273026 serial number.







AGE / VALUE:   mead posted by: the name is nick yoooooooooo on 11/13/2002 at 5:42:27 AM
i have a 1920s mead wooden wheel womens beast and i need to dump. it is a ok by me odd rear wheel, wooden seat damn, tires pump, pretty nice paint i want to sell







MISC:   "Smilin Griff" posted by: Perry L. Hamburg on 11/12/2002 at 10:23:03 PM
I would appreciate hearing from any old-timers out there who remember this colorful guy from when he represented New Departure in New Jersey for many years up to and including the 1940's.


   RE:MISC: Smiling Griff posted by Humberchristopher28@hotmail.com on 11/14/2002 at 9:52:49 PM
Please do not rely on the internet to solve this one for you. You will have to go in person and search this one out.The old timers you seek are (mostly) not on the internet. They'll assume that the young whippersnapers won't know or won't care and that is wrong.
No, You'll have to go digging the old fashioned way.It's a story I would love to hear!






MISC:   "Smilin Griff" posted by: Perry L. Hamburg on 11/12/2002 at 10:23:03 PM
I would appreciate hearing from any old-timers out there who remember this colorful guy from when he represented New Departure in New Jersey for many years up to and including the 1940's.







AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn American and Schwinn Typhoon posted by: Eric M on 11/12/2002 at 4:33:38 PM
Hello i need to know the value of a 1971 red Typhoon in good condition with minor scratches in the paint. and the value of a blue american from the 60's caue i cant read the the serial number . but the bike is in really good condition just needs some cleaning and i was wondering if i clened this american up what its value would be so please let me know the value.

thankyou
Eric


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn American and Schwinn Typhoon posted by ak on 11/13/2002 at 5:26:27 AM
well here in wisconsin a typhoon from the 1970s will go for $20 unless its mint, then they may peek at $75. the american single speed is $10 to $40 in average condition but in mint may be from $75 to $150.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn American and Schwinn Typhoon posted by freddie on 11/13/2002 at 9:24:48 AM
Even though I have seen them go for more on e-bay I sold a near mint typhoon last year for $65. I felt this was a little low.






BALLOON:   Raligh Trail Rider posted by: Robert on 11/9/2002 at 10:55:10 AM
I bought this bicycle in 1982 for 400.00 In San Antonio Texas. The biccyle store "bike world" was unwilling to help me with it in getting the original tires or finding its value can anyone tell me about it.







AGE / VALUE:   Royal Flyer??? posted by: pat on 11/9/2002 at 3:41:18 AM
Is anyone familiar with a pre-war bicycle with a head badge that reads "Royal Flyer"...I recently picked one up that was built up with all Schwinn parts, new departure black-out rear hub, sweetheart skip tooth, schwinn springer, etc...looks like it may have had a whizzer at one time on the frame. Definatly not a Schwinn frame. Anyone know??







AGE / VALUE:   schwinn b6 posted by: Danny on 11/9/2002 at 1:31:20 AM
Did schwinn make a 1949 B6 bicycle that was blue and ivory in color? Did it have a springer front fork that locked? Serial number is located under the crank housing. Serial # is J09347


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn b6 posted by MNSmith on 11/9/2002 at 7:30:42 AM
Yes and Yes.

www.bunchobikes.com






AGE / VALUE:    posted by: Kevin Boughton on 11/9/2002 at 12:25:05 AM
Thanks for the information, very much appreciated.
Kevin







BALLOON:   Information posted by: Kevin Boughton on 11/7/2002 at 1:58:50 AM
I am looking for someone who has some information on a 1937 Columbia camelback singlebar bike. Did this bicycle originally have a chain guard and where could I purchase one? Also, who would have the best selection of parts for this bike?
Any info. is appreciated.
KB


   RE:BALLOON:   Information posted by Gordon on 11/7/2002 at 10:58:23 PM
I have always been under the impression that boys bikes did not have chain guards until 1939.

   RE:BALLOON:   Information posted by sam on 11/8/2002 at 12:05:07 AM
At www.nostalgic.net under photo arcive, go to literature.there you will find a 1936 columbia catalog that shows the New Era dropframe.Has no chain guard.






AGE / VALUE:   need to know the value posted by: michael D. on 11/6/2002 at 8:55:02 PM
looking to price female JC higgins
glass Jewel tank
rack
mount for bat wing light
spring front end
excellent condition
fatty tires
most likely 1950's
any one with a general idea of the value of this bike
on a scale of 1-10
this bike is an 8
please get back with me
michael


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   need to know the value posted by ak on 11/13/2002 at 5:29:16 AM
it all depends on where you sell it i have seen em for $50 to $125 but have never seen one sell for that.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   need to know the value posted by a friend on 11/14/2002 at 3:04:05 PM
Michael D. It sounds from your discribtion of this bike no less than $400.00 . Lets say you have the boys bike too go with it, well you will get more with the pair.