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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







MISC:   hike bike run posted by: rickey@knowlesbicycle334-756-7561 on 4/29/2002 at 3:54:08 PM
THE 26th ANNUAL HIKE/BIKE/RUN WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY may 4 in valley THE annually fund raiser for valley haven school for the handicaped ..WE EXPECT A LARGE GATHERING THIS YEAR ...THERE WILL BE MANY CYCLRIST RIDEING BACK FROM MONTGOMERY'S CAPITAL 100 MILES--A 22 MILE-- 11 MILE 5 MILE RIDERS WALKERS RUNNERS ALL AGES MOTER SCOOTERS TO -- AND I PERSONALY INVITE YOU TO JOIN US THIS YEAR MAY 4 HERE IN VALLEY AL. WERE ON THE BORDER GA & AL INTERSTATE 85 AT THE VALLEY LANNETT KING FORD EXIT TAKE FOB JAMES DR. TO FAIRFAX BYPAS THE SCHOOL'S ON THE RIGHT 1 HALF MILE THIS IS WHERE ALL THE EVENTS BEGAN & END EXCEPT THE 100 MILE RIDE WHICH ENDS AT THE KROGER GRO.IN LANNETT AL.THERE WILL BE A AUCTION WHERE ALL DONATED ITEMS WILL BE SOLD TO RAISE MONEY FOR VALLEY HAVEN SCHOOL GOD BLESS PLEASE COME PARTICIPATE YOU MAY CALL THE SCHOOL AT 334-7562868 OR 334-756-7801 OR US HERE AT KNOWLES BICYCLE SHOP 334-756-7561 TUNE YOUR BIKE & RIDE SAT. MAY 4 2002 IN VALLYE AL.YOUR PLEDGES ARE WELCOMED







BALLOON:   Schwinn Front Drum Brake posted by: Al J. on 4/29/2002 at 8:32:09 AM
I'm looking for an exploded diagram of the Schwinn front drum brake. Anybody have a link to a site? I searched here but no luck yet. Thanks


   RE:BALLOON:   Schwinn Front Drum Brake posted by Tom S on 5/2/2002 at 1:11:50 AM
Take the hub apart and draw it yourself.






BALLOON:   Identifcation?? posted by: Bob on 4/28/2002 at 11:50:09 PM
Just picked up an old ballooner... make unknown. It has a skip tooth chainring with 5 heart shapes in it. Anyone know the make??


   RE:BALLOON:   Identifcation?? posted by sam on 4/29/2002 at 12:28:32 PM
Will need more info.Manny bikes used that sweethart sprocket.How do the rear drop out face.What does the fork look like?decribe the frame.look in the data base for a bike that is close to yours.






WANTED:   huffy Tandem posted by: Randy Archilletti on 4/27/2002 at 8:51:40 PM
Hello Everyone!
I just inherited a 1970's Huffy Tandem bike. It's in good condition, and I'm doing my best to make it look new as a surprise for my wife. It is however, missing the chain guard. I have tried all the bike shops around the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, as well as the Huffy company and have been watching Ebay as well. Needless to say no luck so far! Can anyone help me locate an original guard or another guard that will fit this bike? Thanks for all of your help and time, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Sincerely,

Randy


   RE:WANTED:   huffy Tandem posted by Wings on 4/28/2002 at 5:21:08 AM
I also have a Huffy tandem, Middleweight tires, one speed with big Ape Hanger Cruiser bars -- that I hope to paint this summer. I also have no chain guard. Good luck!

Can you post a picture of yours?






BALLOON:   info needed on whizzer hawk posted by: jerry on 4/27/2002 at 4:49:25 PM
Can anyone give me info on a girls bike . It has 12 1/2x 2 1/4 inch tires. It says whizzer hawk on the badge. And it has a tubular rack like the whizzer made for the motorbikes.Did whizzer motorbikes make it or where was it made? Rear axel has Centrix svtem JRR-408 Gevelsbergi.w.Thanks Jerry







AGE / VALUE:   50 Schwinn??? posted by: Nate on 4/25/2002 at 5:01:19 PM
Hi... I was wondering if anyone could maybe confirm my research on what the bike I just bought is.... I believe it may be a 1950 Schwinn Ladies Spitfire....?

serial number G426162 located under the bottom bracket under the crank case...
24inch x 2.something. single speed , coaster brakes.
it has a green Schwinn "faceplate" there is a single support? bar welded between the two downtubes...ASseat post clamp um... the forks are non tubular... if you know what I mean... well... any help would be appreciated
thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   50 Schwinn??? posted by Nate.. again on 4/25/2002 at 5:29:57 PM
Sorry.. me again... forgot to mention it has a skiptooth front chain wheel... half as many teeth...thanks again for any info anyone has

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   50 Schwinn??? posted by Cal on 4/26/2002 at 1:31:42 PM
Sounds about right, I think Schwinn skipped using the skip-tooth (clever of me, eh?) around 1954.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   50 Schwinn??? posted by Stacey on 4/26/2002 at 3:25:33 PM
Ahhh, you're catching on Cal. LOL!






AGE / VALUE:   Who is going to Ann Arbor?? posted by: Gary M on 4/25/2002 at 2:28:18 AM
be there myself, first time


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Who is going to Ann Arbor?? posted by ken on 4/25/2002 at 3:25:05 PM
Elucidate, Gary. When, where, what? I've heard of the show but seen no recent pub.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Who is going to Ann Arbor?? posted by Gary M on 4/25/2002 at 8:56:52 PM
This is it! The Ann Arbor Swap and show is this Sunday.

For a map or more info, go to www.ann-arbor-bicycleshow.com

See you there! The Biggest, the Oldest, the Best!

Partial list i am bringing for sale: 55 Schwinn Jaguar? 36 Sears/Elgin fully equipped ladies, 30s Wards/Hawthorne ladies, 30s roadmaster mens, 50s Evans Ladies, 50 Schwinn ladies Spitfire, 65 Stingray Jr, Ross Apollo Racer, Iverson Dragstripper Girls,
Murray Eliminator, 30s Columbia twinbar Camelback frame.
65 Schwinn Hollywood 2sp, nice. 62 Varsity, 66 2sp Speedster, 62 Typhoon straightbar, 62 Coed schwinn, 62 ladies deluxe schwinn, 57 Tornado ladies, 60 Huffy BelAire,
several 50s Murrays, 57 Columbia mens, misc parts, wheels, etc. 68 Schwinn Stik Shift, complete with overload tube and original cable in good shape, and a bunch more stuff too.






AGE / VALUE:   bad tank posted by: aaron on 4/24/2002 at 6:16:44 AM
i had just recently aquired a 1930s mens elgin with one of those huge full sized tanks on it, the problem is there is a rust hole on the tank, what can be done for this or is this $5 investment a lost cause. the hole is about a square cm. thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   bad tank posted by JimW. on 4/24/2002 at 7:51:59 AM
I'm sorry, you've wasted five dollars on that old Elgin. However, since I'm such a nice guy, I'll give you ten for it. But seriously, that rust hole can be fixed. You need to clear all the rust from it thoroughly, using emery cloth or something similar. You might want to strip the whole tank panel, but that might not be necessary. I would use a putty called PRO POXY available at hardware stores in the plumbing section. Knead a ball of it together, following instructions. Then, from the back side, cover the hole with overlap. Smooth it down on the outside, doing your best to keep it close to the original surface, but slightly above the original surface. After 45 minutes or so, sand it down flush with the surface. It will sand easier than the sheet metal. It grips very well, is tough, and doesn't shrink when it cures. Do the initial contour sanding with 180 grit wet-or-dry, then switch to 220, 320, 400, all used wet. Then you can prime it and paint it. The rust was probably caused by a leaking battery. Be sure you de-rust, prime and paint the entire inner surface of that tank panel, and check the other side for the same condition. It could be almost as bad, if not through yet.

    bad tank posted by Tom Findley on 4/24/2002 at 11:10:15 AM
If you have a bike using batteries in the lights or horn, coat the inside with anti-corrosion jelly that is used on the terminals of car batteries. It neutralizes the acid and prevents rust holes. Renew it once a year.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   bad tank posted by aaron on 5/2/2002 at 12:57:41 AM
thanks for your suggestions i will try the proxy stuff also got a suggestion of using fiber glass. hopefully the rusted through areas dont get too bad after sanding. But for some reason the tank and the front wheel came off the bike really easily even though both very rusty. the bike was stored forever in front of someone's garage upside down, missing the rear wheel and rear fender. came with an unsavable rear carrier about ready to snapp off. The fork is frozen so it will be sawed off (good thing there was a gap between the headset and head tube), i wouldnt let my friend take an axe to it yet. The seat however must be destroyed.






AGE / VALUE:   New Departure posted by: Pilar on 4/24/2002 at 2:19:16 AM
How can I date New Departure Model D Hubs?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   New Departure posted by Stacey on 4/24/2002 at 11:03:25 AM
Ummmm... Buy them flowers and act like a spoke?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New Departure posted by Cal on 4/24/2002 at 1:23:53 PM
Haha.

I think "Model D" was made from around 1952 to 1959.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New Departure posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 4/25/2002 at 8:22:39 PM
There was a "model DD" designation. It was a two speed hub with a Sturmey like pull chain and a two speed shift on the top tube bar. A mini ball on the end of the shifter.
The model D is not so difficult to find, but laying your hands on a shell stamped DD and it being the two speed in new, never used condition is more difficult and expensive.
I want one of these hubs, new in the box, I want to lace it in my rear wheel and drop it in one of my Raleigh D.L.1. Tourist's. Loaded down with all sorts of things and go across country!

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New Departure posted by Bob on 4/25/2002 at 8:38:56 PM
Model D's date back AT LEAST into the 30s. Earlier ones have script on the brake arm.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New Departure posted by sam on 4/26/2002 at 8:23:20 PM
Christopher,What you really want is a model D hub with the 40 spoke drilling and a Model DD attachment.The 40 hole New Departure hubs are out there just got to look........

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New Departure posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 4/26/2002 at 9:40:25 PM
Then it's the attachment I want. Thanks Sam!






BALLOON:   Any of you balloon gurus heard of a bike with the headbadge reading"HARVARD" posted by: Jeff on 4/24/2002 at 12:58:58 AM
Found one in a old shop and was curious if I should pusue it?
thanx
Jeff


   RE:BALLOON:   Any of you balloon gurus heard of a bike with the headbadge reading posted by Stacey on 4/24/2002 at 1:00:21 PM
No, but I did once hear a chainwheel quoting Lenin & Marx.

Gawd, I gotta stop this... I'm killing me LOL
Sorry Jeff

   RE:BALLOON:   Any of you balloon gurus heard of a bike with the headbadge reading posted by Cal on 4/24/2002 at 1:38:51 PM
Does it have 28" wooden rims? Seems to me I've seen old Harvard 'Safety' bicycles before.

   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Any of you balloon gurus heard of a bike with the headbadge reading posted by Joel on 4/24/2002 at 10:07:44 PM
Yes. It was used by one of the major manufacturers but memory fails me at the moment. I believe it's either Rollfast or Columbia.

   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Any of you balloon gurus heard of a bike with the headbadge reading posted by jeff on 4/24/2002 at 10:10:34 PM
Thanx for the replies...greatly appreciated...STACEY YOU'RE A REGULAR COMMODIAN....:-p






AGE / VALUE:   Deluxe American Tank posted by: Tim on 4/23/2002 at 11:04:36 PM
I am looking for the half tank for a 62 Deluxe American and a fender mounted headlight. If anyone knows where I might find either one of these, please let me know.







FOR SALE:   Old Schwinn and Raleigh dealer Open House - 28-APR-02 posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 4/23/2002 at 3:49:24 PM

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They are placing all of their new bikes downstairs and filling their shop floor with original Sting-Rays, Cycle Trucks, motorized bicycles, ballooners, European and English lightweights and other great vintage bicycles.
They've been a Schwinn/Raleigh dealership since 1969 and have some great bikes.
Click on the ad above for directions, pictures and more information.

-Vin
VVVintage Vintage Bicycles
http://OldRoads.com







AGE / VALUE:   Club Bicycle posted by: Jim Sterchele on 4/22/2002 at 8:26:21 PM
I have a bicycle made in Japan or China. The name on it is "Club Bicycle" with serial # 110027. Looked on the web but unable to find any info. Would like to put a value on it. Thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Club Bicycle posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 4/23/2002 at 12:26:03 AM
All I can say is that I know a fellow who has a Club bicycle. It is a rod brake bike with Club written all over it. It's on pedals, everywhere. I don't know value of it and neither does he. I wish we knew. Keep looking.






AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn "BREEZE" posted by: Jim on 4/18/2002 at 5:56:01 PM
A friend has given me a Schwinn Breeze ladies bike that was made in 1978. The bike seem to be in very good shape with everything original. It's a three speed with both a coaster brake and a front hand brake. This bike has been taken well care of. Any idea on the value? Any help would be appreciated. "THANKS"


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn posted by Rick on 4/23/2002 at 10:05:32 PM
I just got one of these at a local Goodwill for $5.
Green. 3 speed with hand brakes. Dusty. Rear brake
cable rusted solid where the cable loops down. Tires
deflated after sitting for decades.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn posted by aaron on 4/24/2002 at 6:14:27 AM
those are fun riding bikes but dont really sell for much, the mens style sell for more but a womens i have seen sell for $20 and $30, both were in decent shape with the more desirable kick back rear sturmey archer hub.






AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn "BREEZE" posted by: Jim on 4/18/2002 at 5:56:01 PM
A friend has given me a Schwinn Breeze ladies bike that was made in 1978. The bike seem to be in very good shape with everything original. It's a three speed with both a coaster brake and a front hand brake. This bike has been taken well care of. Any idea on the value? Any help would be appreciated. "THANKS"