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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







AGE / VALUE:   What is it posted by: Ron on 4/4/2002 at 5:05:57 PM
Hi, Can anybody help identify a fame on E-bay, Item # 1089814692 , looks to be Pre-War? Thank You


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   What is it posted by Joel on 4/4/2002 at 5:51:06 PM
Elgin.






AGE / VALUE:   Parts Wanted posted by: Elizabeth on 4/4/2002 at 5:01:02 PM
I need help in getting parts for a bike,

The Girls Bike needs new tires & tubes and the light parts for the tank;

It is a JC Higgins-Sears "Murrey Missile" 1960's

Front Tire 24 x 1.25

Back Tire 24 X 1.75
Anybody know were I might find them?







   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Parts Wanted posted by Stacey on 4/4/2002 at 7:32:04 PM
Try your Local Bike Shop (LBS) for the tires & tubes... maybe the light parts too, but unlikey. Better chance to be had on eBay. Look under Collectables> Transportation> Bicycles.

Good luck!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Parts Wanted posted by tim on 4/6/2002 at 2:17:04 AM
Try Memory Lane Classics






MIDDLEWEIGHT:   To Murray experts: What make and model is this? posted by: Tom Findley on 4/4/2002 at 2:06:04 PM
Spaceliner parts, but not a Sears S[aceliner.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1090183734


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   To Murray experts: What make and model is this? posted by JOEL on 4/4/2002 at 5:49:09 PM
Tom,
I had a very similar one a while back that had the name of some obscure drug store chain. It was very similar to the Spaceliner but with many notable differences. I think the Sears version had a number of exclusive designs.






AGE / VALUE:   What Model? posted by: Elizabeth on 4/3/2002 at 2:59:42 PM
I have a Schwinn, the seral # is J148421 makes the year 1961, now all I need to figure out is the model, What models were produced that year?







FOR SALE:   Lots of old bike parts! C H E A P ! posted by: Michael "aka" The Re-Cycler : ) on 4/1/2002 at 4:57:36 PM
Lots of old bikes and parts for sale e-mail me for needs and wants i might just have what you need! Willing to sell as a whole lot CHEAP! Have W A Y too much stuff. So please help me give some classic stuff to a good home!I really need to get rid of this stuff! Reasonable offers will N O T be refused!

Thanks and Ride On!
Michael


   RE:FOR SALE:   Lots of old bike parts! C H E A P ! posted by Joel on 4/3/2002 at 2:57:31 PM
Looking for prewar balloon tire bikes. Need Elgin and Colson parts in particular.

   RE:FOR SALE: Lots of old bike parts! C H E A P ! posted by rick on 4/4/2002 at 3:41:32 AM
I have an old Murray, not sure which model, but it has two lights up front, and I need a new one. Can you help? Please reply. Thanks!






WANTED:   Red Schwinn "S" Seat in very good condition posted by: Ben on 4/1/2002 at 5:23:59 PM
Please reply by email...







AGE / VALUE:   a bike posted by: clayton on 4/1/2002 at 3:41:45 PM
how much is a 63 schwinn racer worth good shape with little rust








AGE / VALUE:   Frame design on Columbia's posted by: Dan on 4/1/2002 at 3:19:59 PM
New Beach Cruiser type bike's use a frame design similar to those bikes built in the 50's/60's (ex. Schwinn's Hornet's, Typhons) but I have a Columbia built Hi-Way Patrol I think made for Goodyear with the serial no.'s R285549 which would make it a 1951 model according to the Columbia chart's. Was this frame design used this early (51') and it also has 26"x1.75 rims so is this an early middleweight. This bike has left me a little perplexed. No other bike I have seen from 1951 has this beach cruiser fram design, would the Columbia serial no. chart differ for bikes built by Columbia for outside companies ?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Frame design on Columbia's posted by Tom Findley on 4/1/2002 at 3:51:17 PM
Schwinn started the Middleweight era in 1954 with the Corvette. Columbia probably started making them after that year.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Frame design on Columbia's posted by Dan on 4/1/2002 at 5:50:36 PM
I'm guessing that the middleweight wheels could have been added later on my Columbia Hi-Way Patrol being the serial no.'s do indicate it as a 1951 model (R285549), but the frame appears more modern than a 51' model. Are there any Columbia or Goodyear collector's who might know the years when the Hi-Way Patrols were made ?

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Frame design on Columbia's posted by Dan on 4/1/2002 at 7:02:18 PM
Me big DUMMY! After looking further down the Columbia serial no. charts I noticed Columbia used the letter R to begin their 1966 models, so I might have a 66' Hi-Way Patrol (R285549) not a 51'. That would explain the curved bar frame model I have.






AGE / VALUE:   a bike posted by: clayton on 4/1/2002 at 1:28:17 AM
hey yall my grampa has a schwinn racer serial # c320991 i want to know the date and year it was made and it has a strange gearshift its black and in awesome condition but it also has bicycle license on for 1968


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   a bike posted by ken on 4/1/2002 at 3:57:22 AM
strange, like Sturmey-Archer?
March, 1963 is your date.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   a bike posted by clayton on 4/1/2002 at 4:11:51 AM
who is stumey-archer and how rare is that bike

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   a bike posted by ken on 4/3/2002 at 6:56:50 PM
Have you looked in the picture database? You should be in the roadster forum even though the Racer ain't english; Sturmey and Archer both were. Got a three-speed? Check your hub. Not particularly rare or collectible but a decent rider.






AGE / VALUE:   middlewieght bike posted by: aaron on 4/1/2002 at 1:09:08 AM
hello i have just picked up a middle wieght bike which is a huffy camero womens with a lighted half tank, rear carrier, speedometer and the coloring is white for the frame, and purple for the tank, chain guard,handle grips, and rear carrier. the bike lacks any rust. i was wondering since the sprocket, fork, and chain guard are very similiar to that of a monark in the 1960s, was huffy making these bikes for monark? any information is appreciated. thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   middlewieght bike posted by Chris on 4/3/2002 at 4:03:44 PM
On another website I read that Huffy acquired Monark's bike division sometime in 1957. Huffy most likely continued to produce bikes under the Monark name, but using the same components as the Huffy's. I have seen men's Camaro bikes in green or orange, but I have only seen the women's in the white and purple combination like you have.






WANTED:   Spaceliner Tank/ Tailight posted by: Steve on 3/31/2002 at 6:46:31 AM
I need the early tank and headlight and tailight for a boys Spaceliner. I don't know if i need the early style or the later? Anything?







AGE / VALUE:    idiotic bearings and cone raid completed! posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 3/29/2002 at 10:21:30 PM
I don't know what it will go to but I guess if I work at it I can get this stuff identified. I swooped in and now I have more caged bearings and cones than anybody. I'll never get caught short handed needing American cones or bearings again, not for 1000 years!
Hartford bearings and Schwinn front hub cones Other parts I can't id! Aarrgh!
What "bit" was that I was unsatisfied with the amount of British parts this place had. I sat and tried every cone until I felt I had sorted them out and then I thought "Oh Just take it all!"







AGE / VALUE:    idiotic bearings and cone raid completed! posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 3/29/2002 at 10:21:30 PM
I don't know what it will go to but I guess if I work at it I can get this stuff identified. I swooped in and now I have more caged bearings and cones than anybody. I'll never get caught short handed needing American cones or bearings again, not for 1000 years!
Hartford bearings and Schwinn front hub cones Other parts I can't id! Aarrgh!
What "bit" was that I was unsatisfied with the amount of British parts this place had. I sat and tried every cone until I







AGE / VALUE:    idiotic bearings and cone raid completed! posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 3/29/2002 at 10:21:30 PM
I don't know what it will go to but I guess if I work at it I can get this stuff identified. I swooped in and now I have more caged bearings and cones than anybody. I'll never get caught short handed needing American cones or bearings again, not for 1000 years!
Hartford bearings and Schwinn front hub cones Other parts I can't id! Aarrgh!
What "bit" was that I was unsatisfied with the amount of British parts this place had. I sat and tried every cone until I







AGE / VALUE:   Still Trying posted by: Elizabeth on 3/29/2002 at 10:05:30 PM
Im still trying to identify these two bikes, here is the information Ive managed to find some numbers on the left dropout on both; Girls bike: 45810 536830, boys bike; L1350
neathe of these numbers seem to match up anything on this site. can anybody help?
http://www.geocities.com/prf_fate/bikes.html


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Still Trying posted by Jimbo Jones on 3/30/2002 at 2:20:00 AM
Boys is an early 60s Roadmaster. Girls I beleive is a murray same age.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Still Trying posted by Joel on 4/1/2002 at 2:53:41 PM
Yep. Boy's AMF/Roadmaster, girl's Murray, 60's. The hub on the girl's reads Komet Super.