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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







AGE / VALUE:   26 x 13/4 tires for schwinn posted by: wes on 7/1/2002 at 9:17:23 PM
needing some 26x13/4tires for some of my project schwinns prefer not to weather cracked going to mainly just use them to store and haul thanks wes







AGE / VALUE:   Monark (Spartan)? posted by: edwin on 7/1/2002 at 3:41:31 AM
my grandma gave me a 26" boys Monark I have know idea about this bike.When I look up spartan I get nothing.she said she bought it when my uncle was 12-14 years old in like 1962 or 1963.please e-mail me if you have any info thank you







AGE / VALUE:   Monark (Spartan)? posted by: edwin on 7/1/2002 at 3:41:31 AM
my grandma gave me a 26" boys Monark I have know idea about this bike.When I look up spartan I get nothing.she said she bought it when my uncle was 12-14 years old in like 1962 or 1963.please e-mail me if you have any info thank you







BALLOON:    posted by: Dan on 7/1/2002 at 1:20:05 AM
Who knows when the Shelby Supreme model bikes were built? This is my first Shelby and it looks to be from the late 40's.







AGE / VALUE:   Empire bicycle? posted by: George on 6/30/2002 at 8:09:34 PM
I have recently found and restored a vintage bicycle. It has a fake gas-tank, and it says "EMPIRE" on a front plate. I wasn't able to trace down this company. It has a one-inch-pitch, everything on it is original, looks like schwank. Would anybody know anything about it?
Thanks







AGE / VALUE:   what happend to nojob posted by: the MoLe on 6/30/2002 at 3:30:03 AM
must have sold all his junk to the scrap yard and still he didn't get what it was worth nobody wants his rusted junk except for his twinn and the other ssgg boobs


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   what happend to nojob posted by todjob on 7/2/2002 at 10:24:53 PM
It all sold, he came and picked it up and he was very excited to get home to ride some of them around,he moved his tractor out of the barn to put them in it,thank you for asking,by the way arent you on ssgg too?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   what happend to nojob posted by theMoLe on 7/4/2002 at 7:49:29 PM
why yes i am nojob you will never find me out so quit doing your research and try looking for a job instead

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   what happend to nojob posted by kim on 7/5/2002 at 1:51:00 AM
The guy who purchased his bikes posted some pictures of them. That guy got a really nice deal, some great looking bikes in the group. To bad I live on the wrong coast or I would of bid on them.

Kim






MISC:   Must sell 100+ Vintage bikes posted by: Pastor Anaya on 6/29/2002 at 6:57:21 PM
Our church bought the neighboring bike store (107 year old building) a few months ago in Omaha, NE. We have hundreds of Vintage bikes and parts that we need to sell in order to remodel the building. We have already sold small items on ebay (abaya9) and about $8,000 locally, but we still have more than 100 Vintage bikes including a middleweight complete Liberty, a Columbia Clipper, and 81 Schwinn bicycles from the 40s to the 90s as well as J. C. Higgins, American Flyer, Western Flyer, antique scooters and tricycles. We also have thousands of parts. Write me for more info or advice on how to get a fair price for our merchandize as quickly as possible. BTW, we are shipping over 200 of the cheaper bikes to Mexico next week as a Missions project. After that we will not have any cheap bikes left. We are working on getting pictures on the internet as soon as the cheap bikes are gone.


   RE:MISC:   Must sell 100+ Vintage bikes posted by Terry D Anderson on 7/8/2002 at 5:08:33 AM
Just found your posting while looking for info on a pre-war balloon tire bike, American Flyer, my wife found at a garage sale. I would be interested in looking at your older bikes as well as any parts you might have for this "heap" I've got here.

Thanks,
Terry






BALLOON:   Columbia Parts Needed... posted by: Fred A on 6/29/2002 at 4:05:05 AM
Hi all...

Does anyone have any parts for sale for a 1951 (serial #R274149) men's Columbia, namely the rear carrier, tank, & chainguard? I don't even know the model, but I'd love to restore it. Paint on the bike is shot, so any color/condition of parts is fine. Anything I wind up buying would be redone anyway. Just email me and let me know prices.

Thanks







MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Executive made in Austria posted by: Ellen on 6/29/2002 at 2:40:43 AM
Just bought a bike, I think it has a 3 speed hub, called Executive, made in Austria, according to the decal. No serial number anywhere. Does anyone know anything about these bikes? Never saw one before, but we will fix it up and make it rideable.


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Executive made in Austria posted by ken on 7/2/2002 at 2:18:24 AM
Lots of reliable 3speeds were imported from Austria, especially by Sears. The hubs were reportedly a good copy of the Sturmey-Archer design. It should make a solid rider. If you have more questions about the 3-speed, there are some experts on the English roadster page.






AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Hornet age posted by: Bob on 6/26/2002 at 6:46:18 PM
Questions regarding Hornets.
Item # 2116571490 on ebay is listed as a 1952 Hornet. The chaingaurd is different from Item #2113817848 which is listed as 1951. Did they change chainguards in 52? My 1950 looks like the 51.
Also, what does the D19 designation refer to? Do all Hornets have a D** designation, and if so where do you find it? Or are they all D19?
And last question, is there somewhere I can go online to see about parts interchangeablilty between Hornets, Phantoms, ect?
Thanks again.
Bob


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Hornet age posted by MNSmith on 6/27/2002 at 9:23:44 AM
Well, the 52 is a non deluxe version of the 51. The 51 has a Rocket Ray, springer and deluxe guard.

The 26 inch "equipped" Hornet has the D19 model designation. You won't find that number anywhere on the bike. It is just a model number. The "unequiped" Hornet with truss rods and torpedo light is a D13 model.

Parts between all the ballooner Schwinns are interchangeable except for the frame specific parts. Tanks for example.

www.bunchobikes.com

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Hornet age posted by Bob on 6/27/2002 at 2:57:37 PM
Thanks Mike, but now I am still confused, mine has a deluxe guard, rocket ray, truss rods and painted rims? So is it a deluxe or standard hornet?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Hornet age posted by MNSmith on 6/29/2002 at 6:56:48 AM
With the truss rods, I would say it's a standard. Just like my Excelsior!

www.bunchobikes.com






AGE / VALUE:   ride in the park posted by: sam on 6/26/2002 at 3:00:18 AM
Took the Phamton for a spin in the park today.Rode by the little league team.As i rode by one suggler hit the ball with the bat---CLINK!What happened to WHACK.Are all bats Alum.now?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   ride in the park posted by Robert N. on 6/27/2002 at 2:25:05 AM
Apparently the only ones who use wooden bats are major league players and only because aluminum bats have not been sanctioned in the big leagues.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   ride in the park posted by ken on 6/27/2002 at 7:40:23 PM
...and never will. Baseball forever.

   Bats and spears posted by kim on 6/27/2002 at 10:36:30 PM
The reason Little league uses AL. bats is for safety reasons,well thats what they say. They say wood bats crack in two and turn into little spears when the break. The funny thing is the kids don't care they just want to play ball and I think they are right.

Kim

   Bats and spears posted by kim on 6/27/2002 at 10:37:23 PM
The reason Little league uses AL. bats is for safety reasons,well thats what they say. They say wood bats crack in two and turn into little spears when the break. The funny thing is the kids don't care they just want to play ball and I think they are right.

Kim

   RE:Bats and spears posted by Robert N. on 6/29/2002 at 8:10:36 PM
Whatever the reason, aluminum bats have changed the sound of the game through the college level.






AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Bicycle posted by: Annie Williams on 6/25/2002 at 9:17:58 PM
I have an old Columbia Bicycle, it is the Highway Patrol model. It has the number M502468 stamped in the frame. It is blue with the original paint, the paint is in very good condition, no rusting, just a few pits from rocks. The seat is blue and white and has a hole in the cover. There is a small dent in the rear fender, but it looks like it could be tapped out very easily. It has balloon Goodyear tires that are in very good shape and hold air. It is a female's bicycle.
I am interested in selling this bike and would like to know its age and a ballpark value.
I hope this is enough information to go on; if not please email me. I could also email a picture if anyone is interested.
Thank you for your time,
Annie


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Bicycle posted by Brian on 6/26/2002 at 3:32:37 AM
#'s show it to be a 1949. Value is going to depend on the overall cond. and how "stock" it is. Take a pic and put it on E-bay, they seem to get more than street value there???

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Bicycle posted by Annie on 6/26/2002 at 12:48:29 PM
That's what I had planned on doing. I just wasn't sure where to start the bidding. Any ideas?






BALLOON:   DX-Hornet posted by: Bob on 6/24/2002 at 10:01:20 PM
Hi,
just a couple of questions.
1. Is the tank on a Schwinn DX the same as a Schwinn Hornet, provided they are both straightbars?
2. What kind of lube do you put in the hub of the New Departure model D?
Thanks
Bob


   RE:BALLOON:   DX-Hornet posted by Bob on 6/24/2002 at 10:24:44 PM
I may have answered my own question on the first one, from pix I see, the DX isn't a straightbar? so the tank wont interchange right? Is there a place on the web you can go to see interchangeability and history of schwinn? Then I can quit buggin you guys :).
Thanks
Bob

   RE:BALLOON:   DX-Hornet posted by sam on 6/25/2002 at 2:50:33 AM
The New departure hub should be cleaned and re-greased,then use (singer)sewing machine oil to lub and keep the grease wet.






AGE / VALUE:   arnold schwinn majestic posted by: kevin barrett on 6/24/2002 at 7:53:15 PM
i found this bike in a garage that i was tearing down it is a girls bike serial # E01193 any info appreciated thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   arnold schwinn majestic posted by Guido on 6/24/2002 at 9:02:21 PM
This might be a good place to find the year, month and possibly day of your bike. Once at the Start Page the link you choose will depend on where on the frame the serial number was found. Good Luck, Have Fun.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   arnold schwinn majestic posted by Guido on 6/24/2002 at 9:04:25 PM
Ofcourse it might help if I pasted this, http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes1.html into my reply though. Just copy that url and paste it into your browsers search line and click GO.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   arnold schwinn majestic posted by kevin barrett on 6/25/2002 at 4:54:22 PM
thanks Guido i'll look it up and while there check the twenty or so other bikes i've found over the past couple of years. i dont care about value i just like the looks and ride of old bikes. not that i'll give up my newer ones either though they ride nice too.and i built them thanks again

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   arnold schwinn majestic posted by goob on 6/25/2002 at 8:11:21 PM
I say June 1948.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   arnold schwinn majestic posted by Guido on 6/28/2002 at 6:36:24 AM
Or is it On or About August 24 1948 ??

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   arnold schwinn majestic posted by goob on 6/29/2002 at 2:41:42 PM
you are right. your eyes are better than mine. looked like a six but sure enough its and 8.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   arnold schwinn majestic posted by kevin on 7/1/2002 at 8:55:24 PM
does any body want to add this to thier collection let me know

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   arnold schwinn majestic posted by Guido on 7/3/2002 at 8:39:37 AM
You got the year right, just not the month. That`s actually pretty funny, me seeing better. Keep in mind, I`m blind in one eye lmao. I think it`s rated at 20/can`t read a stop sign. Hahahaha






BALLOON:   Bendix 2-Speed Hubs posted by: Guy Jensen on 6/24/2002 at 4:42:30 AM
Hi Everybody,
Here's a question from a newcomer. What is the difference (if any) between the blue, yellow, and red banded hubs? THANK YOU!


   RE:BALLOON:   Bendix 2-Speed Hubs posted by Jeff on 6/25/2002 at 1:08:50 PM
Red band was a single speed.
Yellow and blue bands are 2-speeds with different gear ratios.

   RE:BALLOON:   Bendix 2-Speed Hubs posted by MNSmith on 6/26/2002 at 9:05:37 AM
The triple red band is a 2 speed also.

The red and yellow band hubs have a low gear:
1 sprocket turn for .67 hub turn to go up hills easier. High gear is 1:1. The hubs would
go on bikes with 26" and 24" tires. The red and yellow hubs have some different parts
in them that won't interchange.

The blue band has 1:1 low gear, and high is overdrive:
1 sprocket turn for 1.5 hub turn. These are used on bikes with 20" wheels to go further
on flat roads.

www.bunchobikes.com

   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Bendix 2-Speed Hubs posted by ken on 6/27/2002 at 7:48:34 PM
and Mark, am I right that the difference between the red and yellow kickbacks is that the red has the stacked-washer brake while the yellow is a shoe type? I've rebuilt the red but never had a yellow.

   RE:RE:RE:BALLOON:   Bendix 2-Speed Hubs posted by MNSmith on 6/29/2002 at 6:55:11 AM
Yup, you got it!