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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







WANTED:   Monark / Firestone Tank posted by: Mike on 1/3/2003 at 12:41:15 AM
I am restoring a monark / Firestone super cruiser bike and i am looking for the tank, cantleva style but longer and fatter at the end and the rear carrier, could be from a monark or a firestone, early 50's 26 inch mens.







AGE / VALUE:   Monark El Camino posted by: Bill Clark on 1/2/2003 at 7:45:13 PM
A friend has a Monark with a gas tank with El Camino painted on the side. The serial # is ZH873919. I searched the data base for this model and can't find anything on it. Anyone have any info on this bike?







WANTED:   QUALITY vintage bikes and parts wanted posted by: BIKE@ANTIQUEBIKEPARTS.COM on 1/1/2003 at 7:14:44 AM
if you have quality items for sale in any quantity please email BIKE@ANTIQUEBIKEPARTS.COM with details and pictures thank you


   RE:WANTED:   QUALITY vintage bikes and parts wanted posted by George on 1/22/2003 at 3:21:22 AM
What type of bikes exactly are you looking for, I have some tank bikes and middle weight bikes, I can send pics if you would like,Please write back. George






FOR SALE:   All items 10% off! posted by: stuart on 1/1/2003 at 2:13:28 AM
ALL ITEMS ARE 10% OFF UNTIL JANUARY 31. WE HAVE MANY SCHWINN PARTS ALONG WITH OTHER OLD PARTS.

CHECK IT OUT AT VINTAGEBICYCLEPARTS.CJB.NET

THANKS,
STUART







AGE / VALUE:   1973 27 inch schiwnn varsity posted by: stuart on 12/31/2002 at 4:02:59 AM
hi, my friend just picked up a 1973 schwinn varsity 27 inch bike.
the color is yellow and everything is original. the bike is in great working condition and only has very few small scratches. i was just wondering how much he should sell it for and if they are rare.
thanks,
stuart
www.vintagebicycleparts.cjb.net


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1973 27 inch schiwnn varsity posted by Tom Findley on 1/2/2003 at 12:40:23 PM
Bike is worth $20.

Regrease it and RIDE.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1973 27 inch schiwnn varsity posted by Danny Joe on 1/12/2003 at 5:11:22 AM
I find myself the owner of my third Varsity which I bought for $ 8.75 today. It is a '74 Campus green or lime model(?) It look's new aside from just a few small scratches and slight surface rust on the chrome. I have a '74 Womens Varsity in blue which I paid $1.50. These price's are on the low side of the scale compared to some Varsity price's which show up on ebay, there's a '74 Varsity in the $95 range at last viewing.






AGE / VALUE:   1960 Murray, Meteor Flite posted by: Jane on 12/31/2002 at 2:35:49 AM
Just wondering if a 1960 Murray, Meteor Flite is worth fixing up? It has all it's original parts including tires. Paint and crome are in good condition as is the entire bike. Nothing missing. Only thing I see wrong with it is that a portion of an emblem on the front fender is broken off. Does anyone know it's value? Thanks, Jane


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1960 Murray, Meteor Flite posted by JimW. on 1/2/2003 at 12:00:35 AM
It's not going to bring a fortune if you sell it on eBay, but it sounds like a nice bike. It's well worth cleaning up
for cruising around and having people ooh and aah over. The broken emblem could possibly be replaced or repaired. If you e-mail me a photo of the damaged emblem, I can tell you if a repair is feasible.






AGE / VALUE:   1960 Murray, Meteor Flite posted by: Jane on 12/31/2002 at 2:35:49 AM
Just wondering if a 1960 Murray, Meteor Flite is worth fixing up? It has all it's original parts including tires. Paint and crome are in good condition as is the entire bike. Nothing missing. Only thing I see wrong with it is that a portion of an emblem on the front fender is broken off. Does anyone know it's value? Thanks, Jane







AGE / VALUE:   Monark SilveKing girls posted by: Troy on 12/30/2002 at 5:33:49 AM
My bike has also got a springer front end.







AGE / VALUE:   Monark Holiday Girls posted by: Troy on 12/30/2002 at 5:10:43 AM
I have got a girls Monark made by SilverKing. The model #651 and the serial #A1492180. The chain guard say "Monark Holiday" It is blues with white trim. It is missing a tank that I would like to buy, and also a train light. Dose this bike have a horn, or any rear lights? It has red clear arrows on the rear rack. This is all the good info I got. Any other questons please ask. Troy


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Monark Holiday Girls posted by Monarkman on 1/4/2003 at 1:55:36 AM
Troy, You can find a tank and train light on Ebay. I do not have a girls Holiday, but the tank on the boys model had a switch in the tank for the rear turn signals in carrier, along with of course the horn button. If your bike is a Holiday, then it definetly had a horn in tank and jewels in tank, no crash rails in tank. Also, tank would have same "woodgraining" as chain guard. Also if your bike is a authentic Holiday, your spring fork should be all chrome.
I sold a Holiday tank with jewels and horn in good shape for $45. As far as train lights, I have seen them sell for $60. Pay a little more and look for one that does not have any dings in front side edges if you can. These bikes had a funny angle when parked on the kick stand and with the weight of batteries in the headlight,it seems that when they fall over they hit right on the front side edge of train light.
Good Luck.






AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Headbadge posted by: Tim on 12/27/2002 at 12:41:19 PM
I am relatively new into this hobby, and have read about "non Chicago" badges. Yesterday I picked one up. Can someone explain to me the difference and why?







BALLOON:   Black Beauty 20's or 30's ? Help posted by: Mike Glendale NYC on 12/27/2002 at 1:13:40 AM
I have a Black beauty Bicycle. it has 26x2.125 with front and rear new departure hubs, skip tooth.it has a sigle top bar that bends down under the seat. I know the bike is make by the D.P. Harris but the fenders have spacers between the frame and fork where the fenders are, so i think it is a 28 inch frame, but i was told in early 1934 they used the 28 inch frames with 26 inch balloon tires. is this true can someone help me. before i restore this bike i want to make sure it is original. i could send a pic to any replie. NYC65GTX@aol.com. it had newer handle bars and rear carrier from the 50s.


   RE:BALLOON:   Black Beauty 20's or 30's ? Help posted by sam on 12/27/2002 at 4:15:43 PM
That's a good question.I've seen the ads on 34-36 bikes and they say they also come in 28".Did they use the same frame?They may have widened the frame a bit for the ballooners,Schwinn narrowed the frame for the middle/weights in the 50s.

   RE:BALLOON:   Black Beauty 20's or 30's ? Help posted by Joel on 12/28/2002 at 2:42:29 PM
That's an interesting question. I have seen plenty of 28" frames with 26" wheels added but never a factory job. A close look at the bike should tell the story. Are the hubs, rims,fenders of the right era? What sort of hardware was used to mount the fenders? Does it also have a 26" kickstand?

   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Black Beauty 20's or 30's ? Help posted by Mike Glendale NY on 12/31/2002 at 3:29:55 PM
it has regular sloted bolts and a spacers on the rear fender but they look like fenders from the 40's 26 inch side kick stand. check my webpage for a pic of the bike http://www.hometown.aol.com/nyc65gtx

   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Black Beauty 20's or 30's ? Help posted by Mike Glendale NY on 12/31/2002 at 3:30:15 PM
it has regular sloted bolts and a spacers on the rear fender but they look like fenders from the 40's 26 inch side kick stand. check my webpage for a pic of the bike http://www.hometown.aol.com/nyc65gtx






BALLOON:   Shelby bicycle 40s posted by: Todd on 12/25/2002 at 1:10:28 AM
I am looking to trade a Shelby Bicycle which is powder coated and ready for restoration. It is red and needs chrome and final detail paint. I am looking for Phantom parts for a original that I am not going to restore. Tank, fenders, or seat. I have many other parts as well if anyone is interested. Thanks







WANTED:   $$$WANTED SPOKES$$$ posted by: Stuart on 12/24/2002 at 11:33:17 PM
HI, I REALLY NEED 36 SPOKES MEASURING 160 MM IN GUAGE. I NEED THESE TO STICK A STURMEY ARCHER 3 SPEED
HUB INTO A 20 INCH RIM.IF YOU HAVE THESE, PLEASE E-MAIL ME IF YOU HAVE THEM
I AM ALSO WILLING TO TRADE PARTS FROM VINTAGEBICYCLEPARTS.CJB.NET
THANKS,
STUART







AGE / VALUE:   Stelber Jet Streak posted by: Robyn on 12/20/2002 at 1:22:06 AM

Hi, can anyone help me with a date or value on my bicycle?
It's a boys Stelber Jet Streak with 21 inch tires. I believe
the cerial number is F33 4.
Thank-you


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Stelber Jet Streak posted by JimW. on 12/20/2002 at 9:59:37 AM
There's not a lot of information out there. But, if you send a photo of it to Leon Dixon at http://members.aol.com/oldbicycle/index.html#anchor0
he can probably help you date it, as he has literature on them. In the '60s, the name changed to Iverson, so yours is probably earlier than that. It was made in New York City.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Stelber Jet Streak posted by Schwinnderella on 12/21/2002 at 9:32:02 PM
never heard of 21" tires,in my experience almost all bikes with model names which refer to jets or rockets are middleweights from the 1960's.






BALLOON:   APACHE Chain Guard posted by: Brad on 12/19/2002 at 5:24:03 AM
I found an old chain guard that looks like it would have come from a balloon tire bike. It is black, orange and white with APACHE written in black along the bottom edge. The Indians head is at the front and his orange headress goes almost the full lenght of the guard. Anyone know what company would have made this guard? Thanks!


   RE:BALLOON:   APACHE Chain Guard posted by Gordon on 12/19/2002 at 2:00:35 PM
Hiawatha bicycles sold by Gambles Hardware Stores often used the names of Native American tribes for their models.