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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







BALLOON:   Belknap Bike posted by: BOB on 4/9/2003 at 2:41:55 AM
Just purchased a 30's Belknap Bike, if anybody has any info, lit, etc. Please let me know. Thanks; BOB


   RE:BALLOON:   Belknap Bike posted by Ken on 4/10/2003 at 2:08:37 PM
Belknap was a hardware chain based in, was it Louisville, KY? I'd compare the bike with Murray, Westfield, Schwinn etc to figure out who built it.






AGE / VALUE:   To Monarkman posted by: Shawn on 4/9/2003 at 2:36:46 AM
Hello Monarkman
If I may ask you a question or two,What colors did the Monark Holiday come in?I have a boys version one and it is all rusty and very rough but has potential.It needs the hood ornament and acorn nut for springer bumper.Are there any good color pictures of one.I wish I had more time to devote to it,but someday it will be restored.Thank you for your time,Shawn







BALLOON:    posted by: rogelio on 4/8/2003 at 6:14:14 AM
g42960 is my serial # what kind of schwin is it?


   RE:BALLOON:    posted by Ricky on 4/9/2003 at 4:44:01 AM
Some more info will be needed. The answers to a few questions will go a long way to learning the answer.
1. What tire size is on the bike?
2. What does the headbadge say/ what does it look like?
3. Where on the bike was the serial number stamped?
3a. (bottom bracket/ rear drop-out/ headtube)
4. If you know, what basic style is the frame?
4a. (Cantilever/straightbar/lightweight/
ten speed/stingray/tandem/trike)?

5. Is it adult or child size?

Answer these and we'll be a heck of a lot closer; we'll be able to ask more specific questions once these are known.
If possible, post a picture or provide a link to a picture of yours or another that looks like yours.
Ricky






BALLOON:    posted by: rogelio on 4/8/2003 at 6:14:14 AM
g42960 is my serial # what kind of schwin is it?







WANTED:   monark parts posted by: Gerry Yoquelet on 4/7/2003 at 11:25:30 PM
Need fenders with emblems, train light, chain guard,rack,tank fir mens 26". Dont know year, it has the two springs on fork Please e-mail aeroexp@i2k.com







WANTED:   monark parts posted by: Gerry Yoquelet on 4/7/2003 at 11:25:30 PM
Need fenders with emblems, train light, chain guard,rack,tank fir mens 26". Dont know year, it has the two springs on fork Please e-mail aeroexp@i2k.com







BALLOON:   YEAR BUILT posted by: CHUCK DEERING on 4/7/2003 at 5:25:47 PM
HAVE A MENS BIKE HAS INDIANS HAEAD WITH THE WORD" SAVAGE" UNDER ON THE EMBLEM NEW DEPARTURE BRAKE WHEN WAS THIS BUILT? ARE THERE BOOKS ON SERIAL #S HAS A LICENCE TAG DATED 1947 IN RUNNIG CONDITION, WHAT IS ITS WORTH?


   RE:BALLOON:   YEAR BUILT posted by Ken on 4/10/2003 at 2:15:22 PM
A Savage headbadge is on Jim Langley's site
http://www.jimlangley.net/brake/usplatesleftdetail7.html
He'll know more about it.
I'd like to hear the results.






AGE / VALUE:   girls 26" bike posted by: dale on 4/7/2003 at 12:15:49 AM
i recently picked up a girls 26" bike, on the head badge it says wester tire (silver shield) auto store, it has a torpedo type light on the front finder which has a horn built in the light, on the top cross bar is a canister that holds batteries, carrier on the back, tri-pod type kick stand, would like in any type info please, price, who might be the maker, et. thank u in advance.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   girls 26 posted by Schwinnderella on 4/7/2003 at 1:11:08 AM
Hard to say without more info and perhaps a picture.I did have a bike with the same badge from I think roughly the same era ,that ws manufactured by Manton and Smith

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   girls 26 posted by JimW. on 4/7/2003 at 3:07:49 PM
I'm pretty sure that Western Tire and Auto is/was the full name of Western Auto stores. This may be from before they called their bikes "Westerm Flyers", but we'd have to have a tire size/chain pitch and further details to know the age of the bike. I'd check the photo database here under "Western Flyer" to see if there's one like it there.






WANTED:   I Need a Jc Higgins Batwing Front Fender Light posted by: Dave on 4/6/2003 at 8:38:04 PM
I am looking for a front fender light also known as a Batwing Fender light for my 1950s JC HIGGINS color Flow bicycle. They came I believe on both boys/girls higgins skirt guard type color flow bicycles in the early 1950s. I will take one in any condition or color, thanks.


   RE:WANTED:   I Need a Jc Higgins Batwing Front Fender Light posted by Rudy kosanovich on 4/15/2003 at 12:16:02 AM
they had some bat wings at memory lane classics 419-832-3040 tell them I sent you

   RE:WANTED:   I Need a Jc Higgins Batwing Front Fender Light posted by Rudy kosanovich on 4/15/2003 at 12:19:45 AM
they had some bat wings at memory lane classics 419-832-3040 tell them I sent you






WANTED:   Need Pedestal Front fender light for Monark Super Deluxe posted by: Dave on 4/5/2003 at 3:38:28 AM
I have a 1947 Monark Super Deluxe Boys Bicycle, and I am in need of the front fender "pedestal" light for it. It seems to be the year before the train lights came out on the fender. I will take any color, and any condition. Please email me if you have one or know of someone who does, thanks.


   RE:WANTED:   Need Pedestal Front fender light for Monark Super Deluxe posted by Joe on 4/12/2003 at 7:05:22 PM
Jerry Williamson has some. Email me if you want more info.






BALLOON:   more info. posted by: david on 4/3/2003 at 2:43:16 PM
i recently picked up a deluxe cleveland welding bike, probably '52, with turn signal rack, crashbars, headlight etc. it came with a montgomery ward headbadge, but this is drilled for screws on the sides, whereas my frame has screws in the headtube top and bottom...any help on determining if this is a hawthorne or hiawatha or other would be appreciated, also note this bike has a manual two-speed bendix, black paint with white detail at the headtube and gilled tank and fenders. thanks


   RE:BALLOON:   more info. posted by Gordon on 4/4/2003 at 1:31:19 PM
I own the black and chrome 1953 Hawthorne in the database at this site, mine is the one that is all original except for the seat. I will mesure the distance between the screw holes and let you know.






BALLOON:   two thrift store finds posted by: bob on 4/2/2003 at 10:59:55 PM
Found two bikes today, both very rough, one is an early fifties straightbar frame with sweetheart chainring, frame only but with what looks like a whizzer front wheel (drum but missing mechanism)Is this wheel worth anything? It has a pretty decent Allstate tire on it, no cracks. Also a Hiawatha girls ballooner, with strange dual springer with bars that curve out on the bottom end. Has the same bars on the rear carrier. They want $25 ea. Is it worth messing with?
Thanks
Bob


   RE:BALLOON:   two thrift store finds posted by JimW. on 4/4/2003 at 7:40:45 AM
Either one of them should be well worth grabbing for $25, if only to cannibalize for parts, assuming the parts aren't too ratty. Drum brake wheels and springer forks do very well on eBay. Condition usually determines price, though. If they're really nasty, they won't be as tempting.






FOR SALE:   F/S Mostly original 1958 Schwinn American posted by: Tom on 4/2/2003 at 8:04:10 PM
Need to sell fast! $200 OBO within reason. Pretty nice, but some rust, 58 American w/ repro phantom pedals, non-Schwinn speedo, basket and tires. Cool horn on front fender doesnt work. Just re-built it as a town bike but i still have most of the original parts including seat, grips and pedals. Also have a new set of top tube stickers for it.

more pics @
http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/nicerguy12/lst?.dir=/For+Sale&.src=ph&.order=&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/

more info on request.

Thanx!








BALLOON:   New Departure hub question posted by: Mike on 3/28/2003 at 3:25:56 AM
I just aquired an old tandem (make and model unkown for now) that has New Departure coaster brake hub. Upon the bikes initial test ride, up a slight grade, the rear cog (1"pitch) started to slip forward and not engaging the wheel. Once I removed the cog and inspected it, I noticed the threads on the piece that the cog threads onto has stripped. First off, I would like to know which New Departure hub I have and secondly to know which part I need to fix it. The brake arm has no "letter" markings - just saying New Departure. There is no oil port on the center hub shell and is 36 hole.

Any help to this Balloon Tire Newbie would be greatly appreciated.


   RE:BALLOON:   New Departure hub question posted by MNSmith on 3/28/2003 at 10:29:29 AM
Most likely a Model D. Sounds like you need a new drive. Although those things are extremely hard! Can't really see the threads stripping on them. Maybe breaking off! But not stripping.

www.bunchobikes.com

   RE:BALLOON:   New Departure hub question posted by jack on 4/5/2003 at 11:28:31 AM
I have the parts to fix your hub, or complete hubs. You can E mail me at Johnwomer6042@aol






WANTED:   Information about the "Liberty" bicycle posted by: Bill on 3/27/2003 at 9:25:01 PM
I have been riding an old bike I put back in working order, after finding it in a dump. It has a brass nameplate showing: Chicago Cycle and Supply with the name "LIBERTY".
It has a New Departure two speed shifter and New Departure Model D Coaster Brake. I would like some history on this bike as many people ask me about it, and so far I haven't been able to get any data about this good old bike.


   RE:WANTED:   Information about the posted by sam on 3/28/2003 at 3:37:26 PM
Most likely your bike is a schwinn,and the 2-speed new departure is a real plus.The New Departure 2-speed is a piece that was added to the hub and not made into it like other 2-speeds,so it's a lot simpler to rebuild this hub as you don't have to open the gears to change the brake disks.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Information about the posted by Ken on 3/30/2003 at 8:30:13 PM
I have 2 Liberty/Chicago Cycle Supply bikes, one just prewar and one just post. Both are Schwinn-built as Sam says, and carry Schwinn serial numbers. Watch for info on Schwinn-built bikes; there are some good books. Also note that while there was an endless variety of models and components available, as a rule the Liberty line offered a subset of the same models and colors as Schwinn did.