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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







AGE / VALUE:   Rear view mirrors. posted by: Warren on 6/22/2003 at 5:34:15 AM
I'm looking for a pair of mint or NOS black eliptical mirrors with round white/clear reflectors on back. I had one at one time and have seen pictures of them as an accessory in Schwinn sales booklets from the late 70s, early 80s.







BALLOON:   40's girls hollywood posted by: John Boyd on 6/21/2003 at 5:57:30 PM
Hi All,
I just picked up a 40's Schwinn Hollywood model.I am unsure of the exact date and the reason I think it is a Hollywood is because of a picture in one of my schwinn books.It has the early truss rod forks,CT adjustment screw in the rear dropout.It also has holes in the fenders and brackets to fit some sort of spokes for the fender. It has them in the picture as well.Anyone know where I might be able to find these "spokes" and/or does anyone have any pictures of them so I can see about possibly fabricating them? You can send pics to my e-mail.
Thanks for the input
JB


   RE:BALLOON:   40's girls hollywood posted by MNSmith on 6/21/2003 at 8:40:27 PM
Not spokes but twine or rope. Those holes are for a laced fender skirt. Looks like you found yourself a nice prewar Schwinn!

Here is an example: http://members.aol.com/BPJsales/lasalle.jpg

www.bunchobikes.com

   RE:RE:BALLOON:   40's girls hollywood posted by MNSmith on 6/21/2003 at 8:43:40 PM
Here is another example: http://members.aol.com/BPJsales/1940.jpg

www.bunchobikes.com

   RE:BALLOON:   40's girls hollywood posted by John Boyd on 6/23/2003 at 12:00:33 AM
Thank you very much for the input. I was really surprised when I saw those features on the bike,I think I did come across a nice one. Although it is missing some stuff.I would like to find a pre-war center stand now like the one in the fist pic. Anyone want to part with one? let me know!
John






FOR SALE:   Motorized bikes and motor kits for sale posted by: Jeremy on 6/21/2003 at 5:28:36 PM
Convert your bike motorized! Check out CaliCruzer.com for some cool custom motorized bikes. 48cc gas two-stroke, chain drven with a manual clutch for a real motorcycle feel. Complete bikes and motor kits available at CaliCruzer.com







AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Spitfire 20" posted by: Mary Kay on 6/20/2003 at 1:18:36 AM
Does anyone happen to know the value of a `1968 pink and white girl's Schwinn Spitfire 20" bike? It is all complete, original, one foot pedal is missing the rubber. One owner - ME! Thanks for the help. -MK







MIDDLEWEIGHT:   26" Go Fast Bike? posted by: Aileen on 6/18/2003 at 10:49:49 PM
Hi
A friend of mine just called me and asked me to find out anything that I can on a Vintage Bike for him.He told me that it is a 26" Go Fast. The only ID he could find on the bike besides the Go Fast was 85SN.I know it's a shot in the dark,but I had to try.Thanks for any info!


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   26 posted by joel on 6/19/2003 at 2:04:58 PM
Could that be Rollfast?






MISC:   Odd three speed posted by: Rick Gearardo on 6/18/2003 at 6:25:59 PM
I recently bought a 70s Schwinn Sportster at a garage sale. It has a three speed shifter on the handle bars but no derailiur. It only has one back and one front sprocket.

The cable links to a chain that resembles a light switch chain the goes into the oversized hub of the rear wheel.

The hub looks like it's wrapped in wire.

Does anyone know what this is?

Rick



   RE:MISC:   Odd three speed posted by Ken on 6/23/2003 at 4:43:25 PM
Yes. It's a planetary gear hub; do a little research and you'll find it's not really odd. Your description of the hub shell is a little puzzling. Bike may not have its original wheels- the Schwinn size tires are a pain- maybe an Austrian hub? Read the fine print on the hub.






AGE / VALUE:   found a pile of rust.... posted by: Mike on 6/18/2003 at 11:03:55 AM
Hello I found a pile of rust in the shape of an old bike and was wondering if anyone can help identify it. It is labeled Ross on the frame and custom on the chaingaurd. one of the cooler things about the bike is the frame itself it has' instead of a single bar frame a multipal bar frame. It also has dual headlights mounted on a (gastank?) is this bike worth saveing and does anyone know an approx year? Thanks a million Mike


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   found a pile of rust.... posted by SchwinnDog on 6/18/2003 at 2:55:25 PM
Hey Mike,
I am no expert on Ross muscle bikes. If you check E-bay, I think those get a couple of hundred bucks. Some seem very sought after. Check it.
Later, SD






FOR SALE:   motorized bicycles and motor kits for sale posted by: Jeremy on 6/16/2003 at 5:19:47 PM
check out CaliCruzer.com for some cool custom motorized bicycles. Complete bike ready to ride or convert your bike. 48cc gas 2-stroke 2hp 30+ mph. Chain driven with a manual clutch for a real motorcycle feel. Calicruzer.com







BALLOON:   year made posted by: Wayne on 6/16/2003 at 12:23:26 AM
I have a shelby hiawatha with a serial number of C101549 on the bottom of the crank housing. Anybody know what year it was made? I'm guessing either '41 or '45, am I right? Thanks all.







WANTED:   firestone tires posted by: Greg Olivera on 6/14/2003 at 8:47:39 PM
Looking for 26x2.125 white wall firestone tires need 1 set they dont have to be NOS but need to be good for rider Thanks







MISC:   Schwinn Renegade? posted by: DannyJoe on 6/13/2003 at 2:02:52 AM
On Ebay at this time is listed a Schwinn Renegade a 1959 model. It's listed as an original and it sports an extremely tall handlebar stem, is this the way the bike was sold or is this an owner's handywork? It is listed as a rare bike, and I have to say I've never heard of one but I'm only in my sophmore year of collecting.


   RE:MISC:   Schwinn Renegade? posted by SchwinnDog on 6/16/2003 at 2:48:58 PM
Ya know, I was wondering the same thing. I have never seen a Renegade by Schwinn. I graduated 20 yrs ago. Hmmm

   RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn Renegade? posted by DannyJoe on 6/17/2003 at 3:38:10 AM
I don't know what it ended up selling for, it was over $200 the last time I checked. I have an AMF Renegade musclebike, how was AMF able to use the Renegade model name if Schwinn owned the right's? Did you happen to catch it on ebay SchwinnDog? That had to be a 2ft. stem.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn Renegade? posted by SchwinnDog on 6/18/2003 at 3:04:04 PM
Hey DJ,
Ya I saw that neck on it, whoa, looks like a cycle truck. It sold for 207.00. It does not look like chain guard and neck are Schwinn. I dunno. Ain't never seen one of those before...
Later, SD






BALLOON:   Paint posted by: Bob on 6/12/2003 at 11:44:44 AM
Does anybody know the paint number or name or where I can get the red thats on the blk & red Schwinn Phantom.

Thanks


   RE:BALLOON:   Paint posted by MNSmith on 6/13/2003 at 11:01:50 PM
Is this for a Black Phantom or a Red Phantom? If the Red Phantom, the early or late color?

www.bunchobikes.com

   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Paint posted by Bob on 6/14/2003 at 11:36:52 AM
It is a Black Phantom, 52.






BALLOON:   Paint posted by: Bob on 6/12/2003 at 11:44:44 AM
Does anybody know the paint number or name or where I can get the red thats on the blk & red Schwinn Phantom.

Thanks







MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Racycle Speedliner posted by: Tom on 6/10/2003 at 3:14:05 AM
I have a 1955 Columbia built Racycle Speedliner middleweight bike. It is very straight, not a single dent or bend in frame or fenders. The whole frame has rust but not through. The rear hub is a 2 speed lever operated. The bike rides great. It does not have the correct rims though. I am looking for the correct rims but not bent or rusty ones. Also does anyone have one of these. I have only seen one other. Are they rarer than most bikes. I plan on repainting the bike and would like to know what colors were they offering in 1955.







AGE / VALUE:   Wards Hawthorne posted by: D. C. Wilson on 6/9/2003 at 2:12:04 PM
Been offered a Wards Hawthorne that is rusty, dirty but complete except for the front fender ornament (missing). Vintage looks like just before or just after WWII. Was a baby blue color with white pinstripes. Girls bike with double down tubes and metal valence between the tubes (what we used to call a gas tank as kids). Rims are also baby blue with two white pin stripes on either side of spokes.

What the heck is it worth and how do you tell the vintage of such a bike? I know vintage lightweights and Brit bikes but old American bikes are new to me.

Thanks in advance.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Wards Hawthorne posted by chris on 6/20/2003 at 1:02:30 AM
lol i have the same bike and was also look for the year and what its worth