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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights







AGE / VALUE:   Rollfast bike posted by: Max on 10/14/2004 at 9:41:37 PM
is there any value to a late 1920's or early 1930's Rollfast bike?
it also has a one cylinder engine attatched to the rear wheel....all original, even the pinstripe is ...
let me know
by: 64.228.185.60







AGE / VALUE:   SCHWINN CADILLAC posted by: Water Doctor on 10/14/2004 at 9:08:45 AM
Some 30 years ago I purchased a Schwinn Cadillac Bicycle. I have know idea of the age but perhaps late 40's to early fifties? Everywhere I go I find Phantom, Panther, Admiral, etc!! But no Schwinn Cadillac? Anybody know anything or where to go for parts and restoration info? Great shape needs a couple fender ornaments
by: 63.161.109.146


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   SCHWINN CADILLAC posted by Ken on 10/19/2004 at 5:08:47 PM
I've been under the impression that Cadillac was a rebadge, as opposed to a Schwinn model designation, so that there could be more than model withthe Cadillac nameplate. If so, you can treat it as any Schwinn and try to determine the model and available options from catalogs, photos, etc. Do you have pictures?
by: 209.7.184.147






AGE / VALUE:   western flyer posted by: john on 10/13/2004 at 9:23:08 PM
Looking for help dating a Western Flyer repop..26" balloon tire, chrome carrier, no tank, tan on brown color. WESTERN FLYER painted on chain guard, head badge vinyl silver/white/w black letters. Looks like it was made for Western Auto stores before they changed name. Like to know who made em' and when. thanks john
by: 205.188.116.209







BALLOON:   Opinions on RETRO ballooners posted by: Larry on 10/13/2004 at 4:00:55 PM
Hello...

I just wanted to find out what people think about the new retro styled bikes that have are being produced by Schwinn and others. I have just purchased two of the cruiser deluxe 7 bicycles and I simply love them! I would like to get the old 1960's Firestone that I had when I was a youngster, but I have had a devil of a time trying to find one like it. Thanks to you all.


by: 199.89.234.122



   RE:BALLOON:   Opinions on RETRO ballooners posted by John Metz on 10/17/2004 at 12:22:47 AM
I think retro ballooners are cool. I don't yet own one
but the seven speed internal hub would be nice. Still love
the origionals though. There's a special charm to a single
speed too especially one thats 40+ years old.
by: 67.172.19.13






WANTED:   tanks posted by: jim lehmann on 10/12/2004 at 7:03:52 PM
I am looking for two tanks...one for a 53 Western Flyer X-53 and the other for a Dayton Airflyte around 1942. I know this is a process but if you have any leads, please let me know!...thanks jim
by: 64.185.101.10







FOR SALE:   1930's Schwinn posted by: Dave on 10/12/2004 at 3:40:01 PM
1930's LADIES SCHWINN 26 inch SPITFIRE BICYCLE,
very good condition, all orig, paint, chrome, rims, Mesinger seats, Allstate baloon tires, will email pics, No Reasonable Offer Refused. In Rhode Island (401) 789-5686 Dave
by: 198.7.243.101







AGE / VALUE:   Max posted by: MAX on 10/10/2004 at 12:59:45 AM
hey everyone
how much would a reproduction butterfly kickstand go for...
like the ones that were on the 1930's Monark Silver Kings?
tks Max
by: 216.209.174.67







AGE / VALUE:   orgill flyer posted by: donny on 10/9/2004 at 12:09:49 AM
neep help on a girls orgill flyer by amf would like to know year model
by: 67.14.223.36


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Evans Colson sonic scout male posted by Matt on 8/18/2006 at 8:48:18 PM
I just got this bike its a evans colson sonic scout male it looks original nice condition it's got a tank with a horn button and some kind of a springer front end a rack on the back the emblem says evans colson plymouth mich. I dont see any serial # but i dont no were to look can you tell me any thing about this bike
by: 205.188.117.71






AGE / VALUE:   orgill flyer posted by: donny on 10/9/2004 at 12:09:49 AM
neep help on a girls orgill flyer by amf would like to know year model
by: 67.14.223.36







AGE / VALUE:    Old Huffy, What is it? posted by: den on 10/7/2004 at 4:45:42 AM
Hi Kathy,
I'm a novice at bikes.
But I bet these guys could help you out better if you did put up a picture.
So I thought I could suggest to you an easy way to do that. A lot of sites have free web space (It looks like this site Old Roads will be offering web space soon, if I am reading their announcement correctly, and that will really be great)
But in the meantime, if you can ssubscribe to one of these sites and get your own space,upload a picture to your new web-space...then all you have to do is right click on the picture once it is posted to that web-site. Then when the pull down menu opens up, click on "properties" it will give you the web address to the picture. Something like:
(e.g. Http//someserver.example/picture/bike.jpg) It really isn't that hard and I know a lot of film companies offer packages that include pictures sent to their site. In which case you could go to that site after they give you the addy and right click to get the "ex:http://MyWebSite.com/MyPicture.JPG"
It's really very simple even though it doesn't sound like it. I hope someone will correct me if I left something out. I think the main thing is, don't paste the address of the page the picture is at, instead post the address in properties of the picture itself. Does that make sense?
(I really like when people put up bike pictures, it adds so much.)
If you have any trouble doing this just ask. I have found that the reg's here are really helpful and friendly :-)
Good luck and if you want to email me a pic of the Huffy I will put it up and send you the link, no prob.
den.
by: 216.175.30.137


   RE:AGE / VALUE:    Old Huffy, What is it? posted by Joel on 10/7/2004 at 1:55:41 PM
Try One Big Village. Just follow the instructions and it will give you links to cut and paste.
by: 138.26.156.139

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:    Old Huffy, What is it? posted by metlhed on 10/8/2004 at 12:02:34 AM
you can always use photobucket.com makes things real simple
by: 24.218.167.169

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    Old Huffy, What is it? posted by den on 10/8/2004 at 12:17:52 AM
Hey Joel!
Thanks for that other email. I think you are right. My brain sure has been spokes lately.
Thanks for the tip on One Big Village. I think I will give it a try. Never can have to much free space eh? Kathy did send pics and I reduced them then put the picture up for her. And sent her the link(http://tinyurl.com/3ke6h)
Nice little bike.
And I think it's really nice that people here are so friendly. Old roads are the best roads.
I hope all is well with you.
Den
by: 216.175.30.53

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    Old Huffy, What is it? posted by den. on 10/8/2004 at 12:27:48 AM
Metlhed,
Ditto to you too! Looks as we posted about the same time!
thanx for your tip! I like netscape because it is so simple and free. My ISP used to be with Netscape then they went to IE. But I had the free space so just kept it. I'll give One Big Village and Photo Bucket both a try. And hope other readers are picking up on this too!
Thanks! And ride on!
den
by: 216.175.30.53






AGE / VALUE:   Old Huffy, What is it? posted by: Kathy on 10/6/2004 at 9:15:29 PM
I got a good deal on what I believe is an old Huffy? The seat is a "plether" brown with a metal tag that says Huffy, but the bike says Kingston. It is green, the seat is brown, shimano 3-speed. Ladies. Any idea of what I have here, or age? And how can I remove decals without damaging paint? Thanks! I can email pic, but cannot figure out how to post one.
by: 24.17.25.109


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Huffy, What is it? posted by den on 10/8/2004 at 5:11:49 AM
Hi here are the pictures you sent.


by: 216.175.31.18


   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Huffy, What is it? posted by doug on 10/8/2004 at 5:39:50 PM
from the pics my best guesstimate would be a late 70,s vintage not a positive ID though, Huffys made dozens of models not a really high quality item but not the junkiest either..value 15.00... sentimental value maybe much more... sorry but these are a dime a dozen value wise.
by: 64.12.116.202






MISC:   KELLI - JOE BICYCLE SWAP MEET and AUCTION posted by: den on 10/6/2004 at 3:43:54 PM
What bicycle is that in the picture above the event announcement? I sure would like to go to one around here, but doubt if they ever have them. Travel for me is pretty much out of the question.
thanx
den.
by: 216.175.30.109







AGE / VALUE:   1928 Pixie with engine posted by: Max on 10/5/2004 at 10:50:53 PM
did anyone ever hear of a 1928 Pixie with a rear wheel engine?
any value?
tks
Max
by: 64.228.185.18


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1928 Pixie with engine posted by sam on 10/6/2004 at 2:12:39 PM
Max,very old bike engines are in a class by themselfs.They go sometimes high$$$--buy you really need to find the right guys to ask.Best not be in a rush to toss this one---sam
by: 69.151.96.99






AGE / VALUE:   Roland coral cruiser bicycle posted by: Rose on 10/5/2004 at 1:22:43 PM
I don't know if this is the right venue to ask this, but I thought maybe someone could direct me somewhere. Anyone know anything about a Roland coral cruiser bicyle? Thanks in advance.
by: 128.83.82.151







AGE / VALUE:   Roland coral cruiser bicycle posted by: Rose on 10/5/2004 at 1:22:43 PM
I don't know if this is the right venue to ask this, but I thought maybe someone could direct me somewhere. Anyone know anything about a Roland coral cruiser bicyle?
by: 128.83.82.151