AGE / VALUE:   Airman Special posted by: Steve on 10/19/2005 at 6:01:11 PM
I have a airman special and would like to find out more about it. It is a boys and has a single spring frontend. Any ideas on age or value?
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BALLOON:   serial numbers posted by: moose on 10/19/2005 at 8:48:41 AM
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE TO FIND ROAD MASTER SERIAL NUMBERS?
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   RE:BALLOON:   serial numbers posted by Gordon on 10/19/2005 at 12:34:06 PM
If you are looking for a published list, it doesn't exist. If you are trying to figure out how old your bike is, the best way is to look at bikes in the many databases and find one like yours. People that have dated their bikes usually have done so by having contact with the original owner or finding it in old advertisments.
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BALLOON:   WHAT IS IT posted by: MOOSE on 10/18/2005 at 9:10:53 AM
I HAVE A FRAME WITH S\N F193201 STAMPED ON THE BOTTOM BRACKET. ABOVE THE S\N NEAR THE THE CHAIN STAYS THERE IS ALSO "H10" STAMPED. THE HEAD BADGE READS "NICETOWN" IT IS NOT ORIGINAL. I THINK THIS IS A COLUMBIA FRAME BUT I AM NOT SURE. I WOULD POST A PICTURE BUT I AM NOT SURE HOW TO. I WOULD LIKE TO GET AN ORIGINAL HEAD BADGE BUT I WANT TO BE SURE OF THE FRAMES IDENTITY FIRST. CAN ANYONE HELP?
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   tantum posted by: Joe on 10/17/2005 at 11:23:02 PM
Have a 62' Tantum Columbia,appearently they don't stamp serial numbers on all their bikes,because this one doesn't have one.Anybody know if Columbia had a name for them?
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   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   tantum posted by David on 10/21/2005 at 11:35:31 PM
Do you mean a "tandem?" That is, a "bicycle built for two?"
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   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   tantum posted by Joe on 10/27/2005 at 4:45:39 PM
Yes,Tandem.I did find the serial number under a couple coats of paint on the bottom of crank.It's a 61'
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MISC:   serial # posted by: moose on 10/15/2005 at 3:28:40 AM
Just purchased ANOTHER bike. It is a Road Master, the s\n C77722 is on the bottom bracket. Is this s\n compatible with Columbia serials?? Thanks!!
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   RE:MISC:   serial # posted by Moose on 10/15/2005 at 4:18:28 AM
Forgot to mention the head badge reads Cleveland Welding Co.. I know they manufactured frames for many ocmpanies, but i can not find any serial numbers for Road Master.
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   RE:MISC:   serial # posted by Moose on 10/15/2005 at 4:18:42 AM
Forgot to mention the head badge reads Cleveland Welding Co.. I know they manufactured frames for many ocmpanies, but i can not find any serial numbers for Road Master.
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   RE:MISC:   serial # posted by Drew on 10/15/2005 at 11:53:39 AM
I myself am looking for info on my circa 1940 Roadmaster...what I know is that Cleveland Welding also made Western Flyers, Hawthorns, Rollfasts. The Roadmaster was introduced in 1936...the 1938-41 models had both tank bars slightly curved, rear facing back wheel drop-outs. The postwar models had the lower mounting bar for the tank which is straight. The Roadmaster Luxery Liner came out in 1948 or 49 and was based on this bike. The mid 1950's versions had a frame that looked more like a Schwinn. I'm pretty sure the Cleveland Welding name was dropped in 1952 when they were bought out. I also would like info on Roadmaster serial numbers....don't think they had anything in common with Columbia numbers.
That do you think the approx. date of your bike is ? ?
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   RE:MISC:   serial # posted by moose on 10/16/2005 at 10:03:58 PM
I believe it is around 1938. It is a small female frame.
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