AGE / VALUE:   Whizzer frame posted by: Tim on 11/9/2005 at 1:52:12 PM
I`ve got a Whizzer frame that was in a fire,then sand blasted. Does anyone know how in the world I could bring back the serial #? It`s under the bottom bearly readable
Tim
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Whizzer frame posted by Gordon on 11/10/2005 at 12:43:43 PM
I don't know if this would work or not, but you could try taking the frame to an automotive shop that rebuilds engines and have them magnaflux it.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Whizzer frame posted by Gary on 11/22/2005 at 5:59:17 AM
A freind of mine had a trailer stolen, and whom ever stoled it had ground down/off and welded a plate over the serial #. Well somehow the police were able to retive that # and he had gotten his trailer back. So if you know anyone in law enforcement you could ask them to find out what it is they use.I'd think it would have to be some type of acid, but not sure what kind.

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AGE / VALUE:   Whizzer frame posted by: Tim on 11/9/2005 at 1:52:12 PM
I`ve got a Whizzer frame that was in a fire,then sand blasted. Does anyone know how in the world I could bring back the serial #? It`s under the bottom bearly readable
Tim
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AGE / VALUE:   columbia sports 3 posted by: moose on 11/9/2005 at 2:41:41 AM
JUST BOUGHT A COLUMBIA SPORTS 3, SERIAL NUMBER IS N295330. CHARTS PUBLISHED ON THIS SIGHT DATE IT AT 1964, HOWEVER THE STURMEY ARCHER HUB IS DATED AT 1971. WHATS UP?? ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED> THANX!!!!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   columbia sports 3 posted by Joe on 11/26/2005 at 1:15:16 PM
Someone probably swapped the wheel or wheels with a newer set. I have several of those bikes, and the serial number chart has proved to be quite accurate. The original wheels weren't all that well built, so it's not uncommon to see a newer set of wheels. I have a very clean '68 Sports that I had to swap out the rims years ago. The originals were just too far gone. I totally refurbed mine about 10 years ago, couln't stand the faded, scratched yellow paint, and peeling chrome on the rims any longer.
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AGE / VALUE:   bicycle songs posted by: sam on 11/7/2005 at 2:28:32 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/LIFE-MAGAZINE-1933-ADS-Political-Humor-Bicycle-NR-CH614_W0QQitemZ6986815635QQcategoryZ280QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
sam
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AGE / VALUE:   ace bicycle posted by: david on 11/4/2005 at 5:30:23 PM
Hi I have an old ace bicycle, does anyone know the dates that schwinn used the ace badge?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   ace bicycle posted by Ken on 11/11/2005 at 2:59:50 PM
An interesting question- Schwinn built bikes for zillions of suppliers until sometime after 1950; when did they stop? And who sold the Ace name? There is a lot of discussion of Schwinn-built bikes in the Oldroads archives.
Also, a nice Ace badge on Jim Langley at
http://www.jimlangley.net/brake/usplates2main.html
-he might know its age and some history.
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