MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schwinn "Skipper" posted by: Mark Stilinovich on 1/17/2005 at 6:51:00 AM
I have a Schwinn "Skipper" and I can't find ANY info on this bike anywhere! I have looked and looked but have had no luck what-so ever. I was told it was manufactured in 1961. (E126908). It is black with white trim and chrome fenders. Can anybody out there help me? Thanks, Mark
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   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schwinn posted by Rod on 4/20/2005 at 8:44:58 PM
I can't recall ever hearing of the name before, but according to the serial #, your 'Skipper' was manufactured in May 1961.
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   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT: Schwinn posted by Kim Alan Harter on 4/5/2006 at 2:13:06 AM
Hello Mark,
Sorry that I haven't information, but I'm glad to have a bike identical to the one you've desribed. My folks gave it to me for Chrismtas in the early 60's. I need to replace the seat and handlebars. My nephew used it for a couple of years, and made it into a sting ray.

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BALLOON:   identify posted by: Steve on 1/15/2005 at 1:09:27 PM
I have a prewar men's 26" ballooner with a head badge "Speedway", locking front fork, truss rod front end. Anyone know the manufacturer? thaks, Steve
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MISC:   Why? posted by: Miguel on 1/15/2005 at 6:50:07 AM
Why do I get slammed with junk e-mail after posting a message here? Happens every time? Anyone else having this problem?
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   RE:MISC:   Why? posted by Kurt K. on 1/15/2005 at 1:37:39 PM
Never happened to me...sure it happens right after you post?

What type of junk mail? The usual Viagra junk, or crank bicycle collectors?

Take care,

Kurt

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   RE:MISC:   Why? posted by JC on 1/17/2005 at 1:01:06 PM
Never happens to me either.
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   RE:MISC: Why? posted by Miguel on 2/3/2005 at 2:19:30 PM
Viagra, discount prescriptions for pretty much anything, the list goes on and on. They seem to start hitting a day or so after each time I post here, EVERY time. It's finally just now slowing down from my firestone/columbia post. I was getting 6-8 a DAY???
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BALLOON:   lacing a rear fender posted by: Craig on 1/13/2005 at 3:48:39 PM
I recently aquired a Girls elgin with the lacing holes in the rear fender. Does anyone know what type of hardware/method of holding the lacing tight. There are no obvious hooks on the frame or the chain guard. what type of material was used?
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   RE:BALLOON:   lacing a rear fender posted by Kim on 1/14/2005 at 2:07:28 PM
There were little brackets which fit on the rear axle. These brackets usually have small springs on them (to keep tension on the guards).
The guards may have been wire or heavy cotton string.
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   RE:BALLOON:   lacing a rear fender posted by Craig on 1/14/2005 at 2:28:03 PM
I appreciate the information, I can easily recreate the bracket with the springs.

Thanks,
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BALLOON:   1951 Columbia...... posted by: Fred A on 1/10/2005 at 2:57:36 AM
Hi all

I have a mens 1951 Columbia straightbar bicycle. The paint is all but faded away, but was burgandy with cream. It has truss rods, but also has the rare locking fork with the key still in it. Missing the tank, headlight and rear carrier. Fenders are painted, not chrome. My question is: Could this be a 3 Star, seeing that it doesn't have the springer fork or chrome fenders which would have made it a 5 Star?

Thanks,
Fred A
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