MISC:   THIS SITE IS FADING AWAY posted by: Max on 2/4/2005 at 1:23:54 PM
THIS SITE IS FADING AWAY......I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY MAJOR CHANGE MADE TO THIS SITE IN MONTHS.....ALSO WE GET NO RESPONSE TO OUR POST......I WILL BE ANOTHER THAT WILL TAKE THIS SITE AWAY FROM MY FAVORITES
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   Dont blame this fine site. posted by gmain on 2/5/2005 at 4:09:01 AM
Its awful hard to move bikes in the winter, or stir up any interest. in fact the largest and most enjoyable part of this hobby isnt setting home pinstriping a fender, its hunting the next bike. Or swapping parts, or whole bikes for that matter. I basically shut the whole thing down till spring, and save my energy for other things. wait a few weeks the crows will come out to roost.
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   RE:MISC:   THIS SITE IS FADING AWAY posted by John m. on 2/6/2005 at 11:52:40 AM
Sorry your post got no replys but mine always have. This
is a great site for the exchange of information. They have
a good picture data base that is getting larger all the time. I've got no complaints!
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   RE:RE:MISC:   THIS SITE IS FADING AWAY posted by Kim on 2/7/2005 at 1:10:07 PM
Maybe the balloon tire section of this site is slow right now, but the rest of it isn't slow at all, even in the dead of winter. They have over 1000 pictures in their picture database.

This is my first stop every morning along with my first cup of coffee!

On the topic of balloon tires in general, I've seen a lag in their popularity over the past year or two. Part of the reason, I believe, is the fact that the people who rode them as kids are now getting a lot older and are less likely to be involved in a hobby like this. And they probably are not out riding either.

What do you guys think? Even though I feel the ballooners are the coolest and most extravagant of all bicycles, I think their original owners are between 55 and 75 years old now and are not active in cycling or collecting.
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   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   THIS SITE IS FADING AWAY posted by Chris on 2/11/2005 at 4:12:38 AM
Things are slow due to it being winter. The economy too probably.
The site is not fading away and is one of the best resources available on the net. Thats not just the case. You are fustrated like myself at the lack of posts it is the season, stay with us.

I saw the shift from balloon tire bikes to musclebikes such as the Schwinn sting ray type bikes at the last two swap meets so yes, there is truth that the balloon tire scene has passed the torch but it's still got plenty of power.

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   RE:MISC:   THIS SITE IS FADING AWAY posted by TJ on 2/21/2005 at 8:02:00 PM
Hey, I just found you.... so it's fresh to me!!
I think that I have yet to master/find all this site has to offer,but I try.

Q: Is Ebay the best place to list?
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   THIS SITE IS FADING AWAY posted by John M. on 2/27/2005 at 12:16:12 AM
Well maybe if the baloon/middleweight scene cools a little wecan avoid some of the absurd prices present in the musclebike catagory. Some of the balooners are already only
a rich man's toy!
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   1896 Crescent no.31 posted by: Paul Patzkowsky on 1/30/2005 at 10:31:30 PM
I found at a local flea market a 1896 Crescent no. 31 for sale at $850. It appears to be original, in good condition and, if it had good tires, rideable. It even has a little leather tool kit hanging from the top tube. Does this price seem reasonable? I'm not buying, just curious since I collect 50's lightweights.
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AGE / VALUE:   1896 Crescent no.31 posted by: Paul Patzkowsky on 1/30/2005 at 10:31:30 PM
I found at a local flea market a 1896 Crescent no. 31 for sale at $850. It appears to be original, in good condition and, if it had good tires, rideable. It even has a little leather too kit hanging from the top tube. Does this price seem reasonable? I'm not buying, just curious since I collect 50's lightweights.
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn DX posted by: Ron Eckmyre on 1/29/2005 at 7:10:52 PM
I have a Schwinn DX Prewar bicycle the serail numbers predate the 1948 models the numbers are large and uniform not close together,the chaingard does not reach the rear frame legs,it has a AMC Flash badge with airplane and car.I wish I knew more about the exact age and the reason for the AMC insignia,someone told me that it was a dealer installed badge?! also I am trying to find a penpal that has pictures of the original seat ETC. Please reply to blitzkrege@aol.com
Thank You,Ron
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn DX posted by Ken on 2/7/2005 at 3:16:44 PM
Ron, there is a lot of info in these archives about Schwinn-built bikes. Basically, any retailer could put its own badge on, and there are quite a few badges you may find on essentially the same bike. You can also get good date info on http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes1.html
and lots of great pictures at
http://nostalgic.net/arc/bicycles/
Fell free to email if you have questions.
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MISC:   Just another one of my crazy ideas... posted by: Kurt K on 1/27/2005 at 12:35:30 AM
I dreamed up this "Schwinn Delivery" one day upon the discovery of a Schwinn middleweight frame at one of the LBS.

It's a 5 wheel transport cycle, with a varnished light-wood beed for transporting (guess what) cycles. Even with it's massive wheelbase however, it cannot fit a complete bike on the bed - I've desinged a wheel bracket to compensate for this. The brackets are not shown in the photo.

Features a Sturmey-Archer AW 3-speed tandem hub shell with S5-1 hub innards. Unfortunatly, I found it a pain to imitate spokes in the 3D CAD program, so the front Dynohub isn't shown. Braking is aided by 4 conventional side-pull Weinmann 1020s on the rear wheels, operated with BMX-type "split" downtube cables (or, if possible, dual-cable moped brake levers).

3D C.A.D. screenshot links:

http://www.jaysmarine.com/Schwinn_Delivery_1.jpg
http://www.jaysmarine.com/Schwinn_Delivery_2.jpg

Have yet to model the all-chrome rear bumper.

Thought you folks would enjoy.

Take care,

Kurt
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