AGE / VALUE:   Bendix 2 speed hub posted by: scott on 6/21/2005 at 7:15:30 AM
I have a hub that was on an Huffy middleweight bike from the sixties. the bike was very odd it had older Monark parts on it. someone told me that Huffy bought out Monark around that time and just put these "left over" parts on bikes. the frame was damaged and so I stripped it of all its parts and gave the frame away. this leaves me with the questions: what years were these 2 speed cable shift Bendix hubs available and what companies along with Monark used them as standard equipment? also are these hubs common? are they worth aanything? thanx in advance!!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Bendix 2 speed hub posted by Gordon on 6/21/2005 at 12:41:04 PM
The Bendix Multispeed was made from 1953 to 1961, and was used on lots of different bikes. I have found it on Columbias, Schwinns, Monarks, Evans, and others. If the hub is in good shape it could bring anywhere from $15 to $40 on eBay. The cable and lever are worth about the same.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Bendix 2 speed hub posted by Scott on 6/24/2005 at 9:00:03 AM
are you sure we are talking about the same hub? i'm not talking about the automatic hub but the lever shift 2 speed I am guessing it must be post war but before the automatic hub. when was the automatic available? I have a 1960 with an automatic. thanx
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Bendix 2 speed hub posted by Gordon on 6/29/2005 at 12:46:32 PM
According to my information: lever shift 1953-61. red band auto 1962-64. yellow band auto 1965-69. blue band auto ?? (probably same as yellow).
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Bendix 2 speed hub posted by scott on 7/3/2005 at 11:32:59 AM
thankyou!
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Japanese HOPE girls bike 60's ? posted by: Tom on 6/21/2005 at 2:45:24 AM
I just purchased a 60's era Girls bike with from Japan (I believe) It has white 22" rims..yes I said 22" tires and rims that have green read and double green pinstripe sidewalls ( original tires) It has very unusual valve stems that I cant seem to understand how they are supposed to work - tires are flat as it appears that the valve cores are removed.....this Bike also has a child carrier rear seat installed by factory or as a period option. It has a two speed ( yes two-speed) shimano type rear hub, and an External band DRUM brake on the rear hub as well. This is one wierd bike. It has a white pearl or off-white color with a green chain guard, - "HOPE" markings all over it - on fork head /the main tube /even the seat. Some japanese writing here and there. Tires say made in Japan, 22 x 1 3/4 - Shinko Rubber Company. It has many unusual features ( besides the bizarre ones already described, - a fork mounted "spoke lock" on the front wheel, Rear child seat handlebars, and sirrups, for example. can anyone help me determine how to get new tubes or valve cores / caps? for those 22" tires? Only bad parts on the bike are slight seat vinly fraying at edges, headlight is missing (generator still intact with factory welded on fork bosses for it!) Rear fender reflector broken, and fender was dented (repaired) Any info. avaailable? Interested buyers? Thanks! - Tom
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   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Japanese HOPE girls bike 60's ? posted by Tom again on 6/22/2005 at 12:37:09 PM
Sorry about the typos in the original posting - it was bedtime. Now for more on this bike. The 22" tires have green tread, with a double (green) pinstripe sidewall. The frame downtube is OVAL tubing with a graceful dip to the crankhead. The rear child seat is made by "KING" and has cartoon bears on the padding. The 2 speed gear shift mechanism is branded Sun Tour "LUXURY". The child seat has yellow plastic tulip shaped pieces as leg guards on the foot rests. The (green) chain guard has the words 'original minicycle' along with a big HOPE brand name, and red/blue graphics. There are reflectors built-into the ends of the white handgrips. The rear (external band) DRUM brake is branded "Silent 88 Super Brake by PRIMUS. and finally, low on the seat post tube near the crank head is a TEIRIN logo sicker with oriental wording below it. I bought this Bike for resale so if anyone is interested in having a very unusual little addition to their collection please let me know. I am looking to restore my Worksman Tandem Bike (formerly a Rental bike)....SO - if you have access to fenders, a 3-spd. rear wheel, a low effort pedal sprocket, some nice Whitewall 26" Balloon tires, and other bits...maybe we can work a deal. Thanks! - Tom
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   RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT: Japanese HOPE girls bike 60's ? posted by mojo on 6/25/2007 at 7:45:20 PM
i have a teirin sun marine 3 speed bike. i have never heard of these bikes before. mine has a front and rear basket and the japenese writings in numerous locations. the tires have a single red stripe on both sides of each tire. it has the grip shifter and i dont know if the bell is part of the original package or if it was added. it is in near mint condition and would like to know more about it and what it may be worth. please e-mail me if you would like. i can also post a pic but ihavent taken any yet. please contact me as soon as possible for i am very interested in your response.
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BALLOON:   wards /hawthorne posted by: jd on 6/19/2005 at 7:23:00 PM
i just got a wards hawthore 24" with alloy frame maybe 1935?, but do not see a serial # but does that indicate year built? and looks like it has some kind of lock for the fork to frame?
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   RE:BALLOON:   wards /hawthorne posted by Mary W. on 6/27/2005 at 1:57:11 AM
Is there a head lock (key hole in frame as for motorcycle to lock it?)
From what I understand, the "Duralium" bicycle came out in Spring/Summer of 36. Any other accessories--fork brace, chain guard, etc.?

Thanks
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BALLOON:   Tires posted by: clayton on 6/19/2005 at 4:08:44 PM
anyone know of where i could get a 26 x 2-ish slick that looks like the slicks on stingrays?
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BALLOON:   Schwinn rear fender mount repair posted by: Chuck Andrews on 6/18/2005 at 4:54:30 AM
I have a 1980 Schwinn Cruiser that is missing the rear fender mount.The frame is not damaged.I know what the mount looks like but have no way to get measurements to fabricate a new one.Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions for making the mount or other repair options.
Thanks for your time.
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   RE:BALLOON:   Schwinn rear fender mount repair posted by Rod on 6/30/2005 at 7:06:19 PM
I have a '63 Schwinn Corvette that's also missing a rear fender bracket, and my idea is to remove an exact piece from an unrestorably trashed 70's Hollywood frame; you may be able to do the same with even a 20" Stingray or Fair Lady if it's not worthy of restoring.
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   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Schwinn rear fender mount repair posted by holly on 7/22/2005 at 8:35:33 PM
I saw in archives you own a corvette. I have been handed down a female schwinn corvette 56 all orginal in really good condition. I need a some info on value as we have recieved many offers. any help would be great

appreciate any help/
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