WANTED:   Prewar balloon tire Elgin & Dayton Bicycles posted by: Dave on 2/16/2006 at 7:25:33 PM
If you have a prewar balloon tire elgin or dayton bike, or parts for them, shoot me over an email of what you have, I'm looking to build up my parts inventory, thanks for the help.
Dave
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BALLOON:   Mercury bicycles posted by: George on 2/16/2006 at 4:20:19 AM
Who manufactured the Mercury bicycle? and does anyone know if the Chicago Cycle Supply Co. was a distributor for Monark and Rollfast bikes as well as Schwinn bikes? I have a chain guard on a 1941 Monark that I have never seen on another Monark, but looks like a Mercury guard?
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   RE:BALLOON: Mercury bicycles posted by Scott on 2/16/2006 at 8:55:03 AM
as far as I know Mercury bikes were made by Murray Ohio. I have a few old ads which indicate this. here is the pic.
thanx.
Scott


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   RE:BALLOON:   Mercury bicycles posted by George on 2/16/2006 at 7:02:29 PM
I'd like to post a picture of the guard that I have in my computer but not sure what to type in to post it. I have had this 1941 Monark since brand new and the guard has never been changed, although it was repainted.
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   RE:BALLOON: Mercury bicycles posted by scott on 2/18/2006 at 2:27:44 AM
pic of the bike


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   RE:BALLOON: Mercury bicycles posted by Scott on 2/18/2006 at 4:19:13 AM
the guard


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   RE:BALLOON:   Mercury bicycles posted by George on 2/20/2006 at 1:47:49 AM
Thanks much for posting the pictures for me Scott. Anyone out there have a positive ID on that guard?
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   RE:BALLOON:   Mercury bicycles posted by Ken on 2/20/2006 at 6:51:14 PM
There are several Mercurys on
http://nostalgic.net/arc/bicycles/
the one labeled "40s" matches your frame I think but none of them has that chainring.
Chicago Cycle Supply did carry Murray-built for a while. I don't know about the others...
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   RE:BALLOON:   Mercury bicycles posted by George on 2/21/2006 at 11:41:59 PM
Thanks on that. The 30s Mercurys shown have the chainguards about as close as I have seen but have an extra rib running through (10). Mine has 9. All the 41 Monarks shown have the same frame as mine. The Mercury frames are different (more rounded)at the headpost junction. Sooner or later I'll find a similiar chainguard somewhere. Thanks again.
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   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Mercury bicycles posted by Jimbo jones on 3/1/2006 at 5:26:05 AM
I have a Columbia that has the same chain guard . It might be that some items such tin items as this might have been made by wald or some other company for different bicycle companies.
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   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Mercury bicycles posted by Jimbo jones on 3/1/2006 at 5:26:10 AM
I have a Columbia that has the same chain guard . It might be that some items such tin items as this might have been made by wald or some other company for different bicycle companies.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Tubes for Schwinn tires posted by: Mike on 2/12/2006 at 7:26:51 AM
Just wondering where to buy tubes for my Schwinn Twinn? It's got 26 x 1 3/4" tires on it. I don't see that size tube listed in the QBP catalog or anywhere else.

Where do you buy 'em?

Should I just use a regular mountain tube 26x1.9-2.125 which has an ETRTO of 559-584? That would cover the Schwinn wheel which has a 571.
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   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Tubes for Schwinn tires posted by rod on 2/13/2006 at 10:25:06 PM
You can use any 26" inner tube from 1-3/4 to 2.125 for your Twinn or any other middleweight of the exact size.
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AGE / VALUE:   what is it posted by: not sure on 2/10/2006 at 4:14:44 AM
I picked up a schwinn tandem. It has 26/1.50 tires that say schwinn hurricane tandem, two speed rear, speed slecter says low/n/high , with drum brake. front rim (caliper/brake pad on wheel).The big sprocket has the AS&CO.this tandem is 100%complete .The bottom of the rear crank has the #1351
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   what is it posted by rod on 2/13/2006 at 10:35:58 PM
Yuor Schwinn Tandem was made in either 1949 or '50; the serial # chart on this site shows as far as #1217Tdm.
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WANTED:   columbia newsboy special posted by: Alvin Brown on 2/8/2006 at 12:27:20 PM
Looking for last model columbia newsboy special sold buy western auto eary 60s. I have a older model newsboy special It don't have the welded on rear carier. Mine was stolen from me in the 60s
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   RE:WANTED:   columbia newsboy special posted by Eugene Hood on 4/5/2006 at 2:36:25 PM
I have a Columbia Newsboy Special Bicycle with baloon tires, red in color, all original. If you are interested, let me know and I will email you photos.
Thanks,
Eugene
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   RE:RE:WANTED:   columbia newsboy special posted by alvin brown on 4/28/2006 at 10:36:41 AM
Have sent replys as to the bicycle Idon't know if you got them or not. I hope this is the right foremate for reply. Like to see bike, Need Head badge and Chain oiler for other bike Newsboy Special. Thinks Alvin
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