BALLOON:   Peerless Bicycle posted by: Matt Nicholson on 2/7/2006 at 7:37:43 PM
I have a 1940'S? Peerless bicycle. I can't find any info on Peerless that dates later than the early 1900s or recently with the new mountain bikes. Would appreciate any info anyone can offer on dating this bike or peerless in general. It has 26x2.125 tires with a New Departure Model D rear hub.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   SPITFIRE CHAIN GUARD DECAL posted by: RICHARD on 2/7/2006 at 3:45:05 PM
I am looking for the SPITFIRE DECAL for my chain guard...i have the round one already but need the one that goes the length of the guard... i have checked with maple island sales and memory lane classics and they have none...can anyone help me....thanks Rick
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   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT: SPITFIRE CHAIN GUARD DECAL posted by sam on 2/7/2006 at 4:20:26 PM
O.K.,you ask---they are listed in nostalgic reflections catalog.Phone is 509-226-3522-(jerry Turner) I think jerry has a web site too---sam(ps they an't cheep!)
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   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   SPITFIRE CHAIN GUARD DECAL posted by Scott on 2/9/2006 at 7:41:54 AM
I have a few nos "Deluxe Spitfire" decals in white. let me know if you are interested.
thanx.
Scott
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MISC:   Delta Winner headlight period? posted by: Dan witan S on 2/7/2006 at 6:49:55 AM
The Delta Winner fender light was first used in what time frame? I have a nice one I bought recently and want to put it on a bicycle of the period correct years. Thank's
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   RE:MISC:   Delta Winner headlight period? posted by Gordon on 2/7/2006 at 1:42:59 PM
I see them listed in the 1939 Wards catalog. I believe the early ones had a small brass knob on the back you turned in to turn on the light. Later they changed to a metal switch underneath and that evolved to a plastic switch.
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   RE:MISC:   Delta Winner headlight period? posted by scott on 2/9/2006 at 7:46:47 AM
I have a 1939 Firestone twinflex which has one that doesn't say winner but looks just like it. the top is attached with a screw, and it has a plastic switch. the ads for Firestone in 1939 show the winner light. I also have a 1954 Huffy Customliner which has a Winner on it. early ones have a square lense the later ones have a round lense.
hope this helps.
Scott
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   RE:MISC:   Delta Winner headlight period? posted by scott on 2/9/2006 at 7:54:48 AM
ok just looked through my Firestone ads and found the following:
1938 firestones used either a painted or aluminum torpedo light.
1939 several headlights were used on the different models. the nicer bikes seem to have what looks exactly like a "Winner" but they don't actually call it a "Winner".
1940 the ad actually lists it as a "Winner" in the ad.
thanx.
Scott
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   RE:MISC:   Delta Winner headlight period? posted by scott on 2/9/2006 at 8:08:48 AM
1939 Firestone ad.
Scott


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BALLOON:   Black Phantom posted by: Geo. on 2/5/2006 at 8:45:29 PM
Was the Schwinn Black Phantom re-made a few years ago? If so, what is a new one worth in the box? Whats the most I should pay? Thanks, George.
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   RE:BALLOON:   Black Phantom posted by Rod on 2/6/2006 at 10:03:44 PM
Overseas-owned Schwinn reproduced the Black Phantom in every detail as a 1955 50th anniversary commemorative model in 1995 and sold for $3000; you might be able to buy the new ones, also based on '55 classics, in the $300-700 range.
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AGE / VALUE:   Balloons/middleweights posted by: Dave on 2/5/2006 at 2:19:28 AM
Am new to restoring old schwinns, Have picked up a few (Tiger, Typhoon, Jaguar Mark IV, etc..) looking for pointers and advice. Looking forward to my first restore. Probably starting with Jaguar. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Balloons/middleweights posted by Jim on 2/5/2006 at 3:03:38 AM
Get a copy of the book "How To Restore Your Collector Bicycle" by William Love. It will give you the pointers and advice you are looking for. Good reference material!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Balloons/middleweights posted by Scott on 2/9/2006 at 8:07:31 AM
first thing, very important, I learned the hard way, BE CAREFUL ABOUT REPRODUCTION STUFF!!! I had a beautiful 1950 Schwinn Hornet which was probably worth more without the $125.00 fenders I bought for it. I would have been better off using the originals dents and all. most collectors avoid repop parts and the bikes that sport them. unless it is only going to be a rider for your own use, and you will never be around other old bike guys (most have an allergic reaction to repop parts which causes an immediate outbreak of dissapproval) I would avoid reproduced parts.
I'm posting a picture of my Hornet the first bike I did up nice.
thanx.
Scott


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