BALLOON:   Trusport ?? posted by: Pete on 4/26/2006 at 1:07:06 AM
Hi,
I just picked up a Trusport ballooner.
Headbadge reads "TruSport" "Phila. Pa."
Has a New Departure model D hub.
Also a dogleg crank, sweetheart sprocket, inch pitch drivetrain, 26 x 2.125 tires.
The chainguard has 19 penny sized holes stamped in it, along length. Has Torrington stem.
I seem to have found another bike which defies finding on the 'net!
Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks.


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   RE:BALLOON:   Trusport ?? posted by Ken on 4/27/2006 at 5:32:08 PM
the dogleg&sweetheart made me think Schwinn built.
check this out:
http://nostalgic.net/arc/bicycles/1930's%20Schwinn%20tall%20frame.jpg
Nostalgic.net/arc/bicycles/ is great to browse looking for features that match yours.
Have you looked at the bolt heads or crank hardware for the telltale AS insignia?
If you want, send me a picture. I'd enjoy it and try to help. Post pictures to the oldroads database too, and let us know when they're up.
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   RE:BALLOON:   Trusport ?? posted by eric on 5/6/2006 at 4:49:53 AM
I got a trusport pre war bike. The one I have is a Colson. Maybe the bike you have is in name only, look at other makes untill something seems to match. Good luck.
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BALLOON:   Tire size?? 1956 schwinn 26x2.125 posted by: Mike on 4/23/2006 at 9:10:12 PM
Hi,
I just bought a '56 schwinn with 26x2.125 tires. I need new tire and was wondering if I can buy any 26x2.125 tires or if schwinn bikes have a different sizing. Thanks
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   RE:BALLOON: Tire size?? 1956 schwinn 26x2.125 posted by scott on 4/24/2006 at 4:50:11 AM
2.125 is the same. S-2 is regular size. 1 3/4 is different. S-7 is different.
Scott
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   RE:RE:BALLOON: Tire size?? 1956 schwinn 26x2.125 posted by Mike on 4/24/2006 at 9:49:50 PM
Thanks!
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WANTED:   47 silver king HEXTUBE parts posted by: dan on 4/22/2006 at 8:50:13 PM
bought a nice restored bike seeking a few parts that are incorrect
[1] rear rack
[2] handlebars
[3] hand grips
[4] seat
lets start here any help appr will consider any restorable parts! thanks dan
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   RE:WANTED:   47 silver king HEXTUBE parts posted by Alan on 4/27/2006 at 3:47:01 AM
Dan,
If you are in need of the "correct" Aluminum based and topped pedestal light let me know. Astreamliner@aol.com
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   RE:RE:WANTED:   47 silver king HEXTUBE parts posted by Scott on 5/4/2006 at 12:36:03 PM
I have a silver king monark bike and am willing to sell it just kinda taking bids or offers at this time. I have a picture of this bike email me for the pic
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BALLOON:   new departure skiptooth nwe style rear hub posted by: don on 4/20/2006 at 9:18:26 PM
I have a new departure 10 cog (new style I think) rear hub. It does not have a model D on brake arm; just says new departure. I need a picure of the internal hub parts installed on the axle. This is a skiptooth model. it does not brake or move forward properly. I need help in finding out if I have all the right pieces plus the order they go on the hub. thanx don
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   RE:BALLOON:   new departure skiptooth nwe style rear hub posted by Geo. on 4/28/2006 at 8:22:32 PM
Go to www.nostalgic.net, Daves vintage Bikes, and there's a blowup of the new departure hub.
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   RE:BALLOON: new departure skiptooth nwe style rear hub posted by Scott on 4/30/2006 at 4:04:59 AM
Hi, I posted a bunch of stuff including the exploded views of a bunch of hubs on www.thecabe.com in their discussion groups. it is in the general discussion section the post is called "1952 Service Cycle Supply Corp. Illustrated Catalogue" I don't know if the link will work but here it is: http://www.thecabe.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=1217
good luck.
Scott
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BALLOON:   new departure model D posted by: Tony on 4/19/2006 at 12:54:35 PM
need to rebuild my hub, does anyone know where to get infromation or schematics on this hub?
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   RE:BALLOON: new departure model D posted by Scott on 4/20/2006 at 3:55:10 AM
ask and ye shall receive!


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   RE:BALLOON: new departure model D posted by Scott on 4/20/2006 at 3:56:40 AM
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