BALLOON:   how old my bike is posted by: Rick Vendramini on 5/1/2006 at 9:32:14 PM
I have an old Ace bicycle and the serial # is B21178, it's made by Schwinn, under the Schwinn serial #'s it says it's a 1952, could someone please tell me it that is correct, thanks, Rick
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   RE:BALLOON:   how old my bike is posted by Ken on 5/3/2006 at 3:22:49 PM
Well, it's consistent with the list on this site.
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   RE:BALLOON:   how old my bike is posted by Andy "Joe" Lane on 5/8/2006 at 12:35:16 AM
I have what I believe is a balloon tire bike made by schwinn the serial # is B972556. Any help would be appreciated thank you
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   RE:RE:BALLOON:   how old my bike is posted by John Metz on 5/8/2006 at 10:34:37 AM
Going by the serial number chart on this WEB site I'd say
your bike was made in Feb. 1959.

Cycle on!
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FOR SALE:   JC Higgens posted by: Chris on 4/30/2006 at 6:26:50 PM
Anyone have an idea what to ask for a 1960 JC Higgens? Original paint and tires; electric horn; beehive shocks; missing headlight.
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   RE:FOR SALE:   JC Higgens posted by John Metz on 5/8/2006 at 10:39:51 AM
Check on e-bay to see what simular bikes are going for
or check on www.bikeicons.com

Cycle on!
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BALLOON:   1955 Columbia, mens posted by: Fred A on 4/30/2006 at 12:59:34 AM
I just got a mens 1955 Columbia, complete with horn tank (horn works, and still had the RAy-O Vac batteries in it, :
"guaranteed not to leak"...and they didn't!!!), rear rack, chainguard and headlight and leather saddle. It's missing the truss rods, but the plastic caps are still there.
Anyway... there is light rust inside the tank which seems to be layered over the paint. It comes off with a brass brush, and the paint beneath it is fine, but it's taking forever. Anybody have a quicker method? The rust is also on the rims and I'm using the same method to remove it. After brushing, the siver beneath is in nice condition.
Also, does anybody out there have a set of truss rods for sale for this blue and cream beauty?

Thanks!
Fred A
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   RE:BALLOON:   1955 Columbia, mens posted by John Metz on 5/8/2006 at 10:47:09 AM
I don't know a faster method. Patience is key here! Ultra
fine steel or brass wool pads work too. To get it done
faster would require a coarser sander that would also damage the underlying coating of paint or chrome.

Cycle on!
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BALLOON:   the mysterious "Brooklyn Dodger" posted by: tom on 4/29/2006 at 12:18:48 AM
I recently aquired a bicycle which has wooden rims banded with metal and has a badge on the head tube that says "brooklyn dodger" I have not been able to find any information on this bike any where. if any one ahs any idea what this is (besides a bicycle) and who might have actually made it I would really appreaciate it
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   RE:BALLOON:   the mysterious posted by Ken on 5/2/2006 at 2:29:52 PM
The Wheelmen
http://www.thewheelmen.org/
have a fabulous list of pre-WWI bike brands. A search turned up seven firms in Brooklyn, all circa 1898, but no hits for Dodger. Get in touch with them, maybe send them a picture. Please post a picture here too, to the picture database, and let us know when it's up. We live for this stuff.
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   RE:BALLOON:   the mysterious posted by Steve on 5/10/2006 at 4:14:05 PM
Hello, wondering if you have found any more info on your Brooklyn Dodger bike/ please contact me
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BALLOON:   Stem size? posted by: Mike on 4/27/2006 at 1:13:03 AM
I have a 1956 schwinn and the stem is rusted out and needs replacing. Can anyone tell me if the following would work for my bike...thanks again

http://www.memorylane-classics.com/images/Bike%20Accessories/Wald%20Stem.JPG


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   RE:BALLOON: Stem size? posted by Scott on 4/30/2006 at 3:57:23 AM
that stem will most likely fit however it will stick out like a sore thumb. why dont you post looking for an original stem for your bike. it will be much better in the long run. well guys? someone find this guy a Schwinn stem in your piles of stuff for this guy. help him out. I'll look in my stuff. good luck!
Scott
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   RE:BALLOON:   Stem size? posted by Mike on 4/30/2006 at 5:21:22 PM
Thanks Scott, keep me posted if you find one
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