AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Thunderbolt posted by: D~s bikes on 12/22/2007 at 11:58:10 PM
We picked up a lot of really neat vintage bikes dating from 1931 to 1967 models ranging from Hawthorne's to basic Sears brand but all in great ridable shape. With this lot we received a 24" Columbia Thunderbolt, I did some searching online only to not find anything referring to this model of Columbia. I am unsure of the year the serial # (K062573, found by the left rear drop out) makes it one of two years that I could decipher, either a 1946 or a 1961, how do I determine which year it is? It does have the tank with the battery powered horn in it which still works. Also how unusual is this bicycle? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Thunderbolt posted by Brian on 12/23/2007 at 8:32:41 AM
fairly common, I would say 60's. There are several on this website in the picture database
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Thunderbolt posted by D~s Bikes on 12/23/2007 at 11:27:18 AM
Thank you for your reply I only found 2 pictures of a similar brand it they look very different. It has a neat headbadge that is open, no headlights in the tank, intact decals on one side. From the history I got from the owner it is all original right down to the tires.

http://a712.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/101/l_cc14d3f37465289a22629498986cd737.jpg


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WANTED:   info needed posted by: lee hallenbeck on 12/21/2007 at 7:29:46 PM
Hello im looking for so info on a bike i had as a boy it was different ive never saw one like it before or after ok it had a small front tire a banna seat ant the back tire turned side to side like the front you could ride it almost sideways down the road thanks for any help
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   RE:WANTED:   info needed posted by Gordon on 12/22/2007 at 7:30:07 AM
Called a swing bike. They have been reproduced. Originals and reproductions can usually be found on the ebay auction site.
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   RE:WANTED:   info needed posted by Jessi on 4/1/2008 at 9:35:17 PM
i might have what your looking for..contact me
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AGE / VALUE:   16 in. hornet bicycle posted by: duane on 12/18/2007 at 5:35:15 PM
im trying to getinfo on a bike i have aquired. it has hornet on the front of the frame, hard rubber tires, and the rear wheel was made by torpedo. the number on the rear of the frame is 35.20 mo 820865. could anyone tell me who made it, when and the value in good working cond. thank you, duane
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AGE / VALUE:   JC Higgina posted by: inaheap on 12/16/2007 at 2:45:06 PM
I am trying to get info on my JC Higgins?


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   JC Higgina posted by ken on 12/17/2007 at 3:01:22 PM
http://www.nostalgic.net/pictures/2084.htm

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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   JC Higgina posted by inaheap on 12/19/2007 at 7:20:06 AM
I was thinking about that time myself, but my headbadge is different. It is the square flat (just painted on graphics)one. Also my brake arm says Elgin. Could a Higgins have a Elgin brake arm? Does anyone when they started using the smaller square headbadge. I have posted a picture of it.


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AGE / VALUE:   Looking for infor on Higgins posted by: inaheap on 12/16/2007 at 2:09:32 PM
I am looking for the age and any other info I can get on my JC Higgins.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Looking for infor on Higgins posted by inaheap on 12/16/2007 at 2:34:00 PM
Sorry above picture link does not work. I could not figure out how to change it so I am posting.