AGE / VALUE:   schwinn rims posted by: Bikedude on 6/19/2007 at 11:27:34 AM
Does anyone know when they stopped using white rims and went to chrome on Schwinn middleweights?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn rims posted by Gordon on 6/19/2007 at 8:05:31 PM
I have always been under the impression that the painted rims were on the less expensive models and the chrome on the deluxe (more expensive) models.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn rims posted by Chris on 6/20/2007 at 3:06:06 PM
Alwas tinges of rust where the nipples go and underneath that white pait is rust.
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AGE / VALUE:   Columbia mystery posted by: Judy on 6/18/2007 at 2:37:49 PM
My daughter found a bike at a garage sale (I have not seen it yet but am dying to). She says she can see a Columbia Westfield Mass logo. She says the chainguard has the words Automatic Duo Speed on it. It is a blue (what she referred to as maybe a precursor to electric blue) men's type bike. It is in working condition - at least good enough for her to have rode it around a bit but does need a lot of cleaning etc. I am waiting for it to come home so I can see serial number possibly. In the meantime - does anyone have any idea which model/year of Columbia men's two speed this might be? It is the kind of two speed that shifts by clicking the pedal backward.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia mystery posted by ken on 6/21/2007 at 7:16:54 PM
If that's the Bendix AutoMatic hub, it will have three red, blue or yellow stripes around the hub. (Probably red) These are from the era ca. 1960-65 (I hope someone posts accurate start and end dates.) Also known as kickback hub. Typically a deluxe feature, but not enough to identify a model by. I remember Bendix advertising the hub in Boy's Life and in comic books; many bike manufacturers used them. I would like to hear all about it if it's NOT Bendix...
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia mystery posted by Judy on 6/25/2007 at 11:38:43 AM
Well, the girl child confirmed 3 red stripes. Also serial number L265642 which I think indicates 1962 - I did find the serial number listing somewhat confusing as 1947 had L5000 to L3xxxxx numbers. I am assuming though that 62 would be the correct year since that is when the bendix kickback hub was popular. I still have not seen the bike - just a fuzzy picture on a cell phone - kids - and it appears to be what looks like a single bar camel back style.
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AGE / VALUE:   Need Help dertermining Age posted by: Todd on 6/17/2007 at 9:57:28 AM
I recently bought a Huffy bike - I have done as much research as I can on it, but can't seem to nail down an age for the bike so I thought I would come to the experts. Can anyone help me in determining the age of this bike - The serial number is C83073 84823. It has 2 X 2.125 tires. Thanks for any assistance you can give.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Need Help dertermining Age posted by nate on 6/18/2007 at 5:09:17 AM
I'm no expert, but I can tell you you can look up that number on the Huffy Serial Number Chart on this site. Click on 'General Resoures' above!
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn? posted by: Shannon on 6/14/2007 at 8:57:13 AM
I just bought a "schwinn" cruiser, used. There are only decals that say "cruiser" on the derailer and the bottom tube. The serial number on the bottom of the crank reads LX901900, is this really a schwinn? If so, what year? I thought it looked like an 80's model, but I'm not so sure.
Any help would be appreciated.


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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   J C Higgins??? posted by: Frank on 6/13/2007 at 10:03:29 PM
Is this a Jc Higgins Serial Number?
mod502 46940 and 518812.
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