BALLOON:   "Empire" posted by: rickstrange@msn.com on 1/20/2008 at 7:12:03 PM
I have a bike with no Identification other than "EMPIRE" written on the badge can anyone tell me something about this bicycle, thanks rick
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MISC:   CHIMO....ever heard of it? posted by: Tom on 1/13/2008 at 6:59:02 AM
Back in the 80's I was going to get into biking but didn't have the $$ it took to buy right. Had an avid cycler recommend a CHIMO Cobra...Raya 27 X 1 1/2 rims....Sun Tour derailers....pedals say Roto Italy...High Tension 1020 Double Butte Frame (24" seatpost)...Elina Super Pro seat...Sakae chainwheel. Appears to be a "mutt". Worth replacing the rubber and riding? Or start over and do it right this time?
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   RE:MISC:   CHIMO....ever heard of it? posted by chimo on 1/13/2008 at 7:07:27 PM
Sounds like a vintage lightweight. Ask under that topic.
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AGE / VALUE:   rollfast age posted by: jay darlington on 1/7/2008 at 8:00:31 PM
i'am new to the vintage bikes and need some information i have an old rollfast mens looks very similar to one in the picture database 1930-1940 but mine has the skip tooth sprockets i have been told thats pre war were the other sprockets used pre war i would like to know what year mine is i'am getting ready to restore thanks jay
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   rollfast age posted by Gordon on 1/8/2008 at 9:29:16 AM
Skip tooth chain was used as late as 1953, so it does not mean a bike is prewar. And some prewar bikes used 1/2 inch pitch. If your bike has the frame ears for a rear stand, that would be a pretty sure indicator that it is prewar, or if the down tube from the steering tube to the crank housing is straight, not curved, then it probably is prewar.
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BALLOON:   Foremost posted by: harbi32 on 1/2/2008 at 5:21:28 PM
I have an old 60's model JC Penney Foremost of my mom's. I am wanting to fix it back to original for her. Are there any good sights to check out for parts? Or is there another bike that the parts are the same and easier to get?

I can supply a picture if needed.
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   RE:BALLOON:   Foremost posted by jj on 1/7/2008 at 8:23:06 AM
It probably takes standard parts you can find at your local bike shop.
For tires and tube you can go to Walmart

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   RE:BALLOON:   Foremost posted by harbi32 on 1/7/2008 at 7:30:02 PM
Thanks! It looks like all I'm gonna need is a new front fender, wheels, and grips. The thing I am really trying to find is the graphics. I figure I'll probably have to paint them on again or print them up myself. Working on her bike has made me want to start doing this as a hobby. I am really enjoying this!
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FOR SALE:   pre and post war ballooner and other bikes for sale posted by: marc on 12/30/2007 at 7:01:31 AM
Pre and post war ballooner and other bikes for sale. Go to http://www.easywind2.com/forsale for info and pics. You may have to cut and paste the link.


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