AGE / VALUE:   ?? Ranger vintage Bicycle help! posted by: Trigg Clark on 3/1/2008 at 6:26:07 PM
Hello I recently purchased this bicycle at a garage sale and I've been looking everywhere to try to figure out what make/model/year/value it is and is worth if anyone can help me that would be fantastic. I'm going to post some pictures they aren't that great but I can take more if I need to... all I have found is that it says Ranger on like 4-5 parts of the bike other than that I can't find any unique markings so any help would be great.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE: ?? Ranger vintage Bicycle help! posted by Trigg Clark on 3/1/2008 at 6:33:19 PM
More pictures.
http://www.putfile.com/pic/7762996?pos=top
http://www.putfile.com/pic/7762995?pos=top
http://www.putfile.com/pic/7762994?pos=top
http://www.putfile.com/pic/7762992?pos=top


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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: ?? Ranger vintage Bicycle help! posted by ken on 3/3/2008 at 11:26:15 AM
TC, the pictures aren't very clear. Do the rear dropouts form a backward-facing point? If so, I'll be sure- it looks to me like a Murray-built from about 1962. It would be cousin to the Flightliner and some other hardware-chain store models, e.g. Gamble's Hiawatha, Western Flyer, etc. Search the archives for those keywords. Value isn't terribly high but you have a nice complete example- the saddle and the rear rack are hard to find.
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AGE / VALUE:   any guesses??? posted by: johnny on 2/28/2008 at 9:27:40 PM
have belived its either 1952 or 1959 or 1967??? confusing serial # charts, anybody like to try? serial # r651668, the # 0n the inside of crank says A 3 7 . SOMEONE PLEASE CHECK OUT THE CHART AND SEE IF U CAN DECIFER IT? THANKS A MILLION!1
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   any guesses??? posted by Scott on 3/1/2008 at 7:20:32 PM
To which serial # chart are you referring?Or are we to guess the make too?:)
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   any guesses??? posted by johnny c on 3/11/2008 at 7:31:18 AM
the chart here at oldroads, thanks
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Nubee with space and flightliners posted by: Kaci on 2/28/2008 at 4:40:39 PM
Ok, I am as green as they come. Go easy! I have purchased a girls Sears Spaceliner (mid 60'S?), and a mens JC Higgins Flightliner (60's?) and would like to ID the year and serial/manufactures #'s so I can buy appropriate parts from
bike afficionados like yourself. Spaceliner #502 463330 342444 with a "pointed" rear frame at the rear axle. JC Higgins #502 47041.790954 with a JC Higgins tank. Both have chain guards with the names on them. (space,flightliners). Any help is appreciated, I WTB a rear rack for the Higgins, and a tank for the Spaceliner preferabbly year appropriate. Thanks again!!!! G-Day
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   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Nubee with space and flightliners posted by doug on 3/2/2008 at 5:48:27 AM
I believe these bikes were made for sears by murray company try to see if they can help.I have a girls I was going to sell but found out the value is less than the shipping cost I think I will donate to a museum.
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   RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Nubee with space and flightliners posted by ken on 3/3/2008 at 11:38:48 AM
Yes, they are Murray built. Lots of archived discussions on this site.
I would love to hear about a database of Murray serial numbers or a way to decode them.
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   RE:RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Nubee with space and flightliners posted by Charlie on 3/6/2008 at 1:09:44 PM
i'm a newbie, as well. on the frame of the bike i just painted is a serial number ?? MOY 30 X 7 984175. it also said that is a B F Goodrich on the chainguard. does anyone know who made it ? there wasn't a head badge on it. I'd love to find which is the right one for it so I can buy one.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Nubee with space and flightliners posted by doug on 3/9/2008 at 2:18:09 PM
Cleveland welding and schwinn.made bikes for BF Goodrich maybe others as well.Try Ebay look for people who collect and sell headbadges and have Knowledge of same not just fast buck artists. leave a message on restoration tips here too.
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Nubee with space and flightliners posted by doug on 3/9/2008 at 2:18:11 PM
Cleveland welding and schwinn.made bikes for BF Goodrich maybe others as well.Try Ebay look for people who collect and sell headbadges and have Knowledge of same not just fast buck artists. leave a message on restoration tips here too.
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MISC:   Identifying a ?1960's English child balloon tyre bike posted by: Al Green on 2/27/2008 at 1:38:04 PM
What is it - and can I get spares to renovate it from rust to glory! 40 years on, I've retrieved my first bike (it's early-mid 1960's) from Dad's wet shed - never knew he'd kept it - to renovate for my 4 y/o daughter. It has 16" x 2.125 white 'Dunlop Balloon' tyres; a Sturmey Archer single speed rear hub with a pedal-backwards-to-brake; a front rod & caliper brake; has fat tubes, & no crossbar - is it a 'cruiser'?; and has a 'Sunbeam' stencil on the chain guard. The front forks have indistinguishable decals on their necks. Never saw nor seen anything like it, though I guess it's likely to be a Raleigh and therefore mass produced here. It was a fetching red-frame; the blue-mud-guards and the rear carrier have all but rotted. The chromed handlebars are rust-speckled. Thanks! - picture to follow.
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   RE:MISC:   Identifying a ?1960's English child balloon tyre bike posted by ken on 2/28/2008 at 12:08:38 PM
It's not a cruiser, unless there's a subcategory "sidewalk cruiser". You won't have any trouble finding new tires, although the standard nowadays will be 16x1.75, and you'll need to take a few links out of a new chain. Unless you're bent on restoration, you can remove the mudguards, and replace them with chrome if you like, although most kids don't mind slashing through puddles. Wald makes a set of fenders for 16x1.75 but not for 16x2.125
http://www.waldllc.com/
There may be a plastic aftermarket fender for recumbents that would work if you're made of money.
I look forward to seeing a picture.
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   RE:MISC: Identifying a ?1960's English child balloon tyre bike posted by Al Green on 3/20/2008 at 8:02:02 AM
Thank you for this - very useful guidance, and I like the chrome fender idea. Pic still to follow - now in a pile of pieces, though pleasingly now with fully-inflated original tyres and inners despite 40 years on its rims!
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BALLOON:   I would like to know the worth of my bike to sell? posted by: Norm on 2/25/2008 at 11:25:52 PM
I have a 1947 Schwinn World b6 springer, that I've had since new. Serial number B96793 It has a locking fork, front drum and rear Bendix brake. Tires 26 X 2.125. Origonal fenders,Person pedals, no tank, chain guard or rack. The old repaint had the original paint design. Condition probably #2. I have photos, but see no way to attach photos here. I need a reply soon.
Thanks Norm.
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