BALLOON:   Spoke length posted by: Mike aTber on 7/20/2008 at 7:09:03 PM
I have a schwinn 26x 2.125 s-2 ca.1955,rim with a bendix 36-13 hub, does anyone know what the correct spoke length might be? Thanks, Mike
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   RE:BALLOON:   Spoke length posted by Marc on 7/20/2008 at 9:14:06 PM
10 & 5/8ths inches long spokes.
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BALLOON:   Keystone Skirt Frame Skip Tooth posted by: Josh on 7/16/2008 at 2:46:47 PM
I've been riding around on a skirt frame skip tooth Keystone i dug out of a basement in west philadelphia. Can't find any information about the company. Anybody heard of a bicycle called a Keystone?

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   RE:BALLOON:   Keystone Skirt Frame Skip Tooth posted by ken on 7/18/2008 at 10:05:27 AM
There are Keystones from four different makers prior to 1918 listed on The Wheelmen- one in Philadelphia.
http://www.thewheelmen.org/sections/bicyclebrands/showresults.asp?alphachar=K
What kind&size wheels do you have?

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   RE:BALLOON: Keystone Skirt Frame Skip Tooth posted by josh on 7/19/2008 at 10:26:50 AM
it's a 26" wheel. modern tires fit on the rims perfectly, i'm running it as a city bike with continental town & country tires.

not sure what kind i've got....new departure hub, 22-10 gearing, that's about it right now. it used to be blue and white.

my internet sucks, don't know when or if that page will load.

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   RE:BALLOON: Keystone Skirt Frame Skip Tooth posted by josh on 7/19/2008 at 10:29:25 AM
it's a 26" wheel. modern tires fit on the rims perfectly, i'm running it as a city bike with continental town & country tires.

not sure what kind i've got....new departure hub, 22-10 gearing, that's about it right now. it used to be blue and white.

my internet sucks, don't know when or if that page will load.

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   RE:RE:BALLOON: Keystone Skirt Frame Skip Tooth posted by ken on 7/22/2008 at 10:42:20 AM
If your wheels look original to the bike, it's probably later than 1930 or so since that's when balloon tires came in, about. The Wheelmen don't pay any attention to anything post WW1, but the makers they list might have been in business later, so that still should be a starting point.
I searched a little. There's a couple pictures of a Keystone at
http://www.thecabe.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=757
scroll way down. Does it look like yours?
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MISC:   columbia 3 star posted by: cindy on 7/12/2008 at 4:59:48 PM
just purchased a late 40's-early 50's girls/womens 3 star.I am pretty sure it is not a replica.would love any info on the 3 star,such as when were they first made?What were the original manufactoring colors?When did columbia stop producing them?What columbia models had the horn tank?Was Columbia the first to make the horn tank,or did they just follow other manufacturers at the time?Any other info you can share would be great.Thank you.
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MISC:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet is only a week away !! posted by: Peter Naiman on 7/12/2008 at 1:43:22 PM
Just thought I'd post again about our Bicycle show and swap at Larz Anderson Auto Museum coming up this coming weekend in Brookline, MA on July 20th. To visit our website for full information about the show if you've not seen my posts with regard to Larz, or if you'll be a first time visitor this year, please click onto the URL below:



http://www.classicrendezvous.com/larzanderson.htm



If you plan on attending, either visiting to show a few bikes, or attending the swap as a seller, it would be appreciated if you could possibly pre-register. The registration form is available through our website, as well as photos of prior shows, and also directions to our event. I would also like to post a list this week of possible cycles that will be at the show.



I've had a few people from as far North as Toronto & Montreal, others from around the U.S. show interest in attending, so to find local accomodations in Brookline, MA please click onto the URL below:



http://www.findlocalhotels.com/listings/brookline_ma_us.html



For other questions or comments about the show, you can call Susan at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum at 617-522-6547, although the Museum is closed on Mondays, or email directly to me @ hetchinspete1@yahoo.com.



Best regards, and see everyone in Brookline on Sunday.

Peter Naiman

Milwaukee, WI


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AGE / VALUE:   Looking for information on my new (old) bike posted by: elli on 7/8/2008 at 7:21:13 PM
I just bought a girls Columbia Cruiser for 25$. Its got original looking paint in blue and white (with featherish designs), a skip tooth chain, and a strange wire/spring configuration on the back fender. The number reads C70479. F8 is also printed near the number. Any ideas? Or ideas of where else to look for info?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Looking for information on my new (old) bike posted by ken on 7/10/2008 at 12:33:32 PM
This site has a Columbia serial number list and a picture database. Did you start with those? The wire thing might be the gadget to keep one's skirt out of the wheel.
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