AGE / VALUE:   Help ID this old Columbia! Three Star? posted by: Jerry on 8/26/2008 at 10:48:23 AM
Hi,

I saved a really cool old bike from the town dump but don't know what model it is. I have pictures of it, its a Columbia with a rear fender and body moldings. I live in Northwest Connecticut if anyone is interested in it I would sell it relatively cheap to the right person who would want to restore it. Medium surface rust on a few of the chrome parts, rims and frame, but it appears to be all there and original including the bell on the handle bars! I have posted photos of it hanging in my barn at

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/Tractorshaft/Columbia/IMG00080copy.jpg

Does anyone have any idea what I should ask for it? Thanks in advance!

Jerry


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help ID this old Columbia! Three Star? posted by Glenn on 8/27/2008 at 4:26:54 PM
Please email me regarding your bike. Thank you Glenn
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help ID this old Columbia! Three Star? posted by glenn on 8/27/2008 at 4:38:01 PM
Forgot to give you my email: davi5193@aol.com
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help ID this old Columbia! Three Star? posted by glenn on 8/27/2008 at 4:38:01 PM
Forgot to give you my email: davi5193@aol.com
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BALLOON:   Vintage Sears Spaceliner posted by: Dan on 8/20/2008 at 3:03:44 PM
Hi, I have a Sears Spaceliner. It's mostly chromed out with a red tail rack, chrome fenders, 26" Schwinn wheels and is equipped with a coaster brake. There are three sets of numbers on the rear left dropout. They are 502, 469010 and 340364 in that order. I am trying to find out the date of manufacture and if there are other parts that I am missing.
Is there someone out there who can help me find this information ? Please get back to me at s_surfer84 at Yahoo dot ca
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   RE:BALLOON:   Vintage Sears Spaceliner posted by ken on 8/21/2008 at 10:38:38 AM
Spaceliners are Murray-built. I have not been able to find date info for Murray serial numbers. 64 or 65 is awful close. There are pictures and catalog info on the oldroads picture database that will give you an idea of the original equipment. Schwinn wheels? That's not right. Murray rims have a distinctive shallow V shape. A chrome Spaceliner would usually have a Bendix AutoMatic rear hub, and if memory serves, the front hub was unidentified.
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BALLOON:   Have a ? posted by: Mike on 8/20/2008 at 10:55:53 AM
Hello

Is there any way to date an old Western Flyer bike? If so how would I do it? I thank you for your time and help.
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   RE:BALLOON:   Have a ? posted by Marc on 8/20/2008 at 12:29:48 PM
Post some pictures of it. Different manufacturers made bikes for wester auto stores ( Western flyers )and pics are the best way to tell what you have. Marc
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   RE:BALLOON:   Have a ? posted by mike on 8/20/2008 at 2:56:15 PM
http://s295.photobucket.com/albums/mm146/visegripswarpaint/?action=view¤t=4ab3_1.jpg

this is the only pic i have. Its one I am thinking about buying.
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   RE:BALLOON:   Have a ? posted by mike on 8/20/2008 at 3:16:24 PM
http://s295.photobucket.com/albums/mm146/visegripswarpaint/

im new at this. see if this works.
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BALLOON:   Rear hub posted by: Gene Kelly on 8/19/2008 at 5:07:04 PM
I have a mid.50s colson and the rear hub is a 2 gang tarpedo automatic,I can not find anything on this hub.Anybody ever hear of this type.
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   RE:BALLOON:   Rear hub posted by Gordon on 8/20/2008 at 5:26:13 AM
I believe your hub is made by Sachs. It was also used on CCM bikes and labeled Duomatic. It is supposedly a better hub than the Bendix Automatic.
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   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Rear hub posted by ken on 8/21/2008 at 10:53:19 AM
we had a thread about this some years ago. (2001 is when I took pictures of the hub I have.) Bendix might have licensed something from Sachs, because some hubs of the Sachs design carry a Bendix logo. I have a driegang coaster brake hub that reads Bendix Torpedo. I am pretty sure it's not "tarpedo"- the script they used makes the o look like an a.
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BALLOON:   Schwinn Mystery Bike posted by: Ronnie on 8/19/2008 at 3:18:33 PM
My father has an old Schwinn that he is about to go crazy trying to identify and value. He thinks it is a 1946 model, but isn't sure. The serial number is C81096. It has a springer front end, front drum brake and factory indentations on the rear frame to accomodate a motor drive belt. The center post has the Schwinn logo, and the headbadge is brass with a crown and the word "Royal" on it. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated (I've spent many hours on the I-net trying to help him, but can't find too much of anything ... especially can't find any reference to the "Royal" headbadge. Thanks!
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   RE:BALLOON:   Schwinn Mystery Bike posted by ken on 8/26/2008 at 10:45:11 AM
A badge that might match yours is in Jim Langley's collection
http://www.jimlangley.net/brake/usplatesright.html
He may be able to answer questions.
some links here:
http://groups.msn.com/SchwinnCollectors/links.msnw
You also may get some help from the Whizzer folks...
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