| Does anyone happen to have a 1910's Corbin Two-Speed Model 10 (kick-back) coaster-brake torque arm lying around? I have the hub, but the arm that came with it is from a model 8 (Duplex). Everything else inside and outside seems to be appropriate to the hub, and while I can't complain since the arm is the appropriate age and brand, it would be great to have the correct model arm as well. Thanks!|
| I have a 1966 Hawthorne cruiser in fair to average shape and thinking about selling it - any ideas as to value?|
A friend gave me a girls 1949 Schwinn. I need help knowing what model it is and what parts would be correct for it.
It is blue/ivory with red pin striping. The fenders are painted to match and it has a 9 hole rack on it. It has a chain guard and tank with horn.
I'd like to know what parts are "incorrect" for what the model is... I would like to restore this for personal use but can't start until someone helps me figure out what is needed. I will try to post a few photos.
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| Could be a Hornet, Hollywood, or Starlet, or if it had a Schwinn-built badge, a DeLuxe. I can't see a headbadge in your photo. There's a '49 Starlet on the Oldroads picture database. It's as close as you're likely to get. In Evolution of the Bicycle there is a picture of part of a 49 catalog page. There's also some great pics on nostalgic.net including a '47 Hollywood:|
You could look at a hundred Schwinns on that site, and get a notion of how different trim and accessories differentiate the models. Most of the basics will be very similar. From your picture it looks like your tank might be from a different color bike, and you need a chainguard exactly like the one in the Starlet photo.
| Thanks for the help -- is there any rhyme or reason to the number of holes in the rack for the different models? Mine is a 9-hole, but someone said it should be a 6-hole?|
Any thoughts appreciated!
| At some point they switched from six to nine. I have a prewar and what I think is a '48 that have sixes, and a '56 with nine. If someone here doesn't know, you might see if Mark Smith can tell you when the change occurred. He's at bunchobikes.com.|
| My boyfriend cleaned out a neighbor's garage and she gave him this bike. We don't know anything about it. the neighbor is 55-65 years old, she said it belonged to her father. |
The underside of the bike says:
Model # 857 4666
and there's another number under that:
There's a white sticker under the seat that says "8 13 78"
I've searched for hours and I can't find anything.
| This is a bike made from 3 other bikes. The wheels do not match and the seat is from a much smaller girls bike. |
| More than three, maybe. I'm guessing six. The lucky seven chainwheel; Monark fork, Huffy seat, and did the sissy bar come with it?, juvenile bars and stem that didn't come from the same juvenile as the saddle, and then the frame... is that a pulley under the seat? And a chainguard ... ;)|
| Ok im trying to do a restore in this bike 1959 gold coaster.|
monark on the down tube.i need a pic so i can paint it..
it is gold and white...in the pic where you see the silver it was GOLD.
in 1958 Huffman bought Monark and used the name "Monark" on some of their bikes for several years. your bike was made in 1959 by Huffy and labelled as a Monark. after the war several of the big companies started having trouble and were absorbed into the ones that were doing better. Colson merged with Evans and later they and Cleveland Welding were bought by AMF. Huffman changed names shortly after the war to Huffy and ended buying out Monark in the late '50's and you will find bikes out there that are about half Huffy and half Monark, you will also find bikes out there like yours that are all Huffy but labelled as Monarks as they still wanted to capitalize on the name recognition of Monark, and had to honor Monarks contract committments and produce Monark bikes for the buyers who had outstanding contracts. your bike is classic late '50's early '60's Huffy, and in fact is a 1959 Huffy. hope this helps you out, though I'm getting the impression you don't quite believe me. having been into Huffy's and Huffmans for quite a while I am quite certain about this bike being a 1959 Huffy made Monark.
I can email you the pic..