| I'm trying to track down a front fender for a 1936 Elgin Bluebird. While I would like to have an original one a reproduction steel one will work. Any leads are definitely appreciated.|
| Check out Rusty Riders @ www.rustyriders.com. Good luck!|
| Anyone ever deal with 'bicycleheaven' on eBay?|
It looks like he is selling standard new Taiwan parts and calling them 'mint' and 'NOS' and 'Schwinn' like they are genuine original old stock Schwinn parts
| I have heard several complaints along the same lines that you stated and my buddy ordered a set of NOS krate bars and he did not get any resolution for them just a lot of double talk. I would be very careful.|
| I have found him to be a good person to deal with.If you a familiar with the volume he does,or in any type of retail sales you will have disastisfied customers.If he were really misrepresenting products the auction site has channels you can go through to have an actual and consistant bad seller forced to adhear to honest descriptions and representation of what the sell,up to the point of losing their ebay account.Not to mention resititution.If you have a doubt about one of his items ask he will answer.He also provides his phone number.I will admit he has been getting some bad revues on bike forums.I have met Craig on several occasions,and he has alwasy been a gentleman.He is a hard working guy does tons of business,and I think there may be a little envy here.I would invite you to give HIM a call,and direct your questions to Craig.|
| Where do I find serial numbers on a 26 in schwinn ladies bicycle|
| Probably on the head tube or the left rear dropout. Also maybe underneath the bottom bracket.|
They have a glossary on this site if your don't know what head tubes, bottom brackets, etc are.
| Schwinns stamped their serial #s on the rear left dropout from pre-1948 to pre-April 1970, and on the head tube from post-April '70 to 1982.|
| The left-rear dropout stamping started in 1952. Prior to that it was on the bottom of the bottom bracket shell.|
| You balloon, Wheelmen and road folks are going to love my current auctions. See them here.|
Especially Wheelmen, where you gonna find NOS turn of the century stuff like this.
| I have a black Phantom schwinn. serial number 6123182. Is it the real thing or a not? How do you tell? I was told it was the real thing and sat in a box for decades. Thanks, ECA|
| From my very limited knowledge of Schwinn ser. numbers it does not appear to be an original.I'm sure someone with more expierence will be along with more info.|
Keeping in mind my limited knowledge I believe an original like new unrestored Phantom would probably be worth several thousand dollars.Not that the retro models aren't worth a nice chunk.
| You might want to closely observe that '6' to make sure that it's either just that or a 'G'; all pre-'65 Schwinn serial #s have single letters along w/ five and six digits.|