| I have a musclebike era Firestone GTO panther and I am looking for ALL information on it that I can get. I want to restore it. I need to find out the specs on it. I put a sturmey archer 3 sp shifter on it but I don't think that is what it had on it? It does have a 3 sp hub. I need a firestone slik for it. Any input would be welcomed thank you.|
| July 20. Wednesday night at 8pm on PBS (WGBH, channel 2 in Boston).|
Not sure about other markets, and only 90% sure it will be showing in Boston on Wednesday the 20th.
You'll see bikes from the 1930s to the 1960s. I'm not sure if we'll be on for 30 seconds or a couple minutes.
Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc.
| A coworker brought an old bike to work today for me to look at. Iy's an AMF Westpoint 5 speed with the shifter on the upper frame rails. Eveything looks original, except the front wheel and pedals. Any idea how to track down the year and a value? I found a number that may be a serial number on the axle plate on the left side.|
Pictures can be seen at http://triumphchoppers.com/gallery/album71
Any info would be appreciated.
| Interesting machine. When I first read your post I thought perhaps it was a British bicycle, but apparently it's not.|
AMF (American Machine and Foundary) had acquired "Badging Rights) to a couple of bicycles being MFG'd. by Raleigh. AMF / Hercules being one of them.
For a time, AMF actually owned Harley Davidson and Alcourt (The original manufacturers of the immensely popular "Sunfish" and "Sailfish" sail boats). Not to mention numerous other companies.
That said... it might prove a bit difficult to research the history of this particular velociped.
Nice machine though! Best of luck with it.
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| Typical AMF frame and fork characteristics - always wondered if they were manufactured by Westfield Manuf. though, as the tubing joints share similar details.|
I am one part of a large community festival in it's 19th year. For website go to google and type in -Taste of Country Fair. The show draws 30-40,000 visitors over it's 3 day run. We are a Commmunity Charitable 501 C3 organization with no midway, no beer tent, no food wagons. Everything is thru the local churches, schools, and organization in the town of Lexington, Illinois. We are located 10 minutes North of Bloomington/Normal on I-55. For years the Cushman group in Illinois has had a gathering of 20-50 Cushman's at the event . For Cushman info email me for John Anderson info.
The 2005 show will have the famous Caterpillar Chopper as seen on t.v. The Cat chopper will only be on display Sunday 9/11/05 from 8am to 5pm. I'm wondering if any of you have interest in displaying, riding, your bikes in our parade behind the Cat Chopper since we will also be highlighting the modern OCC Schwinn Stingray and most likely be raffling one of these at the event. I'm sorry I'm not being more concrete but I don't know what the response would be and I must quickly guage interest before making any commitments. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
| When I was a kid in the early '70s, I had a yellow Huffy, I think it was a Banana Split. Does any one remember these?|
I remember the chainguard was shaped to look like a muffler and it had a knobby tire on back. It was a 3 speed, black banana seat, short sissy bar. Good memories!
| My 1st bike was a yellow Huffy i got for my 6th birthday in the mid-70's, and I can't recall the name though I do know that it wasn't a Banana Split; it had a Bendix 76 single-speed coaster brake hub, a plain chainguard, a banana seat (that was either black, white or maybe yellow[?]), a short sissy bar w/ 3- or 4-holes for height adjustment, plain road tires, and the frame itself resembled Schwinn's Fastback but with a curved lower bar(think Stingray without the cantilever bars). It eventually took a back seat to a new birthday present: a '78 Stingray!|
| My 1st bike was a yellow Huffy i got for my 6th birthday in the mid-70's, and I can't recall the name though I do know that it wasn't a Banana Split; it had a Bendix 76 single-speed coaster brake hub, a plain chainguard, a banana seat (that was either black, white or maybe yellow[?]), a short sissy bar w/ 3- or 4-holes for height adjustment, plain road tires, and the frame itself resembled Schwinn's Fastback but with a curved lower bar (think Stingray without the cantilever bars). It eventually took a back seat to a new birthday present: a '78 Stingray!|
| I think the bike you are describing was called the Cheater Slick . My two Brothers got These for Christmas in 1971 or 1972.|