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Subject: Looking for info
Entered on: Mar 12, 1998 00:58
Entered by: Noel (tctc@sedona.net)

Message:
Just aquired a Western Flyer, Possibly 1951, Serial # MO 2028 08. It appears to be in good shape with some minor scratches and a little surface rust on the chrome. Does anyone have any info about this type of bike and its value?




Subject: Jim's 28" find
Entered on: Mar 12, 1998 08:53
Entered by: Vin from Acton ()

Message:
Jim, do you have "Evolution of the Bicycle"? If not, email me a picture and I'll look it up.




Subject: Jaguar
Entered on: Mar 12, 1998 15:08
Entered by: jim s. (leave a message on theis page under mine)

Message:
I have a 1953 Jaguar and I know they only made the Jaguar 2 years. Did they make it 1952-53 or 1953-54. I would also like to know if at all possible if someone could tell me how many of these bikes they produced.




Subject: Jaguars
Entered on: Mar 13, 1998 13:22
Entered by: johnB (johnburt@mailexcite.com)

Message:
Jaguars were first made in 1953, but were made for far more than two years. Production continued pst the mid-Sixties, anyway. How many were made? I doubt anyone knows...




Subject: Jaguar
Entered on: Mar 13, 1998 15:01
Entered by: jim s. ()

Message:
I was talking about the "jaguar" not the Jaguar mark series like the mark4. Ihave just the plain old balloon tire not the middleweight.




Subject:
Entered on: Mar 13, 1998 21:23
Entered by: Ross ()

Message:
I was cleaning out my gargage and i found my old rollfast bicycle. with a banana seat can any one tell me how much it is worth. It it's from about 1970's. Thanks




Subject: Jaguars---Balloon Vs. Middleweight
Entered on: Mar 14, 1998 10:57
Entered by: johnB (johnburt@mailexcite.com)

Message:
According to my Schwinn Dealer Price pages, the balloon tire Jags were sold in 1954 and 55. They are listed as "Discontinued" in '56, then the Mark II (middleweight) showed up in 1957.




Subject: Old Western Flyer
Entered on: Mar 14, 1998 20:30
Entered by: Will (tchroundewg@crf.cuis.edu)

Message:
I recently picked up an older Western Flyer girls bike. I am in need of info as to the age and value. The serial number is 215955. The bike is a girls frame with 24 inch wheels, skip tooth chain, and a musselman rear hub.




Subject: Additioanl information of Mar. 4, 1998 subject
Entered on: Mar 15, 1998 21:03
Entered by: Mike (benhall@bright.net)

Message:
On Mar 4, 1998 I requested help in determining the year and model bicycle. Reference this subject. The tire size is 26 x 2.125. Any help would be appreciated.




Subject: SEARS NUMBER CODE(MURRY)
Entered on: Mar 17, 1998 16:38
Entered by: larry (lcredle@gate.net)

Message:
I HAVE A SEARS FREE SPIRIT #502 47382 OK 2281117 I NEED TO KNOW WHAT YEAR IT IS I WAS TOLD THAT MURRY BUILT IT FOR SEARS. THANKS




Subject: SCHWINN AGE
Entered on: Mar 18, 1998 09:57
Entered by: LARRY (lcredle@gate.net)

Message:
I NEED TO KNOW AGE OF A SCHWINN COLLEGIATE # C GE854319 8 COULD BE "C" OR "8" THANKS




Subject: my old clunker
Entered on: Mar 18, 1998 17:53
Entered by: Ken (hinman@syrres.com)

Message:
I have a bike I built from junk (already old) parts in the early 70's. Hanging around this site has piqued my curiosity - I doubt that it's collectible or restorable, but I'd like to identify and date the frame if I can, just for fun. The frame is a girl's model, one piece crank, forward-facing rear dropouts, serial # under the bottom bracket is G57877. All the frame tubes are straight, the two down tubes are parallel and connected at their midpoints by a smaller diameter tube parallel to the seat and head tubes. The frame joints at the rear dropouts look like Schwinn EF-type welds, and the head tube joints are smooth and Schwinn-like. The wheels on the bike now may or may not be original: New Departure front hub and coaster brake, 26x1.375 hooked-edge American lightweight rims/tires. The chainstays are dimpled inside to clear the tires, but even so I don't think there's room for balloon tires. Any ideas? Thanks.




Subject: Old Tricycle
Entered on: Mar 20, 1998 12:45
Entered by: Stormy (stormi@earthlink.net)

Message:
I have an old tricycle .. it has two wheels in the front and neither are made with rubber, then one wheel in the back, the handle bars are sort of a loop and there is a steel seat screwed on but there are no pedals. If anybody could possibly identify what it is and what it's worth I would greatly appreciate the info! Also I have a picture of it if anybody can tell by that! Thanx!




Subject: T-BIRD
Entered on: Mar 21, 1998 15:10
Entered by: rusty (khoover@scis.net)

Message:
I picked up a bike that looks like a stingray(bannana seat,monkey bars ect...) it is green and has t-bird on the chaingaurd. it has belknap blue grass on the head tube #1h197122 does anyone know more on this bike?value ect.... thanks




Subject: Women's 3speed Raleigh
Entered on: Mar 22, 1998 00:09
Entered by: Kristen (kristen@js-net.com)

Message:
I got an old Raleigh Sports bicycle at a thrift store for $10.00. I am trying to find out how old it is. I couldn't find a stamp on the hub or a number under the seat. What should I do? I am very curious now after reading these discussions and I am in love with this bicycle. The bicycle is yellow and says "Raleigh Sports" on it. Please help.




Subject: Who made this bicycle?
Entered on: Mar 22, 1998 18:33
Entered by: Walt (ToogoodJr@juno.com)

Message:
How old is this bike? Peadels up & down leather straps. leather seat metal hand brake, Gas lamp for light. leather handels please help




Subject: RE: Raleigh Sport
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 08:38
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Cool bike. Usually you'll find a date code stamped on the rear hub. Look very closely. Also, use the Raleigh serial number chart near the top of this page.




Subject: Walt's bike soundz reeeeeaaaaalllyyyyy old
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 08:40
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Already it sounds like a turn-of-the-century bicycle. Are both wheels the same size?




Subject: Women's 3speed Raleigh
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 12:51
Entered by: JimB ()

Message:
The rear hub should have numbers on it like "12 71". That tells you the hub was made in December 1971. I can also guess by the yellow color that it is either late-1960's or early-70's. That was Raleigh's "psychodellic" period where they finally got away from the "black fits all" mode. Enjoy the bike. It should last you more than a lifetime if you take care of it.




Subject: JC Penney Bicycle
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 14:38
Entered by: Shane (Razzy@aol.com)

Message:
I recently purchased 2 beach cruiser style JC Penny bicycles from a hard sale for $10.00 (male and female styles). They are a metalic green with the 3 speed grip changer and internal gearing. Can anyone tell me about when they were made and if they are worth anything.




Subject: JC Penney Bicycle
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 14:39
Entered by: Shane (Razzy@aol.com)

Message:
I recently purchased 2 beach cruiser style JC Penny bicycles from a yard sale for $10.00 (male and female styles). They are a metalic green with the 3 speed grip changer and internal gearing. Can anyone tell me about when they were made and if they are worth anything.




Subject: my schwinn
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 20:55
Entered by: lavonne (lonewolf@netins.net)

Message:
I have a Schwinn that I purchased at a Goodwill Store because I thought it was cool. Serial #G028535. Red 2 speed with a seat that says Schwinn on it. Is it from 1950?




Subject: Lavonne's Schwinn
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 22:49
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Where was the serial number located? What is the tire size? Bob Hufford bhufford@mail.orion.org




Subject: Pea Picker
Entered on: Mar 24, 1998 22:09
Entered by: Kerry ()

Message:
I have a Pea Picker from when I was a kid.Would like to know if anyone can help me on the age of the bike.The only #'s I am able to find is by the head badge which reads K4009798.The bike is in great cond. would like to know possible value also.




Subject: Pea Picker Date
Entered on: Mar 25, 1998 08:13
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
The serial number you give doesn't jive with Schwinn's numbering scheme during the Krate era, which was 2 letters followed by 5 numbers. Are you sure this is correct? Maybe the bike isn't a Schwinn. You should be able to see the welding marks left from the Electro-Forging process on the chain stays (a couple of inches back from the bottom bracket).




Subject: Old Sears Bike
Entered on: Mar 25, 1998 19:31
Entered by: Charlie (gelarden@usa.net)

Message:
I have been slowly restoring a Sears bike for about 2 years now. I am not sure on a date for the bike and was wondering if anyone would recognize it here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here the stuff I do know. Its a Sears mens bike. Full Chrome frame, fenders front/rear, and rack. It is a 3 speed bike with an internal hub. It has 3 decal bands. One on the seat tube, head tube and top tube. The shifter is like a pre historic grip-shift type. On the chain gaurd decal it has the word FLEETWOOD. So as of yet I have assumed this bike to be a Sears Fleetwood. If you have any idea please email me. Thank You




Subject: Women's Three Speed Raleigh Sport
Entered on: Mar 26, 1998 19:16
Entered by: kristen (kristen@js-net.com)

Message:
Thanks for all of the information. I have learned a lot about the bike since I wrote the message. I found the date on the Sturmey Archer hub to be April, 1976. I also got information about what the inside of the hub looks like from "toehead.demon.co.uk/aw". I love the bike and hope to have many adventures with it, unfortunately it is starting to get quite hot here and I will have to put it away for the summer :(




Subject: Different Murry Made Bicycles
Entered on: Mar 26, 1998 21:07
Entered by: Wes (kinsler@okstate.edu)

Message:
I have been able to piece together a list of different names Murry made Bicycles were sold under. This list will expand as I gather more information. The dates are approx. 1950-197?. Murry, Sears, K-Mart, Flying-O, Roll Fast, JC Higgins(Sears) Free Spirit(Sears) All-Pro(K-Mart), & Columbia. An updated list will be posted as I get more information from various different makes of bicycle.




Subject: re: JC Penny Bike
Entered on: Mar 26, 1998 21:13
Entered by: Wes (kinsler@okstate.edu)

Message:
You JC Penny bike is probably from the early 1970's. The frame would have been made by Huffy. Until recently, I had one of these models. I bought mine for $10 mainly as a parts bicycle.




Subject: Re: old sears bike
Entered on: Mar 26, 1998 21:18
Entered by: Wes (kinsler@okstate.edu)

Message:
Does the top tube on your bike's frame tapper towards the seat tube? Are the seat stays attached on either side of the top with a small hole in the end? If so, it is a typical Murry made frame sold through sears. The date would be c.1960's-1970's




Subject: Re: old sears bike-correction
Entered on: Mar 26, 1998 21:20
Entered by: Wes (kinsler@okstate.edu)

Message:
The seat stays attached on either side of the seat tube, not top tube.




Subject: find date on elgin bike
Entered on: Mar 27, 1998 01:20
Entered by: mr. curtis (manywheels@classic.msn.com)

Message:
ser. f10 L133546 was found on east coast




Subject: RE: Sears Fleetwood
Entered on: Mar 27, 1998 08:14
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Does it have 26 x 1 3/8 tires?




Subject: RE: Murray Research
Entered on: Mar 27, 1998 08:16
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Excellent work, Wes. Your info will help a lot of collectors!




Subject: RE: Elgin
Entered on: Mar 27, 1998 08:35
Entered by: Kath ()

Message:
What tire size? (it is written on the tire)




Subject: lavonne's schwinn
Entered on: Mar 27, 1998 20:46
Entered by: lavonne (lonewolf@netins.net)

Message:
additional info on my schwinn: Serial #G028535 - Boys - Tires/Sschwinn westwind 26 x 1 3/4" to fit S-7 schwinn tubular rim - decal on post says "Quality Schwinn Chicago - chainguard says schwinn speedster - serial # located on frame where rear hub attaches to frame - leather straps around front and rear hubs - 2 or 3 speed with silver plate on frame by back hub that says bendix - shifter on handle bars that says bendix aviation copr/made in USA - front oval badge that has schwinn on it - red and white seat with an "S" on it - schwinn decal on the post that runs between the handlebars and the seat......does anyone know the age of my bike???




Subject: Lavonne's Schwinn
Entered on: Mar 27, 1998 23:28
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Born on July 27th of 1960. I was 5 months old ...




Subject:
Entered on: Mar 28, 1998 10:45
Entered by: Bill ()

Message:
Have an l877 dull nickle "ordinary" serial4125 and patent number 5551. There is no name plate. Can you advise the maker and any history. Thank you.




Subject: MURRAY- not Murry...and what they made...
Entered on: Mar 28, 1998 11:22
Entered by: NBHAA (Oldbicycle@aol.com)

Message:
Wes & Kath: Let's not get too carried away here with the wild Murray info...and congrats on same. First, the name of the company was Murray Ohio...and their main brand was Mercury...and later, Murray, not Murry. Also, they NEVER made "Columbia" (the oldest bicycle maker in the USA and certainly not a part of M-O) nor Rollfast (again an old company of proud history not involved with M-O). Also, the dates of 1950 to 1970s are in error since Murray Ohio was making bicycles under numerous names in the 1930s. Finally, M-O was NOT the only company making bicycles under the Sears name or under the "Free Spirit name.Additionally, M-O may have made SOME bicycles for K-Mart and others, but was not the ONLY supplier for these stores.




Subject: Murray corrections
Entered on: Mar 29, 1998 12:53
Entered by: Wes (kinsler@okstate.edu)

Message:
Yes, it is true that Murray was making bicycles as early as the 1930's, it is between the date 1950~1970 that MOST of the bicycles sold by these companies were made with Murray frames. But, there are exceptions. Now, the fact that I included names such as Roll-Fast and Columbia was no mistake. I happen to own a Columbia from the late 70's with a Murray frame. I also have a Murray framed Roll-Fast from about 1970. Why these names appeared on these frames is a mystery to me, but they exist. If it is any help, the Columbia is a 10-speed, while the Roll-Fast is a three speed. I am not trying to claim that all Columbias or Roll-Fasts are made by Murray, I don't even know if thes particular examples are even of the same Roll-Fast and Columbia that you know, but then again, how many Columbias and Roll-Fasts are there? Any one have any ideas?




Subject: identification of Husqvarna's production year
Entered on: Mar 31, 1998 03:22
Entered by: Valdo Praust (valdo@rk.ee)

Message:
Hello, I am Valdo Praust from Estonia. One of my hobbies is old bicycles and motorcycles. For example you can look at my thematic page http://www.eif.ee/valdo/cycle/ . I have one question to you, maybe you are able to help me. The problem is the identification of Swedish produced Husqvarna bicycle production year. It is ladies' bicycle painted into black with thin golden stripes. The frame no is 537729. The back wheels inner system and some other bearings production of NOVO. The wheels and tyres are old type, i.e. tyres without iron wire and with a special edges. In front chain wheel there are pattern with three H letters symmetrically. I did not find anywhere any year number (for example F&S, i.e. Fichtel & Sachs bachwheel inner systems Torpedo's has all equipped with year numbers pressed in each detail; NOVO's has not). The bicycle is probably from 1930's (surely not later than 1940). If you wish I can send you also 5 photos of the mentioned bicycle. The bicycle is still in non-restored form. Can you help me? Best wishes Valdo Praust valdo@rk.ee http://www.eif.ee/valdo/




Subject: old rollfast girls bike
Entered on: Mar 31, 1998 20:26
Entered by: mike (vinland@axscapecod.com)

Message:
i have an old rollfast girls bike, it appears to be all original could some one tell me what its worth




Subject: old rollfast girls bike
Entered on: Mar 31, 1998 20:31
Entered by: mike (vinland@axscapecod.com)

Message:
i have an old rollfast girls bike, it appears to be all original could some one tell me what its worth. i got it from its original owner and she is in her 80"s so i'am guessing 1920 to 1930




Subject: old rollfast girls bike
Entered on: Mar 31, 1998 20:35
Entered by: mike (vinland@axscapecod.com)

Message:
very old rollfast about 1920 to 1930 i think. does anyone know what its worth? i got it from its original owner she is 86




Subject: Dating Bicycles
Entered on: Mar 31, 1998 21:24
Entered by: Frank (peterrf@ptdprog,net)

Message:
I have two old bicycles that i would like to know the age of. The first is a girls AMF Roadmaster Saturn, serial N132289. The second is a Schwinn Traveler serial G520780. The Schwinn is like new, while the Roadmaster is being totally restored by myself. I also have a 1963 Schwinn Fleet Boys bicycle. all bikes are 26 inch. Anyone have any information on these bikes I would appreciate it . I purchased these bikes at an antique auction recently.




Subject: help with brand and age
Entered on: Mar 31, 1998 22:41
Entered by: DON ()

Message:
HAS MOD-502-271 STAMPED UNDER CRANK ON FRAME. 26" TANK BIKE, TANK HAS 3 ROUND HOLES TOWARDS FRONT. I THINK IT MIGHT BE A LATE 40'S OR EARLY 50'S J.C. HIGGINS?




Subject: Columbia Tandem "Twosome"
Entered on: Apr 2, 1998 16:36
Entered by: Larry (larry@flex.net)

Message:
I've just purchased a Columbia Mfg. tandem "Twosome" bike with the serial #TS09049 and wish to know its' age. I've called the factory in MA and they said they didn't know. According to their limited records, they didn't have any information on this serial number. The bike has a German Torpedo Hub, is 2-speed, red with chrome fenders that taper at each end. The bike also has a working headlight and tailight. The chrome is perfect and the fenders have no dings at all. On the front handlebar spindle is the metal tag for Colimbia Mfg.Inc. in Westfield MA. Can anyone tell me the age and approximate value of this bike. Thanks for any replys.




Subject: Help Identify my 28" YALE (1930s ????)
Entered on: Apr 2, 1998 17:00
Entered by: Todd (tphunt@muscanet.com)

Message:
I recently purchased a 28" wheeled old bike with sticky deformed red tires . It has a rear rack that is made of narrow flat stock, a double (one above the other) top bar design frame with a skip-tooth sprocket that has the word YALE cut into it where identifying patterns are often found. Headbadge is missing, and I would just like to know anything about my YALE bike. Thanks.




Subject: BONESHAKER
Entered on: Apr 2, 1998 20:10
Entered by: FRANK ()

Message:
TRYING TO FIND DATE AND MANUFACTURER OF BONESHAKER HAS ROD AND I BELIEVE IT HAD A CHAIN CONECTED TO LEVER ON TOP FRONT BAR THAT WAS HOOKED TO HANDLE BAR AND YOU ROTATED THE HANDLE BAR TO USE THE BRAKE ITHINK THIS MAY TELL WHO THE MAKER WAS.CAN ANYONE HELP TO IDENIFY THIS TYPE OF BIKE




Subject: Dating Bicycles
Entered on: Apr 2, 1998 21:39
Entered by: Frank (peterrf@ptdprolog-net)

Message:
Need Dates of the following bicycles,Columbia 24"Boys bicycle R24441 ballon tire. AMF Skyrider Deluxe Roadmaster 26" U153482 Boys bicycle.




Subject: RE: old rollfast girls bike
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 07:55
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Mike, you've got to at least tell folks the tire size.




Subject: RE: help with brand and age
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 07:57
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Could be a mid 1950s JC Higgins Colorflo. In the mid 50's the JC Higgins bikes had jewels, decals, or 3 fake exhaust pipes coming out of the tank.




Subject: RE: Columbia Tandem "Twosome"
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 07:59
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I gave an estimate on your tandem under the "bike value" topic. But now, after reading the additional info you provided in this topic, I'd say the higher end price I quoted should be even higher.




Subject: RE: Yale
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 08:02
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
A very collectible 'safety' bicycle. Probably built somewhere between 1900 and the mid-1920s. There is a group of collectors who go 'ga ga' over these 28"-tire bicycles. Congrats!




Subject: RE: Boneshaker
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 08:05
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Among the earliest of bicycles. Probably built anywhere between 1850 and 1875. That's all I know - I've only seen them in museums.




Subject: Columbia Twosome Tandem
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 18:50
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I bought a Columbia Twosome a couple of years ago for my Dad. In trying to determine the year I used a list of Columbia numbers that I had and compared the second letter and the following numbers on the bike to the list and came up with 1966. His also began with a 'T' which I rationalized as a code for "Tandem". Whether this is true, I don't know. The components on the bike, the style of the seat covers and logos fell within this "reasoning". Using this possibly flawed logic, your bike decodes as a 1968 model. What size are the tires? Does the lettering and decals look "Sixties"?




Subject: FOLLFAST GIRLS BIKE-OLD
Entered on: Apr 5, 1998 20:13
Entered by: MIKEY (VINLAND@AXSCAPECOD.COM)

Message:
I HAVE AN OLD ROLLFAST GIRLS BIKE . IT IS GREEN AND WHITE,HAS A BELL AND A BASKET ON HANDLE BARS IT HAS THE STRINGS FOR DRESS PROTECTION WHATS IT WORTH




Subject: ROLLFAST GIRLS BIKE-OLD
Entered on: Apr 5, 1998 20:14
Entered by: MIKEY (VINLAND@AXSCAPECOD.COM)

Message:
I HAVE AN OLD ROLLFAST GIRLS BIKE . IT IS GREEN AND WHITE,HAS A BELL AND A BASKET ON HANDLE BARS IT HAS THE STRINGS FOR DRESS PROTECTION WHATS IT WORTH




Subject: ROLLFAST GIRLS BIKE-OLD
Entered on: Apr 5, 1998 20:15
Entered by: MIKEY (VINLAND@AXSCAPECOD.COM)

Message:
I HAVE AN OLD ROLLFAST GIRLS BIKE . IT IS GREEN AND WHITE,HAS A BELL AND A BASKET ON HANDLE BARS IT HAS THE STRINGS FOR DRESS PROTECTION WHATS IT WORTH




Subject: REGARDING COLUMBIA AND ROLLFASTS by "Murry"
Entered on: Apr 7, 1998 21:39
Entered by: NBHAA (oldbicycle@aol.com)

Message:
In all due respect and response to Wes' statement that Murray made Columbias and Rollfasts...we would certainly like to see these bicycles. Murray no more made Rollfasts and Columbias than Volkswagon would have made a Pontiac! You may have something there that has either been mixed with parts, customized, or mis-identified with LOOKS similar...but they just ain't the same thing. Can't be. Toyota does not make Cadillacs. Murrays were not Columbias or Rollfasts. Murray DID make a few Schwinns in the 1980s, but even these had their own distinctive frame design and were not merely Murrays. And Rollfast bicycles were not hyphenated "Roll-Fast"...unless you have some kind of bizarre renegade private label bicycle for some small retailer who decided to use a similar name. Rollfasts were Rollfasts....Murrays were Murrays. And Columbias (usually- with a few exceptions- and they weren't Murray exceptions) were Columbias. They just didn't make things that way. Furthermore, WHO says "the majority of anything made by Murray was 1950-1970"?? Where does this statistic come from? NBHAA has records of production from Murray, Columbia, AND Rollfast... and they do not bear any of this out... If records to the contrary exist, we would like to see them.




Subject: Peugeot PX-10 Year and Price?
Entered on: Apr 8, 1998 18:29
Entered by: Kathy ()

Message:
I have a Peugeot PX10 all Reynolds 531,Normandy Luxe Competion hubs,Simplex Prestige derraileur front and rear, Mafac "Racer" brakes, Stronglight crank, Brooks Professional saddle, tire 27x1 1/4,rim Super Champion, Brevete AFA toeclips. I think it is a late 70's model. The number under the crank is 119 371. Is there any way to tell what year it is exactly? Also what price range? It is white with black trim and many Peugeot decals. Beautiful old French bicycle.




Subject: Columbia Bike Idenity
Entered on: Apr 12, 1998 00:00
Entered by: eddie (eddiecal@worldnet.att.net)

Message:
Looking for the age and approximate value of a Columbia bicycle I picked up. The numbers off the bike are 01962 and 61321242. This bike is in exelent condition and hope to find out what year was manufactured. Any response would be greatly appreciated.




Subject: RE: Peugeot PX-10 Year and Price?
Entered on: Apr 13, 1998 13:01
Entered by: JimB ()

Message:
I have seen PX-10's in nice shape go for around $200 (+ or -)at swap meets. They are a neat looking vintage bicycles, but they are also very old technology. If the Simplex derailleurs are original, you should be able to get a two digit date code from them, especially the rear. Look carefully at the metal cage for something like "71" for 1971.




Subject: Block Pedals
Entered on: Apr 15, 1998 21:34
Entered by: Frank (peterrf@ptdprolog.net)

Message:
I have a 1963 Schwinn Fleet Boys bike serial A331415 With 26 by 1.75 tires. This bike has one long block pedal and one short block pedal. The question is which is the correct pedal the long or short one. I also have a girls bicycle that i just purchased. This bike has no head badge and no other markings on it to tell me what kind of bicycle it is. I can not find any serial number anywhere and let me tell you I have looked. One feature on this bike is adjusting screws to adjust the tension on the rear hub. The bike is green with a light on the front fender with a rear carrier painted the same color as the bike . The tire size is 26 by 2.125. I pulled this bike out of a local junk yard. It was buried under a lot of old water heaters. I feel proud of myself for saving this bike and am going to restore it myself. Please Help!




Subject: J.C Higgins Fleetwood, Looking for year...
Entered on: Apr 15, 1998 23:26
Entered by: Tony (draftex@connect.ab.ca)

Message:
I am looking for the year and value of a J.C Higgins Fleetwood.




Subject: Centennial Edition Columbia Tandem Bike
Entered on: Apr 17, 1998 14:48
Entered by: Rosemary T. (rosethorn@piasanet.com)

Message:
I just bought a light blue Columbia Tandem bicycle. It looks about 20-30 years old, but I am just guessing. A label on the bike reads "Centennial Edition." Does anyone know when Mr. Columbia built his first bike? And does this bike have any value? It is a five speed with a cable operated coaster brake. Wierd? Or typical for a tandem? Any info would be *most* appreicated! :-) By the way, this is a great list! Love the letters!




Subject: about my earlier posting, re:tandem bike
Entered on: Apr 17, 1998 15:16
Entered by: Rosemary T. (rosethorn@piasanet.com)

Message:
Ok, I just read more comments and letters and I realize I neglected to give some basic info about the bike *after* asking for help with dating. The bike has 1 /38 X 26 wheels, chrome fenders, funky looking seats, and I can't find a serial number anywhere. (sad, I know, but work with me here) Again, any info would be most appreciated. Thanks! :)




Subject: What bike do I have?
Entered on: Apr 17, 1998 21:12
Entered by: Kevin (lindhol2@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
I recently purchased what I thought was a Schwinn Paramount frame fork built in the late 70's or early 80's. But when I check the serial numbers on the bottom bracket, they did not match. It has a Cinelli bottom bracket shell and Campy dropouts. It also has Campy cable guides on the top of the bottom bracket shell. The serial numbers are 560 B and H8491. Any ideas?




Subject: john deere
Entered on: Apr 17, 1998 23:35
Entered by: DANIEL (raybilo@gorilla.net)

Message:
I found a John Deere bicycle in a field I thought maybe a mid-70's bike.I don't know that much about bikes.It is a three speed.Has anyone heard of a John Deere bicycle?




Subject: JC Higgins
Entered on: Apr 19, 1998 15:29
Entered by: DD ()

Message:
I'm wanting to find the correct year of this bike. I know it is a color flow, it has the skip tooth chain, springer front end and truss rod large u shaped handle bars.




Subject: JC Higgins
Entered on: Apr 19, 1998 15:31
Entered by: DD ()

Message:
I'm wanting to find the correct year of this bike. I know it is a color flow, it has the skip tooth chain, springer front end and truss rod large u shaped handle bars.




Subject: J.C.Higgins year identification
Entered on: Apr 20, 1998 15:39
Entered by: NBHAA (oldbicycle@aol.com)

Message:
There is only one way to determine exact age of a J.C.Higgins: contact the only place where the date records exist...NBHAA




Subject: Murray "Stratoline"
Entered on: Apr 20, 1998 17:00
Entered by: eric (ericv@fci.net)

Message:
I have a Murray "stratoline" girls bike and I am curious as to how old in may be. Any info would be appreciated. thanks




Subject: schwinn fiesta
Entered on: Apr 21, 1998 03:21
Entered by: T man ()

Message:
I want to know when Schwinn produced the Fiesta ladies' model and what the current value is.




Subject: Fiesta
Entered on: Apr 21, 1998 21:36
Entered by: johnB (johnburt@mailexcite.com)

Message:
The first year of Fiesta sales was 1962. Not sure how long they were produced. Value??




Subject: Hawthorne
Entered on: Apr 22, 1998 20:28
Entered by: George (harrison@nidcoast.com)

Message:
Need help in finding age of recently acquired Ward's Hawthorne boys bike. Looking like a motorcycle, the handlebars are very wide apart. A large gear shift on the top bar between riders' legs shifts high or low. Large spring above front fender and down rods. The seat also looks like a motorcycle type, wide and full of springs. Does this description sound familiar?




Subject: Hawthorne
Entered on: Apr 22, 1998 20:28
Entered by: George (harrison@nidcoast.com)

Message:
Need help in finding age of recently acquired Ward's Hawthorne boys bike. Looking like a motorcycle, the handlebars are very wide apart. A large gear shift on the top bar between riders' legs shifts high or low. Large spring above front fender and down rods. The seat also looks like a motorcycle type, wide and full of springs. Does this description sound familiar?




Subject: Hawthorne
Entered on: Apr 22, 1998 20:28
Entered by: George (harrison@midcoast.com)

Message:
Need help in finding age of recently acquired Ward's Hawthorne boys bike. Looking like a motorcycle, the handlebars are very wide apart. A large gear shift on the top bar between riders' legs shifts high or low. Large spring above front fender and down rods. The seat also looks like a motorcycle type, wide and full of springs. Does this description sound familiar?




Subject: Hawthorne
Entered on: Apr 22, 1998 20:29
Entered by: George (harrison@midcoast.com)

Message:
Need help in finding age of recently acquired Ward's Hawthorne boys bike. Looking like a motorcycle, the handlebars are very wide apart. A large gear shift on the top bar between riders' legs shifts high or low. Large spring above front fender and down rods. The seat also looks like a motorcycle type, wide and full of springs. Does this description sound familiar?




Subject:
Entered on: Apr 23, 1998 10:12
Entered by: keith ()

Message:
I have an old Vista bike and I can't seem to find the model. It says something like "Colquette". Can anyone tell me it's name?




Subject: schwinn
Entered on: Apr 24, 1998 20:21
Entered by: angela (dill36@aol.com)

Message:
HAVE 2 SCHWINN BIKES (MALE & fEMALE) PURCHASED CIRCA 1955. I REMEMBER MY FATHER REFERRING TO THEM AS "RACERS" HAVE NARROW TIRES, GENERATORS (ONE MISSING) AND HEADLIGHTS. THREE SPEED (H-M-L) WITH HAND BRAKES. ONE HAS ORIGINAL SEAT BUT REALLY FALLING APART. WONDERING IF THERE IS ANY COLLECTIBLE VALUE.




Subject: Bluegrass bicycle info needed
Entered on: Apr 24, 1998 23:15
Entered by: Bill (shootmore@aol.com)

Message:
Hi, I have a Bluegrass boys bike with the headlight assembly thats located under the top bar. I has a white seat with silver trim and a luggage rack. I haven't looked for a s/n yet. Anybody have any info on this one?thanks




Subject: 1960's Schwinn Twin
Entered on: Apr 25, 1998 16:10
Entered by: Rose Thornton (rosethorn@piasanet.com)

Message:
AHHHHH!!! Need quick help. I am considering buying a Schwinn Twin (about 1960's????) with baloon tires, dark brown seats (original - no "S" on the seats) and it needs a lot of work. With purchase of bike, and cost of 2 new rims, chain, fenders, tires and tubes, my investment will be about $160. What is a Scwhin Twin (tandem) worth - with non-original rims and fenders? Hubby is nervous about plopping out $160 "just for an old tandem" but I have a hunch this old bike has value. And question #2 is - Any guesses on age? Please oh please respond quickly. Hubby needs convincing.




Subject: looking for info.
Entered on: Apr 26, 1998 22:27
Entered by: Sean (in8@webtv.net)

Message:
does anyone know about a bike called " supercycle ,"made in Poland. its red with white pin striping, splashguards for both wheels.12" rims. it has a white tag with"P.C.# 71-1053-8" printed on it. if anybody has any knowledge of these bikes please Email it to me. THANKS Sean




Subject: Schwinn Pioneer Lady's
Entered on: Apr 27, 1998 21:43
Entered by: Rusty (sguj@aol.com)

Message:
Have come across a Schwinn Pioneer Lady's bike. It has wheels, and chainguard is in place. Handle bar's rusted. Any idea of the age and value of of this bike and where do i find the serial number? Any help will be appreciated! Rusty sguj@aol.com




Subject: Early Trek 10 Spd
Entered on: Apr 28, 1998 18:19
Entered by: Paul (Sleu752343@aol.com)

Message:
I recently purchased an older Trek 10 spd .All the components are Clamp on. Early Shimano 600 & 60 Deraillers, Normandy Hubs, etc. I'd like to find out how old it is S/N C3L8J21. Can anyone help? I'm also looking for some new decals.




Subject: Huffy Mainliner
Entered on: Apr 28, 1998 20:12
Entered by: Louise (wildivy@ibm.net)

Message:
My husband found a Huffy Mainliner bicycle and we've been searching for information on it. It has a girls' frame and is blue with white and red strips on the fenders. There is a little flat surface in the back above the rear fender. The seat is white with springs below it. The side of the tires indicate the number of 26T75. The bicycle has rear pedal breaks. Can anyone offer clues as to the age and value of this bicycle.




Subject: how old or rare is this bike???
Entered on: Apr 28, 1998 22:21
Entered by: mike (mikew@wizzards.net)

Message:
can anyone help me (or accually my friend) in finding out about the bike he just picked up at a yard sale??? I don't know all the details since I haven't seen it but he tells me that it is a 26" bike, probably old and has the names wayfarer flyer and a serial number on the bottom bracket reading 0197015 We would really appreciate any help we can gat from you experts...thanks...mikew@wizzards.net




Subject: Include tire sizes!
Entered on: Apr 29, 1998 08:17
Entered by: Matt ()

Message:
It is easier to determine dates if you include tire sizes. The tire's size is written right on the tire. Just read it and write it here. It will be "26 x 1.175" or "20 x 2.125" or whatever. That helps a lot in figuring out a bike's age.




Subject: RE: Schwinn Racers
Entered on: Apr 30, 1998 08:20
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
The Schwinn Racers with 26 x 1 3/8" tires are not super-collectible. In very good shape they currently top out at around $150




Subject: RE: Rose's Schwinn Twinn
Entered on: Apr 30, 1998 08:22
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I hope I'm not too late, but here goes.... Are you looking for a tandem as a rider or as a collectible bike? A non-original, but good riding tandem at $160 sounds fine!!




Subject: RE: Schwinn Pioneer Lady's
Entered on: Apr 30, 1998 08:24
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Need more info to determine age. Serial number can be found either: on left-rear dropout, on right side of head tube, or under the crank.




Subject: JOHN DEERE 10 SPEED
Entered on: Apr 30, 1998 23:07
Entered by: Laura (riven@bellatlantic.net)

Message:
I need to know something about my bike. It is a JOHN DEERE 10 speed bike in very good condition. Does anyone know what it is or where to find info. Thanks




Subject: RE: John Deere
Entered on: May 1, 1998 08:27
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Laura, search the archives at the top of this page and the top of the 'bike value' page, for John Deere info. You can press " f" (hold down your "ctrl" key, or the apple key on a Mac, and press "F"). It allows you to search the currently displayed web page for a specific word or phrase. Go thru the archived pages in this manner.




Subject: what kind of bike do I have?
Entered on: May 1, 1998 12:25
Entered by: Brent (1wulfebr@uvsc.edu)

Message:
I have part of the serial# 71????85. Iwould really like to know what this bike is. It looks like a stingray, but I don't think it is even a scwinn. thanks.




Subject: raheigh woman's bike
Entered on: May 1, 1998 19:30
Entered by: joyce (clark@iland.net)

Message:
i have a bike that i'm trying to find out more about. it is a 3-speed, orginal paint and decals, made in nottingham england with black leather bag behind seat. everything orginal but i can't find how old or the value. i have looked for dates and numbers all i have is this... from hub 79 1, s3c pat. numbers u.s. 3257868, g.b. 953095 ,can. 706719 and one other number on the frame k1049018314. i would like to find out about this and maybe put it up for sale. sincerely' joyce




Subject: Roadmaster Skyrider Womans bicycle
Entered on: May 2, 1998 13:34
Entered by: natalie (nataliemurphy@webtv.net)

Message:
Purchased this bike a year ago, fell in love with it because it reminded me of bikes when I was a young girl. Cannot place a date on when manufactured. It is turquoise and white with a fin thing on the back, it's all orginal and in great shape. Would like a value on it because I may be moving soon and would like to know if it's worth an appraisal. Thanks for any help. Everytime I ride the bike, people ask me about it, so I would like to let them know more about the history of it.




Subject: lincoln bicycles
Entered on: May 2, 1998 13:37
Entered by: bri (tjbj@jackpine.com)

Message:
has anyone ever heard of the Lincoln bicycle supply co. I purchased a bike with that name on the plate. Skip tooth sprocket. 65 yrs. maybe?




Subject: Rose's Schwinn Twinn
Entered on: May 2, 1998 17:09
Entered by: rosemary (rosethorn@piasanet.com)

Message:
Dear Kath: Thanks for the note! It wasn't too late. I decided to hold out and find something *more* original. The more I looked at the old bike, the worse it looked. But thanks for the input. It is appreciated. btw - still looking for a "swingin' deal" on a Schwinn Twinn.... :-)




Subject: Overland Deluxe
Entered on: May 3, 1998 14:27
Entered by: Brian (wheenu@aol.com)

Message:
I just located an Overland Deluxe ID number V 7986. Could anyone provide information on this bicycle. Wheels appear to have wooden inserts, there is a small carry rack over the rear fender and the stand is the rear-wheel-up type. Anyone with information, please reply to my e-mail address Wheenu@aol.com




Subject: early model FreeSpirit
Entered on: May 3, 1998 21:18
Entered by: Howard (hmurrill@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
I have what might be the first Sears 10-speed Free Spirit. It has narrow tires with wide fenders and touring handlebars. The brake cables are shot but the rest is in good condition. Does anyone know how far back the Free Spirits go? Any information will be appreciated.




Subject: Hiawatha
Entered on: May 3, 1998 22:03
Entered by: Sonya (sonya@planetspaz.com)

Message:
I got a Hiawatha (late 40"s) ladies cruiser today, anyone know what the scoop on it is...? It's a real beauty with a real sweet chain guard. I would like some more information and/or history. Thanks! Sonya




Subject: RE: Woman's Raleigh
Entered on: May 4, 1998 09:05
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
The hub tells you it is a 1979 3-speed with a built in coaster brake. You can ask the folks under the 'English Roadster' topic for it's value. They love 'em.




Subject:
Entered on: May 4, 1998 21:49
Entered by: Judy ()

Message:
Where do I locate info on vintage trikes. I bought one and can find no info on the net. Can you help?




Subject: RE: Vintage Trikes
Entered on: May 6, 1998 08:16
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Do you mean tricycles, as in kids tricycles? Maybe on a Pedal Car web site? I dunno.




Subject: 10 speed western flyer
Entered on: May 6, 1998 11:50
Entered by: Jeffro (jeffro@digital.net)

Message:
Someone was tossing this out! The model # is, mom2988a17 the bike is in good shape, I think from the mid 70's,like to know for sure. All orig, tires too. Just been sitting for a long time. I do have more info, thanks!!




Subject: Schwinn Traveler
Entered on: May 7, 1998 00:03
Entered by: Paul (pc626@swbell.net)

Message:
I am trying to identify the age of my Schwinn Traveler. It has a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub & an serial number in the D45000 range. From the chart on this site it appears the only years that fit are 19562 or 1964. How can on be certain? Also what other resources might give additional info.thanks very much.




Subject: RE: Schwinn Traveller
Entered on: May 7, 1998 08:31
Entered by: PeterW (longtruck@hotmail.com)

Message:
Based on the code, and the number of digitas in the code, and using the date guide near the top of this page, the 1956 date is correct. Also there should be a date stamped on the Sturmey-Archer back hub.




Subject: President Bicycles
Entered on: May 8, 1998 19:13
Entered by: Gabby (Gabby )

Message:
I recently found a president bicycle and was wondering if you knew of a place where I could get some info on it? Maybe you know something about this bicycle. I am assuming that it is an older model because of the handlebars and seat, also because my grandmother says this name was around when she was young. If you please could email me a response. Thanks Gabby




Subject: old schwinn delivery bike
Entered on: May 16, 1998 21:51
Entered by: don ()

Message:
I have just recently purchased what is supposed to be a 1920's schwinn delivery bike. It is in very rusty condition. Where could I find pictures and other information about this bike. Did Schwinn make a such a bike in the 1920's?




Subject:
Entered on: May 17, 1998 21:31
Entered by: Fuzzman (nixdad@capital.net)

Message:
I recently aquired a Victor bicycle. I do not know how old it is, nor have I ever heard of the 'Victor' bicycle company. Has anyone out there know of this name??? It's blue with a white tip on the rear fender. I'm really curious about it. Anyone.....???




Subject: Date of Cleveland Welding Roadmaster ?
Entered on: May 18, 1998 10:01
Entered by: KarlG (Karl_Gerken@Stortek.com)

Message:
I purchased a women's Roadmaster bike last weekend. I am wondering about the age of the bike. Under the bottom bracket, there are two rows of numbers the top row is C12 the bottom row is D78826 52C (the last "C" has a small "W" inside of it. The head badge ir red, white, and black sort of checkered with a brass background. It says Road Master (Road above Master). The seat tube has a decal that says "Master Weld Fame" across the top, has a graphic of a man holding a frame in the middle, and says "the Cleveland Welding Co." on the bottom. The bike has a skip tooth chain. The rims are painted to match the bike. The rear hub is painted a silver/grey and has "Bendix Elmira, NY 36-13" stamped on the shell. The rear dropouts are pre-war like. They are slotted to the rear and have adjustment screws. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Karl Gerken




Subject: Please help us date girls Rollfast and boys Monark General.
Entered on: May 18, 1998 20:18
Entered by: Randy Fire. (fireres@pacbell.net)

Message:
I have a pair of old bikes that I'd like to sell but I would like to date better If I could first. #1. Girls 26"x2.125 Skiptooth Rollfast, bare bones model no tank or basket but does have a front fender light,painted and pinstipped wheels w/goodyear Dlx allweather tires, and black new departure rear brake and front hub,And a red messenger seat. I've been unable to locate any sn# or mod# anywhere on this thing which is very hard for me to believe.any have any idea's Bike #2 is a General built by Monark Silverking Inc in Chicago, Mod# 7300-D Sn# A120199, The bike is maroon w/white and light blue accent stripes on the tank fenders and rear book rack, all accents are painted not decals. the tires and wheels are 26"x2.125 sporting new departure hardware as well, w/sears allstate safty tread tires, the seat is unpadded red vinyl or somthing, the tank incorates a built in d-cell batt buzzer type horn that actully still works, it all so had a factory light mounted on the front fender but it missing at this time, If anyone knows where I could find another light please let me know! Also any help in locating any information about and dating these two jewells would be greatly appreciated by us. Thanks so much Randy and Nancy Fire. P.S. are there any web sights for Rollfast or Monark out there?????.




Subject: Please help us date girls Rollfast and boys Monark General.
Entered on: May 18, 1998 20:29
Entered by: Randy Fire. (fireres@pacbell.net)

Message:
I have a pair of old bikes that I'd like to sell but I would like to date better If I could first. #1. Girls 26"x2.125 Skiptooth Rollfast, bare bones model no tank or basket but does have a front fender light,painted and pinstipped wheels w/goodyear Dlx allweather tires, and black new departure rear brake and front hub,And a red messenger seat. I've been unable to locate any sn# or mod# anywhere on this thing which is very hard for me to believe.any have any idea's Bike #2 is a General built by Monark Silverking Inc in Chicago, Mod# 7300-D Sn# A120199, The bike is maroon w/white and light blue accent stripes on the tank fenders and rear book rack, all accents are painted not decals. the tires and wheels are 26"x2.125 sporting new departure hardware as well, w/sears allstate safty tread tires, the seat is unpadded red vinyl or somthing, the tank incorates a built in d-cell batt buzzer type horn that actully still works, it all so had a factory light mounted on the front fender but it missing at this time, If anyone knows where I could find another light please let me know! Also any help in locating any information about and dating these two jewells would be greatly appreciated by us. Thanks so much Randy and Nancy Fire. P.S. are there any web sights for Rollfast or Monark out there?????.




Subject: Rollfast
Entered on: May 19, 1998 16:45
Entered by: Howard (hmurrill@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Does anyone know the last year that Rollfast bikes were built? I have one that could be a 1970, but I thought they were long-gone by then. Does the number on a Bendix brake arm mean anything? I see 70, 68, 64 etc. in large numbers over the trademark.




Subject: Help with Schwinn date
Entered on: May 20, 1998 02:27
Entered by: Darin (dmcmaster@tcsn.net)

Message:
Hope someone can help..A friend has boys Schwinn (he hopes) only the serial # doesn't jive with info I have. # is as follows V44569, it is stamped on dropout, side unknown to me.not much else to go on. If anybody can help, it would be much appreciated, thanks, Darin




Subject: Firestone Classic
Entered on: May 20, 1998 08:44
Entered by: David (dengsber@mail.llion.org)

Message:
I have just acquired a Firestone Classic in excellent condition! This was found at a farm sale. I would like to know more about this bike; i.e. who was the actual mfg, age, etc. I would also like to purchase an original headlight for this bike. It was a bullet shaped, "low rider", I believe.




Subject: Info and age for MW Hawthorne Formula V
Entered on: May 25, 1998 12:11
Entered by: Lee T. Clayton (dclayton@nyx.net)

Message:
I bought this bike in January and cannot find out anything about it. The bike is a Montgomery Wards Hawthorne Formula V. It is a 20 inch bike similar to a Sting ray. The rear tire is a 20x2.125 Wards Riverside slick and the front is a 20x1.75 Wards Riverside. Both tires have red lines on them. The bike is purple metallic with a bananna seat to match. can anyone help with info? When was it made?




Subject: 20" Schwinn Cantilever Frame
Entered on: May 27, 1998 14:45
Entered by: Joel Z. (zaj@iname.com)

Message:
I have a 20" schwinn cantilever frame that I can't find any serial numbers on. It has been repainted so I sanded the paint off the lower part of the headtube, the left rear dropout and the bottom of the crank hanger without finding a number. I compared this frame to a Pea Picker and noticed it's approx. the same size but has different geometry for the seat tube. I'm quite sure this is a schwinn because of the welded on kickstand and the overall style. Any help identifying this frame would be appreciated. Send email to zaj@iname.com. Thanks, Joel Z.




Subject: Found Bicycle
Entered on: May 27, 1998 21:46
Entered by: Adam (nbso@worldnet.att.net)

Message:
I just FOUND a bike over the weekend that I hope someone may have information on. The bike is a touring (drop handlebar) bike made out of Reynolds 531 tubing. The painted on name on the head tube says only RH, although on the downtube the first name Renee is visable. The fenders say "Bluemels Club Special" on them. The components are a mix of Campy and Stronglight. The really interesting thing is the bike splits in two by means of quick release levers on the top tube and down tube. The frame is not painted but is chromed. The bike was totally complete save both wheels. Any information as to what/when this is would be greatly appreciated.




Subject:
Entered on: May 31, 1998 15:05
Entered by: TOBY ()

Message:
I JUST GOT A OLD FRAME I THINK YAMAHA OR KAWASAKI MADE IT. HAS REAR SWING ARM WITH TWO LONG SPRING SHOCKS.ITS MADE OUT OF ALUIMINUM .IDONT REMEMBER THESE BIKES BEING ALUM. HAS BANANA SEAT WITH SISSY BAR BMX SIZE BOTTOM&HEAD TUBE SIZE.FRAME HAS GUSSETS AND IS FOR A 20IN WHEEL COOL LUCKING FRAME HELP ON THIS PLEASE




Subject: TOBYS INFO
Entered on: May 31, 1998 15:10
Entered by: TOBY (TICKLE1@PACBELL.NET)

Message:
I ALSO HAVE A DG AND A CMAMPION .




Subject: MONARK SUPER DELUXE
Entered on: May 31, 1998 21:11
Entered by: CAL (A1955B1947@AOL.COM)

Message:
WISH TO RESTORE CORRECTLY,NEED ANY INFO OUT THERE ,TKS




Subject: RE: Aluminum bike with shocks
Entered on: Jun 1, 1998 08:31
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I think only the Kawasaki bikes were aluminum. They are very hard to find, and certainly worth keeping and restoring.




Subject: RE: Murray Meteor Line
Entered on: Jun 1, 1998 08:33
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Probably 1940 - mid 1950s. The Delta light alone is worth good money. Too bad the wheels are not 26". Figure around $200 for the bike.




Subject: kawasaki restoring info
Entered on: Jun 2, 1998 01:47
Entered by: toby (digggler@hotwave.com.)

Message:
any info on restoring a bike as rare as this is . where do i start finding parts . maybe kawasaki still can get them? also is anybody intrested in buying this frame it is in near perfect cond. missing one rear shock and forks .has original seat




Subject:
Entered on: Jun 3, 1998 23:02
Entered by: Bob (rileybrown@webtv.net)

Message:
I have a Velo-King Tot tri-cycle I am wondering how much its woth and any information would be appricated.




Subject: Huffy Sting Ray bicycle
Entered on: Jun 5, 1998 08:42
Entered by: Dawn (DR1228@aol.com)

Message:
I have a Huffy sting ray-type bicycle with a banana seat. It is yellow and brown, and has a "Sun Country" logo on the seat. It looks like a 70's style design to me. I'd like to know when it was manufactured. Thanks!




Subject: English Bicycles
Entered on: Jun 6, 1998 20:19
Entered by: Alan ()

Message:
Dating of




Subject: schwinn motobike?
Entered on: Jun 7, 1998 11:25
Entered by: jay (dougbnt.@snowcrest.net)

Message:
I was wondering if i have what I think I have. I found a bike that to my knowledge seems to resemble a schwinn moto bike , but I am not sure. the bottom bracket has the number 6336M stamped on it. Which seeems to me the last two digits could be the year? Too simple? Also the rear hub is an Eclipse brand from New York , and there is also the number 36 stamped on it too. I was wondering also that if it is a motobike , is it worth restoring the right way or should I get it rolling and make it my barhopping bike. It is missing the tank, struts, and fenders , so alot is gone. Are those items long gone as far as finding replacements. Also what tires were ran on these and are they still available. I would really appreciate any info on this . This is my first old bike and my first resto. project on a bike. I love it so far. The way these old bikes were built is awesome for lack of a better word. thanks again!!!




Subject: Schwinn Dating
Entered on: Jun 7, 1998 18:11
Entered by: Tom (vander1@earthlink.net)

Message:
I'm restoring a Schwinn Typhoon and would like to know what year it is.The serial number is located on the left rear dropout and reads A60971. the only thing I can figure out is that it was made in January. Does the 6 mean 56' or 66'.please help me figure this out. Thanks




Subject: How old are my bikes
Entered on: Jun 7, 1998 23:42
Entered by: Bill (christianwf@mw.sisna.com)

Message:
I have a Murray Meteor Flite in real good shap. The light works and it is not rusty or missing parts. My Mom's bike is a Firestone Speed Cruiser no missing parts or rust. Does any one know what they are worth?




Subject:
Entered on: Jun 7, 1998 23:42
Entered by: jessica (jessica_pugh@yahoo.com)

Message:
I don't know anything about old bikes...have just aquired a very rusty blue "Rollfast"...can anyone tell me anything about it? I've looked at the pictures on this site and it's fairly similar to them, but not exactly. It has 26x1-3/4 tires, but they seem a little small for the fenders, so I don't know if they're original or not. It doesn't seem to have any sort of serial #, but has a label on the front that says "Tulane" and the name of the store where it was purchased. Most importantly (this will seem dumb), I can't seem to figure out how to remove the chain to soak it (very rusty). it doesn't seem to have a master link and i can't see any way to get it over the frame. Any help would be appreciated.




Subject: Typhoon and Spitfire Dates??
Entered on: Jun 8, 1998 18:44
Entered by: Dave ()

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I recently got these bikes. I couldn't figure out the date code: SCHWINN GIRLS SPITFIRE blue and white serial number (on rear dropout) - 142975 Excellent condition Troxel Saddle schwinn typhoon cord 24 x 2.125 tires schwinn tubular S-2 rims Perry * england coster brake huh SCHWINN BOYS TYPHOON black and white serial # (on rear dropout) G413063 good condition 26 x 1 3/4 Schwinn WestWind tires S-7 Rim Bendix Red Band hub What are the dates and values of these bikes? any input would be appreciated!




Subject: Marfield
Entered on: Jun 9, 1998 00:20
Entered by: Glynda (gjglfran@ix.netcom.com)

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I bought a girl's English 3-speed this past weekend (garage sale find); the bicycle says Marfield, made in England in a couple of places and there is a coat of arms sticker on the frame (head tube?)just below the handlebars that says English lightweight. The chainguard has Joannou on it, the tires are Dunlop 26"X 1 3/8" (badly cracked), and the seat is a white leather Brooks. On top of the handlebar stem right above where the handlebar passes through, there is a stamped "R" with some sort of design below it (I can't tell what the design is supposed to be). The rubber on the brake calipers say John Bull. The bike itself is black; the fenders both have a centerline ridge, the front fender ending with a small small chrome capped "fin". I doubt that it's super valuable but I think it's pretty cool. I would like to do some restoration (which won't take much, it's in pretty good shape) and find out a little about its age and background. No one I've asked has ever heard of Marfield and none of the books I've checked mentions it. I would appreciate any information anyone can provide. Thanks.




Subject: Marfield
Entered on: Jun 9, 1998 08:13
Entered by: joe (joepesano@webtv.com)

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That sounds like an English roadster. There should be a date stamped on the rear hub. The 2 numbers are the year (ex: 70 = 1970).




Subject: Typhoon and Spitfire Dates??
Entered on: Jun 9, 1998 08:15
Entered by: joe (joepesano@webtv.com)

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They both date to 1964 according to the date codes list. no?




Subject: Schwinn Model?
Entered on: Jun 9, 1998 10:38
Entered by: Phyllis (phyllis@webtv.net)

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Need to find out what model my schwinn bike is. Found the serial number W20333 stamped on left rear fork end. Believe it was made in 1956? The rear fork ends have a fish hook ( to the front ), chrome fenders, coaster brakes, chrome rims with 26x 1 3/4 whitewall tires that say, Schwinn Straight Side Tornado, To fit S-7, Schwinn Tubular Rim, bike is girls,blue with white stripping, oval Schwinn badge aluminum with white, white & blue saddle seat, front luggage rack and chrome light on handle bars, blue schwinn grips, no model name on chain guard but looks like sticker was there. Can anyone help me?




Subject: schwinn continental 10 speed
Entered on: Jun 9, 1998 14:55
Entered by: mike (mikew@wizzards.net)

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Just aqqired an old schwinn ten speed with front deraiuller shifter mounted on the lower part of the seat post tube...ser#Lo26793...I believe it was made on 11/60???any input regarding this bike..it is in IMMACULATE condition...could be for sale but I need to know it's value..thanks in advance..mikew




Subject: Shwinn delivery bike
Entered on: Jun 9, 1998 21:32
Entered by: george (harrison@midcoast.com)

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Don O , Have in my collection a delivery bike with the name plate stating " Shwinn Cycle Truck" in very good rideable condition. In fact I go to the grocery store every day on it and carry stuff home in the basket. This one came in red with a center panel between the bars for the store name. email me for a photo.




Subject: Old Metal Bike
Entered on: Jun 9, 1998 22:29
Entered by: Karen (margirl@macatawa.org)

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I have an old metal two-wheeler with a metal seat and a rubber belt. I learned to ride it in the 50's and it was given to my family by another who used it prior to that. It has solid small rubber tires. Any suggestions where I might find some similar bikes so I can research it? Thank you!




Subject: RE: Schwinn Model?
Entered on: Jun 10, 1998 08:17
Entered by: kath ()

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Good description. A picture would be even better, but it sounds like a Hollywood. No tank or rack, right?




Subject: RE: Schwinn Model? Kath
Entered on: Jun 10, 1998 16:55
Entered by: Phyllis ()

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Thanks Kath, no tank but a small rack on front fender, chain guard looks like it had the model name painted in white, guard is pretty much same size from back to front curve, have wondered if it might be a Hollywood or Fair Lady? What do you think?




Subject: found bicycle
Entered on: Jun 11, 1998 08:53
Entered by: henry (plusx@cyberramp.net)

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The bike you found may be a Renee Herse. This company was in Paris, I think. Famous for their folding bikes and for aluminum frames before aluminum became the latest rage. High quality stuff.




Subject: Vintage Tandem
Entered on: Jun 11, 1998 13:38
Entered by: Joshua (joshua@polaris.nova.edu)

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Hello, I have just bought an old courting tandem. It has dual steering, with a step through frame in the front. I want to find out about its history, but the only identifiable marks are on the inside of each of the cranks. The logo reads "E.C. Stearns & Co., Syracuse". Can you help me with identifying this bike? I'd like to either restore it or just return it to riding condition, depending on its historical value. Thanks! Joshua




Subject: How Old are they
Entered on: Jun 11, 1998 14:25
Entered by: bill (christisnwf@mw.sisna.com)

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Murray Menís Meteor Flite Late 1950ís No rust or missing parts. The light works Firestone Womenís Speed Cruiser Late 1950ís?? No rust or missing parts. JC Penney Womenís10 Speed Racer Mid 1970Ēs No rust or missing parts.




Subject: need info on Free Spirit Ted Williams
Entered on: Jun 12, 1998 14:03
Entered by: robert (Flannery.Bob.m@tci.com)

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Found a Sears Robuck & CO Free Spirit Ted Williams Bike in my garage. How old? Is it worth keeping?




Subject: old bike parts
Entered on: Jun 13, 1998 23:01
Entered by: john ()

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I was wondering if anybody knew some links to old bike parts or good reproduction parts. Any inquiry would be very appreciated. thank you




Subject:
Entered on: Jun 14, 1998 00:33
Entered by: JAMES (FATCAT1063@AOL.COM)

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I FOUND A SMALL CHILDS BIKE WITH THE NAME: MIDWEST INDUSTRIES OUT OF WILLARD OHIO..DISC OF BIKE: HAS HARD RUBBER TIRES. PICTURE OF PISTONS ON THE FRAME. BLUE IN COLOR..AGE APPROX 1950?




Subject: Western Flyer Tandem
Entered on: Jun 15, 1998 10:51
Entered by: Gwen ()

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Hi I just bought a early 1950's Tandem its been restored and is awesome does anyone know about this era of tandems and were I might get some info?I don't even know how much it's actually worth I just had to have it I can't find a serial # we've looked everywhere on it any info would help Thanks




Subject: 56 Schwinn Corvette
Entered on: Jun 15, 1998 17:45
Entered by: Phyllis ()

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Have just found out the bike in my possesion is a girls 56 corvette, coaster brakes, all original, very decent condition, rims are good chrome, tires are ww and holding air but will need replacing to ride,26 X 1 3/4 with S7 rims, fenders are mint cond, chrome, saddle is good with only one very small tear, chrome bullet delta light mounted on handlebar, pedals good but need pads, blue paint needs a little touch up and white pin stripping on seat post and lettering on chainguard need redo. Anyone know this bikes value and how far should I go with restoration? Also where canI find replacement tires to fit S7 rim?




Subject: J.C. Higgins Year Ident.
Entered on: Jun 16, 1998 11:18
Entered by: Robert (posttension@msn.com)

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I am trying to find the year built on a J.C. Higgins Model 502 46170 , 692392.Reg. No. 180. There is part of a decal that looks like "Flightliner", its a girls model. Also am looking for a rear light lens assy. under the luggage rack.




Subject: Sears Totecycle
Entered on: Jun 20, 1998 21:39
Entered by: Cono Passione (iami@nauticom.net)

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A few years ago while touring the Shenandoah Valley in Virgina I stopped by a yard sale and bought a old bike that was labled Sears Totecycle. This is a bike that comes apart at the frame and splits in to two pieces. I flagged down a freight truck and arranged to have it sent home. Since then I have had it somewhat restored. Can anyone tell me if this is worth anything? If so where can I find some information on it. I tryed to contact Sears about it but was unsuccessful in getting any info. Right now it sits in the rafters of my garage collecting dust. I have never seem or heard of this in my life time and was wondering if there was many of these in production in there time. Please reply at the e-mail listed... Thank you.. C. Passione...




Subject: Schwinn Speedster
Entered on: Jun 21, 1998 01:14
Entered by: Ted (tniemczyk@aol.com)

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I have a Red Speedster w/serial #BL551829 and was wander when it was made and the value if any. It has a little rust on fenders, the paint has some nicks and scratches, the seat says messnger on back, handlebar grips say Schwinn and the decals are aliitle worn. Thanks in advance. TN




Subject: A bike I found at a garage sale...
Entered on: Jun 21, 1998 22:32
Entered by: Jeff (whitepup@earthlink.net)

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I just picked up a bike at a garage sale and was doing some research and came across this website. I am a bicycle newbie so I hope someone can please email me as to what year/make/price this bike is? Thanks in advance. Purple Western Flyer Buzz Bike-it has a red/yellow/green sticker on the front of the neck that says "Western Flyer/Western Auto Stores" on it. The bike has white triangular refectors on the sides of the forks. It has Western Flyer purple sparkle hand grips on "ape-hanging handlebars?". On the frame, below the seat, it has a gold sticker that says "AMF" and the number "2760-A17" on it. Molded into the frame metal on the outside-rear-left behind the brake clamp is the number "P548542". It has a "Western Flyer - The Tough One", 20x1.75, 50 PSI front tire on a spoke rim and a Kenda, 20x2.125, 40 PSI rear tire on a spoke rim (not original?). It has front and rear fenders that are the same color as the frame with 3 white stripes going down each fender. It also has a "WF" and the words "Buzz Bike" in white on the chain guard. It has a banana seat with a sissy-bar going up to the back of the seat, but not beyond. I do not know how to tell you anything about the pedals,chains,gearing on the rear wheel rim as I do not know what to look for. I hope some of my terminology is correct, based on what I have learned on the web site. Thanks!!! Jeff.




Subject: Buzz Bike
Entered on: Jun 23, 1998 08:11
Entered by: matt (mattfeeney@hotmail.com)

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Those buzz bikes are hard to find. If it is complete and in good condition, it's got to be worth $300 at least. Weird lookers, eh?




Subject: Sears Tote folding bike
Entered on: Jun 23, 1998 08:13
Entered by: matt (mattfeeney@hotmail.com)

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I saw one for sale at a car show 2 weeks ago for $200