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

Message:
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)

Message:
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 justreturn 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)

Message:
Murray Men’s Meteor Flite Late 1950’s No rust or missing parts. The light worksFirestone Women’s Speed Cruiser Late 1950’s?? No rust or missing parts.JC Penney Women’s10 Speed Racer Mid 1970”s 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)

Message:
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 ()

Message:
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)

Message:
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 ()

Message:
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 ()

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

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




Subject: OLD COLUMBIAN BIKE ---???? HOW OLD????
Entered on: Jun 25, 1998 20:58
Entered by: Jonathan (4dparks@gte.net)

Message:
Cruiser style Columbian bike with tank, horn,balloon tires. Originally had skip toothed cog ( not sure if that the correct name) has been converted to a regular cog. Cruiser seat, has been replaced w/ new one. Front fork stablizer. Any info. on age & value greatly appreciated. Looking to sell.




Subject: 1950's Columbia Newsboy Special
Entered on: Jun 26, 1998 17:07
Entered by: Kyle (twobooglie@aol.com)

Message:
I found a 1950's Columbia Newsboy Special, Serial # R887310 at a garage sale for $90. Nice Shape, all original, straight and no dents, decent paint, (some scratches, minor rust), decent chrome, (minor pitting), great tires.When was it made? Can anybody give me an idea what it might be worth?




Subject: Hawthorne Year of manufacture ?
Entered on: Jun 28, 1998 17:52
Entered by: JRH ()

Message:
Year made? Hawthorne men's cruiser: serial no.48524, curved top tube, slight curve second tube, main tube straight from neck to crank, axle adjusting bolts, kick stand fins, fork struts, skiptooth sprocket w/spiral teardrops(8), lucky 7 seat post, New Departure coaster brake, 3 sided rims




Subject: looking for info
Entered on: Jun 28, 1998 20:50
Entered by: Todd (Dukesol@aol.com)

Message:
A friend of mine was given a bicycle that I think he said says "locomotier" on the frame just wondering were I can get info and what I need to look for inorder to age the bike Thanks




Subject: RALEIGH LTD-3
Entered on: Jun 29, 1998 00:13
Entered by: MARK (MWHTURTLE@AOL.COM)

Message:
I HAVE A LTD-3 SER#195752 LOWER CASE O AFTER THE # IT IS IN GOOD SHAPE A BURNT CANDY APPLE RED COLOR 3 SPEED LOOKS TO BE ALL ORIG INCL TIRES . IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON WHAT I HAVE IT WOULD BE APPRCIATED THE REAR HUB IS STURMY ARCHER LOOKS LIKE A DATE STAMP OF 73 12




Subject: 1950's Ross Super Deluxe
Entered on: Jun 30, 1998 14:43
Entered by: lois (ljpli@hotmail.com)

Message:
I have a Ross Super Deluxe from the 1950's. Is there any way I can find out what year it is?




Subject:
Entered on: Jul 1, 1998 12:53
Entered by: Leah ()

Message:
Have a friend who wants to know about his Mattel bicycle. Any info on dates they were made or anything else about them would be appreciated




Subject: RE: Hawthorne Year of manufacture
Entered on: Jul 2, 1998 08:08
Entered by: Steve's ()

Message:
Sounds like mid thirties to early 1940s




Subject: RE: RALEIGH LTD-3
Entered on: Jul 2, 1998 08:09
Entered by: Steve's ()

Message:
It's a 1973 (you can date a bike that has a Sturmey-Archer rear hub by looking at the 2 digit datecode stamped on the hub - assuming the hub is original to the bike)




Subject: RE: 1950's Ross Super Deluxe
Entered on: Jul 2, 1998 08:12
Entered by: Steve's ()

Message:
Tire size will tell you a lot. If they are 26 x 2.125 (balloon tires), then figure pre-1955. If they are 26 x 1.75 (middleweight tires), then figure post-1955.




Subject: RE: Mattel bike
Entered on: Jul 2, 1998 08:13
Entered by: Steve's ()

Message:
If it is a Mattel Bronco, probably 1964 or 1965.




Subject: age of bikes ??
Entered on: Jul 5, 1998 22:43
Entered by: MICHAEL (sdrake@trib.com)

Message:
I have a J.C. Higgins mens 26 inch by 1.75tires,chrome fenders, no tank. Has thenumbers 502 45900. 099470 on left rearframe stamped on. Also, a Columbia skinny26 in. tire mens says centennial and hasa 100 decal on main frame tube where seatpost fits into. What year would thisColumbia be? THANKS ! ---MJD MIKE




Subject: Curious!!!!!
Entered on: Jul 6, 1998 01:19
Entered by: swampthiss ()

Message:
I have a bike that I am looking to see what year and some information about it. On the front of the bike it saws Hawthrone Deluxe. The wheels are wood insert. The sprocket teeth are three space three apart. The tires are made of clothe. Unknown what year and price. SOMEONE, ANYONE GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION!!




Subject:
Entered on: Jul 6, 1998 15:01
Entered by: Rick (rick.wachsler@email.riverwood.com)

Message:
I'm new to this very informative thread. I acquired two old bikes that were in my wife's family. As my luck goes, I'm sure they are not worth much, but the sentimental value alone has peaked my interest. I plan to restore them to the best of my abilitites and let my own kids use them. All that being said, could someone help me determine the age or value of them based on the info detailed below. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Bike#1 is an AMC I, tires are 20x1.75, serial # is 515X95 8494 7(off center)0. Rear wheel sproket has Renak stamped on it.Bike#2 is a Western Flyer,serial # HUF2441-A17, tire size is 24x1.75. The stamped serial # cutoff or missed the frame, I think it is 1 the a 2 or a 6,467842. The chain guard reads " Miss Buzz Bike". Some of this information may not at all be pertinent; but remember I am new to this. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rick




Subject: Jaguar Mark IV
Entered on: Jul 6, 1998 21:50
Entered by: Billy (bcelser@prodigy.net)

Message:
I have a Schwinn Jaguar Mark IV with a serial #K058283 on the rear left fork. Can anyone give me any information about this bike?




Subject: Jaguar Mark IV
Entered on: Jul 7, 1998 00:05
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I can tell you that it is an October 1960 model. Quite desireable too!




Subject: Dating
Entered on: Jul 7, 1998 11:34
Entered by: Susan (WAGTIMEBT@HOTMAIL.COM)

Message:
I would like to know how to determine the date of a fairly new Schwinn cruiser (within the last 4 years) Also how to decifer the number on a Schwinn Collegiate 3-speed. Also wonder if any one knows who made a baloon tire bikewith "polaris X65" written on the chain guard and lastly.....how can I tell whenan AMF Traditional one speed was made????




Subject: 1950's Ross Super Deluxe
Entered on: Jul 7, 1998 14:34
Entered by: Lois (ljpli@hotmail.com)

Message:
The tire size is 24" x 1.75" Go figure.




Subject: RE: Curious!!!!!
Entered on: Jul 7, 1998 15:20
Entered by: JimB ()

Message:
It sounds like you have one from the 1920's.




Subject: What kind of bike
Entered on: Jul 7, 1998 23:11
Entered by: Bob (R32DC@aol.com)

Message:
I have a bike, (I think)that looks like a scooter but there is pedals on the front wheel.No seat was on it but it looks like one could have been.Is there any one out there that could tell me what year or kind it is or even if it is a bike.




Subject: Dating a Stelber
Entered on: Jul 8, 1998 10:04
Entered by: David (tomadj@msx.upmc.edu)

Message:
Hi there, I just recently picked up a stelber girls bike. It is in fairly good shape (some rust) but I can't find a serial number on this thing. The elderly gentleman I bought it from said it was from the '40's. Can anyone point me in the right direction to date this bike. Where should I be looking for a serial number? Are there any design criteria that could help me date it? And also, since I'm new to collecting bikes, would anyone know anything about Stelber bikes and their potential worth? Thanks in advance for any assistance.




Subject: dayton bicycle
Entered on: Jul 8, 1998 22:13
Entered by: larry (lmohler@valkyrie.net)

Message:
I seen a old wooden bike in a barn last year it had dayton on it could it been made by the right brothers ?




Subject: age of Reading Standard Bicycle
Entered on: Jul 9, 1998 00:16
Entered by: Vinnie D ()

Message:
I have an old Reading Standard Bicyle. It has wooden rims, wire spokes, wooden handles covered with leather. It has some green paint still visible around the badge. It has rubber tires. Any idea how old?




Subject: Looking for Hiawatha bike expert.....................
Entered on: Jul 9, 1998 00:48
Entered by: Michael (sdrake@trib.com )

Message:
I have an old mens Hiawatha and lookingfor assistance in dating it and gettinginfo on its available accessories. I thinkit is pre-world war II model. Thank youfor any help. For details contact me viae-mail !!MJD MIKE




Subject: Monarch Silver King w/aluminum frame
Entered on: Jul 9, 1998 11:55
Entered by: Faye (Moberly@mail.cde.com)

Message:
I bought this bicycle at a yard sale for $12.00. I would like to know how much it's worth and about how old it is.




Subject: Hercules Bike
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 05:01
Entered by: Bill (wwebster@tsmicro.com)

Message:
I have a old bike, all it says on it is Hercules, does any one know how old it is and what the value of it would be, it is in good condition.




Subject: General Comment first
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 08:28
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Well, I'll take some shots at ages, etc. But I notice thatpeiple aren't putting in many details. At least include tire size, pleeeeeze!




Subject: RE: Dayton
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 08:30
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I thought the Wright bros built bikes under their own badge? I don't believe they made Daytons. Also, is the entire bike made of wood, or just the rims? The only 'all wood' bike I can think of was the 'Old Hickory'and arounf the turn of the century. (worth big bux!)




Subject: RE: Reading Standard
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 08:32
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Wooden rims, hadlebars and leather grips date it as an old 'safety bicycle' from around1890 - 1910.




Subject: RE: Monarch Silver King w/aluminum frame
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 08:34
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
For $12?? Gotta be worth 100 times that, particularly if it isa 26" men's bike.




Subject: RE: Hercules
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 08:35
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
That bike should have a Sturmey-Archer rear hub, and there should be a 2-digit date code stamped on the hub.




Subject: Kuwahara
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 12:47
Entered by: Will (willray@apex.net)

Message:
Hey I have a Kuwahara Bravo KT.. Anyone know what year thse were on production? Thanks! --Will




Subject: Reading Standard, date and value?
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 13:07
Entered by: VinnieD ()

Message:
Regarding previous message about Reading Standard with the wooden wheels, wire spokes, wooden hand grips covered with leather. The tire size is 28x1 1/2 and it has a skip chain sprocket. Is there a way to get a more accurate dating, and any idea of the value?




Subject: "Alexander" bicycles
Entered on: Jul 11, 1998 16:49
Entered by: Harry (Maell@webtv.net)

Message:
Can anyone give me info on bicycles made by a company named "Alexander"? I was given an old bike made by them,and am curious about their history. I was told the bike was brought from Germany in the 50's,but other than that I'm in the dark.Thanks!




Subject: Firestone super cruiser 26L
Entered on: Jul 11, 1998 20:11
Entered by: Ron (watts85@bright.net)

Message:
Hi,I just bought a firestone super cruiser 26L.This bike is in new condition,never been ridden,it has firestone tires on it,is this bike a promotional bike or what i have never heard of a firestone bike .Any info would be appreciated it seems to be manufactured in the late 50s or early 60s.thanking you in advanced ron .




Subject: columbia?
Entered on: Jul 12, 1998 02:14
Entered by: erik (epowell@hotmail.com)

Message:
i'm trying to determine the make and year of a bike i just picked up at a garage sale. i believe it's a columbia, as the pedals say as much, though there are no other identifying marks obvious to me. the bike has been repainted, and the head tube badge is gone. it's a girl's frame, has narrower tires and rims (not balloon), and has a two-speed kick back style rear hub with coaster brake. any guesses as to when the bike was made and what model it might be? thanks.




Subject: Strato Chief
Entered on: Jul 12, 1998 16:26
Entered by: kyle ()

Message:
I was wondering if anybody knew anything about a Strato Chief there is a licenseon it from 1964 so it is older than 1964and I was wondering how much it is worth




Subject: Columbia Banana Bike-Need Info
Entered on: Jul 13, 1998 09:00
Entered by: patty (PMcshera@aol.com)

Message:
I need some info on an old banana seat/monkey bar Columbia "Playbike" that I was given. It has original chrome fenders, flowered seat, shock springs, chain guard and is a great aqua blue. I got new grips and white tires put on at a bike shop, keeping it as original as we could. It has the Columbia plate on front that says "westfield, MA". I need to sell it and could use some info on possible value, if any (my husband wants a cleaned out basement!!). Thanks.




Subject: Oops Need to Add this Info/Columbia Banana
Entered on: Jul 13, 1998 15:50
Entered by: Patty (pmcshera@aol.com)

Message:
Oops, I forgot the tire info as requested about my Columbia banana seat/monkey bar Playbike. The tires were whitewall (I would say) and they are 20 x 1.75. Also it is a girl style bike. Please read message above for more.. Any Columbia experts out there? Thanks




Subject: Kuwahara
Entered on: Jul 14, 1998 21:09
Entered by: Will (willray@apex.net)

Message:
WHo knows a lot bout Kuwahara's? Mail me PLEASEEEEE!!!!!




Subject: reading stantdared
Entered on: Jul 15, 1998 12:40
Entered by: paul (xhtc@yahoo.com)

Message:
HelloI know a little about reading standard bikes but no email address comes up when I click on VinnieD please e-mail mepgP.S. I buy $$ pre wwII bikes, parts, dealer items and pedal cars == please feel free to contact me.




Subject: Western Flyer
Entered on: Jul 21, 1998 00:40
Entered by: Barry (gibbons74@omnicast.net)

Message:
Ive got a green framed, red fendered western Flyer with the name plate attached. How do I find out the date? Thanks...I'm a newbie!




Subject: Schwinn
Entered on: Jul 21, 1998 11:17
Entered by: Jeremy (redirwol@hotmail.com)

Message:
I just recieved a Schwinn bike and I would really like to know the year it was made. I don't think it is worth much and I am not planning on selling it I would just like to know when it was made. If anyone can help me or direct me to where I could find out that would be great. It is a Schwinn Varsity Serial number LD21096. Please help Leave message here or E-Mail me please.




Subject: starjet
Entered on: Jul 21, 1998 11:29
Entered by: kim (kdb40@aol.com)

Message:
Can anyone help me find out some information on a starjet don't have a clue on who made it and when. Thanks




Subject: 1954 schwinn serial # L95810
Entered on: Jul 22, 1998 01:03
Entered by: david (booboo@gateway.com)

Message:
i need to know where i can get the lens for the headlight and some extra nuts for tire bolt, also where can i get a reproduction saddle.....




Subject: Grandfather's bike
Entered on: Jul 23, 1998 23:46
Entered by: maryjane (mjhardy @midwest.com)

Message:
I have a very old bicycke belonging to my grandfather. He was born in 1880 and he was hired by the railroad when he was in his early 20's...supposedly he purchased this bike to ride to and from work. It has wooden wheels and ballon tires...what info do I need to try and find out the age and the value?




Subject: arnold schwinn ace springer front end!
Entered on: Jul 24, 1998 07:15
Entered by: bill (frac83psu@webtv.net)

Message:
found "arnold schwinn ace--chicago usa"skiptooth chainring, springer front end "as" bolts intact, paint rough (repainted) could anyone tell me approximate year, value. did this bike have a tank? if so it's missing. I would like to restore it. also, same guy has a world voyager with bar end shifters (touring) and beautiful orange color with chrome on drop outs and front fork and head tube overall excellent condition. beautiful lug work. is it worth 100 to buy? thanks for the info




Subject: SCHWINN DEBUTANTE
Entered on: Jul 24, 1998 19:43
Entered by: SUSAN ()

Message:
I HAVE A SCWINN DEBUTANTE WITH ALL ORIGINAL COMPONENTS. WHAT IS IT WORTH.HOW DO I TELL WHAT YEAR IT IS




Subject: RE: Columbia Playbike
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 10:02
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
They were made from 1967 to 1973.




Subject: RE: Western Flyer
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 10:03
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
What size are the tires? That helps a lot in dating a bike.




Subject: RE: Schwinn, serial number: LD21096
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 10:05
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
You could have looked it up yourself by clicking on 'Schwinn date codes' at the top of this page.... It decodes to 1968




Subject: RE: Grandfather's bike
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 10:06
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
The wooden wheels put it at pre-1920. What size are the tires? Do you have a picture you can put up on the web?




Subject: RE: arnold schwinn ace springer front end
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 10:08
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Skip-tooth Schwinns are generally pre-World War II. If it has a springer, it probably also had a horn tank.




Subject: RE: SCHWINN DEBUTANTE
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 10:13
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
To determine the year, look up the serial number using the Schwinn date code link near the top of this page. As for value, post the year and a good description of the bike here.




Subject: Roadmaster SATURN
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 16:13
Entered by: Jason (jsannar@ffkr.com)

Message:
Anyone know what year that AMF made the Roadmaster "Saturn" model. The bike looks to be late 50's.




Subject: old Schwinn
Entered on: Jul 31, 1998 14:36
Entered by: Larry (lhensley@seidata.com)

Message:
We've got an old Schwinn with F75 stamped on the right-rear fork(outside). Anyone have a suggestion as to what we have here? All comments appreciated. Thanks.




Subject: unknown Italian road bike frame
Entered on: Aug 1, 1998 03:01
Entered by: Colin (kakrlak@flash.net)

Message:
Help me identify this (old) Italian road bike frame. Probably '70s, early '80s. Italian thread bottom braket. Gut instinct tells me tubing is Columbus , dropouts Camagnolo. Pretty light. It's been repainted, distinguishing feature is the teardrop cutout in the top and down tube lugs. Manufacturer???




Subject: evil keneivel bike
Entered on: Aug 2, 1998 12:34
Entered by: kenny (kwpman@aol.com)

Message:
does anyone know the year of production for a AMF ROADMASTER with EK on the seat the bike is white with stars on it




Subject: American eagle bike
Entered on: Aug 2, 1998 16:43
Entered by: kimji ()

Message:
I have a five spoke aluminum 20 inch wheel bike. It looks like a cross bewteen a mongoose and a stingray it has ape hanger handle bars , bendix coaster brake , bannana seat, sissy bars and it was made in Japan. Any info on this bike will be hughmongulassly appricated.




Subject: Old Bicycles & Wooden Wheels
Entered on: Aug 2, 1998 16:51
Entered by: NBHAA (Oldbicycle@aol.com)

Message:
With all due respect to Kath...wooden wheels definitely, absolutely do NOT make a bicycle "pre-1920". Where this notion came from is anyones guess, but it is just not so. Bicycles were STILL being sold with wooden wheels right up into the 1940s and wooden wheels themselves were still in many price lists up ino the 1960s! Lots and lots of bicycles were still sold with wooden wheels in the 1930s.In fact, many balloon models were available optionally with wood rims and singletube tires...this is a historical fact. There were also certain models regularly produced ONLY with wooden wheels... Good example...the Elgin Blackhawk and Falcon series of 1934-1936. Both '34 and '35 models used metal-clad wooden rims exclusively! And this is 15 years after 1920. There are many other examples. We've said it before, we'll say it again: wood rims are a poor way to determine age of a bicycle. And tires/tire sizes are equally poor dating tools. These can be changed all too easily.




Subject: Columbia Tandem 5 speed
Entered on: Aug 2, 1998 21:05
Entered by: Rob (RMalonson@aol.com)

Message:
Hi, I saw a Columbia tandem 5/speed at a Flea market today. It was brown w/ chrome fenders and hand brakes. Looked to be in GOOD condition w/ one minor rust spot on rear handlebar. It had large tires w/ off white whitewalls. They were asking $250. I know nothing of the value of these bikes, we would like one to ride the canal with. Can anyone give me a ballpark price on what Tandems sell for? Thanks..




Subject: Crescent No.1
Entered on: Aug 2, 1998 22:04
Entered by: john (jamesl@bestweb.net)

Message:
I just picked up a Crescent No. 1 made by the western Wheel Works of Chicago. It has wood rims with tire size 28 by 1 1/2 inches. There are no brakes, no fenders and it has cork grips. Could anyone tell me what years this bike was made? Also how were the rims finished.




Subject: Schwin Bike 2-speed
Entered on: Aug 3, 1998 06:51
Entered by: George (farrell @ticon.net)

Message:
Red Schwin bike 2 speed(back peddle to change speeds) How do I find out year and model of the bike. It is in rough condition because it was stolen from me and damaged. I would like to restore it. But I must first identify what it is. Thanks!




Subject: Schwinn Delta Rocket Ray
Entered on: Aug 3, 1998 16:38
Entered by: Rose Mary (RMills1980@AOL.com)

Message:
On the bike it has Starlett and BF Goodrich. It is pink and white with whitewalls. Its in great condition, but I dont know how old it is. Please send any information to my email address. Thank you Rose Mary




Subject:
Entered on: Aug 3, 1998 23:55
Entered by: bob ()

Message:
A week or so ago i came across an old Raleigh bicycle at a yard sale. At first i thought it was just a beat up old bike that needed a home. Now, i'm really curious about finding out when it was made and, it's history. On the seat stem i can still make out the words "Sport Model", it has a two speed Sturmey Archer hub with 3 letters on the shifter H(igh?) N(eutral?) L(ow?). There are two series of numbers one below the seat on the seat stem is 141757 below that, a P. Underneath the crank are the numbers 2222362 and again below that on a seperate line is a Z. Again, i'm very curious and would appreciate any help or advice.




Subject: Schwinn typhoon
Entered on: Aug 4, 1998 05:34
Entered by: george (farrell@ticon.net)

Message:
I need info on a Schwinn typhoon. Age and any other infor I can get. It is the two speed that changes gears by back peddling. Please send E-mail on what you have.




Subject: RE: old Raleigh bicycle
Entered on: Aug 5, 1998 15:47
Entered by: JimB ()

Message:
According to the serial number, it looks like it may have been made during WW2. Check the rear hub for a date cosd like "45 12" which would mean December 1945. Also, it sounds like a 3-speed. Most of the Raleighs during that period were 3-speeds.




Subject: found bike
Entered on: Aug 5, 1998 17:42
Entered by: Brad (lbf69@aol.com)

Message:
Found a bike behind the barn. Make unknown it has New Departure Model D hub, 26x2.125 wheels, 3 numbers on crank housing are 14-EH, 94772, and 1526. would like to know what I have.




Subject: AMF Roadmaster Pleasure Liner
Entered on: Aug 5, 1998 18:48
Entered by: jacki (quirk333@hotmail.com)

Message:
Trying to determine manufacturing date of AMF Roadmaster Pleasure Liner. Paint is original white on black. Men's 26" with Uniroyal tires. Straight bar frame. Takagi Cr-Mo 170X24 cranks. By: MasterWeld AMF Wheel Goods Division. If anyone knows anything about this bike - trivia, value, etc. or if more info is needed to date it, post a message or email me at: quirk333@hotmail.com




Subject: Old Wards Hawthorne
Entered on: Aug 5, 1998 22:10
Entered by: David ()

Message:
My grandfather recently gave me his old bicycle. It's in pretty bad shape but I plan to restore it. He doesn't remember how long he's had it (he's very old and so is the bike). I was wondering if anyone could tell me the approximate age of the bike from the serial number. The brand name on the metal plate on the stem of the handle bars is "Wards Hawthorne" and the serial number on the bottom of the frame is E26549. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. David




Subject: 2 bikes
Entered on: Aug 6, 1998 03:27
Entered by: michael (xturtlex@webtv.net)

Message:
alright,here's the deal.i got a hold of two bike's they both kinda look the same one is a royce union? the other is a jetwind? sound familiar to anyone? they both have three speed motorcycle type shifters on the handelbars any info on the years they were made?or any other info on them.the worth maybe. thanks a million michael




Subject: Royal Master
Entered on: Aug 6, 1998 12:47
Entered by: Rae (staseson@acs.ucalgary.ca)

Message:
I have an old bike (1950s?) called a Royal Master. I know nothing about it, except I have been carrying it around for years. It isn't in very good shape, but is it anything special? Is it worth restoring? I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!




Subject: Roll Fast Bike
Entered on: Aug 6, 1998 16:37
Entered by: Streve (lemkouk@worldnet.att.net)

Message:
I have a Ladies Roll Fast Bike with a kick stand and wire basket mounted on the handlebars. It has 26 inch wheels and has Ranger * emblem on the chain guard. On the lower left frame near the rear wheel there are the letters S.E. and BO 77397 stamped. On the rear wheel brake there is the name Mattatuch and All-American U.S.A. Would like to know the year of manufacture and the value if any. Thanks Steve




Subject: remington
Entered on: Aug 6, 1998 22:24
Entered by: kevin ()

Message:
i have a old remington that i think was made around 1900. any info




Subject: what's a tashmoo?
Entered on: Aug 7, 1998 14:09
Entered by: Lane (laneypoo@arches.uga.edu)

Message:
I just bought an old Tashmoo bicycle with the headbadge and wooden rims and huge spacing between the teeth on the chainrings. Does anybody know anything about this bike and what it is worth. I may sell to a good bidder, I paid $100.




Subject: Columbia 5 Star Star Superb
Entered on: Aug 7, 1998 16:18
Entered by: Bobby ()

Message:
Can anyone tell me when this bike was manufactured? Color is green and white. The horn and lights work. It has Carlisle Lightning Dart 26x2.125 tires on it. The only numbers I could find on the frame were stamped on the very bottom: 6 132 0756. One number on the other set of numbers was hard to read but the others were clear, 01952, with the 5 being the number hard to read. Any ideas? Thanks for the help.




Subject: Grandfather's bike
Entered on: Aug 7, 1998 21:37
Entered by: maryjane (mjhardy@midwest.net)

Message:
I am unable to get to the bike at this time due to the fact that it is up in the hayloft and there are many bales of hay blocking my access to it. My husband said it does not have ballon tires, but has gum tires and wooden rims and wooden handlebar grips. There is a swastica (?) emblem in the bell that is attached to the handlebars. The bicycle is German made or at least has a German name on the nameplate. I know this isn't telling you much without having the brand name available at the presentt but I am just curious since I have moved this bike around with us for the past 30 years. I'd like to hear some feedback. I am interested in finding out where I could send the bike to be restored.




Subject: Schwinn Bike "Built for Two"
Entered on: Aug 8, 1998 11:47
Entered by: Jerry (caseyokc.aol.com)

Message:
Have bike built for two. Is red with chrome fenders and wheels, red & white seats. 26"x1 3/4 ballon tires. Only No. I can find is #351546 located on rear frame just above axle. Anyone know the year and worth of this bike? It is in good condition. Thanks!




Subject: Wards - Hiawatha- 3 speed beach cruiser
Entered on: Aug 10, 1998 00:27
Entered by: chrissy (christinaruth@hotmail.com)

Message:
traded two newer mens univagas a neighbor had given me for a teal green womans hiawatha. therefor it was free to me it has fancy chrome fenders and shifts like a motercycle would. wondering about an aproximate date and worth? also, it needs a new seat yet i want it as authentic as possible- should i replace the seat or get it reupolstered? thanks for your help! chrissy




Subject: RE: To all Schwinn Owners
Entered on: Aug 11, 1998 18:28
Entered by: tim & jacki (quirk333@hotmail.com)

Message:
To find out the year of manufacture of your Schwinn bicycle, take your cranks off! The year is stamped in center of cranks in format of "67" = 1967, "75" = 1975, etc. As for exact date, call the main Schwinn building in Chicago, Ill., you need to supply serial number of bike so check first... from this they will reference date. # 1 800 633 0231. Best of luck to all old bike owners on their quests!




Subject: Need info on old bicycle
Entered on: Aug 13, 1998 08:45
Entered by: Darrell (Fair5@aol.com)

Message:
I have a large front wheel small back wheel bike . The lable say's Boneshaker.Cleveland Ohio. it has what looks like a trade mark of sorts . It looks like a sun with ray's in the middle it has the letter W with an A over laid over the W . Serial # 4800511. If anyone has info on this please let me know Thanks Darrell




Subject: HUFFY bicycles...
Entered on: Aug 13, 1998 12:18
Entered by: Dale (WHODAT10@AOL.COM)

Message:
I recently aquired an old HUFFY men's bike, and I would like to find out it's age and value. I don't have a clue where to find HUFFY info. Help!!!




Subject: RE: Huffy
Entered on: Aug 14, 1998 08:19
Entered by: Phil ()

Message:
I once stumbled on to a Huffy web site. It had history, etc. But I can't for the life of me find the address!




Subject: Schwinn
Entered on: Aug 14, 1998 17:30
Entered by: David (bneu@hcpd.com)

Message:
I wanted to know where I can find a 28 inch tire for my Schwinn.




Subject: Using cranks to date Schwinns
Entered on: Aug 15, 1998 01:43
Entered by: NBHAA (oldbicycle@aol.com)

Message:
With all due respect, pulling cranks is a poor method of dating Schwinns for several reasons. The most important: not all Schwinns had dated cranks. Furthermore, dates on cranks are merely the date the crank was forged...not necessarily the year of the bicycle. Finally, one must sometimes differentiate between model year and chronological year...the two are not always the same! For postwar Schwinns, the whole business of yanking the crank is moot anyway. Serial numbers on the frame as well as their placement can tell you all you need to know. It is a shame that museums and books and the hobby in general do not seem to be aware of this very simple fact. One very famous major world-class museum still displays a Schwinn Black Phantom, insisting it is a 1951 model,.. when in fact the serial number (and placement thereof) very clearly indicates almost 2 years newer! And the same bicycle has been pictured in numerous publications, even a book...always erroneously with even older years claimed. There already is information clearly stated on the Schwinn web site on dating Schwinns..this info is a far better and more accurate method than making phone calls or pulling cranks.




Subject:
Entered on: Aug 15, 1998 16:54
Entered by: Susie (smwheel@juno.com)

Message:
I have a Schwinn Collegiate 3 bicycle that I think is a 1979 model (going by the dating of serial codes on this website) It is a girls, 3-speed with brakes on the bars and the footpedals. What would this bike be worth?




Subject: Colson Company tandem Flyer
Entered on: Aug 16, 1998 16:16
Entered by: george (gpalchik@aol.com)

Message:
we have a Colson Company Flyer tandem bicycle (serial # 11885?) that steers from the front as well as the back. we'd like any information on either the company or the model itself including approximate manufacturing years.




Subject: Monarch silver king
Entered on: Aug 16, 1998 18:33
Entered by: Ron (RRich22209@AOL.com)

Message:
I have a monarch Silver King. I think it is from the late 1930's. The bike is all aluminum with a clear green coating.The head light is a tear drop shape and it is locatedon the front stainless steel fender. There is a lock on the front steering yoke so you can lock the front forks. The seat is black leather and it flips up in the back with two silver tear drops on it. The bike is a large men's frame. If anyone knows anything about it or what's it worth I would like to know. THANKS, Ron.




Subject: western flyer & desoto
Entered on: Aug 17, 1998 08:43
Entered by: dennis (foot-hill@webtv.net)

Message:
my grandfather would like any info on 2 bikes in his attic.1 western flyer #MDTA 2196. Chrome rims and fenders,luggage rack, front fork springs,built in battery opperated horn in gas tank,26x2.125 tires. Near excellant condition. 2.Desoto-built by Columbus Bicycle & Sporting Goods Co.#H74618,Chrome fenders & front fork springs,26x2.125 tires painted rims. Any information or approximate value would be greatly appreciated.




Subject:
Entered on: Aug 17, 1998 16:33
Entered by: dan ()

Message:
were is rallye located




Subject: 3 bicycles found in basement
Entered on: Aug 18, 1998 12:39
Entered by: John (grouchoh@aol.com)

Message:
Carnival-Westfield Mfg. Co. Ladies Blue and white Tires 26x2.125 Spiral Sprinter-Brooklyn, N.Y. Girls Brown and beige Tires20x1.75 The last boys bike, Mfg in western germany, with decal small capital H, Large capital W, small capital H. Brown and white Tire size 20x1.25 Can anyone let me know if there is interest, or should i throw them in the garage sale?




Subject: Woman's J. C. Higgins
Entered on: Aug 18, 1998 18:47
Entered by: Marty (txred@tecnet.com)

Message:
We have a Woman's J. C. Higgins bicycle with a skirt guard and for the lack of any other word at this moment a luggage rack, a motorcycle seat, large tires, springer front end. We were wondering if anyone might know anything about this bicycle. It is in excellent condition. Maybe about how old it might be.




Subject: ATLAS BICYCLE
Entered on: Aug 18, 1998 22:10
Entered by: ALVIN (ONTIME4ME@AOL.COM)

Message:
I have an ATLAS bicycle that was made in New Orleans, La. at the Atlas bicycle store. Serial No. F58333 By any chance do you have any info concering this bike. It has baloon tires, the front fender has a hole for a bullet. I am trying to resotre it to it's original state when it was new. Any help would really be appreicated




Subject: monark lancer bicycle
Entered on: Aug 20, 1998 09:30
Entered by: jim (abel@webtv.net)

Message:
i am looking for any onfo on a monark bicycle "monark lancer". its a 26' boys bike and is pink in color. very good shape. dont know the age , would appericate any help you can give me. thanks , jim




Subject: Firestone 500?
Entered on: Aug 20, 1998 13:19
Entered by: Phil (pmostovoy@ncen.org)

Message:
I found an old cruiser style bike that has “Firestone 500” on the chain guard. The bike is missing the front badge so I don’t know who made it. the serial number on the bottom of the crank reads “G90”. I think it’s a 9 anyway. Any help on age, price, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks




Subject: Monark Silver King (Girls)
Entered on: Aug 20, 1998 14:06
Entered by: Eric (exsigns@swbell.net)

Message:
I have a Girls Monark Silver King that I believe was made between 1935-1939. I am hoping to find the exact year. It has 24" wheels, cut crystal-like plastic reflectors and its serial number is 13481.




Subject: Seeking help on old (?) Sears
Entered on: Aug 21, 1998 00:30
Entered by: William (Seatown7@aol.com)

Message:
I recently came upon a Sears 3-speed that I'm sure is not valuable, but had some interesting touches, so I bought it. I beleive it to be late 60's or early 70's,black in color, 26x 1 3/8 wheels, model number 236.472610. Any assitance would be great. Thanks, William.




Subject: What year is thid Rollfast?
Entered on: Aug 25, 1998 11:14
Entered by: BikeCop ()

Message:
Have an old lady's frame Rollfast (free at garage sale). Has 26 x 1.75" tires, chrome fenders, Bendix brake. Emblem on seat tube says "Rollfast", and in smaller print "American Hardware Co." The serial number begins with F51... does this mean it's a 1951 model? Any idea on value? Very nice shape mechanically, but frame and fenders somewhat pitted. Handlebars and rims pretty rusty. THANKS FOR ANY HELP!




Subject: Rollfast age
Entered on: Aug 26, 1998 09:00
Entered by: Matt ()

Message:
The tire size on that Rollfast would date it from 1958 to 1968




Subject: 1950'S ROADMASTER BICYCLE
Entered on: Aug 28, 1998 19:54
Entered by: LENNY (VINSK@SHOL.COM)

Message:
WOULD LIKE INFO ON THE MODEL OF BIKE I HAVE IT'S BLACK AND WHITE ALSO HAS A HORN ON THE TANK HEADLIGHT AND CHAIN GUARD ARE MISSING WOULD LIKE TO RESTORE IT. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY COMMENTS OR ADVISE.




Subject: Rollfast date...and more on tires
Entered on: Aug 29, 1998 04:21
Entered by: NBHAA (oldbicycle@aol.com)

Message:
Again...we see a response that states middleweight tires somehow mean a Rollfast can't be earlier than 1958 or later than 1968. This information continues to be repeated and it continues to be wrong. Rollfasts and other bicycles had middleweight 1.75 tires as early as 1954...and certainly AFTER 1968. Rollfast was still turning out bicycles with these tires in the 1970s. The tire guess method just does not work in accurate dating of bicycles... and the notion that 1958 was the beginning of middleweights is incorrect. It has appeared several times in this and other forums, but it is incorrect. The only way to identify a year for a ROllfast is a combination of visual inspection (i.e. photos) and serial numbers. There is no other way. Of course, NBHAA has complete files on Rollfast and the company that made them.




Subject: Murray JetFive x-65
Entered on: Aug 29, 1998 13:43
Entered by: Nancy (heynanc)

Message:
I recently obtained a nifty girl's bike. It is a Murray Jet Five x-65 with Bridgestone 26 x 1.75 tires. It has a basket and little lights up front. I'm guessing a 1960's bike. I'd appreciate any info. anyone has. THANKS.




Subject: help me id an old schwinn
Entered on: Aug 31, 1998 00:29
Entered by: david (bigwaveddave@earthlink.net)

Message:
i got this old schwinn from a garage sale. It is a red step-through frame. the serial number (under the crank hanger) reads : C10773. It is a single speed with coaster brake. It has a New Departure coaster hub. it has white red fenders with white lines, and a matching rear rack. The chain gaurd has a white back half, with red front and white stripes. In the very front of the chain gaurd at the bottom is the circle for the schwinn decal (which is missing). It also has metal supports from the hub to extensions at the top of the fork. Any ideas of what this may be and when its from? any info is helpful. Thanks.




Subject: roadmaster sky rider
Entered on: Sep 2, 1998 09:09
Entered by: joel (joel121366@aol.com)

Message:
how old is it? whats it worth?




Subject: bigwavedave's Schwinn
Entered on: Sep 3, 1998 07:54
Entered by: Tom (TomO)

Message:
Sounds like an old Schwinn Hollywood. Maybe prewar.




Subject: Schwinn Speedster
Entered on: Sep 3, 1998 15:44
Entered by: Mike (mweiss@mail.arc.nasa.gov)

Message:
I am thinking or restoring a Schwinn Speedster. It's an old shop bike and wonder if anyone knows what the serial number code is for this bike? it's SN# C212150. Any help would be appreciated.




Subject: RE: Schwinn Speedster
Entered on: Sep 4, 1998 11:24
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
1962?




Subject: Raleigh Record info
Entered on: Sep 5, 1998 14:01
Entered by: Michelle (MRU25@aol.com)

Message:
I have a Raleigh Record in decent condition, serial #NA5200018, with 27x1.25" wheels, the number 04 7 on the back hub, and was wondering how old it might be and any possible value it might have. Thanks!




Subject: what yr. what manufacturer?
Entered on: Sep 6, 1998 17:12
Entered by: Gina ()

Message:
I recently purchased an old bike at a church fair I would appreciate any info any one can offer! The only words I can find are: Komet Super and these #'s most.4412 and 502 4551.? From what I have read I am guessing it falls in the cruiser category. It does have a coaster foot brake and the tire size is 26 x 1.75.




Subject: Wards Hawthorne info?
Entered on: Sep 7, 1998 11:45
Entered by: Galen ()

Message:
I'd like to find more info on "Hawthorne" (as my wife and I fondly refer to him). He has skip-toothed sprockets, sealed-beam head light, horn, Troxel seat, beautiful sweeping wight-winged decals over a black fake gas tank, a rear rack, and a serial number of C64692 A. (after the "A", there is a "C" with a small "w" inside it. Any insight would be appreciated!




Subject: Road King..what is it
Entered on: Sep 8, 1998 22:06
Entered by: Barry (HARLEYnZEN@aol.com)

Message:
A friend of mine gave me a bicycle we found while cleaning out his grandfathers basement.There is a metal name plate that says "Road King" attached on the front of the frame. Is Road King a manufacturer or a model name? How can I find out how old it is? My friend showed me a photo taken soon after WWI of his grandpa in uniform on the bike, so I guess the bike's pretty old. Any info on this bike would be appreciated and can be e-mailed to me.Thanks.




Subject: Your Wards's Hawthorne
Entered on: Sep 9, 1998 08:42
Entered by: Matt ()

Message:
It sounds like you have a fully loaded late 1940s ballooner there. Probably worth a good $800 if it is clean.




Subject: Re: Wards Hawthorne
Entered on: Sep 9, 1998 15:41
Entered by: Galen ()

Message:
Thanks for the info! Does anyone know of a reference document/source that tells more on M/W Hawthorne bicycles, like, what were the available options, models, colors, and precise date of manufacture by serial No.? Thanks again.




Subject: Photos of my schwinn... please help...
Entered on: Sep 10, 1998 22:28
Entered by: david (bigwaveddave@earthlink.net)

Message:
well... up there, i posted with info on a schwinn. Now i have all the pictures at --- http://home.earthlink.net/~bigwaveddave/redwinn.html --- take a look and see if you can help. Thanks!




Subject: RE: Photos of my schwinn... please help...
Entered on: Sep 11, 1998 09:53
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Looks like a '51 Hollywood to me




Subject: Crown bike
Entered on: Sep 12, 1998 11:58
Entered by: Dean (DPeters117@aol.com)

Message:
I just bought a Bike from a rummage sale it says Crown Manufacturing from Laporte Indiana. The owner said his great uncle rode it to work before WW1. It has a leather seat with big springs and leather(one) hand grips. The stand swings from the rear to under the back tire. Wood wheels and pinstripe painting on them. Does anyone know the age or value of this?




Subject: Raleigh DAting
Entered on: Sep 13, 1998 20:48
Entered by: Buck (heatherdahlin@valley.net)

Message:
A few weekends ago I purchased a Raleigh 20" wheeled folder, the model name, as per the chain gaurd, is the 'Stowaway'. It has a Sturmy Archer three speed hub that has an external oil port. I would like som einfo on how to figure out the approximate date of this bike. Hope this is enough to go on. Thanks, Buck




Subject: Monark silver king
Entered on: Sep 13, 1998 23:26
Entered by: Mike (moberm7690@aol.com)

Message:
I have a Monark silver king in bad shape. Is it still worth restoring? It will need a seat, chain guard, chain, crank, wheels, tires and possibly handle bar. I can salvage the frame, fenders and a few other things. Any suggestions?




Subject: Raleigh Dating
Entered on: Sep 14, 1998 14:14
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Your Sturmey-Archer 3-speed hub on the Stowaway should have a date code on it. It will be numerical month and 2-digit year. For example 5 57 would be May of 1957. Hope this helps ...




Subject: older bikes I have..???
Entered on: Sep 14, 1998 15:00
Entered by: mike (mikew@pioneer-net.com)

Message:
I just found a couple of older bikes and wonder if anyone can help me figure out their age and identify one of them. One is an older 26", 3 speed ladies rollfast in fair to good condition; the other is a 20" "stingray" style bike with good paint but no visable identifying markinge. It has the short front/ flared rear chrome fenders, ape hanger bars, 3 speed with the long "schwinn" style shifter on the top tube. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!!




Subject: Kama Russian folding bike?
Entered on: Sep 15, 1998 00:47
Entered by: terry (tempeswing@aol.com)

Message:
I have 2 Kama Russian Folding Bikes and need some info.I know little about them.Any feedback would help alot.Thanks!




Subject: Road Master
Entered on: Sep 16, 1998 15:07
Entered by: bill (turnwood1)

Message:
restoring old road master bike. need to know date and need pix. help!




Subject: Rollfast
Entered on: Sep 16, 1998 22:44
Entered by: Brad (lbf69@aol.com)

Message:
I have a Rollfast from the 40's would like to get an exact date. It has 26x2.125 wheels, New Departure model "D" hub, the numbers on the crank housing are 14-EH, 94772, and 1526. tks.




Subject: Primarius Meppel
Entered on: Sep 17, 1998 02:35
Entered by: Stan (jerriko@bc.sympatico.ca)

Message:
I aquired a 28" Primarius Meppel Model A, Serial #123482. Original Black paint with traces of silver pinstripe accents on the frame and fenders. The last quarter of the rear fender is white. Long curved forks with pullback handlebars. (The grip area of the bars are parallel with the frame) Rear hub is a 3spd Sturmey-Archer Model S3C, stamped 80 - 9 ( 6 - 08 ?). Long curved forks, longer neck than current bikes. Very rideable, but the curved forks and frame size add a new dimension to cornering and dismounting. Not for short inseams! The only possible clue that I have been able to find as to the bike's origin is "Made in Belgium" on one pedal shaft cap. Any leads or info appreciated.




Subject: AMF ROADMASTER
Entered on: Sep 17, 1998 22:33
Entered by: MARK ()

Message:
Year AMF Roadmaster built, serial # HO59113




Subject: Gramps Roadmaster
Entered on: Sep 17, 1998 23:32
Entered by: Mark (elcar@wmis.net)

Message:
Grandpa and grandson are restoring an AMF Roadmaster. He needs info, [date of manufacture etc.] photo if possible. Serial # HO59113 , AMF Masterweld , Manfactured by Wheel Goods Division the Cleveland Welding Co.




Subject: garton bicycle
Entered on: Sep 18, 1998 20:29
Entered by: don (dorch@newnorth.net)

Message:
any info on garton bicycles made in sheboygan,wis.i have a small childrens bicycle with the pedals on the front wheel like a tricycle also has a large steel tractor type seat,has decal of cowboy riding horse on frame.thanks




Subject: cyrus bicycle
Entered on: Sep 19, 1998 17:39
Entered by: lonna (roundhse@win.bright.net)

Message:
I have a cyrus bicycle made in Holland. It has a gas tail light. serial number 130403. If anyone knows the year of this bicycle I would like to hear from you. Thanks




Subject: GAZELLE 3 speed
Entered on: Sep 19, 1998 21:43
Entered by: Bruce (bacenti@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
I have a Gazelle 3 speed English racer. It has a black frame, chrome fenders and a Sturmey Archer 3 speed shifter and hub. Does anybody have a clue if it is of any value. It is in good condition.




Subject: Steinfeld, Inc.
Entered on: Sep 20, 1998 21:51
Entered by: Paul (jsievers@homer.libby.org)

Message:
Aquired strange skip-tooth bicycle at estate auction. Marked Empire, (Steinfeld, Inc. N.Y.). What sort of strange beast have I found? Heap 'o thanks. Paul (Old Timer) Libby, Montana




Subject: vintage bike - early 1920's?
Entered on: Sep 22, 1998 00:34
Entered by: Joanna (joanna@cbd.net)

Message:
I have a bicycle that I believe is from the 1920's and I do not know who made it or the exact year. It is a red bicycle and it says "Racer" on the front. It has hard rubber tires and an old style braking system. I wonder if anyone knows anything about it. I also have a picture I can send via e-mail if that is needed. Thank you for your time.




Subject: western flyer balloon repro like new!!!
Entered on: Sep 22, 1998 23:14
Entered by: michael (mikew@pioneer-net.com)

Message:
At a garage sale I found a ladies, two-tone,WW balloon-tire cruiser in as new condition, the tires still having the "nubs" on them. I believe it to be an early '80's cruiser but I am not sure. All I am sure of is that it is nearly immaculate, and I mean 99% new. Anybody able and willing to help me date it or determine a value?? thanks in advance!!!




Subject: Columbia Three Star Deluxe
Entered on: Sep 24, 1998 22:58
Entered by: EMILY (ORBITHEAD9)

Message:
I have a Columbia Three Star Deluxe. I think it might be from the '30s, but don't know for sure. It is very heavy. Any info on my bike would be appreciated, including what she might be worth. Thanks.




Subject: Columbia Three Star Deluxe
Entered on: Sep 24, 1998 23:01
Entered by: EMILY (ORBITHEAD9@AOL.COM)

Message:
I have a Columbia Three Star Deluxe. I think it might be from the '30s, but don't know for sure. It is very heavy. Any info on my bike would be appreciated, including what she might be worth. Thanks.




Subject: RE: western flyer balloon repro like new!!!
Entered on: Sep 25, 1998 08:17
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
As you probably know, reproduction bikes are not as valuable as original bikes. And women's bikes are not as valuable as men's. But that aside, your bike is probably worth around $500.




Subject: RE: Columbia Three Star Deluxe
Entered on: Sep 25, 1998 08:19
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
A Three Star Deluxe is a pretty loaded bike. But! You didn't say if it is a man's or woman's model. (though you did call it "she"). Also, how is the paint? How are the decals and saddle?




Subject: hiawatha question
Entered on: Sep 26, 1998 17:10
Entered by: david (bigwaveddave@earthlink.net)

Message:
i saw this hiawatha today. It has a serial number W66 24 1035. It's a red frame, new departure hub, and a spring fork, but not "springer style". any help would be cool thanks




Subject: windsor roadmaster
Entered on: Sep 26, 1998 20:00
Entered by: cj (cnjauto@aol.com)

Message:
I have a windsor roadmaster with a "62" stamped on the seat post. bike is red w/ white pinstripes. the bike was still wrapped in original paper. It is "as new" what is it big/little value? red white seat????????? please e-mail me w/ any info




Subject: 1871? American
Entered on: Sep 28, 1998 21:57
Entered by: Tony (adikkebo@facstaff.wisc.edu)

Message:
I came across a bicycle at a flea market that was quite odd. The man told me it was an 1871 American. I'm not sure how he knew that other than that's what he was told. It had ABOUT 12" solid rubber tires on metal rims with regular spokes. Despite the tire size it seemed to be an adult size bike because the seat, handlebars, and pedals were in relation to an adult size bike (I sat on it). The metal headbadge said "American" across the center. It had a skiptooth chain on it. The frame was odd too, it was shaped like, but slightly smaller than a cruiser frame, BUT it only had only one tube going from the headtube to the bottom bracket, again like a cruiser frame without the toptube. I did not see any SN or other markings on it. I would appreciate any info anyone has about this bike. Is it rare, collectable, desireable?? Thanks in advance...Tony




Subject: Older Dutch bike Gazelle Impala: age & info. please
Entered on: Sep 28, 1998 23:52
Entered by: Charlie (charles.hurst@yale.edu)

Message:
Anybody familiar with older Gazelle bicycles? I have seen one that was purchased in 1957. While mine is almost identical, except it has a nylon rim to the tail light rather than metal, so I suspect mine is newer. The tail light it round, however, so it is still relatively old (newer ones are rectangular). Here's the specifics: On the housing of the tail light it says "Gazelle No. 3". The hub is a Torpedo. It reads "F. & S. K Schweinfurt - [picture of an eagle] -Torpedo System Sachs Made in Germany". The model name is Impala. It is black, single speed with coaster brakes and has brooks B66 seat. The tires are 28". If a bike can ride in a "stately manner", this one sure does. If you're familiar with it, I'd like to hear from you and learn more about old Gazelles.




Subject: Gazelle
Entered on: Sep 29, 1998 08:49
Entered by: Matt ()

Message:
Charlie, post your question under the "English Roadster" topic, too. I've seen Gazelles discussed there. You can also search the archives there for more info




Subject: CCM Duomatic GT 101
Entered on: Oct 1, 1998 00:47
Entered by: Colleen (eve@mb.sympatico.ca)

Message:
Have recently aquired an older Canadian bike, hope someone is familiar with CCM. There seems to be a mix of parts on this bike, most notably the rear rim looks much older and the valve cap is metal. Would this help establish the age?




Subject: Columbia dating
Entered on: Oct 2, 1998 09:17
Entered by: PhilXman ()

Message:
Does anyone have serial numbers and dates for Columbia bikes? Thanks.




Subject: Hawthorne Year of manufacture and any other info?
Entered on: Oct 2, 1998 21:26
Entered by: george ()

Message:
I got this bicycle from a garage sale, and I'd like to know more abou it. Serial number(under the hub - pedales) is 05EH. I'd like to know the year,$, etc. The bicycle is in real good shape: burgundy colo with white, spring, light on the front, tank, horn works. It is complete. Thanks very much for any info regarding this.




Subject: HELP!!!
Entered on: Oct 3, 1998 02:59
Entered by: duckie (sirduckie@earthlink.net)

Message:
I have recently bought a rather old looking bicycle that I can't get any information on and I'm hoping that someone can help me with this. The bicycle has a shield on the back fender and on the front above the forks that has the # 50 in it and right below the number is the word "Wu Lien". The man I bought it told me it was german, but it sounds asian to me. The bike is black and has a leather seat that appears to be rivited. If ANYONE can help me with this it would be much appreciated. Please respond to the e-mail address for I can't figure out how to read the current messages. Thanks Again, Duckie




Subject: Columbia age/value
Entered on: Oct 3, 1998 11:15
Entered by: DavidH. ()

Message:
Recently found a nice Columbia at a garage sale. Can anyone help me figure out the age and value of it? It is a ladies frame, 26 X 1.75 tires, has a very nice headbadge, "Sterling" is painted on the chainguard. Fenders and chainguard same color as frame. Nice original blue paint with a bit of a purple hue. Single-speed, Bendix coaster brake. Serial # R472270 is on left rear dropout. THANKS for any help!




Subject: Columbia Dating
Entered on: Oct 3, 1998 16:22
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Serial # R472270 ---- My list puts that in early 1967. No idea on value.




Subject: Derby
Entered on: Oct 4, 1998 12:41
Entered by: Colleen (eve@mb.sympatico.ca)

Message:
I am considering the purchase of a vintage bicycle which is a Derby, looks from around the 40's or 50's. Does anyone know the country of origin for this bike or where i can find more info? Email if there is anything that you know.




Subject: 1955 Schwinn American
Entered on: Oct 4, 1998 18:06
Entered by: Ed (rutak1@megsinet.net)

Message:
What color would a 1955 Schwinn American be. The base color was a deep red but at some point either the factory or someone seems to have repainted the the a light greenish color. Looking at the bottom of the frame it has not been painted, its still red, but the deacls on the frame seem to have been carefully masked before the bike was painted green. Was this a special edition of some sort? The bike is all there but will need a complete restoration and I would like to repaint it the proper color. Also, the front fork may have been changed.It now has a solid forged for. I'm wondering if maybe it should have a springer fork. What would the correct tires be for this bike. Would they be "white walls"? Finally, of course in restored condition what would an estimated value range be? Thanks for any advice. -Ed




Subject: Columbia dating
Entered on: Oct 5, 1998 13:13
Entered by: DavidH. ()

Message:
Thanks, Bob, for helping me determine the year on that Columbia.




Subject: Derby Bicycle
Entered on: Oct 5, 1998 21:54
Entered by: Colleen (eve@mb.sympatico.ca)

Message:
Have found some more info on the Derby bicycle. The tires are 26", the seat reads Merten's Made in Germany. The rear hub and the coster brake both read "Perry Made in Endgland". The rear hub also reads 36 space 14. What do these numbers mean? Anyone?




Subject: Schwinn American paint color
Entered on: Oct 6, 1998 08:08
Entered by: TomO (tomo@mtra.edu)

Message:
You can use the same red Schwinn used to paint their "Apple Krate" bikes in the '60s and '70s. You can buy that paint from HYPERFORMANCE STINGRAYS. The email is hyperrays@aol.com




Subject: What kind of bike is this ?
Entered on: Oct 6, 1998 22:46
Entered by: Dave (theemudman@aol.com)

Message:
I need help ! What kind of bike is this ? I have a 26" middle-weight coaster. The serial # is stamped on the left rear drop-out & stamped vertically D267230. Color in head tube is a dark to med. red. There are no provisions for a standard. Sprocket is a 8" dia., 48 tooth with 5 triangular windows with rounded corners. Chainguard is gone (if it ever had one ?) Head badge rivets are still there and spaced 2 1/8" vertically. Seat clamp and bolt is similar to Schwinn and painted red and has a Schwinn black messenger seat. Rear hub is stamped Kome1 ? with SUPER below. Also, stamped F. & S. B. Tires are 26 x 1.75 Wing foot BW. Rims may be chrome, but are painted silvet now. Older Schwinn stamped gooseneck with narrow Schwinn handlebars with white chubbies. The chrome fenders don’t look original. Thanks for your help !




Subject: Middleweight ID
Entered on: Oct 7, 1998 08:24
Entered by: JC ()

Message:
The frame sounds like a Schwinn. The serial number sounds like a Schwinn (1962). The rear hub sounds like it came from a different bike.




Subject: Found Bicycle
Entered on: Oct 7, 1998 11:56
Entered by: R.R. (chayo_2@hotmail.com)

Message:
Found A Sears Flightliner Unsure of year or if worth keeping, Could use some advice. Thanks.




Subject:
Entered on: Oct 7, 1998 15:20
Entered by: andrew (canales@colorado.edu)

Message:
I am trying to fing out more about my Kent Rite Hite. It has been living in this Boulder town for a while, but if anyone has any info on this particular model Kent I would love to hear about it.




Subject: found bike:HUMBER
Entered on: Oct 7, 1998 16:14
Entered by: JOE (smithdaddyj@HOTMAIL.com)

Message:
I'd like to find out how old this bike is.It's called a Humber,and was made in England.It seems to be a three speed with the gears inside the hub.anyone who has any info please don't esitate to share it with me.




Subject: Sears Spaceliner
Entered on: Oct 8, 1998 10:55
Entered by: TomO ()

Message:
Yes, it is worth restoring. Those bikes really represent an era.




Subject: Humber
Entered on: Oct 8, 1998 10:56
Entered by: TomO ()

Message:
You'll find a 2 digit date code on the rear hub.




Subject:
Entered on: Oct 8, 1998 12:29
Entered by: R.R. ()

Message:
Thanks for the info. TomO.




Subject: Spaceliner
Entered on: Oct 12, 1998 15:03
Entered by: Repair King (sdempsey@dpmail.com)

Message:
I have an all chrome ladies “Spaceliner” (according to the chainguard), but that is all I know about it. It has 26” wheels, fenders, a rack on the back with an aqua section in the middle. The seat is decent. Decal on the seat tube is tattered. Anyone know who made it, how old might it be, and how much might it be worth?




Subject: Spaceliner
Entered on: Oct 13, 1998 08:39
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Repair King, I put some info about your bike under the "bicycle Value" topic




Subject: Physio Fit bike
Entered on: Oct 14, 1998 08:40
Entered by: DavidH. ()

Message:
Has anyone ever heard of the bike brand PhysioFit? There is one sitting at our local Goodwill store with a price tag of $30.00 and I'm wondering if I should snap it up. It is in EXCELLENT condition (almost appears new!) It is somewhat of a hybrid-style with upright handlebars, aluminum rack on back, and Shimano components. (10-speed)




Subject: Gambles Bicycles
Entered on: Oct 16, 1998 14:13
Entered by: Tony ()

Message:
Does anyone know who made Gambles Bicycles? If so, what are they worth, if anything? What is the age? Any info would be great.




Subject: found bike
Entered on: Oct 19, 1998 13:48
Entered by: felix (desired80@hotmail.com)

Message:
found a bike I have no idea what brand it is it has a girls frame the serial# is 32578 and on the chain guard it say "custom". If some one can help me I would really appreiciate it. Thank you in advance.




Subject: old trueing stand
Entered on: Oct 21, 1998 01:33
Entered by: Mike ()

Message:
I recently was given a very old cast iron trueing stand. On it were forged New England Bicycle Company Keene New Hampshire, Any idea how old it may be or infromation about the company. It belonged to a relative who we was a carpenter and part time bike mechanic around turn of century. mike




Subject: age of 2 bikes
Entered on: Oct 21, 1998 20:10
Entered by: Ron (towens@sheltonbbs.com)

Message:
Wondering about age of 2 old bikes my dad has. Bike 1:26" girls,2.125 Goodyear all weather tires,Road Master by Cleveland Welding on head tag,skip tooth chain,axle adj.s,both sets fender braces curved,serial#H90962on bottom brkt new dep.hub. Bike 2:24"girlsHuffman tag on seat post,Goodyear Air Wheel 2.125 tires,ser#9H075754 on seat post clamp,head tag is sort of odd has Indian head on it and Chieftain under that(looks like the old Pontiac logo Bike appears to be all original blue and white.Any info will be appreciated. TIA,Ron




Subject: A Sterling Special
Entered on: Oct 22, 1998 09:57
Entered by: James (tasse@together.net)

Message:
I just bought a Sterling ("Built like a watch") Special girls' bike. Anyone ever heard of it? Please give me some Ideas about where and how I might date it. Also--I have an old cruiser tandem frame that I'd be interested in selling--I think it's a Schwinn, but if you're interested, I'll go in the garage and check for sure!




Subject: "Indian" bicycle
Entered on: Oct 22, 1998 13:25
Entered by: Jim (twodays@interpath.com)

Message:
Anyone know of a bicycle brand: Indian? On the front it has a little plate with the name "Indian and a depiction of an Indian head. Age? Worth? Please respond directly as well as to discussion group. Thanks




Subject:
Entered on: Oct 23, 1998 07:02
Entered by: Tom (lichen@globalnet.co.uk)

Message:
I have a Schwinn Phantom with a BF Goodrich head tube badge and a Schwinn down tube. It is faded but completely original and brillant condition. How old is it and how much is worth? Is there a market for it in England?




Subject: Huffy bike in Schwinn's clothing
Entered on: Oct 23, 1998 16:44
Entered by: Dave (Highnanih@aol.com)

Message:
Just purchased a 50's style "Schwinn" bike and turned it over to find Huffy stamped on the frame. I'm curious to find out how old this "Huffwinn" is. The serial number is: 80246 HUFFY 26686. Thanks for any help/advice!




Subject: John Deere bicycle
Entered on: Oct 26, 1998 13:43
Entered by: John (JKTsnk@AOL.COM)

Message:
I have an old John Deere bicyle I would like to find a buyer, and get some info. on it. It is a twin-tube frame, 19 inch , 5-speed. Any info would be appreciated. I also have a schwinn roadster type bike. serial # I would have to look up.




Subject: what is it
Entered on: Oct 26, 1998 21:15
Entered by: Brian (n/a)

Message:
I have a 16" schwinn,the serial #starts with a 1A then six #'s. It has hard tires. The local schwinn shop said it was a 1935 - 1940. any help on year??? thanks




Subject: what is it
Entered on: Oct 26, 1998 21:18
Entered by: Brian (n/a)

Message:
I have a 16" schwinn,the serial #starts with a 1A then six #'s. It has hard tires. The local schwinn shop said it was a 1935 - 1940. any help on year??? thanks




Subject: schwinn heavy-duti w/ tas spitz motor
Entered on: Oct 26, 1998 22:10
Entered by: john (jmart@mddc.com)

Message:
I have a schwinn "heavy duti" in near ex. condition that has a tas-spitz motor mounted on the front fork. the motor runs and the bike works fine. the s/n off the bike is (from the rear fork)CE74896, WHAT YEAR IS IT? WHHAT VAULE DOES THE BIKE HAVE AND WHAT VALUE DOES THE MOTOR HAVE? Also, where do you get parts for the motor if you need them?




Subject: What is it 2
Entered on: Oct 27, 1998 11:32
Entered by: Brian ()

Message:
The 16" schwinn is #1H0021192. not 1A. IT is located on the crank hanger. Also it doesn't have a seat post clamp, the seatpost has a bolt in the middle of it and tightens up like a gooseneck does. Thanks again!




Subject: Montgomery Ward Hawthorne
Entered on: Oct 27, 1998 17:55
Entered by: Brad (brad_blythe@flad.com)

Message:
I recently purchased an old Hawthorne at an auction and am trying to determine its age. The number on the frame is D253635. Does anyone have any ideas or can direct me to a guide that may have pictures?




Subject: Monark Silver King
Entered on: Oct 27, 1998 19:07
Entered by: Don ()

Message:
I have a Monark Silver King and I cant tell how old it is. It has serial No. 12833, made by the Monark Battery Company. It has 24X2.126 inch tires and New Departure Model D insignia on the rear hub...any ideas?




Subject: schwinn hornet
Entered on: Oct 28, 1998 21:11
Entered by: Jerry ()

Message:
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW OLD BIKE MAY BE, AND OF WHAT VALUE.




Subject: ROAD KING bicycle
Entered on: Oct 29, 1998 21:26
Entered by: Barry (HARLEYnZEN)

Message:
I need info regarding an old bicycle I have.The name plate on the head tube says ROAD KING.The only other things stamped on the bike are on the rear hub,(New Departure-Model D) and the saddle(Troxel-made in USA).I have photos of the bike and anyone who would like me to send one please send me an e-mail. Any info about this bike would be very helpful. THANKS




Subject: ROAD KING bicycle
Entered on: Oct 29, 1998 21:37
Entered by: Barry (HARLEYnZEN)

Message:
I need info regarding an old bicycle I have.The name plate on the head tube says ROAD KING.The only other things stamped on the bike are on the rear hub,(New Departure-Model D) and the saddle(Troxel-made in USA).I have photos of the bike and anyone who would like me to send one please send me an e-mail. Any info about this bike would be very helpful. THANKS




Subject: Info wanted
Entered on: Oct 30, 1998 02:59
Entered by: Dan (sonic@jas.net)

Message:
I have a small well made bicycle, that a brass emblem embossed with the words EXPRESS WERKE, an eagel, and the words NEUMARKT, O. NURNBERG. Another emblem embossed with UBER 50 JAHR. On each side of the frame (boy's style) is painted Radexi. If anyone can tell me anything about this bicycle I would greatley appreciate it. You can e-mail me at sonic@jas.net




Subject: Schwinn Typhoon
Entered on: Oct 30, 1998 17:17
Entered by: Brian (KeeCurry@aol.com)

Message:
I just bought a Schwinn Typhoon And recently I was told it was a reissue the serial numer is CB54232 and I'm not sure how to tell what year it is. If anyone can help me please contact me, Thank You. Brian.




Subject: Schwinn TYPHOON
Entered on: Oct 31, 1998 00:00
Entered by: Humberto (HED7@aol.com)

Message:
I have a Schwinn Typhoon , Red , Men's bicycle. I need to know about what age it is? It looks CHERRY!!! I think the only thing that's not original is one of the pedals. The saddle is original,( Ithink??) It has a manufacturer name on back of seat MESINGER. Please let me know!!




Subject: Evans Ladies Intercepter 300
Entered on: Oct 31, 1998 20:19
Entered by: Teresa (crafty@glasscity.net)

Message:
Can anyone give me any information on an ladies Evans Intercepter 300? Haven't been able to find any info on it.




Subject: Colson 3 wheeled bike
Entered on: Nov 2, 1998 01:39
Entered by: Dave (daver6@concentric.net)

Message:
I've recently picked up a colson 3 wheeled bike. It's red with some white trim. I believe it has all 3 wheels in 20" size.The parts i need for it include one crank arm and pedals.The cranks appear to be a 3 piece style.Any info on an approx. year would be great also. Thanks....




Subject: Evans
Entered on: Nov 2, 1998 11:23
Entered by: Teresa (crafty@glasscity.net)

Message:
We have just purchased an Evans Intercepter 300 ladies bike at a garage sale. Can anyone give me any information on this bike?




Subject: Sportsman, made for Huffy by Raleigh Industries Ltd.
Entered on: Nov 2, 1998 14:52
Entered by: Anne (anichols@orednet.org)

Message:
A friend gave us this model Bicycle. On the frame it says:made Especially for Huffy by Raleigh Industries Ltd. Nottinghame England. It also says Sportsman and Genuine English Lightweight. It seeems to have its original parts, It is three speed ( although part of the speeds do not work. If someone could suggest what year this was made or where I could find the info., thart would be greatly appreciated.




Subject: Sportsman, made for Huffy by Raleigh Industries Ltd.
Entered on: Nov 2, 1998 15:00
Entered by: Anne (anichols@orednet.org)

Message:
A friend gave us this model Bicycle. On the frame it says:made Especially for Huffy by Raleigh Industries Ltd. Nottinghame England. It also says Sportsman and Genuine English Lightweight. It seeems to have its original parts, It is three speed ( although part of the speeds do not work) . If someone could suggest what year this was made or where I could find the info., that would be greatly appreciated.




Subject: huffy sportsman
Entered on: Nov 3, 1998 01:51
Entered by: daniel (henr3377@uidaho.edu)

Message:
I just found a Huffy Sportsman in my home town. This bike was in perfect working order and it only took a little work to clean it up. All I want to know is how old is this thing? It really is ugly! But it is also beautiful in a weird way. If you are a Huffy collector or you have vast knowledgable of Huffy bikes, please e-mail me with some info. It rides very nice!




Subject: Mans Schwinn Speedster
Entered on: Nov 4, 1998 15:20
Entered by: Mike (mikew@pioneer-net.com)

Message:
Found a man's blue Schwinn Speedster with 3 speed stick shift. S/A rear hub, dates 12/68. The seat is missing. Any idea on the value and the politically correct seat? Any help is appreciated, thanx




Subject: WESTERN FLYER ID
Entered on: Nov 8, 1998 10:46
Entered by: Jeff (pool@computerland.net)

Message:
Can someone help I.D. my Western Flyer. The only numbers are 1H157037 located on the seatpost clamp. Also any help locating chainguard would be appreciated.




Subject: Rudge Whtiworth Sports year ID.
Entered on: Nov 8, 1998 14:14
Entered by: Chris (CMcKi15010)

Message:
I have a Rudge Whitworth Sport bicycle.The frame is stamped 16061RA or 16081RA under the seatpost clamp.The front chain sprocket has the hand molded into it.The bike has no wheels.Can antone help? THANK YOU!!




Subject: Monarch Silver King 1936 ed.
Entered on: Nov 8, 1998 22:01
Entered by: Chip (chipj@interport.com)

Message:
I am interested in selling a Monarch Silver King 1936 ed. It's in excellent condition, except that the original seat is cracked. If anyone is interested, or can give me an idea about the market price for it, please email me at chipj@interport.com. Thanks.




Subject: John Deere Road Bike(10 speed)
Entered on: Nov 9, 1998 14:06
Entered by: Shane (wed0406@aol)

Message:
Moved into a house, and the bike was left behind. Just want any info on it, and to know if it is worth keeping. Don't know how old or model, just has John Deere as the name.




Subject: Speed King
Entered on: Nov 10, 1998 12:42
Entered by: Curious (dickersj@hotmail.com)

Message:
Can anybody provide information re manufacturer/value? Looks to be early 1940's. Red and white, torpedo-shaped light on front fender, chain is sort of double-spaced. Excellent shape. Original tires, seat, handlebars (sort of "swept back" in design.




Subject: Iver Johnson Truss-Bridge Roadster
Entered on: Nov 10, 1998 23:47
Entered by: Dan (slwilson@rmi.net)

Message:
Have Iver Johnson as shown on pg 78-9 of the American Bicycle by Pridmore/Hurd except for handlebars are slightly upswept from 'neck...need tires and dope on how to best clean frame, paint is orig. so are decals! ???




Subject: On how to clean the frame
Entered on: Nov 11, 1998 10:14
Entered by: TomO (TomO@mtra.edu)

Message:
Click on the Paint and Rust topics on this discussion area. You'll see some great tips.




Subject: American Deluxe Schwinn womans bike
Entered on: Nov 13, 1998 20:48
Entered by: greg (marlins@bright.net)

Message:
I have a American Deluxe Schwinn bike that i got from my neighbor who is close to 90. His daughter rode the bike. the serial number is L488543. It has original tires and a rack on the front. It also has a horn on the gas tank. the tires say Schwinn Westwind 26 x 1 3/4" S-7. I think maybe either 1954 or 1956? any help would be appreciated.




Subject: Bikes year?
Entered on: Nov 14, 1998 22:21
Entered by: Fred (olecooy@swbell.net)

Message:
I have a girls Western Flyer. I need to year. Its blue &white, light on front fender. Under the crank are the #s 8576 61 but the 61 is upside down. Small #s are mos &2061. Bicycle was bought at a auction in Gulfport Miss. from the Cadillac Cafe, if any one has any info about this bike I would love to know. This bicycle has all the apperances of never been rode. If so whats it value???????




Subject: GLIDER MADE IN ENGLAND
Entered on: Nov 15, 1998 17:47
Entered by: katherine (klkoch@lightspeed.bc.ca)

Message:
can you tell me the year of this bike. made for Eaton's of canada and certified by Geordie Howe. tire size 24 x 3/8th's. do you also think it has any value. Pat# 609458/Reg# 871270.




Subject: schwinn stardust
Entered on: Nov 16, 1998 21:51
Entered by: ethan (nina @cvzoom.net)

Message:
I have a blue Schwinn stardust with the serial #FF39417. I'm trying to find the year and worth of the bike. Any info would be greatly appreciated!




Subject: LOVELL DIAMOND
Entered on: Nov 17, 1998 09:08
Entered by: patte (priffle@den.k12.de.us)

Message:
looking for information about the Lovell Diamond bikes. if any one has info please contact me. have pictures to send.




Subject: Murray 50's era bike
Entered on: Nov 17, 1998 19:12
Entered by: Dre (sako1963@oberlin.edu)

Message:
Hi there folks. I've got an old Murray, girl's frame, 26x1.75(?) bike, looking to be about from the 1950's era. It's missing a lot of its original parts--hence, I am not sure whether the wheels were originally 1.75, but from their look, before they were swapped out, they were originals. The front wheel may still be the original but the rear was so out of true I had to swap it out. In any case-- Blue, girls frame, with tank, mountings for a torpedo light on the front fender, carry rack over the rear wheel. Rear fender is missing as is the chain guard. The tank has a barely legible Murray logo of some sort on it, and the head plate has Murray written vertically bracketed by a pair of wings. Single speed. S/N 90029. It looks for the life of me like an Aero Lite, but I have absolutely no way of telling for sure, since I have only ever seen pictures of other Murray cruisers. The bike was passed down to me after extensive tinkering (i.e., getting rid of the rear fender) from someone at the local bike co-op with whom I am no longer in contact. Any help would be much appreciated.




Subject: Your Murray
Entered on: Nov 18, 1998 07:29
Entered by: TomO ()

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Look at some of the pictures in Menotomy's bicycle picture database (click on "old Maps/Pix" at the top of this page). Which bike(s) does it look closest to?




Subject: What's the value if any?
Entered on: Nov 18, 1998 08:49
Entered by: Eric (ewash@digiplexsolutions.com)

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A few years ago we found a old girls bike called "Columbia Blue Angle". I has a banana seat and up right handle bars. My little girl is riding this. Is there any value to it other than to her?




Subject: This Old Murray
Entered on: Nov 18, 1998 13:31
Entered by: Dre (sako1963@oberlin.edu)

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Okay, well, there's only one Murray in Menotomy's archive, but I found a bike at another site which gives an idea. Except for the missing/altered parts, my bike is a dead ringer for what might be a girl's version of the 1952 Murray Aero Line pictured here: http://www.lamere.net/bikeicons/1952%20Murray%20Aero%20Line%20Boys.html which is a bike for sale from BikeIcons.




Subject: murray bike
Entered on: Nov 20, 1998 18:40
Entered by: christine (kobetic@concentric.net)

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found old bike in trash and yould like to know how old it is the only thing i can find that may help is on the chainguard it says murray chain drive and is blus in color please help me out i have had the bike for over 13 years




Subject: murray
Entered on: Nov 20, 1998 18:43
Entered by: christine (kobetic@concentric.net )

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the murray bike i am asking about is a trike




Subject: Firestone Cruser
Entered on: Nov 21, 1998 13:01
Entered by: michael (mitak@webtv.net)

Message:
Any info would be helpfull.thanks




Subject: What kind of bike do I have?
Entered on: Nov 23, 1998 01:17
Entered by: Justin ()

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I have a old small bike. The top bar can be removed, so it can be a boys or a girls bike. Can anyone tell me about it?




Subject: schwinn hurricane tandem
Entered on: Nov 23, 1998 04:18
Entered by: jack (jackh@magna.com.au)

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Has anyone got any info. on a schwinn hurricane tandem.Im trying to find out how many were made, where they were produced, the availability of decals and the value. I would be really interested in ANY information at all!! On behalf of a friend.Thanks! Jack.




Subject: Huffy dating
Entered on: Nov 23, 1998 14:52
Entered by: Dave (highnanih@aol.com)

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Can anyone please give me a clue to how you go about dating a Huffy bike by its serial numbers? All my attempts thus far have been fruitless...most people laugh & ask why are you wasting time on a HUFFY? All I can do is shrug & tell myself that its ok b/c my legs will be stronger since my bike weighs 3xs as much! :-)




Subject: schwin or elgin?
Entered on: Nov 24, 1998 05:38
Entered by: david ()

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old frame, probably thirties|forties, all frame tubes are curved, including seat tube. numbers on the bottom bracket read:sd92270. it looks like an elgin but i wel;ded like a schwinn. anybody point me in the right direction?




Subject: schwin or elgin?
Entered on: Nov 24, 1998 05:38
Entered by: david ()

Message:
old frame, probably thirties|forties, all frame tubes are curved, including seat tube. numbers on the bottom bracket read:sd92270. it looks like an elgin but i wel;ded like a schwinn. anybody point me in the right direction?




Subject: schwin or elgin?
Entered on: Nov 24, 1998 05:38
Entered by: david ()

Message:
old frame, probably thirties|forties, all frame tubes are curved, including seat tube. numbers on the bottom bracket read:sd92270. it looks like an elgin but i wel;ded like a schwinn. anybody point me in the right direction?




Subject: schwin or elgin?
Entered on: Nov 24, 1998 05:45
Entered by: david ()

Message:
old frame, probably thirties|forties, all frame tubes are curved, including seat tube. numbers on the bottom bracket read:sd92270. it looks like an elgin but i wel;ded like a schwinn. anybody point me in the right direction?




Subject: CCM Galaxie
Entered on: Nov 25, 1998 11:24
Entered by: Clyde ()

Message:
In response Eve's CCM inquiry, I bought a CCM Galaxie, woman's frame 3-speed S-A hub at thrift store for $10. It polished up great - metallic blue frame, chrome fenders and chrome chaingard. S-A hub indicated 1970 vintage. Interesting semi-high rise handlebars. Chainring bears CCM cut-outs. 26 x 1 3/8 box type rims made in Canada. Replaced torn mattress saddle with Brooks Pro. Two sets of stamped numbers "D246188" and "D134". Anyone besides Eve have or know about a CCM bicycle?




Subject: Elgin
Entered on: Nov 26, 1998 11:51
Entered by: Steve (jacobson@warwick.net)

Message:
I just found an old bicycle with an Elgin plate under the front handle bars. It has been outdoors and is rough. The wheels are shot, but they were interesting in that there is wood inside the rims. The frame appears to be intact as is the crank and sprockets. The chain has every other space a little more narrow than the ones in between. Under the top of the frame is a sheet metal box that has a door on the side to put stuff in I guess. There is no front fender and the lower portion of the back fender is rusted out. The seat is rough and looks like there is horse hair under the leather. There is a luggage rack on the back. My questions are: how old is this bike? Is it restorable? Can you still get the old wood wheels and other parts? Is it worth anything? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you, Steve




Subject: any info would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
Entered on: Nov 27, 1998 21:49
Entered by: Tara (jinx2255@aol.com)

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I just recently bought a 1962 SCHWINN Starlet III bike (my first vintage--i just fell in love with it). It's green and all the parts are original. its in decent condition---i would like know anything about this bike and possibly how much its worth!! thanks!!!




Subject: Schwinn serial#
Entered on: Nov 29, 1998 11:39
Entered by: billy joe (uenjoymyself@hotmail.com)

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does anyone have any info on this serial# HR502287? thanX billy joe




Subject: western flyer
Entered on: Nov 29, 1998 12:44
Entered by: paul (ploca@texas.net)

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I have a western flyer made by murray ser # mo 2028 08 i bought i believe early 80's any info greatly appreciatted worth,model,year,rusty mostly original.thanks




Subject: Old Columbia Bike
Entered on: Dec 1, 1998 10:57
Entered by: Garrett (gbowers@xaverian.pvt.k12.ma.us)

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I posted on the other list before I discovered this one, but this seems to be a more appropriate place to ask the age of an old Columbia women's bike I found in a loft of my new home. It is a shaft-driven(?)--without chain--black columbia frame with "Model 51" on the columbia sign below the handlebars. Any input? My wife and I are having fun researching it. Thanks, Garrett.




Subject: schwinn hurricane tandem
Entered on: Dec 1, 1998 15:35
Entered by: jack (jackh@magnadata.com.au)

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Has anyone got any info. on a Schwinn Hurriacane Tandem, such as the year they were first made,where they were made the value and availability of decals. thanks. Jack.




Subject: COLUMBIA
Entered on: Dec 2, 1998 15:22
Entered by: pete (bumpers@iamerica.net)

Message:
i just aquired a bicycle. name: COLUMBIA made by MAGNEET in weesp holland ... does anyone know what it is




Subject:
Entered on: Dec 3, 1998 23:12
Entered by: bbbb ()

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DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN THE BICYCLE CAME TO AMERICA????????????




Subject: Iver Johnson - how old?
Entered on: Dec 6, 1998 21:30
Entered by: Dick (rlanmb@mediaone.net)

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Wondering if someone can help me determine how old my Iver Johnson is. It is a girls bike with 26 x 2.125 tires (well rotted) the coaster brake arm has the name "Morrow" on it, the rear hub is marked "Eclipse Machine Co., Elmira, NY". The sprocket teeth are 1" apart (9T rear, 22T front) with what I believe is a double pitch chain. Any help would be appreciated. Dick both wheels are 36 spoke.




Subject: Dating & finding derailleur for Lejeune tandem
Entered on: Dec 6, 1998 22:48
Entered by: Manny (mlwis@hsph.harvard.edu)

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I bought an old LeJeune tandem; light blue name plate says 'Cycle Sauvage LeJeune Paris'. It has drum brakes front & rear & rear rim brake with appropriate braze ons; cottered Cyclo cranks (50/30 in front, 4 speed freewheel in back; front derailleur is Huret rear one is missing. The right chain stay has a braze on with 2 rectangular holes for rear derraileur, which by the picture books I have consulted was for a simplex or cyclo DR marketted around 1949-51. The cranks & french pedals are moderately rusted. Rims & tires are 26 x 1 1/2 or 650B. can anyone help me date this mashine? Where can I find a Cyclo or Simplex rear derailleur that will fit the braze-on with the two rectangular openeing on the chain stay? Thanks!




Subject: Monark Silver Kings
Entered on: Dec 7, 1998 12:14
Entered by: Gonzetta (frsls@aol.com)

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I have two 24" wheel Monark Silver Kings. One is skiptooth, one is not. For the non-skiptooth, I have a serial number; for the skiptooth, I will have to dig it out to find the serial number. Is there anyone who can reference the serial number to an approximate year- or at least tell me when Monark dropped the skiptooth chain?




Subject: Chain Bike Corp. STARJET?????
Entered on: Dec 8, 1998 02:29
Entered by: Peter (pcoff@earthlink.net)

Message:
Found it at a garage sale w/ original tires & plastic seat. Was it worth the $20.00 ??? Any info would be helpful




Subject: Monark Bike
Entered on: Dec 8, 1998 12:27
Entered by: Marg (ISerpensI@aol.com)

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Would like to know where to find any information on Monark bike. I have a ladies' 26in. heavy frame bike that has an unusual spring-loaded front wheel suspension. It is rusting and is in poor condition, would like to know if it's worth restoring or if anyone is interested in buying it. thanks




Subject: schwinn bicycles
Entered on: Dec 8, 1998 22:27
Entered by: Kris (king036@ibm.net)

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I have 2 schwinn 10 speeds. Both yellow in excellent condition. Girls is varsity made in Chicago and mens is Letour made in Japan. Anyone have any idea of their worth if anything before I get rid of them. Thanks.




Subject: 1955 Huffy Customliner
Entered on: Dec 9, 1998 22:29
Entered by: Audrey (alhhome@aol.com)

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I have recently found a 1955 Huffy Customliner bicycle in my crawl space. It is in good condition, and I am interested to restoring it to "like new." I have two questions: (1) how do I go about restoring it (advice...) and (2) how much might it be worth? Any help would be greatly appreciated!




Subject: old huffy
Entered on: Dec 11, 1998 10:34
Entered by: marc (marc123465@aol.com)

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i have an old huffy bike from my grandma.i have been restoring it and would like to know more about it. it is a green huffy that has "miss america special" writen on the chain guard. i have been told it is a 1966. but i think i they are wrong. i just wanna know year, and anything else.




Subject: Waverly
Entered on: Dec 11, 1998 19:14
Entered by: Gary (gramke@worldnet.att.net)

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I was just given a Waverly bicycle made by the Indiana Bicycle Company . It has wood rims and cork hadgrips. It has a cottered crank and looks like it would use ballon tires. Does anyone know the approx. age of this bike? Can parts still be found to restore it? Thanks.




Subject: JC Higgins
Entered on: Dec 11, 1998 21:52
Entered by: Susie (ssolley@aol.com)

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Found JC Higgins girls "jewel tank" with a skirt guard. Wondering how to find out how old it is. Any ideas?




Subject: bike info
Entered on: Dec 14, 1998 21:35
Entered by: jerry (macgyver@sixguns.net)

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i have a AMF Hercules 3 speed that was for our firefighters food and toy drive. the bike is in near mint condition and we would like to know the approximate value as we would like to possibly raffle it. can anyone help? serial#753447 made in burmingham england




Subject: Raleigh Identification
Entered on: Dec 15, 1998 00:41
Entered by: Bill (holtz@enc-1.com)

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can anyone tell me the age of this raleigh girls bike?it has a number on the seat post of 3449491,on the rear wheel hub is marked sturmy archer 71 11 it has a brooks leather seat b72.it also has a chrome air pump attached.also what would be the approx.value of this bike? thank you bill




Subject: Do I have Something of Value
Entered on: Dec 15, 1998 15:09
Entered by: greg (gspack6908@AOL.com)

Message:
I have a AMF Masterweld SKYRIDER womans bike 1960 or earlier (I only know this by a Greensburg, PA inspection sticker on the rear fender) it is in good condition and I believe to be all original. SN# J85164. Age and/or value, info or any help welcomed , I am new to this. Any offer concidered.Thanx!




Subject: Coleson Tricycle
Entered on: Dec 19, 1998 19:11
Entered by: Bill (ysufans@aol.com)

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I have a tricycle with a metal tag marked Coleson Bikeworks, Lorain, Ohio. It has solid rubber tires, extremely heavy duty, and appears very well built. Anyone having any information about this bike (manufacturer, approx. age and cost) please let me know. I think it may be from the late 1940's. I appreciate any information you could give me!




Subject: Stuff for sale or trade
Entered on: Dec 22, 1998 04:15
Entered by: Jason (Hutch705@webtv.net)

Message:
Have a bunch of stuff I've aquired over the years, and need to make room for a few new aqusitions. Have much to choose from. If I don't have it, I can get it most likely. I happen to work for a bike shop that is full of old school stuff. Thousands ( yes, tousands, i had to sort them all!!) of brakes and levers. Maby ano colors to choose from. Let me know if you need anything, or have come across anything I may want, especially Hutch, JMC, and Mongoose stuff!! Prices reasonable, as I get it direct from the shop I work at, so I can sell at a decent price! BMX RULES!!!




Subject: Ross deluxe
Entered on: Dec 22, 1998 15:43
Entered by: mel ()

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I have just purchased a Ross Deluxe bicycle. I was going to paint it up and ride it because I thought it looked cool. My girlfriend said it might be worth restoring. I have looked through pages and pages and have found no info about it including year and value. Anyone with knowledge write me please. Mel Scott 8480 horn rd. Gambier, OH 43022




Subject: 1950s (?) Huffy
Entered on: Dec 24, 1998 00:12
Entered by: Claire (ckhenry@umich.edu)

Message:
This summer I purchased a women's Huffy from an older gentleman who says it dates from the 1950's. I can't find the serial numbers anywhere and was wondering if somebody could help me find them or date the bike itself. It's called a "Galaxie" and is bright blue with a white tank that houses wires and a battery pack for a light which is missing. It's in pretty good condition. I've been trying to get the rust off and fix it up to ride. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.




Subject: suzuki
Entered on: Dec 26, 1998 23:02
Entered by: jeff (macthejack@webtv.net)

Message:
looking for late 70's suzuki bmx bike




Subject: Schwinn Debbie
Entered on: Jan 4, 1999 16:30
Entered by: Howard (hmurrill@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Help! I have this little pink Schwinn Debbie bicycle with 510821 on the head tube. I can't figure out how old it is. It has the oval badge. Any ideas?




Subject: Hints in dating your bicycle
Entered on: Jan 5, 1999 08:56
Entered by: helper ()

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Include the tire size, for example "26 x 2.125". It's not 100% accurate, but when used in conjunction with other info, in can help a lot. Also be sure to check the pictures in Menotomy's picture database, you'll probably find a similar bike to use as an example.