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

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

Message:
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)

Message:
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 ()

Message:
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 ()

Message:
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.




Subject: Wooden Tricycle
Entered on: Jan 5, 1999 20:04
Entered by: Matthew (mcchap@hotmail.com)

Message:
I have found a wooden tricycle that is more like a pedal car in the way it is sat in. It is all wooden except for the axles, pedals and seat supports. The supports for the seat have the only marking which cast iron and has the name "W.S. Reed". I have searched all over and haven't found much, either in the way of tricycle or information or W.S. Reed. If there is any information you could give me no matter how insignificant it would help tremendously. Thank you!




Subject: schwinn speedster
Entered on: Jan 5, 1999 20:40
Entered by: mike (mikew@pioneer-net.com)

Message:
hey everybody...happy new year!!! I recently found a 26" mens blue schwinn speedster and I think I'll keep it and ride it....3 speed and I am trying to find out any info about them...according to the rear hub, this guy was built 12/68.....I have a large collection of bikes but this guy is different and I like it so any help would be greatly appreciated!!! thanks in advance




Subject: SEARS CRUSADER
Entered on: Jan 6, 1999 01:38
Entered by: KEVIN (HANSONK9@AOL.COM)

Message:
I HAVE A HIS AND HERS BIKE SET HAS SEARS CRUSADER ON THE CHAIN GUARD HAS A TANK FOR BATTERIES FOR LIGHTS ON THE FRONT 26 X 1.75 SIZE TIRES LOOKS KINDA LIKE THE SPACELINER BY SEARS I KNOW THEY ARE OLD BIKES BUT HOW OLD HARD TO FIND INFO ON THIS ONE PLEASE HELP




Subject: BMX Redline
Entered on: Jan 6, 1999 18:52
Entered by: sean (sean.dorman@hpmg.com)

Message:
Close to 15 years ago i had a bmx redline.it was not chrome. i believe it was nickle plated. the bottom rear of the frame was "boxed" and not rounded at all. anybody know what i'm talking about? anybody have one? let me know!




Subject: 1965 Schwinn Deluxe Stingray
Entered on: Jan 7, 1999 21:58
Entered by: ED ()

Message:
I'm trying to find out the date of a stingray. The vin no, reads A 23736 and its on the right rear dogleg. All other parts are dated to a '65 stingray like the Sturmey 3 speed hub and crank casting. Its a multi-speed frame made to accept brake calipers. The confusing part is that 1963 and up stingrays had two letters identifying the date (month and year). This frame has a blank space where the year should appear. I've asked numerous people and nobody is sure whats going on here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.




Subject: Ed's Deluxe Sting-Ray
Entered on: Jan 9, 1999 10:16
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
'65 and up 'Rays had the two letter codes. '63 and '64 were a letter and a number. I'd venture a guess that the month letter code was left off in your stamping as the letter "A" in the second position translates to 1965 (followed by five sequential digits).




Subject: Monarch/JC Higgins
Entered on: Jan 9, 1999 23:57
Entered by: Chris (newland12@aol.com)

Message:
I have a Monarch Silver King, and a JC Higgins with springer front. Both are mens, Monarch is 24" and Higgins is 26". I am new to vintage bicycles, and an trying to find some resources for parts/ restoration of these bikes. Would greatly appreciate any feedback how to identify these bikes, and how to proceed with their preservation.




Subject: prewar hawthorne
Entered on: Jan 10, 1999 16:55
Entered by: alex (shifters@webtv.net)

Message:
bought a ladies bike in rough condition,and it has no identification(i.e. serial #s or name plate). i scoured "evolution...2" and the closest resemblance was a '39 or '40 hawthorne. i compared the frame shape, the sprocket and the chain guard. here's my question: how do i know if the bike should have a rack above the rear fender, a headlight on the front fender, and a hawthorne name plate? i will browse the want ads on this website for more ideas but have been hard pressed to find any pictures of a ladies hawthorne. thanks!




Subject: RE: Woman's Hawthorne
Entered on: Jan 11, 1999 08:06
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
There's a picture of a woman's Hawthorne in the 'vintage bike picture database' section of this web site. It's a fully loaded ballooner and should be a big help to you. Click on 'Old maps/Pix' at the top of this page, and then click on 'Picture database'




Subject: weastern flyer
Entered on: Jan 12, 1999 18:18
Entered by: Danno (dannyrjones@hotmail.com)

Message:
I have a weastern flyer fromthe early 50s I would like to know how to find the true date and mod. I think the stickers say ex super large cro. tank and springer front I also need parts help the springer front set up is gone also would like pics and any history on WFs if you can help e amil me or post here thanks Danno




Subject: Firestone, 1940's?
Entered on: Jan 13, 1999 15:36
Entered by: Jeff (burchard@atlantic.net)

Message:
Can Anyone identify this bike? http://www.auctions-fl.com/gifs/jan2499/l047a.jpg Thanks for your time JB




Subject: RE: Can anyone identify...
Entered on: Jan 14, 1999 12:27
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Looks like a Monark




Subject: 1948 B. F. Goodrich Schwinn Info. Needed
Entered on: Jan 18, 1999 23:38
Entered by: Dale (dlouque@earthlinl.com)

Message:
I have a 1948 B F Goodrich Schwinn. It was in the family and I need to restore it. It was changed a few times. Has new departure hubs persons majestic siren truss rods with crash bars. Did it have a DX style tank and springer fork? Found key lock fork rusted tank and rear rack with it in the attic. Uncle died and no info.Looking for tips and parts. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Handle bar stem has AS like schwinn and has Deluxe pedals Chain guard is the same as the DX. painted flared fenders. Also has built in kickstand like DX.




Subject: unknown frame
Entered on: Jan 21, 1999 17:43
Entered by: bob (bejones@aol.com)

Message:
i have this old 24" cruzer that i am redoing, it has no head badg and would like to know just what the heck it is searial # W199900 is on the dropout, help me i'm lost. thanx.




Subject: Military bicycles
Entered on: Jan 23, 1999 15:56
Entered by: Craig (ch8595@aol.com)

Message:
I have a columbia military bicycle manual. It says it is effective on bikes which the serial # (found underneath the crank) is proceded by the letters MF or MG. Is this found on other columbias from the late 30s to 40s or just military bicycles




Subject:
Entered on: Jan 23, 1999 23:05
Entered by: Scott ()

Message:
I just picked up a Boy's Schwinn Stingray and I can't seem to locate a serial number to check it's year...any help would be appreciated.....




Subject: Hawthorne Bike
Entered on: Jan 24, 1999 14:37
Entered by: Steve (mowery@nextek.net)

Message:
I recently rescued by bike I had from the late 60"s. It had been in an old barn on our farm. The only markings on it was "Hawthorn" printed out on the chain guard. Its in pretty bad shape. Could anyone tell me if it would be worth fixing it up. Thank you.




Subject: Indian Bike
Entered on: Jan 24, 1999 21:16
Entered by: Glenda (rwashburn@teleplex.net)

Message:
I was given a old Indian Bike, its Black and has fenders on both front and rear wheel. The fenders are the only part of the bike that is rusted(and slighty). Is there any way to found out how old it is, and what it may be worth. Thanks Glenda




Subject: Found a beautiful Rudge
Entered on: Jan 25, 1999 01:34
Entered by: Curtis ()

Message:
Hi all: I found a 1950 Rudge mens bike in a thrift shop in Las Vegas. It has DynoHub, is black and had what appeared to be the original Tires! Oddly, they still held air, but, in the interest of safety, I repalced them, but kept the old ones. AAfter cleaning it up a little I started to see the beauty of this bike and have been cleaning it for the last 3 or four days! I looks like a museum piece (Things dont rust in Vegas) and it rides like nothing I've ever been on. It fits a tall man, and I wonder what it might be worth, Best Regards, Curtis




Subject: Women's Firestone Speed Cruiser Bicycle
Entered on: Jan 25, 1999 21:44
Entered by: Lizzy (christianwf@mw.sisna.com)

Message:
I am selling my Grandma's Antique Firestone Speed Cruiser Bicycle. The bike is green and white. It is a 1950's Firestone women's bike, so says my Dad. In the library I looked it up and the book said it is worth $250.00. I had it since I was 9 years old. The bike has both original fenders. My brother put some pictures on the computer for me, if you want, I can e-mail them to you. I got a new bike this year, for Christmas (I am 11 years old). Please let me know if the bike is the kind you buy. Lizzy Christian.




Subject: early 1960 roadmaster
Entered on: Jan 26, 1999 14:42
Entered by: scott (skotti20@aol.com)

Message:
i just aquired an early 60's roadmaster roadrocket girls bike and i need info can anyone help?




Subject: weastern flyer dating
Entered on: Jan 27, 1999 15:39
Entered by: DANNO (dannyrjones@hotmail.com)

Message:
I posted earlier about my weasternflyer I now have some numbers I got these off the bottom of the crank toob there are some small# and some large ones the first too didgets are almost un readable they may be u 1 or01 then there is a- W then 2196 the large#s are below and are 211246 I also have a news boy special that the family dastes to 54 or 53 ser #s 466961660 did this bike orig. have a tank my dad says no it was his little bros. they both have golf ball grips but the news boys handle bars are not swept back as far as the XT SUPER thanks for any help or history on WFs post here or email me.THANKS DANNO




Subject: Hercules
Entered on: Jan 28, 1999 12:36
Entered by: Mike (paxmtb@pan1.pharm.nottingham.ac.uk)

Message:
Can anyone give me info or details of info on a Hercules Balmoral bicycle that i've had for a while. It has a Sturmey Archer gearing system (3-speed).




Subject: Hercules
Entered on: Jan 29, 1999 08:27
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Ask under the "English Roadster" topic. Your Herc is an English bike and they've been discussed a number of times there. Also check the archives of that topic.




Subject: HUFFY BEACH CRUISER , HOW OLD IS IT ?
Entered on: Jan 29, 1999 17:42
Entered by: robert (oldsouth1@mindspring.com)

Message:
I HAVE A METALIC BLUE HUFFY WITH GOOD VIBRATIONS ON CHAIN GUARD. #C82733 26384 ON BOTTOM OF FRAME. IT HAS CARLISLE WHITE WALL TIRES 26+2.125 THE WHITE WALL HAS CRACKS IN BUT THE TIRES ARE IN GOOD SHAPE.IF YOUR INTERESTED IN THE TIRES EMAIL.. DOES THE BIKE HAVE ANY VALUE.




Subject: Girls Huffy Bike
Entered on: Jan 29, 1999 18:19
Entered by: Bryan (krash90@aol.com)

Message:
I have a girls Huffy bike called Sweet Thunder. I believe 70's? Its a 20" and pink and white with plastic fenders. Has a plastic placard on front that says Sweet Thunder #2. Any info on year and value would be great. Thanx!




Subject: Western Flyer
Entered on: Jan 30, 1999 00:42
Entered by: Dave (flipndave@aol.com)

Message:
HELP! I also need help with the year of my Western Flyer. Even if I could narrow it down I would be happy. It's a tandem with double curved tubes forming the mens front and ladies rear.




Subject: AMF Saturn 40s
Entered on: Jan 31, 1999 12:03
Entered by: Mauricio (blindate@andinet.com)

Message:
Jan 31st/99 I do have a AMF Saturn bike,from the 40s metalic green with the handles and saddle white,has a basket in the front. Can any one help me with the aprox value of it??? Many thanks Mauricio.BogotŠ Colombia S>A




Subject: 47-48-or 49 Spiegel Airman
Entered on: Feb 1, 1999 15:22
Entered by: Ron (rkelly@multipro.com)

Message:
I bought this Spiegel Airman in 1949 used from my brother-in-law to pedal papers with. The model # is 51T2577 and the Serial # is A0052882 which is located on the bottom of the pedal crank housing. It has horn tank and dual coil springs and looks similar to the Monark Super Delux. The color is maroon with a creme trim. Does anyone know who made it for Spiegel and in which year. It has been in a garage at a cottage for the last 45-50 years. Thinking about renovation and would appreciate any suggestion or help. Thanks!! Ron




Subject: Thunderbolt
Entered on: Feb 3, 1999 19:24
Entered by: Denise (chicanisma@hotmail.com)

Message:
I found a bike abandoned on the side of the road. It's a little beat up and it says "thunderbolt" on the chain guard...It has littl fake taillights on the back too. Does anyone know what Make this bike is? I have combed all kinds of bike sites and find no reference to a thunderbolt. Any info would be appreciated.




Subject: Thunderbolt
Entered on: Feb 4, 1999 08:49
Entered by: flubber ()

Message:
Columbia made the Thunderbolt




Subject: Value of my bike
Entered on: Feb 4, 1999 23:03
Entered by: Diane (DiGuyette@aol.com)

Message:
I have a 1960 Ladies Schwinn World Tourist Extra Light bicycle.It has a white flowered bannana seat regular handle bars and blue in color original paint, tires are 27 by 11/4 inches. any information on year and value would be appreicated Diane




Subject: Huffy Girls Bike
Entered on: Feb 7, 1999 13:00
Entered by: Harry (HB_BAB@MSN.COM)

Message:
We acquired a girls Huffy bike from 90 + man's estate.Tire size 24x1.75 fits 24x2.125 rim. Marking on front hub "mark 60", made in USA Patent #3131000. On rear wheel brake Bendix RB2 USA Patent pending. On underseat __ __SONS. Has eagle symbols on tank, areo symbol on carrier. Chrome fenders (front flared). Turquoise/red frame etc. Headlight (dual),bell, mirror. All excellent condition. Can't find serial #,where do you look. Would like to know year and value. thanks




Subject: please help I.D. my old bicycle
Entered on: Feb 8, 1999 22:37
Entered by: steven ()

Message:
My grandfather fixed up this bike in the mid 50's. I used the bike in the 70's. It is a solid crome bike with no name plate. It is designed like a Schwinn stingray. All I have is this serial # 5C2477930327445. Can someone please help I.D. this bike!!!




Subject: what did i find?
Entered on: Feb 8, 1999 22:38
Entered by: j.b. ()

Message:
i found what looks like a boys schwinn by a dumpster. i believe the serial # is DB24347. is this old or what? pease help an amateur




Subject: what did i find?
Entered on: Feb 8, 1999 22:41
Entered by: j.b. ()

Message:
i found what looks like a boys schwinn by a dumpster. i believe the serial # is DB24347. is this old or what? amateur needs help. thanks for any info.




Subject: Please help I.D. my old bike
Entered on: Feb 8, 1999 23:05
Entered by: steven (CHunter95@aol.com)

Message:
I have a solid crome bike that my grandfather fixed up in the mid 50's. I used the bike in the 70's and have now decided to fix it again for my kids. It has no name on it. The only I.D. is a serial # 5C2477930327445. Can someone please tell me what kind of bike I have???




Subject: RE: Chrome bike
Entered on: Feb 9, 1999 08:17
Entered by: flubber ()

Message:
Sears and JC Higgins made chrome bikes. Monarch made aluminium bike which looked chrome. You've got to provide more details, like tire size, etc.




Subject: RE: Schwinn from a dumpster
Entered on: Feb 9, 1999 08:18
Entered by: flubber ()

Message:
That looks like a Schwinn serial number. It decodes to 1966




Subject: I.D. old crome bike
Entered on: Feb 9, 1999 16:39
Entered by: steven ()

Message:
I have a bike that my grandfather fixed up in the 50's. The bike was old then. It is a solid crome 20 inch bike. I dont know what the first set of tires were. The serial number 5C2477930327445 is located on the lower back of the frame where the rear wheel goes. If you are sitting on the bike the serial number is on the left. I hope this extra info will help. Thanks!!




Subject: Peugeot Model
Entered on: Feb 9, 1999 18:52
Entered by: Rick (rlmiseroy@west.raytheon.com)

Message:
I recently purchased a used Peugeot bicycle in mint condition. I am trying to figure out what model it is and have not found anything on the web. All the parts, except the crankset, are made in France and beautifully finished. I would appreciate any help you could give me in indentifying the bike. It has the following parts: Frame- 501 Cromoly 3 tube Garanti construction, fork is 501 and chrome in color, the frame is burgundy in color and has racing strips, from red to white, on the top tube and on the seat tube. It has decals similar to an Avoriaz. Derailleurs- Sachs-Huret Rival Shifters- Sachs-Huret, friction style Brakes- Weinmann side pull with a date code of 12/84 Rear hub- Maillard Helicoil-Matic, 12 speeds Front hub- Maillard Handle bars and stem- CTA Crankset- Sugino Seat post- AIAX, there is no seat clamp, the post has a wedge like a stem Rims- Mavic C Weight- about 25lbs Thank you in advance




Subject: what model do i have
Entered on: Feb 9, 1999 19:35
Entered by: j.b. ()

Message:
thanks flubber, now how can i determine the model i have and what original equipment came on it. the handlebars,seat,and pedals are not orig.




Subject: What is it?????
Entered on: Feb 10, 1999 20:35
Entered by: Bryan (krash90@aol.com)

Message:
I have a chance to obtain a chopper style bike that I think is from the 60's or 70's. It is orange and made by Hercules. Everything is present and original I think except for the front tire. Has bell, mirror, speedo,shifter and book rack on back. Any ideas on age, where produced and value would be greatly appreciated. Please email me. Thanx!




Subject: Hercules Chopper??
Entered on: Feb 11, 1999 08:48
Entered by: Wow ()

Message:
Sounds like you may have foun something pretty rare. Hercules made 26" 3-speeds on the same production line as Raleigh. Maybe they also cooperated in building Chopper style bikes, too??? Hmmmmmmm! What do the decals say?




Subject: "made in austria" sears bike
Entered on: Feb 11, 1999 09:49
Entered by: vanessa (vanessa@terrifichick.com)

Message:
Hey there-- I've been poking around this site and others over the past few days, trying to figure out what sort of bike I found at the dump. It's a Sears women's bike, one-speed, coaster brakes, and I can't find any sort of serial number or model name on it anywhere! The only distinguishing marks are the front badge which says "made in austria for sears roebuck and co." (so I gather it's not made by murray?) and a triangular decal on the front rod that has a squiggly arrow on it. It's got white pinstriping on the fenders, and the tires on it now are 26 x 1 3/8, although they actually look a bit narrow for the rims. The shape of it isn't as stylish as the spaceliners, all the tubes are pretty much straight and don't taper. The chainguard is chrome. Any ideas? I'm very curious!




Subject: Hercules chopper
Entered on: Feb 12, 1999 17:27
Entered by: Bryan (krash90@aol.com)

Message:
Decals just say Hercules. Nothing stating a model name. Is it an English bike? Or American? It has surface rust but not bad. Any info. is greatly appreciated. Thanx again!




Subject: OLD BIKES
Entered on: Feb 14, 1999 01:44
Entered by: STEVE (COFFEEBRANCH@PRODIGY.NET)

Message:
OLD SCHWINN NEW WORLD, MOUSTACHE HANDLEBARS, 3 SPEED, SPROCKET A.S.& CO. SHIFT LEVER IS ON TOP TUBE. CASSETTE IS FRENCH, SCHWINN SUPERIOR SADDLE, HANK AND FRANK BADGE. SERIAL NUMBER IS PRE SCHWINN NUMBER LIST. HAS RED GLASS REFLECTOR WITH BUBBLE LOOK AND ODOMETER ON FRONT WHEEL VEEDER. EVER SEEN ONE LIKE THIS? HAVE SAFTICYCLE,LOOKS LIKE CROSS BETWEEN BICYCLE AND CUSHMAN. HAS OLD CAST IRON BRIGGS ENGINE. BADGE READS "SAFTICYCLE" LACROSSE WI. I BELIEVE IT TO BE EARLY 1950'S. EVER HEARD OF THIS ONE AND HAVE ANY IDEAS ON VALUE? THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP.




Subject: 1950 Monark Super Deluxe
Entered on: Feb 14, 1999 14:52
Entered by: Jennifer (jen12thegrid.net)

Message:
Ive recently got a hold of an antique bicycle in very good condition.I am wondering about how much the cycle would be worth if fully restored.Am I just wasting my time or did I really find something great?? Please reply.thanx.




Subject: Firestone
Entered on: Feb 14, 1999 20:13
Entered by: Kurt (kvs1964@yahoo.com)

Message:
I have an old Firestone Pilot that unfortunately was painted over with auto primer. I am looking for info about the bike and possibly a picture so that I can restore it to original form. Thanks in advance,




Subject: AMF Roadmaster Luxury Liner
Entered on: Feb 15, 1999 16:35
Entered by: Jeff (jas@opman.com)

Message:
My late Father left behind this roadmaster (girls) bike. I would like to find out its age & value. It is turquois W/Spring fork, headlite, tank W/lightswitch @ luggage rack. Cherry condition (fender chrome has some pitting). Thank you for your time.




Subject: Good Year Wings Deluxe
Entered on: Feb 16, 1999 22:59
Entered by: Nathan (Toolate2@aol.com)

Message:
Bought a 26" girls bike. Head badge "Good Year Wings Deluxe" Looks prewar. Maybe made by Colson? Has same curved rack and chain guard I see on many Colsons. Anybody know anything about it? Thanks...




Subject: Looking for info
Entered on: Feb 17, 1999 09:40
Entered by: David (Bluestreak4065@webtv.net)

Message:
Does anybody know if Mattel made bicycles? I seem to remember having one in the early 70's,aluminum with a polished tank and spring suspension.Thanks for any info you can provide.




Subject: Mattel Bikes
Entered on: Feb 17, 1999 12:18
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@basspro.com)

Message:
I know Mattel made bikes in the mid-60's. One model was chromed steel with rear shocks, chrome fenders and no tank (Stallion), the other had front and rear shocks, a tank, and chromed steel subframe, but the fenders, tank and upper portion of the frame were painted red (Bronco). I can send pics of these if you'd like. Not sure what Mattel made in the Seventies (if any).




Subject: Falcon 10-sp, Eddie Mercx model
Entered on: Feb 17, 1999 15:29
Entered by: Mark (mconner@bellatlantic.net)

Message:
I am very curious to know if my Falcon Eddie Mercx 10-speed(circa 1976) is worth any more than what I paid for it in 1977. It's in excellent condition, nice blue Reynolds frame w/ Eddie's picture on the fork-tube.It's been a good friend and I'm curious to know if it's a also a well-to-do friend. Thanks.




Subject: Old Elgin bike
Entered on: Feb 18, 1999 08:01
Entered by: Mario (carbajal@fcq.unc.edu.ar)

Message:
°Hi!: I live in Cordoba, Argentina (South America). I have one old curved bar bike similar to Elgin female, with tank. °It's a very good bike!. But, I do not know month and year of fabrication. The engraving numbers are: SE MOD-502 185 SER. 57473 Please help me. Thank-you for your attention.




Subject: Mattel Stallion - picture
Entered on: Feb 18, 1999 14:27
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Hey, there's a picture of a 1967 Mattel Stallion on Menotomy's picture database. There's a link to the database near the top of this page!




Subject: Cycle Truck
Entered on: Feb 20, 1999 21:15
Entered by: Jeff (GSTE4@AOL)

Message:
I would like to know the year of my cycle truck # R 14456. Thank you.




Subject: Sears Freespirit
Entered on: Feb 22, 1999 21:47
Entered by: Howard (hmurrill@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
I know most 10-speeds are about as collectable as the common cold, but I have a Sears Freespirit that must be one of the oldest 10-speeds. This thing has a comfortable seat and wide fenders over skinny tires. It has touring handlebars that don't turn underneath and they have real grips. It's blue and in great shape except for one broken brake cable. Is there any way to date a Sears bike? Does anyone know when the name "Freespirit" was first used? I guess I'm looking for a Sears historian or somebody who knows a bunch of bicycle history. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Howard




Subject: goodyear double eagle
Entered on: Feb 23, 1999 00:24
Entered by: gary (gjoglin@ftc-i.net)

Message:
i have goodyear clipper 26" found with dated batterys for horn with july 1947 on them color is lime green & dark green anyone ever heard of this bike or have any info on it please e mail thanks gary




Subject: AMF SKYRIDER
Entered on: Feb 24, 1999 22:55
Entered by: Adrienne (ownby1@aol.com)

Message:
I just found a amf skyrider. It is pretty rusty but has a really cool chain guard and a solid sproket with holes shaped like stars. I would love to know the age and anything at all & if it is worth restoring. thanks for any help!




Subject: Baby Bike
Entered on: Feb 25, 1999 21:30
Entered by: carole (dcsneff@bright.net)

Message:
I have a tricycle "Baby Bike" marked Colson Co. , Elyria, Ohio Pat. 6/1/1915 Does anyone have any info on this company?




Subject: SEARS BICYCLE
Entered on: Feb 26, 1999 10:27
Entered by: JEFF (JJTOBEY@JUNO.COM)

Message:
I GOT A SEARS BICYCLE THAT I RECEIVED FOR FREE. THE NUMBERS FOR THE BIKE ARE 502-451713-598013. THE COLORS ARE BLUE WITH WHITE STRIPES ON THE FENDERS. NO NAME ON CHAIN GUARD.HAS THE BALLOON WHITE WALL TIRES. IF ANY ONE OR KNOWS SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP ME WITH THE MODEL AND YEAR I WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED ! PLEASE EMAIL ME AT JJTOBEY@JUNO.COM THANKS !




Subject: HERMES BICYCLE
Entered on: Mar 2, 1999 10:20
Entered by: joseph (j.paul@enso.net)

Message:
I HAVE A 12" HERMES BICYCLE APPROXIMATELY LATE 1950'S TO EARLY 1960'S. HOW CAN I FIND MORE INFO ON THIS BIKE?




Subject: Amf Road Master
Entered on: Mar 3, 1999 00:32
Entered by: Eli (Elih20@aol.com)

Message:
I was given an AMF Roadmaster Jr. and I want more info on when it was made!




Subject: 26 inch rollfast
Entered on: Mar 6, 1999 23:04
Entered by: tim ()

Message:
i recently found an old chinese red boys 26 inch rollfast with a gas tank! how would i date this??




Subject: 26 inch rollfast
Entered on: Mar 6, 1999 23:07
Entered by: tim ()

Message:
i recently found an old chinese red boys 26 inch rollfast with a gas tank! how would i date this??




Subject: 26 inch rollfast
Entered on: Mar 6, 1999 23:09
Entered by: tim (stooge@desupernet.net)

Message:
i recently found an old chinese red boys 26 inch rollfast with a gas tank! how would i date this??




Subject: Schwinn Tandem bicycle
Entered on: Mar 7, 1999 18:36
Entered by: Laurie (gailusa@iname.com)

Message:
I recently bought a Schwinn tandem bicycle at a yard sale. It looks sort of old but I can't tell . Does anyone have any info about it. I have the serial number . GJ815532 . Oh yea, and it is a five speed also. Thanks.




Subject: Shwinn Flyer?
Entered on: Mar 8, 1999 17:27
Entered by: Jason ()

Message:
I have what I think is a Shwinn Flyer its a girls "gas tang" model I need to know what year it is and if it is really a flyer




Subject: 1890's hickory bicycle
Entered on: Mar 10, 1999 11:51
Entered by: Frances (farishf@cherokee1.k12.sc.us)

Message:
I have a hickory bicycle believed to be an 1891 Elliott Hickory vintage. The front wheel has a diameter of 32 inches and the rear wheel has a diameter of 25 inches. I have surfed the net but not been able to locate anything that looks like this bicycle. I would like to verify the information I have and determine the value.




Subject: Roadmaster
Entered on: Mar 13, 1999 17:43
Entered by: Robert (opsky@webtv.net)

Message:
I need info please. I have a junior roadmaster 16 inch bicycle. it has plastic flaring over part of the frame like a gas tank. it also has solid tires. sachs the other w.GERMANY.




Subject: How old is my bike?
Entered on: Mar 15, 1999 15:16
Entered by: Eric (letsbike@anv.net)

Message:
I recently bought a schwinn cruiser at a yard sale, and I am trying to determine how old it is, and what it might be worth (if anything). I found two numbers on the bike. The one on the headtube is JU517728, and the one on the bb is W2900D. I hope someone out there can help. Thanks, Eric.




Subject: I think I have a 1950's AMF Road Master Explorer (Shelby)
Entered on: Mar 19, 1999 18:13
Entered by: Swayne (swaynewells@yahoo.com)

Message:
Can anybody help me find out the year this bike is? I hear that AMF sold-out to RoadMaster sometime in the 1950's is that true.This bike has all three names on it.It has original red paint and white pin strips. Balloon tires,gas tank looking thing,back book rack with three circles on the back with A M F in the circles. One guy offered me 750 dollars for it but I don't know the value of it.




Subject: Columbia Compax?
Entered on: Mar 20, 1999 04:08
Entered by: Craig (ch8595@aol.com)

Message:
I just received a bike Im 99% sure is a columbia compax folding bike (the Headbadge is missing)The bike was described as a 1941 JC higgens But I was told that JC didnt make them until 1946. Could someone look in there book on dateing Columbias and tell me the year. I dont want the bike if it is not a 1941 and I have 3 days to let them know if Im returning it.The serial # is K161930. Thanks




Subject: Vintage bicycle pictures
Entered on: Mar 20, 1999 18:59
Entered by: Rob ()

Message:
Just to let you know of what seems to be a work-in-progress. A web-site devoted to vintage bicycle pictures at http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Park/4823/HOMEPAGE.html Enjoy




Subject: Bianch bike?
Entered on: Mar 22, 1999 21:09
Entered by: Richard (hiltsppcusa@netscape.net)

Message:
My mom has a Bianch bike and was looking or a tire.25".I think the bike is over 30 years old.Any info about the bike would help.




Subject: folding bike... help!
Entered on: Mar 23, 1999 00:35
Entered by: dave (bigwaveddave@earthlink.net)

Message:
hi, I've got this bike. It's a 20" folding bike and I know almost nothing about it. Please take a look at http://home.earthlink.net/~bigwaveddave/sicur.html and please let me know if you have any info at all. Forward this to anyone who you think might know something about the bike. thanks alot! dave




Subject: Schwinn Hornet
Entered on: Mar 23, 1999 15:14
Entered by: Steve (smeek@purdue.edu)

Message:
I have a black & white-quite nice aesthetically Schwinn Hornet and I'm curious as to what years these were manufactured. It has full fenders, black with white pinstripes. It is single speed with coaster breaks. The rims are white. It's in good shape and I still ride it occasionally.




Subject: old raleigh w/ drum brakes
Entered on: Mar 23, 1999 19:53
Entered by: kook (aduggan@julian.uwo.ca)

Message:
I am hoping someone can help me out in figuring out how old this raleigh i have is, i have checked out serial number lists and just become confused. Someone from a local bike shop thought maybe it was a 1952 or 53 model, but the serial number sequences don't seem to match that estimation. Anyway, it it a green bike with white or cream fenders with a serial number BY 42360 or perhaps its BY 42580 i can't see it too well bc someone did a nasty repaint of this bike... the bike has 28" x 1 3/4" (with the letters WO after the size) Dunlop wheels with sturmy archer hubs that have drum brakes. The only numbering on the hub that i can see is a 32 on the outside of the brake casing. It's a three speed. I am wondering for interest sake when is was made, but also i am trying to find out its value bc i am considering parting with it. I rode it around last summer, but it's a very tall bike, lollol. Any help would be appreciated :-)




Subject: CCM Bikes
Entered on: Mar 29, 1999 09:15
Entered by: Kirk (woodlot@istar.ca)

Message:
My wife and I received a pair of his/hers CCM Imperial Mark II bicycles as wedding gifts. We would like to contact CCM, and find out more about the history of these bikes, in particular the Model Year. Could anyone please help?




Subject: need Ross "Compact" bicycle ID help
Entered on: Mar 29, 1999 11:10
Entered by: Amy (A_Biel@msn.com)

Message:
I was given an "apparently" old Ross Compact 5 speed bicycle. The front plate reads "Allentown, PA". It is light blue with white trim, has an attached wire basket, front and rear fenders, and a black quilted leather saddle. Any idea how old this might be? Where would I find any ID or serial numbers on the bike? Any help is much appreciated!




Subject: HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS?
Entered on: Mar 29, 1999 21:42
Entered by: SHARON ()

Message:
I HAVE A BIKE WITH THE NAME "CUSSINS" ON IT . IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. CAN ANYONE TELL ME AGE AND VALUE OF THIS?




Subject: help!!!!!!!!!
Entered on: Mar 30, 1999 17:21
Entered by: Nicki (sprsfarm@yahoo.com)

Message:
I have found a few vintage/classic bicycles in our old garage. Here are some of the names I can find Western Flyer,Huffy Impalla, and i believe a Schwinn Phantom. Others were a Huffy with a bannana seat, u-shaped handle bars,and a small front tire. And two tricycles one with the letters H T on the back step and the other has no clue, but i do know that the trikes were my father-inlaw's when he was a child putting them in the late 40's or early 50's. If anyone can possibly help put a date and name on these bikes I would truely appreciate it. Thanks!




Subject: Ross 5 speed
Entered on: Mar 30, 1999 20:44
Entered by: Howard (hmurrill@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
I have a Ross 26 inch 5 speed boys bike with chrome fenders. It's yellow and in excellent condition. I am impressed by the quality. Can anybody tell me anything about Ross bicycles?




Subject: Sears
Entered on: Mar 31, 1999 17:59
Entered by: Howard (hmurrill@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Does anyone know where I can find out about Sears' brands like J. C. Higgins and Ted Williams? I know that Sears had stuff made for them all over the world. Can anybody make sense of this mess? Howard




Subject: Indian princess Ladies Bicycle
Entered on: Apr 1, 1999 09:38
Entered by: Melissa (sovtek@bga.com)

Message:
Has anyone ever heard of an Indian Princess Bicycle? It seems to have been made by the motorcycle manufacturer. The emblem on the front tube has an Indian Princess on it and "Indian" written in the manner as the motorbike. I have photographs if this will help anyone who thinks they may have info. Thank you!




Subject: RE: Indian Princess
Entered on: Apr 2, 1999 08:04
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Look under the 'English Roadster' topic and it's archives. They are discussed in there.




Subject: columbia,westfield
Entered on: Apr 2, 1999 15:23
Entered by: melissa (ruby@albany.net)

Message:
I'm just starting to collect and have a Columbia woman's bicycle. It's missing a chain gaurd. How can I determine the age? By patent?




Subject: columbia,westfield
Entered on: Apr 2, 1999 15:34
Entered by: melissa (ruby@albany.net)

Message:
I have a Three Star Deluxe Woman's Columbia, Westfield bicycle, I am missing the chain gaurd if there was one. How can determine the year of this bike? The US Patent # is 2434423




Subject: Rust
Entered on: Apr 3, 1999 18:43
Entered by: Jason (drumking51@hotmail.com)

Message:
I am restoring some old stingrays and would like to know a good way to get rust off of crome.




Subject: Belt drive childs bicycle- who made and when?
Entered on: Apr 3, 1999 19:43
Entered by: Randy (IWONB2V2X@aol.com)

Message:
I hope someone can help answer this. I have an old childs bike which has a v-belt drive instead of a chain, there is a picture of a bike exactly like mine on page 217 of "evolution of the bicycle vol.2"book,middle of page. this book says it is from the 30's but I belive it is more like late 40's or 50's. Does anyone know who made these bikes and when? Mine was orig. metallic orange in color and has hard rubber tires (Goodyear). Can anybody answer these questions? Thanks!




Subject: J.C.Higgins
Entered on: Apr 5, 1999 13:48
Entered by: Mike (mfb99@aol.com)

Message:
I was wondering what anyone knows about a J.C.Higgins bike I found. It was Blue, and had a white tank, its a 24" girls bike.




Subject: Ross Super Deluxe
Entered on: Apr 6, 1999 15:26
Entered by: lois (ljpli@hotmail.com)

Message:
I have figured there is four versions of the 1950's Ross Super Deluxe:the early 1950's 26 x 2.125 and 24 x 2.125, and the late 1950's 26 x 1.75 and 24 x 1.75. lois




Subject: Shelby Bicycle
Entered on: Apr 8, 1999 16:15
Entered by: Hunter (hgroton@citycap.com)

Message:
I found, what looks to be, a very old Shelby "Flying Cloud" bicycle. Who can I call to determine if the bike is worth restoring?




Subject:
Entered on: Apr 8, 1999 20:51
Entered by: Dewayne (flatfoot@planetc.com)

Message:
I am trying to find out what kind of bicycle I have got and how much its worth!!!!! It is a bicycle brought from japan during world war 2 , it is a union deluxe , k.w.i cycle made by kawai co. ltd. it has drum brakes on back wheel, headlight run off of generator from front wheel , battery horn and a finger pushed horn . CAN ANYONE HELP!!!!!! Please E-Mail me at flatfoot @planetc.com




Subject: Schwinn Racer Bicycle
Entered on: Apr 8, 1999 21:07
Entered by: Amy & Chris (lululuann@hotmail.com)

Message:
I found an old Schwinn bicycle in an old barn. On the chain guard, the words "Schwinn Racer" were written. It has a serial number of: AGO36781. It has 26 inch tires that say Schwinn on them, and the seat has an "S" printed on the top. The bicycle is red with a blue and white seat. I'm not sure how old this bicycle is and am looking for general information about this bike. Please feel free to e-mail us with responses.




Subject: Endor Pixie bicycle motor manufactured in Montreal by the Godscroft industries ltd.
Entered on: Apr 9, 1999 21:57
Entered by: Ray (Rays888@aol.com)

Message:
Hi. Has anybody any info on the model 38 Pixie motor for bicycles? 11/2 h.p.and could fit a multitude of bikes. Chain driven, could fit to C.C.M.- Hercules hub, type coaster brake thru an adapter. Also fit on Musselman Bendix, New Departure and Perry coaster brake hubs. Fuel supplied thru an AMAL carburator. Displacement 38.6cc (2-1/3 cubic inches). Two speed transmission, gearchange operated by a Bowden Control. I own one of the original prototypes of this engine for bicycles. Age~ 1930'-1940's. Please help, I'd like to restore it. Ray




Subject: Rollfast
Entered on: Apr 12, 1999 11:36
Entered by: Mike (thigh@binghamton.edu)

Message:
Have Rollfast break down bike. 20 inch wheels very good condition. What is it and what is it worth.




Subject: AMF Shelby Air Flo
Entered on: Apr 15, 1999 14:45
Entered by: Judy (CMCPaul@aol.com)

Message:
I have recently purchased a red and white Shelby on the motor it says O & R Engines, Inc. 3340 Emerly Street LA CA CRLINE - can you tell me anything about these bikes - ages - restore or not - where can I get more info.? Thanks for your help




Subject: identifying old Schwinn
Entered on: Apr 16, 1999 12:17
Entered by: Dan (dnicklay@libby.org)

Message:
I recently was given an old Schwinn for my tinkering pleasure, and have NO idea how old it is, or what model. It's in pretty rough shape, but solid, so I'd like to know whether it would be better to just "fix it up" for my own use, or try to restore it for resale. Here is the sketchy description: It's a boy's bike, with what I'd have to call a three-bar top tube, 26-inch tires, springer, front disc brake, schwinn name plate with (I beleive) a train and airplane on it, black and white paint. I have no idea whether the handlebars are original, it's missing its seat, and someone added ten-speed componentry to it (without modifying the frame). Can anyone help me, or tell me where to get information? I don't see it pictured anywhere on-line.




Subject: Value of 1969 Schwinn Twinn
Entered on: Apr 17, 1999 21:22
Entered by: Paul ()

Message:
26x13/4 tires,green and white, chrome fenders, left front hand brake, Bendix automatic 2 speed on left rear dropout, serial number BE****** on left rear dropout. Any ideas about the value? Thanks for any help.




Subject: What have I got here?
Entered on: Apr 18, 1999 18:29
Entered by: Robert (Robert.Fitzgerald@edwardjones.com)

Message:
Can anyone help me identify this girl's bike I just aquired. It is a Schwinn Breeze, serial number 'JH121559'.




Subject: Correction of previous question
Entered on: Apr 19, 1999 17:42
Entered by: dan (dnicklay@libby.org)

Message:
the Schwinn I asked about earlier does NOT have a "triple top tube" sorry. It's only a single. Where would I most likely find a serial number? I've looked it over semi-closely.




Subject: Correction of previous question (4/16)
Entered on: Apr 19, 1999 17:45
Entered by: dan (dnicklay@libby.org)

Message:
the Schwinn I asked about earlier does NOT have a "triple top tube" sorry. It's only a single. Where would I most likely find a serial number? I've looked it over semi-closely.




Subject: need help identifying old bike
Entered on: Apr 21, 1999 23:44
Entered by: Joe (jeschardie@aol.com)

Message:
was given old bike in great condition ,but name plate is missing .Ser.#51445910 also 915066 It looks to be from the 40,s orig.blue,w.w baloon tires 26"ladies back part of frame is bolted together Please help out




Subject: Restoring Schwinn
Entered on: Apr 28, 1999 09:57
Entered by: Jim (james.wiltcher@celebration.fl.us)

Message:
I have a Schwinn-Henderson bicycle which was bought for me in 1948. Through many years of moves, vandalizm and neglect, it is now in very bad condition. I have come to my senses and want to restore it. I do not have the tools nor the talent to do this. Is there anyone in the Orlando or Knoxville areas who does this kind of work? I do not want this done for show purposes but do want a first class job. My grandchildren and I just want to ride it.




Subject: original speedster
Entered on: Apr 29, 1999 10:06
Entered by: Mike (michaellong_90@yahoo.com)

Message:
ive got a schwinn speedster no.dp561624 what year is this bike?1972




Subject: Tires for antique bicycle
Entered on: Apr 29, 1999 20:22
Entered by: MikeB (Michael_Balster@credence.com)

Message:
I have a bicycle with wooden rims and a shaft drive system with beveled gears at the rear wheel. The handle grips are wodden and the seat is leather with an opening in the center. Where do I find tires for the bike?




Subject: Shelby Flying Cloud...
Entered on: Apr 30, 1999 00:21
Entered by: Harlan (tuneharvest@rmci.net)

Message:
I've got a near mint AMF Shelby Flying Cloud. Mostly chrome with turquoise, seat is turquoise with silver piping. All original, stored in a garage up on blocks as an excercise bike for over 25 years... or more. But I have no idea how old or what it's worth. The only thing wrong is dual/bikini like clear plastic lens of tank's headlight is missing. Anyone help? Email me at tuneharvest@rmci.net - Thanks.




Subject: Hawthorne
Entered on: May 1, 1999 10:28
Entered by: kb0ndi (kb0ndi@qsl.net)

Message:
I recently picked up a Hawthorne Bike. I don't know much about it other then it's blue, says HAWTHORNE verticaly on the post under the seat, and it has a special looking front fender sort of comes up to a point with a chrome ball on the end. Any help on the age and value of it would be helpfull. Please reply via email to: kb0ndi@qsl.net Thank You, kb0ndi




Subject: Schwinn Panther
Entered on: May 3, 1999 11:00
Entered by: Mark (virginmonk@hotmail.com)

Message:
I have a schwinn Panther...Original orange paint good chrome, but I am not sure what year it is from or what it is worth. Can anybody Help?




Subject: WATCH OUT FOLKS!
Entered on: May 3, 1999 15:45
Entered by: witheld ()

Message:
I've posted test messages here, just to see what kind of people responded when I ask about the value of a bicycle. You'll not see a lot of answers here, but if you've got a rare bike, the collectors who read these forums will email you and make a low-ball offer. SO DO YOURSELF A FAVOR: PICK UP SOME KIND OF PRICE GUIDE!! There are 2 collectors who read these forums who must be working together, because they both gave the same offer ($75) on a bike that is worth 10 times that much. If I was an unsuspecting seller, I would have said: "Hey, two different experts said it's worth $75, so I'll sell it for that"..... Watch out folks, don't sell your old Stingray or Dad's loaded balloon tire bike based on a price told to you by a BIASED BUYER!




Subject: Olympique Bike
Entered on: May 3, 1999 17:57
Entered by: Lee (nickell@hit.net)

Message:
I have a Olympique 10 speed and was wondering if anyone can help me. It has Tour De France stickers, and I know it was made in France, am looking for replacement parts and any info I can get on this type of bike




Subject: Schwinn
Entered on: May 4, 1999 16:44
Entered by: Don ()

Message:
The boy down the street was given his first Schwinn. I looked at the cerial number and I could not date it. It reads, 1G001962 or maybe LG001962. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.




Subject: What Kind of Bike is this?
Entered on: May 5, 1999 16:18
Entered by: Matt (driver_13@hotmail.com)

Message:
I recently purchased a balloon tire bike from a garage sale. The accesories on it are all schwinn, tires, handle grips, seat, and the chain guard says "Flight Liner" . These are the numbers off it. 502 46602 485810 any help identifying it and determining its value would be appreciated. Please e-mail me with any info you may have. Thanks Matt




Subject: "Victory" Bike
Entered on: May 6, 1999 08:36
Entered by: Joe (DrawNDrive@aol.com)

Message:
My Dad talks of having a "victory bike" which he had. He says they were called that because they were made either during or immediately after WWII. Was this term used for a style of bike or a brand name? If a style, can you offer brands / models of "victory bikes?"




Subject: tandem
Entered on: May 9, 1999 12:25
Entered by: Fred (kickedback_32@yahoo.com)

Message:
I have an old tandem bicycle(cruiser style) but it has no name plate and I would like to know what make and year it is. Can you give leads to pics of old tandems?




Subject: 1942 Hyawatha
Entered on: May 10, 1999 02:35
Entered by: jeff (feetstoobig@webworldinc.com)

Message:
I recently bought what was described as a 1942 hyawatha. How do I confirm the date of manufacture?




Subject: CANNONBALL
Entered on: May 10, 1999 18:35
Entered by: Damon (damonfry@hotmail.com)

Message:
"Any" info on CANNONBALL TRIPPLETT (3-seater) bicycles




Subject: need help dating old schwinn
Entered on: May 12, 1999 14:41
Entered by: Geoff (shoeman@mint.net)

Message:
found a frame in the trash, serial# is 1858036, on left rear drop-out. Color is green/creme. cantilever style frame. any clues as to how to date it? Thanks, Geoff




Subject: OLD BIKES
Entered on: May 12, 1999 21:35
Entered by: Paul (xhtc@yahoo.com)

Message:
I buy old bikes and parts and related items. I am a very serrious buyer but I do not give free appraisals, so contact me with a price in the first letter. Thanks pg




Subject: ALAU
Entered on: May 13, 1999 21:50
Entered by: Melvin (mkahunanui@hotmail.com)

Message:
trying to find out the year of my 16" Schwinn, but my vin #'s are as follows; ALAU. What is this ?




Subject: Old Colubia tandem
Entered on: May 14, 1999 01:59
Entered by: bob (bobkat@olypen.com)

Message:
I have aquired an old Columbia tandem in rough condition. is it worth restoring and where can I get info on parts,age and values.




Subject: J.C. HIGGINS
Entered on: May 15, 1999 12:29
Entered by: Mike (MFB99@aol.com)

Message:
I have recently begun restoring a J.C. Higgins bike I had found. I know that J.C. Higgins was the brand name of Sears, before it was actually Sears, but I have no idea how to date it or how much or if its worth anything. It is a girls bike 26", blue, white tank, head light, schwinn seat, everything is on it except, the front wheel is a 24", CAN ANYONE HELP ME?




Subject: 1950"s bluegrass boys bike
Entered on: May 15, 1999 20:18
Entered by: mary maynard (j1812@webtv.net)

Message:
I would like to find out more about my bike in so so condition. Red in color seat on back handle grips . It is all there but needs a little work.




Subject: bicycle information
Entered on: May 20, 1999 22:47
Entered by: tom (bills@wideworld.net)

Message:
hi my name is tom and im tryiny to find out the value of 2 bicycles that i have had for a few years now. they are both 20" bikes one is a royce union and the other is a derby imguessing there at least 15 to 25 years old i would be thankful for any help you could give and please e mail me with the information. thank you . tom




Subject: AMF ROADMASTER THREE WHEEL BICYCLE 24 INCH
Entered on: May 23, 1999 14:07
Entered by: JACK (YENKO345@AOL.COM)

Message:
I HAVE A AMF ROADMASTER THREE WHEEL BIKE WITH BENDIX BRAKE ON ONE REAR WHEEL LUGGAGE RACK BETWEEN THE WHEELS IT IS BUILT ON A GIRLS FRAME IS THIS BIKE OLD AND WHERE IS THE SERIAL NO. LOCATED...ALSO WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ANYONE ELSE THAT HAS THREE WHEEL BIKES PLEASE GIVE ANSWER TO MY AOL ADDRESS THANKS




Subject: Rudge - Britains Best Bicycles from Nottingham ENG.
Entered on: May 25, 1999 15:41
Entered by: Cory ()

Message:
I've found an old Rudge and was wondering if anyone could date the bike and its rarity. The serial #AL 67714. Bike details: bowed top tube, seat stay is bolted rather than welded to chain stay and seat tube, headbadge has logo depicting a hand, attached to handlebar is chrome R signifying Rudge, Handle bar grips are made by John Bull of England, Seat is a Dunlop M15 it's made of rubber with 3 springs. Thanks. Til future days.




Subject: sale bike
Entered on: May 26, 1999 10:48
Entered by: spence (???????)

Message:
i won't to sale my bike for $100.00. it is a huffy . i had it for to two months. so if any information leave a message on the board.




Subject:
Entered on: May 30, 1999 13:36
Entered by: john (johnboy@cwix.com)

Message:
I have a phillips-birmingham bicycle purchased at a year sale. What is the history of this company?




Subject: raleigh bicycle
Entered on: May 31, 1999 14:10
Entered by: Elizabeth (zilnek@micron.net)

Message:
i found an old raleigh girls bike at a yard sale. it's blue in color, has 20" x 1 3/8" tires, serial # 701462 on seat stem, the rear hub has "Sturmey/Archer" SC 73 4, u-shaped handlebars, "RALEIGH MOUNTIE" on the chain guard, and a Raleigh nameplate that says "Made In Nottingham England". I would like to find out the year it was made so I can restore it. Any information would be helpful. Thanks




Subject: What did I find?
Entered on: May 31, 1999 17:10
Entered by: Jenny (CirceSmil@aol)

Message:
I picked up a Schwinn Varsity 10 speed. I can't find a seriel number but it says Berkely Bicycle & toy near the pedals. can anybody let me know how old it is? It has a 1950's look. Thanks.




Subject: What did I find?
Entered on: May 31, 1999 17:12
Entered by: Jenny (CirceSmil@aol)

Message:
I picked up a Schwinn Varsity 10 speed. I can't find a seriel number but it says Berkely Bicycle & toy near the pedals. can anybody let me know how old it is? It has a 1950's look. Thanks.




Subject: Jenny's Varsity
Entered on: Jun 1, 1999 16:36
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
There should be a serial number on the left rear axle hanger or on the headtube under the badge (near the bottom of the tube). Find it (you might have to move the fender braces) and get back with with us here -- we'll tell you the date it was built (or you can look it up via the Schwinn date link at the top of this page.




Subject: Schwinn Stingray 2
Entered on: Jun 1, 1999 23:18
Entered by: Mike (Mjpomeara@aol.com)

Message:
Picked up a Schwinn Stingray 2 at a garage sale, serial #CQ507000. Red and yellow color combination, appears to be all original. Boys 20", coaster brakes, no slik on rear. Any info. on age or value? It is in very good condition.




Subject: Subject: OLD BIKES AND PARTS
Entered on: Jun 5, 1999 19:51
Entered by: Paul (xhtc@yahoo.com)

Message:
I buy old bikes and parts and related items. I am a very serrious buyer but I do not give free appraisals, so contact me with a price in the first letter. Thanks pg




Subject: Schwinn Cycle Truck 1930's
Entered on: Jun 11, 1999 12:42
Entered by: Laura (laura.ann.hine@juno.com)

Message:
I have a Schwinn Cycle Truck and would like to know the age and approximate value, as we are interested in selling it. The serial # is B05351, it is a men's bike, all original parts. The head badge says "Schwinn Cycle Truck - Arnold Schwinn". The front fender is flared, front tire is 20 x 2.125 rear tire is 26 x 2.125. On the leather seat it says #6-60 Mesinger, Patent 11/18/1928. It has the lower bracket for the large basket, but the basket is not on the bike. It has the thick heavy duty spokes on the tires. It has been painted once, and is in very good condition. Just a little rust on the springs under the seat. Any ideas how much it is worth, or it's age? Thanks.




Subject: 1952 Schwinn--now...what model?
Entered on: Jun 11, 1999 20:12
Entered by: Jeri (jerijon@aol.com)

Message:
Thanks to the serial codes posted by Kath, I was finally able to determine the age of my "new" bike. Now I would like to find out the model. It's a really cool 1952 Schwinn girls bike with a built-in horn, headlight, front disc brake, and key in lock just below the handlebars. It also has a speedometer/odometer (CADET) made by Stewart Warner. The front disc brake says Arnold Schwinn Co Chicago USA. The serial # is F81504. Can anyone help me ID this bike? Please email as well as post. Thanks!




Subject: More info please
Entered on: Jun 13, 1999 11:06
Entered by: Howard ()

Message:
If you are trying to identify a bike, you can't provide too much information. List all words and numbers that are stamped, decaled, or painted on the bike. Look at pedals, seats, grips, brakes, frame, badge, and chain guard. Mention the number of speeds, type and brand of brakes, colors, springs, tank, carrier, lights and even reflectors. Tire size, frame size, and even the shape of the head badge are good clues. A bike is worth what someone is willing to pay. Anything else is just a guess.




Subject: Schwinn Tandem
Entered on: Jun 14, 1999 09:55
Entered by: Artie (asch974311@aol.com)

Message:
Can anyone tell me where serial numbers for Schwinn Tandems are located? I have looked under both sprocket housings and in several other locations to no avail. Thanks, Artie




Subject: Schwinn Tandem
Entered on: Jun 14, 1999 10:05
Entered by: Artie (asch974311@aol.com)

Message:
Can anyone enlighten me as to where the serial number can be found on a Schwinn Tandem? I have looked under both sprocket housings and in a number of other areas to no avail. The bike has several coats of paint so serial may be obscured.




Subject: 70's Hawthorne 5 speed
Entered on: Jun 14, 1999 14:30
Entered by: Steve (Sswilson1@aol.com)

Message:
Mint 26 inch Hawthorne 5speed, automotive style gear shifter,factory double white walls, #D442711 what years were these produced and are they worth anything? Thanx Steve




Subject: location of serial numbers
Entered on: Jun 14, 1999 17:15
Entered by: Howard ()

Message:
Artie, Look at the bottom of the head tube under the badge. If it isn't there, check the rear fork just ahead of the axle. Howard




Subject: schwinn flying star
Entered on: Jun 17, 1999 16:35
Entered by: Andy (atn88@hotmail.com)

Message:
Recently I found an old schwinn flying star. I have been fixing it up and once I repaint it it will be in great condition. I just want to know the estimated value of it and where I can get replacement parts.




Subject: AMC Roadmaster Bicycle called JET PILOT age? value?
Entered on: Jun 17, 1999 23:03
Entered by: hamblin (hammm@aol.com)

Message:
I got this vintage bicycle at a yard sale, stars in sprocket gas tank with button jet headlight red very clean and cool design looks like 50's. What do i have? year? value? thanks ham




Subject: Schwinn
Entered on: Jun 22, 1999 12:20
Entered by: Tammy (JesseTMan@aol.com)

Message:
I'm trying to help my grandfather identify a bike he has. The front tag on the bike says Chicago Cycle Supply Co and the word Liberty. It has red Schwinn stickers about one inch in size, one below the seat and the other on the chain guard. The tire size is 26x2.125. There is a large spring in front of the handlebars and a headlight built into the front fender. I found a patent # near the lt rear axle 1911461-2167551. My grandfather thinks it is from the 1920-30's. I'm not sure it's that old, but I don't know much about these things. We couldn't find any other numbers or labels on the bike. It's in decent shape with very little rust, so it's doubtful that any other information was worn off of it.




Subject: Old Schwinn Continental 3 Speed
Entered on: Jun 23, 1999 10:55
Entered by: Tyrone (tya@tiki-lounge.com)

Message:
This is a beautiful bike that was hardly ridden in its day- as evidenced by origianl brake shoes. This bike has beautiful forks and a front fender that comes to a point. The serial number is A01560 and is located on the bottom bracket. The bottom braket has a oil port with a cute little chrome sprung cap. I have no idea how much this bike is worth but I would like to sell it or perhaps restore it. I race bikes and am not really into these old ones, but htis one caught my attention because of its quality. The original decals are all present so could be replicated, but the bike is oxidized quite a bit.




Subject: Monark bicycles
Entered on: Jun 23, 1999 21:42
Entered by: Phil (trplerrrpk@aol.com)

Message:
I recently acquired two Monark bicycles and would like to know their ages and possible restoration possibilities. One is a ladies; Model 4319 Serial 40604654 and the other is a mens; Model 3306 Serial A0297357. Both have rust and rotten tires. Is it possible to restore them with as close as possible original parts or redo the ones that are there? Thanks.




Subject: how do I determine Schwinn model, correct features?
Entered on: Jun 24, 1999 18:32
Entered by: Doug (dmcl1@allstate.com)

Message:
I have a Schwinn mens cruiser-type bike, #F867920 (1952?). It has been repainted, but has chrome fenders, 3spd SA and hand brakes (all marked schwinn-approved). It has a forged fork, but has a springer bracket under the hs nut. Is there a way to tell what model I have, what it should look like, and what features (like fork, rack, color schemes, etc) that it should have? are old Schwinn catalogs posted anywhere on the web?




Subject: 1959 Columbia Firearrow
Entered on: Jun 25, 1999 13:28
Entered by: Karen (klock1106@snet.net)

Message:
Would appreciate it if anyone can tell me if the Bendix 2sp and Rollfast speedometer are original equipement on this bike. Also,where I can buy parts and how much it might be worth. thanks very much




Subject: Schwinn
Entered on: Jun 25, 1999 16:16
Entered by: Tammy (JesseTMan@aol.com)

Message:
I have more information to add to my message from 6-22-99. We found a serial number on the bottom bracket hanger. It is I65560. Also, I've been looking around the web. The closest I've come to identifying it, is a Schwinn B-6. I think that's it. The fenders are painted not chrome. It's a girls bike - green & white. Do you think I've identified it correctly? If not sure, what other kinds could it be?




Subject: miami cycle co.
Entered on: Jun 27, 1999 10:30
Entered by: joe (range401@aol.com)

Message:
I recently picked up a bicycle made by the miami cycle co. it is called a standard. it has wood wheels and a unique looking tank that is kind of boxed and the front end opens like a storage area. can anyone tell me anything about this bike? like age or if it is worth keeping, restoring, etc. thanks joe




Subject: Meteor 3 Meteor pedals
Entered on: Jun 27, 1999 11:53
Entered by: John (jandg99@wvi.com)

Message:
I have a bike pedal that says on the endcap" Meteor 3 Meteor". The words "Meteor" are in half circles at the top and bottom of the cap with the 3 in the middle. Is this a company that made only pedals and if so what bike companies did they supply?. What years would they have been in business? Could the pedal be for a specific bike company? Any information regarding this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks




Subject: Help w/ Firestone dating,please!
Entered on: Jun 27, 1999 22:13
Entered by: FLASH (MUZZLEFLASH@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
I just purchased a Firestone womens model.Headbadge says Firestone(top) and Pilot (bottom) Numbering on crank bracket are: 9A4 179-6-21X2 11 8 79 Can anyone help me id this neat old piece? No fenders or tank . Curved seatpost,incorrect seat.Skip tooth chain.Tires hold air , bike is rideable. Someone painted the whole thing black with a Wagner power roller.




Subject: Reading Bicycle with wood back fender and wood rims
Entered on: Jun 28, 1999 01:07
Entered by: lori ()

Message:
I found this bike in an old barn. I have never heard of Reading bicycles before. The seat is made of leather. It isn't in that bad of shape. Has anyone ever heard of these and could you give me a year it is from? Are they rare? Highly desired? Thanks for any info!!




Subject: sears elain...
Entered on: Jun 28, 1999 19:22
Entered by: tobey (shattenb@megalink.net)

Message:
I have an onld sears elain bike which my mom bought at a yard sale for $10, we have had it for about 12 years, and put new tires and tubes in, It says elain on a metal peice under the top bar, and on the fork it has four stars..nothing on the chain guard. it has a light, a seat with springs inder it and a basket, a rack on the back, and also a bell any idea what year, and how much its worth. e-mail me please with any info. thanks a lot, Tobey




Subject: schwinn stingray
Entered on: Jun 29, 1999 00:19
Entered by: Brandon (susndale@wic.net)

Message:
I have schwinn sting ray and would like to know what year it is. the serial # is nr562981.




Subject: Where to find serial numbers on bicycles
Entered on: Jun 29, 1999 13:55
Entered by: Sandi (sktd000@aol.com)

Message:
A friend has an old Schwinn that we would like to determine the date/value of. Can you tell me where to look for a serial number? Please e-mail me at above address




Subject: Serial number charts are at the TOP OF THIS PAGE!!
Entered on: Jul 1, 1999 15:10
Entered by: bikeracer ()

Message:
Hey dudes, look right at the top of this page, there are links taht say "Schwinn Serial Numbers" and "Raleigh Serial Numbers"..... You can figure the year out yourself.




Subject: Here are the COLUMBIA serial numbers
Entered on: Jul 1, 1999 15:13
Entered by:
bikerboy ()

Message:
1936 A-5429 through A-266083
1937 B-5000 through B195407
1938 C-5000 through C-130896
1939 D-5000 through D-156044
1940 E-5000 through E-168879
1941 F-5000 through F-213132 and G-5000 through G-17433
1942 G-17434 through G-112858
1943 G-112859 through G-195135
1944 G-195136 through G200000 and W-5001A through W-85244A
1945 J-5000 through J-114781
1946 K-5000 through K-256116
1947 L-5001 through L-313474
1948 M-5001 through M-345445
1949 M-345446 through M525640
1950 N-5000 through N-59606 and R-5000 through R-182877
1951 R-200000 through R-539588
1952 R-659514 through R-804246
1953 R-804247 through R-855423 and W-5000 through W-217999(?)
1954 W-21800 through W-376443
1955 A-5000 through A-197956
1956 C-5001 through C-105020
1957 C-105021 through C-288230
1958 D-5125 through D-199613
1959 E-5000 through E-273125
1960 H-5000 through H-259120
1961 K-5000 through K-205465
1962 L-205466 through L-425743
1963 M-425744 thru M-617828 and N-617829 thru N-624001 and N-5000 thru N-26183
1964 N-26184 through N-370693
1965 N-375000 through N-817898
1966 R-100000 through R-464982
1967 R-464982 through R-842814
1968 R-842814 through R987209 and S-5000 through S-331191
1969 S-331193 through S-767191
1970 S-767191 through S-950093 and W-5000 through W-242733
1971 W-242733 through W-752146
1972 W-752146 through W-803303




Subject: J.C. Higgins mens bicycle
Entered on: Jul 3, 1999 10:41
Entered by: Guy (ford460v8@hotmail.com)

Message:
I have a bicycle that I acquired and it has 26X1.75 tires and I believe it was made in the 50's. It is red with white pinstrips and on the chain guard it says J.C. Higgins. It has fenders and on the front is a headlamp, and a rack over the back fender. The bike is fair condition and if you have any info on it please let me know. I would appreciate any help.




Subject: Information on AMC bike
Entered on: Jul 3, 1999 13:47
Entered by: Grant (sexmacheen@hotmail.com)

Message:
I have a AMC large Girls Bike Its All crome with crome fenders and a Green gas tank/ chain gaurd and rear book rack The gas tank has 2 head lights and the book rack has a tail light with a switch in it I cant seem to locate and serial # on the bike it has a Swift rear Hub coster brake. and the gas tank has a light switch and a button for a horn in it. can some on help me find out what year this bike is and its worth thanks Grant- Please e-mail to sexmacheen@hotmail.com




Subject: Raleigh three speed
Entered on: Jul 3, 1999 14:14
Entered by: Kathy (kpacolvin@aol.com)

Message:
I'm trying to date my vintage Raliegh & have tried both methods suggested on this site. Under the Sturmey-Archer hub (model AW)it says "three speed" but no date code. Under the seat lug is the frame code "RAA 07708." Thanks for any help you can give!




Subject: Schwinn StingRay
Entered on: Jul 3, 1999 15:01
Entered by: Scott ()

Message:
I am trying to locate a SN on an old bike. The only number on the rear drop out is 1224 (left side) & 1222 (right side) Any ideas about these? the are located on the inside. Help!!




Subject: J W Higgins
Entered on: Jul 3, 1999 23:18
Entered by: Ray (lizards@navix.net)

Message:
I'm looking for info on a Higgins bicycle. It has a license plate that gives a date of 61-62 for Lincoln, NE




Subject: Schwinn StingRay
Entered on: Jul 4, 1999 16:31
Entered by: Scott (beem@gateway.net)

Message:
Still looking for any info on the codes stamped on my rear drop (see message 2 above). Added my email address. Wanting to restore my old bike and trying to find anyone with knowledge. Thanks!




Subject: east meets west
Entered on: Jul 4, 1999 17:51
Entered by: John E (john.eldon@nctimes.net)

Message:
At the risk of sounding heretical, I like to equip old European road bicycles with used Japanese derailleurs. My 1980 Peugeot PKN-10E, with its SunTour rear and Shimano front derailleurs, offers European road manners and Japanese gear-change precision.




Subject: Hercules road bike?
Entered on: Jul 5, 1999 02:29
Entered by: Chris (rokinrob@bellsouth.net)

Message:
I have what I think is a Hercules touring or road bike for the 40's. It is in rough condition and I am unable to fully read the serial number. It has a 3 spd. internal hub w/oil port and a 3 pc. crank assembly. Any ideas as to what I have?




Subject: Evans Colson
Entered on: Jul 5, 1999 11:21
Entered by: John (jandg99@wvi.com)

Message:
I just acquired an Dvans Colson female bike. It is a tanker with a rear carrier. The original paint scheme is silver with red on the sides. Fenders are square. I am looking for possible dates for the bike. I am also looking for a male frame and any other goodies that may have been on the bike. I am also wondering if it is a balloon tire bike or a middleweight. The numbers on the frame are FO 74451 G26. Any or all help would be appreciated. John




Subject: rollfast bike
Entered on: Jul 5, 1999 14:11
Entered by: timothy (medley@wdl.net)

Message:
Im looking for [decals, rivets and parts .for: a Rollfast hopalong Cassidy girls 16" bike I need the rivets, Decals,pedals , handle bar grips, black / white streamers, spokes and a seat, or someone who restores seats Thanks TIM




Subject: Schwinn
Entered on: Jul 6, 1999 07:32
Entered by: Sandi (sktd000@aol.com)

Message:
I am trying to help my boss determine the age of a bike that he has. He got this info off of it over the weekend. Arnold Schwinn, The World, S28563. Any help would be greatly appreciated.




Subject: Dating a Schwinn or anything else
Entered on: Jul 7, 1999 10:06
Entered by: Matt ()

Message:
Providing the serial number helps a lot. You can use the serail number charts near the top of this page. BUT also include tire size (ex: 26 x 1.175, or 20 x 2.125, etc.) That also helps narrow down a date range if the serial number doesn't help. And Schwinn's pre-1948 serial number records were lost in a fire, so a pre-48 Schwinn serial number doesn't help much.




Subject: Arnold Schwinn Bike ID
Entered on: Jul 8, 1999 20:59
Entered by: Scott (jertel@frontiernet.net)

Message:
I have an old bike I am trying to identify. The headtube badge says ACE with Arnold Schwinn under it w/ a twin engine airplane logo. It has a skip tooth chain and New Departure Model D hubs. The serial number on the bottom bracket shell is F94023. Any hints would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!




Subject: bicycle dating
Entered on: Jul 9, 1999 18:40
Entered by: Lu (bigdaddylu2 @ web tv)

Message:
I have a Shwinn Spitfire with G175947 stamped on the crankset,what year is it?Also the kickstand bolts on if that helps.




Subject:
Entered on: Jul 10, 1999 18:05
Entered by: marty (martyk45@aol.com)

Message:
i have an old bike i can't identify. it appears to be 50's vintage.the only name on the bike i've found is rapid rickshaw on one side of the tanks.the frame on the bike is chrome.any info would be appreciated,thanks martyk45@aol.com




Subject: huffy 3 sea trails
Entered on: Jul 11, 1999 16:04
Entered by: Mary (maryjack@digitalexp.com)

Message:
My sister recently found a huffy 3 sea trails bike and thought she would paint it and plant flowers in its baskets. I thought I should check to see if this was a smart thing for her to do. Can anyone tell me the age of this bike and whether it is worth anything? Thanks for your help.




Subject: Re: Huffy Sea Trails
Entered on: Jul 12, 1999 20:25
Entered by: Wes K (kinsler1@hotmail.com)

Message:
The Huffy Sea Trails bikes are basically bottom-of-the-line 3 speed bikes. I see them in the trash a lot and usually pass them by or pick them up & give 'em to people I know who want a bike. The ones I see are from the 80's and they are basically typical el-cheapo bikes.




Subject: Schwinn Traveler
Entered on: Jul 12, 1999 22:59
Entered by: Angelina ()

Message:
I have not been able to date this bike. I looked for a serial number in the areas suggested in the archives, to no avail. This bike has a shop sticker of the store that originally sold it. The phone number is alpha-numeric. Makes me wonder about the date of the bike. If anyone has a suggestion please feel free. :)




Subject: columbia
Entered on: Jul 13, 1999 11:21
Entered by: bruce (bmwbldr@aol.com)

Message:
my parents bought me my bike sometime in the late 50's, but i would like to determine the age. can i find out through the serial number? also, i am interested in restoring my bike to original, ie. paint, decals, etc.. can someone help with finding the info. i need??




Subject: Wards Hawthorne Men's Ballooner
Entered on: Jul 13, 1999 19:54
Entered by: Mike ()

Message:
I ahve one with rear drop-outs and skip link chain I don't know what year it is. Does anyone know how to figure it out?




Subject: Rollfast Tandem
Entered on: Jul 13, 1999 20:30
Entered by: Glen (PughD@AOl.com)

Message:
I have a Rollfast Tandem serial # 6526 I also need a 26 inch back rim, standard and 2 26X1.75 whitewall tires and tubes. Can anyone tell me the year this was built and where I can buy these tires? I would like to restore to original condition. Thank you, Glen




Subject: SCHWINN SPITFIRE-HORNET
Entered on: Jul 13, 1999 20:37
Entered by: MIKE (WWW.PHILNIC.COM)

Message:
I HAVE A SCHWINN BIKE PLEASE HELP ME TO FIND SERIAL # AND MORE INFORMATION ON BIKE ,PARTS ,VALUE ,




Subject: (b)Headstrom bicycle question
Entered on: Jul 13, 1999 23:27
Entered by: Jasper (lcrowe@columbus.rr.com)

Message:
I'm trying to figure out an approximate age of an (b)Headstrom bike. I could not find any serial numbers on it. It is pink and a 12"? It has a foot peddal brake that attaches to the right side of the front down tube. It has lever arms that eventually reach the rear tire were it presses on the tire to stop the bike . The tires are solid rubber (no tube). I can not read the name on the tires because of extreme wear.




Subject: schwinn
Entered on: Jul 14, 1999 18:38
Entered by: ryan (thacker@ythis.zzn.com)

Message:
How do I find out what year my Schwinn stigray is? p.s. thanks for the help




Subject: HOw to date your Schwinn?
Entered on: Jul 15, 1999 07:48
Entered by: Ted ()

Message:
Click on "Schwinn Date Codes" near the top of this page.




Subject: "Matchless" bicycle
Entered on: Jul 15, 1999 21:36
Entered by: Peter (hvfarm@acadia.net)

Message:
A friend of mine was recently given an old bicycle with the name "matchless" on it. It was made in chicago and has wooden rims. It is in very good shape. Can anyone help me with an ID on the thing?




Subject: wooden rims
Entered on: Jul 15, 1999 21:39
Entered by: sam (sthom11@map.com)

Message:
Im looking for any information about bikes with wooden rims. i.e. dates, brands, age, etc.




Subject: Schwinn year dating
Entered on: Jul 17, 1999 16:46
Entered by: Lu ()

Message:
To all you hot shots out there who`s only reply is SEE TOP OF PAGE save it. Those numbers as helpful as they are don`t tell the novice where to look or if the numbers are in series.Maybe a notation could be added like at the back of the bike 1963-1964 has letter [month] and number [year] 1965-1969 has double letter [month\year] 1970 1983 serial numbers moved to the front.this is a great site aimed at helping others who are not so knowledgeable lets not forget why we come here.




Subject: AMF Discoverer ladies bicycle
Entered on: Jul 17, 1999 21:28
Entered by: Pat (mcbride@visi.net)

Message:
1950's(?). I am interested in restoring this bike to "rideable" condition. Paint's good, but chrome fenders/accessories need work. Any information on parts for this bike? Thanks.




Subject: any info
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 19:43
Entered by: bill (pigs3rwe@cttel.net)

Message:
I have a girls bike all it says is stelber on the tank,seat post,and front emblem. it's green + white, needs total resto. rear tire not orig. has headlight,frt. spring loaded rack,rear rack,single speed.any info would be good , thank you,bill.




Subject: What year is my J.C. Higgins?
Entered on: Jul 19, 1999 20:03
Entered by: Eric (ericmelanierees@worldnet.att.net)

Message:
I picked up an old J.C. Higgins bike and would like to know what year it is. Tire size is 24X2.125 Serial # 204464 Model #50245480. Is there a Web site with information and pictures to help? Thanks & happy riding.




Subject: red Schwinn Phantom
Entered on: Jul 19, 1999 22:40
Entered by: Herb (phillips@greatbend.com)

Message:
I recently acquired a red Schwinn Phantom,serial# B94617. The bike is in good condition with about 90% paint and nearly original with the exception of the seat. I also need a headlight and tailight lens. What year is this bike and aproxamately what is it worth,both in this condition and restored.




Subject: schwinn stingray fastback
Entered on: Jul 20, 1999 14:00
Entered by: ed (eds2548ilja@msn.com)

Message:
looking for parts and approx value. 5 speed stingray fastback. #JL546563 with a #1776 on the schwinn front tag. thanks for the help.




Subject: MOTOBECANE 10-speed
Entered on: Jul 20, 1999 16:45
Entered by: James (jgillespie@ambrosi.com)

Message:
I recently bought a used Motobecane 10-speed here in Chicago. There is no model name on the frame, just "Motobecane Made in France", and a Motebecane logo plate (gold/red/black) on the front post. I'm guessing it's mid-70s. How can I determine the year? model name? worth?




Subject: Unknown British frame
Entered on: Jul 23, 1999 16:00
Entered by: Reid (reidfisher@hotmail.com)

Message:
Friends, hoping for your help: I'm trying to identify maker and age of a quite light 24" frame with very intricate lugs, please let me know what info would be most helpful to provide. I'm thinking: lug description, frame size, fork description, dropouts and braze-on descriptions, bottom bracket threads (English), any stamped-on numbers etc. It was repainted, maybe even rechromed, and I have a hunch none of the components necessarily are original. Hunch is probably '60's to early '70's, maybe Dawes?? or Raleigh?? Muchas gracias!!! Reid




Subject: super cycle
Entered on: Jul 24, 1999 13:17
Entered by: gary (garydaviso@aol.com)

Message:
who makes it? what year is it?




Subject: super cycle
Entered on: Jul 24, 1999 13:22
Entered by: gary (garydaviso@aol.com)

Message:
who makes it? what year is it? half bike half skateboard




Subject: Foremost 26" w/lighting
Entered on: Jul 24, 1999 20:53
Entered by: TOM (Durtbkr@aol.com)

Message:
I recently aquired a bicycle and would like to know more about its origin. The bike is labeled Foremost on the chain gaurd and light,is a 26',has dual light ,is light blue,sweep back handlebars. The chrome is a good and the over all condition is good. Please e-mail any info you can offer is gratly appreciated.




Subject: Skybolt X-66 women's bicycle
Entered on: Jul 24, 1999 20:57
Entered by: Carlton (carlrach@macatawa.org)

Message:
The nameplate is gone on this bicycle but is has Skybolt x-66 on the chain guard. Does anyone know make, age, value etc.? I can't find a serial number.




Subject: Columbia Sterling Ladies Bicycle
Entered on: Jul 25, 1999 23:05
Entered by: Lee (spikedog@mpinet.net)

Message:
I have a friend who owns a Columbia Sterling Ladies Bicylce. We have been unable to find any information on this bike in any of my antique bicylce books. Could anyone tell us the year of this bicycle. We can't seem to find a date on the bicycle either.




Subject: schwinn sn. T005330
Entered on: Jul 26, 1999 02:16
Entered by: symour (russ@havilandtelco.com)

Message:
Test your knowledge! Can you guess the year and type of bike this serial number belongs to




Subject: Pre WW II bikes from Germany
Entered on: Jul 26, 1999 06:38
Entered by: Marion (marionbogden@trm.com)

Message:
I have 2 bicycles I brought over from Germany. The men's bike was bought in 1938 and needs the rear hub fixed, the lady's bike ( I don't know how old it is ) seems to be about the same age and runs well. They're both black ( I might be able to get pictures later ); the lady's bike has a lock in the rear wheel hub. Any ideas on what they might be worth? Anybody even interested in buying them? THANKS !




Subject: Sears Bike
Entered on: Jul 26, 1999 19:00
Entered by: Luis (luke020681@aol.com)

Message:
I have a sears bicycle but I don't know what type it is or the year. The back fender says bleumel's lightweight, made in England.It is green. It is from the 50's 60's or 70's. If anyone has any information I would appreciate it.




Subject: Sears Bike
Entered on: Jul 26, 1999 19:08
Entered by: Luis (luke020681@aol.com)

Message:
I have a sears bicycle but I don't know what type it is or the year. The back fender says bleumel's lightweight, made in England.It is green and it is a 3 speed bike. It is from the 50's 60's or 70's. If anyone has any information I would appreciate it.




Subject:
Entered on: Jul 27, 1999 07:19
Entered by: john (john moore@esatclear.ie)

Message:
I recently bought a vintage raleigh bicycle and hope to restore it as soon as possible. It is in almost perfect condition but what I want to know is if there is a chain guard is required as my bicycle has none. I think the bicycle dates from the early to mid fifties. Any feedback would be extreamly greatful.




Subject: RE: Raleigh
Entered on: Jul 28, 1999 08:42
Entered by: BillG ()

Message:
Your Raleigh SHOULD have a chainguard. The question is, would it be the 'hockey stick' style or the 'enclosed' style. Knowing the age of the bike would help, and that's easy. Look at the rear hub. There will be a 2 digit date code there. Then, once you know the date, ask your chainguard question under Menotomy's 'English Roadster' topic. The experts there will tell you which kind of chainguard it had, and I'm sure someone will have one to sell to you, too.




Subject: Huffy Durasport
Entered on: Jul 28, 1999 10:35
Entered by: RG ()

Message:
I just recently aquired a Huffy Durasport 10 speed bike and was wondering would anyone know the age and dependability of this bike. If you need a serial number to it I can look for one. Thanks, RG




Subject: DATE OF SCHWINN
Entered on: Jul 28, 1999 12:16
Entered by: CARL (BYRDOGG24@AOL.COM)

Message:
IM TRYING TO FIND OUT THE YEAR OF MY SCHWINN FRAME. THE SERIAL NUMBER IS KC24353 LOCATED ON THE DROP-OUT. THERE ARE A FEW LETTERS ON THE CRANK HOUSING "LSM" AND "WPD" I ALSO NOTICED WHAT APPEARS TO BE MOONS OR TEETH STAMPED ON THE CRANK HOUSING. ALSO I NOTICED A NUMBER 7 ON THE DROP-OUT BELOW THE SERIAL NUM. "L77" ON THE OTHER DROP-OUT. AND "L222" ON THE INSIDE OUT THE DROP-OUT. I HOPE THATS ENOUGH INFO!!!!




Subject: Your Schwinn Date
Entered on: Jul 28, 1999 14:40
Entered by: BillG ()

Message:
Use the number from the left rear dropout (KC....) and USE THE SCHWINN DATE CHART AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE




Subject: does anyone know about central cycle
Entered on: Jul 28, 1999 14:48
Entered by: Bill krueger (maddog298@aol.com)

Message:
I havea old bike made by cenrtal cycle manufaturing ind. the bike is called the ben hur i can send a pic if needed




Subject: does anyone know about central cycle
Entered on: Jul 28, 1999 14:50
Entered by: Bill krueger (maddog298@aol.com)

Message:
I havea old bike made by cenrtal cycle manufaturing ind. the bike is called the ben hur i can send a pic if needed




Subject: Schwinn Traveler
Entered on: Jul 29, 1999 10:05
Entered by: Eric (amliee@mail01.dnr.state.wi.us)

Message:
I have an old Traveler that I am trying to date. The serial number is K022684 (6 digits not 5 as in 1953 K codes). I cant quite make sense of this using the Schwinn date codes above. My guess is that its November 1960. The Traveler name is on the chain gaurd, not the down tube like the later ones. It has a three speed hub but I don't think it is Sturmey Archer. The shifter is different and the hub says Austria on it. Any opinions on date of bike and manufacturer of hub?




Subject: schwinn continental
Entered on: Jul 30, 1999 14:13
Entered by: Frank (ftonkinson@aol.com)

Message:
Have old schwinn. Would like inform on how old it is. Rim of rear wheel says RICIDA made in France. Front rim saysDunlop Special Light Made in England. It has front derailer "simplex Breveate" Front axle has round circle with AS in it. Ddon't even know where to look for a serial #. Anyone help me?




Subject: US bike Found in ENGLAND. NO INFO. HELP PLEASE!
Entered on: Jul 31, 1999 18:11
Entered by: Ed (Edward@emather.freeserve.co.uk)

Message:
I recently bought a Wards Hawthorn here for £30 and want to do a decent job restoring it. I think it is late'40s early '50s but need to know original colours etc. It looks like it may have been royal blue with turquoise scallops on the tank and rims. Is this likely? Also can I get new chains etc. And finaly whatabout the things running from font hub to headset? What are they? How do you get the flipping headset undone?!!! Thanks alll the way from the Uk! Ed




Subject: Mercury
Entered on: Aug 1, 1999 02:02
Entered by: Doug (DLKENNEDY@webtv.net)

Message:
Just bought a Mercury bike made by Huffy. Can aneyone tell me what year it could be.




Subject: BEN HUR BIKE
Entered on: Aug 2, 1999 14:18
Entered by: BILL ()

Message:
WOW this is a 1880s rare bike you can't beleave the info i getting on this bike if you collect old bike this is a must see bike i have put the address to see this bike http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140662310




Subject: Sears Roebuck "Ted Williams"
Entered on: Aug 6, 1999 12:23
Entered by: Victoria (Vyctoriaz@aol.com)

Message:
The bike is 10 speed and from around 1970. Does anyone know the exact date of this bike?




Subject: Old Columbia
Entered on: Aug 8, 1999 12:13
Entered by: Harry (HGBeck@aol.com)

Message:
I have an old Columbia womens bike which I found in my father's shed. It has an emblem on the front fender which states "75th Anniversary edition. It has 26" ballon wheels. Any idea how old it is? It looks like something they made in the 50's.




Subject: Gamble's Hiawatha
Entered on: Aug 8, 1999 15:28
Entered by: JIM (BBBBOISE@AOL.COM)

Message:
Hi There, I recently picked up a Gamble's Hiawatha(neck tag), tire size 24x2.125, with a 14" distance from crank to seat. The neck tag has a groovey streamlined train on it. Any idea what year, and where I might find further info? Paint is there w/ a little rust, has truss rod in front. . . Thanks Jim




Subject: Maybe it's not vintage, but I need help...
Entered on: Aug 10, 1999 22:18
Entered by: Jeremy (dcnblus@earthlink.net)

Message:
I have a Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 that I bought used about 10 years ago. Now, I am looking for any information about this particular model would be helpful. I found the serial number: K(?)6(?)28146. What years was this model produced and is the bike worth anything all clean and fixed up? (actually, it's on the poor side of fair, but that's from years of neglect. I'm sure it can be cleaned up...) thanx!! :jeremy




Subject: Lupetta Bicycle
Entered on: Aug 15, 1999 00:04
Entered by: George (geo57@aol.com)

Message:
Hi, I purchased a small girls Lupetta Bicycle at an antique auction a few years back, and I am interested inb restoring it. I would like to find out anything I can about the bicycle I can. It has small europeon rims, the chrome plating is poor conditiond. It has no cables, instead it has chrome rods that operate the side pull braking system. I believe it to be fairly old, because it has bakelite handlebar grips. It is all original, seat, decals, pedals, etc. It is a very high quality byclcle. If anyone knows anything about this brand, or where I might has it restored at I greatly appreciate hearing from you. I'm afraid I don't know where to start. Thanks




Subject: b.f. goodrich/schwinn bicycles
Entered on: Aug 20, 1999 15:34
Entered by: Cindy (john harkins@BONDINSTRUCTION)

Message:
My husband bought a bike at a garage sale this summer and on the front fender is a placard that says b.f. goodrich/schwinn. We were wondering about a manufacture year. I haven't spent much time really looking at it so it will be very difficult for me to describe it. I do know that the tires look really huge to me.




Subject: How old is my bike?
Entered on: Aug 22, 1999 16:36
Entered by: Kevin (outatime007@yahoo.com)

Message:
I have a red girls bike that looks very old that I got from my grandfather garage. I would extremely appreciate if I could find the age. It has a sticker on the front of the frame saying "Sears Roebuck Free Spirit And Co". Also having "Synchron" breaks and "Altenburger" break pads (could not find any serial number). Please e-mail if any information.




Subject: Schwinn Town and Country Tandem
Entered on: Aug 22, 1999 19:22
Entered by: Ruth (lcolle@planetkc.com)

Message:
I have a Schwinn Town and Country tandem serial # t005288 (under crank.) Please, if any one knows the approximate vintage of said bike, reply. Bike is in good shape, red, chrome, drum brakes, all decals, seats "made in Holland." Also, if anyone can recommend good hard copy source of info on vintage tandems, please advise. Thanks!




Subject: Old Mint Green Schwinn
Entered on: Aug 22, 1999 21:46
Entered by: Bob ()

Message:
We are trying to identify a mint greet schwinn, girl bicycle,with a battery operated light on the front fender and white leather seat. Any information, age or value would be appreciated. Please respond to bobf@mnvalley.org Thank you, bob




Subject: Sears, Roebuck 26" Tandem
Entered on: Aug 22, 1999 23:31
Entered by: Heatherly and Michael (bucherh@vitrex.net)

Message:
We have just recently acquired a red and white Sears, Roebuck 26" tandem with almost all orginal fittings, including the manual! We have the model and serial numbers, but cannot find any way to date this bike. We've read through all the postings and it seems many people have Sears bikes to date, but no answer on how to! If anyone knows of a database or archive we can consult, please email us. We purchased this tandem from the original owner, but unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, she did not remember when the purchased it---just "many years ago"--at least 20 apparently.




Subject: [(RAMPAR BICYCLE)]
Entered on: Aug 23, 1999 02:53
Entered by: chase (kapklogger@aol.com)

Message:
I recently got a hold of a Rampar bike. I dont know anything about it. Im interested in finding out the its year, value etc. Its it great condition. If anyone could lead me to some direction it would be greatly appreciated.




Subject: Rampar
Entered on: Aug 23, 1999 10:40
Entered by: helper ()

Message:
Go to Menotomy's BMX topic. A Rampar is a full-suspension early BMX bike, and quite collectible.




Subject: my old schwinn
Entered on: Aug 24, 1999 20:57
Entered by: john ()

Message:
hello all. i have a schwinn balloner with a serial number J47324.it's a skip tooth style. the seat is non-padded with the brass(?) schwinn tag on it. the goose neck has a brass tag that says;arnold schwinn,the world, and chicago,u.s.a. on it.it is black with a red goose neck and partial red on the tube.i'm missing the fenders and think that the chrome fender is not original. the rims are stamped schwinn and i think it is supposed to have a tank.it is in pretty nice shape with no rust.anyone please please please!!! help on info. i have a collector buggin me to sell it to him and i dont want to get ripped off.i have no e-mail address so please post your help on what it is, how much it may be worth,etc.i mostly just want to know what the heck it is.thank you all for your help.




Subject: your Schwinn
Entered on: Aug 25, 1999 10:39
Entered by: helper ()

Message:
Men's or women's model. What size are the rims (26").




Subject: my old schwinn
Entered on: Aug 25, 1999 14:12
Entered by: john ()

Message:
a boy's bike with 26" tires.i think it is a panther. it has the same style frame.




Subject: Schwinn Qualifier
Entered on: Aug 26, 1999 09:14
Entered by: SQ (SuziQ@Cyberjunkie.com)

Message:
My son has a Schwinn Qualifier -- it looks like a trick bike. Still has (had) original decals. Was stolen and painted. We cannot get off the paint and need to have it stripped. Anywhere that we can find out information on this bike -- years produced, etc., and possibly find replacement decals. Thanks oodles!!




Subject: Wards Hiawatha
Entered on: Aug 26, 1999 15:22
Entered by: Bob (nosweatshops@hotmail.com)

Message:
Can someone tell me how old this bike is? It is a Wards Hiawatha. Serial # 14 EH 67409. It has 26x2.125 inch tires with painted rims. Huge wide handlebars with pointy grips. It hast the "extra bar" between the seat and the handle bars, under the main/top tube, and what I think is called a skip tooth cog. Thank you in advance. Please send me an email or post what you think. Bob




Subject: wards moped
Entered on: Aug 26, 1999 16:13
Entered by: john ()

Message:
i know this doesnt exactly qualify as a bicycle but i am hoping some of you are also into motorized vehicles too. i have a 1954 wards riverside moped in good shape but am missing various items. i would hope some of my fellow bike collectors would aim me in the right direction to get the pieces i am looking for. and info on parts/dealers/etc. would be great. thank you.




Subject: just wondering
Entered on: Aug 26, 1999 18:15
Entered by: John (llfd2@aol.com)

Message:
I found a Monarch Balloon type bicycle in the trash yesterday I was wondering how old was it and its in great shape. John




Subject: HAWTHORNE, not Hiawatha
Entered on: Aug 27, 1999 12:50
Entered by: Bob (Nosweatshops@hotmail.com)

Message:
Sorry, the above question about how old this bike is should read Wards "HAWTHORNE" not Hiawatha. So, all of the details except for the very minor one about the manufacturer of the bike are accurate.




Subject: Help!!
Entered on: Aug 28, 1999 16:54
Entered by: rebecca (rebecca.ramon-next@attws.com)

Message:
I need some help in trying to determine what year the women's Schwinn I just bought is. This is my first classic bike and I'd like more info. on the best way to restore it and see what it is worth. The only info. I can offer is that it has a pushbutton horn in the tank and the seller seemed to believe it was a 1947. To be honest though, it looks more like a '52 panther.




Subject: How old is my Schwinn Typhoon?
Entered on: Aug 30, 1999 09:38
Entered by: Mike (mbugler@netreach.net)

Message:
I recently aquired a Schwinn Typhoon, serial no. CC36476. It's about a 22-23 inch frame, tyres are 26x1.75. I'm curious to know how old it might be. Any ideas?




Subject: your serial number decodes
Entered on: Aug 30, 1999 15:15
Entered by: js ()

Message:
The CC in your serial number decodes to 1967, according to the link near the top of this page.




Subject: sekine industries bicycle
Entered on: Aug 31, 1999 16:57
Entered by: Sean (demoroom@indsys.ge.com)

Message:
I have found an old bike and need to the history of it, like how old, how many produce etc.... it is called vxgto electronics frasher made by sekine industries serial # x9 u8557 on the frame this bike has front all weather disk brake made by shimano #5353 on the wheel hub, front lights powered by a 6volt generator, am radio, speedometer odometer,front left right turn lights,horn,brake lights, rear turn lights,haszard light, all the eletronics are powered by 4 1.5v d-cells and are protected by crome guards. On the back wheel hub it has # 333-5353 it also has plastic crome plate on the side that says IC MECHA. If any can help it would great!!! Thanks Sean




Subject: sekine industries bicycle
Entered on: Aug 31, 1999 17:04
Entered by: Sean (demoroom@indsys.ge.com)

Message:
I have found an old bike and need to Know the history of it, like how old, how many produce etc.... it is called vxgto electronics frasher made by sekine industries serial # x9 u8557 on the frame this bike has front all weather disk brake made by shimano #5353 on the wheel hub, front lights powered by a 6volt generator, am radio, speedometer odometer,front left right turn lights,horn,brake lights, rear turn lights,haszard light, all the eletronics are powered by 4 1.5v d-cells and are protected by crome guards. On the back wheel hub it has # 333-5353 it also has plastic crome plate on the side that says IC MECHA. If any can help it would be great!!! Thanks Sean




Subject: Texas Rangerette
Entered on: Aug 31, 1999 22:13
Entered by: Von (vyonie@yahoo.com)

Message:
We have found an old bike and are wanting to restore it. The only thing we can find on the bike is the name Texas Rangerette. We would be greatful if someone could point us in some direction to help us out on this. Thanx. Von




Subject: AGE OF SCHWINN BLUE TYPHOON
Entered on: Sep 4, 1999 18:55
Entered by: Brenda (bsmith@nque.com)

Message:
I have a Schwinn blue Typhoon with the serial #BR525439. It is a 26" bicycle with Bendix 2 speed coaster brake and Schwinn Westwind tires. Any info on this bike?




Subject: Chrome Hercules dating and model?
Entered on: Sep 6, 1999 07:44
Entered by: Gary (gklein@excel.net)

Message:
I used the power of the web to get an initial dating of my old Hercules. Maybe one you experts out there would know the year approxiamently of manufacture along with a model name. So far I have been told around 1959 and that it is uncommon to have a chrome framed hercules. Does anyone know what the right chainguard would look like here? http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/2145/bike.html




Subject: Schwinn Town and Country
Entered on: Sep 6, 1999 19:51
Entered by: Kathy (katjak@pionet,net)

Message:
I have a Schwinn Town and Country, serial# T-003732. It is in excellent condition. Please help me with year of manufacture, # manufactured and possible value. I am willing to sell.




Subject: John Deere Bikes
Entered on: Sep 6, 1999 19:56
Entered by: Kathy (katjak@pionet.net)

Message:
I have both a John Deere 3-speed and a John Deere 5-speed. Where do I find the serial numbers and how do I find out when they were made and how many. I know we bought them the last year John Deere made bikes but do not know the manufacture date. Please help.




Subject: Huffy Custom Royale
Entered on: Sep 7, 1999 20:11
Entered by: George (giveacall@aol.com)

Message:
I Have a Huffy Custom Royale bicycle. It has a battery powered buzzer horn, woman's style, and has 5 stars on the horn box. I can't find any info on this make. Does anyone know about this bike? It looks to be late 50's or early 60's.Any info about this bike would be apprciated.




Subject: John Deere bicycles
Entered on: Sep 8, 1999 08:40
Entered by: JD ()

Message:
Check the archives here for JD dating info. I know I saw something in there about when the JD bikes were made.