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  • Tire size (24 x 2.125) (26 x 1.75) (etc)
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Messages:





Subject: Pre-war Pacemaker
Entered on: Mar 12, 1998 00:59
Entered by: Rusty (Fenian77@aol.com)

Message:
I have a prewar skiptooth mens straightbar with a headbadge with the name "Pacemaker" on it. the design of the badge closely resembles a roadmaster badge of the same era. it has a full tank, with a horn button inscibed with the initials "EA". The grips have green cut glass on the ends. it has full fenders with mounting holes for a headlamp in front and a butterfly kickstand in back. the tube from the headtube to the bottom bracket is completely straight, with no curve. the chainguard is unremarkable, with three ridges along it. the hubs are new departure "D"s, and the tires are Allstate Crusaders (26x2.25) marked with the symbol "war tire". the entire bike has been repainted black, but has a lot of character, and I'd like to see it restored (by me or someone else). if anyone could tell me anything about the bike, anything at all, I'd greatly appreciate the help. please email me if possible.




Subject: Owners Manual
Entered on: Mar 12, 1998 15:55
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Is an old bike worth more with the origanal owners manual




Subject:
Entered on: Mar 12, 1998 23:01
Entered by: Ross ()

Message:
Well Hi. I was cleaning out my garage and a i found a 1960 Rollfast bike. With the banana Seat. Some one told me it was worth a lot of money well i am tring to find out hom much can any one please give me a estimated price. Thanks




Subject:
Entered on: Mar 15, 1998 20:53
Entered by: Edwin (e54@pacbell.net)

Message:
I have a 1950 Schwinn 3 speed Speedster with 26" tires. Good cond. any ideas on what it's worth?




Subject: 53 Jaguar
Entered on: Mar 16, 1998 15:22
Entered by: jim (please respond)

Message:
What would a 1953 Jaguar worth with 26*2.125 tires with original paint recently rolled and chromed fenders with a flair on the front one. Rocket ray light but no tank ( original ). What is the value.




Subject: Schwinn Sneaker
Entered on: Mar 16, 1998 22:42
Entered by: Captain Chaos (hopsmith@mindspring.com)

Message:
Hello This is Hank Jr. an avid mountain biker. The reason for mail is that one of my buddys has picked up a white Schwinn Sneaker that is in fairly good condition for ten bucks. We Know it is pretty rare, and we are kind of lost on the price and would appreciate some information on this bike. Good-bye




Subject: 1969 Schwinn Stingray Fastback
Entered on: Mar 17, 1998 09:48
Entered by: Umberto (dursou@asme.org)

Message:
I was recently given a green male 1969 Schwinn Stingray Fastback (#EE33965). The bike appears to be all original. Other than some minor scrathes and a few small tears a the back of the seat, it is in very good condition. Could someone please help me in determining the estimated value of this bike. Thank you.




Subject: Spit fire
Entered on: Mar 17, 1998 18:50
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I saw a spitfire at a thrift store and didnt get to look at it long I was able to tell it had 26" wheels paint was prety good seat was bad bad condition dont know what year it was I just wondered if you guys had any info on it thanks




Subject: info
Entered on: Mar 18, 1998 20:22
Entered by: Jon (jtbower@megavision.com)

Message:
I acquired an old HUFFY CAPRICE girls bike at an estate auction. Original paint, an old SCHWINN spring seat, chrome fenders, smaller butterfly handlebars, 20 inch tires. Good- excellent condition. Little paint wear on top bar. Any idea what it is worth? Or any idea where I can find out what it is worth? Jon




Subject: 1950's Schwinn Black Phantom
Entered on: Mar 18, 1998 21:45
Entered by: sharon (sas@enid.com)

Message:
I have a Schwinn Black Phantom made in October 1955. Could someone tell me where I might find anyone interested in buying it?




Subject: Black Fantom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Entered on: Mar 19, 1998 14:37
Entered by: NAM nniwhcS ()

Message:
Right Here Is The Place To look for people to buy it




Subject: RE: Phantom
Entered on: Mar 19, 1998 14:50
Entered by: Franco ()

Message:
Sharon, don't be too quick to sell it. Be sure of it's value first. It could be anywhere from $850 to $3500+. Be careful and take your time!




Subject: Paratrooper Bike - German
Entered on: Mar 20, 1998 16:44
Entered by: Dieter von Borowsky (dvon@gte.net)

Message:
Have German paratrooper bike. 26" rims, narrow tires, 2-speed transmission, very heavy in weight, folding style, great shape but was repainted. Am sure of make or age. Can someone tell me more information on this type of bike, does it have much value, and does someone want to purchase? Thank you in advance. Dieter von Borowsky Please Email to: dvon@gte.net




Subject: correction to message
Entered on: Mar 20, 1998 16:48
Entered by: Dieter (dvon@gte.net)

Message:
Reference: Previous message on German paratrooper bike. Should read that I am not sure of make or age. Thank you.




Subject: john deere
Entered on: Mar 20, 1998 22:21
Entered by: tina (WTAR@MEGSINET.COM)

Message:
I have a john deere bicycle in very good condition i was wondering if anybody has info for it




Subject: BONESHAKER
Entered on: Mar 21, 1998 19:36
Entered by: FRANK (IREFRIGE@JUNO.COM)

Message:
I HAVE A 1870APX. BONE SHAKER I AM NOT SURE IF I SHOULD RE FINNISH RFRAME AND WHEELS OR LEAVE IT AS IS. BICYCLE IS COMPLETE AS FAR ASI CAN TELL FROM PICTURES ,ANYONE HAVE ANY ADVICE.




Subject: Schwinn Black Phantom
Entered on: Mar 21, 1998 22:09
Entered by: Sharon (sas@enid.com)

Message:
I am looking for more info about value of my '55 Black Phantom. It is a man's bike, wheel size is 26 x 1.75 with original paint, paint condition is faded,the seat has been replaced also the back wheel. It has a carrier on the back for a passenger and shock like springs on the front. I verified the month and year by the serial number with Schwinn. I would appreciate any help I can get.




Subject: help me place a value on this Schwinn ballooner!
Entered on: Mar 22, 1998 00:23
Entered by: Randy Bell (bell@msue.msu.edu)

Message:
I ran across a boy's 26" ballooner today. Since I don't usually buy bike this old, I'm stumped as to its worth. I remember the following: Red and creme paint, painted/striped wheels, tank w/horn button and leaking battery, not a springer front end-rather a chrome truss, torpedo-style headlite on fender, chainguard with the circular logo @ approx the 2 o'clock location, skiptooth/heart-style chainwheel, "Type D" rear sprocket/brake, black rubber grips w/ball ends, Phantom-style rear rack, the 2" round headbadge has a top hat surrounded by a circle and the words "Schwinn All American". This bike is complete, but has some surface rust on the rack and on the seat tube where a padlock must have rubbed for years. It also needs pedals. It rides fine. The seller "thinks" $200. I'm thinking maybe a pre-way DX????? Any ideas on value/price. Like I said earlier, I mostly collect bikes from the 60's, but would like a nice ballooner, especially if the price is right. Email me at bell@msue.msu.edu Thanks a bunch!!




Subject: columbia shaft drives
Entered on: Mar 22, 1998 16:15
Entered by: Dan (D... boston)

Message:
Whats avilible for columbia shaftdrives unrestored/ southern New England.. complete or not please give price loccation and completenes thanx D...Boston




Subject:
Entered on: Mar 22, 1998 18:17
Entered by: don (donmatz@sprynet.com)

Message:
does anyone have info, I have a bike called Road Puppy made in occupied Japan that folds in half to store in your car? It has12.50 baloon tires. Its complete but needs paint




Subject: RE: John Deere
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 08:25
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Search the archives near the top of this page, and also under the 'bike value' topic. There are a number of discussions about John Deere bicycles.




Subject: RE: Boneshaker - Don't touch it!!
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 08:28
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
DO NOT try to restore the paint. An original with old faded, worn and scratched paint is more desirable than ANY resotration, particularly when you are talking about a 100+ year old bike. Don't even clean it up!




Subject: RE: Sharon's Black Phantom
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 08:30
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I'm glad to see you still have it. I'll bet you've gotten a lot of email from dealers trying to buy it. What kind of info are you looking for? If you want a idea of price, answer the questions near the top of this page and we can go from there.




Subject: RE: Randy Bell's Schwinn Ballooner
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 08:34
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I'd say offer $175, and if he says no then offer the full $200. It is worth more than that just for parts!




Subject: Spitfire
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 12:59
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Any info on Spitfire Would be apperacheted Thanx Schwinn MAN




Subject: 1901 Pierce Arrow shaft driven bicycle
Entered on: Mar 24, 1998 19:58
Entered by: Dave (dcsont@itis.com)

Message:
Ihave a 1901 Pierce Arrow shaft driven bike (no Chain). It was made for the Pan American Exposition held in Buffalo NY in 1901. It has been in my family since the late thirties. IT is missing a front tire (bamboo rim), pedals, and a seat. As far as I know, there was less than 100 ever produced. I would be very interested in finding out its worth and any information about its history. Thanks Much!




Subject: '57 Raliegh Superbe
Entered on: Mar 24, 1998 20:56
Entered by: Tim (Coolcar59@aol.com)

Message:
Hi I have an original 57 Raliegh Superbe in very good condition. It is light green with faded gold pinstripe.It has a n ok tan leather spring seat,headlight,pump,brass bell,hand pump,canvas bag w. leather straps, It has 26" wheels,old tires and 5000 miles. all original,good condition. Can someone tell me its value, rarity etc.? Thanks




Subject: '57 Raliegh
Entered on: Mar 24, 1998 21:11
Entered by: Tim (Coolcar59@aol.com)

Message:
Hi again I forgot to mention it is a mens straight bar frame and has a Sturmy-Archer 3 spd gearset. thanks!




Subject: Schwinn Black Phantom
Entered on: Mar 24, 1998 21:44
Entered by: Sharon (sas@enid.com)

Message:
I don't know what else I can say about my bike except that it has chrome fenders and it can still be ridden. It does need to be restored as the paint is faded and the chrome needs to be cleaned. I would appreciate any help in finding the value of it.




Subject: Pierce Pan American bicycle
Entered on: Mar 25, 1998 16:03
Entered by: NBHAA (oldbicycle@aol.com)

Message:
Certainly there were more than 100 Pierce shaftdrive bicycles produced!! Also, there is no such thing (with one exception in later years) as a Pierce Arrow bicycle. The bicycles were simply "PIERCE" with an arrow symbol thru the name. The CARS were Pierce Arrows.The two companies were related, but the names were different- and for a reason. NBHAA has a full file of Pierce bicycle literature and history. You may visit NBHAA at http://members.aol.com/oldbicycle




Subject: RE: Pierce Pan American bicycle
Entered on: Mar 25, 1998 20:34
Entered by: Jim (jim.divoky@worldnet.att.net)

Message:
By coincidence, just yesterday I saw someone selling postcards featuring Pierce bicycles from the Pierce display at the 1901 Pan American Exposition. Perhaps they had a special model or commemorative headbadge for sales at the Exposition. Unfortunately, I don't recall where I saw them on the Web.




Subject: IVAN JOHNSON BIKE
Entered on: Mar 26, 1998 15:32
Entered by: BRIAN (CBBNORRIS@AOL.COM)

Message:
I HAVE AN IVAN JOHNSON BICYCLE WITH 1950'S LICENSE PLATES AND I AM TRYING TO FIND A VALUE AND A GOOD PLACE TO TRY TO SELL.




Subject: round headbadges on Schwinns??
Entered on: Mar 26, 1998 20:56
Entered by: Randy Bell (bell@msue.msu.edu)

Message:
my DX (40'/50's) has an approx. 2" round (not oval) headbadge. Around the top arc it says "Schwinn", around the bottom arc it says, "All American" and in the center is a top hat encircled by a ring. Anyone have or see something similar???? I also have a women's Continental 3 speed of approx. the same vintage with a similar badge that has "Schwinn" on the top arc, "Continental" on the bottom arc with a cross in the middle. Your help is greatly appreciated! Randy Bell




Subject: Girls Western Flyer Bike
Entered on: Mar 26, 1998 20:57
Entered by: Will (tchroundewg@crf.cuis.edu)

Message:
I am looking for date info and value of a Western Flyer girls bike with 24 x2.125 tires on painted white wheels with red pinstripes. Bike serial #215955 with a Mussleman rear hub




Subject: RE: "Ivan Johnson"
Entered on: Mar 27, 1998 08:10
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Are you sure it's not "Iver Johson"? Those can go for big bux!




Subject: how do i identify what my bike is
Entered on: Mar 30, 1998 15:20
Entered by: chuck (chuck@etcrier.net)

Message:
i bought a bike from the original owner but he doesn't know what it is . it is from the fifties how do i find what it is and what its worth it may be for sale depending on its value




Subject: What your bike is
Entered on: Mar 30, 1998 18:35
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
To tell what it is you could look at pictures on the web




Subject: identification of Husqvarna's production year
Entered on: Mar 31, 1998 03:08
Entered by: Valdo Praust (valdo@rk.ee)

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




Subject: Mens MEAD Bicycle
Entered on: Mar 31, 1998 19:47
Entered by: Mark (madjaq@prodigy.net)

Message:
I picked up a MEAD bicycle. I need information. Thanks.




Subject: INFO ON BIKE NEEDED
Entered on: Apr 1, 1998 02:29
Entered by: JOHN (A-OK@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
I HAVE A BOYS RATIDO SUPER DELUXE BIKE THAT IS MINT. IT HAS BEEN IN A WAREHOUSE FOR 30 YEARS. I NEED TO KNOW HOW OLD IT IS AND WHAT IT MIGHT BE WORTH THANKS JOHN




Subject: Schwinn info., etc.
Entered on: Apr 2, 1998 01:38
Entered by: John ()

Message:
I'm not a collector but recently aquired two old bikes, a Scwinn Speedster (#JO61594) and a Montgomery Wards Hawthorne of similar period. Scwinn has some rust spots, missing fenders and orig.seat. Oterwis complete. Wards bikes nice shape. Are either of these worth trying to sell, and if so what price ranges will I be dealing with. Thanks.




Subject: Schwinn info., etc.
Entered on: Apr 2, 1998 01:40
Entered by: John ()

Message:
I'm not a collector but recently aquired two old bikes, a Scwinn Speedster (#JO61594) and a Montgomery Wards Hawthorne of similar period. Scwinn has rust spots, missing fenders and orig.seat. Otherwise complete. Wards bikes nice shape. Are either of these worth trying to sell, and if so what price ranges will I be dealing with? Thanks.




Subject: Columbia Mfg. tandem "TwoSome"
Entered on: Apr 2, 1998 16:53
Entered by: Larry (larry@flex.net)

Message:
Anyone know the value of a Columbia Mfg. Taandem "TWOSOME" bike, female ?, 26x1.75 chrome wheels with kelly springfield white walls, bike red, two speed, german torpedo hub, chrome fenders and handle bars in perfect cond. Bike has headlight/tailight working, original red paint and tags. Any information on approximately value is appreciated.




Subject: Rollfast
Entered on: Apr 2, 1998 17:03
Entered by: DAVID (hmltn@juno.com)

Message:
i baught a rollfast cycle about a 5months ago.i am trying to determine its age,value andif i can sell it.it has curved top and down tubes(boys bike)originally had stripes on its fenders.the bike is repainted by me.it has 24 inch wheels/tires.the seat has a suspension to it.the bike is red(if that helps)i think it had a tank.the handlebars are upward curved and sideways curved.coaster brakes and hubs with red stripes.thanx.




Subject: Scwinn, etc. add on
Entered on: Apr 2, 1998 22:28
Entered by: John (drd20@Columbia.edu)

Message:
Some details I left out last time: The Schwinn has 26 x 1.75 tires, Serial # on left side of frame where it meets hub, 2-spd. Bendic Automatic coaster hub, male, original paint with rust. Wards Hawthorne has 26 x 1.75 tires with white rims, ser. # BO78947(same place as Schwinn), male, good original paint. Thanks for any info and sorry for the duplicate of my last message.




Subject: Hawthone kids bicycle
Entered on: Apr 2, 1998 22:50
Entered by: Tom (tlbike@ncn.net)

Message:
Had a person wanting to now if there is any value to apox 40 year old Hawthorne 20" hardtire bicycle. All original in fairly good shape.




Subject: RE: Men's MEAD
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 07:39
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Folks might be able to help if you give more information about the Mead. There is a list of questions near the top of this page (tire size, etc)




Subject: RE: Speedster and Hawthorne
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 07:42
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
What are the tire sizes on these bikes? I'm assuming 26 x 1 3/4 for the Speedster and 26 x 1.175 for the Hawthorne. If the speedster has thinner tires, it is worth very little. How about a bit more info on each bike?




Subject: RE: Columbia Mfg. tandem "TwoSome"
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 07:43
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Figure $250 - $350+




Subject: RE: David's Rollfast
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 07:45
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
How wide are the tires? Also, repainting will usually decrease the bike's value.




Subject: RE: Schwinn and Hawthorne
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 07:48
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I didn't see your second message. That additional info really helps. That Speedster with a 2-speed would be probably $150 - $250 in that condition. And the Hawthorne would be about the same, or a little more because it is more complete than the Speedster.




Subject: 40 year old Hawthorne kid's bike
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 07:50
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
There is a growing market for hard-tire "sidewalk bikes". If it is in good original condition with good original tires, figure around $100.




Subject: lavonne's schwinn
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 12:03
Entered by: lavonne ()

Message:
Could someone give me an estimated value? 1960 Schwinn. Serial G028535. Tires 26x1 3/4 on S-7 rim. 2 speed bendix hub. It is all original except the reflectors are missing. It is dark red with white on the ends of the fenders. Some of the paint is off at the end of each fender. All decals intact. The tires are original, but no good. further info in the dating category. Anyone know the value? Thanks.




Subject: lavonne's Schwinn
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 13:14
Entered by: lavonne ()

Message:
Addition to above message. It is a mens Schwinn Speedster.




Subject: MEN'S MEAD CRUSADER
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 23:49
Entered by: Mark (madjaq@prodigy.net)

Message:
The bike has 26" x 2.125 wheels. Frame is 27" Headbadge says it's from Chicago. Is it a Schwinn made bike? Color Burgundy/Cream w Black fenders and back rack.




Subject: MEN'S MEAD CRUSADER
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 23:50
Entered by: Mark (madjaq@prodigy.net)

Message:
The bike has 26" x 2.125 wheels. Frame is 27" Headbadge says it's from Chicago. Is it a Schwinn made bike? Color Burgundy/Cream w Black fenders Chrome chainguard. Complete as far as I know. Not restored. and back rack.




Subject: westfield bicycle
Entered on: Apr 4, 1998 18:45
Entered by: linda (linda@absoluteengineering.com)

Message:
I just bought a bike at a garage sale today and have no idea of its age or value. It is a Westfield Compax Sports Traveller. I was attracted to it because it actually splits into two pieces for carrying. It has 26 x 1.375 tires, male, original paint, everything appears to be ingood condition. Does anyone know the age or value of this gem??




Subject: wwII raleigh explorer
Entered on: Apr 4, 1998 19:05
Entered by: linda (l.calvert@mcione.com)

Message:
On bike post supplied by limeric 10 william st. limerick... on gard "Raleigh the all steel bicycle" on seat Made in LYCETT england. the bike has all of the refelectors required by the airforce base (Oxford England)




Subject: 1928 BSA TRACK BIKE
Entered on: Apr 4, 1998 22:40
Entered by: bill (besthays@aol.com)

Message:
Ray The letters BSA on the chain ring means that the chain ring and possibly the crank are made by BSA, not the bike! Track bikes were made using different "compondents" by different manufacturs of which BSA was very popular in the 20-30's With the frame repainted it may be impossible to identefy .I have two track bikes of that era with BSA compondents Email if you have more questions or want to sell.




Subject: ROLLFAST?
Entered on: Apr 5, 1998 01:02
Entered by: RUSS (RUSSBETHC@AOL.COM)

Message:
hello Found the bike I want to restore and ride today!!! Set me back all of 10 bucks. It is all there. I will be riding it to the university so I want to make sure it is not so valubale that it gets stolen. could anyone help me get a ball park price? What I know about the bike: 1.) it is a rollfast. 2.) tires 26/1.75 3.) a boys bike. 4.) front and rear fenders. Other quitions. Any thing you could tell me about Rollfast the company would be great. The paint has been cooked of by the Arizona sun. Will I hurt the value of the bike if I paint it? I want to put saddle bag type baskets on it. Is there a certin type of stock baskets I should look for. thanks for any help russ.




Subject: 1950s Cinelli
Entered on: Apr 5, 1998 14:25
Entered by: Emma (Leam19775@aol.com)

Message:
I have an italian 1950s Cinelli racer in resonable condition, gears , mudguards, leather seat and i am wondering its value. it has a gold frame with a cinelli badge on the front with cinelli in black letters going along the frame.




Subject: Schwinn town & country tandem
Entered on: Apr 5, 1998 16:01
Entered by: Gary ()

Message:
I have a 1955 Schwinn town & country tandem bike in very good condition.Paid $250....Was it worth it?Haven't been able to find the value. It's all original and complete.




Subject: Indian Princess
Entered on: Apr 6, 1998 09:34
Entered by: Bill (suzdalbill@ramsack.baldcom.net)

Message:
Inquiring about value of an Indian Princess made by Wrights..24' tires.seat and paint good.




Subject: Schwinn town & country tandem
Entered on: Apr 6, 1998 22:02
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I'd say that you did good on the T&C at $250. The older models (full chain case) are more desireable than the later Schwinn Twinns.




Subject: so few rollfasts
Entered on: Apr 6, 1998 22:49
Entered by: russ (russbethc)

Message:
Recently I found an old rollfast. I am having a hard time finding any info about it. Is that because they are rare or are they somehow undesirable. Kinda like the bike equivalent of fiat. any response would be appreaciated.




Subject: Airman
Entered on: Apr 7, 1998 18:09
Entered by: Dono (mazdawgy@aol.com)

Message:
I have and old bike I would like info on. It is believed to be made in the 50's. It is an "Airman". It has 20x2.25 tires it is a boys bike. It is orange and has fenders front and rear and a white plastic seat. It has low swept back h/bars and a chaingaurd with and old looking jet plane painted on it.The plate on the front says "airman" and "spiegel" on it. It is a single speed coaster rear wheel. Any info??????? please e-mail back Thank you




Subject: REGARDING ROLLFAST INFO
Entered on: Apr 7, 1998 21:05
Entered by: NBHAA (oldbicycle@aol.com)

Message:
Contrary to posts in here, it is NOT difficult to get Rollfast information- as long as you know where to get it. National Bicycle History Archive of America has a huge run of original Rollfast (and D.P Harris Co.) literature and information ranging from the early 1900s up to the end of the company brand in the 1970s. Alll you need do is steer your browser to http://members.aol.com/oldbicycle and ask your questions via e-mail.




Subject: Cinelli
Entered on: Apr 9, 1998 12:56
Entered by: Emma (Leam19775@aol.com)

Message:
I have found out a bit more about my cinelli it has the serial no 6299 on the frame, Weinmann brakes, Chater Lea Pedals, Campagnola gears, Cinelli frame and head badge. there are all these names on the Handlebars, (M Kint, Aschotte, S Maes, Deposse Brevelle). If someone could let me know how much its worth that would be Great, i Know it was bought by my Grandfather between 1951 and 1953.




Subject: Murray Bike
Entered on: Apr 10, 1998 11:23
Entered by: Josh (J26nl25@concentric.net)

Message:
I was given a Murray Jet Fire could you tell me how old it is and where I can order parts for the bike it's a girl's 24". Thanks Josh




Subject: Shelby Flyer
Entered on: Apr 13, 1998 23:14
Entered by: Greg (acua@tidalwave.net)

Message:
I rescued a Shelby Flyer from the junkyard back in 1986 and am wondering if anyone can help me with the value of this bike. Shelby Flyer (Shelby Cycle Co., Shelby, Ohio), girl's frame, 26 x 2.125, gas tank, rear rack, repainted, seat & seat post not original, rear coaster brake, single speed, some rust, neck and handlebars not original. Ser. No plate on BB reads: No. 49 (painted) 138 0 (stamped). Thanks!




Subject: A NICE BIKE
Entered on: Apr 14, 1998 12:42
Entered by: SLICK ()

Message:
I GOT IN MY POSETION A 1967 SING RAY IT UP FOR SALE IM SAY$ 550 O.B.O. CALL ME AT (305) 214-4809 BEP




Subject: A NICE BIKE
Entered on: Apr 14, 1998 12:42
Entered by: SLICK ()

Message:
I GOT IN MY POSETION A 1967 SING RAY IT UP FOR SALE IM SAY$ 550 O.B.O. CALL ME AT (305) 214-4809 BEP




Subject: Shelby flyer
Entered on: Apr 14, 1998 13:47
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I wonder if that shelby flyer has anything to do with a western flyer




Subject: Western Flyer
Entered on: Apr 14, 1998 14:11
Entered by: John (john.greenwell@irwinunion.com)

Message:
I have a Western Flyer that I am getting restored. It is a very small girls' bike (wheels are about 10-12 inches). I would like to find info on date and value, info on the company and where to find decals to restore to original look (it has been painted sloppily). I picked it up at an auction for $14. Any help? Thanks.




Subject: girls western flyer
Entered on: Apr 15, 1998 02:07
Entered by: russ (russbethc@aol.com)

Message:
A quistion about the little girls western flyer. Is it by any chance a fixed gear? Do you have any Idea of it's date and value.




Subject: Stingray prices
Entered on: Apr 15, 1998 15:05
Entered by: tango ()

Message:
Stingray prices and other banana seat bikes keep going up and up. What's going on? Is it the weather? Is it that Yamaha motorcycle commercial that shows Stingrays? Is it the rerun of Seinfeld where they buy an old Stingray?




Subject: 19?? Monark Rocket
Entered on: Apr 15, 1998 19:52
Entered by: Zack Whitman (Tacomma@msn.com)

Message:
I recently picked up a bike, a Rocket mfg. by Monark Silver King. It is all origional except for a lousy repaint and the tires are 26 by 2.125 U.S. Royal Masters. Are these tires origional? How much is it worth? It had a license plate: 1950-1951 SLC 2020. If it matters the serial # is 3109 A0590342. It has a bracket behind the head post as if it may have had a light. The frame layout is camelback. I would like to know the year built and the origional color. If you have any suggestions as to how this info can be obtained, or any answers please e-mail me Thank You




Subject: RE: Sting-Ray prices
Entered on: Apr 16, 1998 07:34
Entered by: Jackie (Alwaysride@yahoo.com)

Message:
Part of it may be the weather. But I think a lot of people who once owned Sting-Rays and other muscle bikes now have a little free cash and they want to own a 1960s or 1970s icon. These bikes define a specific period in American culture: Muscle cars, huge motors, gas guzzlers, chopper motorcycles, and the like. How often do you see a bicycle with a fat, smooth, straight edged slik? They really attract attention on the bike paths!




Subject:
Entered on: Apr 16, 1998 12:57
Entered by: Nan ()

Message:
I have a 1940's "vintage"bicycle. I think Shelby Flier is its name. It is in repainted condition, definitely has balloon tires. Is this where I would go to sell it? It was given to me, in used condition, in the fifties and has been in my family ever since. Everything is original, fenders wheels etc. except tires! of course. It is in rideable condition- not fashionable condition. Any help?




Subject: Hudson Bicycle
Entered on: Apr 17, 1998 13:55
Entered by: costa (ccosta@snet.net)

Message:
I recently found a bicycle in good condition. It is an old male bicycle with a marine anchor insignia with the words Hudson on it. I believe the bike is from the 1940's but I'm not sure. The bike has fenders, headlight, bell, paint in good condition, little rust. I am trying to find out how much it is worth and who manufactures it. Was Hudson a bicycle company or a model name for a bicycle???? Any help would be appreciated. Please e-mail me. Thank You!




Subject: Selling
Entered on: Apr 17, 1998 22:54
Entered by: Frank (fbuselli@aol.com)

Message:
I own a 30-year-old Raleigh "Super Course" (large men's frame) in remarkably good condition that includes original factory stickers and bright green paint. A new Schwinn captured my heart last week; I would like to sell the Super Course immediatly. The piece is located in sourthern NH.




Subject: Inquiry on 1960 Girls Schwinn Hollywood Bike
Entered on: Apr 18, 1998 17:39
Entered by: Janet ()

Message:
I have 1960 American made Schwinn girls 26" Hollywood in good condition, original handlebar grips, very few scratches. if you have any information on how much it is worth please respond.




Subject: girl's Hollywood value
Entered on: Apr 18, 1998 21:44
Entered by: Randy (bell@msue.msu.edu)

Message:
Re: your girl's Hollywood.....I'd guess between $10 and $40 depending on how nice the bike is and who wants it. Generally, someone who had one as a kid will pay more. Also, a girl's bike will generally bring less than a comparable boy's bike. Randy Bell




Subject: Goodrich, Schwinn, and Evans bikes
Entered on: Apr 19, 1998 07:03
Entered by: Barb ()

Message:
I have three bikes that I would like to find their value. The first is a balloon tire, female bike, color blue, original paint, worn seat, made by Goodrich, age approximately 1940s. The second is a Schwinn, green female bike, Starlet III, age approximately 1960s., and the third is an Evans tricycle, red, age approximately early 1960s. Any ideas or info would be helpful. Thanks.




Subject: Shelby bicycle
Entered on: Apr 19, 1998 13:19
Entered by: albert (stevesr@tricountyi.net)

Message:
I just purchased a bicycle at an auction for $60 and I am unsure what it is. On the headbadge it says Shelby Flying Cloud and on the chainguard it says Shelby Airflo Special. It has 26 x 2.125 ties on it. It is a mans bike with a tank and light on front fender. The paint looks original reddish orange trimmed in white and other than being very old is in excellent condition. Can someone help me determine the age, what bike it is and a value (did I get a good deal.) thanks albert




Subject: Tandem
Entered on: Apr 22, 1998 18:36
Entered by: Kenneth (ks3@mhonline.net)

Message:
My wife and I own a 1961 Columbia twosome (tandem). Original paint (white) excellent condition, seat condition also excellent. Original fenders and chain guard. tire size is 26 X 1.75 Kelly Springfield White Walls 1969. Any Suggestions on a value; would be appreiciated.




Subject: Hawk M 5-speed Bicycle but looks like a Schwinn Fastback
Entered on: Apr 25, 1998 18:51
Entered by: Brandon (branslater@aol.com)

Message:
I just bought a Hawk M bicycle 5-speed, it looks just like a Schwinn Fastback 5-speed. It says made in Japan on it and has the original tri-color paint, sissy bar and black banana seat. Can anyone tell me any info. on this bike or where to gather info. on it?




Subject: Huffy Slingshot
Entered on: Apr 26, 1998 09:11
Entered by: Dave (crx_runner@hotmail.com)

Message:
I have a red bike three wheeled bike made in the 80s by Huffy. I know nothing about it except that I would like to see it. Everything on it is orginal,including the tires. Any help about it would be appreciated.




Subject: Huffy SlingShot
Entered on: Apr 26, 1998 09:17
Entered by: Dave (crx_runner@hotmail.com)

Message:
That last message I sent should have said I want to sell it(not see it)and need some info. on what it might be worth in original condition with nothing replaced. Has been kept in a garage since new.




Subject: remington
Entered on: Apr 27, 1998 20:52
Entered by: flash (junydog@juno.com)

Message:
Wanted: Approximate value of a pre-1900 remington wooden wheel bicycle. complete less rear tire (wheel, fender etc. O.K.) Stored in dry climate.




Subject: remington
Entered on: Apr 27, 1998 20:56
Entered by: flash (junydog@juno.com)

Message:
Wanted: Approximate value of a pre-1900 remington wooden wheel bicycle. complete less rear tire (wheel, fender etc. O.K.) Stored in dry climate.




Subject: Schwinn Racer
Entered on: Apr 28, 1998 21:54
Entered by: Earl (bassette@svr1.pace.k12.mi.us)

Message:
I have a Men's red Schwinn Racer, #D330431, 26 x1 3/8, on 1-10 it is a 9, all original, looking for a buyer




Subject: Shelby Flyer
Entered on: Apr 30, 1998 00:53
Entered by: jean (jtocsr@aol.com)

Message:
I have a friend that has a 1940 Shelby Flyer man's bicycle. He would like to know something about the value of this bicycle. If anyone has this info, please let me know. Thanks, Jean




Subject: RE: Shelby Flyer
Entered on: Apr 30, 1998 08:17
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Could be very big bux if complete and original. $1200 or higher?




Subject: RE: 1961 Columbia twosome
Entered on: Apr 30, 1998 08:27
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
In that condition I'd say $300 - $350




Subject: RE: Shelby for $60
Entered on: Apr 30, 1998 08:28
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Man-o-man did you get a good deal. That bike could be worth 20 times what you paid for it!




Subject: Cut The Grass
Entered on: Apr 30, 1998 18:15
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Well i went out and cut the grass today and I found a couple bikes i lost ten years ago. to bad there wasn't a car. ha ha ha!!




Subject: Miyata 10 speed
Entered on: Apr 30, 1998 19:14
Entered by: Rob B. (throb40@aol.com)

Message:
Unfortunately, I have been the victim of a bicycle theft from my garage. Gone is my 1977 Miyata 10 speed. It cost me about $250 new and I was wondering if anyone could give me an estimated value of it. I dont know what model it was, but it was very light and had quick release hubs and caliper brakes. I would guess it to be in average to above average condition. Thank you in advance for your time. Please send responses to throb40@aol.com




Subject: Western Flyer
Entered on: Apr 30, 1998 21:21
Entered by: Howard (hmurrill@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Does anyone have any information about the value of a Western Flyer, circa 1938-1941, 26 inch, girl's frame, fat tired bike with tank, carrier, headlight, skiplink chain, original paint in pretty good condition? It has front fork braces, good seat and new wsw tires. I don't want to over/under price it.




Subject: Columbia 10 speeds
Entered on: Apr 30, 1998 21:33
Entered by: Howard (hmurrill@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
I know 10 speeds are not in big demand, but I have two (his and hers)that seem to be in near new condition. What are they worth?




Subject: Overland Deluxe
Entered on: May 3, 1998 14:38
Entered by: Brian (WheeNu@aol.com)

Message:
Looking for a range of value for an OVERLAND DELUXE ID V 7986. Tires are believed to be 26" and the one original tire on the bicycle has a red tread and whitewall. It is a men's bike - seat appears to be leather(poor condition) and although the paint is original, it has dulled greatly and there is a fair amount of rust overall. There is a small rack - rear and the wheels have wood inside betweeen the metal rim and the tire. ANY HELP ????????




Subject: RE: Overland
Entered on: May 4, 1998 08:53
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Around $400, I'd say.




Subject: Columbia Thunderbolt - ladies
Entered on: May 4, 1998 12:48
Entered by: ARt (gwozdzar@bvt.gdarm.com)

Message:
Recently came across a Columbia Thunderbolt that I couldn't let go to scrap metal. It's all original, all complete (tank horn, fenders, rear rack, seat but definitely rusty though I can tell it was blue and white. Any interest? I'm in Vermont and would like to find it a home. Cost might be shipping charge and a token donation to some charity. PS - I routinely watch for oldies and try to save them. Is this a good forum to present this? I'm not looking to cash in on them! I've found Wards, Hawhtorne's, Rollfast... Can't bear to see them crushed but don't have space to keep!




Subject:
Entered on: May 5, 1998 09:19
Entered by: bennie (bleaman@epix.net)

Message:
I wouldlike to know the present day value of a Raleigh PRO mark 4 bicycel with all campy and double butted frame all reynolds 531 manufactured (handmade) in the 70's thanks like new excellent condition




Subject: GAZELLE
Entered on: May 5, 1998 11:43
Entered by: JON (UTPARAMEDC@AOL.COM)

Message:
I just purchased a bike that is called a gazelle....it has hub brakes and a internal 3 speed hub...it also has linkage handlebar pull style brakes (no cable just bar linkage)...the chain shroud goes completly around the chain...the front sprocket is 4 or 5 gazelles in a circle cut out of the metal....the gent i bought it from says it is from the 30 s or 40 s...i have no idea if anyone has ANY info or wishes to purchase it please e mail me direct thank you jon




Subject: RE: Gazelle
Entered on: May 6, 1998 08:13
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Post your message under the "English Roadster" topic - you'll get a lot of interested buyers.




Subject: RE: Art in Vermont
Entered on: May 6, 1998 08:15
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Art, keep saving those old bikes from the crusher. Post the bikes for sale here - I'll bet you'll be able to get some good cash-flow goin', help a bunch of collectors, and also save a lot of great old bikes.




Subject: 1966 Columbia Bike
Entered on: May 6, 1998 14:52
Entered by: Sandy (SBailey188@aol.com)

Message:
I recently acquired a 1966 Columbia bike. (Columbia Mfg. says serial number respresents 1966 production yr.) The bike has a plastic headlight in the tank, an airplane on the front fender and a painted book rack. What I'm wondering is how much the bike is worth.? Do I want to leave in as-is condition, or should I paint it. I want it for my own use. But yet I wonder how much money I should put into this find. It really is a cool bike and I'm sure I'll enjoy riding it.




Subject: RE: '66 Columbia
Entered on: May 7, 1998 08:27
Entered by: PeterW (longtruck@hotmail.com)

Message:
Two important things for you to do: 1) Wax it to protect the finish. 2) Buy a good lock for it. It's probably worth at least $300 and climbing. Keep it as original as possible. If it has the original tires, take them off and save them, and run some cheap import tires on it as you ride it around. Can you post the number you used to call Columbia bicycles to determine the bike's age? I didn't know they were still in business!




Subject: raleigh 3 sp. 69
Entered on: May 7, 1998 16:33
Entered by: Kevin (wintern@ryemilton.lhric.org)

Message:
have 1969 raleigh. sturmey archer 3 sp. needs resto.all there and works.but would need rechroming and paint. Is it worth anything?. not worth resto?




Subject: raleigh 3 sp. 69
Entered on: May 8, 1998 16:05
Entered by: JimB ()

Message:
If the chrome is rusty, try some SOS Junior pads and water on it. You would be surprised what will clean up to look like new. If it truly needs rechroming, then I'm afraid it's probably not worth much. There are just too many of them around from that vintage in good shape to consider restoring a basket case.




Subject: Rollfast Bicycle
Entered on: May 9, 1998 12:52
Entered by: Tricia (Mashellion@aol.com)

Message:
I have a rollfast bicycle that I am trying to find general information on along with values. If any one has any information on them, or knows where I might look. Please e-mail me with the information. Thank You.




Subject: John Deere 5 speed
Entered on: May 10, 1998 00:34
Entered by: Zammy (zambarda@kuntrynet.com)

Message:
I have an old John Deere 5 speed bicycle and would like to get an approximate value for it. If anyone has one or knows what years they were made please let me know. Thanks.




Subject: RE: John Deere
Entered on: May 12, 1998 08:32
Entered by: Marco ()

Message:
The 5-speed John Deeres were made in Taiwan in the mid-1970s and are worth maybe $100 to a bicycle collector. You might get more from a JD collector. Search around on this discussion area and archives, I've seen JD bikes discussed somewhere around here.




Subject: RE: Rollfast
Entered on: May 12, 1998 08:35
Entered by: Marco ()

Message:
Rollfast bicycle information can be found all over this web site's discussion area pages and archives. There are a lot of discussions on them in here. You'd need to out in more info about your particular bike if you hope to get help on figuring it's value.




Subject: Parts availability for Wards Hawthorne aluminium frame?
Entered on: May 14, 1998 21:51
Entered by: Doug (fireman@eoni.com)

Message:
I have the chance to purchase a Wards Hawthorn w/ alunminum frame, that`all, just the frame. S/N 32100. The dropouts have adjusting screws at the front.




Subject: RE: Hawthorne parts
Entered on: May 15, 1998 08:07
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Might be tough to find them one-at-a-time. If all you'd have is a spripped down frame, you'd be surprised at all the little bits and pieces you'll need to buy. I'd proabably pass on the frame unless it is really cheap or you know of a good "parts donor" bicycle, too.




Subject: Schwin wasp 1950- 1960? all original /1975 stingray
Entered on: May 15, 1998 16:13
Entered by: jim ()

Message:
anyone hAVE ANY IDEAS ON HOW MUCH THESE BIKES ARE WORTH WASP ROUGH STILL HAVE ALL PARTS CHAIN GAURD OFF AND BENT FRONT FENDER OFF AND IN OK CONDITION RUSTY NEEDS TO BE RECROMED GOOD IDEA OR BAD ? STINGRAY IS IN GOOD CONDITION.




Subject: Schwin wasp 1950- 1960? all original /1975 stingray
Entered on: May 15, 1998 16:14
Entered by: jim ()

Message:
anyone hAVE ANY IDEAS ON HOW MUCH THESE BIKES ARE WORTH WASP ROUGH STILL HAVE ALL PARTS CHAIN GAURD OFF AND BENT FRONT FENDER OFF AND IN OK CONDITION RUSTY NEEDS TO BE RECROMED GOOD IDEA OR BAD ? STINGRAY IS IN GOOD CONDITION.




Subject: Schwin Wasp
Entered on: May 15, 1998 16:16
Entered by: jim ()

Message:
any ideas on price




Subject: 1927 American racing bike
Entered on: May 15, 1998 16:27
Entered by: James (swampmtn@aol.com)

Message:
I need information about a racing bike. The original owner remembered he bought it the year Lindy flew the Atlantic (27) but couldn't remember the manufacturer. Repaint in the 40s covered any name. No head badge or rivet holes for one. Fairbanks Boston sew-up rims, adjustable length stem, fixed gear, no brake, Persons leather saddle, one-piece crank. Bike is complete except tires, but rear rim is warped beyond repair. Who made bikes like this in the USA, what's it worth, and where can I get correct tires?




Subject: 1927 American racing bike
Entered on: May 15, 1998 16:30
Entered by: James (swampmtn@aol.com)

Message:
Rims for 1927 bike above are laminated wood.




Subject: Western Flyer & American Flyer
Entered on: May 16, 1998 18:42
Entered by: Chari (Dnagel@email.msn.com)

Message:
Recently purchased 3 and 2 wheel flyer bikes in excelent cond. American and Western Flyers. Also Columbia Roadmaster. Tri-wheel w/bastket included, any idea as to the value?




Subject: Rust Removal
Entered on: May 17, 1998 02:54
Entered by: Darin (dmcmaster@tcsn.net)

Message:
A friend of mine showed me a strange way to remove light to medium rust from your chrome parts. Now bear with me, use tinfoil loosely balled up & spit ( yes, from your mouth) I didn't believe it either until I saw it AND tried it.....




Subject: Peugot PX-10
Entered on: May 17, 1998 23:01
Entered by: Richard (rickkatz@mail.icongrp.com)

Message:
I recently came across three brand new (still in the box) Peugot PX-10's. These are mint condition bikes. The Ideal leather saddles are a litle crackes and the tires are obviously dry rotted but otherwise the bikes are dealer new. Any idea what they cold be worth? (I can get them for $350 each).




Subject: Shelby Flyer
Entered on: May 18, 1998 13:50
Entered by: SLMT ()

Message:
I have an early 1950's Green/White Shelby Flyer, Girls Bike. All original including tires. Good shape. Missing tail light. Anyone interested?




Subject: 1971 columbia "tourist" 3 speed
Entered on: May 18, 1998 15:56
Entered by: Kevin (wintern@ryemilton.lhric.org)

Message:
Is a 1971 Columbia tourist 3 speed a descent bike. Any info appreciated. Thanks..




Subject: Raliegh Pro Road Bike
Entered on: May 18, 1998 17:53
Entered by: Kerry (ksd@charlotte.infi.net)

Message:
I have an late 70's/early 80's Raliegh Pro road bike. It has a custom paint job and is very,very good condition. I am entertaining offers, anyone interested?




Subject: Raliegh Pro Road Bike
Entered on: May 18, 1998 18:01
Entered by: Kerry (ksd@charlotte.infi.net)

Message:
I have an late 70's/early 80's Raliegh Pro road bike. It has a custom paint job and is very,very good condition. I am entertaining offers, anyone interested?




Subject: Raliegh Pro Road Bike
Entered on: May 18, 1998 18:03
Entered by: Kerry (ksd@charlotte.infi.net)

Message:
I have an late 70's/early 80's Raliegh Pro road bike. It has a custom paint job and is very,very good condition. I am entertaining offers, anyone interested?




Subject: Late '50's? Hercules "Hawthorne" 3-Speed
Entered on: May 19, 1998 14:50
Entered by: Derek (Glinthi@juno.com)

Message:
I'm interested in the worth of my Hercules "Hawthorne" 3-speed. The original owner who sold it to me last year also gave me his "Cycling Book of Maintenance" which he purchased in August of 1959... There's a "veeder" mileage counter attached to the front wheel which currently reads 415 miles. The bike is in excellent condition. It still has the original racer green paint, which is virtually perfect. It has the 3-speed hub gear which is marked with "Hercules." The saddle is black leather which is in mint condition. The tire size is 26x1 3/8. It has a "male" frame, (but the top bar is slightly curved nonetheless). I put an "old style" head and tail light on it (powered by generator on back rim). I also have all the wrenches/tools that came with it. Breaks are great. Rides very well (even no hands!). What do you think it's worth?




Subject: WHY??
Entered on: May 21, 1998 11:09
Entered by: CharlieC ()

Message:
Whay are boys/men's bikes more valuable than girls/women's bikes????




Subject: RE: Why are boys/men's bikes more valuable than girls/women's bikes?
Entered on: May 21, 1998 12:44
Entered by: JimB ()

Message:
At this time, there are more boys/men interested in vintage bicycles than girls/women. Also, most boy's bikes took a real beating when new and fewer survived in nice shape than girls' bikes. The rest is supply and demand. Many people are taking a boy's frame, repainting it, and then transferring all the components from an identical girls' bike in great condition.




Subject: Columbia NewsBoy Special #W286294
Entered on: May 21, 1998 14:24
Entered by: Scott (Scottw@sco.com)

Message:
I have via a strange set of circumstances, the subject bike, Maroon metallic paint, appears all original with Auto-Oiler and I was wondering what year the bike was made/price/anything. Thanks for the help. Scott




Subject: Re: Columbia NewsBoy Special #W286294
Entered on: May 21, 1998 15:49
Entered by: Aldo (swampmtn@aol.com)

Message:
Don't tease us like that! What are the "strange set of circumstances" by which you got your bike. At least give us an anonymous hint! I love to read stories about how folks get their bikes. I've got a great tale of my own... (tease, tease).




Subject: Columbia Newsboy
Entered on: May 22, 1998 08:11
Entered by: Matt (mattfeeney@hotmail.com)

Message:
If it's an old time ballooner, it could be worth a pretty penny... But as Aldo says, tell us more about the 'circumstances' (and give us more info about the bike, too) so we can all try to determine it's value..... And Aldo: there are some good "how I found my bike" stories under the "what draws you to old bikes" topic on Menotomy's discussion page. And you've got to tell us all your story!




Subject: pre-1942 schwinn
Entered on: May 23, 1998 13:38
Entered by: amy (www.bestgadget@aol.com)

Message:
My dad owns a schwinn, bought second hand in 1942. It has a label/plate, black in color. The label has scroll work, it has a large letter X at the top of the label, under the label the name "Excelsior," under that the name of Arnold Schwinn. It was made in Chicago. It is a little rusty, dull gray paint, balloon tires, rack. Male, 18". Can anyone help me with getting more info on the bike? Thanks!




Subject: Columbia Newsboy Special
Entered on: May 23, 1998 17:41
Entered by: johnB ()

Message:
According to my records, that bike was built in 1953 0r 54.




Subject: value wanted
Entered on: May 23, 1998 19:43
Entered by: Bill (wgs7109709)

Message:
Have a 50's some, schwinn wasp, green most looks origional, never repainted, mens style, Should I keep it, sell it, give it away, trash it. Also have schwinn early 60 skinny tires, red, 3 speed. Anyone out there know anything about these bikes. please e-mail. In California.




Subject: Motobecane Nomad II
Entered on: May 25, 1998 21:32
Entered by: Kerry (kerkid@aol.com)

Message:
I have a 27" Motobecane Nomad II 10- speed that I inherited. It appears to be only a few years old and is in excellent shape. What is it worth? Please email me!




Subject: Falcon Frame
Entered on: May 26, 1998 15:07
Entered by: Tom (tf@pipeline.com)

Message:
I have a pre-80's Falcon frame, 531 throughout, paint fair, damaged signature "design by ___ Clement" or the like, color a slightly mtalic brown, about 54cm. Horizontal dropouts, would likely make an excellent fixed wheel bike. Came well equiped with a gorgeous Sugino crank, Campy shiftlevers, and old logo Cinelli drop bars. What is it (just the frame) worth?




Subject: Schwinn value
Entered on: May 27, 1998 15:16
Entered by: Stan (sstanic@iccnet.com)

Message:
I have a blue ladie's bicycle that has an "Arnold Schwinn" namebadge. I think it is an early 50's model. Other than a few fender dents and scratches (and some rust and dust), it is in good condition and complete, although there are no extra features. I would appreciate an approximation of it's value, both as is and if it were restored.




Subject: What is it worth
Entered on: May 29, 1998 07:17
Entered by: Shawn (SScott3592@aol.com)

Message:
My brother has a late 70's-early 80's Panasonic Team America Road Race Bike. All the components are Dura-Ace original. Is in excellant condition. Does anyone have any idea what it is worth or where I can find out. Thanks




Subject:
Entered on: May 29, 1998 12:05
Entered by: Bob in VA (kbsiegel@juno.com)

Message:
What is the value of a 1979 Schwinn Twinn Deluxe with a rear rod brake. It is 100% original and a 9-condition. Thanks, Bob Siegel (703)569-5240




Subject: Girl's Western Flyer
Entered on: May 29, 1998 14:05
Entered by: kathleen (kzett@chs.k12.accomack.va.us)

Message:
teal metallic, wide tires,excellent condition some rust specks that will come off with one wipe of chrome cleaner seat is two tone teal and white excellent condition pedals were white with a teal stripe big chrome bumpers...can anybody estimate its value?????




Subject: Girl's Western Flyer
Entered on: May 29, 1998 14:17
Entered by: kathleen (kzett@chs.k12.accomack.va.us)

Message:
teal metallic, wide tires,excellent condition some rust specks that will come off with one wipe of chrome cleaner seat is two tone teal and white excellent condition pedals were white with a teal stripe big chrome bumpers...can anybody estimate its value?????1950's




Subject: midget stingray
Entered on: May 30, 1998 12:44
Entered by: mike s. (thecat@nauticom.net)

Message:
I have a schwinn midget stingray boys bike 16x13/4 tires, green paint + white sparkle seat. Good condition all original except for rear seat bar and replacement fenders. Ser# JF 79151 Anyone know what year and what this bike is worth? Thanks, Mike




Subject: 24" Schwinn womens Roadmaster 1959-1960
Entered on: May 30, 1998 13:15
Entered by: Bill (adamsfam@net-link.net)

Message:
Cleaning out the shed! What is the range of value for a 1959-1960 women's 24" Schwinn roadmaster? Blue and White if that matters. Thanks




Subject: Schwinn Orange Krate
Entered on: May 31, 1998 14:30
Entered by: Jeff (birch@jps.net)

Message:
What is the typically cost of say a 1970 Schwinn Orange Krate in good to excellent condition? How difficult is it to find parts for wear items, such as the front drum brakes? If any one has one for sale, please contact me.




Subject: RE: Orange Krate
Entered on: Jun 1, 1998 08:22
Entered by: kath ()

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A five speed, stick shifter Orange Krate in good to excellent condition would go for around $1100 - $1200. Parts are not too hard to find, Schwinn still makes some replacement parts.




Subject: RE: 24" Schwinn womens Roadmaster 1959-1960
Entered on: Jun 1, 1998 08:24
Entered by: kath ()

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Schwinn didn't make a Roadmaster model. Roadmaster is a seperate manufacturer. What does the bike say on it's chainguard and headbadge?




Subject: RE: midget stingray
Entered on: Jun 1, 1998 08:25
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
$50- $60?




Subject: RE: Girl's Western Flyer
Entered on: Jun 1, 1998 08:26
Entered by: kath ()

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Well, you didn't state the tire size, but if 26 x 1.75, figure $250 - $300. If tires are 26 x 2.125, figure $325-$375




Subject: RE: 1979 Schwinn Twinn Deluxe with a rear rod brak
Entered on: Jun 1, 1998 08:28
Entered by: kath ()

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Do you mean rod brake or _drum_ brake? At any rate, maybe $250 - $300




Subject: INDAIN SCOUT
Entered on: Jun 2, 1998 11:26
Entered by: GERALD (GLa5105789@aol.com)

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I HAVE AN INDAIN SCOUT BICYCLE 3 SPEED. ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT INDAINS?




Subject: EVEL KNEVEL KIDS BIKE
Entered on: Jun 2, 1998 12:42
Entered by: Dicksie (dicksie@fastinet.net)

Message:
How can I determine the value of a evel knevel childs bicyle. I am guessing that it is early 70's. It has solid rubber tires. Please E-Mail me if you have any information.




Subject: Estimated value of '60s model three-speed
Entered on: Jun 2, 1998 17:24
Entered by: Buck ()

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A year ago, I was given a 1960s Western Flyer (London Flyer to be exact). It is a three speed, and I have the original tires (Dunlop double-stripe whitewalls), original wheels (Dunlop rims with Sturmey-Archer hub on back wheel, the front has six broken spokes, the hub has a cracked coaster brake ring), but I have the replacement parts installed (including the seat). I have seen only one of this particular model in the Southeast Kansas area. The paint is somewhat glossy, after having waxed it several times, the chrome is in beautiful condition, and it is in working order (due to the replaced parts), and it comes with the carying rack on the back. Including the orig. parts with everything else, What would it be worth?




Subject: RE: Indian Scout
Entered on: Jun 3, 1998 09:10
Entered by: Marco ()

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I think that is a standard British 3-speed. You might want to ask your question in the 'English Roadster' topic. The guys there are experts. Same goes for the London Flyer.




Subject: Early 50's Murray
Entered on: Jun 3, 1998 12:39
Entered by: Bob (allenr@hmsg.si.edu)

Message:
1950's Murray Womens bike all original, lights , racks etc. Original paint and chrome. Would like to know value.




Subject: Early 50's Western Flyer
Entered on: Jun 3, 1998 12:41
Entered by: Bob (allenr@hmsg.si.edu)

Message:
1950's Western Flyer mens bike all original. Original paint and chrome. Would like to know value.




Subject: Is my Raleigh worth anything?
Entered on: Jun 3, 1998 16:50
Entered by: William (williamk@lagcc.cuny.edu)

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I had a Raleigh RSW Compact folding bicycle given to me in 1980. I rode it once. It has 16x2" white Dunlop tires, original green paint and white seat--all mint. 3-speed. I suspect it dates from 1960's. Is this worth much?




Subject: Revolta
Entered on: Jun 3, 1998 18:01
Entered by: ARt (gwozdzar@bvt.gdarm.com)

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I recently noticed an ancient (to me!) looking ladies bike at the local scrapyard. After setting it in a "safe" area where bikes remain for a time before crunching I noticed its headplate of "Revolta". Anyone know who made this. Anyone want one!? Defender of Iron, Scrounger of Scrap... ARt




Subject: "Revolta"
Entered on: Jun 4, 1998 09:01
Entered by: Matt (mattfeeney@hotmail.com)

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Revolta? Didn't he star in "Saturday Night Fever" and "Pulp Fiction"? But seriosly, folks.. I've never heard of that brand.




Subject: EATON , Road King bicycle
Entered on: Jun 4, 1998 14:38
Entered by: Roger (frsearch@uniserve.com)

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Need information on this bike , Year it was produced , who manufactured it and if possible where to get parts......The value of bike would be nice to know..It is in good condition only needing a few parts etc.Has original paint. Thanks




Subject: 20" Boys' Colsen 1950's
Entered on: Jun 5, 1998 01:21
Entered by: Jeff (Wedge.god@juno.com)

Message:
Help! I'm helping a friend sell some vintage, restored bicycles. One of the current oferings is a 20" boys' Colsen from the 1950's. This bike is fully restored, and has tanks. We are both kind of new to the vintage bicycle arena, and would apreciate any help we can get. This bike is for sale, but I'm not too sure what to price it at. Any suggestions? E-mail me direct at Wedge.god@juno.com thanks. Jeff




Subject: 20" Boys' Colsen 1950's
Entered on: Jun 5, 1998 01:23
Entered by: Jeff (Wedge.god@juno.com)

Message:
Help! I'm helping a friend sell some vintage, restored bicycles. One of the current oferings is a 20" boys' Colsen from the 1950's. This bike is fully restored, and has tanks. We are both kind of new to the vintage bicycle arena, and would apreciate any help we can get. This bike is for sale, but I'm not too sure what to price it at. Any suggestions? E-mail me direct at Wedge.god@juno.com thanks. Jeff




Subject: 71 stingray/stardust coaster
Entered on: Jun 5, 1998 16:14
Entered by: Kevin (wintern@ryemilton.lhric.org)

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Can anyone tell me what a 71 stingray stardust model coaster in good cond is worth.Has a rat trap on the front. It is yellow with black writing. Yellow banana seat too. Thanks..




Subject: 77 stingray frame and seat
Entered on: Jun 5, 1998 16:15
Entered by: Kevin ()

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How much for a good frame for a purple stingray with gold bananna seat and handle bars go for?.




Subject: VALUE OF BICYCLES
Entered on: Jun 7, 1998 01:14
Entered by: TODD (WHITEHEADL@PHIBRED.COM)

Message:
I HAVE A MENS SCHWINN TYPHOON THAT IS ALL ORIGINAL AND IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH VERY FEW SCRATCHES. ALSO I HAVE A HIAWATHA WOMENS "707 PLANE" BIKE THAT IS ALL ORIGINAL, WITH THE HEADLIGHT,TANK,REAR RACK, EVEN THE PADELS HAVE VERY LITTLE WEAR. IT IS A VERY CLEAN ORIGINAL BIKE. DOES ANYONE KNOW THE STORY BEHIND THE "707 PLANE" AND ALSO WHAT THE VALUE OF THE TYPHOON AND HIAWATHA BIKES WOULD BE WORTH? THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.




Subject: Elgin Bicycle Value?
Entered on: Jun 7, 1998 20:13
Entered by: Dick (rarose@prodigy.net)

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I'm checking for a friend. He has an Elgin Girl's Standard 18-inch Frame, Model Number 502.(something). Can anyone give me an idea of the range of value for such a bike. Thanks. Please email me at: rarose@prodigy.net