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AGE / VALUE:   Roadmaster posted by: Amber on 10/8/2009 at 6:53:26 AM
I pulled this Roadmaster from the dumpster. Don't know if it's a newer model or older. In any case, I'll be riding it. Does anyone have any idea what year or model it is? I'd like to get new tires for it. Stickers say manufactured in Little Rock. Serial is P69 1038. Any info would help, thanks!


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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ser. # L034082 posted by: Dave on 10/8/2009 at 6:52:33 AM
I have and old Schwinn Ser. #L034082 with 24" S-7 wheels, and a 2 speed Bendix automatic. The bike has been repainted, missing the chain guard and fenders, has a banana seat, not sure it's original, and the handlebar is conventional, (not extended). Just wondering what model I have. Also looking for a replacement wheel. One wheel is quite a bit out of round. And so far, I've been unsuccessful in correcting the out of round problem. Any help and information greatly appreciated.
Thanks.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ser. # L034082 posted by Dave on 10/8/2009 at 1:04:53 PM
I'll try to post the picture again here.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ser. # L034082 posted by Dave on 10/8/2009 at 1:07:20 PM
one more time!


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ser. # L034082 posted by Dave on 10/15/2009 at 11:35:03 AM
Still trying to identify this old Schwinn, ser. no. L034082.

What is it? Old StingRay, Typhoon? It has 24" wheels with 28 spokes on S-7 rims, with a Bendix Automatic, 3 red bands. The front rack is a Persons, and the banana seat is by Troxel. Not sure which of these parts are original.


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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ser. # L034082 posted by Dave on 10/15/2009 at 12:07:15 PM
Old Schwinn - L034082 Need to know what I have. Hopefully the picture loaded this time.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ser. # L034082 posted by Guido on 10/23/2009 at 3:01:53 AM
L034082 looks like 11/21/1960 if it is stamped on the left rear dropout. I would say the banana seat is not original.

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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ser. # L034082 posted by Dave on 10/29/2009 at 11:56:43 AM
Thanks Guido, that's what I thought. Still have yet to find out exactly what it was. I do know the original paint was a dark red, almost burgandy.

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AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer by pearson posted by: Mark Priestas on 10/6/2009 at 1:29:23 PM
I purchased this bike as a 50's era model, now Im not so sure. I read that if the red is faded into the white it is a repro. I cannot find any picture of this model other than ones that have the fade. If it is a repro when were they built. Thanks for any info. Mark


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer by pearson posted by jj on 10/7/2009 at 3:47:50 AM
I don't remember the repros having that seat.
What brand are the tires and what brand is the rear hub?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer by pearson posted by Mark priestas on 10/7/2009 at 5:12:42 AM
Thanks, nothing on hub, I dont know what it is but thers is a little metal arm that attaches to the frame, says Japan.
Pedals say Germany, seat says Westen Flyer by Persons USA. Since I posted I read a forum that said all Special Editions are repops, it is a SE. I got it for 180 so I am not too dissappointed but I did believe it was an "old" one. Heres another pic.


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AGE / VALUE:   54' Spitfire posted by: Steve on 10/6/2009 at 10:00:11 AM
Check out my post on bikeforums, http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=9807807&posted=1#post9807807
Thats where the pics are. I know the age, and tried to research the value, but couldn't come up with anything concrete. Might it be worth more to do some restoration first? Hope someone can tell me about the originality of the bike? Looks like just the seat isn't original, but I don't really know about the bike. Still don't know if I'll keep or sell, but you can't argue with the price!! Thanks for any help!! (I have about 12-15 more pics available if anyone wants/needs to see them to help)


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   54' Spitfire posted by jj on 10/7/2009 at 3:51:01 AM
Too bad it doesn't have its chainguard.
Those look like 24" wheels.
Maybe worth a hundred bucks?
Clean it up and ride it (unless it is too small)
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   54' Spitfire posted by Steve on 10/9/2009 at 7:20:04 AM
Did I post this in the wrong area or does no one really know anything about old Schwinn Spitfires?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   54' Spitfire posted by Steve on 10/9/2009 at 7:23:33 AM
Oops! Sorry! The post didn't show before I wrote!? Anyway, if I can find a chainguard for it and clean it up could it be worth more money or would it take extensive reconditioning to add value?
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BALLOON:   Tour de Fat posted by: Eddie Miller on 10/1/2009 at 8:02:47 PM
The Tour De Fat bicycle event will be in Tempe, Arizona October 10th at Tempe Town Lake 09:00
http://www.newbelgium.com/tour-de-fat
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Western Flyer/Sonic flyer posted by: Nathan on 10/1/2009 at 9:00:31 AM
Is there a serial number chart anywhere for western flyer bicyles I Have been told it may be a 1963
Thank You For Yor Time.......
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Western Flyer/Sonic flyer posted by ken on 10/1/2009 at 10:47:55 AM
No. Western Flyer is a badge (a seller), not a maker. The bike may be a Murray but that's not certain. Compare with Sears (Flightliner, etc.) and look for matching chainwheels or other similarities. Chances are you'll never be sure of its manufacture date; "It may be a 63" is as close as we often get... Can you post pictures?
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          cardinal bicycle posted by kelly on 10/1/2009 at 7:16:35 PM
Im trying to find info.on a bicycle my dad give me.its a cardinal made by guarantee bicycle co. st. louis, mo. on chain guard it says sonic flyer.I cant find any info.on it can you please help. send to email address please
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BALLOON:   picture posted by: raymond on 9/28/2009 at 4:42:46 PM
the picture is on balloontiresociety,the pink frame.just traded a bmx for it.
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BALLOON:   year? posted by: raymond on 9/28/2009 at 4:25:25 PM
am i missing parts on this fork?here's the ser.#E916893,i know about the arcives but i got mixed up on this one.


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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Ross Custom Deluxe posted by: Scott on 9/28/2009 at 11:54:13 AM
I am trying to identify the age of a ROSS Custom Deluxe bicycle I have. It has Chain Bike Corp on the Ross name badge, along with Roackaway Beach NY. The seat is a leather covered type with a Mesinger tag on the back. The bike appears the be Maroon with black fenders and white fender tips and pin stripping, It has the fat tank on the frame and a rack on the back, missing the light and two chrome bars from the handle bar neck to front axle. The rims are painted white with red pin striping.

I can email pictures if needed.

Thanks Scott
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BALLOON:   My restored Cleveland Welding Roadmaster posted by: ChadB on 9/26/2009 at 8:15:05 PM
I posted a pic of my CWC Roadmaster bike a while back..Still not sure what year it is, was told 1949, but I dunno. Anyway, the NBHAA folks would balk at my calling the bike "restored", but I fixed it up. Powder coated Eastwood Ruby Red, Correct CWC skip-tooth sprocket, correct handlebar/grips, Luxury Liner chain guard, Morrow rear hub, pre-war type red tires, and original NOS 50's headlight/horn. I'm still on the hunt for a tank, but I think it looks pretty good as it is.


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AGE / VALUE:   1955 Sears Beachcomber posted by: Nick on 9/20/2009 at 11:38:35 AM
Hey, I've been holding on to a mint condition 1955 Sears beachcomber - but sadly it's time to let it go. I've got a pretty good idea on its value, but wanted another opinion.

Thanks for your time-
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1955 Sears Beachcomber posted by kd on 9/23/2009 at 1:13:51 PM
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1955 Sears Beachcomber posted by jj on 9/24/2009 at 3:45:42 AM
No one can help you without photos and more info.
Have you used the price guides above?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1955 Sears Beachcomber posted by ChadB on 9/24/2009 at 8:04:24 PM
Sorry if this comes off as a bit rude, but I wonder if the "good idea what it's worth" comes from something you read or heard, or an actual offer someone made you for the bike? It's only worth what someone is willing to pay. I just picked up a '98 Luxury Liner reproduction for $425...The fellow swore it was "worth $700 all day long", but since nobody was lining up to give him $700 he accepted my offer.
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WANTED:   wheels posted by: Ken Neubauer on 9/17/2009 at 3:54:09 PM
Hi--I havw a Wards 3 wheeler with 24 inch drive wheels that need to be replaced. Any ideas as to where I might find them--Ken
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          RE:WANTED:   wheels posted by ken on 9/22/2009 at 9:34:28 AM
Ken, I've been watching for somebody who knows 3-wheelers to speak up, but so far no luck. What kind of hubs does it have? Is there a solid-axle drive mechanism, or what? Seems to me the local bike shop could rebuild your wheels if the hubs are ok. Have you asked them?
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BALLOON:   GETTING HUBS TO WORK posted by: michael jaramillo on 9/17/2009 at 12:47:10 PM
i started buying fat tires bikes about two years ago. So with my wonderful wisdom i thought i would start to redo the hubs on a couple of my bikes... Bad idea, i am very distraught on getting them working again..both are skip tooth Dparture mod "D". IF there is anyone who can help
me with ideas. Please email me...Thanks
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          RE:BALLOON:   GETTING HUBS TO WORK posted by ken on 9/18/2009 at 10:15:29 AM
There's a cutaway drawing on this site.
also:
Sheldonbrown.com/coaster-brakes

nostalgic.net has a New Departure catalog repro with the model D parts list

the Park Tool site has all the general procedures for coaster overhaul
Don't give up; take your time. It's doable.

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          RE:BALLOON:   GETTING HUBS TO WORK posted by Michael Jaramillo on 9/21/2009 at 10:08:25 PM
Thank you VERY VERY much for the info. I'll check it out...I just love these bike ..I've spent more time on these bikes this summer then my road bike...
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AGE / VALUE:   Astronaut Sport 68 bicycle posted by: Rick on 9/17/2009 at 12:08:34 PM
Has any one here of a old crusier style womens bicycle I believe to be German made. It is called Astronaut Sport 68 any information or web site to find out more please sent me. Thanks
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AGE / VALUE:   womans Spiegel Airman Bike posted by: Jim on 9/12/2009 at 5:35:52 PM
I bought an old Spiegel bicycle at an antique store to use as a lawn ornament basically but it is an old bike in pretty good shape and am now wondering what I have? I have been searching for this bike on the net and havent really seen much! Can anyone tell me anything about this bike before I plant it out in the yard to just look neat and rust? Are they worth anything or desireable enough to restore? Thanks for taking the time to read this...
Jim P.S. I can post a picture if anyone is interested.
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