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AGE / VALUE:   Fleet Value Question posted by: Randy on 9/10/2009 at 1:48:43 AM
I have a Schwinn Fleet 24" Boys Bike I would like to sell for a fair value to someone who will preserve it. Im going to list it in the nearby SOHO NY (art district) Craigslist. It is missing a few parts, but is mostly intact. The serial number on the rear hanger is C41684# which looks to make it a 64. It has some surface rust, but spent its life indoors. I uploaded a photo to the gallery that shows how sweet these are!
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AGE / VALUE:   Prewar Schwinn Motorbike I.D. thanks posted by: michael on 9/8/2009 at 7:21:14 AM
i picked up this prewar schwinn bike from the original owner but he was a little fuzzy on which christmas and i was wondering if someone could identify the model and the year.
im thinking it is a motorbike but i could be wrong as the decals are long gone.the badge has has schwinn across the middle with an airplane at the top/train at the bottom chicago.
the serial number is b69798 and is stamped dallas under the serial.i also have the last license plate dallas 1942.
the tires and the grips are not original of course but were installed so as to try the bike out.

any information on this bike would sure be appreciated.

anyone going to the dallas swap meet?
michael


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Prewar Schwinn Motorbike I.D. thanks posted by ken on 9/9/2009 at 9:14:01 AM
there are a few good tips at
http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodesRebuild1.html
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AGE / VALUE:   HELP HELP HELP. PLS posted by: David Brown on 9/6/2009 at 7:27:22 PM
Still looking for info and era of this bike. was told it was a roadmaster convertable. and an approximate era. lookin for more detail... manufacturer, closer age, and originality?


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   HELP HELP HELP. PLS posted by jj on 9/7/2009 at 5:24:23 AM
Yes, looks like a convertable. AMF? Roadmaster?
Probably early 1960s
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AGE / VALUE:   Cleveland Welding Roadmaster Men's bike posted by: ChadB on 9/3/2009 at 7:54:06 PM
I just bought this old Cleveland Welding Roadmaster for myself..I think the chain guard and front sprocket are wrong...I added the springer forks, and will soon be adding a nice set of Schwinn Typhoon whitewalls. The frame # under the crank is J47422

Also, I'd appreciate any info about where to find the right chain guard and sprocket.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cleveland Welding Roadmaster Men's bike posted by ChadB on 9/4/2009 at 2:25:33 PM
Well,I see now that not only are the crank, and chain guard wrong, but the bike also has a Schwinn headset, complete with AS marked bolts. That would be swell, IF this bike were a Schwinn. If anybody out there needs a Schwinn headset with the AS bolts, let me know. I'm heading to a bike shop tomorrow to try and get the right chain guard, a sprocket that at least LOOKS old, and hopefully a correct headset and handlebar grips.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cleveland Welding Roadmaster Men's bike posted by Patrick on 9/5/2009 at 2:07:48 PM
You'll need Schwinn S-2 rims to use Schwinn Typhoon tires. Schwinn rims/tires are are not the same sizes as other makes.

Pat
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cleveland Welding Roadmaster Men's bike posted by ChadB on 9/5/2009 at 6:48:17 PM
I already have the right rims to fit the 26x2.125 Schwinn Typhoon tires, picked them up from the bike shop today. They aren't S-2's, just what the bike shop called H.D. 26x2.125 wheels; they work fine. I also got the correct Roadmaster chain guard, a new gooseneck and correct handlebar/grips, and a new chrome Cleveland welding skip tooth crank sprocket, 1 in. pitch chain, and a new repro Roadmaster fork tube badge. All for $100. I have the frame stripped down now, going to take it to a powder coater next week, then put it all back together.
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          RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cleveland Welding Roadmaster Men's bike posted by ChadB on 9/5/2009 at 6:53:43 PM
Forgot to mention, my tires are Schwinn Typhoon CORD tires, say 26 x 2.125 right on them.
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AGE / VALUE:   Old Western Flyer Ladies' Bike posted by: ChadB on 9/3/2009 at 7:50:48 PM
I just picked up this old Western Flyer for my wife..I intend to clean it up and repaint it. I'm curious as to the age of it...It has a Morrow hub, with what looks like E1 on it, and the frame # under the crank is M226618


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BALLOON:   SEARS BICYCLES..... posted by: Fred Appel on 9/2/2009 at 9:20:03 AM
The Elgin bike I had questions about below appears to not be an Elgin. Missing its headbadge, I ASSUMED it was an Elgin because of the Sears decal with Model Number on it. Upon closer look at the headtube where the badge is missing (dirt outline), it's not a rectangular area. More of an oval.rectangular shield. Anybody out there know who else in the 30's and 40's made bikes for Sears?

Thanks
Fred A
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MISC:   schwinn town and country posted by: Jed Lemon on 9/1/2009 at 9:51:45 PM
I acquired a nice t&c 3-wheeler and am looking to perform a complete overhaul, at least the major bearings and the rear outer and possibly inner bearings. there is quite a bit of slop when you jiggle the wheels. I pulled one wheel off the axle fairly easily but cannot get to the bearing in the axle shell. There seems to be a cap or pressed insert protecting the bearing, any advice on how to remove this would be greatly appreciated.
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          RE:MISC:   schwinn town and country posted by Ken on 9/17/2009 at 4:05:30 PM
Tap the edge of the bearing sticking out of the axle tube with small flat tool and tap it out. there should be 4 bearings in the tube. Ken
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BALLOON:   huffy camaro posted by: tyler coleman on 9/1/2009 at 4:21:47 PM
hi, i need parts for my vintage 1969 huffy camaro. i need the chain guard,tank light and front fender.
Thank you!
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          RE:BALLOON:   huffy camaro posted by Al Cantu on 10/6/2009 at 1:07:37 PM
tyler:
i'm looking for parts too. any findings? i'm looking for the light bulb and housing for the bulb for a huffy camero. not sure the year. i have the tank, the housing that holds the batteries, which attaches to the tank, but am missing the front piece where the bulb rests and what attaches to the front.
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          RE:BALLOON:   huffy camaro posted by Richard Kramer on 11/4/2009 at 8:48:36 PM
I have a near mint camaro huffy which i intend to keep, what is this actually worth?
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BALLOON:   Sears Elgin... posted by: Fred A on 8/30/2009 at 1:23:07 PM
I just purchased a mens black & white Sears Elgin from the late 30's, early 40's. The only ID on it is a partially scratched out Model Number on a Sears Roebuck decal on the seat tube. It's missing some numbers, but reads kind of like ?5??161.

Not to helpful, I know, but maybe someone out there will have a clue. Also, it has wooden pedals (teardrop shape outside metal) instead of rubber, so it must be right around WWII. The rims are black with white pinstripes...fenders are peaked with white pinstripes...no hole in the front fender, so it never had a headlight...white truss rods...chrome handlebars. Bike is very rusty, so the fact I have this much detail is lucky.

Any clue as to what model it might be?......

Thanks in advance.
Fred A
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AGE / VALUE:   Shelby Flying Cloud posted by: Kim on 8/29/2009 at 6:57:55 PM
Where can I find info on manufacture date for Shelby? Shelby FLying Cloud S/N A98352 53w (w circled) stamped on bottom of crank housing.

AGE / VALUE:   Shelby Flyer posted by: Kim on 8/29/2009 at 6:53:59 PM
Where can I find info on manufacture date for Shelby? Shelby FLyer S/N X19251 stamped on bottom of crank housing.

AGE / VALUE:   Two Shelbys posted by: Kim on 8/29/2009 at 6:26:09 PM
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MISC:   Year Made posted by: John Hodges on 8/28/2009 at 8:21:02 PM
I have an old Columbia Built Jet Fire Ser.# A86264. Can you tell me what year this was made. Coaster brakes, chain oiler inside of chain guard near the rear. Male Twin Bar, 26" F & R Tires, Red with White on bottom of front forks and where the rear axle fits the frame with white lettering on chain guard and white pin striping on F & R fenders
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          RE:MISC:   Year Made posted by Gordon on 8/29/2009 at 5:58:23 AM
If you goto the chart under the "Technical Resources" tab at the top of the page, it appears to be a 1955.
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BALLOON:   I have a few ?'s about this Elgin posted by: Gary on 8/25/2009 at 7:41:52 AM
Let me say first off this is a wonderfull site and I thank everone for bein very helpful and infomitive here in the past.
I have this old ladies Elgin. I am thinking 30's Skylark but not sure. It looks to be original except mabe the aluminum fenders.It has a Elgin seat,spirial hubs & looks to be a tail light in the rack.
I have a guy whom keeps offering me $125 for it and I am not sure if I should take it or ask more from him. Anyone know the about what year it is & maybe a idea if its worth the $$$ he is offering me for it? Thank You in Advance for the help. Gary..


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          RE:BALLOON:   I have a few ?'s about this Elgin posted by Gary on 8/25/2009 at 7:59:13 AM
Sorry, Im not sure why pic link isnt working, try this again.


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          RE:RE:BALLOON:   I have a few ?'s about this Elgin posted by chris on 8/27/2009 at 4:35:43 PM
Yow! ask for more. You have something there! those famous skirt guards and the fact that you have that awesome chainguard and those magical fenders and plus it's a skip tooth from the 1930's?

Yow! do your research and be patient. Tell the guy you'll get back to hum and do your research. This bike has MOJO!

even if it is a ladies bike. it's cool!
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          RE:RE:RE:BALLOON:   I have a few ?'s about this Elgin posted by Chris on 8/27/2009 at 4:38:03 PM
it's a keeper!
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AGE / VALUE:   Murray Cadet Flite bike posted by: Bryan on 8/23/2009 at 10:08:34 PM
Hello can you please tell me anything about the bike i have its Murray Cadet Flite bike with Schwinn Bananna seat says stringra is it worth anything Thank you.
Bryan
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray Cadet Flite bike posted by Chris on 8/27/2009 at 4:39:39 PM
we need a photo of the bike we'd like to see it because we love bikes but to offer advice that is accurate we need to see a photograph or a set of photographs of the bike.
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