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AGE / VALUE:   My bikes' serial #'s posted by: ChadB on 7/11/2009 at 7:29:26 PM
Hello,

I just went out and checked for frame/serial #'s, and here's what I found: On the Cleveland Welding bike, H68929,on the bottom of the crank housing. The other Roadmaster ladies bike, KO55119, on the left rear dropout, and the Sears bike, has this series of #'s, on the left rear dropout: 502 A63010 03932. Any info would be appreciated.
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AGE / VALUE:   Yet another Roadmaster Ladies bike posted by: ChadB on 7/11/2009 at 5:27:51 PM
Here's another, guessing newer, Roadmaster ladies bike..Says AMF on the front fork and front badge has an R on it.


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AGE / VALUE:   Sears bicycle, maybe late 50's-early 60's? posted by: ChadB on 7/11/2009 at 5:18:53 PM
Here's another of the bikes I picked up. Looks to me like it's a Schwinn, says SEARS on it, so maybe Schwinn made it for Sears? Anyway, I'm guessing it to be late 50's-early 60's, but I'm not sure. It's in decent shape, put air in the tres and rode it around the block, nice riding bike.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears bicycle, maybe late 50's-early 60's? posted by Cliff on 7/12/2009 at 7:14:46 PM
That's definitely no Schwinn. I've got a girls Murray bike frame with the exact same luggage rack and similar tank/light combo. I'm not saying that it's a Murray, but maybe they made some bikes for Sears. That's my guess anyway.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears bicycle, maybe late 50's-early 60's? posted by ken on 7/13/2009 at 1:11:36 PM
Good call, Cliff. It's definitely a Flightliner, built by Murray, except for the saddle of course... Murray built lots of bikes for Sears from the JC Higgins days until the bike boom. I believe your rims are Murray but I haven't seen painted rims on a Flightliner, would have expected chrome. Is the bike repainted?
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          RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears bicycle, maybe late 50's-early 60's? posted by ken again on 7/13/2009 at 1:24:59 PM
Oops, dumb question- I looked at your photo again... of course it's a repaint, see the design on the fork, and the nipples appear to have paint on them. That explains the rims being white. The tank would have been white originally and the painted part of the chainguard too. WW tires. On the chrome part of the chainguard, see if there are any remnants of the word flightliner.
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          RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears bicycle, maybe late 50's-early 60's? posted by ChadB on 7/13/2009 at 5:54:27 PM
Yes, it's a bad repaint...The rims are chrome, why someone painted them white is beyond me. Hopefully the paint preserved the chrome. I didn't see any trace of letters on the chainguard. Whatever this thing actually is, I know it's a solid rust free frame and it rides nice.
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          RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears bicycle, maybe late 50's-early 60's? posted by ken on 7/14/2009 at 9:12:19 AM
It's a Flightliner all right. Murray made similar bikes for other sellers, but the Sears logo makes it certain. Here's a picture of what it looked like.
http://www.nostalgic.net/pictures/1162.htm
There's actually a dozen pictures of the same Flightliner on Nostalgic.net; unfortunately, it doesn't have its original saddle and it appears to be missing the headlight lens. I could use one of those myself...
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears bicycle, maybe late 50's-early 60's? posted by jace on 7/17/2009 at 4:19:39 AM
I just picked up a JC Higgins (Sears) Flightliner-
looks alot like your photo except yours has a Schwinn seat on it- I think original seat is white- I am having mine restored- it's a really nice bike- I am hoping to get it
looking "original" soon! Have fun with yours!


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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears bicycle, maybe late 50's-early 60's? posted by ChadB on 7/17/2009 at 9:35:47 PM
It's gone. I managed to get someone to give me $75 for it, so off it went. I have too many bikes as it is.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears bicycle, maybe late 50's-early 60's? posted by danny on 5/8/2010 at 1:08:26 PM
It's a 1960's Sears Murray flightliner bike. Google this:
Murray flightliner bike"
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears bicycle, maybe late 50's-early 60's? posted by bikebarn on 7/4/2010 at 10:00:50 PM
sears or jc higgins, one of the same. early to mid 60's flightliner should be on chainguard. mine looks the same and is a 63
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears bicycle, maybe late 50's-early 60's? posted by GWScott on 7/27/2010 at 8:05:43 AM
Yep. Flightliner. I used to own one, a Christmas gift in 1961. Great bike. I was in 6th grade. Didn't like it then, too fancy. What did I know. So it sat behind garage and rusted for 10 years. I resurrected it for college, a shop cleaned it up. Rolled like a miracle. Absolutely smooth after all that mistreatment. I never had to lock it, either, because it looked so old and forlorn. My little joke on the many thieves of that era.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears bicycle, maybe late 50's-early 60's? posted by Patsy on 8/2/2010 at 11:47:11 AM
My friend & I were cleaning out some barns and shops & found one just like the one in the picture. The man gave it to my friend.Is it really worth restoring or sell it as is?
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AGE / VALUE:   Old Roadmaster/Cleveland Welding Company Ladies bike posted by: ChadB on 7/11/2009 at 5:13:12 PM
I just picked up several old bikes, among them his very old looking Roadmaster Cleveland Welding Co. ladies bike, with what I assume to be period accessories, such as the rear child seat and front baskets. How old is this bike, and is it worth restoring (No I don't have the seat or seat stem)?


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Roadmaster/Cleveland Welding Company Ladies bike posted by Cliff on 7/12/2009 at 7:20:34 PM
Wow, that is an old childs seat. I don't think the front baskets were originally on that bike though. Looks like someone engineered that themselves. Never seen that before. The bike itself looks pretty old, maybe 40's or 50's?
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Roadmaster/Cleveland Welding Company Ladies bike posted by ChadB on 7/13/2009 at 4:33:18 PM
I was told the bike is a 1946 model, and that the front baskets/rear child seat are later add-ons, also that it is missing other parts....I'm wondering, if I took those items off, could score a correct seat stem and seat, and some new WW tires, is it worth restoring?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Roadmaster/Cleveland Welding Company Ladies bike posted by Cliff on 7/13/2009 at 4:46:34 PM
I think it would look nice restored. You just don't see that many girls bikes that have been restored from that time period. I have a cousin that restored an old 1940's girls scwhinn and it's really sharp. An antique collector might like to have that childs seat. I've never seen one like that. It's probably one of the earliest ones made.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Roadmaster/Cleveland Welding Company Ladies bike posted by ChadB on 7/13/2009 at 5:10:17 PM
Well, Cliff, since my daughter is a bit big for the seat, I suppose it's available if a collector wants it. It's definitely old...It folds flat when not in use..I wasn't even sure what it was until I opened it up.
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BALLOON:    posted by: Jim on 7/11/2009 at 2:10:19 PM
trying to identify old frame and fork serial number A16363
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AGE / VALUE:   26" steel rim posted by: joyce on 7/8/2009 at 2:45:56 PM
I have a 26" steel tire rim, it came off my 63 schwinn corvette. It needs respoked. Should I trash this, is it worth anything, should I sell it? If so, what's the thing worth? I'm not knowledgable about this.Thanks
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   26 posted by ken on 7/10/2009 at 9:57:24 AM
Where's the rest of the bike?
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   26 posted by Joyce on 7/11/2009 at 6:42:48 AM
I have the rest of the bike, cleaning it up a bit but the rim is missing one spoke, is this a big deal. If I buy new rim it won't be original. Have any clue what this bike is worth? This bike is either a 60 or 63 Schwinn Corvette, male. How can I really tell... Thanks
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   26 posted by Cliff on 7/12/2009 at 7:23:28 PM
What kind of shape is the rim in? Rusty? If so, how bad? If it's not too bad, I'd fix it up.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   26 posted by ken on 7/13/2009 at 1:28:53 PM
get the wheel repaired, no matter the condition.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   make and year of this bike posted by: Bill on 7/7/2009 at 3:02:37 PM
can anyone please help me, I have a blue ladies huffy, with tank and light,light is 2 bulb, side by side, with book rack on front fender, and flat rack on rear. I have model # 3H30160, and labels are rubbed off. can make out an AN on tank. huffy logo is on chain guard,and on rear flat rack. I am trying to find year,and make of bike.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   make and year of this bike posted by Joyce on 7/16/2009 at 11:00:01 AM
Does the light work? Is it all original? AN??? AvANti? EvANs?
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BALLOON:   painting posted by: charles auchter on 7/6/2009 at 6:53:18 PM
where can you find info on painting a 49 columbia exactly like the factory look? TIA.
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          RE:BALLOON:   painting posted by Patrick on 7/8/2009 at 6:31:25 AM
Hi, Try this site. I was looking for the same info. for my '49 Columbia ladies standard. A gentleman pointed me to this site. Good luck.
http://www.nostalgic.net/arc/bicycles/index.asp?start=1700
Pat
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Year? Ladies posted by: john on 7/5/2009 at 9:56:48 PM
Still looking for Info. Serial # F83029 located under crankset. Skip tooth, Planes & Trains badge. Blue with white headtube. Fixed kickstand. 1948-1950? How can I narrow it down? Is it worth anything? See it on Craigslist Phoenix, listed under classic schwinn ladies (suprise)
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Year? Ladies posted by jj on 7/6/2009 at 5:31:59 AM
That looks like about the right age.
I'd guess the value at around $250
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Year? Ladies posted by john on 7/6/2009 at 2:00:16 PM
thank you jj
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          1950"s columbia mens bike posted by sally on 4/22/2010 at 7:56:30 AM
trying to find out what this bike would be worth? its in good shape all orginal road it around the blocke the other day. the serial no is No57562
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BALLOON:   1948 schwinn posted by: Peter on 7/4/2009 at 9:10:37 AM
Can someone verify the year and model of this old schwinn serial no. E073904. think it might be a "48, But would love to know the model as well, Maybe B-6??


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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Headset Removal posted by: Todd on 7/3/2009 at 7:51:39 PM
Restoring an old 52 Western Flyer and can't get the head set off, any helpful hints?
Thanks
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Headset Removal posted by jj on 7/4/2009 at 5:33:10 AM
Have removesd the handlebars and stem?
What problem are you having?
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Headset Removal posted by Cliff on 7/12/2009 at 7:31:18 PM
Is it the cups, or are you trying to just get the nut and bearing screw off? If the later is the problem, and you've already tried some sort of rust removal or lubricant spray on it, I'd try heating it up. I had a similar problem with an old Hawthorn once and that was my last resort. It did the trick. Turned right off after it got hot enough.
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AGE / VALUE:   Serial number Schwinn posted by: john on 7/2/2009 at 8:41:59 AM
I have a Schwinn Ladies Bike The serial # is F 83029. In 1949 they used F but the numbers listed are 6 places and mine is only 5 places. Any Help?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Serial number Schwinn posted by ken on 7/2/2009 at 10:13:30 AM
could be 52. where is the number located?
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Serial number Schwinn posted by john on 7/2/2009 at 1:46:59 PM
under the bottom bracket
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BALLOON:   Western Flyer posted by: Brad on 6/30/2009 at 5:04:49 PM
I just picked up a women's/girl's Western Flyer. It doesn't have a tank, but it has the rear rack and headlight mounted on the fender. It has 26x1.75 tires and the serial number is on the rear wheel flange. The serial number is H053185 Can someone help me identify who made this bike and what year it was produced? It has a Komet hub
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ladies bike posted by: john on 6/28/2009 at 5:34:20 PM
I found this Ladies Schwinn at a Goodwill. I looked it up on the Internet before buying it to see if it was worth anything. I am having a time trying to establish its age and model. It looks like a 1936-1938 from what I have found so far. I can send photos if anyone can help thanks
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ladies bike posted by jj on 6/29/2009 at 3:53:20 AM
Can you post the photos here?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ladies bike posted by john on 6/30/2009 at 7:41:10 PM
here is a link to photos at craigslist
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/bik/1248017716.html


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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ladies bike posted by ken on 7/1/2009 at 9:05:13 AM
the built-in kickstand makes it postwar. Where is the serial number located?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ladies bike posted by john on 7/1/2009 at 11:45:16 AM
it is on the bottom bracket I do not have it with me right now but I think it was E 80368
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ladies bike posted by IsThisIt on 7/1/2009 at 5:02:46 PM
I think it is a 1948..If so is it worth anything?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Ladies bike posted by john on 7/2/2009 at 6:39:44 AM
Serial number is F83029. 1 letter 5 numbers. I cant find that in the list? F was used in 1949 but 6 numbers were used not 5? Any help?
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AGE / VALUE:   What year/make is this bike? posted by: Brandine on 6/27/2009 at 7:24:07 PM
From the serial number 3H133515 I am pretty sure the 3 means 1953?? I do know that the bolt assembly is postwar and the H means Huffman which took the name Huffy in 1953. Oh and it says mainliner on the front. I haven't been able to find any other info anywhere online..should it have a light?


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