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AGE / VALUE:can anyone give me information on this bike? posted by: Yael Silverman on 6/27/2009 at 6:58:29 PM
I found this bike abandoned last week and am now working on restoring it. It says "sportcrest deluxe" on it and it also says "bendix". it also has a crown logo on the back. I tried researching it and have come up with little results. It is very cool though! I would love to know the make/year.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:can anyone give me information on this bike? posted by ken on 6/29/2009 at 9:30:36 AM
That's an early 60s Murray. It's related to the Flightliner and was built for a retailer. Sportcrest makes me think of Penney's but I wouldn't bet on it. One of the hardware or auto supply or department store chains, anyway. Bendix manufactured the coaster brake hub. Does the hub have three red stripes, by any chance?
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MISC:Can name the brand/model of this bicycle? posted by: CCS on 6/26/2009 at 9:40:06 AM
It has some Scwhinn parts on however, the crank assembly looks different. Appreciate any insight anyone can lend!


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          RE:MISC:Can name the brand/model of this bicycle? posted by jj on 6/27/2009 at 4:55:16 AM
It is a Schwinn (except the chainring). It has an "electro-forged" frame and a Schwinn springer fork.
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AGE / VALUE:shelby flying cloud posted by: Michael Hryniszak on 6/23/2009 at 8:24:49 PM
What year is my Shelby Flying cloud it has a plate on the bottom bracket saying No.51 110532
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:shelby flying cloud posted by Kim c Korich on 8/1/2009 at 1:19:01 PM
I have two Shelbys: one I believe is 50's era w/sn#A98352 53(w). The second possibly pre-WWII with sn#X19251. All numbers under crank housing. I have not been able to find ANY Shelby dating info anywhere! Let me know if you run across anything, thanks.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:shelby flying cloud posted by steve on 11/28/2009 at 9:02:58 PM
im trying too find about what my bike is worth the numbers under it is no.52 I59772
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MISC:Rixe tandom springer bicycle posted by: Sandy on 6/23/2009 at 6:49:45 PM
Would like any info on this tandom bicycle. Any history on manufacturor. Someone stated that it was made in Germany?
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BALLOON:schwinn Wasp weight posted by: jerry on 6/23/2009 at 12:59:31 PM
Need help!
Can anyone tell me the weight of a 50's Schwinn wasp. I'm curious for shipping cost
Thank you
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AGE / VALUE:50's Wards/Hawthorne??? posted by: Chris on 6/18/2009 at 9:44:48 AM
I tried looking online for info on this model and cannot find anything, I cannot even find a serial # on the bike.
I believe it to be early 50's.

Female
Original paint
Seat condition: 10/10
Paint Condition: 8/10
Extras: Front Light/Horntank/Rear Rack.
Everything is original.

Basically I am looking to find out the model/year/value of this bike, need to know if I am better selling outright or parting it out, if anyone can help me please email me or reply to this post.

clvanhoeck@yahoo.com

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:50's Wards/Hawthorne??? posted by Chris on 6/18/2009 at 10:07:20 AM
pics dont work try this link

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AGE / VALUE:evans visocunt 400 posted by: jamie on 6/14/2009 at 2:50:53 PM
hi, i'm trying to find any information i can on an evans viscount 400 bike. it has original fenders and rear rack but the front headlight is broken. any info about company history, replacement parts or value would be a great help!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:evans visocunt 400 posted by michelle wrathell on 5/31/2010 at 12:34:37 PM
Hi, I saw your ad about the evans viscount 400 and I can not find any thing on it either, can some one help us with this hard to find bike? Michelle
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:evans visocunt 400 posted by Todd on 7/25/2010 at 1:23:46 PM
Hi I just bought a Lady evans 400 viscount that is is in pretty rusty condition but everything is intact. The seat is in poor shape but the light is not broken. Did you ever find any information on this bike. I am looking to restore it unless some one makes a good offer on it.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:���evans visocunt 400 posted by Tha Kandy Man on 3/17/2011 at 6:32:45 PM
I just recently bought a "Evans 400 Viscount" bike and all I did was apply some elbow grease and a little SOS soap pad and the bike looking very nice, atleast until I caught a flat tire from riding it all over town. lololololl
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:evans visocunt 400 posted by Gary M on 3/25/2011 at 3:18:36 PM
Evans were built in Plymouth Michigan from recycled aircraft carriers. Seriously the heaviest bikes i have ever seen bar none. I once had an evans road bike, drop bars 10 speed... i swaer it weight 80 pounds at least. Some are quite pretty. I dont know if its an assembled from vendor bike entirely, or what the shop built level was on them, but nobody bar none has a frame that heavy, so i am thinking they made thier own frames and sourced the rest. I have had lots of them being in michigan, i have a couple now. Getting more rare by the day, i still dont see any escalation in value forthcoming.
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BALLOON:Larz Anderson Bicycle Swap Meet & Show 2009 posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/13/2009 at 3:51:51 PM
It's official. The 2009 Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet is scheduled for Sunday, August 9th at the Larz Anderson Museum of Transportation @ 15 Newton Street., Brookline, MA. As of last year the Museum of Transportation has agreed to let us open a full swap meet as well as a concourse for the show bikes, so we look forward to having a fun event this year.

Sign up time for the swap meet will begin at 8:00AM, and the bicycle concourse sign up time at 9:00AM. Show time will be from 10:00AM-2:00PM. As in the past this is an all encompassing event with cycles ranging from early antique period, early to modern lightweight, balloon tire and more. If it's anu intersting cycle no matter what period, you're invited to bring it along to show.

The swap meet spaces are the same as always, $25.00 for a 10X10 foot space, with an extra charge of $10 for table rental if you need one. Each space includes two passes to the show. There will be no charge to enter the bicycle concourse other than the entry charge to attend the show.

We are dedicating this years show to two very special people who past away within recent times, Sheldon Brown & Jack Kroll. Most CR member know of Sheldon Brown, Jack Kroll was a very good friend of the Larz Anderson Show. He was the sole proprietor and restorer of the Columbia Bicycle Museum in Westfield, MA. We usually give out best of show trophies as a Chairmans Award. From this year forward two Chairmans awards will be given out in memory of both Sheldon Brown & Jack Kroll.

For the swap meet we encourage Pre-Registration. Dale Brown of the CR List will be updating the website that he created for our show with an up to date registration sheet within a few days. We will publish the websites URL within a few days. A special thank you to Dale Brown for all of his help !!

We are looking for a few volunteers to help out with show registration, and also to do a few interesting lectures. If interested please contact me by email @ hetchinspete1@yahoo.com.

Thank you,
Peter Naiman
Glendale, WI USA


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AGE / VALUE:Schwinn 3 speed wheels identification posted by: ronp6 on 6/11/2009 at 7:26:13 PM
I found a stash of old bicycle parts. I bought the small stuff but left the wheels behind. There were 3 Schwinn 3 speed hubs mounted in middleweight rims. Two of the hubs had 3 squiggles that could have been 3's or S's and the other said "Schwinn Made in USA". The basement was dark and crowded so it was hard to see. What are they and does anyone need them?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Schwinn 3 speed wheels identification posted by Patrick on 6/12/2009 at 10:01:06 AM
They could have been Schwinn S-7 rims. They should have been stamped "SCHWINN TUBULAR S-7" They may have been S-6 or 5 from a lightweight or S-2 from a ballooner
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Schwinn 3 speed wheels identification posted by ken on 6/12/2009 at 10:23:36 AM
Hubs with 3 squiggles are Shimano 333. American-made dreigangs are probably Bendix.
That basement sounds strangely familiar...
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Schwinn 3 speed wheels identification posted by Ron on 6/13/2009 at 8:05:47 PM
It is similar to the way mine will be described on this list 20 years from now.

Thanks Ken, that makes sence. I have to correct myself then. That means they were probably in lightweights not middleweights. I am not a big fan of early Shimano 3 speed hubs.

Anyone want them if I go back?
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Schwinn 3 speed wheels identification posted by ken on 6/15/2009 at 11:16:47 AM
Schwinn made quite a lot of three-speed midweights too, up into the sixties at least, as options. My problem with old Schwinn wheels is finding tires that fit, since they used 559s into the 50's on balloon and midweights; you never know if you've got an s-7 or what. I don't know if they ever used 590s, but their 597mm 26x1 3/8 wheels are a royal pain now.
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BALLOON:   year of bike? posted by: jace on 6/10/2009 at 5:15:44 PM
Have a Huffy Road Cruiser- tan with red pinstripes- rides very well after being tuned-up at shop- Did Huffy re-make
the Road Cruiser in the 70's??- I originally thought is
was from 50's or 60's but has things on it that would make it
"newer"- like a sticker that says "Huffy is a an Olympic supporter" or something and a Shimano part near the rear hub-
I am a real "neophyhte" about vintage bikes but love to ride and see them! Any info would be appreciated
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AGE / VALUE:what is this posted by: tim on 6/10/2009 at 7:43:33 AM
hi all i came across a 26 inch girls bike, no markings but the headbadge area has only one rivot in the center,as opposed to the usual 2,flat forged schwinn type forks, and the seatpost has no clamp there is a wedge in the tube can anyone help?? thanx


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:what is this posted by tim on 6/10/2009 at 7:53:49 AM
this is the picture i hope it loads


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WANTED:Headlight and taillight for 1952 Western Auto Western flyer super posted by: Keith Huot on 6/8/2009 at 9:54:12 AM
I have a mens, early 1950's Western Auto, Western Flyer Super and and am looking for an original or reproduction headlight and tail light. Also need the horn the mounts inside the tank. Any help would be appreciated.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:Sears Spaceliner posted by: Roy Buchanan on 6/8/2009 at 12:34:54 AM
I am in need of a Mans Spaceliner Tank, Please respond if you know of anyone that has this tank, thank you Roy B.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:Warrior? posted by: Aaron on 6/5/2009 at 1:29:35 PM
I just got a 26 inch men's bike at a garage sale...it's a "Warrior," or so it says on the headbadge. It has a curved top bar and a straight bar underneath. Paid 5 dollars. Any idea who made a Warrior???
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:Warrior? posted by jj on 6/6/2009 at 3:38:20 AM
I think Firestone made it.
Check the archives here by using the black Google search box.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:Warrior? posted by Aaron on 6/7/2009 at 4:50:53 AM
Thanks! After a little searching, it seems like it's a Firestone...not sure the year though or who made it for Firestone! I'll eventually post pics...
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:Warrior? posted by Aaron on 6/9/2009 at 5:32:04 PM
Here's a picture of it in case anybody's interested...


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BALLOON:elgin posted by: brian on 6/1/2009 at 8:09:56 PM
I found an elgin girls bike with rear rack/taillight, skirt gard, horn tank, fender headlight and wooden front basket rack in the barn of my new home. It states that it is a model 501-170 on the seat tube for a parts reference. Does anybody know what I have? It is light blue with white accents, white grips and whitewall tires. It also has a hook type seatpost, a brown elgin saddle, and a wide ornate headset.
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