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WANTED:   41 huffman forks posted by: kevin on 1/23/2009 at 8:40:16 PM
Im looking for a front end for my Dayton-Huffman Firestone Cruiser..mans bike. I havent had much luck with feebay.. not certain if it took a strut or springer...any help would be great..Kevin.. TIANATANNER@MSN.COM
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          RE:WANTED:   41 huffman forks posted by Glenn on 2/8/2009 at 11:14:11 AM
Are you looking to purchase the springer? Not sure what you are looking for.


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BALLOON:   WTB: Leather Schwinn Phantom saddle posted by: Kevin on 1/23/2009 at 5:57:18 PM
Looking for leather saddle for a Schwinn Phantom. Please email price and photos. Thank you.
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BALLOON:   LATE 1940'S OR EARLY 1950'S posted by: WESS on 1/23/2009 at 12:55:27 PM
I HAVE POSTED PREVIOUS REQUEST BUT COULD NOT MATCH TO
A SCHWINN TORNADO, STILL THINK ITS A SCHWINN HORNET?
THE BICYCLE IS MENS 26" ALL BLUE, WITH BLUE TROXEL SADDLE,
WOODEN PAINTED BLACK PEDALS,SCHWINN MARKED FRONT HUB,RARE
THREE SPEED NEW DEPARTURE, FRONT HUB READS MADE IN GERMANY?
THE TROXEL SEAT IS SORT OF PAINTED OLD PLASTIC TYPE MATERIAL?
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          RE:BALLOON:   LATE 1940'S OR EARLY 1950'S posted by Patrick on 1/23/2009 at 3:07:39 PM
You need to post pictures of your bike. The serial number is always helpful in determining the year but it will not determine the model. I hope others will do the same. Pat
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          RE:BALLOON:   LATE 1940'S OR EARLY 1950'S posted by patrick on 1/23/2009 at 3:10:22 PM
I think posting your e-mail address would also be helpful. Some members can e-mail info. direct to you
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BALLOON:   FS Elite convertable cruiser posted by: Steve on 1/21/2009 at 6:42:53 PM
I been wondering/searching for the make of this bike frame for months-Then I happened across 1 with the same stickers (all entirely there)-The brand,Fs Elite. I've noticed how from 80's to mid (or something) ninety's (maybe-approximately) Th e ROadmaster series has switched from Mexican To Chinese Factories. This frame I have has "classic cruiser"(I Think) on the top tube near the head. Not "convertable" Is that 80's and is it thus mexican?
I find Mexican workmanship to be superior when it comes to imported bikes-but that may just be age that made it better. Blah- Blah....etc. I just stuck 20" wheels with a 2 speed on the back-pedal torpedo duomatic shifter hub(cool rarity, right) The resulting bike is an Ass-hauling thrill down a hill.Just wondering what forks to get it since I had to Improvise with some Free spirit Mtn bike ones-and some Next "slumber party" cranks that were the right length. What a frankencycle!! FS (elite)doesn't stand for Free Spirit, Does it? They're good cheapies @ least.
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BALLOON:   Roadmaster posted by: Ed Girardin on 1/18/2009 at 11:59:06 PM
O.K. guys, I've been given something cool. My dad traded me his vintage Roadmaster for a Huffy cruiser I had due to concern over the rust on his. She's a ladies bike, skiptooth design, numbers on bottom of crank are 394927, Ive seen a chainguard and sprocket on e-bay exactly like this bike, and both are prewar. The bike is original but for the seat and tires, and is coated with a thin layer of rust. It has adjuster screws on the rear hub, the pedals are the old block type with rubber pads, bolt together style, It has bullhorn handlebars. The fender supports curve into the hub and it has an original circular rear reflector that has a lumpy surface similar to the skin on a raspberry. Slender seatpost, skiptooth rear axle, wheels were painted, and color scheme appears to have been white wheels with green pinstripe, green body, white darts on fenders and neck with red pinstripe separating the colors. Headbadge is still there, cleveland welding frame. No basket or rear carrier, but shows evidence of having both. I am hoping this bike is prewar, but want to find out for sure. Pics will be forthcoming. Thanks, Ed.
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AGE / VALUE:   41 Huffman Firestone Cruiser posted by: Kevin on 1/17/2009 at 9:58:41 PM
Im having problems with the pictures...if you have information that may help me in regards to this bike, email me and ill send you the pics directly thanx kevin
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AGE / VALUE:   Huffman Firestone Cruiser posted by: Kevin on 1/17/2009 at 9:45:33 PM
I recently picked up a frame and tank...was told it was a 41 Huffman-Firestone cruiser...headbadge has a jet on it. Im looking for parts to complete this bike or at least a picture of one similar so i can get on the right track.Kevin .. TIANATANNER@MSN.COM THANX




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AGE / VALUE:   Unidentified Pedal Set? posted by: Ben Wright on 1/17/2009 at 4:45:37 PM
Anybody know what these pedals go to?
No stamps or markings.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Unidentified Pedal Set? posted by matt on 1/17/2009 at 10:13:12 PM
those look like motorcycle pegs.Do they swivel up and down?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Unidentified Pedal Set? posted by Ben Wright on 1/18/2009 at 12:14:51 PM
Yeah,they're hinged.I'm sure they'd move if I loosened the bolts a bit.I kinda figure that's what they were.-Anyone know what year/make?thanks
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BALLOON:   1951 Schwinn Black Phantom posted by: Julie on 1/17/2009 at 2:02:09 PM
I have a 1951 Schwinn Black Phantom and it has a new departure triple speed. The three speed looks like it has been put on the bicycle very nicely. I have been looking some stuff up about the bike and i think that it is a special order bicycle. Does anybody know how i could contact someone at Schwinn that could find out if this was a special ordered bicycle? Thanks
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          RE:BALLOON:   1951 Schwinn Black Phantom posted by Pat on 1/18/2009 at 7:55:55 AM
Your bike was most likely changed to a three speed by the original dealer.It's still common practice for them to add items @ the customers expense. All Phantoms came to the dalers with a single speed coaster brake.
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          RE:BALLOON:   1951 Schwinn Black Phantom posted by NBHAA.COM on 2/1/2009 at 11:59:36 AM
It is not a fact that all Phantoms came to dealers with single-speed coaster hubs. This is a myth. Phantoms could be ordered direct from the factory equipped with numerous different hubs, or from the distributor. The dealer could also opt to change the hub at his own discretion or upon customer request. The New Departure "Triple-Speed" as it was called was certainly one of these hubs. There was also a ND 2-speed and other multi-speed hubs available by special order from either the factory, the distributor or the dealer. These facts are documented in Schwinn dealer books, wholesale-distributor books, order sheets and dealer records. They are also documented in Schwinn's own in-house publication (The Schwinn Reporter) for dealers... which was published during the time that Phantoms were being sold new.
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          RE:BALLOON:   1951 Schwinn Black Phantom posted by patrick on 2/1/2009 at 7:04:03 PM
You may be correct,I've NEVER seen documentation about a specific bike being ordered that way,and I'll bet you never have either. Things must be slow at your one man show, eh Leon? Bored writing your nasty e-mails? Get lost
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AGE / VALUE:   Monark Info ? posted by: Jennifer on 1/17/2009 at 12:27:13 PM
I found a Monark bicycle today at a local swap meet . dont know anything about monarks thought it was nice looking and picked it up .. the markings on it say Monark sun valley . Girls bike is this considered a balloon tire or a middle weight? will try and post pictures along with it ..
im looking for a year and where to find the serial number?


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Monark Info ? posted by Jim on 1/17/2009 at 3:04:41 PM
Your bike is mid 1950's. I have a 1957 boy's bike similar to yours. It is a middleweight (26 x 1.75 tires). The serial number will be on the left rear dropout (look next to the rear hub brake arm). Not a bad bike - hope you didn't pay too much for it!
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Monark Info ? posted by Jennifer on 1/18/2009 at 1:00:23 PM
thanks alot :) do you know where i can check the serial number codes? . i didnt pay much for it at all actually ill be cleaning it up get the lights to work and ride it all over
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Monark Info ? posted by Brian on 1/18/2009 at 4:13:26 PM
It doesnt really matter if you pay too much for something if it is something you like and enjoy. You should be able to remove a lot of the rust on the chrome parts with fine steel wool and an automotive past wax like Turtle wax. The paste wax should remove a lot of the rust from the painted parts also only I would use a cloth rag and not the steel wool there.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Monark Info ? posted by Jennifer on 1/19/2009 at 7:12:40 AM
thanks alot for the tips about gettin the rust off the paint i was most worried about that bc for right now i want to keep whats left of the original paint until i put my schwinn back to the original paint sceme .
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AGE / VALUE:   Coast King posted by: Chris on 1/15/2009 at 7:46:08 PM
I have a Coast To Coast Bike that was my Grampas, been in my basement for 20yrs. Serial #R67320908
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BALLOON:   Can anyone ID this bike? posted by: Tanner B on 1/14/2009 at 12:01:42 PM
I picked up this bike, and i was just curious about its make and year of production. I dont know anything about it other than the model number is 0360A, serial number 41648481. Thanks for any and all help


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          RE:BALLOON:   Can anyone ID this bike? posted by ken on 1/14/2009 at 12:17:42 PM
http://www.nostalgic.net/index.asp?S=arc/bicycles/1950%27s+Western+Flyer+1%2Ejpg
built by columbia?.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Can anyone ID this bike? posted by Tanner B on 1/19/2009 at 10:08:59 PM
Found out it is a late 40's early 50's Monark General or Rocket
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AGE / VALUE:   worksman posted by: matt on 1/13/2009 at 8:59:03 PM
does anyone know if worksman bicycles ever had a headbadge?does anyone know how to date a worksman?I have not found a serial # anywhere on my frame.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   worksman posted by ken on 1/14/2009 at 11:50:12 AM
Did you try to reach them? They've been around a while but they have been importing from the far east too. The web site says made in the US but I had one, a tandem, and it was made in China.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   worksman posted by matt on 1/14/2009 at 9:24:48 PM
yeah i emailed them 4 times with no response.Well i guess dont need to know,haha.I have a lugged cycle truck and i love that bike.You just dont see them,and if you do they have no basket or wrap around kick stand.Dont know if its old enough to add a picture to this site.Being lugged im thinking late 60s or 70s.Anyone else have one?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   worksman posted by dave on 8/31/2009 at 2:58:15 PM
i have an old worksman bicycle also ,light blue in color , i found my serial number under the sprocket #0112094 , i dont know the date either but it is very old i think . on the wide rims it also has worksman imprinted on them , front and rear , it's in pretty nice condition .
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   worksman posted by dave on 8/31/2009 at 3:01:34 PM
i have an old worksman bicycle also ,light blue in color , i found my serial number under the sprocket #0112094 , i dont know the date either but it is very old i think . on the wide rims it also has worksman imprinted on them , front and rear , it's in pretty nice condition .
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AGE / VALUE:   Elgin Again posted by: Larry Dumler on 1/12/2009 at 4:19:57 PM
Adding to the above-it has a chain guard with descending sixe hole in it and the chainring has heart shaped holes. Thanks for reading both of these posts.
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AGE / VALUE:   help identify how old posted by: Larry Dumler on 1/12/2009 at 4:11:18 PM
I have a bicycle with a front ID tag of Delmar and under that in smaller letter is Simmons Hardeware Co.
It has a large headlight on it with a red jewel. Also has an Elgin Speedometer on it. Serial Number 516278. Can anyone help me. Frame is similar to an Elgin in the 30's.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   help identify how old posted by ken on 1/14/2009 at 12:09:31 PM
the Simmons Hardware badge means someone else made it. (For more about this, search the discussion archives for "Schwinn-built", "Murray-built", etc.) Heart shapes in the chainwheel suggest Schwinn; Elgin often had a star shape in the chainwheel. Matching chainwheels is a good way to identify makers. You can look at pictures: http://www.nostalgic.net/arc/bicycles/
Don't forget the picture database on this site.
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