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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Info Wanted posted by: Ed Girardin on 1/12/2009 at 9:26:41 AM
Recently purchased a Murray Missile, 26 inch, all original but for tires and repaint on tank and guard. overall condition is excellent but for faded gold metallic paint. Headlight lens is cracked and faded, need a replacement, and fram numbers on left rear wheel mount are M 06 20x56 316102 rear hub says Korne? 1 super 161 36. Would like to know if possible, year, value although not ever for sale, and rarity. Would like to Repaint it coca cola red with cream, gold pinstripe, but only if it wont destroy a rare bike. Will go original to preserve the bike for posterity if thats the better choice. Thanks, Ed in Tucson.


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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Info Wanted posted by Jim on 1/13/2009 at 3:59:04 PM
Ed, feel free to do whatever you want with that bike. It's value will be less than $150. It's missing the carrier, and the rear hub is a single speed coaster brake Komet Super (German manufacture). Usually to get a replacement lens for the tank you will have to buy a whole tank - they show up occasionally on Ebay. As to the age, it would be early 1960's. If you want to repaint it red, then get a set of nice whitewall tires and clean up the rims. Don't go wild and have everything rechromed, since that alone would be more than the value of the bike. You might want to get some period accessories such as a fender ornament, different seat with a crash rail, etc. A speedometer would be nice, but sometimes the tank interferes with the cable. Just do what you want to it and enjoy it!
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Info Wanted posted by Ed on 1/16/2009 at 10:49:44 PM
Thanks, Jim. I'm experimenting with a two part rubber mold of the headlight lens and a clear epoxy resin to try to recreate a lens. I have a 3 speed shimano setup from a 61? schwinn, and am trying to locate an original rear carrier. I ride it regularly, so I have swapped out the seat, as well as the pedals, and put them away. Also, this bike has a bell on it, chrome, has a painting of four leaf clovers on the cover, which simply unscrews from the top, and appears to be of the same vintage as the bike. I cleaned and oiled it and it works perfectly. Ever heard of one before? Thanks. Ed.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Info Wanted posted by Jim on 1/18/2009 at 10:20:09 AM
Those bells are common and came with all sorts of designs on the top. You may want to add a vintage electric horn (handlebar mount). These were produced in the early 60's in great numbers by Japanese companies and you can pick up an NOS one on Ebay for a very reasonable price. Plus they were styled to look good on a bike such as yours.
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BALLOON:   1964 Ladies Coast King posted by: Mike Walsh on 1/9/2009 at 9:34:47 AM
Hi;

I do know that this is just a department store bike, and probably worth more in parts than a complete bike. However, I am confused about who actually made this bike for the Coast to Coast stores, as I am getting much mixed information. There are no markings/decals/badges. The only identifying item is the Brooks saddle. The front fender has 2 holes in it...I assume for a headlamp. Perhaps this is not the original fender, as the bike is equipped with a tank light. Could some please inform me who made the bike; then I am trying to find a head badge and appropriate decals for the bike....I could use some direction here as well. I can email a picture of the bike if you would like. Thank you.
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          RE:BALLOON:   1964 Ladies Coast King posted by Gordon on 1/10/2009 at 5:09:52 AM
My father worked for our local Coast to Coast store during the 1960's when I was a teenager. The bikes they were selling at that time under the Coast King label were made by Monark. I believe Monark was purchased by Murray. I have a number of Coast to Coast headbadges if you are interested in one let me know.
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          RE:BALLOON:   1964 Ladies Coast King posted by Mike Walsh on 1/11/2009 at 9:53:13 AM
Yes I would be interested. Please contact me: mwalsh@umn.edu
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          RE:RE:BALLOON:   1964 Ladies Coast King posted by Raymond Griffin on 6/9/2009 at 7:01:52 PM
I have just recently acquired one of these bikes as well. I am trying to find out more information about it. It is a 3-speed, and has the internal hub. The only thing it needs seems to be tires. It also has dual baskets on the sides. Original fenders as well. Do you have a picture? Thanks, Raymond
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   I need more information posted by: Tom Phillips on 1/8/2009 at 6:28:41 PM
I gave my daughter what looks to be an early '60's girls' middleweight bike made by Sears that I picked up at a thrift shop. Does anyone know of a website that would give me more information about this bike? Thanks!
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   I need more information posted by jj on 1/9/2009 at 4:08:45 AM
Yeah, use the black google search box near the top of this page and search the archives here.
Loads of information on Sears middleweights
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   I need more information posted by ken on 1/15/2009 at 11:41:06 AM
Tom, it wasn't made by Sears. Probably it's a Murray; most of the Sears bikes of that era were, except the Austrian ones.
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MISC:   what is this? posted by: david maronda on 1/3/2009 at 6:11:47 PM
have a older style schwinn looking bike. 26 in with classic schwinn frame. serial is stamped lower back outside rear tire Y6902355. what is it? can't find it on schwinn serial list. please help.
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BALLOON:   1959 J.C. Higgins Delux Color Stream posted by: Heather Gruen on 1/2/2009 at 4:57:14 PM
I recently found a 1959 J.C. Higgins Delux Color Flow women's bicycle and I am trying to find the tank/headlight, rear fender, rear fin tail lights and the decals... Does anyone know where (other than ebay... I had 2 REALLY bad experiences there)I might find these parts to restore the bike? I LOVE this bike but I am currently unemployed so price is a factor... Thanks in advance for any help you might send and Happy New Year to all who read this!!!! *smile*
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          RE:BALLOON:   1959 J.C. Higgins Delux Color Stream posted by Gordon on 1/3/2009 at 6:52:57 AM
I sent you an email regarding a tank for your bike.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Chrome Spaceliner Mens Bike posted by: roy buchanan on 1/1/2009 at 6:57:23 AM
This may be impossible question but I have to ask: Anyone have parts for a Spaceliner Bicycle? Please contact me at cool55@tampabay.rr.com Thanks Roy B.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Chrome Spaceliner Mens Bike posted by jj on 1/2/2009 at 6:59:14 AM
Which parts? I hae a women's parts bike.
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BALLOON:   what is it posted by: kevin on 12/28/2008 at 9:34:22 PM
did Schwinn ever make a harvard? i found what someones calling a Schwinn DX Harvard...but it doesnt look right..the truss rods come back like a Hawthorne and the book rack has 3 long holes and 1 short one at the end...thanx
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AGE / VALUE:   GERMAN ANTIQUE posted by: DUDLEY on 12/27/2008 at 2:26:06 PM
I HAVE A VINTAGE GERMAN BICYCLE BRAND NAME "WADLER WERKE" ITS A 26" BALOON TIRE DELIVERY CLCLE HAS ANYONE ANY INFO REGARDING THIS? PLEASE REPLY


THANKS
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   GERMAN ANTIQUE posted by Steve on 12/30/2008 at 6:19:11 AM
Look over the enclosed link , especially the headbadge , to an " Adler Bicycle [ fahrrad in German ] Maybe this company [ Werkes ] made your bike. Neat find.
http://cgi.ebay.de/altes-Adler-3-Gang-Getrieberad-ca-1940_W0QQitemZ110330753524QQcmdZViewItemQQptZTransportwesen?hash=item110330753524&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1229%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1308
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BALLOON:   1951 Schwinn Black Phantom triple speed posted by: Julie on 12/25/2008 at 9:04:23 PM
I bought a 1951 Black Phantom and it has a New Departure Triple Speed on it. I looked in Schwinn books about this model but they never said anything about producing a triple speed version. Does anybody know anything about these?
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          RE:BALLOON:   1951 Schwinn Black Phantom triple speed posted by Kevin on 1/15/2009 at 2:12:26 PM
I heard that a 3-speed option was available on Black Phantoms, but only during the last production year, 1959, and that those bikes had expander brakes on both the front and back wheels. Could someone have possibly altered your bike after it was sold?
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AGE / VALUE:   BF Goodrich Challenger posted by: Ben Wright on 12/21/2008 at 12:02:25 PM
I need help please. I cannot find any info or pictures of the newest addition to my collection.I'd like to know the year and if there are any non-original parts.The headbadge reads:"CHALLENGER,BF GOODRICH".The chainguard also says Challenger.The serial # is:MOS 12X7,2 207 02,under the BB.
Thanks everybody.cheers


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   BF Goodrich Challenger posted by kevin on 12/28/2008 at 9:40:18 PM
theres one just like it on ebay....
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   BF Goodrich Challenger posted by ken on 12/29/2008 at 3:11:50 PM
It's Murray-built. Stock unless the tires, grips or pedals have been changed. Around 1961, in there.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   BF Goodrich Challenger posted by Ed on 1/16/2009 at 11:00:18 PM
Ben, I agree with Ken. If you look at the picture of my Murray Missile, They share the chainguard, frame design, fenders, seat, handlebars, pedals and even the tank, if I pull my headlight off, Its identical to yours. Your rear carrier is also the correct one for my bike, as ive seen in Missile ads from that time. Incidentally im looking for one, if you know of any others available. Ed.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   BF Goodrich Challenger posted by Ben Wright on 1/17/2009 at 1:12:40 PM
I couldn't find your picture of the Murray Missile.Is it Red?This bike is for sale in Northern California.I would love to get an ad for it(or a scan).Thanks everyone,-cheers
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   BF Goodrich Challenger posted by Ed on 1/18/2009 at 1:10:26 AM
Here is my e-mail and im adding a pic of the missile. Ed


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   BF Goodrich Challenger posted by Ed on 1/19/2009 at 3:04:52 PM
Ben, you said this bike is for sale in northern cali? what is the asking price, and would you ship to tucson, az? I may have someone here who wants it. Thanks, Ed.
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AGE / VALUE:   goodyear satellite? posted by: matt on 12/20/2008 at 11:30:06 PM
I picked up a bike last weekend but i cant find any pictures on data base!Has a water drop front decal that reads satellite.I found all the frame characteristics on a womans goodyear at the local bike shop.He had the frame sitting in the back.Any ideas??I will try to post some pictures.Thanks
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WANTED:   Parts for a '54 Schwinn Jaguar posted by: Ron P on 12/20/2008 at 9:29:15 PM
I just bought a barn find 1954 Jaguar that is missing the bar for the back of the seat, the chain guard, the decorative rods to the front fork and the light for the front fender. Does anyone have these parts? The rims have surface rust and a couple of bad spots on the brake surfaces. I assume there are no replacements available? I usually only collect Raleigh 3 speeds and classic racing bikes but my first bike was a Mark IV Jaguar so I couldn't pass this by. I appreciate any help you can provide. (I'll try to take some pictures for the list tomorrow.)
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          RE:WANTED:   Parts for a '54 Schwinn Jaguar posted by Kevin on 12/23/2008 at 8:57:03 PM
Go to www.schwinn.com, then click on "Heritage," then "forums" then "Classic Classifieds." All the Schwinn collectors buy and sell there. You can get just about anything you might need for your bike there.
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          RE:WANTED:   Parts for a '54 Schwinn Jaguar posted by Ron P on 12/24/2008 at 7:46:02 AM
Thanks!
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          RE:WANTED:   Parts for a '54 Schwinn Jaguar posted by Mick on 1/8/2009 at 8:57:53 AM
Do you have pix?
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AGE / VALUE:   monark super deluxe parts posted by: mike collins on 12/20/2008 at 6:09:58 PM
Yes, I'm still searching for the front fender jet emblem for my 48 Monark Super Deluxe, and I guess I should settle for a good to excellent seat pan with frame, as I do have the springs and dress bar. Healp! Merry Bicycling Christmas, ya all.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Spoke lengths posted by: Justin on 12/19/2008 at 3:26:08 PM
I'm building a S-7 wheel.
Rim= S-7
Hub= Schwinn Mark 4 rear coaster
What are the spoke lengths for this combination. Any help will be much appreciated.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Spoke lengths posted by kevin on 12/28/2008 at 9:42:56 PM
my 26"S7 has 10 5/8" spokes
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AGE / VALUE:   Tires for Vintage Bikes posted by: George E Wausnock on 12/17/2008 at 1:37:36 PM
I have two turn of the Century Bikes. I need 4 tires. The only informtion I have is the fact that they both have wooden rims and they are 25" in diameter. What kind of tires will I be looking for?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Tires for Vintage Bikes posted by jd on 12/18/2008 at 7:58:02 AM
28" single tube tires are probably what you need. Available from Harper Machine and MFG, Dunbar WV.
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