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AGE / VALUE:   Needing help posted by: Charles on 10/29/2008 at 8:59:07 PM
I have a 60s era Monark el Camino, i have read that it is a huffy but would like to now how to date it with the serial number 2h322212. Any help would be appreciated!!!!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Needing help posted by rod on 12/1/2008 at 5:01:13 PM
It's made by Huffy by evidence of the star sprocket & the serial# which can be pulled up on this site under Huffy serial# charts: BTW, mine's a red '62.
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WANTED:   OLD TIRES NEED HELP ME posted by: GIZZ1 on 10/28/2008 at 12:45:09 PM
HI, LOOKING FOR 1 OR 2 16 X 1 3/4 WHITE WALL TIRES, THANKS, GIZZ1
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BALLOON:   1959 Schwinn Black Phantom posted by: Jim on 10/27/2008 at 6:08:09 AM
Does anyone know if Schwinn modified the Black Phantom in late production in 1959? I was recently at the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen Ohio and they had a 1959 Black Phantom; however, even though it appeared to be original, it did not have a locking fork, the seat was moulded vinyl, the chainguard had a decal of different lettering and the carrier was a 6-hole with no light (reflector instead). The only thing the staff there could tell me was the bike was purchased at the Leslie Hindman auction. Any info on this unusual bike is appreciated.
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          RE:BALLOON:   1959 Schwinn Black Phantom posted by Patrick on 10/27/2008 at 9:36:27 AM
I believe the fork lock was dropped after the '54 model year and the leather seat was dropped after the '56 model year. The block lettering on the chainguard is correct for the '59 model year.
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          RE:RE:BALLOON:   1959 Schwinn Black Phantom posted by ken on 10/28/2008 at 2:58:14 PM
Still looking for a definitive answer on when they went from nine to six hole racks, but certainly earlier than 59.
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          RE:BALLOON:   1959 Schwinn Black Phantom posted by Patrick on 10/29/2008 at 7:58:21 AM
Check with the Schwinn Forums. Someone there will know.
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BALLOON:   need front fork posted by: philip on 10/26/2008 at 4:55:40 PM
I'm looking for a front fork for a monark coast king (women's) 8-3/8" steerer tube 1"o.d. color not an issue
thanks
philip
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MISC:   1957 Schwinn Wasp posted by: Al on 10/25/2008 at 2:45:52 PM
I have a 1957 Schwinn Wasp in fair condition from the family of the original purchaser. It has Allstate baloon tires on it and one is rotten. I am looking to replace it with the same or the proper tire. Does anyone know what the original tire was.
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          RE:MISC:   1957 Schwinn Wasp posted by Patrick on 10/26/2008 at 4:57:40 PM
Hi, Your bike should have Schwinn S-2 rims and 2.125" wide tires. Pat
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          RE:RE:MISC:   1957 Schwinn Wasp posted by ken on 10/28/2008 at 3:03:52 PM
Westwind tires at that time, no? Another data point needed.
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          RE:MISC:   1957 Schwinn Wasp posted by Patrick on 10/29/2008 at 7:55:54 AM
I believe The tires were Typhoon Cord. Westwinds were 1-3/4" for S-7 rims
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          RE:MISC:   1957 Schwinn Wasp posted by brian on 11/13/2010 at 8:17:32 AM
i'm just wanting to see the headbadge and decal styles on the wasp 1955-1957,sounds the wasp and panther are close i need a badge so which would i be looking for and is there certain colors?i have a feather chain guard but looks diff then the one i seen here,i did get a gold decal offline earlier.thanksi have a new departure rear hub with zirk on it is that (normal) or add on?and the small ape hangers.thanks again for any info.
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BALLOON:   Columbia Bike posted by: bill on 10/21/2008 at 4:02:33 PM
I have a columbia clearly by the stickers under 1 coat of orange paint. Bike was originally red. The serial number does not match up to anything on this website for a columbia bike. Did columbia every stamp a bike without a letter before the number? Trying to ID this bike. Stickers on the front forks were yellow red and whit. No name badge to speak of, but this is a sticker (unreadable) can anyone help?
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MISC:   trike posted by: Joe on 10/21/2008 at 11:16:34 AM
Restoring adult trike, has unique rear differential with solid axles, believe that the name "Versa" was on the front tube, looking for any info on this bike, also need loose half of frame clamp for chain guard
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WANTED:   WTB- Bendix Manual 2 speed parts posted by: mark behl on 10/20/2008 at 12:50:48 PM
Help.. I'm looking for some Bendix parts for my 195ish Flying Star bike with the Bendix Manual 2 speed HUB. The part I'm looking for is: the Toggle Bolt and nut. It is the barrel and Toggle at the end of the cable that is broken. The only part# I could find is MS-58. The Toggle holder (the part on the hub) is fine; the very end of the bolt is broken. It has the horse shoe shape at the end of it. Any help would be appreciated.

Please email me at mbehl at charter dot net

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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   info on hercules 28 inch rod brake posted by: mark on 10/19/2008 at 3:30:02 PM
i just bought a 19? hercules,cant figure out a year for it yet.hi low shifter,28 inch rims stamped sturmey archer made in england on the surface of the rim.A type 7 3 speed rear hub.frame number LB or L86571.i have lots of pics if anyone needs them.thanks alot of you can help.


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BALLOON:   new departure squeal posted by: Phil on 10/18/2008 at 7:26:22 PM
Does anyone know what the loud squeal reverberating through my frame when I brake is? I cleaned and relubed the hub with 30wt. oil one the brake discs and grease in the bearings etc. I cleaned another hub on a different bike(new d hub also) and relubed with white lithium grease and got similar results; loud squealing mostly during hard braking. The oil lubed brake works much better. Thanks, Phil
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          RE:BALLOON:   new departure squeal posted by Gary M on 10/29/2008 at 2:12:57 PM
redo it with generous amount of standard automotive wheel bearing grease, every inch of every part inside. end of problem.
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          RE:BALLOON:   new departure squeal posted by NBHAA.COM on 2/1/2009 at 12:31:49 PM
NEVER use grease anywhere internally on New Departure hubs, except for the bearings. Using grease WILL ultimately damage the clutch pack and cause squealing, not reduce it. New Departure hubs were never designed to use grease- which is why they came with oil holes!
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BALLOON:   year and model posted by: steffan on 10/16/2008 at 6:15:12 PM
just wondering if someone could identify year and model of my frame. fc27291. thanks
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MISC:   Who Made Firestone's in 1970 posted by: Drew on 10/14/2008 at 6:22:15 AM
Who manufactured the Firestone brand in 1970 and when was the last Firestone bike produced ?
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Middleweight frame measurment...help posted by: Doug on 10/13/2008 at 5:15:55 PM
I'm wondering if someone could help me out with the measuerment from the middle of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat post on a 1965 mens middleweight.

I bought an unnamed frame that is dated 3/15/65 and the measurment is 19 1/2" form the middle of the BB to top of seat post..it seems to be a little long compaired to my wifes 1955 middle weight and I was wondering if this is a larger frame than I think.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi to all...and Thanks! Doug
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Hollywood 1953?? posted by: bob on 10/12/2008 at 6:40:59 PM
I've just acquired a beautiful white with pink pin stiping, 26 inch Schwinn Hollywood girls bike. It appears absolutely original. I've double-checked the serial number and it is: A56427. Is this a 1953 model? It does have the "S" on the seat. Red-line rear hub, stamped metal Schwinn plate on the front. Any ideas?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Hollywood 1953?? posted by ken on 10/14/2008 at 9:57:24 AM
Bob, where's the number located?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Hollywood 1953?? posted by bob walter on 10/15/2008 at 6:19:48 AM
The serial number is on the left rear frame where the rear axle is bolted. I just removed the axle to be sure there were no numbers under the washer and what I gave is correct
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Hollywood 1953?? posted by ken on 10/18/2008 at 3:47:15 PM
'53 seems right from the number list. I question the S saddle- my 56 Starlet has a saddle with no S , with a plate that reads Schwinn (not Schwinn approved), and my 60 Hollywood has a two tone Schwinn Approved with no S. I was also wondering about the red line hub; these bikes have a New Departure and a plain Bendix, respectively. We need an expert. ;)
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FOR SALE:   1948 Girls Schwinn bike posted by: Cindy on 10/8/2008 at 10:23:38 AM
Hi, I have a 1948 (D157416) Girls Schwinn bike. It has facial rust but looks mechanically sound. Looks like someone painted red over Blue as the red is peeling. The bike seat has a big S on it and a "Schwinn approved" Label with "made in usa" embossed below the label on the back of the seat. Looks like everything on it is original. See pic . A little dirth has we had tossed it aside and it sat in the weeds for awhile. I have two offers on it from locals. Oh yeah it has star chainring and it looks like the origianl seat post has some kind of decal painted on it.
Email me for picture. Like to learn a little more on it.
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          RE:FOR SALE:   1948 Girls Schwinn bike posted by Gary M on 10/8/2008 at 7:28:58 PM
would like to look at it, have another 48 ladies
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          RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1948 Girls Schwinn bike posted by ken on 10/9/2008 at 10:13:10 AM
Saddles didn't have S on them in 48. And according to my list, 48 serials didn't have 6 digits after the letter. Is the number under the bottom bracket? If not, that's a 61.
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