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AGE / VALUE:   Looking for information on my new (old) bike posted by: elli on 7/8/2008 at 7:21:13 PM
I just bought a girls Columbia Cruiser for 25$. Its got original looking paint in blue and white (with featherish designs), a skip tooth chain, and a strange wire/spring configuration on the back fender. The number reads C70479. F8 is also printed near the number. Any ideas? Or ideas of where else to look for info?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Looking for information on my new (old) bike posted by ken on 7/10/2008 at 12:33:32 PM
This site has a Columbia serial number list and a picture database. Did you start with those? The wire thing might be the gadget to keep one's skirt out of the wheel.
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AGE / VALUE:   1944 Roadmaster posted by: powershour on 7/8/2008 at 4:03:43 PM
I have recently purchased a 1944 Roadmaster Deluxe. It needs some TLC. I am looking for someone in the Raleigh area. Any advice on who could help. Also any suggestions on new tires and where to get em would be greatly appreciated!
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AGE / VALUE:   Trying to identify inherited vintage bicycle posted by: Don Gibson on 7/6/2008 at 4:13:46 PM
HELP: Name plate - Columbia Rope Manufacturing Company, Model 49. Front Hub - WALD 136 80, Front Tire - 27X1-1/4
HF-151-B, Rear Hub - Eclipse Machine Division, Elmira, NY
36 13 P2, Rear Tire - 27x1-1/4" HF 151-B, Front Rim - RIGIDA 27X1-1/4(hp)made in France, Rear Rim - same....single speed, calipher brake....I cannot come up with anything....interested in the mfg. being Columbia ROPE MANUFACTURING COMPANY....THANKS
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Trying to identify inherited vintage bicycle posted by Gordon on 7/7/2008 at 5:06:55 AM
Any chance that could be Pope and not Rope? I believe Columbia and Pope are somehow tied together in the bike building industry.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Trying to identify inherited vintage bicycle posted by ken on 7/7/2008 at 10:41:26 AM
There is a Columbia by Pope Manufacturing Co listed in the Bicycle Brands list on the Wheelmen site
http://www.thewheelmen.org/

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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Trying to identify inherited vintage bicycle posted by jr on 7/8/2008 at 7:42:47 AM
Pope model numbers are in numerical order, a model 49 would be very early, around the turn of the century. The components you discribe are MUCh newer. You may have a very early frame that has been recently modified with incorrect parts. Post a picture.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Trying to identify inherited vintage bicycle posted by Don Gibson on 7/13/2008 at 4:22:32 PM
Thanks for the information....yes it is from Pope Manufacturing Company.......does it have a value? Anyone interested?
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          RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Trying to identify inherited vintage bicycle posted by ken on 7/18/2008 at 10:09:23 AM
As noted above, you don't have the original wheels, but it should still be of interest to a collector. You could contact the Wheelmen, or Copake Auctions and see what they think.
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AGE / VALUE:   Trying to identify inherited vintage bicycle posted by: Don Gibson on 7/6/2008 at 4:13:46 PM
HELP: Name plate - Columbia Rope Manufacturing Company, Model 49. Front Hub - WALD 136 80, Front Tire - 27X1-1/4
HF-151-B, Rear Hub - Eclipse Machine Division, Elmira, NY
36 13 P2, Rear Tire - 27x1-1/4" HF 151-B, Front Rim - RIGIDA 27X1-1/4(hp)made in France, Rear Rim - same....single speed, calipher brake....I cannot come up with anything....interested in the mfg. being Columbia ROPE MANUFACTURING COMPANY....THANKS
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AGE / VALUE:   BOOKMARK THIS WEB ADDRESS posted by: Christopher on 7/2/2008 at 5:42:25 PM
W.W.2. MILITARY BICYCLE WEBSITE, BALLOON TIRE DAYTON HUFFMAN AND OTHERS

http://www.theliberator.be/militarybicycles.htm
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BALLOON:   Stem for Schwinn? posted by: Nieuport on 7/1/2008 at 9:34:29 AM
Quick question: does anyone here know if a prewar "Rollfast" stem will fit a prewar Schwinn balloon tire bicycle?
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AGE / VALUE:   Super Deluxe - Years Made? Sprocket is Different than most! posted by: Rick Scoles on 6/30/2008 at 10:01:56 PM
Hi , I just bought a Monark Super Deluxe for $20.00 it's really rusty and missing tank,fenders .Anyway i want to restore it , but need to know the exact year it was made.I did notice the sprocket only has Four Large Teardrop Openings and one small one ,where most of the pictures i've seen of other bikes there are more openings on them . Will this make it easier to identify ? By the way it used to be Red with white stripes.I do have the Model # 4400 and the serial # is A1142603 . If anyone can help identify the year please let me know . Thanks, Newbie Bike Nut!! Rick
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MISC:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/28/2008 at 9:05:55 AM
As posted before the Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap is coming again this year on Sunday July 20th on the grounds of the Larz Anderson Automobile Museum, 15 Newton st., Brookline, MA 02445.

Entry charge for adults is $10, for children $5.00. This covers entry into the show with bikes etc. There is no additional charge for entering bikes into the show or swap meet spaces.

The Museum has a new staff on board headed by Tyler Burns, Assistant Director, as of a few months ago, and for everyone involved in the show it brings a breath of fresh air to the Museum and our show.

Friend Maurice Bresnahan, and Co-Chairman of the show & Tyler Burns of the Museum have worked out an agreement so we can now bring back the swap meet this year, so we can now revive the show to its original format. There will be no charge for the swap meet. We ask that everyone try and pre-register for the swap, although folks can show up the morning of the show to register. Set up time for the swap starts at 8:00AM.

We have about twenty table that the Museum has on hand, but once those are gone we will be renting the tables from a local supplier. There will be a $10.00 per table charge to rent a table once the initial supply of the Museum are all signed up for.

Set up time for the Concourse or bike show will begin at 9:00AM, but for those attending the Vintage Ride, staff will be on hand to register the bikes by 8:30. Pre-registration is not necessary for the Concourse, but we would like to know what you are bringing so we can publish it as a preview to the list.

As we do every year, voting for the Concourse will be by "Popular Choice" voting of everyone attending as ours is not a Concourse de Elegance". A list of awards available will be posted in a few days.

VCC Member Chris Barbour will be leading a Vintage Ride departing the Museum grounds promptly at 9:00AM. Please be prepared uneven city pavement and crushed-stone carriage paths in the city’s 19th Century parks… 28mm tires minimum are recommended. The pace will be easy and unhurried, suitable for all bikes and riders. Meet at the Museum’s building entrance.

Also, for visitors who will arrive in Boston on Saturday and wish to have a bit of sightseeing, the Veteran-Cycle Club is happy to offer a more substantial ride that afternoon. Again, it would be unhurried and suitable for all bikes and any level of fitness. Anyone interested should be in touch with Chris Barbour at his email address by Friday morning, up to noon, July 18. This will be arranged by e-mail @ Christopher.Barbour@tufts.edu

To log onto our website for the show, please click onto the URL below.
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/larzanderson.htm .

linked to the site is the "registration form" (which can be downloaded for printing) for the Concourse and the Swap Meet, plus links to many photo albums from prior shows, plus directions and contact information. If you want any additional information please write to me by email at my Yahoo address above or contact Susan at the Museum @ 617-522-6547.

Also as an addition for the show will be a display of extenct and rare automobiles which in prior years has included a few Stanley Steamer, Stutz Bearcats etc. This should all make for a very fun day for all.

Best regards,
Peter Naiman




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BALLOON:   Monark Worlich posted by: jim on 6/25/2008 at 5:26:38 PM
I have recently purchased a male Monark Worlich bicycle. I can't find any information on the bike. Noteworthy to me is the solid sprocket wheel. Any one have any idea where I might find out more about this particular model? I'm thinking it is from the late 1930's or early 40's, maybe German?
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AGE / VALUE:   Lancer C I made in japan??? posted by: jer on 6/24/2008 at 1:58:58 PM
I picked up this bike at a police bike give away, it is an older 1950's style with mud/chain guard, wheel guards-it a 2 speed shifter that sits on the center bar much like a gear shift on a motorcycle, it has the name Lancer CI with a made in Japan stamp on the front post. I have never seen this type and it looked cool-has anyone ever heard of this bike or the company that made it? I just looking for some information.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Lancer C I made in japan??? posted by Dick Beck on 6/24/2010 at 11:28:28 AM
Hi.. we got one too Lancer CI -- may be in the 1950. We want to know more about it.
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MISC:   Larz Anderson Bicycle Show & Swap Meet posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/21/2008 at 4:42:46 PM
Once more we are hosting a swap meet at the Annual Larz Anderson Bicyle Show & Swap at the Museum of Transportation at 15 Newton St., Brookline, MA 02445. There has been a positive change of staff at the Museum and for the forseeable future the swap will once again be an integral part of the show. Added to the show will also be a small grouping of extinct automobiles from the early 1900s, Stanley Steamers and more, plus the Museum will bring out there unique collection of antique cycles.

The show and swap are on Sunday July 20th, with show time from 10:00AM - 3;00PM, with set up time for the swap starting @ 8:00AM, and the bicycle show corral set up time starting at 9:00AM. A pre-show Vintage Ride is scheduled to leave the Museum at 8:30AM and follow the Emerald Necklace through scenic parts of Brookline and Newton.

For this year there will be "no charge" for a swap meet space of 10X10 feet. We are requesting pre-registration for the swap. Dale Brown has volunteered to host a website for us this year which will be online in a few more days. A registration form for the swap will be available online with the website. A big thank you goes out to Dale for his assistance !!

Entry fee to the show and swap $10 for adults and five dollars for children and seniors with no additional charges except for an $8.00 charge for rental of a table at the swap.

If you plan on attending the show and bringing a Vintage Bike for the bike corral, please email to me and let me know what you will be bringing. Voting for show awards in various categories will be popular choice as in prior years. Maurice Bresnahan and I will vote for Best of Show.

More information to be posted in the next few days. Maurice Bresnahan & I both look forward to seeing you at the show.

Regards,
Peter Naiman
Milwaukee, WI USA.




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BALLOON:   Columbia Kickstand posted by: Glenn on 6/16/2008 at 10:58:05 AM
Any idea how to dis-assemble a Columbia 5 Star Kickstand? Its is the type that is intergrated with the frame. Thanks!!
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          RE:BALLOON:   Columbia Kickstand posted by ken on 6/19/2008 at 9:20:16 AM
I've been watching for an answer to this question. I was figuring it's probably not too different from the Schwinn design- have you compared the two? There are good instructions for the Schwinn at http://www.bunchobikes.com/repair2.htm
Seriously, I'd like to hear about the Columbia design. Anyone?
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          RE:RE:BALLOON:   Columbia Kickstand posted by Glenn on 6/19/2008 at 6:43:35 PM
Yes I did see that on the bunch web site. There is a variation however. Still searching
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          RE:RE:RE:BALLOON:   Columbia Kickstand posted by ken on 6/20/2008 at 9:37:58 AM
please let us know what you learn. Thanks-
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          RE:BALLOON:   Columbia Kickstand posted by Gordon on 6/24/2008 at 7:43:32 AM
Any luck with this disassembly? I may be wrong, but I thought there was a roll pin or a cotter key on the end of the stand arm that when removed allowed the whole thing to slide out of the housing.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   raleigh criterium posted by: Huc on 6/15/2008 at 10:10:25 PM
finally getting into road biking after years of temptation. a month ago I picked up what i believe to be a mid 80's marinoni bike. I love it it is fast with a nice smooth ride. then yesterday was at the dump and found a Raleigh Criterium. It looks to be late 70's to mid 80's. components are all shimano 600. don't know anything about this bike, but intrigued by it. from what I read in other discussion areas, nobody really knows how to decipher what exactly this bike is. Mine is green with black decals. The handle bar stem has SR on it. The front fork has chrome on the bottom third. oh and the tubing is 20-30. the rear rim says Weinnmann-Belgium, which is concave, from another site I've found that this is not the best rim as it can only accomadate low pressure - non-hooked. The bike has fenders, don't know if they are original. that is about it.
any info on this ride would be much appreciated.
thanks
Huc
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BALLOON:   Imperial Westfield Bike Columbia??? posted by: Ricky on 6/14/2008 at 8:41:18 PM
The headbadge says Imperial and Westfield Mfg. I was told it is a Columbia Brand but not sure. Im looking for info on this to maybe find some original parts for it. Thanks!


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          RE:BALLOON:   Imperial Westfield Bike Columbia??? posted by ken on 6/25/2008 at 10:38:08 AM
Columbia, yes.
Dave's vintage cycles may be able to help.
http://www.nostalgic.net/index.asp?S=arc/bicycles/1940%27s+Columbia+1%2Ejpg
It looks to me like your fork is damaged or misassembled or both.
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MISC:   monark 5 bar posted by: jerry on 6/13/2008 at 4:49:15 PM
does anyone have a tank for a monark 5 bar. or are there other models that have the same tank that i should be looking for. please email thanks jerry
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