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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Corvette posted by: Charlie on 2/20/2008 at 2:34:58 PM
I have Schwinn corvette with the serial # S10494, would like to know the year.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Corvette posted by ken on 2/21/2008 at 12:45:31 PM
according to the list on this site, 1955, 56, or 57.
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AGE / VALUE:   Is it really vintage?? posted by: tommy on 2/20/2008 at 8:06:59 AM
I need help, my friend offer me a 26" bicycle with a "spool" sticker at the frame with serial number S7F774..., the color is red (original color..??), made in mexico in 1960's he said.
Is it really vintage bicycle? I didn't get any information about this "spool bicycle" in any web...

Thx B4

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MISC:   1955 SCHWINN...model????? posted by: Fred A on 2/16/2008 at 9:01:56 PM
I need some help. I purchased a mens cantilever framed 1955 Schwinn. It was spray bombed, but beneath the frame paint was bare metal, so no identifying decals. Fenders are not stainless steel, so it's a lower model and has no clip for a tank. And of course the rims were bombed also, but I haven't removed paint yet to see if it's chrome or paint beneath. Grips are Schwinn script. Oh, and the saddle & original chain guard are missing. My question to you all is this...is there a web site that would show all of the 1955 models so I could begin a restoration and purchase correct color paint, decals, saddle and chain guard?
Thanks in advance!!!
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          RE:MISC:   1955 SCHWINN...model????? posted by ken on 2/18/2008 at 12:24:20 PM
Fred, this came up on a search:
http://www.schwinnbike.com/heritage/showthread.php?t=53962
I didn't try to sign in to see if what you want is there.
Tom Findlay, whose name appears on that site, is one of the real experts in the field and frequently contributes here.
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          RE:RE:MISC:   1955 SCHWINN...model????? posted by Fred A on 2/19/2008 at 6:39:22 AM
Checked it out, and thanks! He's posted a pile of catalogs (with each page individually scanned). Just type in on a search: 1955 SCHWINN CATALOG and the pages come up, going from 1951 to 1959. Tom if you're reading this..........THANKS!!!
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BALLOON:   jc higgins color flow posted by: Scott on 2/13/2008 at 3:25:56 PM
Hi was wondering if anyone can help or direct me to a serial number archive for a jc higgins bike i'm selling for a friend,the serial number is 196564 ,Thanks for any assistance.couldn't figure out how to put a picture on here so here's the ebay item # 230221655873


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BALLOON:   Coulmbia 1943 War Time bicycle posted by: Rick on 2/13/2008 at 12:29:53 PM
Hello, Would anyone know the model name of this bicycle.


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AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Good vibration posted by: Andrew on 2/12/2008 at 9:51:53 AM
I dont know how to tell how old my biek is its royal blue 26 in tires balloon, nice if you could help that would be great. please email me do not reply unless cant email.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Good vibration posted by Spike on 2/12/2008 at 3:49:55 PM
What size 26" tires?Do the pedals have reflectors?Serial number 1st number is the last digit of the decade you'll
have to figure the decade by the features.
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BALLOON:   Horn repair posted by: Mike on 2/10/2008 at 11:05:32 AM
Is there any way to repair a horn that will not vibrate - the horn is in a spaceliner and appears to be in excellent condition.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Horn repair posted by horn-ish on 2/11/2008 at 5:44:11 PM
Other than taking it apart and tapping on the "speaker" section, I don't know what else you could do.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Horn repair posted by Spike on 2/12/2008 at 3:42:44 PM
If you feel it is not rusted it may just be a broken wire on the coil.probably near the end near the soldered connection.Have you tried jumping the batteries directly to the horn.Have you check out the button.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Horn repair posted by MT on 5/4/2008 at 6:43:52 PM
did you get that horn fixed yet? If its an electromagnetic horn does it make a slight "clicking" noise when you press the button?
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WANTED:   columbia 26" trusses posted by: johnny c on 2/9/2008 at 5:58:56 PM
newsboy special, need chrome trusses, nothing great but decent chrome, resonable price?
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   schwinn cruiser posted by: Joe on 2/9/2008 at 12:24:30 PM
I have a 81 Schwinn Cruiser. Rims are not S2, but say schwinn approved 81 france 2.125 I was told they are from Mississippi plant. Does any body have imfomation?
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AGE / VALUE:   Hiawatha Stratochief posted by: Harley on 2/7/2008 at 2:36:55 PM
Does anyone have any info on a Hiawatha Stratochief as far as years made and value? Couldnt find out much on the web. It has lights in the tank and Stratochief on the side of the tank. Any info would be great. Thanks in advance ,Harley
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Hiawatha Stratochief posted by Spike on 2/12/2008 at 4:09:47 PM
Can't be sure but I believe lights in the tank would put it around the 60s.What size tires?Are there reflectors on the pedals.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Hiawatha Stratochief posted by ken on 2/13/2008 at 11:25:24 AM
dude, the name would put it around the 60s. Hiawatha was a hardware chain, so it's about even money if it's 60s this is a Murray built. Some earlier ones were apparently Shelby built - there are some references in the archives here. My first question is, do the rear dropouts come to a rear-facing point? Second question is, can we see a picture please?
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BALLOON:   HELP!!! posted by: johnny c on 2/6/2008 at 5:35:57 AM
help, didnt want to paint but really have to now, 1952s columbia newsboy special complete but rusted bad,basically, a short list to whatkind of primer and maybe car paint? any help or a site yall know of with detail description on refurbishing? help
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          RE:BALLOON:   HELP!!! posted by painter on 2/7/2008 at 4:33:05 AM
Depending on how pitted the frame is, it's going to be a bit of work.
1) sand (by and or sandblast if you have access to a blaster) the frame. Do NOT sandblast the fenders or tank
2) you may need to skim coat with bondo
3) An automotive primer - even in a spray can off-the-shelf - is fine for priming.
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          RE:BALLOON:   HELP!!! posted by johnny c on 2/7/2008 at 5:38:24 AM
thanxs painter, great start for the weekend.
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          RE:BALLOON:   HELP!!! posted by johnny c on 2/17/2008 at 6:47:09 PM
this is really hard work!!! arms killing me! but pressing on this week.
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AGE / VALUE:   Hercules 3 spd posted by: Eric on 2/5/2008 at 6:54:53 PM
Interested in anyone having more information on this bicycle. Believe bicycle was from WWII era, said received in 1975 in same condition as shown. Any information on the age or type is appreciated.
Hercules 26" 3 Spd
Thanks


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Hercules 3 spd posted by Herc on 2/6/2008 at 4:57:25 AM
It is English. There may be a 2-digit date code on the rear hub.
Post this picture under the English Roadster discussion area where the English bike experts are.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Hercules 3 spd posted by Spike on 2/12/2008 at 4:05:42 PM
Can't tell you too much but I believe Hercules did make their own 3 spd hubs for a while don't know if they were date stamped.Around 1960 Hercules was absorbed by Tubing Industries and built in the Raleigh plant.These would have Sturmey Archer 3 speeds.That would have to be pretty unusual for me to pay $150.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Hercules 3 spd posted by ken on 2/13/2008 at 11:35:18 AM
good call again Spike. They did make their own hubs before the conglomeration. Sheldon Brown mentioned them in (if memory serves) a discussion of hybrid gearing, because the Herc hubs had a threaded driver which would allow attaching a freewheel. It may have been as early as 55 or 6 they started using S-A.
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AGE / VALUE:   help please posted by: bill on 2/5/2008 at 2:43:30 PM
i could use some help in finding out more about this bike i have bought. it is a Monark Silver King "Rocket". it looks similar to Silver King Rockets from the 1930's. the model number is - 0345 and the seriel number is - A1740682. i am more concerned about the age than value of this bike. i will probably ride it in parades.
i would appreciate any information on this wonderful ride. i do have pics if anyone would like to see the bike if that is needed for more info too. thanks bill
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   help please posted by schwinnster on 2/16/2008 at 6:20:22 PM
ive got a lot of the monark bikes a picture would help and have lots of parts for sale or trade thanks the schwinnster
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WANTED:   Huffy Galaxie Middleweight Headlight Needed posted by: Steve Danielson on 2/5/2008 at 1:14:26 PM
I am in need of a headlight assembly for a Huffy Galaxie boys 26 inch middleweight bike from the 1960s. I would love it if it were in great condition with the lens included, but will take what you have, if in useable condition.
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BALLOON:   1950 Schwinn Starlet posted by: Don on 2/5/2008 at 10:01:40 AM
Does anyone have a picture of a 1950 Girl's Schwinn Starlet painted Luscious Lavender and Windswept Green. I need the picture to help me paint all the parts correctly. In you know of anyone who might have info on this bike PLEASE EMAIL ME.
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          RE:BALLOON:   1950 Schwinn Starlet posted by Wade on 2/17/2008 at 5:43:08 PM
I just looked at this exact bike this morning in San Jose Calif. It is a beautiful bike. Sorry I did not get a picture of it, but maybe able to get one next weekend if he still has it.
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