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AGE / VALUE:   Sabre Flyer help posted by: Jason Graham on 9/17/2007 at 2:02:28 PM
I saw an old bicycle hanging up in a guys garage. I have searched the Internet and can find nothing on it. The only name I could make out was Sabre Flyer on the chain guard. It has a spring seat and front forks. I am looking for any info on it. I don't know a thing about old bicycles, as you can probably tell. Jason
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sabre Flyer help posted by Jim on 9/18/2007 at 5:48:32 AM
Jason, if you will search the Discussion archives, I answered a question like this some months ago. Briefly, Sabre Flyer was a middleweight bike sold by Western Auto in the late 50's and early 60's. It was part of the Flyer series (Cosmic Flyer, Strato Flyer, etc.) They usually were loaded bikes, with tanks, carriers and spring forks. They were built by Murray and were nice bikes. Collectible, but not as valuable as the pre-war bikes and balloon tired bikes. If it is complete and in good condition, you should make an offer on it.Hope this helps!
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BALLOON:   replacement tire sizes posted by: Sarah on 9/17/2007 at 12:09:43 PM
Can I replace 26" x 1.75 tires with 26" x 2.125 on a 1960s Schwinn Hollywood? Is it just about making sure the wider tire fits inside the fender without rubbing, or is there something else I should consider? Thanks!
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          RE:BALLOON: replacement tire sizes posted by paul on 9/17/2007 at 1:18:04 PM
schwinn tires are unique to schwinn. The wider tire 26X1.25 will not fit schwinn rims and the wider tire probably won't fit between the front fork and may interfere with fenders paul
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          RE:BALLOON:   replacement tire sizes posted by Gordon on 9/17/2007 at 6:03:01 PM
I have done what you are suggesting. I used a wheelset from a donor bicycle because as it was noted, 2.125 tires will not fit Schwinn middleweight wheels (S7). I also used some recent production Asian made white wall tires that even though they are marked 2.125, they aren't quite as wide as the old production tires. It took some tweaking of the fender braces and truing of the wheels becuase it was a real close fit, but it can be done.
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AGE / VALUE:   identification posted by: Raelle Forsberg on 9/15/2007 at 11:00:37 PM
I have a Firestone bicycle and am having trouble finding out what it is. I have three numbers: stock # 9-A-273; code # 398-8-17655; serial # K-3o(u?)521(7?)2. Hope that makes sense. Also- it's a single speed, coaster brakes. Stainless steel fenders. Looks like the headlight could be orginal-mounts under the top rail. Original tires are firestone speed cushion 26 x1.75. Book rack. Any info or guesses are welcome!
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AGE / VALUE:   J.C. HIGGINS posted by: Doug on 9/15/2007 at 3:12:17 PM
never say die


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AGE / VALUE:   j.c. higgins posted by: Doug on 9/15/2007 at 2:31:12 PM
More pics I hope.


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AGE / VALUE:   j.c. higgins posted by: Doug on 9/15/2007 at 2:16:06 PM
I picked up this J.C Higgins bicycle today for $10. First of all I was told it was a 1946 or 48'. How can I verify this? There is a small faded yellow tag with the number 510-235 on the seat tube if thats any help. It has a skip tooth sprocket and chain set up. I will try to post some pictures. Also I am going to need new spokes on it and was wondering where I could purchase some. Thanks! Doug


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BALLOON:   MY OLD COLUMBIS posted by: DAVID G. PARENT on 9/14/2007 at 2:00:21 PM
I HAVE AN OLD COLUMBIA 26" SPRING LOADED FRONT FORK BIKE THAT I FISHED OUT OF THE DUMP SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND PUT BACK ON THE ROAD IN 1993.I WAS ALSO ABLE TO FIND A STEWART WARNER SPEEDOMETER TO GO WITH IT. DOES NOT GO VERY FAST BUT I HAVE TAKEN IT TO NEW HAVEN, CT FROM MY HOME IN WALLINGFORD. IT WAS A NICE DAY SO I RODE IT TO WORK. I HOPE OTHERS ARE HAVING FUN WITH THEIRS.
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AGE / VALUE:   (New in its original Box) 1948 Schwinn Pantom Hornet posted by: Harry on 9/12/2007 at 2:21:02 PM
I have a 1948 Schwinn Phantom Hornet Still in its original box The seat handlebars and pedals have never been put on the bike. The box is complete but has a bit of fading.You can still read everything on the box..Curious to its value...Thanks
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   (New in its original Box) 1948 Schwinn Pantom Hornet posted by Scott on 9/12/2007 at 7:31:27 PM
Wow. Nice find. Too bad you'll never be able to ride it. You GOTTA leave it in the box. Worth large $!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   (New in its original Box) 1948 Schwinn Pantom Hornet posted by ken on 9/13/2007 at 9:14:36 AM
I'd ask someone at Copake Auction for an appraisal. Another method is to list on ebay with a high reserve, and see how far it goes.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   (New in its original Box) 1948 Schwinn Pantom Hornet posted by Gordon on 9/13/2007 at 4:01:44 PM
First year for the Schwinn Phantom was 1949.
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FOR SALE:    posted by: Tom on 9/10/2007 at 6:26:55 PM
I have a bike marked (ROSS) custom. Not sure of the year.Serial#R630046 Bike is in good shape,but needs to be restored.Please make an offer.Bike is located in WI.Please contact me If your interested.I also have pics.
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          RE:FOR SALE:    posted by Scott on 9/11/2007 at 10:36:19 AM
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BALLOON:   Schwinn serial number posted by: Lyman Wilkinson on 9/8/2007 at 5:55:58 PM
I have picked up an old Schwinn Skiptooth chain bike with the serial number on botom of crank C73947. Any idea how oled this bike is. It is in bad shape but restorable. The Headbadge has an Airplane on top Schwinn in the middle a train on the bottom and says Chicago. I believe the headbadge is aluminum. Appreciate any info.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Schwinn serial number posted by ken on 9/11/2007 at 10:31:10 AM
could be 52, but I'm guessing older. try here to get a little closer:
http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodesRebuild1.html
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BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by: Jack Parsons on 9/2/2007 at 9:49:24 AM
I have a Concord Trailmaster 15 serial #5099321. Under that number are GO485. the bike was Made in Taiwan and figure it to be somewhere from the 80's. I can't find anything on this bike or the company that built them. I also had a Concord Raven 12 speed. I just need some info on Concord bikes and/or the company. Any info you can give would be helpful. Thanks, Jack
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by rose on 4/2/2010 at 6:24:11 PM
i have a concord 12 bike.does anyone have any info to share
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by Will A. on 9/6/2007 at 3:58:11 PM
They were made by the Kuwahara bike company of Japan. They were the manufacturer for other companies too. I've got a Cocord Freedom Deluxe Selecta 12 and was just in the process of trying to find out where it came from when I stumbled across your message. Hope that helps, but I can't seem to find any other info either.

-Will-
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by art on 4/18/2008 at 12:37:57 PM
i came across a concord freedom 10 old and a little rusty but appears to have all original parts. made in japan. i was looking for some info on this brand too.
-a
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by Kelly on 6/5/2008 at 12:27:16 AM
I just purchased a Concord New Yorker and am in the same boat. I haven't even been abe to find any references to the New Yorker.


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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by Bill on 7/22/2009 at 4:55:14 AM
I have had a Concord Freedom 10 for years, in really good shape. Bought it used in the 1990's. CAT
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by tim on 4/16/2010 at 8:22:03 PM
i just came accross a concord freedom selecta 12 in a friends garage of the house he just moved into, and now it's mine. lookin for information like everyone else. i love the bike, by the way.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by Bicycle Willie on 4/28/2010 at 5:35:00 PM
I have a Concord Trailmaster I purchased new in 1982 or there abouts. I still have it. I rode this bike for many years doing centeries and cross state rides. I plan on buying a new bike this year and have not decided what to do with it. It needs to be in my hall of fame but what is that?
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by Owen on 4/29/2010 at 3:51:20 PM
I'm the goto guy in my neighborhood for restoring and adjusting bikes. I was just given a woman's Concord Mixtee 10 speed. I am not familiar with this particular Japanese brand. It has the interesting thinner, double upper-tube construction. This one is rough but looks like I can get it ride-able with some TLC and some elbow grease.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by Derek on 6/28/2010 at 2:36:38 PM
i have a men's forest green concord new yorker. it came with a speedometer on it and some crazy internal hub gear shifter, its in PERFECT condition. e-mail for pictures
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by Adrian on 7/27/2010 at 5:27:43 PM
I have 2 Concord "Freedom 76" Limited Edition, Bicentenntial 10 speed bikes made in 1976. They are indentical except 1 is 31" and the other is 33". These bikes are 34 years old and have been in storage for the past 30 years. They are 100% original with "Sun Tour" componets, Dia-Compe brakes and "Araya" 27"X 1-1/4" rims. They are in excellent condition with only a few nicks. All decals are clean with no fading at all.
I'm working on removal of all components off of the frame for cleaning and I'm tuning them up. The only changes needed and I will be making is changing the handlebar tape and new tires and inner tubes on both bikes.
They were made for Americas bicenntennial and of course are painted red, white and blue. These bikes are more for the collector then for daily riding.
These bikes will soon be for sale. Pictures available soon. Anyone interested?
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by Dan on 8/10/2010 at 6:06:44 PM
I have a Concord Freedom 10 with straight bars, took it out of the garbage. Tuned it up and put new tires and tubes on it and have been riding it for the last 5 years. I love this bike!
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by Dan on 8/10/2010 at 6:10:17 PM
I have a Concord Freedom 10 with straight bars, took it out of the garbage. Tuned it up and put new tires and tubes on it and have been riding it for the last 5 years. I love this bike!
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by chris on 8/23/2010 at 5:19:47 PM
I just found a concord royale tour abandoned behind a warehouse. Cleaned it up and rides great. Can't find any info on the models, anybody ever hear?
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by Will on 10/14/2010 at 4:51:27 PM
Just got a deal- I feel it's a deal- on a classic Concord Selecta 12 in black! Works great- will work better after some brake tuneup (new pads, cleaner rims), etc. Solid O12 lugged frame assembled with circa 1980 Japanese precision! Will post pics when it's a nice day and cleaned up some...
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by jp on 6/12/2011 at 3:40:22 PM
Just recently bought a CONCORD (no e). Lots of decals. Model OV42702. Tig welded aluminum 7000 frame. RS1400 ROAD SYSTEM. SHIMANO EQUIPPED. and MADE IN CHINA. Paid $150. Hope I did okay. Any info?
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          RE:BALLOON:   Concord Bicycle posted by jp on 6/12/2011 at 3:40:25 PM
Just recently bought a CONCORD (no e). Lots of decals. Model OV42702. Tig welded aluminum 7000 frame. RS1400 ROAD SYSTEM. SHIMANO EQUIPPED. and MADE IN CHINA. Paid $150. Hope I did okay. Any info?
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AGE / VALUE:   a 42 wards hawthorne? posted by: john on 9/2/2007 at 5:20:54 AM
hi, info appreciated on this bike i just got from local craigslist. looks like a pic of another 42. it's a girls bike, complete but for horn button and rear reflectors. funny thing is the paint, very military like, brown-gray base with red accents. any experts out there? has what seems to be a different front spring arrangement than the pics i've seen. has a neat rear carrier with built-in side lights.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schwinn Corvette 5 Speed posted by: me on 9/1/2007 at 6:24:12 PM
I have a Schwinn Corvette 5 Speed(external,deraileur)
circa approx. 1962.The bike is in average to good condition with good chrome\stainless fenders,nicked paint but mostly all original.Any idea of value,I have not seen anything pertaining to a Corvette 5 Speed,only singles,2 speeds or 3 speeds.Any info would be helpful.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schwinn Corvette 5 Speed posted by Jim on 9/3/2007 at 3:07:53 PM
Your Corvette is a collectible bicycle. The 5-speed version was only a 2 year run (1961/62). At this time, most Americans were not very familiar with derailleurs, and the 5 speed was probably not a suitable option for most middleweight riders, hence the short production run. As to the value, condition and originality are everything. You stated the bike was mostly original - what was replaced or changed? Not having a photo to view, all I can say is your bike will have more value than the 2 or 3 speed versions. Put it on Ebay and let the market determine it's value!
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schwinn Corvette 5 Speed posted by randy on 12/23/2007 at 10:11:16 AM
have schwinn corvette blue color has black seat with diamonds on it with red rims big tires has chain guard that says schwinn corvette what is this what year icant find picture of it
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WANTED:   S-2 front wheel posted by: Tim on 9/1/2007 at 6:12:27 AM
Does anyone have a front wheel for an 80`s Schwinn cruiser5 with the heavy spokes?
Tim
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          RE:WANTED:   S-2 front wheel posted by Gordon on 9/2/2007 at 5:04:26 AM
I have one but it is missing the axle, cones and bearings for the front hub.
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AGE / VALUE:   S.C.P. bicycle posted by: Scott on 8/29/2007 at 9:55:41 PM
I am looking for infio about a S.C.P.(Standard Cycle Products Ltd.) I recently acquired this bike and it is missing the wheels and rear fender. I am wondering if it's a ballooner or a middleweight. Has anyone heard of this bike? Does anyone have a picture of what it's supposed to look like? I'll post a picture once I get the bike back home. This is an amazing site. Keep up the good work. RIDE ON
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   S.C.P. bicycle posted by Scott on 8/30/2007 at 1:04:50 PM
I got home today to find it leaning against my fence.A pleasant surprise.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE: S.C.P. bicycle posted by Lisa on 9/2/2007 at 6:16:57 AM
i have a Standard cycle product bike too. A Toronto bike company in 1949. not around anymore but my bike is from the early 50's.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: S.C.P. bicycle posted by Scott on 9/2/2007 at 10:53:09 PM
Do you have any pics of it. Mine is missing lots of stuff. I'd really like to see what it's supposed to look like.I'm not entirely sure of the year of mine. It may be from the 50s. You can e-mail me directly at thebikeguy2004@yahoo.com.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   S.C.P. bicycle posted by ken on 9/6/2007 at 6:54:09 AM
from the photo I am of the opinion it had 28" singletube wheels ca. 1920-35.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   S.C.P. bicycle posted by sean park on 8/24/2011 at 7:30:51 PM
I just got a "barn fresh" scp bike from the 40's, maybe 50's (the tornado wrecked the barn and the neighbour just gave it to me when I asked about it. I plan to restore it whether it's valuable or not. It's all there and functioning (the front tire has a minor wobble, but that's no big deal), but it's been in the barn for a long, long time. It's a girl's bike, so not as rare, but I can't find any info on the company. Started in ??? Shut down in ??? Any info on SCP?
No pics, sorry.
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