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AGE / VALUE:   1941 Schwinn posted by: Michael French on 8/29/2007 at 7:23:34 PM
My mother has a Schwinn bicycle that she got brand-new for her 12th birthday in 1941. It is in good condition, albeit a tad rusty, and needs new tires. I'm also interested in what its value might be as she is looking to sell it.
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MISC:   Seabrook Swap posted by: Mike on 8/29/2007 at 3:58:42 AM
New Englanders....don't miss the swap - Mon 9/3 - Rt. 1 Seabrook, NH
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          RE:MISC: Seabrook Swap posted by paul on 8/29/2007 at 2:29:05 PM
I went to this swap some years ago, it was held in a bank parking lot and was a great meet very similar to the Somerville, MA "under the bridge" meets now a memory. It's unfortunate that Labor Day was picked for this meet as traffic is horrendous and frankly I from South Shore of Boston and a friend from Cape Cod would like to attend but do not relish the traffic headaches. Maybe there will be another meet in Seabrook in the fall?? paul
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BALLOON:   wheel size posted by: carol Newsom on 8/27/2007 at 4:45:53 PM
I have schwinn from the 30s and I'm able to put a standard 26" mt bike tire on it, but I also have a schwinn from the 60s and he wheel is a little bigger. Does anyone know the date that Schwinn started making the wheels bigger?
Thanks
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          RE:BALLOON:   wheel size posted by Gordon on 8/27/2007 at 6:48:25 PM
About 1955 Schwinn came out with the S7 rim that takes only a tire made specifically for an S7. The width of the tire is marked 1 3/4. In spite of what your math instructor may have told you, 1 3/4 is not the same as 1.75. A tire marked 1.75 will not fit a Schwinn S7 rim.
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AGE / VALUE:   1970 "tomos" bicycle posted by: Mary on 8/27/2007 at 3:03:28 PM
Hello! A great trip to the Goodwill today. What did I see out of the corner of my eye, but a vintage blue bike that needed someone to take it home and care for it. :-)
I checked it out, the chain was good, free wheel good, Cogs all good, spokes all there, tires flat but good, fenders and rack good. So I gave the lady my $10 and took it home, scrubbed it up and found this out:
1. The brand is Tomos
2. Made in Yugoslavia
3. Dated at 1970 on the rear axle
4. Has coaster brakes and one handle bar brake.
5. One gear.
All I can find online about Tomos is that they make mopeds.

Please, does anyone have any information about this bike or the company that made them? Perhaps a value to the bike?
I can try to upload a picture if that would help.
Thanks everyone,
Cheers from rainy and cold Washington!
[IMG]http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e295/Mary717/2007_0826_191510AA.jpg[/IMG]
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: 1970 posted by Mary on 8/27/2007 at 3:10:33 PM
I hope the photo works this time!


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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: 1970 posted by ken on 8/28/2007 at 11:13:32 AM
I think you got a lot of bike for your ten bucks- but it won't appreciate significantly as an investment. Ride it with pride.
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WANTED:   Tires for early 1900s Pope shaft drive posted by: Kenneth on 8/21/2007 at 7:27:03 PM
I am looking for tires for a recently restored Pope shaft drive bicycle with wooden rims. Also looking for another early project such as a Crescent or Victor
Thank you
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          RE:WANTED:   Tires for early 1900s Pope shaft drive posted by nate on 8/22/2007 at 5:15:06 AM
Try coker tire at www.cokertire.com
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          RE:RE:WANTED: Tires for early 1900s Pope shaft drive posted by paul on 8/23/2007 at 3:30:24 PM
Assuming the rims are wooden and measure 28 inches a substitute for early glue on tubular are modern motocross 700C x 45, they should fit and provide a more flexible and safer ride. Just a thought!
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          RE:RE:RE:WANTED: Tires for early 1900s Pope shaft drive posted by paul on 8/24/2007 at 1:17:03 PM
sorry, senior moment I meant cyclocross not motocross!!
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WANTED:   1963 or 64 Columbia Thunderbolt posted by: Harry Mills on 8/21/2007 at 7:49:10 AM
Trying to find a headlight assy. for a '63 or '64 Columbia Thunderbolt.
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          RE:WANTED:   1963 or 64 Columbia Thunderbolt posted by Brad in Greenacres, FL on 3/24/2010 at 10:01:30 AM
I know this is an old posting but I have a complete 1963 girls Columbia Thunderbolt. If interested contact me.


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AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer replica 1950 posted by: M on 8/20/2007 at 3:55:33 PM
We are looking for a reliable estimate of what one of our bikes is worth. Western Flyer Replica 1950 Deluxe Tank Cruiser, still in the box.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer replica 1950 posted by nate on 8/21/2007 at 5:27:12 AM
Click on "Price Guide" at the top of this page.
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AGE / VALUE:   colson posted by: rose on 8/20/2007 at 2:25:55 PM
I'm looking for a springer for a colson mens 26" dated between 1939 and 1941. let me know if you have one thanks
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BALLOON:   ??????? posted by: Jef on 8/19/2007 at 6:23:53 PM
i have a Rugby bike made in St Lois MO this is what is on the tag trying to find out when these where made any help would be nice THANKS
I can send pics if needed
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MISC:   Miss Gulch Bicycle Model posted by: Don Billie on 8/19/2007 at 3:37:50 PM
Hello. I am doing research on a pictorial biography
about actress Margaret Hamilton. Do you know what
type of bicycle she was riding in the Wizard of Oz
when she played Miss Gulch?

Thank you in advance.

Don Billie
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          RE:MISC:   Miss Gulch Bicycle Model posted by john on 8/21/2007 at 5:49:42 PM
Schwinn heritage site has reference. Copy/past link http://www.schwinnbike.com/heritage/showthread.php?s=0e807c295063a2414d5f0a19c6df22a1&t=42205&highlight=wizard
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          RE:RE:MISC: Miss Gulch Bicycle Model posted by Chris on 9/7/2007 at 12:00:10 PM
And there is no final answer about the bike. The question of:

What brand and model of bike did she ride? and ...........
What happened to the actual bike used in the production of the movie "The Wizard of Oz"

These are questions we never will have answers to.

I love little Toto for biting her on the leg and there are people I'd like to drop a house on too!
Bite her good and we'll get the bike and put it on e- bay!
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          RE:RE:RE:MISC: Miss Gulch Bicycle Model posted by chris on 9/7/2007 at 12:01:19 PM
With those English style rod brakes, it was not no Schwinn.......
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AGE / VALUE:   Ladies Packard Bike posted by: Ann on 8/19/2007 at 8:04:47 AM
Please help me identify and price my old bike. I have posted to another message board and so far I've learned that it is either a Colson or Roadmaster from the late 30's to early 40's. It is in original condition, and for its age, in relatively good condition. If you would like to see some photos you can e-mail me at AngelAyn@aol.com. Thank you.
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MISC:   Ingo Bike wheel size? posted by: Dan on 8/18/2007 at 8:04:20 PM
I just picked up an Ingo Bike which is missing the front wheel, a 20in. wheel & tire fit between the forks. Would this be the correct wheelsize? The rear wheel looks bigger than a 26in. combination, is it a 28in.? Dan
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          RE:MISC: Ingo Bike wheel size? posted by JOEL on 8/21/2007 at 6:56:37 AM
The front wheel is 20X2.0 singletube sometimes found on tricycles and kid bikes. Rear is 28".
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          RE:MISC:   Ingo Bike wheel size? posted by Dan on 8/21/2007 at 10:17:46 AM
Thanks for your reply! This was my neighbors bike and I'm hoping he finds the front wheel for it. He's almost 90yrs. old and this was his from his youth.
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          RE:RE:MISC: Ingo Bike wheel size? posted by JOEL on 8/22/2007 at 7:00:00 AM
I have an extra Ingo front wheel (rear too), little rusty but solid, missing the axle. Email if interested.
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          RE:MISC: Ingo Bike wheel size? posted by DT on 9/22/2007 at 6:36:12 PM
Dan,

The Ingo front wheel is 20 x 1.5", not 2". You can use any 20" wheel that fits if you just want to ride, original wheel is a single tube tire type. The rear is 28 x 1.5" You can get it from Harper Machine in Dunbar WV
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AGE / VALUE:   shelby eagle posted by: patrick on 8/18/2007 at 12:39:05 PM
i just picked up a shelby eagle and would like to get any info i can on it. any help appreciated- thanks
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AGE / VALUE:   Very old schwinn (cant find year posted by: Ely D. Thomas on 8/16/2007 at 7:41:32 AM
just got a real cool schwinn with 20in. tires # jo1911 org. Goodyear tires still hold air and are not cracked if any one can help that would be real nice I have a pics. as well
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AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer? posted by: deva on 8/15/2007 at 11:40:52 AM
I just got an older bicycle at a garage sale. It has Western Flyer on the handle grips but on the bike it says Special Cruiser and has a crown implem on it. It also has an old licence plate that says Lodi on it. It is in pretty rough shape, but does any one have any kind of additonal info and maybe a price range?
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