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AGE / VALUE:   Austrian Sears Cottered Crank posted by: Aaron on 7/26/2007 at 8:58:15 AM
Hello,
I just bought an Austrian built Sears 3 speed, and it has the 3 piece cottered crank and arms...The pedals were both loose and I bought new cotters and tightened the left pedal, but the right was a no-go, so I welded it (yeah, I'm a hillbilly, and a car guy generally). Anyway, I'd like to have a new crank/sprocket/pedal arms on hand for it...where might I find a set without breaking the bank...it doesn't have to be totally original either...just want it to work! Thanks!
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AGE / VALUE:   Female Schwinn posted by: Sandy on 7/25/2007 at 6:52:30 PM
I have had this bike since I was young, cannot find it in the Serial Numbers. Schwinn Serial number D981467. The only other thing is says is Mark IV,tire size 26x1 3/4, rack and light on the front, would anyone be able to give me a year, model and price
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Female Schwinn posted by ken on 7/26/2007 at 9:57:25 AM
April, 1959 if the number's on the dropout...
the SLDB http://www.geocities.com/sldatabook/models6064.html has catalogs from 1960 on that include retail prices. You might find one pretty close to yours...
Got pictures?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Female Schwinn posted by Sam on 7/26/2007 at 5:45:27 PM
I have limited amounts of time right now so will have pic later and will be putting it up for sale, very little rust seat looks almost new which is amazing. Thank u for all your infomation it was very helpful.
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AGE / VALUE:    posted by: M on 7/25/2007 at 7:31:22 AM
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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AGE / VALUE:   57 black phantom posted by: john P on 7/23/2007 at 7:47:13 PM
I have a fair shape schwinn Black Phantom from 1957 if I read the chart right.rims are rusty beyond salvaging the chrome but the paint is good except for the chainguard which is quite rusty.I don't know how to put up pics.I am new to this site'I know it has value.I saw in the price guide,a repro went for 1500.Holy toledo.but this will never bring top dollar.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: 57 black phantom posted by John P on 7/25/2007 at 5:15:22 PM
Me again...I saw some pics of beauties,full resto jobs,mine has no goodies,no tank or rack or fenders.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   57 black phantom posted by Kevin on 7/26/2007 at 5:22:20 AM
A photo would help. Without rack, fenders, tank, etc,. and rusty rims, it might be worth $100-$200, but I'm only guessing ... and that's assuming that the springer is good.
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AGE / VALUE:   Fleetwing / Mercury II Bike posted by: Mike Walsh on 7/22/2007 at 3:05:23 PM
I am restoring a bike I recently purchased for $20. The chainguard reads "Mercury II". On the front fork, there is a faded "Fleetwing" lable. The hub is single speed / coaster brake (Komet Super / F.S. J). Any information on the age / value of this bike would be greatly appreciated.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fleetwing / Mercury II Bike posted by nate on 7/23/2007 at 5:10:28 AM
try reposting the picture.
Lots of info on Fleetwing and Mercury bikes in the archives here.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fleetwing / Mercury II Bike posted by Mike on 7/23/2007 at 7:21:14 AM
here are the pics again.


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          RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fleetwing / Mercury II Bike posted by David "Burnie" Benson on 8/28/2007 at 9:09:28 PM
I have the same bike. Completely overhauled and a Shimano Nexus 4 speed installed. Put larger tires on but the rest is original. The brown color of the frame is a real pretty dark chocolat metalic. Nice bike. Nice ride. I know that the bike was made by Murray. I have a Jet Fire X65 Murray that has the same head light and tank. Head light goes past the front head stem tube. Also has the same buck board and paint design. My guess is it's a 1965 but then that's why I was checking this out to see what the serial number might tell. Other wise the two bikes are identical. Ones black & gold the other is black and red. The serial numbers are real similar and they both start with M and the 3rd digit is a 5.
Burnie
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BALLOON:   More info please posted by: Brian on 7/21/2007 at 4:27:38 PM
I was wondering anyone could provide me with any inofrmation about thei bicycle, such as a year, model no., and/or approximate value.
All I know is that it is a girls Hawthorne, I believe it to be a 50's ish model.


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          RE:BALLOON:   More info please posted by nate on 7/23/2007 at 5:11:17 AM
looks like late 1950s.
Check the price guide here for prices
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WANTED:   sunshine bicycle posted by: Jonathan on 7/21/2007 at 2:25:37 PM
I have found a "Sunshine Waterloo" mens bike that is in fair to poor condition. I am in need of information about the date of production, as well as a source for spare parts. Specifically I am in need of a chain-guard, a one piece crank (arms only) as well as handle bars and stem.
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          RE:WANTED:   sunshine bicycle posted by murray knight on 8/4/2007 at 7:27:18 PM
Hello, There was one for sale C$30 in Merrickville Ontario last summer. The frame was rather bent but the headbadge was perfect. I'll try to locate the photos, for you to use as reference, in the fall when I have some time. I'll be trvelling to Calgary end of september; where a friend has one in good restorable condition. I'll photo it.
I would like to share info that you gather about the bike company.
Good luck.
regards, Murray
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          RE:WANTED:   sunshine bicycle posted by Scott on 8/25/2007 at 11:41:13 PM
I came across a couple of these bikes and found out this about the company...."A merger between Massey Harris and H.V. McKay of Sunshine Harvester Works of Australia in 1929, the subsequent Sunshine-Waterloo Company Ltd. built a 285,000 square foot plant in Waterloo, Ontario in 1930. The company was involved in manufacturing related primarily to farming equipment before the war. The company diversified during the 1930s adding the production of baby carriages, bicycles, tricycles and roller skates. In 1939 the manufacturing converted to war-related production army trucks, smoke bombs, shells, mines, grenades and gun mounts. Following the war, market changes led to the company adding office products, stoves, shelving and lockers. Massey-Ferguson Industries Limited purchased H.V. McKay PYT Limited in 1955, acquiring the Sunshine-Waterloo Company in the process.

This association allowed the company to expand in the office equipment market leading to a switch in focus in 1956 almost entirely to the manufacture of steel office furniture. The name was changed to Sunshine Office Equipment Limited in 1961"
I got most of this information from the National Archives(Can) Here's a picture of one of them. All original except the paint.


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          RE:WANTED:   sunshine bicycle posted by Scott on 8/25/2007 at 11:47:19 PM
Try this one......


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AGE / VALUE:   got serial # posted by: tamie on 7/19/2007 at 6:32:36 AM
#serial # ?os - N mod 502 250 93128

any idea what it is and what to do, more post on this site from me yesterday. Tamie

sent pics to be added to this site since there were none of this year and bike, or i could not find one.
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AGE / VALUE:   Murray Cruiser posted by: Haley on 7/19/2007 at 12:00:23 AM
I recently found an older Murray Cruiser, atleast that's what is says on the chain gaurd. It's in pretty good condition which makes me think it's not all that old or worth much, but it's a cool little bike that I'd like to fix up. I'm hoping that some one can help me out with finding out what year it's from. There's not too much info online about Murray, what I have found hasn't been my bike exactly. I've looked through the gallery here but didn't find a cruiser. Anything would be great!

- Haley at gippper@hotmail.com
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MISC:   JC Higgins posted by: Tamie on 7/18/2007 at 10:28:19 PM
I do not see the picture here on this site for the 51 color flow. Are they not available or just not popular.
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AGE / VALUE:   Where are ID numbers found posted by: Tamie on 7/18/2007 at 10:24:40 PM
Where will I find the serieal number on the 51 JC Higgins Color Flow female. Should I ensure something like this?
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AGE / VALUE:   What is my bicycle? posted by: Mark Pettit on 7/18/2007 at 12:44:18 PM
Hello, Can anyone tell me what my bicycle is and what year it is from? Serial# 0248833, Model# 4416, Thank you, Mark
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Typhoon 26 in. Mens posted by: Clyde Potts on 7/18/2007 at 8:35:25 AM
I have a very nice original Blue Typhoon with a serial Number of E R 5 4 8 4 9 6 on the front tube .It is a Chicago bike ? Need to know the year it was made , Thanks for an Email answer . Clyde , in Wooster Ohio
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Typhoon 26 in. Mens posted by ken on 7/18/2007 at 9:47:23 AM
May, 1980 according to my list...
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BALLOON:   Pink Lady posted by: gmain on 7/14/2007 at 7:15:36 PM
got a postwar ladies Pink Lady, if anyone needs anything, its got odd fenders, its lugged frame, truss rod, etc
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AGE / VALUE:   Wondering the age of a Hibbard "True Value" "Champion"? posted by: Andrew S. on 7/14/2007 at 10:22:07 AM
Hey! I found this ANCIENT bike while cleaning out an old estate, and I was curious if anyone knew anything about it.
It took me a while to find a site about old bikes.

The badge on the front says

"HIBBARD"
"CHAMPION"
"TRUE VALUE"
"H.S.B.E. Co."
"Chicago"

My grand father said he bought it used, for his paper route when he was 14. The man is in his eighties now.

Any information would be helpful, send me an e-mail if you want.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Wondering the age of a Hibbard posted by Chris on 7/16/2007 at 1:46:13 PM
We ran across a Hibbard one time. Had it restored too. Wish I knew something about the brand, it's background, history and all that. Sorry, I don't.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Wondering the age of a Hibbard posted by Kevin on 7/26/2007 at 5:23:59 AM
Hibbard was a Chicago company.Some of their bikes were made by Schwinn. You would have to pull out the crank and see if it is marked AS (Arnold, Schwinn) to tell for sure
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