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AGE / VALUE:   26" EVANS COMMANDER posted by: therese on 7/14/2007 at 8:38:17 AM
Can anyone help me with the year of a 26" Evans Commander bike? The serial number is D003280026.

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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Huffy Corvair and Eldorado inquiry posted by: Lee on 7/13/2007 at 11:32:07 AM
Just cleaning out garage and wondering if anyone knows value and age of following bikes.
Huffy Eldorado female w/tank, rack, 24 1.75 tires & sn 4H2321nn(nn not sure what is stamped)
Huffy Corvair female w/ tank, rack, 26 1.75 front & 24 1.75 rear...sn 3H224075.
Appreciate any replies...Thanks
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Huffy Corvair and Eldorado inquiry posted by jj on 7/14/2007 at 7:13:35 AM
Have a look at the price guide here on oldroads. Do a search on Huffy, there are a couple Eldorados, and some other Huffys similar to the Corvair.
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BALLOON:   Question about parts posted by: Bobby on 7/10/2007 at 2:10:42 PM
Hello, I found a JC Higgins Girls bike with prewar skirt guards. Need front fender, pedals, hubs etc... and I'm wondering also, what kind of kickstand was used on these bikes? I have pictures and will post them as soon as they are developed.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Question about parts posted by Gordon on 7/10/2007 at 4:17:59 PM
JC Higgins were built after WWII. If your bike has pre-war skirts, it was probably built just after the war when they were using up the Elgin parts. I have run into similar bikes before.
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MISC:   Holes in Swiss fender posted by: Shay on 7/10/2007 at 8:11:44 AM
I just acquired a Swiss Condor, I think from around 1960. It is not a military bike, but a roadster/city bike. It has odd fenders, kind of flat, and a lot of clearance from the tire. The rear fender has a row of holes running along the edge of each side, located about 1/4 inch from the edge and spaced around an inch or two apart. The holes go all the way along the edge on both sides up to about four inches from each end of the fender, and they are small, kind of spoke-hole sized. Does anyone know what these holes were for? Thanks!
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          RE:MISC:   Holes in Swiss fender posted by Chris on 7/10/2007 at 9:47:30 AM
It's for a string skirt guard that goes to a bracket on the rear hub axle nut. So the ladies do not get their skirts caught in the rear wheel.

Big thing back in the day, different patterns.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   cant find serial # and Value of my bike posted by: pablo on 7/9/2007 at 12:43:14 PM
i picked up this bike Schwinn (CRUISER DELUXE )it has a tank.
How can i find the year? i cant even find the serial #?please HELP!Thanks

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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   cant find serial # and Value of my bike posted by therese on 7/14/2007 at 8:45:08 AM
Refer to the attached link.

http://www.iape.org/TipsAndTricks/BicycleSerialNumbers/index.html

I hope this helps.

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BALLOON:   Info Please posted by: habs on 7/8/2007 at 3:59:37 AM
I recently picked up this bike Western Flyer with Grand Trophy on the chain guard.The frame and fenders are red with white pin stripes on the fenders.Tires are 26x2.125.On the frame at the neck are the numbers HC2394245.It has very little rust on the handle bars and tiny bit on frame.Can someone tell me best way to remove this?Also any info on this bike greatly appreciated.Year?Value perhaps?
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          RE:BALLOON: Info Please posted by paul on 7/8/2007 at 4:57:13 PM
Lightly rub rusty chrome parts with brass or bronze wool not steel wool, steel wool puts fine scratches on chrome. Brass wool is available from marine supply or Bennys Hardware stores in Southern New England
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          what u shouldn't say posted by cellyourphone on 7/14/2007 at 8:44:44 AM
I read on the web it's just not wise to give out the serial numbers of your bicycle.Only use what u need to know month & year such as a first or second letter depending on make of bicycle,some might do that differently.gl
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AGE / VALUE:   comfirm year/value posted by: sid on 7/6/2007 at 2:37:04 PM
i have an old schwinn tornado mens bike serial no.c037060,i am trying to find year built.its in nice cond.help if you can.thanks sid
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   comfirm year/value posted by Jim on 7/7/2007 at 1:31:01 PM
Your serial number indicates a March 1960 production. The Tornado was produced from 1958-1961. If your bike is a Deluxe Tornado (with tank, light and rack) it will have more value.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   comfirm year/value posted by sid on 7/8/2007 at 9:10:01 AM
thanks jim,i thought it was a 1959. it has a tank and rack on back. the horn is missing but not the button,no light.
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BALLOON:   Trying to Identify a Shopper Bike from Memory posted by: Kelvin on 7/3/2007 at 1:45:14 PM
I thought I would see if anyone can help me identify the bike that my father bought for my mother in England in 1967, but then I had to ride to my (boys) school! Anyway, it was a small-wheeled shopper style bike. It was a purple metallic color and had very small wheels with fat white tires on it, 3 speed gears, and white rounded grips. Had a nice dynamo, and a shopping basket in front, platform at the back. Overall it was very 60-s in appearance, especially with the small wheels. I think they were maybe 16 inches. It was heavier than a Moulton. I vaguely recall that the logo was like the BSA Rifles logo, but I may be mistaken. Any ideas?
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          RE:BALLOON:   Trying to Identify a Shopper Bike from Memory posted by Chris on 7/5/2007 at 10:46:32 AM
Or a Royal Enfield made Revelation. Go to Tony Hadlands website and look up the article called: Vic Bott and the Royal Enfield bike or it's under: Royal Enfield Revelation
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          RE:RE:BALLOON:   Trying to Identify a Shopper Bike from Memory posted by Kelvin on 3/16/2008 at 2:35:06 PM
Thanks for the tip. I looked at the article and photos, but my mum's bike had smaller wheels (I estimate 16" wheels) with fat tires on them. I'll keep looking.... Thanks again.
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AGE / VALUE:   make and year of bicycle posted by: Don on 7/2/2007 at 7:33:01 AM
Picked up a frame with the fork goose neck and seat post intacked and has a large tank no buttons two screws on one side and the other side says Air Scout with some design on it. No head badge but would like to know any information thanks Don.

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MISC:   finding info on old cruiser 1931schwinn posted by: torry l powers on 7/1/2007 at 6:35:09 PM
i have an old schwinn and i need to find out exactly what i have also want to restore it please help searel#e12831 please help

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          RE:MISC:   finding info on old cruiser 1931schwinn posted by nate on 7/2/2007 at 5:25:54 AM
Serial numbers don't tell much. Maybe they will tell you the year if you know the brand.

Step 1) look in the picture database here to see if you can find a similar looking cycle.
Step 2) post pictures of your cycle here
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MISC:   can I put 26 inch tires on a schwinn vintage hollywood? posted by: missym on 7/1/2007 at 8:16:53 AM
How do I do it? Is it possible?
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          RE:MISC:   can I put 26 inch tires on a schwinn vintage hollywood? posted by Gordon on 7/1/2007 at 12:15:25 PM
If your rims are stamped "S7", you need to have tires made specifically for that rim. They are 26 x 1 3/4 NOT 1.75. Schwinn rims stamped "S2" take regular 26 x 2.125 tires.
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AGE / VALUE:   Headbadge posted by: Tim on 6/29/2007 at 6:08:12 AM
My friend just got an old ballon tire bike .20in.girls
by the # it looks to be a 52 has a skip tooth new departure hub .The headbadge is solid brass and has what I would call darts in the center,have any of you ever seen this kind of badge? Is it correct?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Headbadge posted by okie on 6/30/2007 at 8:26:03 PM
could the head badge look like rockets if so can help you or send me a photo thanks okie
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AGE / VALUE:   S-7 wheels needed ? posted by: Mitch on 6/26/2007 at 10:42:08 AM
I need a rear wheels, 26 inch , 3 speed like SA.
Not to rusty please for a middlweight Schwinn.

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BALLOON:   bendex adapter for skiplink rear cog. posted by: Dave on 6/25/2007 at 12:08:50 AM
I'b Building up an old goodyear that is skiplink but the rims are shot. I was forced to go no skip. I got some modern rims. I wish I could find a rear skiplink sprocket that would fit on my new rim. It's a bike made from many different parts.
I can email you a photo and measurements of the reat cog or sprocket. I need something that is skip tooth that will fit on my hub. It's center dia is 3.5cm. It has three bumps or teeth equally spaced on the inside. It is labled KJ18. i guess 18 is for the # of teeth. Does Bindex really make an adapter for rear skiplink cog to bendex Hub? Any skip bindex style sprocket/cogs out there?
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let me know.
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or a sprocket that is compatible standard link with many more teeth.
What is that largest rear sprocket or cog that is skiptooth that will fit on an old new departure hub? How many teeth?

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          RE:BALLOON:   bendex adapter for skiplink rear cog. posted by okie on 6/30/2007 at 8:30:37 PM
i think i can help post a picture ill check the shed in the am okie
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Horn Help posted by: Sandy on 6/23/2007 at 5:52:11 PM
I am working on a '67 ladies Schwinn. I managed to get the tank off (see below - thank you) but the horn does not work, no click - no bypass - nothing. I have found replacement horns all over (ebay etc.) but they are 2 D cell and the one I have is a one D cell. Does anyone make or have the one cell? Could I somehow make the currently offered 2 cell work? squeeze it in or alter it? I am almost done with my restoration. Tomorrow I paint, need a new headlight and the horn and it's done!
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Horn Help posted by Gordon on 6/23/2007 at 7:27:00 PM
Matk Smith has some tips on getting your horn to work on his website - http://www.bunchobikes.com/ Goto to the repair section and find the one on the horn.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Horn Help posted by Sandy on 6/23/2007 at 9:38:42 PM
Thank you, I have already been there and the horn does not work. I sadly have to replace it. Please anyone who knows if I can use what is offered or where I can get a single cell?
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Horn Help posted by Gordon on 6/24/2007 at 4:45:24 AM
I doubt you could squeeze a 2 D cell unit into the tank. I think the battery holder would be too large. Perhaps if you were to buy a 2 D cell horn and then remove the battery holder, go to Radio Shack and get a battery holder for 2 C cells and wire that in, you might make it fit. The 2 cell horn should work with 2 D, C or AA batteries, they are all the same voltage, it will just last longer with the larger batteries. Good luck.
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