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MISC:   Shimano Bell Crank posted by: paul on 6/1/2007 at 1:46:20 PM
On the English bike discussion I posted the following which may help in replacing bell crank: speaking of a Shimano bell crank, I spilled on a 1942 Westfield Compax Traveler and broke the (pot metal) bell crank that operates the 2 speed New Departure hub. The Shimano fit with a bit of thread chasing and works well but since that time I located and bought a NOS prewar made from steel and will install it when and if the Shimano quits. (I doubt it) paul

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AGE / VALUE:   Evans Interceptor - 100 posted by: Brian on 5/31/2007 at 11:11:45 AM
I recently came across an "EVANS" 26" girls bike in good condition. It is an Interceptor-100. Can anybody provide any info about EVANS bicycles. It was made in Michigan - I believe.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Evans Interceptor - 100 posted by nate on 6/1/2007 at 5:31:19 AM
Lots of info on Evans bicycles in the archives here.
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MISC:   goodviberations posted by: josh on 5/27/2007 at 7:58:28 PM
what year did huffy make the goodviberations
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AGE / VALUE:   10 speed Hiawatha? posted by: Susan on 5/26/2007 at 3:47:10 PM
I bought a bike at a yard sale. I didn't get to talk to the owner but was told it is a 71 or 72. It is a 10 speed with the gear shifts on the frame of the bike not the handle bars. It has a Hiawatha sticker on the front and a Gamble sticker below the seat. The tires are rubber. I'm not interested in value or anything, I'm just trying to figure out what this bike is. I can't find anything that says Hiawatha ever made a 10 speed. I don't know much at all about bikes except that I thought this one was cool and it seems to only need new tires and brake cables. It is a 27in man's bike near as I can tell. Thanks for any info you all could provide. I don't have a pic yet but I'll try to get one soon.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   10 speed Hiawatha? posted by Gordon on 5/27/2007 at 5:48:19 AM
Hiawatha was the store brand for Gambles Hardware Stores. Compnaies made their products with the Hiawatha name on them to be sold by Gambles. There are Hiawatha guns, ammunition, outboard motors, bicycles, etc. I have seen lots of Hiawatha bikes, probably because there was a Gambles here in my hometown. Your 10 speed was probably built by Panasonic or some other company. You might get a clue from the components. Are the brakes, derailleurs and hubs made in Japan?
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AGE / VALUE:   1890s? Massey "Silver Ribbon" posted by: Scott on 5/24/2007 at 8:40:07 PM
I recently acquired a Massey "Silver Ribbon". The headbadge wraps around the head tube. It has wooden rims. It has twin top bars(motorbike style). Has anyone heard of this make? I'm assuming it's the Massey of Massey-Harris. It was built in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I don't have pics yet but will get them up here asap. Thanks.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1890s? Massey posted by John Jordan on 6/8/2007 at 6:58:27 PM
I too have pulled a Massey Silver Ribbon out of the attic, wooden rims and all. I enjoy restoring old things, including myself. Perhaps with a little chatter here, someone in the Canadian antique bike biz might respond. I highly supect it is more nostalgia value than anything else but hey, I have been wrong before. It would be nice to learn the true colour of these beasts. I believe mine is the green that they painted their Wallace tractors before they went red with the Massey Harris colours that I am familiar more with. Also to find out a dating pattern would be nice. I doubt these go back to the 1890's but I bet mine was built in the 1920's. When I get this cleaned up, I will take some pics and display them.
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AGE / VALUE:   What is this...? posted by: John on 5/24/2007 at 4:44:28 PM
Recently aquired very good condition ladies bike - it says "Jaguar" on the gooseneck tube - and "First Class" on the seat tube... sticker w/ Made In Western Germany. Single speed, coaster brake w/ left hand front brake, mud guards, reflector... I think all the stuff it came with, incl. squeeky spring seat... can anyone tell me if this is of any value as I cannot find it on the web (everything Jaguar says Schwinn) Thanks!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   What is this...? posted by Gordon on 5/25/2007 at 5:32:54 AM
I have no idea what your bike is, but I believe I have one like it. Mine is a boys 3 speed. It has been painted, but I can read First Class on the seat tube, and the rims and rear hub all say made in Germany. It is very tall, looks like it would be a comfortable ride for someone well over 6 feet. Tires are 26 x 1 3/8.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   basket posted by: charlene on 5/23/2007 at 12:44:50 PM
I just bought a Sears Mainliner for a good price to use as my commuter bike. it's in pretty good shape and I don't want to destroy it but I need a basket. I'm used to handlebar ones but the tank and lights get in the way any suggestions for a rear basket.I love this bike and I'd hate to get rid of it because it's not doing what it was made to do.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   basket posted by ken on 5/25/2007 at 7:15:28 AM
newsboy baskets, that straddle the back wheel.
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          RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT: basket posted by Joel on 6/1/2007 at 2:07:37 PM
There are also smaller size metal handlebar mounted baskets that will clear the headlight, and wicker ones too.
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WANTED:   TORRINGTON PEDAL posted by: HANK on 5/22/2007 at 8:13:47 PM
HI,
I AM IN NEED OF JUST ONE USED TORRINGTON 10 PEDAL. THE PEDAL WAS USED IN 1950 CRUISER BIKES, EITHER RIGHT OR LEFT SIDE PEDAL WOULD DO JUST FINE. DO YOU HAVE A USED ONE?
THANK YOU,
HENRY
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          RE:WANTED:   TORRINGTON PEDAL posted by John Meininger on 5/27/2007 at 7:04:30 PM
Hi Henry,
I removed 2 from a Schwinn B6 that I was working on and replaced them with new ones. I will sell the pair for $20. I will send pics if you are interested.
Thanks,
John
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BALLOON:   tires posted by: rod baird on 5/22/2007 at 2:11:34 PM
I'm looking for vintage style tires. 24 x 2.125 white wall.I have a 46-50 Safticycle Cruiser.It is a motorized bicycle.
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          RE:BALLOON:   tires posted by Gordon on 5/23/2007 at 4:01:47 AM
I have a used pair that would probably work fine for display, but I doubt they would be suitable for riding.
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AGE / VALUE:   What do I have? posted by: Lara Edwards on 5/21/2007 at 6:32:48 PM
My husband and I have recently come by a vintage bike that we think is from the fifties. It is called a Roadmaster Skyrider Deluxe. I would like to know what the estimated value of a bike in goood to very good condition is. We would like to refurbish this and possible sell it. Everything is original and it has been garage kept.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   What do I have? posted by Brian on 5/22/2007 at 5:30:49 PM
We would need a picture to estimate value. It depends on condition and how the bike is equipped, acessories etc. If you are going to be selling and it is in good to very good condition I would advise leaving it alone. Collectors want an unmolested bicycle unless you are experienced in restoration. The only thing I would suggest doing is to wash it with a liquid car wash. Even using polish may cause unseen damage like removing pin strips and graphics.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   What do I have? posted by mike on 6/6/2007 at 7:48:10 PM
i got this bike and is a skyrider deluxe it seems pretty old and it has a built in head light if any one got a year or pics of a bike like these let me no thanks
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MISC:   Coaster brakes posted by: Ken Osentoski on 5/21/2007 at 4:36:27 PM
I have a 1954 Schwinn bike. I have taken the rear axle, coaster brake apart and am not sure how to put it back together. I need an illustration of the order in which the parts are to be put back together. Help!
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          RE:MISC:   Coaster brakes posted by Mike Q. on 5/24/2007 at 12:05:33 PM
Pick up a copy of Glenn's Complete Bicycle Manual at a used book store. It has all kinds of info on overhauling coaster brakes.
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          RE:RE:MISC:   Coaster brakes posted by ken on 5/25/2007 at 7:20:23 AM
There are some exploded drawings on this site under General Resources.
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AGE / VALUE:   What do I have?? Schwinn Cruiser.. posted by: Tanya on 5/20/2007 at 3:37:55 PM
I have literally drug this old-timer around because I wanted to restore/ride it. But I have no clue what it actually is or what it is worth. Any ideas?? The only thing I see on it is Schwinn in several places and Cruiser. Thanks. Tanya


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   What do I have?? Schwinn Cruiser.. posted by Tanya on 5/20/2007 at 4:03:47 PM
Opps.. the photos didn't come thru... try this one below.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   What do I have?? Schwinn Cruiser.. posted by ken on 5/25/2007 at 7:39:19 AM
It appears to be a Chicago Schwinn; if so, the serial number number chart on this site may help. A more thorough resource is
http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes1.html
It's not a collector item but it's probably a cadillac compared to many- ride it and enjoy
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AGE / VALUE:   information needed please posted by: bill on 5/20/2007 at 9:26:07 AM
hello i have recently purchased a Monark Silver King Rocket ladies bicycle. i have no idea when this model was made and i am curious about the age of this wonderful bike. could someone give me a rough idea how old this model is please????? pics of this model may be seen at yahoo photos -- william_cramer46219@yahoo.com album titled stuff. thanks for any info you may have.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   information needed please posted by bill on 5/20/2007 at 6:40:53 PM
ok i am not a comouter genius but click the link below for pics of bike thanks again for any info on this bike.


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BALLOON:   paint posted by: robert on 5/18/2007 at 11:47:06 PM
i have a 53 panther that i want to paint the two tone red colors. dose anyone know the paint codes or where i can find the paint.
thanks,robert
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          RE:BALLOON:   paint posted by John Meininger on 5/27/2007 at 7:08:49 PM
Hey Robert,
They sell the correct paint at this website.
http://www.restoreclassicbicycles.com/classics/paint/phantompaint.html
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BALLOON:   year posted by: Ian Taylor on 5/16/2007 at 10:15:45 AM
I just bought this Schwinn Bike . I was told this was a 1950s 26" cruiser Firestone . I can't seen to find any photos similar to mine .
Also under the crank housing are the following numbers ...178-9-153, these do not match any of the Schwinn numbers posted. I can't locate any other number on the bike eg steering neck or at the rear plate where the axle slips into .
I have included pictures if that will help .
Tire size is 26 x 2.125 .
Thanks
Ian


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          RE:BALLOON:   year posted by Ian on 5/16/2007 at 10:43:35 AM
I might add I was also told this was a Deluxe model . What head badge (name plate ) is required . Mounting holes are at 12 and 6 .
Ian
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          RE:RE:BALLOON:   year posted by Gordon on 5/17/2007 at 5:31:02 AM
I can't get your photo to work, but it doesn't sound like you have a Schwinn. Monark made a lot of the Firestone bikes, try looking at photos of Monarks in the database. Dayton also made Firestone.
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          RE:BALLOON:   year posted by Ian on 5/17/2007 at 10:23:30 AM
Thanks Gord
I haven't tried Dayton yet . I did notice on the steering bearing cap Schwinn is stamped on it .
I just tried the link for the photos on a different computer ( and location) it seemed to work OK . not sure why you couldn't connnect .
Ian
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          RE:RE:BALLOON:   year posted by ken on 5/17/2007 at 11:41:29 AM
I looked at the pics but wished for more detail. Especially, closeups of the rear dropouts, the chainwheel and the gooseneck and headtube. It may well be a pastiche. If it is Schwinn built it would seem to be old, with the bolt-on kickstand and the serial under the BB, although if Schwinn used any hyphenated numbers it's news to me. Deluxe Schwinns of that era had tanks, lights etc. Any mounting holes in the front fender? Any AS icons on bolt heads?
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          :RE:BALLOON:   year posted by Ian on 5/18/2007 at 10:13:21 AM
Thanks Ken

All the bolts have been replaced at some time so no AS markings at all .
There is a hole in the front fender that looks factory drilled .

The serial numbers are throwing me off , I thought maybe they were casting numbers at first .

I'll try next week to get some close up pictures .
Thanks again
Ian
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