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MISC:   Adult tricycle posted by: sonja on 5/16/2007 at 9:30:51 AM
I recently purchased an adult tricycle and want to know more about it. The only print on the bike is on the chain guard and it says Ballet II. Can anyone tell me who made this bike? Thanks!
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BALLOON:   HEY, CHECK THIS OUT! posted by: Mike on 5/15/2007 at 3:18:53 PM
Ebay #190112916323
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BALLOON:   BENDIX 2 SPD LOOSE BALL REPLACEMENT OF CAGE BEARINGS posted by: will on 5/12/2007 at 8:46:23 PM
Has any body ever overhauled a red 2 spd kickback hub and used loose ball bearings instead of the stock cage/bearings? I just overhauled mine and it works great just wondering if there is any benifit to using loose ball.

thanks, Will sandwpeters@aol.com
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          RE:BALLOON:   BENDIX 2 SPD LOOSE BALL REPLACEMENT OF CAGE BEARINGS posted by Chris on 5/14/2007 at 4:34:26 PM
The bearing cage won't break and give you grief because now there is not one in there, you added an extra bearing or two I take it? Can't imagine any problem with this.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Info - Edward K. Tryon Trusport Bicycle posted by: Lane on 5/12/2007 at 5:09:10 PM
I have just piked up a 26 inch middleweight bicycle. I saw it at the landfill scrap pile and picked it up before the landfill watch could stop me. Name badge Trusport by Edward K. tryon co. Phila, PA. It appears to be 20's or 30's ?
It is complete, missing only the stand. I have english roadsters and don't know a lot about older bicycles. It has what appear to be wood and steel wheels with tube-tire as one. The front holds air the rear leaks. Nice old bike. looks tohave been sitting in a garage somewhere. Any info would be appreciated. It's available or I'll hang it in the shed.
Thanks, Lane
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WANTED:   WANTED LIST!! posted by: Greg on 5/11/2007 at 6:41:49 AM
I am looking for the following:

-Waltham, AC, Clipper, Zep, Speedos, pieces, parts, whole units.
-Hockey stick chainguard with holes, chrome ie. Silver King.
-Delta, EA horn light and battery tube.
-Crossbar handlebars in decent og chrome.
-Bicycle bells with figures cast in the top, i.e. Indian, Boy Scout, Flag, etc...
-New Departure front brakes and two speeds, pices, parts, whole units.

This is just what I can think of at the moment, but I am always looking for cool prewar bike parts so feel free to email me directly with what you have. Please include price and pics.

Thanks, Greg

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BALLOON:   new departure model d rear hub posted by: claude leblanc on 5/9/2007 at 7:13:10 PM
Ihave this old new departure model D rear hub with a skip thoot sprocket . It is complete in a box , but also completly taken appart . Is there a schematic existing to help me putting it back together ? Thank you !
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          RE:BALLOON:   new departure model d rear hub posted by ken on 5/10/2007 at 10:48:22 AM
there's a cutaway drawing on this site
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MISC:   goodyear bike posted by: james on 5/9/2007 at 2:41:26 PM
does anyone have any info about goodyear bikes made by columdia i did find out that it is a 1954 from the serial # it is a girls bike i just wish i could found out what it might be worth any info would be greatly appreciated.
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BALLOON:   New Depatrure Coaster Brake posted by: Walter on 5/7/2007 at 10:20:04 AM
I have an old bike with a New Departure D type coaster brake. I was wondering which brand(s) used them, and what year they were manufactured. Thanks in advance.
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AGE / VALUE:   Firestone 880 Speed Cruiser posted by: Thom Keeton on 5/7/2007 at 9:50:43 AM
Can anybody help with year of manufacture ? description included in earlier post(s).


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BALLOON:   What year posted by: Will on 5/5/2007 at 5:41:27 PM
My friend had a bicycle that is a Columbia with the serial number A 0079219. We were curious as to what year it is.
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          RE:BALLOON:   What year posted by rod on 5/17/2007 at 2:11:53 PM
You can click on to the serial# charts on this site. Good luck!
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MISC:   Raleigh Boardwalk posted by: Nolan Gregory on 5/3/2007 at 10:31:45 PM
I have a bike that have Raleigh stickers and Name plate(icon) in front but the bike looks like a schwinn. My question is did Raleigh make bike name BoardWalk that looks like a schwinn?
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          RE:MISC:   Raleigh Boardwalk posted by Chris on 5/4/2007 at 9:28:59 AM
Yes, they did a few years ago.
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          RE:MISC:   Raleigh Boardwalk posted by nolan gregory on 5/4/2007 at 6:59:07 PM
would you have picture or know of a web page.
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          RE:RE:MISC:   Raleigh Boardwalk posted by Chris on 5/5/2007 at 11:38:08 AM
Sorry, no picture or web page that I know of that shows on of these. Keep an eye on e- bay as a picture of one should show up there.
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          RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Raleigh Boardwalk posted by ken on 5/10/2007 at 10:52:35 AM
Where was it manufactured?
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          RE:MISC:   Raleigh Boardwalk posted by nolan on 5/11/2007 at 10:11:47 PM
I don't know I found this bike at a fleamarket. It had the raleigh icon on the from and raleigh stickers and a frame like a schwinn. Now I did break it down to rebould rebuild it. I don't have the stickers anymore but I did not touch the icon.
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          RE:RE:MISC:   Raleigh Boardwalk posted by Chris on 5/14/2007 at 4:35:59 PM
Taiwan is my best guess. Not a Nottingham bike. Possibly China.
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          RE:MISC:   Raleigh Boardwalk posted by Colby on 8/7/2007 at 10:04:10 PM
I have one too, found it in a old guys garage. It is grey with turquoise pin stripes.
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AGE / VALUE:   JC Higgins posted by: Tom on 5/2/2007 at 8:49:00 AM
I recently picked up a boys 20" JC Higgins bike, believed to be from the 50's. Can anyone provide information to me on how I can identify the year it was made? It was stored in a shed for many years, along with an old mens 26" Huffy, I also have. Thanks
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AGE / VALUE:   "westfalen top modell" posted by: jp on 5/2/2007 at 7:17:37 AM
picked up a westfalen top modell at a thrift store, I cannot find any info about it...here's a link w/ some discription, and pics. Thanks for any info...jp
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=293606
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AGE / VALUE:   1958 JC Wiggins Female 3-speed posted by: Doug on 5/1/2007 at 3:32:41 PM
I found a very nice original 1958 JC Wiggins, female, 3 speed, 24x1.75 tires and magenta in color. I would like to make a fair offer to the original owner but I have no clue what a fair offer would be. If anyone would give me their opinions or help, I would appreciate it.
Thanks,
Doug
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1958 JC Wiggins Female 3-speed posted by Ed. Torbeck on 5/27/2007 at 9:05:16 PM
Are you sure it doesn't say JC Higgins? which would make it a Sears bike.

It depends on whether you are buying it to ride or to sell at a profit. If you just want a nice rider, $50.00 to $75.00 would reasonable in my opinion. You will probably have to replace tires and possibly tubes.
If you obtain the bike, you really should disassemble it and check the bearings in the head section and the crank assembly. The bearings in the head section are probably dry and rusted. If you have to pay someone to do the work, factor that into your offer.

Hope this helps.

ed.


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AGE / VALUE:   Westfield Bicycle question posted by: Dave on 4/28/2007 at 6:10:53 PM
Hello,
I am trying to identify a Westfield bicycle that I have. It has an odd two piece front fork, one piece mounted to the other with a heavy spring. The fork also has a place for a key, I guess to lock the fork from turning. I'd like to put a front wheel on this bike as it currently doesn't have one, but I can't figure out how to mount one as the holes for the two piece fork are difficult to align. Please help. Thanks, Dave
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