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AGE / VALUE:   NEED BENDIX AXLE NUTS? posted by: Chris on 3/18/2007 at 11:59:53 AM
I am surprised that I still have these. I must have been doing a poor job of trying to find these axle nuts good homes!
I have axle nuts for sale. Bendix, comet, torpedo, and others. New packages.
Made by Wald. The kickstand people, who were into axle nuts at one time. old, n.o.s.

e- mail. I sell you these, cheap! I am sick of looking at them.
humberchristopher28@hotmail.com
thanks!
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AGE / VALUE:   JC Higgins posted by: jeff on 3/17/2007 at 1:40:08 PM
Looking for info on a JC Higgins bike with the # 44956 stamped on the lower side of crank. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jeff.
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AGE / VALUE:   what is it? posted by: Bill Renno on 3/16/2007 at 6:35:52 PM
found a Norwood 'speed racer' on farmers junk pile. not able to se any pics or values.Red and white single speed.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Ross posted by: mike on 3/16/2007 at 5:10:46 PM
Were can i find info on Ross bikes. I just picked up a 24 inch (wheel) 1955-1965? girls bike great shape ,even road it. Serial # R712888468 located on left drop out.Thanks Mike
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Ross posted by ken on 3/19/2007 at 7:43:55 PM
begin by searching the archived discussions on this site. Plenty there.
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MISC:   Restore two Panthers posted by: Jason on 3/15/2007 at 9:48:26 PM
I just picked up two early 50's Panthers, a men's and women's bikes. I'm going to strip them and refinish them (they've already been stripped and repainted by a prior owner) and replace parts as needed. How can I learn things like whether the tanks/chainguards on early 50's Panthers were fully or partially chromed, or the original handlebar size? I'm tempted to buy new chrome fenders, have the tanks and chainguards fully chromed and just paint the frames two-tone (custom colors). Not exactly a faithful restore. But it'd be cool looking. Thoughts?
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          RE:MISC:   Restore two Panthers posted by Jason on 3/15/2007 at 10:00:28 PM
Oh, and another thing--the head badges. Prior owner put some tin reproduction badges on the headtube that clearly did not fit the factory-drilled screw-holes. Any ideas on what original Panther head badges looked like. I've gone half blind trying to examine photos in a couple Schwinn books I have--never a good, clean head-on shot of a head badge.
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BALLOON:   Schwinn serial number posted by: Gene Kelly on 3/15/2007 at 7:25:48 AM
Just picked up older schwinn 26" boys bike serial no.GO775 also the lower of the 2 top frame bars is straight.Is this what they call the Dx model? Thanks for any help.
gene
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Info: Texas Ranger posted by: Paul J on 3/14/2007 at 9:41:14 PM
I came across this bicycle at a recycling yard and thought it was cool, I plan on fixing it up for my wife. Any info on this would greatly be appreciated. the only markings on it are the serial number and a headbadge. "Texas Ranger" drop me a line if you want to see more photos. THANKS!


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AGE / VALUE:   Monarch Silverking Rocket Super Deluxe posted by: Kevin on 3/14/2007 at 2:10:45 PM
I have my wife's fathers bicyle, it is a Monarch SilverKing Rocket Super Deluxe. I am trying to find out year/value of this bike. It is Red and Black with a "tank" with a built in horn (still works), front "springs", with balloon tires, and a rear rack. Missing the front light or reflector(unknow which it originally had).
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MISC:   Cleveland Welding - serial no. dating ? posted by: Drew on 3/13/2007 at 3:48:04 AM
Is there a method of determining the year of Cleveland welding bikes of the 1930's & 40's through serial numbers ? I'm looking to pin down exact year of my WWII era Roadmaster.
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          RE:MISC: Cleveland Welding - serial no. dating ? posted by JR on 3/14/2007 at 12:12:38 PM
Nope. Have to go by literature and features. If it has a Morrow hub check the date code.
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          RE:MISC:   Cleveland Welding - serial no. dating ? posted by Drew on 3/16/2007 at 8:57:07 AM
Well it does have a Morrow 'blackout' hub, stamped " machine division - Elmira NY, USA" followed by the numbers 04 36 13. The front is also a 'blackout' ut is a New Departure brand.
The bike is all original, came from a family friend, all they know is that it was bought before 1950.
My research indicates it's before 1946 and after 1938 from photos of other Roadmasters I've seen, curveed tank, skip tooth, half moon bars. After some cleaning, a little oil, and air in the chain tread tires it as ready to go...rides great!
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AGE / VALUE:   Need help identifying the age and model posted by: steve on 3/10/2007 at 1:48:26 PM
The serial number under the bottom bracket appears to be E42956 which according to the charts seems to put it at 48 or 52. The head tube badge is missing and I think there used to be a tank, and the seat might not be original(AS bolt on seat clamp). I can't find any vintage pics exactly like it though.

I have front and rear pics also, just replace side.jpg with rear.jog or front.jpg.

Thanks


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Need help identifying the age and model posted by steve on 3/10/2007 at 1:55:58 PM
here;s the picture


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Need help identifying the age and model posted by steve on 3/10/2007 at 1:57:10 PM
Looks like the add a picture deal doesn't work

http://home.att.net/'sajackson/images/side.jpg
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Need help identifying the age and model posted by Gordon on 3/11/2007 at 6:32:25 AM
This website for some reason replaces the tilde "'" with an apostrophe "'". Your bikes appears to be a Schwinn DX.
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BALLOON:   Rocket, 26", made by monark silver king posted by: gwen on 3/8/2007 at 7:51:19 PM
wondering what year this cutie is from. made in chicago, model # 3010. also what is the value of something like this? thank you.
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AGE / VALUE:   3 piece crank posted by: Spike on 3/8/2007 at 9:36:52 AM
I stumbled on a used 3 piece crank that fits the 2 inch BB on a typical cruiser.I used it on my Mad Wagon.Wondering if anyone has seen one or knows where to get one.
I'm sure the only difference is in the axle because it uses
standard bearings nuts and washers.Thanks

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   3 piece crank posted by Ken on 3/10/2007 at 7:51:44 PM
I've got a couple used ones. They still use them on some cheapos to make them look likw lightweights; also there are bmx-specific ones. LBS might have it.
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AGE / VALUE:   Early 60's or 50's Schwinn roadster posted by: smitty on 3/3/2007 at 11:40:44 AM
There is a 50's or 60's roadster sitting in front of an antique shop in ST Charles MO (west of St louis). It is marked 100$. Not worth it because it is starting to rust. I am not interested in at all. If it was English that would be different. It has 3 speed (internal hub)New departure stuff on it not SA. One of you guys need to rescue it before it gets to bad. Seat is already shot. It is on north second street in the old banner equipment building. Make them an offer or just steel the thing if you have to. I cant stand seeing it rot like that any more I go by there all the time
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early 60's or 50's Schwinn roadster posted by Smitty on 3/4/2007 at 9:42:27 PM
I am kidding about the steal it thing!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early 60's or 50's Schwinn roadster posted by Ed. Torbeck on 3/5/2007 at 7:47:01 PM
Is it down on the brick historic street?
ed.
What kind of rims does it have?

ed.
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AGE / VALUE:   PLEASE HELP posted by: BRIAN NAKLICKI on 3/1/2007 at 7:29:55 PM
I have a J.C. Higgins Deluxe (I believe it is a 1956...not sure though). I would like to sell the bike and I am curious how much it is worth. The bike is in average condition and all original. Can anyone advise me of the value of my bike????
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AGE / VALUE:   MAKE? MODEL? VALUE? posted by: Cliff on 2/28/2007 at 3:02:27 PM
Any idea what this is? What it's worth? No names except Troxel seat. A child's bike. Solid Rubber tires. Thanks.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   MAKE? MODEL? VALUE? posted by nate on 3/1/2007 at 6:53:01 AM
The chainguard looks like an Iverson, but the chainguard also does not look original.
It has a headbadge. What does it say on it?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   MAKE? MODEL? VALUE? posted by cliff on 3/1/2007 at 12:54:33 PM
The badge is all scratched off and it's hard to make out but it look like the last two or three letters are "RER" or "PER". The front fender and chainguard look a little newer than the rest of the bike too. All I know is that someone said this was their grandfather's bike as a child and he would have been 100 this year! So that would place it somehwere around early teens of 2Oth century. Is that possible?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   MAKE? MODEL? VALUE? posted by cliff on 3/1/2007 at 1:18:25 PM
Could it be a 1953 Stelber? Did they have solid tires in children's bikes?
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: MAKE? MODEL? VALUE? posted by jr on 3/7/2007 at 9:22:56 AM
i'm thinking Stebler or Ross maybe ???
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          Just beginning my research posted by Kathi on 5/4/2007 at 6:39:49 AM
Can anyone tell me where to get information on Stebler bicycles. I can't find a thing on the web. There is a book for sale on e-bay but the vitage websites aren't a lot of help.

If possible I'd like information on Firestone bikes and Hawthorne. I did find a little about each of these but nothing real great.

I'd appreciate any leads on getting pictures, value, and how to determine year made.

Kathi
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