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AGE / VALUE:Value of a 1960 Schwinn Racer posted by: david moore on 1/11/2007 at 11:50:54 AM
I've come across a nice female 3 speed Schwinn Racer. According to the serial number, it's a 1960 model. I thought about restoring it since there isn't really much that needs to be restored but I guess restoration isn't my thing. :-)

I'd like to sell it but I'm not sure what it's worth. I've included a link that has some pictures of the bike. How much do you think I could get for this bike?

My Racer


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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Value of a 1960 Schwinn Racer posted by david moore on 1/11/2007 at 12:02:46 PM
For some reason the tidle in the links got replaced by a single quote. :-( Let me try again.

My Racer


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Value of a 1960 Schwinn Racer posted by Skip Bisby on 1/13/2007 at 1:53:33 PM
I like your Racer. I have three, 1955(54 serial), 1961 and 1970.They aren't worth very much,but are fun to ride.All mine are boys bikes. If you need parts or wanna trade let me know, Ok? aa5bflyer@hotmail.com
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Value of a 1960 Schwinn Racer posted by Skip Bisby on 1/13/2007 at 1:58:42 PM
Oh, almost forgot, Always have the bike tuned up (bearings greased etc) before riding. So many people put air in the tires and take-off and then the bearings get ruined. Skip
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:what is it? posted by: rogelio on 1/11/2007 at 12:03:14 AM
i just picked up a schwinn middleweight frame from an old shop that was closing down, it's a 24 inch boys bike i checked the serial number out and all i could find out was that it was stamped in november 71' it has it has the mounts on the frame for a derailer and a chain ring like i see on most stingrays i know its not a mantaray i think maybe a spitfire or maybe typhoon? if anyone could tell me a way to find out anymore from the serial number it would be greatly appreciated lg017188
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:what is it? posted by Brian on 2/23/2007 at 2:35:53 PM
typhoons never had derailures
brian
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AGE / VALUE:columbia super cyclone posted by: Craig on 1/10/2007 at 6:27:23 AM
Just aquired a columbia super cyclone,anybody know what years these were made and appoximate value,can't find any info on this site.thanks
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AGE / VALUE:Columbia Superb posted by: Danny Brown on 1/7/2007 at 10:27:28 AM
I have purchased a matching set of balloon bikes. They are Columbia Superb's. I am thinking they are reproductions but I cant figure out when they were made or their restored value. They have excellent paint with a lot of light to heavy rusting on the chrome. I am curious as to the value as they exist vs restored. The mens bike serial number is 8-055-0373 and the model I think is 41 F9T. This number appears below the serial number on the frame. Thank You.
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AGE / VALUE:"Roamer" by D.P.H. Mfg. Co. posted by: Mark Watson on 1/6/2007 at 8:55:58 AM
I have a bike called "Roamer" by D.P.H. Mfg. Co. as stated on the bikes badge. It is mostly intact except for the front rim and fender mounted headlight which has been replaced with new aftermarket replicas. I place the age of this bike at around 1927 based on the sprocket pattern and the shape of the frame mounted tank that opens from the side. The bike has the original rear wheel kick stand, chain guard, glass reflector on rear fender, seat, fenders and handle bars. The paint is not original but I do believe it used to be red with white pin strips on fenders.The badge is in good shape. In my research of this bike I did not find much info. I have pictures but I do not have a web site. Can anyone offer some background on my find?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: posted by ken on 1/10/2007 at 10:53:27 AM
the Wheelmen www.thewheelmen.org say D. P Harris Hardware and Manufacturing Co., New York. No dates given, but the company presumeably predates 1918 per their site.
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AGE / VALUE:Help me ID a Bike... posted by: Scott Mac on 1/4/2007 at 5:15:40 PM
I need help IDing a bike. I found it at a local antique store and I was wondering about model, age and a fair price to pay. Sorry the picture isn't the best quality.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Help me ID a Bike... posted by Roger Blake on 1/4/2007 at 6:06:06 PM
It looks like a Roadmaster
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Help me ID a Bike... posted by Gordon on 1/4/2007 at 7:51:02 PM
It has a Cleveland Welding Shockmaster springer fork, so it could be a Roadmaster as Roger suggested, or it could be a Hawthorne or a Hiawatha.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Help me ID a Bike... posted by Gary M on 1/6/2007 at 4:34:14 PM
it looks to me like the fork is bent.
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BALLOON:Rear rack for '39 Colson? posted by: Larry T. on 1/2/2007 at 4:32:55 AM
I recently purchased a 1939? Colson and would like to find a rear rack for it. Anyone have one?
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BALLOON:Evans Colson Sonic scout springer ? posted by: AJ on 12/29/2006 at 9:24:02 AM
I picked up a lot of 6 vintage bikes and have pinned down most info on them but am having trouble finding pics or info on a evans/colson sonic scout, it is a ladies bike in good shape and mostly original, tires aren't and maybe rims. It has a very unique springer fork with a missle wing that moves in and out as the fork moves. It also has a tank with rockets in the graphics. Any known websites, guys to talk to or any colson groups that could help me. On a second note I also got a Murray Missle ladies tank bike in the group, any info on that out there. I am looking for original pics on both, possibly parts to purchase, value ranges for both bikes. Thanks for you help. Email me at jylha@paulbunyan.net with any info or reply here.
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MISC:Wipperman Pedals? posted by: Julie on 12/28/2006 at 8:58:49 PM
Does anyone know what these pedals are? I sold them on Ebay thinking they were Wipperman DiamondBlock pedals but the recipient disagreed once he received them. I can't find anything on these and would like to know what they are. They have a "W" inside of a "C" on one side and say "Made in West Germany" on the other side. Please follow the link to the picture. Once you get to the picture, you can click on another picture of these pedals. Thanks for your help!


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BALLOON:   Rollfast Overland posted by: Cowboy Mark on 12/28/2006 at 1:40:12 PM
I recently "found" a Rollfast Overland. I need parts! pedals, tires mainly.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:Looking for paint code-coppertone posted by: Joe on 12/27/2006 at 11:23:55 AM
Does anyone have the correct code?
I want to buy some paint locally and have a early 60's corvette painted.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:Looking for paint code-coppertone posted by Skip on 12/28/2006 at 4:54:08 PM
Hi Joe, I couln't get your email to work with mine. There's a company called hyper-formance.com , they have a kit with Schwinn colors including coppertone. Much less headaches
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WANTED:Info re: springer fork for a 1952 Firestone Super Cruiser bicycle posted by: Bob on 12/23/2006 at 2:30:53 PM
I have a 1952 Firestone Super Cruiser bicycle which I am currently restoring. The only item on the bike which I can not remove is the chrome cover which is located on top of the springer fork. The fork appears to have been assembled in two parts, however, I have not been able to separate/unscrew the two parts in order to remove the chrome cover which is badly pitted/dented. Any advice in this regard would be greatly appreciated. Thank you...
Bob Corder
Culpeper, VA.
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          RE:WANTED: Info re: springer fork for a 1952 Firestone Super Cruiser bicycle posted by Gordon on 12/24/2006 at 9:47:42 AM
I believe you need to take a very thin screw driver and gently pry the bottom fork race up and slide it up and off the steering tube. Then you should be able to remove the cover - I think it is just sitting over the top of the fork.
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FOR SALE:Schwinn Fleet posted by: mc on 12/15/2006 at 9:45:07 PM
Selling a Schwinn Fleet. Fair condition at best. Make offer.
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          RE:FOR SALE:Schwinn Fleet posted by Gordon on 12/16/2006 at 6:54:29 AM
Does the Fleet have a tank? If so I might be interested.
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          RE:RE:FOR SALE:Schwinn Fleet posted by MC on 12/17/2006 at 7:35:20 AM
Sorry no. Just a normal cantilever frame.
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FOR SALE:Murray Meteor Line posted by: mc on 12/15/2006 at 9:42:54 PM
Selling a Murray Meteor Line, complete with tank and truss rods. Very restorable condition. Email for pics.

Make offer
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:1965 Huffy Silver Jet posted by: Rick on 12/15/2006 at 8:30:32 PM
Hi,

I am try to find some parts for a Girls 1965 Huffy Silver Jet. Looking for chrome tail light assembly, white handle grips and pedals. Also looking for a chain guard or a resource to restore same. Any help much appreciated.

Thanks
Rick

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