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AGE / VALUE:   coaster brake hubs posted by: jason on 10/11/2006 at 5:47:53 PM
just got a bunch of old bike stuff, still sorting it out and have a couple of things that caught my eye

A Torpedo Schweinfurt W X Sachs (on brake arm)
sachs torpedo Automatic (on hub)

Bendix overdrive 2 speed automatic USA (really good shape)

a bunch of New departure model D hubs, marked made in USA

I am having some ideas for some of these but would like to know what they are and if any should be put in a better place than what I have in mind. jason
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   coaster brake hubs posted by Mark on 10/14/2006 at 10:00:51 PM
2 speeds seel for around $60-75 on Ebay. Model Ds are a lot more common. I would be interested in a model D hub if you have one with decent chrome.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   coaster brake hubs posted by Charles on 10/18/2006 at 6:23:30 AM
Looking to buy a good condition Bendix 2 speed automatic hub.

Thank you, 310-540-0140

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AGE / VALUE:   star jet?? posted by: Markm on 10/11/2006 at 12:40:55 PM
Does anyone know anything about a Star Jet bike? Just got one and the badge says "Star jet, chain bike corp." Twin bar frame, fenders, cruiser type bars. Thanks Mark
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   star jet?? posted by craig R. on 2/22/2007 at 8:24:37 PM
let me know if you find out anything. I have a black starjet sports tourist deluxe. I cant find any info.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   star jet?? posted by john on 6/16/2007 at 6:49:17 PM
hi i my self just got a starjet chain bike, and i wan't to sell but so far i can't find info, by chance did you find out what their worth ? let me know thanks .
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AGE / VALUE:   Shelby/Hiawatha LONG tankers posted by: Brad Moore on 10/9/2006 at 10:23:43 PM
Hello friends! Does anyone have a Shelby airflo or similar for sale. I am specifically looking for the ones with the extended tank (past front head tube and seat post, or just seat post - two different bikes). Thanks for keeping your eyes open! Brad
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Shelby/Hiawatha LONG tankers posted by Fred on 10/10/2006 at 12:15:03 PM
Had one and sold it last month for 200 dollars. The guy was pretty happy to have it! Just kidding. One on ebay just went for 1700. Not bad actually.
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BALLOON:   sears spaceliner parts posted by: Wayne on 10/8/2006 at 3:50:31 PM
I am trying to find parts for a sears spaceliner. I need tank and headlight assembly and front and rear rims. Anything else available. A rear fender would also be nice.
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          RE:BALLOON:   sears spaceliner parts posted by Gordon on 10/9/2006 at 11:49:19 AM
I have the fenders from a Sears Flightliner which I believe are the same as a Spaceliner. I also have the complete front wheel and the rear rim and spokes, but no hub.
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          RE:BALLOON: sears spaceliner parts posted by Glenn on 11/10/2006 at 11:00:41 AM
I have a few tanks for the Spaceliner. Boys or girls? I also have some fenders. Also have some headlight assemblies. Also have some wheels. Let me know
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          RE:RE:BALLOON: sears spaceliner parts posted by rich on 4/9/2011 at 2:15:28 PM
I need a headlight assembly for a 1960s girls spaceliner. Do you have any and how much are you asking for one.
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          RE:BALLOON:   sears spaceliner parts posted by Joel on 4/13/2011 at 4:39:27 PM
I have a 1967 Sears Spaceliner I'm trying to restore. I need the plastic headlight bezel and plastic part where the light switch/horn was mounted.
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          RE:BALLOON:   sears spaceliner parts posted by Vince begin on 6/1/2011 at 9:26:56 AM
Hey if you need parts for spaceliner call me at 678-432-0803
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          RE:BALLOON:   sears spaceliner parts posted by Vince begin on 6/1/2011 at 9:27:12 AM
Hey if you need parts for spaceliner call me at 678-432-0803
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          RE:BALLOON:   sears spaceliner parts posted by Neal on 7/21/2011 at 1:13:44 PM
i have a sears spaceliner and a jc higgins flightliner that I am trying to decide whether or not to get rid of or restore. any help would be appreciated. YOu can email me direct.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Western Flyer posted by: Ron on 10/5/2006 at 5:38:10 PM
Hi,

My family had stored my Western Flyer for nearly thirty years. It was given to me by my parents I want to say 1965 or 66. It has been in storage since 1969. My brother brought it to my home last week as he was holding on to it for me all these years. It is in beautiful condition. Serial number 1H711100. Candy apple red with white stripes and a small sleek tank. There is a white Rocket factory painted on the top of the rear carrier rack. Does anyone know what the "name" of the model might be? There is a number decal on the center pole under the seat it is a white decal with 2092 in Black. This could be the model number. My Sony camera is in the shop or I would have up a picture for all of you. Anyways, its candy apple red with white rims. The rims have red stripes.
I will be sure to post a picture when my camera comes back. I love this bike it rides beautiful.
Thank you all-
Ron
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AGE / VALUE:   value posted by: Doyle on 10/2/2006 at 6:11:47 AM
I was wondering if any one could tell me how much a 1940 elgin 4 star girls bike is worth all original, also have a 1962 j.c higgins boys bike 24" tires, and a 1950 convertable 20" roadmaster e-mail me for pics
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   value posted by nate on 10/3/2006 at 5:27:56 AM
Have you checked the on-line price guide here?
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MISC:   columbia info posted by: charlie p on 10/1/2006 at 7:06:24 PM
got at yard sale great shape just some scrapes and scrathes light pitting on rims needs a good cleaning everything is original except brake bads and possiably rear tire serial # 264990 makes it a 1936
wheels are 27--1-1/4 has two gear shifts one on either side of handle bars- chain guide says huret-wheel says nevar-made in france brake dia-compe(over drop forged)
rear gear is allit sorry if im not using proper terminology
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          RE:MISC:   columbia info posted by Gary M on 10/2/2006 at 10:24:48 AM
The bike you describe could not possibly have been made before mid 60s. Huret drivline and dia-compe brakes = 1965 plus
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Bianchi Single speed posted by: Dave on 9/28/2006 at 7:41:31 PM
I have come across an old cruiser style, single speed, with fenders. After staring long enough at the fading paint and decals, I found "Bianchi", and possibly "Sport". When did Bianchi make single speed cruisers?
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AGE / VALUE:   Flying O Otasco Express posted by: Jon on 9/26/2006 at 3:59:44 PM
I picked up two decent condition Flying O bikes from a First Monday Trade Days few months back. They were spray painted red and all I knew was that the headbadge said that they were Flying O Otasco. I cleaned it and some of the red paint came off on the chain guard revealing that it was a pink Express. Under the paint I can see pin stripping and the chrome rear fenders are actually shorter than what most bikes have (they go just a little bit past the matching rear rack) Can anyone tell me the year of these two bikes?
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   26" BF Goodrich Challenger posted by: John Mccauley on 9/25/2006 at 5:15:15 PM
Hi and thanks for this opportunity to maybe get some information on my bike. I just recently purchased this bike and am hoping to restore it. It is a BF Goodrich Challenger and is all original with exception of the basket shown on it now. I want to restore it but would like to have an idea of what year it was made and who maybe made this one for BF Goodrich. It does not seem to be a Schwinn. I am listing a picture of it and would appreciate any information on it if you have it. Best Regards, Old retired Navy man (27 years service) looking for something to do. John


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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   26 posted by John Mccauley on 9/25/2006 at 6:20:03 PM
My apology. Replying to my own post a few moments ago. I cannot get my picture of the bike to post. As I mentioned, the bike is 26 x 1.75 tires, and is a BF Goodrich Challenger. Head badge says , BF Goodrich. Any information on possibly the year will be appreciated. You can go to my web site (popeyeonline.com)click on page two and I have parked some pictures there of this bike and a few more I have purchased. Thanks again. John
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          RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   26 posted by Joel on 9/27/2006 at 2:12:20 PM
Your bike is a Murray from the late 50s. I have one like it.
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          RE:RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   26 posted by John on 10/8/2006 at 4:16:12 AM
Thank you Joel for your reply on my B F Goodrich bike. I am going to try and send you a picture. Again thanks and I am planning to restore this one. Would love to see a pic of yours if you could e-mail me one. Thanks John


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          RE:RE:RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   26 posted by John on 10/8/2006 at 4:22:19 AM
Pic failed. I'm going to try again. Sorry. John


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          RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   26 posted by John on 10/8/2006 at 7:01:03 AM
Trying something else....John

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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   26 posted by Brad on 10/9/2006 at 10:31:09 PM
Please see my reply to previous post below (schwinn straight bar/tornado,etc)
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Flying Star posted by: Misty on 9/23/2006 at 6:00:41 AM
Just picked up a bike that the chain guard says Flying Star but the serial number is E130203 and all the info I have found online doesn't seem to match what the owner told me. It looks like it should have a tank, but there appears to be no sign of a tank being there. The front fender has holes where a headlight would have been. It's a men's bike and has 26 x 1 3/4 tires. The owner said he bought it in the early 50's but I seem to find info on every other bike besides this one. I would really like to get it right before I try to restore it incorrectly. Thanks so much for ANY help/advice!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Flying Star posted by Gordon on 9/23/2006 at 6:32:29 AM
I believe your bike was manufactured by the Arnold Schwinn Co. on May 16, 1961. The wheels should be stamped Schwinn S7 Tubular, usually in the center of the rim right near the valve stem.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Flying Star posted by Misty on 9/23/2006 at 7:54:37 AM
That's what I gathered from the serial number. Any idea why it's so difficult to find info on this particular model? Do you know if I'm correct about whether there should be a tank? The wheels are stamped as you said. I know some of the parts aren't original so I don't know where to begin without more information. Thanks again!
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Flying Star posted by Gordon on 9/23/2006 at 2:45:27 PM
I don't know why the info isn't out there, maybe it just wasn't a popular model. Judging from the price lists I'd guess that the Flying Stars of the mid fifties probably had tanks, but those of the 60's probably did not. If your bike has original paint, there would probably be evidence of a tank in a contrast of colors where the tank protected the paint from the sun.
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MISC:   NEED WELDING??????? posted by: MARK on 9/22/2006 at 5:00:05 PM
HAVE SM. 110 WELDER THAT CAN HANDLE UP TO 1/4". ALSO CAN DO OTHER ODD JOBS W / BIKES. EMAILS ARE CHECKED DAILY, WHAT DO YOU NEED?
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BALLOON:   shelby sale ID ? posted by: terry barham on 9/21/2006 at 6:40:05 PM
I have found a Shelby for sale , appears to be complete but in need of full resto . The only thing poss missing , a lens (if there was one ) for the tank light & the grips are rotten . Rust is a 5 ( 1-10) ie , no rot , some paint color shows on tank & fenders ( 2 tone ) , chrome is pitted w/ surface rust but some still shines , she rolls , the pedals & cranks work , wheles fairly true , even the chain is okay . I've searched a few sites and the closest match is the pic of the 1940 airflow on" Daves " . The plate says supreme , but it doesn't look like any supreme models pictured . has the tank/light that extends past the stem but the fender stays are straight as per your 1940 airflo . Any info appreciated . And now the dreaded "value" question , I realize the infinite variables here , ( I'm a old car guy , and a cyclist .), but based on my description is $ 150 : a) too good to be true b ) a fair price , or c ) walk don't run the other way . if the answer is a any further detail might give me the courage to leap into yet another fire as this would be my first vintage bike . BTW , great website... the kids finally gave up on the computer and went to bed ... I've been
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          RE:BALLOON:   shelby sale ID ? posted by Brad on 10/9/2006 at 10:09:28 PM
Buy the bike. If you would send me a pic I could help ID it better. Good Luck! Brad.moore@mchsi.com
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   59 Deluxe Tornado posted by: Gregg Cooper on 9/19/2006 at 11:12:46 AM
Hello,
I have a 59 double straight-bar frame that could have been a Tronado, Deluxe Tornado, or a Flying Star. I am currently restoring the bike, but I need a picture or reference of what a DELUXE TORNADO tank, rack, and light would have looked like.
I do not know if a regular straight-bar tank would work, and I do not know what paint/graphics were applied.
ANY HELP?
Thanks!
Gregg Cooper
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   59 Deluxe Tornado posted by Gary M on 9/19/2006 at 9:40:01 PM
Tornado was actually a german bike called Ace. it has 2 bars added to a plain frame with fichtel and sachs hubs, and its far better ride then a schwinn. i know of no tank for them, and never saw one. but that dont mean there isnt one. good luck
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   59 Deluxe Tornado posted by rod on 9/25/2006 at 3:10:40 PM
For me I guess that would explain something I've always wanted to know about my '60 deluxe twister: the bolt-on kickstand. Does yours have a bolt-on kickstand as well?
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   59 Deluxe Tornado posted by Brad on 10/9/2006 at 10:16:36 PM
Hi Greg. Your bike is a Scwinn, right? Tank is a regular straight bar, but painted body same a rest of bike, front wing is white. Rack is the standard 9 hole with simple reflector in back. Light is a delta hawk (low profile, hooded lense). Graphics are simple - one color with white pinstripes. Give me a bit and I will post pictures of my untouched original. Enjoy! Brad
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BALLOON:   1948 schwinn posted by: tony on 9/18/2006 at 10:01:39 AM
Im trying to find out if my 1948 schwinn witha bf goodrich nameplate is owth anything to sell. I inquired at another site to determine the year and i was told the front forks do not appear to be schwinn. I think they are springers from a hawthorne.. any help will be appreciated. i dont know how to add photos but if someone emails me i can respond and add pics
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