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AGE / VALUE:   my "new" schwinn.. posted by: Hollis on 8/21/2006 at 12:19:30 AM
Like I've said in some of my posts "you never know whay someone will throw out" I live by a metal reclaimation (scrap metal) yard and I go there every weekend when there closed to get parts for my old bikes, the place is awlays full of old CCm's puegouets and raleigh's but today I got myself a 1968 Schwinn ladies cruiser, metallic red with red fenders and chrome? guard, red glitter grips marked and black Schwinn seat, this is a Chicago made Schwinn and has Sturmey Archer (TCW1 three speed with coaster brake) hub.
26x1.3/8 wheels and really kewl semi rise bars, neat fun find, i lovde the gods of forgotten metal!!!

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          RE:AGE / VALUE: my posted by Hollis........ on 8/21/2006 at 12:33:31 AM
the thing is I've checked this site and a few others and can't really date the bike cause the serial number does'nt match up, it says chicago on it and has the right badging for a Chicago schwinn, probably a "World". the rear hub is stamped 68 10 which would be october 1968 but i think that reim might been put on later to modernize the bike, as the front rim and back are different and the front fender isn't original - thought the front forks are and are perfectly straigh, i always wanted a set of these old blade forks. anyway my serial number is on the rear stay, which means it could be a 68, my # is UA25764, any help would be appreciated.

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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: my posted by hollis on 8/21/2006 at 12:43:04 AM
I'm slow, I just remembered that the o wouldn't be used cause it can be confused with a zero so they would have used a letter furhter down, why not U for October, anyone verify this for me, also it seems my Coaster will only work in first and second! lol I guess I'll hafta ger her on down like a semi hehehehehe..........
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BALLOON:   Persons Majestic Siren Question posted by: Randy B. on 8/20/2006 at 8:36:01 PM
So I got hold of a Persons Majestic Siren but was not in a position to test the item before purchase. This is my first experience with this type of accessory and I have the all the mounting hardware and as far as I can tell (from looking at online pictures of the model) the sound making mechanism is complete as well. It spins well (mounted against a tire or just in my hand) so the bearings are in good shape but it won't make any siren noise! I have heard these before at Bike Swaps so I know what police siren-esque sound is supposed to come out. I even took it off the bike and ran it against my electric drill to get it up to really high speed....and no siren noise at all. Is this a common problem for these old sirens and is it fixable? Are there tell-tale signs I should look for to see if I am missing some integral piece? Any advice/experience that you want to pass along would be much appreciated. Thanks for your time.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Persons Majestic Siren Question posted by joel on 8/21/2006 at 5:14:51 PM
You have to get them going really fast, and I think the wheel friction and wind adds to the sound. Either put it on a bike and find a hill, or you can get a little sound out of it by winding a string around the drive and pulling it.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Persons Majestic Siren Question posted by gbradbury@nemont.net on 8/23/2006 at 6:25:36 PM
This may sound dumb, but do you have it on the correct side of the bike so it is traveling in the correct rotation? I think if you are sitting on the bike it mounts on the right side of the front wheel.
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AGE / VALUE:   schwinn speedster posted by: Dave on 8/20/2006 at 6:07:31 PM
Does any1 know the age of a schwinn speedster single speed middleweight with a serial # begins with JO
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn speedster posted by Gordon on 8/21/2006 at 12:30:24 AM
Schwinn didn't use the letters "i" or "o" in their serial numbers to avoid confusion with one and zero. Can you recheck the second letter of your s/n?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn speedster posted by rod on 8/24/2006 at 6:04:53 PM
It could be that 'O' is an actual zero('0')combined with the 'J' meaning that your Speedster was made in September 1960; how many #s follow the single letter? It should be six digits.
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AGE / VALUE:   cleveland welding roadmaster posted by: wil gunnarson on 8/19/2006 at 6:44:56 PM
I have an old roadmaster in poor condition missing some parts I want to know its value and weather it is worth restoring.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   cleveland welding roadmaster posted by Gordon on 8/20/2006 at 12:52:50 PM
We need a lot more info before answering those questions. Is it a boys bike or a girls? What size tires? Does it have a tank, carrier, light??? What condition is the paint? What head badge does it have? All this information is important to help establish value.
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BALLOON:   Schwinn Mesinger bicycle posted by: Nancy on 8/17/2006 at 11:19:50 PM
I have a schwinn Mesinger bike. I can not find anything about the bike anywhere. It is a 2 speed automatic and it is in fairly good shape. It is all original except perhaps the tires. The seat says Mesinger and the serial # is DB43290 it also say it is a 2-speed automatic Made in USA I would really appreciate some answers.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Schwinn Mesinger bicycle posted by Marc on 8/18/2006 at 5:10:21 AM
According to the serial number chart, it was a 1966 bike. Pictures would help determine your model. I tried your email to ask for pics, but it didn't go through. Marc
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          RE:RE:BALLOON:   Schwinn Mesinger bicycle posted by nate on 8/18/2006 at 12:24:21 PM
Mesinger is not a Schwinn model. That is the brand of the seat.
Look in the Picture Database on this site to determine the model.
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AGE / VALUE:   Shelby Flyer posted by: J R Madden on 8/17/2006 at 11:20:56 PM
How can I find the date on a 26" Shelby Flyer? Thanks
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FOR SALE:   making room for wizzer posted by: bob kavanaugh on 8/16/2006 at 11:24:38 PM
i have 8 bikes for sale all priced to go
all schwinn but 1 its a columbia 26in girls torpedo
62 schwinn american deluxe/67 hollywood 24in girls
65 typhoon deluxe/ 54 black phantom/99 orange krate
98 apple krate/05 pea picker im in middletown ohio 45042
would perfer pick up but could work out somthing
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          RE:FOR SALE:   making room for wizzer posted by Dave on 8/20/2006 at 6:13:14 PM
how much is the typhoon and phantom and what kind of condition r they in

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          RE:FOR SALE:   making room for wizzer posted by Brian on 10/25/2006 at 11:54:43 AM
I would also like to know the price of the phantom and the typhoon

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AGE / VALUE:    posted by: Linda on 8/13/2006 at 11:04:16 PM
Need help to identify two bicycles just purchased. One is a Hiawatha, chrome frame, tank and rack. There are two sets of numbers WG.3.817 and 298154. The other is a Hawthorne also with two sets of numbers. R or B 368147 and 31608R. Can anyone tell me anything about them?
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AGE / VALUE:   Murray Classic Westport Value? posted by: Jon on 8/12/2006 at 1:01:21 AM
Hi, I don't really know much about vintage bikes, but I just recently bought a Murray Classic Westport and would like to know any information on it. The bike is a balloon tire in pretty good condition except for a few dings and light surface rust on the fenders and paint chipping here and there. (Only other thing is that the bike is a bit dusty everywhere else). The tires are Kenda whitewall tires 26 X 2.125 (The owner said that they were original), and I found a serial number or something near the handle bars, M0T0160107, if that helps any.

I've tried looking it up, but I haven't found much info about Murrays online. All I got is that Murrays are cheap bikes. Lol. If anyone has any information about this it'd be really helpful. Thanks


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray Classic Westport Value? posted by Jon on 8/12/2006 at 2:17:39 AM
Try this picture


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray Classic Westport Value? posted by Spike on 8/16/2006 at 11:46:41 AM
My guess is your bike is circa 1980.I have 2 Westports one very much like yours.I call them retro cruisers.I have a bunch, I just like the way they look.Sometimes I do them up with mudflaps,lights and mirrors etc.Anything to make them look like something a kid might put together in the 50s or 60s.I'll be glad to email some pictures.
Enjoy your bike.
Spike
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray Classic Westport Value? posted by Gary M on 8/17/2006 at 2:35:09 AM
sadly that is a vintage wht, 1985-90 or so. those sold new for $109
not much collector value. its a $50 bike
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray Classic Westport Value? posted by Jon on 8/17/2006 at 4:28:00 AM
Thanks for the info Spike and Gary. I don't really mind that it's cheap. I guess that means no one would really want to steal it anytime soon right? That might be a good thing. I'm just worried bout it breaking down. I actually intended to give it to my girlfriend who is in love with these kind of bikes and kinda pulled me into it. (Gosh I wish it was a girl's bike, she's kinda short) I think I'll polish it up a bit and save it for Christmas. And I'd love to see those pics Spike. Maybe somewhere I can find a decently priced girl's bike and I'll just keep this cheapo to myself. I'm a bit tight on cash tho. Haha. Thanks for the info yall.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray Classic Westport Value? posted by Gary M on 8/17/2006 at 9:23:50 PM
go look for a real antique ladies bike frame. Paint it up,
strip the westport, and build the vintage bike. Neither are barn burners in value, so your only making what you want from what you can get. I have huffy 50s model ladies frames free if you were close.
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AGE / VALUE:   '69 schwinn panther posted by: Mark on 8/12/2006 at 12:42:17 AM
I have a schwinn panther thats pretty rough. The paint is falling off. I want to repaint it the original color but don't want ruin the value. I don't want to sell it but also don't want to make it worthless. Any suggestions? Thanx
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AGE / VALUE:   1969 Schwinn Panther posted by: Mark on 8/11/2006 at 9:38:12 PM
I have a '69 Schwinn Panther thats pretty rough, the paint is just falling off. My question is this, I would love to repaint it the original color but I'm worried about ruining the value. I'm not looking to resell it, but I would hate to make it worthless. Any suggestions? Thanx
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AGE / VALUE:   1969 Schwinn Panther posted by: Mark on 8/11/2006 at 9:38:12 PM
I have a '69 Schwinn Panther thats pretty rough, the paint is just falling off. My question is this, I would love to repaint it the original color but I'm worried about ruining the value. I'm not looking to resell it, but I would hate to make it worthless. Any suggestions? Thanx
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 Schwinn Panther posted by mark on 8/12/2006 at 12:56:36 AM
sorry about the multiple posts!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 Schwinn Panther posted by Gary M on 8/17/2006 at 2:37:05 AM
Original paint bikes bring the most. however rusty flaking bikes bring the least. do as you wish with it. Enjoy. its a common model.
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MISC:   Hop-A-Long posted by: Garry on 8/11/2006 at 8:11:41 PM
Where can I find the serial number on a Roolfast Hop-A-Long Cassidy bike? Garry
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AGE / VALUE:   FS: 1957 COLUMBIA BUILT GOODYEAR BIKE WITH TANK - $200 posted by: Marc on 8/10/2006 at 7:53:56 PM
For Sale. 1957 Columbia built goodyear bike in good condition. This is one of the what I like to call tweeners in the late 50's. It is a middleweight bike with 26 x 1.75 tires with a tank like the ballooner bikes from 1935 to 1955 or so. No horn in tank. These are hard to find bikes as they started to go to middleweights with no tanks around this time. Great teal color. Tires are allstate WW's in poor condition. They have a couple of rips in them and will not work as riders but are period correct. Seat is probably not correct. Everything else is as far as I can tell. Serial number is C203923. $200 plus shipping. Check out my craigslist ad for pics. Link below. You will have to cut and paste link. thanks, Marc
http://boise.craigslist.org/bik/192380026.html
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AGE / VALUE:   Challenger/Red Arrow/B.F. Goodwrich posted by: Brian on 8/10/2006 at 12:14:52 AM
i got a old kids bike. bought it at yard sale. i have no idea what the age and value of that bike i have. any information would help about that bike? how would i post picture of bike in here?
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