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AGE / VALUE:bike for sale posted by: bob on 6/29/2006 at 5:51:50 AM
goodyear highway patrol make offer
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AGE / VALUE:   Evans Colson Cutlass posted by: Bob Ratcliff on 6/29/2006 at 2:51:26 AM
I have an older bike, I was trying to find out some information about it. I found a little bit, but I was hoping someone could help me. It's an Evans Colson and the chain guard says Cutlass. It seems like it's in pretty good condition, the paint isn't too bad. I was wondering what it might be worth and just a little bit about the company. Thanks.


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AGE / VALUE:Cleveland Welding Roadmaster # codes posted by: Drew on 6/28/2006 at 12:03:58 AM
Anyone know how to figure out the year of prewar Roadmaster's by it's serial number ? other method ?
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AGE / VALUE:paint codes for 50's schwinn's posted by: RJ on 6/27/2006 at 9:55:08 PM
where can i get the paint codes or names for 1950's schwinn's?
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BALLOON:How to determine tire size/type? posted by: Justin on 6/27/2006 at 7:36:48 PM
Hi,
I'm a bicycle nut and newbie vintage bicycle nut and I'm trying to get all of the vocab down. Can someone tell me how to tell Balloon vs regular tires? I know it's the size, but I've got an old rusty bike I picked up this weekend that has no tires. How can I tell from the frames the type/size tires I'd need for it? It's a Murray and says Galaxy Flyer (can't find much info on the web) on the chain guard. Thanks for any help.
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          RE:BALLOON:How to determine tire size/type? posted by Justin on 6/28/2006 at 5:14:24 AM
Sorry to reply to my own post but I was able to barely see the wording on the decal on this bike. It says Flying O Otasco so it must be a Murray built for Otasco. Still don't know what model though. The chain guard says Galaxy Flyer. The serial # was pretty rusty but I think it is N075010-068168991. Any info on the bike and/or my tire question I'd appreciate it.
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          RE:RE:BALLOON:How to determine tire size/type? posted by nate on 6/28/2006 at 12:25:57 PM
There is a Tire and Rim chart on this site under the General Resources section.
Basically, balloon tires have a width of 2.125 and middleweight tire have a width of 1.75 or 1 3/4.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:Ladies Hawthorne Tank w/horn posted by: Chris on 6/25/2006 at 8:32:40 PM
I picked up a Ladies Hawthorne yesterday at a garage sale for $25. I am not sure of the year, but a Michigan Bicycle Registration sticker on the back fender is dated 1960. Serial number is A95838 52CW. It is a beautiful old bike, but is missing the front light. I opened the tank this morning and it looks like all of the wiring and horn is in great shape. Not sure of which battery would do the trick to test it. Bike looks to be all original except for back tire. I can get photos if that would help.I am not sure of the year and any help would be appreciated!
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:Ladies Hawthorne Tank w/horn posted by Chris on 6/27/2006 at 7:48:38 PM
Here is the photo album of the bike.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/ronaldo_is_god/album?.dir=/3b03re2&.src=ph


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FOR SALE:1948 D.P. Harris Rollfast Deluxe balloon bike with springer fork posted by: Joe Bowen on 6/24/2006 at 6:46:13 PM
Nice original paint bike with front Springer fork, Torrington alloy stem and headlight $375. obo
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FOR SALE:1941 Westfield balloon bike with tank posted by: Joe Bowen on 6/24/2006 at 6:44:18 PM
Super clean original paint blue and cream bike missing front headlight $175.
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BALLOON:Phantom Seat Recovered posted by: J. Wayne Jones on 6/24/2006 at 5:23:18 PM
I am trying to find the name of a person that restores Phantom seats, I think he is in Michigan and its like the saddle shop or saddlery. I had a card a few years back but have lost it. He puts the Schwinn logo on the leather along with the crome trim buttons. If anyone knows his name I would appreciate an e-mail.

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Wayne
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MISC:larz Anderson Bicycle Show-August 13th posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/22/2006 at 9:55:36 PM
The Larz Anderson Bicycle Show is less than two months away, on Sunday August 13th with set up time for the Bicycle Concours at 9:00, with show times of 10:00AM-2:00PM. We'll be doing a vintage ride through the Emerald Necklace of Brookline and Boston starting at 8:30AM at the grounds entrance.

Flyers to all past participants of the Larz Anderson Bicycles Show will be going out within the next week or so. We encourage everyone who is bringing a bike or more to the Concours, that you mail in a your registration forms for the Concours ahead of time to make registration go smoothly for everyone. If you want to pre-register, please email me offlist and I will forward a registration form for the Concours to you.

If you are not sure if you are on our mailing list and would like to be included, please email offlist with your contact information and the list will be updated.

As said before, we'll be putting on our usual Vintage Ride before the show starting at 8:30AM which will go through the Emerald Necklace of Boston and Brookline. If you plan on attending the ride, please pre-register all bikes being entered in the Concourse.

Best regards,
Peter

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AGE / VALUE:Monark spring fork posted by: Geo. on 6/21/2006 at 8:12:38 PM
Does anyone have or know where to find a picture of the bottom end of a Monark twin spring fron fork showing the correct assembly of the plates, shoulder bolts, and fender braces? Thanks much, George.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:Schwinn/Huffy Frame Comparison posted by: Tyson on 6/21/2006 at 2:40:22 PM
Hey all! New here and I have some questions about a Huffy frame I recently acquired. First off its a male bike and I believe it to be from the early 60's. Something like a Comet (with cat eye tank) or Huffy Good Vibrations style frame. Well, I'm doing a custom job on the bike and would like to add a tank to give the bike some weight visually. I've been eyeing those Schwinn Phantom Repros I keep seeing everywhere because it seems to me that this tank would fit perfectly on the frame (because it seems from what I've seen that this Huffy frame is almost the same as the Schwinn. What does everyone think??
Thanks Much,
Ty
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:Schwinn/Huffy Frame Comparison posted by rod on 6/23/2006 at 8:11:17 PM
It won't work because Huffy's curved bars are narrow compared to Schwinn's bars; I had a Huffy beach cruiser from '82 that I hoped to Phantomized but when I discovered the tank wouldn't fit, I said, 'Back to the Schwinns!'
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT: Schwinn/Huffy Frame Comparison posted by Tyson on 6/26/2006 at 3:34:46 PM
Hmm...I'm still almost tempted to try it. Does anyone have the dimensions to the inner area of the Schwinns where the tank would fit? Also, the tube diameters would be great also.
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AGE / VALUE:Hiawatha posted by: Ron Hicks on 6/20/2006 at 12:37:42 AM
I recently bought a Hiawatha girls bike with a sprung front end. On the bottom of the frame it's stamped F4503(?)5 and the rear hub is a Musselman Hub-brake Co. Model M. Can anyone shed some light on this bike for me. Thanks,
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Hiawatha posted by nate on 6/20/2006 at 12:55:39 PM
You'l find a lot of info Hiawathas in the archives on this site. THey archives are a bit difficult to navigate, but go to the home page here, then go to 'search the discussion area archives' and then search the balloon tire archives.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Hiawatha posted by eric on 6/23/2006 at 4:57:23 AM
Shelby built alot of Hiawathas, might look at them also in archives.
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MISC:V.B.E. Show... posted by: Sean on 6/20/2006 at 12:25:04 AM


This is an invitation to everyone in the Old Bike Hobby to attend and show at the
first annual Vintage Bicycle Concours d'Elegance at Marymount; Saturday, August
26th 2006. Sponsored by the Vintage Bicycle Enthusiasts of Seattle (VBE), the event
will be held on the grounds of the Harold E. LeMay Automobile Museum collection
during the museum's annual open house.

The event's emphasis will be American Balloon Bicycles 1933-45, and American Balloon/Middleweight
Bicycles 1946-1966. There will be judged and display only categories Judged awards
will be presented for originals, restorations and distresstorations. Each
year the Concours will also celebrate a featured manufacturer or brand with several
special categories and awards. We have chosen Schwinn for 2006 and, while it is
still a closely held secret, Elgin has been selected for 2007.

Attendees will also be able to view the Harold E. LeMay Automobile Museum collection
located on the 80-acre grounds of the former Marymount Academy in Tacoma, Washington.
The LeMay Collection, built over a lifetime by the late Harold LeMay held well over
3000 vehicles at the time of his death and is listed in the Guinness book as the
largest single holding of collector vehicles in the world. With a one-day attendance
of over 30,000 people, this is the perfect venue to showcase our hobby.

We are currently canvassing the country for show bikes and have confirmed at least
8 Aerocycles to date. Our goal is to have a field of over 150 bicycles on display,
over half of those being deluxe Pre-War balloons. We are also at work on finalizing
this year's categories, setting judging criteria and inviting judges.

This is an invitation to everyone in the hobby to attend this inaugural event and
to contact us if you have ideas, would like more information, or have a bike you
would like to show now or at a future event.

For event information, including location and times, specifics on exhibiting a bike
in judged or non-judged categories, and area accommodations, please contact VBE:

Phone: Ron Summer at 206 364-0922,
E-mail: Philip Blau-Marshall at vbephil@earthlink.net

More information on the Harold E. LeMay Museum is available at their website
http://www.lemaymuseum.org








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AGE / VALUE:Murray USA Monterey posted by: Jessy on 6/19/2006 at 11:36:44 PM
Hi,

I'm trying to find out more about a bike I purchased this weekend. It's a single/fixed speed with pedal brakes. Below is all the information and numbers I could find on the bike.

Murray USA Monterey
6-5021-073196
Made in Lawrenceburg, TN
MOP1194585

If anyone knows more about this bike, or can tell me where to look, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!,
Jessy
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Murray USA Monterey posted by carole on 7/25/2006 at 8:52:51 PM
I have a murray monterey bicycle. It is burgundy/red with chrome fenders. The odometer says it has 40 miles. Could you tell me it's worth? Thank you.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Murray USA Monterey posted by nate on 7/26/2006 at 12:47:15 PM
What condition? What size are the tires? What brand is the rear hub?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:Murray USA Monterey posted by nate on 6/20/2006 at 12:54:18 PM
Plenty of info in the archives on this site.
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