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BALLOON:   Tires - Westfield - Custom Deluxe posted by: Chris on 6/19/2006 at 7:04:51 PM
Three things:

1.Most important.... Where can I find balloon replacement tires for Westfield Custom Deluxe bike? Tire reads "26 x 1.75" and also says "fits 26 x 2.125". "Western Auto Supply Co.". Original tire is a white wall.

2. Where do I locate the serial number of the bike?

3. How can I determine the bike value once restored? I do not want to sell it, but just interested in knowing the value. The bike has handlebar basket, rear book rack, chain gaurd, flare fenders. As far as I can tell all original parts except handlebar basket.

I love this bike and can't wait to ride once it is restored. Thanks, Chris

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MISC:   650B tires posted by: David on 6/19/2006 at 10:37:16 AM
I got some WW Kenda 26 x 1 1/2 tires from Nashbar for my T&C tandem. Boy, do they look great! A bargain at $15. Don't know if they plan to stock them "permanently" or they got a batch by mistake!
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Speedster posted by: Sara on 6/17/2006 at 4:23:47 PM
I dont know much about bikes, but i came across a Schwinn Speedster in my grandmothers garage and i was going to begin to restore it. The back tire was not functioning correctly so i took it to the "bike doctor" I wanted to replace the wheel and unfortunelty they were unable to find a wheel that fit. He told me that this size tire was only used for about 4 years. I was just trying to find a little more information on this bike. I dont know much about bikes at all!! Can anyone help???
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Speedster posted by Gordon on 6/18/2006 at 12:48:03 PM
Tires are still available, you just need to know where to look. You can post the size here and someone may have one, or go to ebay.com and search, or post a wanted to buy at schwinnbikes.com. I'm guessing you need either a 26 x 1 3/8 for S5 or S6 rim, or if you have an early Speedster you need a 26 x 1 3/4 for S7. Let us know.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Speedster posted by Gordon on 6/18/2006 at 1:48:33 PM
After rereading your post, I should add that if you in fact do need an entire wheel, you should be able to find one of those as well if you let us know what size you need.
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WANTED:   balloon tires 26 x 2.125 black walls posted by: Bill on 6/17/2006 at 3:15:00 PM
Need new black wall knobby tires for my Western Flyer Newsboy Special:
Davis Deluxe Thorn Resistant F5855 26x2.125 by Western Auto Supply Inc.
Would like to match original (new to this, don't know it it's possible) or find an equal.
Thanks
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AGE / VALUE:   1950's Schwinn DX J-40 posted by: Nancy on 6/14/2006 at 10:19:18 PM
Have had bike since '71 and repainted a few times. Just recently discovered the model and year of the frame. It has the orig frame, rims, brakes, and gearing (skip tooth). When I recieved the bike it was set up like a stingray. Need opinion -- Do I 'refurbish, restore or ? and do I try to put it back to the 'original' look or just fix it back up in the muscle bike look? I would need to find fenders, handle bar set up and seat for the 1950's look.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1950's Schwinn DX J-40 posted by rod on 6/16/2006 at 8:00:44 PM
Unless you're comfortable with its musclebike look, it would be rather customary to restore it to OG status.
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AGE / VALUE:   CCM Galaxie posted by: Drew on 6/14/2006 at 5:14:11 PM
Hi. I got a CCM Galaxie, year unknown, in very very nice condition. No rust, three speed gear switch, all chrome is mint, all original. Can anyone help me out with some information about it?
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FOR SALE:   Pre War Columbia "Westfield" balloon bike with tank $150. posted by: Joe Bowen on 6/13/2006 at 7:31:22 PM
Ladies bike with super clean original paint Navy blue and cream. Rear drop stand, skip tooth, horn tank missing light and horn mechanism.
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AGE / VALUE:   Louisiana Bike Fest posted by: joel on 6/12/2006 at 7:51:00 PM
Louisiana Bike Festival Sat June 17th, Abita Springs La.
http://ucmmuseum.com/bikefest.htm
See site for details and pix. Mostly customs and a little of everything from antiques to pedal operated table saws to Orange County style theme bikes. Everything free, OK to sell.
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BALLOON:   Shelby Sizes posted by: Glenn Brown on 6/12/2006 at 8:09:11 AM
Just wondering what the frame size is on the 49 Shelby Supreme and Shelby Flyer. Are they 26" or 24". Or do these deminsions refer to tire size and not frame size? Is the Supreme and flyer the same frame? The reason I ask is because I found a 49 Flyer cheap and will make a supreme out of it. Unless someone has a 49 Shelby Supreme cheap in restorable condition.
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          RE:BALLOON: Shelby Sizes posted by Jonno on 6/13/2006 at 12:42:42 PM
As far as I'm aware 24" - 26" is always a tyre size. Frames for individual tyre sizes may vary model to model, but each tyre size also denotes a specific frame size for the manufacturer. Only really have experience with Australian bikes but all our practices seem to match those in the US and UK
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FOR SALE:   50's Monark Cruiser PRICE REDUCED!!! posted by: Erin R. on 6/12/2006 at 5:14:02 AM
For Sale: 50's Monark deluxe cruiser. Bike comes with orig fenders/seat/hubs/chainguard. Recent paint resto, wheels, tires, and overhaul. Price reflects what I have into parts only. $145. Please email lexluthier72@yahoo.com for details.

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-Erin
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BALLOON:   Value of 20 inch 1950s boys bicycle posted by: Ed on 6/12/2006 at 2:32:02 AM
I found a boys 20 inch wheeled bicycle that has been painted over. This has inch pitch chain and a springer look fork. This has new Depature hub set. The serial number is D13860. The Schwinn serial number chart may suggest 1953. No Schwinn name on it. This has a double top tube frame no tank. Is this in the (worth my effort) catgory? Ed
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BALLOON:   Late 40's/early 50s Goodyear posted by: Mike on 6/12/2006 at 1:43:05 AM
Hi everyone,

Anyone familar with what a late 40s early 50s Goodyear mens bike looks like? I found someone who wants to sell one but he lives out of town so I havn't seen it yet. Do they typically have more of the curved frame (top bar) compared to the straight frames of the newer bikes (1970s)...if that makes sense. Are they a cruiser bike? Are parts hard to find for these bikes? How much should I offer for a bike in decent shape and complete?

Thanks a bunch

I added a link to a 1950s I found on the net...would you guess a late 40s early 50s would look similar?


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          RE:BALLOON:   Late 40's/early 50s Goodyear posted by bob on 6/29/2006 at 5:51:20 AM
i have a goodyear highway patrol had it for years its all here needs little work trying to sell it do you know anyone who might want this.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   variences in schwinn sierra 1983 and king sting posted by: frisbeetom on 6/11/2006 at 5:46:55 AM
hey!all, any discussion invited. this all original bike (#DU51479) has some cool & odd parts and , i think, the varsity triangle angles eith fat stays and a tubeBMX fork. handles like a BMW tuned Lincon. call me
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AGE / VALUE:   Reasonable or overpriced? posted by: Kelly on 6/11/2006 at 1:54:43 AM
Hi,

There is an old cruiser balloon tire bike for sale that I am interested in buying as a gift for someone who wants to restore one, but the seller wants $100 for it even though there are many things cosmetically wrong with it. The seat is falling apart, one of the handlebar grips is broken in half, the front reflector is also broken in half and the body has various rust. There are no dents in the frame, though, and the bike works. It is a 1953 Western Flyer. Is $100 a reasonable price for me to pay? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Reasonable or overpriced? posted by Erin R. on 6/11/2006 at 2:26:02 AM
Kelly,
Where are you located? I have a 50's monark (green) for a little more money, but paint resto is done and has a fresh overhaul, etc...see my post below for photos...email me at lexluthier72@yahoo.com for more info.
-Erin
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Reasonable or overpriced? posted by Brian on 6/11/2006 at 4:26:43 PM
$100. is a reasonable price for any antique or classic bicycle if complete and rideable. Does it have a tank? Not sure what you mean buy a broken front reflector, I didnt know 1953 vintage bikes had front reflectors. Grips are not a big deal, I have new unused original WF grips for $10 a pair. http://oldbike.homestead.com/
Feel free to email me If I can help.
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FOR SALE:   Two 50's cruisers for sale! posted by: Erin Randolph on 6/9/2006 at 6:12:51 AM
For Sale: 50's Monark deluxe, Fresh repaint, new tires, overhaul. Comes with orig fenders and seat $185 FIRM.
50's Hawthorne Rat Rod Cruiser, Needs new crank, but somewhat rideable...Good for parts $50. Email lexluthier72@yahoo.com for details. Prefer local pickup. Im in Mpls, MN.
-Erin

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