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AGE / VALUE:   Mercury Wiz Motorized Bike posted by: steve rood on 7/21/2010 at 5:45:34 PM
Have what is apparently a replica of the 46 Mercury Wishear 2 cycle bike for sale. Stored for several years, but in very good to excellant condition. Can anyone tell me more about when these may have een produced, its value and the best way to go about selling it for local pick up by purchaser?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mercury Wiz Motorized Bike posted by ken on 7/26/2010 at 3:06:57 PM
pardon, is it a Whizzer?
if so,
http://www.whizzermotorbike.com/History.html
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AGE / VALUE:   who made it? posted by: heywould on 7/18/2010 at 8:28:57 PM
Just got a new old bike in pretty bad shape but decided to buy it anyway for the handlebars and goose neck.

It has a badge on the front that says WINGS and underneath that is MARATHON and on the bottom in fine print It says something OHIO,DAYTON maybe? It is a goodyear T & R bike

I think it is a colson. There are numbers stamped on the bottom of the bottom bracket but I will have to work to be able to see exactly what they are.

It does not have a skip tooth chainring on the crank, what year did they stop making skip tooth chain rings on bikes?

I will try to get take some pics when my wife comes home from grandmas house, she has the camera.
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          AGE / VALUE:   who made it? posted by Dave on 7/22/2010 at 8:07:04 PM
Sorry if I posted in the wrong area:
Hi….



I have a Mitsubishi, Nagoya Engineering Works SILVERSTAR vintage Japanese Bicycle, I am trying research it with no luck. Original tires.

The 3 spring leather seat states:

TRADEMARK
BELT

Made in YFC TOKYO

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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   60's Firestone info requested! posted by: Glen on 7/18/2010 at 4:16:25 PM
I am looking for any information on a possible Early 60's Firestone "Silver Cruiser". The bike is all chrome with a small tank. Head badge is a "F" in a shield.

Possible Huffy manufacture.
Serial under crank: 178-1-269

Any help would be wonderful!!!!!!!

http://tinypic.com/r/5p1zpl/3
http://tinypic.com/r/qz4taw/3
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   60's Firestone info requested! posted by Glen on 7/18/2010 at 6:56:44 PM
It also has a single speed bendix red band hub.

added small pic of badge.


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          RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   60's Firestone info requested! posted by ken on 7/19/2010 at 10:35:30 AM
Murray-built. It's a sibling of the Flightliner.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   60's Firestone info requested! posted by Glen on 7/19/2010 at 3:00:12 PM
I thought Murray's had rear facing dropouts?

Why do you say Murray?
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          RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   60's Firestone info requested! posted by ken on 7/22/2010 at 2:36:52 PM
Murray dropouts are not rear-facing, but starting the late 50s they had a point in the rear dropout that points rear.
My eye was drawn immediately to the shape of the rims. Those look totally Murray to me. I admit that I would not want to bet the rent... wish I could see some details, the dropouts and the chainwheel more clearly. The chainwheel is not the one I would have expected. The handlebars are wrong, but the saddle looks right. Is the top bar of the frame two small-diameter tubes?

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BALLOON:   Bike Identity?? posted by: Travis Dick on 7/12/2010 at 2:28:40 PM
Hey,
I am trying to find out the make and model of a bike I have had for a while. It is a skip link chain. Thanks in advance.

Travis


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          RE:BALLOON:   Bike Identity?? posted by heywould on 7/24/2010 at 8:51:32 AM
It looks to me like a colson product, perhaps evans colson. I say this because of the fenders. It does not look like a dog leg crank though.

I am no expert I just got a new old bike and Im trying to identify it. Does your bike have no head badge?

There is a guy, Leon Dixon who is the HMFIC of the NBHAA who is quite the authority on these things, his website has a link to his email which I cannot acces thanks to windows 7 OS and not having an email program.

If you would email him and tell me his email address I would greatly appreciate it, I cannot email you either the link thing on this new computer, but I can respond to emails sent to me, thanks heywould.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Bike Identity?? posted by patrick on 7/27/2010 at 4:40:16 AM
Hi, It's a Colson. The rear half of the frame is tell tale. Leon Dixon may know a few things but he needs pics. as most of us do and he's simply not a friendly guy.You'll find better and friendlier info. from other sites,this one included.

Pat
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AGE / VALUE:   Cleveland Welding Trail Blazer posted by: Joel on 7/11/2010 at 8:33:50 PM
I would greatly appreciate any insight you can provide regarding the approximate age and value of this Cleveland Welding Trail Blazer (S/N #C69801 A_) that I affectionately remember my Mom using when I was a little boy. Thank you very much, Joel


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AGE / VALUE:   black knight bicycle posted by: ron on 7/11/2010 at 2:46:26 PM
Hi: i just picked up a old bike that has a badge on the front that says black knight looks like a shield,It has a long tank on it that has the same emblem on both sides of it,Can anyone tell me who made this bike.Thank You
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   black knight bicycle posted by Steve Goranson on 7/17/2010 at 8:07:22 AM
I have one, too. It's a 24" and says "Made in West Germany". I have looked for years, but can't find any information about it. I'll try to get a photo up soon, and we can compare.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   black knight bicycle posted by KP on 8/20/2010 at 6:44:49 AM
We just got a 26" and it says Black Knight on the chain guard but Ben Hur on the light bezel. We don't have any pictures, but I'll try to get some after its done with restoration. I believe it's a '63 but i can't be sure, like you said there is almost nothing about them.
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AGE / VALUE:   1949 schwinn packard bicycle posted by: willie on 7/8/2010 at 2:11:12 PM
I have a bike serial number F030169 did they make a packard in 1949
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BALLOON:   1955 custom deluxe thunder jet posted by: tim on 6/28/2010 at 5:29:24 PM
im lookin for anyone who might have a picture of the tank so as i can repaint it ive redone the rest of the bike but the tank has a design i need

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          RE:BALLOON:   1955 custom deluxe thunder jet posted by Jim Racca on 7/2/2010 at 10:56:09 PM
there is a thunder jet for sale with picture on Phoenix craigs list red in color
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AGE / VALUE:   huffy cruiser serial num. oho 144 posted by: andrew bergeron on 6/28/2010 at 3:25:19 PM
bought a huffy from a guy who had no idea what it was for a ridiculously cheap price anyway the only numbers i could find on it were on the rear left side of the bike near the rear tire hub they read oho 144 can anyone break this number down for me pls? also point me in the direction of a chainguard for it? ty in advance for you time. will post a pic if neccesary later
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AGE / VALUE:   Help with J.C. Higgins Age & Model Identification posted by: Brent on 6/27/2010 at 8:54:28 AM
I was wondering if someone could help identify this vintage J.C. Higgins bike. I haven't been able to find anything that matches it exactly. Year and model number would be nice to know.

Thanks.

http://file.walagata.com/w/bpcalgary/jch1.jpeg
http://file.walagata.com/w/bpcalgary/jch2.jpeg
http://file.walagata.com/w/bpcalgary/jch3.jpeg


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help with J.C. Higgins Age & Model Identification posted by Baker on 7/30/2010 at 6:10:23 AM
Looks to be mid 50's to me, not sure of the seat is period correct. I put up a pic of mine which I belive to be very early 50s.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help with J.C. Higgins Age & Model Identification posted by baker on 7/30/2010 at 6:15:12 AM
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          higgings or notAge & Model Identification posted by Terry on 10/4/2010 at 3:10:51 PM
Please help Serial numbers are 455210766964
Higgings or shwinn
Thanks Terry
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help with J.C. Higgins Age & Model Identification posted by ken on 10/5/2010 at 11:05:11 AM
Terry, It's Murray-built as were most " J.C. Higgins" (Sears brand) of the mid-50s. Baker is right about the saddle. Sears catalogs would clear it up.
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WANTED:    posted by: Gary M on 6/22/2010 at 5:59:14 PM
I need 2 good S2 rims, and a 5/55 dated 3 speed sturmey archer, Have a nice clean 56 Balloon Jaguar frame to swap. up or down. will buy. /NO REPOP JUNK
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WANTED:   1948 Monark Super Deluxe Parts posted by: Chris Wenger on 6/17/2010 at 8:04:06 PM
I am helping a friend look for parts for his Mens 1948 Monark Super Deluxe.Looking for Headlight,Tank&Rear Carrier.Can Anyone steer me in the right Direction?The bike is Maroon in color.
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AGE / VALUE:    posted by: john ebben on 6/11/2010 at 4:47:09 PM
i have a really old bicycle says raliegh on it and sports on trhe chainguard, i know it is super rare becuase it is made in england. it isblack, how old is this great rareity. p s for the right grips and streamers for it.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by jj on 6/12/2010 at 4:05:13 AM
Raleigh Sports are very popular. Does it have a leather seat?
You'll find tons of info on them in the archives here, and the experts on them are under the English Roadster Discussion Area here at OldRoads.com, so try posting your question there.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Stephen on 6/12/2010 at 7:07:31 PM
Quite honeestly an English bike is not all thata rare, i have 3 myself.
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AGE / VALUE:   Malibu hopper beach cruiser posted by: kelsey on 6/10/2010 at 11:31:43 AM
i was recently given an orange malibu hopper beach cruiser by my grandma. as far as i know, everything is original and it is in great shape. i can't seem to find any info about the manufacturer or pictures to help id the year. i found a serial number: OD0604473. my best guess is its from the late 60's but i have no idea!!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Malibu hopper beach cruiser posted by ken on 6/10/2010 at 2:51:01 PM
First I suggest you examine the hubs. The coaster brake will tell a lot about the bike's origin and age. Coasters from the late sixties could be expected to be American or European. see
http://sheldonbrown.com/coaster-brakes.html
Our Mr Brown says, "The reaction arm is usually the place where the make and model of the hub is embossed."
The country of origin is often on the hub shell of the front wheel.

Tire size is also indicative, since balloon tires went away almost entirely for a while.

Kelsey, please let us know tire size and whatever else you can find.

On a separate note of pure speculation, I don't remember any orange cruiser from the day. I'd like to hear from the rest of you oldies.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Malibu hopper beach cruiser posted by Brian on 6/18/2010 at 2:06:44 PM
I have the same design as Kelsey I believe it has the "Malibu Hopper" and "California" Stickers. The tire size is 26x2.125 and the county of orgin on the reaction arm is Japan. Please let me Know!
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Malibu hopper beach cruiser posted by ken on 6/20/2010 at 2:15:16 PM
Note this is all speculation on my part. In my opinion (without recognizing the brand) the Japanese coaster narrows it down to roughly 1972-1988, and most likely the whole bike is Japanese (a couple of manufacturers were still working in the US, but we'd recognize their names). Earlier, the hub would be Bendix, and later came Taiwan et al. I would personally guess later in the 80s because of the balloon tires, which made a comeback with the mountain bike.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Malibu hopper beach cruiser posted by Austin on 9/30/2010 at 11:51:22 AM
I agree with Ken. Built in Taiwan 70-80's. Malibu Hoppers in red had the female frames. The male frame is a blue bicycle.
Prices vary. I've come across people wanting $35 for just the frame. I picked one up last week for $25 and it was complete. Tires were weather checked but that is it. I saw one selling on craigslist a few months ago for $100. Just have to find the right buyer.
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BALLOON:   tank for 1938 Iver Johnson Motorbike posted by: Todd Williams on 6/7/2010 at 2:50:35 PM
Does anybody have or know where I could get a hold of a tank for a 1938-39 Iver Johnson? I am the proud new owner of what is left of a motorbike and was hoping somebody out there knows where I could find a tank. Thank you all!!
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