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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights

AGE / VALUE:   26 X 2. 125 Schwinn Typhoon whitewall posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 4/28/2001 at 8:28:30 AM
What is the going rate for a N.O.S. set of Schwinn Typhoon white wall tires 26 x 2. 125? Thanks Guys!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   26 X 2. 125 Schwinn Typhoon whitewall posted by none on 4/28/2001 at 1:47:31 PM

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   26 X 2. 125 Schwinn Typhoon whitewall posted by Pee-Wee on 4/30/2001 at 2:26:08 PM
Where can you get the Schwinn Typhoon Whitewalls?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   26 X 2. 125 Schwinn Typhoon whitewall posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 4/30/2001 at 4:03:16 PM
I picked up a set and then discovered that they are Taiwan replacements. I believe you can get these today at a Schwinn shop, but I haven't checked their price. I thought these were origonal and was curious what they go for.

AGE / VALUE:   55 Schwinn 3 speed posted by: Gary on 4/27/2001 at 10:49:39 PM
Just got a 55 Schwinn 3speed frame in excellent condition.
has brackets for hand brakes, and mount on forks. been repainted, and under the cable hardware its black paint.
R18174 ser number, any Ideas what model this is? Also got a clean 66 stingray frame, forks and crank, and some white pinstriped Schwinn wheels with Westwinds on them. I actually found a giant pile of Older Schwinns, and am helping the Old Guy get good money for his stuff, He has 2 nearly mint 65 Hollywoods, one is a DeLuxe Hollywood, both red, very nice, write for info. I saw a few nice Tornados, with 2 speeds, etc. several 2 speed laying loose. I am harvesting all the male schwinn stuff myself, but he has a lot of bikes, 3-400, mostly older stuff, until i showed him, he had no idea of the value. Still Cheap. Infact you name it, i bet i can get it, post 1950. Saw a very nice All Chrome AMF Ladies nearly perfect, all there, including the racks, and all the bells and whistles, should make someones Male Chrome AMF project MINT. Robin Hood bike? yup. So if your looking for something big time, hey send me a line, i may be able to get it. This guy has a travel trailer full of obsolete chaingaurds alone, and a bunch of other cool stuff in an old car.

AGE / VALUE:   2 speed Ladies hollywood posted by: Chris on 4/26/2001 at 2:14:29 PM
Hi! I am interested in picking some knowledgable minds about my Schwinn Hollywood. It has a 2 speed bendix with a hand lever shifter (looks like a break lever...kinda) 26" wheels and according to the serial # I think it's a '59. it is red and the paint is a little raggedy but has the original seat/bars/fenders/rims/tires(I think?). Any idea of what my little $5 find is worth?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   2 speed Ladies hollywood posted by sam on 4/28/2001 at 2:51:14 AM
Chris,the bike doesn't go too high,the good part though is the manuel 2-speed in good shape goes for $50(ebay)An american boys frame with that 2-speed would be a fine ride.A corvette frame with it a great ride---sam

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   2 speed Ladies hollywood posted by John B. on 4/28/2001 at 7:01:16 AM
Chris, I picked up a violet '68 Hollywood over e year ago. The bike is all there with glitter grips and logo seat. Rims need to be cleaned up and the fenders wil be replaced with some swap meet ones. I have no idea on value of the bike either, but I just can't make myself part with it. I take it along to the campground and we go riding, me on the Hollywood and my wife on her old Hawthorne. Original tires should be Westwinds, I believe.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   2 speed Ladies hollywood posted by Chris on 5/1/2001 at 8:45:46 AM
She is a fine ride indeed! Thanks for the input too, I don't think I'll part with her tho' as she has a nice little basket on the front which is perfect for beer runs.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   2 speed Ladies hollywood posted by Gary on 5/1/2001 at 8:45:47 PM
i have a 71 Violet 20in Hollywood, pretty cool peice

BALLOON:   Riding Black Phanton MS 30/60 Again posted by: Jeff on 4/25/2001 at 8:01:16 AM
Well, I did it. Last year I rode a unrestored Black Phantom and got a few looks, this year I'm riding a fully restored Schwinn and cannot wait to do it! My MS has acted up again and hopfully will not interfere with me riding. I did the dis-assembly and re-assembly but I had Hatcher Cycle paint and rechrome everything. New handle bars and fenders and other misc. parts I needed he ordered for me. I hope to ride it as long as I can in these MS rides and keep it for my childeren, as my father-in-law had done for my wife. If anyone would like to "before" and "after" pictures please post a reply and how to do it. Thanks for your support. Love this site. Jeff in Minnesota

   RE:BALLOON:   Riding Black Phanton MS 30/60 Again posted by sam on 4/25/2001 at 10:56:05 PM
Ooo YES !!! photos would be great.Jeff try contacting John Christian at http://www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum/ I'm sure he can help you get the photos up on his site.Wish you all the luck--sam

   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Riding Black Phanton MS 30/60 Again posted by Cal on 4/27/2001 at 5:20:25 AM
I remember your messages from last year. Keep up the good work! You are an inspiration to those who do not let physical challenges slow them down, and an inspiration to the growing number of vintage bicycle collectors and enthusiasts who actually RIDE their bikes.

Everyone can post pictures to this site from this link:


FOR SALE:   Hawthorne Peaked Fenders Prewar posted by: Jim on 4/25/2001 at 4:26:21 AM
For Sale Hawthorne Prewar Peaked fenders. Need minor work. Perfect for your prewar project. $38 shipped check them out at http://www.coconutgirls.com/bikeyard/hfenders

FOR SALE:   Nice Used Inch pitch chain posted by: Jim on 4/24/2001 at 7:07:29 PM
Nice USED Inch pitch chain. Nice for your vintage project. It has Swans on the links. Early? $44 shipped. Check it out at http://www.coconutgirls.com/bikeyard/mvc-014f.jpg

FOR SALE:   Prewar Elgin Skirt guards and chainguard posted by: Jim on 4/24/2001 at 7:03:44 PM
A decent set of skirt guards with chain guard for your restoration or custom project. $46 shipped
check them out at http://www.coconutgirls.com/bikeyard/mvc-012f.jpg

   RE:FOR SALE:    Skirt guards are Sold posted by Jim on 4/29/2001 at 4:54:52 AM

FOR SALE:   Phantom Springer accepts Lock New in the box posted by: Jim on 4/24/2001 at 2:56:28 AM
For sale Genuine Schwinn Repro Phantom Springer accepts lock. $125 shipped. Check it out at http://bikeyard.home.mindspring.com/phantom

AGE / VALUE:   wow 5 more posted by: aaron on 4/23/2001 at 7:12:37 PM
just picked up 5 more old mid wieght bikes for 5 bucks apiece. three were fire stones, one western flyer, and one hiawatha. i was interested in when firestone first began to put stickers on the head tube instead of metal head badges. the men's 26inch mid wieght has a red stripe bendix rear wheel, chrome fenders, red paint, chrome rims ect. is there any place to look up these seriel numbers?

MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schiwnn decals posted by: Tim Keith on 4/23/2001 at 4:15:23 PM
I have a Schwinn Jaguar Mark IV. I need decals for the tank & information as to where to get Schwinn decals. Thanks, Tim

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schiwnn decals posted by goob on 4/23/2001 at 6:42:08 PM
Did you try Memory Lane or Maple Island?

AGE / VALUE:   Need info on Sears bike serial number posted by: Jen on 4/22/2001 at 4:24:39 PM
Hi everyone,

I bought a very rusty Sears one-speed at a yard sale yesterday and I
am trying to figure out the model (it has been painted over or something) and/or the year it was made.
I think it's either a Spaceliner, a Mainliner, or a Flatliner. It has a Bendix
hub (RB 2) and is a women's. The serial number is 502462110772179 if that helps.

I'm trying to figure out what it is supposed to look like also
so if there is some great Sears bicycle photo gallery that
I'm missing (a searched Google a million times), please let
me know.

Thanks very much.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Need info on Sears bike serial number posted by Jen on 4/22/2001 at 4:33:00 PM
Also, if there is any way to improve a coaster brake, I'd
be interested in some ideas. It's my only brake and I ride
down a big hill to go home. :) So far it works but not
too great.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Need info on Sears bike serial number posted by Gary on 4/22/2001 at 7:28:53 PM
strip the rear hub apart, clean it every inch, reassemble it with clean grease, probably has ancient grease burnt onto the braking surface. Any Bendix should be able to lock up the wheel fairly easy.

BALLOON:   Just bought a bike at the flea market posted by: Johnny on 4/22/2001 at 7:26:43 AM
I just bought an old bike for $5 at the flea market. I wanted to restore it but can't find any pictures of what it's supposed to look like. It says AMC Flyer on the "tank" and AMC VI on the chain gaurd. Anybody know what it is and where to find pics and parts?
I appreciate any info!

   RE:BALLOON:   Just bought a bike at the flea market posted by Chris on 4/25/2001 at 6:51:47 PM
I have one AMC boy's 26" bike, and I have seen a couple of others. All appeared to have been mfg'd by Huffy, and were from the 1960's. If you can post the serial number of your bike, I might be able to determine its age.

AGE / VALUE:   cadillac posted by: aaron on 4/21/2001 at 6:00:44 PM
my brass head badge says it was made in Chicago and it bears the name Cadillac. It came off of a skip tooth sprocket boys 24inch ballooner, the sprocket is unfamiliar. Could any other company besides schwinn have made this bike to sell at Cadillac dealer ships? Are these brass head badges of value (epecially when trading)? Is anyone interested in the headbadgeless frame with the sprocket?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   cadillac posted by Joel on 4/23/2001 at 10:49:42 AM
I have a Caddilac that looks like a Shelby motorbike.

AGE / VALUE:   rollfast posted by: aaron on 4/21/2001 at 5:53:45 PM
I just bought a rollfast men's 26 inch one speed with the old bendix hub without the ridge in the middle or the red stripe in the ridge, it has a head badge of metal, white seat, white on the head tube and rims, brown for the rest of the bike. The fender on the rear seems original but also too short for the back. I got the bike for $5 and will restore it, I would like to know what year it could be and what excessories would have been on the bike. thanks

AGE / VALUE:   yard sale schwinn posted by: Noel on 4/21/2001 at 3:06:15 AM
i was yard saling and came across a schwinn ballooney model; american with a VIN # 15069. am i correct in believing its a '64? thanks to those in the know. n o e l

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   yard sale schwinn posted by Joel on 4/21/2001 at 6:04:59 AM
Looks like you're missing part of the serial number there Noel. (Hint: a letter and a four if it's a 64)

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   yard sale schwinn posted by Noel on 4/21/2001 at 3:09:03 PM
hey joel, thank you for the reply. funny thing, but there is no letter in the serial number. that's why I was having trouble dating it. 15069 stamped on the gooseneck and on the bottom bracket. I appreciate your response. n o e l

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   yard sale schwinn posted by sam on 4/21/2001 at 6:31:37 PM
My notes (took from those who know more than I)say that the serial number changed from the bottom bracket to the drop out in 1952.The middle/weight American first came out in 1955 ,which means some frames were built earlier.Tell us what the fenders look like,the sprocket,and wheel size--sam

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   yard sale schwinn posted by goob on 4/21/2001 at 9:59:44 PM
If the letter failed to get stamped or was not stamped hard enough to be seen it would have to be in a year with the second number being a one as that is the year indicator.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   yard sale schwinn posted by n o e l on 4/21/2001 at 10:04:28 PM
Sam, Joel;
Thanks for the new found Schwinn knowledge. Camoflauged beneath some surface rust I did discover the serial right where you said. #H144841 on the drop out. Making this bicycle from Aug '61, right? I appreciate your enthusiasm. I've got a complete bike and a new place to spend my free time. n o e l