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Archived: Balloon Tire and Middleweights

AGE / VALUE:   frame? posted by: Dave on 9/20/2003 at 10:50:50 PM
Hi!I just aquired a 26" straight bar boys bike frame.I cant seem to find out any info on it.It's serial number is R23912?Also the rear tire mounts are pressed or sleeved into the frame.It's sleek looking.If you can help me out i would greatly appreciate it.Thanks!

WANTED:   Murray middleweight men's tank posted by: Steve H. on 9/19/2003 at 3:30:19 PM
I'm looking for a men's murray middleweight tank for the FLEETLINE or the STRATOFLITE models, used from about 1959 to 1961? This tank is all chrome and had a horn, with two headlights that stick out on the top with a bracket riveted to the top of either side of the tank. I'll take one in any condition, with or without the headlights or the horn. Also, I have a Schwinn Panther 2 or 3 tank that I'd trade it for!

MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schwinn model ????? posted by: Frank on 9/19/2003 at 6:52:01 AM
I dusted off my old bike my folks gave me 49 years ago.I,m at the age now that I need the exercise for my heart.Please help me to identify my old schwinn.Serial number P09295.the tires are 26 and 3\4,s but they are not originals.She has stainless steel fenders.The frame is green with a two toned white and green seat.She is a 3-speed with an internal hub transmission.The bike also has hand brakes but no pedal brake.There is also a spring like holder for packages mounted over the front fender.Except for Schwinn there is no other name on her.The 3-speed on the handle bar say,s Sturmey Archer and the rear hub
has Austria stamped on it.I haven't seen the bike in so many years I can't remember the model name if it even had one.Perhaps someone out there can help me. P.S. she's in great shape.Heated basements can do that.Thanks Frank

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schwinn model ????? posted by sam on 9/19/2003 at 9:38:59 PM
Didn't check #s for age but you described a Schwinn Corvette

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schwinn model ????? posted by gary m on 9/20/2003 at 12:21:48 AM
well it sounds to me like a 54 Jaguar, and its worth a WHOLE LOT OF MONEY. dont be duped out of it. is pretty much the top of the heap. stainless fenders give it away. should have a date in monthy and year code like this 5 55 on the hub, bike will be 30 days newer. that is the date of my 55 schwinn witha build date of 6 55. look on hte rims i bet they have a single knurle with S2 stamped in them. probably one of the more collectible models of the 50s short of th Phantoms.

WANTED:   Middleweight Parts ! posted by: Don on 9/19/2003 at 2:56:17 AM
I'm in need of help in finding the following middleweight parts : (ANY HELP WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED) !!

1) 1964 26 inch mens Murray Jet Fire X 63 front and back fenders + headlight cover with decent lens !

2) Mid 1960's Firestone 500 26 inch mens headlight cover !


MISC:   Huffy Belair posted by: JB on 9/17/2003 at 3:09:37 PM
Does anyone know anything about the Huffy Belair Women's bikes? I have one that may be from about 1960, but I can find no info on it in books or the net, not even through Huffy, the company that made it! I am cleaning mine up, but I'd really like to see a pict. of one in like-new shape. Thanks!

BALLOON:   What is the deal?? posted by: nexis on 9/17/2003 at 6:35:22 AM
Ok maybe I got excited, but I did it. I got a old frame. Problem is I didnt pay much attention when I bought. While I was buying, the guy at the shop told it was a nice 60's schwinn 26". I gave him the money, he gave me a receipt. Now I get home, look up the serial number and two things distrub me.
One. The serial number is as follows, C, but there appears to be a Y in the same place, then E followed by two 7's, but again it looks like TT was stamped in the 77 spot. From thereon it is straight forward with only 380. So it looks like CE77380 or YEtt380, your thoughts please
Two. I still cant ID it.
Has anyone seen this?

MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Typhoon Rear Rack posted by: Mike on 9/17/2003 at 4:02:44 AM
I am trying to find a correct rear rack for my Schwinn Typhoon. It's a 1964 Red 2-speed hub.

Anyone know? Any for sale?



WANTED:   WTB Pre-War Elgin Tank (Link to Pic of What I Need Inside) posted by: Matt on 9/16/2003 at 1:59:51 AM

   RE:WANTED:   WTB Pre-War Elgin Tank (Link to Pic of What I Need Inside) posted by JOEL on 9/16/2003 at 2:53:09 PM
Hi Matt,
I have a complete parts bike if you are interested. JOEL

   RE:WANTED:   WTB Pre-War Elgin Tank (Link to Pic of What I Need Inside) posted by Matt on 9/17/2003 at 12:04:28 AM
Send me a pic or your email or phone, I'm interested.

BALLOON:   Mens & Womens Schwinn Hollywood posted by: jeff on 9/16/2003 at 1:05:07 AM
I have a mens and a womens Schwinn Hollywood that I salvaged from a neighbors trash some years ago. They are missing a few parts and I had hoped to restore, but have no time. I would like to give them to someone does.

BALLOON:   vintage murray "space flite" 24 in. boys posted by: cory kueber on 9/15/2003 at 5:57:39 PM
recently aquired an early fiftys murray "space flite" 24 inch boys. trying to find out exact year and other info such as serial number info. models ect.

WANTED:   WTB Tank for 37/38 Elgin Boys posted by: Matt on 9/15/2003 at 2:49:16 AM
Looking for tank similar to Dayton or shorter version that does not go beyond seat tube, either will do.

FOR SALE:   Balloon tire bikes posted by: Joe on 9/15/2003 at 1:26:20 AM
I have about 15 real good balloon tire bikes for sale if anyone is interested please email me directly.

BALLOON:   Balloon tire bikes posted by: Joe on 9/15/2003 at 1:17:37 AM
I have about 15 real good balloon tire bikes for sale if anyone is interested please email me directly.


thank you in advance, Joe

BALLOON:   need info posted by: Sam on 9/13/2003 at 2:02:00 PM
I have found a girls J.C. Higgins bike. MODEL NUMBER IS
502 272 the bike seems to have been red, white, and blue in color. I am looking for any info on this bike so that I might restore. Where can I get pictures of this model or how to track down model and serial number.

   RE:BALLOON:   need info posted by sam on 9/13/2003 at 3:05:25 PM
The 502 is a sears code for Murray of Ohio

FOR SALE:   Custom motorized bicycles posted by: Jeremy on 9/11/2003 at 6:14:24 PM
Check out Cali Cruzer for some cool custom motorized bicycles at www.calicruzer.com 48cc gas 2 stroke motor makes 2 horsepower and can reach speeds of 30+ miles per hour. Chain driven with a manual for a real motorcycle feel. Motor kits available to convert your bike motorized.