AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn B6 posted by: Norm on 12/22/2005 at 3:02:54 AM
What does "Schwinn B6" mean? Any other Bs to know? Also S7 is a Schwinn rim that only S7 tires will fit. Correct? What about an S2? Do only Schwinn tires fit these? Is an S7 a middleweight rim? S2?

What other numbers do I need to know when shopping for a Schwinn?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn B6 posted by jj on 12/23/2005 at 1:40:56 PM
B6 was an early model designation.
Yes, only S7 tires will fit a Schwinn S7 rim. A standard middleweight rim would be called "20 x 1.75" or "26 x 1.75", but Schwinn called theirs "20 x 1 3/4" or "26 x 1 3/4". Schwinn built their rims so you would have to buy _their_ tires, not generic tires.

This site has a good tire and rim chart in their 'General Resources' section.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn B6 posted by Ken on 12/23/2005 at 7:02:11 PM
'B6' is often used as shorthand for model B607, also Autocycle, which was the forerunner of the Phantom. Same frame and tank with horn in it, but painted fenders rather than chrome. But a 1952 catalog lists it just as model B6.
I don't have the info, but I think it started around 1939 or 40 and stopped about 1952. Here's a reference from Tom Findley's excellent resource
and the last one
The Phantom is in the '53 catalog.
Also, it's not that only Schwinn tires will fit, but that there is a specific size you need. In addition to the chart on this site, get complete tire sizing info from
Meanwhile, it's high time somebody put together a list of what sizes the various Schwinn rim numbers applied to and what years they were made. In my fog of ignorance, I believe they are models, not sizes. For example, a 26x1 3/8 tire on a Schwinn Racer or Breeze is likely to read "to fit Schwinn s-6 or s-7 rim"

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Schwinn B6 posted by scott on 12/25/2005 at 5:19:00 AM
s-2 is standard size: 26/2.125,
thanx. Scott

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Schwinn B6 posted by Dirk on 12/27/2006 at 12:00:33 AM
I'm looking for a CLEAN Black Schwinn B6 that is all orginal.
Thanks for looking, Dirk

BALLOON:   Monark Fork posted by: George Stratton on 12/16/2005 at 3:15:08 PM
Does anyone know if the springer fork on a pre-war 1941 Monark is the same part as a post-war Deluxe Monark. Boys bikes in both cases. thanks, george

   RE:BALLOON: Monark Fork posted by scott on 12/18/2005 at 10:09:00 AM
I believe the pre war monark fork only has one spring, the post war version has two.
hope this helps.

   RE:BALLOON:   Monark Fork posted by George on 12/19/2005 at 5:13:29 AM
Are you fairly sure on that? The only single spring Monarks I have seen were the Supertwins? Any other answers out there? thanks , Geo.

   RE:BALLOON:   Monark Fork posted by Gordon on 12/19/2005 at 1:46:19 PM
In Evolution II there is a 1946 Monark Rocket with the single spring fork. However, being that close to the war period they could have been using up pre-war parts.

   RE:BALLOON:   Monark Fork posted by Geo on 12/21/2005 at 6:53:49 PM
Your right on that one! I never noticed that picture before. It probably is a left over 41 which is what I have acording to Leon at the NBHAA. I got the bike new in about 1943 but now I would like to add the spring fork. Thanks much for the answers, Geo.

WANTED:   Pre 1945 Schwinn Parts posted by: Dave on 12/16/2005 at 4:14:26 AM
Looking for pre 1945 balloon tire schwinn projects and parts bikes, and misc. parts, email me if you have something, send a photo, and a price, thanks.

AGE / VALUE:   general use/ paper route bike posted by: jim on 12/13/2005 at 11:39:26 PM
i have a red skyray bicycle with whitewall tires i bought at a garage sale. lady said it was her sons paper route bike. it has a red rocket on the tank,solo seat,long chrome bars from the front wheel to the handle bars, and a chrome rack over the front fender.

WANTED:   wanted elgin fenders posted by: Joe on 12/13/2005 at 8:37:59 PM
looking for good shape elgin mens fenders

   RE:WANTED:   wanted elgin fenders posted by John Metz on 12/31/2005 at 11:39:21 AM
Have you tried ebay? You'd be amazed at what can be found
Cycle on!