AGE / VALUE:   monark and silver king posted by: nancy on 2/14/2005 at 2:14:06 AM
Can anyone give us a website that can tell us something about the silver king we just bought from a neighbor for $30. We have the numbers: 4406/0231878. Does that mean something to anyone? Any ideas where we can find out about it? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks, Nancy.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   monark and silver king posted by Skip Intro on 2/14/2005 at 2:02:48 PM
Start by looking throught the archives here. Loads of Silver King discussions.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   monark and silver king posted by dennis sellers on 7/23/2005 at 2:14:10 AM
Am looking for details of what Silver King by Monark
name plate looked like in the 30's. I have been cleaning
& reassembling what looks to be a mid 30's bike with all
parts there but name plate is gone. Would love to have the
real thing but will settle for being able to make replica.

BALLOON:   what is it ??? posted by: HUB ROBERTS on 2/13/2005 at 11:23:46 AM
old boys bike , blacked out hubs ,cruved center bars ,same spaceing all the way! rear faceing drop out with adjusting screws , ser.# 11463GYH8 26"- 2x2-125 tires finder stripe in 1/4" on the side edge of the fenders ,has L shape seat post,truss rod front end skip tooth chaining ,drop center rims thanks ! Hub

   RE:BALLOON:   what is it ??? posted by hub roberts on 2/14/2005 at 11:39:13 AM

AGE / VALUE:   How old is this Peerless ? posted by: Bill on 2/13/2005 at 4:38:48 AM
we have a mid 1940-1950's Peerless girls bike with fenders and horntank, 26" blackwall tires. It was repainted years ago, new handlebars, missing chainguard. Any ideas, info on the year, value?

AGE / VALUE:   How old is my Schwinn Bicycle ? posted by: Keith Meier on 2/11/2005 at 4:22:31 AM
I purchased an old Schwinn Bike ( I think ) at my God Mothers auction. The last time it was licensed was 1963. It has the serial number plate underneath the crank housing and says the model # is 4106X with a serial # of D150055. The crank has a number stamped in it of M568, a New Departure coaster brake and think its called Torrington Stem arms on the front.It has 26" Balloon tire on the back and a Chrome rack on the rear. The handle grips and the seat say Scwhinn but nowhere else on the bike. The chain guard attaches with Hockey Stick style clamps and kinda looks like a feather with ribs.I am in the process of repainting, not restoring, it just to add to my landscaping and am curious as to the actual age of this bike. Any thoughts ?

   RE:AGE / VALUE: How old is my Schwinn Bicycle ? posted by sam on 2/12/2005 at 8:11:01 PM
All pre 48 serial numbers were lost in a factory fire but 8/48 starts with a D so your must be a 47 or48
And using it as garden art--I'd get a bike worth a lot less.---sam

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   How old is my Schwinn Bicycle ? posted by Joel on 2/14/2005 at 6:02:51 PM
Grips, seats, ect. are often replacments. If the bike had a serial number plate attached to the frame it is not a Schwinn product. My guess would be Monark.

AGE / VALUE:   YALE BICYCLE, ANY INFORMATION HELP posted by: Jon in Desmoines on 2/8/2005 at 5:03:50 AM
My brother just gave me an old 26" balloon tire bike,the badge on front says YALE, it has a monark(swoosh?)type skiptooth sprocket,with an Eclipse machine Co. rear hub with
(looks like)"Marrow"stamped brake arm,the hub has 3 screws with springs on the opposite side of brake arm,(this I believe to be a free wheeling set-up)
there is a ser# 922 Y stamped on the bottom bracket under side.
it has support rods on front fork,missing front wheel,and rear wheel is a "rusty taco", it is blue, with no pinstripe or markings on frame,possible very old repaint,topped off with a troxel seat sitting on a 90 degree seat post.
at the moment I cannot send any pictures,but would appreciate any input, information,comments etc...

   RE:AGE / VALUE: YALE BICYCLE, ANY INFORMATION HELP posted by sam on 2/12/2005 at 8:17:21 PM
Yale was originally a brand made by Consolidated of Ohio.But I'm not sure what or who they sold out to.Is wour bike for 28" wheels(old wood rims) or 26" wheels.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   YALE BICYCLE, ANY INFORMATION HELP posted by jon in desmoines on 2/13/2005 at 11:06:15 PM
thanks for input! the bike has 26 inch steel wheels, and
front fork strut rods,looks like other 40's era bikes that I have seen researching this one, there is an old bike swap meet coming up here in seattle wa. in March I have a booth there this year so I will bring it up there and see if any one is interested, jon in desmoines