BALLOON:   Murray Monterey posted by: Gene Bohner on 5/19/2005 at 1:22:12 AM
The serial no. on my Murray Monterey is B-0252753. I would like to know if they reprocuced this bike or not, the badge on my bike is just a sticker type badge. It has balloon tires. If they didnt remake this bike how old would it be. Thanks

   RE:BALLOON:   Murray Monterey posted by Rod on 6/13/2005 at 3:09:43 PM
I just picked up a Monterey two weekends ago and it's almost as versatile as a Schwinn. Mine also has a stickered badge and came with whitewall balloon tires and, according to the #'s stamped on the front hub and the rear rim, with '79' following each #, mine's a beige tan 1979 model. Like you, i'd like to know if I have a reproduction also!

BALLOON:   Shelby Traveler posted by: R.G. on 5/19/2005 at 12:27:43 AM
Does anyone know anything about my 1937 Shelby or can you tell me where to get info on these pre war bicycles?

Thank you

   RE:BALLOON:   Shelby Traveler posted by marc on 5/20/2005 at 2:56:25 AM
There is a new collectors book on shelbys just out. you can get them on ebay. Link below.

   RE:BALLOON:   Shelby Traveler posted by kim on 5/20/2005 at 12:34:37 PM
There's a ton of info on Shelby bicycles in the archives here.

Click on "Search 10 years of archives" above.

MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Phantom chainguard fit middleweights? posted by: Dave Cruse on 5/18/2005 at 12:26:50 PM
Can anybody tell me if a Phantom chainguard will fit on my 26" middleweight frame? Its a 1960 Spitfire. Thanks in advance.

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT: Phantom chainguard fit middleweights? posted by sam on 5/18/2005 at 9:52:45 PM
Yes,but you need the post war Phantom that has the same mounts ---your bike has welded on mounts.Pre War bikes did not.---sam

BALLOON:   stem and steerer tube diameters posted by: Pete on 5/17/2005 at 4:32:42 PM
I'm wondering what the stem diameters were on the old bikes from the 30's and 40's.
I'm well versed on standards or lack of on the more modern racing bikes. (modern as in 60's-80's)
So was the .833" or 22.2 mm sizes common?
This bike I have (Velvet DeLuxe) has a broken stem and fork steer tube.
I'm not certain but steerer may have already been repaired once before.
The broken stem looks old enough to be original but comes very close to 22.2mm like a modern road bike.
The old stems on ebay never seem to have a size listed. Like one size fits all.
The headset threads are 1" x 24tpi.
That seems like it should have become standard early on.
Did Schwinn have their own sizes besides the bottom brackets? (when did Schwinn start threading BB's different)
Before I have anyone install a new steer tube I should know if I need one for a .833" stem or 22.2mm stem.

   RE:BALLOON: stem and steerer tube diameters posted by sam on 5/18/2005 at 9:23:48 PM
You got any photos of this? By the mid 1920 most american bicycle companies used standard interchangeable parts.Boring-ly standard.A 1924 Schwinn diamond crank is the same crank they used in the late 1970s on their Varsity super sports.Head set cups do very the most.And a very few bikes used non-standard headsets.Stems have little verriation--and that MMs stuff is only useful for modern road bikes--sam

MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Balloon Tires on Middleweight posted by: Rocky Foltz on 5/16/2005 at 5:11:20 PM
Recently picked up a 1962 Schwinn American Middleweight. Can I put the larger Balloon Tires on that frame? If not, is it as easy as changing the front fork (front tire), or will the rear mount still be too narrow(rear tire) Can I put Springer Forks on the front? Thanks!

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Balloon Tires on Middleweight posted by Gordon on 5/17/2005 at 11:40:58 AM
You should be able to use balloon tires on the frame, but you won't be able to use the fenders. Some middle weights were available with springers, so adding those should not be a problem.