AGE / VALUE:   Larz Anderson National Bike Show and Watertown Swap/ August 14th posted by: Peter Naiman on 7/27/2005 at 1:29:12 PM
A number of events beside the Concours are planned for Sunday August 14th. David Herlighy, noted cycle historian and author will be attending and doing a book signing and talk, the Wheelman will be attending and plan on riding at the show in period dress with possibly giving demonstration on riding a highwheeler. Mavic Wheels which is now a sponsor of the show is planning a demonstration which I will have more information on later.

At 9:00AM Jack Demerest or as most of his friends know him as Five Speed Jack will open the day by leading a ride through Bostons famed Emerald Necklace and return to the show at roughly 10:00AM for the shows opening. For those who want to drop off bikes and go on the ride, I will be at the Museum of Transportation by 8:30AM to take bikes in so those folks can go on the 9:00AM ride.

For more information about the show, please see our website at and thank you to Webmaster Vin Vullo for updating and hosting our site.
I can be contacted on my email address listed with this post for additional information on the show.

Hope to see you all there.

Peter Naiman
Shorewood, WI

BALLOON:   firestone holiday posted by: mike on 7/24/2005 at 6:09:44 PM
Iam in the process of restoring a firestone holiday.Does anyone know if the woodgrain on the chainguard and tank was painted or a decal. Where can I get decals or have these painted Tank You

AGE / VALUE:   1942 Dayton ??? posted by: Scott on 7/23/2005 at 5:55:34 AM
ok, so now I'm the proud owner of a 1942 Dayton. now what??? I don't think any two pieces came from the same bike!!! I need to find an expert who knows what is what on this bike. I think I have all correct parts. I have a frame which according to the chart here is a 1942. the head badge is nos from ebay. the tank came with the frame but when I stripped all the blue paint off it, it was pale green, also this is the long, smooth tank with no ridges or vents or anything on it, totally smooth. the frame was dark red and cream. the fork I got years ago and is what the vol. 2 evolution of the bicycle book calls "Gliding Ride" (page 81). the rack is also from ebay from a bike that is around the same year. I have two possible chain guards one called a "Crows Beak" (see page 66 vol. 2 evolution of the bicycle book at middle of page) whenever I see one, and the other looks kind of generic with lines (see page 66 vol. 2 evolution of the bicycle book at bottom of page). I have the proper crank and sprocket. so you ask what is my problem? well I'm not sure what decals I need and where they go. also I'm not sure about the paint scheme, especially on the tank. I want to go with the dark red and cream but what color do I use for pin stripping or is pin stripping wrong for this year. all I have for original paint is some red on the bottom bracket and a "D" shaped cream patch where the head badge was. there is no indication on the tank, I found the green inside. can anyone help me? do you guys have pictures showing this configuration. the hardest part is I haven't been able to find any pictures of a bike with this tank. most pictures have tanks with pressed in lines or ridges, some the length of the tank and some are short and toward the front of the tank. please help if you can.
Thanx, Scott

   pictures  1942 Dayton ??? posted by scott on 7/23/2005 at 6:27:20 AM
here is the frame and tank if that helps it's on ebay

   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1942 Dayton ??? posted by sam on 7/25/2005 at 7:07:22 PM

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1942 Dayton ??? posted by scott on 7/26/2005 at 12:31:14 AM
thanx but this bike has the ribs in the front of the tank mine doesn't.

AGE / VALUE:    posted by: Scott on 7/22/2005 at 9:20:45 PM
hey has anyone tried putting an autobike setup on a cruiser? I would think it would be a nice setup. you know lace it into a vintage wheel. i guess you would have to weld on the derailleur mount or do they mount on the axle?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by John Metz on 7/23/2005 at 10:42:44 AM
On bikes with no derailluer hanger you would use a small
bolt with a special nut shaped to fit into the drop out.
The special nut is rounded on the end to the same shape as the rear of the drop out slot and has a flange to prevent it from pulling through the drop out. Check out and you will likely find an illustration.

WANTED:   TUBELESS TIRES posted by: bob on 7/21/2005 at 11:10:06 PM
does anyone know where i can find new tubless tires for a 1930 elgin with wooden wheels i believe they are 28''

   RE:WANTED:   TUBELESS TIRES posted by bob on 7/21/2005 at 11:20:21 PM
my email address is

   RE:WANTED:   TUBELESS TIRES posted by Gordon on 7/22/2005 at 7:53:48 PM
You can try


   RE:WANTED:   TUBELESS TIRES posted by Ken on 7/22/2005 at 7:57:00 PM
These appear to be in stock at
under "select tire size", "28x1.5"
returns a single tube bicycle tire - at $131.00 each...
I've got a Mead with that size, with 65-year-old black tape on 'em, and that's why it won't be restored any time soon.

   RE:WANTED: TUBELESS TIRES posted by sam on 7/25/2005 at 12:55:58 AM
You gotta call--they got no web site!
call Harper Machine & Manufucturing
Dunbar Ave.
Dunbar West Va.
Ph# 304-768-1147
They still make them!

   RE:RE:WANTED: TUBELESS TIRES posted by Joel on 7/28/2005 at 5:07:30 PM
I recently bought a set from Harper. The price is $180 shipped for a pair. Black only.

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED: TUBELESS TIRES posted by Pete on 8/5/2005 at 10:07:47 AM
Have you mounted and ridden these yet?