AGE / VALUE:   How old is my Schwinn? posted by: Doug on 8/15/2005 at 11:57:45 PM
I have an old Schwinn balloon tire bike.
It has one of those "hairpin" seats. (I think that is how I have seen them described.) The hub has a 36-15 on it. Does this mean anything? How can I determine how old it is?
I have pictures.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: How old is my Schwinn? posted by Scott on 8/16/2005 at 5:35:52 AM
the serial chart is at this web site. it can be found in one of three places usually. first under the bike on the "bottom bracket" (where the crank goes). second on the left rear "drop-out" (where the rear wheel goes). third on the "head tube" (where the fork goes through the frame)next to the "head badge". this is also the order of age. bottom bracket oldest----head tube newest. Go by the #s on the chart to find the exact year. Hope this helps.

WANTED:   tank and rear carrier posted by: dale redmond on 8/15/2005 at 9:17:23 PM
hi im looking for a tank and rear carrier for a 1959 huffy custom royal, if any one out there can help me locate these items please email me .

AGE / VALUE:Dayton Streamliner posted by: Scott on 8/14/2005 at 8:45:02 AM
well I think I'm in over my head this time. I've just bought a Dayton/Huffman Streamliner on eBay. I didn't think I'd get it I figured it would go for much more than it did. I'm ecstatic about having won it but now I'm going to need lots of info and quite a few specific parts. if anyone has any input or can offer help with this bike or has parts please let me know.

here is the auction # if it will help: 6551733922

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Dayton Streamliner posted by marc on 8/14/2005 at 1:19:53 PM
Dave at knows a lot and probably has or can get what you need.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Dayton Streamliner posted by sam on 8/15/2005 at 6:03:52 PM
Scott your the MAN! check out the repop Dayton stuff from Chestnut Hollow Phone is 1-810-798-3158 They got the mesh gard for these bikes.---sam

   correction:Firestone Fleetwood posted by Scott on 8/16/2005 at 5:39:35 AM
I have heard from several people that it is a Firestone Fleetwood. still thrilled by the way!!!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Dayton Streamliner posted by Scott on 8/18/2005 at 4:35:08 AM
Thank you sooooooo much for the phone #. I called them this morning. boy they have anything you might need. even the rarest stuff! just like I was asking for spark plugs for a 2004 honda car at pep boys.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Dayton Streamliner posted by Chris on 8/22/2005 at 1:56:41 PM
Be careful with our pals out at Chestnut Hollow.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Dayton Streamliner posted by Scott on 8/23/2005 at 1:49:40 AM
what do you mean. e-mail me if your not comfortable discussing it on the board.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Dayton Streamliner posted by jj on 8/24/2005 at 12:02:05 PM
I'd like to hear more, too. Please post your experience here so others can know. I learned about a bad eBay seller here and it saved me some headaches.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Dayton Streamliner posted by bob cavicchio on 8/31/2005 at 4:00:22 AM
I wish chris would tell us about chestnut hollow. I found them to be great. they are also exspensive.

BALLOON:   Value of Roadmaster Luxury Liner OR- Columbia RX-5 Reproduction posted by: John on 8/13/2005 at 1:11:53 AM
Hi i was wondering what sort of range one should expect to pay for either of these reproductions. I have recently become crazy about vintage bikes! I want a clean vintage bike but have no tools or shop to do a restore at this time so am looking at one of these or possibly a Deluxe 7. Any info or advice would be helpful. Thanks!

   RE:BALLOON: Value of Roadmaster Luxury Liner OR- Columbia RX-5 Reproduction posted by Scott on 8/15/2005 at 9:46:22 AM
look at eBay # 6553457578

   RE:BALLOON: Value of Roadmaster Luxury Liner OR- Columbia RX-5 Reproduction posted by Scott on 8/15/2005 at 9:50:54 AM
look also at eBay # 6553468008

MISC:   Cancellation of Boston Swap Meet posted by: Peter Naiman on 8/12/2005 at 8:28:18 PM
I'm posting the note for good friend Jason Cloutier with regard to the afformentioned Boston Swap Meet.

Thank you, Peter Naiman
The organizer of the Boston Swap Meet at Hibernian Hall, 151 Watertown Street., Watertown, MA has cancelled the plaaned swap since there were not sufficient pre-registered sellers to cover costs, she cannot afford to go ahead with the event. I know that there are some out-of-town people who were planning on travelling to Boston for the weekend to attend both the swap meet and the Larz show. Rather than abandon the swap meet, I would like to try to make it happen.

Since the efforts to resurrect the Boston Bike Swap
have failed, I am inviting anybody that is interested
to stop by for a bicycle yard sale this weekend here
at my house. I should be available both Saturday and
Sunday. I have the inventory of two closed bike shops
and an accululation of stuff collected during the 16
years that I have lived here. The swap meet will be for CR and Bob List members only.

I live in the northeast corner of Rhode Island, only 1
mile from I-95. Please contact me off-list for

Jason Cloutier
Pawtucket, RI
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