AGE / VALUE:   Tandem posted by: Ray on 10/15/2006 at 6:10:56 PM
I have a 1964 Huffy tandem. Am looking for the white handlegrips. Have all else. Any help sure would aid in my resto. Thanks Ray

MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Weatern Flyer -Galaxy Flyer 1963 posted by: Ron on 10/15/2006 at 7:18:16 AM
I am looking for a picture of the Western FLyer Galaxy Flyer offered by Western Auto Stores during 1962-1963.
I have the bike and need to see what the headlight looked like as it is missing and to use it as a reference. Thank You for helping me, I do appreciate it,

AGE / VALUE:   brc beachcomber posted by: mike on 10/14/2006 at 8:16:22 AM
I was just given a brc beachcomber, and I am curious as to how old it is and it's value. It's in fairly good shape, paint is faded somewhat, but a very nice ride. I will post a pic at a later date. thanks for any info

BALLOON:   western flyer girls bike posted by: Tommy D.Moore on 10/12/2006 at 6:04:17 PM
How do I determine the model and date?

   RE:BALLOON:   western flyer girls bike posted by Gary M on 10/13/2006 at 8:51:48 AM
On older bikes unless its a known serial number and lists are available, numbers mean little. However, even today, one person never makes the whole bike, so there is a logical ascension of wheel sizes, hub designs, sprocket shapes, chaingaurd shapes, construction practices, and accesory parts that can narrow you down, and when all factors are addded can put you right on. 3 speeds are usually dated, and within a month or so of the bikes build. for instance, look at same brand of bikes from 40s, early 50s , later 50s and 60s, you will see the handlebars on almost all makes change completely. If it had a headlight, designs on those are known fairly well. as for model, well all you can do is an option comparison, as no serial number contains that. Like a typhoon base model, painted fenders and gaurd. then a deluxe typhoon chromed fenders and gaurd. and on up the chain, to say the jaguar, with all the best parts. good luck

AGE / VALUE:   coaster brake hubs posted by: jason on 10/11/2006 at 5:47:53 PM
just got a bunch of old bike stuff, still sorting it out and have a couple of things that caught my eye

A Torpedo Schweinfurt W X Sachs (on brake arm)
sachs torpedo Automatic (on hub)

Bendix overdrive 2 speed automatic USA (really good shape)

a bunch of New departure model D hubs, marked made in USA

I am having some ideas for some of these but would like to know what they are and if any should be put in a better place than what I have in mind. jason

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   coaster brake hubs posted by Mark on 10/14/2006 at 10:00:51 PM
2 speeds seel for around $60-75 on Ebay. Model Ds are a lot more common. I would be interested in a model D hub if you have one with decent chrome.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   coaster brake hubs posted by Charles on 10/18/2006 at 6:23:30 AM
Looking to buy a good condition Bendix 2 speed automatic hub.

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