BALLOON:   what model do you think it is? posted by: robert on 4/10/2006 at 6:36:24 PM
i picked up a schwinn with motorbike style frame (stirght middle bar) with #a93616 on lower left rear drop. it has the locking forks, spring forks, benix 2 speed with 3 red strips, s-2 rims, schwinn pedels with the cross simble at end, chrome seat springs. the fenders look paint black to match bike. rear fender has 2 holes center a little above the lowest brace. maybe holes for a reflector? the front fender has a little slotted tap right below the frame neck but is not hooked to anything? not skip tooth, sprocket is the 4 large round holes. has a 1949-? phantom style chain guard. head badge is not painted an is made of brass or copper. grips are black and say schwinn approved. also has a little square slot at the inner ends of the grips. it dose not have a tank or a headlight.......if anyone can tell me what i have or what is original on it speacily the fenders it would be very helpful. i have pics if needed. thanks for your time robert

AGE / VALUE:   please help me id, what I have posted by: Reann Hauck on 4/9/2006 at 12:45:45 AM
I bought this bike today, a Grand Trophy, the seller said it was from Western Auto. It has a basket, and cheng-shin type 0 nylon 1 inch white wall balloon tires. This bike has never been riden, and the tires still have the tetts on it. The paint color is fire engine red with white pin strips. I just want to know if it is worth anything, and I apologize for the pictures aren't real good, but I can send them to you so you can see them, I am just not sure how to put them on this email. Thank you for your time and any information. Reann

BALLOON:   aging a new paint job? posted by: bruce on 4/8/2006 at 9:02:25 PM
I've got a parts cruiser that is mostly a contemporary schwinn, aluminum frame, with sweet fenders from a '60s Typhoon. I'm painting the new frame black to match the old, slightly dinged fenders. They're not rusty, but they have lots of light scrathing and some maroon primer showing in areas. I like the white pin stripes and aged look of the fenders and want to artificially age my new paint job. Any tips from experience? -thanks

BALLOON:   Bendix Model 76 posted by: Greg on 4/7/2006 at 9:19:04 PM
I picked up a Huffy single speed coaster bike and I am going to rebuild it into a "around the neighborhood" cruiser. I would like to put a larger sprocket on the rear hub. Is this possible and do you know where I can get one? I would like somewhere around a 22T.
I would also know if anyone has been successful painting chrome.

   RE:BALLOON:   Bendix Model 76 posted by Gordon on 4/8/2006 at 1:34:33 PM
It is possible to find the larger cogs, but far easier to find a smaller chain ring for the front and the results are the same.

   RE:RE:BALLOON:   Bendix Model 76 posted by Greg on 4/8/2006 at 3:49:44 PM
thanks. I did find a 42T front. Can I find one that is around 38-40T?

   RE:RE:RE:BALLOON:   Bendix Model 76 posted by Gordon on 4/8/2006 at 11:37:59 PM
I have a 36 tooth.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:BALLOON:   Bendix Model 76 posted by Greg on 4/10/2006 at 1:21:17 AM
Is it something you want to part with?


   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:BALLOON:   Bendix Model 76 posted by Gordon on 4/10/2006 at 5:02:56 PM
Sure, I'll sell it. Email me direct.

BALLOON:   CCM GT 101 Duomatic Candy Gold posted by: Jen on 4/5/2006 at 10:20:32 PM
My Mom just gave me her old CCM (women's) bike. It is in excellent condition, mostly just surface rust. I want to restore it - however, don't really know where to start. I believe it is early 60's (Mom says 1963ish?). Any ideas on how to find out more about this pretty bike. I will take a picture of it and post it soon.

   RE:BALLOON:   CCM GT 101 Duomatic Candy Gold posted by Gordon on 4/6/2006 at 12:37:28 PM
I can't tell you much about your bike other than it was made by the Canadian Cycle & Machine Company, and that "duomatic" means it has a two-speed kickback hub.