AGE / VALUE:   age of bike posted by: tom on 5/19/2006 at 2:10:28 AM
I picked this Colson bicycle out of the trash years ago and decided I would like to restore it.
I’d like to determine the age of the bike. I’ve gone through the catalogs on the Colson web page finding similar bikes in the 1940’S catalog but not the bike I have.
The 40’s bike has what’s described as a “new plastic tail light” mounted on the fender. My bike has the light mounted on the luggage carrier.
(See attached photo) anybody have an idea?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   age of bike posted by nate on 5/19/2006 at 12:47:52 PM
There are some Colsons in the picture database. They all seem to be from around 1930 to 1945-ish.

MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Need information posted by: Greg on 5/18/2006 at 3:59:26 PM
Hi, I'm looking for info on a Firestone Pilot,serial #17(?)-8-9A3 8HO5 8206. I'd like to know what year and if these were produced w/o tanks,chainguards and fork spring bars. The one I have doesn't have these items and I can find no mounting holes or scuff marks from mounting brackets. I'd also like to info about the rear hub, the actuation bar is stamped The MusselmanHub-Brake Co. Cleveland Oh. USA Pats.19m461-2167551 and there is a triangle with a "M" in it. It has a skipped-tooth cog.
What would be the correct tire size? I'll be looking for a saddle and a set of pedals as the saddle is in BAD shape and the pedals don't match. Thanks in advance.

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT: Need information posted by scott on 5/18/2006 at 11:16:13 PM
Hi, I have a bunch of Firestone ads and a few Firestone bikes including a Pilot or two. if you could send a photo I might be able to help you.

AGE / VALUE:   boys bikes for sale posted by: james on 5/18/2006 at 2:26:57 AM
must pick up in kansas make offer on everything from schwinn to western flyer 20" to 26"

FOR SALE:    posted by: Mike on 5/17/2006 at 8:11:35 PM

AGE / VALUE:   Ladies J.C. Higgins posted by: Erin on 5/17/2006 at 12:11:48 PM
I have recently begun to collect old bicycles. I have a few of them, but I never take/buy one that isn't in a condition to be ridden. I can usually find information on them or I know some one who can help me date them, but on my most recent purchase I have been having a hard time comming up with any information.

My tire size is 26 X 2.125 And I just had brand new tires and tubes put on.
It is a ladies frame bike.
It has it's original paint, 2 tone blue. Mostly a light powder blue with some dark blue as contrast. It has white detail like lines and a few stars on the bars that connect to the front tire. The paint is in almost perfect condition, just a few chips and small rust spots.
The seat is original, black and in perfect shape.
The only "extra" feature of the bike is a basket on the front that looks like it may have not been original but is easily removable and did not compromise the original frame work of the bike.
I am really interested in learning the age and value of my bike as well as any history that any one has on the J.C. Higgins brand. I don't know much other than it was sold by Sears & Robucks from about 1930-1960.
Anything any one could tell me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much and take care.