BALLOON:   Late 40's/early 50s Goodyear posted by: Mike on 6/12/2006 at 1:43:05 AM
Hi everyone,

Anyone familar with what a late 40s early 50s Goodyear mens bike looks like? I found someone who wants to sell one but he lives out of town so I havn't seen it yet. Do they typically have more of the curved frame (top bar) compared to the straight frames of the newer bikes (1970s)...if that makes sense. Are they a cruiser bike? Are parts hard to find for these bikes? How much should I offer for a bike in decent shape and complete?

Thanks a bunch

I added a link to a 1950s I found on the net...would you guess a late 40s early 50s would look similar?


   RE:BALLOON:   Late 40's/early 50s Goodyear posted by bob on 6/29/2006 at 5:51:20 AM
i have a goodyear highway patrol had it for years its all here needs little work trying to sell it do you know anyone who might want this.

MIDDLEWEIGHT:   variences in schwinn sierra 1983 and king sting posted by: frisbeetom on 6/11/2006 at 5:46:55 AM
hey!all, any discussion invited. this all original bike (#DU51479) has some cool & odd parts and , i think, the varsity triangle angles eith fat stays and a tubeBMX fork. handles like a BMW tuned Lincon. call me

AGE / VALUE:   Reasonable or overpriced? posted by: Kelly on 6/11/2006 at 1:54:43 AM

There is an old cruiser balloon tire bike for sale that I am interested in buying as a gift for someone who wants to restore one, but the seller wants $100 for it even though there are many things cosmetically wrong with it. The seat is falling apart, one of the handlebar grips is broken in half, the front reflector is also broken in half and the body has various rust. There are no dents in the frame, though, and the bike works. It is a 1953 Western Flyer. Is $100 a reasonable price for me to pay? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Reasonable or overpriced? posted by Erin R. on 6/11/2006 at 2:26:02 AM
Where are you located? I have a 50's monark (green) for a little more money, but paint resto is done and has a fresh overhaul, etc...see my post below for me at for more info.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Reasonable or overpriced? posted by Brian on 6/11/2006 at 4:26:43 PM
$100. is a reasonable price for any antique or classic bicycle if complete and rideable. Does it have a tank? Not sure what you mean buy a broken front reflector, I didnt know 1953 vintage bikes had front reflectors. Grips are not a big deal, I have new unused original WF grips for $10 a pair.
Feel free to email me If I can help.

FOR SALE:   Two 50's cruisers for sale! posted by: Erin Randolph on 6/9/2006 at 6:12:51 AM
For Sale: 50's Monark deluxe, Fresh repaint, new tires, overhaul. Comes with orig fenders and seat $185 FIRM.
50's Hawthorne Rat Rod Cruiser, Needs new crank, but somewhat rideable...Good for parts $50. Email for details. Prefer local pickup. Im in Mpls, MN.

FOR SALE:   F/S Elgin Blackhawk/Falcon posted by: Joe Bowen on 6/8/2006 at 10:20:41 PM
Frame, fork, rear wheel, chainring, crankset, chain, truss rods..e mail or call me direct

   RE:FOR SALE: F/S Elgin Blackhawk/Falcon posted by cliff on 6/11/2006 at 4:38:09 AM
What year is your blackhawk,whats the price?
Do you have pics?