BALLOON:   Morrow blackout hub ? posted by: Drew on 7/6/2006 at 9:32:55 PM
Looking for any details on a hub....brake arm reads 'Morrow''s a blackout hub, which reads "Eclipse Machine Division - Elmira NY - made in USA - 04 36 43".
I assume the number 36 indicates # of spokes, and the 04 43 means April, 1943 ? Any history details are appriciated.

   RE:BALLOON: Morrow blackout hub ? posted by Scott on 7/17/2006 at 7:59:04 AM
Hi, there should be a letter on your hub. the letter and single digit number are the year and date. the letter is the year starting in 1931. the number is the month.
A = 1931
B = 1932
C = 1933
D = 1934
E = 1935
F = 1936
G = 1937
H = 1938
I = 1939
J = 1940
K = 1941
L = 1942
M = 1943
N = 1944
O = 1945
P = 1946
Q = 1947
R = 1948
S = 1949
T= 1950


   RE:BALLOON:   Morrow blackout hub ? posted by Drew on 7/20/2006 at 12:02:53 PM
Thanks for the info.....for some reason this hub only has the numbers I mentioned. The bike is a Roadmaster w/curved fender braces, I figure the bike is 1942-45 because of it's blackout hubs.

WANTED:   Columbia Info posted by: Mike on 7/6/2006 at 1:58:52 AM
I have a womens older Columbia bicycle. I am not sure if the chain guard is original or not???? It reads Space liner. I am trying to find out if Columbia also made a Spaceliner or if someone just made use of another guard. The guard is Chrome but what is throwing me off is it also has green paint on it as well that matches the rest of the bike. Ob the down tube it reads Torpedo .Any info on this bike would be great??????


   RE:WANTED:   Columbia Info posted by nate on 7/6/2006 at 1:37:47 PM
Sears made a Spaceliner and the chainguard would be mostly chrome. It sounds like the chainguard is not original. Have a look at the spaceliners in the picture database.

AGE / VALUE:   ccm ranger posted by: rob walker on 7/5/2006 at 12:23:38 PM
i have a ccm ranger single speed.would anyone know what year it is and if it is worth somthing? thanks robert walker

MIDDLEWEIGHT:   1959 Rollfast posted by: Jody on 7/3/2006 at 7:48:19 PM
All original 1959 rollfast boys bike,twin front lights,
chrome fenders,original www wards tires,mudflaps,streamers,
black and white
rims have some rust,but bike is 100percent original and
rides great,asking $250 obo
albany new york


BALLOON:   Wartime New Depature hubs ? posted by: Andy on 7/2/2006 at 8:00:13 PM
Is there a way to date the year of a Wartime blackout hub by New Departure ?

   RE:BALLOON:   Wartime New Depature hubs ? posted by nate on 7/3/2006 at 12:15:40 PM
I think you can partially figure out the year based on the model number. I thnk model D hubs are late 1940s to early 1950s.

   RE:BALLOON:   Wartime New Depature hubs ? posted by Geo. on 7/6/2006 at 3:53:17 AM
I have a blackout model D hub on my Monark which was purchased new in 1945 but has a 1941 style frame on it