AGE / VALUE:   JC Higgins posted by: Tom on 5/2/2007 at 8:49:00 AM
I recently picked up a boys 20" JC Higgins bike, believed to be from the 50's. Can anyone provide information to me on how I can identify the year it was made? It was stored in a shed for many years, along with an old mens 26" Huffy, I also have. Thanks

AGE / VALUE:   "westfalen top modell" posted by: jp on 5/2/2007 at 7:17:37 AM
picked up a westfalen top modell at a thrift store, I cannot find any info about's a link w/ some discription, and pics. Thanks for any

AGE / VALUE:   1958 JC Wiggins Female 3-speed posted by: Doug on 5/1/2007 at 3:32:41 PM
I found a very nice original 1958 JC Wiggins, female, 3 speed, 24x1.75 tires and magenta in color. I would like to make a fair offer to the original owner but I have no clue what a fair offer would be. If anyone would give me their opinions or help, I would appreciate it.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1958 JC Wiggins Female 3-speed posted by Ed. Torbeck on 5/27/2007 at 9:05:16 PM
Are you sure it doesn't say JC Higgins? which would make it a Sears bike.

It depends on whether you are buying it to ride or to sell at a profit. If you just want a nice rider, $50.00 to $75.00 would reasonable in my opinion. You will probably have to replace tires and possibly tubes.
If you obtain the bike, you really should disassemble it and check the bearings in the head section and the crank assembly. The bearings in the head section are probably dry and rusted. If you have to pay someone to do the work, factor that into your offer.

Hope this helps.



AGE / VALUE:   Westfield Bicycle question posted by: Dave on 4/28/2007 at 6:10:53 PM
I am trying to identify a Westfield bicycle that I have. It has an odd two piece front fork, one piece mounted to the other with a heavy spring. The fork also has a place for a key, I guess to lock the fork from turning. I'd like to put a front wheel on this bike as it currently doesn't have one, but I can't figure out how to mount one as the holes for the two piece fork are difficult to align. Please help. Thanks, Dave

BALLOON:   how old are these bikes? posted by: gordo on 4/28/2007 at 1:22:16 PM
Hope you fellows can help. I'm a big time 60'-70's light weight geek but, today I picked up a couple of old America balloon tire bikes. Looking for some info so, I'll know what to trade them for.

1. An old Western flyer full fendered, hair pin spring troxel seat, super skinny seat post(diameter of a dime), it curves forward 90' toward the stem, torpedo head light on the front fender, red jewled pedals skip tooth chain wheel front and back. Very Art-Deco head tube badge.
Here is what I find odd, the seat tube is curved with the contour of the rear wheel, like an old track bike.

2 Mercury girls bike, super skinny seat post(diameter of a dime), hair pin saddle, skip tooth front, regular rear. The top and middle tube are lugged onto the seat tube, 24" wheels.

Any info on these will be appreciated,