AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Roadside Cruiser posted by: Todd on 6/13/2007 at 11:12:37 AM
I just got my wife a Huffy Bicycle - It says Roadside Cruiser on the chain guard - It has this serial number - HC4271484 - Anyone know what year it is from? Thank-you for any help.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Roadside Cruiser posted by Julie on 6/18/2007 at 1:32:52 PM
Mine doesn't say Huffy, but does have a Montgomery Wards sticker and serial # HP0704794. I'd love to know the year of mine also!


AGE / VALUE:   Westfield/Columbia Seat Post Bolt posted by: Liz McLeod on 6/12/2007 at 5:28:42 PM
I have a 1946 Westfield Crescent ladies' balloon-tire bike with a broken seatpost binder bolt -- the seatpost tube has no collar at the top, but rather bolts directly thru the tube, and the bolt has a flatted-out section to accomodate the seatpost -- an ordinary round bolt won't work. I'm told these bikes interchange parts with the Columbia bikes of the same era -- so I'm wondering if anyone might have a spare lying around their junk box or know of a source for a repro? Thanx!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Westfield/Columbia Seat Post Bolt posted by Gordon on 6/12/2007 at 8:23:53 PM
I believe I have what you need. Can you give me the dimensions of the bolt? Length, diamter, etc.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Westfield/Columbia Seat Post Bolt posted by Liz McLeod on 6/13/2007 at 6:08:46 AM
Hi Gordon,
It's 1 5/8 inches long, with a 1/2 inch head -- same dimensions as a standard type round binder bolt. The flatted section begins about 1/4 in. from the base of the head and extends approximately 3/4 of an inch -- ending just as the threaded part begins.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Westfield/Columbia Seat Post Bolt posted by Gordon on 6/14/2007 at 5:33:10 AM
I have a bolt that should work - sent you an email.

AGE / VALUE:   Viking Westfield Mass bike posted by: Olaf Koehn on 6/10/2007 at 10:32:43 AM
I just bought an old Viking bicycle with tank. Headbadge says:"Viking, mfg, Westfield, Mass".
Does anyone have any info about those bikes/brand?
thank you

AGE / VALUE:   I'm Back!!!! posted by: gary sulzberger on 6/4/2007 at 5:57:34 PM
Regarding a previous posting about a schwinn typhoon with the skip tooth set-up. Could I use a '67 collegiate as a donor bike to swap the crank out?? and if I did would the skip tooth parts have any value?? Thanks gary

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   I'm Back!!!! posted by Gordon on 6/4/2007 at 9:35:56 PM
If the Collegiate is a 3 speed and not a 5 speed, I think it would work fine. You could just swap the chainring or the entire crank/ring assembly. The skiptooth parts may have some value depending on condition and what they are (Schwinn, etc.). The only skiptooth part that seems to consistantly bring bucks is the chain.

AGE / VALUE:   Firestone Indy 500 posted by: RM on 6/4/2007 at 2:46:49 PM
Hi Folks,
Im trying to place and age (and possible value) on a Firestone Indy 500 I recently purchased for $80 Canadian. The chap I purchased it from found it somewhere down in the States on a purchase run.

Cheers Folks!


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Firestone Indy 500 posted by ken on 6/6/2007 at 11:02:41 AM
IMHO: age=45±2; value = 80 Canadian, until you sell it...

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Firestone Indy 500 posted by mike on 6/6/2007 at 7:59:15 PM
i have that same bike and i am also trying to find some info on it is it a firestone indy 500 bike also does you head light work

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:���Firestone Indy 500 posted by Rachel on 6/7/2007 at 7:30:52 AM
I have yet to track down replacement bulbs for the light, so Im not sure if its in working condition or not. I haven't been able to dreg up much information on the Indy 500 Firestone bikes as of yet.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Firestone Indy 500 posted by Linda on 7/18/2007 at 9:38:44 PM
I have just bought a Ladies version of this same bike but all the guts are missing on the light. My bike is in pretty good shape. Anyone know how you can find out how much this is worth? I'd like to find out what year my bike is but can't find anything about it on the internet. Anyone know where to look?