| Does anyone know when they stopped using white rims and went to chrome on Schwinn middleweights?|
| I have always been under the impression that the painted rims were on the less expensive models and the chrome on the deluxe (more expensive) models.|
| Alwas tinges of rust where the nipples go and underneath that white pait is rust. |
| My daughter found a bike at a garage sale (I have not seen it yet but am dying to). She says she can see a Columbia Westfield Mass logo. She says the chainguard has the words Automatic Duo Speed on it. It is a blue (what she referred to as maybe a precursor to electric blue) men's type bike. It is in working condition - at least good enough for her to have rode it around a bit but does need a lot of cleaning etc. I am waiting for it to come home so I can see serial number possibly. In the meantime - does anyone have any idea which model/year of Columbia men's two speed this might be? It is the kind of two speed that shifts by clicking the pedal backward.|
| If that's the Bendix AutoMatic hub, it will have three red, blue or yellow stripes around the hub. (Probably red) These are from the era ca. 1960-65 (I hope someone posts accurate start and end dates.) Also known as kickback hub. Typically a deluxe feature, but not enough to identify a model by. I remember Bendix advertising the hub in Boy's Life and in comic books; many bike manufacturers used them. I would like to hear all about it if it's NOT Bendix...|
| Well, the girl child confirmed 3 red stripes. Also serial number L265642 which I think indicates 1962 - I did find the serial number listing somewhat confusing as 1947 had L5000 to L3xxxxx numbers. I am assuming though that 62 would be the correct year since that is when the bendix kickback hub was popular. I still have not seen the bike - just a fuzzy picture on a cell phone - kids - and it appears to be what looks like a single bar camel back style. |
| I recently bought a Huffy bike - I have done as much research as I can on it, but can't seem to nail down an age for the bike so I thought I would come to the experts. Can anyone help me in determining the age of this bike - The serial number is C83073 84823. It has 2 X 2.125 tires. Thanks for any assistance you can give.|
| I'm no expert, but I can tell you you can look up that number on the Huffy Serial Number Chart on this site. Click on 'General Resoures' above!|
| I just bought a "schwinn" cruiser, used. There are only decals that say "cruiser" on the derailer and the bottom tube. The serial number on the bottom of the crank reads LX901900, is this really a schwinn? If so, what year? I thought it looked like an 80's model, but I'm not so sure.|
Any help would be appreciated.
| Is this a Jc Higgins Serial Number?|
mod502 46940 and 518812.