MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Huffy Corvair and Eldorado inquiry posted by: Lee on 7/13/2007 at 11:32:07 AM
Just cleaning out garage and wondering if anyone knows value and age of following bikes.
Huffy Eldorado female w/tank, rack, 24 1.75 tires & sn 4H2321nn(nn not sure what is stamped)
Huffy Corvair female w/ tank, rack, 26 1.75 front & 24 1.75 rear...sn 3H224075.
Appreciate any replies...Thanks

   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Huffy Corvair and Eldorado inquiry posted by jj on 7/14/2007 at 7:13:35 AM
Have a look at the price guide here on oldroads. Do a search on Huffy, there are a couple Eldorados, and some other Huffys similar to the Corvair.

BALLOON:   Question about parts posted by: Bobby on 7/10/2007 at 2:10:42 PM
Hello, I found a JC Higgins Girls bike with prewar skirt guards. Need front fender, pedals, hubs etc... and I'm wondering also, what kind of kickstand was used on these bikes? I have pictures and will post them as soon as they are developed.

   RE:BALLOON:   Question about parts posted by Gordon on 7/10/2007 at 4:17:59 PM
JC Higgins were built after WWII. If your bike has pre-war skirts, it was probably built just after the war when they were using up the Elgin parts. I have run into similar bikes before.

MISC:   Holes in Swiss fender posted by: Shay on 7/10/2007 at 8:11:44 AM
I just acquired a Swiss Condor, I think from around 1960. It is not a military bike, but a roadster/city bike. It has odd fenders, kind of flat, and a lot of clearance from the tire. The rear fender has a row of holes running along the edge of each side, located about 1/4 inch from the edge and spaced around an inch or two apart. The holes go all the way along the edge on both sides up to about four inches from each end of the fender, and they are small, kind of spoke-hole sized. Does anyone know what these holes were for? Thanks!

   RE:MISC:   Holes in Swiss fender posted by Chris on 7/10/2007 at 9:47:30 AM
It's for a string skirt guard that goes to a bracket on the rear hub axle nut. So the ladies do not get their skirts caught in the rear wheel.

Big thing back in the day, different patterns.

MIDDLEWEIGHT:   cant find serial # and Value of my bike posted by: pablo on 7/9/2007 at 12:43:14 PM
i picked up this bike Schwinn (CRUISER DELUXE )it has a tank.
How can i find the year? i cant even find the serial #?please HELP!Thanks


   RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   cant find serial # and Value of my bike posted by therese on 7/14/2007 at 8:45:08 AM
Refer to the attached link.


I hope this helps.


BALLOON:   Info Please posted by: habs on 7/8/2007 at 3:59:37 AM
I recently picked up this bike Western Flyer with Grand Trophy on the chain guard.The frame and fenders are red with white pin stripes on the fenders.Tires are 26x2.125.On the frame at the neck are the numbers HC2394245.It has very little rust on the handle bars and tiny bit on frame.Can someone tell me best way to remove this?Also any info on this bike greatly appreciated.Year?Value perhaps?

   RE:BALLOON: Info Please posted by paul on 7/8/2007 at 4:57:13 PM
Lightly rub rusty chrome parts with brass or bronze wool not steel wool, steel wool puts fine scratches on chrome. Brass wool is available from marine supply or Bennys Hardware stores in Southern New England

   what u shouldn't say posted by cellyourphone on 7/14/2007 at 8:44:44 AM
I read on the web it's just not wise to give out the serial numbers of your bicycle.Only use what u need to know month & year such as a first or second letter depending on make of bicycle,some might do that differently.gl