AGE / VALUE:   Is it really vintage?? posted by: tommy on 2/20/2008 at 8:06:59 AM
I need help, my friend offer me a 26" bicycle with a "spool" sticker at the frame with serial number S7F774..., the color is red (original color..??), made in mexico in 1960's he said.
Is it really vintage bicycle? I didn't get any information about this "spool bicycle" in any web...

Thx B4


MISC:   1955 SCHWINN...model????? posted by: Fred A on 2/16/2008 at 9:01:56 PM
I need some help. I purchased a mens cantilever framed 1955 Schwinn. It was spray bombed, but beneath the frame paint was bare metal, so no identifying decals. Fenders are not stainless steel, so it's a lower model and has no clip for a tank. And of course the rims were bombed also, but I haven't removed paint yet to see if it's chrome or paint beneath. Grips are Schwinn script. Oh, and the saddle & original chain guard are missing. My question to you all is there a web site that would show all of the 1955 models so I could begin a restoration and purchase correct color paint, decals, saddle and chain guard?
Thanks in advance!!!

   RE:MISC:   1955 SCHWINN...model????? posted by ken on 2/18/2008 at 12:24:20 PM
Fred, this came up on a search:
I didn't try to sign in to see if what you want is there.
Tom Findlay, whose name appears on that site, is one of the real experts in the field and frequently contributes here.

   RE:RE:MISC:   1955 SCHWINN...model????? posted by Fred A on 2/19/2008 at 6:39:22 AM
Checked it out, and thanks! He's posted a pile of catalogs (with each page individually scanned). Just type in on a search: 1955 SCHWINN CATALOG and the pages come up, going from 1951 to 1959. Tom if you're reading this..........THANKS!!!

BALLOON:   jc higgins color flow posted by: Scott on 2/13/2008 at 3:25:56 PM
Hi was wondering if anyone can help or direct me to a serial number archive for a jc higgins bike i'm selling for a friend,the serial number is 196564 ,Thanks for any assistance.couldn't figure out how to put a picture on here so here's the ebay item # 230221655873


BALLOON:   Coulmbia 1943 War Time bicycle posted by: Rick on 2/13/2008 at 12:29:53 PM
Hello, Would anyone know the model name of this bicycle.


AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Good vibration posted by: Andrew on 2/12/2008 at 9:51:53 AM
I dont know how to tell how old my biek is its royal blue 26 in tires balloon, nice if you could help that would be great. please email me do not reply unless cant email.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Good vibration posted by Spike on 2/12/2008 at 3:49:55 PM
What size 26" tires?Do the pedals have reflectors?Serial number 1st number is the last digit of the decade you'll
have to figure the decade by the features.