AGE / VALUE:   phantom age posted by: Eddie on 4/15/2008 at 6:30:34 AM
I have a phantom with a serial # starting with K2 would that make it an Oct of 1952?? or is the date code different on older bikes?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   phantom age posted by ken on 4/15/2008 at 10:28:43 AM
If it's on the dropout, might be '53. see serial number chart on this site.
The info used to include a statement about serial number location taken from another source, but it has been disputed and is no longer quoted here.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   phantom age posted by Eddie on 4/16/2008 at 4:15:03 AM
Yes it is on the rear drop out.


AGE / VALUE:   Excelsior posted by: Doug on 4/15/2008 at 5:52:11 AM
Looking for info on Excelsior Schwinn Bulet horn with push horn, blue / white two tone color

BALLOON:   Mercury bikes?! posted by: Amanda on 4/14/2008 at 6:10:05 PM
Hello, I've been looking for a leisure/riding bike and stumbled across a pair of blue & ivory vintage-looking bikes. I bought the ladies one and alas I'm terribly short and I think it is a balloon style. It's got 26" wheels and they're much fatter than my fiance's standard 10-speed bike's 26" wheels.

It's a very handsome bike, with fenders and a little rack over the rear wheel. Thing is, the seat is all the way lowered and my feet won't touch the ground. I've been searching and it looks like Mercurys are not plentiful on the internet... I was going to just buy some 24" wheels and tires and see if they will go on the bike's frame, so I can ride it without dying.

Do any of you happen to recognize this bike, or even have a general idea of what time period it came from? I searched on this site (great by the way!) and I was a pricing guide, looks like Mercurys were made in the 30s, up through the 50s maybe? I thought this was just a replica "vintage" bike, but maybe it's not... it could truly be old, I have no clue! I've attached a picture (I hope it works).

I'd love to hear anyone's feedback if you recognize it. Also, should I go back and buy its twin men's model? Thanks in advance!


   RE:BALLOON: Mercury bikes?! posted by Amanda on 4/14/2008 at 6:32:22 PM
Here are other pictures (links):

   RE:BALLOON: Mercury bikes?! posted by joel on 4/16/2008 at 8:48:13 AM
Your bike is a replica, (1980s?/90s?)

MISC:   schwinn hollywood posted by: Mr. Mann on 4/13/2008 at 1:01:22 PM
I am looking for information on the schwinn hollywood. What year were they first making them? I knew they stopped in 1979. Also I was wondering what years were they in the special color,white/rose or white/pink. I knew they made them only a couple of years. Any help would be grateful! Thanks

   RE:MISC:   schwinn hollywood posted by ken on 4/14/2008 at 12:15:47 PM
I have one from 1960. White with blue trim.

   RE:RE:MISC:   schwinn hollywood posted by Mr. Mann on 4/14/2008 at 4:05:25 PM
Would want to sell it? If so how much?

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   schwinn hollywood posted by ken on 4/15/2008 at 10:22:59 AM
Might depend on your location... you can send me an email. My Hollywood has no wheels, but does have original saddle, bars, stem, grips and fenders. I have pictures.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   schwinn hollywood posted by Mr. Mann on 4/15/2008 at 11:53:29 AM
I probably won't buy it I'm more into complete bikes.

BALLOON:   DECALS posted by: Gene Kelly on 4/11/2008 at 6:59:12 PM
I have 2 is a 1939 colson imperial and the other is a 1957 colson that has the springer ft.were the 2 springs are pointing out.dont know the model.Ihave never seen a colson with any kind of decals.did they use a decal on there tanks or chain guards.the only thing i have to go by is the head badge.Just need a picture of any decal for colson