BALLOON:   Replacement (Axel) ' Nuts & Bolts' posted by: Kevin on 5/29/2008 at 12:04:11 PM
I'm trying to track down a pair of front axel nuts (flared hub nuts) to fit a 1/4" bolt. These are actually for a repro Western Flyer. Anyone know of a good place to find those difficult nuts & bolts?

AGE / VALUE:   Vista Rover posted by: Lori on 5/29/2008 at 8:54:12 AM

I found an old bicycle in my Dad's barn. It's a Vista Rover.

It's in pretty good shape. Mild rust on the fenders. Handlebars are rusty, but the body is in good shape.

I am not finding much on a search for Vista or Rover.

Anyone know anything about this company?

I'm going to need new tires. From reading on this site, I guess they are called balloon tires. I know nothing about these bikes other than they are nice sturdy, soft riding bikes.

I have always wanted one of these "beachcomber" style bikes. I was excited to get it.

Thanks for any info anyone has to share.


AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn posted by: john on 5/23/2008 at 6:51:50 PM
I have a old Schwinn "Tank" bike that is dark blue with white pinstriping. The serial #DA28888.This bike also has a chrome rack on the back. The bike is a little rough.what is it worth and what year was this made in


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn posted by ken on 5/27/2008 at 10:56:03 AM
If the number is on the left rear dropout, it's a 1965.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn posted by John on 5/27/2008 at 4:23:22 PM
The #s are at the left rear if you were sitting on the bike.What model would this be I dont see any sign of model on chain guard and the Schwinn logo under seat on down tube.Did they make this model in other colours.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn posted by ken on 5/28/2008 at 10:31:32 AM
Serial numbers don't encode that info, so you have to search.
Thanks to Bob Hufford and friends, a catalog is available; see if you find one that looks like yours.
The rack may have been a dealer option; does it match the ones in the catalog?
Let us know what you learn.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn posted by John on 5/29/2008 at 6:35:13 PM
It would seem to me that I have a 1965 Schwinn Fleet with factory rear rack,tank but no horn and no light on front fender.What point do you measure from to determine the size of frame.Not all that bad of a find,I just went to the front door of a house and asked the owners if I could have the bike that was in the backyard.A older man comes outside and taks me to the backyard where the bike that I could see from the road was a ladies bike from the sixties also and just behind the ladies bike was the Schwinn.After some small talk I asked if I could buy or have now 2 bikes and he said YES. That was it Free for the taking.

MISC:   Persons Majestic Siren posted by: Danny on 5/22/2008 at 12:55:33 PM
I just received my first P-M siren. I dont see how to mount it. Does anyone have pictures on this mounted?

   RE:MISC:   Persons Majestic Siren posted by Geo. on 5/28/2008 at 9:31:51 PM
Don't have a picture, but they mounted on the front fork with the shaft running against the tire. Generally had a chain connected so when you pulled up on the chain, the unit tipped up against the tire and ran the siren. Release the chain and it pulled away from the tire. Spring loaded.

   RE:MISC:   Persons Majestic Siren posted by zaz on 7/8/2008 at 8:22:18 AM
instructions from an original box


AGE / VALUE:   Bicycle Identification posted by: Steve on 5/17/2008 at 4:29:25 PM
I found a ladies bicycle in the desert not far from my home in So. Cal. about 10 years ago. I knew it was an oldie but there was no I.D. After restoring it I have noticed it has some things in common with a Mercury bike I saw on ebay.(the way the chain gaurd attaches to the frame for one) I looked for the serial# and it is a 4 digit number 9673. Anyone have any idea what I have here?