AGE / VALUE:bmx phantom posted by: Mark Kennedy on 8/9/2005 at 8:30:00 PM
I have a old bmx Scwhinn "20"inch? bike that I'm trying to research. It has "BMX" on the seat and "Phantom" on the chain guard that is done in black lettering with a yellow surround . It has 5 spoke plastic rims that are yellow and yellow handgrips. thanks for any info. If it makes any differrece the serial# is FT520317 and the serial# on the badge is #2092.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:bmx phantom posted by rod on 8/15/2005 at 3:18:22 PM
Your BMX Phantom was made in June 1982; however, I'm in the dark on the serial-numbered badge.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: bmx phantom posted by Jeff Bikeguy on 9/20/2005 at 5:58:16 PM
The four digit stamp on Schwinn headbadges was a date code of some type and was used for warranty issues among other things. The last digit was the year the bike was manufactured but nobody (Not even our Schwinn rep) has been able to tell me what the other three digits were. I know that Schwinns from the 90's only had a few different date codes.

AGE / VALUE:   Am'e Grips posted by: Jason on 8/6/2005 at 1:10:17 PM
Anyone recall modular component grips by Am'e? They come in about 6 or 7 pieces and bolt together on the bar...What were they called and how do they go together. I got a set in the box, but it may be missing parts....Thanks

MISC:gett bearings out of sountour rear whl posted by: jason on 7/29/2005 at 7:36:55 PM
How do you get the bearings out of an 1980's suntour rear wheel? the cup is way tight in an aluminum hub?

WANTED:DG Junior Forks posted by: Michael Wilson on 7/28/2005 at 5:03:37 AM
I'm looking for a pair of DG Junior forks, for a bike that i have restored, It is blue so i would like blue forks if possible. thanks for the help.

MISC:Larz Anderson National Bike Show and Watertown Swap/ August 14th posted by: Peter Naiman on 7/27/2005 at 1:35:50 PM
A number of events beside the Concours are planned for Sunday August 14th. David Herlighy, noted cycle historian and author will be attending and doing a book signing and talk, the Wheelman will be attending and plan on riding at the show in period dress with possibly giving demonstration on riding a highwheeler. Mavic Wheels which is now a sponsor of the show is planning a demonstration which I will have more information on later.

At 9:00AM Jack Demerest or as most of his friends know him as Five Speed Jack will open the day by leading a ride through Bostons famed Emerald Necklace and return to the show at roughly 10:00AM for the shows opening. For those who want to drop off bikes and go on the ride, I will be at the Museum of Transportation by 8:30AM to take bikes in so those folks can go on the 9:00AM ride.

For more information about the show, please see our website at and thank you to Webmaster Vin Vullo for updating and hosting our site.
I can be contacted on my email address listed with this post for additional information on the show.

Hope to see you all there.

Peter Naiman
Shorewood, WI