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MISC:   '50's Western Flyer posted by: King Buchanan on 8/31/2002 at 7:49:07 PM
Ihave a Western Flyer in totally mint condition and I believe (and hope) that it is an original. It has a metal tag on the head tube that says "Western Flyer, Winchester, Ct., circa 1950." On the tank it says, "Special Edition". Do either of these statements determine whether or not the bike is an original or a reproduction?

thanks very much for your help.


   RE:MISC:   '50's Western Flyer posted by Brian on 9/2/2002 at 1:29:15 AM
Sounds like one of the reproductions probably made by Columbia. A clue is the "circa 1950" tag, identifying that bike as built to resemble a bicycle of that time period. Those reproductions were not a true reproduction of any particular model but a combination of several features of many 50's bikes. It is a good bike to ride and enjoy and not be a heartache if it gets scratched or damaged.

FOR SALE:   semi pneumatic tire posted by: John on 8/30/2002 at 10:41:34 PM
I'm looking for a 16 x 1.75" semi pneumatic tire to fit an old Schwinn pixie. Anybody???

   RE:FOR SALE:   semi pneumatic tire posted by Tim on 9/4/2002 at 3:41:07 PM
memorory lane classics,they list one in their catalog

WANTED:   Raleigh Roadster, or Racer (men's) posted by: Claudio on 8/30/2002 at 9:24:46 PM
Am looking for a vintage Raleigh Roadster, or Sports,or Sprite, or Record Ace, or other racer, for sale. 19-22 inch frame, 28" wheels preferred, not essential. Ontario or upper New York state.

FOR SALE:   John Deere 26" man's bicycle posted by: Marie Gibson on 8/30/2002 at 7:35:04 PM
Interested in finding the worth of a John Deere 26" bicycle

   RE:FOR SALE:   John Deere 26 posted by goob on 8/31/2002 at 2:50:29 AM
Which one or what color. They are not highly collectors. The white one sells for around $80.00. The green one from $100.00 to $150.00 The blue ones are more rare but don't bring as much. The 20" yellow is the the best seller for some reason and has been bringing around $200.00 to $300.00 the black racer don't bring a lot around $100.00 to $125.00. your best bet would be to find a jd collector not a bicycle collector for they are not well built bikes most foreign made.

FOR SALE:   headbadge posted by: freddie on 8/29/2002 at 1:18:02 AM
Help! I need a headbadge for a monark super deluxe. I have a complete bike in very good condition except it is missing the headbadge. Can anybody help?

WANTED:   Auburn posted by: Jeremy on 8/28/2002 at 5:24:00 PM
I need to buy an Auburn CR 20 RX. I will take either just frame/fork or the entire bike. I want to get back into riding and this is the only bike that I will ride.

WANTED:   CHAIN GUARD JC Higgins 3 Spd posted by: Paul DaVia on 8/28/2002 at 2:53:02 PM
I just bought a very nice 50s (?) vintage 26 in men's 3 speed JC Higgins bike (made in Austria). I desperately need a chain guard. Original style is preferred but does anyone know of any after-market one that will fit? I'm not sure if the original of this bike had the fully enclosed guard or the feather style. Anyone know?? The rear SA axle has the numbers "50320" beneath the words J.C. Higgins Thanks! Paul

   RE:WANTED:   CHAIN GUARD JC Higgins 3 Spd posted by Schwinnderella on 8/29/2002 at 3:05:37 AM
Paul,what color is the bike? I think I have a blue and cream enclosed guard for a 50's Higgins.

MISC:   western flyer trike posted by: Ti m on 8/28/2002 at 1:34:36 PM
I know this is for bicycles,I`m a collector but yesterday a guy brought me a tricycle and I just couldn`t resist.
It`s a old western flyer blue with white trim his guess is about 70years old it has truss rods on the front a chrome and leather saddle with springs and all.My question is where can I get any info on this thing are there any numbers or other markings to help ID the year? I no nothing about trikes,can any one steer me in the right direction?

MISC:   Colombia Twosome Tandum posted by: Tom on 8/28/2002 at 4:02:17 AM
Dear Sirs at VVVintage Vintage Bicycles Inc.

Thank you for your reply regarding my questions about my
Columbia twosome bicycle. This bicycle built for two does
have 26x 1.75 tires indicating that it falls into the
1959-1969 manufacturing era. However, I can not find the
serial number anywhere on this bike. The paint looks like
it could be original and I don't want to mare it by looking
for these numbers. Would these numbers be evident?
-Or- could they be covered up by the paint? You mentioned
that they could be under the rear bottom bracket (rear
crank hanger) would this be the under side of the rear
crank housing? Or one of the bars intersecting into this
section? I took off the chain guard as well as the
kickstand and I couldn't find any numbers under either.
The paint is in really good shape, but not immaculate, and
shows signs of wear and fading. I doubt that this bike has
been repainted. Is there a certain spot on this bike with
a certain method I might use to find these numbers with out
sanding the paint off unnecessarily? Is there any approx
value or price range that this bike falls into?

Thank you for your time.

Tom Ashmead

MISC:   Scwinn Speedster posted by: Oscar on 8/27/2002 at 6:04:02 PM
I got an old Scwinn Speedster and I am trying to figure out what year it is using its serial. The serial # is CK587114 and I do not know why it is not shown in the Scwinn serial dates. The tires are 26 x 1 3/8. It is all original but it is kind of rusty. How much would this bike cost? does anybody have an idea about its year? Thanks

   RE:MISC:   Scwinn Speedster posted by Eric Amlie on 8/27/2002 at 9:06:56 PM
It is in the charts. C is March, K is 1974

FOR SALE:   1983 Trek 520 posted by: Bryant on 8/27/2002 at 4:40:45 PM
I have a 1983 Gun Metal Blue Trek 520 12 speed for sale. Frame is 22 1/2 in, 27in Alloy wheels, Suntour Cyclone II Front and rear der, DiaCompe Brakes. It is a double crank, not a triple (looks like it was turned from a touring to a road racing bike) that's the bad news. The good news is the rear hub is a Shimano, not a Helicomatic. Bike was just overhauled and lokks like a 7.5-8 out of 10. Asking $100 for pick up in Baltimore area.

FOR SALE:   Vintage Cyclepro Greg Hill Products (GHP) BMX Bike posted by: Rob on 8/27/2002 at 5:51:53 AM
Excellent condition, all original except for new Mongoose grips and pedals. Make offers at robert@neweconomydesign.com

WANTED:   anybody have info on a motorized safety cycle posted by: bicbikes@msn.com on 8/27/2002 at 4:53:22 AM
it has a briggs motor

FOR SALE:   amf texas rangerette girls posted by: gerald on 8/26/2002 at 7:06:46 PM
ihave a 50's? amf texas rangerette bicycle in fair condition would like some info on bike also would like to sell email me for pictures make me a fair offer thank you gerald

FOR SALE:   BLUE ROSS APOLLO FOR SALE posted by: Marvin on 8/26/2002 at 3:30:27 PM
I have a blue ross apollo for sale, in very good condition. A five speed, from the 1970s. A muscle bike. Willing to sell for $130 or less.