Friday, December 31, 2010

1960 Carlton (headbadge)

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1960 Carlton (headbadge) Carlton headbadge. Year Unknown.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

1960 Robin Hood (headbadge)

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1960 Robin Hood (headbadge) Robin Hood headbadge. Year Unknown.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

1960 New Hudson (headbadge)

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1960 New Hudson (headbadge) New Hudson headbadge. Year Unknown.
I have been researching a collection of unused New Hudson Cycle Company
cycle tube head badges. In particular I have had no luck finding out whether it is a motor cycle or
bicycle head badge.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

1901 - 1910 Harley-Davidson (Replica)

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1901 - 1910 Harley-Davidson (Replica) Replica 1903 Harley Davidson built using parts of a Roadmaster bicycle. The majority of the frame is fabricated as are the tanks, bars, engine and virtually everything but the wheels, tires and seat.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

1901 - 1910 Harley-Davidson (replica)

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1901 - 1910 Harley-Davidson (replica) Replica 1903 Harley Davidson built using parts of a Roadmaster bicycle. The majority of the frame is fabricated as are the tanks, bars, engine and virtually everything but the wheels, tires and seat.

Friday, December 24, 2010

1968 Mesinger (saddle)

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1968 Mesinger (saddle) Odd Mesinger saddle on a 1968 Columbia Playboy

Thursday, December 23, 2010

1947 Whizzer (Schwinn)

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1947 Whizzer (Schwinn) Owned by David Bayless in Euless Texas. Resored by Steve Bayless.

e-mail srb56@flash.net

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

1952 Columbia 3 Star

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1952 Columbia 3 Star Ladies 1950~s Columbia 3 Star, original

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

1931 - 1940 Elgin 4 Star

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1931 - 1940 Elgin 4 Star 1937 Elgin 4 star. (CUSTOM) with JC Higgins Fenders, Chain guard and rear carrier. Schwinn Chaining. Elgins Female skirts. Repop sprinner, tank, handle bars, Tires, grips, 30 MM ammo Cans as Saddle bags. ( IT~s PEE WEE HERMAN ).

Friday, December 17, 2010

1931 - 1940 Elgin 4 Star

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1931 - 1940 Elgin 4 Star 1937 Elgin 4 star. (CUSTOM) with JC Higgins Fenders, Chain guard and rear carrier. Schwinn Chaining. Elgins Female skirts. Repop sprinner, tank, handle bars, Tires, grips, 30 MM ammo Cans as Saddle bags. ( IT~s PEE WEE HERMAN ).

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

1959 Firestone 500

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1959 Firestone 500 Firestone 500... Anyone know what year this one is???? It~s not the 60~s model, the design clearly pre-dates that. Also the nameplate bears Firestone, and Firestone only (unlike ALL other models that were produced by other companies endorsed by Firestone). Also NO WHERE on the bike does it mention ANY other maker such as Huffy, Colson, Monark, Murray, HP Snyder, Cleveland Welding or Werne Auto. There is a painted emblem that reads, ARCO DIV. AMERICAN MARIETTA. I~m at a loss. All 500~s I~ve seen are from the 60~s This bike came from the original owner (paid only 30 bucks),he says he bought it for his wife in the 40~s and possibly 50~s. If anyone has any info on this beauty email me at squeakybeats25@hotmail.com

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

1984 Trek 510

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1984 Trek 510 I found this 1984 Trek 510 at an estate sale for $5.00! The paint and leather are great. The only thing I had to do to this bike was give it a good cleaning, new tires, and I replaced the bars and put on an adjustable stem. The bike rides like a dream.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Peugeot Mixte

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Peugeot Mixte. Original orange paint and decals in good shape including black pinstriping on all tubes. 53 cm frame, measured along the seat tube. Bluemel Club Special fenders. Pletscher rear rack. Mafac Racer brake calipers. Upright handlebars make this a great looking commuter

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

1982 Trek 660

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1982 Trek 660 1982 Trek 660 - This bike was stored after being used about 3 times. It~s a real time warp and rides like new.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

1971 Schwinn Advertising

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1971 Schwinn Advertising 1971 Schwinn ad showing (left to right) a Racer, a Varsity, a Gray Ghost and a Manta Ray

Monday, December 6, 2010

1984 Huffy Aerowind

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1984 Huffy Aerowind Hi,
OK. I know these things were POS~ in there day. However, When you see
them 23 years later in the condition this one is in. You have to go
hmmm. WOW. Please let me know if your penchant for nostalgia is as
strange as mine.
Thanks,
Mike

Saturday, December 4, 2010

1968 Schwinn Sting-Ray Fastback

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1968 Schwinn Sting-Ray Fastback 20" Schwinn Sting Ray-Fastback, Serial No: MD 01298, Green. Price $200.00. New Madison, Ohio (937)996-3554, cbennett@woh.rr.com

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1948 Spiegel Airman

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1948 Spiegel Airman I purchased this Spiegel Airman used in 1949. Model # 51T2577, Serial # A 052882. These numbers located on the bottom of crank housing. Tire size 26 x 2.125. Coaster brake is New Departure model D. Dual coil springers and Serial # fit into the Monark Super Deluxe realm. I?m assuming that Monark built this bike for Spiegel probably in 1948. Color is Maroon with Crème trim. Rear carrier disappeared years ago. Paint is in bad shape. The back ¼ of the front fender and the top most part of the rear fender is total rust. Chrome on wheels might possibly be saved but chrome on the gooseneck and 1/3 of the handlebar is totally gone. The main fork was replaced in the early 60?s but never finish painted. The seat has one rub thru but probably acceptable. I can?t tell if the trim is silk screened or just painted. It sure doesn?t look like decals. Because of the condition of paint and chrome I?m considering restoring. Would that be a dumb move? My E-mail is rkelly26@frontiernet.net

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

1948 Spiegel Airman

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1948 Spiegel Airman This Monark - Spiegel Airman was in extremely bad shape. I started
watching the Menotomy discussions. On 12/3/97 a "johnB" issued a 24
step procedure on how to paint a bike. I saved his artical and in 2007
followed it verbatim (thanks johnB) with two exceptions. He said to use
aerosol spray cans. I used a sprayer. He said use Lacquer. My auto
paint guy said you can~t get it anymore so I used Urethane paint which
was matched to the inside of the tank. NOS parts used: Torpedo frt fend
light, handle bar, horn for the tank, fender braces, wheels-tires-tubes.
Chrome plated the stem, two stem bolts, head nut, acorn nuts-spring hold
down. Zinc plated seat post, head bearing cups, bolts & brkts. Rear
carrier was a Monark (mabe not a Spiegel). Every thing else is
original. The seat got lots of coats of Lexol & there was rub-thru to
metal on one side. I used a P-tex candle (skiers know what that is) to
fill the rub-thru. And thats my story! Ron Kelly

Model # 51T2577 -- Serial # A0052882
I have owned this bike since 1949 and useed it to peddle the Detroit
Free Press.
Ron Kelly Fairfield Glade, Tn

Sunday, November 28, 2010

1979 Fuji America

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1979 Fuji America Seventies~ish Fuji. centerpulls W/ drilled dia-comp levers, suntour barend shifters, suntour v-comp front and vgt rear derailleurs, suzue hubs laced to araya 27 x 1 1/4 rims, sugino mighty comp cotterless crank w/ 52x44 rings, suntour pro-comp freewheel. Nice, but not very stock, very light for an old 10 speed.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

1963 Schwinn American DeLuxe

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1963 Schwinn American DeLuxe. The 1963 is the only year in this configuration of light and horn tank. I think it is just as nice as my Jaguar.

Friday, November 26, 2010

1963 Schwinn American DeLuxe

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1963 Schwinn American DeLuxe The 1963 is the only year in this configuration of light and horn tank. I think it is just as nice as my Jaguar.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

1981 Peugeot AO-8

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1981 Peugeot AO-8 this is a peugeot AO-8 of the 80~s with 12 speed. this was the entry level bike

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

1961 Raleigh Superbe

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1961 Raleigh Superbe. 21" frame (measured from the top of the seat tube to the middle of the bottom bracket). Sturmey-Archer AW hub with Benelux derailleur makes it a 6-speed. Front wheel Dynohub generator

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

1985 Fuji Opus III

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1985 Fuji Opus III


49cm (measured from the top of the seat tube to the middle of the bottom bracket). Hand built.
Serial number indicates it was the 62nd handmade cycle to be built in November of 1985.
49cm frame (measured from the top of the seat tube to the middle of the bottom bracket).
Some scuffs and chips on right side of frame and on the downtube by the bottom bracket.
700 x 23c Michelin A1 tires.
Araya "Super Hard" anodized rims.
Fuji chromoly Quadruple-butted tubing.
Fuji branded Suntour Superbe seat post.
Royal Gran Compe 400 brake calipers.
Shimano 105 shifters.
Shimano 600 SIS rear derailleur.
Suntour Superbe front derailleur.
Hatta Swan headset
Suntour Superbe Pro hubs.
Suntour Superbe cranks and pedals.

Monday, November 22, 2010

1960s Sears Tote Cycle

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1960s Sears Tote Cycle All original and complete except new tires and tubes, 20" wheels. 3-speed Bendix hub with built-in coaster brake (I assume Sturmey-Archer internals) Very good paint, chrome and decals. This bicycle comes apart for storage. The shifter is on the seat tube!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

1972 Ross Apollo

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1972 Ross Apollo just a few weeks ago i clean out my late fathers basement and found one of my old bikes as s child . It is a Ross Apollo frame.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

1975 Ross Apollo

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1975 Ross Apollo 1975 Black Ross Apollo, 5 Speeds Almost mint and all original except for NOS tractor grip front and rear tires.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1972 Ross Apollo Junior

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1972 Ross Apollo Junior This is a ross apollo junior. I cleaned it up and fixed it. It~s in great shape.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1931 - 1940 Hiawatha Arrow

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1931 - 1940 Hiawatha Arrow This is the Hiawatha version of the Shelby Speedline Airflow.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

1963 Murray Astro-Flite

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1963 Murray Astro-Flite I recently purchased the attached bicycle and wanted to share it on your website. I have done some research and think it is a 1963 Murray Astro-Flite. I believe it to be mostly original, just a few pieces missing(reflectors, battery pack). Purchased for $70 USD, not sure of its market value.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

1968 AMF-Roadmaster Avenger 5

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1968 AMF-Roadmaster Avenger 5 Has the wrong rear hub on it. I believe it should be a 5-speed.

Friday, November 12, 2010

1948 Schwinn B6

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1948 Schwinn B6 This is a photo of my restored 1948 Schwinn B6- Woman~s bicycle. Everything is original except switched to S2~s because old rims and hub were shot.