Thursday, June 30, 2011

1970 Robin Hood

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1970 Robin Hood 1970 Robin Hood Male 3-speed made in Nottingham, England. Sturmey-Archer model AW internally geared 3-speed rear hub. Good paint, chrome and decals. Brooks saddle All original and complete including 26 x 1 3/8 Dunlop Champion tires in good shape. 21 inch frame, measured along the seat tube.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

1964 Rollfast

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1964 Rollfast The only numbers I could find on the bike were J7287 on the gooseneck and CH on the underside of the bottom bracket hanger. It also has Persons Supreme pedals. Tires are 26"x1.75".

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

1947 Schwinn Henderson

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1947 Schwinn Henderson 1947 Schwinn Henderson (Women~s 26" inch) This bike was found thrown out on a trash pile (next door), rusted but complete, except for the original seat cover. It had been repainted about 20-30 years before in dark metallic blue. It had Goodyear 26 X 2.125 tires mounted when new, one of which I have stored. Has Bendix single-speed brake. It appeared to be a bike with few options, not even the chrome rims. Serial #B56979. Bike was completely disassembled, and paint was removed to the bare metal. It was determined the original color was light blue. Frame, forks and fenders were then painted (I admit, rather cheaply) with Plasti-Kote Old Ford Blue and Hot Rod White Engine Enamel. Handlebars, handlebar stem, Bendix rear hub and front hub were rechromed, and the sprocket and crank were cleaned and polished. The dark blue paint, which had been sprayed over the head badge, was removed. The badge was polished back to it~s former glory, but was left in it~s all-brass state. New Pyramid rear-view mirrors and a U-Stone headlight were mounted to the handlebars for added effect, and spoke-mounted reflectors were added as well, for possible night riding. Altogether, I~ve thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

1955 Columbia

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1955 Columbia According to the serial number and some other research, I am certain that this is a 1955 Columbia balloon tire bike. I see no tank mounting tabs. Leather persons spring saddle is actually still somewhat comfortable. I do not know the model, but a catalog showed a similar paint scheme bike as a "W29T". This was a 52-53 cat. though. Missing the fender light(aren~t they all?) About to begin a resto on this bike soon.

Friday, June 24, 2011

1952 Sunbeam

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1952 Sunbeam 1952 Sunbeam Male 3-speed made in England. All original and complete except new 26 x 1 3/8 inch tires and tubes. Sturmey-Archer AG rear hub with built in Dynohub generator. All power and lighting in good working order! Large 23 inch frame, measured along the seat tube. Dunlop rims, rear rim has poor chrome. Oilbath chaincase, with a decal stating: "The Little Oil Bath Chaincase". Sturmey-Archer H-N-L window shifter. Sunbeam fork crown. Rear-facing rear dropouts. Triple spring Terry saddle. Original Shock Stop handgrips are rough. Unique brake levers and center pull calipers. Headlight is dented and the lens is cracked. Rear reflector has a crack. Hand painted gold pinstriping. Bottom bracket oil port. Good paint, decals and chrome (except on rear rim as mentioned above).

Thursday, June 23, 2011

1952 Sunbeam

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1952 Sunbeam Oilbath chaincase. This is not like a Raleigh enclosed chaincase. This is sealed and holds a few inches of oil.
A really bad idea that only lasted a few years...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

1931 - 1940 Long John

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1931 - 1940 Long John Danish "Long John" Delivery Bicycle Seen almost as purchased. Age unknown.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

1954 Jack Hateley

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1954 Jack Hateley Genuine Jack Hateley of Wolverhampton, 1950~s men~s racing bicycle. Restored with new paintwork and original transfers given by his widow herself. Modern soft saddle and dropped handle bars with foam. Includes a panier and original mud guards. The forks are a replacement from the 1950~s. The tubular steel is especially light and finished carefully, hand built and customised for a guy with long legs. The wheels have a close tolerance to the frame. The original centre pull brakes are present.

Monday, June 20, 2011

1931 - 1940 Columbia

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1931 - 1940 Columbia 1936 Columbia:Found in local landfill.SN# A25440. Pump the tires up and drive away,almost.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

1966 Coumbia

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1966 Coumbia This is a Fred Deeley Bike, approximately 1966. Convertable bike.(top bar is removable) not sure of the model.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

1974 High Wheeler

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1974 High Wheeler I have what I belive to be a reproduction of a highwheeler bicycle. The front tire is 28x1.5 the back tire is 16x1.5. The seat is leather with springs and says troxel the pedal says made in usa k10491. The frame has hooks like it was taken from a bicycle with handle brakes and a wire to the back tire. But there are no breaks at all. It is in great shape. I recived it from my landlord who is 75 years old and he has owned it for many years. He will not give me any information on it he said I would figure it out. I am from Cleveland Ohio and so was my landlord so I thought maybe it might be made by lowell kennedy from defiance ohio who made reproductions in 1974 but I don~t know. I haven~t been able to find any bike that looked like it.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

1952 J. C. Higgins

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1952 J. C. Higgins. This is my JC Higgins. Has ballon tires and is a very heavy bike. Think it is about 1950. Model and exact year unknown. It has a horn in the tank compartment and it works on 2 battery~s.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1949 Westfield

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1949 Westfield 1940~s Westfield built(Miami nameplate).

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

1977 Sting-RaT

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1977 Sting-RaT Proof the StingRat exists. (Sting-RAT, not Sting-RAY)

Monday, June 13, 2011

1977 Sting-RaT

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1977 Sting-RaT My StingRT~,not RaY.(told it~s an old Norco).Toy I plan to restore.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

1975 Roadway

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1975 Roadway 1975 Roadway (Model Unknown). Full suspension, oil front, springs rear. Missing front fender.

Friday, June 10, 2011

1950 Travis Bike Motor

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1950 Travis Bike Motor. It says "Hawthorne" and I know it was put out by Montgomery Ward. The motor runs good and it says "Travis Bike Motor" and "Serial No. 4476".

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

1966 Columbia

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1966 Columbia This is a Fred Deeley Bike, approximately 1966. Convertable bike.(top bar is removable) not sure of the model.

Monday, June 6, 2011

1974 Vista

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1974 Vista Fred Deeley Hustler. All original, approx. ~73-~75.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

1976 All-Pro

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1976 All-Pro Girl~s All-Pro Musclebike. I haven~t found much about it except that it was originally purchased at K-mart. It~s a 3-speed bike with a flowered seat. Gears and brakes still work great. Picture taken 10/17/05.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

1950 CCM

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1950 CCM 1950 CCM Ladies Roadster. All original except the handlebar grips (originals were likely "coke bottle" style. 28 X 1 1/2 dunlop tires, dunlop saddle, matching rim color with white pinstripes. Despite the bent-in forks and quite a few busted spokes on the front rim shes a swell ride.. slow rolling and heavy!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

1980 CCM

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1980 CCM Early 1980s? generic CCM cruiser. Un-original chainguard. Actually, this bike probably wasn~t really built by CCM. It was likely made after CCM went bankrupt and sold the rights to their name. Had a shimano coaster brake, 26 x 1 3/8 wheels. I glued on a headbadge from a late 70s CCM Targa

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

1987 Targa

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1987 Targa Targa - Artigianal- Pergine Valsugana Trento Italy