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    I have a JC Higgins bicycle that I'm trying to find out when it was made. The Serial number I have is 504-45030 1573265. Anyone know or have any idea where I can go for help? Thanks!

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    4503 is in the 1956 catalog as a girls' balloner 26", two tone blue, with a streamlined front fender light and truss rods. It also says these were made in W. Germany, so it likely has a 3 piece crank, and was built by Stelber. In fact, I believe I had the same bike. Does this look familiar?
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    I have this serial 502 45210 591118. Can you help identifying this bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwuong View Post
    I have this serial 502 45210 591118. Can you help identifying this bike
    4521 was the catalog # of a 1948 ladies' touring bike, with skinny 26 x 1.375 tires, and a black finish with gold trim.
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    4521 was the catalog # of a 1948 ladies' touring bike, with skinny 26 x 1.375 tires, and a black finish with gold trim.
    I have what i think is a late 50's model JC HIGGINS 26" women's that may have been made in england.

    it shows 857 4767 with 790490 stamped below. all #'s are located under the pedalcrank tube.

    and....i cannot take the chain off of it. cannot find a master link to save my life...never saw that before....

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    4503 is in the 1956 catalog as a girls' balloner 26", two tone blue, with a streamlined front fender light and truss rods. It also says these were made in W. Germany, so it likely has a 3 piece crank, and was built by Stelber. In fact, I believe I had the same bike. Does this look familiar?
    That's the same model bike I picked up for my bride a couple of weeks ago.
    This is my bicycle, there are many like it but this one is mine! I must learn to master my bicycle as I must learn to master my life. Without me, my bicycle is worthless. Without my bicycle, I am worthless.

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    Model # 506-45030N
    This is my bicycle, there are many like it but this one is mine! I must learn to master my bicycle as I must learn to master my life. Without me, my bicycle is worthless. Without my bicycle, I am worthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oktoday View Post
    I have what i think is a late 50's model JC HIGGINS 26" women's that may have been made in england.

    it shows 857 4767 with 790490 stamped below. all #'s are located under the pedalcrank tube.
    I couldn't find a match for that exact number, but 4700 series numbers show up in the '57 catalog, and most models used 5 digit numbers, '63 and later, there were several 47000 series models. And of course, there were numerous bikes made that were never shown in any catalog, like the Monark and Huffy built JC Higgins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    That's the same model bike I picked up for my bride a couple of weeks ago.
    Saw one one ebay recently too, but was pricey!
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    Saw one one ebay recently too, but was pricey!
    I just looked it up, yikes...be interesting to see what it sells for.
    This is my bicycle, there are many like it but this one is mine! I must learn to master my bicycle as I must learn to master my life. Without me, my bicycle is worthless. Without my bicycle, I am worthless.

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