1. Oilit

    Show us your KLUNKER 5, SPITFIRE 5 orCRUISER 5

    "My daughter did the graphics." By graphics, do you mean just the "Cruiser 5" and "Schwinn" scripts, or did she do all the painting?
  2. Oilit

    crusier

    Looks like a Cruiser 6, built by Boulder between 1993 and 1999, and that fork was introduced in 1995, IIRC. I've seen them with a "Made in Taiwan" sticker on the head stock, just below the badge.
  3. Oilit

    Please help date this bike

    As for restoration, less is better, especially on cosmetics. A lot of the old decals aren't easy to replace, and they can tell you a lot about the bike. And if you find out anything, post it so the rest of us can benefit. Some of us are still learning!
  4. Oilit

    AMF Firestone Speed Chief year?

    Thank you sir! I'll probably post some more pictures after I get it looking a little better. And feel free to post some of the Firestone when it's done! It's always interesting to compare before and after.
  5. Oilit

    Please help date this bike

    As for the model, I don't know but the Veteran-Cycle Club's on-line library has a good selection of old catalogs for most English makes. The library link wasn't working when I tried it just now but here's the link to their homepage: http://www.v-cc.org.uk/
  6. Oilit

    AMF Firestone Speed Chief year?

    Here's a picture of my rear fender, you can see where I started cleaning and part is like it was to start with. It won't be perfect but it'll look a whole lot better.
  7. Oilit

    AMF Firestone Speed Chief year?

    That hub looks dirty, but rust on chrome often looks worse than it is. With a good chrome polish, it may clean up better than you think.
  8. Oilit

    1950s BSA. Need help.

    If it was a Sturmey-Archer hub there would be a date code, but is there a date code on BSA hubs? Either way, it's an interesting old bike, and with a Reynolds 531 decal it's one of the higher end models.
  9. Oilit

    AMF Firestone Speed Chief year?

    I notice yours has the "Masterweld - Cleveland Welding" decal on the seat tube. I have a 1957 Flying Falcon, but mine has the "Masterweld - AMF Wheeled Goods" version. Maybe yours is from earlier in the year. AMF built a new factory in Little Rock in 1956, and once it was up and running, they...
  10. Oilit

    AMF Firestone Speed Chief year?

    The serial number on the drop-out looks like it was added for or by the retailer. The serial number on the bottom bracket is from the factory. Here's a thread about dating CWC's: https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/cleveland-welding-s-n-project.2705/page-22 and going by Phil Marshall's serial...
  11. Oilit

    Old Schwinn that I need info about

    The more I look at it, the more I think it is. Schwinn would have just used double levers by the stem for a 10 speed. Probably a 5 speed Collegiate converted to a 10 speed. But they did a good job of it.
  12. Oilit

    Old Schwinn that I need info about

    You think that three-piece crank is a aftermarket?
  13. Oilit

    1936 Schwinn Racer?

    In your second to last picture, it looks like there are a couple of badge screw holes, one at the top of the (second) "I" and the other just below and between the lower legs of the "A", to the left. But I don't know what bike this is either. You might want to put this in the "Antique Bicycles...
  14. Oilit

    Super cool Roadmaster middleweight

    I was scrolling through the old posts and ran across this one again. Did you ever find the year on this bike? I believe the letter at the beginning of the serial number (on the left drop out) gives the year, "J" for 1959, "K" for 1960, "L" for 1961, etc. That must have been a new fork design for...
  15. Oilit

    August Hurricane coaster ride

    Wasn't there some mention of doing a ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville? Has anyone thought anymore about that?
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