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I just picked up what I think is a 1950 J.C. Higgins Color Flow Womens bike. The bike all around is a great candidate for restoration with the BIG exception of one the down tubes is completely rusted out. According to the previous owner, the horn batteries blew out and leaked all over the down...
Selling my Cruiser 5. This is a real Cruiser 5 with the one year only original chrome BMX style fork.. This is not a pieced together or upgraded coaster model. Bike is all original cardinal red paint with straight S-2 wheels. Paint shows well but has the scratches and chips that you would expect...
3 Books on Vintage/Balloon Tire Bikes
Elgin - J.C. Higgins - Hawthorne
Books are in very good condition. $40 for all 3 - Buyer covers shipping TBD based on location.
no returns -prefer payment thru Paypal
Hello everybody, this is something I have been wanting to complete, and show ya'll for a long time, and I have finally finished it. This is my "new" 1935 Colson Rover, Balloon Tire Bicycle. My favorite things and time period in history is perhaps the 1920s and 30s, and I really wanted a nice...
Game plan so far.
-Repack whole bike with fresh grease
-Replace the bent crank
-Boiled linseed oil treatment for the paint
-WD-40 and steel wool for the chrome bits.
-Might try to repair the original Troxel seat
FOR SALE late '40s (early '50s?) 24" Murray 'Jet Flyer' . This sweet little thing is pretty much barn found. It is all original. I HAVE gone through this one, and here's what I found/did: This was exposed to the elements but there are no cracks, breaks, or rust holes in the frame. I disassembled...
Not original paint .. this is how it was found .
I accept PayPal or via check but will not ship till it clears ...
will ship . I'll split cost .
$675 or best offer !! Or partial trade ...
Black River falls, wisconsin
This may be an unanswerable question but here goes anyway.
Which bike or bikes have the tallest seatpost and also greatest distance from headstock to seatpost?
I'm brand new to all this but lots of the bikes posted look very short in both directions.
Fully restored Troxel Mens 26" bicycle saddle in black leather with NOS clamp, rechromed
springs and new gloss black chassis and pans! 100% brought back from the dead to look
as good or better than new! Wide variety of applications...>Colson, Dayton, Elgin, Higgins,
Cleveland Welding, etc etc...
Hi, I have some fender sets I bought from ebay and have decided not to use. I bought them from the ebay seller Bicyclebones.
I have two very good quality Schwinn approved reproduction fender sets for sale.
One is the B6 fenders, similar to Phantom except they get painted instead of stainless...
Balloon era 1932~1965 "kids bikes" USA bike mfg
I do not think of repros fantasy bikes such as western flyer "repro" (I have never seen an original- have you?) and industrial bikes as part of the balloon hobby but to each his own...
Alexander Rocket Paris TX
AMF American Machine and...
???? (no prize but pride)
OK I found my title not well considered:
Name the NOT only USA balloon bicycle made in the South.
Should have been more like Name the NOT only balloon bicycle Manufactured and headquartered in the South- sheesh you guys are tough!
= So for me Worksman is a NY MFG CO...
I'm working on my '52 Murray today, taking off the crappy Chinese chain tensioner I had on there as a temporary fix. I shortened the chain a couple links and it looks a lot better, but the oversize 26x2.35 tires I had in it rub the frame. Is there any way I can get the back wheel to move back an...
I could use a little education on what bars were typically used on postwar schwinn mens balloon bikes. Did they have their own bars or use Wald, Torrington, etc? Were they typically the 26-27" x 10" style? What is the correct diameter? 7/8 or 1"?
Thanks in advance!
Sweet set of new old stock set of 72 Torrington double butted ( DB ) spokes for your 26
balloon tire wheel set..
These measure 10 9/16" Ive built a set of wheels using these and they work fine ;)
Asking $58 shipped obo
May trade for cool patinad' prewar handlebar mounted horn or 80s...
Appears to be mostly original bits here and they add up to one heavy bike. Rims are pretty crusty, but it looks like they were originally painted white. The sticker on the seat tube says "Matawan N.J Bicycle License 1961." Unfortunately, head badge is missing. So, can any of you balloonmeisters...
Very nice pre war Shelby 'eared' dropstand for 26" balloon tire bikes, correct and original in every way. Excellent straight un-abused non-janky condition, the last two images show typical wear to bottom.
SOLD thank you CABE!
Housepaint on the Spitfire Schwinn 20" BALLOON frame from 52 or 53. Nice little project
no kickstand but takes the bolt on variety. Frame looks sound....just multi - colored..
Hard to find these little cantilever guys.
150.00 plus postage
firstname.lastname@example.org or pm here
This is an original schwinn 20 inch ballooner. All og except pedals. Would like to keep complete but may part out. Lmk if you have any questions. Thanks for checking it out! Asking 650.00 plus shipping
Fenders for balloon tires. 3" wide - see photo for measurements.PM for more information or more detailed photos. Located in San Diego. Asking $55 for pair of fenders and I'll ship them to you in USA but not NY - too expensive to ship there but will split with you.
Please like this as shown. Will consider women's for so long as cross section if fork leg is a stout. See pics red fotk is also balloon 26" but off Women's and has more slender arms. Blue fork has heavier larger cross section.
Good Morning Everyone:
Another Possible Project Bike... I know it is a Roll Fast but i don't know the Year, or Model. I know it is a Skip Tooth. Are they rare? Is it worth trying to rebuild? I honestly don't know that is why I am asking. Thanks for your time... Harry
Moving along a few cool project frames tonight!
Here is a very nice og paint E/G serial Westfield badged pre war 26" ballooner frame with straight downtube and dropstand ears. A good candidate for a G519 style MIL tribute bike. Solid and straight with nice dropouts, seatpost bolt, 7 seatpost...
Moving along a few cool project frames today!
Here is a neat post war HUDSON badged Westfield 26" balloner frame. Solid and straight with nice dropouts, incorporated kickstand, seatpost bolt, headset and bb cups. I have the og crank and skiptooth sprocket in my chainrings & cranks ad. PM me if...