1948 JC Higgins

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  1. #1 Posted Jan 3, 2018

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    1948 JC Higgins.
    This bike is complete (only missing lenses and brake actuator ring for rear hub) and original except for the tires and the seat was recovered. Has a working Batwing headlight (needs new lenses). Rear rack has brake light, switch is stuck with rust. Switch may free up if soaked in Evaporust. Rack has broken tab at seat and is missing lenses. The horn works. The bike came with the original paperwork that shows it was purchased in March 1948. Paperwork will be included with the bike.

    I added a correct Higgins speedometer that needs a cable.

    These pictures are from a few months ago. I'll add some current ones tomorrow in the snow. The bike has been parked since the pictures were taken.

    There is a thread on this bike showing what it looked like when found and how it was refurbished.https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/1948-jc-higgins.115108/

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    $999 plus actual shipping.

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  2. #2 Posted Jan 3, 2018

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  3. #3 Posted Jan 5, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I'll lower it to $999 shipped. I am open to offers if someone has serious interest in it complete. And local pick up in SW Michigan will get a discount.
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    Here are some pictures taken today in the cold and snow. Not the best pictures as the snow washes out the color. IMG_20180105_163144.jpg IMG_20180105_163202.jpg IMG_20180105_163126.jpg
     
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    Was just gonna ask what all the white stuff was in the background...;)
     
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  5. #5 Posted Jan 5, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    That's packing material. You can pack the bike with snow in the bike box and it won't move, and it's free!! --- no need to buy bubble wrap
     
  6. #6 Posted Jan 7, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I'd like this one to sell whole. It's been completely rebuilt and regreased.

    Price lowered to $925 shipped.
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  7. #7 Posted Jan 10, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I'll reduce it to $850 shipped.
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    I'd like to move this soon so I can buy more bikes this weekend. I'm also open to parting if I have enough interest in parts (beyond just the Batwing).
     
  8. #8 Posted Jan 12, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    How about $750 shipped?
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    Hard to go any lower without just parting it out instead. If I sell it to cheaply someone else will part it, if that is gonna happen it might as well be me who does it.

    This bike has been completely rebuilt and rides well. Has the original paperwork from March 1948. Not a bad 70 year old bike.
     
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  9. #9 Posted Jan 12, 2018

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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  10. #10 Posted Jan 12, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I'd hate to see it parted out. That's a nice bike. Good price too. Must be the Christmas blues. Just bought a bike, so I'm out. Someone step up and buy it.
    Ride on
    Sean
     
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  11. #11 Posted Jan 14, 2018

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    Last try this weekend.

    Reduced to $725 shipped.
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    Seems cheap for an original complete boys bike with a nice, working Batwing light. Not sure why there is no interest in this bike.

    Anyone? Offers?
     
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  12. #12 Posted Jan 16, 2018 at 3:37 PM

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    $725 shipped.
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  13. #13 Posted Jan 18, 2018 at 2:43 PM

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    $675 shipped.

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    Someone please buy this so I don't have to part it out. The government shutdown means I can't get paid for all the work I've done since the beginning of December. I need to sell soon. Am open to offers.