Sold 1948 JC Higgins


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cds2323

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 20, 2009
2,127
6,376
Lacota, Mi
#1
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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$ plus actual shipping.

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cds2323

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 20, 2009
2,127
6,376
Lacota, Mi
#3
Bump.

I'll lower it to $ 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.
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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
16,150
23,581
East Los
#4

cds2323

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 20, 2009
2,127
6,376
Lacota, Mi
#6
Bump.
I'd like this one to sell whole. It's been completely rebuilt and regreased.

Price lowered to $ shipped.
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cds2323

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 20, 2009
2,127
6,376
Lacota, Mi
#7
Bump.

I'll reduce it to $ 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).
 
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cds2323

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 20, 2009
2,127
6,376
Lacota, Mi
#8
Bump.

How about $ 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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tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
6,117
26,956
Beach Cities, CA 92708
#9
Bump.

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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Roadkill

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 7, 2016
187
225
47
Peoria, AZ
#10
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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cds2323

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 20, 2009
2,127
6,376
Lacota, Mi
#11
Last try this weekend.

Reduced to $ 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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cds2323

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 20, 2009
2,127
6,376
Lacota, Mi
#16
Bump.

I think there are some Allstate whitewall tires in the all the stuff I'm picking up. Maybe I'll put them on and finish working on it. Then the price will go back up.
 
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cds2323

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nov 20, 2009
2,127
6,376
Lacota, Mi
#17
Last chance.

This weekend only, I'll sell it for $500 picked up in SW Michigan. NO SHIPPING! I'm to busy at work. I need to make room for alot of prewar bikes I'm picking up this weekend. This is a nice complete bike, I just prefer the prewar ones.

If no one wants it this weekend, I'll pull the ad and finish fixing the brake light and add the lenses and some Allstate whitewall tires. Then if I list again it'll be a higher price.
 
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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,087
14,807
Evans, GA
#18
Not that I want to live in Michigan but if I did I know where I would be with five bills! GLWTS V/r Shawn
 

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