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51delivery

On Training Wheels
Jun 22, 2018
6
16
55
Hillsdale, MI, USA
#1
I just purchased a group of early bikes about 30 plus parts. I am looking for any identification guidance. Any suggested reference book? Websites? I hate to be a pain and post everytging here. Lots of missing head badges.
 
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Blue Streak

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 4, 2015
158
558
Erie PA
#3
Please post some pictures. "Early" means different things to different people. This is a good reference book:

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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
17,708
28,280
East Los
#4
I just purchased a group of early bikes about 30 plus parts. I am looking for any identification guidance. Any suggested reference book? Websites? I hate to be a pain and post everytging here. Lots of missing head badges.
You've come to the right place! Start posting up pics!
 
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Cooper S.

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 28, 2016
478
331
25
New Lenox Illinois
#7
That looks like a fun pile! Let’s us know what ya got when you figure it out!
 

catfish

Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike
Sep 25, 2006
21,627
21,926
Boston, Massachusetts
thecabe.com
#9
Looks like there could be a few gems in there. Check them for head badges. Anything with a badge or name on it will help a lot.
 
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51delivery

On Training Wheels
Jun 22, 2018
6
16
55
Hillsdale, MI, USA
#10
Still in the trailer. All of my storage space is full not sure where to put them. Sorting will be a slow process. May eventually start listing on ebay one at a time.
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
16,363
17,411
Evans, GA
#11
You could list here on the CABE as well in the for sale section. Be sure to please read the rules first. Basically you must post a pic, a location, and a price. V/r Shawn
 
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ZE52414

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 6, 2016
3,785
4,907
33
Peoria, United States
#12
Your only a couple hours north of me. Let me know if you have a garage sale:). I wish I could stumble on a bunch of old bikes! My luck they would be a bunch of 70s Schwinn 10 speeds.
 
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Farmboy1895

Look Ma, No Hands!
Dec 19, 2017
40
38
63
Lumberton, NJ, United States
#13
That`s is a nice little find. Wish I stumbled across that pile. I love rust. You probably have more interested collectors in your area than you realize. Be prepared to be contacted by many.
 

51delivery

On Training Wheels
Jun 22, 2018
6
16
55
Hillsdale, MI, USA
#14
I went to look at buying some non bike stuff from a friend. She asked" do you know anyone that buys rusty bikes?" My wife just looked at me with the "LOOK". I was stunned that they were not much newer. I am currently unemployed and will be listing everything on ebay , pick up only, soon. I am a muscle bike guy and do not know values. We are buying the entire estate so I hoping there are more early bike items in the many boxes.
 

Archie Sturmer

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 13, 2018
397
302
Los Angeles, CA, USA
#19
The Sears Elgin keeper is a 1930 depression-era bike; post pictures of ones like those, (in individual posts with better pictures), in this pre-1933 forum.
Maybe post pictures of more classic balloon bikes of the "streamlining era" in the classic 1933-1965 forum.
Maybe post pictures of the newer post-1965 bikes later, (derailers, safety-act reflectors etc.), and in a much later thread(s).
(And maybe gently wash the dirty ones, with some mild soap and water).
Maybe start with the other bikes that you may have also considered as almost worth keeping (?).
 

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