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  1. Rustinkerer

    Roadmaster Score

    That's a score! 1956 by the way, with a leftover Shelby chain guard. AMF bought both Shelby and Cleveland Welding Co. in the early '50s. -Adam
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    appraise these please

    I agree with tater. Neat old bikes, but not any major collector interest. -Adam
  3. Rustinkerer

    J.C. Higgins

    Monark wasn't a big supplier for Sears. But, being also in Chicago at the time probably got them small runs to fill out production. I've seen several gray ladies' models, some with tanks. But the deluxe models were all made by Murray. 273 is the official model #, but those numbers were only...
  4. Rustinkerer

    A strange bike indeed.

    Makes my back hurt just looking at it! ~Adam
  5. Rustinkerer

    Chain guards info

    First one may be aftermarket, if there are extra mounting holes for moving the brackets. Otherwise, in the late '30s, Colson, Huffman, Monark, Shelby, and probably others all had a similar guard. Very tough to tell apart! The second one is Westfield/Columbia, late 30's, also used early postwar...
  6. Rustinkerer

    Scored Rollfast, Western Flyer, and Murray today!

    Nice cleanup! That must have been their paperboy model, as the frame is different from their cantilever twin tube frame of the era. That chain guard was introduced in '63. -Adam
  7. Rustinkerer

    European tank bike

    That'd make a cool rat! That's a pretty common Euro frame, and it appears later used for Rapido bikes. And my Royce Union! Adam
  8. Rustinkerer

    coastking mystery

    Nearly all Coast Kings are either Huffy or CBC built, I'd guess CBC supplied most east coast stores, and Huffy the west coast. -Adam
  9. Rustinkerer

    Middleweight with lightweight wheels?

    I have an early '70s AMF, it's basically a middleweight with factory lightweight wheels & fenders. More common are Schwinn lightweights with middleweight rims. -Adam
  10. Rustinkerer

    What is the best coaster brake, your opinions?

    I have an Evans with a Polish made "Lucznic" coaster brake, haven't rode it, but I wonder about it's performance! -Adam
  11. Rustinkerer

    R.I.P. - JIM "CHAINSAW" JOHNSON

    He had an awesome sense of humor, and built some sick freak bikes! RIP Chainy! -Adam
  12. Rustinkerer

    SPRING - 1950

    Bike in the back looks to be Mead brown & cream. -Adam
  13. Rustinkerer

    Does anybody know if the prewar Columbia tanks fit CWC frames?

    I'm not sure, but I believe they'll fit a monark rocket frame. -Adam
  14. Rustinkerer

    My craigslist frame find

    Yep, early Ross, typically the first two numbers of the serial is the year, and later preceded by R. Ballpark '56-60 on that, aftermarket chain ring and guard. -Adam
  15. Rustinkerer

    50’s Columbia 5 star

    Tank's worth double that, if it's not rusted through. The fork would make a good "wall of shame" piece! -Adam
  16. Rustinkerer

    60's Columbia

    It's a '63 at the oldest, when they went to block lettering on the tank & guard. -Adam
  17. Rustinkerer

    Can you identify this cruiser?

    That's a Monark springer btw, possibly one of the repop ones. Terrible pic by the og seller! -Adam
  18. Rustinkerer

    Peerless and Western Flyer

    I'd think $200 on the Peerless and $100 on the WF. And keep in mind, balloon tires weren't available on US bikes until 1933. Everything prior would be glued on 1 1/2" tires. -Adam
  19. Rustinkerer

    Antique Saddle

    You're probably right, or else a small "sidewalk bike". It could have a company name stamped on the bottom, Persons and Troxel being the two most common. -Adam
  20. Rustinkerer

    Monark Super Deluxe - info please

    I'd think $350-400ish, being mostly repainted, and missing the tank. -Adam