Classic & Vintage - 2 Jc Higgins
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05-13-06, 07:28 AM
I got a jc higgins that we bought for 50 and it needs resto but its said to be either 30s or 40s Im not sure and the other one I maybe picking up today for 35 .Im curious even if they are diffrent models will parts be interchangeable? to help with restoring my first one. When the ground dries up and its not raining Ill get pictures of the one I own and If I can get hold of the other Ill show pictures of that as well.
05-13-06, 08:09 AM
Your JC Higgins cant be from the '30s, as they were called "Elgin" back then, they changed their names to JC HIggins sometime after WW2 I believe. Those bikes were sold by sears stores, most of the parts will works on other bikes from the same era no problem, can't wait to see some photos, I have a frame + fenders from a JC Higgins (I think) in my basement.. the frame is badly bent however which is why it currently isnt doing anything.
05-13-06, 10:53 AM
Thank you I also was curious if you knew anywhere I can look up stuff on the old jc higgins to possibly find out exactly what yr and or model it was.
05-13-06, 11:00 AM
J.C. Higgins bikes were sourced from several manufacturers, both American and also from Puch in Austria. It was a private brand of Sears, Roebuck & Co.
05-13-06, 11:45 AM
Ive been looking around and on ebay the closest thing I found was 60s style bikes from jc higgins
Overall this is the closest looking from ebay to mine. http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-60s-Mens-26-inch-Sears-Bicycle_W0QQitemZ6627876123QQcategoryZ420QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Ill take a picture around 3pm today and then Ill post it and possibly get an anwser.
05-13-06, 01:51 PM
I'm guessing the Ebay one is made my Murray or Huffy. I usually tell by the front chainwheel. I don't think those are Huffy forks, so probably Murray.
05-15-06, 08:30 AM
You'll find pictures of around 18 JC Higgins bikes in our on-line Picture Database that will help you identify the year and model. Lots of info on them in our archives, too.
05-17-06, 08:39 AM
None of those looked to be the same model as what I have. Also my father had tod me it was a 37 if I remeber correctly.
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