Picked up a real oddball today. Late '50s or early '60s womens J.C. Higgins Spaceliner. Semi-mixte style frame -- all chrome except the blue-painted tank, which houses twin headlights. Odd-looking trailing link springer front end, full fenders, sprung saddle, and the piece de resistance: a Sears child seat complete with seat belt, safety panels, and plaid upholstery!
It'll need a trip to the chrome plater's; it's all blistering, but the thing is complete and original. Not as graceful as a Schwinn Hornet perhaps, but better looking than a Columbia. It's got a 10 or 12 digit serail number on the left dropout, if anybody can decipher it.
I won't be refurbishing this one -- too far outside my baliwick Better I should find her a good home, so if you guys know any balloon-tire fans...
I'll post some pics this weekend.