Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: yreka, ca
Bikes: like 15. my favorite a 1951 schwinn spitfire cruiser. also have a 1959 amf roadmaster, 1962 jch deluxe cruiser among others.
i had this nice response typed out. it was perfect then... your logged off. damn it.
this is the short version of the original. the first bike, the 1965 jc higgins(jch) is most likly a pre 64' cuz in 64' sears dropped the jch name and sold their bikes as sears and i think in those days, murray made bikes for sears. after the fully loaded cruisers of the 50's, most middle weight cruisers lost their tanks, then racks and eventually most headlights. id buy it for $200 and joe doaks may so as well,, but you may not think it is worth that much, reguardless if it actually was or was not.
i own 7 cruisers, with most from the 50's and up to the 90's. my 51' schwinn spitfire started it all for me. now im hooked on old ss cruisers, and even like the new ones as well. so it shouldn't come to a shock to you that i would buy the 2nd bike shown for $75 as well. know the brand? with a rebuild with new chrome fenders, wheelset and fat whitewalls, new saddle and grips along with other things and you got yourself a nice "custom" cruiser. it may look old and weather worn, but you never know if it may be a diamond in the rough waiting for you to turn it into sparkiling prize.