Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Senior Member vincev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Crown Point,Indiana
    Posts
    620
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Any idea what year these two might be?

    Have these two folders and was wondering about their age or any info.thanks



    [IMG][SIGPIC][SIGPIC]http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii125/vincev_2008/idiotpic.jpg?t=1226942548[/SIGPIC[SIGPIC]][/[/SIGPIC]SIGPIC][/IMG]

  2. #2
    jur
    jur is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    6,159
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Never seen those but going by general componentry it looks like a 70s bike.
    My folding bike photo essays www.dekter.net/

  3. #3
    Senior Member social suicide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marquette
    Posts
    648
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Both bikes are timeless. I hope you ride them. often.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Western Washington
    My Bikes
    2-many...2 road bikes, 2 fixed wheels, 3 tandems, 2 recumbents, 2 cyclecross, 3 mtb, 4 folders
    Posts
    231
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    With the Astabula-style cranks and forks and the two-speed coaster brake hub and the graphics make them look like something from the mid-1960 through sometime in the early 1970s. I worked as a bicycle mechanic from 1972 though 1977 and never saw anything like them. Difficult to believe they would be younger than about 1975, and they do not have the 1950s look at all.

    Is the 2-speed hub a Bendix or a Sachs?

  5. #5
    smallwheelsonly
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ca.
    My Bikes
    SmallWheelOnly
    Posts
    279
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    according to the flickr link someone had one in his family and he said its a Western Flyer Hi-Lo[their version]
    but you know how it was during the wild bike boom of the mid 70s lots of parts sharing rebranding redistribution=confusion !!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/guaca42...ol-820449@N23/

  6. #6
    Lonesome No More nigelme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    My Bikes
    Downtube IX FS, Brompton M6 LX, Moulton, Dahon HG7
    Posts
    264
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A couple of 'dudes' on Firestone Vagabonds

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/giannin...n/photostream/

    Either these guys are giants or the Vagabond is a kiddies bike.

  7. #7
    Senior Member vincev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Crown Point,Indiana
    Posts
    620
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the Hi-Lo has a Bendix 2sp overdrive,the firestone is a single speed Bendix
    [IMG][SIGPIC][SIGPIC]http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii125/vincev_2008/idiotpic.jpg?t=1226942548[/SIGPIC[SIGPIC]][/[/SIGPIC]SIGPIC][/IMG]

  8. #8
    Lonesome No More nigelme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    My Bikes
    Downtube IX FS, Brompton M6 LX, Moulton, Dahon HG7
    Posts
    264
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Bendix Overdrive 'Kick Back' Hub - Service manual from 1960 (should you wish to dis/re-assemble)

    http://www.bunchobikes.com/auto.htm

  9. #9
    Senior Member vincev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Crown Point,Indiana
    Posts
    620
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the info.I dont think I will ever try to work on one of those hubs.I'm not a glutton for punishment. LOL
    [IMG][SIGPIC][SIGPIC]http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii125/vincev_2008/idiotpic.jpg?t=1226942548[/SIGPIC[SIGPIC]][/[/SIGPIC]SIGPIC][/IMG]

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •