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Old 07-13-10, 01:51 PM   #1
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Any idea what year these two might be?

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



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Old 07-13-10, 05:49 PM   #2
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Never seen those but going by general componentry it looks like a 70s bike.
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Both bikes are timeless. I hope you ride them. often.
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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?
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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/
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Old 07-14-10, 02:25 AM   #6
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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.
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the Hi-Lo has a Bendix 2sp overdrive,the firestone is a single speed Bendix
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The Bendix Overdrive 'Kick Back' Hub - Service manual from 1960 (should you wish to dis/re-assemble)

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