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Old 05-23-07, 10:13 AM
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gave 20 dollars for it









Any idea what it is? It has a skip tooth chain and solid rubber wheels
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Old 05-23-07, 10:17 AM
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Looks kinda like a 2 wheeled version of the classic red tricycle. How big are those wheels, and are the tires pmeumatic or solid?
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Old 05-23-07, 10:42 AM
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the tires are about 16 inches and they are solid
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Originally Posted by mattface
Looks kinda like a 2 wheeled version of the classic red tricycle. How big are those wheels, and are the tires pmeumatic or solid?
Radio Flyer?
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Old 05-23-07, 12:27 PM
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Hey! My kids had Ernie's Bath book too! If they threw that in for the $20 you did alright!
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no offence intented, but why on earth would you pay for that junk?
(ok people say that a lot of time to me too with other projects, fair enough )
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no offence intented, but why on earth would you pay for that junk?
(ok people say that a lot of time to me too with other projects, fair enough )
Junk?
It's a classic, cool little bike.
Old and barely any rust.
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Ok, it looks like an old childrens bike of the 70s to me but hey, I am not the pro
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Originally Posted by leunkstar
Ok, it looks like an old childrens bike of the 70s to me but hey, I am not the pro
Certainly not.
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Old 05-23-07, 10:22 PM
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The parts, to me, look like 60s.....although the chainwheel is strangely out of place. Is that BB just set with a bushing? The headset and fork just don't seem to match with the solid tires and seat. Childrens bikes are so strange.......

Will be interesting to see what info you are able to pull up on it.
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Old 05-24-07, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MajikMan
The parts, to me, look like 60s.....although the chainwheel is strangely out of place. Is that BB just set with a bushing? The headset and fork just don't seem to match with the solid tires and seat. Childrens bikes are so strange.......

Will be interesting to see what info you are able to pull up on it.
the bb isn't even set with a bushing, it's just a plate. In fact, there is not a bearing in the whole bike, the wheels hubs are bushings instead of bearings
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First WTP has that odd, interesting bike come his way, and now gnr rocker presents a puzzle for us C & V addicts. We need to find someone who's a specialist in oddball old bikes .

No bearings, just bushings? Yup, it's an oddball.

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in the last picture, above the chainguard, does that piece slide up-and-down on the seat tube?
it looks like a bike that was made to be a "boy's" frame or a "girl's" frame depending on the bar position.
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Old 05-25-07, 11:14 AM
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yea it slides up and down, i didn't know what it was.
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i had one of the cross-bars...still might...i'd have to look
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Old 05-25-07, 11:56 AM
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so has anyone come to the conclusion about what it is?
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It looks like my very first bike. That was a Radio Flyer from somewhere around 1959 to 1961. Sometime in there!
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o. does anyone w=know where i can get a bushing for the back wheel
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hardware store that deals in replacement parts for garden wagons/carts/wheelbarrows should have (or be able to get) the bushings...plus, you might get lucky and get a find a bearing replacement
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I'm guessing there will be bushing suppliers online. Just google "bushing dealers" or "bushing supplier" or just plain "bushings"....
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