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Old 08-31-08, 04:01 PM
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Help!!! Hedstrom and Excelsior

Hey guys. I'm posting everywhere looking for info on these two bikes. I have a garage full of old bikes that I've picked up but I can't seem to find any info on these two!!!! HELP ME!!! Here are a few pic's.. Moderators please let me know if I'm posting this in the wrong area..

I was told this bike is from 1919...






This is the other bike.. its a kids bike.



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Old 08-31-08, 08:36 PM
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I have heard of Excelsior. I do not believe that the first bike is from 1919. My guess is from the 50's. The Hedstrom kids bike is from the 60's. Hedstrom was a firm from Pennsylvania that made very cheap steel kids bikes and trikes. I remember this wonderful pain in the butt to work on cranksystem of this Hedstrom. You really do not want to work on it !
Let's see what others have to say about the Excelsior.
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Old 08-31-08, 09:01 PM
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The skip tooth drive train and dropouts suggest that the Schwinn is pre-WWII. That's the best I can do on that. Someone may know more.
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Old 09-08-08, 11:33 AM
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Thanks for the info guys.
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Hi The schwinn excelsior is from the 30s. I am interested in buying it if it for sale. thanks
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Old 09-08-08, 05:48 PM
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The Excelsior is gorgeous, and in super condition! Are those 28" wheels? Post to the Cabe and Wheelmen forums for better info.
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Old 09-15-08, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by BGNELSON
Hi The schwinn excelsior is from the 30s. I am interested in buying it if it for sale. thanks
I would be willing to sell it for the right price. What did you have in mind?
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Old 09-15-08, 01:32 PM
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ok, the sales stop right here.
If you are going to sell to previous poster take it off line into private messages.
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Old 06-30-09, 12:21 AM
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While on the topic of Hedstrom - I just acquired a Hedstrom adult trike - I believe Explorer is the model - its got a 3 speed hub - looks like a Sturmey Archer (or however that is spelled) It looks like its from the 80's. I can't find any info on the net about adult trikes and this brand. Could it be the same as the previous poster?
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Excelsior was for many years Schwinn's motorcycle division, competing with HD & Indian. Production of the motorcycles was shut down near the start of the depression, about 1930. I was not aware that they continued the name on bicycles.

I had not heard of the Hedstrom either but one of the original founders of Indian was Oscar Hedstrom as I recall. I believe he was also an early bicycle racer.
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I think I just saw that Excelsior in Klunkers (The movie about Mountain biking)
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Klunkerz...my bad
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+1 for thecabe.com they will probably know a lot about this bike.
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Any info on Hedstrom Kids bikes from the 60's? I have a Hedstrom Li'l Miss I'm trying to find some info about! Pat
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