Posted by: Brad TITLE: MISC: Help in I.D. Of two Bikes.Year,Make Model?
I have two old bikes. I am trying to determine year,make, and model of them. Any help would be Great! I am wanting to restore one, and sell the other for parts.
One is a J.C. Higgens girls bike. The model is on the bar that the seat is mounted on. It is almost illegible. I can make out three letters. The first is the hardest to read. But I think it is OGI? It could be CGI. It is about 26"
One is a girls, all chrome bike with a spring front end. It is about 26" as well. It has a plastic hub bezel over the right side of the main sprocket. It has four small reflectors on each side of the pedals.It is a single speed bike with the only markings on the bike are on the rear hub and brake bar. It says Komet Super,F.& S. G. The bikes serial # is 50246901075997. It has a spring seat much, if not exactly, like a 1960 (and other years) Western Flyer. It also has a flat carrier over the rear tire. It looks like it might have had a taillight. Any help? Thanx,Brad
Posted by ken
Brad has a women~s Flightliner-style middleweight without identifying marks. My Flightliner said Sears on the tank and Flightliner on the chainguard; his tank is missing, and the chainguard doesn~t seem to say anything at all.
His JC Higgins is a three-speed with the J C HIGGINS going around the chainwheel. I guessed it was Austrian, Steyr Daimler Puch, but wondered if anyone knows the timeline or provenance of the Higgins chainwheel. Brad, you may want to ask the Roadster group about this. They know a lot more than we do here, I think...
Posted by Brad
Ken. I have sent photos to your email of the two bikes in the above message. Thanx,Brad
Posted by ken
Brad, some pictures would help. The JC Higgins might easily be a Murray, but the model may only appear in catalogs. Your second bike could also be any of the Murray-built brands, of which Western Flyer is one. Sears is another. The bezel on the crankset sounds like Spaceliner/Flightliner to me, but I haven~t seen it. The Komet hub was used by many makers for many years. The letters stand for Fichtel and Sachs Co.
Send me a picture if you like.
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