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ANTIQUE JC HIGGINS MENS BALLOON TIRE TANK+SPRINGER BIKE VINTAGE BICYCLE+RACK!
ANTIQUE-JC-HIGGINS-MENS-BALLOON-TIRE-TANK-SPRINGER-BIKE-VINTAGE-BICYCLE-RACK
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Used
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Jun 03, 2012
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US $1,525.00
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Item location:
Fond du Lac, WI United States, United States

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ANTIQUE JC HIGGINS MENS BALLOON TIRE TANK+SPRINGER BIKE VINTAGE BICYCLE+RACK!

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This is quite possibly the absolute COOLEST 1950s JC Higgins bike I have EVER seen!

Here is an original VINTAGE  (I was told approx 1950-1952 serial number is 3949 and is stamped on the bottom of the cranks housing) men's JC HIGGINS beach cruiser bicycle with 26" wheels. It is in the original and very appealing dark red and gold 2-tone colored factory paint. If you like relatively clean original bikes, this may be a great bike for you. It was always stored inside in a clean dry area. With the insanely high price of gas (and the economy being bad) now is the time to ride a cool vintage bike!

*This bike is LOADED with awesome features only found on TOP OF THE LINE bikes of the time! It has a cool frame mounted tank with horn, and a built in switch, (I believe for the fender mounted headlight) amazingly cool "Beehive" front springer fork, deluxe seat, cool 8 hole rear carrier RACK with built in TURN SIGNALS (WOW!!!) wide beach cruiser handlebars, cool style hand grips, deluxe chainguard, wide fenders, round ball style fender mounted HEADLIGHT,  Skiptooth chain and sprockets, some REALLY cool JC Higgins embossed pedals, (they look like the Persons Supreme pedals but are embossed JC Higgins, how COOL is that?!) and much more!

*Most people back in the day did not have the money to buy a top of the line bike like this with all the bells and whistles. Consequently, you did not see many of them when they were new and almost NEVER see them these days. Bikes like this are generally traded privately amongst collectors and never hit the open market. I hope you enjoy and appreciate this awesome ride!!! You will see ALOT of Schwinn Black Phantom bikes before you ever see another one of these! They do NOT come along often!

*I believe this bike to be nearly 100% original parts from when it was new. BE SURE to check out all pics and be your own judge.

*The tires are 26x2.125". They are vintage GOOD YEAR wide whitewall tires and do hold air. The bike has chrome raised center rims front and rear with a JC Higgins rear hub.

*The bike is an original SINGLE SPEED with coaster brakes. (pedal slightly backwards to stop the bike)

*DIMENSIONS The stand over height is approx 31 1/2". The distance from the floor to the top of the seat post clamp is approx 28 3/4". The distance from the center of the crank to the top of the seat post clamp is approx 18 3/4". The center of the handlebar stem to the center of the seat post is approx 22 1/4". The bike will accommodate most any rider comfortably. The seat height is easy to adjust.

*NOTED FLAWS It is not 100% flawless but is relatively nice for its age. The paint looks good for a 60+ year old bike! (has chips scratches etc) The chrome is shiney but is not perfect show quality. The chrome on the rims has lots of pits etc. The rear rack has an amazingly cool pair of built in turn signals. The one lens is cracked and the other is missing. The headlight lens is cracked. I have not tested any of the accessories. The bike has wear etc but has survived relatively well! The patina is awesome and I personally feel is a relatively nice survivor. Not trying to nit pick the bike, just like to be honest. This is an amazingly RARE RARE RARE bike! I hope you enjoy it! If you click on any of the pics they get very large to show lots of detail. Please take a look at all pics for exact condition and email with any questions before you bid.

*This appears to be a fairly nice original unmolested bicycle unless otherwise noted. A great bike to ride on relaxing days through the park or to the beach. Also would be a nice item to display in a shop, restaurant, rec room, sports bar, etc. Stand out from the crowd and be the envy of people who see you riding by. People will enjoy seeing you on your vintage bike! A great classic bike at a great price

*Why not ride a bike? You will live longer, feel better, and save $$$ vs of the insanely high cost of gasoline. If you are looking for a fun bike to ride and enjoy this may be it! A nice bike to cruise the beach or your local park!   Priced way less than a dime store bike that wont be around 5 years from now, much less 30+ years like this one! Please give this bike a good home and DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!  Classic bikes are very cool because not everyone on the block has one! People love to see and talk about and ride these classic bikes! They are more popular now than ever before!

*This may be a great Birthday or other special holiday gift for someone! It is never too soon to think ahead and get someone something they may really like!! This starts reasonably with ABSOLUTELY NO RESERVE so bid early and don't miss out! These are getting to be hard to find in any condition and to my knowledge, have not been reproduced.

*Sold as is simply because it is used. I try my very best to describe as accurately as possible and disclose anything I am aware of about the bike. PLEASE NOTE that many of the bikes I list have listed have been in long term storage and have not been regularly ridden in a while.(not a bad thing) They may need standard tuning, greasing, may have old tires, surface rust etc. I try to be as honest as possible and never want to disappoint anyone. If you have any questions regarding any specific things concerning the bike, please feel feel to ASK via emali before you bid. Keep in mind you are bidding on a 30+ year old bike that is not a brand new bicycle so it may need minor tuning, cables or cable adjustment, if tires are original, they may or may not have sidewall cracks, etc. I try to be as honest as I can and disclose anything I know about the bike. I want you to be happy with your new vintage purchase but please understand the bike may need some tlc to be road ready.

*By bidding please understand that you are purchasing a used bicycle that may or may not need tlc. If I notice an issue, I always try to note it in the auction listing. I want you to be excited about your new bike and hope you really enjoy your new vintage ride for years to come. Be sure to check out all pics and email with any questions you may have before you bid regarding condition, mechanical items, etc.

*NOTE REGARDING SHIPPING YOUR BIKE Your bike will be partially disassembled and shipped to you in a factory bicycle box. We try our best to package the bicycles carefully to avoid any unnecessary damage caused in transit however, scratches etc are possible to happen in transit which we have no control over once shipped. We try to package well so the bike arrives to you in the same condition as it left us.

<b>*PLEASE NOTE, I WILL NO LONGER BE SHIPPING FULL SIZE BIKES OUTSIDE OF THE USA. This is due to the high cost of shipping and customs. If you are anywhere outside the lower 48 States including Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico contact me before you bid as shipping will cost more.</b>

*I have lots of other rare bicycles, bike parts and bike accessories, as well as vintage car parts and unique items on auction this week! Check them out! Combine items to save yourself $$$ on shipping! Email with any questions you may have.

 
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PAYMENT TERMS: Paypal is Ebay's accepted form of payment. Items are shipped every Tuesday and every Friday. Payments received by Monday generally ship on Tuesday. Payments received after generally ship on Friday.


SHIPPING TERMS: SHIPPING TIME I ship bikes on Tuesdays and Fridays via Fed Ex. Generally, if I receive your payment by 1 pm central time on Monday, it allows me enough time to get your bike to the shop for packing and to ship along with the Tuesday AM shipment. If I receive your payment by 1 pm central time on Thursday, it gives enough time to have it packed and ship Friday AM. If paid after that time, please expect it to go out with the next shipment.


(Wisconsin residents ONLY add 5.5% sales tax.)

 

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