1950s JC HIGGINS MENS TANK BIKE VINTAGE COLORFLOW ELGIN SCHWINN DELUXE SKIPTOOTH. Here is an original early 1950s VINTAGE (serial number is 253556) mens JC Higgins beach cruiser bicycle with 26 wheels. This was a near TOP OF THE LINE JC Higgins bicycle of the 1950s!
I BELIEVE this was referred to as a JC Higgins Royal model. They are much harder to find than any Schwinn Black Phantom and are very cool and unique! With the insanely high price of gas (and the economy being bad) now is the time to ride a cool vintage bike! Ive had a few JC Higgins "Color Flow" bikes over the years but this is the first bike I have ever had like this! There is just something about this bike....
The more you look at it, the more beautiful it gets! It has such a great 1950s look! This bike has a cool original design mens frame and forks with original paint and decals, truss rod forks, frame mounted TANK with horn inside, (untested) JC Higgins head badge, original deluxe chainguard, very cool cruiser style seat, check out the REALLY unusual U shaped seat post! Wide cruiser handlebars, chrome neck/stem, UNIQUE hand grips, full fenders with cool factory wrap around fender braces, front fender mounted headlight, no lens, I installed 2 batteries and it did nothing. I put no further effort into it than that cool pedals, Skiptooth chain and sprockets, (works but could use basic lubrication) rear carrier RACK, check out the glass "jewel" reflectors on the rear.Would be cool if those were in the tank as well and more! I got this one just like you see it and think it is awesome!!
They did not sell many of these when they were new! Consequently, they were rare back then and next to impossible to find today! The tires are 26x2.125. The front tire is a Good Year.
The rear is an Allstate! (probably original for the bike) The bike has 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 standover height is approx 31 1/4. The distance from the floor to the top of the seat post clamp is approx 29 1/2.
The distance from the center of the crank to the top of the seat post clamp is approx 19. The center of the handlebar stem to the center of the seat post is approx 22. The bike will accommodate most any rider comfortably. The seat height is easy to adjust.NOTED FLAWS I got this one just like you see it. I love the fact that this bike still wears its original paint!
It comes like you see it and has just the right amount of patina! (see pics, I took many and have nothing to hide) Restore it or enjoy it just like it is! The chrome is shiny but is not perfect show quality. Both wheels have a slight wobble when you spin them. BIKES like this rarely come along.
A good investment that will only go up in value! This bike is LOADED with valuable parts.
(It is worth a lot in parts but I could not bring myself to do that) It could be the star center attraction of your collection! 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? 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!! These are getting to be hard to find in any condition and to my knowledge, have not been reproduced. 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. I try to be as honest as I can and disclose anything I know about the bike. I want you to be excited about your new bike and hope you really enjoy your new vintage ride for years to come. We try to package well so the bike arrives to you in the same condition as it left us.
Fed Ex just increased the rates. This is a 10+ day service and includes packing. I always try to keep things as reasonable as I can.
The item "1950s JC HIGGINS MENS TANK BIKE VINTAGE COLORFLOW ELGIN SCHWINN DELUXE SKIPTOOTH" is in sale since Thursday, February 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Bicycles\Complete Bicycles". The seller is "shadow27" and is located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.This item can be shipped to United States.