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Rollfast Deluxe

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by Euphman06, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Euphman06

    Euphman06

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    Can anyone tell me more about this bike? I'd assume if it were labeled as 'deluxe" that it would of had a tank at one point. But if anyone can approximate age or value let me know so I can make an offer to this guy. Thanks!


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  2. roadmaster

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    Kinda hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like a skiptooth which would tell me it is late 40's to mid 50's. Rollfast bikes were made by H.P. Snyder and some were sold thru Montgomary Wards under the Hawthorne name. I have a 61' J.C. Higgins that was a "Deluxe" model, but never had a tank or even a carrier. I think it is a word they just like useing back then. 8)
     
  3. B607

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    Look at the paint on the top tube and the head tube. If it had a tank, there will be marks on the frame where it rubbed the paint off. Cool bike! Gary
     
  4. Jpromo

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    I actually think that's earlier.. looks like a 39-41 era to me because of the paint scheme, rack and seat style.

    That's a really sweet bike; I dream of finding something that old with that nice of original paint and original parts. I know I'd love to own that for about 300$ and still smiling at 350$ and up, just because of the condition. And I'm a cheapskate.

    I have a '41 that's real similar to this. Different paint scheme and mine is more rust than paint. Regardless, it's probably my nicest riding bicycle. Good luck!
     

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