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Bought 3 bikes Rollfast, w flyer and?

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by vdubjim, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. vdubjim

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    Just going by what seller said.
    Any idea on the red one, and if silvers not rollfast?
     

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    The green "Western Flyer" is a tribute bike made by "Emory" (Aerofast) in Jacksonville, FL. in the early 90s.
     
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  3. vdubjim

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    I was thinking it might be
     
  4. RustyGold

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    The red bike looks to be a Snyder built bike. I can't tell what the digits are before the EH, but flip them for the year. Vaguely looks like 04EH to me, that would indicate a 1940.
     
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  5. vdubjim

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    Ya I wasn't sure how much red painted I wanted to rub off :/
     
  6. vdubjim

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    Saw this post, now that I know what to search.
    Snyder built Hawthorne?
     

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  7. RustyGold

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    Pretty much every US manufacturer but Schwinn built Hawthornes at one time or another...same with Sears and their Elgins and J.C.Higgins. Just department store brands that would contract with multiple suppliers.
     
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  8. Wildcat

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    That frame and forks are a match to my 42 Snyder built Hawthorne. So, it probably is a 40 Rollfast. You've got original paint on there too, a big plus.

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    I agree with RustyGold, the numbers preceding EH reversed will be the year.

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    The green bike is good too, just not that old.

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  9. vdubjim

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    Now an odd question.

    I like the red bike better, silver has pinstripping added etc.. Since red is missing its skip tooth setup, can I swap the crank etc from silver to red?
     
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    I still don't any pics of a silver bike. But, yes, you should be able to swap drivetrains between the bikes.
     
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    I don't see a silver bike either.
    The chainwheel on the red bike is Monark by the way. If it's geared too easy to pedal, just change out the rear cog from the 20 (that it looks like) to an 18 tooth. Then you'll need to take a link out of the chain but you won't need a whole new chain or add links.

    Like Kingfish said, the cranks should be interchangeable. The crank arms are probably the same length too. A pic of the silver bike will help.
     
  12. vdubjim

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    Guess they didn't load.
     

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  13. RustyGold

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    That one is your huckleberry...I wouldn't be robbing parts off that for the other Snyder.

    From frame style, somewhere around '36-'38.
     
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  14. vdubjim

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    It's that different eh?
    Looks same to me lol.
    Sucks it's bare metal cleared.
     
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    What do you think ballpark non ebay values?
     
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    That chainring is probably original to that frame. The 'H's are for H.P. Snyder, who produced the Rollfast brand.
     
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    That style of frame is generally referred to as a 'fastback' or 'zepplin'. It was the transitional style between the motobikes and the double rainbows frames and double bar frames (like your other Snyder). It was a fairly short lived style.

    For values, I would search in the RRB and thecabe for sale section (the cabe being higher priced) for equivalent condition bikes. The value is what someone is willing to pay for it...that one isn't super valuable, but it isn't as ubiquitous as the frame style of your other Snyder. If those pics showed up on my local-ish CL, I probably wouldn't go look at it if the asking price was over $200. But, I'm not a big fan of that frame style...others are.
     
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    Makes sense, thanks.
     
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    When you click 'Upload a File', once it shows up under your post, click on 'Full Image'. Then you will get the full view instead of the thumbnail.
     
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    That Snyder built Rollfast fastback bike is cool. Where are you located at? It reminds me of a build a friend did in Oklahoma. That bike is the most desirable of the three. I would value it around 250-350. The red one around 200. and the Emory around 150
     
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