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J.C. Higgins

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by Ralph Custom Cruiser, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Ralph Custom Cruiser

    Ralph Custom Cruiser

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    Hi,

    I can buy this higgins ... could anyone tell me something about it? Construction year? Value?

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  2. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Not a Colowflow, but the next best thing, IMHO.
    Definitely a Deluxe level with the beehive springer and full rear rack.
    Wheels appear to be original dropcenters too. Overall, and excellent survivor.
    Value? I’m thinking $300-400, but I could be low


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  3. wheelbender6

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    Droolworthy bike, regardless of collector value.
     
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  4. RustyGold

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    The light mount on the front fender looks like its for a batwing light...

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    ...I would estimate right around 1950 on the bike.
     
  5. sandman

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    1949 Higgins Color Flow
    In 48 they didn't have the beehive springer fork and in 50 the back rack and tank style changed ?
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  6. RustyGold

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    A 50 Colorflow would have a different frame, and ports in the tank...I believe. If it's a '50 it would be something other than a Colorflow.

    However, it looks on my phone like the word 'Color' something on the guard...if so, there were Colorstreams as well as Colorflows and it would be a '49.
     
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  7. sandman

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    Might of been deluxe model . But they didn't have a beehive ?

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  8. Ralph Custom Cruiser

    Ralph Custom Cruiser

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    Thx to all ... anyone there who can sell me the front light???


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  9. sandman

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    They are on Ebay all the time $$$$ .
     
  10. Ralph Custom Cruiser

    Ralph Custom Cruiser

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    EBay.com?? I am from Germany


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  11. RustyGold

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    Beehives were an option on the Delux and Colorflow (Colorstream?) in '49.

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  12. sandman

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  13. RustyGold

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    There is a lot of new reproduced Batwing lights on eBay...nice originals fewer and further between.
     
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