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    New question here. JC Higgins

    I found my Dad's old original (early 60's) JC Higgins in the shed the other day...it needs some rust removal but for the most part looks pretty good.

    I have zero knowledge about vintage bikes and wondered if anyone has any input here...is the bike worth anything or just sentimental? Where would I start to go about finding replacement parts if any are needed? ( a rim for instance )

    Thanks in advance for any input here!!!

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    I don't know about value, but that was a brand sold by Sears store back then. My dad had a JC Higgins .22LR rifle.
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    Elgin was the Sears "house brand" up until WWI. After the war, they switched to the JC Higgins name (which was one of their long-tern accountants or so I have heard).

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    If it's 60's era, it's not worth alot, as there are plenty around, holding up sheds in backyards, all over the US. If it's solid though, and just needs some TLC, and a bit of steel wool, it would make a fun project, and will be a hoot to ride, though in the woods, it may be a bit over geared, have fun!
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Just found out it is a 1957...ordered through a Sears catalogue for $26! Wow, that is alot of money for a 13 year old back then...my dad must have mowed a few lawns!!!

    Not really looking to make any money off it...it will be a fun project for hubby and I and due to my lack of verticle mass I will not get too many rides on it...but hubby will and my father will be thrilled to see his childhood bike back in shape

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