Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Just Pedaling Along . . .

A J.C. Higgins Classic Cruiser.
When I ran into this classic J.C. Higgins at a "garage sale" at an antique store on the Southside of San Francisco Street in downtown Flagstaff.  The price tag read $250.  A Google search said that J.C. Higgins bikes were often sold at Sears Roebucks and Company in the 1950's and are quite a collector's item.  I wonder if the handlebars are orginal?  Anybody have any thoughts on that?

5 comments:

Griya Mobil Kita said...

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2whls3spds said...

I believe those are the original handlebars. I had a Murray for a few years that was very similar and it had the big handlebars just like that.

Aaron

She Rides a Bike said...

Thanks Aaron; I believe you are correct. After spending more time researching on Google those seem to be consistent w/ other photos. They are very similar to the cruiser handlebars that I see on so many modern cruisers. They look very awkward. I think I'd probably replace those with something a bit lower and more swept back rather than the large, wide wing-like one on this bike.

Gunnar Berg said...

My interest lies more in vintage lightweight racing bikes rather than flashy heavyweight cruisers, but for what it's worth, J.C. Higgins was a Sears house brand that was actually manufactured by a number of different companies. The handlebars appear to be original. To my eye every cruiser ever made is awkward and ugly. But taste is subjective. It's a big, wide world out there.

Jacinthe said...

Nice bike! And you are gorgeous also :)

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