JC Higgins Motorized Bicycle

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  1. 2dawgs

    2dawgs New Member

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    Picked this up from my neighbor for $100. Came with working 50cc china girl, weinmann rims (made in USA), Messinger seat, head badge bears made in Austria for Sears & Roebuck.

    Put in fresh plug & fuel and fired right up. Does anyone know the approximate year this rascal was produced?

    Going to do a frame-up restoration and relace with CB-110 rear (came with rag joint) & Sturmey Archer brake front hub.
     

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    corgi1 New Member

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    Re: JC Higgins MB

    Don't know,but the bike looks nice,great find
     
  3. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    Re: JC Higgins MB

    mid 60's, made by Puch, lugged frame, possibly reynolds tubing. those were pretty well made bikes. yours woulda been a 3 speed. after that, Sears fazed out the Higgins name and went to a cheaper brand, mostly using their own name, and built by Murray in america.
     
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    2dawgs New Member

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    Corgi1,

    Thanks. Can't wait to bring this bike back to it's former glory.
     
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    Bairdco,

    Appreciate the history behind this bike. You are definitely the man on vintage bikes and builds.
     

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