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1940s J.C. Higgins Balloon Tire Bicycle 18"

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Rare and beautiful womens bike from an era gone by.

1940s J.C. Higgins Balloon Tire Bicycle 18"

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You could be the proud owner of this vintage J.C. Higgins Ladies bicycle. This bicycle has a nice horn tank and skirt guard that really looks great! Also features a nice Elgin Cooling Fin rear coaster brake hub with a rear brake light, front and rear color matched fenders, rear color matched rack, dual spring saddle and some comfy cruiser bars. This bicycle is looking for a new home and it could be yours.


This bicycle is in good shape with little use. The paint is in good shape for its age with scratches, chips and a little rust coming through. A little polishing compound and a good coat of wax and she'd shine up nice. The chrome has some rust and pitting. Rear rack has a nice built in light/brake light that connects to the rear coaster brake, not sure if working but looks to be in great shape. The seat has a bit of wear. This bike has been fully tuned by a seasoned shop mechanic with many years of experience. Then the bike was test ridden and given a thorough eighty three point inspection by the owner. Finally the owner rides the bicycle checking steering,braking,and shifting. After you receive this bicycle minimal adjustments and assembly will be needed to be ready to ride.

This bike is being sold as is, please see photographs for details.


Seat tube - 18"
Top Tube - 23"
Stand-over height - 30


Seatpost - Original "7" style
Saddle - Original, worn out.
Stem - Original, chrome is starting to pit
Headset - Original
Brake calipers - Coaster brake
Crankset - Original with skip tooth sprocket, chrome is pitting.
Pedals - Original Torrington, worn and rusty but solid.
Hubs - Elgin Cooling Fin coaster brake hub in the rear laced to chrome drop center rim. Front chrome hub laced to chrome drop center rim. All the chrome has some rust and pitting.

Reference #152352

Additional Information

Year 1940
Gender Womens
Color Red
Speeds Single
  • Made in USA!
  • Rare & Collectable
  • Fully Tuned
Frameset Steel
Drivetrain Single Speed Coaster Brake
Manufacturer J.C. Higgins
Decade 1940s
Country of Origin USA
Used or New Used
Can be seen at 640 W Washington
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