1935 Schwinn Motorbike Rat

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by tailhole, May 19, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted May 19, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Last year, I gave a buddy some prewar bicycle odds & ends. He returned a few weeks later with this beat up, but interesting green motorbike frame (no fork, not hardware). I hung it in the garage and other than admiring it from time to time, didn't think about it much.
    Last Saturday he stopped by with the fork. He came across it and thought I might want to have it.
    Last Wednesday, I put the fork on it, just to see how it looked.
    A few hours later I was riding it all over the yard. I love this thing and plan on riding it on the Blu'z Cruz (Denver antique bicycle ride which takes place every 3rd Sunday of the month, year round in rain snow or sun).
    What do you think?

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  2. #2 Posted May 19, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I think the cab over is cool
     
  3. #3 Posted May 19, 2017

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    Thanks, me too. I only recently got it and just started messing with it.
     
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  4. #4 Posted May 20, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Cool ride, those tiller bars go great on it, always liked the wrenches too.
     
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  5. #5 Posted May 20, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I've got a 35 LaSalle badged Schwinn that I ratted. Added 30's Rollfast Gothic peaked fenders, a rear carrier from the 20's, teacup light and Seiss battery tube and had Bob U recover the seat. This is my favorite bike and rides amazing!

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  6. #6 Posted May 20, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Kool, like the '41 too.
     
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  7. #7 Posted May 20, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I love the look of ballooners with knobbies. It would look even cooler with some rain gutter fenders in my opinion. That frame has a post apocalyptic look to it. Nice build!
     
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  8. #8 Posted May 25, 2017 at 5:28 PM

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    The other truck? It's a '46 1.5 ton, thanks!
     
  9. #9 Posted May 25, 2017 at 6:52 PM

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    Well, I rode it on the Cruz and it did pretty good. Lots of sweet bikes turned out.
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  10. #10 Posted May 25, 2017 at 7:02 PM

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    Great photo. It actually looks period.
     
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  11. #11 Posted May 25, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Lookin good, Thats a great rider! Congrats.
     
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