1938 Schwinn Autocycle with Double Duty Front End

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  1. #1 Posted Sep 16, 2010
    Michael wolfe

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    Hello just picked up a 38 original paint cantilever Autocycle with Double Duty front end I need some parts dual Seiss Lights a crossbar speedo and fender bomb if you can help please let me know

    www.antiquearchaeology.com
     
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    akikuro

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    Great score. Love to see pics if u have any. Very rare upgrade
     
  3. #3 Posted Sep 16, 2010
    old hotrod

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    Yeah, come on Mike...it doesn't exist without pics...
     
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    I had one of those well mine was a 40
     
  5. #5 Posted Sep 17, 2010
    jedijoe59

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    Mike Wolfe from American Pickers? Love your show!
     
  6. #6 Posted Sep 17, 2010
    cyclingday

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    Mike,

    Most of the deluxe cantilevers were equipped with dual Delta Silver Rays. Over the years, the Seiss lights have become more popular due to their stylish profile, but the Silver Rays were actually the more costly, thus more deluxe option. So, Schwinn outfitted their newest and most deluxe bike of the time with the most deluxe lighting outfit of the day. The only reason that I mention this, is because the Silver Rays survived the times a lot better than the Seiss lights did, so the are much easier to track down, and technically more correct for that bike.

    Just my two cents, and I never miss an episode of American Pickers. Say hi! to Frank and Danielle, from all of us here at The Cabe.
     
  7. #7 Posted Sep 17, 2010
    schwinndoggy

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    Call me cynical, but I dont think Michael is Michael. The same day these posts show up, PeeWee Herman was on the front page of this site. Cruel prank? Aprils fool? Prove me wrong, uh, Michael!
     
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    militarymonark

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    did anyone notice that his website has a link to thecabe
     
  9. #9 Posted Sep 17, 2010
    Strings-n-Spokes

    Strings-n-Spokes I live for the CABE

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    I did not notice that until now. Sweet!
     
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    Thanks Mike! Or should I say Danielle...
     
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    sm2501

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    I remember meeting Mike in Sidney NY at a fellow collectors place after Copake a few years back. A bunch of us stayed thier and camped out on the living room floor. I also remember Mike yelling at me in the middle of the the night about my snoring. He must of felt bad about it the next morning as he took Dave S and I out for breakfast. He was in the area "picking" an early motorcycle.
     
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    bricycle

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    I remenber a fender bomb being located on one episode... same kind?
     
  13. #13 Posted Sep 18, 2010
    Bikephreak

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    So, what is a double duty front end, eh? Pictures?
     
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  15. #15 Posted Sep 18, 2010
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    HATE the show !!!...it's giving away all my secrets !!!...LOL
     
  16. #16 Posted Sep 18, 2010
    Bikephreak

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    It has made guys around here think their bikes are worth a mint. One seller has a nice 60s Schwinn Jag that he thinks is worth $1,250... It would easily be worth a few hundred as it is nice, but his seeing rusty crusty antiques on Pickers made him think his is worth 3x its value... That fork looks neat! (thanks Patrick) I'd like to see what you have there Mike...
     
  17. #17 Posted Sep 18, 2010
    chitown

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    It's like a triple crown fork... with truss rods. That would make it a Five Crown Fork or Pentafork. I've seen them before but wasn't sure if that was what Mike was describing by a double duty front end. thanks Patrick for the pics.
     
  18. #18 Posted Sep 18, 2010
    oktoday

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    exactly...i went to an auction in ohio yesterday with over 60 antique bikes, mostly balloners, and the bidding was absolutely CRAZY...alotta people have a skewed mindset for what some of these old bikes are/were worth...kinda like what barrett jacxkson did for the collector car business a few years ago
     
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    Zephyr

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    I don't know much about old bikes but I sure so like them so bare with me for trying to increase my knowledge of them. What are the truss bars for? What is a triple crown? and what is the lock for?
    Thanks
     
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    chitown

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    Triple crown forks are a term used for modern downhill bikes where the fork legs extend to the headset. There is some debate on the terminology "Triple Crown" some call them "Triple Clamp, Dual Crown" forks. Don't know why they're called that but it's pretty common with mountain bikers to call them triple crown. The truss rods were supposed to stiffen the front end. The lock is an anti-theft feature that locks the fork so it can't turn. I suppose it would stop a polite old time bike thief who was looking for a quick grab and go stealing, where it would have little deterrence with a modern, rude bike thief who would hack the front end off and part it out if he couldn't break the lock.
     
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