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  1. WES PINCHOT

    Memorial Day

    MEMORIAL DAY IS NOT A "HAPPY OR GREAT DAY" AS SOME MAY HAVE NOTED. MEMORIAL DAY IS A DAY OF "REMEMBRANCE AND REFLECTION" FOR THOSE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES AND MADE THE "ULTIMATE SACRIFICE" FOR OUR COUNTRY. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THEIR SACRIFICE. MAY THEY REST IN PIECE WITH...
  2. WES PINCHOT

    Picked up a 1950 phantom!

    congrats! had the same when I was a kid!
  3. WES PINCHOT

    Infamous Orange Aero Clone

    WOW! THE 'ORANGE' FITS RIGHT IN! GREAT JOB!
  4. WES PINCHOT

    A brief history of vintage bicycle swap meets

    A CHICAGO MEET WOULD BE GREAT! I ATTENDED ONE AT THE SCHWINN OFFICE BUILDING NEAR THE OLD CHICAGO CYCLE BUILDING THAT HOUSED THE SCHWINN FAMILY COLLECTION IN 1991. BELIEVE JIM HURD SET THAT ONE U P. AND AFTER WE WERE INVITED CYCLE SMITHY AKA MARK MATEI TO SEE HIS COLLECTION AT HIS HOME AND...
  5. WES PINCHOT

    Missing key for locking fork

    WES PINCHOT ON THE CABE fndrdr ON THE BAY. IF THE FORK HAS A SCHWINN CYCLE LOCK YOU MAY I CAN CUT TWO SMOOTH BRASS KEYS TO CODE FOR IT FOR THE 'AN' NUMBER AN-1 - 500 FOR TWELVE DOLLARS SHIPPED. PLEASE EMAIL DIRECT: WESPINCHOT@YAHOO.COM
  6. WES PINCHOT

    Found US Royal Master Centipede Tread

    SEE THIS COPY OF THE BROCHURE I HAVE! THIS IS PREWAR WWII 4 RIB VERSUS 5 RIB POSTWAR. NOTE THE TIRE AS COMING FROM THE FACTORY HAVE THE FINE CROSS CUT FROM THE FACTORY. WHEN THE TIRE GETS WORN, THE CROSS CUTS WEAR AND THE TREAD LOOKS LIKE BLOCKS.
  7. WES PINCHOT

    Found US Royal Master Centipede Tread

    I HAVE AN ORIGINAL US ROYAL MASTER BROCHURE WITH PICS AND EXPLANATION HOW THE Centipede tread GRIP WORKS. IF I HAVE TIE TOMORROW, I WILL SCAN IT FOR YOU AND POST.
  8. WES PINCHOT

    The Schwinn I hate.

    SHAME ON ME, BUT I LET MY WIFE RIDE IN THE BACK AND SHE PROVIDED THE MOST PEDAL POWER. NOTE SURE ABOUT THE SPROCKET RATIOS, OR IF THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE. I WAS UP FRONT AND CONTROLLED THE DIRECTIONS WE WERE GOING WHEN WE TURNED. ONE THING MOST PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE IS THE SPRING FORK ...
  9. WES PINCHOT

    My Newly Finished 1948 Schwinn B6 Autocycle

    NICE JOB! ENJOY! WES
  10. WES PINCHOT

    S2 rims

    THE stainless rims RIMS DID HAVE KNURLING. I SAW THEM AND THEY WERE A PAIR OF S-2', BUT THAT WAS OVER 5 YEARS AT MLC. A NEW YORK COLLECTOR FROM NEW YORK WAS TRYING TO SELL THEM, BUT NO TAKERS. THE STAINLESS WAS NOT GLOSSY. IT WOULD TAKE A LOT OF WORK, BUT STAINLESS STEEL CAN BE BUFFED TO A...
  11. WES PINCHOT

    1949 Schwinn B6

    IF YOUR BU YER NEEDS A CYCLE LOCK KEY I CAN HELP!
  12. WES PINCHOT

    The Schwinn I hate.

    I HAD A BALLOON TIRE TANDEM FOR MANY YEARS. 40 PLUS. BOUGHT IT FOR $35. TOOK OF S-7 RIMS AN PUT S-2 RIMS AND 2.125 TIRES. A SPRING FORK, FRONT WHEEL SCHWINN DRUM BRAKE AND RODE IT FOR 25 YEARS WITH THE WIFE. GREAT FOR CRUISING THE FOREST TRAILS. ALSO ADDED LAMBS WOOL SEAT COVERS AND A...
  13. WES PINCHOT

    Let’s see those Clay (Brick Red) tires

    MY COMPUTER FOR DOWN LOADING PICS IS DOWN. WAITING FOR A NEW COMPUTER. WES
  14. WES PINCHOT

    Late '41 Schwinn DX "defense model"

    NICE FIND, BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN TRUSS RODS AS SHOWN ON A SCHWINN.