Sold 1940 Excelsior Autocycle deluxe


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Pedals Past

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 5, 2017
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Napa, CA, United States
#1
pictures tell the story hanging tank excelsior badge pogo seat front rear pork chop/drum brake, fender bomb, cross bar speedo, ea buttons, Seiss aluminum dual lights, locking fork w/key, nos G-3 ww airwheel tires, nos original Torrinton 10 pedals, chrome rack chain guard
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restored $14,500 plus freight and insurance local pu ok pm questions do not post on listing please
 

CWCMAN

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Mar 2, 2014
2,581
3,660
Sunny Southern California
#7
Never been a Schwinn guy but that is a beautiful bike. Worth every penny.

Also dig the split windshield buses in the driveway.
 

CWCMAN

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Mar 2, 2014
2,581
3,660
Sunny Southern California
#9
Very nice. I too own a very nice single cab 1959.

Did your SC belong to a band member of Elton John. That's pretty cool.
 
Likes: bikerbluz

bobcycles

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 30, 2006
3,939
5,517
13
so cal beaches
#10
If this helps any. I restored the bicycle roughly 6 or 7 years back for a So Cal collector with high standards and exceptional taste.
The parts that were acquired for the build were all "top shelf" ....no "maybe it's real" parts. Original Speedometer unit, fender bomb
etc etc. No corners cut.

An interesting note. The bike originally surfaced in Florida and 'as found' had the early version Rear drum brake on board. Over the
many years of collecting I had always resisted restoring PRE 1940 Autocycles, with the early rear brake, figuring only the
Superior and Paramount bicycles featured the early rear brake. This bike blew the doors off that assumption and was
stock with a very unusual (as shown above) 4 hole "Sawblade" front sprocket. Same stamping as the deluxe Autocycle/
Motorbike sprockets.... where A and B side are the same and the teeth ring is recessed by an 'edge' (unlike standard
4 hole sprockets which are flanged) ... Since then I have seen One other prewar (pre 1940) Schwinn with this sprocket and the rear brake.
Unusual to say the least. By 1940 the rear expander brake was common on the Super Deluxe line as well as standard
Autocycles.
Very nice bicycle with top shelf parts!
 

FULLYLOADED

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 11, 2016
369
717
15
San Pedro, United States
#12
If this helps any. I restored the bicycle roughly 6 or 7 years back for a So Cal collector with high standards and exceptional taste.
The parts that were acquired for the build were all "top shelf" ....no "maybe it's real" parts. Original Speedometer unit, fender bomb
etc etc. No corners cut.

An interesting note. The bike originally surfaced in Florida and 'as found' had the early version Rear drum brake on board. Over the
many years of collecting I had always resisted restoring PRE 1940 Autocycles, with the early rear brake, figuring only the
Superior and Paramount bicycles featured the early rear brake. This bike blew the doors off that assumption and was
stock with a very unusual (as shown above) 4 hole "Sawblade" front sprocket. Same stamping as the deluxe Autocycle/
Motorbike sprockets.... where A and B side are the same and the teeth ring is recessed by an 'edge' (unlike standard
4 hole sprockets which are flanged) ... Since then I have seen One other prewar (pre 1940) Schwinn with this sprocket and the rear brake.
Unusual to say the least. By 1940 the rear expander brake was common on the Super Deluxe line as well as standard
Autocycles.
Very nice bicycle with top shelf parts!
Excellent Job Bob.Just Wow!

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
 

onecatahula

I live for the CABE
May 3, 2009
1,350
1,692
Hartwell GA, United States
#13
This is the bike, as I originally found it in Florida, in February of 2013, before Bob did His Magic ! The elderly gentleman I purchased it from had owned it as a boy in Illinois. He kept it his entire life, and brought it with him when he moved to Florida. It was very hard for him to part with it. As I did not even take possession of the bike, it is literally a two-owner bike. Incredible work Bob, and good luck to the seller; worth every penny !

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(funny note: the seller was elderly and convinced it was a “1938 Schwinn Phantom.” I did not try to dissuade him)
 

WES PINCHOT

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 16, 2006
2,819
1,326
CHICAGO AREA
#16
pictures tell the story hanging tank excelsior badge pogo seat front rear pork chop/drum brake, fender bomb, cross bar speedo, ea buttons, Seiss aluminum dual lights, locking fork w/key, nos G-3 ww airwheel tires, nos original Torrinton 10 pedals, chrome rack chain guard View attachment 1035680

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restored $14,500 plus freight and insurance local pu ok pm questions do not post on listing please
BEAUTIFUL BIKE!
 

mr.cycleplane

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Sep 9, 2017
713
1,605
Auburn, California
#17
This is the bike, as I originally found it in Florida, in February of 2013, before Bob did His Magic ! The elderly gentleman I purchased it from had owned it as a boy in Illinois. He kept it his entire life, and brought it with him when he moved to Florida. It was very hard for him to part with it. As I did not even take possession of the bike, it is literally a two-owner bike. Incredible work Bob, and good luck to the seller; worth every penny !
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(funny note: the seller was elderly and convinced it was a “1938 Schwinn Phantom.” I did not try to dissuade him)

Its a crime that a bike this nice was repainted/restored-dam shame. This should have been preserved.
 

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