1941 Schwinn Henderson-badged straightbar


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cyclingday

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That looks fantastic, Aaron.
I just got my 1940 Henderson serviced up and out on the road.
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Most people will scratch their heads when they see the name Henderson on these bikes.
But a quick Google search of Schwinn/Henderson brothers, will clarify the importance that name had on Arnold Schwinn & Company.
 
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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I had installed a 22 tooth cog, for the extra ease of pedaling, but didn't like what that did to the axle engagement with the dropout, so I went back to the original 20 tooth cog, and it cruised just fine.
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The symbolism on the Henderson headbadge is a bit confusing, because it has a whirling propeller?
We all know that the Henderson was a brand of four cylinder motorcycles that were built by the Henderson brothers and Arnold Schwinn & Company.
How many of you remember the old Heathkit radios?
I know, I'm showing my age. Lol!
Well, the original Heathkit, was for a home built airplane, that used a Henderson four cylinder engine for the power plant.
Hence, the whirling propeller on the headbadge.
 

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