I Posted this Autocycle a couple weeks ago. I am wondering what the correct rims would have come on it. I recently read somewhere that Schwinn did not start making the S-2 rims until 1948. Would drop center rims have been standard on the 1946 Autocycle?
I picked this bike up with another frame and a couple more wheelsets. One was a drop center wheelset. This was probably the intended wheelset for this bike and the S-2 must have went to a different Schwinn Excelsior I have.
My 1946 PK had an ugly seat on it when I got it... but the painted rims, Drop center, and hook type inside go with the early '46 serial number, had 'black-out hubs that shores up Schwinn's 'waste not want not' theory of doing business. The 1941 DX that Euphman06 rescued from the antique dealer in NY had the same rims. Lobdell were also a definite
possiblele for 1946.
I will run the drop centers since I don't have Lobdells. I will use the S-2's for my 1950 D-19. Now to rebuild the front axle. Since the two bikes came together with both wheelsets, I'm think the drop centers were most likely on it as well. It all makes sense. Thanks everyone for the input!