1950 Straightbar build.

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Mark Johnston

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 16, 2017
511
Phoenix
I thought I’d post my progress as this build comes together. I’ve collected most of the parts & will post pics as I go.

1950 frame.
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Forks.
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NOS S-2 wheelset. ND rear, porkchop drum front.
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Seat.
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Bare metal fender set from bicyclebones.
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Schwinn lover

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Mar 5, 2016
628
56
Cincinnati, Ohio
Panther? Or Hornet? Your build will be exciting to watch no doubt.
Post plenty of pics in your progress. Nice start so far
 
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Mark Johnston

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 16, 2017
511
Phoenix
Panther? Or Hornet? Your build will be exciting to watch no doubt.
Post plenty of pics in your progress. Nice start so far
Well, I believe the frame came from a Panther due to the two tone green paint under the black repaint.
I’m shooting for what would be considered a Deluxe Hornet, but I don’t think they were called Hornets until the 1951 catalog?
I think it would technically be an equipped D-19 for the purists.
 

Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
3,747
56
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
Looks like you have all the pieces for a great project. Keep us posted.
 
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PCHiggin

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Jan 22, 2008
4,030
Ryderwood, United States
I thought I’d post my progress as this build comes together. I’ve collected most of the parts & will post pics as I go.

1950 frame.
72008B6B-0458-4D3C-8D58-41A6DE45259B.jpeg

98CA0231-2963-4CC9-B8C1-9CD644574BDF.jpeg


Forks.
8E38EBDA-C7F9-4BB6-BD94-2BB6DE4F99D6.jpeg


NOS S-2 wheelset. ND rear, porkchop drum front.
C2456755-4046-4DE5-9C7E-03B166E44B40.jpeg


Seat.
EF8FC363-F861-46FF-96AA-4BA68CDF5752.jpeg


Bare metal fender set from bicyclebones.
00A54935-1482-4BE3-803F-617F393B65F1.jpeg
Interested how they fit
 
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Mark Johnston

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 16, 2017
511
Phoenix
Right. Don’t get me wrong, don’t dislike them, especially on original bikes, This DX would have had a feather, but with this particular build the deluxe was the way to go!

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You and my friend have similar tastes, I put this together for him last month. It’s begging for truss rods, but he’s spent his budget.
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mrg

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Aug 9, 2010
5,122
socal
Hang those og paint guards on the wall (or sell them here) :sleepy: and paint up some guards with no og paint. someone can probably use those on their OG bike :)oh ya, big guard with tank, small guard no tank, or Panther big guard, Hornet Deluxe small. Good Luck
 
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