1955 schwinn american

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  1. #1 Posted Aug 12, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Just finished putting together this 1955 schwinn american. I'm in search for the rear rack...!

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  2. #2 Posted Aug 12, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    same chain guard as my "lightweight" RACER
     
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  3. #3 Posted Aug 12, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I don't think the 55 American came with any racks, front or rear. I believe the first middleweight bike to be factory equipped with a rear carrier was the early 57 Jag.
     
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  4. #4 Posted Aug 12, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    funny you say that because it didn't have racks when I bought it and i wasnt sure if i should put them on or not hmm..
     
  5. #5 Posted Aug 12, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    When I first brought it home

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  6. #6 Posted Aug 12, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Original westwind s7 tires and original tubes they still hold air. I took them off and put them in storage
     
  7. #7 Posted Aug 12, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Just build it the way you want it. The Westwinds were not on any 1955 middleweights, not around yet. It would have originally came with Tornado tires.
     
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  8. #8 Posted Aug 13, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Looking good! Joe
     
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