39 Canti with DD

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by sarmis, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. #21 Posted Dec 11, 2017

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    I agree @sarmis Facebook is flooded with bike groups and people buying and selling all day long I just don't see how you guys have time for it LOL. It's one or the other for me...I pop on FB every couple weeks to say happy birthday but that's about it. Looks like DD fork values are still strong!
     
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  2. #22 Posted Dec 11, 2017

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    What was the FB asking price?
     
  3. #23 Posted Dec 11, 2017

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  4. #24 Posted Dec 11, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I would say a good set of DD forks will get $2000 all day long.

    Now then again, you have repaired forks, converted from girls forks, locking, non locking and the fork strut plates that are hard to find if missing. All of these different aspects factor into the value.

    I would also say most DD equipped restored bikes are parted together with found forks ?
    This fork and frame deal looks like a legit match that some people would covet. That is if the fork and frame stay in original condition and not be repainted.

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  6. #26 Posted Dec 11, 2017

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    why hasnt anyone reproduced these forks yet? looks straight forward....times like these i wish i took up welding/metal shop instead of 3 years of electronics....in shop class....
     
  7. #27 Posted Dec 11, 2017

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    This fork was bent real bad as well. I pointed it out to the original seller before the caber got ahold of it.
     
  8. #28 Posted Dec 11, 2017

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    It's hard to tell from the pictures, and although it looks like it's a mate to the frame set, it does look like it may have been cut down from a taller fork.
    Usually, there's a short straight section right at the upper end of the fork leg just below the top truss plate.
    May or may not be the case.
     
  9. #29 Posted Dec 12, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  10. #30 Posted Dec 12, 2017

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    That is eight years older than my oldest Schwinn. Can someone tell me what a DD fork is and why that is worth 2k as is?
    Thanks, Shawn in Oregon
     
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    Check out the fork. If you find one. You hit the schwinn lottery
     
  12. #32 Posted Dec 12, 2017

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    Here are a few pics of DD forks--not mine. V/r Shawn
    moto3.jpg photo-2.jpg DSC_0174 - Copy.JPG DSC_0180 - Copy.JPG
     
  13. #33 Posted Dec 12, 2017

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    I found one of these back in the 1980's and despite no internet, I had guys from both coasts fighting over it.
    I sold the fork for $500 and was happy.
    They are kind of weird and you wonder what stodgy old Schwinn was up when they made it.
    As for rarity, they would probably be 3rd, with the death bike fork as #1 and the spring Cleveland Welding fork being #2. Flexmaster 100_2580.JPG
     
  14. #34 Posted Dec 12, 2017

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    Girls and boys DD for comparison.

    dd3.JPG dd.JPG dd1.JPG DSC00291.JPG
     
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    STORIES AND RUMORS ABOUT SCHWINN DROPPING THE FABRICATION OF THE DD FORK
    IN '38 WERE THAT THE DD FORK FAILED (CRACKED?) AT THE LOCATION OF THE PIVOT BOLT
    ON THE SPRING FORKS. ACTUALLY THE FIRST '38 DELUXE AUTOCYCLE ADS SHOWED THE
    DD FORK. THE FIRST DELUXE FORKS DD AND SPRING FORK BOTH CAME OUT IN '38.
     
  17. #37 Posted Dec 12, 2017

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    so have there been girls forks cut down to fit the boys frames? like to see photos of that being done
     
  18. #38 Posted Dec 13, 2017

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    Yup many times and some not so well done...
     
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    I would think in order to be done right the tops would have to be cut where the yoke is and shortened from the bottom side and re-welded. To be done right would take someone with pretty decent skills. V/r Shawn
     
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  20. #40 Posted Dec 13, 2017

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    My take is....
    If you cut at the bottom to keep the correct height and to keep the short straight piece at the top, the taper of the girls bike is longer and you will end up with a too small diameter to work with at the cast yoke.

    I think this is why a shortened girls DD fork is cut at the top thereby losing the short straight piece.
     
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