49 Shelby

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by 30thtbird, Dec 31, 2017.

Tags:
  1. #1 Posted Dec 31, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Henderson,Kentucky.
    Just picked this 49 Shelby Flying Cloud yesterday. Appears to be all original. I figure the Delta taillight is an add on. The horn and headlight had never had a battery put in until I did last night to test them. They work just fine. Haven't tried to clean it up yet.

    20171230_205701.jpg

    20171230_205901.jpg

    20171230_205911.jpg

    20171230_205813.jpg
     
  2. #2 Posted Dec 31, 2017

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Messages:
    14,265
    Likes Received:
    19,100
    Location:
    East Los
  3. #3 Posted Dec 31, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    2,003
    Likes Received:
    5,570
    Location:
    Lacota, Mi
    That's a nice Shelby. I believe that the taillight is original to the bike. Here's a catalog page from 49-50 that shows the taillight was used by Shelby. IMG_20171020_075701.jpg
     
  4. #4 Posted Dec 31, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Henderson,Kentucky.
    Wow. Thanks for the information. The bulb is missing out of the taillight but the rest appears to be there. I believe it never had a battery installed in it either.
     
  5. #5 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    May 16, 2014
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    279
    Location:
    Grapevine Tx
    I have the same bike same color combo
    Mine came with a tail light just like yours
     
    30thtbird likes this.
  6. #6 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    I live for the CABE

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,320
    Likes Received:
    1,926
    Location:
    Warren, RI, United States
    Great color combo!
     
    30thtbird and Kickstand3 like this.
  7. #7 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Messages:
    6,812
    Likes Received:
    5,123
    Location:
    Ol' st. Lou
    Shell clean up real nice!
     
    30thtbird and Kickstand3 like this.
  8. #8 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    10,420
    Likes Received:
    5,010
    Location:
    crown point<indiana
    TAil light is original.Leave it on.
     
    30thtbird and Kickstand3 like this.
  9. #9 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Messages:
    4,091
    Likes Received:
    1,239
    Location:
    Minneapolis, United States
    heres one in mpls 25591920_388767438233751_8773526856331709178_n.jpg
     
    30thtbird likes this.
  10. #10 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Chicago, IL, United States
    30thtbird likes this.