Another 1936 Schwinn…

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Eddie_Boy

Finally riding a big boys bike
…that I acquired a couple of weekends ago. She's a ’36 Schwinn from a gentlemen I met last year at the Sacramento’s summer bike swap meet. We ran into each other the other weekend at the Union City swap. He mentioned he was selling some old Schwinn bikes. “I’m definitely interested,” I told him. This is what followed me home. I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures, I should have, but here she is.

I believe this to be an unequipped ’36 Schwinn built B97 badged Chicago Cycle Supply La Salle. Several reasons why I was drawn to her. One, she’s a prewar Schwinn and she’s blue, one of my favorite colors. That alone excites me. Two, she’s a straight downtube and that meant a model year with a drop stand. I love drop stand model bikes.

I realize a lot of incorrect items are on her, but the frame, fork and fenders were all intact, consistent patina 'd condition, and in decent shape. That’s more important to me, because the other stuff can be replaced. So another ’36 prewar Schwinn project to get done. I’m excited.

The plan for now is to do up this old gal similar to my recent mini project I did earlier this year, our ’36 Schwinn DBR. I can feel it already, and with the help of a few members here, this will be another fun project for me.

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tacochris

I live for the CABE
…that I acquired a couple of weekends ago. It’s another ’36 Schwinn from a gentlemen I met last year at the Sacramento’s summer bike swap meet. We ran into each other the other weekend at the Union City swap. He mentioned he was selling some old Schwinn bikes. “I’m definitely interested,” I told him. This is what followed me home. I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures, I should have, but here she is.

I believe this to be an unequipped ’36 Schwinn built B97 badged Chicago Cycle Supply La Salle. Several reasons why I was drawn to her. One, she’s a prewar Schwinn and she’s blue, one of my favorite colors. That alone excites me. Two, she’s a straight downtube and that meant a model year with a drop stand. I love drop stand model bikes.

I realize a lot of incorrect items are on her, but the frame, fork and fenders were all intact, consistent patina 'd condition, and in decent shape. That’s more important to me, because the other stuff can be replaced. So another ’36 prewar Schwinn project to get done. I’m excited.

The plan for now is to do up this ’36 Schwinn LaSalle similar to my recent mini project I did earlier this year, our ’36 Schwinn DBR. I can feel it already, and with the help of a few members here, this will be another fun project for me.

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Really awesome bike and solid patina.
 

MrMonark13

Finally riding a big boys bike
…that I acquired a couple of weekends ago. It’s another ’36 Schwinn from a gentlemen I met last year at the Sacramento’s summer bike swap meet. We ran into each other the other weekend at the Union City swap. He mentioned he was selling some old Schwinn bikes. “I’m definitely interested,” I told him. This is what followed me home. I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures, I should have, but here she is.

I believe this to be an unequipped ’36 Schwinn built B97 badged Chicago Cycle Supply La Salle. Several reasons why I was drawn to her. One, she’s a prewar Schwinn and she’s blue, one of my favorite colors. That alone excites me. Two, she’s a straight downtube and that meant a model year with a drop stand. I love drop stand model bikes.

I realize a lot of incorrect items are on her, but the frame, fork and fenders were all intact, consistent patina 'd condition, and in decent shape. That’s more important to me, because the other stuff can be replaced. So another ’36 prewar Schwinn project to get done. I’m excited.

The plan for now is to do up this ’36 Schwinn LaSalle similar to my recent mini project I did earlier this year, our ’36 Schwinn DBR. I can feel it already, and with the help of a few members here, this will be another fun project for me.

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Might be a good candidate for an Oxalic Acid bath? Love blue patina!💙
 

Eddie_Boy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Here she is when I brought her home for the first time. The ladies stem and bars, the seat, and mis-matched pedals are obviously not correct, so those are all going. The clover 24 tooth front sprocket will go as well. Thankful to the seller for providing a sweetheart sprocket and prewar Schwinn truss rods. The black drop stand with ears is not a Schwinn model, but I bought them for my prewar Shelby.

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This was interesting to me. I asked @mr.cycleplane if the downtube graphic were ever painted. He told me they were decals in layers. But this La Salle script seems smooth to me. “Maybe the original base layer of the graphic,” he said. Closer inspection shows some crackling of the white and indications of the original gold leaf and black around the first “a”.

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Happy to see the blue color still on the La Salle badge.

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