Another Corvette

Discussion in 'Middleweight Bicycles' started by Intense One, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Mar 20, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Just adopted another 50's Schwinn Corvette...serial number says May 1956....my other blue boys and black girls are April 1956
    My April Corvettes have 3 speed Sturmey Archer TCW coaster brake rear hubs with front cantilever brakes and this red one has front and rear brakes with a 3 speed Brampton rear hub and a slightly different seat without crash rail. Love 'em all
     
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  2. #2 Posted Mar 26, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Red seat s a replacement, "S" seats don't arrive until 1959. My 56 is an October date.
     
  3. #3 Posted Mar 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Aware that the seat wasn't period... I would think your October 1956 serial numbered bike may actually be a 1957. My blue and black Corvettes both have seats indicative of the first year 2 tone pattern as shown on Schwinn catalog as 1957. The catalog shows solid color seat for 1956.
     
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  4. #4 Posted Mar 26, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    The 56 models had the two tone seats. Schwinn did not update the Corvette catalog picture from the 55 model. Note the 56 image also shows the 55 only Mayweg carrier.
     
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  5. #5 Posted Mar 29, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    restoring your seat here is the s stenceil 11.00 shipped 10.00 each for two or more

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  6. #6 Posted Mar 29, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Beautiful!!
     
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  7. #7 Posted Mar 29, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I don't see as many of the 50's Corvettes as the later ones. Was production lower?
     
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  8. #8 Posted Mar 29, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Not sure why. Seems like all the ones I've seen around recently have been mid to late 50's
     
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