Finally riding a big boys bike
I purchased this bike this past weekend with the information that it was an HD. It has been posted elsewhere in the forum under fake HD thread. The previous owner didn’t likely know it wasn’t an HD. I certainly didn’t pay what a true HD bike would have commanded. Anyway, during my investigation I removed the badge, it was siliconed on as the effort to get the rivets in poorly drilled holes was a failure. As I was sanding to reveal the old location, I noticed a white oval appearing As well as the location of the original badge mounting holes. You can see in progression of photos. Anyhow, the seller also had a bunch of other stuff I got from him, of of which was a deluxe flyer badge. Strangely enough, it fit perfectly after I punched the old rivet remnants into the head tube. Is this bike a prewar Schwinn built Deluxe Flyer? Any input appreciated. I’m really trying to make lemonade out of lemons here.