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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,820
16,100
Evans, GA
#3
Doesn't look Schwinn to me. I've seen that chain ring just can't place it. V/r Shawn
 

Goldenindian

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 31, 2014
757
1,058
Marinette, Wisconsin
#4
Hey hey, cool find! I would tend to agree with the schwinn built I.D
Feel I have seen the crank on early schwinn and same fork as this schwinn built Hawthorne deluxe. Is the top fender stay kind of thin like the one pictured?
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Thanks for sharing the pictures with the cabe! Let us know. A little sweaty...but awesome. Very cool badge too!
Photo credit:bombollis
 
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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,820
16,100
Evans, GA
#7
I guess I'm getting out voted on this one. My reservations on saying this is a Schwinn are this: 1. I thought Schwinn motorbikes bottom bar was the same diameter (1") as the rest of the frame 2. This appears to have a large chain ring (30+ teeth?) and large sprocket which I believe is atypical of Schwinn. @hoofhearted V/r Shawn
 
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bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
20,751
5,148
Chicago area west
#8
First things first... Great find!!!!!!!
Second, Hello!
Third, most items on this baby are high $$$ items, super deep x-bars, 30 tooth chain wheel, pedals unusual, bulldog grips to die for, great saddle, even stem is about a $200 item. so don't let her go too cheaply if you decide to part with.
Top space between bars seems very narrow like Elgin Chief.
 
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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,820
16,100
Evans, GA
#9
First things first... Great find!!!!!!!
Second, Hello!
Third, most items on this baby are high $$$ items, super deep x-bars, 70 tooth chain wheel, bulldog grips to die for, great saddle. so let let her go too cheaply if you decide to part with.
Top space between bars seems very narrow like Elgin Chief.
Hey Bri not sure how you are counting the teeth but I see about 30 max. Not enough fidelity in the pic to get an accurate count but this is a 1" pitch ring and definitely not 70. V/r Shawn
 
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bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
20,751
5,148
Chicago area west
#10
I meant equivalent of... 70 (35), but crank arm is less than radius of wheel, so yes, likely a 30. Good eye Shawn!
It's difficult to be the first poster AND get all the details correct in an instant. :cool:
 
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hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
3,569
4,477
Fairborn, Ohio
#11
Great Machine you have !!

CAUTION ... Avoid any inclination to clean this badge.

This machine may be the only example of a Schwinn-Built
CHICYCO (CHIcago CYcle COmpany) Bicycle known, bearing
that particular badge. It is very important that the badge
stay with this particular machine.


Purchased the only-known example of this badge from notable
Chicago-area collector >>> Ed Boros (d.).. maybe in the late eighties
or early nineties. He did not want to sell it. Ed's beautiful wife
would not let him refuse my offer. He sold it to me.


Wasn't looking for a deal .. just wanted to own that badge.
It was easily a grail badge in my collection. The badge .. and
the smaller version now-reside in the collection of Scott McCaskey.


Paid a bundle for that badge. When Scott purchased nearly 99%+
of my badge collection, this past April .. he received this badge.


Hell, yes, he paid a bundle.

That badge was one of the ''Native American'' figures depicted on
American bicycle badges in my collection. The image does not
represent any particular Native American.


There may be a lot of nickel plate remaining on your badge. Any
chemical or abrasive that might be used to make it look ''all shiny''
... would not honor your badge. If you must futz with the badge ...
hire CABE Administrator,
@Dave Stromberger

The previous paragraph applies to the bicycle, as well.

The less that badge is handled -- the better.

You are very fortunate to own this machine.

..... patric

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scrubbinrims

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2010
6,596
1,583
4900 New Kent Rd, Richmond, VA 23225, USA
#12
Everything about that bike is pure awesome!
Put me on the list of next caretakers if you're going to catch and release.
Chris
 
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chitown

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 21, 2010
2,919
718
Prospect Heights, United States
#13
Doesn't look Schwinn to me. I've seen that chain ring just can't place it. V/r Shawn
Snyder or Great Western imo. That fork eliminates Schwinn as I have never seen that version so I'm leaning towards Snyder.

Homer P Snyder has some history with American Indians besides building bikes for jobbers. He almost exclusively built for jobbers before cutting a deal with Rollfast to build all their bikes starting in the late teens. Not many examples of Snyder built mid-teen bikes either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Citizenship_Act

"The Snyder Act of 1924 admitted Native Americans born in the U.S. to full U.S. citizenship. Though the Fifteenth Amendment, passed in 1870, granted all U.S. citizens the right to vote regardless of race, it wasn't until the Snyder Act that Native Americans could enjoy the rights granted by this amendment."
 

hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
3,569
4,477
Fairborn, Ohio
#17
In Entry #11, this typer indicated , ''This may be
the only example of a Schwinn-Built CHICYCO
bicycle known ... ''. Well, I do believe I gave out
wrong information. Don't believe the machine
is Schwinn, at all.


What threw me were the fore and aft trumpet-
mouths on the undertank bar. They really look
Schwinn-built. However, the undertank bar
appears to be 7/8-inch, O.D.


Schwinn bicycles of the era sported one-inch
O.D. undertank bars.


Thank you for bothering to read this. Not sure
what the factory origin of the unit is. Believe
Indiana-Built bicycles have Fauber cranksets,
for the most part. No tellin' what the CHICYCO
has in the crankcase.


Am mailing each reader a free, Fauber, Six-Bubble
replica chainring Tie-Tack for puttin' up with my
foibles. Well, not really.


..... patric


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Goldenindian

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 31, 2014
757
1,058
Marinette, Wisconsin
#19
Two more from the web...first is “Athlete” second is “Vim” of Chicago......with monikers like Athlete and Hawthorne(which the red bike pictured above is), I think Snyder/D.P Harris Hardware... is a good. I.d. Think you where right chi town. Glad you kept all of us guessing. Love doing some research on wood rim bikes.
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