Cool Schwinn Dx photo!

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  1. #1 Posted Feb 11, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Howdy! I just bought this photo because I have a 1941 Schwinn Excelsior DX.
    I thought this was pretty cool! I thought you fellow Schwinn freaks would like it too.
    Once I get it in the mail, I'll get a better photo without the watermark put in it by the outfit I bought it from on ebay.
    Bill Peters 1941 Schwinn DX.jpg
     
  2. #2 Posted Feb 11, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Cool. Looks like the frame is correct for the stand over method, but his seat is way the f up there. Or maybe it's the trousers that give the impression that his crotch is near his knees. :p
     
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  3. #3 Posted Feb 11, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    Looks normal to me, maybe a bit too low and forward actually. ;)

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  4. #4 Posted Feb 11, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I like my seat high enough to stretch out my legs. :D
    I painted the original tank and rack after repairing major damage.
    I guess you could call it a partial Restroy job?.
    I got the stensils on ebay and the paint on the web from a guy named Arron(I think?). I guess the blue fades to the lighter color after 77 years.
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  5. #5 Posted Feb 11, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    The frame blue looks like what Schwinn called later the Spitfire Blue.
     
  6. #6 Posted Feb 12, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    the seat is probably where it needs to be for proper ergonomics. I have found that most vintage bike people put the seat where it looks best and suffer along as they ride. proper seat height is when your knees are just slightly bent at the bottom of the pedal stroke. with a low seat you are using all the wrong muscles

    Autocycleplain has it all figured out. proper seat height, a narrow saddle and pedals with some grip. you must also be a roadie or mountain bike guy like me
     
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  7. #7 Posted Feb 13, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    That's where I always felt the most comfortable and why that's the way I do it.

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I use a layback seatpost on my '41 for legroom. May look goofy but works for me.
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  9. #9 Posted Feb 13, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    What ever it takes, who cares if it looks funny!
     
  10. #10 Posted Feb 16, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Here's a better photo for you folks to copy. I got it in the mail yesterday. No more water mark! Barry

    1941 Schwinn DX Bill Peppers in 1942.jpg
     
  11. #11 Posted Feb 16, 2018 at 4:20 PM

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Cool house too!
     
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