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I live for the CABE
Good morning Caber’s!
My buddy @jesus throughs an Easter celebration every year for his very large family. His love for his family and early postwar balloon tire Schwinn’s comes together on Easter. He’s collected a ton of these bike’s so that every Easter everyone can jump on a bike and ride them downtown for an ice cream! This year he invited us to join them. What a fun afternoon it was! While we were there one of his girls bikes caught my eye because it had a panther chain gaurd and some remaining paint that suggested it was an early girls phantom to me. So once we got home I googled it to learn more about these. I learned that Schwinn did make girls panther’s and that this bike was probably a legit 1951 panther! As I looked through photos of those panthers I came across a photo of his bike! When I opened the page I discovered that this bike he had bought 2-3 years ago had been stolen 5 years ago! I informed him right away. He was shocked to learn that he had a bike that was stolen! He checked the bike out closely and verified that it was indeed the bike that had been stolen and contacted the owner right away. The lady that owned the bike had it since she was 10 years old it was given to her by her father. She had owned it for over 50 years when it was stolen! Her coworkers made this posting to find her bike for her and are even going to reimburse Jesus for the money he spent on it! WOW! Jesus doesn’t even care about the money and is so stoked to be able to have an opportunity to return a bike with that much sentimental value! The story is still unfolding so I’ll update as it comes up! So blessed to be apart of this happy reunion!

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When I found out I was a stolen bike my heart sank for Jesus! He’s such a good guy! He would NEVER knowingly receive stolen property and he was going to be out the dough too is how I felt in that moment. When I told him his attitude was one of being greatfull that he was in a position to be able to return a family heirloom to it’s rightful owner! Nothing else mattered!
 
So that has been verified by using the serial number? That was not a phantom and it was not a panther unless somebody modified it. If the original owner has the serial number and then that bike matches that is hers, otherwise I’d be highly doubtful unless I could see more details.
 
So that has been verified by using the serial number? That was not a phantom and it was not a panther unless somebody modified it. If the original owner has the serial number and then that bike matches that is hers, otherwise I’d be highly doubtful unless I could see more details.
Right! There’s so much that’s wrong for a 51 panther. Fenders,springer,wheels, seat,and….all wrong! However the frame still is showing original paint red scallops and has the panther gaurd
 
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