Fleetwood Locking Fork ?

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Thads Skunk Works, Nov 14, 2017 at 6:11 AM.

  1. #1 Posted Nov 14, 2017 at 6:11 AM

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    Picked this up at an auction. Did Fleetwoods ever have a locking fork ? Is this original to this bike ? 1936 Schwinn ?

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    Nice Thad! I have never heard of one with a locking fork. Can you please post the serial number when you get a chance. Kindly, Brant
     
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    Serial is 198xx. Do you know what year that is ? I didn't find any feature inside the steering head that would interact with the locking feature on the fork.
     
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    I think it's a schween fork too.
     
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    I agree with others fork is Schwinn. Huffman did not use a locking fork. Is the serial just numbers or is there a letter(s) as well? What about letter/number underneath main serial number? Pic of serial? V/r Shawn
     
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    I might have a lead on what I think is the correct fork. Mike

    Edit:It was sold last week:(
     
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    I'd like to get the correct fork for it
     
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    Yeah....unfortunately it was sold last week. Sorry to get your hopes up like that.
     
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    OK, it's H19305. I've restored the bike, still would like to have the correct tank & fork.

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    I guess the Shimano wheels are OK ? So----what year is it ?
     
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    I'm going with 1937. V/r Shawn
     
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    $90.00.
     
  18. #18 Posted Nov 14, 2017 at 8:34 PM

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    Nice score at $90 Thad; thank you for posting the photo of the serial number on the bottom bracket. The XX numbers mentioned earlier did not make any sense. Shawn's 1937 is spot on. I believe I have the correct fork if you need one but I need to check when I am back in New Mexico.
     
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    Thanks for the note. I am interested in the fork. Please let me know . Also interested in the other original parts needed for this bike. Thad