I landed the exact bike I was lookng for, what can you tell me about it??

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razinhellcustomz

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Haha, you've got everything huh! I'm going to wait until I get back to Australia fr that stuff - I'm fast running out of luggage allowance as it is, and we havent even gone outlet shiopping yet!
Shiopping, is that one of those Oborignal words like Coober Pety? All kidding aside, I bought a 66 Schwinn Colliegate frame off flee bay that had a Turners Schwinn sticker that had somebody's social number on it..
 

Rivnut

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
I can tell you one thing. 397 is not a Kansas area code. 913, 785, 316, and 620 are the only ones. Kansas City area, northern Kansas, Wichita area, and southern Kansas respectively. I have relatives/friends in all four. Wichita is the largest city in Kansas.
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Yeah me too. I'd rather not have to cut it off to get it out. My fingers are crossed that it will work or that a flappy disc can bring the weld back to where it should be enough to thread it through.

Good idea. Do a nice job with the flap sander and you can reuse the crank. 😜
 

Misterotis

Look Ma, No Hands!
Hi all, I joined and posted back in April about wanting to find a frame for a klunker build while I was visiting family in the states from Australia. . Well, pretty quickly I found one on Facebook in Wasington state, after a few months of back and forth I had it shipped to NH and now I have it!! Woot!

What I know about it: it's a Lincoln badged Schwinn, it has been rat rodded already (new saddle, tyres and grips) the serial number indicates that it is either a 1952 or 1957. It has a skiptooth drivetrain.

The thing that I absolutely love the most is that somone engraved what seems to be a social security number or maybe an old phone number on the top tube - it gives this bike such a cool direct link to its history! Is there any way of tracking down the old owner through this number?

I plan on turning this into a klunker, but I actually love the way it looks so much that I may well just keep it like this for at least a while, who knows!

Thats about all I know, and woudl love to know anything else you can tell me.

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It looks so good like this I’m not sure you could improve it. Nice bike.
 

Marko3070

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Good idea. Do a nice job with the flap sander and you can reuse the crank. 😜
I just gave the crank repair a go today. There was no way I was getting it back down to size, especially on the inside of the elbow, had to cut it off. RIP crank, you had a rough life. 😝

Anyone know how to deciper the code on the crank axle?.can that shed light on the age of the bike? It says H - 501 - ?61F (? Is an unreadable number, not ?)
 

philthewrench

Look Ma, No Hands!
Can't help you with further info, but that is definitely a Social Security number engraved into the frame. We used to do stuff like that back in the pre-digital days before anyone ever heard of "identity theft". That was a sure-fire way of proving ownership if a bike was stolen and recovered by police.
 
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