LaSalle find

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  1. #1 Posted Jun 5, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Picked up this LaSalle Friday evening. It was found by the original owners grandson cleaning out the garage attic. Believe it is a '37 (nice even serial #) with the '36 fork. The paint on the frame should clean up nice, the fenders are a lityle crusty but there is some paint left (in spots). The handlebar seat is too cool. It has an adjustable stem. Thought someone just added a screw to the frame but from looking around it seems it may be a ground screw? It is missing all the other original parts but holding out hope that they find a few pieces when cleaning out the rest of the house. Any other info on this bike will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    Had a few questions so I am posting it here. I was wondering about the serial # and when they went from hand stamping to the nice uniform numbers? Is the screw in the lower tube a ground screw? Im guessing the truss rods didn't come like that because I haven't found a picture with them the same way. To finish off my questions, do they make a repop reflector to fit in the old housings? Thank you again.

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  2. #2 Posted Jun 5, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I just posted a want add for reflecter housing. Those fenders are hurting. Keep me in mind for entire rear fender should u part. I bought repop lender but so fake ill keep orig tho cracked. One more thing u sure find them old ones!
     
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  3. #3 Posted Jun 5, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Can't wait to see it cleaned up!
     
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  4. #4 Posted Jun 5, 2017

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    ...or left as-is!:D
     
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  5. #5 Posted Jun 5, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    NICE FIND!
    1938 BASED ON SERIAL NUMBER.
    IF YOU WANT A SMOOTH BRASS KEY CUT TO FIT THE CYCLE LOCK
    OR A BROKEN KEY REMOVED OR LOCK REPAIR, I CAN HELP!
    EMAIL ME DIRECT AT wespinchot@yahoo.com
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  6. #6 Posted Jun 5, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Looks like it had a jewel tank on it at one time as well (screw in frame is a ground screw). Nice find! V/r Shawn
     
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    This is the only blue straight bar 36 AC I think I've ever seen - very nice!
     
  8. #8 Posted Jun 5, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I love this bike. Your dog seems less enthusiastic about it. Ha!
     
  9. #9 Posted Jun 5, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Yeah, interesting bike, because at first glance, I'm thinking 36AC all the way. Flat braces, straight back lock, fender dart paint scheme.
    But, that serial number is definitely 38 issue.
    I guess it's another Chicago Cycle Supply anomaly.
     
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    Agreed I assumed 36 based on the features of the bike...
     
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  11. #11 Posted Jun 5, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Cool find


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    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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  13. #13 Posted Jun 5, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    great find! The paint on the frame looks good, should clean up nicely.
     
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  14. #14 Posted Jun 6, 2017

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    Thank you for everyone's comments and information. I was very surprised I was able to get the bike. Let the previous owner know more about the parts that are missing, told him I would owe him a lot more if he finds any of them. I am going to do a light clean up and add a correct part here and there when I can. Is there somewhere I can read about the differences between AC, BC, C and other style or model schwinn bikes? I also read about the differences in the way schwinn stamped their serial #'s from '36 and earlier to the war. Can that help with dating or is there too much overlapping between the years to really help? Thank you again
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Good luck to both the owners. Son and yourself
     
  16. #16 Posted Jun 6, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Lol, that orange handlebar seat must've been made by Mainway Toys
     
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  17. #17 Posted Jun 6, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    First thing to mention - Chicago Cycle Supply was the honey badger of jobbers. Anything goes so having a few of last years parts on there is nothing out of the ordinary.

    Small machine T serial is early '37 range, makes sense given the rest.

    I like it. It would look good in my garage next to my other LaSalle.
     
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  18. #18 Posted Jun 6, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Naw!
    I disagree.
    That small tightly spaced sequence with the T prefix is definitely 1938.
    Everything else, including the paint scheme is 1936
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I'm in the 37 camp... that would be a very very very early 38.... my double bar roadster has a 36 crank and the same tight machine stamp which I've always been told indicated more or less 37 ...


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  20. #20 Posted Jun 6, 2017

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    Hmmm. Here's my later 37 Roadie serial. Trust me, I had enough of the original bike when I got it way back in '95 to know. 37 style mount hockey guard, no rear fender dart but newer curved fender braces, and an AS stem.
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