LaSalle find


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Neanderthal77

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 8, 2014
441
1,157
Chicago
#1
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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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
16,081
23,482
East Los
#12
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Neanderthal77

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 8, 2014
441
1,157
Chicago
#14
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
 

Obi-Wan Schwinnobi

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 5, 2013
6,590
1,641
39
San Diego
#19
Naw!
I disagree.
That small tightly spaced sequence with the T prefix is definitely 1938.
Everything else, including the paint scheme is 1936
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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Autocycleplane

I live for the CABE
Jan 6, 2010
1,518
3,637
San Francisco Bay, CA, United States
#20
Naw!
I disagree.
That small tightly spaced sequence with the T prefix is definitely 1938.
Everything else, including the paint scheme is 1936
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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