Last of the Chicago gang...


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Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 6, 2012
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#1
What year? I haven't taken it out of the box yet, I'm working on three others and don't want to mess it up.

But here it is as taken by @A.S.BOLTNUT

ASBs Schwinn.jpg


Here are her tires, courtesy of @Jay81 (tires only)

Carlisle WW Lightning Darts.jpg


Here is her rack, which came from a DX or Straightbar, I gotta look it up and who parted it to sell the rack to me. It got two or three coats of paint and an amber jewel from Bicyclebones with the side reflectors are made by @Boris
ASBs Schwinn.jpg


Carlisle WW Lightning Darts.jpg


Rack for Chicago Schwinn.JPG
 

Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 6, 2012
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Earth (Middle)
#2
I have a set on correct decals and a new KMC chain courtesy of @bicyclebones, handlebars, stem and Schwinn approved black grips. I will use one of my Troxel comfort seats like I use on most of my other bikes (except for the Shelby, it already has a really nice seat). I have a Delta Rocket Ray for the bars, no fenders on the bike and I hope a Rocket Horn rigged for a horn switch on a line.
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
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#3
1981 model. Just shy of being the last of the Chicago gang. The actual birth date is stamped in the head badge next to the letter I. Front hub will also have a date.

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Likes: Balloonoob

Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 6, 2012
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Earth (Middle)
#4
Seeing that they were built in Chicago from the late 1930s to 1983, spiritually the gang was dying out.

And I don't believe that black was a common color in the 1970s or early 80 for the cantilevered frames.

Technically it's close enough.

I'm also going to move the reflector to a spot under the seat so the rack will fit.

Might whomever it was that sold me the rack get back to me? I want to properly credit them and can't find it right now.
 

Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 6, 2012
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#6
Put a more complete coat of the aluminum paint of the tank halves and was trimming down the mess around the sides of my house when it started to lightly drizzle and I had to shut down and put it all in the shed for now. At least it didn't rain during the funeral.
 

Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 6, 2012
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#7
It'll be back sometime soon, a friend is putting it together for me this week. Rough summer and busy, he helped me with the Higgins as well.
 

Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 6, 2012
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#14
And I should have some like new Wald paperboy baskets for it soon! Hopefully a front basket as well and one for Rosa too.
 

Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 6, 2012
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#15
Some editing is necessary as he changed the order, URLs or at least one video and added more.

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
Part 5:
 

Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 6, 2012
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Earth (Middle)
#16
Part 6:
Part 7:
Part 8:
Installed one set of bearings wrong, corrected.
Part 9:
The TIRES!
Part 10 seems to have been forgotten in the numbering
Part 11:
How to break and install a chain
 

Saving Tempest

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 6, 2012
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Earth (Middle)
#17
Got my paperboys and a bracket for the rear reflector. Now how I put things together with all the parts I have.

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