Fantastic bike. I too wish I had my dad’s bike. I did pick up a ‘46 DX with an Our Own Hardware badge, same as my dad used to use for his paper route. I think my favorite thing about your dad’s bike is the slightly crushed rear rack - no doubt from riding his friends around town on it. Each generation from now on should put 3,100 miles on it, and then pass it on.
A while ago, My brother converted old home movies of my Dad’s boyhood to DVD’s. The screen shot from the DVD’s footage are not the best and I apologize for that. This is my grandparents and my dad’s dog ready for a ride. I figure that my dad was the camera man.
The movie shows my grandma taking dad’s bike for a spin.
What caught my eye is that beautiful painted tank. Like you guys mentioned, Schwinn had great paint jobs. I wish that I knew what happened to that tank???