lets see those americans

Discussion in 'All Things Schwinn' started by spoker, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. #41 Posted Nov 17, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    My 58 Schwinn American. Found with longhorn red bars and massive chrome cyclecross pedals. The kind of pedals Ben Hur would have used if the Romans held bike races in the Hippodrome!
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  2. #42 Posted Nov 18, 2017

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    What kind of truss rods are those? They look kind of AMF.
     
  3. #43 Posted Nov 18, 2017

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    Hi,
    I don't know, when I say I found it this way I mean found. ;) It was a rescue from the trash just like my teens Pierce. The occasional perk of working 27 years at a solid waste transfer station.
     
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  4. #44 Posted Nov 18, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Cool rider. What rims and tires are one that, tires look huge for a middleweight.
     
  5. #45 Posted Nov 18, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Coppertone '64.

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  6. #46 Posted Nov 19, 2017

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    If your referring to mine I don't know that either. They're modern rims. I think someone started with the frame and built it up. I couple month after I found the American an early 60s woman's Schwinn came in but the front end loader crunched her before I saw it. I salvaged what I could and thats where the bars, grips and pedals came from. As I recall from looking up the serial number it came off the line in November 1958, since I came off the line in March of 58 I figured it was meant to be and it and the Pierce I found dragged me into this cool and crazy hobby!

    Gary
     
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  7. #47 Posted Nov 25, 2017

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    Here is the 1963 American that my lady rides 2016-04-10f Heidi with 63 Schwinn American at Civic Center Park.JPG
     
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