My Newly Finished 1948 Schwinn B6 Autocycle

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Joey Bombaci

Look Ma, No Hands!
May 13, 2019
35
23
Phoenix, AZ
Hey all! Just wanted to share with you my 1948 Schwinn B6 Autocycle. I bought this bike last year for $400 and completely tore it apart down to the last bolt. Went through lots of evaporust and sos pads but managed to get her road worthy! I converted it to a porkchop front brake bike as I just love the look and the function of it all. Along with the NOS porkchop I replaced all the spokes with NOS double butted torringtons from "oldbikes" on Ebay. I had my local bike shop lace up the original non-knurl S2's and put washers behind the nipple ends to give more support as the rims are 72 years old. I found a 6 hole rack and fender light cover and had to strip and paint them both to match the patina of the bike. A lot of weathering but Im happy with the result. Thanks to @bicyclebones from Ebay for the new fender light tray and horn assembly! I also was missing the key and I love the original YALE keys so I had @WES PINCHOT replace the key cylinder with another original cylinder and key from the same time period. Thank you Wes! I also rebuilt a Stewart Warner speedo to put on there to give it just another period piece! This bike floats and I absolutely love to ride it! Huge thank you to Mr. @bobcycles He was super helpful in the parts hunt, Balloon Tire schwinn knowledge, as well as supplying me with an expertly restored B-1 Mesinger Seat! Thanks Bob! Here is the Before and After.

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Shawn Michael

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 3, 2012
767
Keizer, OR
That is a great looking bike, with nice color match parts. Did you redo the red pins or just uncover the original ones?
Shawn M.
 

John G04

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Oct 17, 2016
2,167
Bethlehem, PA, United States
Looks great incredible bring back! Good choice to not repaint it!
 

Joey Bombaci

Look Ma, No Hands!
May 13, 2019
35
23
Phoenix, AZ
That is a great looking bike, with nice color match parts. Did you redo the red pins or just uncover the original ones?
Shawn M.
Thank you sir! It is all original pin striping! Just soap and water and a small amount of wax to bring back the vibrancy. Other than the spider rust from its life in Chicago the original paint stayed pretty clean.
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
8,013
Costa Mesa, California. United States
Nice rescue.
That’s an amazing transformation.
Congrats!
 

OZ1972

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 2, 2010
553
Very nice work , love the color combinations , these bikes awesome , enjoy the bike great job !!!!!!!!
 

1motime

I live for the CABE
Aug 7, 2019
1,575
WHERE I CHOOSE TO BE
Hey all! Just wanted to share with you my 1948 Schwinn B6 Autocycle. I bought this bike last year for $400 and completely tore it apart down to the last bolt. Went through lots of evaporust and sos pads but managed to get her road worthy! I converted it to a porkchop front brake bike as I just love the look and the function of it all. Along with the NOS porkchop I replaced all the spokes with NOS double butted torringtons from "oldbikes" on Ebay. I had my local bike shop lace up the original non-knurl S2's and put washers behind the nipple ends to give more support as the rims are 72 years old. I found a 6 hole rack and fender light cover and had to strip and paint them both to match the patina of the bike. A lot of weathering but Im happy with the result. Thanks to @bicyclebones from Ebay for the new fender light tray and horn assembly! I also was missing the key and I love the original YALE keys so I had @WES PINCHOT replace the key cylinder with another original cylinder and key from the same time period. Thank you Wes! I also rebuilt a Stewart Warner speedo to put on there to give it just another period piece! This bike floats and I absolutely love to ride it! Huge thank you to Mr. @bobcycles He was super helpful in the parts hunt, Balloon Tire schwinn knowledge, as well as supplying me with an expertly restored B-1 Mesinger Seat! Thanks Bob! Here is the Before and After.

B6_#10.jpg


B6_#11.jpg


48_Autocycle_#1 copy.jpg


48_Autocycle_#2 copy.jpg


48_Autocycle_#3 copy.jpg


48_Autocycle_#4 copy.jpg


48_Autocycle_#5 copy.jpg


48_Autocycle_#6 copy.jpg


48_Autocycle_#7 copy.jpg
Evaporust and SOS pads? You forgot to mention your time. Time well spent! Very through cleaning! You got it all. Beautiful Schwinn!
 
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Mymando

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 3, 2018
399
61
Eugene
Awesome job I have bought parts from everyone you included and they are great! Happy riding!
 

Joey Bombaci

Look Ma, No Hands!
May 13, 2019
35
23
Phoenix, AZ
Evaporust and SOS pads? You forgot to mention your time. Time well spent! Very through cleaning! You got it all. Beautiful Schwinn!
Hahaha yes very true! Thank you! Time I spent on it was a blast for sure.
 

sworley

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 30, 2020
116
34
Ames, Iowa
Beautiful job!! Did the bike come out of AZ when you got it?
 
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