Pre War Schwinn DX - Post 'em!!!!

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Old Af Bikes

On Training Wheels
Aug 5, 2017
4
50
Miami, FL, United States
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Head badge (from bike see post 97). Schwinn built B. F. Goodrich, 1942. I don't know why but this old crusty makes me smile every time I walk by it.
Thanks for the info! Thinking of buying one but wasn't sure on the bf badge. Sweet!!
 
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KingSized HD

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 23, 2013
765
Herndon, CA, United States
Cool. Kinda looks more 40ish with the smaller fenders. Love a black DX
Thanks, yep it's a 1941, I call it my "Pearl Harbor" bike, Morrow hub dated 2Q of 1941, '41 crank.
You may be right about '40 fenders-Prewar Schwinn was already shifting production to war materials per the 50th Annvsy book.
I think they pulled parts from wherever they could get them as they wound down bike production. This has Elgin truss bars (40 mi from Chicago) and a Rollfast stem so not crazy to think they pulled earlier fenders from the parts bin, "Sacrifices must be made"
https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/schwinn-serial-number-reference.63993/page-5#post-744851
 
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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
6,337
Rathdrum, Idaho
I love that! I did kind of the same thing, except I decided my 41 dx was a Lady and her name was Pearl. Lol

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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
7,918
Costa Mesa, California. United States
Thanks!
The first picture is the as found and rolled out into the field shot, and the second picture is the fresh out of the box from Massachusetts to California. Lol!
 
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
7,918
Costa Mesa, California. United States
One thing I noticed right away, that was interesting, was that it has a straight back type of Cyclock ala, 1936, mated to DX style fork blades.
Not so unusual I guess since Schwinn typically used up old surplus on, "Popularly Priced Models"
I just hadn't noticed that before.
I like the attitude of the slack head tube angle.
 
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Slick4d4d

Look Ma, No Hands!
Sep 11, 2017
50
34
Freeport NY
Hello everyone, I am new to this site and am joining to see if you can help me with what I was told is prewar Schwinn that I just acquired. I have looked at the pictures of your cool bikes and noticed similarities and difference. The frame looks the same as yours and it has an AS bolt in the handle bars, and a serial number under the crank of G84720. The springer looks different that yours and looks to be the same color as the frame under all the paint, but the spring looks like it doesn't fit correctly. I hope that you can help me identify this bike once and for all and either confirm what I was told or not.

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