Schwinn Ace

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Craigslist deal I just could not pass up. I believe this is a 1952, and if anyone could verify and tell me a little more about it, I would sure appreciate it.

    Serial number: C67349


    24" front wheel.

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    The rack is nice. Not bent at all. There was a weird hole drilled into it though.

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    Like I said, I think its a '52, but I'd love to have one of you experts verify.

    Also, does this bike come with a tank? There's no holes drilled into the front fender for a light.
     
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  2. #2 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    47-48. @REC
    Rack is from a Higgins or something. On the Morrow rear hub, you will find a letter and number on the other side of the 36-13 stamping. It will also indicate the year of the bike if the wheels are original to the bike.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    No holes for a light means it probably was a base model and likely didn't have a tank. Look for rub marks on the frame where the tank would go.
    Rack is not Schwinn. Looks like JC Higgins or something.
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I'd venture to say that's a 1947 D97X in great shape.

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  5. #5 Posted Dec 28, 2017
    REC
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I'll be waiting on the hub date here. Definitely NOT a '52. Serial number's in the wrong place!
    Nice old bike but that 24" front wheel ain't got a home there.

    Added it to the list.
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    I live for the CABE

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    Lol we must have been typing at the same time, as i did not see your reply at the time.
    I find it funny our response to the rack was almost the same.
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Thanks for your input, REC. That number on the hub is P2.
     
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    Second quarter of 46. Pretty cool!
     
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    So does it stand to reason that perhaps this is a '47 like was suggested by @GTs58 ?
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    So I guess I'll be buffing up and waxing it down. ;)
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Do you guys think that I should give it an OA bath?
     
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    It doesn't look like it needs a soaking to me. Maybe the front rim could use a quicky.
     
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    I’m thinking no on the OA bath and just some gental cleaning....looks to be in great shape!
     
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    I agree with GTs58. My earlier comment relates only to the frame.
     
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    I take back what I said. Looks like the front wheel can be tossed and not soaked, it appears to be a smaller wheel. :eek:
     
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    Are those red stripes or black on the back wheel? I may have a matching front drop center if it’s red.
     
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    Really nice start. Looks like it will look great all fixed up.
     
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    The stripes on the back wheel are black. :tired:
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    It is smaller. Now I got to find a 26" wheel, white, with black stripes. Any recommendations for authentic-looking tires?
     
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    Black wall Typhoons aren't too hard to find. V/r Shawn
     
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