Look Ma, No Hands!
Just picked this Schwinn American up at a local estate sale offering 80% off. The listing for the sale included a vintage Schwinn so I just had to check it out. There sits this guy in a dark garage marked $225.00; so I paid $45.00. I get home excited and checked out the serial number E814880 on Anna & Pat's website and find it was stamped on May 2, 1958. Fun! Then I checked the Schwinn catalogs and it appears the American skipped a few years including 1958. So what do I have here? I plan to remove the basket and then go from there. What's up with the Bendix 2-speed? It's not a kickback so what is it? The Bendix shifter is frozen. The rear 26" S-7 Schwinn Westwind still holds air. The front is shot. Any insight or comments would be appreciated. I love all the great insight and expertise this site provides. When I go to social gatherings and am asking what I'm reading, my reply is The Cabe!