Schwinn? Excelsior? Lets here your thoughts


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pedal4416

I live for the CABE
Nov 28, 2008
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Bryan, TX, USA
#11
I think this is a great bike. It’s a beautiful frame that you don’t see everyday. It’s a keeper for the right person! The correct parts are not too hard to find if your patient.
 
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pedal4416

I live for the CABE
Nov 28, 2008
1,662
553
36
Bryan, TX, USA
#12
Schwinn has it labeled as the “World No. 1757” in the 1917 Catalog. They called it “A F$&¥ing Mans Machine” (please excuse my language I’m just the messenger!)
1917 Schwinn Catalog

A man's machine of highest grade throughout with extra low saddle position double curved frame, built to meet all the requirements of heavy riders or hard service.

FRAME: 20-inch measuring 2-inches less at the on account of 2-inch drop in top bar, made of One-inch, 19 gauge seamless steel tubing, all flush joints. The Trum bar in solidly brazed according to best engineering practice.
WHEELS: 28-inch.
FORK:Trussed motorcycle style, extra drop forged crown; Seamless fork-sides nicely tapered.
CRANK HANGER: Drop forged, one-piece 7-inch cranks removable without disturbing cups.
FINISH: Handsomely enameled in national blue with white head and beautifully striped in white.
FRONT HUB: New Departure.
COASTER BRAKE: New Departure or Atherton.
RIMS: One-piece maple enameled to match frame.
CHAIN: 3/16-inch roller, 1/2inch pitch.
SPROCKETS: 52-tooth front, 18-tooth rear.
SPOKES: Swaged plane wire, 36 in front and 36 in rear.
TIRES: Firestone single tube.
HANDLE BAR: Forward extension, with wound leather grips.
SADDLE: Motorbike.
PEDALS: Rubber, motorcycle style.
TOOL BAG: Contain pump, wrench oiler and tire repair kit.
GUARDS: Raised center front and rear, leather flat on front, double flat brace on rear.
STAND: Armless type, enameled to match frame.

PRICE, $60.00”

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anders1

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 18, 2018
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Southern California, USA
#15
If I’m not mistaken wasn’t Schwinn building Excelsior frames at that time? I believe Schwinn bought Excelsior in 1911-12
 
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