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hm.

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 10, 2018
402
the wild wild west
Today in Inglewood I was helping a friend with his 56 bug and the neighbor rolls this out to the curb and dumps it next to the trash cans for the scrap guy.
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Knocked on his door to make 100% sure it was cool to swoop it up..

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And he says "take it"

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Rear hub says Bendix 2 speed auto?
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Serial number D128410
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Both wheels have H/D spokes and looks to be a Bendix hub on the front
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S-7 wheels
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Im not a middleweight guy but I still like it.. think Im going to clean it up, add the missing parts and fix a couple things. Does anybody know or have any ideas what this is or was? Never seen a middleweight with a spring fork. Funky rack and white pedals? The chainguard has no traces of the model name, it has been stripped and its just all chrome. Is this a Corvette, Jaguar or just some thrown together piece of $#!^ :grinning:
 

The Carolina Rambler

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 25, 2018
59
23
North Carolina
That's a lucky save you have there. Even if it is a bike made of up mixed parts, which I have some doubts on, but even if it is, the parts it does have are really of a nice quality, and worth saving not scrapping. Those white pedals are pretty nice in my opinion. I have a bike those would look nice on; of course I don't recommend parting this out at all. Nice find!
 

The Carolina Rambler

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 25, 2018
59
23
North Carolina
That's a lucky save you have there. Even if it is a bike made of up mixed parts, which I have some doubts on, but even if it is, the parts it does have are really of a nice quality, and worth saving not scrapping. Those white pedals are pretty nice in my opinion. I have a bike those would look nice on; of course I don't recommend parting this out at all. Nice find!
 
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gkeep

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 11, 2014
642
Alameda, CA
bikes from the trash...my favorite! you have great timing. have you checked the serial number? looks like its april 1961.
 
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GTV

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 23, 2011
118
A, A
Sweet find! Since there are no graphics on the frame I’m going to bet it’s been repainted, the tank also looks like a modern reproduction. It looks like a mix bag of parts to me but a good one at that, especially for the price.
 
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Balloonoob

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 24, 2019
989
35
Longmont Colorado
Today in Inglewood I was helping a friend with his 56 bug and the neighbor rolls this out to the curb and dumps it next to the trash cans for the scrap guy.
1096445

Knocked on his door to make 100% sure it was cool to swoop it up..

1096450

And he says "take it"

1096451


Rear hub says Bendix 2 speed auto?
1096447

Serial number D128410
1096473


Both wheels have H/D spokes and looks to be a Bendix hub on the front
1096449

S-7 wheels
1096481


Im not a middleweight guy but I still like it.. think Im going to clean it up, add the missing parts and fix a couple things. Does anybody know or have any ideas what this is or was? Never seen a middleweight with a spring fork. Funky rack and white pedals? The chainguard has no traces of the model name, it has been stripped and its just all chrome. Is this a Corvette, Jaguar or just some thrown together piece of $#!^ :grinning:
Nice find.... The tires even hold air! ;). It's begging for some fenders if you ask me.
 
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gkeep

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 11, 2014
642
Alameda, CA
My secret is that ALL my bikes are from the trash, :cool:. Next January will start year 30 at San Franciscos solid waste transfer station...3600 tons per day and the occasional cool old bike part that I grab before the loader crushes it or it goes in the scrap metal pile.:eek: Thats where my Pierce and Westfield Motobike frame was found. Pure random chance...
 

Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
2,249
Ft Myers, Florida
Interesting, Bendix blue band 2 speed kick back on HD spokes, Yes springer and tanks in 60's. And if came with tank then, no decals on top bar.

But somebody's gone a rattle canned front hub and spokes, . IDK, rattle can black? It looks spec and hard like original in photos maybe auto paint. that blue under chips on driver rear stay Prob Radiant blue, American, jag etc, as the color fits these fancier models so, guard prob was original. . tank looks like orig paint for the lack of more chips. in IDK late 60's mid 70's Schwinn made a hole near side edge of tank for rear break cable Might be a 90's tank. After 55 the fork pivot tube was cast solid and late 70's pivot tubes get sloppy welds, and the repops get china, thinner but smooth, can't make out in ur photo, weld joint. Schwinn did sell that accessory rack around mid 50, up to when, mid 60's? IDK but think Wald.

Who ever built it did decent heavy-middleweight franky. I wouldn't mind pulling $ 3-400 +/- parts bike off the curb too.
 
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hm.

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 10, 2018
402
the wild wild west
A Big Thank You to everyone for all the input and good vibes. :)

Yesterday before dark I took it for a few laps around the backyard and it was pretty stiff from sitting. Then late last night after a few I started the teardown to inspect all parts.



In pieces now
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hm.

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 10, 2018
402
the wild wild west
I noticed the frame and spring fork are both repainted with light grey primer showing underneath. Schwinn badge was from a 81 with the four digit date code. The handlebars are stamped wald in the center. No stamp on the neck. Tank is metal.. not sure if repo but sure looks like it and the horn unit had been swapped. Crank has no date only says AS & CO. The spring fork is missing one of the truss rods, he couldnt find it. He did give me the fenders but they look like junk and the rear is missing the braces. Cant find any name or markings on the rack. The hubs are spray painted silver? but it cleans off easy. The S-7 rims will clean up and look nice after some chrome polish.
 
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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
10,926
Central Arizona
Quite the assortment of parts. Stem could be original, they had no markings at that time. Crank should have a date cast in so it's probably from a 50's bike. Schwinn script on tank is pre 59 and if the black underneath the decal is black vinyl it's a repop. Cool wheel sets! Rims are pre 66.
 
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