Something I've been working on ....

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  1. #61 Posted Aug 12, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Very cool look! Can't wait to see it all together...
     
  2. #62 Posted Aug 17, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Schwinn guys say it never came on the motorbike and was only in catalog renderings, but I think it's cool and unique. Definitely using it.


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  3. #63 Posted Aug 17, 2017

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    That's the way I roll on all the 36 cycleplanes I've owned. I have a good source that says otherwise but who knows... :D

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  4. #64 Posted Aug 17, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    I'm going with that chain ring on my '38 Motorbike as well. V/r Shawn
     
  5. #65 Posted Aug 18, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    It's a good thing, Shelby made enough of those chain rings to supply all of the Schwinn's getting rebuilt 80 years later. Lol!
     
  6. #66 Posted Aug 18, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    It's my understanding that the ones with the three holes from the factory are schwinn and the ones without are Shelby.. ...


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  7. #67 Posted Aug 18, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Did the Meads come with that type on the motorbikes?
     
  8. #68 Posted Aug 18, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I thought the mead ones had quarter size holes? But don't quote me on that... also I received a pic of an aerocycle that was probably from the 70s with one of these on it


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  9. #69 Posted Aug 18, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Actually I think the pic is late 80s 56d7d0afb0bb73e34cc59a83abe1d716.jpg


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  10. #70 Posted Aug 18, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I've always thought they looked cool, and the catalog renderings show them that way on the Motorbike/Cycleplanes.
    But, was told by the folks in the know, that they didn't actually come that way.
    It's kind of like the gothic ring on the Aerocycle.
    The drawings show them with that ring, and that type of ring does exist, but every unmolested original as found Aerocycle always has the Sweetheart ring on it.
    Motorbikes are the same way.
     
  11. #71 Posted Aug 18, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    What about Tony's aerocycle I posted above? Thoughts?


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  12. #72 Posted Aug 18, 2017

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    Tony's Aero looks like it had a 1/2" pitch chain on it
     
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  13. #73 Posted Aug 24, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Tonys is half inch. No matter how much one hopes to rewrite history, that ring never came on a schwinn after 34-35, especially as late as 38-39. I'm not saying I've seen every bike but I have seen a ton and none ever had that.
     
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  14. #74 Posted Aug 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  15. #75 Posted Aug 30, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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  16. #76 Posted Aug 30, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Still need to do some small stuff... also need a new front drum axle with cones if anyone has a spare.. mine is shot


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  17. #77 Posted Aug 30, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I'll do a better it's done thread after I get it all dialed in


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  18. #78 Posted Aug 30, 2017

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    Looks great! Congrats on getting it done and assembled - well done. IF I remember correctly ND Model W axles, cones, nuts etc work in the big high low brakes.
     
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  19. #79 Posted Aug 30, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Glad I could contribute in some way.
    Great Bike!!!!!
     
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  20. #80 Posted Aug 30, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Sweet!!!!
     
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