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Picked up most of a streamliner early this morning at the flea market. “Forgot” I didn’t have any room for it in the van when I had to steal it. Drove to the flea I sell at with it basically on my lap. Nice original paint with some silver painted chrome. Sorry about the “on the fly in the van” pic while setting up. Ironic that random arrow sign in the background pointing out the wicked bent fork. All in all good week. Had a good day selling. Happy Sunday!
I got these sweet all original BFG Standard whitewall tires from Bobby U. to put on my all original Schwinn s/n#K31199, 1953 Green Phantom. Bike came from Orca Island via Bob @bobcycles then Santi @Rust_Trader . The bike is a BFG so the tires just finish it off nicely. I put up some more signs in the Garage Man Cave but will update more when done.
I've had the almost NOS Wald # 4 streamlined stem for awhile and decided ( some will "groan" as per unmatched era/so what?.......ha!) to put it on the Space influenced Green Huffy Radiobike. Jet streamed and art Deco go hand in hand in my book on life.
I'm making room for additions to Bob's World "Man Cave" ( more bikes coming next month!!) so hoisted the Mercury Fleet Line Super Deluxe into the ceiling area. I had to ignite the valve stem rockets to gain altitude, the dang thing is heavy, and of course I NEVER ask for help. A sign of "weakness" and brains.
I love these Ichida 1963 Corvette toys. I bought my 1st ( red) about 35+ years ago boxed/still have, then ( white) another/ sold maybe 25 years ago then bought another white early this year, then a red boxed one from Italy this month. They bump and go, stop, lights fold up and light, horn honks, lights fold down, then starts the cycle again. The inner box on the one from Italy has Corvette images litho'd inside! The horn only works on my original red one.
Continuing on the Schwinn 1 speed project. Found a Baylis and Wiley BB axle that seems to fit, and the spacing, chain line is correct. I had this old Stronglight crank to use temporarily while searching for the correct Schwinn crank. They use the same axle diameter, so when I find the cranks, they should slip right on this BB. Schwinn did spec Stronglight cottered steel arms on the same era road models, so they're not too out of place, still I'd prefer the original Schwinn crank. Still need a 26.8 straight alloy seat post, bars/stem, cranks and a front hub.
Circa 1898 Thistle. Thank you to Eric for selling it and Jesse for helping connect us. Thistles did not have separate name badges but were painted on so if not original paint it might be hard to ID. Circa 1898-1900 Thistles do have very specific details like fork crown, crankset, seat post binder and rear drop outs.