Bf Goodrich help with year

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  1. tuga

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    Picked up from the local CL for cheap to build a neighborhood cruiser. Looks like someone took this bf Goodrich, repainted it and dressed it up with parts from a newer schwinn. Need some hep figuring out a year for the frame and fork. Thanks!


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  2. Wildcat

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    I'm guessing it's a Schwinn made BF Goodrich. The early 50's that start with an "H" have 6 numerals following, so it's probably a lot earlier than that. Very nice find!

    It would make a great klunker!
     
  3. Nightrider

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    frame and fork are prewar, chain guard is a prewar aftermarket, not sure about rear fender, stem or wheels. all other stuff is post war (60's?).
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  4. Bendix

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    Frame/fork/badge/stem = nice find!

    We don't see many prewar cantilever frames posted!

    You've probably already received PMs about selling it.

    I don't think you can know exactly what year before 1948, but it should be between '38-'42. Apparently the 'H' prefix may indicate later in that range...

    Check this link: http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/IDFACTS.html
     
  5. Bicycle808

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    Definitely a Schwinn, pre-war, serial number is lost so it's hard to say. Canti-frame, though,means it's a 38 at earliest, like Bendix hinted at
     
  6. B607

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    Pre war with high number "H" serial. I'd bet the farm that's a '41. My '41 is # H28926. Pre war cantilever frames only came on deluxe bikes. B607 or B707. Looks like the fork and rods are original to the frame also. I'd guess you could probably get $150 for just the frame. Gary
     
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  7. Rat Rod

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    Would be interesting to know what's under that ugly red paint. :)
     
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  8. tuga

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    I might strip it raw, clear it, slap some tires on and call it a day for now :).
     
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    Or this... What your bike may have looked like when it was new. Gary

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  11. tuga

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    Being bf Goodrich badged, wouldn't this have been a "Streamliner" when new?
     
  12. tuga

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    After a quick acid dip, found a small crack on the left seat stay that will need some loving but otherwise the frame is in great shape.
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    Could be, not sure. Gary
     

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