Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by bogmonster, Apr 10, 2011.
Is this a schwinn???? any idea??
8) Nice score.
got it off CL for 50 bucks, looks like a schwinn excelsior but not sure.
I want to say colson, but i'm usually wrong.
The first thing that came to mind was a Wards :? Nice score :wink:
nice snag. looks alot like this one.
http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1893 ... 38_14.html
It has a schwinn sprocket and stem, thinking it is a schwinn
got any pics of the dropouts, bottom bracket, or seat stays?
Looks like a '37. Tough to tell without better pics.
A few more shots....
The welds look pretty sloppy for a Schwinn.
With the Gothic peaked fenders, and double curved bars, it looks as though it may be like a '37 or '38 Cleveland Welding Frame. It looks very much like my '36 roadmaster, but in '37 they went to the peaked fenders, and in '38 I think they ditched the little wing on the fork, and went to the flat fork like yours. That said, I've never seen them without curved truss rods. If it is a Schwinn frame, it might be a BA67 from the late 30s w/ a different fork/fender setup.
If you decide to get rid of the rear carrier, let me know.
I don't believe that is a Schwinn frame. Dropouts and rear fender bridge are dead giveaways. Gary
I wonder if the older Schwinns had the date stamped on the inside of the cranks? But those cranks look a lot shinier than the sprocket, so it might not help.
no matter what it is... i want the grips
The bike is a 1937 Colson. Colson had their own version of a “sweetheart sprocket” which is a bit heavier than the one Schwinn used. The stem is actually the ubiquitous Wald #3 which everyone used. The crank has been changed out as the original would have a dog leg.
The best thing about this frame (for most adult riders) is the stretched out nature of the design with its loooong wheelbase. Colson offered this frame in 1936 and 1937. Earlier (36) versions used a tubular fork. The frame was continued for a while in 1938 but the geometry was changed to a shorter wheelbase and the top tubes were spread a bit to hold the new for 1938 snap tank (no tank was made for the 36-37 frames.)
If anyone has any interest in the bike let me know, i already have too many projects going on at the moment. The bars belong to another bike though. I could do 150 shipped....
DINGO WAS RIGHT!
A few more pics, wheels are not a match but some nice old tires, rides gooood!!!!
You can actually get re-pop coke bottle grips from memory lane. Not too bad on price either. $24 a set.
They have Coke Bottle, Pointed End, Elgin Pointed End, Early Monark, Late Monark, JC Higgins, Ball End, Columbia Script,
Western Flyer, and many others in stock and some others that can be special ordered such as the Elgin Bluebird grips.
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