schwinn spitfire

Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by yimmie, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. yimmie

    yimmie

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    i think this is a 1950 spitfire judging by the chainguard and headbadge. any info would be appreciated. just a heads up the rack, fenders, chain guard and rims i will probably part out for cheap especially if for someone who needs for same year bike.

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  2. deorman

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    That's a Columbia. :|
     
  3. Yep, for a Schwinn the fork would be a blade style, chain guard is way off from anything Schwinn did, and Schwinn had a welded on kickstand. Also Schwinn frames of that era will always be smooth where tubes meet because they are not welded they are braised. Just a few tell tale signs.

    Still an AWESOME Columbia though, someone just put Schwinn grips on it...(Lots of guys here would love those white Schwinn grips)
     
  4. yimmie

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    trust me i do not disagree but, how would u explain the headbage. it looks to be riveted. and long ago at that. i thought something seemed odd about this bike.
     
  5. yimmie

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    it does seem to be columbia built, General badged bicycle. not sure why some1 would go to the trouble of putting on a schwinn badge on it. i was happy with it none the less. thanks.
     
  6. Walker

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    Cool Westfield built bike, not a Schwinn though.
     
  7. Sphinx

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    It's very easy to drive a couple of rivets through a badge. They probably just liked the badge and "Ratted" the bike with it.

     
  8. ZZ3Malibu

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    Most of the Schwinn Badges I`ve seen are screwed on not riveted. But I agree it looks to be a Columbia.
     
  9. Green Dragon

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    I've seen quite a few ' Schwinns ' at car shows that were non Schwinns with Schwinn badges added, not sure why ppl do that, since others are cool on thier own , no need to be somethign it isn't

    Nice bike.
     

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