| I know there was a prior discussion on this, but here's what happened to me:|
I bought a womans 1937 Rollfast, complete with working horn tank and headlight. Chainguard and rear rack was there also. It had been spray-bombed red, but for $30 I bought it anyway...if nothing else for the parts. Well, after carefully using a paint stripper, I discovered that the original p;aint was underneath! Even some of the original decals were still intact.
Moral...don't discount a spray bombed bike. You never know what could be beneath it!
| I bought found five Schwinns that way: a '60 Deluxe Tornado (partial black over OG red), a '61 American (currently under construction), a '64 Starlet III (the tank & chainguard were both victimized), a '70 Typhoon (ugly silver over Campus Green),& a '73 Heavy Duti (powder yellow over Lemon Yellow).|
| got his and hers 56 schwinn corvette appear to be all original. I was wondering if mens bike should have tank or not?|
| No tank--should have a maywig(should have a tag) front rack.---sam|
| I have a late 30's- early 40's Columbia. I am having trouble getting the bottom bracket cups out. Should i tap them from the inside or are they possibly threaded? Thanks.|
| I say tap them out---I have seen some American BB shells that were threaded but they were teens or earlier.If threaded they will have some means of un-screwing them, so just take a good look at them.Most are just pressed in(very good)and can be knocked out.---sam|
| Just got them out. Thanks! I was just to worriied about damaging anything if they were threaded.|
| What brand of skip tooth chain didn't have a master link?I've worked on them sence the 60s and as of yet never seen one that didsn't have a master.Had to look close to find it on some , but it was there.Never did work on any of the early chain(pre 1900) maybe they didn't have masters??---Gorden,Have you seen any??---sam|
| Hi Sam, It may be that whoever put the chain together last used a regular link plate instead of the standard "master" link plate. If that is the case, the only way you will find the "master" is to look closely at every link until you find the one that isn't riveted. I've run into this before and it can be real frustrating. You just have to be patient and very observant. Good luck! Gordon.|
|Does anyone recognize this bike? It has an odd "cheap?" looking dropout. thank you Mark|
| It is a Colson, probably about a 1940.|