| I have a bike that i have received from my grandmother and was wondering what type of bike it is i have a pic but cant post it.|
Right, so today, my Wife and I are taking the dog to the groomers. We took a backroad through town and i spy a guy puttering along on a cruiser framed bicycle... but i notice something "Say, Jamie.. did you see what that guy was riding?" No, she replies.. "Well.. it was a beach cruiser type frame.. but it looked like he had a drivetrain from a really old bike.. ".. So we drop off the dog and I say.. You know, I could probably buy that off that guy.. Lets go try to find him.. (half jokin).. SO we did.. and he only made it up a few blocks from where we were.. I knew it was him.. i spied the Skip tooth Sprocket again.
We pulled up next to him and i Rolled my window down. " Hey man. Where did you get that bike" He gives me a look like , no i didn't steal this bike (thats why he had painted the whole damn thing blue, right?) And i say to him. No, i really like it.. I'll buy it off of you. I got out of the car and could see the brass Schwinn Majestic headbadge gleaming out from under the blue paint.
I've got cash.. I'll give you $20 for it, right now..
It took him a min.. I think he was hoping that i'd offer more money..
But he TOOK IT!!!!
I bought it from him for $20.. i know that just the headbadge alone is worth That much!!!
Now I'm trying to figure out just what I bought. And should i restore it? should i clean it up and just make it a rider? should i sell it? as is? or clean the paint off? How much?
Here's what i know:
Frame is brick red with white scalops
Down Tube has s like thingy in the scalloping.
Forks are red, Have three lines coming down from the top.. the upper 6 inches of the fork have reflective tape on them.. looks like from the 60s or so.. the handle bars have the same tape in spots.
Tires read PHOENIX HARBURG Extra Prima Made in Germany 26x2.125 reg no. 877944
Rims have been painted over but were white.
Ft Hub stamped Schwinn in script
Rear has NEW DEPARTURE on anti rotate arm, has grease fitting on hub body and NEW DEPARTURE MODEL D MADE IN USA stamped into it.
It also has a welded kickstand bracket (think this means post wwii)
Stamped into the bottom bracket F298489
Chainring is skiptooth with 5 hearts
schwinn cross on seat tube
no chain guard.
found pics of similar bikes.. most definatly a schwinn majestic.. not sure if they all had tanks or not.
whaddu guys think?
http://web.mawebcenters.com/wolfcycle/images/restoredlincoln.JPG (actually a restored "lincoln") but looks very similar
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