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01-20-20, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Freqman1

1949 Shelby Donald Duck

Just waiting on a seat an this one is done! V/r Shawn ...
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Views: 1,644
Posted By Freqman1

I think that would be a little optimistic. A very...

I think that would be a little optimistic. A very nice original paint bike may hit that kind of money. I bought this one for $1800 shipped. BTW the bike is a '37--first year of Zep. It should also...
01-12-19, 10:24 PM
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Views: 5,514
Posted By Freqman1

1937 Dayton Super Streamline. I spent a little...

1937 Dayton Super Streamline. I spent a little over two years just researching. Before and after. Notice the hi-tech spray booth!...
01-04-19, 07:22 PM
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Views: 5,005
Posted By Freqman1

If I had to chose I'd go with the top bike....

If I had to chose I'd go with the top bike. Unless your doing some crazy riding a rear coaster brake is just fine. V/r Shawn
01-03-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,005
Posted By Freqman1

If you only plan on riding these a few times a...

If you only plan on riding these a few times a year then ok. If you plan to ride regularly these are cheaply made and won't hold up to use. Personally I would find something built before WWII. A...
01-03-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,567
Posted By Freqman1

I finished restoring this one a couple months...

I finished restoring this one a couple months ago. 1939 Monark Five Bar Model GT495. ...
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Posted By Freqman1

E.M.R. Stem

What I know is that it is French and probably from the late 40's-early 50's. Any value? Thanks, Shawn
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,942
Posted By Freqman1

Here ya go...

Here ya go https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1161691-1948-bianchi-folgore.html I'm collecting parts for it now and just about have everything to return it to the road. I'm correcting some...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,942
Posted By Freqman1

It will be ridden--not hidden! I'm working on...

It will be ridden--not hidden! I'm working on acquiring everything I need to make it roadworthy again and hope to have it out this Spring. V/r Shawn
12-15-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By Freqman1

Yep that did the trick! Thanks a bunch. V/r Shawn...

Yep that did the trick! Thanks a bunch. V/r Shawn

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12-15-18, 02:30 PM
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Views: 1,111
Posted By Freqman1

This is a 1948. It wasn't imported back in the...

This is a 1948. It wasn't imported back in the day. This bike spent its early life, at least, in France. So the video shows loosening clockwise. The other of this is counter-clockwise to loosen. I'm...
12-15-18, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Freqman1

Removing Vintage Bianchi Fixed Cup

Ok my problem is I need to remove the fixed cup so I can remove the chain guard bracket. The problem is that the lip of the bracket prevents using a standard BB tool. Is there a special tool for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,942
Posted By Freqman1

1948 Folgore equipped with Campagnolo Cambio...

1948 Folgore equipped with Campagnolo Cambio Corsa drivetrain. V/r Shawn

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12-14-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Freqman1

Thanks now at least I have an idea of what to...

Thanks now at least I have an idea of what to hunt. Does anyone have any close-ups? Eyelets/no eyelets? decal? If anyone has a set of these early hoops to sell please contact me. V/r Shawn
12-13-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Freqman1

I translated the Bianchi cats I could find online...

I translated the Bianchi cats I could find online and you are correct about the factory offering being alloy rims. That said the wood look cool and I'm going to run these until I get a pair of...
12-13-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,793
Posted By Freqman1

I use single stage enamels. BC/CC was not used on...

I use single stage enamels. BC/CC was not used on these bikes and it looks way overdone when you clear coat one of these. Cost is a factor. I normally spend about $150 on paint and hardener for a two...
12-13-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Freqman1

Thanks I contacted Gus who doesn't have any of...

Thanks I contacted Gus who doesn't have any of these done. I may just take the path of least resistance with the D.A.M. decals even though, visually, they aren't as appealing as some of the others....
12-13-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Freqman1

Yep I read it--guess I missed that one. The real...

Yep I read it--guess I missed that one. The real reason I ask this question is because my next step would be to hunt or have made the appropriate decal. V/r Shawn
12-12-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,793
Posted By Freqman1

Here are a few I did. Preparation is the key to a...

Here are a few I did. Preparation is the key to a quality job. Plenty of how-to articles online. Don't rush and if you can see an imperfection fix it because paint won't hide it. V/r Shawn
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12-12-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Freqman1

Who made this wood wheel?

These are the rims that came on my '48 Bianchi Folgore. A squarish profile and they are for tubulars. I'm thinking either Ghisallo, Fratelli, or D 'Allessandro. Are there any 'tells' for these...
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Posted By Freqman1

Thanks we've reached a deal. V/r Shawn

Thanks we've reached a deal. V/r Shawn
12-10-18, 01:52 PM
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Views: 12,866
Posted By Freqman1

A phone while riding? That's a novel idea!...

A phone while riding? That's a novel idea! Usually I'm trying to escape all that. Besides the person that finds my beat up carcass will probably have a phone anyway. V/r Shawn
12-10-18, 06:13 AM
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Views: 1,082
Posted By Freqman1

Kinda new here but are we allowed to post wanted...

Kinda new here but are we allowed to post wanted ads in the for sale section? V/r Shawn
12-09-18, 11:21 AM
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Views: 1,466
Posted By Freqman1

CWC was bought by AMF in 1953. Your bike is...

CWC was bought by AMF in 1953. Your bike is likely what we call a middleweight bike with 26 x 1.75 tires vice the 'balloon' tire (26 x 2.125). Below is a pic of a '53 Luxury Liner girls bike I had...
12-08-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,011
Posted By Freqman1

If you are ever in New Bremen, Ohio visit the...

If you are ever in New Bremen, Ohio visit the Bicycle Museum of American and take a gander at the Schwinn family tandem. From what I'm told this was an extremely nice original but the Schwinn museum...
12-08-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Freqman1

I actually contacted juvela before I made the...

I actually contacted juvela before I made the deal on this bike--he was of great help in me making up my mind to get this bike. Once I get everything sorted I'll post an update. V/r Shawn
12-08-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,011
Posted By Freqman1

The hub is original and you are correct--a fixie...

The hub is original and you are correct--a fixie type hub--no coaster brake. V/r Shawn
12-08-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Freqman1

Even Bianchi is unsure of the origin of the...

Even Bianchi is unsure of the origin of the celeste color but it was introduced well before the war. Re: the resto; its not hideous but as someone who restores bikes I look at things a little more...
12-07-18, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Freqman1

Unknown brake levers

I would like to know if anyone recognizes the maker and date range of this lever? There are no markings and made of aluminum. Thanks, Shawn
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12-07-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Freqman1

Its on the way! V/r Shawn

Its on the way! V/r Shawn
12-07-18, 08:46 AM
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Views: 55,630
Posted By Freqman1

Here are my three first year Black...

Here are my three first year Black Lightnings--54,56, & 58 cm. V/r Shawn

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12-06-18, 07:16 PM
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Posted By Freqman1

The bike was found by a collector a couple of...

The bike was found by a collector a couple of years ago who was contacted by the widow of a guy who primarily collected Ford Model As. She said there were a few old bikes and asked if he would be...
12-06-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,630
Posted By Freqman1

1938 Schwinn Autocycle Super Deluxe. First year...

1938 Schwinn Autocycle Super Deluxe. First year for the iconic cantilever frame and knee action spring fork, crossbar speedo, dual Seiss lights, Fore Brake, and locking fork. Original paint bike....
12-06-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,011
Posted By Freqman1

1898 Schwinn "The World"

Built in the third year of production. To my knowledge the oldest known men's Schwinn in existence. V/r Shawn
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12-06-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Freqman1

Yes the top lever releases the rear wheel. You...

Yes the top lever releases the rear wheel. You have to freewheel, release the top lever and momentarily pedal backwards while moving the lower level to the next gear. You might be able to see the...
12-06-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,515
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Posted By Freqman1

Rolling on my '37 Dayton Super Streamline! V/r...

Rolling on my '37 Dayton Super Streamline! V/r Shawn

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12-06-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Freqman1

So here are some pics I took yesterday after...

So here are some pics I took yesterday after putting it together. V/r Shawn
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12-06-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Freqman1

Yes this is the bike. It also came with a color...

Yes this is the bike. It also came with a color matched set of guards. I should be able to post pics shortly. V/r Shawn
12-06-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Freqman1

The bike was found on EBay but didn't go the...

The bike was found on EBay but didn't go the auction didn't go the distance. It came with both a chain guard that I have not seen before as well as mudguards. Looks like it may have lived in Vienna,...
12-06-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,438
Posted By Freqman1

Most of my bikes are older than me (56) but then...

Most of my bikes are older than me (56) but then again most are balloon tire bikes. My birth year bike is my '62 Rotrax la Premiere. V/r Shawn
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12-06-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Freqman1

1948 Bianchi Folgore

So I still don't have enough posts to enable me to attach pics but I received my latest machine yesterday. An amateur restore with wrong decals but overall it presents nicely. Although I'm really a...
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Views: 2,001
Posted By Freqman1

I have three original '87 BLs (54, 56, & 58cm)....

I have three original '87 BLs (54, 56, & 58cm). The most I paid is $540 and the least I paid was $375. V/r Shawn
12-02-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5,070
Views: 563,317
Posted By Freqman1

Just tore down my '41 Schwinn Autocycle and will...

Just tore down my '41 Schwinn Autocycle and will carry the paint parts home for Christmas. My dad says he's bored and needs something to paint. While he's doing that one I'll start on the '38...
12-02-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 11,507
Posted By Freqman1

Cars, motorcycles, clocks, watches and whatever...

Cars, motorcycles, clocks, watches and whatever else catches my fancy! V/r Shawn
11-27-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,833
Posted By Freqman1

I don't even see the relevance of "rare". The...

I don't even see the relevance of "rare". The rarest balloon tire bike I own is also probably my least expensive bike. "Desirable" is where it's at! V/r Shawn
Forum: Introductions
11-26-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Freqman1

Thanks guys! I'm extremely active on The CABE but...

Thanks guys! I'm extremely active on The CABE but am going to try and learn my way around this forum as well. V/r Shawn
Forum: Introductions
11-25-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Freqman1

Hello

My name is Shawn and I live in Evans, GA which is just outside Augusta--they play a little golf here every Spring! My real passion is balloon tire bicycles but I do like to ride road bikes for...
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