1935 Speedway Special- New fender! (new-old rust)

Mar 25, 2013
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Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

That's a CWC frame for sure. Could have been a Shelby Airflo or a western auto bike circa 1935-37. Send close ups of the dropouts, seat post clamp and the serial number next, also anything else that came with the frame when you got it.
 
Mar 25, 2013
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The reason we ask about the serial number and other details is that plenty of others want to date their similar frames and we're trying to build up a knowledge base by documenting what we can. If your frame has the top tube split into a Y before it reaches the seat post (which it should) you've got a very cool frame. I'm guessing the headbadge is squarish, too and has a nice script lettering.

Shelby is famous for their Donald Duck bike of later vintage, but these frames were made by CWC I think. There's a thread somewhere that was started that attempts to assemble some info on the company and the brands they sold to, and some serial number info that helps make sense of things.
 
Oct 20, 2007
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kentercanyon said:
The reason we ask about the serial number and other details is that plenty of others want to date their similar frames and we're trying to build up a knowledge base by documenting what we can. If your frame has the top tube split into a Y before it reaches the seat post (which it should) you've got a very cool frame. I'm guessing the headbadge is squarish, too and has a nice script lettering.

Shelby is famous for their Donald Duck bike of later vintage, but these frames were made by CWC I think. There's a thread somewhere that was started that attempts to assemble some info on the company and the brands they sold to, and some serial number info that helps make sense of things.
It looks like a Shelby built frame, should have the tubes split around the seat post. CWC didn't make these
 
Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

ratina said:
kentercanyon said:
The reason we ask about the serial number and other details is that plenty of others want to date their similar frames and we're trying to build up a knowledge base by documenting what we can. If your frame has the top tube split into a Y before it reaches the seat post (which it should) you've got a very cool frame. I'm guessing the headbadge is squarish, too and has a nice script lettering.

Shelby is famous for their Donald Duck bike of later vintage, but these frames were made by CWC I think. There's a thread somewhere that was started that attempts to assemble some info on the company and the brands they sold to, and some serial number info that helps make sense of things.
It looks like a Shelby built frame, should have the tubes split around the seat post. CWC didn't make these
Thanks ratina, i knew this, but havent been on much latly :wink:
 
Oct 20, 2007
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Re: 1935 Speedway Special- The SS

blackdiamond said:
ratina said:
kentercanyon said:
The reason we ask about the serial number and other details is that plenty of others want to date their similar frames and we're trying to build up a knowledge base by documenting what we can. If your frame has the top tube split into a Y before it reaches the seat post (which it should) you've got a very cool frame. I'm guessing the headbadge is squarish, too and has a nice script lettering.

Shelby is famous for their Donald Duck bike of later vintage, but these frames were made by CWC I think. There's a thread somewhere that was started that attempts to assemble some info on the company and the brands they sold to, and some serial number info that helps make sense of things.
It looks like a Shelby built frame, should have the tubes split around the seat post. CWC didn't make these
Thanks ratina, i knew this, but havent been on much latly :wink:

I figured you did, just correcting the other statement.

Love that headbadge on there!