1936 Schwinn or ?shelby?

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  1. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

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    did a hour and a half drive to buy this frame that I might use for a project
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    Badge says western flyer
    sprocket looks Schwinn but crank isn't a dogleg
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    I am going to do some more research but let me know what you guys think it is and how much is OG

    If it turns out to be a schwinn then I may be willing to work out a trade
    for a similar frame design like a colson or monark 5 bar
     
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  2. uneasy rider

    uneasy rider

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    pretty sure I looked at this last weekend. came w/ a basket? if so, great deal, I really just have too much on the plate as is. curious to see what you do w/ it...
     
  3. A.S.BOLTNUT

    A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Here's a pic of a 35 Colson with that Chainring, there's a slight difference between it and the Schwinn version, it's much easier to see when compared next too each other .
    Nice score.

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  4. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

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    found out it is a Shelby straight bar (mid 30's)
    the tell tell difference is in the seat post clamp area
    here is another Shelby bike fir a reference pic
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    turns out the sprocket on mine is completely wrong
    but the real problem now is
    I found a Columbia firebolt frame at a bike swap meet
    Now i don't know which one to keep
     
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  5. RustyGold

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    My general reply to myself in these situations is...both :grin:...cool scores!

    Jason
     
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