1937 Schwinn Motorbike

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  1. Decedent

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    Hey all! Looking for some more info on this bike. I cant seem to find one like the setup I have. The locking springer fork and chain guard are different from most I’ve seen with the hockey stick guard. And wouldn’t this be a skip tooth also or is this just a different model?Any info on this bike is appreciated. Thanks
     

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  2. RustyGold

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    First year for the Schwinn springer is '38. I know Schwinn had 1/2" pitch chains (on some models) as early as '35.

    To me, that chain guard looks about right for the era...

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    Jason
     
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    I agree with Jason and given the consistency of its deter,. I'd say what's on it is mostly if not entirely Original. You have a '38/'39 there it looks like to me!
     
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    Thanks guys! The handle bars are definitely different also not having the crossbeam and they’re huge.
     
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    Probably the Springer and guard are from 38. While its always nice to see a drum- I think its later. Maybe 40's. The original fenders seem to be MIA. The handlebars are cool but sacrifice handling and stability.
     
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  6. buickmike

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    This (I think ) is 38 version. I also believe your Springer legs to be bent.
     

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    Good eye! I just gave her a quick bath and I’m diggin it. The fenders look original or a very close to it. I still haven’t seen this paint scheme on another bike.
     

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    If you look at the top bars on your. ;bike one can see the original ivory "dart" that is covered by black paint. I also see the shape of the dart. Some people say the side of a plastic ball point. pen tip can be used to remove top coat. On my 3 7 I used my fingernails. But I don't recommended that
     
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    Thanks for all the info!
     
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    Oh yea and the springer is slightly tweaked. Easy fix.
     
  11. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Easy tell on the fenders would be the screws holding the braces points to after market
    But it's a Great find !
     
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  12. Decedent

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    Are the braces typically riveted?
     
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    Yea
     
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    Learn something new everyday from you guys. Thanks!
     
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  15. buickmike

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    This is a fender from a schwinn
     

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    Oh yea I see. I wonder what my fenders came off of then. Thanks
     

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