Monday, March 23, 2009

1931 - 1940 Schwinn Henderson

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1931 - 1940 Schwinn Henderson This is a late 1930s Schwinn Henderson Balloon Tire Cruiser. Single speed, New Departure Model D coaster brake, Torrington Company Stem, Handlebars, pedals (those were replaced due to damage. Original tires were made by Western Auto Supply of Kansas City but were replaced due to wear. Tires and pedals are new replacements, but the rest of the bicycle is original. Art deco style artwork in metal and paint present. Schwinn Black Cross Chicago logo on the seat tube, Troxel giant springer leather saddle also original. It rides like a Cadillac, long wheel base and smooth as ice. Uphill it~s a real bear though. Rims are 26X2.125 full size balloons. The bike cost me nothing to get, my grandpa bought it from the original owner back around 1940 and it~s been in the family every since. I found it in his barn one day by accident while working with my dad. Photo by me, Mike Rybak

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