The serial number appears to be T38471 men's SCHWINN HORNET/PANTHER STRAIGHTBAR beach cruiser bicycle with 26 wheels. It was painted green long ago and looks cool! I believe this was a TOP OF THE LINE bike of the 1950s and they almost never come along in any condition! With the insanely high price of gas (and the economy being bad) now is the time to ride a cool vintage bike!This bike has a cool mens straight bar Hornet/Panther cruiser style frame, cool chrome SPRINGER front forks with AS (Arnold Schwinn) bolts, (I imagine this bike was have been born with a frame mounted straight bar TANK) Phantom style DELUXE chainguard, large Schwinn head badge, tan cruiser style seat, "AS" (Arnold Schwinn) seat post clamp, wide cruiser handlebars, full fenders, Schwinn sprocket, newer hand grips and pedals, 9 hole rear carrier RACK, and more! This is a cool bike!
It is obviously not every nut and bolt original parts it was born with but the majority of the parts look era correct. (see pics) You would be surprised how much better this bike would look all in one color! A great bike to enjoy in its unrestored "rat rod" type patina, restore it, or use it for parts! ADD UP the value of the parts! There is more here than you think!
IF there is no interest in this as a complete bicycle, I will part it out. Rather keep it together of course! The tires are 26x2.125. They are vintage 26x2.125 Allstate tires and do hold air.The bike has chrome Schwinn tubular S2 rims front and rear with a New Departure rear hub. The bike is an original SINGLE SPEED with coaster brakes. (pedal slightly backwards to stop the bike) DIMENSIONS The stand over height is approx 30 1/2. The distance from the floor to the top of the seat post clamp is approx 28.
The distance from the center of the crank to the top of the seat post clamp is approx 18 1/2. The center of the handlebar stem to the center of the seat post is approx 22.
The bike will accommodate most any rider comfortably. The seat height is easy to adjust. NOTED FLAWS I got this one just like you see it! The bike has obviously been repainted!It is a very unusual 2-tone BLUE color. The chrome is shiney but is not perfect show quality. Wheel chrome etc would need resto for show. I LOVE the look just like it is! Both wheels have a slight wobble when you spin them.
(most every used bike out there seems to). A cool bike with lots of potential!I truly hope you can appreciate this one for what it is. This is a much harder bike to find than a Black Phantom or a Krate bike. I took lots of pics, I have nothing to hide. IF you are looking for a perfect "nut and bolt original" this is not the bike for you. If you would enjoy a cool bike, loaded with some great features at a great price, you may enjoy this one! Enjoy this one for a fraction of that cost!
Add up the value of the parts alone. There is much more here than you think! Add a tank and you will have a sweet looking bike to display or ride! This appears to be a fairly nice original unmolested bicycle unless otherwise noted.
A great bike to ride on relaxing days through the park or to the beach. Also would be a nice item to display in a shop, restaurant, rec room, sports bar, etc. Stand out from the crowd and be the envy of people who see you riding by.People will enjoy seeing you on your vintage bike! A great classic bike at a great price. Why not ride a bike? If you are looking for a fun bike to ride and enjoy this may be it! A nice bike to cruise the beach or your local park! Priced way less than a dime store bike that wont be around 5 years from now, much less 30+ years like this one! Please give this bike a good home and DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! Classic bikes are very cool because not everyone on the block has one!
People love to see and talk about and ride these classic bikes! They are more popular now than ever before! This may be a great Birthday or other special holiday gift for someone!
It is never too soon to think ahead and get someone something they may really like!! These are getting to be hard to find in any condition and to my knowledge, have not been reproduced.PLEASE NOTE that many of the bikes I list have listed have been in long term storage and have not been regularly ridden in a while. (not a bad thing) They may need standard tuning, greasing, may have old tires, surface rust etc. I try to be as honest as possible and never want to disappoint anyone. I try to be as honest as I can and disclose anything I know about the bike. I want you to be excited about your new bike and hope you really enjoy your new vintage ride for years to come. We try to package well so the bike arrives to you in the same condition as it left us. Fed Ex just increased the rates. This is a 10+ day service and includes packing. I always try to keep things as reasonable as I can. The item "1950s SCHWINN HORNET MENS STRAIGHTBAR BICYCLE VINTAGE PHANTOM PANTHER SPRINGER" is in sale since Monday, March 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Bicycles\Complete Bicycles". The seller is "shadow27" and is located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.