Vintage 1950's Original Chicago Schwinn Bicycle. Blue & White paint w 26 White & Black Pinstriped Wheels & New Departure coaster brake hub! This Stepover Frame is a Unisex Adult, Woman size. 1956 Schwinn Cruiser Bicycle w WASP logo on Chainguard. All Original Parts--(excluding tires).
Serial #: V98913 (rear dropout). This complete bicycle was born on April 26 1956! Again, the 26x2.125 kenda tires are the only non-original component on the 65 year old ride. The rims are very heavy duty.Front hub is reads'made in Germany. With 65 years of age she wears her Vintage patina well including blemishes in her paint and some rust on the frame, chrome and wheels. For the frame the most blemished areas are the top & bottom of the top tube, top of seat stay and inner side of chain stays. As usual, I inspected the rims with my finger tips around the edges/lips for dents or dings -- These rims do not have any dents/dings. The rims do have paint blemishes that coinside w some rust. However, the kenda tires do kind of immitate the classic Schwinn Westwind brick-style tire pattern.
The seat has a tear across the center as well as 4 other 1-2 inch by 1/2 inch rips/tears. The handlebar grips move around on the bars and would need either a solution handlebar adhesive? To keep them still when riding, or to be replaced. The rear fender has a small index-finger-tip sized dent (rear center). Front fender has tad larger than thumb-print sized dent (at bottom).The paint on both fenders has several minor blemishes (small rust marks & scratches) throughout; Overall these blue & white pinstriped wide 50's schwinn fenders are looking very good! These fenders finish still has some glossy shine about them; Not brand new, but reminiscent of the beautiful brilliance Schwinn's Blue & White color scheme must have packed when sitting new on the store floor. The rear circular'bright eye 552840' reflector has surface scratches, but in tact w no cracks. I have not done any tune up to this bike. I took it for a 2 mile ride before I wrote this add; it rode well. That said, I must bring attention to the new departure coaster brake hub's weak stopping capability; as in when I rode it, I wouldnt get too daring on a hill. Also, the brake would definately need to be more efficent for safe commuting (or extra hand/ caliper brake added).
If you'd like more photos of anything please ask, I do not mind taking/sending extra photos. The bicycle will be carefully packaged in a 39in x 26 x 10 box. Please take a moment to check out my other items. The item "50s Vintage Original Chicago Schwinn Bicycle 26 New Departure Women American" is in sale since Friday, April 30, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Bicycles\Complete Bicycles". The seller is "photator" and is located in Dalton, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.