1920 's pre-war SCHWINN BUILT AMERICAN FLYER 26" BALLOON TIRE VINTAGE BICYCLE
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Sold Date: 06/24/2012
Channel: Online Auction
This Vintage 1920s era American Flyer 26" mens bicycle was found in an antique store in Baraboo, Wisconsin. It's history is unknown to me, but I can say that this rare find is in uncommonly fine condition for it's nearly 90 year age. I haven't touched the mechanics of this bike, I didn't need to, I only gave it a proper soap and water bath for pictures. It doesn't need any work and it runs like a dream. All original and complete (except for pedals and grips), this bike seems to have rarely been ridden, and it's condition leads me to believe it was always stored indoors. All original two-tone paint and pinstriping, I have found only a few small chips in the paint. No unsightly scratches, road rash, marring, dents, cracks, or other cosmetic flaws. The clear gloss laquer finish has a fine carmeled tint. Brass headbadge is in very fine condition with a small spot of greening visible in photos. Rims are mechanically flawless and remains a true survivor with absolutely no damage. Both hubs are New Departure, also in perfect working order. Model D coaster brake is very strong. The saddle is nearly flawless, with only a small mar on one side. This saddle feels like riding on a padded tractor seat-super comfy, and springy. Good Year tires (26 x 2.125) have a good feel on the road with only minor weather checking. I wouldn't be surprised to get another 90 years out of them. Crank is perfectly straight and bearings are still in their perfect factory adjustment. Skiptooth drive train components are... I hate to say it again, but perfect. Fenders have no damage, in fact they look perfect on the inside too. It's apparent that the grand kids never got ahold of it too. This bike barely shows any evidence of use. Whoever had it took uncommonly good care of it, and now I offer it to you.No reserve. This item will be disassembled and shipped in two boxes for the protection of all components. Overseas shipping may be considered
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