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1940s Schwinn Balloon Tire Rat Rod Bicycle 17"

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Custom built and painted rat rod schwinn!

1940s Schwinn Balloon Tire Rat Rod Bicycle 17"

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You could be the proud owner of this vintage (1946-7?) Schwinn balloon tire bicycle. This bike has been repainted but looks to be solid and ridable. The crank and wheel seem to be original, so a great start for a restoration piece or a sweet Rat Rod!


This bike is in ride-able condition. The frame has been repainted. The seat tube has been pried a bit. Any original chrome is a little rusty. The tires, bars, stem and pedals are not original. The fenders and chain guard are missing.

This bike has been fully tuned by a seasoned shop mechanic with many years of experience. Then the bike was test ridden and given a thorough eighty three point inspection by the owner. Finally the owner rides the bicycle checking steering, braking and shifting. After you receive this bicycle minimal adjustments and assembly will be needed to be ready to ride.

This bike is being sold as is, please see photographs for details.


Seat tube - 17"
Top Tube - 22.5"
Stand-over height - 32"


Seatpost - Original
Saddle - Ladies saddle, in rough shape.
Stem - Not original, Wald style.
Handlebars - May be the originals.
Headset - Original
Crankset - Original with skip-tooth sweetheart sprocket
Pedals - Not original
Hubs - Bendix coaster brake laced to original rims.

Serial #C14383
Reference #145293

Additional Information

Gender Mens
Color Various
Speeds Single
  • Made in USA!
  • Custom Paint
  • Fully Tuned
Frameset Steel
Components Schwinn
Drivetrain Schwinn Single Speed Coaster Brake
Manufacturer Schwinn
Decade 1940s
Country of Origin USA
Used or New Used
Can be seen at 640 W Washington
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