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1948 Schwinn B6 Balloon Tire Bicycle

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This is a fine example of balloon tire bicycles and includes cyclelock fork with key!

1948 Schwinn B6 Balloon Tire Bicycle

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This is a vintage used Schwinn B6 in black.  This bicycle was manufactured on August 29, 1948 in Chicago IL, USA.  The bike is unfortunately missing some parts, namely the rear rack, seat cover, left grip, and the rear fender reflector.  The bike itself is in ok condition both aesthetically and mechanically and is a fine example of the balloon tire bicycle.  The frame and chainguard have very few scratches.  The fenders more, and the chainguard is missing the Schwinn decal.  The tank decals are mostly missing also. 
The tank has the paired dents on either side caused by the springer fork.  They match, but they are dents nonetheless.  The tank has the original horn, but has been modified to have a switch put in on the non-drive side.  Also had the original screws replaced with phillips screws.  Is also rusting through in some parts.  Not perfect.
The fender light is all there, except its missing the lens.  The fenders overall are nice, but it does have a dents and several scratches.  The rear fender is missing the original reflector, which has been replaced with a pair (red and green) mudguard reflectors.  It also has a dent caused by the rear rack.
The fork is very nice - good shape.
The B6 is very similar to the Phantom, minus all the chrome.  Very nice bike and a little more understated than the phantom.
The paint is black with cream details and red pinstripes.  Gloss remains on some parts of the frame, but is not perfect overall.  Needs a good cleaning. 

Notice there is a cyclelock on the fork on this model - with the key.

Built August 29, 1948, in Chicago Illinois.
** Super nice Trains and planes Schwinn headbadge

19" Seat Tube (top to center)
22" Top Tube (center to center)
32" Stand-over Height

Seat - original springer saddle, but missing the top.  Needs a bit of work.
Standard 1/2" drivetrain, runs well, but will need cleaning
bars and stem need a bit of work - not perfect chrome
Pedals are Person's Supreme, worn but works well
Original bar, stem, grip - missing non-drive side, seatpost, chainguard, fork
New Departure rear hub coaster brake (arm is missing the clamp, its rotated), Schwinn front hub
Balloon tire rims and tires, S2 rims, with Goodyear whitewall tires - the tires need a bit of help but hold air and are rideable

Serial #E095137
Reference #66754

Additional Information

Manufacturer Schwinn
Color Black
Country of Origin USA
Used or New Used
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