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Schwinn 1935 Flying Star Balloon Tire Bicycle

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Schwinn 1935 Flying Star Balloon Tire Bicycle

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This auction is for a Vintage Flying Star womens bicycle.  This is a step through design balloon tire bicycle.  From the research we have done, we have narrowed the year of manufacture to about 1935.  This bicycle seems mostly original, except for the Elgin chainguard.  The tires are good and hold air.  Its a rider, and mostly needs work on the cosmetics - chrome is rough on the bars/stem, paint is rough.  The seat is good, but has a tear on the top.  Hubs and wheels are good.  Seatpost is free and was greased.  Notice the holes in the rear fender for a skirt/dress guard.
Great bike, excellent for a full restore.
Original paint seems a dark blue with cream accents

Seat Tube - 18"
Top Tube 22"

Seatpost - steel (not hollow), forward facing - not frozen
Saddle - Troxel springer in great shape - small rip on the top of the saddle
Stem - Flat 60mm stem, chrome is rough
Handlebars - 19.5" width, chrome is rough, grips are white 4.5" long and starting to split 
Crankset - 1 piece steel, with 4 circle chainring - skiptooth
Chain - skiptooth, in good shap
Pedals - worn block style, 3.5"
hubs - New Departure front and rear,  Model D coaster brake skiptooth rear.  The rear brake arm reads " New Departure Model D"
rims - drop center balloon tire, 26", no name, painted to match - might have chrome underneath.  Missing a spoke on the front
Tires - Carlisle Lightning Dart 26 x 2.125 tires, in excellent shape, very little cracking
***The chainguard seems to be an Elgin custom fit to this bike.

Serial #W13082
Reference #10654

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