Re: What was your best bicycle find?
My most exciting find was a 1950 Schwinn Panther at the local dump. It got made over into the Motorbike entered in the current EZMotors four stroke build-off.
Last summer I was given the opportunity to go through a whole pile of a couple hundred bikes a friend had under tarps. Part of what I got was a 1950's men's Monark, a 1951 Schwinn Hornet which I am riding this winter, a 1953 Schwinn Hornet which is my current project, a 1939 Hiawatha, numerous seats and other parts. This summer I get to go through the other half of the bikes, the ones stored inside storage sheds.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...