Originally Posted by curtisfox
Kind of kool i have a Schwinn girls bike, paint and everything says Schwinn except the head badge. It's oval but says Our own Hardware, turned out to be a 48...........Curt
It was made by Schwinn.
I have something similar. Boys bike, cantilever frame, welded on kick stand, skip tooth chain, head badge says ACE, also a 1948.
Schwinn, along with other bike mfgs, made bikes for atuomotive supply houses hardware store chains.
The OP'ers bike, is probably a Schwinn, a post-82 model made overseas.
The round front fork tubes is the giveaway. The frame is most likely better than the current Wallymart Schwinns since a number of overseas 1980s Schwinns were made in Taiwan, quality was much better than the current slop out of mainland China. At least he got it for the right price.
I say build it.