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Old 11-15-2016, 08:32 PM
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Default 1947 Schwinn motorized bicycle... (Fast & Loud)

Here's a bike that's been one of my daily riders since I sold the black 53 BTR.

This is a 1947 Schwinn DX that I built as a 'barn find' rat rod.

It has lots of rusty crusty vintage parts,
Custom aluminum gas tank,
Heavy duty wheels with a front hydraulic 185mm disc brake,
66cc reed valve motor with full race porting,
Genuine Fred Head,
Custom expansion chamber pipe,
40-T MM sprocket & hub adapter,
New Thickslick tires


This bike cruises at 40mph all day long & is my current daily rider.
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:35 PM
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Default Re: 1947 Schwinn motorized bicycle... (Fast & Loud)

here's a few more pics...
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Old 11-23-2016, 02:06 PM
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Default Re: 1947 Schwinn motorized bicycle... (Fast & Loud)

I have not seen a DX tank; very cool! Did you make it? Is it something available? I love early Pre and Post war Schwinns!
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Old 11-23-2016, 02:55 PM
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Default Re: 1947 Schwinn motorized bicycle... (Fast & Loud)

From the seat post to the tank and expansion chamber that's one bad "A" bike !!!!
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:51 PM
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I have not seen a DX tank; very cool! Did you make it? Is it something available? I love early Pre and Post war Schwinns!
Yes, this custom tank in aluminum is $300... PM me if you want one.



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From the seat post to the tank and expansion chamber that's one bad "A" bike !!!!
Thanks!
I want to re-work the pipe a little bit so that it's a little higher & in line with the bottom of the tank... but I have to move the fuel shut off valve first.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:13 PM
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Default Re: 1947 Schwinn motorized bicycle... (Fast & Loud)

[QUOTE=Venice Motor Bikes;647442]Yes, this custom tank in aluminum is $300... PM me if you want one.

Down the line. I working on a Spitfire project right now. Good to know there is an option!
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The weather is clear, so we went for a nice long beach ride today!
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Default Re: 1947 Schwinn motorized bicycle... (Fast & Loud)

that bike got some personality !
brooks saddle and thickslick, perfect combo.
got brooks on all my rides, peddle and motorized.
thickslicks on the way for my swindler

P.S. snowing outside with over a ft so far.....

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Old 01-07-2017, 06:55 PM
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I agree your 1947 Schwinn has personality to spare and was built during my birth year as well, two survivors, but my bet is on the Schwinn to be on the road much longer than the Old guy. Another great and very appealing build Norm. Rick C.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:18 PM
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Great looking rig. Enjoy the weather, we had snow yesterday and it is just cold today.
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