02nd March 1949 ()
This Beautiful 1949 Schwinn Henderson B-6 was one of Schwinn’s Top of the Line Bicycles with All the Bells and Whistles. The B-6 was considered a Lesser Model than the Popular Schwinn Phantom, but is now Considered More Desirable. The extensive Beautiful Paint work Proves More Desirable than the Chrome features of the Phantom. The B-6 is one of my Favorite Antique Bicycles and Schwinn’s Incredible Style, Beauty, and Quality makes it an easy decision.
The B-6 Ballooner Bicycle’s Frame is Electro-forged, Fully Streamlined from Schwinn with Steel Tubing and a Removable Seat Post Clamp. The Fork is Locking Springer Fork in Complete Working Order. The Crank Set is Drop Forged from High Carbon Steel, Triple Heat Treated Cups and Cones turned from Fine Grain Bar Steel, Chrome Steel Balls and Point Ball Bearing Races. The Handlebar Stem is a Standard Extension Stem and of the Best Quality. The Handlebar is a Chrome Plated, Steer Horn Bar. The Kickstand has Patented Dust and Rattle Proof Construction. The Chain Guard is an Embossed Design, Secured Directly to the Frame. The Head Set is Schwinn built, Triple Heat Treated cups and cones. The Tank is a Streamline design with a Self Contained Horn Unit. The Fenders are Deep type, Reinforced, Rigid, Semi-Tubular Braces and the Rear Braces attach Directly to the Frame. The Head Light is a Schwinn Train Light. The Tires are Repro Import Schwinn Typhoon, Copies. 26 X 2 1/8″ cord balloon. The Rims are Schwinn Style Tubular, Repro Chrome S-2. The Saddle is a New Comfort saddle. The Pedals are Schwinn approved with adjustable bearings. The Luggage Carrier is Streamlined and attached Directly to the Frame. Click here for Details of the Lux Low Full Antique Restoration Process on this Bike.