19th February 1950 ()
The 1950 Schwinn Deluxe Hornet Bicycle was a Popular Bicycle, priced Mid-Level in the Schwinn Bicycle Line and often found with More Painted Parts and Less Chrome. Although only a Mid-Level bicycle, the Extra Paint often led to a More Classic Look. I find the Mid-Level bicycles to be More Captivating then the High-End Phantoms and Panther Bicycles. This Bicycle is a Deluxe Hornet having a Horn in the Tank, Struts, Delta Rocket Ray Light, Deluxe Reflector, and White Wall Tires.
This Original 1950 Schwinn has Beautiful New Paint and Decals on the Original Big Postwar Ballooner Fenders, Chain Guard, Straight bar Tank, Fork, Light and Straight Bar Frame. The Original Schwinn Parts consist of the Crank, Sweeteart Skiptooth Chainring, Arnold Schwinn AS Bottom Bracket, AS Phantom Stem, Head Set, and a Ballooner Sprag Kickstand. The Struts are Beautifully Rechromed. The Rare, Skiptooth Chain is a really Nice Diamond Roller, 1 inch Pitch Chain (Skiptooth). The Schwinn Script Teardrop Grips are Nice Originals. This is a Full-Size, Men’s Adult Ballooner Bicycle with Cushy, Fat, New Schwinn Brick Pattern, 26″x 2.125″ White Wall tires are on the Original Rebuilt Schwinn Tubular S-2 wheels. The Schwinn S-2 Rims are Custom Matched from the Original S-2 and Powder Coated for Durability and Striped with Black accents. The Wheels are Laced with NOS Torrington Double Butted Spokes to a Schwinn Script Front Hub and a Rear New Departure Model D Hub. The Wheels are Beauties in Themselves, True and Rebuilt for Effortless Cruising. This Deluxe Hornet has a Working Delta Horn in The Tank. The Original Delta Rocket Ray is Restored and also Custom matched correctly and painted with Delta White. The Light Works Perfectly and has a Super Clean Inside. The Seat is a Sweet Original Rebuilt Messenger Saddle Totally Rebuilt. This Seat is Powder Coated for Durability and Rebuilt with New Foam and Leather for Incredible Style and Comfort. The Bike also has a Chrome Housed Deluxe Reflector. Ding!
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