1948 Schwinn B6 Autocycle

1948 Schwinn B6 black BU 01

Restored back to factory specifications by Schwinn restoration specialist, Bob Usasi. Done in black and cream, this beautiful Schwinn is what dreams were made of for boys in the late 1940′s. Equipped with a Forewheel (drum) brake on the front, … Continue reading

1940 Huffman Twin-Flex “Big Tank” Champion pair

Marcs Twinflex Pair 1

Here is an outstanding pair of “Big Tank” Huffman built Twin-Flex bicycles. The men’s bicycle is a Firestone “Air-Flex” and features the headlight that are built into the tank. It is restored in beautiful two-tone green with yellow pinstripes. The … Continue reading

1918 Harley Davidson Motorcyke

1918 Harley Davidson Motorcyke

This 1918 Harley Davidson “Motorcyke” bicycle was fully restored by Dave Stromberger of Dave’s Vintage Bicycles. To see the restoration process from the beginning and read about the details regarding this bike, check out the following articles: Restoration of a … Continue reading

1937 Schwinn “Liberty” Motorbike

1937 Schwinn Liberty Autocycle 1

1937 Schwinn Chicago Cycle Supply Motorbike “Liberty”.  First year for a variety of features on the Motorbike such as Forewheel front expander brake, gilled tank with enclosed horn, 6 hole rear carrier, curved downtube and angled out Cycle-lock.  Complete restoration using all original … Continue reading

Restoration of a 1918 Harley Davidson Bicycle – Part 9: Finishing the Bike

HD-being assembled

Haven’t read part one yet? Check it out first! The final assembly of a restoration is always fun. It’s the time that you get to see all your hard work pay off. It’s the time that you get to see those … Continue reading

Restoration of a 1918 Harley Davidson Bicycle – Part 8: Restoring the Pedals

HD-pedals restored

Haven’t read part one yet? Check it out first! With many vintage bicycle restoration projects, the pedals aren’t too big of an issue. With earlier bikes however, they can be a challenge. This Harley Davidson is no exception. The pedals, while … Continue reading

1916 Indian Motobike

1916 Indian - right side

This 1916 Indian bicycle, owned by Marc Pfisterer is the most deluxe model that was offered by the company, and is in very good original condition for it’s age. Officially called the “Electrically Equipped” model No. 12, by Indian. Manufactured … Continue reading

Restoration of a 1918 Harley Davidson Bicycle – Part 7: Wheels and Tires

HD - rear wheel finished

Haven’t read part one yet? Check it out first! The wheels on bicycles from this era are often a big challenge. The rims were typically made of a single piece of hardwood that was bent into a hoop and finger-joined together. … Continue reading

Restoration of a 1918 Harley Davidson Bicycle – Part 6: Pinstripes and Decal

Motorcyke Decal

Haven’t read part one yet? Check it out first! One of the most rewarding parts of a restoration, is the detail work that really brings the bike alive. The Harley Davidson bicycle has a lot of pinstripes that add interesting detail … Continue reading

1936 Schwinn Excelsior Motorbike

1936 Schwinn Exelsior Motorbike 1

1936 Schwinn Excelsior Motorbike.  Interesting story behind this restoration.  The owner of this bicycle sourced all the parts for the build from eBay and private collectors. His inspiration was the 1936 Schwinn Motorbike on display at the Schwinn museum (before … Continue reading