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Postby signbender » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:14 pm

Hi there folks I hope some one on here can help me I have just aquired a very old beach cruiser the interesting thing about this bike is it was built by the SWANSEA bike co. in FREEMANTLE W.A. it has two black swans cast in the head stock the no. on it is 39348 does this mean that it is build no 393 in the year 1948? If there is any colectors out there that might be interested in this bike please email me an offer at [email protected] I can deliver to Perth thanks for your help and I am looking foward to reading your posts Cheers Keith :) :) :)
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Re: Very old cruiser

Postby HappyHumber » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:10 pm

Pics would be nice. If you're able to upload them somewhere you can PM me a link and I can post them here. You won't be able to do it yourself until your post count is more than 10.

I am curious what you mean by a Swanswea cruiser. In my limited travels in the Perth bike world I've seen a few old track frames and roadsters, fairly conventional diamond frame construction. I have also seen a couple of what heard called "hump backs" where the last quarter or so of the toptube bends down slightly to meet a slightly shorter seat tube. Wondering if your bike is like this?
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Re: Very old cruiser

Postby HappyHumber » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:33 pm

Rats! Another one too small for me! :evil: I know the bigger ones are out there...

Pics on Keith's behalf.....

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Re: Very old cruiser

Postby signbender » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:05 pm

Thanks for posting the photo`s Kym that was good of you all the best Keith :) :) :) :)
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Re: Very old cruiser

Postby HappyHumber » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:33 pm

Just hopin' karma will come my way eventually and a decent sized one will be up for grabs ;)
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Re: Very old cruiser

Postby RobertFrith » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:25 pm

I've relieved Keith of the 2 star. I have a question and a couple of extra pics;

Are the pair of bars running from the front of the forks to the front of the headset functional or decorative? Either way what are they called?

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Re: Very old cruiser

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:34 pm

RobertFrith wrote:I've relieved Keith of the 2 star. I have a question and a couple of extra pics;

Wash your mouth out, Rob.. this is a Swansea... not some PoS thing from Victoria ;)
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Re: Very old cruiser

Postby RobertFrith » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:37 pm

:oops: doh! Two swan, slip o' the the tongue!
mouth duly washed out (with a West Aussie red)
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Re: Very old cruiser

Postby signbender » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:19 am

Very nice photo`s Rob, I hope you enjoy the bike all the best Keith :)
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Re: Very old cruiser

Postby randyrob » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:36 pm

Lovely find, such a stunning looking bike.
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Re: Very old cruiser

Postby hartleymartin » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:26 am

The pair of bars are functional. They're meant to re-enforce the forks for extra strength.
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Re: Very old cruiser

Postby RiZZa » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:41 pm

The bars on the forks are called truss rods. Should be able to find more info on them on ratrodbikes.com .
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Re: Very old cruiser

Postby big wheels » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:01 am

Mate that is one awesome bike! I want one of those.
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