Posted 7 years ago
This old 1940s-50s bike came up in a local newspaper ad & I couldn't resist. They told me it was a Schwinn, but upon inspecting it I found it to be a knock off brand that I never heard of before. ACE? Like the hardware store? Never heard of it & can't find anything about them. Oh well, it's a pretty nice old bike and just needs new tubes & it's ready to cruise. The seat reminds me of the 40s seats but I'm old and a lot of things remind me of the fabulous 40s. Those were the days when if something said "Made in Japan" you knew for sure it was cheap junk and would fall apart before you could ever even use it! Have things ever changed in the Orient!
We think this cute old bike fits right in with our gas pumps and signs at the Lakeside Storage Museum. We got the bike from a nice lady in Salt Lake City & there isn't even a good story to tell about it, except that we came home by way of Park City and the drive was beautiful & we stopped and got a delicious Carmel apple on the way. Nummie! I had my wife with me on this adventure so it was a sissy hunt, unlike some of them. I didn't bother to pack a pocket full of cash for a surprise exotic find or even carry my 9mm Glock for protection. Odd day of hunting for me. Fun just the same as my wife has been my girlfriend for 51 years this month.