DURING SECOND WORLD WAR, there was a moratorium on American bicycle production; steel was needed for weaponry. Right after the war, bike production resumed, with most frames made by the Cleveland Welding Company. BALLOON TIRES with white walls & a duck-tailed fender with mud guards were typical details of late-1940s bikes. HORN TANKS were sounded with a button. The big-nosed springer forks were called Jimmy Durantes on Shelbys. FRONT LIGHTS mounted on the fender were easily switched on.