Needle in a Haystack... Prewar Schwinn Cycle Truck Basket

Discussion in 'WANTED' started by BackWoodCycle, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. BackWoodCycle

    BackWoodCycle

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    Like the title says lol. Been looking for one for years with no luck. I'm looking for a prewar basket, the type that wraps around the stem. Condition doesn't have to be pretty as the bike is pretty ratty. I've got cash or trade. Just looking for a lead. Thanks!
     
  2. sandman

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  3. macncheese

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    Is the prewar "large" basket different than the postwar one? I have a 50's CT with the large basket.
     
  4. rat royale

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    There is a slight difference but the newer style one will fit. The pre-war has a flat lower crossbrace that is bolted to all four rear straps, and was set up at the factory (drilled) for the brace.
    Pre-war: (original '41 CT2)
    IMG_0175.JPG

    Postwar: Restomod '65 CT2 DSC00368.jpg
    Pre-War basket for another bike here prior to repair:
    pre-war B4.JPG
    This one will go on a '39 tall frame (20") CT under repair presently
    Rat Royale
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