Old Schwinn Twin tube?

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by Ethan, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. SSG

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    These "Imported" models were the cheapest bikes of the lineup. Probably because of that they didn't get much love in the ads so that makes tracking down the date a little difficult. Western Auto appears to have sold three different versions. This one from the 1958 ad has cantilever bars that run continuous back to the dropouts.
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    This one from the 1961 ad has two top tubes and a single cantilever bar
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    Or the style like yours which has two top tubes that run back to the dropouts and two cantilever bars that terminate at the seat post.
     
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  2. Ethan

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    Guys I appreciate all the input. This will be a project of mine ….not to be started before May 1st....
     
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    There never was a strike, but Murray was building a new factory in '56, likely causing a shortage. ..Most of Sears' 3 speed lightweights after the later '50s were made by Puch, part of the european collective Steyr/Daimler/Puch. Puch's factory was in Austria, while the '56 JC Higgins bikes were made by one of the other factories in W. Germany. I used to think Bauers were made by them, but learned this year that they were their own company. -Adam
     
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    This ad shows a TI-Raleigh built bike...a continuation of a Hercules model but with the intermediate bar added. This is a british roadster.

    Rule of thumb for American bikes, if they have a cottered cranks...they are imported. Mostly German/Austrian...but, also British, Japanese, Norwegian, etc. . These bikes don't tend to have much value, but, still great project fodder.
     
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