Wednesday, October 26, 2016

1952 Schwinn New World

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1952 Schwinn New World 1952 Schwinn New World, Serial Number G16803. The frame is in original black paint, with the typical scratches in a 50+ year old bike, with a very good "Schwinn New World" decal on the downtube and a pretty good "top hat" decal on the seat mast. The New World headbadge is in excellent condition. The fenders and hockey-stick chainguard (which is an appropriate part for many high-end pre-war Schwinn balloon-tire bikes!) have been repainted, and the fenders have some minor dings. The rear hub is a single speed New Departure. Rims are rusty. Original Schwinn grips. Nice original Schwinn stem in silver paint. Wald pedals. The mattress saddle is original, and although the oil cloth cover is shot, the padding is in excellent condition, and will recover easily. Seat still has the original Schwinn badge on the back. Needs new 26 inch X 1 and 3 eighth "touring" style tires.

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