Vintage Bicycle Repair and Riding: American and English Bicycles
Sunday, December 14, 2014
1940 Schwinn New World
The 1940 Schwinn New World project nears completion. Just a few final adjustments left. I removed the front spring from the knock-off "Brooks" saddle. I'll post a review of the saddle once I have more miles on it. I also need to get a saddle bag for the bike, probably another Banjo Brothers barrel bag. Now for the important part... pictures.
The "four peg hole" sprocket looks a lot like the more common "cloverleaf" from the 1950s-60s, but is actually a much less common and earlier part. The telltale sign is the four holes toward the center of the sprocket.
This is the original Yale key for the locking fork. I had a duplicate made for use while riding.