Monday, August 8, 2016

1947 Schwinn New World Revisited

Over the weekend, I revamped my Schwinn New World with some really nice, period parts.

I replaced the later, S5 wheels I had been using with a set of deluxe, stainless S6 wheels from 1951. The Sturmey hub runs smoothly and the front hub is made of aluminum. It has an oiler port. The rims are both very clean and true.

Interestingly, the entire front wheel weighs slightly less than a standard S6 rim, alone. They ride great.

I also added a period 1930s-40s Sturmey quadrant shifter, which really goes nicely on this bike.

I'm very happy with the way this has turned out.