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Offline jmkirwin

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1952 Cycle Truck
« on: December 06, 2012, 09:58:29 AM »
I just got this 1952 Cycle Truck.  I dated it by the serial number B94444 on the left dopout.  The seat does not look like any of the pictures in the catalogs.  It also has a skip tooth chain which I understood to be pre-war.   Does anybody know when they stopped making skip tooth chains?  Also the basket brackets are not right.  I was wondering if anyone has ever made their own or has a pair in their glove box they want to get rid of.

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Re: 1952 Cycle Truck
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 10:22:41 AM »
I think that the skip tooth chains were discontinued on Schwinns in 1955.  The seat is a modern leather clothespin spring seat that you can still buy today.  Most Cycle Trucks have had hard usage and parts got changed over the years.

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Re: 1952 Cycle Truck
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 08:03:57 PM »
Looks pretty good to me to start with.
Skip tooth CTs are fairly normal, and the local bike shop I have done business with has one they restored that appears to be a '58 with the skip tooth. I have a few with 1" pitch chains but the newest one is a '54.

I can't see your basket braces in the photos - can you take a better shot of them?

I have a pair here, but would like to see the ones that are on it now.

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 05:30:21 AM by REC »
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Offline jmkirwin

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Re: 1952 Cycle Truck
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 08:19:35 PM »
They aren't really brackets.  They look like angle iron cut from a shelving unit.   I have another post where I'm trying to get some dimensions to have my neighbor make me a pair.   Unless you know where I could get some.   

I only paid $100 for he bike.  It has paint everywhere.  Cleaning it up is going to be chore.  The only issue I ran into is the angle nut on the stem is frozen deep inside.

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Re: 1952 Cycle Truck
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2012, 03:21:30 PM »
good price- a nice winter project-- james

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Re: 1952 Cycle Truck
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 07:26:36 PM »
You got a great deal.  The frame and the basket are worth more than that alone.  The rest, as they say, is just details.

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