1948 Schwinn Catalog

Original text and images of the 1948 Schwinn sales brochure. The text below, including the prices, are as written in 1948.
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Schwinn Built Bicycles Accessories and Parts

Arnold, Schwinn and Company
Chicago 39, Illinois

The Schwinn Built Bicycle is "Guaranteed As Long as You Own It"

Many manufacturers furnish a guarantee with their products, but no guarantee is worth more than the policy and integrity behind it. In making replacements, Arnold, Schwinn and Company has always given the customer the benefit of the doubt.
The Schwinn Guarantee and Arnold, Schwinn Company's long established and liberal replacement policy is definite proof of the high quality of Schwinn-Built bicycles. Use it in your selling - it is the best sales argument you could possibly have.
Your Guarantee of Quality and Customer Satisfaction...

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Arnold, Schwinn and Company Guarantee Certificate
Voice No. 1998

This Bicycle is Guaranteed As-Long-As-You-Own-It

Every part of this Schwinn-Built bicycle, except the tires and tubes, pedals, coaster brake, saddles, chrome and enamel finishes, is guaranteed As Long As The Bicycle Remains In The Possession Of The Original Purchaser and is not used in rental service, or with a motor.
Arnold, Schwinn Company will send or furnish a replacement for any such part which is defective, if you have your own Schwinn Dealer or any Schwinn Dealer send it to us, transportation charges paid.
Damage resulting from abuse, accident, neglect or ordinary wear and tear, does not constitute a defect. We hereby assume no liability for consequential loss or damage beyond the guarantee applying to the replacement of defective parts as set forth above.

This Certificate is numbered and registered by Arnold, Schwinn and Company. Sign and keep it in a safe place. It must accompany any part returned to us for replacement and will then be returned to the owner. A lost Certificate must be reported to us immediately so that it may be cancelled and a new one issued to replace it.
This Certificate will not be valid until we receive the attached registration card, properly filled out and signed by the original owner or purchaser.
I am the original purchaser or owner of the Schwinn-Built bicycle registered under the serial number shown above.

Name:
Address:

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"In Silver, it's Sterling- In Bicycles, it's Schwinn"

In the world-famous factory of Arnold, Schwinn and Company are produced America's finest bicycles. The constant striving of three generations of the same family for the continuing improvement in design, appearance, and manufacturing technique has won for Arnold, Schwinn and Company the enviable position of "Leader of the Industry" and, what is more important, public acceptance of its products throughout the nation.

Arnold, Schwinn and Company produces the most completer line of bicycles in the world, models to meet the requirements of every conceivable type of cycle buyer, from the most elaborate, fully equipped machines to the popular priced competition models; also, such speacialties as Cycle Trucks, models for bicycle motors, tandems, lightweight models in every price class, and the famous Schwinn Paramount Racer, the finest bicycle in the world. Along with this complete line of fine bicycles, Arnold, and Company produces a large and varied line of accessories, components, and parts which you will find illustrated in this book.

Bicycles: Pages 5 to 23
Components and Accessories: Pages 24 to 32
Service Replacement Parts: Parts and Accessories Section
A loose-leaf section has been provided in the center of this book to accommodate special pages covering new items and additional information which will be sent to you from time to time.

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A Few of the Famous Schwinn Features

Check the record-balloon tires, Cycelock, electronic welding, expander brake hubs, spring forks, fenderlites, drop forged steel handlebar stems, wide mud guards, advanced streamlining, tubular rims and many others. Here are a few of the latest features.

The really practical, worth-while, sales- attractive cycle features appear first in volume production on SCHWINN-BUILT BICYCLES.

Schwinn-Built Front Hub

New long life, free- rolling ball bearings. o v e r s i zed 7/32" chrome steel balls in retainers. Replaceable cups. Schwinn Built throughout.

Schwinn-Built Drop Out Rear Fork Ends

Form reinforced for great rigidity and beauty of appearance. Electronically welded into one piece with frame tubes. Wheel removes forwardly, mud guard and carrier braces not disturbed in wheel removal. Chain automatically loosens and does not have to be disconnected to remove wheel.

Schwinn-Built Chain Guard Bracket

Attached directly to lugs on frame. Guard easily and quickly removable. Solid mounting of bracket prevents rattling and chain from grinding against guard.

Schwinn- Built Seat Post Clamp

Fits over frame tube, not brazed on. Quickly and easily replaceable if damaged. Made from finest tempered steel forgoings. Lock head bolt.

Schwinn Cycle Frame

Made from Schwinn-Built steel tubes. Steering head, hanger bracket, rear fork ends and connecting tubes electronically welded into one continuous, jointless steel structure. These parts form the stress line - line of greatest strain. Beautifully streamlined for finest modern appearance. Tapered rear forks and stays.

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Schwinn Semi- Tubular Mud Guard Braces

Deep formed section for greatest possible rigidity and exceptionally neat appearance. Reinforcing section brought right up to mud guard and lower fastening point. Attached to frame, not to rear axle. Not disturbed in wheel removal.

Schwinn-Built Steering Head Bearings

Octagonal upper adjusting cup takes standard wrenches. Semi-thrust type lower head bearings with 3/16" diameter steel balls in retainers. All parts turned from solid bar steel. Standard equipment on all B and New World Models.

Schwinn Truss Plate

Beautiful, modern, streamlined appearance-combined with great strength and simplicity of construction; positive single key bolt fastening.

Schwinn Tubular Front Fork

Heavy wall crownend fork stem tube. Drop forged steel crown. Double tapered tubular fork sides, fluted for greater strength, and form reinforced fork tips. Entire assembly electronically forge-welded into one continuous jointless steel structure. Finest front fork ever constructed.

Schwinn Built-In Kick Stand

Strong, light, neat in appearance. Dust, grit and water proof. Grease retaining. Built into frame. Cannot come loose. Non-rattling. Long life, trouble-free service. On all models.

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Special SCHWINN Equipment For Balloon-Tire Bicycles


The Schwinn Patented Spring Fork

An exclusive patented Schwinn feature employing the same principle of independent wheel suspension found on the finest automobiles. The full-floating front fork is independently sprung between a chrome plated tempered steel coil spring and rubber bumper.
Road shocks ordinarily transmitted to frame and handlebars are absorbed by the Schwinn Spring Fork, permitting a smooth ride over roads considered impassable to ordinary bicycles.

Beautifully finished in sparkling baked-on enamel and heavily plated with gleaming chrome, the Schwinn Spring Fork adds greatly to the appearance of the bicycles, particularly on your display floor. Demonstrate this exclusive Schwinn feature to your prospective customers - it will increase your sales and profits. The Schwinn-Built Spring Fork is a "must" on all motorized bicycles. Fits any make of bicycle.

Large Flange Fore-Wheel Brake

Automobile type expander brake with improved mechanism - fastest stopping brake known and fits any make of bicycle. Equipped with replaceable Raybestos lined brake shoes carefully shielded from water, dust and dirt to insure safe, smooth stops. A dustproof and waterproof cable housing and well formed chrome plated hand lever complete this popular and practical accessory which adds to appearance of the bicycle and to the all-important safety of the rider. The Schwinn heavy duty Large Flange Fore- Wheel Brake with its 3/8" axle and large ball bearings, is an absolute safety requirement on all motorized bicycles.

The Famous Schwinn Cycelock

Simple to operate and completely tamper proof, the patented Schwinn Cycelock is the most practical and effective device ever developed for protection against theft. The front wheel is turned at an angle when locked and only when it is in this position can the key be removed. This prevents loss of the key while riding and makes it impossible to ride the bicycle when locked. A Yale lock controls a bolt which slides through a hole inside the frame, making it impossible to release the lock except with the key. Because this feature permits lower insurance rates, it appeals to prospective cycle buyers - use it to increase your sales.

B607 - DeLuxe Autocycle

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(Equipped)

-Additional Equipment:
Spring Fork, Fore-Wheel Brake and Cycelock

Universally acknowledged the finest and most beautiful balloon tired bicycle built in America. Superior not only in the high quality of its Schwinn-Built hubs, cranks set, construction and durability, but far and away surpassing any other bicycle in the unusually beautiful streamlined appearance and strength of its exclusive, patent-protected Schwinn-Built Cantilever Frame. The bicycle every boy wants! Keep one constantly on display on your sales floor, or in your window. It will attract customers and make sales for you. Complete specifications for Model B607 are shown on page 7.
It is illustrated above, fully equipped with the famous Schwinn-Built accessories; Spring Fork, Fore-Wheel Brake and Cycelock described on the preceding page. Save installation expense by having the factory install these sales-attracting accessories on your order for any 26" balloon-tired Schwinn-Built Bicycle.

How to Order Special Schwinn Accessories

Always write the name of the item or items wanted directly after the model number, for example: "B607 with Spring Fork" or "B607 with Spring Fork, Cycelock" or "B607 with Spring Fork, Cycelock and Fore Wheel Brake" - or any other combination you may desire. Write out full name of item wanted - do not abbreviate or use symbols. See Special Accessories Section, Pages 24 to 32.

B107 Autocycle

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- Additional Equipment: Spring Fork, Fore Wheel Brake and Cycelock. This completely equipped "B" Model is fully described on page 8.

B307 - Hollywood

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Additional Equipment: Spring Fork, Fore - Wheel Brake and Cycelock. A complete description of this famous women's "B" Model appears on page 9.

Schwinn Spring Forks and Expander Brakes

These are items of equipment that every child wants. They give the bicycle that finished special appearance and extra distinction which makes sales and extra profit for you.
Both of these items sell easily upon their merit. The Spring Fork providing the ultimate in comfortable cycling and the Expander Brakes provide the ultimate in safety. In modern traffic the Schwinn Fore-wheel Brake is a must!

The two bicycles illustrated on this page are especially equipped with these items. Note how much the addition of these fine accessories enhances the appearance of the bicycles.
For a complete description of the Schwinn Spring Fork turn to page 24. The full line of Schwinn Expander Brakes, both front and rear, is illustrated and described on page 27.

Keep a supply of these items in stock and order bicycles equipped at the factory with these attractive sales and profit producing accessories.

B607 DeLuxe Autocycle

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(Equipped)
America's most desired bicycle, and leader of the Schwinn line with features found on no other make ... exclusive patented cantilever frame. Advanced streamlining from the Schwinn Fenderlite to the sturdy luggage carrier, sparkling baked-on enamel finishes, and brilliant chrome make this the most beautiful of all bicycles ... the world's finest balloon model.

B507 DeLuxe Autocycle

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(Unequipped)
All specifications for this model are same as for B607 described above, except that Schwinn Fenderlite, luggage carrier, tank and horn are not included. May be equipped with special Schwinn accessories.

Specifications for Model B607

FRAME-

Exclusive patented cantilever construction, fully streamlined design. Schwinn-Built steel tubing, removable seat post clamp, built-in kick stand, built-in mud guard and chain guard mountings. Drop-out rear fork ends. See page 2.

FORK-

Schwinn tubular electronic construction-no brazing, double tapered fork sides with reinforcing ribs and formed fork tips, new patented truss plate. See page 3.

CRANK SET-

Schwinn-Built throughout. One-piece crank-cups and cones turned from special bar steel, 1/2" pitch flanged sprocket. See page 32.

FRONT HUB-

Schwinn-Built, new design, large 7/32" steel balls in retainers. See page 2.

REAR HUB-

New Departure or Bendix Coaster Brake. Morrow Coaster Brake or Schwinn Rear Expander Brake optional at extra cost. See page 27.

HEAD SET-

Schwinn-Built turned from special bar steel-beautifully chromed-octagonal adjusting cup semi-thrust type lower bearings- 3/16" steel balls in retainers. See page 28.

HANDLEBAR-

Chrome plated braced bar, 30 x 12 bar optional.

HANDLEBAR STEM-

Schwinn-Built gooseneck, drop forged steel construction. See page 25.

TANK-

Special embossed design with horn and battery container.

KICK STAND-

Schwinn-Built throughout. Exclusive patented construction. See page 3.

MUD GUARDS-

Extra wide, deep type, formed and reinforced where attached to frame. Rigid semi-tubular braces, rear braces attached to frame. See page 2.

CHAIN GUARD-

Embossed design, firmly secured to special mounting brackets and anchored to lugs on frame. See page 2.

CHAIN-

1/2" x 1/8" roller.

HEADLIGHT-

Built-in Schwinn Fenderlight, self contained, convenient switch on fender.

LUGGAGE CARRIER-

Streamlined, mounted directly to frame-not to rear axle, jewel reflector.

TIRES-

26" x 2 1/8" Cord Balloon, best quality. White sidewalls optional at extra cost.

RIMS-Schwinn-Built-

S-2 Tubular chrome plated. See page 29.

SADDLE -

Mesinger DeLuxe spongerubber padded.

PEDALS-

DeLuxe (best grade).

REFLECTOR-

Stimsonite safety reflector.

FINISH-

Finest synthetic enamel baked on over heavy baked-on prime coat.
Available in Maroon, Dark Blue, Black, Coach-Green-with Ivory Trim or two-tone combinations. Special colors at slight extra charge.

B 107 Autocycle

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(Equipped)
Leader of the famous B models. Emblematic of the world's finest in bicycles, the B107 differs from the B607 only in appearance. This completely modern bicycle with all of the famous Schwinn features fulfills the requirements of the most discriminating. Specially equipped model appears on page 6.

B97 Autocycle

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(Un equipped)
All specifications for this model are same as for BI07 described above, except that Schwinn Fenderlite, luggage carrier, tank and horn are not included. May be equipped with special Schwinn accessories.

Specifications for Model Bl07

FRAME-

Fully streamlined, Autocyc1e design, Schwinn-Built steel tubing, removable seat post clamp, built-in kick stand, mud guard and chain guard brackets, drop-out rear fork ends.

FORK-

Tubular, electronic construction, no brazing. Double tapered fork sides with reinforcing rib and formed fork tips. New patented trussplate. See page 3.

CRANK SET-

Schwinn one-piece crank cups and cones turned from special bar steel-flanged sprockets. See page 32.

FRONT HUB-

Schwinn design. Bearings with large 7/32" balls in retainers. See page 2.

REAR HUB-

New Departure or Bendix Coaster Brake, Morrow Coaster Brake or Schwinn Rear Expander available at additional cost. See page 27.

HEAD SET-

New Schwinn, turned from special bar steel-octagonal adjusting cup. New semi-thrust type lower bearings. Large 3/16" diameter steel balls in retainers. See page 28.

HANDLEBAR-

Braced bar, 30 x 12 bar optional.

HANDLEBAR STEM-

Schwinn - Built gooseneck. See page 25.

TANK-

Special embossed design, contains horn.

KICK STAND-

Schwinn-Built patented construction. See page 3.

MUD GUARDS-

Extra wide, deep type, formed and reinforced where attached to frame. Semi-tubular braces, rear braces anchored to frame. See page 2.

CHAIN GUARD-

Embossed design, heavy brackets attached to mounting lugs built into frame. See page 2.

CHAIN-

1/2" x 1/8" roller.

HEADLIGHT-

Built-in Schwinn Fenderlight, self contained, convenient switch on fender. See page 25.

LUGGAGE CARRIER-

Mounted directly to frame, not on rear axle. Jewel reflector.

TIRES-

26" x 2 1/8" Cord Balloon. Best grade. Whitewalls optional at extra cost.

RIMS-

Chrome plated Schwinn Tubular S-2. See page 29.

SADDLE-

Mesinger DeLuxe.

PEDALS-

Best grade rubber.

REFLECTOR-

Stimsonite safety reflector.

FINISH-

Finest synthetic enamels baked on over heavy prime coat.

Colors:

Maroon, Dark Blue, Black, Coach-Green, with Ivory Trim. Special colors at extra cost.

B307 Hollywood

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(Equipped)
The most perfectly designed ladies' bicycle ever manufactured. A perfect companion to the B607 and the B107, incorporating all of the famous Schwinn features. "B" Model fittings, throughout. This model equipped with Spring Fork, Cycelock and Expander Brakes is illustrated on page 6.

B37 Hollywood

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(Un equipped)
All specifications for this model are same as for B307 described above, except that the Schwinn Fenderlite, tank and horn are not included.

Specifications for Model B307

FRAME-

Fully streamlined Schwinn Built ladies' frame, with 5 3/8" head, same as mens'. Removable seat post clamp, built-in kick stand, mud guard and chain guard brackets and drop out rear fork ends.

FORK-

Tubular electronic construction. Double-tapered fork sides with reinforcing rib and formed fork tips. New patented trussplate. See page 3.

CRANK SET-

Schwinn one-piece crank, cups and cones turned from special bar steel, flanged sprockets. See page 32.

FRONT HUB-

Schwinn design. Bearings with large 7/32" balls in retainers. See page 3.

REAR HUB-

New Departure or Bendix Coaster Brake, Morrow Coaster Brake or Schwinn Rear Expander Bnike available at additional cost. See page 27.

HEAD SET-

Schwinn turned from special bar steel. Octagonal adjusting cup. Semi-thrust type lower bearings. Large 3/16" diameter steel balls in retainers. See page 28.

HANDLEBAR-

Boy Scout No. 5.

HANDLEBAR STEM-

Schwinn-Built gooseneck. See page 25.

TANK-

Special embossed design. Contains horn.

KICK STAND-

Schwinn-Built patented construction. See page 3.

MUD GUARDS-

Extra wide, deep type, formed and reinforced where attached to frame. Semi-tubular braces, rear braces anchored to frame. See page 2.

CHAIN GUARD-

Embossed design, heavy brackets attached to mounting lugs built into frame.

CHAIN-

1/2" x 1/8" roller.

HEADLIGHT-

Built-in Fenderlight. See page 24.

LUGGAGE CARRIER-

Mounted directly to frame, not on rear axle. Jewel reflector.

TIRES-

26" X 2 1/8" Cord Balloon. Best Grade. Whitewalls at extra cost.

RIMS-

Chrome plated. Schwinn Tubular, S-2. See page 29.

SADDLE-

Mesinger DeLuxe.

PEDALS-

Best grade rubber.

REFLECTOR-

Stimsonite, safety reflector.

FINISH-

Finest synthetic enamels over heavy prime coat.

Colors:

Maroon, Dark Blue, Black, Coach-Green, with Ivory Trim. Special colors at extra cost.

Model DB97XE

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(Equipped)
The greatest bicycle value in history! Schwinn quality construction throughout, yet popularly priced for volume selling. Superior in every respect to all other bicycles in its price class and backed up by the famous "Long As You Own It" Guarantee. This model now incorporates the famous Schwinn Auto cycle frame and tank. Chrome rims available at extra cost.

Model D97X

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(Un equipped)
All specifications for this model are same as DB97XE described above except that torpedo light, carrier, tank and horn, and truss rods are not included. Standard DX frame. Truss rods and chrome rims available at extra cost. Optional: for Autocycle frame (same as DB97XE model) Order DB97X.

Specifications for Model DB97XE

FRAME-

Fully streamlined design, Schwinn-Built tubing. Removable seat post clamp, built-in kick stand, mud guard and chain guard brackets, dropout rear fork ends.

FORK-

Oval, solid forged steel construction. New patented trussplate.

CRANK SET-

One-piece crank-1" pitch sprocket-cones turned from finest bar steel. Two-point ball bearing races.

FRONT HUB-

Schwinn design. Bearings with large 7/32" balls in retainers. See page 2.

REAR HUB-

New Departure or Bendix coaster brake, Morrow Coaster Brake optional at additional cost.

HEAD SET-

New design with semithrust type lower races. Large 3/16" balls in retainers. Two point contact ball races. See page 28.

HANDLEBAR-

SB26 x 8.

HANDLEBAR STEM-

Standard type.

TANK-

Streamlined, containing horn.

KICK STAND-

Schwinn-Built patented construction. See page 3.

MUD GUARDS-

Deep type formed and reinforced where attached to frame. Semi-tubular braces. Rear braces attached to frame. See page 2.

CHAIN GUARD-

Embossed. Heavy brackets attached to mounting lugs built into frame. See page 2.

CHAIN-

1" x 3/16" roller.

HEAD LIGHT-

Fender torpedo type, self contained.

LUGGAGE CARRIER-

Mounted directly to frame, not on rear axle. Jewel reflector.

TIRES-

26" x 2 1/8" Cord Balloon. Whitewalls at extra cost.

RIMS-

Enameled S-2 Schwinn Tubular. See page 29.

SADDLE-

Mesinger-padded.

PEDALS-

Rubber.

REAR REFLECTOR-

Jewel.

FINISH-

Finest synthetic enamels over heavy prime coat.

Colors:

Light Red, Light Blue or Black, with Ivory Trim. Special colors at extra cost.

D37XE Ladies'

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(Equipped)
Companion piece to the Men's DB97XE. America's favorite Ladies' Bicycle. A popularly priced fast selling quality bicycle with many exclusive Schwinn features not found on any other make. Schwinn quality construction throughout-like all Schwinn products it carries the famous "Long As You Own It" guarantee. Truss rods and chrome rims available at additional cost.

D37X Ladies'

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(Un equipped)
All specifications for this model are the same as for D37XE described above except that torpedo light and tank with horn are not included.

Specefications for Model D37XE


FRAME-

Fully streamlined Schwinn- Built ladies' frame with 5 3/8" head. Removable seat post clamp, built-in kick stand, chain and mud guard brackets and drop-out rear fork ends.

FORK-

Oval, solid forged steel construction.

CRANK SET -

One-piece crank -1" pitch sprocket, cones turned from finest bar steel. See page 32.

FRONT HUB-

Schwinn design. Bearings with large 7/32" balls in retainers. See page 2.

REAR HUB-

New Departure or Bendix Coaster Brake. Morrow Coaster Brake optional at extra cost.

HEAD SET-

New design with semi- thrust type lower races. Large 3/16" balls in retainers. See page 28.

HANDLEBAR-

Boy Scout No. 5.

HANDLEBAR STEM-

Standard type.

TANK-

Streamlined, containing horn.

KICK STAND-

Schwinn-Built patented construction. See page 3.

MUD GUARDS-

Deep type, formed and reinforced where attached to frame. Semi-tubular braces. Rear braces attached to frame. See page 2.

CHAIN GUARD-

Embossed. Heavy brackets attached to mounting lugs built into frame. No clamps. See page 2.

CHAIN-

1" x 3/16" roller.

HEADLIGHT-

Fender torpedo type, self contained.

TIRES-

26" X 2 1/8" Cord Balloon. Whitewalls at extra cost.

RIMS-

Enameled. S-2 Schwinn Tubular. See Page 29.

SADDLE-

Mesinger-padded.

PEDALS-

Rubber.

REFLECTOR-

Jewel.

FINISH-

Finest synthetic enamels over heavy prime coat.

Colors:

Light Red, Light Blue or Black, with Ivory Trim. Special colors at extra cost.

MODEL BOE

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MODEL BO

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MODEL B2E

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MODEL B2

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The Schwinn Deluxe 24" B Model Juveniles

Schwinn-Built juvenile bicycles are designed and built with all of the care and attention devoted to the standard size models. Perfect replicas of the larger bicycles, they have the same fine riding qualities, balance and perfect ease of handling which assures safety and comfort, plus the unusual beauty of appearance characteristic of Schwinn-Built Bicycles.

All of the structural features of the larger bicycles are also incorporated, such as the patented Schwinn built-in kick stand, mud and chain guard mountings, drop-out rear fork ends, and removable seat post clamp. These are unquestionably the finest juvenile bicycles obtainable. Keep them on display all year 'round, note the attention they attract, and you will be surprised at the number of them you will sell.

Specifications

Specifications for boys' and girls' 24" B Model Juveniles are identical. Unequipped models, as shown, are without tank, lamp, horn, reflector and truss rods.

FRAME -

16" high - Schwinn-Built tubing. Removable seat post clamp. Built-in mud and chain guard mountings. Drop-out rear fork ends.

CRANK SET -

Standard Schwinn B Model type. 5 1/2" crank length. See page 32.

FORK -

Oval with chrome truss rods.

HEAD SET -

Standard Schwinn B Model set. See page 28.

TIRES -

24" x 2 1/8" balloon, first line.

SADDLE -

Rubber padded.

PEDALS -

Best grade rubber.

HANDLEBAR -

Boys, Beauty Braced. Girls' No. 5.

TANK -

With horn and battery tray.

CHAIN GUARD -

Enameled.

CHAIN-

1" x 3/16" roller.

MUDGUARDS -

3" Crescent.

LAMP -

Chrome torpedo.

RIMS -

24" chrome plated.

COASTER BRAKE -

New Departure or Bendix. Morrow optional at extra cost.

FRONT HUB -

Schwinn Standard. See page 2.

KICK STAND -

Schwinn Built-in. See page 3.

REAR REFLECTOR -

Ruby jewel.

COLORS -

Light Red, Light Blue, or Black - with Ivory Trim.

MODEL BB1F

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MODEL BB1

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MODEL BB2E

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MODEL BB2

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The Schwinn Deluxe 20" B Model Juveniles

The perfect proportioning of these small Schwinn- Built Bicycles is immediately apparent in their unusually fine appearance. Perfect replicas of the standard size bicycles, they have the same features, the same beauty of line in their streamlined design and the identical quality of workmanship and material.

Because these small bicycles are used by very young children, the safety and ease of handling resulting from perfect scaling down from the regular size models is most important. These small, perfect replicas of the famous Schwinn-Built Bicycles are unusually attractive and interesting. Try a display of them in your store window . You will be amazed at the number of people who will stop to look at them.

Specifications

Specifications for boys' and girls' 20" Model Juveniles are identical. Unequipped models, as shown, are without tank, lamp, horn, and reflector.

FRAME -

13" high, Schwinn-Built tubing. Removable seat post clamp. Built-in mud and chain guard mountings. Drop-out rear fork ends.

CRANK SET -

Schwinn Standard B Model set. 4 1/2" crank length. See page 32.

FORK -

Oval with chrome truss rods.

HEAD SET -

Standard Schwinn B Model set. See page 28.

TIRES -

20" x 2 1/8" balloon, first line.

SADDLE -

Rubber padded.

PEDALS -

Best grade rubber.

HANDLEBAR -

Boy Scout Junior.

TANK -

Streamlined with horn and battery tray.

CHAIN GUARD -

Enameled.

CHAIN -

1" x 3/16" roller.

MUDGUARDS -

3" Crescent.

LAMP -

Chrome torpedo.

RIMS -

Chrome 20".

COASTER BRAKE -

New Departure or Bendix. Morrow optional at extra cost.

FRONT HUB -

Schwinn Standard. See page 2.

KICK STAND -

Schwinn Built-in. See page 3.

REAR REFLECTOR -

Ruby jewel.

COLORS -

Red, Blue, or Black - with Ivory Trim.

MODEL BOCXE

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MODEL BOCX

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MODEL B2CXE

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MODEL B2CX

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The Schwinn-Built 24" DX Model Juveniles

These are the fastest selling juvenile bicycles in the Schwinn line. Popularly priced for such excellent quality, they appeal to the average parent. Differing largely in equipment items, finish and trim only, they retain all of the excellent features found on the B Model Juveniles, including the exactly scaled- down proportions of the regular size bicycles, the built-in kick stand and mud and chain guard mountings, drop-out rear fork ends and most important of all, that balance, ease of handling and safety which is built into all Schwinn bicycles. The usual differences found in the standard DX bicycles in head and crank hanger parts also occur on these models.

Specifications

Specifications for boys' and girls' 24" DX Model Juveniles are identical. Unequipped models, as shown, are without tank, lamp, horn, reflector and truss rods.

FRAME -

16" high, Schwinn-Built tubing. Removable seat post clamp. Built-in chain and mudguard mountings. Drop-out rear fork ends.

CRANK SET -

Standard DX type. 5 1/2" crank length. See page 32.

FORK -

Oval with chrome truss rods.

HEAD SET -

Standard DX model head set. See page 28.

TIRES -

24" x 2 1/8" balloon.

SADDLE -

Felt padded.

PEDALS -

Rubber.

HANDLEBAR -

Boy Scout Junior.

TANK -

With horn and battery tray.

CHAIN GUARD -

Enameled.

CHAIN -

1" x 3/16" roller.

MUDGUARDS -

3" Crescent.

LAMP -

Torpedo enameled.

RIMS -

Enameled 24".

COASTER BRAKE -

New Departure or Bendix. Morrow optional at extra cost.

FRONT HUB -

Schwinn Standard. See page 2.

KICK STAND -

Schwinn Built-in. See page 3.

REAR REFLECTOR -

Ruby jewel.

COLORS -

Red, Blue, or Black, with Ivory Trim.

MODEL BB1CXE

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MODEL BB1CX

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MODEL BB2CXE

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MODEL BB2CX

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The Schwinn-Built 20" DX Model Juveniles

These popularly priced 20" Juveniles differ from the B Models only in equipment, finish, and in the head set and crank hanger fittings. They retain all of the fine Schwinn features, such as the built-in kick stand, built-in mud and chain guard mountings, removable seat post clamp, drop-out rear fork ends, etc. The identical safety and comfort features are inherent in these models because they are exactly scaled down in size, as are all Schwinn Juvenile Bicycles. Lower in price, they appeal to the average parent because children outgrow this size of bicycles.

Specifications

Specifications for boys' and girls' 20" DX Model Juveniles are identical. Unequipped models, as shown, are without tank, lamp, horn, reflector and truss rods.

FRAME -

13" high, Schwinn-Built tubing. Removable seat post clamp. Built-in chain and mudguard mountings. Drop-out rear fork ends.

CRANK SET -

Schwinn Standard DX, 4 1/2" crank length. See page 32.

FORK -

Oval with chrome truss rods.

HEAD SET -

Standard DX model head set. See page 28.

TIRES -

20" x 2 1/8" balloon.

SADDLE -

Felt padded.

PEDALS -

Rubber.

HANDLEBAR -

Boy Scout Junior.

TANK -

With horn and battery tray.

CHAIN GUARD -

Enameled.

CHAIN -

1" x 3/16" roller.

MUDGUARDS -

3" Crescent.

LAMP -

Torpedo enameled 20".

RIMS -

Enameled 20".

COASTER BRAKE -

New Departure or Bendix. Morrow optional at extra cost.

FRONT HUB -

Schwinn Standard. See page 2.

KICK STAND -

Schwinn Built-in. See page 3.

REAR REFLECTOR -

Ruby jewel.

COLORS -

Red, Blue, or Black, with Ivory Trim.

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Schwinn - Built Adult Bicycles The Finest Bicycles Built in America

From the day it was founded, Arnold, Schwinn and Company has always produced bicycles of the finest quality. The "World" racing and light sport bicycles of the nineties were famous the world over. Because adult interest waned, high grade adult bicycles were not built in this country for many years until Arnold, Schwinn and Company again engineered, tooled and put into production a complete line of modern high grade adult bicycles in 1938 under the now well known trademarks: Paramount, Continental and New World. Three distinctly different lines, from the finest built anywhere in the world to the sturdy popular priced models.

These fine bicycles represent over 60 years of uninterrupted cycle designing, engineering and building. They are the finest bicycles produced in America.
The Paramount Racing Bicycle was an outstanding success from its introduction and is today the favorite of American amateur and professional racing men and women.

The Ignaz Schwinn Trophy

Emblematic of Arnold, Schwinn and Company's great interest in furthering the cause of cycling and cycle racing in America, and in recognition of Ignaz Schwinn's lifetime of devoted service to cycling; one of the world's finest sport trophies was created. Standing over 4 feet high and of sterling silver, it is a perpetual, roving award for the winner of the National Senior Amateur Bicycle Racespresented annually by the Amateur Bicycle League of America on behalf of Arnold, Schwinn and Company.

In Silver It's Sterling
In Bicycles It's Schwinn!

Paramount Racer

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Specifications for Paramount Racer

FRAME -

19", 21", 22" and 23". Accles and Pollock double butted chrome-molybdenum seamless drawn tubes. Reynolds No. 531 high manganese double butted tubes optional. Best grade cutaway frame lugs. Hand built and finished throughout.

FORK-

Special racing design. Double tapered "Seamless Drawn" chrome-molybdenum fork side tubes. Forged chrome-molybdenum steel fork crown, cut away for lightness. Forged steel fork tips. Butted chrome-molybdenum fork stem tube.

TIRES -

Best grade tubular racing tires. Schwinn Puff 27" x 1" high pressure road racing tire optional.

RIMS -

Optional best grade laminated wood rims or Schwinn S-12, 27" x 1" extruded Dural rims for tubular tires. Schwinn S-10 extruded dural 27" x 1" special for Puff road racing tire.

CRANK SET -

Schwinn Paramount, forged and tempered chrome molybdenum steel. Three-pin spider type, ground crank axles, ground ball tracks in cups of extra length, 1" pitch chain teeth on flanged-rim pedal sprocket. Pedal sprockets available in 23, 24, 25 and 26 tooth.

CHAIN -

Best grade 1" block.

HUBS -

Paramount Racing. Replaceable "Forged Dural" spoke flanges. High carbon, high chrome steel cones with ground ball track. Cones are threaded to axle. Hub spindles turned from special steel, ground ball tracks. Chrome-molybdenum steel axles.

HANDLEBARS -

Goullet type racing. "Seamless Drawn" tubing.

HANDLEBAR STEM -

Schwinn Paramount Racing Extension. "Forged Dural" clamp.

GRIPS -

Schwinn Racing Sleeves, also upper sleeves for rest position.

HEAD FITTINGS -

Schwinn Paramount, light racing type turned from best grade bar steel.

SADDLE -

Brooks B-17, narrow.

SEAT POST -

Pillar type -"Seamless Drawn" tubing.

PEDALS -

Torrington Racing.

CHAIN ADJUSTERS -

Continental type special racing.

WEIGHT -

With tubular tires and wooden rims - 20 lbs.

WHEEL BASE -

40 1/4". See pages 24 to 32 for illustrations of components.

Custom Built Paramounts

Arnold, Schwinn and Company has installed a custom-built department staffed with experienced frame builders and finishers. In this department Paramount Racing and Sports Touring machines are built to customers' orders with any desired frame angles, wheel base and finish at additional cost.

Model PSM

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The Paramount Sports Tourist is especially built for the most discriminating cycle enthusiast. The only fine European type adult bicycle built in America, it has won its spurs time and again for sport riding and heavy touring. A wide range of hubs and accessories are provided to suit any requirements. These are illustrated on poges 24 to 32 and are optional at no extra cost. The custom department will furnish frames to any desired angles and wheel base at extra cost.

Specifications Model PSM

FRAME -

21" and 22" Chrome-Molybdenum "Seamless Drawn" steel tubes. Cutaway frame lugs. Modified touring frame angles.

FORK -

Double tapered. Chrome-Molybdenum "Seamless Drawn" fork side tubes. Cutaway forged Chrome-Molybdenum steel fork crown. Forged steel fork tips.

TIRES -

Optional- Schwinn Puff 26" x 1" high pressure road racing on S-8 "Extruded Dural" rim or Schwinn Breeze 26" x 1 1/4" on Schwinn tubular S-6 rim.

CRANK SET -

Paramount touring 1/2" Pitch Pedal Sprocket. (See Paramount Racer specifications.)

HUBS -

Paramount Racing - (See Paramount Racer specifications.)

CHAIN -

1/2" pitch roller.

HANDLEBAR -

New Continental bend.

HANDLEBAR STEM-

Schwinn "Forged Dural" double adjustable.

GRIPS -

Schwinn sponge cushion.

HEAD FITTINGS -

Paramount Racing.

SADDLE -

Schwinn English mattress type.

SEAT POST -

Pillar type from "Seamless Drawn" tubing.

BRAKES -

Schwinn caliper brakes, front and rear, are standard equipment, but any selection or combination of the hubs and expander brake hubs illustrated on pages 26 and 27 furnished at no extra cost.

PEDALS -

Schwinn special Tourist.

CHAIN GUARD -

Chromium plated.

MUDGUARDS -

Stainless steel. Front guard has special formed peak extension.

COlOR -

Maroon, Royal Blue, Brewster Green or Black with striped trim to suit. Special colors at slight extra cost.

WHEEL BASE -

42 1/2". See pages 24 to 32 for illustration of components.

Model PSL

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Illustrated at left - has same specifications as Men's Model described above. Available in 17", 19", and 21" frame sizes.

Model CNM

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The Schwinn Continental is one of the world's outstonding touring bicycles, Not only does it hove 011 of the feotures of the finest foreign bicycles, but in oddition,hos the special Schwinn frame feotures such as chain and mudguard lugs and built-in kick stand, The weight of a bicycle depends. to a great extent upon the equipment selected. The model illustrated is equipped with standard touring equipment. Fitted with Brooks B-17 narrow saddle, rattrap type pedals, Puff Tires and Dural rims, the Continental becomes one of the lightest sports touring bicycles available. All this equipment is available at additional cost.

Specifications- Model CNM

FRAME-

21" and 23" best grade carbon steel "Seamless Drawn" tubing, Seat mast and down tube 1 Ya" diameter, All joints reinforced and fillet brazed, Modified touring angles. Drop-out rear fork ends.

FORK -

Double tapered "Seamless Drawn" steel fork side tubes, tapered wall fork stem tube. Forged steel crown and fork tips.

TIRES -

Schwinn Breeze 26" x 1 1/4": Schwinn Whirlwind 26" x 1 3/8" optional, both on Schwinn S-6 Tubular Rim. Schwinn Puff 26" x 1" high pressure road racing tire on Schwinn S-8 "Extruded Dural" rim available at extra cost.

CRANK SET -

Continental three-piece cottered type - three- point sprocket mounting on crank spider of chrome-molybdenum steel. Formed rim sprocket. Ground crank axle. Cups of extra length.

HUBS -

Schwinn Dural Featherweight imported free wheeling unit. See page 26.

CHAIN -

1/2" pitch roller.

HANDLEBAR -

Continental bend.

HANDLEBAR STEM -

Schwinn Dural double adjustable, see page 25.

GRIPS -

Schwinn Special gum rubber.

HEAD FITTINGS -

Special Continental type - turned from bar steel. See page 24.

SADDLE -

Schwinn English mattress type.

SEAT POST -

Pillar type from "Seamless Drawn" steel.

BRAKES -

Schwinn front and rear caliper brakes are standard equipment. Schwinn expander brake hubs and Sturmey Archer three-speed rear hubs available at additional cost.

PEDALS -

Special Tourist.

CHAIN GUARD -

Chrome plated - fastened to lugs on frame- no clamps.

MUDGUARDS -

Stainless steel lightweight, fastened to lugs on frame and front fork. Wire mudguard braces.

KICK STAND -

Schwinn Built-in.

WHEELBASE -

42 1/4".

COlOR -

Maroon, Royal Blue, Brewster Green or Black; Opalescent colors in Blue, Green and Red.

CYCElOCK -

Available at additional cost.

Model CNL

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Illustrated at right-has same specifications as Men's Model described above. Available in 17" and 19" frame sizes.

Model W3MFC

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Popular priced lightweight model equipped to satisfy the most discriminating adult interested in foreign style equipment. Men's model available in 21" and 23" frame sizes.

Three-piece Crank New World

These models are identically the same as the one-piece crank models shown on the opposite page and carry the identical specifications except for the Schwinn-Built three-piece crank set, Schwinn front and rear Caliper Brakes, Schwinn large flange rear hub and imported free wheel, which are standard on this model.

The Men's model illustrated above is shown additionally equipped with Sturmey-Archer three-speed rear hub and ivory mudguards. The Ladies' model below is similarly equipped except for the hubs, which are Schwinn large flange front and free wheeling rear.

This is typical foreign style equipment so popular with many American adult riders. Please turn to pages 26 and 27 and note the very complete line of Schwinn-Built Expander Brake Hubs and light Dural Hubs which are available as optional equipment on all New World models at additional cost.

Model W3LFC

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Illustration shows ladies' model with large flange front hub and ivory mudguards as optional equipment at extra cost. Built in two frame sizes - 17" and 19" to suit the most discriminating.

Model W1M

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Combining exclusive Schwinn features, design, precision workmanship and "Seamless Drawn" tube frame construction, these bicycles far outrank any in their class. Built in 21" and 23" frame sizes.

Specifications

FRAME -

Built from best grade one-inch diameter "Seamless Drawn" carbon steel tubes.

FORK -

Double tapered, formed-tip fork sides - forged steel crown, tapered-wall fork stems - electronic construction - no brazed joints. See feature pages 2 and 3.

CRANK SET -

Schwinn one-piece. Flanged sprocket, 1/2" pitch teeth.

FRONT HUB -

Schwinn-Built-7/32" chrome steel balls in retainers.

REAR HUB -

New Departure or Bendix - Morrow optional at slight additional cost.

HEAD SET -

Special quality B Model set. See page 28.

HANDLEBAR -

New World Tourist.

HANDLEBAR STEM -

Schwinn Gooseneck.

PARKING STAND -

Schwinn Built-in. See pages 2 and 3.

MUDGUARDS -

Special lightweight - enameled same color as bicycle. Ivory colored guards optional.

CHAIN GUARD -

Special lightweight - enameled same color as bicycle. Ivory colored guard optional.

CHAIN -

1/2" pitch roller.

RIMS -

Schwinn-Built S-6 Tubular. See page 29.

TIRES -

Schwinn Whirlwind 26" x 1 3/8". Schwinn Breeze 26" x 1 1/4" optional.

SADDLE -

Schwinn Tourist.

PEDALS -

Rubber.

Model W1L

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Identical in quality and construction with Model W1M, this is the finest popular priced ladies' bicycle in America. Constructed in 17" and 19" frame sizes.

Ultra Short Tandem

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Specifications

FRAME -

Ultra modern, short coupled, lady-back European type, new patented design, finest 1 Vs" diameter seamless drawn steel tubing, with 1 1/2" diameter bottom tube. Two sets of rear stays, detachable kick-stand bracket, removable seat-post clamps and built-in mud and chain guard mountings. Special, heavy drop-out rear fork ends. Special, large diameter head tube. This frame is tandem engineered throughout.

FORK -

Special, heavy tandem design throughout, special wide drop-forged steel tandem fork crown. Fork sides are extra heavy double-tapered with brazed-in fork tips. Fork stem 11 / 16" diameter - extra heavy. This fork is a special tandem fork engineered for tandem service.

REAR CRANK SET -

Three-piece cottered type, axle and cups turned from special bar steel, cups of extra length; cranks oval designed with fixed pedal sprockets. Crank hanger assembly engineered for narrowest possible pedal tread.

FRONT CRANK SET -

Same as rear, but mounted in an aluminum eccentric sleeve to permit front chain adjustment.

HUBS -

Special, tandem width Schwinn Dural. Rear hub has threaded steel insert for mounting of sprockets and free-wheels. Regularly equipped with imported free-wheel and Schwinn front and rear Caliper Brakes - Schwinn Expander Brakes or Coaster Brake optional.

HEAD SET -

This head set is tandem engineered throughout.All parts are large in diameter and extra heavy to withstand tandem strain. Adjusting cup turned from octagonal bar to permit use of standard wrenches for adjustment. The adjusting cup lock-washer and the adjusting cup are serrated-an extra safety feature. Head set is provided with a handlebar stem adjusting clamp to augment the standard handlebar stem ex- pander - another double safety feature. Bearing balls are extra large 3/16" diameter.

HANDLEBARS -

Special tandem. Rear handlebar fixed, not steerable.

HANDLEBAR STEM -

Schwinn Dural double adjustable.

KICK STAND -

Schwinn-Built, detach ably mounted.

MUDGUARDS -

Lightweight type with semi-tubular braces fastened to lugs on frame and front fork.

CHAIN GUARDS -

Chrome plated - mounted to lugs on the frame, no clamps.

CHAIN -

1/2" pitch roller.

TIRES -

Special Schwinn Hurricane 26" x 1 1/2" tandem tire on Schwinn Tubular S-4 special tandem rims.

SADDLES -

Schwinn English type mattress.

PEDALS -

Special Tourist.

COLORS -

Maroon, Dark Blue, Brewster Green, French Gray and Black.

The Schwinn Ultra Short Tandem combines everything that is new and practical in tandem design. Tandem engineered throughout, it will stand up under any and all conditions.

Why Ultra Short?

On a tandem the shortest possible wheel base, consistent with rider comfort, provides the utmost in handleability and safety in traffic and under dangerous road conditions.

A long tandem drags badly on hills and requires more effort to propel. The short tandem reduces riding drag to the minimum and is also much easier to store and wheel around.

Why Lady-Back?

In the heyday of cycling, tandem riding never became popular. All tandems were built lady-front and double steering. Women generally are more timid and fearful and the front position plus double steering proved impractical. Nothing could be as foolishly dangerous as double steering, particularly under present-day traffic conditions.

When European builders started to build front steering lady back tandems some twenty odd years ago, tandem riding achieved tremendous popularity abroad. Take a ride on the back seat of a Schwinn-Built Tandem and the ride free from all steering and operating troubles will quickly convince you of the added safety of the Schwinn Lady-Back Tandem.

Cycle Truck

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While the Schwinn Cycle Truck is special throughout, all standard Schwinn features, such as frame lugs for chain and mudguard, semi-thrust head fittinqs, etc., are incorporated.

In the center looseleaf section of this book the new Schwinn Cycle Truck for use with bicycle motors is illustrated and described.

Fast, Economical Delivery Service

In the more highly competitive fields of retail selling the difference between profit and loss is generally measured in terms of service. This is particularly true of grocery, drug and hardware stores, of meat markets, florists and beverage stores, where survival largely depends upon fast delivery service.

The Schwinn Cycle Truck has solved this problem for progressive merchants from one end of the country to the other. The Cycle Truck is not an ordinary bicycle with a basket fastened to the handlebars; such makeshifts are a menace on the highways. The Schwinn Cycle Truck was designed especially for fast, local, neighborhood delivery service.

The basket is fastened to the frame and carries up to 150 pounds in safety without interfering with the steering and the safety of the rider.

The Schwinn Cycle Truck is low-geared for easy pedaling, and is sturdily built to assure years of hard, heavy-duty, trouble-free service. Make a special effort to introduce this economical delivery truck to a local enterprising merchant and watch the idea spread and the orders roll in.

Many bicycle dealers have built up a profitable business renting Cycle Trucks to merchants in their neighborhood on a weekly charge basis.

Specifications

FRAME -

18" or 20" patented cantilever container brackets carrying load on frame, not handlebars; no load interference with steering. All latest frame features. See pages 2 and 3.

FORK -

Special forged steel, extra heavy fork stem.

TIRES -

Best grade heavy-duty balloon on Schwinn Tubular S-2 rim.

SPOKES -

120 gauge, swaged, extra heavy.

FRONT HUB -

Motor cycle type with 3/8" knockout axle, 3/8" balls.

COASTER BRAKE -

New Departure or Bendix. Morrow at slight additional cost.

SADDLE -

Mesinger De Luxe.

HANDLEBAR -

24" Boy Scout.

HANDLEBAR STEM -

Special long stem, Schwinn forged steel gooseneck.

MUDGUARDS -

3" crescent.

PARKING STAND -

Patented, extra wide, prevents fork from turning when in parked position. Stand pivot not on axle- front wheel can be removed without disturbing stand.

CHAIN GUARD -

Standard.

SIGN PLATE -

Enameled, not lettered.

BASKET -

24" x 16" extra strong. Large basket 28" x 22" x 11 " at slight additional cost.

COLORS -

White, Ivory, Black, Light Red, Blue or Yellow.

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Schwinn Bicycle Components Built and Accessories

Schwinn-Built Bicycle accessories and components are the result of over 60 years of experience, production and study of the requirements of various types of cyclists and cycling. They enable the dealer to equip bicycles to suit the most discriminating cyclist, youth or adult, whether he happens to be interested in the American or foreign type of cycle.

Every possible need for heavy-duty, balloon, lightweight or racing cycling has been provided for. The trade mark "Schwinn-Built" always assures the best in design, workmanship and materials.
The name Schwinn on bicycles, parts, and accessories is the equivalent of the mark "Sterling" on silver.

The Famous Schwinn Spring Fork

Universally acknowledged as the finest spring fork. Can be fitted to all makes of bicycles. Especially recommended for use on motorized bicycles where it will prevent frame breakage and provide safety and comfort. On a regular bicycle it provides greater additional comfort and attractive appearance. It can be furnished with or without Cycelock.
Spring Fork Assembly with Cycelock-Order No. 9858. See page 11- Parts Section.
Spring Fork Assembly Order No. 9770. See page 11-Parts- Section.

The Large Schwinn Reflector

Here is an extra safety feature for every bicycle. An exceptionally efficient reflector of 3 1/4" diameter, backed with non-tarnish metal mirror to give the utmost reflection. Specially constructed streamlined housing to hold reflector with smooth contour to fender, providing the appearance of an integral part of the bicycle mudguard.

Order No. 2515. See page 21-Parts Section.

Schwinn Fenderlite Mudguard Set

No other accessory will add so much to the beauty of the bicycle as this fine combination. The Fenderlite is sturdy in construction, built right into the front mudguard, operates on two standard flashlight cells and provides an excellent light. Although designed exclusively for Schwinn-Built bicycles, this Fenderlite mudguard set can be fitted to other makes of bicycles by component cycle shops and repairmen.

Order No. 9558 for Regular Models.
Order No. 9566 for Spring Fork Models.
Detail of Fenderlite shown below.

Schwinn Fenderlite

This built-in Fenderlite is an exclusive Schwinn product which gives a distinct individuality to Schwinn-Built bicycles. Its graceful tapering form blends into the streamlining of the bicycle, making it the most perfectly streamlined bicycle built.

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Famous Schwinn Cycelock

The Schwinn patented Cycelock provides the best protection against theft. Bicycles so equipped may be insured at a substantially lower rate than those not equipped. Built as an integral part of the head set, the front wheel is turned at an angle and securely locked. When locked, the bolt fits through a hole inside the frame and cannot be reached from the outside.

Schwinn Detachable Seat Post Clamp

Quickly and easily replaced if damaged, it avoids expensive unbrazing, brazing on the new clamp and re-enameling the frame. Because it is not brazed, it is free to draw tight all around the tube providing secure clamping without undue bolt strain.

Order No. 9292-A. See page 5-Parts Section.

Schwinn Racing Handlebar Stem

The stem is made of the best grade seamless drawn steel tubing. The clamp is a heat treated Dural forging. Two lengths are supplied.

Short Stem- 7 3/16 inches. Order No. 4264.
Long Stem- 10 11/16 inches. Order No. 4264-A. See page 15-Parts Section.

Schwinn Double Adjustable Handlebar Stem

Seamless drawn steel tube stem with a forged, heat treated Dural extension, adjustable to two positions. This is the finest touring handlebar stem made.

Short Stem- 5 1/8 inches. Order No. 2517-A.
Medium Stem- 7 1/2 inches. Order No. 2517-B.
Long Stem- 10 1/2 inches. Order No. 2517-C.
See page 15-Parts Section.

Schwinn Goose-neck Handlebar Stem

Drop forged steel extension with tubular steel stem. An exceptionally strong handlebar stem of the highest quality construction. It comes in three stem lengths.

Short Stem- 5 1/8 inches. Order No. 2556.
Medium Stem- 7 1/2 inches. Order No. 9865.
Long Stem- 10 5/16 inches. Order No. 2174.
See page 15-Parts Section.

Ladies' Handlebar Stem

Without extension to bring the handlebar within easy reach for proper riding position, as the average woman is not as tall and has shorter arms than men. Drop forged steel clamp; tubular steel stem. Comes in three stem lengths.

Short Stem- 5 1/4 inches. Order No. 9819A.
Medium Stem-7 1/2 inches. Order No. 9819.
Long Stem- 10 1/2 inches. Order No. 9819B.
See page 15-Parts Section.

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The Famous Schwinn-Built Cycle Hubs

Manufactured in the company's plant under the high standard of quality for which the company is noted. These fine hubs have been in production and use for many years; they are tried and proven items. The Schwinn Paramount Racing Hubs are internationally famous and considered the finest racing hubs made.

This very complete line of fine cycle hubs provides for every possible consumer requirement. Most of these fine, special hubs are manufactured in America only by Arnold, Schwinn and Co., thus giving the Schwinn dealer an exceptional sales advantage.

Schwinn Standard Front Hub

A precision-built hub fitted with 7/32" chrome steel bearing balls in retainers. Packed one to a carton. Fits any make bicycle.

Order No. 5891-B. See page 29-Parts Section.

Schwinn Large Flange Heavy Duty Front Hub

Large flanges to prevent spoke breakage, heavy 3/8" axle carrying standard rear hub cups and cones, recommended for heavy duty service and as companion hub for large flange rear hub. Fits any bicycle. Order No. 5887. See page 29-Parts Section.

Schwinn Continental Dural Rear Hub

Shell of Schwinn Dural with threaded steel insert to take standard sprockets or imported free wheel. Excellent for racing or touring. Fits any make bicycle. Order No. 9705. See page 29- Parts Section.

Schwinn Dural Tandem Rear Hub

Light but strong, especially designed for tandem service-full tandem width. Order No. 5-157. See page 29-Parts Section.

Schwinn Large Flange Free Wheel Rear Hub

Designed for use with caliper brakes on adult type bicycle, has threaded section to take standard Imported free wheels. Fits any make bicycle. Order No. 5880. See page 31-Parts Section.

Schwinn Continental Dural Front Hub

A very light hub for racing and touring. Shell of Schwinn Dural has the strength of steel yet only one-third of its weight. Fits any bicycle. Order No. 9702. See page 29-Parts Section.

Schwinn Dural Tandem Front Hub

Identical in construction with the Continental Dural Hub but wider and stronger, having a 3/8" axle and standard rear hub cups and cones-full tandem width. Order No. 5-155. See page 29-Parts Section.

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The Famous Schwinn-Built Fore-Wheel Brake

Precision built throughout, provides the extra braking safety every bicycle should have. Fits any make bicycle. Order No. 5889. See page 23-Parts Section.

Schwinn Large Flange Heavy Duty Fore-Wheel Brake

Fitted with 3/8" axle, rear hub cups and cones, large flanges to prevent spoke breakage. Fits any make bicycle. Order No. 5890. For 120 gauge spokes Order No. 5890W. See page 23-Parts Section.

Schwinn Tandem Large Flange Fore-Wheel Brake

Identically the same as item immediately above except that it is full tandem width between flanges. Order No. 51-165. See page 23-Parts Section.

Schwinn Paramount Racing Rear Hub

Companion hub to the Paramount Racing Front Hub, ground and polished hub and cone ball races, cones from high carbon chrome steel. Threaded to take standard racing sprockets or imported free wheels. While built especially for racing, it is also an excellent hub for touring and use with deraileur gears. Fits any make bicycle. Order No. 4045. See page 29-Parts Section.

Schwinn Large Flange Rear Expander Brake Hub

Threaded to take standard imported free wheels. The heat of braking is away from thWEb' arings and does not melt out the bearing grease, especially re ommended for use on motorized bicycles. Fits any make ofbi cle. Order No. 9920. For 120 gauge spokes Order No. 9920W. ee page 23-Parts Section.

Schwinn Rear Expander Tandem Hub

Identically the same as item immediately above except full tandem width between flange. Order No. 5-167. See page 23- Parts Section.

Schwinn Paramount Racing Front Hub

Internationally famous and universally acknowledged as the finest racing hub built. Precision built throughout of the very finest obtainable materials, dural spoke flanges, precision ground hub and cones. Ball races, cones turned from finest high-carbon chrome steel. Built especially for racing, also excellent for touring. Fits any make of bicycle. Order No. 4120. See page 29- Parts Section.

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Schwinn-Built Head Sets

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No pains have been spared in either the design or production of these sets. Carefully selected steels are used throughout and accurately machined. The carburizing and heat treating is done in the newest and best equipment available. They will last indefinitely and provide friction-free operation.

Continental Head Set

Continental lightweight touring and racing head set. Turned from solid bar steel throughout. Continental pattern with in- verted octagonal adjustable head cup which prevents rain or grit from getting into the upper bearing. Special thrust type lower bearing. As in the racing set, no retainers are provided to eliminate retainer friction. 5/32" best grade steel balls throughout. Used on the Continental models only. Order No. 9888.
See page 7-Parts Section.

"B" Model Head Set

Standard B Model head set of the finest quality, turned from solid bar steel throughout; octagonal head adjusting cup for easy and accurate adjustment. Thrust type lower bearing. Best grade chrome steel balls in retainers, 5/32" balls in upper bearing, 3/16" balls in lower bearing. Designed for heavy duty work. Used on all B and New World models. Order No. 9890. See page 7- Parts Section.

Paramount Head Set

The famous Schwinn-Built Paramount racing set used on Paramount racing and touring models; turned from solid bar steel throughout; 5/32" best grade chrome steel balls, no retainers. Order No. 4347. See page 7-Parts Section.

Standard "DX" Model Head Set

Standard DX model head set. An exceptionally rugged head set of generous dimensions, conventional pattern. Cones are turned from special bar steel and carefully heat treated. Cups are accurately formed from sheet steel. Thrust type lower bearing. Order No. 9889. See page 7-Parts Section.

Tandem Head Set

Schwinn tandem head set of generous dimensions, especially built for tandem use, turned from solid bar steel throughout, serrated and keyed adjusting washer for extra safety. Continental pattern with octagonal adjusting cup. Thrust type lower bearing with 3/16" best grade steel balls throughout; no retainers. Order No. 5-185. See page 7-Parts Section.

Schwinn-Built Bicycle Seat Posts

These seat posts are made from quality controlled Schwinn Built tubing manufactured to rigid specifications in Arnold, Schwinn and Co's. own plant. An exclusive product.

Schwinn Foreign Type Seat Post.

Highly polished and chrome plated. Used on Paramount, Continental and Schwinn Tandems. Standard length for Paramount, Continental and front Tandem seat posts, 9" long. This stem fits any make of imported bicycle. Order No. 4499. See page 5-Parts Section.

Rear Tandem Seat Post.

Same as above, except 7 1/2". Order No. 5-103. See page 5-Parts Section.

Schwinn B Model Seat Post.

Used on B Model and New World Bicycles, highly polished and chrome plated. Diameter 13/16".
Fits any make of American bicycle. The seat posts come in three lengths:

9" -Order No. 1466. See page 5- Parts Section.
11 1/2"-Order No. 1482. See page 5- Parts Section.
16 1/2"-Order No. 1489. See page 5- Parts Section.

Standard Seat Post for Balloon Models.

Same as above except cadmium plated. Used on DX models.

9" -Order No. 1466-CA. See page 5- Parts Section.
11 1/2"-Order No. 1483. See page 5- Parts Section.
16 1/2"-Order No. 1490. See page 5- Parts Section.

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The Famous Schwinn-Built Tubular and Racing Rims

Schwinn-Built on special machinery. New processes and techniques were engineered and developed by the Schwinn Technical Staff to produce these fine rims. These tubular rims are from three to five times stronger and yet are lighter than the single section type. They represent the greatest advance in American cycle building since the introduction of the balloon tire. They build up into wheels quickly and accurately and remain true under the most severe service and even abuse. These fine bicycle rims are another Schwinn First.

No.S-2

Schwinn Tubular Rim-For all makes of 26", 24" and 20" x 2 1/8" hook bead balloon tires. Available with larger spoke holes for 120 gauge spokes.

No.S-4

Schwinn Tubular Rim-For 26" x 1 1/2" Schwinn Huricane Tandem tires.

No.S5-6

Schwinn Tubular Rim-For 26" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Breeze Tire and 26" x 1 3/8" Whirlwind tire. This rim also takes the standard 26" x 1 1/4" European tires but will not take the standard 26" x 1 3/8" British tires.

No.S-8

Schwinn Extruded Dural Rim-For 26" x 1" Schwinn Puff tire. Also takes Dunlop high pressure, high speed 26" x 1 1/4" road racing tires.

No. S-10

Schwinn Extruded Dural Rim-For Schwinn Puff 27" x 1" tire. Also takes Dunlop high pressure, high speed 27" x 1 1/4" road-racing tire.

No. S-12

Schwinn Extruded Dural Racing Rim-For standard 27" tubular racing tires. Combines greatest strength with lightness.

No. S-14

Schwinn Laminated Wood Racing Rim-For standard 27" tubular racing tires. Finest quality Laminated Wood.

This very complete Schwinn line of the latest and best in bicycle rims provides for every possible consumer requirement. See page 35-Parts Section.

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Schwinn-Built Crank Sets



Schwinn Paramount Racing Crank Set

The finest in strong, light, fluted racing cranks. Forged from chrome molybdenum steel, precision machined, expertly tempered. Right crank and spider integrally forged. Axles and special long cups turned from special bar steel. All ball paths precision ground.

Order No. 4233-without sprocket. See page 9-Parts Section.

Paramount Flanged Racing Pedal Sprockets

23 tooth sprocket, 1" pitch-Order No. 4213.
24 tooth sprocket, 1" pitch-Order No. 4214.
25 tooth sprocket, 1" pitch-Order No. 4242.
26 tooth sprocket, 1" pitch-Order No. 4229.

Paramount Touring Crank Set

Special cranks and longer axles for use with chain guard, less sprocket. Other specifications same as for Paramount Racing Crank Set described above. Order No. 4234. See page 9-Parts Section.

Paramount Flanged Touring Sprocket

46 tooth sprocket, 1/2" pitch, 3-pin mounting. Order No. 4215. See page 31 - Parts Section.

Schwinn New World Touring Crank Set

Cranks forged from high carbon steel, precision machined, heat treated and tempered. Crank, long cups and axles precision turned from special fine grain bar steel. Fixed pedal sprockets. 46 teeth, 1/2" pitch. Ground crank axle.

Complete with sprocket, Order No. 9892. See page 9- Parts Section.

Schwinn Continental Touring Crank Set

Unusually light, strong construction. Forged from high carbon steel, precision machined, heat treated and tempered for greater strength. Chrome molybdenum steel spider. Crank cups and axles precision turned from special bar steel.

Ground crank axle. Order No. 9891. See page 9- Parts Section. Same pedal sprocket as for Para- mount crank set. See listing above.

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Schwinn Tandem Crank Set

Cranks forged from carbon steel and tempered. Ground crank axles. Standard Schwinn crank cups. Special aluminum chain adjusting eccentric for front tandem crank set. Fixed sprockets. Order separately-See page 9-Parts Section for complete listing of tandem cranks and parts.

Left front crank with 1/2" pitch, 24 tooth sprocket. Order No. 5-97.
Left rear crank with 1/2" pitch, 24 tooth sprocket. Order No. 5-97.
Right front crank. Order No. 5-26.
Right rear crank with 1/2" pitch, 46 tooth pedal sprocket. Order No. 5-98.

Schwinn Three- Piece Crank Axles and Cups

All Schwinn-Built crank axles are turned from bar steel and hardened and ground to precision tolerances. Schwinn crank cups are extra long, turned from the bar and carefully hardened. Manufactured only by Arnold, Schwinn and Co.

Paramount Racing Crank Axle. Order No. 4206. See page 9-Parts Section.
Paramount, Continental, and Three-Piece Crank New World Tourist Axle. Order No. 7229. See page 9- Parts Section.
Schwinn Tandem Front Crank Axle. Order No. 5-25. See page 9-Parts Section.

The Famous Schwinn-Built Caliper Brakes

This brake is furnished for both front and rear wheel mounting and its braking efficiency has been greatly increased. Rear brakes are now equipped for downward pull cable. An improved type hand lever is provided. Cable casing is now made from square section wire, eliminating slack. These brakes are used as equipment on Paramount, Continental, New World and Tandem models. A Schwinn - Built product of the highest quality.

Front brake. Order No. 7409. See page 33-Parts Section.
Rear Brake. Order No. 7410. See page 33-Parts Section.

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Schwinn-Built One-Piece Cranks

These fine cranks are forged from the best grade of high carbon steel, accurately machined, highly polished and chrome plated. Schwinn one-piece cranks are famous throughout the country for their strength and durability. They fit nearly all makes of American balloon tire bicycles. For all B, DX, and one-piece crank New World models.

One-piece Juvenile crank only-5 1/2" length. Order No. 503. See page 9- Parts Section.
One-piece Juvenile crank only- 4 1/2" length. Order No. 9351. See page 9-Parts Section.
One-piece Standard crank only -6 1/2" length. Order No. 9620. See page 9-Parts Section.

One-Piece Crank Sprocket-See Page 31-Parts Section

1" pitch, 6 1/2" crank, Standard Men's-26 teeth. Order No. 507.
1/2" pitch, 6 1/2" crank-all standard size Men's B Models-52 teeth. Order No. 7164.
1/2" pitch, 6 1/2" crank-all I-piece crank New World and Ladies' B Models-46 teeth. Order No. 7004.

1" pitch, 5 1/2" crank, Juvenile-22 teeth. Order No. 505.
1" pitch, 4 1/2" crank Juvenile-18 teeth. Order No. 9350.
1" pitch, 6 1/2" crank, Standard Ladies'-24 teeth. Order No. 506.

Schwinn-Built Crank Cups

B Model crank cups are accurately turned from specially selected bar steel, carefully heat treated and chrome plated; polished ball track.

Order No. 9598. See page ll-Parts Section.

Schwinn one-piece crank cones are the finest that can be made, accurately turned from specially selected bar steel with smooth, easy-running ball track, carefully heat treated and finished.

B Models and New World Model- Adjusting cone-polished and chrome plated-Order No. 9596CH.
Stationary cone-Order No. 9597. See page 11-Parts Section.

DX crank cups are accurately drawn from sheet steel, carefully heat treated and cadmium plated; polished ball track. Order No. 9595. See page 11-Parts Section.

Schwinn crank ball bearing retainer and balls. Only the finest chrome steel bearing balls are used. There are 9 balls in each retainer. The set fits all B, DX, and New World Models.

Order No. 9602. See page 11-Parts Section.

DX Models-
Adjusting cone-cadmium plated-Order 9596CA.
Stationary cone-Order No. 9597. See page 11-Parts Section.

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Announcing the NEW
SCHWINN- BUILT
POWER CYCLE TRUCK

MEETS THE DEMAND FOR LOW COST
SPEEDY RETAIL DELIVERY

EASY to SELL to

GROCERS . HARDWARE STORES
BEVERAGE DEALERS . FLORISTS
DRUGSTORES . BAKERIES

In the highly competitive days ahead, merchants will be looking for a means of increasing service to assure extra sales. Now, you can fill this need by offering retailers speedy, customer-pleasing local delivery at low cost with the Schwinn Power Cycle Truck.

DOZENS OF PROSPECTS-

Every merchant in your selling area is your prospect because every store is interested in improving its delivery service. Point out to the merchants that the new Schwinn Power Cycle Truck has a 150 lb. capacity safety basket-large enough for many deliveries in one trip. Easily operated by older teen age boys. Same sturdy characteristics as the famous Schwinn Cycle Truck, specially engineered and built for motorized service!

PROFIT THREE WAYS-

This sales builder will open up brand new markets for you. Best of all you profit three ways on every Schwinn Power Cycle Truck sold! The sale of the Power Cycle Truck, the sale of the motor and the installation. So don't delay. Be the first in your area to sell the Power Cycle Truck. Comes ready for motor installation.

ARNOLD, SCHWINN and CO., 1718 N. KILDARE AVENUE, CHICAGO 39, ILL.

America's Finest Bicycles

ONLY THE SCHWINN POWER CYCLE TRUCK HAS ALL THESE FEATURES:

FRAME:

Counter-braced, with gas welded steel joints for extra-strength and durability.

TIRES:

Gillette Heavy Duty. 20" front, 26" rear.

BRAKES:

Patented Schwinn front expander, automobile type. Morrow Coaster Brake Rear.

WHEELS:

Patented Schwinn tubular rims and extra-strength 120 gauge spokes.

STEM:

Extra long, drop-forgedSchwinn gooseneck.

COLORS:

Black or Blue with gold stripe, Light Red or Bright Yellow with black stripe.

In Producrion Now... Order From Your Distriburor Today

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Schwinn-Built Motor Bicycle


Designed Especially for Bicycle Motors

Schwinn Tubular Rims, Spring Fork, 120 Gauge Spokes, Electronically Welded Frame and Heavy Duty Expander Brakes are required features On Any Motorized Bicycle. Only Schwinn Has All These To Offer.

THE BICYCLE WITH THE EXTRA SAFETY FEATURES

Schwinn Large Flange Forewheel Expander Brake. 3/8" Motorcycle type front axle with oversize steel balls in retainers. Large cups and cones. Internal expanding drum brake like on a motor car with quick relinable brakeshoes. Large spoke flanges and a heavy hub shell. This Heavy Duty Brake will insure safe sure stops under heavy load and at high speeds.

Schwinn Knee-Action Spring Fork. A real motorcycle type spring fork which floats the load continually. The large, wide pivot bearing will wear indefinitely and keep the knee-action forward and not sideways. The wheel is rigidly held and the large spring never tires out. Simple, efficient, safe and fool proof.

Special Dallas Motorcycle Type Handlebar mounted in Schwinn Drop Forged Steel Handlebar Stem. Schwinn Tubular Rims. The strongest cycle rims manufactured-three times more resistant to twisting and bending than ordinary rims. They will stand up and remain true in motorized service.

Extra Heavy 120 Gauge Spokes. These heavy spokes combined with Schwinn Tubular Rims form wheels which can stand the abuse of high speed travel over rough roads.

The Famous, Schwinn Patented Cycle Frame. Tried and proven construction of greatest strength and the last word in grace and beauty of appearance.

The WZ507 and MP97 incorporate all of the well known Schwinn "B Model" Cycle features, turned cups and cones-B Model equipped throughout.

ARNOLD, SCHWINN and CO., 1718 N. KILDARE AVE., CHICAGO 39, ILL.

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