The stainless fenders continued on the Traveler model up into the mid sixties(until the end of the non-derailleur version?).
I'm curious about what grade of stainless they were though as a magnet does stick to them.
I'm not going to question if they're actually from Wisconsin, but I saved this photo of a '47-'48 plate that I assumed was Wisconsin, but I guess I don't know that either. It is the size & shape of later Madison, Wisconsin plates though.
From personal observation it seems that Flamboyant Red is particularly susceptible to fading.
I have a Flamboyant Red '63 Sierra that looks a lot like Terra Cotta after all these years, so as GTs58 said above, matching the faded to some degree old paint, with new paint, is going to be darn near...
About the only time that I'm in the drops is if I have to fight a bad headwind, but I like them for the variety of different hand positions that they offer.
I hate being stuck with only one position, as with a straight bar.
Edit: Looks like I put this in the wrong place somehow. Not sure how...
Nice...I have one too, though not as nice as the OP's.
What size reflector do these have on the rear fender? I had to replace one that was obviously incorrect, and not sure I got it right.
Seller's photo. I've since put on a better chainguard with the graphics still intact.
The Sierra was concurrent with the Superior in 1963.
The Sierra had the electroforged frame of the Continental while the Superior had a fillet brazed chrome-moly frame.
I think it would be more correct to say that the Super Sport replaced the Superior in 1964, with different gearing.
I did the calculation on Sheldon's calculator.
I used the 26 x 1 3/8 590 cm bcd tire size(close to the 597 cm that Schwinn used, which is not available on the calculator), and 165 mm crank length which is what Schwinn used on their bikes. I put in 46 teeth for the chainwheel and 19 teeth for the...
The colors are different from year to year.
The top of the pins where the jewel is mounted is different between the 500 and the 1000, and the colors reverse between the 500 and the 1000 for the given year.