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Neat 26 incher there! I think that one is a 1971 also, only because it has pedals with white reflectors in them. Bicycle manufacturers used pedals with white reflectors at the beginning of 1971, then some safety thing was issued that pedals had to have amber reflectors and they used amber.
Those are not Schwinn Rams Horn bars. They are most likely Wald, but I thought all the Wald were stamped. Anyway, the Schwinn style are more straight in the middle, not quite as angled outward. Very cool bars though!
That is WAY cool! Assembling it was the best choice. I'm amazed it looks as great as it does!
Side note, I delivered the Cleveland Press when I was a kid. It was the afternoon paper in Cleveland at the time. It's been gone many years.
Nice project! That is a Huffy made bicycle sold by Sears. The serial numbers on Sears bikes don't correspond to a date code, that is the catalog number from the Sears catalog.
Your bike is from 1969 or up, that is when Huffy started using that type of chainguard. They called that guard the...