1940/1941 Excelsior year/parts opinions

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Andy FitzGibbon

Look Ma, No Hands!
This bike was my dad's (he bought it used in the 70s). The crank and rear Morrow hub are both dated 1940, so I'm leaning that direction in terms of the year, but I welcome opinions as I don't know Schwinns. Serial number E82244.

It's pretty original, except for the saddle, bars and chainwheel, and the Cycle Lock is still functional. I plan to clean it up, service it, and ride it as-is for now. I have a set of bars that I think are correct, a saddle that's close, a correct chainwheel on the way, and I'm hunting for the right feather chain guard. Opinions on what I should be looking for in those parts are also welcome. The 1940 catalog shows 1" pitch chain and a sweetheart sprocket, but I'm told 1/2" was used as well, and I think I'll stay with that.

Thanks,
Andy

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Andy FitzGibbon

Look Ma, No Hands!
Thanks to members here, I've got the correct chain guard and chain wheel on the way. If anyone has a patina'd Mesinger B1 saddle, give me a shout...

Thanks,
Andy
 
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