1950s straight bar tank bike

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Boris

Fat tired old rider
Looks like a pretty decent saddle Looks like it should be comfortable, too bad it doesn't seem to work for you.
 

HBSyncro

Look Ma, No Hands!
Yeah I don't really dig the rack, so I'll be looking for something more fitting. Boris, I might have changed my mind on the saddle. I readjusted it again and it seems way better. I jumped on my other bike and my go to hairpin saddle didn't seem that great. I think I haven't ridden a "wide" saddle in a while so it threw me off.
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Since the frame is early post war the head badge screw spacing is shorter than the 50's models and that winged Schwinn head badge was used primarily on the lightweight models. The springer fork with the pivot bolt thru the fork legs came out on the 1955 models. Have fun with it!
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Should I be looking for a 6 hole rack?

That depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you plan on making the bike a factory correct model or look like one, I'd say it needs a 9 hole carrier. As the bike is equipped now it resembles the DB97XE or the later model D-19, AKA the Hornet.


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HBSyncro

Look Ma, No Hands!
@GTs58 I am still trying to find some clarity on year of this frame, if that is even possible and Schwinn using the number multiple times doesn't help. With the SN (B58705) on the BB, the fat bar frame, @Obi-Wan Schwinnobi mentioning it might be a '47, I am confused to say the least. Can you help Wiz?
 
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