L3 Coppertone one owner and immaculate. This bike has little to no wear. Can't wait to clean this baby up! Would love to find a really nice Sprint seat for it to tie in all the other Sprint goodies on it.
I took the bike outside on the patio because it was so beautiful a little while ago. I wish it would stay like this all summer!
Anyway...I was pleasantly surprised to see that the seat slid right out without any issue! I also removed the decaying handlebar foam grips, and then decided to clean off the hubs to see a makers name and was very surprised. Though BOTH rims are Rigida, the rear hub is made in Japan...the front hub in West Germany (I got a photo of the logo, but not the wording). This is starting to look like the bike was made by the U. N.
So far we have USA...W Germany...France...and Japan. Talk about sourcing out parts!!
The brake levers on your bike are most likely the originals. Someone just added those suicide levers to the original pieces. Can't tell from your pictures if the Rigida's have perforated sidewalls or not. Picked up a Varsity a while back and the seller gave me a wheel that had the Rigida rim but the sidewall perforation was totally different then the 60-63 Schwinn's version. I still have not seen another one like it.
@GTs58 Sidewalls are smooth. I've had the perforated versions on Peugeot's that I've had (a PX-10 has them).
Once again, I need to go to my "Stash" because I just remembered I have a pair of 27'' wheels with the Rigida rims. I'll have to see where the Hubs were made and what the sidewalls look like.