Doesn't seem to be to much interest on this bike here but I'll post till it's done. It rides great better than any 50's or 60's bike I have had, has a more laid back position! Here is the newer basket and my made from original measurements basket mount, patina painted as best I could.
Nice project and turning out great. I remember seeing cargo bicycles at a small grocery in Chicago many years ago and thought they were pretty interesting then. Being in Chicago they were most likely Schwinns, the frame on the CWC bicycle has a nice artistic flow to it.
Looking forward to more photos!
Yes, front fender was original paint, kept the white and red on it. My grandfather had a small produce market in Chicago during the30's, 40's and 50's so my sign will reflect that, wife's cousin who is a artist will paint my sign, I'm giving her full freedom on the sign graphics. Probably will be 100% done after the first of the year!
Rough outline of the sign. My grandfather store was called Mikes store/produce/market, its not clear it was a small storefront. It was at the address on the sign, but there was no phone so I improvised the number. Chicago in the 1940's had 3 letters followed by 4 numbers, the letters are my initials my name is Mike also, followed by my year of birth. The store is long gone and the three flat now is 1.5 million dollar home.