Grail Schwinn Factory Paper Clip


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sarmis

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 20, 2016
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Today I was finally putting together 4 bicycles that were all eBay purchases sitting in their shipping boxes the last 6 months.

On one of these, an awesome original paint Red 79 Spitfire 5,
I noticed this paper clip painted to the bike !

Has anyone seen this before on a Schwinn ?

sarmis

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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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Yep, seen it before but my paperclips were painted Chestnut and Black. I've only seen them on the drum brake 5 speeds so I'm thinking they were there to easily distinguish 5 speed frames from the coaster frames. The dropout spread is the only difference between the two frames, so all atom drum 5 speeds probably had the clip. Never had a Cruiser 5 with the rear calipers so I can't say if it had a paperclip or not.
 
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