Help me date this New World please

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jpromo

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 26, 2011
3,881
Plymouth, Michigan
Seatpost clamp and chainring (without 4 small holes) would make me think '48 is correct.
 
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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
12,019
Central Arizona
Something cool here is the 48 has a tapered kickstand!

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That's just so cool! And we have people dating bikes to 1946 just because their bike has a (pencil tip) tapered kickstand. Surprise Surprise.
 
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SirMike1983

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 27, 2008
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The conventional wisdom as to tapered stands is that they were a 1946 item. But I've seen the tapered stands on some of the 1947 lightweights. This may be the first tapered I've seen on a '48. They are common enough on the lightweights that I sort of don't pay attention to it.
 

SirMike1983

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 27, 2008
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The Schwinn-branded "stainless" rims are excellent - they're a notch above basic steel straight-sided tourist or S6 (though those are not bad at all). It's a big plus for these bikes, in my book.
 
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