How to tell the difference between the repop phantom seats and the real ones?

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  1. #1 Posted Mar 7, 2018

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    Wondering how you can tell the difference from the repops to the real ones on the Schwinn Phantom seats
     
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    Not sure you can except the repops are in better shape. My understanding is they were made by the original vendor on the original equipment. I have one on my 1958 Green Phantom and do not see differences. Could be wrong on that. Roger
     
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    The leather is different, and the 1995 repro seat was made by Permaco I think, not Mesinger
     
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    I have one that has the permaco sticker and has the mesinger stamped into the seat also