Mead serial numbers?

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  1. #1 Posted May 16, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Anyone have info on Mead serial numbers? Finally found additional numbers on the bottom bracket of my recent buy. It's R13866 over a larger stamped 26.
    Any info appreciated.

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    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Schwinn built?
     
  3. #3 Posted May 16, 2018

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    Who knows? Everything I have read says that nobody really knows whether Schwinn owned Mead or not. Lots of back and forth here on the CABE, but nothing for sure.
     
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    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Mead sourced out bikes to several manufacturers. From what I've seen, most tend to be Schwinn built, while Manton Smith, Westfield & possibly Colson(A tandem popped up that may or may not have the original Mead badge on it) also built them.

    Good info here:
    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/show-your-mead-cycle-co-bicycles.32908/
     
  5. #5 Posted May 17, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Looks like a Great Western to me.
     
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    That would be cool.

    Where you been!?
     
  7. #7 Posted May 18, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    The Team at Deep State won't let me reveal that but I'm always "around" in one form or another. Almost finished with my top secret mission so looking forward to getting back to bike forensics soon.
     
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