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Post-War ('40s-'50s) Schwinn Superior List

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I think it could be straightened cold. I've done a number of forks in the past but am probably going to be sending mine to Nate going forward. It saves me a lot of time in the sense that I can send off the fork and do other stuff on the bike in the meantime. When the fork comes back, I'm ready to re-assemble. He did a good job on my New World fork. I was pretty slow at fixing forks, and sending it off to someone who does many of them and has a system down just saves effort on my part.
That hits close to home. If I'm honest I'm better at accumulating projects than I am at finishing them. By the time I get one done, I've picked up a half dozen more. (Not that I'm addicted, I can quit any time I want. 🙄) And it would be satisfying to keep the paint and the darts.
 
That hits close to home. If I'm honest I'm better at accumulating projects than I am at finishing them. By the time I get one done, I've picked up a half dozen more. (Not that I'm addicted, I can quit any time I want. 🙄) And it would be satisfying to keep the paint and the darts.

Oh, it's much easier to buy a project than to actually refurbish it. I'm fairly diligent at keeping on top of the "to do" pile, but it still seems like I am always one or two behind. I'm still catching up to the two projects I got last fall. And then there is selling bikes to keep the number reasonable... something else I need to consider.

Had I still been living in the DC area (I did up until 5-6 years ago), I also would have bought that Superior even with the fork issue. I think it can be fixed and I think the black paint will look really good with those frame graphics when the bike is done.
 
Bump anyone see any more of these lately? I haven't seen one surface since the black one in Virginia.
 
Here's a women's Superior in gold listed in the on-line auction of an old bike collection in Independence Mo. There are lots of pictures but none of the serial number, but other bikes do show the serials, so it might pay to contact the auction house.


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I saw that bike in their catalogue. I wish they'd put up a serial number photo with the others. Pretty unique bike with the gold paint and white fender patches. Northampton is up in Massachusetts. Wonder if it came from up that way originally.
 
I saw that bike in their catalogue. I wish they'd put up a serial number photo with the others. Pretty unique bike with the gold paint and white fender patches. Northampton is up in Massachusetts. Wonder if it came from up that way originally.
The serial numbers they showed were all on the left drop-out, but on this one it might be under the bottom bracket, if they know to check. I e-mailed the auction house, we'll see if they reply.
 
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Looking back through that auction listing, there's another women's Superior, but in rougher shape and the frame's a little different. Maybe an earlier version?

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