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Thanks, yep it's a 1941, I call it my "Pearl Harbor" bike, Morrow hub dated 2Q of 1941, '41 crank.
You may be right about '40 fenders-Prewar Schwinn was already shifting production to war materials per the 50th Annvsy book.
I think they pulled parts from wherever they could get them as they wound down bike production. This has Elgin truss bars (40 mi from Chicago) and a Rollfast stem so not crazy to think they pulled earlier fenders from the parts bin, "Sacrifices must be made" https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/schwinn-serial-number-reference.63993/page-5#post-744851
One thing I noticed right away, that was interesting, was that it has a straight back type of Cyclock ala, 1936, mated to DX style fork blades.
Not so unusual I guess since Schwinn typically used up old surplus on, "Popularly Priced Models"
I just hadn't noticed that before.
I like the attitude of the slack head tube angle.
Hello everyone, I am new to this site and am joining to see if you can help me with what I was told is prewar Schwinn that I just acquired. I have looked at the pictures of your cool bikes and noticed similarities and difference. The frame looks the same as yours and it has an AS bolt in the handle bars, and a serial number under the crank of G84720. The springer looks different that yours and looks to be the same color as the frame under all the paint, but the spring looks like it doesn't fit correctly. I hope that you can help me identify this bike once and for all and either confirm what I was told or not.