Prewar cloth wire


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PlasticNerd

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 5, 2014
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Santa Cruz,CA.
#1
does anyone have , or have a source for cloth wiring for my 36-41 Schwinn bikes? Need it for twin seiss and silverrays, also for horns and crossbar speedo lights. Thanks in advance.Gary.
 

SJ_BIKER

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Mar 4, 2010
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Hollister CA
#4
just got a glimse!! Gotta admit I love the internet even more now! I did not know there are cloth wire "NERDS" out there....im am in awe! :)
 
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SJ_BIKER

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Mar 4, 2010
4,677
1,276
Hollister CA
#6
errrr so this begs the question....what wire was used on the prewar bikes? 12 ga? 14 ga? different size? color? Gotta ask because you know how schwinn was...always trying to walk to the beat of a different drum....
 

Tim the Skid

I live for the CABE
Jan 3, 2013
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Tacoma, United States
#7
You can buy the cloth wire from most Model A and early Ford auto resto vendors. Here's a N.O.S. Seiss battery tube with the original factory wire for reference. And some cloth wire from an antique auto restoration supplier.

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seiss tube.jpg
 
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