Prewar Mead/BFG Canti -- Legit?


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ballooney

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 5, 2010
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This is an interesting bike. It's Mead Ranger brown with a mead rack but with BFG attributes (badge). I know the decals on the guard and tank are newer than the bike. I haven't seen painted rims like this on a Schwinn before but seem age appropriate in patina. What do you think, is this a legitimate Mead Schwinn?

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SJ_BIKER

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Mar 4, 2010
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#3
badge looks 1940s 50s, never seen brown hoops, rack is most likely from early models....but it is schwinn so the bike might actually be legit
 

ballooney

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 5, 2010
488
900
Santa Rosa, United States
#7
Yeah I like it too! Attractive combination of stuff.
Yes, I agree. I really think this bike looks great and found it intriguing. Based on all of the 'not in the catalog' original bikes we've seen on this site, I figured this one was worthy of the discussion. All the pieces sure fit nicely together...could it be legit? Seems possible.
 
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bobcycles

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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