Prewar Schwinn Rack: C Model

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 3, 2017

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    Can I put this rack on this bike? It’s a C-model Schwinn. I’ve had this rack hanging on my wall for awhile, it’d be nice. I can’t find any catalog examples.

    -Jake

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    No you should sell it to me.
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    here ya go.

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    This rack has been a good paperweight so far. That catalog pic is of a BC though isn’t it? I was thinking this C-model may have had a nine hole rack.
     
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  5. #5 Posted Dec 3, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    I think the later C mods like yours usually had 9 holes racks.
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    The way I see it, It's your bike do as you please to it.
    I know if I had that bike and that rack it would be on the bike. I don't care if it's right or wrong.
    JKent
     
  7. #7 Posted Dec 3, 2017

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    :DI just wanted to know because I wish that I could be like the cool kids, ‘cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in

    That’d be great if I could get a pic of this same bike with an original rack. I think @TheDXjedi has one of these but it has ‘ears’ for a drop stand. I can’t find any info on which year has what for 1940ish C-mods.
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    So does this mean I fit in with the cool kids????
    Here's my '39 C, now with the 9 hole rack
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    The rack you have would be really cool mounted on a C. I have one here like it, but it is slated for a different frame at this point.

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    :cool::cool: Very nice, great condition, thanks for posting. It looks like the DX profile Miller stand was used on the later versions of C-Models versus dropstands. Nine hole racks look great either way on these bikes. I'll post pics of my setup when I receive the bike...
    The ambiguity in prewar Schwinn facts! Love it.

    -Jake
     
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    Jake,
    My guess is you bought the bike from Pete Deitrich (onecatahula)? I kept looking at that ad if that is the one. Super deal there.
    I was considering it to complete one with the tank and fenders... Considering - too broke to think hard about it, and that was a really nice piece as it was. This one:
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    I bought a pair of fenders about a month ago and am trying to come close to the color of "old" on this one. Rides like a rolls!
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    Yes, Pete's, should be in the mail soon. I'm stoked! Your second C mod' looks fantastic as is. I've been wanting to do a build like that with a 3spd Nexus
     
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  12. #12 Posted Dec 4, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    With a rack in the back, you might want some truss rods up front like in the pic
     
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    Searching for some...
     
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    It looks like it had a kickstand. Serial number suggests 1940

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    Rustoleum Painter's Touch 2x Gloss Colonial Red seems close, if a bit brighter.
     
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    Maybe you can try paint matching the fork? I was amazed at the paint match my local auto paint supply store did for me. I gave them 1/2 of this Monark tank and they got it spot on. The top on the light is spray painted.

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