Schwinn D-12? Correct parts questions


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Danny the schwinn freak

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Hello all. I bought this one yesterday, but am not too familiar with this model. I’m under the assumption that it’s a D-12. Just had a few questions. Do you think the Admiral badge is correct? And I believe the truss rods were added and shouldn’t be there. Is that correct? If this badge isn’t correct, what would be correct on this bike. The bike is a 1953, ifnthst matters. Also needs the correct seatpost clamp and the pedals are most matched. Thanks in advance for your help. Danny

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spoker

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the fenders are fairly narrow compared to upper level bikes
 

Scout Evans

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My 53 Meteor was original but had the other style chain wheel, like the D-13 with a standard chain, although it doesn't show that way in the catalog. I think the catalogs may not have been exact, so your D-12 may have come with truss rods, or maybe ordered new with them added.
 

GTs58

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I'm throwing 10 bucks on the table betting that's a 1952 model D-12. lol Is the serial an A - B or C number? What's the screw spacing in the head badge, 3 1/4 for the large Schwinn oval badge that were on most of the 1953 models?
The D models had the option for truss rods, .75 in 51 and up to a buck 40 in 1954, so they could have been original to the bike.
 

Danny the schwinn freak

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I'm throwing 10 bucks on the table betting that's a 1952 model D-12. lol Is the serial an A - B or C number? What's the screw spacing in the head badge, 3 1/4 for the large Schwinn oval badge that were on most of the 1953 models?
The D models had the option for truss rods, .75 in 51 and up to a buck 40 in 1954, so they could have been original to the bike.
Serial number starts with A and badge screw spacing is 2 1/4” Previous owner told me he added the truss rods. They are real Schwinn, but he said the bike did not have them when he got it. It also had a beautiful Schwinn ding dong bell on it.
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Danny the schwinn freak

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As you can see, the serial number is silver. Never seen that before. It doesn’t look like it was done by someone at home. The lines are perfect and crisp. Anyone ever seen that before?
 
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