Re: [CR]Schwinn Track Bike on e-bay

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Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 14:17:12 -0800 (PST)
From: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Schwinn Track Bike on e-bay
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <200502091401109.SM01224@jerrypc1>


Jerry, Thanks for the information. So I think it's clear the bike was meant for American road races of that era, which were typically on flat roads, perhaps even with cinder of hard dirt surfaces. In fact, when I think of American road races of that era, I almost view them as "track racing on the open road". Wht I do wonder about is this: How well do wooden rims tolerate really rough surfaces? E.g. would a bike set up for Paris-Roubaix in that era use the same wooden rims that were used in other events? Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia
> My copy of a '39 Schwinn catalog has "New World Lightweight
> Racer" model W3R
> that is very similar to the e-bay bike. Description
> includes; Finest
> American seamless tubing, one piece wood racing rims, popular
> oval shaped 5
> pin type 3 piece crank and Lawson or Progressive drop bars.
> It also has an
> option of a one piece 6 1/2" fluted straight crank. Stem
> appears different
> than e-bay bike and I can't tell which way the rear dropouts
> are facing but
> it appears to be sold as a "racing" bike. Illustrations on
> the page are of
> the bike being ridden on the road not the track but in a race
> enviroment..
>
> Jerry Corcoran
> Canby, OR

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