[CR]1945 Schwinn Continental Clubman

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From: "Bob Hufford" <bhufford3@mchsi.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 12:03:27 +0000
Subject: [CR]1945 Schwinn Continental Clubman

Was anyone watching the recent 1945 Schwinn Continental Clubman auction on eBay?


"lightweightking" (a friend of the seller) posted the specs on the Schwinn Forum:

----- The spec. sheet is hand written in pencil, so I'm not sure how it will turn out scanned, but more importantly I have to drive a good hour and a half to just get it. I'm emailing him to post it on this forum. I've tried to get the bike via barter, but frankly the thing should be in a museum. I have a couple of Superiors, Conti.s & N.W. but they don't have the same build quality as this frame. The dropouts are different (cleaner and better designed, even the front). No mounts for full fenders or chainstay bridge. The frame is lighter as well and the components are English and French. Even the speced wheels are 27x1 1/4 vs. 26x1 3/8. I've seen a lot of Euro frames of this era and this is on par with best I've seen. Following is specs.

FRAME-Schwinn Model Clubman #587 Custom Option #3 Lightweight Chomolybedum tubes 71x72 no weld spigots for mudguards-continental bracket and neck tube- grease fitting for spindle bracket-continental rear drops- color opalescent

WHEELS-Airlight Conti hubs 27" Rigida rims 18t sprocket

TIRES- Hutchinson Continental 27x1 1/4


SPINDLE- Schwinn Paramount 118mm mounted bearings

PEDALS-Lyotard "Racer"

SEAT- ADGA Mod 84 Conti Racing

PILLAR-Schwinn Paramount

BRAKES- GB "Tourer"

NECK SET-Schwinn Paramount "Polished Bearings"

NECK-Balleri "Touring" 4"

HANDLE BARS-Maes "Touring"


CHAIN- Huret

GUARD-Schwinn Conti "Touring" -----

I don't expect we'll see another like this in a long time. Your thoughts?

Bob Hufford
Springfield, MO