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Apr 18, 2015
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Thanks Falstaff. The serial number matching the Schwinn database. Has him thinking it a Schwinn.
I'm not a schwinn guy, so I don't know if they made anything for the European market. But I'm pretty sure they didn't.

The three piece crank set tells me it's Euro, U.S. bikes used a one piece for cruisers. Also not aware of American cruisers that are lugged and have the cantilever tubes below the top tube at the seat tube.

I could be wrong about all of that, but still certain it's European.
 
Jan 21, 2009
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52 and earlier is on the BB, 52-70 on the dropout, 70-83 on up on the headtube. That's for the Chicago Schwinns.

I agree that bike isn't a Schwinn. The lugged frame and cottered cranks aren't American made. The shape of the components don't match up with the normal english bikes I've seen. The shape of the lugs aren't visible in the pics, blurry. I don't recognize the shape of the dropouts or the fender bridge on the seatstays.
 

nosferatu1381

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I had a little Royce Union that looked like that. I don't have a better picture of it. I can't remember the name of the German muscle bike forum right now but I think I have it somewhere in my saved bookmarks.
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RustyGold

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That CCM is probably an import as well...could very well be the same factory that manufactured many of the above mentioned bikes :grin:.
I'll quote myself... nothing like holding a conversation with yourself :thumbsup:. Hamppea may have hit on something here...I can't find a reference that states CCM ever off-shored production of frames. It could be that many of the bikes above...and others I've dismissed as asian, german or british are made in America :cool: (Well... America's hat at least). That would be very cool as I was a bit bummed that my BRC was just another asian import :39:.
 
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When I was growing up, I heard that CCM stood for Canadian Company Made. Found this online, CCM Mustang, but I don't think it's as old as it appears, is that a v brake on the rear?
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OG Mustang had a different frame, this one is from early seventies
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Non pointy dropouts on both
 

irideiam

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I'm not a schwinn guy, so I don't know if they made anything for the European market. But I'm pretty sure they didn't.

The three piece crank set tells me it's Euro, U.S. bikes used a one piece for cruisers. Also not aware of American cruisers that are lugged and have the cantilever tubes below the top tube at the seat tube.

I could be wrong about all of that, but still certain it's European.
I agree with your assessment.