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Hey Fellas!
I made a pretty decent pick-up recently for a Zenith Badged Prewar, however WITH that one, came a pretty neat 20" 50's Schwinn wearing a Monark Deluxe guard a GEM of a Prewar 20" Skiptooth that I have almost absolute certainty is a Cleveland Welding, according to not only Daniel Pierson but Jerry Peters as well.

Due to the overall shape, the rear fender braces being straight, dropout style, adjusters and headset., CWC was the concensus between them as well as my own research matching the Serial Number font to prior Cleveland's of my own and ones I'd seen on TheCabe serial number project.

This Skiptooth Bicycle has:

:nerd:-A MATCHED set of "Silent Safety" tires made by General Rubber (20x2.125)
:wondering:-Rear facing dropouts
o_O-Chain adjusters, a full headset with complete bearing count based on the fullness of details
:thumbsup:-New Departure Model D in the Back & New Departure Model W in Front.
;)-Full Springer Saddle
-Flat Forks
:rolleyes:-Very flexible and complete Skiptooth chain that fits it Perfectly with six or seven master links throughout
:D-Neat Stem
:)-Straight Bars

I've included some Before and During cleanup here below. The After pics will still be a few days yet. It was pretty caked on..

Shame about the repaint and missing screwed on badge, but the frame is Brazed and it's peeking through :blush:

SERIAL #G98457


Hub Before

Hub during cleaning

Oil spout still has it's spring cap!

Headset

SN #G98457

DEEP stamped G

Stem

Silent Safety tires


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Low and Behold, I also just found this old post on THECABE.

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/boy’s-20”-prewar-colson.129893/
(SPOILER ALERT: not a Colson but that was my first guess too, next to Shelby)

CWC '40 it is
I've never even seen pictures of another like this until now!
Ironically, I saw this Very bike I have here now at Symco last year and the seat sticker Almost sold me on it then but I never really LOOKED at it and checked out the lines and details until I saw it again with the other bikes I picked up from the guy who did end up buying it from Symco last year.
If I'd known it was CWC then, I'd have nabbed it long before now but it's a keeper for sure!

What do you guys think? Anyone else have one??

FZ
 
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To boot, the tires are Rough but not pushing the tubes out that are holding air!! I rode it a few minutes last night in the parking lot.