Schwinn Tank

Dec 29, 2009
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Is there a specific name for those slim tanks that fit the Schwinn cantilever frames?
I'm pretty sure they came on the Schwinn American.
What can I expect to pay for one and how hard are they to find?

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Schwinn catalogs called them slimline tanks, prices are all over the place. $100 is near the top of the range. Chrome is more desirable (came on Americans/Panthers/Jaguars) than a painted tank (came on fleets). Also heard them called "middleweight" tanks or "half" tanks too. You also need a bike frame with the tank hangers on it to use them.
 

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Thats how the tank stays in place on the top tube, there are two brackets brazed on the frame, the slimline tanks have tabs that slide into the brackets.

 
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Hi guys. Is it possible for you to show a close up picture of those brackets especially the one for the peanut tank? Just need to see how they look like. Thanks!