1948 Schwinn Majestic Klunker

This bike is part of the MOMBAT collection and is NOT FOR SALE.  Please check out our Vintage Bikes for Sale page to see all of our current offerings.

This bike represents some of the earlier attempts at making a balloon tired cruiser into a true "klunker".  The add on front cantilever brake would help slow the bike on the down hills while the Bendix 2 speed would give a little more hill climbing ability.  Carlisle knobby tires were about as good as it got in the 1970's and the truss rods would help keep the fork from bending.

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Frame Schwinn steel
Fork Schwinn
Rear Shock NA
Rims Schwinn S-2 Tubular Rims
Hubs Bendix 2 speed rear, Schwinn front
Spokes Stainless steel
Tires Carlisle knobby
Pedals Torrington
Crank Schwinn
Chain Schwinn
Rear Cogs Bendix
Bottom Bracket Schwinn
Front Derailleur NA
Rear Derailleur NA
Shifters Bendix
Handlebars Schwinn
Stem Schwinn forged
Headset Schwinn
Brake set Schwinn bolt-on cantilever front, Bendix coaster rear
Brake levers Schwinn
Saddle Original spring saddle
Seat Post Schwinn
Colors Red with cream accents
Size 18"
Serial #   C26854


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