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Posted by: Kevin TITLE: BALLOON:   1958 mens Wasp
Im working on a 58 Wasp..springer forks...heavy duty spokes and a large flange front hub like a drum hub but not, only flanges on both sides...havn~t seen any pictures of a similar bike...are these uncommon?
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Posted by Frank K.
I forgot to mention ... obiously, the Heavy Duty also has extra heavy spokes, of course -- 120 gauge, I think. The chainguard is also silk-screened "Heavy Duty" and "WASP."

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Posted by Frank K.
The Wasp was marketed as the "newsboy special." There was a standard Wasp, and a Heavy Duty Wasp. The Heavy Duty came with a two-speed kickback, heavier deluxe saddle, truss rods, and a Bendix knock-out front hub. Springers could be added to most Schwinn models for a few extra dollars. I have a standard Wasp with a springer, and a Heavy Duty that is all original and stock.
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