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Posted by: Bill  TITLE: BALLOON:   1952 Schwinn Phantom  -- 1950 Panther -- Help
I need some information. I have a 1952 Phantom I am in the process of restoring. The rear hub (which was on the bike when I purchased it)is a single speed coaster brake BENDIX. The brake arm and hub are painted (factory paint silver grey) the brake arm has painted red letters BENDIX- The hub is smooth (no grooves) and is stamped BENDIX with Elmira, NY 36-13 under that . Is or could this be the original hub? I am in question because it is a painted hub -- on a Phantom ???? I read somewhere about some items not being Chromed during the Korean War ?????
Also I have a 1950 Panther mens tank that has a larger than the Phantom size horn button hole. I am having a bit of a problem finding correct horn button can anyone Help ? Thanks in advance for any help.
by: 72.171.0.146
Posted by Bill
ALSO--- What this appears to be is a Morrow Hub - As I understand it, Morrow became Bendix about this time period(early fifties).I think this is a "Transition period hub" and is probably the correct period hub for the bike-- But, Is it "correct" for the bike? Also, if I chose to use a different hub say a New Departure, What would be "correct", A hub with lube hole or hub without lube ?
hole ? Chrome brake lever or Cad. ? Model D I suppose ? 22 tooth ? Thanks, Bill





Thanks, Bill
by: 67.142.130.34
Posted by Bill
No it~s a single speed hub , solid axle, very basic.
by: 67.142.130.44
Posted by Gordon
Sounds like the 2 speed Bendix that shifts with the handlebar lever. The time frame would be correct for that hub also. If you look at the end of the axle on the righthand side, is there a hole in the center of the axle, or can you see a screw head in the center?
by: 66.113.47.14
Posted by Bill
I failed to mention that the rear Bendix hub has a 22 tooth sprocket.
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