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Posted by: Michelle Meyers TITLE: BALLOON:   Help with a 1949 Schwinn
Hi,

A friend gave me a girls 1949 Schwinn. I need help knowing what model it is and what parts would be correct for it.

It is blue/ivory with red pin striping. The fenders are painted to match and it has a 9 hole rack on it. It has a chain guard and tank with horn.

I~d like to know what parts are "incorrect" for what the model is... I would like to restore this for personal use but can~t start until someone helps me figure out what is needed. I will try to post a few photos.

Thanks!

MM
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Posted by ken
At some point they switched from six to nine. I have a prewar and what I think is a ~48 that have sixes, and a ~56 with nine. If someone here doesn~t know, you might see if Mark Smith can tell you when the change occurred. He~s at bunchobikes.com.
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Posted by Michelle Meyers
Thanks for the help -- is there any rhyme or reason to the number of holes in the rack for the different models? Mine is a 9-hole, but someone said it should be a 6-hole?
Any thoughts appreciated!

Thanks.
MM

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Posted by ken
Could be a Hornet, Hollywood, or Starlet, or if it had a Schwinn-built badge, a DeLuxe. I can~t see a headbadge in your photo. There~s a ~49 Starlet on the Oldroads picture database. It~s as close as you~re likely to get. In Evolution of the Bicycle there is a picture of part of a 49 catalog page. There~s also some great pics on nostalgic.net including a ~47 Hollywood:
http://www.nostalgic.net/index.asp?S=arc/bicycles/1947+Schwinn+Ladies+Hollywood+1%2Ejpg
You could look at a hundred Schwinns on that site, and get a notion of how different trim and accessories differentiate the models. Most of the basics will be very similar. From your picture it looks like your tank might be from a different color bike, and you need a chainguard exactly like the one in the Starlet photo.
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Posted by Michelle Meyers
Adding photo link


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