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We bought this bike locally via an auction. The front hub appears to say "made in Germany" and has a cloverleaf symbol. One pedal is Schwinn, front tire is a Spitfire, Rear is a Lowell. Seat is a Troxel. When I checked the serial # on a Schwinn site it said it was a Schwinn from August 1957. I doubt that as others have said it is not one of their models. The unique twin top tube throws me off as does the ridged front fender. My guess was it is an Evans? Serial # is 0030102. Both rims are white.

Photograph of bike as described above.

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    Not an expert but my read is that it's probably not any American brand, Schwinn or otherwise, because few American bikes like this have any BB shell but American/OPC. I think your answer is going to lay in finding a company that did BB shell joints like that along with the massive one-piece downtube/seattube, both of which are extremely distinctive. Jul 29, 2021 at 3:46
  • Cobbled together Frankenbike from bits & pieces left and right?
    – Carel
    Jul 29, 2021 at 6:48
  • It's a schwinn rear rack, anyway. It's handsome, not any kind of "frankenbike" but it's always hard to say with bikes of this age how much is original. Even if you do learn the maker (which may be hidden under the paint) you won't gain very much.
    – Noise
    Jul 29, 2021 at 13:05
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    Nathan, what is a BB shell joint? Also, the front hub says "made in germany" and there is a clover symbol. One peddle is Union which is German as well. I am also wondering who did a ridged front fender and that rack? Jul 29, 2021 at 15:00
  • @NathanKnutson - The cottered crank would not be surprising on an up-scale US bike from the 50s & 60s. Jul 29, 2021 at 17:47

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Here is a bike with the same down tube/seat tube arrangement:

Here is a bike with the same down tube/seat tube arrangement

Here is a bike with the same top tube arrangement, and it looks like it might have the same down tube/seat tube arrangement:

Here is a bike with the same top tube arrangement, and it looks like it might have the same down tube/seat tube arrangement

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