Schwinn Serial Numbers and Date Codes

But after recently concluding forty years of ownership, please indulge me the privilege of sharing its story. Maybe we can think of this as the Impala Sport Coupe of bikes, if that helps. The story begins with a much cooler bike and my first totalled vehicle. I had been a dedicated Stingray rider since my 7th birthday, but the old gold Stingray was showing its age and I was ready for something new. My friends were getting upsized five speeds. Kevin next door had been on a Schwinn Typhoon for awhile, but Tim down the street got a new Collegiate which sort of set the curve for the rest of us. I knew that a bike was do-able for my 11th birthday, and got my hands on a Schwinn catalog to peruse the choices. I have always been a pretty practical and conservative guy, but twelve was an interesting time. That is probably the best explanation for my sudden mancrush on the Schwinn Krate bikes. Take a basic Stingray, add springs on the banana seat, a 5 speed stick shift, and that ultra-cool chopper-style little front wheel with its drum brake.

Copper 1967 Schwinn Collegiate Bike Ladies Bicycle 18

If you would lile to skip past all the bulk- there is an easy to read components list just below the long text. Hi, up for sale is what I would believe by components which are all original to be a Schwinn World Sport; however the bicycle does not fit the Sky Blue or Black color scheme that the 84 World Sports were made in–this Schwinn is not as bold as the Skyblue I see other 84 Schwinn worlds from the catalog Also the serial number is on the bottom of the bottom bracket and not the dropouts.

The number stamped on the head tube badge is 3C Was hard to make out wether the first number was a 3 or an 8- Im thinking 3 after much discretion. The tires are original and hold air and ride, but a reminder that these are tires from ‘s: See photos for a close up of rear the tire for reference.

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Larger Image The name says it all – the top of the Schwinn line. Schwinn today is part of Pacific Cycle. While Schwinn often had a reputation for building heavy bikes for kids, the Paramount line had a reputation for finely crafted, relatively light road bikes. That is obviously a great price. The very nice woman selling it was good natured about the low price. The bike had belonged to her uncle who no longer used it.

I believe the frame was built in The same site has the original price list. There is a larger photo in the Consumer Catalog. I like the and earlier catalogs where they took photos on location.

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October 20, , The article indicated that the move was done to make it easier to read the serial number, and that the change was made primarily for law enforcement because at the time bike theft was becoming a major problem. Anyway, the article stated that during the transition there would be bikes with numbers in both places, exactly as seen on the tandem in question here. It stated that this was because when the change was made, all frames in existing inventory were simply re-stamped with new numbers on the head tube.

The way it was worded seemed to imply that the complete frames with dropout stamps already existed, and they were then simply re-stamped on the head tube. It also stated that when two stamps would exist on the same bike they would be different, and that in that case the head tube number would take precedence and be the true serial number for the frame.

It Occurred To Me My feelings, beliefs, and/or ideas about just about anything. Face the front of the Schwinn Stingray you are trying to date. Look at the front tube of the bicycle and locate the Schwinn name plate. More: Love stories, dating stories, divorce support, marriage support. Busy Bodies. Phils Phun. 16 hours ago Skunkfeathers.

It felt slow to me, but on top of hard-packed snow it just cruised. I had the chance to ride the first snow bike that Erik ever made. That Peacock Groove bike was a hoot to ride around through the Minneapolis autumn leaves, and I understood what a game changer a bike like that would be for a cyclist who had to endure a midwest winter.

Now I have to admit that neither of these bikes were even close to being the first fat bikes. Just a judgement call on our part. Now, to start, there were two bicycle brands named Carbine in Australia a hundred years ago. Henderson of Sydney this is the Carbine related to our bike. Both brands got their name from a race horse that won the Melbourne Cup. Henderson eventually sold the business to Fred Walcott, an ex-racer, in about Walcott manufactured and sold Carbines from his shop on Wentworth Avenue in Sydney until

Museum Bikes 1945 to 1965

The Company sells its Schwinn Fitness products, under the Schwinn and Trimline brand names, and its Nautilus consumer fitness products through retail athletic stores. The Schwinn brand name, may it be Bicycles or Fitness, It continues to lead the industry with its powerful name. The letters “I” and “O” are not used, to avoid mistaking them for numbers.

Picked up a Schwinn Stingray 2 at a garage sale, serial #CQ Red and yellow color combination, appears to be all original. Boys 20″, coaster brakes, no slik on rear.

Spent the winter of cleaning and polishing it in the basement, in anticipation of the spring thaw in Northeast Ohio. I have a funny Cleveland winter story. One Christmas, when I was 14, I received a Puch moped from my grandfather. At 14, the only legal motorized vehicle you could own was a moped. As you know, Christmas time in Cleveland isn’t the time to be shooting around on the streets upon 2 wheels.

I really wanted to run the engine, though. So, I put the moped by the opened patio door grandparents had stepped out , put it on the center stand, and cranked it up for the first time. Being the first time, I didn’t keep my weight fully forward, revved it up, and went back just enough to burn the carpet, but not launch me right into the china cabinet. My grandmother wasn’t amused when she got home. It was a hand me down from my older brother. We then passed it down to my cousins, who gave it to their cousins, etc.

I didn’t get a Stingray until my 3rd bike which is when my brother outgrew his Stingray and it became mine.

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This listing is for a group lot of 6 boxes of old bicycle spokes and nipples. Some parts are still in plasic. Mostly spokes, some nipples. Made in Germany, there are 23 spokes, and quite a few nipples. Marked 12 v 8. Over 40 spokes in this box, and a bag of nipples.

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I took it apart Friday night. Then I worked on it all day Saturday. And about 6 or 7 hours Sunday. And maybe for the first time I had ordered all the parts in advance. So this was like a marathon build. It was never intended to be a rush job. Things just kind of fell into place. What a refreshing change. Which is kind of cool and weird at the same time. Instead of the rear cassette free wheeling.

It is fixed meaning the gears spin with the wheel “no matter what”.

The Schwinn Stingray

Background and Description The first Pixie bikes of the s were a design all of their own, and came in different versions for girls and boys. Later pixie bicycles were miniature versions emulating larger Schwinn designs, such as the Stingray, Chopper, and Low Rider styles. The Schwinn Pixie II bike was made in Schwinn Pixies came in various colours. The classic Schwinn shape, in addition to the nostalgia of buyers who rode these bikes when they were children, result in a large market for pixie bikes.

People are often interested to get hold of one for their own children to ride.

this chart applies to chicago schwinn`s only. During the s, Greenville used the old letter-digit (e.g. F8 = June )system which Chicago abandoned in

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As with the blue, the color was achieved by painting the frame with a base coat of silver paint and then overlaying the desired frame color. The actual color of the frame could vary some depending on how thick the paint was laid down. Black Sable Painted Frame – Photo courtesy of Scott Loveless Black were given out as warranty replacements, but, were also available to order. See press release on references page. The blue is perhaps the rarest of the colors as it could only be bought as a frameset – not as a complete bike.

Other riders on the team included Mike Sopkowiak shown on half pipe.

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The head tubes look as if they were fillet brazed , but they weren’t. The head tube and the tapered segments that lead into the the top tube and down tube were actually made from two special forgings that were “electro-forged” welded together down the centerline, then ground smooth, so the seam is not usually visible.

There are necked-down parts that fit into the top tube and down tube, like internal lugs. Muller has a very detailed explanation of this process, in his superb article: Inside the Varsity , which is now on this site. Mike Rother has an excellent overview of the fillet-brazed lightweights , also on this site. The flat-bladed forks were also forged. The Typhoon probably dates from the late ’50’s or ’60’s. If I recall, it was what Schwinn called a ” cantilever ” frame, where the seat stays pass by the seat cluster and continue on in a graceful curve to join the bottom of the head tube.

Older Schwinn ” cruisers “, such as the Excelsior that was the inspiration of the first mountain bikes, used a straight lower top tube from the bottom of the head tube to the seat tube. They also manufactured their own rims in the Chicago factory, the “Schwinn Tubular Rim”. These rims, like the Chicago frames, were among the sturdiest ever built. The parts that say “Schwinn” were made by Schwinn in their enormous Chicago factory which I had the pleasure of touring in the early ’70’s.

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