Listed as reference for frame history. How about that crazy old spiral cable casing wrap! And the wierd thing is the campy rally rear der. It should be about the same age as the other, going by the seat tube decal. While under my ownership it has been cleaned, polished and any inappropriate parts have been replaced. It was a big job, and I am not through yet, but it currently works for most serial numbers that are 6 or 7 characters long. It looks really nice, but it does have a fair amount of peppering to the chrome, especially on the seat tube. We are in the process of collecting pre-1948 serial numbers in the hopes of rebuilding the date code system for this period.
My Kool Orange 1972 J72143 is my pride and joy. Those Schwinn bikes produced before 1959 have no real system to numbering but the serials typically contain six or seven numbers or letters. In conversation with the Ebay seller, he mentioned that the previous owner said his father rode it through college in New Orleans. Schwinns produced between 1960 and 1969 have serial numbers on the right rear axle mount this mount keeps the wheel in place. The finished frames were strong, durable, and relatively lightweight.
I even have a 1948 schwinn catalog which is exciting because there are not even pictures of that catalog available online, it will be great to add that one in the next weeks. He as not ridden it since the 1980's and he is no longer around. Around the 1971 model year, the Super Sport began to look even more like the flash-welded Continental below it in the Schwinn lineup. Most Paramount serial numbers would start with a letter and then 2 to 5 numbers. Thanks, this was exactly the type of input i hoped for.
I wanted to offer it for inclusion while it is still in my ownership. The frame has been beautifully re-painted in Kool Lemon as well as having been re-chromed. I have tried to contact Pat the creator of the Schwinncruisers site many times to ask him exactly were did he get the preposterous idea that the serial number tells you the actual build date of a Schwinn. The wheels are 700C Campagnolo Strada with high flange Campagnolo Nuovo Record hubs and double butted spokes. Includes serial numbers, owner and restoration history, and present componentry. So is your Spitfire a ballooner or a middleweight? It was leaning against a tree in the front yard. For a short run, the year code B was left off the frames.
They are worth recalling as a unique Schwinn production strategy and a sidebar in the evolution of the bicycle industry. If there is only one letter in the first two positions, the first number or two numbers refer to production year. My 1974 for example is A74149 or the 149th frame from January A 1974 74. For example X may have represented an overrun from the previous year. I'm just trying to find out why everyone believes this falsehood because it's spreading like the smell from a dairy farm. New numbering system begins April 17, 1958: First letter is the month; first digit is the year.
And what would have been the factory forks? New numbering system: First letter month; second letter year. Campy brakes and the Rally rear derailleur were added. The first letter still represents the month the bike was produced, and the second letter now represents the year. A being the first true postwar serial. Epilogue I appreciate your interest in this special line of Schwinn bicycles, and hope your heart takes a little jump if you see one of the fillet-brazed models out there. I am wondering if some of you will try it out and let me know how it works for you so I can fix bugs in the code.
And is it a Nov. The men bike has s. Any help is welcome and very much appreciated. Originally purchased by William Green Sr. Serial Numbers Chicago built Schwinn Serial Numbers for the years 1960 - 1969 are found on the left rear axle-hanger or fork-end on the frame; for the. Fitted with non-original Nuovo Record brakeset and other modifications.
I lost track of what the original rims were, I think they had lost their decals anyway. Beginning in the 1970s, many Schwinns feature a 4-digit stamp on the head badge that represents the assembly date and consists of the Julian day and the last digit of the year 1246 decodes to the 124th day of 1976 or 1986 -- use decals and components to determine the decade. K was for Paramount and L was for Waterford. The first year that I see any recordings for the Tandem is 1949. For example, H7634 is the thirty-fourth frame or fork scheduled during August of 1976. All of the components have been changed to Campagnolo Nuovo Record.
I will then break down all of those by bike model, including the lightweights. I have stayed off of the forums mostly, so it is good to know I can post here without getting flamed Thanks again, Patrick Sexton I will have to try it with one of my '66 Stingrays. I took it to Wastyn Cycles hoping Oscar would let me know if the bike had been made by them but he didn't think so. I cant find this bike online anywhere. During the peak of the bike boom, Schwinn would add another digit, sometimes producing as many as 500 frames a month.
My Western Flyer X-53 for Christmas in '54 had that opalescent red. A serial number is just a serial number and it has absolutely nothing to do with any build date. It was available only in a Scarlet Red color, in both women's and men's frame designs. It is the most well used in my collection but rides like a dream. But it might be Month January of Year 0. Bike has been hanging in the garage.