Another Corvette

Discussion in 'Middleweight Bicycles' started by Intense One, Mar 20, 2017 at 4:19 PM.

  1. #1 Posted Mar 20, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Just adopted another 50's Schwinn Corvette...serial number says May 1956....my other blue boys and black girls are April 1956
    My April Corvettes have 3 speed Sturmey Archer TCW coaster brake rear hubs with front cantilever brakes and this red one has front and rear brakes with a 3 speed Brampton rear hub and a slightly different seat without crash rail. Love 'em all
     
  2. #2 Posted Mar 26, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Red seat s a replacement, "S" seats don't arrive until 1959. My 56 is an October date.
     
  3. #3 Posted Mar 26, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Aware that the seat wasn't period... I would think your October 1956 serial numbered bike may actually be a 1957. My blue and black Corvettes both have seats indicative of the first year 2 tone pattern as shown on Schwinn catalog as 1957. The catalog shows solid color seat for 1956.
     
    #3 Intense One, Mar 26, 2017 at 3:40 PM
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