King Size American frame build dates

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  1. #21 Posted Apr 14, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Dang...I have twin boys...how cool would consecutive numbers be?
     
  2. #22 Posted Apr 14, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    This is the closest I've seen. I think it needs a side by side for posterity :).

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  3. #23 Posted Apr 15, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  4. #24 Posted Apr 17, 2017 at 12:29 PM

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    1964 King Size. Production Date 4/13/64

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  5. #25 Posted Apr 17, 2017 at 6:42 PM

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    Latest one yet, and the first picture with chrome fenders. Bike looks like it's NOS, thanks for posting :)!
     
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  6. #26 Posted Apr 20, 2017 at 6:23 PM

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Long time lurker and haven't posted in a while. I have a blue KS frame that a buddy gave me years ago. Its just the frame and matching KS guard. I've since found a matching radiant blue fork and extended/grafted on a longer steer tube. The hard part was trying to find the fenders. Due to the larger geometry of the frame the fender mounting hole at the seat stay bridge aligns at a slightly different position radially on the fender (if that makes sense). Its like 3/8-1/2" off from a reg size middleweight fender.
    The black KS above with the chrome fenders reminded me of this... quirky fun fact; Twinn (Tandem) middleweight fenders have the same hole position and fit a KS frame perfectly.
     
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  7. #27 Posted Apr 20, 2017 at 7:25 PM

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    Great info!

    "The black KS above with the chrome fenders reminded me of this... quirky fun fact; Twinn (Tandem) middleweight fenders have the same hole position and fit a KS frame perfectly."
     
  8. #28 Posted Apr 20, 2017 at 9:44 PM

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    That IS great info! I knew there was a reason I shouldn't have sold that tandem :). Thanks for the info!
     
  9. #29 Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 3:44 AM

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    What is the frame size for the Kings? Are all 23"?
     
  10. #30 Posted Apr 21, 2017 at 4:49 AM

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    Good question. Measured from middle of the bottom bracket crank hole to top of the seat tube, the standard cantilever Schwinn frame is approximately 18.5 inches. The king size frames are 20".
     
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