1955 schwinn What color blue is this ?

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Glenn Rhein

I live for the CABE
Jan 24, 2016
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New york
I have a rack , chain guard and light in this medium to light blue color underneath the repaint
does anyone know the name of this color ?
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Glenn Rhein

I live for the CABE
Jan 24, 2016
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New york
Is it lighter than these? The below color was called Spitfire Blue. Pic credit goes to mrg.

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Yes much lighter then your spitfire blue
Very much like robin egg blue if they made a blue that color
It’s like the background of the cabe logo on top
 

Rivnut

I live for the CABE
Nov 24, 2012
1,712
Shawnee, United States
Here's a picture of a page from the 1955 Schwinn catalog. What color do think it is?

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Mark Johnston

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 16, 2017
511
Phoenix
Maybe the light blue from a two tone blue Deluxe Hornet? Otherwise I’ve always known that sort of blue as “powder blue” , “sky blue”, or as stated above “robins egg blue”.
Edit: maybe from a women’s bike?
 
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Rivnut

I live for the CABE
Nov 24, 2012
1,712
Shawnee, United States
Here's a picture, albeit not very direct, of the powder blue that is on a 1957 Starlet. Look at the head tube where the badge kept the sun off the blue paint.
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Here's a picture of the same bicycle showing where the Powder Blue is on the chain guard. This picture is taken in the sun rather than in artificial light as is the first picture.


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Pay no attention to the rack, it was a last minute attempt to paint it. (it's not even a Schwinn rack but I had it and we were going on a ride and needed a rack to carry a small beverage cooler.)

Here's the color scheme for a 55 era Starlet in Summer Cloud White and Powder Blue.

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Look similar to what you have? (Not my bike; a picture from Google images)
 
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Rivnut

I live for the CABE
Nov 24, 2012
1,712
Shawnee, United States
If you say that it's powder blue, then I guess we're to ass u me that it is a ladies bike? Next step is to remove the fork and see what color the stem is.
 
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