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1962 Schwinn middleweight serial# B225315

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Midget87

Finally riding a big boys bike
These are the photos from the ad of the bike I purchased this past weekend that was listed as a “1960s cruiser Schwinn one speed great campus or bar bike.” This bicycle was given to a lady who is an educator and a bit of a bicycle person but has now moved to e-bikes and says this one is a “Slow.” I had to laugh. She was pretty sassy and told me this bicycle was too old to have a serial number. Ha! The photos posted are from her ad as I havent taken any yet.

I was stood up on a 1962 twin straight bar that I was to pick up and so this was a good consolation prize. (I later worked out the twin straight bar bike.. whoo hoo!)

Interestingly enough I found that this bicycle was also a 1962. It has stainless fenders and heavy duty wheels. The serial is B225315. I am told the sprocket is from a Firestone.

I am trying to figure out what model this bicycle might have been given the current configuration. Any help with this would be appreciated. I have the crank and sprocket to move over from a 62 Hollywood I parted out. I also have two possibilities for the correct style of chain guard to mover over. I am going to get is all cleaned up/lubed and make it a nice rider and then worry about the rest later. It was originally black but has had some black paintwork over the top.

So Schwinn think tank.. please weigh in on the model possibilities.. Also.. that’s a cool looking stem but I bet its not original to this bike. It may have to stay.

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These are the photos from the ad of the bike I purchased this past weekend that was listed as a “1960s cruiser Schwinn one speed great campus or bar bike.” This bicycle was given to a lady who is an educator and a bit of a bicycle person but has now moved to e-bikes and says this one is a “Slow.” I had to laugh. She was pretty sassy and told me this bicycle was too old to have a serial number. Ha! The photos posted are from her ad as I havent taken any yet.

I was stood up on a 1962 twin straight bar that I was to pick up and so this was a good consolation prize. (I later worked out the twin straight bar bike.. whoo hoo!)

Interestingly enough I found that this bicycle was also a 1962. It has stainless fenders and heavy duty wheels. The serial is B225315. I am told the sprocket is from a Firestone.

I am trying to figure out what model this bicycle might have been given the current configuration. Any help with this would be appreciated. I have the crank and sprocket to move over from a 62 Hollywood I parted out. I also have two possibilities for the correct style of chain guard to mover over. I am going to get is all cleaned up/lubed and make it a nice rider and then worry about the rest later. It was originally black but has had some black paintwork over the top.

So Schwinn think tank.. please weigh in on the model possibilities.. Also.. that’s a cool looking stem but I bet its not original to this bike. It may have to stay.

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It could be a '62 Corvette or Jaguar coaster with the SS fenders. It is difficult to say what is original. The wheels are later and would have been on a HD or a Tandem. I do not think they red band Bendix hub was available in '62. There is really nothing to tell you what it was but guessing Corvette. It looks decent enough and you can build it up as you like. A corvette would have a Chrome and black guard.
 
It could be a '62 Corvette or Jaguar coaster with the SS fenders. It is difficult to say what is original. The wheels are later and would have been on a HD or a Tandem. I do not think they red band Bendix hub was available in '62. There is really nothing to tell you what it was but guessing Corvette. It looks decent enough and you can build it up as you like. A corvette would have a Chrome and black guard.
Thanks for this suggestion. I had considered those two. The most likely item to swap over would be the wheels and it has been worked on for sure.

I have had two Hollywood parts bikes a 60 and a 62. Either chain guard depending on the 62 model chosen could be applicable for that year. While the 1960 chain guard isnt chrome at least its the correct shape for the Corvette or Jaguar.

BTW on the red band Bendix. I think the 62 Hollywood came with one of those on it. It was an unmolested unit other than baskets and baby seats. I have considered moving over the painted white wheels from it as well to lose a little rolling weight. (Although the last item might be overthinking it)
 
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The radius rear fender bridge, no drilled fork, aluminum head badge And the cad plated fender braces that are not chrome. 1962 stainless fenders had chrome braces. that leads me to believe that those fenders were added.
...aaaaand weren't the first smaller white oval badges sans "Chicago" till 66'?
Lightweight stem, captured block reflector pedals....
Standard Typhoon type frame built up with parts from everywhere.
Good rider.
 
These are the photos from the ad of the bike I purchased this past weekend that was listed as a “1960s cruiser Schwinn one speed great campus or bar bike.” This bicycle was given to a lady who is an educator and a bit of a bicycle person but has now moved to e-bikes and says this one is a “Slow.” I had to laugh. She was pretty sassy and told me this bicycle was too old to have a serial number. Ha! The photos posted are from her ad as I havent taken any yet.

I was stood up on a 1962 twin straight bar that I was to pick up and so this was a good consolation prize. (I later worked out the twin straight bar bike.. whoo hoo!)

Interestingly enough I found that this bicycle was also a 1962. It has stainless fenders and heavy duty wheels. The serial is B225315. I am told the sprocket is from a Firestone.

I am trying to figure out what model this bicycle might have been given the current configuration. Any help with this would be appreciated. I have the crank and sprocket to move over from a 62 Hollywood I parted out. I also have two possibilities for the correct style of chain guard to mover over. I am going to get is all cleaned up/lubed and make it a nice rider and then worry about the rest later. It was originally black but has had some black paintwork over the top.

So Schwinn think tank.. please weigh in on the model possibilities.. Also.. that’s a cool looking stem but I bet its not original to this bike. It may have to stay.

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Wrong sprocket, it's not a schwinn sprocket....not original gooseneck...if it is a 1962, Headbadge i believe it would not say Chicago.......sort of a frankenbike......
 
Wrong sprocket, it's not a schwinn sprocket....not original gooseneck...if it is a 1962, Headbadge i believe it would not say Chicago.......sort of a frankenbike......
Serial is 62. It’s easier to swap a head badge…lol. Now as far as the sprocket I am guessing you didn’t read my post. I think that is a Firestone. This is per a 70 year old guy that owns a bike shop. Lemme know as I will need to rehome this unit.
 
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