1963 Schwinn Superior


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stingrayjoe

I live for the CABE
Nov 28, 2006
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A man called me with 63 Schwinn Superior 15 speed. He is the original owner. Any interest in this model? He told me each dealer was only given one?! I did not go to see it. Who knows? PM with any interest or info.
 

rhenning

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May 9, 2010
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The dealer story is balogny. The dealers got as many as they could sell. Schwinn was in business to make money not collectables. The 15 speeds were pretty rare but that mostly because they were expensive. I have a 1964 Sierra that is also a 15 speed and not a common bike to see.

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juvela

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#4
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@Metacortex has these down backwards and forwards. ;)

He will be able to show the catalogue pages and discuss the small differences in year-to-year examples.

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Metacortex

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There is definitely interest in that model, which was 2nd only to the Paramount at that time. The dealers would get as many as they ordered, there were no limitations. The more original the better. Here are the catalog pages:

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Eric Amlie

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May 9, 2010
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#8
The '63 models seem to be quite rare.
I've seen quite few '62 models, but very few '63s.
If it's a 22" frame in blue and in good condition, I'm definitely interested.
 

rhenning

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If you are talking about my Sierra the stem and fork are original. The only part that was rare on them was Sierras were the first Schwinn to use aluminum rims on an electro forged frame bike. Aluminum was used on the more expensive bikes like Paramounts, Superiors and Super Sports. Roger
 

Schwinn499

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Apr 9, 2011
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#10
If you are talking about my Sierra the stem and fork are original. The only part that was rare on them was Sierras were the first Schwinn to use aluminum rims on an electro forged frame bike. Aluminum was used on the more expensive bikes like Paramounts, Superiors and Super Sports. Roger
Aluminum rims were only used on the Sierra for one year (64) of its 2 year run (63 64) and the Super Continental used aluminum rims in 62 so the Sierra is not the first electroforged bike with aluminum rims.

This thread is about a 63 Superior though and you posting pictures of and making claims about a completely different year and model of bike is throwing people off.
 
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rhenning

I live for the CABE
May 9, 2010
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#11
I wasn't trying to throw people off. The reason I showed the Sierra was in the 1962 to 1964 era Schwinn had several 15 speed bicycles they sold. If you had read my post I clearly stated it was a Sierra not a Superior. Not my fault you made assumptions without reading the post. Roger
 

stingrayjoe

I live for the CABE
Nov 28, 2006
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#12
OK......? This post is getting a little heated and I am sorry to see this.

I spoke to the old guy yesterday. He will not ship the bike and wants nothing to do with taking photos, long winded discussions over the phone etc. Yet he wants top dollar. The bike sounds like it may be a Radiant Terra Cotta. I will go see it in person asap and update.

The folks who have already PM me will be answered in order thank you.
 

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