Early Schwinn Corvette

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Tim s

Finally riding a big boys bike
I first saw this bike when I was picking up my Schwinn 5 speed Corvette. The bike was in the process of being restored and not for sale at the time. The owner/ restorer is a good friend and later indicated that he would sell me the bike. We both were going to Memory Lane and arranged to make the handoff there. His restoration skills and attention to detail are second to none. The bike might possibly be the earliest Schwinn Corvette out there with an October 1953 date. Enjoy the pics. Tim

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coasterbrakejunkie1969

I live for the CABE
I first saw this bike when I was picking up my Schwinn 5 speed Corvette. The bike was in the process of being restored and not for sale at the time. The owner/ restorer is a good friend and later indicated that he would sell me the bike. We both were going to Memory Lane and arranged to make the handoff there. His restoration skills and attention to detail are second to none. The bike might possibly be the earliest Schwinn Corvette out there with an October 1953 date. Enjoy the pics. Tim

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Wow beautiful bike well worth the wait I'm sure. I have the same pedals on my '59 Corvette how many years did they use that type?
 

Oilit

I live for the CABE
That's the early version of the pinstripe decal on the downtube, I didn't realize that was ever used on the middleweights! I'll have to keep an eye out for that detail from now on! Beautiful bike!
 

Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nice bike and it's not just the oldest Corvette on the WWW now, pretty sure it's the oldest 'Middleweight' of any kind known to exist on the World Wide Web. And an October would be a 1953 Christmas bike. One might say, its age and time could be considered a prototype or origin was let to a very limited group of special persons. And personally speculated that there could, should be at least spring 54 frames, yours takes the concept up another level on clear 53. I'd be double checking Serial #, to be sure, B/C indeed, 53 is likely quite extraordinary. I don't mean to knock the restoration and it's to difficult to say; what is what or this and that on your bike, but in your photo it looks an pretty orange-y tone for Opal Red.

I found U an 1954 Serial number dated for a potential orig comparable stock parts bike and the pedals look the same Here.: https://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/1955-schwinn-corvette-all-original.64157/
Photo Bucket just barely let me post a photo here.
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