Shiopping, is that one of those Oborignal words like Coober Pety? All kidding aside, I bought a 66 Schwinn Colliegate frame off flee bay that had a Turners Schwinn sticker that had somebody's social number on it..
I can tell you one thing. 397 is not a Kansas area code. 913, 785, 316, and 620 are the only ones. Kansas City area, northern Kansas, Wichita area, and southern Kansas respectively. I have relatives/friends in all four. Wichita is the largest city in Kansas.
Hi all, I joined and posted back in April about wanting to find a frame for a klunker build while I was visiting family in the states from Australia. . Well, pretty quickly I found one on Facebook in Wasington state, after a few months of back and forth I had it shipped to NH and now I have it!! Woot!
What I know about it: it's a Lincoln badged Schwinn, it has been rat rodded already (new saddle, tyres and grips) the serial number indicates that it is either a 1952 or 1957. It has a skiptooth drivetrain.
The thing that I absolutely love the most is that somone engraved what seems to be a social security number or maybe an old phone number on the top tube - it gives this bike such a cool direct link to its history! Is there any way of tracking down the old owner through this number?
I plan on turning this into a klunker, but I actually love the way it looks so much that I may well just keep it like this for at least a while, who knows!
Thats about all I know, and woudl love to know anything else you can tell me.
Can't help you with further info, but that is definitely a Social Security number engraved into the frame. We used to do stuff like that back in the pre-digital days before anyone ever heard of "identity theft". That was a sure-fire way of proving ownership if a bike was stolen and recovered by police.