King Size American frame build dates

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  1. #21 Posted Apr 14, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Dang...I have twin boys...how cool would consecutive numbers be?
     
  2. #22 Posted Apr 14, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    This is the closest I've seen. I think it needs a side by side for posterity :).

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  3. #23 Posted Apr 15, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  4. #24 Posted Apr 17, 2017

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    1964 King Size. Production Date 4/13/64

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  5. #25 Posted Apr 17, 2017

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    Latest one yet, and the first picture with chrome fenders. Bike looks like it's NOS, thanks for posting :)!
     
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  6. #26 Posted Apr 20, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Long time lurker and haven't posted in a while. I have a blue KS frame that a buddy gave me years ago. Its just the frame and matching KS guard. I've since found a matching radiant blue fork and extended/grafted on a longer steer tube. The hard part was trying to find the fenders. Due to the larger geometry of the frame the fender mounting hole at the seat stay bridge aligns at a slightly different position radially on the fender (if that makes sense). Its like 3/8-1/2" off from a reg size middleweight fender.
    The black KS above with the chrome fenders reminded me of this... quirky fun fact; Twinn (Tandem) middleweight fenders have the same hole position and fit a KS frame perfectly.
     
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  7. #27 Posted Apr 20, 2017

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    Great info!

    "The black KS above with the chrome fenders reminded me of this... quirky fun fact; Twinn (Tandem) middleweight fenders have the same hole position and fit a KS frame perfectly."
     
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  8. #28 Posted Apr 20, 2017

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    That IS great info! I knew there was a reason I shouldn't have sold that tandem :). Thanks for the info!
     
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  9. #29 Posted Apr 21, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    What is the frame size for the Kings? Are all 23"?
     
  10. #30 Posted Apr 21, 2017

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    Good question. Measured from middle of the bottom bracket crank hole to top of the seat tube, the standard cantilever Schwinn frame is approximately 18.5 inches. The king size frames are 20".
     
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  11. #31 Posted Apr 23, 2017

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    Here is my Model A19, 1962 Red, Heavy Duty, King Size...
    A234412 - 01/29/1962

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  12. #32 Posted Apr 23, 2017

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  13. #33 Posted Apr 24, 2017

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    Another pair of brothers! Also the first red and first HD model posted. I wasn't aware that they made the HD version so early in the run, I thought that came later so I learned something. Beautiful bike in fantastic condition. Thanks for posting!
     
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  14. #34 Posted Apr 24, 2017

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    OK Lets make them triplets on 1/29/62 Here is mine A2 343XX Wonder how close it is to King Sizes?

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  15. #35 Posted Apr 24, 2017

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    Oh my, one of my favorite Schwinn colors. I just bought a Wasp last week in this color and I have a Starlet in that color too. Beautiful bike and condition. Starting to get some continuity here. Who's going to show their full serial first? Don't worry, they won't have their identity stolen :).

    I am compiling a list of these similar to what GTs58 does for the Corvette 5 speed registry, but there's no way for me to post it unless I just keep creating replies which would be obnoxious. I had hoped I could just edit my first post and put it there but I guess the forum software locks it and prevents edits after a certain amount of time.
     
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  16. #36 Posted Apr 24, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Lets get the list posted in Post #1.... Sent you a PM.
     
  17. #37 Posted May 1, 2017

    On Training Wheels

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    On Training Wheels

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  19. #39 Posted May 1, 2017

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    So I don't have any pictures, but I checked my friend Israel Gonzalez's serial number on his King Size American after we came back from the Ann Arbor Show, and you won't believe it, but it's C228398, one after yours. Crazy.
     
  20. #40 Posted May 1, 2017

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    That is killer. I'll post my green KSHD American tomorrow.
     
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