King Size American frame build dates


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Livmojoe

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 27, 2012
61
15
Pleasanton, United States
#26
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.
 

bobdenver1961

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 30, 2013
123
47
Parker, CO
#27
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."
 

ricobike

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 8, 2014
392
498
Evanston, United States
#28
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.
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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ricobike

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 8, 2014
392
498
Evanston, United States
#30
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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ricobike

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 8, 2014
392
498
Evanston, United States
#33
Here is my Model A19, 1962 Red, Heavy Duty, King Size...
A234412 - 01/29/1962
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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ricobike

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 8, 2014
392
498
Evanston, United States
#35
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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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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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
8,472
6,043
Central Arizona
#36
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.
Lets get the list posted in Post #1.... Sent you a PM.
 

ricobike

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 8, 2014
392
498
Evanston, United States
#39
Dang...I have twin boys...how cool would consecutive numbers be?
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.
 

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