King Size American frame build dates

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  1. #41 Posted May 1, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    No freakin way!?!
     
  2. #42 Posted May 1, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Man I love everything about this post and the gem about the fender parity is awesome.
     
  3. #43 Posted May 2, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I wonder if the 65 models had the close sequence serial numbers.of course it wasn't an American by that time.
     
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  4. #44 Posted Jul 5, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    We're there ever any king size models made other than the American? A friend has a speedster in original blue paint and he sent me some pics and it sure looks like it could be a bigger frame. May just be an illusion. Just curious what you guys new. I'm on the hunt for one of these big bikes.
     
  5. #45 Posted Jul 5, 2017

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    There was more than one size Speedster frame none of which are called King Size. For than matter most lightweights camr in 3 sizes also. Usually 19, 21 and 23 inches. Some like the Varsity could also be also gotten in 25 and maybe 27 inch frames. Roger
     
  6. #46 Posted Jul 5, 2017

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    As far as the cantilever frame goes, there were only two models post war that had larger frames for a short time, the American and the Heavy Duty.
     
  7. #47 Posted Sep 30, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    My buddy Scott came over for a ride today and he brought his 1962 Schwinn King Size American...a radiant red beauty...

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    Serial # C228835...March 15, 1962...a Model A18.

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    Scott riding the '62 with my friend Johnny....

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  8. #48 Posted Sep 30, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Did you ride Niles canyon ? Pretty sure that ride was today.
     
  9. #49 Posted Sep 30, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Yes...We rode up/down Niles Canyon, closed to cars all day. See post #7594 in "What bike did you ride today?" to see our ride...Lots of people riding, walking, skating, ...

    Great day in Niles Canyon today!...
     
  10. #50 Posted Sep 30, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Time to chime in @ricobike A nuther C22xxxx number.. :p
     
  11. #51 Posted Oct 3, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Black KSA Frame C228599.JPG C228599.jpg
    Yep, and 4 numbers after one of mine. I wanted to get a picture of my serial, but it's buried at the moment. I'll post it when it gets unburied. In the meantime, here's a few pictures of another KS frame I have.
     
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  12. #52 Posted Oct 4, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Picked up another King Size F&F with the same frame date as my first one, 1-29-62. Both were originally Radiant Red (per fork steerer). May be tough but will try to bring this back to OG rad red.
    New frame #A23452X
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  13. #53 Posted Oct 5, 2017

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    3/15/1962 is in the lead with 6 frames known, but 1/29/1962 is coming up fast with 4 now :).
     
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  14. #54 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Had a chance to check the serial number on my Radiant Blue KS American. Chalk another one up for March 15th of '62. Mine is C228187
     
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  15. #55 Posted Oct 13, 2017

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    Very cool. Earliest of the ides of March dates so far! :)
     
  16. #56 Posted Oct 13, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Do you have some pictures for us? :D
     
  17. #57 Posted Nov 28, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    OK, I have my buddy Israel's bike here for a resto. Here's something you don't see every day...

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  18. #58 Posted Nov 28, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Being 6'4", it's difficult to ride these old bikes I love so much. I probably need to find one of these KS's.
     
  19. #59 Posted Feb 11, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Bought from the family of the original owner, totally original Rad Blue single speed. #M12993X built 12/13/1961
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  20. #60 Posted Feb 11, 2018

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    Nice one Pete! Got you on the list here, page one. thumbsup.gif

    If I missed anyone please let me know.
     
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