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Discussion in 'All Things Schwinn' started by ricobike, Apr 12, 2017.
No freakin way!?!
Man I love everything about this post and the gem about the fender parity is awesome.
I wonder if the 65 models had the close sequence serial numbers.of course it wasn't an American by that time.
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.
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
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.
My buddy Scott came over for a ride today and he brought his 1962 Schwinn King Size American...a radiant red beauty...
Serial # C228835...March 15, 1962...a Model A18.
Scott riding the '62 with my friend Johnny....
Did you ride Niles canyon ? Pretty sure that ride was today.
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!...
Time to chime in @ricobike A nuther C22xxxx number..
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.
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
3/15/1962 is in the lead with 6 frames known, but 1/29/1962 is coming up fast with 4 now .
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
Very cool. Earliest of the ides of March dates so far!
Do you have some pictures for us?
OK, I have my buddy Israel's bike here for a resto. Here's something you don't see every day...
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.
Bought from the family of the original owner, totally original Rad Blue single speed. #M12993X built 12/13/1961
Nice one Pete! Got you on the list here, page one.
If I missed anyone please let me know.