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Minty 1980 Schwinn Cruiser 5 pick-up

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Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
The gumwalls only came on the Deluxe ( springer ), WW on the others.
I would not be too sure of that mrg and not to argue wit U as I know U no way more than I. However, I use-to have a small collection of photos, of original Deluxe Cruisers, mint or near mint. Especially, one that came from a Schwinn management officer, like mint original that had Studded knobby white walls.
Those are on an older hard drive that the dam thing will not communicate with my current computer.
They were a lot cheaper 10-12 years ago and I was looking for one, and that Schwinn member's bike was tops best of all I'd seen. Never forget it went for $200 or less. Still kicking myself for passing it up yet, Collector's were passing them for Cruiser 5's while I thought the Deluxe was bargain cheap sleepers and still do.
Plus, the others I had noted, most all had Studded white walls too.
 

Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Hey Jammer nice find !, I'm the one that bought the NOS 24 Cruiser's, Tires on them are Carlisle's which made the Schwinn Studded Balloon Tire.
Whitewalls would be the stock look, Gumwalls would look nice Too ! ... There is a Knobby Whitewall tire available that is 65psi, they ride nice !
26 x 2.125 Knobby Gumwall's are available on eBay ... Look up Wanda 1075A 26 x 2.125
Wait, what? I want to get this straight as I have an 81 24" Down Cruiser and has a old set of Carlisle's really good tread but white is cracking, still holding air and rolling well with plenty life to go,. I've been under the impression they are a replacement set, but are you citing that my set would be original factory stock?
 
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mrg

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
I've learned nothing is set in stone, especially tires, between factory maybe not having enough of the correct inventory and putting on what they had ( it's Friday, ship those bikes out! ) to pre production & special requests but also the bike shop would swap out different tires to make a sale!
 

Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
I've learned nothing is set in stone, especially tires, between factory maybe not having enough of the correct inventory and putting on what they had ( it's Friday, ship those bikes out! ) to pre production & special requests but also the bike shop would swap out different tires to make a sale!
True that.
 

koolbikes

Finally riding a big boys bike
Wait, what? I want to get this straight as I have an 81 24" Down Cruiser and has a old set of Carlisle's really good tread but white is cracking, still holding air and rolling well with plenty life to go,. I've been under the impression they are a replacement set, but are you citing that my set would be original factory stock?
Schwinn Never made a Studded Balloon Whitewall Tire in 24" x 2.125 or 20" x 2.125
Wait, what? I want to get this straight as I have an 81 24" Down Cruiser and has a old set of Carlisle's really good tread but white is cracking, still holding air and rolling well with plenty life to go,. I've been under the impression they are a replacement set, but are you citing that my set would be original factory stock?
The period 24" x 2.125" Whitewall Tire was Carlisle and Uniroyal Knobby with the Studded Balloon Tread Pattern. The 20 " Cruiser had Schwinn Sting-ray Studded Tires.
 
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mrg

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Seems like the earlier 24's had ( 78-to sometime in 79 ) Uni's and later ones Carlisle's as far as the ones I've owned and others I've noticed.
 
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Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Seems like the earlier 24's had ( 78-to sometime in 79 ) Uni's and later ones Carlisle's as far as the ones I've owned and others I've noticed.
Ah oh, I always thought I'd have to buy a Schwinn pair. Well shoot, now I can rest easier wit original Carlisle's.

"Ah oh", gave me an excuse to show it off again. 😃

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