New SCHWINN Pickup Please Help With i.d.


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mnich797

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Feb 2, 2019
14
4
57
Oakdale NY
#1
Just picked this up. Looking from the rear on the lower left frame by the brake arm I found this serial number A50164. Previous owner thought i was from the 60's. I could not match it from the online numbers I found. I have attached a few photos. Any help with the year and model would be greatly appreciated. Also it has 26 inch tires.
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Rusty Klunker

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 2, 2016
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58
Clementon, United States
#2
That would be a 53 sn, but it doesn't look like a 53 model. Are you sure you have the sn correct? Missing a number or letter? An xA50164 would be a 65 model... maybe a typhoon but the chain guard doesn't match.
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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#3
I'll take an educated guess after looking at the details. No chrome fork crown, only the Schwinn round quality decal on seat tube, no added accessories, rolled stem, painted fenders and missing the year letter in the stamped serial number.
That would be a January SN'd 1966 Typhoon with a changed out chain guard.

(1966)
Date ----------------- Serial #`s From --------------------- To
01/24 -------------------- A11111 -------------------- A15412
01/25 -------------------- A15413 -------------------- A19954
01/26 -------------------- A19955 -------------------- A23566
01/27 -------------------- A23567 -------------------- A28010
01/28 -------------------- A29011 -------------------- A31157
01/31 -------------------- B11111 -------------------- B14602
02/01 -------------------- B14603 -------------------- B15761
#'s above recorded in error
02/01 ------------------- BB00001 ----------------- BB12363
02/02 ------------------- BB02364 ----------------- BB07340



http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1961_1970/1966dlr_Typhoon.html
 
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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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#5
But there is no A5xxxx in that list.
A good picture of the serial number should help clear things up. And it wouldn't be the first time that the SN list has been incomplete/wrong with the recordings.
The OP can also get a date off the crank and I'm betting it will be either a 65 or 66 casting.
 
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mnich797

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Feb 2, 2019
14
4
57
Oakdale NY
#6
I would like to thank everyone for the help. I am going to remove the crank assy for service\cleaning and will see if I can find any numbers on that. Thanks Again!!
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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7,721
Central Arizona
#7
Here's an example of what you'll be looking for. The digits on the right is the year of casting. Please post a picture of your serial number, I'd like verify the number and see if there is a space between the letter and numbers.

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mnich797

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Feb 2, 2019
14
4
57
Oakdale NY
#8
A good picture of the serial number should help clear things up. And it wouldn't be the first time that the SN list has been incomplete/wrong with the recordings.
The OP can also get a date off the crank and I'm betting it will be either a 65 or 66 casting.
I pulled the crank off it is marked with SW2765

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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
9,557
7,721
Central Arizona
#9
I pulled the crank off it is marked with SW2765

View attachment 942726

:cool: That should pretty much confirm my thoughts that your bike is a 1966 model and the serial number falls in that early 66 stamping glitch. The stamping at the factory had issues causing the absence of a letter and then there was a recording glitch from one or both, Schwinn and the one transferring the list to the internet. Notice the other error on the serial number list.

(1966)
Date ----------------- Serial #`s From --------------------- To
01/24 -------------------- A11111 -------------------- A15412
01/25 -------------------- A15413 -------------------- A19954
01/26 -------------------- A19955 -------------------- A23566
01/27 -------------------- A23567 -------------------- A28010
01/28 -------------------- A29011 -------------------- A31157
01/31 -------------------- B11111 -------------------- B14602 B numbers probably should be continued A numbers
02/01 -------------------- B14603 -------------------- B15761

#'s above recorded in error
02/01 ------------------- BB00001 ----------------- BB12363 Repeated B numbers from above
02/02 ------------------- BB02364 ----------------- BB07340


^^^^^ Looks like a pretty messed up situation here, and no way now to correct it.
 
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