Prewar schwinn serial list


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azbustedvw

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 9, 2011
81
20
Phoenix85007 - AZ 85007, United States
#23
Schwinn Produced Bikes under other names (BF Goodrich)

Possibly a silly question? Im trying to date my '50's BF Goodrich Schwinn bike. When Schwinn produced bikes for BF Goodrich, was/is it a "Schwinn" Serial Number on the bike?? My bike has E11095. thanks
 

airflo11

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 11, 2012
367
231
Cloquet, MN, United States
#25
1940 ba107

I have what seems to be a 1940 but serial number puts it as a 1939... ?? Any thoughts ?
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REC

I live for the CABE
Dec 6, 2006
1,009
1,115
Lake Worth, United States
#28
Numbers

DJ, Scott,
I have quite a few 39 numbers, and the one on the Cycle-Truck places it 3rd from the top of my list (14 of the 1939 models in the CT section, 14 more in the regular bicycle section) on the Cycle-Truck side.

Just puttin' that out there. I have B12673, a standard 18" CT for '39, and B86548 which is a 20" frame CT, also believed to be a '39 model. There are several of the pre-war numbers given to me that were documented, only the 18" of mine is documented (by the fellow I bought it from). The rest of them are through the placement sequentially on the list among the ones that were documented.

REC



does it make a difference if this is the bike? it has flat braces on the front fender which I think is original. the rear fender has been changed I think.

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Aug 17, 2006
832
336
Claremore, Oklahoma
#31
years 39/40

Tim,

Thanks you for sharing the list!

Am I reading it wrong or just not understanding 39 and 40 years? year 39 ends in a higher D# than year 40 D# starts with.

Year 39 ends with D37747 and Year 40 starts with D28843.

Thanks.
 

Djshakes

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Sep 11, 2006
869
157
San Diego, United States
#32
Tim,

Thanks you for sharing the list!

Am I reading it wrong or just not understanding 39 and 40 years? year 39 ends in a higher D# than year 40 D# starts with.

Year 39 ends with D37747 and Year 40 starts with D28843.

Thanks.
The D37747 was a motorbike...which weren't technically offered in 40. The D28843 was a DX with a curved downtube (40). Could have been built in late 39 for the upcoming year. Hard to say.
 
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Nick-theCut

I live for the CABE
Oct 29, 2010
1,920
126
costa mesa, CA
#33
got any numbers for pre-35
Looks like '35 started with A
Here's my 34 Schwinn built Ranger frame
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Original crank was stamped AS 34
Hope this helps.
 

ZOOK

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 16, 2010
409
55
#34
C in i.d. #?

just picked up a bike that has "C" in the i.d.#? straight down tube, ears for drop stand with rear dropouts. it's a frankin customized by an 11 year old 20+ years ago. i'll get a photo up later.
 

Lynotch

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 20, 2012
269
9
Redondo beach
#36
I can't figure out the serial list but then again it looks like someone's stamped a different group of numbers under it. I picked up a pre war Schwinn and the most visible serial number reads V04743 the previous owner said it was a 1939. Any help??
 

rollfaster

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Dec 28, 2012
8,004
7,598
53
Ol' st. Lou
#37
Serial number help

This is supposed to be a 38 double curved bar roadster,not so sure. Sn is s76876. Any help is great appreciated.
 

volksboy57

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 10, 2012
588
282
Novato, Ca
#38
I can't figure out the serial list but then again it looks like someone's stamped a different group of numbers under it. I picked up a pre war Schwinn and the most visible serial number reads V04743 the previous owner said it was a 1939. Any help??
If I understand the list, it looks like your numbers would make the bike a late '37
 

Lynotch

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 20, 2012
269
9
Redondo beach
#39
If I understand the list, it looks like your numbers would make the bike a late '37
After speaking with another member he said back in the day people used to register bicycles and stamp new serial numbers on bicycles. There is another group of numbers that starts with the letter C so I believe it's a '39 and I also believe that's the first year for cycletrucks.
 

TammyN

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 31, 2012
781
15
Eastern Washington
#40
Here's an Ace-badged DX, I believe to be 1939 because if the drop stand ears integrated into the frame. The serial number is B93232, evenly stamped under the crank, and the number stamped on the crank is E 35.
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