Schwinn “Approved”

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50 Phantom Newbie

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 21, 2019
36
55
Sacramento, Ca
What does approves mean and does it apply to new reissue or reproduction parts?

If these are original parts when did they add “approved” to the parts?

Thanks
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
12,947
Central Arizona
Schwinn Approved was stamped, engraved etc. on parts or items they did not make and they "Approved" these items that were made to their (Schwinn's) specifications. Example, the Mesinger deluxe crash rail seat, the German made alloy Mayweg front carrier and the Hunt Wilde? made Schwinn handlebar grips. Schwinn did at one time make almost all of their parts in house including hubs, bearings, cones, cups and axles. If Schwinn made the parts, they usually had their name on them. I believe it was sometime around 1962 when the Schwinn made Schwinn script front hub was outsourced and that signature front hub that was made by Schwinn for decades, then became a Schwinn Approved hub. I haven't found out yet who the new manufacturer was.


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50 Phantom Newbie

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 21, 2019
36
55
Sacramento, Ca
Is there a guess is on date when the “approved” began to show up on parts?

Thanks for your replies
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
12,947
Central Arizona
These have been reproduced for some time now and they are Schwinn Approved and made to Schwinn's specs. I believe Dan is the one having them made under license with Schwinn.

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