Schwinn Corvette 5 Speed Registry

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  1. #81 Posted Mar 6, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    IMG_5169.PNG Here's my 61 Corvette I picked up at a rummage sale quite a few years back I still have it the serial numbers are L151445
     
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  2. #82 Posted Mar 6, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Super nice original Corvette Mike! I have yet to get one that still had the light. And a L15XXXX 11/27/61 serial number! The Corvette 5 speeds with that dated serial number were all built as the new 1962 models. Most all of these on the Registry that were complete originals also had a 1962 cast dated crank. There were some changes on the 62's so that also helps in identifying the model year. The 62's had the U welded on cable guides and the 61's had the brazed on tubes. The shifter mount was also electro welded on and the 61's were brazed on. The fender braces and kickstands were Chrome on the 62's and 61's had cadmium plated stands and braces. The 61 Mesingers had three rivets per side and the 62's had two per side, but I've seen many early built 62 models with the 3 rivet seat and Schwinn was probably using up their earlier stock. I'd be curious to know what your crank cast date is if you have that info handy. I'd also like to know if your spoke protector is the solid piece or the slotted. I can barely see the edge of it in the picture.

    Thanks for posting your Corvette, and I'll get it entered on the Registry. Looks like it's the earliest L151 serial.
     
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  3. #83 Posted Mar 10, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    My bike has the three rivet seat chrome kickstand and fender braces solid pie pan and I haven't had the crank out in a while


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  4. #84 Posted Apr 14, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Here's my 5 Spd as found a few mos. ago, #H1157XX dated 08-03-1961. Haven't pulled the crank yet to date it. It needs a lotta love-It's been rattle-canned and needs some (a bunch of) missing parts but it's a five-speed Corvette.

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  5. #85 Posted Apr 14, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I love those Corvette 5 speed projects! If I remember correctly, that was originally Radiant Blue. What's the current plan for that one? You can do a correct color RB rattle can paint job and then build it up as 5 speed Corvette (beach) Cruiser and put all those Cali Klunkers and Spitfire 5's to shame. :p
    Get me the full serial and I'll add it to the Registry.

    Rattle Can Paint Match. The new improved match. :D

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  6. #86 Posted Apr 30, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Just updated the Registry with Spokers repurchased Corvette. After 7 or so years, selling and then purchasing it back, this project has finally made it's debut as a completed bike. Spoker, I'm tickled to finally see it completed! ;)

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    Here's his thread. http://thecabe.com/forum/threads/62-5-speed-corvette.109615/
     
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  7. #87 Posted Jun 10, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Here's another one for the registry. I got this a few years back off Craigslist from a man who was more into cars. The serial number is L151683 and the dealer sticker reads "Pepper's Bicycles, 4130 E. Colfax (At Ash St)". Searching the internet, Pepper's Bicycles is no longer in business but were maybe in Denver CO, and that's about all I know about the history of this bike. The headlight and the seat rail are gone, there's some rust, the decals are worn and it has a set of Schwinn Tractor tires, but it looks original otherwise. And somebody stuck orange tape on the sides of the pedals. Better visibility if you're safety minded.

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  8. #88 Posted Jun 11, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Nice survivor Oilit. :cool: Appears to be an unmolested original 1962! Have you taken it out for a ride yet?
    The teeth on the freewheel are in excellent shape indicating it's a low mile bike, but I see one tooth on the chain ring that's questionable. I'd love to see this one all spruced up.

    Got it on the list, thanks!
     
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  9. #89 Posted Jun 12, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    @GTs58, Thanks! I haven't done a whole lot to this one. I got it just as I was getting back into bicycles, and I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing before I tried anything drastic. I've cleaned up some of the chrome but that's about it. Now that I know more about it I probably ought to call the guy I got it from and see if I can find out more about it's history.
     
  10. #90 Posted Jun 19, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Picked this one up off of Facebook on Saturday for $200 a little over an hour away from my house. S/N H115631

    Has anyone ever see a 5 speed Corvette with "Stik Shift" by the shifter before? Mines the only one I've seen so far and it doesn't appear to be a decal...

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  11. #91 Posted Jun 19, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    And for what it is worth now some year and half later lol I'm Beastly82Fox on YouTube and "Krateness" on SBF. The blue in my video is already on the registry under my name Krateness on the Schwinn Bike Forum.
     
  12. #92 Posted Jun 22, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I've never seen the "Stick Shift" before. But at $200.00, you made out like a bandit in any case!
     
  13. #93 Posted Aug 28, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Pretty picture, real yard art. ;) Anyone here own this 1962?

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  14. #94 Posted Sep 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  16. #96 Posted Oct 25, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Schwinn Corvette 5-speed Aug 3, 1961.

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  17. #97 Posted Oct 25, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Just curious.Where is Hobart? I live close to a town called Hobart,In.
     
  18. #98 Posted Oct 29, 2017

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    Hey @bikepaulie
    That sure looks like a 100% original that's complete. You have more pictures and a serial number?
     
  19. #99 Posted Oct 29, 2017

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    ser#: H116130. Hmm, I’ll have to take it out for a spin with the camera. Thanks!
     
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  20. #100 Posted Dec 20, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I now own the project bike in post #79.I'll be pulling a few parts together from my stash and then selling it a bit more complete.probably in the 250 range if anyone is interested.
     
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