Schwinn King Size Registry & Research Project


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Casual dreamer

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 29, 2017
125
411
36
Fresno, CA, United States
#62
The 1962 model year offered radiant green, and also radiant blue along with radiant red and black. I believe radiant green was not offered in 1963.
 

irideiam

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 27, 2010
463
82
El Lago, TX 77586, USA
#65
Now that's confusing.
Ya, the catalog pages say they only offered green in King Size 1963-1964, but there is a frame dated 1962 on the KS registry. So, as we have found before the frames were either made early for 1963, or the catalog was not up to date with the factory.

The same is true for the 1961 KS frames, when King Size didn't show up in the catalogs until 1962.
 
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irideiam

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 27, 2010
463
82
El Lago, TX 77586, USA
#66
The 1962 model year offered radiant green, and also radiant blue along with radiant red and black. I believe radiant green was not offered in 1963.
The catalog reference vs dated frames has it's inconsistencies as I stated above, but regardless the radiant green is pretty rare in KS.
 

Tim s

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Aug 13, 2012
17
4
Elkton, United States
#67
If you possess a rare taller (20" seat tube) middleweight cantilever complete or frame and would like to be added to the registry let us know. Only made from 1962-1965 in short production runs, which is already noticeable in the list compiled thus far. A few of us here are obsessed with learning more detailed history on the model, so please add any knowledge to this post as well. I'll do my best to keep the list updated on a regular basis. Looking forward to the knowledge share.

Years and models produced:
King Size American (KSA) 1962-1964 (includes late 61 frame dates for 62 year model)
King Size American Heavy Duty (KSAHD) 1962-1963 (includes late 61 frame dates for 62 year model)
King Size Heavy Duti (KSHD) 1964-1965


Note: I have made the registry spreadsheet an image, so you can save it if you'd like. Enjoy!

View attachment 828053
My King Size serial number is D215705.
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
8,451
5,994
Central Arizona
#73
Here a photo of my Green, King Size HD American. Not many of these rolling around out there.
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A mighty fine American KS with a freaking rolled stem! That's sacrilege!! Sheesh, I can't believe my eyes. PM me your address, lost it from before, and I'll send you a real stem for this beauty.
 
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Pantmaker

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2013
979
741
Scottsdale, AZ
#74
A mighty fine American KS with a freaking rolled stem! That's sacrilege!! Sheesh, I can't believe my eyes. PM me your address, lost it from before, and I'll send you a real stem for this beauty.
G, You are the real deal. I'm cracking up...that is an old photo of this bike and the original stem was jacked up beyond hope so this rolled pos was a photo stand-in. Your attention to detail is second to none. Ha! You will appreciate the stem that leads this beautiful bike now.
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