Schwinn King Size Registry & Research Project


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buses n bikes

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 24, 2018
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Ames, Iowa
Man, I'm going crazy over this thing! I LOVE radiant blue and, from the bikes I've had, it didn't age well if the bike was the least bit neglected. It appears to be a 2-speed kickback and has a Delta fender mounted headlight included, I see. That wouldn't have been stock, I don't believe. I took some screenshots from the listing for posterity.

Welp, dilemma solved seller pulled the auction. I hope it went to a good home!

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tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
7,207
40,037
Beach Cities, CA 92708
1962 Schwinn King Size American Blue - Complete bicycle.
Condition: Used
Time left: 6d 01h Sunday, 5:27PM
Current bid:
US $119.50
13 watchers
Ships from United States
Shipping: $100.00 Standard Shipping
Item location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Ships to: United States
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Not mine; for the archive.
 

Kenny Middendorf

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 7, 2017
79
146
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2003 South 4th Street, Fayetteville, IL, United States
i'm not shure but i think i have a king size. its just a frame i think all other parts are wrong for the bike. what else can i use to determine if it's what i think? The lower bar that connects the b.b to the head seems longer than most also ,I think? Thanks to all answers, it was on its way to the trash when we saved it !!

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Dizzle Problems

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 5, 2017
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Ventura Ca

KingSized HD

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 23, 2013
616
917
Herndon, CA, United States
Cool bike. But it is not a Schwinn
Right, not a Schwinn. The easy giveaway is the frame construction; Schwinn rear & chain stays weren't crimped to the rear dropout like yours is .
Often lots of parts(wheels,forks,seats,etc) get changed but the one part that may stay is the sprocket. According to the sprocket compilation (https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/sprocket-compilation-pic-heavy.41683/page-4 ) yours is an AMF sprocket used on bikes with various nameplates. If the rear hub is original to th e bike and it's a Bendix Red Band those were made 1961-1963. A RB-2 (RedBand-2) was made 1963 and later, I don't know when production stopped on those. The bike could be a Roadmaster, but you may never know w/o the headbadge. (Hub info here:https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/the-hub-thread.23779/ )
 

Kenny Middendorf

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 7, 2017
79
146
54
2003 South 4th Street, Fayetteville, IL, United States
Right, not a Schwinn. The easy giveaway is the frame construction; Schwinn rear & chain stays weren't crimped to the rear dropout like yours is .
Often lots of parts(wheels,forks,seats,etc) get changed but the one part that may stay is the sprocket. According to the sprocket compilation (https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/sprocket-compilation-pic-heavy.41683/page-4 ) yours is an AMF sprocket used on bikes with various nameplates. If the rear hub is original to th e bike and it's a Bendix Red Band those were made 1961-1963. A RB-2 (RedBand-2) was made 1963 and later, I don't know when production stopped on those. The bike could be a Roadmaster, but you may never know w/o the headbadge. (Hub info here:https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/the-hub-thread.23779/ )
 

Kenny Middendorf

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 7, 2017
79
146
54
2003 South 4th Street, Fayetteville, IL, United States
i agree that none of the parts are for the frame , my only reason thinking the frame is schwinn is the serial number says k236754 , the locator says 1962 schwinn . I'm not saying its rite but ............? no big deal it was free and has a multitude of good usable parts.
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buses n bikes

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 24, 2018
350
317
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Ames, Iowa
i agree that none of the parts are for the frame , my only reason thinking the frame is schwinn is the serial number says k236754 , the locator says 1962 schwinn . I'm not saying its rite but ............? no big deal it was free and has a multitude of good usable parts.
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Just a coincidence. That crimped seatstay/dropout ain’t no Schwinn business, no sir!
 
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irideiam

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 27, 2010
573
161
El Lago, TX 77586, USA
Just noticed you are missing a number. Let me know and I will add it.
Here's a new one for the registry.... I bought this from CL here in Denver. 1963 King Size Heavy Duty... The SN is B39109
The hub needs to be rebuilt, doesn't shift...
Just noticed you are missing a number. Let me know and I will add it.
 

irideiam

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 27, 2010
573
161
El Lago, TX 77586, USA
See the for sale forum, I posted up my dealer catalogs for 62,64 & 65 they feature the KSHD & KSA and their parts, if you are into restoring KS back to original these are a must have!
 
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irideiam

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 27, 2010
573
161
El Lago, TX 77586, USA
It finally arrived! What was supposed to be a 3 day trip turned into a 8 day wait. No biggie though. Ran home from work and did a quick assembly. No major issues. Full break down, clean, lube, and reassemble soon to come.
I also got the original pedals and seat. Though I will be leaving the brooks and likely swapping the bars to long horns.

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irideiam

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 27, 2010
573
161
El Lago, TX 77586, USA
Hate to mention this as Island Schwinn and I are trying to sell our King Sizes but look at this radiant blue beauty! Cool for me, it's originally an Iowa bike sold in Cedar Rapids, it appears.

I've asked the owner for the SN in hopes of getting it added to the registry. I'll report back.

Ok, serial number on this one is A234960, January 29, 1962.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Schwinn-King-Size-American-Blue-Complete-bicycle/292991177539?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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