Another surfaces! I was lucky enough to discover a post on Instagram about this bike. The owner has agreed to let me share pictures and his background with the bike.
serial - JS505801 - September 1981
Schwinn Sidewinder in white
Bryan - “Decals are a little roached but I found the bike on Craigslist. I originally thought it was a frosty silver sidewinder. A buddy sent me the link and told me he bought it and only bought it for the parts. When I went over to his house that day I was in complete shock to find out that I had a original white paint Schwinn sidewinder. I knew they painted some bikes white upon special order in the 80s but I never thought I would find one ! I got the frame and the fork off my buddy and I build it up with parts I had laying around. Stoked to have it !”
The bike itself has lots of parts added to make it a rider, Bryan told me the headbadge is not original to the bike as well. So not a lot left to it’s original roots. But the white paint and early trapezoid sidewinder decal is clearly visible! So freaking cool!!
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