Wore out three sets of tires already!
I had a Schwinn road bike once that left the factory in a color that was not offered on it. It was custom built at the factory by the man whom it was for. It was his retirement gift from Schwinn and he put special components and requested it be painted a special color. It was verified by SchwinnIs everyone here really drinking thier own cool aid? It is a well known fact that if you had the money you could have any schwinn done in any color way you wanted. Also even the dealer changes the regular Ashtabula blade forks for bmx styles on the cruisers late 70s. So there is no gospel in the absolute sense! It is the best kind of American company, like mopar, Ford or gm or yore if you have the cash you can have it you’re way.
and several documents. It could and absolutely did happen!
Those saying otherwise are just closing their minds off to learning more than they already know…
I looked closer and did some more research on this bike in question (which I’m the only one on here besides the owner who has laid my own eyes and hands on it), the build date according to the badge states 9/24/81, Sidewinder didn’t show up in the catalog till ‘82 as we all know. How early was too early? Why do all the white ones have the factory seat tube decal and yellow safety sticker on the down tube, but not have a sidewinder decal? Why? Why does every white one look that way? Why are all the white ones, that I’ve seen and been able to read the badge number on, built in August or September of ‘81?
I’m here to learn. I’m here to try and disprove this anomaly. I have an ‘83 frame dated (head badge is gone so don’t know build date) Sidewinder. Crank is dated ‘81. It’s Chestnut Brown as the catalog states was the brown color available for ‘83, but it has ‘82 decals on it according to the catalog, Sierra brown being the stated brown color for ‘82.