Schwinn Klunker

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Roy G

On Training Wheels
Sep 14, 2019
8
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Silverton ore
Anybody out there has information on a 1979 Schwinn klunker brochure, was it a limited run? What came on the bike and colors any information appreciated especially the stickers how do tell if they are original example bike gets painted they apply the sticker and clear it? Thanks any information appreciated.
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
12,292
Central Arizona
No such animal in the catalogs. The Klunker name was short lived due to a name infringement so the bike was later called the Spitfire 5 in 1979 and then in 1980 It was the Cruiser. I believe the Klunker was produced in 1978 for a very short time after another name infringement on this model when Schwinn first named the bike California Cruiser. Pretty sure the Klunker came in red and black only and the chain guard markings were screened on, no decal or clear coats.

Here's a thread on these bikes. https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/show-us-your-klunker-5-spitfire-5-orcruiser-5.105050/
 
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Roy G

On Training Wheels
Sep 14, 2019
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Silverton ore
Thank you need more info before I pick this one up color is blue?
 

vincev

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Nov 2, 2008
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I have one in used shape.lol. I dont think they were around long enough or very many made to have someone make decals.Never heard of a blue one.Do you have pics ?......


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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
12,292
Central Arizona
Guess they did make one, or maybe three or four in blue.
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Roy G

On Training Wheels
Sep 14, 2019
8
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Silverton ore
I have one in used shape.lol. I dont think they were around long enough or very many made to have someone make decals.Never heard of a blue one.Do you have pics ?......


SCHWINN KLUNKER 5  1.jpg
Code or serial numbers to help I’d these bike front badge 1272 that about all thanks
 

mrg

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Aug 9, 2010
4,918
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You should move this out of the for sale section but anyway badge is 127th day of 72, if that's off a OG blue bike it probably was a Typhoon originally, frame # would help and sorry but blue bike above is a Spitfire with a Klunker decal!
 
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Roy G

On Training Wheels
Sep 14, 2019
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Silverton ore
You should move this out of the for sale section but anyway badge is 127th day of 72, if that's off a OG blue bike it probably was a Typhoon originally, frame # would help and sorry but blue bike above is a Spitfire with a Klunker decal!
Thank you still learning this site
 
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