I like this idea,I have many pairs taken from Schwinn lightweights through the years .I have no idea exactly what model/year they came from.I can at least post good pics,other than that I will probably have more questions than answers at first.
The 1st gen. Atom 440 (pedal #1 above) was used on high end drop-bar lightweights from 1960 through 1971. This included the Continental, Super Continental, Sierra, Super Sport, Superior, S/S Tourer and Sports Tourer, but not the Paramount. One exception I found was that the Continental was apparently downgraded to Union pedals (same as used on the Varsity) for 1963 only. No reflectors were used on these pedals during those years. These pedals have a unique alloy screw-in dustcap.
I recommend including pics of the dust cap ends as well as any stampings on the axle, cage, spindle end, etc. Pedals around 1974 and later will normally have date codes as well. If they came with reflectors I would also include the numbers cast into the reflectors. For example, the 2nd gen. Atom 440 normally came with reflectors, and the reflectors changed at different points over the years as the regulations changed.
PS: The forum currently does not allow posts to be edited after 24 hours, making these sort of reference topics difficult to accurately maintain without it becoming a mess of more and more posts adding to or contradicting earlier ones.
PS: The forum currently does not allow posts to be edited after 24 hours, making these sort of reference topics difficult to accurately maintain without it becoming a mess of more and more posts adding to or contradicting earlier ones.[/QUOTE]
True, but it's worth a shot. The idea is to take what we end up with and make a new post minus the mess
As far as I see it, the hardest part will be trying to figure out exactly when did certain styles of pedals start and stop with certain bikes, i.e. how many years was pedal X used on Varsity's. I have no dealer parts catalogs so maybe you can answer this. Did part numbers change as the pedals changed for the same model bike?
The Varsity was equipped with the Atom low flange hubs from 1960 thru the 63 model year. The 64 model was the first to have high flange Atom hubs which had the Sprint markings. The 61 Coni's had the high flange hubs and it's odd they were not used on the 63's.
I wonder why the 63 Continental had a pedal down grade, or if that's a fact.