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Discussion in 'All Things Schwinn' started by Dave Stromberger, Oct 11, 2014.
Take a look at these close ups and if you can let me know what you think if you can ?
Here you can see the B
Oh, then the last 2 are a 5 and a 0: B85250
That serial number is repeated in 52 and 1957 but, by then it would be on the drop out so;
1952; 04/04 to 04/30 ------- B78698 ------------------ E99356
It might be a 1947 which, there's no day list just year. Yet I think that badge would be right for this time.
Incidentally, your other photo was so bright it looked white under the paint but, gray primer is possible in this period too. With all that grease and grim inside of the numbers it is possible it's not repainted. You should began you own thread in the post war or heavyweight Schwinn section for further answers.
Great thank you very much you been very helpful
Not sure what this frame is,
I’m thinking multi speed Speedster, because the curved top tube and the cable guides, but....
For staters the serial # is: FJ565272
That makes it June of 73, right?
Can anyone decode the rest?
Thing is, the 73 catalog shows Speedsters as diamond frames.
Based on measurements, I’m pretty sure it’s a 26” bike, seat tube length from center of BB shell is 18”
Length of chainstays from center of BB to the center of the dropouts are ~18.5”
Original color appears to be Sky Blue
Thanks in advance
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It's for sure not a Speedster. My best guess with those cable guides is a 1973 small 17" frame Collegiate. Sky Blue was not offered so it may have been painted a few times.
Has anyone ever seen an original or copy of a Arnold Schwinn World catalog from 1900-1915? Have seen 1897-1898-1899 catalogs. Seem to be few and far between. Thanks Dave