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Jan 25, 2016
39
9
76
HENDERSON, NEVADA
#42
I have been trying to attach vintage Schwinn lights & speedometer to my '54 Panther.
Anyone got a link to setting up the ole Schwinn Approved French Speedometer/Odometer?
The unit itself is gorgeous old chrome, and reads 3137 miles.
While we're at it: how in the H%*# do I remove my handlebars & stem, to install the Schwinn Approved headlight.
I've done my damndest to carefully break it down, WD40 etc. The stem & bars will not budge loose! AHRRRGH…
 
Jan 25, 2016
39
9
76
HENDERSON, NEVADA
#43
HEY HEY THIS IS HENRY WITH A TIME TESTED REMEDY FOR YOUR CONDITION....USE A RUBBER HAMMER AND LOTS OF WD-40.. IT WILL LOOSEN THE RUST OF THE AGES IS YOU ARE PATIENT....IT WORKED FOR FRED FLINTSTONE AND WILL WORK FOR YOU...JUST MAKE SURE IT IS A BIG ENOUGH RUBBER MALLET SO AS NOT TO SCUFF THE METAL....SIGNED FRED OF THE AGES
 
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MySchwinn

On Training Wheels
Feb 24, 2016
3
3
41
Plainfield Il
#44
Hello,

So I'm new to the site, was turned here by a good friend. I have just started my Schwinn journey so here is what I have so far.
1964 Schwinn hornet 26in (missing some pieces)
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1952 Schwinn 26in (Under construction)
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1967 Schwinn Hollywood 24in (Daughters)
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1964 Schwinn Hornet 24in (Sons)
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1960 Schwinn Jaguar 3 speed (my Pride & Joy)
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barnyguey

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 7, 2012
2,873
1,565
Rathdrum, Idaho
#49
I have a 1933 chicago schwinn lirerty for sale can send pictures. Hamp 918-333-3323



i purchased this bike about 40 years ago used and the person i bought it from also bought it used. bike is ready to ride, and i have extra parts. I have wrenches the short neck tubes, and other stuff. see pictures. hamp 918-333-3323

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Beautiful bike. I used to have one like it, but had to sell it years ago. Barry
 
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courtney moffett

Guest
#50
ok guys, i did the homework on my schwinn says it is a 61 corvette with a date of 10/20
 

Thonyv1974_

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 11, 2016
685
1,375
Chicago, IL
#51
I'm Tony and my Wife and I have a Schwinn problem called Schwannism. We have a couple of non schwinns but are crazy about all balloon tire ones especially prewar. Here's a picture of my wife with her favorite, 1941 schwinn built Chicago cycle supply Cadillac.

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Mrlefty

On Training Wheels
Apr 16, 2017
1
0
28
Glendale, arizona
#53
Hello all, I recently came across this schwinn bicycle. It caught my eye immediately.... i had never seen a bike that looked the way it did... it was very "old school."
Im only 26 years old... and a beginner vintage bikes lol.

I have... what it looks to be a 1982 schwinn sports tourer. Its marked with
Chicago 60639 as well as made in Taiwan.
The frame has a serial number reading "g0881"

The crank, sproket and gears look to be made in japan... anyways i was hoping to find a schwinn conesiouer on this forum... and figure out what it is that i have come across.

Please pm me... or text me at

(480) 999-6900. My name is travis.. im in glendale. arizona

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Beeler2927

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 12, 2016
161
106
47
Portland, United States
#56
Timeless

Many Schwinn designs were timeless, which have kept their appeal to this day, even though some were fairly conservative. This lead to a broad appeal over the years, in addition to the advertising campaign drilled into the public's head "Schwinn Stands for Quality" which Joe Public believes to this day on all the old Schwinns.

I also believe the quality of paint and chrome, especially the forged parts, and even some of the stamped parts, make them easier to resurrect. Plus the frames were fairly well constructed with engineered lugs. I have beat on many trying to bring them back, and wonder myself how any kid could have bent it this bad in the first place. I've straightened two dozen over the years and have yet to destroy one. I've cracked them and re-welded, and they are still rideable now.

The universal nature of many parts, and the deep parts inventories that existed in many of the stores, continue to help supply the hobby even still today. The shear numbers of bikes distributed in the heydays makes Schwinn a universally accepted collectable ride today...who didn't have or know someone who had one?

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That Panther is classy man!
Timeless

Many Schwinn designs were timeless, which have kept their appeal to this day, even though some were fairly conservative. This lead to a broad appeal over the years, in addition to the advertising campaign drilled into the public's head "Schwinn Stands for Quality" which Joe Public believes to this day on all the old Schwinns.

I also believe the quality of paint and chrome, especially the forged parts, and even some of the stamped parts, make them easier to resurrect. Plus the frames were fairly well constructed with engineered lugs. I have beat on many trying to bring them back, and wonder myself how any kid could have bent it this bad in the first place. I've straightened two dozen over the years and have yet to destroy one. I've cracked them and re-welded, and they are still rideable now.

The universal nature of many parts, and the deep parts inventories that existed in many of the stores, continue to help supply the hobby even still today. The shear numbers of bikes distributed in the heydays makes Schwinn a universally accepted collectable ride today...who didn't have or know someone who had one?

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Classy Panther man!
 

Lostsheep

On Training Wheels
Jun 20, 2017
6
2
52
Fredericton, Canada
#58
Hi,
I'm new to the site and the Schwinn world. I picked up a Schwinn Whizzer last week and excited to get started on the restoration. The seller said it was a 1942, but I figured I would run the numbers by you guys. Number under the frame A99194. Engine # H 127338.

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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,069
14,780
Evans, GA
#59
He was only off by 10 years--1952. You should probably post in the motorized section to get a better response. V/r Shawn
 

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