Years the Schwinn Deluxe American were made? 1961 to ??

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  1. #1 Posted Jul 12, 2015

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    What year was the last year made? Where can i get more info on this specific Schwinn? Cuz schwinncruisers.com doesn't have to much on it! :confused:
     
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    I believe the 65 models were the last. The Heavy-Duti took it's place for the 66 model year.
     
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    GT is right 65 was the last year for Americans but 64 was the last year for the Deluxe Americans. 62 was the first year for the Deluxes. What info are you looking for?
     
  5. #5 Posted Jul 12, 2015
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    here is my 63 Deluxe American,yea i know its not the right seat
    but I like this seat better than the right one
    yea the reflector is not the right one
    but it is a real glass reflector
     

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    wfrp.jpg Hear is mine but she dont have the tank no more.. I am in the midst of breaking her down and cleaning every thing and derusting. Retuning and finding all missing to bring her back to her former glory or near that.lol

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    #7 bobsbikes, Jul 14, 2015
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    61'

    Hey! Bob here's my 61....snagged new for 79.80.....
     

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    Here's my 62. Albeit the whole thing was house painted, including; sanded, rough up of the stainless steel fenders 'custom' head badge 'custom' seat cover and dopy tape, pin striping. almost NOT an American deluxe now. .

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    I just bought the the American mfg 10-26-61 image.png
     
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    I'm curious about one I just bought. Mfg 10/26/61. American with springs
     
  12. #12 Posted Apr 28, 2016

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    The springer fork was an option on many of the Schwinns that didn't have manual gears and caliper brakes. The springer was a $4.95 option for the 61 American.
     
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    Here I here is my '64, I also had a nice '63 . Sold it at Iron Ranch. The '63 has a front light and no front rack. One nice thing about these models is that the tanks are painted white, not the bike color like the Mark V . So a tank from a blue bike is interchangeable with red bike , if you have a nice bike without a tank. I love these Slimline Schwinns! 20150712_141350.jpg 20130525_123802.jpg
     
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    I have a Schwinn Delux American that I got for my birthday in 1962. I cant make out the entire serial number but the first letter is K and that doesnt match production numbers that I saw. According to production listing, this bike would have been built in the month of October but I got it in August. Therefore, I assumed it was built in 1961 for me to get it in August of 1962. I was very interested in your statement that the Delux American was first produced in 1962. Where can I get more information on my bike?
     
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    A K15XXXX serial could very well be on a bike made for the 1962 model year. SN date has nothing to do with the actual build date of a bike. Try to get the full serial number.

     
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    Most of the serial number must be worn off. Only the K and a 191 with missing numbers between. Would parts made for bikes during this 1962-1965 time frame be the same? I am missing the rear reflector and would like to keep it aithentic with replacement parts.