Anyone know what Schwinn this?

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  1. waistofhumanspace

    waistofhumanspace New Member

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    I would really like some input so I can figure out what this frame is from.
     

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    DuctTapedGoat Active Member

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    A serial number will help.
     
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    Looks like both, with a serial number we could date it and narrow that down.
     
  5. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    It's a 1961 'double straight bar'... probably a Typhoon.
     
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    I thought only in 1962 did the top tubes flow down and are the same tubes as the dropout tube? I stick with 62 LOL! I dont think a serial # could help ID any further?? Just the date it was made. I like those frames.
     
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    Serial would have helped distinguish between the 60s typhoon and the 80s tornado. But since we know it's 61, solution found!
     
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    Nice frame.....get that baby cleaned up and powder coated :)
     
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    Not a 61 but is a 62 and the early 80s tornado was a 20" BMX...
     
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    I thought they did the straight bar from 61 - 66?
     
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  12. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    1960 has the two straight bars 'detatched' from the rear seat stays; 1961 they are continuous from the seat stays. I own several of these bikes in both styles.
    Post the serial # & I'll tell you the day it was made.

    The 26" 'double straights' were mostly Typhoons.
    I also saw a Schwinn 'Skipper' today that was just like that...
     
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  13. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Here's some of our bikes... Below is my ultra rare 1960 24" Deluxe Tornado 'double arch'...
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    Below is Jens 24" 1961 Tornado...
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    Below is my son's 1960 20" Tornado...
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    Very nice bikes VMB!
     
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    VMB, that 20" looks tough! 20" bikes always look super fat! Awesome bike for a little dude!

    Thanks for the pics!
     
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    waistofhumanspace New Member

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    snatched it for $7.50 before the owner took it to the scrap yard! I plan on making my money back by selling the head badge to the highest Ebay bidder.
     
  17. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Keep the head badge! You'll be glad you did after the bikes complete! ;)
     
  18. waistofhumanspace

    waistofhumanspace New Member

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    function before fashion!
     

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