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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by waistofhumanspace, Jul 24, 2011.
I would really like some input so I can figure out what this frame is from.
A serial number will help.
Typhoon or Tornado...
Here is a nice one....
1962 Schwinn Typhoon Straight Bar
Do it! Check out the board tracker section for ideas on that one!
Looks like both, with a serial number we could date it and narrow that down.
It's a 1961 'double straight bar'... probably a Typhoon.
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.
Serial would have helped distinguish between the 60s typhoon and the 80s tornado. But since we know it's 61, solution found!
Nice frame.....get that baby cleaned up and powder coated
Not a 61 but is a 62 and the early 80s tornado was a 20" BMX...
I thought they did the straight bar from 61 - 66?
You could be right,
and I agree, a late 61 62ish LOL...
Here are a few of them here, I just found this..
? RATRODBIKES.COM ? • View topic - '61 Schwinn Typhoon
I like the ones that flow through the best.
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...
Here's some of our bikes... Below is my ultra rare 1960 24" Deluxe Tornado 'double arch'...
Below is Jens 24" 1961 Tornado...
Below is my son's 1960 20" Tornado...
Very nice bikes VMB!
VMB, that 20" looks tough! 20" bikes always look super fat! Awesome bike for a little dude!
Thanks for the pics!
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.
Keep the head badge! You'll be glad you did after the bikes complete!
function before fashion!