Im Davis, need help identifying my schwinn's

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  1. Tha_Black_Pearl

    Tha_Black_Pearl New Member

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    Id like to motorize one of my schwinns. im unaware of the year or model on both of the bikes. Ill probably motorize the red one. I love the bobber style.

    Thanks for all your help.
     

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    chainmaker New Member

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    You can date it just google Schwinn Bicycle dates, and look up Your serial number.
     
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    Tha_Black_Pearl New Member

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    i think the red one is from '52 and the other is a '53. just didnt kno what the models where on them
     
  4. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    The red one could be a 52, but the other is much later, in my opinion. Look for the serial number on the red one either under the bottom bracket or on the dropout. Under the BB is older, on the dropout is later. What size are the rims, 2.125 or 1.175? With the serial number you can not only know the year, but even the day and month it was made. What does it say on the chainguard?
    The red one is a much better choice for an in frame motor. Nice bike.
    SB
     
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    ocscully New Member

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    The Sweep Chainguard on the red bike was first introduced in 1959. This bike appears to me to be a Middle Weight Bike with S-7 Rims, 1 & 3/4 S-7 Tires, and Middle Weight HandleBars. I'm going to guess its from the middle to late 60's and probably either a Tiger, Spitfire, or an American. The 27 inch wheel bike is probably from around the same time and is more than likely a Suburban. Upon closer inspection (faded decals on the seat tube) the 27 inch wheel bike could be from the early to mid 50's which would make it a Tourist I believe.

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    Tha_Black_Pearl New Member

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    The Serial Number on the red one is - E457755

    And the other Serial Number is - K113397
     
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    shearbf New Member

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    The red one is a dead ringer for my '63 Typhoon. The model, such as "Typhoon", should say on the chain guard. I find the years in minutes by googleing Schwinn Bicycle.
     

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