American-made custom bicycles and frames - waterford precision cycles. Vintage schwinn bikes detailed information and images about each schwinn bike model. Schwinn did allow some dealers to sell imported road racing bikes, and by 1973 was using the schwinn name on the le tour, a japanese-made low-cost sport/touring 10-speed bicycle schwinn developed strong trading relationships with two japanese bicycle manufacturers in particular, bridgestone and national/panasonic.
The ordinal dating was adopted for schwinn's domestic production in 1976 some japanese bikes may have an 'x' in the month position of the frame serial number this was used to keep the physical year of production, for example 'x9' -- december of 1979, with the model year of the remainder of the production for that model -- 1980. Find great deals on ebay for ladies schwinn bicycle shop with confidence. Chicago-built schwinn bicycles were built with the chicago schwinns were among the most the schwinn web site had a collectors' page with info on dating.
Schwinn serial number and date code database locate the serial number on the left rear dropout, bottom bracket, or head tube dating from the head badge day, month, and year. By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to date vintage bicycles no matter if you plan on using the bike or simply want it for a conversation piece, having some information about the date of its creation will be extremely useful. Schwinn produced the varsity as far back as the early 1950′s feeling an obligation to at least try to keep people riding bikes past their teenage years, schwinn made adult bikes for a nearly nonexistant us market during the. Shop for schwinn bicycles, schwinn mountain bikes the best way to determine the date of delivery is to check the status in my account how do i track a shipment.
Classic & vintage - dating a schwinn stingray - friend of mine swears his bike was given him in 1977 firstflight website suggests that serial. The manufacturer's date on a bicycle's components can often be used to determine the date a 1981 schwinn le tour tourist equipped with a sugino super maxy. Vintage schwinn serial number lookup enter your schwinn serial number in the box and click find to see what date and year your schwinn bike was manufactured.