Classic & Vintage - What color is my Schwinn?
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06-12-07, 08:20 PM
No, I'm not colorblind. I have an '87 Super Sport with some nicks and scrapes. I want to buy some touchup paint (probably from http://hyper-formance.com/paints.htm) but I don't know Schwinn's official name for red that year. I think the two tone '86 model is Scarlet Red and black. I have also heard the terms Cardinal and Flamboyant Red thrown around. Thanks for reading.
Here's a pic of the bike.
06-12-07, 08:35 PM
I think I found it. Interestingly enough a Google search found a thread on this forum that says: Schwinn called this color "magenta". That same year (1987) Schwinn also offered bikes in "teal", "mauve", "scarlet", "mint", and "imperial rose". I am reminded of something I read about English bikes from around 1900: "Black is the only color that is suitable for a gentleman's machine".
A search on the forums themselves didn't find it. YMMV.
black bikes go faster at night
06-12-07, 11:22 PM
Red bikes go faster overall though.
I can't see your photos at the moment, I'll try again in the morning :) .
It's not Flamboyant Red. Flamboyant Red is a like a Candy Apple or Transparent Red over a silver base.
Magenta looks like this so it's not that.
That leaves Scarlet and Cardinal. You can't go wrong if you order one of each. :)
The closest I have is an '86 Schwinn catalog and it calls it Scarlet.
06-13-07, 06:06 AM
Looks like scarlet to me, now that I can see the photos.
06-13-07, 06:11 PM
Thanks all. I agree. Scarlet is her color.
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