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Old 12-26-07, 04:19 AM   #1
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What is this?

Can anyone tell me when this bike was made? All i know is that it's a swchin my mom picked up for me. For $5 you can't go wrong.

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A Typhone? But I don't know much about Schwinn middle weight bikes. Your dogs are adorable.
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No idea on the bike, great picture though!
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What is the wheel size? If it is 26" non S-6 tire size...some where in the 80's if it is S-6 tire (Schwinn Proprietary) it would be older.

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That DOES look cool, and it reminds me of some of the bikes the early mountain bikes guys like Joe Breeze and Gary Fisher were originally modifying for off road riding in the very early days of MTBs.

See if you can find a serial number and I may be able to narrow down the bike's age. It should be either on the rear dropout or stamped near the bottom of the head tube at the front.

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Thanks

I'm going to have to get back to you with the numbers. I guess the bike is stuck in a shed due to snow drifts. And I'm stuck in Iraq and not there do dig it out.

Thanks a lot though!
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Can anyone tell me when this bike was made? All i know is that it's a swchin my mom picked up for me. For $5 you can't go wrong.

Looks like a Schwinn Tornado....and two dogs! the one in the pic is a 1959 =) they made them many different years =)

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look at this link to identify. Need the serial number for the year, detathable kickstand?
http://www.trfindley.com/pg_schwinn_cats.htm

Probably a 58 Tornado or Flying Star. The Typhoon had a frame similar to that in 1962 but the twinn bars went all the way back to the dropouts.

more info here on all three http://www.schwinnbike.com/heritage/...3&page=1&pp=15
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great links! thanks!
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