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Old 07-18-14, 03:42 PM   #1
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Elderly Schwinn Twinn

I have Chicago Schwinn Twinn Deluxe tandem, sort of a maroon. It has 5 speeds controlled with a lever. We have owned it since around 1987, did not buy it new. We lived in Chicago at the time and rode all over. My husband died and I will not be able to ride it. I'm trying to determine its age. I read forum postings about serial numbers. I check on the bike and it APPEARS to me to say OHO78239. It seems pretty clear but from what I read it should be 2 letters not using O and only have 4 numbers. So I am confused. If anyone can provide me with direction I'd appreciate it.
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Old 07-21-14, 01:07 PM   #2
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The second character being an "H" indicates that it is from 1972 but the first character shouldn't be an "O". Could it be a "C" or "G". Burgundy was a 1 year color option only for 1972.
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I got more light on it and it is first a C. And I could call that aged burgundy. Thank you for the guidance.
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