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Old 07-15-17, 04:43 PM
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Help identifying vintage Schwinn bikes (model, make)

I am now the owner of two Schwinn vintage bikes but don't know their model and make. I need help!
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Old 07-15-17, 04:58 PM
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The pink and white is probably a Hollywood.

The other is not likely to be a Schwinn, but is probably English built. And the fork is bent.
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The 2nd bike isn't a Schwinn.The first one is a Schwinn, to help identify it please post a clear close-up pic of the serial number on the LH rear dropout.

It might be something like a '61 Hollywood, however while the serial number will indicate when it was made it will not indicate the model and since parts have changed and it may have repainted it may not be possible to know what it was originally:

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I've seen the same long pointed panels (on the lower and upper down tubes beginning near the head tube) on a girl's Hercules.
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Thanks for the pointers and observations. The second bike is a Super Cycle indeed, but can't figure anything else about the bike. It's serial number appears to be 556J70... please see the picture.

The other bike's serial number appears to be EA30367, please see other picture.
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The other bike's serial number appears to be EA30367
The EAxxxxx serial dates the frame stamp to May 1965 and by virtue of the color, chainguard and fenders it appears to be a Girls' American. The following catalog and dealer spec pages show how the bike originally appeared:


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Thanks for the feedback. Nice bikes, I've already started taking them for rides with the family around the neighborhood. EA30367 is throwing me for a loop though since the handle bars. The ones on the bike seem to be Sting Ray style and not the kind on the catalog pictures you posted. BTW, is there a market for both bikes in current condition or fully restored?
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Thanks for the feedback. Nice bikes, I've already started taking them for rides with the family around the neighborhood. EA30367 is throwing me for a loop though since the handle bars. The ones on the bike seem to be Sting Ray style and not the kind on the catalog pictures you posted. BTW, is there a market for both bikes in current condition or fully restored?
Schwinn handlebars were interchangeable across the board. Back when I worked in a Schwinn shop, handlebar changes were a no-charge switch on new bikes.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
I've seen the same long pointed panels (on the lower and upper down tubes beginning near the head tube) on a girl's Hercules.
The pointed panels were quite popular on Canadian market bicycles. Typically they are called 'spears' or 'darts'. When not separated by contrasting lugs, it is typically called a 'sunburst head'.

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... The second bike is a Super Cycle indeed, but can't figure anything else about the bike. It's serial number appears to be 556J70...
Canadian Tire's most frequent sources for their Supercycle models were CCM and Raleigh, however in this case it appears to be neither, based on the serial number format. The overall appearance is 1960s though it could extend a bit either way. It looks like it may have 28" Westwood rims. If I had to take a guess, based on the serial number, I'd say it is circa 1965. The "J" is likely an incomplete zero.
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