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Old 04-21-21, 10:58 AM
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Celebrate your Schwinn’s special day

However you refer to the date stamp on you Schwinnís head badge (build date, birthday, creation date....) I think it deserves annual recognition.
My 1986 Voyageur is stamped 1116 so 4/21 is day 111 in a non leap year. Itís still cold here so I put on my best winter gear and took it for a ride today to celebrate itís 35th year of existence. Itís the least I could do for such a dependable machine.

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Iíll have to wait until November 22 to celebrate my Voyageurs 41st birthday. I presume Badger biker, youíre a Wisconsinite. Iím in nearby Minnesota and yes it is still cold here. Probably gonna be cold on November 22nd too, so I see know reason to wait, Iíll be out celebrating your Schwinns birthday with a ride on my Voyageur.
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Is there a Schwinn head tube badge thread on the C&V forum where you can log your 4-digit number, model, and user name?
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred View Post
Is there a Schwinn head tube badge thread on the C&V forum where you can log your 4-digit number, model, and user name?
Not that Iím aware of.
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Great idea!
I don't need no stinkin dated headbadge.

We share our birth year, no way to know the month or day, Paramount 913



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I've got a Jan 21 78 and a April 5 83, neither get much chance of birthday rides. We've had snow the last couple of days, and the county poured salt all over the roads.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Great idea!
I don't need no stinkin dated headbadge.

We share our birth year, no way to know the month or day, Paramount 913

Good thing that Paramount didn't end up in some mystery shop in Princenton NJ.......

(Is that right down the road from Pat t erson?....)

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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Good thing that Paramount didn't end up in some mystery shop in Princenton NJ.......

(Is that right down the road from Pat t erson?....)
Well it came to me from about as far away as it could have , Wasshington DC, the 51st state.

Been a huge Paramount fan most of my life, couldn't believe it when this was outed here and I was able to get my hands on it.

Especially since it was/is in fantastic condition and mostly original.

And it came with that to me cool as heck shipping label.
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February 11... would usually be a cold roll, in these here parts.
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Originally Posted by uncle uncle View Post
February 11... would usually be a cold roll, in these here parts.
Feb 11? Your bike's birthday is actually today (or is that why you posted? :confused: ).
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Feb 11? Your bike's birthday is actually today (or is that why you posted? :confused: ).
I literally typed "what day of the year is 112" and Feb 11 was the date the search engine returned ,,, and without thinking about what I had just typed, and simultaneously with the 13 month old grandaughter throwing her bowl of mac'n cheese on the floor, I hit "submit reply".
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My Cimarronís date is 2 days before my Voyageur but I had surgery on my finger Monday so didnít take it out. So today I made up for it and rode it for a celebration beer.


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1528 Leap year, so 31 May 1988
This is consistent w/ the F8... serial number (see signature), which indicates a June 1988 build.
Some bikes don't need no decorations for a 4th of July parade.

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11/1/77 for the Volare.

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(13) Schwinn's (not including some parted out frames) the pandemic hobby was collect and recreate my 80's Schwinn Local Bike Shop - I now have most of the bikes I used to drool over in the yearly catalogues....the thought now is what have I done

Most of these are very nice original paint and with a few exceptions. this year I spend the most time on the '80 Chrome Voyageur and the '87 Cimarron. The '87 Tempo is next up to become a regular rider.

I like the idea of riding them on their born on dates,

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I bought a Sierra for my daughter and this thread was enlightening. I didnít know about the date stamp.



January 5 1987

Weíll have to wait to next year.
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Super Sport SP, Circuit, Prelude, and Peloton...




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I bought a Sierra for my daughter and this thread was enlightening. I didnít know about the date stamp.



January 5 1987

Weíll have to wait to next year.
Maybe Iím wrong but I read it as day 50 which is February 19. Still have to wait tho.
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Maybe Iím wrong but I read it as day 50 which is February 19. Still have to wait tho.
Of course. Thank you.
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@casanewt posted his recently acquired 1983 Super Sport SP last night in the Late 80's Schwinn thread. Turns out we both have Super Sport SPs built on April 11, 1983. Now we are waiting on a serial number comparison.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Great idea!
I don't need no stinkin dated headbadge.

We share our birth year, no way to know the month or day, Paramount 913



Thatís an awesome bike, love the color too! Thanks for posting that.
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@casanewt posted his recently acquired 1983 Super Sport SP last night in the Late 80's Schwinn thread. Turns out we both have Super Sport SPs built on April 11, 1983. Now we are waiting on a serial number comparison.
Since the build date stamped on the head badge is Schwinn's assembly date of the bike, not when Panasonic built the frame in Japan for them, this may mean that our serial numbers will not be close, or perhaps they will be.
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Originally Posted by tkamd73 View Post
Thatís an awesome bike, love the color too! Thanks for posting that.
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Agreed, you're welcome and thank you.

Lots more here.

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@casanewt posted his recently acquired 1983 Super Sport SP last night in the Late 80's Schwinn thread. Turns out we both have Super Sport SPs built on April 11, 1983. Now we are waiting on a serial number comparison.
After comparing serial numbers, ours are both 1983 Super Sport SPs, Silver Blue w/ Blue paint, 25.5 inch size, assembled on the same day, and only seven digits apart on the serial numbers on the Panasonic built frames.
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