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Old 11-29-10, 01:09 PM
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Another Schwinn Serial Number Question???

Sorry everyone. Believe me I tried and tried to find this information out on my own, but could not locate any help. I have a vintage schwinn, possibly a Le Tour. The bike has been totally rebuilt and no original parts remain. I do however have the serial number, which was located on the left rear dropout. The only issue I have is the number begins with an SH034413. All the Schwinn Serial Number Databases I have found; none mention a serial number beginning with an "SH" Does anyone have any idea??? Thanks in advance...
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A picture would help but I believe the S means it was made in Greenville MS. H means it was made in August and 03 means a year ending in 3 or 1983 in this case. If it is a LeTour them S means it is a lugged Chicago built bike in August of 1980. Serial number data bases only work for Chicago built non lugged Schwinns. The factory closed in 1982 and import bikes started as early as 1973. Roger

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I find headbadge date codes on Schwinns to be the most useful.
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Here's a decent page for Schwinn serial numbers https://www.re-cycle.com/History/Schw...nB_Serial.aspx
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