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Old 07-21-11, 05:37 PM
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Schwinning?

Okay as it happens I came by another bike, this time not from the dump and it actually has sentimental value... apparently this schwinn was my grandfather's, now I haven't dated the sturmey archer hub yet but I will I also really haven't looked up the model yet, and again I will but here's the pictures in it's current neglected state.



If you really want to see the other pics http://s182.photobucket.com/albums/x...ppy%20Schwinn/

Now I gotta say, I thought my raleigh sport was a tank but when I lifted this bike I'd guess 50-60 lbs... but we'll see when the rust and such is off.
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Old 07-21-11, 05:47 PM
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Yeah, and this was from their lightweight series! I always thought that Schwinn needed lessons in vocabulary, given the way they'd abuse that word.

But it's a well made bike.
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Old 07-22-11, 12:09 AM
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Okay it's night, I spent a while doing round 1 on the fenders, they look better but round 2 should finish them. I didn't get a chance (or rather think to) check the SA hub stamp, or the serial stamped on the BB, the head badge doesn't have any markings I could see, but parts of it are a little dirty. Anyone have any idea what the heck it is?
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Old 07-22-11, 05:32 AM
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Have you dated it via the serial number? Should be located on the left rear drop out, just above the axle. The "Hat in the Ring" decal on the seat tube was dropped sometime in the early '60s. The "DE LUXE" on the chainguard means it was an upgraded model, I'm guessing a Racer. There was a DE LUXE Racer in 1966, but it does not look as if it came in Campus Green until 1968.

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Get the number off of the BB and look it up here, that will tell you the exact year and month.

http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday...innCodes1.html
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Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
Get the number off of the BB and look it up here, that will tell you the exact year and month.

http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday...innCodes1.html
The serial number will be either on the left rear dropout or on the head tube under the head badge. It's not old enough to have the serial number stamped in the BB shell.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
The serial number will be either on the left rear dropout or on the head tube under the head badge. It's not old enough to have the serial number stamped in the BB shell.
Second that - most likely on the dropout. Likely a Racer or perhaps a Traveler. Alot of info and good folks to help on www.schwinnbikeforum.com
These are bullit proof bikes, albeit a bit heavy. Clean & grease the crank bearings, headset and wheel bearings and she'll run for another 50 years
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Careful handling the chainguard -- sometimes that printing will just wipe off with your fingers. It's not a decal. Other than that, I second the suggestions above -- use the oxalic acid or Barkeeper's Friend on the chrome, clean it, polish it, ride it with pride!
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Looks like a Deluxe Racer. That model ended in 1969.

http://www.schwinnbikeforum.com/SLDB...9/69ccpg14.htm

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Thanks guys, y'all are right. I don't know what I was thining when I typed that as I have several vintage Schwinn's in my stable.
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Appears to be a 68 Deluxe Racer (thanks much guys). The word racer on the chainguard had already been wiped away by someone (probably my brother in law). Considering getting a paint pen or two to fix up some of the detailing... dunno, but thanks again guys.
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I'm new to this forum and I have a 73 Schwinn breeze. Its in pretty good condition. I am trying to fix it up more and get a basket either on the front or back so I can use to more. The chrome needs cleaning and maybe new tires. I am just getting back into riding again after many years of not riding. I work 2 jobs and close to one of them. I would love to ride it to work and of course pleasure riding. I'm interested in knowing what type rear bike rack to get for it. I would guess that old ones are better since its an old bike. Any ideas? Thanks
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just take your bike down to your LBS and they'll be glad to help you find one that'll fit/look right I'd bet.
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I'm new to this forum and I have a 73 Schwinn breeze. Its in pretty good condition. I am trying to fix it up more and get a basket either on the front or back so I can use to more. The chrome needs cleaning and maybe new tires. I am just getting back into riding again after many years of not riding. I work 2 jobs and close to one of them. I would love to ride it to work and of course pleasure riding. I'm interested in knowing what type rear bike rack to get for it. I would guess that old ones are better since its an old bike. Any ideas? Thanks

An old Pletcher rack would be "most original":


But Schwinn shops had one that attached to the seatpost binder bolt. That would be very, very Schwinn.
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