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Vintage Schwinn track stem...info wanted!!

Old 05-23-13, 08:44 PM
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Vintage Schwinn track stem...info wanted!!

I have an adjustable Schwinn track stem that I recently acquired. I havent been able to find much out about it online. I am hoping someone can give me some information about it, and how much it may be worth! There is a schwinn emblem and the engraving AS on the part that is adjustable. I cant seem to upload a picture of it for some reason but I'm willing to email pics.

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I have a Schwinn track stem that I recently acquired. I havent been able to find much out about it online. I am hoping someone can give me some information about it, and how much it may be worth! I cant seem to upload a picture of it for some reason.
If it's the 4264 adjustable reach stem and it's in good condition, it's probably worth $400 - $500, or maybe even more to the right buyer.



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Stan!!!

Based on the illustration in the Schwinn catalog, your top nut and bolt are on backwards!!!!!

Come on buddy, we need to see that "AS" from the drive side of your '38 Paramount!

To answer the OP's question, which should be in the "What's it Worth" sub-forum, those stems are very valuable and rare.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Stan!!!

Based on the illustration in the Schwinn catalog, your top nut and bolt are on backwards!!!!!

Come on buddy, we need to see that "AS" from the drive side of your '38 Paramount!

To answer the OP's question, which should be in the "What's it Worth" sub-forum, those stems are very valuable and rare.
I saw that, Bob; thanks. That looks like my bike, but it's not; I swiped that photo off the 'net, so I had to post it "as is"...

Until I can find the genuine article at a decent price, I'm content with a functional modern replica.

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The early version Schwinn Paramounts (30s-50s) came with their own unique Schwinn branded parts. The stem would certainly be desirable to someone with the right Schwinn, but 400-500 sounds optimistic to me. I think I paid 85. for mine. But throw it on ebay, it will find a good price.
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The early version Schwinn Paramounts (30s-50s) came with their own unique Schwinn branded parts. The stem would certainly be desirable to someone with the right Schwinn, but 400-500 sounds optimistic to me. I think I paid 85. for mine. But throw it on ebay, it will find a good price.
I dunno. This one sold on ebay for $549.99 on April 27, and it's not in very good shape.

ebay item 321113819914.

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Ok guys here's a picture! As you can see, there is no schwinn markings on the stem itself...that's why I'm a bit confused because it seems the 4264 does. Anymore info?
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Looks like you got a mix-and-match. Can anyone confirm an industry standard diameter for the 'shaft' (i.e. what the sliding piece clamps onto)?
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I dunno. This one sold on ebay for $549.99 on April 27, and it's not in very good shape.
OK, people are more foolish than me! I should sell mine, its in nicer shape. Here's mine and a Major Taylor my stepfather had since he was a kid. I had it rechromed.


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Ok guys here's a picture! As you can see, there is no schwinn markings on the stem itself...that's why I'm a bit confused because it seems the 4264 does. Anymore info?
Yeah, stem itself doesn't match what I've seen as Schwinn stems, but I guess there could have been different versions, or its something else...
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Ok guys here's a picture! As you can see, there is no schwinn markings on the stem itself...that's why I'm a bit confused because it seems the 4264 does. Anymore info?
It looks like the clamp is Schwinn, but the stem itself isn't. All of the Schwinn stems I've seen have engraved "Schwinn" in cursive and a spherical nose while yours appears to be blunt.
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This is what I was thinking as well...that would greatly lower the value don't you think?
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This is what I was thinking as well...that would greatly lower the value don't you think?
Unfortunately, I believe so. Most restorers are only willing to pay a premium for the real thing.
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