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Vintage Schwinn - But Schwinn what? Cant find the Serial Number

Old 03-25-14, 08:37 PM
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Vintage Schwinn - But Schwinn what? Cant find the Serial Number

It has the head emblem, but no other markings or identification. It could be anything from a Hornet? Panther? Wasp? None of the above?

I have about 200 Vintage Schwinns and just starting to identify them now. I would estimate this to be something from the 40's based on research



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The frame appears to be electroforged, and the yellow-band kickback hub also suggests possibly mid-1960's.

I'm not sure which electroforged frame model had the dual top tubes, but if a serial # can be found, that can at least tell you the exact date that the frame was built.

Google "Schwinn serial numbers" or first try: THE SCHWINN DATE CODES BY YEAR,MONTH AND DAY
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Looks like a late 40s double bar DX to me.

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I think you are right, I have about 20 almost identical to this, so thats a great help!

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I agree, looks like a DX, but the rear hub (Bendix 2 speed "Automatic") dates to the mid 60s so it's definitely not original to the bike. I believe the serial number on a Schwinn of this vintage would be located under the bottom bracket.
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