From on, several different coding systems were used, from which the manufacture date and often the assembly date can be decifered. For pre Schwinns try taking out the crankset to check for a date code. If you have a Schwinn from this era, please, PLEASE send us pictures of your bike. Single handbrake on 2-speed.
The Schwinn Bicycle Co. On bikes older than you need to use reference to other, known year bikes, or pull out the crank to look for a date stamp on it. Doing both is a good idea. The Chicago Schwinns were among the most bomb-resistant bikes ever built, and they were built with unique technology.
All rights reserved. Interpret the serial numbers of bikes produced between and Those Schwinn bikes produced before have no real system to numbering but the. All rights reserved.
Serial Numbers Chicago built Schwinn Serial Numbers for the years - are found on the left rear axle-hanger or fork-end on the frame; for the years - Chicago built they are on the headtube of the frame where the fork enters from the bottom actually, this begins in April of The Schwinn Bicycle Co. is an American bicycle company and a bicycling history icon. From to , Schwinn pioneered its own models.
I believe the original source for the Schwinn serial number information listed in the OP is here: Schwinn Date Codes From there it links to these.
I have taken all the schwinn serial numbers from several databases and made a tool that automatically searches for it. This means you can.
Dating these bikes is usually the first step toward proper appraisal of a vintage Schwinn machine. Responsive,quick and easy riding. We are Anna and Patrick.