Dating vintage schwinn bikes
The sequence was changed in 1981 when facilities weremoved to Wisconsin, to include the letter "W" followedby a production month letter and several numbers, thefirst two signifying year of production (81 = 1981, etc.). Le Tour (and Super Le Tour)numbers (1978- on) include the letter "S"with year of production (8 = 1978, 0 = 1980). Sting 20" racing bikes have aproduction month letter "T" signifying that it is a tri-ovalframe (with three frame tube ends ovalized). Imported Schwinn serial sequences depend upon countryof origin. "BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Serial Numbering: The first phase started in early 1969 and continued to the middle of 1970.
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The Earliest Paramount Serial Numbers The very first Paramounts seemed to have had serial numbers starting with “A” followed by two or three digits.
First letter: A = January B = February C = March D = April E = May F = June G = July H = August J = September K = October L = November M = December Second letter: A = 1965B = 1966C = 1967D = 1968E = 1969F = 1970G = 1971H = 1972J = 1973K = 1974L = 1975M = 1976N = 1977P = 1978Q = 1979R = 1980S = 1981T = 1982 some bikes in 81 & 82 are different There may be an issue with the serial numbers, perhaps. I'm trying to ID a Schwinn Sting for a friend and I'm a little lost. The problem is that it looks slighty different from the original catalog pik i have so im not sure of the year now.. Serial# is 2kbxm00238 â€¢ â€¢ Hi i was lucky as hell and was able to purchase a RARE Schwinn Azreal frame from the U. Perhaps there is another number that I overlooked somewhere else on the bike but I looked all over and believe this is the only number.
I can't clearly read the first 2 didgits in the SN#. K It arrived today and i was hoping to submit b4 and after piks of this rare bike while i build it up again. You can see by the pictures that it is a schwinn gt discovery..like I said...cannot locate this bike online anywhere.
Little is known about serial numbers for bikes built after World War II.