In at least one conversation ive had with bob hufford, who first created the sldb, he expressed his wish that at some. The name has come to mean any bike with a second steering axis in front of the saddle. Im back to the schwinn headbadge history book ive been working on. He has worked in several bicycle shops, and one of the shops he managed was an actual schwinn dealership. It wont last forever, but toddlers will get plenty of entertainment out of it. Schwinns searcher 3 is ready for rides down the bike path, zipping through the city, and easy sunday cruises. Huret down tube shifters with huret allvit derailleurs. Daves vintage bicycles research and identify american made vintage and antique bicycles from the 1880s through the 1980s. Schwinn lightweight data book cover page schwinn bike forum. This is from a schwinn catalog page image which i copied from bob huffords fine schwinn lightweight data book website.
This is a 1990 schwinn woodlands 21 speed mountain bike. All schwinn serial numbers before august 17, 1948 were lost in an office fire. The documents on this site are an impressive collection of catalogs, dealer specs, repair manuals, etc. Budget bicycle center vintage 1955 schwinn tiger 3 speed. Im trying to put together a data book web site for schwinn lightweight bicycles from the years 1960 introduction of the dropbar continental and 8speed varsity until 1979 end of chicago paramount production. Thinking back on the bicycle quarterly i decided to build a small collage of cycling images from the 30s 60s and 70s, the latter all pulled from bob huffords exceptional collection of schwinn lightweight bicycle information, including scanned images of every consumer catalog from the. Listed is a 1980 schwinn cruiser 5 with the first two letters of the serial number stamped on the bottom of the neck tube mr. The green paint even has retained its original luster.
The serial number you give doesnt jive with schwinns numbering scheme during the krate era, which was 2 letters followed by 5 numbers. The rear derailleur shifter on the downtube and the rod operated front changer are both. Six frame sizes, made to measure frames at extra cost. The wonderful bob hufford schwinn lightweight data book site has many more schwinn catalogs. Schwinn spin bikes are manufactured by nautilus, a company that has been in existence for over a century. This bicycle will need very little work as it has a full tune and clean by our professional service center. The fenders are a little rough with scratches, dents, and dings, but they are original. Book depository books with free delivery worldwide.
See, for example 1974 paramount and 1973 paramount. Trek information general vintage lightweight bicycle information. The schwinn lightweight data book says both 41 and 42 model saddles were used in that era with no date cut offs. The registered agent on file for this company is robert p mandel and is located at 15809 e brodiea dr, fountain hills, az 85268. If you would like a picture of your swing bike on the registry page, please send a scanned image to bob hufford or you can mail the photos to me for scanning and inclusion on this page include an s. Furthermore, schwinns schedules contain unrealistic book values for schwinns assets. This site has proved priceless to me as a source of information for these years. I acquired this castoff frame with enough original parts that i was able to identify it using bob huffords schwinn lightweight data book website. Optional at extra cost clement campionato del mondo silk sewup tires092. Temporary photographic images until scans can be made back forward.
Schwinn super 700c wiredon tires optional at no extra cost. Bob hufford and scooper would know a great deal more. Everything works as it should and it is ready to ride. Although schwinn called these lightweight bicycles, they were hardly light weight. Serial numbers were under the bottom hanger bracket until 1952 when they were moved to the left rear dropout. Skinny tire bicycles started to take favor over the balloon tire bicycles of the previous decade, so models such as this 3speed traveler became more popular. Bobs free bikes in fountain hills, az company info. Patronize a fountain hills business and help support bobs free bikes at the same time. Schwinn collectors forum schwinn classic classifieds schwinn restoration. With a smooth, silent drive and nearly infinite levels of resistance, the schwinn indoor cycling bikes offer serious value for.
A fun little model for children between 18 and 36 months of age, the chromewheels balance appx. Schwinn lightweight data book bob hufford rene herse project alex march rene herse joel metz vintage trek skip echert tribute to francisco cuevas greg pitman wizard cycles mike howard medici bicycles major nichols bicycles alvin smith hill special cycles robin hatherell panasonic bicycles virtual museum darin nederhoff. This auction is for a vintage 1955 schwinn tiger model f10 3 speed middleweight bicycle. Aluminum alloy crank set with 170mm 634 crank arms. Ti raleigh team pros peter kohler paramount archives waterford precision cycles schwinn lightweight data book bob hufford. Copyright 20002020 bob hufford all rights reserved. Owners manual for ross lightweight bicycles unstated on. The companys filing status is listed as good standing and its file number is 21179116. Lightweight bicycles archives daves vintage bicycles.
A swing bike is a brand of bicycle which allowed for steering at both the front wheel and the rear wheel. Deluxe touring paramount professional road racing paramount paramount tandem, sports tourer super sport. Schwinn bikes dealer book 2017 by schwinn bikes issuu. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for robert schwinn. Visit senor taco on june 4th, september 3rd and december 3rd to enjoy good food and support bobs free bikes. Vintage trek other vintage lightweight bicycle resources, bike. These indoor cycles come in different designs, some of which might suit your needs and preferences better than others. On the heels of a schwinn high sierra refresh, an unearthed catalog highlights schwinns finest all terrain bicycles for 1985, providing vehicles to take you where a fourwheel drive cant. The bike has reynolds 531 tubing on all parts of the frame and fork. This cantilever framed bicycle is in great shape with virtually no rust whatsoever. The information that follows comes from a series of emails he sent me in midapril 2009. Jul 15, 2009 1961 schwinn continental this is from a schwinn catalog page image which i copied from bob huffords fine schwinn lightweight data book website.
This bicycle is all original, except that the for the tires and the bar tape is missing. Schwinn lightweights by bob hufford a compendium of schwinn information. The schwinn dealers catalog shows this as the same as the 1960 model, but it became a 10 speed about june. Bob huffords schwinn lightweight data book this site has schwinn documentation from the years of 1960 to 1979.
Schwinn lightweight data book 1969 advertisements american bicyclist magazine october 1969 back overview forward. Bobs free bikes is an arizona nonprofit filed on august 24, 2016. I recommend schwinnbuilt bicycles not only to the racing men but to every cyclist who wants a lightweight, light running, substantial bicycle with correct lines and the best equipment. Frame geometry on the derailleur equipped lightweights changed to steeper angles and shorter wheel base schwinn described it as short, upright frame. I like the 1974 and earlier catalogs where they took photos on location.
The chainwheels are 36 and 54 teeth and the crank set is supplied with a lightweight style chainguard. This schwinn has the popular root beer color that schwinn called chestnut. Schwinn lightweight data book contributors schwinn bike forum. Shimano nexus 3speed steel internal hubs e with coaster brake 36h r spokes f 14g.
The proper values to be assigned to schwinns assets are not the book values given to those assets by schwinn in its schedules shortly after it filed for bankruptcy but rather the values which were actually obtained in the sale of those assets postpetition. Most of what he knows he learned by researching for himself. This is a vintage 1963 varsity lightweight road racing bicycle with downtube shifting and 10 speeds. I came across this image and was delighted to find this early us made bike built along the lines of a european racer, so i extracted and enhanced this detail from the original page. The design was patented by ralph belden in 1974, brought to market in 1975, and discontinued by 1978. I recommend schwinn built bicycles not only to the racing men but to every cyclist who wants a lightweight, light running, substantial bicycle with correct lines and the best equipment. The bicycle info project by equus bicycle large collection of bicycle manuals, catalogs, and technical information, as well as links to sites with similar information. Its lightweight aluminum frame gets up to speed with ease, and the bumpbusting sr suntour suspension fork smooths rough sections. Advertised on the donny and marie osmond tv show, the swing bike became linked both in live action, radio and in print. Robert schwinn phone, address, background info whitepages. Ive got 95 companies in it so far, but im having trouble finding information and photos of bikes for several of the companies. See more ideas about bicycle, bike and banana seat bike. The swing bike company was headed by patrick hoggan, but most people remember the tie in with another family from utah, the osmonds.1181 454 269 201 1057 286 64 1209 465 319 604 870 987 376 183 109 418 575 1150 1158 766 1473 1477 1151 1065 224 1450 213 358 468 804 758 1356 1478 1244 823 1104 318 277 1132 55 708