Schwinn 3 speed vintage

Schwinn 3 speed vintage DEFAULT

Introduction

Every so often, I get questions about Schwinn 3 speeds: "which one should I buy?"; "what is this bike?"; "is this bike worth buying?"; etc. My goal here is a very rough field guide to Schwinn 3 speed type bicycles, particularly from the s an earlier. This is not meant to be an encyclopedia of every possible model, but it is intended to provide a "quick reference" for the person who is looking at a bicycle and wanting to know the overall era. I like to think of these bicycles as occurring in broad "generations".

Note: this guide does not include the Schwinn Paramount. The Paramount was a top-of-the-line bicycle with lugged construction, and in the early years, often built in the Wastyn shop. These are unique bicycles apart from all others. If you are buying a Paramount, you should consult a guide dedicated to the Paramount models. This guide is meant for the more mundane and common 3 speeds we see on sale online, at garage sales, and in basements.

This is a guide for 3 speeds and single speed utility-type bicycles only - 10 speeds and "road bikes" are not covered here.

Not every single possible variation of three speed is covered here. Listing every possible option or variation is too long a task for this webpage. This is meant as a "quick reference" guide.

 

[Update - June five years out from writing this guide, I thought I would make a few changes and additions. I've been fortunate enough to collect a few more pictures, both my own and from contributors (thank you!). I am happy to say that there has been a substantial amount of new research in the realm of old Schwinn "lightweight" utility bikes, particularly in the area of the World and New World series. I am also happy to report that the collectible value of these bikes has improved somewhat, such that the grades of many of the bikes in this guide have improved for collectors. The ride quality is also generally quite good still. We have also seen some examples of rare bikes turn up, such as some post-war Continental "club" and Superior bikes.

 

Please visit the new Schwinn New World serial number database, kept here.]

Generation 1: Late s - Early s

Notes: These early Schwinn lightweights are my favorites. They are generally very well-made and generally very good riders. The fillet brazed frames are nice, especially if they have a three-piece cottered crank set. The Cro-Mo frames are often gems, especially when coupled with lightweight wheelsets. The New Worlds are good utility bikes and a solid answer to the English Sports Light Roadster bikes. The post-war Continental is a revelation to ride, at least compared to the heavy balloon tire bikes of the s. There are no "losers" in this group, assuming the bike is complete, fits, and is not damaged.

 Generation 1-A: Late s -

Schwinn began to manufacture a new line of "lightweight" bikes in the late s. The bikes included 3-speed, single speed, and coaster brake models. New Departure 2 speeds also come up from time-to-time. 

Schwinn New World: entry level model. Fillet brazed seamless drawn tubing made of steel. Can be single piece cranks, or three-piece cottered cranks. War era models have black out parts and fewer plated parts. Bikes produced into as wartime blackout models. Usually flat-top fork blades. Can have a locking cyclock fork. Hockey stick type chainguard with clamps or McCauley metal painted chainguard with adjustable clamps. Fender braces usually mount to axles and have a combined wire brace and spacer ring design. Collectible value: B+; Ride Value A-

New World bicycles from before


Schwinn Superior:fillet brazed mid-level model (remember the Paramount was top-of-the-line). Chromium-Molybdenum steel alloy frame. Usually three piece cottered cranks. Fork with torpedo-shaped blades with round tops. Can have locking cyclock, but that seems to have been uncommon in the Superior fork. Can have hockey stick or McCauley metal chain guards with wire stays and special mounting tabs on frame and fork blades. Collectible value: A-; Ride Value A

Production interrupted by World War II.

Generation 1-B: - early s

Schwinn updated its production methods shortly after WWII. They also, thankfully, resumed making lightweight bicycles in both utility and performance models. Their range expanded to include the excellent Schwinn Continental bicycles. Unfortunately, adult bicycling did not catch on, and Schwinn revamped their lightweight lines in the early s.

Schwinn New World: entry level bicycle still. Converted from fillet brazed seamless tubing to electroforge welded construction of plain still. Some frame joints still fillet brazed, particularly around the bottom bracket joints. Heavier frame than previously. More one piece crank models seem to turn up in the post-war New Worlds, but cottered cranks still an option. Braces change from wire-type to thicker type. Forks commonly have torpedo-shaped fork tubes now. Collectible value: B+; Ride value: B+.

A post-war New World with single speed freewheel:

Schwinn Superior: Initially Cro-Mo fillet brazed frames, but later converted to electro forged welded steel. Sometimes appear with New World-style thick braces linked to the front axle and to a back loop on the rear drop outs. Postwar Superiors are very uncommon. Often have unique "chevron" Superior decals. Appear with two-stage, metallic paints. Really interesting bikes with uncommon graphics. Apparently have ornate, contrasting fender dart and ornate seat tube decal with the word "Superior" written in vertical, block lettering. Collectible Value: A- (post-war but still uncommon); Ride Value: A-.

The uncommon post-war Superior as provided by Milbicycleman on the CABE:



Schwinn Continental:a higher-end addition to the line up. Cro-Mo fillet brazed frames with ornate "winged" graphics and fork darts. Often have metallic, two-stage paint colors. Lightened alloy fenders. Bright silver hockey stick chainguard has paint matched accents. Wire fender braces. Can sometimes have the very valuable "two-part adjustable stem". Stainless steel rims and duraluminum hubs. Frame tubs are noticeably larger than New World. Three piece cottered cranks with slim, oval profile. Collectible Value: A; Ride Value: A

A rather nice Schwinn Continental:

Generation 2: Early s - Mid s

In the early s, Schwinn moved its entry and mid level bicycles to electroforge welded construction and heavier, thick-walled steel tubing. The New World of the late s and early s was of this construction, and the welded construction moved into other bicycles. The Continental and Superior models were gone, and replaced by the World Varsity and World Traveler lines. Later, the World Varsity mutated into the speed Varsity road bike and the Racer became the entry level bike.

Earlier bikes from the mids and before still had tube-type fork blades, usually of the torpedo/round-top shape. The bikes of the later s had flat bladed "Ashtabula" forks. The tube-type forks tend to ride better.

Generation 2-A: Early to mid s

 World: entry level bike with welded frame. Front fender has a "blade" pattern like a shark fin. Generally given a coaster brake single speed rather than a three speed. Catalog does not show hand brakes. Ornate winged frame decals. Chromed steel rims of S-6 pattern. Collectible Value: B; Ride Value: B+. 

Collegiate: not to be confused with later bikes. Welded frame, coaster brake single speed. Brightwork fenders, but generally a budget bike still. Can be distinguished from later "Collegiate" bikes through the use of older-style coaster brakes and shark blade front fender.

Varsity: ornate, large darts in contrasting colors on fenders. Shark blade front fender. Three speed hub. Ornate, winged graphics in contrasting colors on frame. Welded frame construction of thick-walled tubing. Chromed S-6 type rims. Plated steel hubs. Beware models with a Sturmey "SW" hub - these are often faulty. Stick with AW models or replace the SW with an AW if you intend to ride much. Hand brakes can be plain steel early on, and later became alloy Weinmann brakes. The Weinmann brakes are especially pretty good. Brake handles were initially steel, later alloy Weinmann. Collectible Value: B+; Ride Value: B+. 

A World Varsity as seen on Dave's Vintage Bikes: www.Nostalgic.net:

Traveler: similar to World Varsity but one level up. Has brightwork/stainless type fenders. Shark blade front fender. Brakes similar to World Varsity. Brake handles similar to World Varsity. Ornate winged globe graphics similar to World Varsity. Traveler decal on hockeystick chainguard. Collectible Value: B+; Ride Value: B+. I give the collectible value edge to the World Varsity because of its unique, ornate painted fenders. The brightwork fenders of the Traveler were considered a more premium option in their time, but today are common. They ride basically the same.

A Schwinn World Traveler:

Sport: a three speed drop bar road bike. Not covered here, but worth mentioning that it exists.

Tourist:a very rare bike meant to replace the Continental. Apparently not many were made. Three speed rear hub. Seamless Cro-Mo tubing with fillet brazing. Light, alloy fenders of profile similar to the s Continental. Do not confuse this bike with later (Generation 3) "Tourist" bikes from Schwinn. Those are welded, heavier, lower performance bikes. The s Tourist is a rare, Cro-Mo, hand brazed bike

 

 

Outlier - Continental "Clubman": From the late s through the mids, Schwinn also produced a rare variant of the Continental line known as the "Clubman". The name evokes an attempt to compete with the much-loved Raleigh Clubman line of higher performance, sporting bikes. The Schwinn Continental Clubman is rarely seen today, with few examples turning up. They seem to have been made with a two-stage metallic paint, and with ornate hand striping. They also appear with a unique star sprocket and three-piece crank set. They offer a more sporting-oriented Continental, apparently with three speed hubs and dropbars. I say "apparently" because we have so few examples that it's hard to get a proper "sample" of what this product set was. Collectible Value: A+, Ride Value: A.

 

A Continental Clubman courtesy of the Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange.





Generation 2-B: Late s to Mid s

Note: the Schwinn S-5 rim appears in the early s. This rim is a wider rim with a ridge in the center (the S-6 was a standard, flat/box pattern rim). The S-5 is a copy of the English Westrick rim and it not a very good performing rim at that. It is a heavy, dead-feeling rim compared to its English cousin. On the other hand, the S-6 endrick continued on as well and still performed reasonably well. Opt for an S-6 over an S-5, unless you are dead-set on originality where an S-5 was used.

Racer:front fender with raised blade. Striped and painted fenders. Welded frame of steel (thick wall).  Three speed hub option, but also came with coaster brake single and two speed options. Flat ashtabula fork blades. The bendix coaster brakes are surprisingly strong, but somewhat heavy. Can have hand or coaster brakes. Collectible Value: C+; Ride Value: B+. 

 


 

A 2-B Racer as seen on www.Nostalgic.net

Traveler: similar to the 2-A Traveler, but with a large, ornate seat tube decal and plainer decals on other frame tubes. Eventually the large seat tube decal is replaced with plainer decals as well. Brightwork fenders still. Shark blade front fender until mids. Three speed rear hub. Steel hub shells. Hand brakes and hand brake levers alloy by Weinmann. Eventually receive the "S" seat in contrasting colors, whereas 2-A Travelers had plainer seats.  Flat fork blades. Collectible value: B-; Ride Value: B+. 

Sport: again, a drop bar road bike worth mentioning, but not discussed as a utility bike here.

The Varsity eventually becomes a speed road bike. The Continental name also comes back, again as a speed road bike. Note: the speeds are not considered related to the earlier three speed variations by the same name. These later bicycles are road/sporting bikes in more the European "lightweight" tradition than the American "utility lightweight" tradition.

Post Script: Generation 3: Lates/Earlys and Later

Schwinn dumped the shark blade front fender in the mids. Later bicycles have names like Speedster, Deluxe Speedster, Racer, and Deluxe Racer. The collectible value of these bicycles is lower than earlier bikes.  Really, the decline in Schwinn's innovation for 3-speed bikes seems to have long since happened before we reach And by , the basic 3-speed was old hat. The 3-speed bikes soldiered on as utility riders, but the real innovation had long since moved to speed road bikes. The bike boom of the s would ultimately benefit speeds more than it did 3-speeds.  These later Schwinn bikes often turn up with blade-type "mag" sprockets, though later bikes may have reverted back to other designs by the early s. By the s, bikes had more plastic and more reflectors and corners were being cut. They're not bad bikes, but the heyday of the Schwinn utility 3-speed was long gone. If you need a basic commuter or grocery bike, these will work just fine, but look earlier if you want something with more deluxe features and more collection value.


Sours: https://bikeshedva.blogspot.com/p/a-short-field-guide-to-schwinnspeed.html

The Schwinn Speedster


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The Schwinn Speedster was made between to
This page provides year by year images and info quoted from Schwinn catalogs for the Speedsters from to


STURDY SCHWINN CONSTRUCTION – Plus Radiant colors and a wide choice of gear-shift or coaster brake hubs make the Schwinn Speedster a top value.

 Schwinn Speedster

Schwinn Speedster

"Best-seller" standard Schwinn cantilever model speedster middleweight

Features: famous Schwinn cantilever frame, Schwinn tubular chrome rims, forged fork, two-tone saddle, radiant colors, choice of 3-speed with caliper brakes, 2-speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.

Speedster models for boys

_speedster-specs

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt, Lbs.

  • S 26 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 50
  • S 26 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 50
  • S 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 50
  • S 24 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 44 ½
  • S 24 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 44 ½
  • S 24 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 44 ½
  • S 20 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 38

See page 30 for other rear hubs, option equipment and how to order.

Colors: Radiant Red, Blue, Green, Black.

All Specification subject to change without notice.

See the full Schwinn catalog.


Schwinn quality. Cantilever frame. Radiant colors.

 Schwinn Speedster

Schwinn Speedster

Radiant red, blue, green, black.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed $
  • 26" coaster brake $
  • 24" 2 speed $
  • 24" coaster brake $
  • 20" coaster brake $

See the full Schwinn catalog.


Schwinn quality. Cantilever frame. Radiant colors.

speedster

Schwinn Speedster

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed $
  • 26" coaster brake $
  • 24" 2 speed $
  • 24" coaster brake $
  • 20" coaster brake $

Radiant red, blue, green, black.

See the full Schwinn catalog.


Specially designed Lightweight! Curved top bar for lower saddle position.

speedster

Schwinn Speedster

Sturdy Schwinn frame, chrome rims, forged steel fork, tubular rims, nylon sports touring tires, enameled fenders. Flamboyant Red, Radiant blue, black.

  • R" coaster Zone 1 $
  • R" 2 or 3-speed $

See the full Schwinn catalog.


Specially designed lightweight with lower saddle position for younger riders, forged steel fork, Schwinn tubular rims, 1 3/8" wide nylon tires ( 1 1/4" tires on R30), choice of 3 speed, 2 speed or coaster. (No 3 speed on R)

 schwinn speedster and collegiate

Schwinn Speedster

Colors: Flamboyant Red, Radiant Blue or Black. No Black on 20 inch model.

  • R10 - 26" Schwinn Speedster Coaster - $ / 2 or 3 speed - $
  • R20 - 24"Schwinn Speedster Coaster - $ / 2 or 3 speed - $
  • R30 - 20" Schwinn Speedster Coaster - $

See the full Schwinn catalog.


Dependable Schwinn quality in a standard lightweight bike at a low budget price.

speedster

Schwinn Speedster

Specially designed lightweight with a curved top bar to give the shorter rider a lower saddle position. Schwinn tubular rims, 26" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, choice of 3-speed, 2-speed or coaster. Flamboyant red or black.

  • S10 Speedster, coaster brake$
  • S10 Speedster, 2 or 3-speed$
  • S10 Speedster, coaster brake$
speedster

24" model Specially designed lightweight with lower saddle position for younger riders. Schwinn tubular rims, 1 3/8 wide nylon tires, lightweight saddle, forged steel fork. Flamboyant red or black.

  • S20 24" Speedster, coaster brake$
  • S20 24" Speedster, 3-speed$
speedster

20"model Specially designed lightweight for the younger rider. Schwinn tubular rims 1 1/4 nylon tires, American made coaster brake, lightweight saddle. Flamboyant red or black.

  • S30 20" Speedster, coaster brake $

See the full Schwinn catalog.


Lightweight touring model at low budget price, Schwinn diamond type frame, Schwinn tubular rims, 26" x 1 3/8 nylon cord sports touring tires, lightweight foam-cushioned saddle.

 Schwinn speedster racer

Schwinn Speedster

Coaster,2 or 3-speed, TCW 3-speed caster.
26" x 1 3/8 nylon sports touring tires. Hand brakes on 3-speed, front handbrake on TCW.
Colors: Black, radiant sky blue, flamboyant red.

  • S10 Speedster, coaster brake$
  • S10 Speedster, automatic 2-speed$
  • S10 Speedster, automatic 3-speed$
  • S10 Speedster, TCW 3-speed coaster$
speedster

3-speed or coaster brake
You'll be a standout on a Schwinn Speedster. It's so easy to ride. Specially designed lightweight model with curved top bar that shorteins distance from saddle to pedals. 24" x 1 3/8 nylon cord tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Flamboyant red, radiant sky blue, black.

  • S 24" Speedster, coaster brake$
  • S 24" Speedster, 3-speed$
speedster

Easy-rolling lightweight style bike for the younger rider. Curved top bar shortens distance from saddle to pedals. Forged steel fork, chrome plated tubular rims, 20" x 1 3/4" nylon cord tires. Flamboyant red, radiant sky blue, black.

  • S 20" Speedster, coaster brake $

See the full Schwinn catalog.


Kids love the old west and they see plenty of it at Universal home of television series such as "The Road West", Pistols and Petticoats", "Laredo" and the Virginian".

 schwinn deluxe speedster and speedster

Schwinn Speedster

Dependable Schwinn quality in an easy-riding lightweight at a modest price. Trim design with curved top bar for a lower saddle position. Schwinn features include sturdy Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed, front handbrake onlu on TCW 3-speed model.
Colors: Red, Sky Blue, Black

  • S - 26" Speedster Coaster brake $
  • S - 26" Speedster automatic 2 speed $
  • S - 26" Speedster 3-speed $
  • S - 26" Speedster TCW 3-speed coaster $

Schwinn Deluxe Speedster

Your invitation to smooth riding in a lightweight bike. Specially design frame permits lower saddle position for smaller riders. Electro-forged frame, sturdy tubular rims, chrome plated fenders, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, forged steel fork, hand-brakes on 3-speed model only.
Colors: Coppertone, Sky Blue, Black.

  • D - 26" Deluxe Speedster Coaster brake $
  • D - 26" Deluxe Speedster automatic 2 speed $
  • D - 26" Deluxe Speedster 3-speed $
speedster

Superb lightweight styling. So easy to pedal. With curved top bar that shortens saddle to pedal distance, Schwinn 24" x 1 3/8" nylon sports tourind tires, lightweight cushioned saddle, forged steel fork. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Colors: Red, Sky Blue, Black.

  • S 24" Speedster, coaster brake$
  • S 24" Speedster, 3-speed$
speedster

A lightweight favorite with easy pedaling narrow tires. Curved top bar shortens distance from saddle to pedals. Schwinn tubular rims, built-in kickstand, Schwinn 20" x 1 1/4" nylon sports tires, foam cushioned saddle, forged steel fork.
Colors: Red, Sky Blue, Black.

  • S 20" Speedster, coaster brake$

See the full Schwinn catalog.


Dependable Schwinn quality at a modest price.

 schwinn speedster

Schwinn Speedster

Specially designed electro-forged frame permits a lower saddle position for the smaller rider. Schwinn tubular rims, 26" x 1 3/8" nylon touring tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only.
Colors: red, sky blue, black.

  • S 26" Speedster, coaster brake$
  • S 26" Speedster, 3-speed$
  • S 26" Speedster, 3-speed with coaster brake$
 schwinn speedster, fleet and typhoon

24" Bicycles for boys and girls

Easy lightweight with curved top bar design that reduces saddle-to-pedal distance for the shorter rider. Schwinn 24" x 1 3/8" sports touring tires, lightweight foam cushioned saddle, forged steel fork. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Colors: Red, Sky blue, black.

  • S 24" Speedster, coaster brake$
  • S 24" Speedster, 3-speed$

See the full Schwinn catalog.


Dependable Schwinn quality at a modest price.

 schwinn speedster

Schwinn Speedster

Specially designed electro-forged frame permits a lower saddle position for the shorter rider. Schwinn tubular rims, 26" x 1 3/8" nylon touring tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only.
Colors: Sky blue, black.

  • S 26" Speedster, coaster brake$
  • S 26" Speedster, 3-speed$
  • S 26" Speedster, 3-speed with coaster brake$
 schwinn speedster and typhoon

24 Inch Bikes for Boys

Specially designed lightweight that's so easy to pedal. With curved top bar that shortens saddle-to-pedal distance for the smaller rider. Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 24" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, lightweight fom-cushioned saddle.
Colors: Red, Sky blue, Black.

  • S 24" Speedster, coaster brake$

See the full Schwinn catalog.


Here's the Schwinn Lightweight designed especially for the growing boy.

 schwinn speedster

Schwinn Speedster

Special frame design with a lower saddle position fits medium to shorter boys. Schwinn tubular rims, x 1 3/8" tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only.
Colors: Black, red, Sky blue.

  • S 26" Speedster, coaster brake$
  • S 26" Speedster, 3-speed$
 schwinn typhoon and speedster

Schwinn Speedster 24"

Specially designed lightweight that's so easy to pedal. Slight curved top bar that shortens saddle-to-pedal distance for the smaller rider. Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 24" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, lightweight foam-cushioned saddle.
Colors: Red, Sky blue, Black.

  • S Speedster, coaster brake$

See the full Schwinn catalog.


A first choice when economy and value are primary considerations.

 schwinn speedster

Schwinn Speedster

The Schwinn Speedster features the diamond design frame, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" nylon cord touring tires, two-tone cushioned saddle. (Hand brakes on 3-speed model) 17" camelback frame for shorter riders.
Choice of colors: Campus Green and Burgundy.

Speedster coaster brake

  • K 17" frame Speedster $
  • K 20" frame Speedster $
  • K 22" frame Speedster $
  • K 24" frame Speedster $

Speedster 3-speed model

  • K 17" frame Speedster $
  • K 20" frame Speedster $
  • K 22" frame Speedster $
  • K 24" frame Speedster $

See the full Schwinn catalog.


At first choice when economy with Schwinn value are primary considerations.

 schwinn speedster

Schwinn Speedster

The Speedster features the diamond design carbon steel frame, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" nylon cord touring tires, two-tone cushioned saddle. (Hand brakes on 3-speed model) 17" camelback frame for shorter riders.
Choice of colors: campus green or Kool Lemon. Wt. lbs., depending on frame size.

Schwinn Speedster coaster brake

  • K 17" frame Speedster, $
  • K 20" frame Speedster, $
  • K 22" frame Speedster, $
  • K 24" frame Speedster, $

Schwinn Speedster 3-speed model

  • K 17" frame Speedster, $
  • K 20" frame Speedster, $
  • K 22" frame Speedster, $
  • K 24" frame Speedster, $
 schwinn breeze and speedster

Schwinn Speedster 20"

A lightweight style bike designed for the younger rider. Sturdy Schwinn lightweight style frame, forged steel fork, chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 20" x 1 3/8" nylon cord tires. Positive action coaster brake and Chainguard.
Colors: Kool Lemon or Campus Green. Wt. 31 lbs.

  • K$

See the full Schwinn catalog.


Schwinn's budget priced lightweight.

 schwinn speedster

Schwinn Speedster

Diamond design carbon steel frame. Schwinn tubular rims. 26" x 1 3/8" nylon cord touring tires. (Hand brakes on 3-speed model) 17" camelback frame for shorter riders.
Choice of colors: Kool Lemon, Opaque Blue or Opaque red. Wt. lbs., depending on frame size.

Schwinn Speedster Coaster Brake

  • K 17" frame Speedster,
  • K 20" frame Speedster,
  • K 22" frame Speedster,
  • K 24" frame Speedster,

Schwinn Speedster 3-Speed

  • K 17" frame Speedster,
  • K 20" frame Speedster,
  • K 22" frame Speedster,
  • K 24" frame Speedster,
 schwinn breeze and speedster

Schwinn inch wheel Speedster

A value priced lightweight bike for the younger rider 7 to 10 years old. Schwinn quality throughout. The new inch wheel Speedster features camelback carbon steel frame, built-in kickstand, tubular rims, chrome fenders, and cushioned saddle.
Choice of colors: Kool lemon, Opaque Blue or Opaque red. Wt. 35 lbs.

  • K 24 In. Speedster
 schwinn varsity breeze and speedster 20

Schwinn inch wheel Speedster

A value packed lightweight style bike for the junior rider 5 to 7. Same fine Schwinn quality on a scaled down model. Lightweight style carbon steel frame, Schwinn tubular rims, built-in kickstand, chrome finish fenders.
Choice of colors: Kool Lemon, Opaque Blue or Opaque red. Wt. 31 lbs.

  • K 20" Speedster

See the full Schwinn catalog.


If you are looking for alightweight style bicycle with traditional 3-speed gears or single speed coaster brakes, then the Schwinn Speedster is the bike for you.

 schwinn speedster

Schwinn Speedster

It's the perfect short run or in-town bicycle. Quality construction and first rate features assure you the kind of long term value that will withstand the test of time.

3-Speed:

  • Schwinn Speedster- 17" frame Model K
  • Schwinn Speedster- 20" frame Model K
  • Schwinn Speedster- 22" frame Model K
  • Schwinn Speedster- 24" frame Model K

Coaster Brake:

  • Schwinn Speedster- 17" frame Model K
  • Schwinn Speedster- 20" frame Model K
  • Schwinn Speedster- 22" frame Model K
  • Schwinn Speedster- 24" frame Model K
 schwinn speedster 24

Schwinn Speedster 24"

24" Wheel 5-Speed
The new five-speed Speedster from Schwinn is a great choice for junior's first derailleur equipped bicycle. The five- speed Speedster features Schwinn quality throughout. Camelback design durable steel frame, built-in kickstand, tubular rims, chrome plated fenders, and cushioned saddle are just a few of the fine components that make up this quality bicycle. Also Available In A Coaster Brake Model.
Your Choice of colors: Flamboyant red, or Sky blue.

  • Schwinn 24" wheel 5-speed Speedster Model K
  • Schwinn 24" wheel coaster brake speedster Model K
 schwinn speedster and breeze

Schwinn Speedster 20"

20" Wheel
Now for the first time the junior rider five-to-seven can enjoy the thrill of a drop handlebar bicycle. The new Speedster Sport has all the fine features found on his bigger brother's model. Features like lightweight carbon steel frame, tubular rims, built-in kickstand and chrome plated fenders. Also available in a tourist handlebar model.
Choice of Colors: Flamboyant red, or Sky blue.

  • Schwinn 20" Wheel Speedster Sport Coaster Brake Model K
  • Schwinn 20" Wheel Speedster Sport Coaster Brake Model K

See the full Schwinn catalog.


If you are looking for alightweight style bicycle with traditional 3-speed gears or single speed coaster brakes, then the Schwinn Speedster is the bike for you.

 schwinn speedster

Schwinn Speedster

3-Speed or Coaste Brake!
It's the perfect short run or in-town bicycle. Quality construction and first rate features assure you the kind of long term value that will withstand the test of time.

3-Speed:

  • Schwinn Speedster- 17" frame Model K
  • Schwinn Speedster- 20" frame Model K
  • Schwinn Speedster- 22" frame Model K
  • Schwinn Speedster- 24" frame Model K

Coaster Brake:

  • Schwinn Speedster- 17" frame Model K
  • Schwinn Speedster- 20" frame Model K
  • Schwinn Speedster- 22" frame Model K
  • Schwinn Speedster- 24" frame Model K
 schwinn speedster 24 inch

Schwinn Speedster 24"

24" Wheel 5-Speed
The new five-speed Speedster from Schwinn is a great choice for junior's first derailleur equipped bicycle. The five- speed Speedster features Schwinn quality throughout. Camelback design durable steel frame, built-in kickstand, tubular rims, chrome plated fenders, cushioned saddle and new style handlebars are just a few of the fine components that make up this quality bicycle. Also available in a coaster brake model.
Choice of colors: flamboyant red, or sky blue.

  • Schwinn 24" wheel 5-speed Speedster Model K
  • Schwinn 24" wheel coaster brake speedster Model K
 schwinn speedster and breeze 20 inch

Schwinn Speedster Sport 20"

20" Wheel
Now for the first time the junior rider five-to-seven can enjoy the thrill of a drop handlebar bicycle. The new Speedster Sport has all the fine features found on his bigger brother's model. Features like lightweight carbon steel frame, tubular rims, built-in kickstand and chrome plated fenders. Also available in a tourist handlebar model.
Choice of colors: flamboyant red, or sky blue.

  • Schwinn 20" Wheel Speedster Sport Coaster Brake Model K
  • Schwinn 20" Wheel Speedster Sport Coaster Brake Model K

See the full Schwinn catalog.


If you are looking for a lightweight style bicycle with traditional 3-speed gears or single speed coaster brakes, then the Schwinn Speedster is the bike for you.

 schwinn speedster

Schwinn Speedster

3-Speed or Coaste Brake!
It's the perfect short run or in-town bicycle. Quality construction and first rate features assure you the kind of long term value that will withstand the test of time. And so easy to ride!

3-Speed coaster brakemModel:

  • Schwinn Speedster- 17" Camel back Model K$

3-Speed caliper brake model:

  • Schwinn Speedster- 20" frame Model K$
  • Schwinn Speedster- 22" frame Model K$
  • Schwinn Speedster- 24" frame Model K$

Single speed coaster brake model:

  • Schwinn Speedster- 17" frame Model K$
  • Schwinn Speedster- 20" frame Model K$
  • Schwinn Speedster- 22" frame Model K$
  • Schwinn Speedster- 24" frame Model K$

Specifications

Frame: Schwinn designed and manufactured diamond design durable steel frame. Forged steel front fork.
Frame Finish: Sky blue or Flamboyant red.
Wheels: Schwinn-built tubular rims, with Schwinn-Approved small flange front hub.
Tires: 26" x 1 3/8" sports touring.
Handlebar and Stem: Tourist style with forged steel stem.
Crank Set: One-piece hot forged steel.
Pedals: Block style with amber reflectors.
Gears: Single or 3-speed.
Brakes: Bendix coaster brake or side pull caliper brakes on 3-speed model. 17" model is 3-speed coaster brake.
Saddle: Black padded.
Weight: Approximately 38 lbs., depending on frame size.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

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 schwinn speedster and breeze 24 inch

Schwinn Speedster 24"

24" wheel 3-speed
The three-speed Speedster from Schwinn is a great choice for junior's first multi-speed bicycle. It features Schwinn quality throughout. Camelback design durable steel frame, built-in kickstand, tubular rims, chrome plated fenders, cushioned saddle and tourist style handlebars are just a few of the fine components that make up this quality bicycle. Also Available In A Single Speed Model.
Choice of colors: flamboyant red, or sky blue.

  • Schwinn 24" wheel 3-speed Speedster Model K$
  • Schwinn 24" wheel single speed coaster brake Speedster K$

See the full Schwinn catalog.


Single or 3-speed gears.

 schwinn speedster and breeze

Schwinn Speedster

14 model selection.
Schwinn-built frame.
Sports Touring tires.

3-Speed Speedster

  • Model K (17" frame) Men's$
  • Model K (20" frame) Men's$
  • Model K (22" frame) Men's$
  • Model K (24" frame) Men's$

Single Speed Speedster

  • Model K (17" frame) Men's$
  • Model K (20" frame) Men's$
  • Model K (22" frame) Men's$
  • Model K (24" frame) Men's$
 schwinn speedster and breeze

Schwinn Speedster 24"

24" Wheel
Choice of single or 3-speed.
Camelback and step-through frame designs.
Built-in Kickstand.
Chrome fenders.

  • Boys' 3-Speed Model K$
  • Girls' 3-Speed Model K$

The three-speed Speedster from Schwinn is a great choice for junior's first multi-speed bicycle. It features Schwinn quality throughout. Camelback design durable steel frame, built-in kickstand, tubular rims, chrome plated fenders, cushioned saddle and tourist style handlebars. Also Available In A Single Speed Coaster brake Model. Weight: 36 lbs.

See the full Schwinn catalog.

Back to Schwinn Bikes.

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School me on Schwinn 3-speeds

Originally Posted by Mr IGHView Post

OP asked if he could make money flipping Schwinns on CL in Chicago, nothing posted above refutes that fact that you can't todayI love old Schwinns too but the market is the market. Show me a $ 70's era 3 speed Schwinn (Racer or Breeze) sold on ebay in the last two yearsAs for the old Huffys, are you kidding? Stamped brakes, cheap rims, chrome plated spokes, crappy bearings, what rubbish. One would be crazy to fix one up considring how cheap a Breeze or Racer is today. Collecting them is silly, what's next, classic Yugos?

Thanks.

I should add that I am not really interested in dealing with shipping OR selling on PayBay. I refuse to deal with PayPAY and PayBAY requires PayPAY to participate. Not an option. And shipping from this town is crazy. Dealing with UPS is a major PITA here as is USPS. One could die of old age standing in line not to mention the added costs and the surcharges all Chicago businesses must pass onto their customers (Need I mention the % sales tax?)

I don't believe I could make money shipping the Raleigh 3-speeds out of the area -much less the Schwinns. I'm doing this for the fun & the hobby and really don't want to bash my head against the wall dealing with the mob-organized workers of the local UPS and USPS. It's bad enough dealing with them when it comes to receiving my packages for the goodies I buy.

The Huffeighs are a real possibility and I would be willing to try to restore/resell one if ever I came across one. They seem to be well-received by the local tweedy community. I've done a Taiwan-made USA-Raleigh and it didn't have any trouble selling so I think that the Huffeighs would be similar. What I was really wondering was if there were any of the Schwinn models that would be as well-received as the Huffeighs -something that I could list on CL in the $ range and not get laughed out of the website. If I take a $ bike and put brakes/tires/cables/bearings/grease and maybe pedals or a few other items that are not up to speed in order to list them as in excellent mechanical condition can I make anything on them?

I like putting on a pair of cork grips on my restores which adds another $13 to my costs but really pops the look of these bikes with an impressive WOW-factor. Every bike I've done with them has brought raves of complements from those who have seen them not only when I'm selling them but just riding around and doing errands test-riding them. Even my LBS is impressed. I don't really know if I'm getting that $13 back out in resale but I've never had a customer walk away from one of my bikes that had them installed, so it is worth it right there in making a sale as every bike with them sells to the first person that comes to look at them. I am doubting that I could afford to drop as much as $13 in unnecessary parts like this on a bike that I can't reasonably sell for over $ -that is nearly 10% of the target price right there.

Mainly I am targeting my bikes at a mostly-female buyer who isn't interesting in restoring a bike themselves but instead wants a "budget" Dutch-style vintage urban commuter that will not give them any trouble -the kind of buyer who reads Lovely Bicycle and doesn't want to drop $ on a Pashley. They shouldn't have to when they can get a perfectly serviceable restored beauty from me for 1/4th the price in a win/win situation where they are happy and I am happy and a vintage 3-speed gets a new chance at life and the opportunity to give a new appreciative owner years (if not decades) of trouble-free utilitarian service.

I just am doubtful that a Schwinn fits into that equation I'm sure they would make a nice bike and any faults could be easily fixed to make them the equal to a Nottingham bike but the general feeling of the buying public is not going to value them to a price-point where I can reasonably restore them without losing money and giving the bike away for more than I have in them in the process. Maybe there are some specific Schwinn models, like the case of the Huffiegh or the nicer Raleigh-clones made outside Nottingham, where there might be an exception to this.

That's really my question.
Sours: https://www.bikeforums.net/
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