Ugly Schwinn frame

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by Alan Griffin, May 15, 2018 at 7:23 PM.

  1. Alan Griffin

    Alan Griffin

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    Yesterday I bought some old junk bikes, and in the pile was this ugly 26" Schwinn canti frame. The serial numbers start with "AJ" which translates into Jan. ' 73. It appears to have originally been yellow as I found some of the original markings on the yellow paint. These brown forks obviously didn't come on this frame. I already had them with the bearings and races, so I stuck them on. The distance I measured inbetween the dropouts is 4 1/2". Any help in determining what width rims originally came on this bike, or whether it was a fixed gear or not would be appreciated! Thanks, Alan.
     
  2. Alan Griffin

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    Heres a few pictures. 20180515_180015.jpg 20180515_180027_001.jpg 20180515_180118.jpg 20180515_180137.jpg
     
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    Its loaded with character! :thumbsup:

    I don't think the rear spacing will tell you much, single speeds and 3spds are ~1/8" different in width.

    Jason
     
  4. Wildcat

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    The 73 catalog only shows a Heavy Duti and Typhoon as a 26" with that frame. The rear brake bridge is shown on the Heavy Duti and it came in yellow, so that may be it. So, it was made for a single speed coaster brake hub. It may have the right forks, just the wrong color.
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    Last edited: May 16, 2018 at 12:26 AM
  5. Alan Griffin

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    Awsome! Thanks for the info!:thumbsup:
     

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