1st build is done, onto the next! 1953 Schwinn

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Alright, so I got bid happy on eBay awhile back and this ended up at my doorstep. Seller claims it was a 1953 Schwinn Typhoon? Serial number checks out.





Right now I have in mind flat black frame, big ... white walled tires on red rims. I believe this is a middleweight bike frame? How large can I go without issues? I really like these tires...

xbblues's ride. Hope he doesn't mind I jacked his pic.



Right now I am hoping something like those will fit, because that's kinda the look I am after.

Any information is greatly appreciated!
 
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I don't think the Typhoon came out until the late 50's early 60's. Plus a 53 frame should be a ballooner. The serial numbers overlapped in the 50's so you might want to double check that or post the number up.
 
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That sure looks like a Typhoon with the pinstriped fenders. But the serial number seems like it's missing a digit, the number looks like it was struck too far to the right, making the last digit missing. There may be a "1" at the end looking at the pic. That would make it a 66.
 
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That seems like a most reasonable theory.

Wildcat said:
That sure looks like a Typhoon with the pinstriped fenders. But the serial number seems like it's missing a digit, the number looks like it was struck too far to the right, making the last digit missing. There may be a "1" at the end looking at the pic. That would make it a 66.