Schwinn Straight Bar Question?

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  1. jerermy

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    Does anyone know what year or years Schwinn Straight Bars didn't have the kickstand welded to the frame? Looking for a post war straight bar that doesn't have the welded kickstand. Thanks
     
  2. Wildcat

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    I remember reading that in 1953, Schwinn began using the bolt on kickstand on the economy models.
     
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  3. hammer mechanic

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    My 55 Spitfire has a detachable kickstand.
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  4. TroutFishingInAmerica

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    I briefly looked in to this at one time and still have no idea. I believe it is like Wildcat said the economy bikes would have bolt on kickstands. What years did and didn't I have no idea, I know my double straight bars from the 60's still had bolt on kickstands. It was the lower end bikes as far as I can tell, and I don't think it's every year either. We need a Schwinn expert to lay it out.
     
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  5. jerermy

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    Yea I think it was the lower end models from what I seen. Seems like most have welded kicks. Thanks
     
  6. Rustinkerer

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    I'm not a Guru on this, but I believe when the welded on kickstand showed up early postwar, the cheaper bikes kept the bolt on, and continued with the Tornado, Skipper, etc, into the eraly '60s. -Adam
     
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  7. jamesdart

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    I have a bf Goodrich straight bar with no kickstand mount.
     
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