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#1
If anyone is interested in reading Schwinn catalogs dating way back into the 60s or older, then check this link out and prepare yourself for hours of reading.

http://www.trfindley.com/pg_schwinn_cats.htm

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#2
Awesome, thanks.
My Bike:
http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1991_2000/1991_08.html
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#3
(05-25-2010, 05:35 AM)GeorgeET Wrote:  Awesome, thanks.
My Bike:
http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1991_2000/1991_08.html

You're welcome! Nice bike George. I wish all manufacturers would make their product catalogs available to us. I just finished downloading Schwinn's catalogs 1961 through 2001 and is about 509MB. Who knows how long that site will provide availability to the catalogs, but I think it is important enough to download them and keep for personal information and use. They are a valuable resource for refurbishing bikes or even just knowing more about a used bike before buying it. "Knowledge is power."

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#4
Ye it was very interesting going through them. I found that by Schwinn specs my MB bike weights on the low end of their road bikes.

The really light ones were Paramount.

Good idea about the download.
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#5
The who made it is confusing as according to Schwinn brochure its a USA made frame and the wheels are USA Winemann, yet the badge says Schwinn Quality.

Ser #E173037A on the bottom bracket.

I had this fantasy about getting a nice 25lbs road bike and putting MB bars with horns on it for city use. But for now just got a different set of tires since my bike weights like most road bikes.

That BTW is a former Silent and talk Movie Stars Marion Davis Estate site with a new public pool. Girlfriend of William Randolph Hurst.


http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1991_2000/1991_08.html
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#6
(05-26-2010, 05:19 PM)GeorgeET Wrote:  The who made it is confusing as according to Schwinn brochure its a USA made frame and the wheels are USA Winemann, yet the badge says Schwinn Quality.

Yup, Schwinn gets confusing after the eighties, (as if they weren't confusing in the 80s). I think in the 90's I saw a catalog actually says "Schwinn Re-established 199X" indicating that might have been one of their bankruptcy years before finally closing doors and then sale to Pacific. There doesn't appear to be a good deal of consistency in Schwinn's (USA) twilight years.

The attachment is from the 1991 catalog. I wonder if someone could make good on their warranty now. Smile And then think about General Motors . . .

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#7
I know when I called for pressed bearing problem in the rear axle of my meridian the lady said it had a lifetime warranty for parts if I recall. But it is a 2009 model soo?
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#8
Thought maybe I would "bump" this thread again so others might find it.

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#9
Yes 10-4 to bump . I am including the Schwinn links I have.

Including this early 1972 Made In Taiwan. Did not know outsourcing started this early.

RE: Schwinn chrome bike
BTW , I was just looking at LA Craigs list and came across this Bike

losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/bik/2157236644.html

Its a 1972 made in Taiwan Schwinn. Interesting sure started early.


http://www.re-cycle.com/History/Schwinn.aspx
http://www.trfindley.com/pg_schwinn_cats.htm
http://www.re-cycle.com/history/Schwinn/SwnB_Serial.aspx
http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes4.html
http://www.velobration.com/sldatabook/detail7579.html
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#10
PS I tried to download the Schwinn catalogs but its posted one page at a time . So it would take too long.
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#11
Very sneaky poster above ("BrooksKennedy"). Not only did they join, then quit, but also sneaked in a couple of links in the reply quote. Please be careful not to click the links in case there are viruses or spy cookies until I contact Alex to see if he can remove that post from this thread. *POOF* already gone!

We probably don't see a fraction of what Alex has to put up with. Sad

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