Dating vintage schwinn bikes
First letter: A = January B = February C = March D = April E = May F = June G = July H = August J = September K = October L = November M = December Second letter: A = 1965B = 1966C = 1967D = 1968E = 1969F = 1970G = 1971H = 1972J = 1973K = 1974L = 1975M = 1976N = 1977P = 1978Q = 1979R = 1980S = 1981T = 1982 some bikes in 81 & 82 are different There may be an issue with the serial numbers, perhaps. I'm trying to ID a Schwinn Sting for a friend and I'm a little lost. The problem is that it looks slighty different from the original catalog pik i have so im not sure of the year now.. Serial# is 2kbxm00238 â€¢ â€¢ Hi i was lucky as hell and was able to purchase a RARE Schwinn Azreal frame from the U. Perhaps there is another number that I overlooked somewhere else on the bike but I looked all over and believe this is the only number.
I can't clearly read the first 2 didgits in the SN#. K It arrived today and i was hoping to submit b4 and after piks of this rare bike while i build it up again. You can see by the pictures that it is a schwinn gt discovery..like I said...cannot locate this bike online anywhere.
If thefirst letter is a "A" through "M" it refers to production month("A" = January, "B" = February, etc.).
The letters "I" and "O" are not used, to avoid mistakingthem for numbers.
Limited Production Schwinn Bikes include Paramount, Letour, and Sting model names produced in the United States.
The Paramount serial numbers (1970 - 1979)included a production month letter followed by twonumbers indicating production year (79 = 1970, etc.). WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!
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Bicycles from Japan have a production monthletter in either the first or second position and a productionyear number in the other (first or second) position. Taiwanese imports have aseparate date code number on the right rear fork end thatincludes the letter "G" followed by a two-digit month code(01 = January etc.) and two more digits for the productionyear (80 = 1980 etc.). Also Note that if your bike is after year 2001 the Schwinn/Questor bankruptcy, It has been foundthat ( Pacifc Cycle ) bikes do not use this dating. Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.
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