Our Vintage Collection

These vintage bicycles should be enjoyed for what they are…a terrific conversation piece. Unfortunately, none of these beauties are for sale. While we are a Schwinn dealer, we do not offer appraisals on vintage bikes.

If you have any old pictures of you or someone you know cycling on one of these or any other vintage beauties and would like to share the pics, head on over to our Facebook page.You can always stop by and take a look at what we have out on display.

These are just a few of the vintage pieces that we have in our collection. Special thanks to the folks over at www.SchwinnCruisers.com for the information and the advertising pictures in some of our galleries.

This is the Schwinn Phantom circa 1955 and pictured in its current condition. This bike will be the next to be restored

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1959 Schwinn Hornet is “spitfire red” missing the “luggage carrier” and light on front fender. According to the Schwinn catalog this bike would have retailed for $57-$59 dollars; which is comparable to $487 in 2015 dollars!

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This serial number was actually used TWICE by Schwinn, so this is either a 1952 or a 1957 (we think it’s a ’57).  The Schwinn Jaguar, is missing the “luggage rack” and the tank. While not mint, it is in incredible condition considering that it is nearly 60 years old! Note: the battery generator located on the rear tire and the original pedals and the “art deco” art work on the seat tube!

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1963 Cycle Truck: The color is what is know as”flamboyant red”! Look at the size of that basket (28″x22″x11″).

From the Schwinn dealer catalog (also pictured the ad)“The ideal delivery vehicle for drug stores,delicatessens, markets and others… also used in industrial plants.Basket mounts on frame.” 

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Ladies, do you remember this one? The Schwinn catalog calls the 1967 Fair Lady: “Fresh,fashionable and fun-and so easy ride!”  These came in several “groovy” colors: skyblue, violet. and pictured here “coopertone.”

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This is one popular model and is showcased on our sales floor. At least once a week, we have visitors to the shop comment about how they had a bike (or one similar) like this growing up! There was the Apple Krate, Lemon Peeler and the Orange Krate. Pictured here is the Pea Picker from 1969, check out the cool speedometer and dig all that chrome!

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Next up, we have a 1972 men’s and 1973 women’s models of the Schwinn Collegiate pictured here is the “Sierra Brown” model.

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This is the 1974 Fair Lady from Schwinn billed as made “For the girl who wants the stylish sting-ray design”

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This is a cool ride! In 1976 Swing Bikes were advertised during the Donny and Marie Osmond variety show (and even made an appearance on stage).  The popular program turned the Swing Bike into a minor sensation. A new Swing Bike like this one would have sold for $119.00 in 1976 (that’s around $500 today).

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A matched pair from 1978 the Schwinn LeTour III, 5 speeds and checkout that quill stem and stem mounted shifters

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From 1979 this J38-6 Schwinn Stingray and weighs in at a whopping 32 pounds! Quite a difference from today’s lightweight bikes.

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