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Vintage Schwinn Bike Parts

Updated on January 7, 2012

Replacing Vintage Schwinn Bike Parts

Restoring old bicycles is a passion of many cycling enthusiasts. The undertaking of restoring old bicycles can ease the transition of cycling less due to age, physical impairments, or winter weather.Finding rusted, tire rotted bicycles and picturing what it looked like in its glory days may spontaniously result in finding it parked in your garage, thinking of what to tell the wife.She tells you that its missing too many parts and it's a waste of money, but you affirm her parts for this Schwinn relic can be easily obtained cheaply online.With the colaboraration of the internet and the online presence of millions of cycling nuts, finding replacement vinatge bike parts should be a breeze, right?

What year is my vintage Schwinn bike?
What year is my vintage Schwinn bike?

What year is my vintage Schwinn bike?

How to Identify the year before buying NOS parts

Restoring vintage Schwinn bicycles can be a bitch because Schwinn had a habit of buying from whatever manufacture that could offer them the best price on a particular part- so parts changed every year - making identifying the year important before buying vintage NOS Schwinn parts online.

Foremost you should identify the serial number stamped on your frame, under the crank (1948 to 1952), or the rear axle (1958 to 1969), or under one side of the front frame. With Schwinn emblem just above the front forks where it meets the frame (1970 to 1982). This number usually begins with two letters, followed by a series of numbers (i.e. CA014871)

Jot this number on a some scratch paper, read below on how you can easily find out the year parts for your Schwinn.

Looking for the exact year of your vintage Schwinn? See this serial number reverse lookup chart by year.

Schwinns | 1945 TO 1965 PRODUCTION STATISTICS

YEAR ------------- UNITS MADE ------ % OF MARKET

1945 ------------------ 98,189 ------------------ 18.0 %

1946 ------------------ 302,071 ----------------- 18.1 %

1947 ------------------ 486,793 ----------------- 17.4 %

1948 ------------------ 602,408 ----------------- 22.3 %

1949 ------------------ 352,302 ---------------- 24.03 %

1950 ------------------ 510,019 ----------------- 25.5 %

1951 ------------------ 466,849 ----------------- 22.4 %

1952 ------------------ 478,383 ----------------- 22.2 %

1953 ------------------ 501,379 ----------------- 18.6 %

1954 ------------------ 355,790 ----------------- 14.3 %

1955 ------------------ 413,355 ----------------- 13.7 %

1956 ------------------ 454,933 ----------------- 15.6 %

1957 ------------------ 439,482 ----------------- 16.7 %

1958 ------------------ 451,158 ----------------- 15.4 %

1959 ------------------ 546,238 ----------------- 15.3 %

1960 ------------------ 514,724 ----------------- 13.7 %

1961 ------------------ 471,506 ----------------- 12.9 %

1962 ------------------ 528,721 ----------------- 12.5 %

1963 ------------------ 655,693 ----------------- 14.9 %

1964 ------------------ 849,818 ----------------- 16.7 %

1965 ------------------ 876,608 ----------------- 15.5 %

THIS CHART ABOVE APPLIES TO CHICAGO SCHWINN`S ONLY.

Where can i find vintage Schwinn Bike Parts
Where can i find vintage Schwinn Bike Parts

Where can i find vintage Schwinn Bike Parts?

If your living in a small town, finding vintage Schwinn bike parts on Main Street is probably unlikely. Most people will shop online for their had-to-find vintage parts. A quick Google search may be your first bet, or a search on eBay is another popular choice, or find one of a few online vintage bikes stores.If your looking for new vintage bike parts, your search just got a lot more difficult. Finding New Old Stock, or NOS, is very difficult. Perhaps a liquidatior or a really old bicycle store would stock new vintage bike parts for a mid 1950s Schwinn bicycle, but how to access such an inventory online?

Tips | Repairing Vintage Schwinn Bicycles | Parts
Tips | Repairing Vintage Schwinn Bicycles | Parts

Tips | Repairing Vintage Schwinn Bicycles | Parts

Tips | Repairing Vintage Schwinn Bicycles | Parts

1. For a great looking bike, take it apart so that you can sand and paint the painted portions of the frame. For a really nice finish, the frame can be taken to an auto paint shop, sandblasted, and professionally painted with automotive paint.

2. Remember if you buy all new components from a single manufacturer, the parts will be compatible. If you restore your bike with used parts from different years and models, you may have compatibility problems.

3. Use the drill and grinder to grind down any rusty areas and to grind all of the paint off of the metal bike frame.

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Buying vintage Schwinn Bicycles Parts Online | What to look for?

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What to do about the paint???
What to do about the paint???

What to do about the paint???

A great way to improve a bike's value is to clean it up.

Not to restore it, but just to clean it up. When you're dealing with paint, if there isn't a lot of rust you can use de-greasers and get grease off, soap and water first, being careful on the decals. You can clean the paint off, and improve the quality of and the grading of the bike. For chrome parts there's a lot you can do. If you look at this, this is a fork crown. It doesn't look that great, but a lot of this is just grease, and if you use some bronze wool; you don't want to use steel wool, cause' steel wool can scratch the chrome; you can see how it's starting to get clean already.

A little more work with that, and some cleaning fluid, and it will get better. That will take just a few more minutes, and this will look like a brand new part. Sometimes you run into parts that are aluminum. Aluminum, you've got to be careful with. This is not aluminum, this is steel; chrome steel, so I can clean this up. Again, a little bit of steel wool, a couple of minutes; you can do this while you're watching TV, and it's a it's a great way to improve the grading of your bike, and it's really easy, and it's extremely satisfying, because with just a tiny bit of work, parts can look a lot better. Any kind of chrome you have, if it's got this type of rust, if there's not bad pitting, even if there's a little pitting it'll look better, but if there's not any pitting in it it'll come out looking great. If there is pitting, you'll at least make it look a lot better.

Tips | Buying vintage Schwinn Bicycles Parts Online
Tips | Buying vintage Schwinn Bicycles Parts Online

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Schwinn Vintage Parts
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History of Schwinn Bikes

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On October 22, 1895 Adolph Arnold and Ignaz Schwinn incorporated Arnold, Schwinn & Company in Chicago, IL. In the beginning, Schwinn was about as American as apple pie. As the most well known American bicycle manufacturer and many older models are highly sought after by collectors. Schwinn was operated by a gentleman with the last name Schwinn for over 96 years. The history of Schwinn is the history of cycling in America.

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    • Svdharma LM profile image

      Svdharma LM 5 years ago

      Restoring bikes can be a lot of fun. I just restored a (not so vintage) cannondale. Pine-Sol work really well for degreasing the sprockets and other dirty parts.

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      SquidooRocks55 5 years ago

      Wow! Very nice & thank you so much.

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      Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Thank you for an informative and fun lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great vintage Schwinn parts and bicycles. 5 stars for you :)