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hey everyone thought i would post some pics of my family's bikes let me know what u guys think
no longer have the krate
64 schwinn sierra and 77 schwinn stingray 3 speed
67 schwinn stingray custom trike, owned by my younger brother has s-2 rear wheels and sun front rim with drum brake
my favorite "big blue" hawthorne all american built from the frame up
1968 schwinn apple krate also owned by my younger brother
schwinn typhoon cant remember the year
custom stretch bike made from a huffy frame (i think) by my older brother this ones a real LOWrider
my first klunker
NEW to the collection
65 schwinn stingray
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DIG THE TRIKE
I'm not into lowriders OR trikes, but this is stylin'!
it's all about the bikes, man. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50053
I was going to update my sig line, but I'm not seein' anything worth plagiarizing right now.
You have a couple of rare pieces in your collection, Schwinn produced the 15 speed Super Continental in 1962 and then renamed it the Sierra for 1963. Sierra 15 speeds were only produced in small numbers in 1963 and 1964 and then dropped as the model was not popular.
The Blue frame at the end of the pictures is an All American from 1940-1942. These bikes were designed by Walter Dorwin teague specifically as the top bike in the MW Hawthorne lineup for those years (although a few escaped to be branded otherwise) The frames were made by both CWC and Snyder. I imagine yours is a CWC version judging by the Swan fork but the proof is in the serial number and the configuration of the upper rear fender bridge.
wow thanks for the great info!!! i had suspected that it was a hawthorne but could not find any more info on it i will check on those numbers and i knew the sierra was unusual but didnt know they only produced it for such a short time makes me feel better about scroungeing up the $50 for it do u know if they came with weinmann wheels because ive seen one with s-7s
The serial number on the Hawthorne frame will be under the crank hanger and may consist of more than one line of numbers. Besides the serial number the quickest way to tell if the frame is CWC or Snyder produced is that CWC frames will have a straight upper rear fender bridge and Snyder frames will have an arched bridge.
The Sierra would have originally used the same 27"x1-1/4" steel rims as a contemporary Varsity. Looking at the sources I found, these rims are refered to as S-6 rims on a Schwinn Rim Chart but were also referred to as S-9 rims elsewhere.
i guess mine is a cwc because it has the straught upper bridge
he says thanks we usually just cruise around on the dry creek bike trail sometimes around downtown i actually started using the blue sierra to go to school
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