vintage schwinn question

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chefjohn
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hello everyone. i recently bought an old schwinn typhoon and i’m wondering if anyone can help nme identify the year it was made. the serial number is located on the left rear dropout and it appears to read B30768, although there may be another number or letter before the B that has been obscured by wear from the axle nut, or maybe it’s just a scratch. i’ve consulted a few websites without much luck. can anyone out there help me?


BradQ
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Call Bicycle Heaven.


robjdlc
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The other mark is probably just a mark, as the number you gave is proper format for a schwinn number.

B30768 on a left rear dropout makes it a 1952 made between February 12th and 19th.


cdavey
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@robdlc — Completely out of curiosity, how do you know that with that kind of precision? Is there some kind of a master listing around? Or do you just have magic voodoo powers?


robjdlc
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I’m just really good at the internet.

http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes1.html


chefjohn
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thank you rob!


bicycle heaven
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I CAN HELP YOU.FIRST OFF SOME SCHWINN SS NUMBERS HAVE BEEN USED MORE THAN ONE TIME. THE PARTS ON THE BIKE CAN GIVE ME MORE INFO OF THE YEAR / MONTH IT WAS MADE MORE THAN A SS NUMBER.YOU CAN HAVE A 1969 BIKE WITH 67 / 68 SCHWINN STAMPED / DATED PARTS ON IT BUT SOLD IN 1969,THEY USED LAST YEAR PARTS TILL THEY RAN OUT,CALL ME LETS SEE WHAT YOU HAVE AND SEEMS FROM THE NUMBER ITS A OLDER TYPHOON ,,TYPHOON BIKES 5 YEARS BACK NO BIG DEAL ON COLLECTORS POINT BUT NOW,,HUM I HAVE SEEN THEM SELL FROM 50 BUCKS TO 700 IF YOU CAN BELIVE THAT ,,BICYCLE HEAVEN


chefjohn
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cool bh. better yet i’ll bring it by and you can have a look 1st hand.


Anonymous
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Sounds like you got it. But also, Kraynick’s would be good. I have a Schwinn from the 70s…and he can tell me off the top of his head what size screws are in it. Seriously.


bicycle heaven
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Yes bring it by i can help you out,,412 716 4956 bicycle heaven.If you need help Ii have what you need from orig parts to re pop parts as well.I have 10 or more of the same bike you have so you can look them over,,,i have every nut bolt / any part you could ever ask for,i have bicycle books with info on that bike as well,,,anyone can stop by for vintage bike help repairs and we do new bikes as well,,,,it was a great day at the museum with over 30 or so bikers that stoped by,,just a little sun for some bike fun,,

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