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The History of the Folding Bike. There have been many who have laid claim to the invention of the folding bike. Humorously, a bike manufacturer (who shall remain nameless so as to not unduly embarrass them) audaciously claims on their website to have produced the world’s first folding bike in

Larger Image The name says it all – the top of the Schwinn line. Schwinn today is part of Pacific Cycle. While Schwinn often had a reputation for building heavy bikes for kids, the Paramount line had a reputation for finely crafted, relatively light road bikes. That is obviously a great price. The very nice woman selling it was good natured about the low price. The bike had belonged to her uncle who no longer used it.

I believe the frame was built in The same site has the original price list. There is a larger photo in the Consumer Catalog. I like the and earlier catalogs where they took photos on location. The fashions are a hoot! See, for example Paramount and Paramount.

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From to , Schwinn pioneered its own models of cruisers, touring bikes and three-speeds, fabricating their own frames and components in-house. After the “Bicycle Boom” of the s, however, Schwinn’s proprietary frame-building technology and heavier bikes became less economically viable in an increasingly weight-obsessed industry–resulting in millions of unique vintage and antique bikes that can be identified by their serial numbers.

Dating these bikes is usually the first step toward proper appraisal of a vintage Schwinn machine. Find the serial number. Upon production, all Schwinns had a serial number stamped in one of three places on the frame. The first possible location is on the underside of the bottom bracket.

Q: What is NBHAA? A: National Bicycle History Archive of America is a historical archive–a library containing over 80, catalogues, books, photos and other related items pertaining to began collecting these items in the early s–many were ancient even then. Our earliest items begin in the s and range through the s.

Some bike parts have a date code cast or stamped into the piece. This clearly is when the component was made and not when the bike was made, but unless the component or bike manufacturer had lots of stock lying around in inventory, the date should be a fairly good indication of the year of the bike. At least it would be the earliest date that the bike could have been made.

Of course, all this assumes the bike has the original component. The most likely components to be original are the stem, handlebars, seatpost, and brakes. On a vintage bike in excellent condition that apparently had a lonely existence in a garage all of the components likely are original. As the wear on a vintage bike increases, the greater the likelihood components are not original, either through replacement of worn parts or through component swaps.

Swaps can take place early in the life of a bike as the proud new owner upgrades to new or used components of higher quality.

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Jay Divinagracia The human eye is a remarkable thing. It can pick up on incredibly subtle details, and your brain transforms those signals into snap judgements. In the case of bicycles, the eye can pick out imperfections like a magnet. Rust, scuffed and scratched paint, shoddy or worn out components: I know how to trick the eye. There are a few simple and quick ways to restore your vintage bike and make it look like a million bucks or at least several hundred. The secret is to focus on whatever is distracting the eye, and fix it.

The following are a few classic bicycle restoration tips that should help your older ride turn some heads. How you deal with this depends on how stingy you are! The cheapest option is to clean up your wheels. You can pick up some tire shine spray at any auto shop, and it works wonders. You can do a vintage bicycle wheel restoration in a snap with a piece of fine steel wool.

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Although the Sports Model was the original backbone of the range, it was the Raleigh 20 which really set the sales records. Slightly cruder than the original Nottingham version, the 20 was nevertheless a sturdy machine which suffered very few problems over its long production life. It was made of local steel, and the main tube was of slightly smaller diameter than the original. In another departure, the bracing tubes from the main tube to the bottom bracket were missing.

This last feature allowed the production of a fully detachable version which was, I think, unique to NZ. The bike originally came fitted with the usual Raleigh equipment:

Schwinn Serial Numbers and Date Codes: Dates between and are available because Schwinn kept good records. From on, several different coding systems were used, from which the manufacture date (and often the assembly date) can be decifered.

Locating the Serial Number – Chicago built Schwinn serial numbers are found on the left rear axle-hanger or fork-end on the frame. If letters were used for date codes, they skipped the letters “I” and “O” as they looked too much like numbers. This scheme is for all Chicago built non-Paramount models excluding Superiors and Super Sports whose serial numbers are located on the left rear axle hanger and consist of a single letter code for the month [again, skip"I” and"O”], the last digit of the year and a 3-digit sequential build number — e.

The Super Sports with Huret dropouts seem to have used a two digit year ‘C ‘ — March, , th frame. The Le Tour and Super Le Tour models had their serial numbers on the left rear axle hanger and many began with an ‘S’, followed by the Japan Made numbering system. The number will have a production month letter in either the first or second position and a production year number in the other first or second position.

Beginning in the s, many Schwinns feature a 4-digit stamp on the head badge that represents the assembly date and consists of the Julian day and the last digit of the year decodes to the th day of or — use decals and components to determine the decade. The Julian dating was adopted for Schwinn’s domestic production in See the 4-digit date code next to the “I”?

This was used to connect the remainder of a production run that spilled over into January of the next year. X should be Month X and Year 9. But it might be Month January of Year 0. Using this logic, Y might actually have been made in February of , but was a part of the production run. I’m still looking for a confirmation of this dating method.

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This began to turn around in the camera and electronics industries in the s, but Japanese companies didn’t figure out how to make and sell bicycles for the U. As the s opened, the U. While Japanese bicycles were manufactured to very tight tolerances, and nicely finished considerably better than their European competition , the Japanese had not yet come to terms with the average American’s being taller and heavier than the average Japanese.

This gap was wider at the time than it is now, due to the privations the Japanese population suffered during and after the war.

The manufacturer’s date on a bicycle’s components can often be used to determine the date of manufacture of the bike itself. Many bike parts have a date code cast or stamped into the piece. Bicycle component dating.

This particular one was purchased by Giles, the previous owner, about 15 years ago from a Copenhagen shipyard that had closed down. He says they had of them there. In the mid-fifties, they also made Sachs-powered SCO autocycles. Urania was one of many companies that manufactured Long Johns. Urania Cykler is still a major bicycle company in Denmark. The J suffix makes it a model.

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Above, Punnett Companion, below close-up of the badge. Rochester, NY There were several ways to fashion a bicycle built for two, but the Punnett, with a pair of frames, side-by-side attached to a pair of in-line wheels, was one of the more unlikely ones. The rear axle had a sprocket on either side, each powered by a corresponding chain, front sprocket, and pedals.

If this seemed like difficult cycling and balancing the Punnett with two riders was no easy task there was another option: This was not entirely comfortable, but it was considered practical in getting the machine to and from the abode of the wheelman’s lady friend. It is rumored, that this bicycle belonged to the actor Steve McQueen, however, we have nothing to substantiate that.

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These are trying times for American families and hipster road bikers. Anyway, the bottom line is this: That subjective rating is then divided by the price of the bike. Unfortunately, practically every roadie on earth is riding a bike with a CPD of well under 1 right now! This must be stopped. Buy your road bike used!

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