Schwinn serial dating
Chicago built Schwinn Serial Numbers for the years 1960 - 1969 are found on the left rear axle-hanger or fork-end on the frame; for the years 1970 - 1979 (Chicago built) they are on the headtube of the frame where the fork enters from the bottom (actually, this begins in April of 1970).The Chicago Serial Numbers consist of a letter representing the month of manufacture, a number indicating the last digit of the year (1960 - 1964; 0=1960, 1=1961, etc.) or a letter indicating the year(1965 - 1979; A=1965, B=1966, etc.), followed by a sequential series of five or six digits (e.g. If letters were used for date codes, they skipped the letters "I" and "O" as they looked too much like numbers.Some Taiwanese (built by Giant) Schwinns have a date code (on the right rear axle hanger or on the bottom bracket shell) in the format 'Gmmyy'.The letter "G" followed by a two-digit month code (01 = January etc.) and two more digits for the production year (80 = 1980 etc.).The ordinal dating was adopted for Schwinn's domestic production in 1976.
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The letter "G" followed by a two-digit month code (01 = January etc.) and two more digits for the production year (81 = 1981 etc.).
Bicycles from Japan have a production monthletter in either the first or second position and a productionyear number in the other (first or second) position. Taiwanese imports have aseparate date code number on the right rear fork end thatincludes the letter "G" followed by a two-digit month code(01 = January etc.) and two more digits for the productionyear (80 = 1980 etc.). Also Note that if your bike is after year 2001 the Schwinn/Questor bankruptcy, It has been foundthat ( Pacifc Cycle ) bikes do not use this dating. Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.
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