This site documents classic Schwinn bicycles through photos, specs, videos, and pretty much anything else I can find. My goal is that Schwinn collectors and enthusiasts will find the most complete information about vintage Schwinn bicycles here. This site is about vintage Schwinn bikes, not new ones, if you are looking for new Schwinn bicycles please visit the official Schwinn website.
If you have a specific question about a vintage Schwinn bike like "How much is it worth?" or "What accessories did it come with originally?" please refer to my "How much is my Schwinn worth?" article.
My name is Patrick Sexton and as I was trying to get information about an older Schwinn bike I realized that every time I searched Google for the name and year of the bike ( 1968 Schwinn Panther ) I wouldn't really find any specific information about that bike, I would find outdated sales from Ebay or auctions, but no concrete real info on the bike.
I have since found many wonderful resources on the web made by dedicated Schwinn enthusiasts. Unfortunately, one has to search and research quite a bit to find them. I wanted to make a site that would give collectors and restorers good solid info about vintage Schwinn bikes, particularly beach cruisers.
I also found that it was difficult to get details about certain Schwinn accessories, like which slimline tank tank goes on which bike? In the above picture I am holding a 1962 slimline tank from a Schwinn Fleet. I didn't know what tank it was until I searched the old catalogs. I found out that the design of the 1962 slimline tank was unique to that year, so that this was a very special tank indeed as it only was made for one year. I thought it would be great if I could start documenting such things so that others could know these things too.
This site is made great through the generosity of Schwinn enthusiasts who share their experience, photos, and time, and of course the Schwinn company who made such rich catalogs and documentation in the first place.
If you own (or have detailed information about) a vintage Schwinn bicycle, I want to hear about it.