The Schwinn American


1963 schwinn american

In 1955 Schwinn introduced the world to a new model called the Schwinn American. It was made from 1955 to 1965. The Schwinn catalogs in which the American was featured would always exclaim "100 percent American made". The main reasoning for this in my opinion is that in prior years Schwinn was always heavily advertising about the many features about their bikes that were from other countries. The goal of the Schwinn American model was probaly to proudly display and remind everyone that Arnold, Schwinn & Co. was an American company with American values.

1955

Schwinn welcomes the American to the lineup in the 1955 catalog. There were boys and girls models...

1955 schwinn american
Boys 26-inch Model F14 american models

Every part of this thrilling new Schwinn American middleweight is made right here in the United States--Bendix Multi-Speed hub with power coaster brake-- Schwinn front caliper brake. Also available with coaster brake instead of Bendix Multi-Speed and front caliper brake.

SPECIFICATIONS

FRAME- Boys middleweight cantilever, girls middleweight.
FORK- Forged, narrow middleweight design.
REAR HUB- Bendix Multi-Speed or coaster brake.
BRAKES- Schwinn front caliper on Bendix Multi-Speed model; coaster brake only on coaster brake models
TIRES- Shwinnn Tornado, 1.75”
RIMS- Schwinn tubular S7, chrome.
COLORS- Opal red, blue or green; also black enamel.

MODELS

BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS
F14 F64 26-inch American Multi- speed 58 58
F24 F74 24-inch American Multi- speed 49 1/2 49
F22 F72 24-inch American (coaster brake) 46 1/2 46
F32 F82 20-inch American (coaster brake) 43 43

1956

1956 schwinn american

Schwinn American - 2-Speed Gears

The new Schwinn American has everything you want! Bendix Multi-Speed 2-speed gears with power coaster brake, Schwinn front hand brake, 1.75" Schwinn Tornado tires. 2-Speed model available in 26" and 24" sizes for boys and girls. Conventional coaster brake model available in 26", 24" and 20" sizes for boys and girls. Opalescent red, blue or green-also black enamel.

1957

1957 schwinn american

AMERICAN

All American winner on any team! *American made 2-speed Gears with coaster brake * 1.75 middleweight tires *2 Speed American in boy's and girl's 24" and 26" Models * Coaster brake American in 24" and 26" boy's and girl's model * 20" model for boyd only *COLORS: Opalescent Red,blue or green and black enamel.

1962

1962 schwinn american

This year the American model came back into the Schwinn line-up - it had been missing from the catalogs for a few years - The checkerboard seat post decal was now replaced by a new design and the model was offered in many new "versions" as detailed below from their sale brocure for that year...

The Schwinn AMERICAN - 100% AMERICAN!
STANDARD 26" OR KING SIZE!
HEAVY DUTY,TOO!

2-SPEED COASTER
26" A11....................$59.95 $49.95
26" king size, A18.........$59.95 $49.95
26" heavy duty, A14........$69.95 $59.95
26" H.D king size, A19.....$69.95 $59.95
24" A21....................$56.95 $46.95
20" A31....................$ $44.95
radiant red, blue, black; radiant green 26" size only.

1962 schwinn american

100% American Made!
The Schwinn American
The best choice for those who want long-lasting Schwinn quality is a standard middleweight design. Also offered in king Size with extra large cantilever frame for all teen-agers and adults. Heavy duty models, too.
SCHWINN QUALITY FEATURES *strong cantilever *Schwinn tubular chrome rims *American-made coaster brake *Schwinn Radiant colors *Every part quality-built in the U.S.A
size description wt.lbs 2-speed coaster
26" AMERICAN 52 $59.95 $49.95
26" AMERICAN,HEAVY DUTY 54 $69.95 $59.95
26" KING AMERICAN 54 $59.95 $49.95
26" KING SIZE AMERICAN,HEAVY DUTY 56 $69.95 $59.95
24" AMERICAN 47 $56.95 $46.95
20" AMERICANY 39 ...... $44.95
COLORS: radiant red, radiangt blue or black enamel, radiant green in 26-inch size only. OPTIONAL AT EXTRA COST: spring fork on A11, A14, 14.95...whitewall tires, $1.25...tractor tires, $2.25..thorn-resisting tubes, $2.00....No. 7000 saddle on A11, A18, 12.25 HEAVY DUTY MODELS: Include 120 gauge spokes, H.D front hub. No. 7000 saddle.

1963

1963 schwinn american

In 1963 the painted fenders were replaced by chrome fenders and if you wanted you culd add a chrome plated spring fork!

THE Schwinn American

A10-26"........................$49.95 $59.95
A14-26" HEAVY DUTY.............$59.59 $59.95
A13-26" KING SIZE..............$49.59 $59.95
A19-26" KING SIZE HEAVY DUTY...$59.59 $69.95
A20-24" .......................$46.59 $56.95
100% AMERICAN STANDARD 25" OR KING SIZE! HEAVY DUTY TOO! flamboyant red, radiant blue, black kingsize-flamboyant red, black.

1963 schwinn american

100% American Made!
The Schwinn American
The best choice for those who want long-lasting Schwinn quality is a standard middleweight design. Also offered in king Size with extra large cantilever frame for all teen-agers and adults. Heavy duty models, too.
SCHWINN QUALITY FEATURES
*strong cantilever
*Schwinn tubular chrome rims
*American-made coaster brake
*Schwinn Radiant colors
*Every part quality built in the U.S.A
No. size description wt.lbs 2-speed coaster
A10 26inch AMERICAN 50 1/2 $59.95 $49.95
A14 26inch AMERICAN,HEAVY DUTY 54 $69.95 $59.95
A13 26inch KING AMERICAN 51 $59.95 $49.95
A19 26inch KING SIZE AMERICAN,HEAVY DUTY 57 $69.95 $59.95
A20 24inch AMERICAN 47 $56.95 $46.95
COLORS: flamboyant red, radiant blue, black kingsize models-flamboyant red, black.
OPTIONAL AT EXTRA COST: chrome plated spring fork on A10, A14, 56.75...tractor tires, $2.25.... thorn-resisting tubes, $2.00. heavy duty is include 120 gauge spokes HEAVY DUTY MODELS: front hub. No. 7000 saddle.

1964

This year the bike was finally featured in a catalog with a full color photo right next to it's feature rich deluxe version.

1964 schwinn american

Schwinn American

(right) 100% American made. Offered in regular or King size with extra large cantilever frame... heavy duty model too. Colors: Flamboyant Red, Radiant Blue, Coppertone or Black. No Coppertone on 24" model. Kingsize model in Flamboyant Red or Black only.
A10 - American, coaster ................ $49.95 / 2-speed ... $59.95
A13 - Kingsize American, coaster ... $49.95 / 2-speed ... $59.95
A14 - American, Heavy Duty .......... $59.95 / 2-speed ... $69.95
A13 - 24" American, ....................... $46.95 / 2-speed ... $56.95

1964 schwinn american

AMERICAN - 100% american made
Schwinn QUALITY FEATURES
PARTS: Made in American crafsman.
FRAME: Schwinn Cantilever frame...sturdy...with special head, hanger and fork-end design....special welding
and aligning processes that makes Schwinn bikes the strongest ever built.
HUB: Schwinn front hub...with replaceable cups... heat treared and hardened bearing cups... built to take it.
RIMS: Schwinn tubular rims..chrome..shock absorbent...wear resistant...
FENDERS: chrome plated...with thicker, more lustrous, longer lasting chrome finish.
TIRES: Whitewall...nylon...tough...resilient...wear resisting.
NO. SIZE DESCRIPTION WEIGHT WEIGHT PRICE
A10-6 26" American, coaster brake 41 49 1/2 $49.95
A10-2 26" American, 2-speed 42 1/2 50 1/2 $59.95
A20-5 24" American, coaster brake 40 1/2 45 $46.95
A20-2 24" American, 2-speeed 42 46 $56.95
COLORS: 26" Flamboyant Red, radiant blue, coppertone or black 24" flamboyant red, radiant blue or black.

1965

1965 schwinn american

Schwinn AMERICAN
Finest American craftsmanship in a 100% American made bike. Schwinn tubular rims, Chrome plated fenders, whitewall Schwinn spring fork. Flamboyant Red, Radiant Coppertone or black.
A10 26" American, coaster brake......$49.95
A10 26" American, 2-speed............57.95
A15 26" American, coaster with spring fork........56.95

1965 schwinn american

AMERICAN - 100% American made.
PARTS: All American made.
FRAME: Schwinn Cantilever frame...sturdy...with special head, hanger and fork-end design....special welding
and aligning processes that makes Schwinn bikes the strongest ever built.
HUB: Schwinn front hub.... with heat treated and hardened bearing cups... built to take it.
RIMS: Schwinn tubular rims..chrome..shock absorbent...wear resistant...
FENDERS: chrome plated...with thicker, more lustrous, longer lasting chrome finish.
TIRES: Narrow Whitewall "Superior" tires...improved tread with more anti skid depth...extra durable.


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