The Schwinn Cycle Truck

The original Schwinn Cycle Truck was made between 1939 to 1967. The above bike is a 1959. This page provides year by year images and information about the Cycle Truck delivery bicycle quoted from Schwinn catalogs. Here is how Schwinn described the Cycle Truck...

1939

1939 SCHWINN CYCLE-TRUCK

Will carry 150 lbs. with ease and safety. Load is carried on frame.Steers same as an ordinary bicycle. Boys can earn money by making deliveries for grocers, butchers, chain stores, etc. and usually pay for it as they earn.

1940

1940 SCHWINN CYCLE-TRUCK

So you're going into business for yourself! That's fine- and the best of luck to you ! Here's a tip. Evenings and Saturday, or during the summer vacation, you'll get more work, be able to handle more in less time, and get paid more for it if you have the right delivery bike, which is the Schwinn Cycle Truck. You can put up to 150 pounds in the basket, and the front wheel will still turn just easily as if it were empty! The basket in mounted on the frame,not on the handle-bar,and doesn't interfere with steering when loaded.Notice the kick-stand. It's in front-easy to get at when you're parking and it locks the front fork so that the front wheel cannot turn and cause the cycle to fall over.
The Cycle Truck is heavy-duty buil throughout to keep you from having upkeep expence. It's low-geared,too,for easy pedaling.You won't have to look long for a delivery job-and a good paying one,too-if you show the boss your Cycle-Truck!

1946

1946 SCHWINN CYCLE-TRUCK

In the more highly competitive helds at retail selling the difference between profit and loss is generally measured in terms of service. This is particularly true of Grocery, Drug and Hardware Stores, of Meat Markets, Florists and Beverage stores, where compitition for surivival largely depends opun fast delivery service.
The Schwinn Cycle Truck has solved this problem for progressive merchants from one end of the country to the other.The Cycle Truck is not an ordinary bicycle with a basket fastened to the handlebars.such makeshifts are a manage on the highways.The Schwinn Cycle Truck was designed especially for fast,local,neighborhood delivery service.The basket is fastened in the frame and carries up to 150 pounds at safety without interesting with the front wheel and the safety on the rider.
The Cycle Truck is low-geared for easy riding with the parking stand in front directly under the basket to prevent tilting.The Schwinn Cycle Truck is sturdily built to withstand years of hard,heavy-duty,trouble free service. Make a special effort to introduce this economical delivery truck to a local enterprising merchant and watch the idea spread and the orders roll in.
Many dealers have built up a profitable business running Cycle Trucks to merchants on a weekly charge basis.
MODEL CT 18" FRAME-SMALL BASKET MODEL CT 20" FRAME-SMALL BASKET If large basket or no basket is wanted,specify on order.

1946 PARTS / SPECIFICATIONS

FRAME 18" OR 10" counter braced, container brackets cantilever construction,which carries the weight of the load back in the frame and decentralixes the strains.
FORK Special drop-forged with extra heavy tubular stem.
TIREs heavy duty 20" front 26" rear.
RIMS extra heavy iron thicker stock
SPOKES 105 gauge

1955

1955 SCHWINN CYCLE-TRUCK

for quick delivery service
The Schwinn Cycle Truck is the ideal one-man delivery vehicle for drug stores, delicatessens and many others. Baskets mounted on frames do not interfere with steering.Heavy duty construction throughout.

1955 PARTS / SPECIFICATIONS

FRAME - Special heavy duty construction,patented basket supports.
FORK - Forged,extra heavy stem.
FRONT HUB - Heavy duty,with heavy duty spokes.
REAR HUB - Coaster brake.
PARKING STAND - Special patented type to support loaded basket.
RIMS - Schwinn tubular S2,chrome.
TIRES - Heavy duty.
BASKET - S1-24" x 16" x 11"; S2-28" x 22" x 11".
COLORS - Light red,blue or green;also black or yellow enamel.

MODELS

SHIPPING WEIGHT,LBS.
BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS GIRLS
S1 - 26X20" Cycle Truck-Small basket 82 -
S2 - 26x20" Cycle Truck-Large basket 93 -
Sold Only by Franchised Schwinn Dealers
SCHWINN BICYCLES ARE NOW PREFERRED 11 TO 1 OVER ANY OTHER MAKE!

1959

1959 SCHWINN CYCLE-TRUCK

FOR LOW-COST DELIVERY SERVICE
THE IDEAL DELIVERY VEHICLE - for drugs store,delicatessens,markest and many others - also used in many large industrial plants and for U.S Mail delivery.Features: Special heavy duty construction, basket mounted on frame (does not interfere with steering). front parking stand support loaded basket, heavy duty spokes in balloon tire wheels (20" front and 26" rear),choice of small basket 24" x 16"x 11" or large basket 28"x22"x11", coaster brake only.
CYCLE TRUCK MODELS
NO. SIZE. DESCRIPTION Wt.,Lbs.
CT1-6 20" x 20" small basket,coaster(bendix) 82
CT2-6 26" x 20" Large basket,coaster(bendix) 93
See page 30 for other hubs, optional equipment and to order.

1959 PARTS / SPECIFICATIONS

CT1-6 CT2-6
SMALL BASKET LARGE BASKET
DESCRIPTION PART NO. PART NO.
FRAME 1990 1990
FORK 2066 2066
HEAD BEARING SET 2576 2576
HANDLEBAR STEM 7545 7545
HANDLEBAR 7830 7830
SADDLE 7124 7124
CARRIER-FRONT SMALL BASKET LARGE BASKET
FENDER-FRONT 5099 5099
FENDER-REAR 5200 5200
CHAIN GUARD 5891 5891
KICKSTAND 8546 8546
CRANK 6051 6051
PEDALS 6507 6507
HUB-FRONT 4918 4918
HUB-REAR BENDIX 4855 BENDIX 4855
RIMS 3962F-3948R 3962F-3948R
SPOKES-FRONT 3724 3724
SPOKES-REAR 3707 3707
TIRES 3010F-3020R 3010F-3020R
REFLECTOR 5614 5614
COMPLETE SPECIFICATIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

1961

1961 SCHWINN CYCLE-TRUCK

ECONOMICAL DELIVERY SCHWINN CYCLE TRUCK
NO. SIZE. DESCRIPTION Wt.,Lbs.
CT1-6 20" x 20" Cycle Truck-small basket 82
CT2-6 26" x 20" Cycle Truck-Large basket 93
COLORS: ANY STANDARD SCHWINN COLOR.
SPECIFICATION
FRAME: heavy duty Schwinn cycle truck design.
FORK : heavy duty forged
CARRIER: small basket: 24" x 16" x 11"
Large basket: 28" x 22" x 11"
WHEELS: 20 inch front,26 inch rear,heavy duty spokes
TIRES: 2 1/8" balloon ,heavy duty
STAND : Heavy duty ,front
ALL SPECIFICATIONS TO CHAINGE WITHOUT NOTICE

1962

1962 SCHWINN CYCLE-TRUCK

SCHWINN SPECIAL MODELS.. a bike for every need
THE SCHWINN CYCLE TRUCK IDEAL FOR LOW-COST DELIVERY HEAVY DUTY FRAME!
26" X 20" SMALL BASKET-CT1 $90.00
26" X 20" LARGE BASKET-CT2 $95.00
large basket carrier,28" x 22" x 11"
small basket carrier,24" x 16" x 11"
baloon tires,120 gauge spokes.
YOUR SCHWINN DEALER IS A BICYCLE EXPERT
The ideal delivery vehicle for drug stores, delicatessens, markets and others... also used in industrial plants.Basket mounts on frame. Front stand to support load. American-made coaster brake.
SCHWINN QUALITY FEATURES
*Heavy duty Schwinn cycle truck frame
*Large basket carrier,28" x 22" x 11"
*Small basket carrier,24" x 16" x 11"
*Heavy duty wheels,20" front 26"rear
*Knock-out bendix front hub
*Heavy duty 120 gauge spokes
*Heavy duty balloon tires
NO. SIZE. DESCRIPTION Wt.,Lbs. price
CT1 20" x 20" Cycle Truck-small basket 82 $90.00
CT2 26" x 20" Cycle Truck-Large basket 93 $95.00
COLORS: FLAMBOYANT RED ONLY
ALL PRICES SHOWN ARE SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICES,EXCEPT FOR FAIR TRADED MODELS IN FAIR TRADE STATES. ALL PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. SEE ORDERING INFORMATION,PAGE 32.

1963

1963 SCHWINN CYCLE-TRUCK

ECONOMICAL DELIVERY SCHWINN CYCLE TRUCK
The idel delivery vehicel for drug stores,delicatessens, markets and others... also used in industrial plants.Basket mounts on frame. Front stand to support load.American-made coaster brake.
SCHWINN QUALITY FEATURES
*Heavy duty Schwinn cycle truck frame *Large basket carrier,28" x 22" x 11" *Small basket carrier,24" x 16" x 11" *Heavy duty wheels,20" front 26"rear *Knock-out bendix front hub *Heavy duty 120 gauge spokes *Heavy duty balloon tires,2 1/8"
NO. SIZE. DESCRIPTION Wt.,Lbs. price
CT1 20" x 20" Cycle Truck-small basket 82 $90.00
CT2 26" x 20" Cycle Truck-Large basket 93 $95.00
COLORS: FLAMBOYANT RED ONLY
OPTIONS: NONE
ALL PRICES SHOWN ARE SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICES,EXCEPT FOR FAIR TRADED MODELS IN FAIR TRADE STATES. ALL PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. SEE ORDERING INFORMATION,PAGE 32.

1964

1964 SCHWINN CYCLE-TRUCK

SCHWINN DELIVERY BIKES...ideal for low-priced,economical delivery service fr drug stores,delicatessens,markets,news agencies and others. Specially made with extra strength frames and heavy duty equipment.
SCHWINN CYCLE TRUCK
Heavy duty frame,special heavy duty wheels,balloon tires 20" front and 26" rear. Heavy 120 gauge spokes.Metal sign for identifications.Large basket, 28" x 22" x 11". Small basket, 24" x 16" x 11" .Flamboyant Red only
CT1 cycle truck,small basket...$90.00
CT2 cycle truck,large basket...$95.00
All prices shown in this catalog are suggested retail prices,except for fair trade models in fair trade states. All prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

CT1 CYCLE TRUCK
CT2 ECONOMICAL DELIVERY BIKE.
SCHWINN QUALITY FEATURES
FRAME SChwinn Cycle Truck frame...heavy duty...ideal for stores that offer personal delivery service.
BASKETS Choice of small 24"x16"x11" basket carrier on CT1 model... large 28"x22"x11" basket carrier on CT2 model...Perfect for carrying types of packages.
HUB Knock-out front hub..easy changeability..built to last.
SPOKES 120 gauge..heavy duty...staronger to handle the big loads.
SADDLE No.7000...heavy-duty for longer wear...heavier pressure...spacious seating areas.
TIRES Balloon...extra sturdy for longer work,messenger or delivery service...tough...resilient...wear resisting.
NO. SIZE. DESCRIPTION WEIGHT Wt.,Lbs. price
CT1 20" x 20" Cycle Truck-small basket 67 77 $90.00
CT2 26" x 20" Cycle Truck-Large basket 78 88 $95.00
COLORS: FLAMBOYANT RED ONLY
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE...

1964 CYCLE TRUCK EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS

CT1-6 CT2-6 FRAME 1990-A 1990-A NAMEPLATE 9175-K 9175-K DECAL-FRAME 9346 9346 DECAL-SEAT MAST9357-E 9357-E PARKING STAND 8546 8546
FORK 2066 2066 HEAD BEARING SET 2576 2576 FRONT FENDER 5099 5099 BRACES 5535 5535 REAR FENDER 5200-A 5200-A BRACES 5535 5535 REAR FENDER 5200-A 5200-A BRACES 5504 5504 REFLECTOR 5601-A 5601-A
CHAINGUARD 5816 5816 CRANK 6051 6051 PEDALS 6519 6519 SPROCKET,FRONT 6306 6306
FRONT WHEEL HUB 4918K.O.4918K.O. SPOKES 3724 3724 RIM 3962 3962 TIRE 3010 3010
REAR WHEEL HUB 4855 4855 SPROCKET,REAR 20 20 SPOKES 3707 3707 RIM 3948 3948 TIRE 3020 3020
HANDLEBAR STEM 7545 7545 HANDLEBAR 7884 7884 HANDLEBAR GRIPS7916 7916 BASKET 8632 8640 BASKET PLATFORM8635 8644 SADDLE 7000-B 7000-B

ARNOLD,SCHWINN & CO. 1718 N.KILDARE.CHICAGO,ILL.60639 SEE SCHWINN PARTS AND ACCESSORIES CATALOG FOR DESCRIPTION OF PART NUMBERS SHOWN ABOVE JANUARY,1964

1965

1965 SCHWINN CYCLE-TRUCK

SCHWINN DELIVERY BIKES... ..the ideal bike for quick, efficient low priced delivery service... designed for long-lasting wear and heavier loads.
SCHWINN CYCLE TRUCK
Schwinn's economical delivery bike.Heavy duty frame,special heavy duty wheels with 120 gauge spokes,balloon tires,heavy duty saddle,choice of basket carrier.Large basket, 28" x 22"x 11".Small basket,24"x16"x11". Metal sign for identification. Flamboyant Red only.
CT1 Cycle Truck small basket..$90.00
CT2 Cycle Truck large basket..$95.00
All prices shown in this catalog are suggested retail prices,except for fair trade models in Fair Trade States.All prices and specifications of models described are subject to change without notice.

1965 dealer catalog decription for the cycle truck

CT1 CYCLE TRUCK
CT2 ECONOMICAL DELIVERY BIKE.
SCHWINN QUALITY FEATURES
FRAME Schwinn Cycle TrUck frame..heavy duty...ideal for stores that offer personal delivery service.
BASKETS Choice of small 24"x16"x11" basket carrier on CT1 model... large 28"x22"x11" basket carrier on CT2 model..perfect carrying all types of packages.
HUB knock-out front hub...easy changeability..built to last.
SPOKEs 120 gauge..heavy duty..stronger to handle the big loads.
SADDLE No.7000...heavy-duty for longer wear..heavier pressure spacious seating area.
TIRES Balloon..extra sturdy for work,messenger or delivery service..tough..resilient..wear resisting.
CRANK Drop-Forged..heat treated for extra strength.
NO. SIZE. DESCRIPTION WEIGHT Wt.,Lbs. price
CT1-6 26" x 20" Cycle Truck-small basket 67 77 $90.00
CT2-6 26" x 20" Cycle Truck-Large basket 78 88 $95.00

1965 CYCLE TRUCK EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS

CT1-6 CT2-6 FRAME 1990-A 1990-A NAMEPLATE 9175-K 9175-K DECAL-FRAME 9346 9346 DECAL-SEAT MAST9357-E 9357-E PARKING STAND 8546 8546
FORK 2066 2066 HEAD BEARING SET 2576 2576 FRONT FENDER 5099 5099 BRACES 5535 5535
REAR FENDER 5200-A 5200-A BRACES 5504 5504 REFLECTOR 5601-A 5601-A
CHAINGUARD 5816 5816 CRANK 6051 6051 PEDALS 6519-A 6519-A SPROCKET,FRONT 6306 6306
FRONT WHEEL HUB 4918K.O.4918K.O. SPOKES S362 S362 RIM 3962 3962 TIRE 3010 3010
REAR WHEEL HUB 4855 4855 SPROCKET,REAR 20 20 SPOKES S368 S368 RIM 3948 3948 TIRE 3020 3020
HANDLEBAR STEM 7545 7545 HANDLEBAR 7884 7884 HANDLEBAR GRIPS7916 7916 BASKET 8632 8640 BASKET PLATFORM8635 8644 SADDLE 7000-BK 7000-BK
ARNOLD,SCHWINN & CO. 1718 N.KILDARE.CHICAGO,ILL.60639
SEE SCHWINN PARTS AND ACCESSORIES CATALOG FOR DESCRIPTION OF PART NUMBERS SHOWN ABOVE JANUARY,1965

1966

1966 SCHWINN CYCLE-TRUCK

SPECIAL BICYCLES DESIGNED TO DO THE HEAVY WORK SCHWINN DELIVERY BIKES The ideal choice for quick,effecient,low-cost delivery service ...designed for long-lasting wear.
SCHWINN CYCLE TRUCK
Special design for delivery service.Heay-duty reinforced frame,special wheels with 120 gauge spokes,heavy-duty balloon tires.Metal panel for sign.Choice of large or small basket.Flamboyant Red only.
CT1-6 Cycle Truck 24" x 16" x 11" $99.50
CT2-6 Cycle Truck 28" x 22" x 11" $104.50
SCHWINN QUALITY FEATURES
FRAME Schwinn Cycle TrUck frame..heavy duty...ideal for stores that offer personal delivery service.
BASKETS Choice of small 24"x16"x11" basket carrier on CT1 model... large 28"x22"x11" basket carrier on CT2
model..perfect carrying all types of packages.
HUB knock-out front hub...easy changeability..built to last.
SPOKEs 120 gauge..heavy duty..stronger to handle the big loads.
SADDLE No.7000...heavy-duty for longer wear..heavier pressure spacious seating area.
TIRES Balloon..extra sturdy for work,messenger or delivery service..tough..resilient..wear resisting.
CRANK Drop-Forged..heat treated for extra strength.
NO. SIZE. DESCRIPTION WEIGHT Wt.,Lbs. price PRICE PRICE
CT1-6 26" x 20" Cycle Truck-small basket 67 77 $99.50 $101.50 $102.50
CT2-6 26" x 20" Cycle Truck-Large basket 78 88 $104.50 $106.50 $107.50
FAIR TRADE RETAIL PRICE IN FAIR TRADE STATES. SUGGESTED PRCE IN ALL OTHER STATES. PRICES AND SPECIFICATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

1967

1967 SCHWINN CYCLE-TRUCK

The heavy duty bike designed spcifically for delivery of bulky items. Ideal for industrial use and for stores that offer home delivery.Heavy duty front hub,120 gauge spokes,heavy duty saddle,sturdy schwinn balloon tires,coaster brake.Choice of large or small basket,COLOR:RED ONLY.
CT1-6 Cycle Truck 24" x 16" x 11" basket....$99.50
CT2-6 Cycle Truck 28" x 22" x 11" basket....$104.50
SCHWINN BICYCLE SPECIFICATIONS
CYCLE TRUCK
MODEL NO. WHEEL FRAME NET SHPG
CT1-6 26"X20" = 67 77
CT2-6 26"X20" = 78 88
COLORS RED:
MODEL NO. ZONE1 ZONE2 ZONE3
CT1-6 $99.50 $101.50 $102.50
CT2-6 $104.50 $106.50 $107.50
FAIR TRADE RETAIL PRICE IN FAIR TRADE STATES. SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE IN ALL OTHER STATES PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS

FACTORY I.B.M

NO. NO.
FRAME 1990-A 28 820 NAMEPLATE 9175-K 03 003 DECAL-SEAT MAST9357-E 03 067 DECAL-FRAME 9346 03 062 KICKSTAND ASSEMBLY 8546 57 129
FORK 2066 54 450 HEADSET 2576 56 701 FRONT FENDER 5099 52 285 BRACES 5535 52 911
REAR FENDER 5200-A 52 675 BRACES 5504 52 912 REFLECTOR 5601-A 07 770
CRANK 6051 56 016 PEDALS 6519-A 57 505 FRONT SPROCKET 6306 56 104 CHAIN K400 51 001 CHAINGUARD 5816 51 345
FRONT WHEEL 41760CK 85 021 HUB 4918 - SPOKES - 84 276 RIM 3962 80 050 TIRE 3020 64 000
REAR WHEEL 4208-CB 85 111 HUB 4855 37 004 SPOKES - 84 335 RIM 3948 80 009 TIRE 3010 64 101
HANDLEBAR STEM 7545 55 505 HANDLEBAR 7884 55 030 HANDLEBAR GRIPS7925 04 740
SADDLE 7000-BK 58 400 BASKET MODEL CT1-6 8684 00 450 MODEL CT2-6 8696 00451


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The Schwinn Cycle Truck was made from 1939 to 1967. There was not always information about them in Schwinns' catalogs, but below you will see what years information is available. Jump to the year you are interested in...

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