1955 Schwinn Catalog


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Famous Schwinn Guarantee
The Famous Schwinn "Long as you own it" Guarantee fully protects every Schwin bicycle against all defects in material or workmanship as long as it remains in the possession of the original purchaser.
Schwinn Loss Guarantee
The Schwinn Loss Guarantee is included with-out extra charge with every Schwinn Cyclelock equppied bicycle. It protects the owner against loss by theft for one year after purchase as explained on the Loss Guarantee Tag.

Every Schwinn bicycle is guaranteed "long as you own it"

Schwinn's long standing reputation for superior quality, backed by three generations of specialized experience in designing and building fine bicycles, makes the Schwinn Guarantee the most complete, most dependable ever offered on any bicycle. 1955-schwinn-logo 1955-schwinn-catalog-intro Yes, more Schwinn Bicycles are sold, year after year, than any other make -- a fitting tribute to Schwinn’s reputation for superior styling and unmatched quality standards. The Schwinn line of fine quality bicycle is the World’s most complete selection -- lightweight styles -- the popular new Middleweights -- balloon models in juvenile and full sizes -- racing, touring and delivery bicycles -- a full assortment of fine quality bicycle for every purpose, in every price range.

Schwinn Middleweights


1955-schwinn-middleweights a great new achievement combining the best in popular lightweight features with balloon-type dependability The new Schwinn Middleweights have already won widespread popularity because they are ideally suited to the special requirement of the American market. The light, easy handling of lightweight bicycles has been achieved by combining the new Schwinn Tornado 1.75” tire with multiple gear hubs and hand brakes. Yet the sturdy dependability of traditional balloon-tire design, so necessary for safe, trouble-free service in the hands of youthful riders, has been retained. Schwinn Middleweights are the only American Middleweight style bicycles using full size wheels with true 26”x1.75” tires and specially designed “narrow” frame, fork and guards. See the difference in their graceful lines -- perfectly balanced for smooth riding.

Schwinn Corvette



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Boys 26-inch Model F17

Most luxurious of the new middleweight models, with 3-speed gears, front and rear caliper brakes, stainless steel fenders, chrome headlight, whitewall tires and a handsome spring-type front luggage carrier on 26-inch models. Also available with coaster brake.

SPECIFICATIONS


FRAME- Boys middleweight cantilever, girls middleweight. FORK- Forged, narrow middleweight design. REAR HUB- 3-Speed or coaster brake. BRAKES- Front and rear calipers on 3-speed model; coaster brake only on coaster brake models CARRIER - Aluminum front carrier, spring-type (26-inch models only). FENDERS- Stainless steel. TIRES- Shwinn Tornado, 1.75” whitewall. RIMS- Schwinn tubular S7, chrome. COLORS- Opal red, blue or green; also black enamel.

MODELS


Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS F17 F67 26-inch Corvette 3- speed 60 58 F27 F77 24-inch Corvette 3- speed 49 1/2 49 F13 F77 26-inch Corvette (coaster brake) 59 58 F23 F73 24-inch Corvette (coaster brake) 47 1/2 47

Schwinn American



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Boys 26-inch Model F14


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


Shipping Weight lbs.
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
F12 F62 26-inch American (coaster brake) 57 55
F22 F72 24-inch American (coaster brake) 46 1/2 46
F32 F82 20-inch American (coaster brake) 43 43

Schwinn Tiger




boys 26-inch Model F10

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The popular Schwinn Tiger offers al the advantages of true middleweight styling and performance. It features 3-speed gears, front and rear caliper brakes, the new 1.75” Schwinn Tornado tire and the superb styling of Schwinn cantilever frame.


SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Boys middleweight cantilever, girls middleweight. FORK- Forged, narrow middleweight design. REAR HUB- 3-Speed. BRAKES- Caliper brakes, front and rear. TIRES- Shwinn Tornado, 1.75” RIMS- Schwinn tubular S7, chrome. COLORS- Opal red, blue or green; also black enamel.
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS F10 F60 26-inch Tiger with 3-speed 56 1/2 56 1/2 F20 F70 24-inch Tiger with 3-speed 48 1/2 48

Schwinn Flying Star




boys 26-inch Model F11
This popular priced bicycle offers top middleweight performance at low cost. The Flying Star is equipped with the Bendix Multi-Speed hub with power brake, Schwinn 1.75” Tornado tires and Schwinn’s sturdy single-bar frame-- an outstanding combination for speed and dependability.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Schwin single bar middleweight, girls middleweight. FORK- Forged, narrow middleweight design. REAR HUB- Bendix Multi-Speed. TIRES- Shwinn Tornado, 1.75” RIMS- Schwinn tubular S7, chrome. KICKSTAND- Detachable. COLORS- Spitfire red, blue or green; also black enamel
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS F11 F61 26-inch Flying Star 54 54 F21 F71 24-inch Flying Star 50 50

Schwinn Balloon Tire Models


Finest quality balloon-tired bicycles. America’s best-selling line -- most complete selection, in every price range. The balloon-tired bicycle, which has become so popular for hard-riding American boys and girls, was first introduced in this country by Schwinn in 1933. Its sturdy construction and comfortable riding characteristics make it the characteristics make it the ideal bike for safety and dependability, especially junior sizes. Schwinn balloon-tired bicycles are famous for their superb styling and exclusive quality features. They are offered here in a complete range of models, both equipped and unequipped, with prices to suit every purse.

Schwinn Phantom




Boys 26-inch Model B19
The Phantom is the most famous balloon-tired bicycle in the world, with beautiful styling and lavish equipment. The Cantilever frame, chrome-trimmed tank, spring fork, chrome fenders with built-in fenderlite and genuine leather saddle make the Phantom the best bike money can buy.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Schwinn balloon cantilever, girls balloon. FORK- Schwinn patented spring fork -- no Cycelock unless ordered extra. REAR HUB- Coaster brake. CARRIER - Streamlined -- no stop and tail light unless ordered extra. FENDERS- Chrome plated, extra wide. SADDLE- Deluxe, top grain leather. RIMS- Schwinn tubular S-2, chrome. TIRES- Schwin Typhoon whitewall. COLORS- Red with black trim, black with red trim, green with black trim; also two-two tone blue on girls model only.
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS B19 B69 26-inch Phantom 67 / 67

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Schwinn Jaguar



26-inch Boys Model D17

A Smartly styled balloon-tired bike with 3-Speed gears, front and rear caliper brakes, chrome fenders, chrome truss rods, whitewall tires and Schwinn Cantilever frame-- an easy riding bike that’s a delight to own.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Schwinn balloon cantilever. FORK- Forged, with chrome truss rods. REAR HUB- 3-Speed. BRAKES- Front and rear caliper. FENDERS- Chrome plated. TIRES- Shwinn Monsoon whitewall. RIMS- Schwinn tubular S-2, chrome. COLORS- Opal red, blue or green; also black enamel.
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS D17 -- 26-inch Jaguar 61 --

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Schwinn Streamliner




Boys 26-inch Model D16
Here is distinctive design in a fully equipped balloon-tired model with the super-strong Schwinn Cantilever frame. Its quality equipment includes streamline tank with horn, Rocket Ray headlight, sturdy luggage carrier, chrome truss rods and whitewall tires.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Schwinn balloon Cantilever. FORK- Forged, with chrome truss rods. RIMS- Schwinn tubular S-2, chrome. BRAKES- Caliper brakes, front and rear. TIRES- Shwinn Typhoon whitewall. COLORS- Opal red, blue or green; also black enamel.
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS D16 -- 26-inch Streamliner 63 -- J26 -- 24-inch Streamliner 56 --

Schwinn Starlet



A dainty, luxurious and completely feminine style that’s sure to please every girl -- truly the queen of the line! Choose from such fashion-wise hues as Holiday Rose, Summer Cloud White, Windswept Green, Luscious Lavender and Powder Blue-- all with white saddle grips.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Schwinn girls balloon. FORK- Forged, chrome truss rods. SADDLE-- White Koroseal top. GRIPS- White. RIMS- Schwinn tubular S-2, chrome. TIRES- Shwinn Typhoon whitewall. COLORS- Summer Cloud White with Holiday Rose or Powder Blue trim; Windswept Green with Luscious Lavender trim; or opal red, blue or green--also black enamel.
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS -- D66 26-inch Starlet -- 60 -- J76 24-inch Starlet -- 52

Schwinn Deluxe Hornet




Boys 26-inch Model D19

The Deluxe Hornet is an outstanding value with many wonderful features at a modest cost. Standard equipment includes spring fork, Rocket Ray light, special two-tone colors, whitewall tires and chrome rims-- a beautiful bicycle at an amazing low price!
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Schwinn balloon double bar, girls balloon. FORK- Schwinn patented spring fork. RIMS- Schwinn tubular S-2, chrome. TIRES- Shwinn Typhoon whitewall. KICKSTAND- Detachable. COLORS- Black with red trim, two-town blue, two-tone green.
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS D19 D69 26-inch Deluxe Hornet 63 62

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Schwinn Hornet




Boys 26-inch Model D15

Here is a fully equipped bike at a price that’s hard to beat -- and you get famous Schwinn quality and styling, too! Features include tank with horn, chrome truss rods and torpedo headlight. Sturdy luggage carrier on 26-inch models only.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Schwinn balloon double bar, girls balloon. FORK- Forged, chrome truss rods. RIMS- Schwinn tubular S2, chrome. TIRES- Shwinn Typhoon. KICKSTAND- Detachable. COLORS- Spitfire red, blue or green.
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS D15 D65 26-inch Hornet 60 1/2 59 1/2 J25 J75 24-inch Hornet 51 1/2 50 1/2 J35 J85 20-inch Hornet 45 46

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Schwinn Wasp



Schwinn Wasp
Boys 26-inch Model D12
Schwinn Wasp ModelsCantilever frame construction and quality equipment make the Wasp an ideal choice for those who want the best in a standard balloon-tired bike. Here’s top performance and study dependability at a reasonable price.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Boys balloon Cantilever, girls balloon. FORK- Forged. RIMS- Schwinn tubular S-2, chrome. TIRES- Shwinn Typhoon. COLORS- Opal red, blue or green; also black enamel.
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS D12 D62 26-inch Wasp 58 57 J22 J72 24-inch Wasp 50 50

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Schwinn Spitfire



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Boys 26-inch Model D11
1955 Schwinn Spitfire ModelsWhen price is important, the Schwinn Spitfire is the ideal choice. Here is a dependable quality bicycle at low cost, fully guaranteed by Schwinn to give lasting satisfaction as long as you own it!
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Schwinn balloon double bar, girls balloon. FORK- Forged. RIMS- Schwinn tubular S2, enameled. TIRES- Shwinn Typhoon. KICKSTAND- Detachable. COLORS- Spitfire red, blue or green.
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS D11 D61 26-inch Spitfire 54 54 J21 J71 24-inch Spitfire 49 49 J31 J81 20-inch Spitfire 41 41 1/2

Schwinn Cycle Truck



1955 Schwinn Cycle Truck
Model S1 Small Basket
1955 Schwinn Cycle Truck SidebarThe 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.
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. RIM S- 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 --

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American Made Schwinn Lightweights


1955 Schwinn Lightweights
...for touring, sports or racing
Schwinn lightweight bicycles are famous for their precision construction and unsurpassed performance. They have carried more winners to the finish line than any other bicycle made -- truly the choice of champions. They are available in a wide selection of adult and juvenile sizes in every price range, for every cycling need. A great variety of special equipment, continental or domestic, is sure to please the most discriminating rider, amateur or professional. Year after year, Schwinn lightweights have outsold all others by a wide margin-- undisputed proof of their superiority.

Schwinn Traveler



1955 Schwinn Traveler
Boys 26-inch Model W18
1955 Schwinn Traveler ModelsThe Traveler is America’s best selling lightweight-- fully equipped with 3-speed gears, light generator set, stainless steel fenders and touring bag. For sport, utility or touring, it’s the top favorite of them all! Choice of 19”, 21” or 23” frame sizes for boys 19” only for girls.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Schwinn Diamond, 19”, 21” or 23” for boys -- 19” only for girls FORK- Schwinn tubular. REAR HUB- 3-Speed. BRAKES- Front and rear caliper. FENDERS- Stainless Steel. RIMS- Schwinn tubular S6, chrome. TIRES- Shwinn Whirlwind 1 3/8”. COLORS- Opal red, blue, green, gold or violet’ also black enamel.
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS W18 W68 26-inch Traveler 55 1/2 57 1/2

Schwinn Sports



Schwinn Sports
Boys 26-inch Model W-14
Schwinn Sports sidebarThe Schwinn Sports with its Special construction features has been designed to please the sports cyclist. 3-Speed gears, Maes type drop bars with racing grips, racing saddle and rat-trap pedals make this a top performer for pleasure riding or group competition.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Special “upright” design, 22 inch size. FORK- Schwinn tubular. REAR HUB- 3-Speed. BRAKES-Aluminum alloy hooded lever front and rear caliper. SADDLE- Racing type, stretched leather. RIMS- Schwinn tubular S6 chrome. TIRES- Shwinn Breeze, Tan Wall 26” x 1 1/4”. COLORS- Opal violet, red, blue, green or gold; also black enamel.
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS W14 -- 26-inch Sports 481/2 --

Schwinn Varsity



1955 Schwinn Varsity
1955 Schwinn Varsity modelsBoys 26-inch Model W11
Here is a popular 3-Speed model at a moderate price -- an ideal choice for touring, pleasure riding or utility. Its quality construction and smart styling make the Varsity a top favorite of discriminating cyclists. Available in 19”, 21” or 23” frame 19” only for girls.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Schwinn Diamond 19”, 21” or 23” for boys -- 19” only for girls. FORK- Schwinn tubular. REAR HUB- 3-speed RIMS- Schwinn tubular S6, chrome. TIRES- Shwinn Whirlwind 1 3/8”. COLORS- Opal red, blue or green; also black enamel
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS W11 W61 26-inch Varsity 53 52 W21 W71 24-inch Varsity 48 48

Schwinn World



1955 Schwinn World
Boys 26-inch Model W2
1955 Schwinn World modelsNow the thrills of lightweight cycling are available at modest cost with the handsome Schwinn World. This coaster brake model is light weight for easy pedaling, yet sturdy and dependable for many mile of trouble-free service.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Schwinn Diamond 19”, 21” or 23” for boys -- 19” only for girls. FORK- Schwinn tubular. REAR HUB- 3-speed RIMS- Schwinn tubular S6, chrome. TIRES- Shwinn Whirlwind 1 3/8”. COLORS- Opal red, blue or green; also black enamel
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS W2 W52 26-inch World 50 50 W22 W72 24-inch World 45 45

Schwinn Tandem



1955 Schwinn Tandem
Model T-5 26-inch
There’s no greater pleasure in cycling than gliding along on a beautiful Schwinn Tandem-- The Famous Bicycle-Built-For-Two. Equipped with caliper brakes, heavy duty tandem hubs, forks and hangers -- choice of either tandem or balloon tires.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Schwinn tandem, short coupled, lady-back. FORK- Schwinn heavy duty tandem. CRANK SETS- 3-piece cottered type. FRONT HUB- Choice of dural hub or large flange expander brake. BRAKES- Front and rear caliper brakes with dural hubs, or large flange front expander brake. REAR HUB- 3-speed COLORS- Opal red, blue or green; also black enamel
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS T5 26-inch Tandem 90

Schwinn Paramounts



1955 Schwinn Paramount
Men’s 26-inch Model P11
1955 Schwinn Paramount modelsSchwinn Paramounts are professional-type “made-to-measure” bicycles- winners of more races than any other bicycle. Each one is a precision made by hand, a masterpiece of bicycle craftsmanship. Special order forms and ordering instructions are available from the factory upon request.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME- Made to order of Eccles & Pollack or Reynolds 531 tubing. FORK- Made to order. CRANK SET- Schwinn Paramount racing cranks, 3-pin mounting. HUBS- Schwinn Paramount racing hubs, choice of stiff hub or free wheeling -- also Sturmey-Archer hubs. BRAKES- Schwinn caliper front and rear -- alloy optional. SADDLE- Best grade full mattress type or Brooks B-17 narrow. PEDALS- Best grade touring type or rat- trap. RIMS- Extruded alloy rims with Schwinn Puff tires; Schwinn tubular with Schwinn Breeze tires; best grade ally rims on racing models. TIRES- Shwinn Puff 26”x1 1/4” or 27” x 1 1/4’ or Schwinn Breeze 26”x 11/4” on touring models; best grade tubular tires on racing models. COLORS- Any standard Schwinn color
MODELS
Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS P12 -- Special Paramount Racer 35 -- P11 P61 26-inch Paramount Racer 43 43 1955 Schwinn Optional Equipment 1955 Schwinn Exclusive Features 1955 Schwinn colors

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