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1961 Schwinn Catalog

Original text and images of the 1961 Schwinn sales brochure. The text below, including the prices, are as written in 1961.

Mens / Boys bikes:

Panther III

1961 schwinn panther 3

Twin Headlights. Two carriers. Trimline tank, horn.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed .....$79.95
  • 26" coaster brake ...$69.95

New Schwinn styling. Deluxe equipment. 2 Tone saddle, whitewall tires, chrome fenders. Radiant red, blue, green, black.

See complete Schwinn Panther 3 details.

Mark IV Jaguar

1961 Mark4-jaguar

Schwinn's Finest! Tank, Horn, Carrier. Stainless Steel Fenders.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed gears... $84.95
  • 26" coaster brake ........ $74.95
Deluxe equipped. Front and rear carriers, chrome headlight, 2-tone saddle,whitewall tires, lavish chrome trim. Radiant red, blue, green, black.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Jaguar.

Streamliner

1961 streamliner

Schwinn Cantilever frame! Streamlined tank! whitewall tires!

  • 26" 2-speed........... $69.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $59.95
Smart streamline design...tank with horn, chrome rear carrier. Radiant red, blue, green, black.

Hornet

1961 hornet

Tank and horn. Fender light. Two tone saddle.

  • 26" 2-speed........... $64.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $54.95
  • 24" 2-speed........... $62.95
  • 24" coaster brake .... $52.95
  • 20" coaster brake .... $47.95
Luggage carrier on 26" and 24" sizes. Radiant red or black with ivory rims and trim.

See complete Schwinn Hornet details.

Speedster

1961-speedster

Schwinn quality. Cantilever frame. Radiant colors.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed ..... $59.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $49.95
  • 24" 2 speed .......... $56.95
  • 24" coaster brake .... $46.95
  • 20" coaster brake .... $44.95
Radiant red, blue, green, black.

Spitfire / Boys

1961-spitfire-boys

Schwinn styling. Cantilever frame. Two-tone saddle.

  • 26" coaster brake ....... $46.95
  • 24" coaster brake ....... $44.95
  • 20" coaster brake ....... $41.95
Spitfire red or black enamel.

Corvette

1961-corvete

Most popular. Light, carrier. Stainless steel fenders!

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed ...... $76.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $66.95
  • 24" 2 speed ............. $73.95
  • 24" coaster brake .... $63.95
Famous Schwinn cantilever frame, deluxe equipment, spakling chrome trim, whitewall tires. Radiant red, blue, green, black; green in 26" size only.

See the complete Schwinn Corvette details.

Tiger

1961-schwinn-tiger

Chrome headlight. Front carrier. Whitewall tires.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed ...... $66.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $56.95
  • 24" 2 speed ............. $63.95
  • 24" coaster brake .... $53.95
Popular semi-equipped model. Radiant red, blue, green, black.

See the complete Schwinn Tiger details.

Tornado

1961-schwinn-tornado-boys

Lowest price. Schwinn quality. Twin bar frame.

  • 26" coaster brake ....... $41.95
  • 24" coaster brake ....... $39.95
  • 20" coaster brake ....... $37.95
A sturdy bike and outstanding value. Red and ivory.

Flying Star for Boys

1961 Schwinn Flying Star for Boys

Outstanding Value! Tank, Light, carrier! Sparkling white Trim!

  • 26" coaster brake...$47.95
Here's feature packed Schwinn at a low price. Includes tank, headlight, carrier, tubular rims. Red enamel with white trim.

Skipper

1961 Schwinn Skpiper

Schwinn Twin-bar Frame! Sparkling Chrome Fenders! 2-Tone saddle!

  • 26" coaster brake .. $44.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $42.95
  • 20" coaster brake .. $39.95

An exceptional value in high-style schwinn quality bike. Red or black enamel. White Trim.

Balloon tires:

Wasp

1961-Schwinn Wasp

Balloon tires. Heavy duty. Cantilever frame.

  • 26" 2-speed............. $66.95
  • 26" coaster brakes ..... $56.95
Specially designed for heavy duty utility use ... often called the "news boy's special." Extra built in strength to carry the load with trouble free endurance. 26" by 2 1/8" balloon tires. Radiant red, black.

See complete Schwinn Wasp details.

Town & Country Tandem

1961-town&country-tandem

Double strength construction.

  • Choice of Schwinn colors .... $175.00
Bicycle built for two. Close coupled frame, safe lady back design. Front and rear heavy duty handbrakes.

Girls / Ladies bikes

Fair Lady

1961 Fair Lady

Optional gear shift. Front carrier. Stainless steel fenders.

  • 2 or 3 speed ........... $76.95
  • 26" coaster brake .. $66.95
Beautiful radiant colors, whitewall tires, chrome headlight. Red, blue, green, or white.

Co - Ed

1961 Coed

Front carrier. Chrome headlight. Pastel or radiant colors.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed .... $66.95
  • 26" coaster brake .. $56.95
  • 24" 2 speed .... $63.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $53.95
Blue, white and powder blue, white, and rose, red in 26" size only.

Starlet

1961 Starlet

Tank with horn. Rear carrier. Pastel colors.

  • 26" 2-speed .........$64.95
  • 26" coaster brake....$54.95
  • 24" 2-speed .........$62.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $52.95
  • 20" coaster brake .. $47.95
No carrieron 20" model. Radiant blue, white and blue, white and rose.

Debutante

1961 Debutante

Tank and horn. Twin headlights. Two carriers.

  • 26" 2-speed .... $79.95
  • 26" size with coaster brake .... $69.95
Schwinn's star girl's bike. Beautifully finished in baked on colors, lavish with spakling chrome. In radiant red, blue, white and powder blue, white, and rose.

Hollywood

1961 The Schwinn Hollywood

Radiant or pastel colors. Two-tone saddle. Sleek styling.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed.... $59.95
  • 26" coaster brake .. $49.95
  • 24" 2 speed ........ $56.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $46.95
  • 20" coaster brake .. $44.95
Radiant red, blue, white and powder blue, white and rose.

Spitfire / girls

1961 Schwinn Spitfire

Schwinn styling. Choice of color. Two-tone saddle.

  • 26" coaster brake .. $46.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $44.95
  • 20" coaster brake .. $41.95
Spitfire blue, white and powder blue, white and rose.

Tornado - ladies / girls

1961 Schwinn Tornado

Popular price. Schwinn quality. Blue and ivory.

  • 26" coaster brake .. $41.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $39.95
  • 20" coaster brake .. $37.95

Flying star- ladies / girls

1961 Flying Star for Ladies

Outstanding Value! Tank, Light, Carrier! Sparkling white Trim!

  • 26" coaster brake .. $47.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $47.95
Here's a feature packed Schwinn at a low price. Includes, tubular rims. Blue enamel with white trim.

Debbie

1961 Schwinn Debbie

Beautiful Styling! chrome Fenders! fashion Colors!

  • 26" coaster brake .. $44.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $42.95
  • 20" coaster brake .. $39.95
Genuine Schwinn quality in unusually attractive color combinations. White with rose, white with blue, blue enamel.

Children's bikes:

Bantam

1961 Schwinn Bantam

Convertible. For boys or girls. Pneumatic tires.

  • 20" coaster brake ....... $41.95
  • with training wheels ... $43.95
The perfect bike for a growing family ... top bar removes quickly and easily to make a practical boy's or girl's model bike. Spitfire red with white trim.

Pixie

1961 Schwinn Pixie

Semi-pneumatic tires. Training wheels. Convertible -- boys or girls.

  • 16" coaster brake ..... $29.95
  • The perfect first bike! Removable top bar... perfect fr brother or sister. Training wheels remove easily to make a real "two-wheeler." schwinn quality construction throughout.

Lightweight bikes:

Racer

1961 Racer for Boys & girls

Lightweight style. Radiant colors. Popular Price!

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed ...... $56.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $49.95
  • 24" 2 or 3 speed ...... $56.95
  • 24" coaster brake .... $49.95
Boy's 26" models offered in 19", 21" frame sizes- add $2.00 for 23" frame . Radiant red, blue, green, black, white in 26" sizes. In 24" size no boy's green or girl's black.

Traveler

1961 Travelers

Lightweight design. Generator, lights. Deluxe equipment.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed ...... $66.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $59.95
Boy's model offered in 19", 21" frame sizes --- add $2.00 for 23" frame. Radiant red, blue, green, black, white.

Continental Sports

1961 Continental Sports

10 speed gearshift. Hooded caliper brakes. Racing handlebars.

  • Men's model only. Available in 19, 21, 23 inch frames ..... $86.95
Speedy and amazingly smooth. 10 speed derailleur gear, high pressure 27" by 1 1/4 inch road racing tires. Radiant red, blue, green, black, or coppertone.

Continental Tourist

1961 Continental Tourist

10 speed gear shaft. lightweight fenders. hand brakes.

  • Men's model only. Available in 19, 21, 23 inch frames ..... $86.95
Fast and easy riding ... plastic fenders, tourist handlebar, 10 speed derailleur gear, and high pressure 27" by 1 1/4" tires. Radiant coppertone, red, blue, green or black.

Varsity 8 Speed

1961-varsity8-speed

8 speed gear shaft. Hooded caliper brakes. Racing handlebars.

  • Men's model only. Available in 19, 21, 23 inch frames ..... $69.95 Add $2.00 for 23" frame
8-speed derailleur gears for speed ... 26" x 1 1/4" Schwinn rims and tires for durability. Choice of radiant red, blue, green, or black or white.

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