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1968 Schwinn Catalog

Original text and images of the 1968 Schwinn sales brochure. The text below, including the prices, are as written in 1968.
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One stop shopping for bicycle needs at your nearby Schwinn Franchised cyclery...
Schwinn Franchised Dealers are the leasding specialist in bicycle sales and service, from coast to coast and in alaska and hawaii. They have the most complete selection of better quality bicycles and bicycle specialty merchandise, at competitive prices and backed by experience service.
Cycling fun starts with the right bike- expertly fitted and correctly adjusted. Your schwinn Franchised Dealer will be happy to help you select the right bike for your particular needs. He is a bike expert who will see that your bike is properly ass- embled, adjusted and serviced before it leaves his store. He will explain its proper use and care, and provide dependable service when you need it.
You can be sure when you buy a Schwinn that it will never be delivered in a carton for you to assemble. Schwinn bike prices include complete assembly... ready to ride. Quality in merchandise, backed by quality in service, is your best assurance of value and lasting satisfaction. Before you buy any bicycle, see your local Schwinn Dealer. He's listed in the yellow pages - at your service. Let him show you why SChwinn bikes are best. Bikes are his business.

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Schwinn...for the young in heart
For bikes, accessories, parts, and service.

*Convertibles.................page 36___________*Cycling and health...........page 19
*Equipment, Original..........page 37___________*Exerciser....................page 18
*Fastbacks....................page 22___________*Fold-Up-Bike (run-a-bout)....page 21
*Ladies ' Sports Bikes........page 14___________*Ladies' Tourist Bikes........page 15-16
*Men's Sports Bikes...........page 6-9__________*Men's Tourist Bikes..........page 10-13
*Middleweights (26")..........page 30-31________*Middleweights (24")..........page 32-33
*Middleweights (20")..........page 34-35________*Parts and Accessories........page 38-39
*Proper Fitting...............page 20___________*Quality Features.............page 28-29
*Sting-Rays...................page 23-27________*Tandem.......................page 4-5
*Tri-Wheeler for adults.......page 17___________*Unicycle.....................page 40

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Lightweights Designed for smooth heandling, added speed and endurance on long or short distance. Sturdy diamond type frame, narrow high pressure tires that reduce road resistance. Light , fast and easy to pedal. Ideal for sports, touring and recreational riding.
Middleweights Designed for strength and durability. With sturdy frame design to stand up under rough handling by children, wide low pressure tires that absorb road shock. Built to last, but slower and heavier pedaling than lightweights.
Sting-Rays Designed primarily for fun. Featuring high maneuverability, short turns, quick starts and stops. With small wheels , short wheel-base, high-rise handlebars and long saddle with struts. Thrilling to ride, withthe same pep and "go" as a fine sprts car.
Special Models In addition to the three basic styles mentioned, the Schwinn line also includes tandems, a fold-up bike, adult tri-wheeler, Uniceycles, delivery bike, convertibles and stationary exercise model.

Ride Faster, Easier on Gears that Go!
1968 schwinn derailleurs Derailleurs
Five sprockets of different sizes on rear hub. One front sprocket on 5-speed, two front sprockets on 10-speed models. Shifting mechanism derails chain from one sprocket to another, changing gears.
1968 schwinn three speed hubs
Three-Speed Hubs
Handlebar control shifts from one to anothe. Low gear for riding against wind or up hill. Normal gear for ordinary riding conditions. High gear for riding downhill or with the wind at back.
1968 schwinn two speed hubs
Two-Speeds Hubs
Regular 2-speed has low gear for riding against the wing, and a nowmal gear. Overdrive 2-speed has a normal gear and a high speed gear, and is used on Schwinn Sting-Ray models.
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Coaster Brakes
Simple and easy.....just stop pedaling and you coast. Push backwards on the pedal to apply the brake . First choice for the young rider; standard equipment on many Schwinn bikes, especially for younger children.

1968 schwinn deluxe twinn and twinn
Double your cycling fun Bicycles Built for two!

Schwinn Deluxe Twinn

Here's real outdoor entertainment for the whole family. With 5-speed derailleur gears for a wider choice of gearing for easier starts, livelier cruising speeds, less uphill effort. Front caliper and rear expander brakes. Low bar, easy-mount design. Colors: Campus green, coppertone, sky blue.

  • T12-9 Deluxe Twinn Tandem............$124.50

Schwinn Twinn

Discover the fun of cycling-for-two with this easy-to-ride tandem. Designed with a lower front bar for easier mounting and dismounting. Equipped with chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, heavy duty spokes, coaster and caliper brakes for sure stopping power. Colors: Coppertone, sky blue.

  • T11-6 Twinn tandem, coaster brake....$99.50
  • T11-2 Twinn tandem, 2-speed..........$107.50
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Schwinn Mini-Twinn

A sprtly neew design in a bicycle-built-for-two. Small wheels for easy handling, high maneurverablity. Sting-Ray styled with 20-inch wheels, Sting-ray slik whitewall rear tire, regular middleweight front tire, chrome plated fenders, sting-ray style saddles, front caliper and rear coaster brakes. Colors: Campus green, coppertone, sky blue.

  • T31-6 Mini-Twinn tandem, coaster brake..............$99.50
  • T31-2 Mini-Twinn tandem, automatic 2-speed..........$107.50
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Schwinn Paramounts Known throughout the world as the "Choice of Champions," - Precision-built for experienced cyclist who demand the best!

Wherever you find top flight bike racing competition, you'll find Schwinn Paramount bikes. Only the finest steel alloys are used in the production of paramount frames to combine weight with strength and durability. Hand crafted in six frame sizes, with a choice of any Schwinn color. Write for full infrmation and specification sheet. Made-to-measure frames are available at extra cost.

Whether it's the U.S Olympic Cycling Trials or the National Bicycle Championships, you're sure to find the leaders riding Schwinn Paramount bikes. Paramounts are the ultimate in lightweight precision built bicycles- winners the last 12 years in U.S Track championship races- truly the "Choice of Champions." Famous throughout the world in road and track racing competition.

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Paramount Track Bike

Schwinn's precision built masterpiece. There is nothing finer for professional and amateur track racing competition. Short rigid, upright frame design for high performance. Every component is carefully chosen for quality and craftmanship. Double butted alloy tubing, high flange track hubs, toe clips and straps, tubular sew-up tires.

  • P14 Paramount Track Bike....$190.00
1968 schwinn deluxe paramount and paramount road racer

Schwinn Deluxe Paramount

The ultimate in Schwinn craftmanship. Designed for the skilled cyclist who wants the very best, including many "extras." Hand crafted and equipped with 10-speed derailleur and the finest components. Write for specifications. All colors.

  • P13 Deluxe Paramount ......$250.00

Paramount Road Racer

Unmatched quality in a 10-speed sports styled road racing bike. Double butted tubing, aluminum alloy rims, 27" x 1 1/4 road racing tires, quick release hubs, top clips and straps. Any schwinn color. (Not pictured)

  • P12 Paramount Road Racer....$200.00

Schwinn Paramount Tourist

Enjoy the luxury of owning the finest in touring styled lightweights. Double butted frame tubing, 10-speed derailleur, 55 to 100 gear, quick release hubs, aluminum alloy rims, high performance tires. Choice of Schwinn COlors.

  • P11 Paramount Tourist......$200.00
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Men's Lightweight Sports Bikes

Schwinn S/S Tourer

Highly maneuverable 15-speed touring bike with extra light, strong hand brazed frame of chrome molybdenum alloy steel. Wide range 36 to 100 gearing, waterproof handlebar bag and spacious rear bag., tire pump, quick release hubs. Colors: Campus green, Sierra Brown, Sky Blue.

  • 832 27" S/S Tourer, 22" frame.....$159.50
  • 834 27" S/S Tourer, 24" frame.....$159.50

Schwinn Super Sport

Thrilling performance in a top quality sports bike. Light, strong hand-brazed chrome molybdenum alloy steel frame, 10-speed derailleur, patented Twinn-Stik gear shift controls, quick release hubs, 27" x 1 1/4 road racing tires. Colors: Campus Green, Sierra Brown, Sky Blue.

  • 822 27" Super Sport, 22" frame......$114.50
  • 824 27" Super Sport, 24" frame......$114.50
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Schwinn Continental

Excellent quality equipment on Schwinn's diamond type steel frame. 10-speed derailleur, 38 to 100 gear, patented Twin-Stik gear shift controls, quick release hub. 27" x 1 1/4 road racing tires. Fenders optional at extra cost, Colors: Campus Green, Sierra Brown, Sky blue.

  • 321 27" Continental, 21" frame.....$86.95
  • 323 27" Continental, 23" frame.....$86.95
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Schwinn Collegiate Sport

Discover the lightweight land of schwinn on this 5-speed. Single Stik gearshift control, 43 to 85 derailleur gear, front and rear caliper brakes, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8 sprts touring tires. Colors: Campus green, Coppertone, Sky blue.

  • 739 26" Collegiate Sport, 19" frame.......$66.95
  • 741 26" Collegiate Sport, 21" frame.......$66.95
  • 743 26" Collegiate Sport, 23" frame.......$66.95
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Schwinn Varsity Sport

All-weather sports model with 10-speed gears. Ideal for everyday use. Convenient Twin-Stik gearshift controls, 38 to 100 gear. All specifications the same as 119, 121, 123 models, but with the addition of fenders. Colors: Campus green, Coppertone, Sky blue.

  • 219 27" Varsity Sport, 19" frame.........$79.95
  • 221 27" Varsity Sport, 21" frame.........$79.95
  • 223 27" Varsity Sport, 23" frame.........$79.95

Schwinn Varsity Sport

Real sports bike fun for the value-minded cyclist. Convenient Twin-Stil gearshift controls, 10-speed derailleur, 38 to 100 gear, durable racing style saddle, caliper brakes, sports pedals, Schwinn 27" x 1 1/4" touring tires. Colors: Campus Green, Coppertone, Sky Blue.

  • 119 27" Varsity Sport, 19" frame.....$74.95
  • 121 27" Varsity Sport, 21" frame.....$74.95
  • 123 27" Varsity Sport, 23" frame.....$74.95
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Schwinn Deluxe Collegiate

Designed for cycling enjoyment. Fully equipped tourist model with patented single Stik gearshift control, 5-speed derailleur, generator operated headlight and tailight, roomy saddlebag, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" sports touring tires. COlors: Campus green, coppertone, sky blue.

  • 729 26" Deluxe Collegiate, 19" frame..........$76.95
  • 731 26" Deluxe Collegiate, 21" frame..........$76.95
  • 733 26" Deluxe Collegiate, 23" frame..........$76.95

Schwinn Collegiate

budget priced lighweight tourist model with 5-speed derailleur, 43 to 85 gear, patented single Stik gearshift control, caliper brakes, touring handlebars, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, chrome plated fenders. Colors: Campus green, Coppertone, sky blue.

  • 729 26" Collegiate, 19" frame..........$66.95
  • 731 26" Collegiate, 21" frame..........$66.95
  • 733 26" Collegiate, 23" frame..........$66.95
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Schwinn Varsity Tourist

A handsome, smooth riding lightweight that's pleasure to ride. 10-speed derailleur, 38 to 96 gear, patented Twin-Stik gearshift controls, tourist handlebars, front and rear caliper brakes, Schwinn 27" x 1 1/4" sports touring tires. COlors: campus green, Coppertone, Sky blue.

  • 919 27" Varsity Tourist, 19" frame.....$74.95
  • 921 27" Varsity Tourist, 21" frame.....$74.95
  • 923 27" Varsity Tourist, 23" frame.....$74.95
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Schwinn Deluxe Racer

Conventional Schwinn lightweight styling for easy riding. Schwinn diamond type frame, sturdy tubular rims, chrome plated fenders, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed only. COlors: Campus green, Coppertone, Sky blue.

  • D11 26" Deluxe Racer, 19" frame, coaster.....$56.95 3-speed......$65.95
  • D12 26" Deluxe Racer, 21" frame, coaster.....$56.95 3-speed......$65.95
  • D13 26" Deluxe Racer, 23" frame, 3-speed......$65.95

Schwinn Racer

Best Choice fr economy and performance that add up to real value, Schwinn diamond type frame, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, foam cushioned saddle. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Colors: red, sky blue, black.

  • K11 26" Racer, 19" frame, coaster......$47.95 3-speed.....$56.95
  • K12 26" Racer, 21" frame, coaster......$47.95 3-speed.....$56.95
  • K13 26" Racer, 23" frame, 3-speed only........................$56.95
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Schwinn Speedster

Dependable Schwinn quality at a modest price. Specially designed electro-forged frame permits a lower saddle position for the smaller rider. Schwinn tubular rims, 26" x 1 3/8" nylon touring tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Colors: red, sky blue, black.

  • S10-6 26" Speedster, coaster brake..................$47.95
  • S10-4 26" Speedster, 3-speed........................$56.95
  • S10-8 26" Speedster, 3-speed with coaster brake.....$59.95
1968 schwinn varsity and tourist
Ladie's Lightweights with Derailleur Gears

Schwinn Varsity Tourist

High performance in a touring bike for the action-minded girl. Popular lightweight steel frame styling with 10-speed derailleur, 38 to 100 gear, easy-to-reach Twin-Stik gearshift controls. chrome plated fenders, front and rear caliper brakes, sprocket chainguard, Schwinn tubular rims, 27" x 1 1/4" nylon sports touring tires, comfortable mattress saddle, built-in kickstand. Colors: Campus green, Coppertone, Sky blue.

  • 169 27" Ladies Varsity Tourist, 19" frame.........$74.95

Schwinn Super Sport

Fashion-right for sports or touring. Schwinn's most luxurious ladies' sports bike. Extra lightweight frame of chrome molybdenum alloy steel, 10-speed derailleur, 38 to 100 gear, convenient Twin-Stik gearshift controls, quick release hubs, front and rear caliper brakes. 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Puff road tires. Colors: Campus green, sky blue.

  • 869 27" Ladies' Super Sport, 19" frame...........$111.50
  • 872 27" Ladies' Super Sport, 22" frame...........$111.50
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Schwinn Deluxe Collegiate

A perfect choice for the adult cyclist. Smartly designed with 5-speed derailleur, 43 to 85 gear, patented easyto-reach single Stik gearshift control, generator operated headlight and taillight, roomy saddlebag, chrome plated tire pump, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" whitewall tires, chrome plated fenders, front and rear caliper brakes, cushioned lightweight saddle. Colors: Campus green, Sky blue, Violet.

  • 779 26" Ladies' Deluxe Collegiate............$76.95

Schwinn Collegiate

Trim, sleek and fast for real get up and go! The "in" way to get outdoor exercise. Equipped with 5-speed derailleur, 43 to 85 gear, convenient patented single Stik gearshift control, front and rear caliper brakes, chrome plated fenders, sturdy Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, lightweight foam cushioned saddle, built-in kickstand. COlors: Campus green, sky blue, violet.

  • 769 26" Ladies' Collegiate............$66.95
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Ladies Lightweights

Schwinn Deluxe Breeze

Ideal for a fun-filled program f regular exercise. Smartly styled lightweight with chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, 26" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, mattress saddle. Handbrakes on 3-speed only. COlors: Campus Green, sky blue, violet.

  • D61-6 26" Deluxe Breeze, coaster brake..........$52.95
  • D61-2 26" Deluxe Breeze, Automatic 2-speed......$60.95
  • D61-4 26" Deluxe Breeze, 3-speed................$61.95

Schwinn Breeze

Simplicity and beauty in a budget-priced lightweight. Electro-forged frame, Schwinn 26" x 3/8" sports touring tires, tourist style saddle and handlebars. Colors: Red, sky blue, black.

  • 19" frame 17"frame
  • K61-6 K67-6 Breeze, coaster brake............$47.95
  • K61-2 Breeze, Automatic 2-speed........$55.95
  • K61-4 K67-4 Breeze, 3-speed..................$56.95
  • K61-8 K67-8 Breeze, 3-speed with coaster.....$59.95
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Schwinn's new Town and Country adult tri-wheeler will whisk you off to market in fress air and sunshine. A sturdy 3-wheel vehicle for the adult rider who wants exercise with a sense of security. Specially designed for shopping needs. The Town and Country has a lower frame designe for easier mounting and dismoungting

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Town and Country

  • *Spacious detachable basket with carrying handles.
  • *Comfortably contoured heavy-duty saddle with double-spring support.
  • *Easy rolling lightweight nylon sports touring tires.

The Town Nd Country's rugged Schwinn quality features include a roomy vinyl coated wire basket, chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, front caliper brake. Parking brake and adjustable saddle. Choice of coaster brake or automatic 2-speed hub for easier pedaling.
Colors: Campus green, Sky blue.

  • AT1-6 Town and Country, coaster brake.....$136.95
  • AT1-2 Town and Country, Auto. 2-speed.....$144.95
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Schwinn Exerciser

There's nothing like regular daily excersice to help keep fit and trim, and now it's so easy and convenient in the privacy of your home. No matter what the weather is like outside, there's always riding fun for the whole family inside. Ideal for weight watchers and perfect for skiing fans to keep in shape.

Or good fun for just a "bike-breal". Quiet-running- use it while you're watching your favorite TV show or enjoying the hi-fi, listening to a musical recording.

1968 schwinn exerciser

The same fun and sensible exercise can be yours all year round on the Deluxe Exerciser. With new Style adjustable handlebar and saddle for short or tall riders, convenient control panel with speedometer, mileage indicator and adjustable pedal resistance 1968 schwinn 11 1968 schwinn 10
control dial, soft rubber pedals with toe straps, sturdy Schwinn frame support, full length chainguard. Colors: Campus green, coppertone, Sierra Brown, Sky blue.

  • XR3 Schwinn Deluxe Exerciser............$71.95

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Schwinn ... for the young in Heart

"We ought to replace the automobie with bicycles...it would be better for our coronaries, our disposition, and certainly our finances."

...Dr. Irvine H. Page, president, American Heart Association. (1) "I think the bicycle is onr of the great unappreciated vehicles for good, whole some exercise that can be continued to a considerable age."

...Dr.W.W Bover, director ameritus bureau of Health Education, American Medical Association.(1) "America's children should ride their bikes more"

...Former President Dwight D. Eisenhowet.(1) "Experience has thought me that regular exercise, proper diet, and adequate rest and relaxation are essential to good health."

....President Lyndon B Johnson.

(1) Cyling in the School Fitness Program, published by the American Association for health, Physical Education, and recreation, a department of the National Education association, 1963.

(2) VIM and VIGOR, prepared by the President's Council on Physical Fitness, 1964.

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Dr. Paul Dudley White, noted American heart specialist explains the benefites of cycling...

"There are four reasons I give for vigorous use of the leg muscles- not simply the arm muscles-and the first is physiological. We as bipeds need something to help us leep the blood circulating up from the lower part of our body.

"The leg muscles are very importnt. When they contract, they squeeze the veins (which have valves) and actually pump the blood up toward the heart. This allows the heart to receive more blood with which to supply the brain.

"This is physiological and, therefore, we have proof that it isn't simply the heart that is the only pump. The leg muscles are pumps and the diaphragm is a suction pump. So, by keeping fit, we help the heart in tis action.

"Psycholgically, too, exercise such as cycling- it could be walking or swimming but cycling is an especially favorable type of exercise- has a very good effect on the brain, on the mental state, and on the psyche. It's the best antidote - this kind of muscular exercise- for stress and mental fatigue. Instead f transquilizers, I advise muscular action- even to the point of fatigue, so that you won't need medicine to tranquilize you.

"We have a great problem today- and have had right along because we no longer use our legs properly- of being subject to thrombosis; that is blood clothing in our leg veins. These blood clots can form and get established where there is too much stasis0 sluggish circulation. This is a hazard- a great hazard- to life beacuse blood clots can go from our leg veins to our lungs and kill us.

"The fourth reason- and perhaps the most important of all- is that there is clear evidence now that vigorous use of our muscles helps delay the onset of arteriosclerosis which is the modern epidemic in this country today.

"These are the four reasons I give for vigorous use of the leg muscles such as that performed best perfaps on bicycles."

....From the Schwinn motion picture,
"Magic of the Bicycle."

Proper Fit Makes the Difference

Cycling enjoyment begins on a Schwinn bike- a bike that's properly fitted and properly adjusted. Bike sizes are identified by wheel sizes - 26 inch or 27-inch wheels for full size or adult models: 24-inch and 20-inch for junior sizes and Sting-Rays; and 16-inch and 12-inch for beginner's models.
Schwinn's full size lightweight bikes come in several frame sizes- 19 inch frames for riders with leg lengths of 29 1/2 inches to 35 inches, 23 inch or 24 inch frames for riders with leg lengths to 38 1/2 inches. Leg length is measured from cratch to floor, while wearing flat-heeled shoes.
Cycling is easier and more fun on a bike large enought to allow full flexing of leg muscles when the rider is sitting comfortably on the saddle, his leg should be almost straight when the ball of his foot rests on the pedal in its lowest position. This position will allow full body leverage on pedals and full use of the muscles in the calf and thigh.

To assure proper fit, choose a size where your leg length falls about midway between the minimum and maximum distance shown on the chart.

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Schwinn RUn- a-bout
Ideal fold-up bike for sportsmen, amateur air pilots, yachtsmen and hunters.

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This novel new-pint-size bike is designed to go where the action is. Folds up neatly for convenient portability. Sets up fast without tools. This 3-speed model comes equipped with either patented Stik-Shift control, or trigger control.

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Handy Schwinn Run-a-bout has Sturdy Schwinn Cantilever frame, lightweight double-spring saddle with extra long seat post, specially designed adjustable handlebar, front and rear caliper brakes, chrome plated fenders, and 16-inch whitewall tires- balloon rear and middleweight front.

Colors: Campus green, sierra brown.

  • R40-3 Run-A-Bout, 3-speed Stik-Shift..........$69.95
  • R40-4 Run-A-Bout, 3-speed trigger control.....$64.95

Sting-Ray Bikes For Boys

Excitement is a Sting-Ray! and how there are many thrilling new Sting-Rays to choose from. Every model is a true fun bike. Designed to give the rider a stirring combination of features for quick maneuvers, fast starts and short turns. THe Fastback combines the speed of a lightweight with the maneuverability to a Sting-Ray. Great for fun riding, distance runs, or for short hops.

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Schwinn FastBack Sting-Ray

Break away to new adventure. Exciting power through all ranges of gears. Quick-acting Stik-Shift with 5-speed derailleur gears. Fully adjustable handlebar and saddle to fit 5 or 6 foor rider. Schwinn Sting-Ray handlebars, bucket saddle, handbrakes, Schwinn 20" x 1 3/8" FastBack Slik rear tire, sports touring front tire, "MAG" sprocket. Colors: Campus Green, COppertone, SKy blue,black.

  • H36-9 20" Fastback Sting-Ray......$72.95

Schwinn Ram's Horn Fastback

The lightweight Sting-Ray that really loves to move. It's the bike with the sports car look. Equipped with latented 5-speed Stik-Shift, patented Schwinn Ram's Horn handlebar, "MAG" sprocket., bucket saddle, handbrakes, Schwinn 20" x 1 3/8" Slik rear tire, standard front tire, 5-speed derailleur, 37 to 74 gear. Colors: Campus green, Coppertone, sky blue, black.

  • H37-9 20" Ram's Horn FastBak Sting-Ray...........$74.95
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Schwinn Deluxe Sting-Ray

Shift into high gear with this beauty. Chrome plated fenders, bucket saddle, 20" x 1 3/4" Schwinn whitewall front and Slik rear tire. Handbrakes on 3-speed and 2-speed only. Colors: Campus Green, coppertone, sky blue.

  • J39-6 20" coaster brake.........$59.95
  • J39-1 20" 2-speed overdrive.....$71.95
  • J39-3 20" 3-speed Stik-Shift....$78.95

Schwinn 5-speed Sting-Ray

The original Sting-Ray with 5-speed derailleur, 37 to 74 gear, fast-acting Stik-Shift, bucket style Sting-Ray saddle with chrome brace rods, Slik rear tire, standard 20" x 1 3/4" front tire, Sting-Ray handlebars, handbrakes, built-in kick-stand. Colors: Campus green, coppertone, sky blue.

  • J38-9 20" 5-speed Stik-shift......$71.95

Schwinn Sting-Ray

The action bike for extra fun! Quality equipped with bucket style Sting-Ray saddle, chrome brace rods, Slik rear tire, 20" x 1 3/4" front tire. Patented stik-shift and handbrakes on 3-speed model. Single handbrake on 2-speed. Colors: Campus Green, coppertone, sky blue.

  • J38-6 20" coaster brake..........$ 51.95
  • J38-1 20" 2-speed overdrive......$ 63.95
  • J38-3 20" 3-speed stik shift.....$ 69.95
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The hottest Sting-Ray of them all!


  • Orange Krate
  • Lemon Peeler
  • Apple Krate

Blast off and move out to a whole new world of cycling thrills aboard the flashiest Sting-Rays ever designed- The Orange Krate, Lemon Peeler and Apple Krate drag racers.

1968 schwinn krate

Just wait until you try the floating, super cushioned ride of this unique 5-speed Stik-Shift model. You'll have to ride it to believe it. Equipped with spring suspension front fork. Schwinn 16" x 1 3/4" middleweight front tire and 20" x 2.125" Slik rear tire. "Full-FLoating" bucket style saddle with racing stripes, strut and seat post with spring suspension, "MAG" sprocket, rear caliper brake and large aluminum front drum brake for extra stopping power. THree version to choose from- Orange krate in kool Orange color, Lemon Peeler in kool lemon and Apple Krate in kool red.

  • C30-9 Orange Krate.............$86.95
  • C30-9 Lemon Peeler.............$86.95
  • C30-9 Apple Krate..............$86.95
1968 schwinn junior stingray, deluxe midget stingray and  midget stingray Sting-Ray Bikes for Junior Boys

Schwinn Junior Sting-Ray

A sportly Juvenile Sting-ray model designed for boys 5 to 7. Chrome plated fenders, Junior Sting-ray handlebars and bucket style saddle with struts. Schwinn tubular rims, 20" x 1 3/4" Slik rear tire, standard front tire, built-in kickstand. Colors: Coppertone, Sky blue.

  • J31-7 20" Junior Sting-Ray, coaster brake.......$46.95

Deluxe Midget Sting-Ray

A deluxe version of the popular Sting-Ray with a 16-inch frame for boys 4 to 6-years-old. Featuring chrome plated fenders, Schwinn whitewall 2.125" balloon rear and 1.75" middleweight front tire. Junior Sting-Ray saddle with struts, diamond type pedals. Colors: Coppertone, sky blue.

  • J49-7 16" Deluxe Midget Sting-Ray..........$46.95

Schwinn Midget Sting-Ray

The Sting-ray bike designed for the growing boy. Scaled down schwinn 16-inch Cantilever frame, Junir Sting-Ray bucket saddle and handlebars, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 2.125" balloon rear and 1.75: middleweight blackwall front tire. Colors: coppertone, sky blue.

  • J48-7 16" Midget Sting-Ray, coaster brake.....$41.95
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Sting-Ray Bikes for Girls

Schwinn Slik Chik

The exciting full size girl's Sting-Ray. Features include flowe-trimmed basket, Silver Glow saddle, chrome plated fenders, schwinn tubular rims, whitewall 20" x 1 3/4" front and slik rear tire, built-in kickstand. Colors: Campus green, Violet, sky blue.

  • J90-6 20" Slik Chik, coaster brake.........................$61.95
  • J90-1 20" Slik Chik, 2-speed over drive....................$71.95
  • J90-4 20" Slik Chik, 3-speed with trigger control..........$71.95

Schwinn Fair Lady

Fresh, fashionable and fun! Trim, low-contour frame that's so easy to get and off. Flower-trimmed basket, Schwinn Sting-Ray handlebars, Silver Glow saddle, chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 20" x 1 3/4" regular front and Slik rear tire, built-in kickstand. Colors: Campus green, Violet, Sky blue.

  • J89-6 20" Fairlady, coaster brake........$54.95
  • J89-4 20" Fairlady, 3-speed..............$63.95
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Schwinn Lil' Chik

A joy to ride! The cute little Sting-Ray model for girls 5 to 7. COmpact electro-forged frame, Junior Sting-Ray handlebars, chrome plated fenders, comfortable Junior Sting-Ray saddle with struts, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 20" x 1 3/4" regular middleweight front and Slik rear tire. Colors: Violet , sky blue.

  • J81-7 20" Lil' Chik, coaster brake...........$46.95
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Millions of satisfied Schwinn owners are telling their friends and neighbors that the few dollars more you pay for your new Schwinn is money well spent. SChwinn bikes do ride noticeably better. They do "stand up!" They don't "fall apart". The few dollars more a new Schwinn costs are saved time and again in lower upkeep costs. Schwinn is worth more at trade-in time and again in lower upkeep costs. Schwinn is worth more at trade-in time, too! Schwinn owners agree, they tell us and they tell each other- Schwinn bikes are best!

Schwinn Quality FRAME CONSTRUCTION - Look for the "flared" sections where the tubes or "bars" join the specially designed head and hanger sections- just like the base of a tree trunk is flarled where it meets thr ground- to add extra strength at the point of greatest stress. No other frame is built like a Schwinn- tough and resilient for a lively ride- and it's the strongest made! Ask any bicycle dealer.

Schwinn Quality FORGED STEEL FORKS - Tougher, absorbs road shock better than ordinary tubular forks used on most bikes.

Schwinn Quality TUBULAR RIMS- Extra strength double-thickness tubular steel rims, five times more resistant to twist than ordinary single-thickness rims used on most other bikes.

Schwinn Quality BUILT-IN KICKSTAND- Heavy-duty. welded-on, rattle-resistant kickstands-not just clamped on.

Schwinn Quality HEAVY-DUTY CHAINGUARDS- Heavy gauge steel firmly mounted on heavy, welded-on brockets that stay put and stay tight- nothing firmly to rattle or come to loose.

Schwinn Quality CRANK AND BEARINGS - Strong forged steel cranks, precision machined and mounted on precision made, case hardened cups, cones and ball bearings- for the easiest pedaling, longest lasting bike there is. Compare, and see the difference!

Schwinn Quality PAINT FINISHES- Brilliant, sparkling colors, four coats deep, every coast bakes on, and it stays on- no "quickly" finishes without cleansing, sealing and prime coat.

Schwinn Quality EQUIPMENT- Compare the hubs, pedals, handlebars and grips, saddle, tires and tubes, gears and controls- all fine quality, to measure up to Schwinn's standards of performance and durability.

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The Schwinn No-Time-Limit

schwinn bicycles are guaranteed against all defects in material and workmanship- no time limit.

Schwinn will replace-without charge-any original part that is determined br the factory to be defective under the terms of this guarantee. Failure dur to accident, abuse, neglect, improper assembly or maintenance, normal wear or use of other than Genuine Schwinn Parts is not covered.

Transportation costs and dealer's labor charges are not covered by this guarantee.

Replacement of defective parts shall be the sole remedy of any purchaser under the Schwinn Guarantedd, and in no event shall Schwinn be liable on any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness, or for special or consewuential damages.

See your Schwinn Dealer for service under the Schwinn Guaranteem or write for assistance to: Customer Service Department, Schwinn Bicycle company, 1856 N, Kstner, chicago, Illinois 60639.

1968 schwinn panther, deluxe typhoon, typhoon and heavyduty 26" Middleweight Bikes For Boys and Girls

Schwinn Panther

Schwinn's finest middleweight, front and rear luggage carriers, tank with built-in horn, headlight, Schwinn whitewall 26" x 1 3/4" tires. Colors: Campus green, coppertonel, black.

  • B17-6 26" Panther, coaster brake.......$59.95
  • B17-2 26" Panther, 2-speed.............$67.95

Schwinn Deluxe Typhoon

Smooth-riding middleweight. Chrome plated fenders, lluggage carrier, headlight, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/4" whitewall tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Colors: Coppertone, sky blue, black.

  • L15-6 26" Deluxe Typhoon, coaster brake........$52.95
  • L15-4 26" Deluxe Typhoon, 3--speed.............$61.95

Schwinn Typhoon

Quality at a budget price. Sturdy Schwinn cantilever frame, tubular rims, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/4 nylon cord tires.chrome plated fenders, built in kickstand . Colors: Coppertone, red, black.

  • L12-6 26" Typhoon, coaster brake.......$47.95
  • L12-2 26" Typhoon, 2-speed.............$55.95

Schwinn Heay-Duty

First choice of boys with proper routes. Special reinforced Schwinn Cantilever frame, heavy-duty front hub and contoured saddle, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/4" Tractor tires, 105 gauge heavy duty spokes. Colors: Red, Black.

  • M15-6 26" coaster brake..........$26.95
1968 schwinn starlet 3, deluxe hollywood and hollywood

Schwinn Starlet III

Beautifully styled, fully equipped girl's model. Slim-line tank with built-in horn, chrome plated fenders, front and rear luggage carriers, headlight, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/4" whitewall tires. Colors: Campus green, Sky blue, Violet.

  • B67-6 26" Starlet III, coaster brake....$59.95

Schwinn Deluxe Hollywood

Gracefully designed, delightful to ride. Schwinn quality features include electro-forged frame, chrome plated front carrier, headlight, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/4" nylon cord whitewall tires. Colors: Red, Sky blue, violet.

  • L65-6 26" Deluxe Typhoon, coaster brake....$52.95

Schwinn Hollywood

An outstanding value in a budget price middleweight. Electro-forged frame, chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/4" nylon cord tires. Colors: Sky blue, Violet.

  • L62-6 26" Hollywood, coaster brake........$47.95
  • L62-2 26" Hollywood, 2-speed..............$55.95
1968 schwinn speedster, fleet and typhoon 24" Bicycles for boys and girls 7-9

Schwinn Speedster

Easy lightweight with curved top bar design that reduces saddle-to-pedal distance for the shorter rider. Schwinn 24" x 1 3/8" sports touring tires, lightweight foam cushioned saddle, forged steel fork. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Colors: Red, Sky blue, black.

  • S20-6 24" Speedster, coaster brake.....$47.95
  • S20-4 24" Speedster, 3-speed...........$56.95

Schwinn Fleet

Handsome fully equipped middleweight with long lasting features-mounted headlight, chrome plated rear carrier, durable Schwinn 24" x 1 3/4" nylon whitewall tires, sturdy tubular rims. Colors: Coppertone, red, black.

  • L20-6 24" Fleet, coaster brake .....$54.95

Schwinn Typhoon

Smooth riding, easy rolling middleweight with strength to spare. Modestly priced. Sturdy Schwinn Cantilever frame, forged steel fork, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 24" x 1 3/4" black wall tires, built-in kickstand, chrome plated fenders, two-tone saddle, sleek chainguard. Colors: Coppertone, red, black.

  • L22-6 24" Typhoon, coaster brake...$46.95
1968 schwinn deluxe breeze, breeze, fiesta and hollywood

Schwinn Deluxe Breeze

Smartly styled 24" lightweight that's easy to pedal. Chrome plated fenders, comfortable lightweight saddle, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 24" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires. Colors: Campus green, sky blue, violet.

  • D71-6 24" Deluxe Breeze, coaster brake.......$52.95

Schwinn Breeze

Graceful modern design in a budget priced lightweight. Foam cushioned lightweight saddle. Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 24" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, forged steel fork, built-in kickstand. Colors: red, sky blue, black.

  • K71-6 24" Breeze, coaster brake.......$47.95

Schwinn Fiesta

Smartly styled, fully-equipped model. Slimline tank with built-in horn, chrome plated fenders, headlight, chrome plated rear carrier, Schwinn 24" x 1 3/4" nylon whitewall tires, Schwinn tubular rims. Colors: Sky blue, violet.

  • L70-6 24" Fiesta, coaster brake.....$54.95

Schwinn Hollywood

Fun on wheels in a budget priced girl's 24" bike. Schwinn quality features include chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 24" x 3/4" nylon cord tires, sturdy built-in kickstand, two-tone saddle. Colors: Sky blue, violet.

  • L72-6 24" Hollywood, coaster brake.....$46.95
1968 schwinn fleet, typhoon and skipper 20" Middleweight Bikes For Boys and Girls 5-7

Schwinn Fleet

Sturdy middleweight bike with compact Schwinn 20" cantilever frame. Streamlined tank, chrome plated fenders with mounted headlight, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 20" x 1 3/4" nylon whitewall tires, two-tone saddle, built-in kickstand. Colors: Coppertone, red, black.

  • L30-7 20" Fleet, coaster brake .....$46.95

Schwinn Typhoon

An outstanding Schwinn middleweight at low budget price. Schwinn cantilever frame, forged steel fork, chrome plated fenders extra strong Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 20" x 1 3/4" nylon cord blackwall tires, built-in kickstand. Colors: Coppertone, red, black.

  • L32-7 20" Typhoon, coaster brake... $39.95

Schwinn Skipper

A sturdy that's ideal for the first year rider. Strong Schwinn Cantilever frame, patented Schwinn Cylce Aid training wheels, forged steel fork, chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 20" x 1 3/4" nylon cord blackwall tires. Colors: Coppertone, red, black.

  • L35-7 20" Skipper, coaster brake.........$43.95
1968 schwinn fiesta, lil miss and hollywood

Schwinn Fiesta

Cute and practical. Compact 20" Schwinn cantilever frame, slim-line tank, fender-mounted headlight, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 20" x 1 3//4" nylon whitewall tires, chrome plated fenders. Colors: Sky blue, violet.

  • L80-7 20" Fiesta, coaster brake... $46.95

Schwinn Lil' Miss

Sturdy, easy handling bike gor the first year rider. Patented Schwinn Cycle Aid Training wheels, chrome plated fenders, built-in kickstand, sturdy Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 20" x 1 3/4" nylon cord tires. Colors: Sky blue, Violet.

  • L85-7 20" Lil' Miss, coaster brake... $43.95

Schwinn Hollywood

Popular Schwinn styling in sturdy, economy priced model. Built to last with Schwinn electro forged frame, built-in kickstand chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 20" x 1 3/4" nylon cord tires. COlors: Sky blue, Violet.

  • L82-7 20" Hollywood, coaster brake... $39.95
1968 schwinn bantam, pixie and lil tiger Schwinn Convertible Bikes

Schwinn Bantam

An easy-to-ride 20-inch model with patented Schwinn Cycle Aid training wheels. Quickly Converts from a boy's to a girl's model by removing the top bar. Chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, 20" x 1 3/4" Schwinn nylon whitewall tires. Colors: Coppertone, red, sky blue.

  • J35-7 20" Bantam, coaster brake.....$46.95

Schwinn Pixie

The ideal first bike that's built to last from child to child. Patented Schwinn Cycle Aid training wheels, removable top bar to convert from a boy's to a girl's model in minutes, chrome plated fenders, Schwinn 16" semi-pneumatic whitewall tires. Colors: Coppertone, red, violet.

  • J42-7 16" Pixie, coaster brake....... $34.95

Schwinn Lil' Tiger

Sparkling new feature-packed 12" convertible bike for children 2 to 4 years old. Cute, compact Sting-Ray design with patented Schwinn cycle Aid training wheels. Sting-Ray saddle, chrome plated fenders, schwinn 12" x 1 5/8" semi-pneumatic whitewall tires. Colors: Coppertone, red, violet.

  • J52-0 12" Lil' Tiger, fixed hub.......$29.95
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Whenever you need tires, tubes or repairs....Insist on Original Equipment.... Genuine Schwinn Factory-made repair parts....and factory-trained service!

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Schwinn brand tires are made by major U.S. tire manufacturers in Schwinn's own molds, especially to fit Schwinn's own extra strength tubular rims... with long wearing nylon tread designs that hold the road better at higher speeds and during sharp turns. Inner-tubes are the finest available. Accept no substitutes, imported or domestic. Insist on Schwinn tires and tubes for more value and lasting satisfaction!

Schwinn Repairs Parts

Genuine Schwinn repair parts are precision made to Schwinn's own quality standards- the highest in the industry. They fit better beacuse they're exactly like the original equipment that come with your SChwinn bike. They work more smoothly and last longer because they are built better. See your Schwinn Dealer and insist on Genuine Schwinn Repair Parts!

See your Factory-Trained Schwinn Service Dealer

Only Schwinn provides regular factory training classes for Schwinn Dealers and their bicycle service mechanics- at the factory Service School in Chicago, and also in major Cities from coast-to-coast. Only Schwinn Provides spercial tools, service equipment and service manuals to help Schwinn Dealers serve you faster, and with greater accuracy. Save time and avoid incon- venience. See your schwinn Franchised Dealer for the very best in bicycle service!

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  • 00030- Black touring bag...............$2.49
  • 00036- Large capacity touring bag......$4.49
  • 00040- Tool and lock bag...............$ .99
  • 60675- Convenient foot pump............$1.95
  • 60677- Large foot pump with built-in gauge.............$9.95
  • 60652- Frame pump with clips...........$1.98
  • 46500- Fabric Schwinn cap with visor...$ .79
  • 04115- Sport light with generator......$5.95
  • 04140- Deluxe generator set with light.$7.50
  • 08450- Chrome plated Schwinn approved speedometer...............$7.95
  • 44205- Schwinn Stik-Shift for bikes with gears..........$6.95 to $9.95
  • 05721- Schwinn ball lamp. batteries extra....................$2.49
1968 schwinn accessories
  • 01500- Folding baby seat complete with seat pad and foor protectors...$10.95
  • 01505- Schwinn lightweight carrier with spring holder.......................$4.25
  • 01403- Chrome middleweight carrier with reflector buttoms...................$4.25
  • 01814 - 01822- Stretchable luggage straps...$ .25 to $ .39
  • 00721 - 00725- Woven plastic baskets with matching colors.............$2.89
Suggested prices shown do not include installation...
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  • 01010- Bicycle bell..........$ .89
  • 05050- Electric horn.........$1.49
  • 05001- Bulb type bugle bicycle horn.............$2.69
  • 05006- Giant size brass bugle horn...............$12.95
  • 47310- Bottle and cage for handelbar............$2.29
  • 47325- Bottle and cage for frame................$2.29
  • 72500 - 72350 - Spray touch up paint.................$1.99
  • 72002- Cycle oil.............$ .49
  • 72001- Special formula cycle lubricant..........$ .49
  • 72800 - 72810 - Brush on type touch-up paint......$ .69
  • 07010 - 07015- Wide selection in mirrors...............$ .95
  • 04741 - Handlebar grips in choice of color..........$ .69
  • 06690 - Glitter vinyl covered long chain lock..........$2.29
  • 47675 - Toe Clips and straps.$1.95
1968 schwinn stingray accessories
  • 08325- Sting-ray speedometer..............$6.95
  • 04100- Sting-ray generator and light......$4.95
  • 55005- Ram's horn handlebar...............$2.79
  • 55001- Senior Sting-ray handlebar.........$2.25
  • 55010- Junior Sting-ray handlebar.........$1.98
  • 00400- Schwinn Fair lady basket...........$5.95
  • 58572 - 58674 - Sting-ray seats with mylar trim brace rods.............$6.95 to $10.95
  • 59650 - 58674 - Standard Sting-ray saddles with chrome brace rods....$6.95 to $10.95
  • 58660 - "Full-Floating" 3 point schock absorbing saddle with racing stripes, complete.................$15.95
1968 schwinn unicycle New for 1968 It's the rage!


singles wheeled fun bike $39.95
A thrilling new experience. The Schwinn quality built Unicycle. Specially designed saddle for added comfort and riding control, Schwinn tubular rim, chrome plated frame-fork, adjustable seat post. Schwinn 20" x 1 3/4" whitewall tire on U20; 24" x 1 3/4" whitewall tire on U24.
Color: Chrome

  • U20 20" Unicycle...........$39.95
  • U24 24" Unicycle...........$39.95

All bicycle prices shown in this catalog are fair trade prices in states where Fair Trade Laws applly. In other states, they suggested prices. In other states, they are suggested prices. All prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.

All Schwinn Bicycle Prices include freight and complete assembly....
ready to RIDE!
1968 schwinn stingray 24

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