1979 Schwinn Catalog

Original text and images of the 1979 Schwinn sales brochure. The text below, including the prices, are as written in 1979.
1979 schwinn cover 1979 schwinn 2 Index to the Catalog

X-Tra Lite Bicycles- 27" wheels....3 to 7
X-Tra Lite Paramounts- 27" wheels....8 to 11
X-Tra Lite Specifications- 27" wheels....12 to 13
Standard Lightweight - 27" wheels....14 to 19
Standard Lightweight Specifications - 27" wheels....20 to 21
Standard Lightweight - 26" wheels....22 to 25
Standard Lightweight Specifications - 26" wheels....26
Standard Lightweight - 24" wheels....27 to 29
Standard Lightweight - 26" wheels....26

Middelweight and Balloon Bicycles- 26" wheels..........30 and 31
BMX Scramblers- 20" wheels.......32 to 36
Sting-Ray Bicycles- 20" wheels........37 to 40
Junior Size Bicycle- 12", 16" and 20" wheels......41 and 42

Proper Bicycle Fit and Adjustment......43
Tandem Bicycles- 26" and 27" wheels.....44
Unicycles - 20" and 24" wheels......45
Tri-Wheeler Adult Tricycles - 24" wheels...........46
Stationary Exercise Bicycles........47 to 49
Bicycles Accessories..........50 to 63

1979 schwinn 1 Friendly Schwinn Dealers in All 50 States

Your neighborhood Schwinn Dealer is a private businessman devoted to serving you. He works a little harder, does a little more, and provides the "extra" service that means so much. Schwinn bicycles are sold only through a nationwide network of trained bicycle specialists. Every Schwinn Dealer is ready to help you select the right model... assemble it properly, adjust it, and fit it to your comfort... all at no extra charge. Later, if you need service, he'll take care of that too. Friendly helpful service is his business.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
Front cover: A pair of California cyclists display their form on matching Schwinn Le Tour IV bicycles featuring the new Torch-Brazed Schwinn-Built lug frame.

All prices in this catalog manufacturer's suggested retail prices, excluding taxes. Bicycle prices include freight and assembly.
Suggested prices on parts and accessories do not include installation. Battery operated accessories may not include batteries.
All Bicycle weights listed in this catalog are approximate and may vary slightly due to variations in frame size or weight of components.

Copyright 1979 Schwinn Bicycle Company, Chicago, Illinois 1st 1979 Printing Printed in U.S.A. 1979 schwinn 3

Schwinn Super Le Tour II

Men's frame sizes

D21-9 21"
D23-9 23"
D25-9 25"

1979 schwinn super le tour 2

Here's Schwinn's brand new 28 pound 12-speed high performance bike with new and exclusive features never before offered in this price range... self-centering rear derailleur with six-cog cassete freewheel- downtube shifters for smooth, quiet, more positive shifting... Schwinn's own made-in Chicago X-tra Lite torch brazed lug frame... plus many other extra-quality equipment features (see specifications on pages 12 and 13) that make this a super-riding bike you'll be proud to own. Ask your Schwinn Dealer for a test ride on this all-new Schwinn Super Le Tour II and see how great a really good bike can feel. It's a super-value!

Colors: Black Saddle, Frosty Blue, and Strawberry Red

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Schwinn Le Tour IV

Men's frame sizes

D11-9 21"
D13-9 23"
D15-9 25"

Color: Frosty Blue

1979 schwinn le tour 4 girls

Schwinn Le Tour IV

Ladies' frame sizes

D59-9 19"
D62-9 22"

Color: Strawberry Red

The first truly fine quality 30-pound 10-speed bike with high performance features and a geanuine "Made-in-the-U.S.A." torch brazed lug frame at a popular price. There's no substitute for the riding quality, the agility, ease of handling and lightness of pedal effort you get in a really good bike like this... performance that starts with a lively, resillient X-tra Lite frame that's properly designed, carefully built and perfectly aligned... characteristics which usually are missing in mass-produced bikes of lesser quality. Just check the other fine quality equipment features in the specifications on pages 12 an 13 and you'll see why the Schwinn Le Tour IV is a really great value.

Schwinn-Built X-tra Lite lug frames for LeTour models are made of 18 gauge 1020 carbon steel tubing which has retained its original temper, stiffness and resilliency because it has been torch brazed and therefore has been heated and water quenched only where the tubes are brazed into the lugs. Many mass-produced bicycle frames are heated in ovens or salt solutions in thier entirely, tubing and all, to over 1700 degrees fahrenheit in order to melt the brazing material in the joints, thus annealing the tubing and chaging its temper and resillency. Even if these annealed frames are quenced after heating, the integrity of the original tubing has been lost and variations in resiliency will result in lack of consistency in the riding characteristics of the finished bicycles. Torch brazing permits better quality control for better riding performance.

Complete specifications on pages 12 an 13
Torch brazing confines heat to small arear to avoid annealing complete frame.
Selle Royale suede finish saddle with lightweight plastic base.
The Schwinn Built Torch. Brazed lug frame of 18 gauge 1020 carbon steel tubing.
Shimano 400 rear derailleur with special high-speed chainguard.
Schwinn High Pressure 27" x 1 1/8" Sports Touring Gumwall Tires on narrow section tubular steel rims.
Aluminum alloy with recessed bolt.
Tubular front for with chrome plated crown cover and chrome trimmed blades.
Sugine Super Maxi alloy cotterless crank with 39 and 52 tooth chainwheels.

1979 schwinn traveler

Schwinn- Approved Traveler III

Men's frame sizes

T39 19"
T41 21"
T43 23"
T45 25"

Color: Pearl Blue

1979 schwinn approved traveler girls

Schwinn- Approved Traveler III

Ladies' frame sizes

T89 19"
T92 22"

Color: Scarlet Flame

This adult-styled 32-pound X-tra Lite 10-speed bike has been engineered by Schwinn and produced by top-rated manufacturers in Japan to combine good riding performance with an attractive price. The new Traveler III is handsome in design and smooth handling- and outstanding value in its price class. It comes fully equipped with reliable performance features. See specifications on pages 12 and 13.


1979 schwinn approved world sport

Schwinn-Approved World Sport

Men's frame sizes

W11-9 21"
W13-9 23"
W15-9 25"

Color: Pearl Blue


1979 schwinn approved world sport girls

Schwinn-Approved World Sport

Ladies' frame sizes

W69-9 19"
W71-9 21"

Color: Royal Maroon

If you've looked forward to the fun and thrills of true lightweight cycling but need a thrifty price, here's your answer. Schwinn has designed and imported this remarkable new Schwinn-Approved World Sport with 10-speed features you'd expect to find on mode expensive bicycles. It weighs only 33 pounds and rides with the ease and smooth handling you'll want in your bike. Complete specifications on pages 12 and 13.

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Finest of the Schwinn X-tra Lites
The Magnificient Schwinn Paramount
...The Choice of Champions

In the olympics. In World Championships, year after year, Schwinn's custom designed hand-built Schwinn Paramount bicycles have distinguished themselves and earned worldwide respect as the finest examples of the cycle builder's art a superb blending of the world's finest in materials, components and cycle engineering.
These finest of all Schwinn X-tra Lite bicycles, the family of Schwinn Paramounts, are offered in a variety of styles to meet every need- from track or road racing models, including tandems, to touring and recreation models for the most discriminating of cyclists.
Hand-built of Reynolds 531 double butted and taper gauge manganese alloy steel tubing for minimum weight, Paramount lug frames are silver soldered at low temperatures to preserve original temper and resiliency of tubing to assure top performance. Available in a wide range of standard frame sizes. Paramounts also can be ordered in made-to-measure sizes at extra cost. Ask for special Schwinn Paramount order forms and information on complete specifications and available options.

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All Schwinn X-tra Lite Frames are Torced Brazed
All Paramount frames are torch brazed by hand, using silver solder at about 1400 degrees fahrenheit. Schwinn Le Tour frames are all torch brazed using brass at about 1800 degrees fahrenheit. All Schwinn X-tra Lite frames are heated by torch only where the tubes and lugs are joined- not the entire frame,s tubes and all, as in furance or in vat "Batch Brazing" operations commonly used by other manufacturers.

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Schwinn Paramount frames are torch brazed by hand, using silver solder at approximately 1400 degrees fahrenhiet.
Schwinn LeTour rear stays are torch brazed by hand, using brass, at approximately 1800 degrees fahrenhiet.
This Schwinn-designed gas fixture tubes in the Schwinn LeTour head lugs.

1979 schwinn deluxe touring paramount

Schwinn Deluxe Touring Paramount

Men's Models

P10-9 10-speed
P15-9 15-speed

1979 schwinn deluxe touring paramount girls

Schwinn Deluxe Touring Paramount

Ladies' Models

P60-9 10-speed
P65-9 15-speed

Colors: Black Sable, Frosty Blue, Strawberry Red, Silver Mist and White

These 26 pound Deluxe Touring Paramounts come in 10-speed or 15-speed models and are designed for touring- with a longer wheelbase and more fork rake than road racing, sprint or track bikes- so they are more comfortable and easier handling for longer trips and provide the utmost in pleasure riding where racing speed is not the prime consideration. If you have never experienced the feel of a truly high-performance bike like these- the finest money can buy- you'll be amazed and thrilled with the big difference they will make in your own cycling ability and enjoynment. They are worth every penny! Full specifications on pages 12 and 13. See your Schwinn Dealer for ordering information and optons on write our Consumer Relations Department.

1979 schwinn track racer

Schwinn Paramount Track Racer

P14-0 Track Racer fized hub

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Schwinn Paramount Road Racer

P13-9 Road Racer 10-speed

Schwinn Paramount Racing Bikes

These two competition model Paramounts are built for speed and quick maneuverability, with a shorter wheelbase than touring bikes, so they ride more like a race car than a limousine- but at only 20 pounds for the Track Racer and 23 pounds for the Road Racer they've got the most "go" any bike can give. Road Racer has 10-speeds, Track Racer has single fixed hub (for track use only-no brake.) Specifications on pages 12 and 13.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride 1979 schwinn paramount tandem

Schwinn Paramount Tandems

T29-9 Men's and Ladies' 15-speed
T32-9 Double men's 15-speed

1979 schwinn step through

Paramount Tandem

Ladies' mixtie "step-through" frame

Colors: Black Sable, Frosty Blue, White, Strawberry Red, and Silver Mist.

Few thrills in cycling can catch sharing the double fun of tandem riding on really good high-performance bikes like these 15-speed, 43-pound Paramount X-tra Lite Tandems. Hand brazed of 4130 chrome-moly steel tubing for lightness of weight, these frames have internal lugs for extra strength. Model T29 has a men's front and a ladies' mixtie "step-through" rear frame. T32 has a double men's frame.
See specifications on pages 12 and 13.

1979 schwinn specifications Schwinn X-tra Lite Bicycle, 1979 Specifications
Super Le Tour II

Frame Size (inches) :

D21-9-21" men's
D23-9-23" men's
D25-9-25" men's

Frame: Schwinn-Built X-tra Lite Torch brazed lug frame, 16 gauge 1020 carbon steel.
Fork: Tubular, with semi-sloping chrome plated fork crown and 6" chrome on fork sides.
Handlebar: SR alloy, Randonneur bend drop style with double sleeve.
Stem: SR alloy with recesed allen bolt head.
Saddle: Seille Royale contour saddle with leather finish vinyl top and lightweight plastic base with alloy La Prada 25.4 mm seat post.
Crankset: Sugino Super Maxy alloy cotterless with 39 and 52 tooth chainwheels with chrome-moly steel spindle.
Freewheel: Shimano Cassete with 6-speed cogs 13-15-17-19-24-28 tooth.
Chain: Shimano Uniglide chain 3/32 x 1/2 inch-112 links.
Hubs: Rear: Shimano Alloy small flange free hub with quick release. Front: Schwinn-Approved Mailland alloy small flange with quick release and wheel retention.
Rear Dearilleur: Shimano Altus LT Deluxe with self-centering system.
Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus LT Deluxe with self-centering system.
Shifting Lever: Shimano Altus LT Deluxe alloy down tube shifters.
Brakes: Weinmann 605 Deluxe alloy side pull with rubber-hooded alloy deluxe racing levers.
Rims: Weinmann A-125 flight alloy 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Tires: Schwinn Super Record Gumwall High Pressure 27 x 1 1/8 inch.
Spokes: 080 gauge bright finish.
Pedals: Mailland alloy rattrap with reflectors tor clips and straps.
Accessories: None.
Color: Black sable, Frosty Blue, Strawberry Red.
Weight 28 pounds.

Schwinn Le Tour IV

Frame Size (inches) :

D11-9-21" men's
D13-9-23" men's
D15-9-25" men's
D59-9-19" ladies'
D62-9-22" ladies'
Frame: Schwinn-Built X-tra Lite Torch brazed lug frame, 18 gauge 1020 carbon steel.
Fork: Tubular with chrome plated crown cover and 6" chrome trim on blades.
Handlebar: SR alloy, Randonneur bend drop style double sleeve.
Stem: SR alloy with recesed allen bolt head.
Saddle: Seille Royale with suede finish top and lightweight plastic base with 7/8 inch post clamp.
Crankset: Sugino Super Maxy alloy cotterless with 39 and 52 tooth chainwheels with chrome-moly steel spindle.
Freewheel: Schwinn-Approved Mailland five cogs anodixed in gold color with high speed chainguard and built-in dust seat 14-17-20-24-28.
Chain: Sedis 3/32 x 1/2 inch-114 links.
Hubs: Rear: Schwinn-Approved Mailland large flange alloy- front hub has quick release and patented positive wheel retention.
Rear Dearilleur: Shimano 400 Series.
Front Derailleur: Shimano-Approved GT1295 with exclusive two-piece chain cage for Jam free shifting.
Shifting Lever: Shimano Altus LT Deluxe alloy down tube shifters.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved forged alloy center pull with forged alloy extensions levers.
Rims: UKA! narrow section 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Tires: Schwinn High Pressure Sports Touring Gumwall 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Spokes: 080 gauge bright finish.
Pedals: Union Rattrap.
Accessories: Kickstand.
Color: Strawberry Red, Frosty Blue.
Weight 30 pounds with kickstand.

Schwinn Traveler III

Frame Size (inches) :

T39-19" men's
T41-21" men's
T43-23" men's
T45-25" men's

T89-19" ladies'
T92-22" ladies'
Frame: Schwinn-Approved lug frame- brazed lug construction of 18 gauge 1020 carbon steel.
Fork: Tubular with 6" chrome trim on fork.
Handlebar: Steel Randonneur style.
Stem: SR aluminum alloy.
Saddle: Ariake- black vinyl top with nylon base.
Crankset: Schwinn-Approve 3-pieve cotterless with alloy crank arms, chrome-moly spindle, satin finish steel chainguard and 39 and 52 tooth chainwheels.
Freewheel: Shimano 14-17-20-24-28 tooth.
Chain: Shimano Uniglide 3/32 x 1/2 inch-112 links.
Hubs: Rear: Shimano semi- large flange - front Shimano small flange steel-rear.
Rear Dearilleur: Shimano 400.
Front Derailleur: Shimano 400.
Shifting Lever: Shimano handlebar stem mounted.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved pull with extensions levers.
Rims: Araya 27 x 1 1/4 .
Tires: Schwinn Puff Gumwall 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Spokes: 080 gauge- UCP finish.
Pedals: KKT RT-E Rattrap with reflectors.
Accessories: Kickstand.
Color: Scarlet Flame, Pearl Blue.
Weight 32 pounds with kickstand.

Schwinn World Sport

Frame Size (inches) :

W11-9-21" men's
W13-9-23" men's
W15-9-25" men's

W691-9-19" ladies'
W71-9-21" ladies'
Frame: Schwinn-Approved lug frame- brazed lug construction of 18 gauge carbon steel.
Fork: Tubular front fork with fenders eyelets.
Handlebar: Steel, drop style.
Stem: SR aluminum alloy with recesses binder bolt.
Saddle: Black quited racing type with lightweight plastic base.
Crankset: SR 3-piece cotterless with alloy crank arms, and 40 and 42 tooth.
Freewheel: Maeda Suntour 14-17-20-24-28 tooth cogs.
Chain: TYC chain- 3/32 x 1/2".
Hubs: Rear: sunshi large flange alloy hub - front Sunshin small flange alloy steel hub- rear.
Rear Dearilleur: Maeda Suntour Honor.
Front Derailleur: Maeda Suntour Spirt.
Shifting Lever: Suntour handlebar stem mounted.
Brakes: Aluminum alloy center pull with extensions levers.
Rims: 27 x 1 1/4 tubular steel.
Tires: 27 x 1 1/4 inch high pressure gumwall.
Spokes: 080 gauge- Uni chrome plated.
Pedals: KKT Rattrap with reflectors.
Accessories: Kickstand.
Color: Pearl Blue, Royal Maroon.
Weight 33 pounds with kickstand.

Schwinn Paramount Deluxe Touring

P10, P60, 10-speed
P15, P65, 15-speed

Men's - 20,21,22,23,24,25, or 26"
Ladies' - 20 or 22"
Custom made- to measure available at extra cost on all four models.

Frame: Schwinn hand-built of Reynolds 531 double butted and taper gauge manganese alloy steel tubing, fully lugged with Campagnolo fork ends with eyeleds- head and seat mast angles 73 degrees parallel.
Fork: Reynolds 531 taper gauge blades and single butted steering tube with Campagnolo fork ends with eyeleds 1 3/4" take.
Handlebar: Cinelli aluminum alloy drop bar.
Stem: Cinelli forged aluminum alloy with recesses bolts.
Saddle: Cinelli Unica-Nitor suede leather top on plastic base.
Crankset: Campagnolo Record Strada 3-piece forged alloy triple plateau with 36-46-54 tooth chainwheels on 15-speed- 42-52 on 10-speed.
Freewheel: Regina Oro with 14-17-19-25-31 tooth cogs on 15-speed 14-16-18-21-24 on 10-speed.
Chain: Regina Oro 3/32 x 1/2".
Hubs: Rear: Campagnolo Record large flange with quick release.
Rear Dearilleur: 15-speeds- Schwinn- Approved Sun Tour GT 300 wide range 10-speeds- Campagnolo Nouvo Record alloy.
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record alloy.
Shifting Lever: Campagnolo alloy down tube shifters.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved Weinmann Vainqueur alloy center pull on P60- P65- Weinmann Carrera on P10, P15.
Rims: Schwinn-Approved Super Champion 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Tires: Schwinn Super Record high pressure gumwall 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Spokes: 072-080 gauge- Stainless butted.
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Legeri alloy rattrap with toe clips and straps.
Accessories: Options on request.
Color: Black Sable, Frosty Blue, Strawberry Red, Silver Mist, White.
Weight: 26 pounds with kickstand.

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P12, 10-speed

Framse Size (inches): Standard frame sizes are 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 or 26 inches or made to measure of extra cost.
Frame: Shorter wheel base road racing framse, Schwinn hand-built Schwinn hand-built of Reynolds 531 double butted and taper gauge manganese alloy steel tubing, fully lugged with with Campagnolo fork ends with - head and seat mast angles 73 degrees parallel.
Fork: Reynolds 531 taper gauge round blades and single butted steering tube with Campagnolo fork ends with eyeleds 1 3/4" take.
Handlebar: Cinelli aluminum alloy drop bar.
Stem: Cinelli forged aluminum alloy with recesses bolts.
Saddle: Cinelli Unica-Nitor suede leather top on plastic base.
Crankset: Campagnolo Record Strada 3-piece forged alloy double plateau with 42-52 tooth chainwheels.
Freewheel: Regina Oro with 14-16-18-21-24 tooth cogs.
Chain: Regina Oro 3/32 x 1/2".
Hubs: Rear: Campagnolo Record large flange with quick release.
Rear Dearilleur: Campagnolo Nouvo Record alloy.
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record alloy.
Shifting Lever: Campagnolo alloy down tube shifters.
Brakes: Campagnolo alloy side pulls.
Rims: Schwinn-Approved Super Champion 330 gram alloy tubular 27 x 1 inch.
Tires: Campagnolo del Mondo silk tubular.
Spokes: 072-080 gauge- Stainless butted.
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Legeri alloy rattrap with toe clips and straps.
Accessories: Options on request.
Color: Black Sable, Frosty Blue, Strawberry Red, Silver Mist, White.
Weight: 23 pounds.

Professional Track Paramount P14

Framse Size (inches): Standard frame sizes are 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 or 26 inches or made to measure of extra cost.
Frame: Shorter wheel track style, Schwinn built of Reynolds 531 double butted and taper gauge manganese alloy steel tubing, fully lugged with with Campagnolo fork ends with - head and seat mast angles 74 degrees.
Fork: Reynolds 531 taper gauge round fork blades and single butted steering tube and Campagnolo fork ends -track design with 1 3/8 inch rake.
Handlebar: Cinelli aluminum alloy track style drop bar.
Stem: Cinelli forged aluminum alloy track style with recesses bolts.
Saddle: Cinelli Unica-Nitor suede leather top on plastic base.
Crankset: Campagnolo Record Pista 3-piece forged alloy 50 tooth chainwheels.
Freewheel: Fixed gear Campagnolo alloy fixed hub with choice of 15 or 16 tooth rear sprocket.
Chain: Regina 1/8 x 1/2 inch track chain.
Hubs: Rear: Campagnolo Record Pista- large flange alloy.
Rear Dearilleur: None.
Front Derailleur: None.
Shifting Lever: None.
Brakes: None- For track use only.
Rims: Schwinn-Approved Super Champion 330 gram alloy tubular 27 x 1 inch.
Tires: Clement no.9 track cotton tire (Clement no.3 track silks- optional at extra cost.)
Spokes: 072-060 gauge TD - Stainless butted.
Pedals: Campagnolo Record Pista alloy rattrap with toe clips and straps.
Accessories: Options on request.
Color: Black Sable, Frosty Blue, Strawberry Red, Silver Mist, White.
Weight: 20 pounds.

Paramount Tandem

T29, 15-speed

Framse Size (inches): Men's style front with Mixie rear
T292- 22" ft. 19" rear
T294- 24" ft. 22" rear

Frame: Hand built hand brazed 4130 chrome moly heavy duty tubing internally lugged.
Forks: Schwin built 4130 chrome-moly steel taper gauged tubular extra-strength tandem design.
Handlebar: Front-Cinelli alloy drop style Rear-GB alloy allrounder style.
Stem: Front-Cinelli forged aluminum with recessed bolt Rear-Schwinn built heavy duty forged steel bracket.
Saddle: Cinelli Unica-Nitor suede leather top on plastic base.
Crankset: Campagnolo Record Strada 3-piece forged alloy 15 speed 36-46-54T triple plateau with tandem cross-over.
Freewheel: Special heavy duty tandem design rear cluster with 14-16-19-25-31 tooth cogs.
Chain: Regina 3/32 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Rear: Phil Wood stainless steel heavy duty tandem hubs with sealed bearings adaptable for disc brakes-45 holes.
Rear Dearilleur: Maeda Suntour VGT alloy wide range.
Front Derailleur: Camapagnolo Record.
Shifting Lever: Schwinn-Approved Maeda ratchet design handlebar end shifters.
Brakes: Front Caliper- Matac cyclomoteor Rear Weinmann Valnueur- Brakes Blocks- Mathauser levers- Weinman hooded.
Rims: Super Schwunn alloy 27 x 1 inch 48 holes.
Tires: Schwinn Le Tour High Pressure Gumwall 27x 1 1/4 inch.
Spokes: to 080 stainless steel.
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Legerri alloy rattrap with toe clips and straps.
Accessories: Options on request.
Color: Black Sable, Frosty Blue, Strawberry Red, Silver Mist, White.
Weight: 43 pounds.

Schwinn Paramount Tandem

T32, 15-Speed

Framse Size (inches):

Men's style front and rear
T322- 22" front and rear
T324- 24" front and rear
Frame: Hand built hand brazed 4130 chrome moly heavy duty tubing internally lugged, curved seat mast.
Forks: Schwin built 4130 chrome-moly steel taper gauged tubular extra-strength tandem design.
Handlebar: Front-Cinelli alloy drop style Rear-GB alloy allrounder style.
Stem: Front-Cinelli forged aluminum alloy with recessed bolt Rear-Schwinn built heavy duty forged steel bracket.
Saddle: Cinelli Unica-Nitor suede leather top on plastic base.
Crankset: Campagnolo Record Strada 3-piece forged alloy 15 speed 36-46-54T triple plateau with tandem cross-over.
Freewheel: Special heavy duty tandem design rear cluster with 14-16-19-25-31 tooth cogs.
Chain: Regina 3/32 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Rear: Phil Wood stainless steel heavy duty tandem hubs with sealed bearings adaptable for disc brakes-48 holes.
Rear Dearilleur: Maeda Suntour VGT alloy wide range.
Front Derailleur: Huret "Success".
Shifting Lever: Schwinn-Approved Maeda ratchet design handlebar end shifters.
Brakes: Calipers- Matac cyclomoteor front and rear levers- Weinmann hooded- Brakes Blocks- Mathauser.
Rims: Super Schwunn alloy 27 x 1 inch 48 holes.
Tires: Schwinn Le Tour High Pressure Gumwall 27x 1 1/4 inch.
Spokes: to 080 stainless steel.
Pedals: Campagnolo Super Legerri alloy rattrap with toe clips and straps.
Accessories: Options on request.
Color: Black Sable, Frosty Blue, Strawberry Red, Silver Mist, White.
Weight: 43 pounds.

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Schwinn Continental II

Men's frame sizes

310-9 20"
312-9 22"
314-9 24"
316-9 26"

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Schwinn Continental II

Ladies' frame sizes
350-9 20"
352-9 22"

The Schwinn Continental II is the top-of-the line in Schwinn's 27 inch wheel standard lightweight model line. This 36-pound 10-speed model features Schwinn's famous Electro-forged diamond-style frame of 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel- the strongest, longest lasting diamond-style frame ever made-in combination with sturdy components and low rolling resistance Schwinn High Pressure Sports Touring tires, for a smooth, easy ride. Slightly heavier but stronger and more resistant to abuse than 30-pound sport bicycles, the Continental II is an ideal family bike. Has quick release front hub so front wheel may be removed in just seconds for carrying bike in most car trunks, for easy storage or for quick tire changes-also has patented positive front wheel retention feature. Complete specifications on pages 20 and 21.
Colors: Black Sable, Frosty blue, Burgubdy Mist.

1979 schwinn caliente

Schwinn Caliente

Men's frame size

C20-9 20"
C22-9 22"
C24-9 24"

1979 schwinn caliente girls

Schwinn Caliente

Ladies' frame sizes

C67-9 17"
C70-9 20"

Amazingly easy, positive shifting sets the Schwinn Caliente apart from most other 10-speed lightweights- because it's equipped with the new Shimano FF system front freewheel and the Shimano Position stem-mounted shifting lever which shifts into each gear speed with a positive click- and unbeatable combination for new 10-speed riders, and a real convenience for exoerienced riders. Schwinn's own sturdy Electro-forged frame with tubular steel fork and easy-riding Schwinn Breeze Sport Touring 27 x 1 1/4" gumwall tires make this sturdy 37-pounds 10-speed a joy to ride and easy to maintain. Complete Specifications on pages 20 and 21.

Colors: Spicy chestnut, Cardinal red, Frosty blue.

1979 schwinn varsity sport

Schwinn Varsity Sport

The Schwinn Varsity is America's best-selling full-size 27 inch wheel 10-speed bicycle-year after year-famous for its smooth and easy riding quality and for its sturdy dependability under all riding conditions. Schwinn Electro-forged diamond style frame with Schwinn's forged steel fork, Schwinn's one piece crank with patented Schwinn-Built chainwheels and Schwinn's own extra-strength tubular steel rims make the Varsity an unbeatable value in riding in performance and long-lasting, trouble-free owner satisfactions.

Men's frame sizes

117 17"
120 20"
122 22"
124 24"
126 26"

1979 schwinn varsity sport girls

Schwinn Varsity Sport

Although extra-strength features, together with a forged steel stem and heavy duty kickstand, add up to total weight of approximately 38 pounds, the Varsity is nevertheless fast and easy to pedal because of its high quality, precifion made crank and wheel bearings, its low rolling resistance 27 x 1 1/4 inch Schwinn Puff gumwall tires and its resilient, perfectly aligned frame and driving mechanism. All in all, this winning combination of great Schwinn features- available only from Schwinn-make the Schwinn Varsity America's Best Seller- and your best buy!

Ladies' frame sizes

167 17"
170 20"
172 22"

Colors: Cardinal Red, Sky Blue, Emerald Green.

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Schwinn-Approved GT510 rear derailleur with jam free back pedal cage and Schwinn-Approved Maillard 5 cog hub with built in high-speed chain guard.
Schwinn-Built extra strength tubular steel rims with low rolling resistance 27 x 1 1/4" Schwinn Puff gumwall tires.
Schwinn-Approved GT20 front derailleur with special jam-free chain cage.
Forged steel stem and drop style steel handlebars with dual position brake levers.
Schwinn-Built extra strength forged steel fork with chrome crown cap.
Schwinn-Built Electro-forged diamond style steel frame of 18 gauge 1010 carbon steel with built in kickstand housing and welded on cable guides.
Schwinn extra-strength forged steel one-piece crank with Dutarol bearings and patented Schwinn-built jam-free chain wheels.

1979 schwinn sportabout

Schwinn Sportabout

Men's frame sizes

220 20"
222 22"

1979 schwinn sportabout girls

Schwinn Sportabout

Ladies' frame sizes

270 20"

This special value 10-speed Schwinn Sportabout offers Schwinn quality construction and performance at an unusually low price. Its no-frills features include Schwinn's standard Electro-forged diamond style frame of 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel with built-in kickstand housing and welded-on cable lugs, Schwinn one-piece cold forged steel crank with patented chainwheels, Schwinn's tubular steel front fork, Schwinn tubular steel rims with 27 x 1 1/4" inch Schwinn Breeze Sport Touring gumwall tires, easy shifting Maeda Suntour front and rear derailleurs with Schwinn Twin-Stik stem mounted shifting levers. Here's dependable Schwinn quality and durability at a thrifty price- ride the Schwinn Sportabout and save!
Color: Golden Yellow.

Complete specification on pages 20 and 21

1979 schwinn suburban

Schwinn Suburban

Many riders prefer the comfort of traditional upright or tourist handlebars and still want all the advantages of low rolling resistance on full adult-size 27 inch wheels-just the combintaion offered in this wide selection of easy riding Schwinn Suburban models. Choose from 10-speed or 5-speed models equipped with the Shimano FF front freewheel system for effortless shifting of gears and exceptionally light pedal pressure all in kinds of terrain and riding conditions-or the dependable Sturney-Archer 3-speed rear hub with built-in pedal-operated coaster brake- an ideal family bike for all-around use.

Colors: Burgundy Mist, Frosty Blue

Complete specification on pages 20 and 21

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride Men's frame sizes

642 22" 10-speed
644 24" 10-speed
630 20" 5-speed
632 22" 5-speed
634 24" 5-speed
622 22" 3-speed

1979 schwinn suburban girls

Schwinn Suburban

Ladies' frame sizes

687 17" 10-speed
690 20" 10-speed
692 22" 10-speed
577 17" 5-speed
580 20" 5-speed
582 22" 5-speed
S70 20" 3-speed

1979 schwinn specifications 3 Schwinn Standard 27" Wheel Lightweight 1979 Specifications
Continental II

Model Number:
310-9,
314-9,
350-9,
312-9,
316-9,
352-9.

Frame Size (inch):
310-9 20" mens,
312-9 22" mens,
314-9 24" mens,
316-9 24" mens,

350-9 20" ladies,
352-9 22" Ladies.
Frame: Schwinn electro-forged of 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel with built-in kickstand housing and welded-on cable lugs.
Fork: Tubular steel fork, chrome trimmed with eyelets.
Handlebar: GB Randonneur alloy drop style.
Stem: Schwinn-Approved GB forged alloy stem.
Saddle: Schwinn-Approved comfort-form racing style with vinyl cover over specially molded pad.
Crankset: Schwinn forged steel diamond style heat treated crank with patented Schwinn 39 and 52 tooth chainwheels.
Freewheel: Schwinn-Approved Mailand with 14-17-20-24-28 toothe cogs, high-speed chainguard and built-in dust seal.
Chain: Shimano Uni-glide 3/32 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Schwinn-Approved large flange alloy-front hub has quick release with patented wheel retention.
Rear Derailleur: Schwinn-Approved Huret GT-510 with ham-free back pedal cage.
Front Derailleur: Schwinn-Approved Huret GT-200 with special jam-free chain cage.
Shifting Levers: Schwinn-Built Twin Stik fork stem mounted alloy.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy center pull with extension levers.
Rims: Schwinn tubular steel chrome plated 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Tires: Schwinn High pressure Sports Touring gumwall 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Accessories: Built-in kickstand.
Pedals: Schwinn-Approved Mailland alloy rattrap.
Color: Black Sable, Frosty Blue, Burgundy Mist.
Weight: 26 pounds with kickstand.

Caliente

Model Number:
C20-9
C22-9
C24-9
C67-9
C70-9

Frame Size (inch):
C20-9 20" mens,
C22-9 22" mens,
C24-9 24" mens,

367-9 20" ladies,
370-9 22" Ladies.

Frame: Schwinn electro-forged of 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel with built-in kickstand housing and welded-on cable lugs.
Fork: Tubular steel fork with eyelets.
Handlebar: Schwinn steel chrome plated, drop style.
Stem: Schwinn forged steel chrome plated.
Saddle: Schwinn-Approved comfort-form racing style with spring suspension and vinyl cover over specially molded pad.
Crankset: Schwinn forged steel one-piece crank with Shimano FF freewheeling double plateau 39 and 52 tooth chainwheels.
Freewheel: Schwinn-Approved Shimano FF system with with 14-17-20-24-28 tooth cogs.
Chain: Shimano Uni-glide 3/32 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Schwinn-Approved large flange alloy.
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Positron II positive indexing.
Front Derailleur: Schwinn-Approved GT-290.
Shifting Levers: Exclusive Shimano Positron II fork stem mounted controls.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy side pulls with extension levers.
Rims: Schwinn tubular steel chrome plated 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Tires: Schwinn Breeze Sport Touring 27 x 1 1/4 inch gumwall.
Accessories: Built-in kickstand.
Pedals: Schwinn-Approved Union steel rattrap.
Color: Frosty Blue, Cardinal Red, Emerald Green.
Weight: 37 pounds with kickstand.

Varsity

Model Number:
170-9
172-9
117-9
120-9
122-9
124-9
126-9
167-9

Frame Size (inch):
117-9 17" mens,
120-9 20" mens,
122-9 22" mens,
124-9 24" mens,
126-9 26" mens,

167-9 17" ladies,
170-9 20" ladies,
172-9 22" ladies,

Frame: Schwinn electro-forged of 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel with built-in kickstand housing and welded-on cable lugs.
Fork: Schwinn-built steel fork with chrome finish crown cap.
Handlebar: Schwinn steel chrome plated, drop style.
Stem: Schwinn forged steel chrome plated.
Saddle: Schwinn-Approved comfort-form racing style with vinyl cover over specially molded pad.
Crankset: Schwinn forged steel diamond style heat treated crank with patented Schwinn 39 and 52 tooth chainwheels.
Freewheel: Schwinn-Approved Mailland with 14-17-20-24-28 tooth cogs, high speed chainguard and built-in dust seal.
Chain: Sedis- 3/32 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Front- Schwinn-Approved Mailland large flange alloy. Rear- small flange alloy 36 hole.
Rear Derailleur: Schwinn-Approved Huret Gt-510 with special jam-free backpedal cage.
Front Derailleur: Schwinn-Approved Huret Gt-290 with special jam-free chain cage.
Shifting Levers: Schwinn Twin-Stik fork stem mounted alloy.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy side pull with extension levers.
Rims: Schwinn tubular steel chrome plated 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Tires: Schwinn Puff gumwall 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Accessories: Built-in kickstand.
Pedals: Schwinn-Approved Union steel rattrap.
Color: Sky Blue, Cardinal Red, Emerald Green.
Weight: 38 pounds with kickstand.

Specifications subject to change without notice. 1979 schwinn specifications 4 Sportabout

Model number:
220-9
222-9
270-9

Frame Size (inch):
220-9 20" mens,
222-9 22" mens,

270-9 20" ladies.

Frame: Schwinn electro-forged of 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel with built-in kickstand housing and welded-on cable lugs.
Fork: Tubular steel fork.
Handlebar: Schwinn Steel chrome plated, drop style.
Stem: Masinger racing style, padde with vinyl cover.
Saddle: Ashtabula cold forged steel one-piece crank with Schwinn patentend 39-52 tooth chainwheels and chrome plated chainguard.
Crankset: Schwinn forged steel diamond style heat treated crank with patented Schwinn 39 and 52 tooth chainwheels.
Freewheel: Maeda Suntour with 14-17-20-24-28 tooth cogs.
Chain: Sedis- 3/32 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Schwinn-Approved Mailland alloy small flange.
Rear Derailleur: Suntour Seven.
Front Derailleur: Suntour Spirit.
Shifting Levers: Maeda handlebar stem mounted.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved side pull alloy.
Rims: Schwinn tubular steel chrome 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Tires: Schwinn tubular steel chrome plated 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Accessories: Built-in kickstand.
Pedals: Schwinn-Approved Union steel rattrap.
Color: Golden Yellow.
Weight: 39 pounds with kickstand.

Suburban

5-Speed
Model Number:
530-9,
532-9,
534-9,
577-9,
580-9,
582-9,

Suburban

10-speed
Model Number:
642-9
644-9
687-9
690-9
692-9

Frame Size (inch):
10-speeds
642 22" men's
644 24" men's
687 17" ladies
690 20" ladies
692 22" ladies

5-speeds
530-20" men's
532-22" men's
534-24" men's

577 17" ladies
580 20" ladies
582 22" ladies

Frame: Schwinn electro-forged of 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel with built-in kickstand housing and welded-on cable lugs.
Fork: Tubular fork with eyelets.
Handlebar: Schwinn chrome plated steel upright tourist style with Schwinn patented cushion grips.
Stem: Schwinn chrome plated forged steel.
Saddle: Schwinn-Approved mattress with spring cushioning.
Crankset: Schwinn-Approvrd forged steel one-piece crank with Shimano FF front freewheeling single plateau 46 tooth chainwheel with inner and outer chainguards.
Freewheel: Schwinn-Approved Shimano FF System with 14-17-21-26-32 tooth cogs. (5-speed only)
Chain: Shimano Uni-glide 3/32 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Schwinn-Approved Mailland small flange alloy, front and rear.
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Positron II positive indexing.
Front Derailleur: 10-speed: Schwinn-Approved GT-290. 5-speed: NONE.
Shifting Levers: Exclusive Shimano Positron II fork stem mounted control.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy side pulls.
Rims: Schwinn tubular steel chrome 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Tires: Schwinn tubular steel chrome plated 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Accessories: Built-in kickstand.
Pedals: Schwinn-Approved Union bow type rubber pad.
Color: Burgundy Mist, Frosty Blue.
Weight: 39 pounds with kickstand.

Suburban

3-speed Coaster
S22-8,
S70-8,

Frame size:
S22-8 22" mens
S70-8 20 ladies
Frame: Schwinn electro-forged of 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel with built-in kickstand housing and welded-on cable lugs.
Fork: Tubular fork with eyelets.
Handlebar: Schwinn chrome plated steel upright tourist with Schwinn patented cushion grips.
Stem: Schwinn chrome plated forged steel.
Saddle: Schwinn-Approved mattress with spring cushioning.
Crankset: Schwinn one-piece forged steel crank with 46 tooth chainwheel.
Freewheel: None.
Chain: Union 1/4 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Front-Schwinn -Approved Mailland small flange alloy. Rear- Sturney Archer 3-speed coaster brake.
Rear Derailleur: None.
Front Derailleur: None.
Shifting Levers: Sturney Archer 3-speed control.
Brakes: Front-Schwinn-Approved alloy side pull front caliper. Rear-Sturney Archer 3-speed coaster brake.
Rims: Schwinn tubular steel 27 x 1 1/2 inch.
Tires: Schwinn Puff gumwall 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Accessories: Built-in kickstand.
Pedals: Schwinn-Approved Union bow type rubber pad.
Color: Burgundy Mist, Frosty Blue.
Weight: 39 pounds with kickstand.

1979 schwinn collegiate sport

Schwinn Collegiate Sport

Boy's Frame Sizes

707-9 17" 10-speed FF
710-9 20" 10-speed FF
712-9 22" 10-speed FF

727-5 17" 5-speed FF
730-5 20" 5-speed FF
733-5 22" 5-speed FF

1979 schwinn collegiate sport girls

Schwinn Collegiate Sport

Girl's Frame Sizes

757-9 17" 10-speed FF
760-9 20" 10-speed FF

777-5 17" 5-speed FF
780-5 20" 5-speed FF

1979 schwinn collegiate sport Schwinn Collegiate Sport

These youthfully styled Collegiate Sport models are the idea choice for boys, girls, or anyone who needs a sturdy 26 inch wheel lightweight style bike with dependable 2 3/8 inch gumwall tires and easy-shifting, jam-resistant 5 or 10-speed gears. Equipped with Shimano FF front freewheeling chainwheels, the derailleur system is protected from damage by backpedaling and shifting gears is made easier, especially for 10-speed beginners. Now everyone can join the fum of riding 5 and 10-speed bikes with these smooth- shifting, long-lasting, trouble-free Schwinn Quality-Built Collegiates- an outstanding value at a budget price.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride

Mesinger RI saddle with vinyl top.
Schwinn-Built extra strength tubular steel rims with 26 x 1 3/4" Schwinn Sport Touring gumwall tires.
Schwinn-Approved Mailland small flange alloy hubs, front and rear.
Maeda Suntour 5 cog 14-17-20-24-28 tooth chainwheel.
Suntour Seven rear derailleur.
Suntour sprint front derailleur.
Schwinn-Built drop style taped chrome plated steel handlebars with extension brake levers.
Schwinn-Approved aloy side pull caliper brakes.
Schwinn-Built drop forged steel fork extra strength.
Schwinn-Built electro forged 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel frame with built in kickstand housing and welded on cable lugs.
Schwinn-Approved forged steel one-piece crank with Shimano FF front freewheeling double plateau 39-52 tooth chainwheels.
Illustrated: The Boy's 10-speed Collegiate Sport equipped with FF.
Complete Specification on page 26.

1979 schwinn collegiate tourist

Collegiate Tourist

Schwinn Boy's

If you're looking for all-aroung riding comfort in a dependable lightweight styled bike with upright tourist handlebars and mattress saddle, thsese 26 inch wheel Collegiate Tourist model are a great value for boys or riders of all ages. Available in 3-speeds with hand brakes or coaster brake models (3-speed coaster on 17 inch frame sizes), these built-to-last Collegiate models are famous for thier sturdy construction and ability to withstand hard use- with genuine Schwinn Built electro-forged frames, forged steel forks, one-piece forged steel cranks, extra-strength tubular steel rims and many other exclusive Schwinn quality features not found on discount house or chain store bargain bikes. For only a few dollars more, you'll enjoy years of smoother, easier riding with lower service costs and higher resale value-so ride a Schwinn and save!
Complete specifications on page 26.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride Boys Frame Sizes

K37-8 17" 3-speed Coaster
K40-6 22" 3-speed Coaster
K42-6 24" 3-speed Coaster
K44-6 26" 3-speed Coaster

K40-4 20" 3-speed Caliper
K42-4 22" 3-speed Caliper
K44-4 24" 3-speed Caliper

Colors: Sky Blue, Black Sable and Emerald Green.

1979 schwinn collegiate tourist girls

Collegiate Tourist

Schwinn Girl's

These Schwinn Collegiate Tourist models with 26 inch wheels are ideal for girls from 8 to 80 who prefer upright handlebars and a comfortable mattress saddle on a bike that's not too high with a step-through frame that makes it easy to get on and off. Choice of frames sizes from 17 inch for petite figures 20 or 22 inch for taller riders, with generous saddle height adjustment on each size. The 5-speed model is equipped with Shimano FF front freewheeling system for easy, jam-free shifting of gears, a great convenience for everyone, especially new derailleur users. Also available in 3-speeds with hand brakes, or with coaster brakes (3-speed coaster on 17 inch frame models.) These Collegiate Tourist models have the same sturdy construction and famous Schwinn-Built quality features described on the preceding three pages- an outstanding value in long-lasting riding comfort and service-free satisfaction at a low budget price. You'll be glad you chose Schwinn!
Complete specifications on page 26.

Colors: SKy blue, Black Sable, Emerald Green.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride Girls' Frame Sizes

767-5 17" 5-speed FF
770-5 20" 5-speed FF

K87-8 17" 3-speed Coaster
K90-4 20" 3-speed caliper
K92-4 22" 3-speed caliper

K87-6 17" Coaster
K90-6 20" coaster

1979 schwinn specifications 5 Schwinn 26 inch Wheel Models 1979 Specifications
Schwinn Collegiate Sport

10-speed
26" Wheels

Frame sizes (inches):
707-9 17" boys,
710-9 20" boys,
712-9 22" boys,

757-9 17" girls,
760-9 20" girls,

Frame: Schwinn electro-forged of 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel with built-in kickstand housing and welded-on cable lugs.
Fork: Schwinn-built forged steel fork.
Handlebar: Schwinn steel chrome plated, drop style.
Stem: Schwinn forged steel chrome plated sport style.
Saddle: Mesinger R1 racing style, vinyle top.
Crankset: Forged steel one-piece crank with Shimano FF front freewheeling with 39-52 double plateau chainwheels.
Freewheel: Shimano-Approved Shimano.
Chain: Sedis 3/32 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Schwinn -Approved Mailland small flange alloy front and rear.
Rear Derailleur: Suntour Seven.
Front Derailleur: Suntour Spirt.
Shifting Levers: Suntour handlebar stem mounted.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy side pull calipers with extension levers. Rims: Schwinn tubular steel chrome plated 26 x 1 1/4 inch Endreick EA-1.
Tires: Schwinn Sport Touring gumwall 26 x 1 1/4 inch.
Spokes: 080 gauge Cp bright finish.
Pedals: Schwinn-Approved Union steel rattrap.
Accessories: Schwinn Built-in kickstand.
Color: Sky blue, black sable, golden yellow.
Weight: 39 pounds with kickstand.

Schwinn Collegiate Tourist

5-speed 26" wheels
5-speed Collegiate Sport 26" wheels

Schwinn Collegiate Sport
10-speed
26" Wheels

727-5 17" boys' sport
730-5 20" boys' sport
732-5 22" boys' sport

777-5 17" girls' sport
780-5 20" girls' sport
767-5 17" girls' sport
770-5 20" girls' sport

Frame: Schwinn electro-forged of 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel with built-in kickstand housing and welded-on cable lugs.
Fork: Schwinn-built forged steel fork.
Handlebar: Schwinn steel chrome plated, special touring style on COllegiate Tourist . Schwinn steel chrome plated sport style on Collegiate Sport.
Stem: Schwinn forged steel chrome plated sport style.
Saddle: Mesinger S1-1 spring cushioned tourist saddle,exclusive design on Collegiate Tourist Mesinger R1 racing style vinyle top on Collegiate Sport.
Crankset: One-piece steel forged crank with Shimano single plateau 46 tooth chainwheel and FF system with inner and outer chainguards on Collegiate Tourist.
Forged Steel one-piece crank with Shimano FF front freewheeling with 46 tooth chainwheel on Collegiate Sport.
Freewheel: Schwinn-Approved Shimano FF system with 14-17-21-26-32 tooth cugs.
Chain: Schwinn 3/32 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Schwinn -Approved small flange alloy front and rear on Collegiate Tourist Schwinn-Approved Maillard small flange alloy- front and rear or Collegiate Sport.
Rear Derailleur: Schwinn-Approved Shimano GT-120.
Front Derailleur: None.
Shifting Levers: Schwinn Stik-shift, fork stem mounted.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy side pull calipers on Collegiate Tourist. Schwinn-Approved alloy side pull calipers on extension levers on Collegiate Sport.
Rims: Schwinn tubular steel chrome plated 26 x 1 1/4 inch Endreick EA-1.
Tires: Schwinn Sport Touring gumwall 26 x 1 1/4 inch.
Spokes: 080 gauge Cp bright finish.
Pedals: Schwinn-Approved Union runner black on Collegiate Tourist. Schwinn-Approved Union steel rattrap on Collegiate Sport.
Accessories: Schwinn Built-in kickstand.
Color: Sky blue, black sable, golden yellow.

Weight: 38 pounds with kickstand.

Collegiate Tourist

3-Speed Coaster 26" Wheels
3-speed collegiate Tourist 26" Wheels

K37-8 17" Boys
K87-8 17" Girls
K40-4 20" Boys
K42-4 22" Boys
K44-4 24" Boys
K90-4 20" Boys
K92-4 20" Boys

Frame: Schwinn electro-forged of 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel with built-in kickstand housing.
Fork: Schwinn-built forged steel fork.
Handlebar: Schwinn steel chrome plated, special touring style.
Stem: Schwinn forged steel chrome plated touring style.
Saddle: Mesinger S1-1 spring cushion tourist style- exclusive design.
Crankset: Schwinn One-piece chrome plated steel crank with Schwinn 46 tooth chainwheel.
Forged Steel one-piece crank with Shimano FF front freewheeling with 46 tooth chainwheel on Collegiate Sport.
Freewheel: None on K37-8 and k87-8 Sturney Archer 18 tooth on other models.
Chain: Union 1/8 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Front-Schwinn -Approved Maillard alloy small flange Rear- Sturney Archer S3C 3-speed coaster brake on K37-8 and K87-8 Sturney-Archer and 3-speed on other models.
Rear Derailleur: None.
Front Derailleur: None.
Shifting Levers: Sturney-Archer handlebar trigger control.
Brakes: Front-Schwinn-Approved side pull caliper. Rear- Sturney-Archer coaster brake on K37-8 and K87-B.
Schwinn-Approved alloy side pull calipers on other models.
Rims: Schwinn tubular steel chrome plated 26 x 1 1/4 inch Endreick EA-1.
Tires: Schwinn Sport Touring gumwall 26 x 1 1/4 inch.
Spokes: 080 gauge Cp bright finish.
Pedals: Schwinn-Approved Union rubber block.
Accessories: Schwinn Built-in kickstand.
Color: Sky blue, black sable, emerald green.
Weight: 39 pounds with kickstand.

Schwinn Collegiate Tourist

Coaster 26" wheels

K40-6 20" Boys
K42-6 22" Boys
K44-6 24" Boys
K87-6 17" Girls
K90-6 20" Girls

Frame: Schwinn electro-forged of 16 gauge 1010 carbon steel with built-in kickstand housing.
Fork: Schwinn-built forged steel fork.
Handlebar: Schwinn steel chrome plated, special touring style.
Stem: Schwinn forged steel chrome plated touring style.
Saddle: Mesinger S1-1 spring cushion tourist style- exclusive design.
Crankset: Schwinn One-piece chrome plated steel crank with Schwinn 46 tooth chainwheel.
Freewheel: None.
Chain: Union 1/8 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Front-Schwinn -Approved Union steel small flange Rear- Bendix coaster brake.
Rear Derailleur: None.
Front Derailleur: None.
Shifting Levers: None.
Brakes: Bendix coaster brake.
Rims: Schwinn tubular steel chrome plated 26 x 1 1/4 inch Endreick EA-1.
Tires: Schwinn Sport Touring gumwall 26 x 1 1/4 inch.
Spokes: 080 gauge Cp bright finish.
Pedals: Schwinn-Approved Union rubber block.
Accessories: Schwinn Built-in kickstand.
Color: Sky blue, black sable, golden yellow.
Weight: 39 pounds with kickstand.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

1979 schwinn caliente 24

Schwinn Caliente

24" Wheel

C44 18" Boys 10-speed FF-P

1979 schwinn caliente girls

Schwinn Caliente

24" Wheel

C94 15 1/2" Girls 10-speed FF-P

These junior size 10-speed Schwinn Caliente bikes for boys and girls have 24-inch wheels to provide a safe, comfortable fit for intermediate size rides- plus the Shimano FF front freewheel and Positron gear shifting systems- ideal for begginers in 10-speed riding. The FF front freewheel protects against derailleur jam-ups from back-pedaling, and the Positron shifts from one speed to another with a positive click to let the rider feel each gear change. Schwinn's own Electro-forged frame, forged fork and tubular steel rims assure great performance and unmatched durability with low maintenance cost.

Colors: Frosty blue, Cardinal red, Spicy Chestnut.

1979 schwinn varsity sport 24

Schwinn Varsity Sport

24" Wheel

144 18" Boys 10-speed

1979 schwinn varsity sport 24 girls

Schwinn Varsity Sport

24" Wheel

194 18" Girls 10-speed

In every detail the same outstanding features as the full size Schwinn Varsity Sport, Ameruca's best-selling 10-speed bicycle- but scaled down with 24-inch wheels to fit the younger rider. Equipped with Schwinn- Approved Huret GT-510 rear derailleur with jam-free chain cage, Schwinn's extra strength one-piece forge steel cran with patented double plateau 39-52 tooth chainwheels, forged steel fork and Schwinn's own double-thickness tubular steel rims on Schwinn's electro forged frame for easy pedaling and long-lasting dependability.

Colors: Sky blue, Cardinal red, Emeral Green.

1979 schwinn collegiate

Schwinn Collegiate

24" Wheel

For Junior riders there's no better value than the Schwinn Collegiate- smoth and easy-to-ride in Sport models with 5-speed FF front freewheel jam-free shifting system-or Tourist models with 3-speed coaster- or Tourist models w ith 3-speed coaster (also plain coaster model for girls) - and, best of all, sturdy Schwinn construction in frames, forks, cranks, rims and other quality parts that are built as only Schwinn builds them-to take hard wear and give long trouble-free service. Choose a Collegiate and save!

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride.... Sport Models 1979 schwinn collegiate tourist 24

Schwinn Collegiate Sport

702-5 Boys 5-speed FF
752-5 Girls 5-speed FF
Colors: Sky blue, Golden yellow and black sable.

Schwinn Collegiate Tourist

Tourist Models

K32-8 Boys 3-speed coaster
K82-8 Girls 3-speed coaster
K82-6 Girls coaster

Colors: Sky blue, black sable and emerald green.

1979 schwinn heavyduti

Schwinn Heavy-Duti

M15-6
First choice for newboys, commercial delivery and industrial plant use, this heavy-duty middleweight bike has a special reinforced Schwinn electro forged cantilever frame, heaby duty front hub, heavy duty saddle, heavy duty. 105 gauge spokes, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/4" tractor tires, heat treated forged steel crank, reinforced kickstand, Schwinn tubular steel rims, wide base handlebars and chrome fenders. Weight 45 pounds.

Color: Golden Yellow.
Balloon-Tire Models
Colors: Cardinal red, black sable, sky blue and golden yellow.

1979 schwinn spitfire

Schwinn Spitfire

1979 schwinn spitfire 5 speed Schwinn Balloon and Middleweight Models

Schwinn Spitfire 5-speed

CC5-5, 5-speed 26-inch wheels
CC7-6, Coaster 26-inch wheels
CC1-6, Coaster 24-inch wheels
Here's a whole new cycling sport- cruising! "Cruising" began along the beaches in California when outdoor enthusiasts discovered the fun of riding their "old" balloon tire bikes along the water's edge. The sport soon spread and today the reliable balloon tire bike is back in demand as a sport bike for riding on sand, off-the-road trails or around town- almost anywhere you'd want to go. These new Schwinn Spitfire models are modern-day balloon tire bikes with Schwinn's sturdy electro-forged cantilever frame, spring cushion saddles, tubular steel rims and many other smooth-riding Schwinn quality features. Choice of 26-inch wheel sizes in Spitfire I coaster brake models.
Spitfire V has hand brakes with 5-speed derailleur gears for easier pedaling. All have 2.125 inch wide balloon tires. Weight 45 pounds.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride....

Colors: Cardinal red, sky blue, black sable.

1979 schwinn typhoon and hollywood

Schwinn Typhoon

L12-6
A dependable middleweight bike with 26 x 1 3/4" nylon cord tires on Schwinn's tubular steel rims. Schwinn electro-forged cantilever carbon steel frame with forged cantilver carbon steel frame with forged steel fork and crank, chrome plated fenders and positive action coaster brake- a Schwinn quality bike that's built to last. Weight 40 pounds.

Color: Sky blue.

Schwinn Hollywood

L62-6
Graceful serviceable styling in an easy-riding middleweight bike with comfortable saddle and 26 x 1 3/4 inch Westwind nylon cord tires on Schwinn's tubular steel rims. Coaster brake and built-in kickstand. Step through frame that's easy to get on ang off. Weight 39 pounds.

Color: Sky blue.

1979 schwinn 7 Bicycle Motocross Racing Great fun, Great Thrills!

Try this for excitement! You're off on a 300 ft., straightaway... up and over a hairy jump, into a hard right turn with sharp berm that's like climbing a wall take it low, slide in under the other... bounce off and start cranking.. another jump... a series of whoop-de-do'e... another hard right, a jump or two, a snakey "S"... and in a few seconds you're in a mass of thrashing bodies fighting for the finish. That's BMX!

Sound exciting? It is! It's happening all over America, week after week, at sactioned tracks, independent BMX layouts, local back yards and now in inside sports arenas.

BMx started on the trails on Southers California when sportsminded riders took their Schwinn Sting-Rays bikes... stripped them down.. and went off-the-road to find curves, hills, bumps, and woodsy trails.

As the sport grew, tracks were built simulating the rough and ready ups and downs encountered in trail riding- and a few more. All it took was a vacant area and a little grading work to create the humps and bumps, the dips, the berms and turns of a good competition track. BMX was born and soon races were beign run every weekend.

Today, BMX tracks are flourishing all over the United States. Races are sponsored by parent's groups, civic organization, bicycle dealers and leading manufactures.

BMX Teams, both exhibition and competition, are sponsored by many leading companies. Team Schwinn, during the summer of 1978, held a triumphant series of BMX races in leading cities from coast-to-coast. A similar tour will be held in 1979.

Annual poind standings, safety supervision and details are handled by the official sanctioning BMX racing groups such as the National Bicycle Association (NBA) and the National Bicycle League (NBL) and other state and regional groups.

Scwhinn is proud to present the 1979 line of Schwinn factory-built BMX bikes and frames sets. The championships Team Schwinn BMX riders have track-proven many of the features incorporated in these new 1979 models.

1979 schwinn scrambler sx 1000

Schwinn Scrambler SX-1000

Competition

When performance counts... when you're out there to win week after week, the Schwinn Competition Scrambler SX-1000 is the only bike you'll ever need.

Race winning frame design that putst the rider in the right position for greates control. High performance chrome-moly alloy steel frame. Hand brazed. Tubular chrome-moly competition fork. Freewheel.... caliper brakes.... quilted top saddle. 6 1/2 inch crank arms. Weight 28 pounds.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride

Color: Cardinal Red and Silver Mist.

1979 schwinn scrambler The Schwinn "SX" Series with Mag Wheels

Schwinn SX 500

Here's a winner for MAG wheel fans... the new Schwinn SX500 features the exclusive Schwinn Magalloy metal alloy wheels on an entirely new flash welded, carbon steel BMX frame. Gusset reinforced. Competition saddle. Coaster brake. Schwinn-built for top performance! weight 32 pounds.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride

Color: Silver mist and Spicy chestnut.

Schwinn SX 100

The SX 100 brings you just about eveything you need to start winning. Schwinn flash welded carbon steel frame with gusset reinforcement, glass fiber reinforced nylon MAG wheels, new equilted competition saddle, cross-brazed handlebar, coaster brake. Weight 32 pounds.

B10-6 SX100
Color: Spicy Chestnut, Silver Mist and Cardinal Red Sky blue.

1979 schwinn scrambler 36/36

Schwinn Scrambler 36/36 Series

36 spokes in each wheel add strength at mimimum weight to make this Scrambler 36-36 a favorite on tracks all over the country. Freewheeling rear wheel with caliper brakes, Schwinn carbon steel BMX reinforced frame and competition quilted saddle. Weight 33 pounds.

BX6-0 Scrambler 36-36 Freewheel
Color: Cardinal Red and Sky blue.

Schwinn Scrambler 36/36 Coaster

Many BMX riders prefer the reliable coaster brake and this is the bike for them. 36 spokes in each wheel with Schwinn Tubular steel rims and 20 x 1 3/4 inch nylon cord Schwinn Scrambler tires assure outstanding performance. Black cross-braced.

BX6-6 Scrambler 36-36 Coaster
Color: Sky blue and Cardinal red.

1979 schwinn phantom scrambler

Schwinn Phantom Scrambler

B15-6 Spoked Wheels
B16-6 Mag Wheels

Here's your chance to get in on all the fun and excitement of BMX action without making a big investment... the new Phantom features exclusive Schwinn BMX frame design, competition style saddke, coaster brake, Schwinn Sting-Ray braced handlebar, Schwinn forged fork, and 20 x 2.125" Schwinn Scrambler tires. Choice of nylon Mag wheel or spoked wheel. Weight 33 pounds.

Colors: Black sable red wheels, Cardinal red black wheels and Sky blue black wheels.

1979 schwinn huricane 5

Schwinn Huricane 5

1979 schwinn 8

J34-5 5-speed
J34-6 coaster
If you've ever dreamed of a truly deluxe fully equipped bike... this is it. 5-speed brakes and Positron II gear shifting that makes changing gears a "snap"! Both models have big, roomy MX saddle with sportly brace design, knobby rear tire, and Schwinn cantilever frame design.
It's a hi-rise design that defies comparison. Weight 40 pounds.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride. Colors: Blue and silver, Red and silver. 1979 schwinn stingray

Schwinn Sting-Ray

1979 schwinn mini stingray

Schwinn Sting-Ray II

J27-6
Here's a Sting-Ray for smaller riders- a slightly smaller version of the Sting-Ray with medium rise handlebars, Sting-Ray saddle, 20 x 1 3/4" Gripper Slik rear tire, full length chainguard, coaster brake and dazzling new two-tone color combinations. Weight 35 pounds.

Schwinn Mini-Sting-Ray

J47-6
A new 1979 Schwinn for younger riders! Here's a built-to-take-it bike with a forged fork, cantilever frame, coaster brakes, Sting-Ray saddle, and 16" studded BMX tires. Weight 32 pounds.

1979 schwinn fairlady and lil chik Schwinn Sting-Ray Bicycles

The Bicycle that started "Hi-rise Fever"!
Perhaps no new bicycle has brought such fun and gained such wide acceptance and immediate popularity as when Schwinn introduced the Sting-Ray... and though many have copied it, no one has duplicated it. Schwinn exclusive cantilever frame, Schwinn Sting-Ray saddle, Sting-Ray handlebars, chainguard, coaster brake and 20 x 1 3/4" tires. Choice of 3-speed coaster or coaster. Weight 39 pounds.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride.

Golden Yellow: Sting-Ray, Fair Lady and Lil Chik.
Cardinal Red: Sting-Ray, Mini Sting-Ray and Sting-Ray II.
Cherry Pink: Fair Lady and Lil' Chik.
Sky Blue: Sting-Ray, Sting-Ray II, Mini Sting-Ray and Fair lady Lil' chik.
Emerald: Sting-Ray and Sting-Ray II.

Schwinn Fair Lady

All new styling for 1979! NEW comfortable color coordinated saddle, color coordinated fenders. Step through frame that makes riding easy... the perfect Sting-Ray bike for the young lady.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride.

Schwinn Lil' Chik

J81-6
Younger girls will enjoy all the advantages of Sting-Ray riding with this Lil' Chik- perfect and petite, in beautiful new colors. Schwinn electro-forged step through frame, 20 x 1 3/4" Westwind tires, coaster brake, full length chainguard. Weight 35 pounds.

1979 schwinn tornado

Schwinn Tornado

Here's bold BMX inspired bike that just seems to go by itself. Big number plate mounted on a low sleek BMX handlebar. Simulated MX tank. Full length chainguard, built-in kickstand, black padded MX style saddle and sportly mini mudguards. The Tornado is a great bike for the oung rider who wants the competition look. Coaster brake and 20 x 1 3/4" tires. weight 34 pounds.

Colors: Sunset orange and black suede.

1979 schwinn bantam Schwinn Convertible Bikes Bantam and Pixie

Schwinn Convertible Bantam

J35-6
Value you can count on in a convertible bike designed to fit the growing family. 20 inch model quickly converts to either a boy's or girl's bike by easily removing the top bar. Chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, 20" x 1 3/4" nylon cord tires. Full length chainguard. Schwinn quality throughout. Weight: Approximately 32 pounds.

Colors: Cardinal red and Sky blue.

1979 schwinn pixie

Schwinn Pixie

J41-6
Easy-to-ride mixtie model with puncture-proof 16" tires designed for boys and girls. Features include beautiful chrome fenders, steel stem with ball bearing head set, patented removable Schwinn Cycle Aid training wheels and full length chainguard. Wheels: Approximately 30 pounds.

Colors: Cardinal red and Sky blue.

1979 schwinn stingray pixie and lil tiger

Schwinn Sting-Ray Pixie

J43-6
A popular beginner's bike with 16" wheels. Schwinn mixtie frame design..... Fine for boys and girls. Schwinn ball bearing headset steel stem and chrome plated handlebars. Adjustable Sting-Ray saddle, built-in kickstand, Schwinn Superior 16" x 1 3/4" pneumatic tires. Full length chainguard. Weight: Approximately 27 pounds.

Colors: Cardinal red and Sky blue.

Schwinn Convertible Lil Tiger

J52-0
Removable top bar makes this perfect first bike for beginner boys and girls. Compact design complete with Schwinn Cycle Aid training wheels. Chrome fenders, padded saddle. Full length chainguard. 12" puncture proof semi-pneumatic tires. Make his or her first bike the best... Fixed gear allows forward and backward peldaling for stopping and greater maneuverability. Weight: Approximately 25 pounds.

Colors: Golden Yellon, Sky blue and Silver Mist.

1979 schwinn  10

The first step towards proper bicycle fit is selection of the proper frame. Schwinn bicycles come in a wide variety of sizes and most Schwinn lightweights are available with different frame sizes to ensure that the purchaser is able to buy a bicycle with a frame which is neither too large nor too small but just right.
A rider's proper frame size is usually the largest frame which he can comfortably straddle with both of his feet on the ground as in the illustration on left. Women can use the diamond style frame to determine the approximate size of the corresponding ladies' model bicycle. Proper bicyle fit is necessary for the utmost in safety and handling.
Once the proper frame size has been determined, the next step is to adjust the seat to its correct height. The most efficient and comfortable pedaling is accomplished when the rider's leg, while he is seated on bicycle, is not quite fully extended when the ball of the foot is on the pedal. The rider must be seated on the saddle and the pedal MUST be at the bottom position as shown in illustration on the right.
The handlebar stem should be adjusted to the same height as seat or slightly lower than the seat, as shown in the illustrations.
Note: On Schwinn bikes a maximum height marking appears both on the seatpost and handlebar stem.

1979 schwinn 11 Sting-Ray and Junior Models For 26" and 27" Wheel

Size Models Frame size Leg Length range* from
17" 26" to 30"
19" 28" to 31"
20" 29" to 32"
21" 30" to 33"
22" 31" to 34"
23" 32" to 35"
24" 33" to 36"
25" 34" to 37"
26" 35" to 38"

Juvenile and Youth Model Bicycles Wheel

Size Model Leg Length range* from
12" Lil' Tiger 14" to 18"
16" Pixie 16" to 21"
20" Bantam 20" to 25"
20" Sting-Ray, Tornado, Lil' chik 21" to 26"

20" Mag Scrambler, Scrambler 36/36 21" to 26"
20" Sting-Ray, Fair Lady 22" to 32"
24" Varsity, Caliente, Collegiate 27" to 29"
26" Typhoon, Hollywood, Heavy-Duti 28" to 32"

1979 schwinn 11

On Sting-Ray and Junior models the rider's toes should touch the ground while straddling the seat. The handlebar grips must not be higher than the rider's shoulders when he is seated on the saddle. Proper fit is essential to your bicycle riding safety and comfort.
Leg length is the distance from cratch to floor while standing in stocking feet. Adjustments both higher and lower than the indicated figures can be made on Schwinn Bicycles. However, these are the recommended figures. Frame size is measured from center of crank to top of painted seat tube.

1979 schwinn twinn tandem

Schwinn Twinn Tandems

Coaster T13-6
Companion cycling! Tandem riding doubles the pleasure whether it be around the block or a picnic ride in the countryside. Schwinn Twin-Tandems provide, fun for the whole family with a choice of one, five or ten speeds.

Schwinn Twinn

The one and five-speed Twinn Tandems feature upright handlebars with patented cushion grips, chrome plated mudguards, spring cushion mattress saddles and 26" x 1 3/8" Sports Touring gumwall tires. Five-speed model has internal expander rear and front hand brakes. Single speed model equipped with positive action coaster brake and front hand brake. Weight 64 lbs.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride.

T13- Cardinal Red and Sky blue.

Schwinn Twinn Sport

(10-speed T14-9)
The ten-speed Twinn Sport is equipped with drop style front and All-Rounder rear handlebars, comfort form racing style saddles, internal expander rear and front brakes with 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Puff gumwall tires. Weight 52 lbs.

T14- Frosty blue and Strawberry Red.

1979 schwinn unicycle

Schwinn Unicycle

U24 24" Wheel
U20 20" Wheel
U72 6" Giraffe

Unicycling affords a unique experience in cycling. Give it a try. It's different and its fun. 20" and 24" wheel units equipped with chrome plated fork blades, adjustable saddle heights, steel tubular rims, three-piece crank and a specially detesigned patented padded saddle aids control and adds to ridding comfort.

Schwinn Giraffe Unicycle

The new Schwinn Giraffe gets you 6 feet off the ground... with a little practice, ofcourse. Frame is hand built by Schwinn and fully chrome plated... also diamond tread block pedals, one-piece crank, tubular steel rim, patented saddle design, all adding up to the very best in Unicycles.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride. 1979 schwinn town country and tri wheeler

Schwinn Town and Country Tri-Wheeler

AT2-6 Weight: 65 lbs.
Combine your daily healthful exercise with a trip to the market or visit friends...... it's all possible...safely and securely on a sturdy Schwinn adult-size Tri-Wheeler. You don't even have to know how to ride a bike! Easy to get on and dismount. Spacious detachable vinyl coated wire basket with handles for carrying parcels. Diffrential drive, 3-speeds, comfortable saddle, and parking brake.
Schwinn-built tubular rims. Heavy duty front hubs. 24 x 1 1/4" Schwinn Sport Touring tires.

Color: Sky blue.

1979 schwinn deluxe exerciser

Schwinn Deluxe Exerciser

XR6-0 Wt: 56 lbs. Coppertone finish.

1979 schwinn twinn tandem

Now you can enjoy the benefits of year 'round daily bicycle riding in the comfort of home. It's easy and convenient in the privacy of your den, bedroom, family room or office, no matter what the weather- summer or winter. Saddle and handlebar adjust easily without tools to fit most any rider. Takes up little space and the Coppertone finish is a handsome addition to any decor. Built-in pedal resistance control simulates real bicycle riding. Sturdy construction with wide base plates provide firm footing.
Convenient control panel with speedometer, mileage indicator, timer and adjustable pedal resistance control.

Exerxier Reading Stand...

Formore complete details on the Schwinn line of exercise equipment, see your Schwinn Dealer or write:

Consumer Relations Department Schwinn Bicycle company 1856 North Kostner Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60639 1979 schwinn ergometric exerciser

Schwinn ergoMetric Exerciser

The Schwinn ergoMetric Exerciser is a stationary bicycle ergometer which permits a closely controlled, measured and repeatable cycling program. When pedaling, with the resistance control at a specific setting, of which there are 11, energy expenditure remains relatively constant over a wide range of pedal speeds. (50-90 rpm's.) Thus, both the program and the rider's reaction to the program can be charted. A program chart is part of the console unit which can be used to record the length of time riding, the resistance load, and rpm's.

Instrument panel includes timer, odometer, speedometer and push button activated pedal resistance contro with dial settings. Dynamometer tested and rated. Solid state electronic regulation.

Coppertone Finish.
Wt: 73 lbs EX2-0
Formore complete details on the Schwinn line of exercise equipment, see your Schwinn Dealer or write:

Consumer Relations Department Schwinn Bicycle company 1856 North Kostner Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60639 1979 schwinn dyne ergometric exerciser

Schwinn Air Dyne ergoMetric Exerciser

Schwinn presents the total concept exerciser. Measured exercise for your upper and lower body, anytime.. in the comfort of your own home. An entirely new-air resistance principle provides a smooth, continuous, repeatable work measurement. Workloaded indicator reading Kpm/ min., Sweep second hand timer, resettable and cumulative odometers, easily adjusted saddle height. The answer for anyone who is interested in a planned workload exercise program.
Wt: 77 lbs.
AD2-0

Color: Coppertone finish.

1979 schwinn accessories 1 Scrambler competition number plates in white, black, green and yelloy plastic. Schwinn self-adhesive BMX decals. G. Schwinn-Approved competition number. H. Schwinn-Approved competition letters. 1979 schwinn accessories 1 Schwinn-Approved crossbar, stem and frame pads of black naugahyde, with foam pad and snap closure.

Note: The above pads are also available in colors.

1979 schwinn accessories 1 Schwinn Approved competition style grips. Scrambler racing gloves with reinforced palms and protective backs. S, M, L, and XL sizes. Scrambler mouth guards. 1979 schwinn accessories 1 A. Tuff wheel lightweight BMX wheels B. Schwinn Approved Magalloy lightweight alloy BMX wheels. available in black or yellow. C. Schwinn Approved Anodized lightweight BMX wheels. Available with Weinmann anodized blue, red, gold and silver rims. ACS heavy-duty. ACS freewheel 1979 schwinn accessories 1 Scrambler competition tires: 1979 schwinn accessories 1 For a complete listing of BMX parts and accessories, see the Schwinn BMX Catalog. 1979 schwinn accessories 7 KKT black rattrap pedals with chrome moly spindle. 1979 schwinn accessories 8 For a complete listing of BMX parts and accessories, see the Schwinn BMX catalog. 1979 schwinn accessories 9 Schwinn Approved... Horns and Bells To let them know you're coming! 1979 schwinn accessories 10 1979 schwinn accessories 11 Schwinn-Approved Lights.... Schwinn-Approve Mirrors Schwinn-Approved Sting-Ray Seats 1979 schwinn accessories 12 Schwinn-Approved Generator Sets.... For safety after dark... 1979 schwinn accessories 13 Schwinn Approved Cables, Chains and Locks.... Popular combination lock and 3-foot chain. Covered in. 1979 schwinn accessories 14 Bike Care Products and Batteries. Help keep your bike in "New" Condition:

Schwinn Approved Batteries
Schwinn Approved energized power batteries are made by a leading United States battery manufacturer according to Schwinn Specifications.

These high quality long-life energized batteries are guaranteed for optimum performance for use in all battery operated products.

1979 schwinn accessories 15 If you're riding a Schwinn- Shouldn't you be on Schwinn Tires? 1979 schwinn accessories 16 Schwinn-Approved Cyclometers and Speedometers I. New Deluxe Universal ture drive speedometer with black finish case. Calibration for MPH and KMH on dial face 1979 schwinn accessories 17 Schwinn Approved Pumps and Tire Care 1979 schwinn accessories 18 K. Tire pressure gauge with sliding readout scale. L. Pocket size tire pressure gauges with reset up to 110 lbs 1979 schwinn accessories 19

Schwinn Approved Automobile Carriers...

Bike Porter II... permits carrying bicycles securely in "V" channels. Staps and hooks secure unit on most cars including station wagons.

C. Deluxe carrier mounts easily on most model autumobiles. No metal touches the car finish. Carrier removes and stores in trunk. Chrome plated finish with vinyl covered hooks. 1979 schwinn accessories 20 Schwinn-Approved Baby seats to take 'em along! Schwinn Cycle Aids... The ideal bicycle accessory to help the beginner get a head start in cycling enjoyment. Wheel height adjustable. Available for 16", and 20" bikes.... Cycle Aid for 12" wheel bikes. Schwinn Approved Pedal Blocks

Get More Out of Cycling
Your Schwinn Dealer is ready to serve you with a complete selection of cycling accessories to help you enjoy your new Schwinn more- and if your bike ever needs servicing, His factory trained servicemen and complete repair parts department are ready.

1979 schwinn accessories 21 1979 schwinn accessories 22 1979 schwinn accessories 23 L. Toe clips with leather straps to fit reflector pedals. M. Mini-toe clip with vinyl cover. Easily installed 1979 schwinn accessories 24 Schwinn-Approved... Bags, Baskets, and Carriers to Tote and Carry 1979 schwinn accessories 25

Lightweight alloy carrier with spring holder and front check clip that securely holds packages in place. Easily installed, the carrier attaches to frame drop-out ends and seatmast clamp. Complete with leveler bracket and built-in reflector bracket.

1979 schwinn accessories 27

Schwinn Bicycle Company Limited Warranty Warranty
Effective March 1, 1979
Schwinn and Schwinn-Approved bicycles, parts and accessories (Except the ergoMetric Exerciser) are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship... no time limit.

Notice:

The user assumes the risk of any personal injuries, damage to or failure of the bicycle and any other losses if Schwinn bicycles are used in any competitive event, including bicycle racing, or in bicycle motorcross, dirt biking or similar activities, or training for such competitive events or activities. DO NOT USE Schwinn bicycles for stunt riding, ramp, jumping, acrobatics or similar activities, or with motors as power driven vehicles. This Warranty does not cover any personal injuries, damage to or failure of the bicycle or any other losses due to accident, misuse, neglect, abuse, normal wear, improper assembly or improper maintenance.

Free 30-Day Checkup

Each Schwinn Bicycle will be fully assembled by the Authorized Schwinn Dealer at time of purchase, and will be entitled to recieve a free 30-day Checkup by the same Authorized Schwinn Dealer within the first 30 days of operation...such checkup to include free replacement of any parts and accessories found to be defective and free inspection and adjustment of all functional parts and assemblies... but not including any repair due to accident, improper use, neglect, abuse, normal wear, improper assembly or improper maintenance.

As its option, Schwinn will... without charge... either provide a replacement of or repair any Schwinn or Schwinn-Approved part of accessory which is defective under the terms of this warranty. Dealer labor charges in installing replacement parts or accessories are not covered by this warranty after the Free 30-day checkup, except for any labor charges due to replacement of a defective frame within one year of original purchase at retail.

Repair or replacement of defective parts or accessories and those dealer charges specifies above shall be the sole remedy under this warranty, and In, No Event shall Schwinn be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incedental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. See your Authorized Schwinn Dealer for service or replacement under the Schwinn Limited Warranty or write for assistance to the factory:

Consumer Relation Department Schwinn Bicycle company 1856 North Kostner Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60639 1979 schwinn accessories 26

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26" Middleweights for Boys

20" Middleweights for Boys

26" Middleweights for Girls

Sting-Ray for Boys and Girls

Scrambler Bikes

Convertible Bikes

Various

26" Lightweights for Boys

24" Lightweights for Boys

26" Lightweights for Girls

24" Lightweights for Girls

Special Models

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