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1982 Schwinn Catalog

Original text and images of the 1982 Schwinn sales brochure. The text below, including the prices, are as written in 1982.
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The Schwinn System is the most complete line of bicycles and accessories in the world, available only at your Independent Authorized Schwinn Dealer.

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The Schwinn System will give you all the bicycle you ever need- whatever you need.

The Schwinn Bicycle Company was founded 86 years ago in American tradition by men of vision, high standards and dream. Adolph Arnold and Ignaz Schwinn believed that the bicycle was an important part of the American way of life.

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They were determined to manufacture products that would be numbered among the finest in the world. The fourth generation of Schwinns managing the company still believes that just the finest deserve the Schwinn name. From the original location rented building in downton Chicago, producing 25, 000 units per year, Schwinn is now a major bicycle manufacturing, distributing and sales organization that sells more than 1,000,000 bicycles a year.

What's behind this growth? A company that cares.

Part of the Schwinn tradition has been a progressive engineering program which continually improves quality, comfort, performance and function whithin the vanguard of style and appearance. The Schwinn heritage brings consistent value and performance to every bicycle which bears our name.

Schwinn authorizes dealerships are now franchises, but privately-owned, independent businesses authorized to sell Schwinn's complete product line.

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A Tradition of Achievement

Schwinn's major contributions in improving the bicycle include the coaster brake, balloon tires, full-floating saddle and seat post, fore-wheel expander brake, knee- action spring fork, shoe braking units and handlebar-mounted gear changer, as well as improvements in design of five-and ten-speed derailleurs and a front fork positive retention device of quick-release hub equipped bicycles.

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Schwinn has also initiated industry trends in new bicycle designs: the Aerocycle, the Cycleplane and Autocycle in 1934; the Paramount racing and touring line in 1938. In 1963 a major development was the famed Sting-Ray bicycle - the bike that dramatically changed the cycling habits of young America. Schwinn's Sting-Ray gave a major new product to America's bicycle industry and set the stage for the current popularity of BMX bicycles, where Schwinn is also a leader. Schwinn Olympic competitors for over 30 years. They are also a dominant factor on the winner's podium in championships throughout the world.

A System, not a line

Schwinn is a far more than a line of bicycles. It is an entire system that begines with a comprehensive line of more than 100 models. It contineus with more than "total" line of more than the 6,000 parts and accessories.
The final element in the Schwinn System - and the one that means the most to you - is your independent Authorized Schwinn Dealer. Your dealer is The Schwinn Company to most of America's cyclists.

Full-service dealers

Schwinn distributes its products exclusively through over 1,700 independent, authorized and full-service dealers all over the country. Each has been trained in assembly and maintenance. Schwinn Dealers can provide you with a broad inventory of original equipment, optional accessories and parts.

They will make sure the bike you want fits before you buy it. They will assemble your bike for you after you order it. And Schwinn provides the right frame sizes to make sure you and your bike work as a team.

Schwinn Dealer personel have been trained in state-of-the-art bicycle service and repair. All are independent businessmen. As such, they work a little harder to earn your respect, confidence and ultimately, your business. Their aim is not just a sale, but a continuing relationship.

A manufacturer who cares

A confident manufacturer will always stand behinds his products. In a day and age where "buyer beware" is the watchword more often than not, Schwinn is proud of its pledge to those who buy its products. Schwinn promises a five-point consumer protection plan that includes a free-30 day check-up and a limited warranty with no time to limit on materials and workmanship. Few in the bicycle business go this far in promises for their product. Schwinn insists on it.
See page 63 for details of the warranty.

Bicycles for the '80s - and beyond...

The 1982 Schwinn line is the company's proudest achievement in engineering and styling in the Schwinn tradition of excellence. It is a meticulously planned line, designed to meet the needs and dreams of every cyclist- from professional racers to youngster experiencing their first riding thrill. Whichever model you choose, be confident you are not just buying a bicycle, but starting a relation - one that will endure as the Schwinn company is in business.

Were proud of our new line. As you review in the following pages, we think you'll understand why.

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Table of Contents

Page 4 - X-Tra Lite Bicycles
Page 16 - Standard Lightweight Bicycles
Page 24 - All-Terrain and Cruiser
Page 29 - Middleweight Bicycles
Page 30 - BMX Bicycles
Page 38 - Juvenile Bicycles
Page 42 - Special Edition Bicycles
Page 46 - Exercisers and ergoMeters
Page 50 - Bicycle Parts and Accessories

Cycling Tips From OUr Team.......page 22
Things You Should Know About Cycling.......page 23
How to Wim at BMX.........page 37
Impotant Information about Schwinn and your new Bicyce......page 62

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Schwinn X-Tra Lite Bicycles

For those who refuse to compromise quality in cross-country touring, serious competition, or riding just for fun...

Each rider has his or her own reason to choose a Schwinn X-tra Lite bicycle. Cross-country riders want a dependable partner on the road so they can enjoy adventures with other dedicated weekend and vacation riders. Olympic hopefuls want a bike whose design is as determinded as they are to being the bes. Recreation riders want a sophisticated machine to add extra pleasure to their wanderlust.

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One reason they all have in common: the thrill of riding an expertly crafted, finely tuned bike that's built to perform, keep on performing and give years of fun on the move. Schwinn X-tra Lite bicycles are dependable because of the unrivaled system that stands behind them.

Schwinn has a five-point protection plan demonstrates dedication to keeping you riding. More than 1,700 authorized Schwinn dealers fron Augusta, Maine to Yreka, California offer you uncompromisingly high standards in maintenance, repairs, replacement parts and accessories. This total system helps give you the feeling off freedom that top-of-the-line bicycling is really about.

Schwinn Paramount

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Men's frame sizes

19"- 26" in once ince increments
(odd increments and larger or smaller frames are available)
(23" shown")

The all-new Paramount perpetuates Schwinn's tradition of building the ultimate handcrafted bicycle. Whether you are a track racer, road racer or tourer, our expert staff will tailor a Paramount to fit the way you ride.

All Paramounts feature investment-cast lugs, hand-silver brazing and chrome-fork tips, built of Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing of your choice. Select a Campagnolo component group, or mix and match components from Shimano, SunTour or Avocet. You have more than 1,000 options in frame, size, components and accessories when you order a Paramount.

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Introducing the all new custom-tailored Paramount

The fine finish of the lugs show the care with which the tubes on each Paramount are joined. This touring Paramount easily carries a big load. An extra set of water bottle bosses, under the down tube, are used here to carry bottled fuel.

The unique derailleur configuration, featuring a modofied Campagnolo Rally rear dearailleur, combined two Campagnolo units for extra shifting capacity.

The bottom bracket of the Paramount is extra-strong to with stand stress. Note the brazed-on cable gluides and the triple plateau Campagnolo crank set.

Specs

The Schwinn Paramount is custome designed bicycle. More than 1,000 options in frame and componently are offered. Because of spcae limitations, we have not listed all available components here.
Rather, we suggest that you consult your Schwinn Dealer for full information and the separate Paramount Brochure. Or write to: Consumer Relations Department.
Schwinn Sales, Inc.
1856 North Kostner Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60 639.

Schwinn Superior

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Men's frame sizes

219 19"
221 21"
223 23"
225 25"

Color: Pearl Orange

Schwinn starts with lightweight double-butted Reynolds 531 tubing and adds Campagnolo Gran Sport components to deliver a truly superior machine. Its 73 degree frame angles, short 1 3/4 " fork rake, high bottom bracket and relatively short wheelbase offer a responsive bike, suitable for racing or light touring.

Frame sizes range from 19" to 25" . The wheel base is a tight 39 1/4", to give you responsive, precise, accurate and responsive, precise, accurate and predictable handling. For any rider, the Superior delivery rider, the Superior delivers every ounce of energy you put into it - whether you tour, race or ride for recreation.

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High performance and maximum response, with energy to the most demanding rider

Campagnolo derailleur system and versatile 14-16-18-21-24 Regina rear cluster with 42-52 chainrings.
The Schwinn Superior uses Reynolds 531 light and resilient tubing throughout.
The bike's Campagnolo caliper brakes are matched to 700C Super Champion rims and Schwinn Super 700 to 250g tires.

Specs

Tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted, Tange front fork.
Frame Chainstay length: 16 1/2"
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees
Fork rake: 1 3/4"
Wheelbase: 39 1/4"
Bottom bracket drop: 3"
Headset: Campagnolo Gran Sport.
Rims: Super Champion Canteliver (700 C).
Hubs: Campagnolo Gran Sport with quick release.
Spokes: .072- .060 gauge stainless steel.
Tires: Schwinn Super 700 250 gram 700 x 28 C.
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport.
Rear derailleur: SCampagnolo Gran Sport.
Shift levers: Campagnolo Gran Sport.
Chain: Regina Oro.
Crank set: Campagnolo Gran Sport, 170 mm arms. 42-52 chainwheels.
Freewheel: Regina (14-24).
Pedals: Campagnolo Gran Sport with toe clips and straps.
Seat post: Campagnolo Gran Sport (27.2 mm).
Saddle: Brooks BN5.
Handlebars: Sakae.
Stem: Sakae.
Brakes: Campagnolo Gran Sport.
Weight: 24.8 lbs.
Accessories: Brazed-on water bottle fittings.

Schwinn Super Sport

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Men's frame sizes
D409 19"
D411 21"
D431 23"
D451 25"

Colors: Smoked Pearl, Champagne

Schwinn Super Sport SP

Men's frame sizes
D509 19"
D511 21"
D531 23"
D551 25"

Colors: Smoked Pearl, Champagne

Designed for serious touring, these lightweight bikes combine tight frame angles and a longer wheelbase to produce a responsive ride which is simultaneously stable and comfortable.
With 15-speed gearing, you can quickly adjust for any variations in load, gradient or road surface. Superb tracking ability- even under heavy load - and excellent weight distribution ease the hours for the touring rider. The frame is proven 4130 chrome-moly alloy. The Super Sport SP is a new model for 1982. It's aerodynamically designed crankset and streamlined water bottle help cut down on wind resistance. For the long haul, these are the bikes that set standards others must follow.

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The standard for quality touring bicycles

Super Sport SP offers aerodynamically designed crankset and water bottle.
Super Sport SP fetures Sugino AT crankset, Cyclone Mark II front derailleur.
Gran Compe 500G sidepull brakes are on both models.
Double-butted tubing is 4130 chrome-moly.

Specs

tubing: 4130 chrome-moly with double butted top and down tubes.
Frame Chainstay length: 17"
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees
Fork rake: 1 3/4"
Wheelbase: 39 1/4"
Bottom bracket drop: 3"
Headset: Targe "Levin"
Rims: Araya alloy box (700 C)
Hubs: Schwinn large flange with quick release.
Spokes: .080- .060 gauge stainless steel.
Tires: (SP) Schwinn Super 700 250 gram 700 x 28C (SS) Schwinn Super 700 LeTour HP 500 Gram 700 x 32C.
Front derailleur: (SP) SunTour Cyclone Mark II (SS) SunTour Cyclone.
Rear derailleur: (SP) SunTour Cyclone Mark II (SS) SunTour Cyclone II.
Shift levers: SunTour Superbs.
Chain: Gold HKK "Z".
Crank set: (SP) Sugino AT triple (SS) SR triple, 170 mm arms, 34-46-52 chainwheels.
Freewheel: (SP) Shimano Uniglide Gold 13-28 (SS) Silver Maeda (13-28).
Pedals: (SP) KKT Pro Ace (SS) KKT Pro-Vie with toe clips and straps.
Seat post: SR alloy LaPrade (26.6 mm).
Saddle: Ariake Road King.
Handlebars: (SP) alloy Sy custom (SS) SR alloy.
Stem: (SP) SR AE alloy (SS) SR alloy.
Brakes: Gran Compe 500G.
Weight: (SP) 26.1 lbs. (SS) 26.1 lbs.(with racks and water bottle)
Accessories: Water bottle and cage SP, ) front and rear racks, brazed on fittings for the racks, shift levers and water bottle, studs, handlebar cushions.

Schwinn Voyageur SP

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Men's frame sizes

V391-9 19"
V411-9 21"
V431-9 23"
V451-9 25"
V471-9 27"

Colors: Black Sable, Silver Blue Meatallic

The new Voyager SP model offers a precise, responsive range of 15 geaer choices on a 4130 chrome-moly frame, with ultra- streamlined componentry to help cut drag to a minimum. Its tires are slightly heavier (27" x 1 1/4") than Voyageur 11.8's, to allow a more durable, authoritative, controlled ride without a significant wight penalty. For Alpine-stlye touring, the Schwinn Voyageur combines 15-speed versatility with superb control in a 27-pound package. If you're ready to scale the heights, it's the bike to choose.

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Aerodynamic sophisticated in a new 15-speed touring machine

Shimano rear derailleur with 13-16-19-23-38 gearing, gold chain and chromed rear fork.
Front and rear carriers with brazed fittings are integral with Voyageur SP frame.
Aerodynamically designed Tourney AD crankset with 34-46-52 chainrings.

Specs

Tubing: 4130 chrome-moly with double butted top and down tubes.
Frame Chainstay length: 16 1/3"
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 3/4"
Headset: Schwinn Deluxe.
Rims: Araya alloy box (27" x 1 1/4").
Hubs: Shimano low flange with quick release.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Super 300 gram..
Front derailleur: Shimano Deoce.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Deoce.
Shift levers: Shimano Deoce.
Chain: Shimano Uniglide Gold.
Crank set: Shimano TOurney AD triple, 170 mm crank arms. 33-45-52 chainwheels.
Freewheel: Shimano Uniglide Gold 13-28 six speed.
Pedals: KKT Pro-Vic II.
Seat post: SR LaPrade (26.8 ).
Saddle: Ariake Road King.
Handlebars: Alloy SR CT Custom.
Stem: SR CT alloy.
Brakes: Gran Compe 500 G.
Weight: 27 lbs.
Accessories: Water bottle and cage with brazed-on fittings, front and rear carriers, handlebar cushions.

Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 - 12-speed

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Men's frame sizes

V19-9 19" frame
V21-9 21" frame
V23-9 23" frame
V25-9 25" frame
V27-9 27" frame

Colors: Black Sable, Silver Blue Meatallic.

As a professional-quality touring bike, the Voyageur 11.8 offers a variety of features and design considerations one would expect to find in only the highest priced models. For example, the Shimano Uniglide chain is industry-recognized for fast, smooth, accurate shifts; a 6-speed cassette freewheel allows for a greater range of gear combinations than ten-speed cyles and the low-flange quick-release alloy hubs mean a more comfortable ride. And, in league with what you'd expect from the best, the Voyageur also offers a 4130 chrome-moly frame with double-butted top and bottom tubes, responsive yet comfortable frame geometry- plus the Altus LT derailleur system with quick-release alloy wheels and narrow high pressure tires.

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For excellence and performance in 12-speed professional-quality touring

The high-performance Shimano Altus LT derailleur system, fitted with a gold chain and freewheel, gives the Voyageur 11.8 a smart, sleek look.
Our 4130 chrome moly frame with double-butted top and bottom tubes underline the quality lightweight construction of the Voyageur 11.8.

Specs

Tubing: 4130 chrome-moly with double butted top and down tubes.
Frame Chainstay length: 16 3/18"
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 3/4".
Headset: Schwinn Deluxe.
Rims: Araya alloy box (27" x 1 1/4")
Hubs: Shimano low flange with quick release, free hub rear.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Super record 250 gram.
Front derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Shift levers: Shimano Altus LT.
Chain: Gold Shimano Uniglide.
Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms, 40-52 chainwheels.
Freewheel: Shimano freehub (13-28) six speed.
Pedals: KKT Alloy quill with toe clips and straps.
Seat post: SR LaPrade.
Saddle: Ariake Jaguar.
Handlebars: SR alloy.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Dia COmpe 500G.
Weight: 26 lbs.
Accessories: none.

Schwinn Super LeTour

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12-speed

Men's frame sizes

D21 21"
D23 23"
D25 25"

Schwinn Super LeTour

Women's frame sizes

D29 19"
D32 22"

Colors: Black sable, Forest Green.
For and intermediate-priced 12-speed, the Super LeTour delivers a powerful body and attractive design in a neat 27 pound package. New features this year include an SR CTD handlebar, SR CT custom stem and a Avocet saddle. It also features Gran Compe 500 G side-pull brakes and durable, lightweight Schwinn Super Record 300-gram tires.

In response to the growing popularity of touring, two new Mixtie frames have been added to the High-performance Super LeTour family. They feature a convenient mid-height bar, which adds convenience and sophisticated styling. For true cross country capability, Schwinn Super LeTour has it all put together.

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Touring ease in a thoughtfully equipped 12-speed

New Mixtie frames with convenient midweight bar.
Cushioned handlebars, drilled-out brake levers and new Forest Green color this year.

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The Schwinn Super LeTour is outfitted with a Shimano low flange quick-release hub and Schwinn's unique positive wheel retention clips.

Specs

Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 1/4".
Head and seat mast angles: 72 1/2 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 3/4".
Rims: UKAI alloy box (27" x 1 1/8")
Hubs: Shimano low flange with quick release, free hub rear.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn 300 gram Super record.
Front derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Shift levers: Shimano Altus .
Chain: Shimano Uniglide.
Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms, 39-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: Shimano freehub (13-28) six speed.
Pedals: KKT Alloy quill with toe clips and straps.
Seat post: SR LaPrade (25.4 mm) with micro-adjust.
Saddle: Schwinn Avocet Condoe.
Handlebars: SR CTD Custom.
Stem: SR CT Custom.
Brakes: Gran COmpe 500G.
Weight: 27 lbs.
Accessories: Handlebar cushions.

Schwinn LeTour

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Men's frame sizes

D11 21"
D13 23"
D15 25"

Schwinn LeTour

Ladies' frame sizes

D59 19"
D62 22"

Colors: Frosty Silver, Sky Blue.

Schwinn LeTour Tourist

Men's frame sizes

D31 21"
D33 23"
D35 25"

Schwinn LeTour Tourist

Ladies' frame sizes

D79 19"
D82 22"

Colors: Spicy Chestnut, Sky Blue.

Schwinn LeTour bikes feature sophisticated carbon steel frames and many components typical of racing models.
LeTour features down turned SR alloy handlebars and an Avocet Touring saddle. Both men's and women's models weight 29.0 pounds.
The LeTour Tourist offers upright handlebars, a Kashima touring saddle and Bluemels fenders. It weights 29.3 pounds. Either will deliver hours of fun on day trips or longer distances - at a very reasonable price.
Hardest part is choosing between the LeTours. Both deliver the agile, responsive ride of an X-Tra Lite.

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Schwinn's most popular 10-speed X-tra Lite tourer, plus an in-town counterpart.

Women's LeTour Tourist has a Mixtie frame.
All LeTour Tourist models feature comfortable handlebars.
Our lug frame has the resiliency of 18-gauge 1020 carbon-steel tubing.

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LeTour has stem-mounted Shimano LE gearshift levers.

Specs

Tubing: 1020 carbon steel
Frame Chainstay length: 17 1/2"
Head and seat mast angles: 72 1/2 degrees
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 4 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 1/4"
Rims: UKAI chrome-plated steel (27" x 1 1/4")
Hubs: Schwinn large flange with quick release.
Spokes: 080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn HP Sports Touring.
Front derailleur: Shimano Altus ST.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus ST.
Shift levers: Shimano Altus LE stem mounted.
Chain: HKK.
Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms. 39-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: Schwinn gold finish (14-28).
Pedals: (LeTour) KKT rattrap (LeTour Tourist) KKT block rubber black.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel (25.4 mm).
Saddle: (LeTour) Schwinn Avocet Touring II (LeTour Touring ) Kashima Touring.
Handlebars: (LeTour) SR alloy CTD (LeTour Touring) SR alloy touring (upright), cushioned grip.
Stem: (LeTour) SR CT Custome (LeTour Tourist) SR alloy.
Brakes: (LeTour) Schwinn center pull (LeTour Tourist) Schwinn side pull.
Weight: (LeTour) 29 lbs. (LeTour Tourist ) 29.3 lbs.
Accessories: (LeTour) Handlebar cushions, kickstand. (LeTour Tourist) kickstand, bluemels "Popular" fenders.

Schwinn Traveler

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Men's frame sizes

T29 19"
T31 21"
T33 23"
T35 25"
T37 27" (extra cost)

Schwinn Traveler

Women's frame sizes

T59 19"
T62 22"

Colors: Scarlet Flame, Pearl Blue.

Schwinn Sports Tourer

Men's frame sizes

921 21"
923 23"
925 25"
927 27" (extra cost)

Schwinn Sports Tourer

Women's frame sizes

969 19"
972 22"

Colors: Black Sable.
Here are twon excellent bikes for young men and women moving up to serious cycling. Both of these popular 10-speed models offer a frame large enough for really tall men to ride comfortable (at slightly extra cost).

The Schwinn Traveler features a durable lugged carbon steel frame, with racy appearance, good quality componentry and color options.
The Schwinn Sports Tourer features the same frame, with extra-tough components that stand up to all day riding. It is available in Black Sable with red trim.

Both models feature stem-mounted shift levers and dual brake levers.

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Two great X-tra Lite choices for young adults, with attractive color option

The Sports Tourer profile reveals balanced proportions and handsome styling.
The quick-release front wheel is standard on Sports Tourer.

Mens' and Women's Traveler models are in Pearl Blue or Scarlet Flame.

Specs

Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 ".
Head and seat mast angles: (T) 72 1/2 degrees, (ST) 73 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: (T) 2 3/4" (ST) 2 1/2".
Rims: (T) Araya chrome-plated steel (ST) Femco chrome plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
Hubs: (T) Front - Shimano steel semi- large flange Rear- Shimano steel small flange. (ST) Schwinn large flange, quick release front hub.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Puff.
Front derailleur: (T) Shimano 400 (ST) Schwinn GT 295.
Rear derailleur: Shimano 400
Shift levers: (T) Shimano stem mounted (ST) SunTour stem mounted.
Chain: (T)HHK (ST) TYC.
Crank set: (T)Silstar, 170 mm arms, 40-52 chainrings. (ST) Schwinn SR, 170 mm arms, 40-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: (14-28).
Pedals: (T) SR rattrap (ST) KKT rattrap.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel (25.8mm)
Saddle: (T) Ariake (ST) Avocet Type.
Handlebars: (T) Stell Randonneur (ST) SR Custom alloy.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Schwinn center pull.
Weight: (T)31.8 lbs. (ST) 30 lbs.
Accessories: Kickstand.

Schwinn World Sport

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Men's frame sizes

W11 21"
W13 23"
W15 25"

Schwinn World Sport

Ladies' frame sizes

W59 19"
W61 21"

Colors: Royal Maroon, Frosty Silver.

The practical price of this 10-speed beauty makes it extremely popular. It features a 1020 carbon steel frame, SunTour derailluers, alloy crankset, centerpull caliper brakes and extension levers. The look, the design and built-in Schwinn quality of this bike may not strike you as assual - until you compare its price tag to similarly equipped 10-speeds. Classy color options and the dependable backing of the nationwide Schwinn Dealer organization are benefits you don't often find in a popularly-priced machine. It's the value leader of the X-tra Lites - the Schwinn World Sport.

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Lug frame, 10 speeds, great colors - at a price that's hard to believe

The World Sport offers two women's frame sizes 19" and 21" and every contemporary styling.
Centerpull brakes are a new addition to the World Sport.

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Dependable SunTour gearshift levers are stem mounted.

Specs

Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 ".
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 1/2".
Rims: chrome plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
Hubs: Front - Shimano steel semi- large flange. Rear- Shimano steel small flange.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Traveler.
Front derailleur: Maeda SunTour Honor.
Rear derailleur: Maeda Suntour Spirt.
Shift levers: SunTour stem mounted.
Chain: TYC.
Crank set: Schwinn alloy 170mm arms, 40-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: Maeda (14-28).
Pedals: Rattrap.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel.
Saddle: Black racing type.
Handlebars: Steel maes bond.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Center pull.
Weight: 33.8 lbs.
Accessories: Kickstand.

Schwinn World Tourist

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Men's frame sizes

6411 21"
6431 23"
6451 23"

Schwinn World Tourist

Women's frame sizes

6871 17"
6891 19"
6911 21"

Colors: Spicy Chestnut.

You will be pleased by the almost effortless shifting of the World Tourist. Constant chain motion on this 10-speed Front Freewheeling system means you don't always need to pedal to shift - you can usually coast and shift together. For recreation or commuting, the 10-speed World Tourist combines relaxed, easy riding and great value!

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Amazing easy and positive shifting puts this new bike in its own class

Shimano components on the World Tourist: Uni Glide chain, Front freewheeling system and Positron III front derailleur.
The World Tourist's handsome brown fenders- easy to look at and every functional.
A soft-cushioned, springed seat provides comfortable upright mount for less fatigue and easier riding.
Stem-mounted shift levers and Front Freewheeling system make shifting simple on this comfortable ten-speed.

Specs

Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 ".
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 1/2".
Rims: chrome plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
Hubs: Semi- large flange.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Traveler.
Front derailleur: Shimano Positron III.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Positron III.
Shift levers: Shimano Positron III stem mounted.
Chain: Shimano Uniglide.
Crank set: Shimano alloy cotterless FF, 170 mm arms, 39-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: Shimano FF (14-28).
Pedals: Black rubber block.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel (25.8mm)
Saddle: Touring (Upright)
Handlebars: Chrome-plated steel (upright), cushioned grips.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Dia Compe 630 Side pull.
Weight: 35.2 lbs.
Accessories: Kickstand, Fenders.

Schwinn World Tourist 5-speed

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Men's frame sizes

W21 21"
W23 23"
W25 25"

Schwinn World Tourist 5-speed

Women's frame sizes

W69 19"
W71 21"

Colors: Sky blue.

World Tourist 3-speed Coaster

Men's frame sizes

7211 21"
7231 23"

World Tourist 3-speed Coaster

Women's frame sizes

7671 17"
7691 19"
7711 21"

Colors: Sky blue.

World Tourist Coater

Men's frame sizes

7411 21"

World Tourist Coater

Women's frame sizes

7871 17"
7891 19"

Colors: Sky blue.

If you want the traditional comfort of opright handlebars plus the ease of high pressure tires and lightweight wheels, then your bike is the World Tourist. With exactly the gearing that suits your purposes - whether it's commuting weekend fun or occasional errands - the World Tourist is perhaps the most versatiole bike in the entire Schwinn line.

There's a size and gearing combination that's very nearly perfect for almost any use.

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3 gearing options ins a high-styled lightweight

Derailleur and crankset for this 5-speed model and components on all the other World Tourist meet Schwinn's high standards.
World Tourist women's model. This versatile bike accepts many optional accessories, like the Schwinn saddle bag shown here.
Chainguard is standard on all men's and women's models.

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Convenient positioning of three-speed's gearshift makes shifting quick and easy.

Specs

Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 ".
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 1/2".
Rims: chrome plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
Hubs: Semi- large flange.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Traveler.
Rear derailleur: (5) Maeda SunTour.
Shift levers: (5) SunTour handlebar mounted.
Chain: TYC.
Crank set: Steel cutterless, 165 mm arms, 48 chainrings.
Freewheel: (5) Maeda (14-32).
Pedals: Black rubber block.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel (25.4 mm)
Saddle: Touring (Upright)
Handlebars: Chrome-plated steel (upright), cushioned grips.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Side pull.
Weight: (5) 35 lbs. (3) 34.5 lbs. (C) 33 lbs.
Accessories: Kickstand, fenders.

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Schwinn Standard Lightweight Bicycles

Bikes that treat town and country riders like the most demending professionals.

Schwinn's Standard Lightweight sre crafted with the same painstaking care and attention to detail as its top-of-the-line X-tra Lite machines.

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The result is a line of bikes that combines high style and striking good looks with rugged dependability and easy maintenance. Only a few pounds heavier than X-tra Lites, Schwinn Lightweights are preferred by riders who want the feel of a solid machine under them and are most interested in rugged dependability.

From fit, assembly and maintenance to parts, accessories and attitude, each of Schwinn's more than 1,700 dealers is dedicated to keeping your wheels turning. It's smal wonder that one of the bikes in this Schwinn line is America's best-selling 10-speed bicycle. Whether you're taking your Schwinn Lightweight around the block, all over campus, down town for groceries, or a few miles a day for the fun of it, you'll get a solid ride that's lots of fun.

Schwinn Continental

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Men's frame sizes

312 22"
314 24"
316 26"
318 28"

Colors: Black Sable.

Now in its 22nd year, Schwinn's Continental is onyl six pounds heavier than the typical 30-pound sport bike. The 10-speed Continetal features perhaps the strongest diamond-shape, carbon-steel frame ever made. Flashy good looks and the convenience of a quick-release front-wheel hub make this a very popular city bike.
Ask any of the owners of the original Continental - odds are they'll tell you about its dependable service and the pure pleasure of cycling they've enjoyed. Some things are just too good to change and the Schwinn Continental is high on thelist.

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Striking good looks and durable enjoynment, thanks to a tough carbon steel frame.

You can put the Continental into a car trunk or change the front wheel in seconds, thanks to its quick-release front hub with Schwinn's exclusive positive front wheel retention.
Schwinn's Continental features an Electro forged frame for years of dependable service.
Center-pull brakes are major features of the Continental.

Schwinn Deluxe Varsity

1982 schwinn deluxe varsity

Men's frame sizes

420 20"
422 22"
424 24"

Schwinn Deluxe Varsity

Women's frame sizes

467 17"
470 20"

Colors: Sky blue, Cardinal Red

For riders who have graduating into 10-speed bikes, the Deluxe Varsity is the machine. Along with its Front Freewheeling FF system, it is equipped with a Positron stem-mounted shift lever which moves each gear with a positive, easily discernible click- and makes crisp, accurate shifts possible even for begginers. Male and female, young and old riders all appreciate this solid lightweight's easy, positive shifting. Add color options and color-coordinated handlebar tape and it's easy to see why the Deluxe Varsity is a big American favorite.

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Excellent choice for your first 10-speed experience

The Positron derailleur on the sturdy Deluxe Varsity.
Front Freewheeling FF system.
Schwinn Puff 27 x 1 1/4" gumwall tires, shown here on ladies' model, contribute toward a more comfortable ride on this popular bike.

Schwinn Varsity

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Men's frame sizes

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

Schwinn Varsity

Women's frame sizes

167 17"
170 20"

Colors: Sky blue. Cardinal Red

When you start to number the many virtues of the Schwinn Varsity, it is not difficult to undertand why this full-size, 10-speed bike wins honors, year after year, as America's favorite.
The Varsity carries extra-strength features for younger riders, including a solid forged steel stem and crankset, chrome-plated steel chainrings, side-pull caliper brakes, tubular steel rims and kickstand. It's crank and wheel bearings makes pedaling particularly smooth, aided by the perfectly aligned Schwinn Electro-forged frame and sophisticated yet simple gearing and derailleurs. Schwinn high- pressure gumwall Puff tires also help cut down rolling resistance. From racing handlebars to kickstand, the Varsity reflects all the quality and durability that is Schwinn. No wonder this bike is a best seller!

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Best-selling full-size 10-speed in America.

Close-up of the Schwinn derailleur system in the women's model Varsity.
Women's models are available in two frame sizes, plus color options.
The Varsity's heavyduty kickstand is an intergral part of the frame.

Schwinn Sprint

1982 schwinn sprint

Men's frame sizes

S17 70"
S20 20"
S22 20"
S44 24" wheels

Schwinn Sprint

Women's frame sizes

S57 17"
S60 20"
S84 24" wheels

Colors: Frosty Silver.

Now in its second year, the highly popular Schwinn Sprint gives every indication of becoming one of the most respected 10-speed lightweights on the road. Its Frosty Silver frame, black tape handlebars and red trim offer you lots of dash and high value at a very realistic price. It also feautes Schwinn's electro-forged carbon steel frame, Huret and Shimano derailleurs for sure, easy shifts, and Schwinn caliper brakes, pedals and hubs.
With three men's and two women's frame sizes, as well as new 24 inch models for boys and girls, the Sprint has to be a strong contender for almost any 10-speed shopper.

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outstanding economy in a dependable 10-speed performer

Tubular front fork and an Electo-forged frame are standard on the Sprint.
Ladies' version of the new Sprint, available in both 17- and 20-inch frames.
Red decals and shiny black handlebar tape add stylish good looks. Velocipac handlebar bag is optional equipment (See Parts and Accessories).

Schwinn Collegiate Sport

1982 schwinn collegiate sport

Men's Frame Sizes

702 24"

Schwinn Collegiate Sport

Women's frame sizes

777 17"
780 20"
752 24" wheels

Colors: Sky Blue.

Schwinn Collegiate 3-speed Coaster

Men's frame sizes

K37-8 17"
K40-8 20"
K42-8 22"
K44-8 24"

Schwinn Collegiate 3-speed Coaster

Women's frame sizes

K87-8 17"
K90-8 20"
K82-8 24"

Colors: Sky Blue.

For the varying demands of in-town riding, the Schwinn Collegiate stand up well. The Collegiate Sport features a rugged 5-speed rear Freewheel, racing saddle and dependable 26-inch x 1 3/8" Sports Touring gumwall tires.
The companion model, the Collegiate, comes as a three-speed coaster brake models. All models in this line offer a choice of frame and wheel sizes suitable for boys and girls of all ages.

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Smooth-shifting 5- and 3-speed models for younger riders

The three-speed shift lever is conveniently located and easy to operate.
The Collegiate 3-speed gets you about town in style on comfortable saddle and upright handlebars.

Collegiate Sport's rugged 5-speed rear cog and heavy-duty chain guard.

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Cycling Tips from our Team

Whether you're cycling just for fun, to keep in shape, for transportation or are a serious racer, knowing the fundamentals is mighty important. The more you know, the greter your chances for really enjoyable, trouble-free riding. Good basic knowledege of cycling fundamentals, combined with regular practice (and, naturaylly, the right equipment) combine to make you a winner- whether you ride in your neighborhood, around town, or on hot BMX tracks.

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Members of Team Schwinn, the Schwinn Corporation's racing team, are devoted to fundamentals. The most important ones have been set down here by team members to help you get the most out of your new Schwinn bicycle.

Pedaling

Pedaling should be a smooth, easy, circular motion - not up and down. Power should be applied through the entire stroke, and the ball of the foot should be centered over the pedal splindle. Toe clips and straps, available from your local Schwinn Dealer, greatly improve your ability to maintain a smooth, even cadence with power through the entire stroke. These relatively inexpensive accessories are often the first thing purchased by someone interested in serious cycling.

Gearing

Gearing is very important in keeping pedal cadence as smooth as possible. Spinning-top competitors rarely dip below 90 plus rotations per minute- is the most efficient and least fatiguing way to pedal. A cadence this fast may seem uncomfortable at first, but stick with it. Your improved performance will be worth the effort. If you find yourself spinning too fast with Little or no resistance against the pedals, or you are breathing too hard or can't remain firmly seated on the saddle, shift to a higher gear. On the other hand, if you can't keep a smooth, even cadence or your knees begin to hurt, you might like to try a lower gear.

Riding Position

You should be loose and comfortable the bike. The handlebars should be within comfortable reach and the saddle should be positioned so that there is only a slight bend in your knee when the pedal is in the lowest position. Experiment with different hand positions on the bars. A commonly used grip is acquired by placing your thumb over the top of the brake lever with your hand to the outside. In this position you can easily reach the brake levers, and steering is easiest from the outside of the bars. On long rides, however, it is advisable to change your hand position frequently to avoid fatigue.

Cornering

Quickly is not as easy as it may seem. It does require some practice to make sure, positive turns with a little loss of momentum as possible. Pick your line through the turn before you enter it and sick to it once you are committed. This is particularly important if you are riding with several others in a close formation. Lean the bicycle into the turn with your outside leg in the lowest pedal position to keep from hitting your inside pedal on the pavement. Also, shift your weight to the outside pedal to lower your center of gravity. This position will be the most stable suring the turn. If is necessary to slow down, as it often is, brake before entering the turn. This method ensures smooth turns.

Riding the Rought Spots

Bumpy roads and loose gravel create problems for bicycle. By getting up off the saddle, you can distribute your weight more evenly ove both wheels and make the bike more stable in rougher road conditions.

Braking

Bicycle brakes are designed to provide quick, fade-resistant stops. It is best to learn to anticipate stops to avoid panic situations, however. Get into the habit of watching traffic and road conditions around you. That way most of your braking situations will be easy braking situations.

In wet conditions, stoping, distances are increased dramatically, so your speed must be adjusted accordingly. Apply your brakes lighty and frequently. This prevents water from building up under the pads and possibly making your bicycle difficult to stop.

Also, lightweight high pressure bicycle tires have a tendency to be particularly slippery in wet weather. If you must ride in the rain, please use the greatest degree of caution and common sense.

In long downhills, brakes will heat up if applied continuously. Therefore, it is a good idea to pump them slightly rather than apply a continual drag. This will keep them cool and help keep your bike under control.

Above all, enjoy your Schwinn bike. Cycling is a fantastic sport. We hope you enjoy it is much as we at Team Schwinn do. Good Cycling!

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Things you should know about cyling

Safety Check List
Your Schwinn bicycle deserves periodic checkup. Two or three times a season is usually adequate, depending on how often and how hard you ride your bike. Begin by rubbing your bike down with a damp cloth and then examining nine key areas for any problems or sign of wear:

(1) tires
(2) wheels
(3) brakes
(4) handlebars and stem
(5) headset bearings
(6) pedals and cranks
(7) gears
(8) saddle
(9) reflectors and lights.

Also inspect your bike quickly every time you ride to make sure everything is in place, particularly if you have quick-release hubs.

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Protecting Your Bike

Your Schwinn bike is a valuable asset, so always be sure to:

- lock your bike every time you leave it.
- park it in an inconspicuous sport overnight. prederably indoors.
- record the serial number and keep it with your permanent records.
- register it with the local police (if they offer that service) and check to see if your home insurance policy covers it.
- use a Schwinn high quality lock, chain or cable for the maximum protection. Your Schwinn Dealercan show you the correct way to lock it for greatest security.

Care and Operation Check List

Cyclists who care follow these simple rules:

- never pedal blackwards.
- never sit on your bike the kickstand down.
- avoid backing up your whenever possible.
- avoid potholes or uneven driveway curbs.
- keep your tires at full pressure.

Riding in Traffic

Know and follow these simple rules:
- understand the operation of your bike thoroughly before attempting to ride in congested areas. Practice on quiet streets and read your Schwinn Owner's Manual.
- get used to being able to look over your left shoulder to check traffic conditions. Mirrors which fasten to your bicycle or eyeglasses are available from your local Schwinn Dealer.
- be familiar with the route are taking. Avoid sudden or erratic maneuvers.
- select a route that avoids major highways.
- make sure parked cars are not going to open doors or move suddenly as you approach them.
- learn to anticipate traffic conditions and stay clear of any cars acting eratically.
- ride on the right side of the street, with traffic. If it is necessary to go onto a sidewalk, walk your bike.
- obey all traffic lights and other signals. Bicycle traffic is subject to all rules and regulations governing automobile traffic.
- always use hand signals to announce your intentions. (see illustrations)
- watch for potholes, storm drains, glass and other road hazards that can cause trouble.
- watch for inattentive drivers who may not be aware of you. If necessary, signal with a horn or whistle.
- wear a helmet and gloves. They offer an extra measure of protection.
- in wet weather, stoping distances are increased and high-pressure tires can become very slippery. In general, and particularyly in wet weather, it's basic to keep your head up, speeds down and anticipate your stops.

Good Sense Commuting Tips

- if you don't own bike, describe the terrain and distance between destinations to your Schwinn Dealer. He'll help you choose the model that's right for your particular commute.
- have equipment on your bike to hold packages.
- arrange for a secure parking space, preferably indoors and out of sight.
- dress comfortably, but avoid loose clothing and carry protective clothing in case of bad weather.

When Riding at Night...

- obey local laws pertaining to nighttime riding and required equipment.
- wear light-colored clothing for high visibility.
- be sure your reflectors are clean, properly positioned and firmly attached.
- make certain your lights work properly. Your Schwinn Dealer has a wide range of battery or generator lights.

Federal Government estimates 2,500,000 Americans will commute by bicycle in 1985 (and save 77,000 barrels of oil a day.) It's safer when you use the right bike, wear proper riding gear and follow the correct traffic rules.

The proper way to give the three basic hand signals on the roads:

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Schwinn All-Terrain and Cruisers

Superbly capable 26-inch wheel machines for off-road, racing or just cruisin'

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If you're just getting into off-road bicycling, or looking for a highly sophisticated combination of features for your new bike- you'll have a lot of fun choosing between the Schwinn machines on the following pages.

Ever dream of a bike light enough to climb a mountain trail in the morning and sturdy enough to roar down the same trail in the after noon? You'll find it here.

Wondering what to do when the road ends? You've got a selection of three King-Stings to keep you rolling when the pavement runs out.

If you're a traditionalist who savors the original cycling pleasure of cruising streets and sandy beaches in comfort, there's a family of classic cruiser styles to suit your taste. Whatever you want in an off-road bike, there's a Schwinn design - and size- that's right for you.

Schwinn King-Sting 10

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KS1-9 21"

Schwinn King-Sting 5

KS8-5 18"
KS1-5 21"

Colors: Black Sable with Gold Frosty Silver with Blue.

This multi-speed King Stings are versatile enough to cruise anywhere, and handle the most difficult terrain in off road competition. The 10-speed version is especially recommended for areas with lots of hills. The 5-speed is available in two frame sizes and all models feature new 26" x 2.125" Schwinn Maximizer Skin tires, designed for top performance on both dirt and concrete. All King-Stings are truly an exhilarating combination of durability and light weight.

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High torque or rough terrain, this machine has it when you need it

Team Schwinn crank set and 170 mm crank arms.
The King-Sting 5 comes equipped with a chrome-moly handlebar, anodized Team Schwinn stem, brake levers and gearshift.




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The heart of the action is the AG derailleur and the 14-17-22-28-38 SunTour freewheel.

Specs

Tubing: 4130 chrome-moly with ovalized joint areas.
Rims: UKAI alloy box (26" x 2.125")
Hubs: Sunshin BMX.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Maximizer Skin.
Front derailleur: Schwinn GT 295 (10-speed).
Rear derailleur: SunTour AG.
Shift levers: Schwinn handlebar mount.
Chain: HKK.
Crank set: Team Schwinn, 170 mm arms, 44 chainring (5). 40-48 chainring (10).
Freewheel: SunTOur 14-27-22-28-38.
Pedals: HKK BMX-10.
Seat post: Chrome plated steel.
Saddle: LeTour Avocet.
Handlebars: Chrome-plated chrome moly with cross bruce.
Stem: Team Schwinn double clamp.
Brakes: Dia COmpe BMX-1000
Weight: 25 lbs. (5) 26 lbs. (10)

Schwinn King-Sting

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KS8-0 18" Colors: Black Sable with Gold Frosty Silver with Blue.

Schwinn's finest single-speed cruiser features a bi-oval frame and a long-wearing 26" x 2.125" Schwinn Maximizer Sking tires for '82. Patent-pending knobby tread resista hydroplaning or clogging.
The frame geometry- head tube and seat mast angles, chain stay lengths, bottom bracket heights, top tube lengths- provides extraordinarily responsive handling in situatuins demanding maximum performance. When all this state-of-the-art components are put together, the King-Sting is one fast machine.

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Royalty of the single-speeds: wheel for a king

The chrome-moly tubular front fork, chrome-moly handlebars and anodized Team Schwinn stem are all class at the radical edge.
Anodized Team Schwinn crankset and MKS-10 pedals are a combination that delivers the power. The standard chainring can be switched to any size pocket.
The exclusive Schwinn 26 x 2.125 inch Maximizer Skin tired are mounted on anodized UKAI box rims.

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This LeTour Avocet saddle is both firm and comfortable.

Specs

Tubing: 4130 chrome-moly with ovalized joint areas.
Rims: UKAI alloy box (26" x 2.125")
Hubs: Sunshin BMX.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Maximizer Skin.
Chain: HKK.
Crank set: Team Schwinn 170 mm arms, 40T chainring.
Freewheel: Team Schwinn 16-tooth single speed.
Pedals: MKS BMX-10.
Seat post: Chrome plated steel.
Saddle: LeTour Avocet.
Handlebars: Chrome-plated chrome moly with cross bruce.
Stem: Team Schwinn double clamp.
Brakes: Dia COmpe BMX-1000
Colors: Black Sable with Gold, Frosty Silver with Blue.
Weight: 25 lbs. (5) 26 lbs. (10)

Schwinn SideWinder

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SW1-9 10-speed
SW1-5 5-speed
SW1-0 Freewheel single speed

Colors: Frosty Silver Blue, Sierra Brown with Gold.

On granite-pocked mountain trails, parched salt flats or sundrenced dunes, the rugged Sidewinder is a lot more than just a survivor- it's pioneer that opens up territory nobody would jave dreamed of talking bike into just a few years back.
Sidewinder features include a durable exclusive electro-forged frame, a wide range of gearing choices, cushioned grips and balloon tires. For racing or off-mountain use, the coaster-brake single-speed Sidewinder combines a lean, mean look with a down-to-earth price tag.

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How new models: 10- and 5-speed mountain bikes, a BMX-styled single speed

5-speed Sidewinder includes a 14-17-22-28-38 rear cog and a SunTour AG rear derailleur.
Schwinn's tubular front fork can take the roughness of mountain and desert riding.
Whoever dreamed a bike this tough could look this good?

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Conveniently mounted shift levers on the 10-speed Sidewinder.


Schwinn Cruisers

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Men's frame sizes

CC7 26" wheels (coaster)
CC4 24" wheels (coaster)
CC2 20" wheels (coaster)
CC5 26" wheels (5-speed)

Schwinn Cruisers

Women's frame sizes

CC9 26" wheels (coaster)

Colors: Black sable, sky blue, chestnut, cardinal red.

Several years ago, California cyclists adapted the word "cruiser" to their world of sandy beaches, and enjoyed riding old balloon-tired bikes along the ocean's edge.
The name "Schwinn" in front of the title "Cruiser" has traditionally meant solid, comfortable riding, a cantilvered frame a top balloon tires and an overall look that never goes out of style. This year Schwinn offers a wide choice of Cruiser speeds, sizes and colors. You can enjoy cruising with or without a beach in your neighborhood. A Schwinn Cruiser is a ticket to fun- around town, at school, in street and sand.

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High-tech style and performance and a classic Schwinn look

Close-up of the Schwinn derailleur for riders who prefer Cruiser 5-speed versatility.
The classic knobby tire, white walled look of this model is what Cruisers are all about.
Schwinn Cruisers offer three wheel sizes. These are the 26" and 20-inch single-speed models.

These bicycles are not recommended for all terrain use.

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Middleweight Bicycles

For deliveries chores and fun: three middleweight bikes you can depend on

Typhoon

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L12

Color: Sky blue.

Here's quality bike to last! The Schwinn Typhoon features 26 x 1 3/4" nylon cord tires on Schwinn's tubular steel rims, Schwinn Electro-forged cantilevered carbon steel frame with forged-steel fork and crank, chrome-plated fenders and positive action coaster brake. It all adds up to a really dependable middleweight machine.

Schwinn Hollywood

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L62

Color: Sky blue.

Enjoy graceful styling plus the convenience of step-through frame. The Hollywood is a 39-pound middleweight that a young lady will find very serviceable and yet easy to ride. It offers a comfortable saddle, nylon cord tires on Schwinn's tubular steel rims, coaster brake and built-in kickstand.

Schwinn Heavy-Duti

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M15

Color: Golden Yellow.

To handle everything from deliveries to industrial use, the Heavy-Duti is 45 pounds of toughness. Features include special reinforced Schwinn Electro-forged cantilever frame, heavy duty tractor tires, heat-treated forged-steel crank, reinforced kickstand, Schwinn tubular steel rims and wide-base handlebars.

These bicycles are not recommended for all terrain use.

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Schwinn BMX machines do one thins: win

Every time a member of Team SChwinn blasts down a straightaway, rips through a bern and pounds across the finish line, he's doing more than calling attention to the superb maneuverability, quality and dependability of Schwinn BMX bicycles.

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Team Schwinn members are using every jump and hard hairpin to develop, test and evaluate every inch of bike in the Schwinn BMX line. It's no wonder the Schwinn line, headed by the increduble Sting, applauded by major BMX magazines, spcializes in acing out its competition and leaving imitators in the dust.

It is said that one of the key reasons Bicycle Motorcross racing has come into its own all over America- from sanctioned tracks and independent BMX layouts to local backyards and inside sports arenas - is because of the capability and strength of BMX bikes. And many BMX winners will tell you that Schwinn is the leader in the field!

Schwinn Sting

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B25 (chrome at additional cost)
B26


Colors: Chrome with Red , Chrome with Blue, Cardinal Red.
How do you improve on an all-time champ - Schwinn's top-of-the-line BMX machine, The Sting? very carefully, very respectfully. New components this year are a choice of Eline BMX saddle, V-style handlebar and colored Schwinn Maximizer tires.

Every critical joint area uses ovalized tubing to absorb and distribute stress more evenly istribute stress more evenly.
Tubing is super-light chrome moly and the top and down tubes are double-butted. The head tube is slightly longer to help absorb fork stress and reduce the radial load on bearings. Lift it- it's light and tough. The Sting promises better performance - and delivers it- from the gate to the finish. That's because Schwinn- and you- put so much into it.

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Applauded by all major BMX magazines

Nobody but Schwinn has this tri-oval, double-butted, chrome-moly, hand-brazed frame.
The unique tri-oval design provides extra strength at concentrated points of stress.
Team Schwinn Components are one of the major things that makes The Sting so hot.

Specs

Tubing: Trioval 4130 chrome-moly.
Rims: UKAI alloy box (20" x 2.125")
Hubs: Sunshin BMX.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Maximizer Skin.
Chain: HKK.
Crank set: Team Schwinn 170 mm arms, 44T chainring.
Freewheel: Team Schwinn 16-tooth single speed.
Pedals: MKS BMX-10.
Seat post: Chrome plated steel.
Saddle: Elina BMX.
Handlebars: Schwinn chrome-moly "V" BMX.
Stem: Team Schwinn double clamp.
Brakes: Dia COmpe BMX-1000
Colors: Chrome with red, chrome with blue, Cardinal red with red.
Weight: 24

Schwinn Competition

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B23 (chrome)
B24

Schwinn Mini-Competition

B28 (chrome)
B29

Colors: Black sable, Chrome with blue (at additional cost)

New components this year on the Competition are Schwinn Maximizer Skin Tires and V-style BMX cross-braced handlebar. The rest of the Competition uses the same technology that goes into the incredible Sting. Check out the bi-oval frame costruction Team Schwinn components and parts like the double clamp stem, quick change alloy chainring, anodized aluminum box rims, plus front and rear caliper brakes. If you are looking for a quick, responsive machine, you'll find all that and more in the Competition.

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For BMX riders of all ages, a very special generation of bi-oval bikes

For younger riders, the Mini-Competition offers many ot the same tough features as the Competition on a smaller frame. A super-strong forged-steel one-piece crank and Schwinn rattrap pedals are standard.

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Schwinn Maximizer Skin Tires are standard on both the Competition and the Mini-Competition.

Specs

Tubing: Bi-oval chrome-moly main tubes
Rims: Ukai alloy box (20" x 2.125")
Hubs: Sunshin BMX
Spokes: .080 straight gauge
Tires: Schwinn Mazimize
Chain: HKK
Crank set: Schwinn forged steel one-piece with 44T sprocket.
Freewhel: Team Schwinn 16T
Pedals: Schwinn rattrap
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel
Saddle: Elina BMX
Handlebars: Schwinn chrome-moly "V" BMX
Stem: Team Schwinn double clamp
Brakes: Anodized Dia Compe 1024
Weight: (Competition) 27 lbs. (Mini) 25 lbs.

Schwinn Predator Cro-Mo

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PC1
PC3

Schwinn Predator Mag

B42

Schwinn Predator Z

B44

Colors: Chrome blue.

Come on super strong with one of Schwinn's classy Predator BMX bikes.

Predator Cro-Mo features a high-strength lightweight chrome-moly frame, epoxy-coated rims, Dia Compe BMX-1000 brakes. Preadato Mag has a flash-welded carbon-steel frame and Mag wheels, Dia Compe BMX-1000 brakes. Predator Z combines a flash-welded carbon steel frame with incredible nylon Z rims that bounce back strong from every spring they take.

If ever a bike was born to run Predator's the one.

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A BMX family as sleek, swift and sure-footed as jungle cats

Z rims flex rather than bend, come back to their original shape faster than metal rims. A great choice for dirt racing.
The Mag wheels and caliper brakes shown here standard on the Predator Mag.
Predator: These contemporary good looks and rugged components will make you feel like chaimpion on and off the track.

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Cro-Mo bottom bracket: extra strength withouth extra pounds.

Specs

Tubing: (Mag and Z) 1010 carbon steel: (Cro-Mo) 4130) chrome moly.
Rims: (Mag) skyway: (Z) 36-hole Z rim: (Cro-Mo) 36-hole blue epoxy.
Hubs: (Mag) skyway: (Z and Cro-Mo) black large flange alloy front, small flange alloy rear.
Spokes: (Mag) skyway: (Z) .080 gauge (Cro-Mo) .105 gauge.
Tires: 20" x 2.125" Schwinn BMX Knobby.
Crankset: 44-tooth sprocket.
Freewheel: (Z and Cro-Mo) 16-tooth BMX.
Pedals: Chrome plate steel Rattrap.
Saddle: Schwinn BMX.
Handlebars: chrome-moly BMX Victory design with crossbrace.
Stem: Schwinn double clamp.
Brakes: (Mag) SunTour coaster: (Z and Cro-MO) front and rear Dia Compe 1024 sidepull caliper (Predator Cro-Mo also available with coaster brake.)

Schwinn Scrambler

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B431

Schwinn Scrambler Mag

B411 (at additional cost)

Colors: Spicy chestnut, frosty silver, cardinal red.

The Scrambler and Scrambler Mag blazed a trail of high finishes on the racing circuits and tric fun on the streets in their premiere year. Refinements for this, their second year, included new Z-rims plus color-oriented tires, a BMX freewheel, and caliper brakes, Other major features are a light and strong double-gusseted frame, chrome-plated handlebars and stem, forged-steel one-pieve crank set, a padded BMX saddle and Schwinn's sure-gripping knobby tires.
You also have your choice of three different colors- Spicy Chestnut, Frosty Silver or Cardinal Red- and spoked wheels or color-coordinated MAG wheels (MAG wheels are at additional cost.) Add a tubular BMX front fork and you have one nice-looking, machine.

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Last year's BMX success returns, with 3 color choices, 2 wheel choices

The Schwinn Scrambler, shown here, features a chrome-plated fork and front and rear caliper brakes.
You have your choice of spoked wheels or these color-coordinated MAG wheels.

Schwinn Phantom Mag

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B46

B45 (at additional cost)

Colors: Sky blue, black sable.

Schwinn Mini-Phantom

B37

Colors: Sky Blue, Cardinal Red.

For a rider just getting started in BMX racing, the Schwinn Phantom family offers an outstanding choice of hot models. These tough bike features a gussetted frame, tubular BMX fork, black handlebars and stem plus either strong, spoked wheels or tough nylon MAGS. (MAG wheels are at additional cost.) Designed by Schwinn engineers for quick, responsive riding and dependable service, the Phantoms are true BMX bikes in every sense of the word.

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Exclusive Schwinn BMX frame with MAG or spoked wheels

The diamond-style frame configuration gives the Phantom more strength than conventional frame designs.
For newcomers to BMX, the Mini-Phantom is a durable, responsive machine. It features smaller 16" knobby tires, a BMX cross-braced handlebar and a choice of Cardinal Red or Sky Blue. These authentic BMX features are on an easy-to-ride bike, which helps junior BMX-ers put their best feet forward in the exciting world of racing.
A 6 1/2 inch one-piece steel crank, BMX pedals and plenty of ground clearance help this machine handle the roughest conditions.

Schwinn Thrasher

1982 schwinn thrasher

B511

Colors: Frosty Silver/ blue

Schwinn Mini Thrasher

B651

Colors: Frosty Silver/ blue

It handles like a BMX, and it looks like a BMX. You can also enjoy the Thrasher on the streeths or easy off-roads courses.
New for '82 are heavier. 105 gauge spokes and blue epoxy-coated steel rims. Features include Schwinn's exclusive BMX frame, compeptition style saddle, coaster brake, Schwinn BMX braced handlebar, forged fork and Scrambler tires.

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BMX frame, BMX styling in a classic street machine

The Trasher's super tough gusset means a super-tough frame.
Saddle, handlebars knobby tires and over all look, style and spirit of BMX.
BMX pedals, strong forged-steel crank and fast-acting coaster brake are standard.
Schwinn engineers designed a scaled down version of the Thrasher, with 20" knobby tires, a BMX cross-braced handlebar and handsome two-tone color. The Mini-Thraser is a durable easy to ride street bike in the classic Bmx mold tha's perfect for younger riders.

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How To Win at BMX

The Basics

The first and most important element in becoming true BMX competitor is to decide that you really want to race. It takes a lot of hard work to become a good racer. If you are not dedicated trophies will be few and far between. You must be in excellent physical condition, eat the properfoods, get plenty of rest and ride your bicycle as often and ride your bicycle as often and for as long as it takes to get your times down to competitive numbers.

Many racers find it's a help to set aside a certain portion of the day to work out on their bikes. It's most important to keep a strict training schedule. One of the best times is between school and dinner. If you have a track close by and you can use it, super! Do it. If not, you can still train seriously in vacant lots or other safe places.
Practive everyday. Winners say, "If I miss one day of practive, I notive it. If i miss two days, my competitors notice." Daily practive is almost a religion for most serious athletes. It won't guarantee success, but it sure helps.
Keep track of your improvement. If you can ride the same course every day, mark your times and try to improve on them every day. Many top riders also keep a log of their training. They find it every useful to record how long they practiced, notable events of the day and, is they didn't ride, why they didn't.

The importance of "starts":

When you're practicing, organize the amount of time that you have available. Don't simply "ride." Most top competitors will spend as much as 25 percent of their practice time doing nothing but starts. This is the most important element in BMX racing and can be practiced in an area as small as a driveway. The rest of your training time should be spent practicing what you are having problems with, such as accelerating out turns, keeping your speed up in long straightaways, and just getting in the basic time on the bike.
When you are actually at the gate, concentrate on on thing: beign the first away from the line. The "hole shot" is the greatest possible advantage you can have in the race. You want to be the first one into the first turn. If you miss the "hole shot", you'll have to go aroung people to get into position to place or win. Repositioning yourself during the race is not easy.

How to get the "hole shot":

To get the "hole shot," you need to do two things. First, you have to be able to accelerate your bicycle daster than everyone else on the line. The pros find that a two-pedal start (with both feet on the pedals before the gate drops) is a must for a quick start. You can practice this by balancing on your bike using a wall as a starting gate to run your front wheel up against. Your strongest leg should be in the "up" pedal position.
Second, learn to anticipate the gate drop. If it is a manual gate, listen closely to the starter. Typically, he will have a particular cadence to his voice and will drop the gate at the same time for every moto. By listening closely, you can estimate when the gate will drop and can be the first one out.

The Obstacle

A typical track has both jumps and turns. However every jump and turn is different. Ride the course before the race and decide exactly how you're going to handle each obstacle.
With jumps, you want stay as low to the ground as possible. Shift your weight over the back wheel to help maintain your balance. If you do get into the air, keep your body relaxed to absorb the shock of landing so that you lose as little momentum as possible.
You can either take turns high or low. In taking then low, you will need to slow down because turns are always tighter on the inside. The advantage of taking then low is that you don't need to ride as far. The outside is always faster but you need to ride farther, which may hurt your time.

Strategy in the corner:

There is no one "best" way to take a turn. Your particular line through the turn has to be a snap decision you make during a race. You have to size up riders in front of you and in back of you, what lines they are taking, and set up your turn to either move ahead of them or make sure they stay behing. Going high will sometimes be better, but other times you'll have to stay low. The more racing experience you have, the better you'll handle the turns. Work hard on this - races are usually won or lost in the "corners".

The Finish

Only on rider can be the winner. If you're lucky enough to be that guy, congratulations. Chances are, however, that you'll be finishing behind several others. It is never disgrace to lose when you try your hardest. If you lose because the other guy is in better shape or knows the track and his machine better, you'll know what you have to do to make the next race closer. Don't get down on yourself if you don't win consistently- get your practice time down. It's always more fun to be a good competitor than a sore loser. It another rider pulls off a beautiful move, congratulate him. He's working as hard as you are. And, if you should win, share it!

The Rewards

For the dedicated competitor, BMX offers a multi-runged ladder of opportunity for growth. Unlike team sports, BMX practice time fits your schedule, instead of vice versa. You decide how much you want to go for it. Best of all, the reward, recognition and satisfaction for outstanding effort are completely personal. Once you've paid your dues is sweat and gained the skill to win in BMX racing, the glory is yours alone.
Anyone using Schwinn Bicycles is competitive events or in bicycle motocross dirt biking or similar activities assumes the risk of any resulting personal injury, damage or failure of the bicycle.

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Schwinn Juvenile Bicycles

Rugged, dependable Schwinn bikes for young people- the right machines to begin years of cycling pleasure

For more years than most parents and grandparents can count, Schwinn bicycles for young people have been a part of America- around Christmas trees, in school yards, across lawns and under news paper carriers. Whatever use a youngster has been able to dream up for a bike- Schwinn has been there with a bike that fills the need- for racing, for chores and for just plain hangin out. A part of the Schwinn tradition always has been a rich selection of imaginatively- designed juvenile bikes.

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This year they begin with the always-popular Sting-Ray- a Schwinn bike that's the envy of every crowd.

They also include the BMX spirited Tornado with its patented, exclusive BMX features; the Fair Lady and Lil' Chik for young ladies; and for growing families, the Bantam and the Pixie which both boys and girls can ride.
Schwinn is proud of its bike line for young people. When you choose a Schwinn juvenile bike your favorite youngster, you can rest assured that is has been designed and manufactured with the same conscientious care, rugged construction and dependability that goes into the respected line of Schwinn adult bicycles.

Schwinn Sting-Ray

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J38

Colors: Cardinal red, Sky blue.

Schwinn Tornado

J32

Colors: Black with Yellow Trim

Few bikes have ever won such wide acceptance and gained such immediate popularity as the one and only Schwinn Sting-Ray- with its exclusive Schwinn cantilever frame, Schwinn Sting-Ray saddle, Sting-Ray handlebars, chainguard and coaster brake. Though many have copied it, no one has duplicated the Sting-Ray. It weighs in at 39 pounds and features a single-speed coaster brake.

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"That's not a bike, it's my Sting-Ray"

The distinctive Sting-Ray seat and handlebar- invented and introduced by Schwinn.
The Sting-Ray Seat can be easily adjusted up or down to fit almost all youngster.
The BMX- inspired Schwinn Tornado, sporting number plate on a sleel BMX handlebar, simulated BMX tank, full-length chainguard, built-in kickstand, black BMX saddle and hot-shot mini- mudguards.

Schwinn Fair Lady

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J89

Colors: Sky Blue, Cherry Pink

Schwinn Lil-Chik

J81

Colors: Sky Blue, Cherry Pink

A step-through frame makes riding easy and inviting on the Schwinn Fair Lady- with its comfortable, color-coordinated saddle, chrome-plated fenders, coaster brake and Schwinn rear gripper tire. It weighs 38 pounds and is the perfect hi-rise for a young lady. Younger ladies will enjoy the quick, responsive handling of the Lil' Chik- a smaller 20-inch bicycle.

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A step-through frame for comfort and easy riding

The Fair Lady's seat and handlebars refect the dash and excitement of Schwinn's Sting-Ray look.
In attractive, warm pastel colors, this 35-sound Lil' Chik is equipped with Schwinn Electro forged step-through frame, 20 x 1 3/4 inch Westwind tires, coaster brake and full length chainguard.
Schwinn Quality construction is evident throughout the frame of the Lil' Chik.

Schwinn Bantam

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J35

Colors: Cardinal Red and Sky blue.

Schwinn Pixie

J40

Colors: Cardinal Red and Sky blue.

If the practical Schwinn Bantam hadn't been a family friend for years, you'd think it had been designed for today's budget- concious times. It is as practical a bike as you can find: just remove or attach the top bar and this 20-inch Bantam instantly converts into either a boy's or girl's model. When you bring home the dependable Bantam or its tough little 16-inch cousin, the Pixie (its mid-heaight bar makes it attractive to both boys and girls) it's not just for a visit. You can expect these bikes to stay in the family for years- from brother to sister to brother,m right on down the line.

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Bikes both girls and boys can enjoy- perfect for growing families

The Pixie's kickstand is built to take children's continual use; it's welded right onto the frame for extra strength.
The Bantam with convertible bar removed. Tires are 20 x 1 3/4" nylon cord on Schwinn tubular rims and the fenders are chrome-plated.
This year's Pixie features 16-inch pneumatic wheels and kickstand along with eye-catching chrome fenders and ball bearing head set.

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Schwinn Especial Edition Bicycles

For exerciser, transportation or just plain fun...
One of the reason that Schwinn is so respected troughout the world is because it is so much more than just a line of fine bikes.

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True to Schwinn's reputation, it is indeed an entire line expressly tailored to meet virtualy every need of every cyclist- from the youngster on trainer wheels to the mature cyclist who enjoys the exerciser that cycling can provide.
Along with an incredibly complete selection of parts and accessories and a superior line of exercisers, Schwinn takes special pride in its Special Editions: Tri-Wheeler Tandems, and Unicycles.
As a pioneer in design and manufacture in this unique field, Schwinn has made full use of its years of experience to test, retest and road test its Special Editions.
Whatever use you have in mind for these special bikes- trasportation, exerciser, professional performance or just plain fun- you will find that ther are everything you could hope for in a Special Edition.
Schwinn Special Edition feature one, two, and three-wheeled models.

Schwinn Deluxe Twinn

1982 schwinn deluxe twinn

T13

Colors: Cardinal Red

Schwinn Twinn Sport

T14

Colors: Sky Blue

You'll discover extra hours of tandem pleasure, with extra comfort, when you tour on an easy-shifting 5-speed Deluxe Twinn.
It features upright handlebars with patented cushion grips, chrome-plated fenders, spring cushion mattress saddles and 26 x 1 3/8 inch Sports Touring gumwall tires. For a faster pace, the 10-speed Twinn Sport is equipped with drop-style front and all-rounder rear handlebars. Comfort From saddles and 27 x 1 1/4 inch Schwinn Puff gumwall tires. Both tandems have internal expander rear and front caliper brakes.

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For touring or racing, the Schwinn Deluxe Twinn and the Twinn Sport double your cycling pleasure.

Schwinn derailleur on the 10-speed Twinn Sport model.
Deluxe Twinn's handlebars and spring cushioned mattress saddles.
The 5-speed Deluxe Twinn is 64 pounds of Extra-smooth riding.

Schwinn Town and Country Tri-Wheeler

1982 schwinn town country

AT2

Colors: Sky Blue

For exercise, errands and ease of operation, nothing fits the bill like a sturdy Tri-Wheeler! You can feel secure at all times aboard the Tri-Wheeler - it's easy to get on and off, very stable and perfect for a relaxed pace. Differential drive, 3-speed, parking brake, heavy duty front hub and Schwinn-built steel rims are all standard equipment.
The Schwinn Tri-Wheeler, also preferred for light industrial use, makes its rounds quietly and efficiently.

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Security and large basket capacity for shopping or business delivery

Unlike most other three-wheelers, the Schiwnn Town and Country Tri-Wheeler distribute its power through both rear wheels, not not just one. This differential-type drive transmission allows the rear wheels to turn at diffrent speeds, which gives you much better control of your machine - particularly whn cornering.
Front view of the Town and Country Tri-Wheeler. Upright handlebars and soft saddle provide both easy handling and a pleasure ride.
The spacious, fully detachable vinyl-located wire basket holds a load of packages and comes with convenient handles for easy carrying.

Schwinn Unicycle

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20" - U20
24" - U24

Giraffe Unicycle

U72

Colors: Chrome

For a truly different experience in cycling, try a Schwinn Unicycle. It's great exercise, challenging- and fun. Both the 20- and 24 inch models are equipped with tubular steel rims, chrome plated fork blades and a three-piece crank. Schwinn state-of-the-art Unicycles are the overwheliming choice among professionals who find them dependable and almost maintenance free.

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One wheel can be twice as much as two

The diamond tread block pedals, chrome hub and maintenance, free fixed bearings are the sort of "extra" features that are standard with Schwinn.
Schwinn's especially designed and patented padded saddle is adjustable to your height for comfort and balance.
You're in the Catbird's Seat on the Girraffe's unique Schwinn saddle, six feet off the ground. And you're supported by a handbuilt frame, one-piece crank and tubular steel rim. When you spin the Giraffe's diamond tread block pedals before a crowd, you're also the center of attention.

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Schwinn Stationary Bicycle Exercisers

Are you concerned about your personal fitness?

Schwinn... the world's most versatile most complete exerciser equipment... convenient, comfortable and fun. A regular, repeatable exercise program is becoming a more important part of the daily lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Swimmers, cyclists, joggers are all familiar with the beneficial effects of regular fitness program, but many are dissatisfied with their present efforts and are seeking something more.

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Mature homemakers and business people also realize the basic needs and benefits of a fitness program. Whatever your requirements, there is a Schwinn Exerciser just right for you.
For the casual workout - or a vigorous exerciser program- there is the basic Schwinn XR-7 Exerciser.
For total body involvement, it's the Schwinn Air Dyne with the exclusive wind-vane system.
For the sophisticated participants who demand laboratory-quality calibrated machines, there are the superb Schwinn Bio-Dyne and ergoMetric models.
You can depend on Schwinn quality and craftsmanship in every model.
Upper and lower body exercise in the seated position.

Schwinn Air-Dyne Ergometer

1982 schwinn air dyne ergometer

AD2
Colors: Harven Gold

Total body exercise has never been easier, more convenient or more satisfying. The ultimate stationary exerciser- the Schwinn Air-Dyne - provides four stations of measured work effort for a balance of upper and lower body excise. Legs alone; arms and shoulders alone; combined arms and leg efforts; and arms plus the upper torso.

The Air-Dyne utilizes an exclusive wind-vane system that provides a continuous, programmable, variable work load resistance. The work load increases accurately and predictably... indicated on the work load indicator. Two additional odometers translate work effort into mileage.

The Schwinn Air-Dyne exerciser represents a break through in quality exercise equipment for home bedroom , office, the reducing salon or institution.

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The exclusive Schwinn Air-Dyne... total exercise for the entire body

The Air-Dyne console with Work Load Indicator (top) has Timer with resettable sweep second and minute hands.
The wind vane air resistance unit serves two functions: it produces measurable, repeatable work loads and a refreshing, cooling effect.
The standing position for Upper and lower exercise.

Schwinn Deluxe Exerciser

1982 schwinn deluxe exerciser

XR7

Colors: Harven Gold

Satisfied users give testimony to the outstanding qualities and benefits of the Schwinn XR-7 Exerciser. Year 'round, rain or shine, in the privacy of your bedroom, den or office, you can enjoy the efforts of a regular exercise program.

The Schwinn XR-7 Exerciser is built to professional standards and reflects the craftsmanship and attention to detail you've come to expect from Schwinn.

A built-in pedal resistance control simulates the conditions of uphill or over-the-road riding- sturdily constructed with the wide base plates for firm footing. Added features include a built-in speedometer and a built-in audibly timer. There's even an easily adjustable seat- so that the whole family can enjoy its benefits- along with electro-forged Schwinn frame and ball- bearing pedals with soft foot straps.

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An improved version of the Exerciser acclaimed... a "Best Buy" by experts

The optional reading stand fits on all Schwinn Exercisers.
Seat adjustment knob is standard on all Schwinn Exercisers.
XR-7 Exerciser console with built-in features: speedometer on left, resistance control, (center) and audible timer.
With the built-in pedal resistance control you can adjust the workload to meet the requirements of your regular exerciser program.

Schwinn ergoMetric Exerciser

1982 schwinn ergometric exerciser

EX2

Colors: Harvest Gold

The Schwinn ergoMetric Exerciser is a modern break through promising the accuracy, dependability, and quality of operation heretofore available only on expensive machines offered by fitness experts and professionals.

The Schwinn ergoMetric provides measured, repeatable work loads independent of pedal speed. Eleven different settings offer pedalling resistance of 150 to 2100 kilopond meters per minute- all controlled by push-butoon operated solid state electronics.

Electricity generated by the rider is dissipated under controlled conditions establishing the pedal resistance. This space-age machine combines the know-how of the scientist and the design genius of Schwinn engineers.

Dynamometer tested, the state-of-the-art in solid-state professional exercisers

The Schwinn ergoMetric features a complete easy-to-read instrument panel that includes a program chart, timer, odometer, speedometer, and push-button activated pedal-resistance control with simple dial setting.

Schwinn Bio-Dyne Ergometer

1982 schwinn bio dyne ergoemeter

BD1

Colors: Harvest Gold

The professional fitness expert and other professionals demand laboratory quality plus a dependable load measurement system that is capable of calibration. Thus, the introduction of the Schwinn Bio-Dyne Exerciser featuring a unique hydraulic work load system. Its totally accurate- by calibration- and repeatable work loads are available at predetermined pedals speeds.

Introducing the exclusive Schwinn hydraulic work load measurement system

Measured work loads are indicated on the color-coded indicator for quick readout. Additional features include a cummulative total trip meter and odometer.
Bio-Dyne Calibration Kit (an optional) assures laboratory accuracy.
Patent Pending.

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Schwinn Bicycle Parts and Accessories

Schwinn quality and depth of inventory is unmatched by any other manufaturer
A vital part of the Schwinn system is its back-up support- after you buy your bike. For the simple fact is... no other manufacturer offers a wider range of parts and accessories than The Schwinn System. From auto bike carriers to wrenches, the System is structured so that any one of the 1,700 independent Schwinn Dealers can get you everything- quickly, at a fair price.

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Every one of the more than 6,000 items in the Schwinn Parts and Accessories Catalog is readily available. Many are Schwinn's unique design and all are throughly tested and evaluated by Schwinn engineers to help you take full advantage of your bike's special features. Schwinn's "know-how" in servicing. Your authorized Schwinn Dealer can quickly diagnose your bike's problems and get you back on the road fast. He is factory trained by Schwinn to help you choose the proper part of accessory and install it efficiently and correctly. It is comforting to know that when you buy your Schwinn bike, you have the vast supply of Schwinn Parts and Accessories - and the cooperation and expertise of the entire Schwinn System.

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Largest Selection of BMX Items......

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A. Team Schwinn Pro alloy crankset - 54 460 - 463
B. Scrambler alloy crank sets - 56 940 - 943
C. Competition spider with alloy sprocket - 56 141 - 142
D. Chrome-plated spider only - 56 233
E. Black spider only - 56 143
F. Anodized alloy sprockets - 56 139 - 832
G. Chrome-moly one piece crank - 56 039 - 041
H. Cruiser alloy sprockets - 56 897 - 935

I. Anodized BMX hubs
Front: - 34 742 - 744
Rear: - 34 850 - 852
J. Anodized caliper brakes - 17 060 - 063
K. Sun Tour Freewheel - 27 241- 244
L. T.D. cross 16T freewheel - 27 240
M. Team Schwinn 16T freewheel - 27 250
N. Anodized BMX caliper brakes - 17 097 - 099
O. Sealed bearing hubs - 34 480 - 494

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P. Schwinn sloping head BMX stems - 55 710- 712
Q. SR sloping head BMX stems - 55 601 - 603
R. Team Schwinn anodizes stems - 55 586 - 588
S. ACS silver finish BMX stem - 55 604
T. Team Schwinn long anodized stems - 55 716 - 718

U. KKT rattrap BMX pedals - 57 842 - 843
V. Tean Schwinn rattrap BMX - 57 937 - 939
W. Team Schwinn rattrap BMX pedals - 57 940 - 945
U. SunTour sealed bearing pedals - 57 -844 - 846

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BMX/ Cruiser Accessories

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A. Schwinn handlebars in painted color - 55 085 - 089
B. Sting chrome-moly "V" bar - 55 54
C. Alloy handlebars in anodized colors - 55 141 - 144
D. Sting Chrome moly handlebar - 55 055
E. Low-rise Schwinn chrome- moly handlebar for King Sting models - 55 083
F. Alloy Cruisers in anodized colors -
Red 01 650
Blue 01 651
Silver - 01 652

G. Team Schwinn fingertip brake lever with angle adjuster in anodized colors - 17 118 - 123
H. Team Schwinn seat post clamps in colors - 58 891 - 895
I. Anodized alloy seat posts - 58 865 - 868
J. Chrome-plated seat post - 58 808
K. Team Schwinn BMX chain, heat-treated with beveled plates - 51 005
L. BMX racing saddle - 58 474
M. Team Schwinn BMX saddle with 16 holes in colors - 58 701 - 704
N. Bmx Schwinn frame pads in colors - 02 407 - 409

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O. Schwinn frame pads in colors - 02 407 - 49
P. The Sting handlebar pads in colors - 02 512 - 515
Q. Team Schwinn handlebar pad - 02 462 - 464
R. Hypon BMX grips in colors - 04 740 - 743
S. Hunt-Wilde natural rubber MXF grips - 04 895- 898
T. V-bar pad in colors - 02 486 - 489
U. Team Schwinn V-bar pad in colors - 02 500 - 503
V. Team Schwinn double clamp pad - 02 490 - 493
W. Double clamp pad in colors - 02 417 - 447 - 449
X. Team Schwinn narrow stem pad - 02 508 - 511
Y. Single clamp stem pad - 02 415 - 446
Z. Frame pads in color - 02 410 - 435 - 437

AA. Handlebar pads in color 02 402 - 442
Team Schwinn brake lever cover in colors - 02 296 - 299
BB. Team Schwinn genuine cow hide racing gloves - 46 990 - 995
CC. Team Schwinn leather racing gloves - 46 980 - 989
DD. Wide vision goggles - 47 525
EE. Team Schwinn wide vision goggles - 47 522
FF. BMX mouth guard - 46 11
GG. Team Schwinn helmet bag - 45 057

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BMX/Cruiser Accesssories Tires

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A. Anodized chrome moly forks - 54 572 - 574
B. Sting chrome moly forks - 54 416 - 419
C. Cruiser chrome - moly fork - 54 808
D. Tubular Cruiser fork in colors - 54 568 - 569
54 550 - 552
E. Tange TRX tubular BMX fork - 54 543
F. BMX tubular chrome moly BMX fork - 54 455

G. Ukai anodized alloy box rims - 82 140 - 142
H. ACS nylon BMX rims - 82 160 - 163
I. Ukai two-tone anodized alloy box rims, colors - 82 150 - 152
J. Alloy BMX rim - 82 107
K. ACS nylon colored BMX wheels
front : 85 085 - 088
rear : 85 285 - 288
L. Anodized lightweight BMX wheels
front : 85 035 - 063
rear : 85 115 - 188
M. Tuff Wheel II in colors
Front: 85 030 - 034
Rear: 85 120 - 124

N. Perforated rectangular plates - 02 165 - 170
O. Oval number plates - 02 108 - 117
P. Perforated oval number plates - 02 111 - 120
Q. Schwinn Pro-style number plate - 02 290 - 291
R. Schwinn Mini-style number plate - 02 292
S. Rectangular number plates - 02 121 - 124
T. Bordered number in colors - 02 560 - 723
U. Bmx sticker - 03 258
V. BMX Letters - 02 180 - 750
W. Prismatic sticker - 03 257 - 383
X. King Sting sticker - 03 488
Y. Sting sticker - 03 384
Z. Foil sticker - 03 256
AA. Lightning bolts - 02 370 - 373

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BB. Scrambler 20" x 2.125" tires - 62 130- 131
CC. Scrambler 20" x 2.125" tires in colors - 62 132- 133
DD. Maximizer tires 20 x 1. 75" and 20 x 2.125 - 62 070 - 071
EE. 20 x 2.125 and 20 x 1. 75" in colores - 62 072 - 077

FF. Sew-up tire (230 grams) - 68 010
Sew-up tire (270 grams) - 68 011
Sew-up tire (300 grams) - 68 012
GG. Puff gumwall 27" x 1 1/4" - 62 203
HH. High Pressure Super Record 27" x 1 1/4" - 62 212 - 213
II. High Pressure Super 700 x 28 degree - 62 215 - 223
JJ. High Pressure Sports Touring gumwall 27" x 1 1/4 - 62 205
KK. High Pressure LeTour gumwall 27" x 1 1/4 - 62 207
LL. Team Schwinn frame - 28 180

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Exerciser Accessories, Car Carriers

A. Schwinn Exerciser Reading Stand - 90 700
B. SChwinn Reading Stand for Air-Dyne Exercisers - 90 710
C. Schwinn Bike Rest for Exercisers, Tri-wheelers, Cruisers
Brown pad - 90 760
Black pad - 90 761
D. Wind Screen for Schwinn Air-Dyne Exercisers - 90 849

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E. Schwinn pulse meter complete with wrist band, handlebar bracket, ear sensor and 4 "AA" batteries - 90 755
F. Schwinn Hypon cushioned exerciser grips 5" long with chrome plugs - 09 224
G. Schwinn Hypon cushioned Air-Dyne grips 8" long with chrome plugs - 90 881
H. Digital Exerciser Timer, counts up down, complete with sound beeper, Multi-pupose uses - 90 756

I. Flush mount chrome-plated car carrier for carrying one or two bicycles - 94 830
J. Trunk Mount car carrier with painted finish for carrying one or two bicycles - 94 461

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Touring, Car Carriers

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A. Schwinn tourer bicycle touring helmet - 46 746
Rain cap for Schwinn Tourer helmet - 46 748
B. Men's touring gloves - 46 919 - 925
C. Ladies' touring gloves - 46 915 - 917

D. All-porpuse Deluxe Tool Kit - 73 406
E. Schwinn Hypon handlebar padding in colors
Black - 09 214
Red - 09 215
Blue - 09 216
F. Schwinn cotton handlebar tape
Red - 09 112
Black - 09 110

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G. Schwinn Top Deck bike carrier base for use with up to 4 bicycles (no trays uncluded) 94 640
Universal tray for base - 94 776
H. Schwinn Top Deck 2 bike car carrier complete with two trays - 94 639
I. Schwinn Convert-A Porter automobile bicycle carrier for carrying 2 bicycles - 94 567
Schwinn Convert-A Porter add on Kit for converting 2 bicycle carrier to 4 bicycle carrier - 94 568

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Touring Accessories

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Velocipac back packs and bike packs are made fron 8 oz. double urethane- coated nylon oxford. The zipperd are nylon coil self- repairing, featuring two-way zip sides and 1" zip flap coverings for complete water-proofings. A 12-lb. tensile strength nylon thread is used and the double-sticked for added strength.

A. Big Horn Panneir - 0 176 - 178 and 206
B. Sojourner back pack - 49 802 - 804
C. Day Tripper Back Pack - 49 807 - 809
D. Sunrise handlebar bag - 00 164 - 166 and 202
E. Caribou front and rear Pannier bags - 00 170 - 172 and 204
F. Possum Seat Pack - 00 179 - 181 and 207
G. Fox frame pack - 00 161 - 163 and 201
Lighweight Schwinn alloy rod style front and rear touring lightweigh 26" and 27" wheel bicycles.

H. Rear alloy carrier
Universal mounting - 01 630
Caliper brake mounting - 01 631
I. Front Alloy carrier - 01 632

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J. Slack and Trouser bands - 09 501
K. Insulated wate bottle with cage - 47 360
L. Lightweight water bottle with cage - 47 330
M. Marimplast water bottle - 47 336 - 338
N. Alloy water bottle cage - 47 365
O. Christophe toe clips - 47 003 - 004
P. Schwinn toe clips - 47 050
Q. Schwinn toe clips with straps - 47 055
R. KKT toe clips with leather straps - 47 060 - 060
S. Toe straps - 47 040

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Bike Care Products

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A. Schwinn Deluxe foot pump with reservoir. - 60 675
B. Schwinn Deluxe foot pump with reservoir - 60 735
C. Schwinn foot pump. - 60 681
D. Schwinn narrow barrel high pressure pump - 60 679
E. Schwinn foot pump. - 60 730
F. Schwinn alloy frame pump. - 60 684
G. Zefal high pressure universal frame pumps - 60 640
H. Zefal high pressure frame pumpsfit specific frame sizes 60- 718 - 721
I. Tire pressure gauge with sliding readout scale.
Regular - 69 226
Sew-up. - 69 227
J. Pocket size tire pressure gauges with reset
Regular - 69 230
Sew- up - 69 231

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Spray paint- Large -72 650 to 838
DG-15 Degreaser -73 203
Rust Eraser -72 210
Bike Polish- Large -73 200
LPD 9-Large -72 020
LPD 9 small -72 021
Spray paint small -72 650-858
Chain Lube -72 025
Cycle oil -73 002
Chrome polish -73 206
Bike Polish- Small -73 201
stop leak - 60 415
Brush on touch up paint -72 750 - 785
Bicycle Wax -73 205
Cycle-Lube -72 001
Complete Tube Repair Kit - 60 410
Complete Tube Repair Kit - 60 406

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Mirror, Locks

A. Black finish mirror with Reflector back - 07 025
B. Chrome plated oblong mirror with two reflectors - 07 011
C. Heavy duty mirror and mounting bracket black housing - 07 026
D. 3" chrome plated mirror with reflectorized - 07 014
E. 4" round mirror, chrome plated with reflector - 07 010

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F. Vinyl covered 6 ft. coiled bicycle cables in assorted colors. - 06 745 and 750 - 761
G. Schwinn Multi set your own combination lock and cable set - 06 746
H. Chain and combination lock set 4 ft, - 06 710
I. Popular combination lock and 3-foot chain. Covered in.
Glitter Blue - 06 691
Glitter Silver - 06 690
Glitter Red - 06 694
J. Presto set your own combination lock with 6 ft. coiled vinyl covered cable. - 06 743
K. Vinyl coated 6 ft cables and laminated padlock set. - 06 741
L. Vinyl coated 6 ft cables and combinations lock set. - 06 740

M. Presto set your own combination lock with case hardened shackle - 06 530
N. Laminated steel padlock with case hardened shackle - 06 606
O. Combination bicycle padlock with case hardened shackle - 06 600

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Lights, Speedometer

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A. Union front Block generatorset - 04 275
B. Traveler generator set complete. - 04 280
C. Wonder light - black finish - 05 821
D. Lightweight Super Sport generator set complete - 04 200
E. Chrome-plated tail light with amber and red lens - 04 180
F. LeTour generator set complete . - 04 190
G. Bicycle safety light easily straps on leg or arm - 05 816
H. Traveler front Block generator set - 04 265
I. Schwinn strobe light, complete with adjustable arm- leg strap and belt clip - 05 850

Not to be affixed to be the bicycle in Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, Montana and Illinois.

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J. Huret lightweight speedomoter complete with axle drive - 09 454
K. Schwinn Deluxe Universal tire drive speedometer
fits 17" thru 23" frames - 08 455
fits 24" thru 27" frames - 08 456
L. Schwinn Deluxe speedometer with case and axle drive. - 08 450 to 08 452
M.Compact noiseless Cyclometer with black finish plastic case. - 020 820 to 827
N. Deluxe noiseless Cyclometer with reset button. - 02 815 to 816

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Bells, Horns, Cycle Aids

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A. animal cartoons bells - 01 007
B. antique bicycle bells - 01 006
C. Schwinn Deluxe "Ding-Dong" bell - 01 005
D. Schwinn- bell - 01 010
E. American Flag Bell - 01 001

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F. Chrome plated bugle horn - 05 001
G. Bugle horn with antique finish - 05 003
H. Long trumpet-style chrome plated bulb horn - 05 005
Mini horn with chrome plated finish - 05 011
I. electric horn with piercing beep! Uses standard "AA" cell batteries (not included) - 05 055

Schwinn Cycle Aids

The ideal bicycle accessory to help the beginner get a head-start in cycling. Wheel height is adjustable. Available for 12". 16" and 20" bikes.

J. for 12" 02 550
K. for 16" 02 555
for 20" 02 556

L. Pedal training blocks - 07 600
M. All purpose storage hook - 94 525

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Carrying Accessories

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Schwinn Baby Seats

A. High-Black molded bucket style baby seat. Complete with seat belt, and foot protector. Fits all frame sizes of 26" and 27" wheel bicycles

fits 17" thru 22" frames - 01 482
fits 20" thru 27" frames - 01 480

Lightweight alloy carrier with spring holder and front check clip that securely holds packages in place. Complete with leveler bracket and built in reflector bracket.

B. fits 17" thru 22" frames 01 600
C. fits 24" thru 26" frames 01 605
D. Rear alloy touring bag support - 00 029
E. Front alloy touring bag support - 00 019

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F. Genuine woven red basket - 00 750
G. Large Woven basket with color trim - 00 721 to 00 726
H. small woven basket with color trim - 00 800 to 08 806

I. Tie down luggage straps in assorted colors. 12", 18" and 24" long. - 01 814 to 822
J. Rear wire basket folds out-of-way. Opens easily to a large basket. Carries a full grocery bag. Install two for set. Sturdy construction chrome finish. (Price includes installation hardware). - 00 660

K. Touring bag of heavy vinyl - 00 030
L. lock and tool bag of heavy vinyl - 00 041

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Important information about Schwinn and your new bicycle

How to make a sound investment in your future

From the viewpoint of value, service, repair and replacement - the bicycle you buy from your authorized Schwinn Dealer is a sound investment.
Schwinn's Five Point Consumer Protection Plan includes the famed Schwinn Limited Warranty Warranty with no time limit - a warranty stating that all Schwinn bicycles, parts and accessories (except ergoMetric exercisers) are warranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship... no time limit.
You can also be sure that from the standpoint of the four criteria rated by experts as key to general well-being (see chart), a half hour four or five times a week a top your new Schwinn bike is an excellent investment in your own future.

Three important points

Opposite, you'll find information on three important components of the Schwinn Systen: bicycle fit, the Schwinn Five point Consumer Protection Plan and the Schwinn Bicycle Company Limited Warranty. The first is important before you buy your bicycles; the other two after you buy. All three demonstrate Schwinn's determination to strive to provide the greatest level of consumer satistaction in the bicycle industry.

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How 14 sports and exercises promote general well-being

As sanked by leading M.D. experts on physical fitness (21 is a perfect score) and reproduced with the permission of Medical Times Magazine. The bases of companion is at least 30 minutes of vogorous regular (four to five times per week) participation in each activity.
Raitings for gold see based on the fact that may Americans use a golf cant active caddy. If you walk the links, the physical fitness value moves up apprecably.

A word about quality

A product, like an individual, has character. It can be good, bad, indifferent, or, perhaps too often, nondescript. The character of a product reflects thae character of its makes and the organization behind it.
You can judge the honesty and integrity of an organization by the degree to which it recognized its responsibility to the consumer. Part of this is willingness to put reputation on the line by replacing defective products or parts which, even with the most care and vigilance, occur in production from time to time.

Schwinn Bicycle Company has always stood squarely behind its product and for nearly 90 years has maintained a policy of repairing or replacing any part of its manufacture which proved defective either in material or workmanship. The Compnay has never set a time limit upon this self-imposed obligation. Parts which prove defective are reapired or replaced- regardless of the length of time they have been in service.

The words above were written more than 80 years ago by founder Ignaz Schwinn. Many manufacturers sell bikes. Schwinn selss a complete system that is deeply rooted in the character of the organization.

There is no charge- except for dealer labor after 30 days, or after a year in case of defective frame. The only products with a time-limit warranty are ergoMetric exercisers.

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Whichever Schwinn Bicycle you choose to ride, you'll look like a winner in an official Team. Schwinn T-shirt. To get yours, make out a $7.00 chech or money order for each shirt and send to Team Schwinn T-shirt office, do the Space P.O Box 233B. Wheeling. III 60090. Please be sure to specify: Adult (S, M, L, or XL) or Youth ( S, M, L,) Allow 7 weeks for deliver. Offer good only while supplies last.

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How to make sure your bicycle fits

Take the one or two minutes necessary to get proper fit and adjustment on your bike. It's the most important thing for bicycle safety and comfort. Your authorized independent Schwinn Dealer will be happy to help you with this. If you want to do it yourself, just follow this simple procedure.

Frame Size

One easy way to select your size men's frame is to take off your shoes and stand astride the top tube of the bike with your feet flat on the ground. If the bar more than grazes your croth, the frame is too big. Women can also be use a men's frame to determine the approximate size of the corresponding ladies model. Another way to size a men's or ladie's frame is to measure your crotch to the ground and subtract ten inches. Or, for approximate fit of 26" and 27" Lightweight models, plu Juvenile, Young Adult and BMX models, you can use the chart on this page.

If you are undecided between two frame sizes, it's usually the best to choose the slightly smaller frame. Schwinn offers a variety of frame sizes in most models, so you can choose the right one for you.

Saddle Height

Saddle adjustment should be based on your height. If the saddle is correctly positioned when you sit on it with your "down" leg almost fully extended, the heel should contact the "down" pedal comfortably. The saddle angle should be leverl or slightly upward with the nose higher than the rear. Before you decide to move the saddle forward or back, ride a few miles to get the "feel" of your bike.

Handlebar Height

The bes handlebar height is generally slightly below the saddle. A mazimum height marking appears on both seat post and handlebar stem of all Schwinn bikes. The Schwinn Owner's Operating and maintenance manual as offers detailed instruction on proper bicycle fit.

Recommended frame sizes or Schwinn Bicycles


These are only approximate sizes. We recommend a visit to your Schwinn Dealer for proper fit.

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For 26" and 27" Wheel Lightweight Models

Leg Length **** Frame Size

24" - 29" ******17"
25" - 30" ******18"
26" - 31" ******19"
27" - 32" ******20"
28" - 33" ******21"
29" - 34" ******22"
30" - 35" ******23"
31" - 36" ******24"
32" - 37" ******25"
33" - 38" ******26"
34" - 39" ******27"
35" - 40" ******28"

Juvenile Young Adult and BMX Models

Leg Length ****** Wheel size

14" - 20" ******16"
19" - 25" ******20"
21" - 34" BMX and Sting-Ray******20"
26" - 36" Middleweight and cruisers******26"
Leg length is meassured from crothch to floor while standing in stocking feet.
Because of the nature of All-Terrain Bicycle ise, the frame need to bbe smaller. Consult your Schwinn Dealer for the proper Al-Terrain frame size.

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Proper Frame Fit:





You should be able to studdle the bicycle comfortably when standing. (See text for ladies model fit.)



Proper Riding Adjustment:

Saddle position should allow you to touch the pedal in "down" position comfortably. Handlebar stem should be slightly lower than the saddle.



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Schwinn Bicycle Company Limited Warranty

Schwinn Bicycle Company

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 to the Consumer Relations Department at the factory:

Schwinn Sales Inc.
1856 North Kostner Avenue Chicago,
Illinois 60639

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Schwinn Five Point Consumer Protection Plan

Every new Schwinn bicycle eligible for a free 30-day checkup at the place or purchase.
Your Schwinn Dealer carries a full stock of repair and replacement parts and prompt, factory- trained service to keep your Schwinn rolling.
Every Schwinn bicycle expertly assembles and ready-to-ride at no extra cost.
Every Schwinn bicycle fitted to the rider for added safety and comfort.
Every Schwinn bicycle protected under the Schwinn Limited Warranty.

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