Dating schwinn serial numbers
The Paramount serial numbers (1970 - 1979)included a production month letter followed by twonumbers indicating production year (79 = 1970, etc.). WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!The sequence was changed in 1981 when facilities weremoved to Wisconsin, to include the letter "W" followedby a production month letter and several numbers, thefirst two signifying year of production (81 = 1981, etc.). Le Tour (and Super Le Tour)numbers (1978- on) include the letter "S"with year of production (8 = 1978, 0 = 1980). Sting 20" racing bikes have aproduction month letter "T" signifying that it is a tri-ovalframe (with three frame tube ends ovalized). Imported Schwinn serial sequences depend upon countryof origin. "BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.The Earliest Paramount Serial Numbers The very first Paramounts seemed to have had serial numbers starting with “A” followed by two or three digits.This seems to have been a system started by Emil Wastyn.
Limited Production Schwinn Bikes include Paramount, Letour, and Sting model names produced in the United States.
All serial number records before 1948 were lost in a factory fire.
If it was the 240th day of 1985, the code would read 2405.,,,, BD The headbadge is on the front of the bike where it says Schwinn.
I can't clearly read the first 2 didgits in the SN#. K It arrived today and i was hoping to submit b4 and after piks of this rare bike while i build it up again. You can see by the pictures that it is a schwinn gt discovery..like I said...cannot locate this bike online anywhere.
The problem is that it looks slighty different from the original catalog pik i have so im not sure of the year now.. Serial# is 2kbxm00238 â€¢ â€¢ I cant find this bike online anywhere. Perhaps there is another number that I overlooked somewhere else on the bike but I looked all over and believe this is the only number. It was a sequence consisting of a letter followed by two digits, starting with A10, followed by A11 and so on until A99. Here’s a table of the codes and their manufacturing dates: For example, H7634 is the thirty-fourth frame or fork scheduled during August of 1976.