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 Schwinn Bicycle Enthusiasts Fourm Information
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Posted: Sep 9 2010, 10:39 PM


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***** Schwinn Bicycle Enthusiasts Fourm Information *****

The Schwinn Bicycle Enthusiasts Forum:
"If It Happens, It Is Schwinn Bicycle News To Us".
Please Share It! - general everything world wide.
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Hope you can enjoy this Schwinn Bicycle Enthusiasts Forum.
Please feel free to post anything Schwinn, "StingRay, BMX,
MTB, Road, Fitness, Corporate, More". Anything Schwinn!!!

Contributors are Welcome to post URL links to anything that
is Schwinn, even ebay lots if you have anything `Schwinn"
listed on eBay, You are WELCOME! to post tid bits `LINKS'
to your lots on this forum to help you with your sales.........

( Please post and stay on the topic of Schwinn! Thank you )

Schwinn has Over 100 Years of bicycle history and technology behind
them. Schwinn is an American icon. BMX, a popular sport of millions
of riders. It can trace its roots directly to Schwinn, with the first BMX
riders taking to the track on modified Sting-Rays in the mid-1960s.

Schwinn BMX bikes does have lots of history behind them.
Here are some cool places to check out more about Schwinn
and they may help you answer some of your Schwinn qusetions:

Gene`s BMX Schwinn Page
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html
This has the latest Schwinn/GT News, Happings-Links
Schwinn BMX Catalogs Time Line, and some photos.

The Sale of Schwinn/GT Assets PRESS RELEASES!
http://www.genesbmx.com/Schwinn-Press-Releases.html
The Schwinn/GT press releases are from to-date all the way
back to the purchase of GT Bicycles in 1998. ( Lots of History )

Check out the Schwinn & OCC Sting-Ray Forum at Yahoo! Groups
Click Here!- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Schwinn-StingRay
"StingRay, BMX, MTB, Road, Fitness, More". A independent forum.
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Some Frequently Asked Questions About Schwinn BMX Bicycles
01 - Schwinn Up-To-Date + Source
02 - What Year Is My Schwinn BMX Bike?
03 - How Much Is My Schwinn BMX Worth?- $Value?
04 - A Web Safety Tip For You
05 - Schwinn BMX Decals and Stickers
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01 - Schwinn Up-To-Date + Source

To answer some of your Schwinn qusetions, here is a small
run down history on where Schwinn is today, as there is a
lot of people out there quoting that Wal-Mart owns Schwinn.
Wal-Mart does "NOT" own Schwinn, is all Wal-Mart is and does,
is a Mass Market Retailer for Pacific Cycle. Wal-Mart just sales
some Schwinn bicycles just like a bike shop, but its a chain store.
Schwinn High-End Quality Bicycles are also still sold at bike shops
all around the world today. Schwinn Bicycles sold at IBD bike shops
are on Schwinn`s web site: http://www.schwinnbike.com/products

On September 11, 2001, Pacific Cycle, the nation's largest importer of
quality bicycles, purchased the Schwinn/GT Corporation out of bankruptcy
court, and united the two brands with the company's other quality lines
like Mongoose, Mongoose Pro, Roadmaster and Pacific.

Paired with these product lines and under new management, Schwinn
moved into mass retailers in 2002, effectively making high-quality
Schwinn products available where Americans shop most. Schwinn
also carries on the winning tradition of sponsoring world-class athletes
by featuring two-time X-Games Gold Medallist dirt jump king, TJ Lavin.

In 2004, Dorel Industries, Inc., a global consumer products company,
purchased Pacific Cycle. Pacific Cycle now operates as a division of
Dorel, and its headquarters remains in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Dorel Industries = http://www.dorel.com
Pacifc Cycle = http://www.pacific-cycle.com
Schwinn Bikes = http://www.schwinnbike.com

With the moves and a continued dedication to quality, forever
synonymous with the Schwinn name, America's most famous bicycle
brand looks forward to another century of quality, dependability and
performance. Schwinn continues to lead the industry with innovative
new bikes. ( See all above links for more information about Schwinn )

Also on September 11, 2001, Nautilus, Inc, The parent company
of Bowflex Fitness Equipment, purchased the Schwinn Fitness Division
out of the bankruptcy court, Nautilus, Inc., its headquarters is in
Vancouver, Washington and is a pure fitness company that provides
tools and education necessary to help people achieve a fit and
healthy lifestyle. Nautilus manufactures and markets a complete
line of innovative health and fitness products through direct,
commercial, retail, specialty and international channels.

Nautilus, Inc = http://www.nautilusinc.com
Schwinn Fitness = http://www.schwinnfitness.com

The Company sells its Schwinn Fitness products, under
the Schwinn and Trimline brand names, and its Nautilus
consumer fitness products through retail athletic stores.

The Schwinn brand name, may it be Bicycles or Fitness,
It continues to lead the industry with its powerful name.
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02 - What Year Is My Schwinn BMX Bike?

Answer: Schwinn Bike Dating After 1965,

Schwinn serial number sequences, while appearing to be confusing on
first sight, follow several general rules. If the first letter is a "A" through
"M" it refers to production month ("A" = January, "B" = February, etc.).

The letters "I" and "O" are not used, to avoid mistaking them for numbers.
If there is only one letter in the first two positions, the first number or two
numbers refer to production year. Date Codes occupy the first two, three
or four positions in a serial number.

Mass produced Schwinn bikes have been data-coded since 1965 by the
first two letters in the serial number. The first letter tells production
month, the second tells production year.

Limited Production Schwinn Bikes include Paramount, Letour, and Sting
model names produced in the United States. The Paramount serial
numbers (1970 - 1979) included a production month letter followed
by two numbers indicating production year (79 = 1970, etc.).

The sequence was changed in 1981 when facilities were moved to
Wisconsin, to include the letter "W" followed by a production month
letter and several numbers, the first two signifying year of production
(81 = 1981, etc.). Example: D72130 = April 1972. LeTour (and Super
LeTour) numbers (1978-80 and 1982 on) include the letter "S" with
year of production (8 = 1978, 0 = 1980). Example: SC94653 = March,
1979. Sting 20" racing bikes have a production month letter "T" signifying
that it is a tri-oval frame (with three frame tube ends ovalized). Example:
F1T20404 = June, 1981.

Imported Schwinn serial sequences depend upon country of origin.
Bicycles from Japan have a production month letter in either the first
or second position and a production year number in the other (first or
second) position. Examples: J677123 = September, 1976. Taiwanese
imports have a separate date code number on the right rear fork end
that includes the letter "G" followed by a two-digit month code (01 =
January etc.) and two more digits for the production year (80 = 1980
etc.). Example: G04813 = April 1981.

Also See: The Schwinn BMX Catalogs Time Line Web Page:
( http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn-bmx-catalogs.html )
This is a good source on how to find out the bike you have
or you thought you had.

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03 - How Much Is My Schwinn BMX Worth?- $Value?

There is NO Schwinn BMX Blue Book
on the values of what a bike is worth.

How ever, Schwinn over the years has had some
set MSRP price tags for some of the bmx bikes for the
dealers to sale them, But it has been found that them
price tags in numbers are difernt from bike shop to bike
shop over them years. So even going this rought to try
and price a value with a Schwinn BMX bike can be side
ways in alot of cases. But it can lead to the "about" price
range of when it was new.....

"What is the BMX bike worth to you?"- This is the best way to go.

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04 - A Web Safety Tip For You

It is not a good idea to be posting your serial number to your bike
on the world wide web. By posting it on the web, it is a good way
for a bicycle thieve to claim that it is his bike. - Just a nice heads up.

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05 - Schwinn BMX Decals and Stickers

Its the Schwinn BMX Decals and Stickers Quest:
Alot of people asking where they can find them,
- So Where?

First, Check as many of the older and newer Schwinn bike shops,
as the shops are more than likley are where you may find the
older decals if you are lucky in your quest to find them. A lot
of them are out there, you just have to - Hunt, hunt, hunt! hunt!

The easiest way to find a Schwinn bike shop near to you
is to go to the www.schwinnbike.com/usa/eng/dealerlocator
and use the dealer locater. After that, a phone book will
help you to as some of the old dealers are not there any
more. Look in the phone book ads that says something like,
in business since 1950", go to the business and ask what
stickers they have buried in the back. - Next is the ebay.com,
( Search = Schwinn ) -Or- ( Search = Schwinn Decals,Decal )
there are a good hand full of pages you may have to surf to find
what you are looking for. Alot of older and newer Schwinn Stickers
and Decals for alot of the Schwinn bikes can be found at ebay.

Also - Via Information On The Ask Schwinn FAQ Page:
Q25: Hey – send me some stickers.

A: If you'd like some stickers for your helmet, locker, or forehead,
please sent a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address
below. Please note, however, that we cannot fill requests for
specific decals, specific colors, or specific models. Pacific Cycle
Attn: Sticker Guy 4902 Hammersely Rd Madison, WI 53711

Good Luck in your quest to find Schwinn BMX Decals and Stickers.........

For the full Frequently Asked Questions About Schwinn BMX Bicycles
See Gene`s BMX FAQ page - http://www.genesbmx.com/FAQ.html
and scroll down to - [-025-] Schwinn Bicycle Co. History & BMX Info


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