Schwinn serial dating
Note: This scheme is for all Chicago built non-Paramount models excluding 1962-1963 Superiors, 1964-1969 Super Sports and 1968 S/S Tourers (whose Serial Numbers are located on the left rear axle hanger and consist of a single letter code for the month [again, skip "I" and "O"], the last digit of the year and a 3-digit sequential build number -- e.g.
'K6018' is the 18th frame built in October of 1966).
The firstletter tells production month, the second tells production year.
Limited Production Schwinn Bikes include Paramount, Letour, and Sting model names produced in the United States.
We've done a few things to make it more likely that you'll find the bike you're looking for.
The letter "G" followed by a two-digit month code (01 = January etc.) and two more digits for the production year (81 = 1981 etc.).
An example would be 'G0181' and equates to "Giant, January, 1981".
of build 1 thru 365, the 4th (last digit) is the last number in the year. If you are not sure which decade the bike is from, check the parts and graphics on the bike to the pictures in the catalog pages.
First letter: A = January B = February C = March D = April E = May F = June G = July H = August J = September K = October L = November M = December Second letter: A = 1965B = 1966C = 1967D = 1968E = 1969F = 1970G = 1971H = 1972J = 1973K = 1974L = 1975M = 1976N = 1977P = 1978Q = 1979R = 1980S = 1981T = 1982 some bikes in 81 & 82 are different There may be an issue with the serial numbers, perhaps. I'm trying to ID a Schwinn Sting for a friend and I'm a little lost. 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€¢ Hi i was lucky as hell and was able to purchase a RARE Schwinn Azreal frame from the U. 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. Bicycles from Japan will have Serial Numbers located on the left, rear axle hanger, on the bottom bracket shell or on the lower section of the headlug.The number will have a production month letter in either the first or second position and a production year number in the other (first or second) position. For some Japanese built Schwinns the headbadge will have a 4-digit stamping that represents the assembly date and consists of the ordinal day and the last digit of the year (2456 decodes to the 245th day of 1976 or 1986 -- use decals and components to determine the decade).You can see by the pictures that it is a schwinn gt discovery..like I said...cannot locate this bike online anywhere. All Schwinn serial numbers before August 17, 1948 were lost in an office fire.