The Schwinn Hurricane

1980 schwinn hurricane 5

This page provides year by year images and info quoted from Schwinn catalogs for the Hurricane from 1978 to 1980.


5-speed derailleur gears.

1978 schwinn horicane 5

Positron II Stik-Shift gear control.
MX style saddle.
Front and rear brakes.

  • Model J34-9...$141.95

Colors: Silver mist with blue and white trim, or red and white trim.


Frame: 20" Schwinn-built cantilever, electro-forged. Forged steel front fork.
Wheels: Chrome plated tubular steel rims. Schwinn-Approved hubs. 20" x 1 3/4" Schwinn Westwind front tire. 20" x 2.125" Schwinn Scrambler rear tire.
Handlebar: BMX design with cross-brace. BMX grips.
Stem: Forged steel.
Crankset: Chrome plated one piece forged steel crank. MAG sprocket.
Derailleur: Positron II.
Gears: Schwinn-built 52 front. 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel rear.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved side pull caliper.
Pedals: Diamond tread block, reflectorized.
Saddle: Ribbed design MX style.
Weight: Approximately 40 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1978 Schwinn catalog.


If you've ever dreamed of a truly deluxe fully equipped bike... this is it.

1979 schwinn huricane 5

J34-5 5-speed
J34-6 coaster

1979 schwinn 8

5-speed brakes and Positron II gear shifting that makes changing gears a "snap"! Both models have big, roomy MX saddle with sportly brace design, knobby rear tire, and Schwinn cantilever frame design.
It's a hi-rise design that defies comparison. Weight 40 pounds.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride.

  • 5-speed...$144.95
  • Coaster.....$119.95

Colors: Blue and silver, Red and silver.

See the full 1979 Schwinn catalog.


The hurricane 5 is Schwinn's "top-of-the-line" 20-inch steet machine.

1980 schwinn hurricane 5

BMX style saddle with augmented braces 5-speed rear derailleur

The 5-speed Positron II derailleur gears makes shifting simple and caliper hand brakes porvide sure, positive stopping power. Big, roomy saddle with sportly brace design, knobby rear tire, and Schwinn cantilever frame design.

Weight 40 pounds.

Colors: Frosty Silver with sky blue trim and Frosty silver with Cardinal Red trim.

  • J34-5 5-speed
1980 schwinn 14

Positron II Stik-Shift gear control

1980 schwinn 15

Ribbed design handlebar grips

See the full 1980 Schwinn catalog.

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