The Schwinn Speedster


1959 Schwinn Speedster 1959 Schwinn Speedster logo

The Schwinn Corvette was made between 1959 to 1978.
This page provides year by year images and info quoted from Schwinn catalogs for the Corvette from 1959 to 1978.

1959


BEST-SELLER
STANDARD SCHWINN CANTILEVER MODEL SPEEDSTER MIDDLEWEIGHT

1959 Schwinn Speedster

STURDY SCHWINN CONSTRUCTION – Plus Radiant colors and a wide choice of gear-shift or coaster brake hubs make the Schwinn Speedster a top value, Features; Famous Schwinn Cantilever frame, Schwinn Tubular chrome rims, forged fork, two-tone saddle, Radiant colors, choice of 3-speed with caliper brakes, 2-speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.


SPEEDSTER MODELS FOR BOYS
Shpg.
No. Size Description Wt, Lbs.
S11-3 26 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 50
S11-2 26 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 50
S11-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 50
S21-3 24 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 44 ½
S21-2 24 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 44 ½
S21-1 24 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 44 ½
S31-1 20 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 38
See page 30 for other rear hubs, option equipment and how to order.

COLORS:
Radiant Red, Blue, Green; Black.

ALL SPECIFICATIONS TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

1960


Schwinn quality. Cantilever frame. Radiant colors.

1959 Schwinn Speedster

26" 2 or 3 speed ...... $59.95
26" coaster brake .... $49.95
24" 2 speed ............. $56.95
24" coaster brake .... $46.95
20" coaster brake .... $43.95
Radiant red, blue, green, black.

1961


Schwinn quality. Cantilever frame. Radiant colors.

1961-speedster 1961-speedster
  • 26" 2 or 3 speed ..... $59.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $49.95
  • 24" 2 speed .......... $56.95
  • 24" coaster brake .... $46.95
  • 20" coaster brake .... $44.95

Radiant red, blue, green, black.

1963


1963-speedster

Specially designed Lightweight! Curved top bar for lower saddle position.

  • R10-26" coaster ...Zone 1 $49.95
  • R10-26" 2 or 3-speed .... $56.95

Sturdy Schwinn frame, chrome rims, forged steel fork, tubular rims, nylon sports touring tires, enameled fenders. Flamboyant Red, Radiant blue, black.

1964


Specially designed lightweight with lower saddle position for younger riders, forged steel fork, Schwinn tubular rims, 1 3/8" wide nylon tires ( 1 1/4" tires on R30), choice of 3 speed, 2 speed or coaster. (No 3 speed on R20.)
Colors: Flamboyant Red, Radiant Blue or Black. No Black on 20 inch model.

  • R10 - 26" Schwinn Speedster ............. Coaster - $46.95 / 2 or 3 speed - $54.95
  • R20 - 24"Schwinn Speedster .............. Coaster - $46.95 / 2 or 3 speed - $54.95
  • R30 - 20" Schwinn Speedster ............. Coaster - $39.95

1965


1965-speedster

24" model Specially designed lightweight with lower saddle position for younger riders. Schwinn tubular rims, 1 3/8 wide nylon tires, lightweight saddle, forged steel fork. Flamboyant red or black.

  • S20 24" Speedster, coaster brake.....$41.95
  • S20 24" Speedster, 3-speed.....$49.95
  • 1965-speedster

    20"model Specially designed lightweight for the younger rider. Schwinn tubular rims 1 1/4 nylon tires, American made coaster brake, lightweight saddle. Flamboyant red or black.

  • S30 20" Speedster, coaster brake... $36.95
  • 1965-speedster

    Specially designed lightweight with a curved top bar to give the shorter rider a lower saddle position. Schwinn tubular rims, 26" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, choice of 3-speed, 2-speed or coaster. Flamboyant red or black.

    • S10 Speedster, coaster brake...$41.95
    • S10 Speedster, 2 or 3-speed....$49.95
    • S10 Speedster, coaster brake...$53.95

    1966


    1966-speedster

    3-speed or coaster brake
    You'll be a standout on a Schwinn Speedster. It's so easy to ride. Specially designed lightweight model with curved top bar that shorteins distance from saddle to pedals. 24" x 1 3/8 nylon cord tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Flamboyant red, radiant sky blue, black.

    • S20-6 24" Speedster, coaster brake.....$43.95
    • S20-4 24" Speedster, 3-speed...........$51.95
    1966-speedster

    Easy-rolling lightweight style bike for the younger rider. Curved top bar shortens distance from saddle to pedals. Forged steel fork, chrome plated tubular rims, 20" x 1 3/4" nylon cord tires. Flamboyant red, radiant sky blue, black.

    • S30-6 20" Speedster, coaster brake... $39.95

    1967


    1967 schwinn deluxe speedster and speedster

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    Dependable Schwinn quality in an easy-riding lightweight at a modest price. Trim design with curved top bar for a lower saddle position. Schwinn features include sturdy Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed, front handbrake onlu on TCW 3-speed model.
    Colors: Red, Sky Blue, Black

    • S10-6 - 26" Speedster .... Coaster brake $44.95
    • S10-2 - 26" Speedster .... automatic 2 speed ... $52.95
    • S10-4 - 26" Speedster .... 3-speed .... $52.95
    • S10-8 - 26" Speedster .... TCW 3-speed coaster .... $56.95

    Schwinn Deluxe Speedster

    Your invitation to smooth riding in a lightweight bike. Specially design frame permits lower saddle position for smaller riders. Electro-forged frame, sturdy tubular rims, chrome plated fenders, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, forged steel fork, hand-brakes on 3-speed model only.
    Colors: Coppertone, Sky Blue, Black.

    • D10-6 - 26" Deluxe Speedster .... Coaster brake $49.95
    • D10-2 - 26" Deluxe Speedster .... automatic 2 speed ... $57.95
    • D10-4 - 26" Deluxe Speedster .... 3-speed .... $57.95
    1967-speedster

    Superb lightweight styling. So easy to pedal. With curved top bar that shortens saddle to pedal distance, Schwinn 24" x 1 3/8" nylon sports tourind tires, lightweight cushioned saddle, forged steel fork. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Colors: Red, Sky Blue, Black.

    • S20-6 24" Speedster, coaster brake.....$44.95
    • S20-4 24" Speedster, 3-speed...........$52.95
    1967-speedster

    A lightweight favorite with easy pedaling narrow tires. Curved top bar shortens distance from saddle to pedals. Schwinn tubular rims, built-in kickstand, Schwinn 20" x 1 1/4" nylon sports tires, foam cushioned saddle, forged steel fork.
    Colors: Red, Sky Blue, Black.

    • S30-7 20" Speedster, coaster brake.....$39.95

    1968


    1968 schwinn speedster

    Dependable Schwinn quality at a modest price. Specially designed electro-forged frame permits a lower saddle position for the smaller rider. Schwinn tubular rims, 26" x 1 3/8" nylon touring tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Colors: red, sky blue, black.

    • S10-6 26" Speedster, coaster brake..................$47.95
    • S10-4 26" Speedster, 3-speed........................$56.95
    • S10-8 26" Speedster, 3-speed with coaster brake.....$59.95
    1968 schwinn speedster, fleet and typhoon 24" Bicycles for boys and girls 7-9

    Easy lightweight with curved top bar design that reduces saddle-to-pedal distance for the shorter rider. Schwinn 24" x 1 3/8" sports touring tires, lightweight foam cushioned saddle, forged steel fork. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Colors: Red, Sky blue, black.

    • S20-6 24" Speedster, coaster brake.....$47.95
    • S20-4 24" Speedster, 3-speed...........$56.95

    1969


    1968 schwinn  speedster

    Dependable Schwinn quality at a modest price. Specially designed electro-forged frame permits a lower saddle position for the shorter rider. Schwinn tubular rims, 26" x 1 3/8" nylon touring tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Colors: Sky blue, black.

    • S10-6 26" Speedster, coaster brake....................$52.95
    • S10-4 26" Speedster, 3-speed..........................$61.95
    • S10-8 26" Speedster, 3-speed with coaster brake.......$64.95
    1968 schwinn speedster and typhoon 24 Inch Bikes for Boys

    Specially designed lightweight that's so easy to pedal. With curved top bar that shortens saddle-to-pedal distance for the smaller rider. Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 24" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, lightweight fom-cushioned saddle. Colors: Red, Sky blue, Black.

    • S20-6 24" Speedster, coaster brake.....$52.95

    1970


    1970 schwinn speedster

    Here's the Schwinn Lightweight designed especially for the growing boy. Special frame design with a lower saddle position fits medium to shorter boys. Schwinn tubular rims, 26: x 1 3/8" tires. Handbrakes on 3-speed model only. Colors: Black, red, Sky blue.

    • S10-6 26" Speedster, coaster brake..............$52.95
    • S10-4 26" Speedster, 3-speed....................$61.95
    1970 schwinn typhoon and speedster

    Schwinn Speedster 24"

    Specially designed lightweight that's so easy to pedal. Slight curved top bar that shortens saddle-to-pedal distance for the smaller rider. Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 24" x 1 3/8" nylon sports touring tires, lightweight foam-cushioned saddle. Colors: Red, Sky blue, Black.

    • S20-6 Speedster, coaster brake.....$52.95

    1972


    1972 schwinn speedster

    A first choice when economy and value are primary considerations. The Schwinn Speedster features the diamond design frame, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" nylon cord touring tires, two-tone cushioned saddle. (Hand brakes on 3-speed model) 17" camelback frame for shorter riders.
    Choice of colors: Campus Green and Burgundy.

    SPEEDSTER COASTER BRAKE
    • K17-6 17" frame Speedster $56.95
    • K17-6 20" frame Speedster $56.95
    • K17-6 22" frame Speedster $56.95
    • K17-6 24" frame Speedster $56.95
    SPEEDSTER 3-SPEED MODEL
    • K17-4 17" frame Speedster $66.95
    • K17-4 20" frame Speedster $66.95
    • K17-4 22" frame Speedster $66.95
    • K17-4 24" frame Speedster $66.95

    1973


    1973 schwinn speedster

    At first choice when economy with Schwinn value are primary considerations. The Speedster features the diamond design carbon steel frame, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 26" x 1 3/8" nylon cord touring tires, two-tone cushioned saddle. (Hand brakes on 3-speed model) 17" camelback frame for shorter riders. Choice of colors: campus green or Kool Lemon. Wt. 38-41 lbs., depending on frame size.

    Schwinn Speedster
    Coaster brake
    • K17-6 17" frame Speedster, .... $64.95
    • K20-6 20" frame Speedster, .....$64.95
    • K22-6 22" frame Speedster, .... $64.95
    • K24-6 24" frame Speedster, .... $64.95
    Schwinn Speedster
    3-Speed Model
    • K17-4 17" frame Speedster, .... $74.95
    • K20-4 20" frame Speedster, .....$74.95
    • K22-4 22" frame Speedster, .... $74.95
    • K24-4 24" frame Speedster, .... $74.95
    1973 schwinn breeze and speedster

    Schwinn Speedster 20"

    A lightweight style bike designed for the younger rider. Sturdy Schwinn lightweight style frame, forged steel fork, chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, Schwinn 20" x 1 3/8" nylon cord tires. Positive action coaster brake. Chainguard. Colors: Kool Lemon or Campus Green. Wt. 31 lbs.

    • K34-6..............$51.95

    1974


    1974 schwinn speedster

    Schwinn's budget priced lightweight. Diamond design carbon steel frame. Schwinn tubular rims. 26" x 1 3/8" nylon cord touring tires. (Hand brakes on 3-speed model) 17" camelback frame for shorter riders. Choice of colors: Kool Lemon, Opaque Blue or Opaque red. Wt. 38-41 lbs., depending on frame size.

    Schwinn Speedster Coaster Brake
    • K17-6 17" frame Speedster, ....
    • K20-6 20" frame Speedster, ....
    • K22-6 22" frame Speedster, ....
    • K24-6 24" frame Speedster, ....
    Schwinn Speedster 3-Speed
    • K17-4 17" frame Speedster, ....
    • K20-4 20" frame Speedster, ....
    • K22-4 22" frame Speedster, ....
    • K24-4 24" frame Speedster, ....
    1974 schwinn breeze and speedster

    Schwinn 24-Inch wheel Speedster

    A value priced lightweight bike for the younger rider 7 to 10 years old. Schwinn quality throughout. The new 24-inch wheel Speedster features camelback carbon steel frame, built-in kickstand, tubular rims, chrome fenders, and cushioned saddle.
    Choice of colors: Kool lemon, Opaque Blue or Opaque red. Wt. 35 lbs.

    • K30-6 24 In. Speedster.......
    1974 schwinn varsity breeze and speedster 20

    Schwinn 20-Inch wheel Speedster

    A value packed lightweight style bike for the junior rider 5 to 7. Same fine Schwinn quality on a scaled down model. Lightweight style carbon steel frame, Schwinn tubular rims, built-in kickstand, chrome finish fenders in choice of colors: Kool Lemon, Opaque Blue or Opaque red. Wt. 31 lbs.

    • K34-6 20" Speedster............

    1975


    1975 schwinn speedster

    If you are looking for alightweight style bicycle with traditional 3-speed gears or single speed coaster brakes, then the Schwinn Speedster is the bike for you. It's the perfect short run or in-town bicycle. Quality construction and first rate features assure you the kind of long term value that will withstand the test of time.

    3-Speed:
    • Schwinn Speedster- 17" frame Model K17-4
    • Schwinn Speedster- 20" frame Model K20-4
    • Schwinn Speedster- 22" frame Model K22-4
    • Schwinn Speedster- 24" frame Model K24-4
    Coaster Brake:
    • Schwinn Speedster- 17" frame Model K17-6
    • Schwinn Speedster- 20" frame Model K20-6
    • Schwinn Speedster- 22" frame Model K22-6
    • Schwinn Speedster- 24" frame Model K24-6
    1975 schwinn speedster 24

    Schwinn Speedster 24"

    24" Wheel 5-Speed
    The new five-speed Speedster from Schwinn is a great choice for junior's first derailleur equipped bicycle. The five- speed Speedster features Schwinn quality throughout. Camelback design durable steel frame, built-in kickstand, tubular rims, chrome plated fenders, and cushioned saddle are just a few of the fine components that make up this quality bicycle. Also Available In A Coaster Brake Model.
    Your Choice of colors: Flamboyant red, or Sky blue.

    • Schwinn 24" wheel 5-speed Speedster Model K30-9
    • Schwinn 24" wheel coaster brake speedster Model K30-6
    1975 schwinn speedster and breeze

    Schwinn Speedster 20"

    20" Wheel
    Now for the first time the junior rider five-to-seven can enjoy the thrill of a drop handlebar bicycle. The new Speedster Sport has all the fine features found on his bigger brother's model. Features like lightweight carbon steel frame, tubular rims, built-in kickstand and chrome plated fenders. Also available in a tourist handlebar model.
    Choice of Colors: Flamboyant red, or Sky blue.

    • Schwinn 20" Wheel Speedster Sport Coaster Brake Model K44-6
    • Schwinn 20" Wheel Speedster Sport Coaster Brake Model K34-6

    1976


    1976 schwinn speedster

    3-Speed or Coaste Brake!
    If you are looking for alightweight style bicycle with traditional 3-speed gears or single speed coaster brakes, then the Schwinn Speedster is the bike for you. It's the perfect short run or in-town bicycle. Quality construction and first rate features assure you the kind of long term value that will withstand the test of time.

    3-Speed:
    • Schwinn Speedster- 17" frame Model K17-4
    • Schwinn Speedster- 20" frame Model K20-4
    • Schwinn Speedster- 22" frame Model K22-4
    • Schwinn Speedster- 24" frame Model K24-4
    Coaster Brake:
    • Schwinn Speedster- 17" frame Model K17-6
    • Schwinn Speedster- 20" frame Model K20-6
    • Schwinn Speedster- 22" frame Model K22-6
    • Schwinn Speedster- 24" frame Model K24-6
    1976 schwinn speedster 24 inch

    Schwinn Speedster 24"

    24" Wheel 5-Speed
    The new five-speed Speedster from Schwinn is a great choice for junior's first derailleur equipped bicycle. The five- speed Speedster features Schwinn quality throughout. Camelback design durable steel frame, built-in kickstand, tubular rims, chrome plated fenders, cushioned saddle and new style handlebars are just a few of the fine components that make up this quality bicycle. Also Available In A Coaster Brake Model.
    Your Choice of colors: Flamboyant red, or Sky blue.

    • Schwinn 24" wheel 5-speed Speedster Model K30-9
    • Schwinn 24" wheel coaster brake speedster Model K30-6
    1976 schwinn speedster and breeze 20 inch

    Schwinn Speedster Sport 20"

    20" Wheel
    Now for the first time the junior rider five-to-seven can enjoy the thrill of a drop handlebar bicycle. The new Speedster Sport has all the fine features found on his bigger brother's model. Features like lightweight carbon steel frame, tubular rims, built-in kickstand and chrome plated fenders. Also available in a tourist handlebar model.
    Choice of Colors: Flamboyant red, or Sky blue.

    • Schwinn 20" Wheel Speedster Sport Coaster Brake Model K44-6
    • Schwinn 20" Wheel Speedster Sport Coaster Brake Model K34-6

    1977


    1977 schwinn speedster

    Schwinn Speedster

    3-Speed or Coaste Brake!
    If you are looking for a lightweight style bicycle with traditional 3-speed gears or single speed coaster brakes, then the Schwinn Speedster is the bike for you.
    It's the perfect short run or in-town bicycle. Quality construction and first rate features assure you the kind of long term value that will withstand the test of time. And so easy to ride!

    3-Speed Coaster Brake Model:
    • Schwinn Speedster- 17" Camel back Model K17-8...........$113.95
    3-Speed Caliper Brake Model:
    • Schwinn Speedster- 20" frame Model K20-4...........$108.95
    • Schwinn Speedster- 22" frame Model K22-4...........$108.95
    • Schwinn Speedster- 24" frame Model K24-4...........$108.95
    Single Speed Coaster Brake Model:
    • Schwinn Speedster- 17" frame Model K17-6...........$96.95
    • Schwinn Speedster- 20" frame Model K20-6...........$96.95
    • Schwinn Speedster- 22" frame Model K22-6...........$96.95
    • Schwinn Speedster- 24" frame Model K24-6...........$96.95
    Specifications

    Frame: Schwinn designed and manufactured diamond design durable steel frame. Forged steel front fork.
    Frame Finish: Sky blue or Flamboyant red.
    Wheels: Schwinn-built tubular rims, with Schwinn-Approved small flange front hub.
    Tires: 26" x 1 3/8" sports touring.
    Handlebar and Stem: Tourist style with forged steel stem.
    Crank Set: One-piece hot forged steel.
    Pedals: Block style with amber reflectors.
    Gears: Single or 3-speed.
    Brakes: Bendix coaster brake or side pull caliper brakes on 3-speed model. 17" model is 3-speed coaster brake.
    Saddle: Black padded.
    Weight: Approximately 38 lbs., depending on frame size.

    Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1977 schwinn 13

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    1977 schwinn speedster and breeze 24 inch

    Schwinn Speedster 24"

    24" Wheel 3-Speed
    The three-speed Speedster from Schwinn is a great choice for junior's first multi-speed bicycle. It features Schwinn quality throughout. Camelback design durable steel frame, built-in kickstand, tubular rims, chrome plated fenders, cushioned saddle and tourist style handlebars are just a few of the fine components that make up this quality bicycle. Also Available In A Single Speed Model.
    Your Choice of colors: Flamboyant red, or Sky blue.

    • Schwinn 24" wheel 3-speed Speedster Model K30-8..........$106.95
    • Schwinn 24" wheel single speed coaster brake Speedster K30-6..........$89.95

    1978


    1978 schwinn speedster and breeze

    Schwinn Speedster 26"

    Single or 3-speed gears.
    14 model selection.
    Schwinn-built frame.
    Sports Touring tires.
    3-Speed Speedster

    • Model K17-8 (17" frame) Men's......$116.95
    • Model K20-4 (20" frame) Men's......$112.95
    • Model K22-4 (22" frame) Men's......$112.95
    • Model K24-4 (24" frame) Men's......$112.95

    Single Speed Speedster

    • Model K17-6 (17" frame) Men's......$99.95
    • Model K20-6 (20" frame) Men's......$99.95
    • Model K22-6 (22" frame) Men's......$99.95
    • Model K24-6 (24" frame) Men's......$99.95
    1978 schwinn speedster and breeze

    Schwinn Speedster 24"

    24" Wheel
    Choice of single or 3-speed.
    Camelback and step-through frame designs.
    Built-in Kickstand.
    Chrome fenders.

    • Boys' 3-Speed Model K30-8.....$109.95
    • Girls' 3-Speed Model K80-8.....$109.95

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