The Schwinn Tiger

The Schwinn Tiger was made from 1955 to 1962 and unlike many Schwinn bikes, the Tiger pretty much stayed exactly the same throughout its run. Below are the year by year images and text from the old Schwinn catalogs....


The popular Schwinn Tiger offers al the advantages of true middleweight styling and performance.

1955 Schwinn Tiger

boys 26-inch Model F10

It features 3-speed gears, front and rear caliper brakes, the new 1.75” Schwinn Tornado tire and the superb styling of Schwinn cantilever frame.


Shipping Weight lbs.


  • F10 F60 26-inch Tiger with 3-speed 56 1/2 56 1/2
  • F20 F70 24-inch Tiger with 3-speed 48 1/2 48


Frame - Boys middleweight cantilever, girls middleweight.
Fork- Forged, narrow middleweight design.
Rear hub - 3-Speed.
Brakes - Caliper brakes, front and rear.
Tires - Shwinn Tornado, 1.75”.
Rims - Schwinn tubular S7, chrome.
Colors - Opal red, blue or green; also black enamel.

See the full 1955 Schwinn catalog.


A popular 3-speed middleweight with front and rear hand brakes, 1.75" Schwinn Tornado tires, the superbly styled Schwinn Cantilever frame and all the famous Schwinn exclusive quality features.

1956 Schwinn Tiger

3-speed Gears

Offered in boys and girls 26" and 24" models.
Colors: Opalescent red, blue or green - also black enamel.

See the full 1956 Schwinn catalog.


A lightning-fast middleweight geared to go!

1957 Schwinn Tiger

Boys and girls 26" Model
COLORS: Opalescent red, green or blue and black enamel.

  • Sturney Archer 3-speed Gears
  • Front and rear hand brakes
  • 1.75 middleweight tires
  • schwinn cantilever frame

See the full 1957 Schwinn catalog.


POPULAR “EXTRAS” – and a wide choice of gearshift hubs or coaster brakes makes the Schwinn Tiger a natural step-up from standard models.

1959 Schwinn Tiger

Tiger smart new Schwinn cantilever model middleweight

Features; Famous Schwinn Cantilever frame, Radiant colors, front carrier, chrome headlight, whitewall tires and choice of 3-speed with caliper brakes, 2-speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.



Shpg. No. Size Description Wt. Lbs.

  • S13-3 26 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 53
  • S13-2 26 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 53
  • S13-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 53
  • S23-3 24 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 48
  • S23-2 24 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 48
  • S23-1 24 inch Choaster (Mark IV) 48

See page 30 for other rear hubs, optional equipment and how to order.
Colors: radiant red, blue, green and black.

All Specification subject to change without notice.

See the full 1959 Schwinn catalog.


Chrome headlight! Front carrier! Whitewalls tires!

1961 Schwinn Tiger

Popular semi-equipped model, Radiant red, blue, green, black.

  • 26" 2 or 3-speed.....$66.95
  • 26" coaster brake....$56.95
  • 24" 2-speed..........$63.95
  • 24" coaster brake....$53.95

Schwinn Qualtiy Throughtout....SCHWINN TIGER

Popular extras... and a wide choice of gearshift hubs and coaster brakes make the Schwinn Tiger an outstanding model.

No. size description shpg wt, lbs

  • S13 26 inch Tiger 55
  • S23 24 Tiger 49 1/2

See the full 1961 Schwinn catalog.


Handsome Styling the Schwinn Tiger

1962 Schwinn Tiger

Chrome headlight! front carrier! Whitewall Tires!

  • 26" Coaster Brake, F13...$56.95
  • 26" 2-or 3 speed, F13...$66.95
  • 24" Coaster Brake, F13...$53.95
  • 24" 2-speed, F23, F13...$63.95
  • 26" in Radiant Red, Green, Blue, Black
  • 24" in Radiant Red or black.

Smart appearance and top a wide choice of gearshift hubs and coaster brakes make the Schwinn Tiger an outstanding value.

Chrome plated front carrier
schwinn tubular chrome rims
Whitewall tires
American-made coaster brake...or 2 or 3 gears on 26"
Forged steel and handlebar stem
Sparkling Shcwinn Radiant Colors

description shpg wt. lbs zone 1 price

  • 26" Coaster Brake, 55 $56.95
  • 26" 2-or 3 speed, 55 $66.95
  • 24" Coaster Brake, 50 $53.95
  • 24" 2-speed, F23, 50 $63.95

Colors: 26" Radiant Red, Green, blue, back 24"-radiant red.

Optional at extra cost.

Front caliper brake on 26" coaster model, $3.00.
Tcw 3-speed coaster with front caliper, on 26" as subtitute for 3-speed coaster with front caliper, on 26 as subtitute for 3-speed with front and rear handbrakes, $4.50.
Drilled fork on 26" coaster model, $.75.
Thorn resisting tubes, $2.00.
Tractor tires, 26", $2.25.

See the full 1962 Schwinn catalog.


An outstanding value in cantilever design.

1964 schwinn tiger and fleet

1964 Schwinn Tiger

Whitewall tires, chrome plated fenders, front carrier, Schwinn headlight, two tone saddle and forged steel fork.
Colors: Flamboyant Red, Radiant Blue, Coppertone and Black.

  • F14 - 26" Tiger, American made coaster ........... $56.95
  • F14 - 26" Tiger, 2 or 3 speed ............................. $66.95

See the full 1964 Schwinn catalog.


Finest quality unequipped middleweight with forged steel fork, chrome plated fenders, chrome plated tubular rims, 4-coat baked-on finish, Superior whitewall nylon cord tires.

1966 Schwinn tiger and fleet

1966 Schwinn Tiger

2-speed, 3-speed or coaster brake
Flamboyant red, radiant coppertone, black.

  • B16-6 26" Tiger, coaster brake.......$49.95
  • B16-4 26" Tiger, 3-speed.............$57.95
  • B16-2 26" Tiger, automatic 2-speed...$57.95

See the full 1966 Schwinn catalog.

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