1951 Schwinn Catalog

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The name behind the product

Since 1882, three generations of the Schwinn family have specialized in designing and building fine quality bicycles. Their leadership in developing and constantly improving bicycles design and quality standards has made the Schwinn name the undisputed leader of the industry.

Schwinn leads in Sales, year in and year out - with more Schwinn bicycles in use, coast to coast, than any other make. This unequaled record of consumer preference is proof of Schwinn's outstanding reputation for fine quality and customer satisfaction.

Quality and Intergrity

Largest volume producers of bicycle in America, the modern Schwinn factory has grown steadily in size since it was founded. Production facilities are beign constantly expanded to meet the ever-increasing demand for Schwinn Bicycles.

Schwinn Exclusive… quality features!

ONLY SCHWINN can offer these fine quality features that mean so much more in riding pleasure, so many extra miles of safe dependable service. Schwinn - Exclusive Quality Features are built into every Schwinn Bicycle, regardless of model, size or price - your assurance of finest quality, unmatched value. Insist on Schwinn - America's Finest Bicycle!

Schwinn Distinctive Design

Only Schwinn has the exciting beauty, the spectacular design the whole world recognizes as the Schwinn mark of quality. There's no other bike like it!

Electro - Forges Frame

There's super-strength in Schwinn's exclusive frame construction... with specially designed head and hanger features that no other bike offers!

Dur-A-Roll Bearings

Enjoy smoother riding and easier pedaling with these special high quality bearings, precision made by Schwinn and triple heat-treated for extra hardness and longer wear. Available only on Schwinn bicycles!

Tubular Rims

Five times stronger by independent laboratory test...yet lighter in weight than conventional rims. There is a striking difference... because Schwinn builds them they're not available on any other bike!

Long-Life Hubs

Exclusive Schwinn front hub design with replaceable cups and cones for a smoother ride and long, trouble-free service... used only on Schwinn bicycles!

Every Schwinn Bicycles is "Guaranteed as long as you own it"

The guarantee that gives unsurpassed riding security

Every Schwinn Bicycles, regardless of model or type, is fully guaranteed against all defects in material or workmanship as long as it remains in the possession of the original purchaser.

The famous Schwinn "Long-As-You-Own-it" Guarantee is backed by Schwinn's long-standing reputation for quality and superiority - the most dependable guarantee available to bicycle owners today!

Schwinn Cyclelock - Equipped bicycles are further protected against loss from theft for a period of one year after purchase as explained in the Schwinn Loss Guarantee which is attached to every bicycle so equipped. This guarantee is extended at no additional cost to dealer or purchaser.

Arnold, Schwinn and Company stands unreservedly behind its guarantee, with a fair and liberal adjustment policy designed for complete customer satisfaction.

Arnold, Schwinn and Co.

Guarantee Certificate No. 00000 Guaranteed as long as you own it

Over fifty years of superior Schwinn quality permits Arnold, Schwinn and Co. to make this guarantee. Your new Schwinn bicycle is guaranteed against defects in frame and fork construction, head fittings, crank hanger assembly, kickstand, front hub, tank, carrier,fenders, rims, handlebar and stem as assembled at the factory.

If any of the above parts prove defective, request your nearest Schwinn dealer to secure a replacement for you. Any such guaranteed part will be replaces when returned to the factory. All transportation charges must be paid by owner. Dealer's labor charges in making a replacement are not covered by the guarantee.

Damage resulting from abuse, neglect, accident or ordinary wear and tear, does not constitute a defect. The guarantee does not apply when the bicycle is used in rental service or with a motor, but otherwise is in forces as long as the bicycle remains in the possesion of the original purchase. No liablity is assumed for consequential loss or damage beyond the guarantee applying to the replacement of defective parts as set forth above.

When replacement of worn parts becomes necessary, be sure genuine Schwinn parts are used. This guarantee becomes invalid if any but Genuine Schwinn parts are used for repair of replacement.

Sign and keep this certificate in a safe place. Attached Registration Card must be filled in completely and mailed to Arnold, Schwinn and Co., the guarantee to become binding upon the Manufacturer upon receipt thereof at Chicago Illinois.

Signature of Original Purchaser:

Serial Number of Bicycle:

See your Authorized Schwinn Dealer for service and genuine Schwinn parts.

Schwinn... Americas's Finest Bicycles

Balloon Tired Models

37 Beautiful Balloon Tired Models - each one available in a variety of attractive color combinations - make the big Schwinn line the most complete ever offered

There are 116 Inch Beginners' models, 20 and 24 inch juveniles, and full size bikes for boys and girls or adults - every one expertly designed, correctly proportioned and precision built to please every taste, to satisfy every need.

A wide selection of optional equipment may be ordered with each different model is desired.

Index to balloon tired bicycle section

Schwinn Phantom


The most beautiful bicycle in America!

1951 schwinn phantom
  • Model B-17 26-inch

The Phantom is the finest balloon- tired bike in the big Schwinn line!

Look at these features built into America's most beautiful bicycle! The famous Schwinn patented cantilever frame, chrome plated fenders, Schwinn spring fork, Schwinn Cycle-lock, automatic stop and tail light, chrome-trimmed tank, chrome rims, and genuine leather saddle. Get all this and more as standard equipment on the new Schwinn Phantom -- guaranteed against theft loss for one year. Available in many attractive color combinations.

Specifications

  • Frame Electro-forged, exclusive Cantilever construction, fully streamlined, removable seat post clamp.
  • Fork Schwinn patented spring fork with built-in Cyclelock.
  • Crank Set Drop forged high carbon steel, triple heat treated cups and cones, turned from fine grain bar steel, chrome steel balls, two point ball bearing races.
  • Rear Hub Standard coaster brake.
  • Front Hub Schwinn built with removable bearing cups.
  • Handlebar Stem Schwinn gooseneck from drop forged steel.
  • Handlebar Chrome plated, SB 26 x 8.
  • Kickstand Patented dust and rattle proof construction.
  • Chain Guard Embossed design, secured directly to frame.
  • Head Set Schwinn built, turned from special fine grain steel, triple heat treated cups and cones, chrome steel balls.
  • Tank Embossed design, chrome trim, with self contained horn unit.
  • Fenders Chrome plates, extra wide, reinforced, rigid semi-tubular braces. Rear braces attached directly to frame.
  • Head light Schwinn built, streamlined, self contained fenderlite.
  • Luggage Carrier Streamlined with built exclusive stop and tail light.
  • Tires Schwinn Typhoon Whitewall 26 x 2 1/8" cord balloon.
  • Rims Schwinn built, tubular chrome plated S-2.
  • Saddle Schwinn approved Deluxe, top grain leather.
  • Reflector 3 1/4" Stimsonite approved reflector.
  • Pedals Schwinn approved Deluxe, finest quality.
  • Shipping Weight 67 pounds.
  • Colors Red and Black, Green and Black or Black and Red.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Phantom.

Schwinn Streamliner


With patented Cantilever frame design

1951 schwinn streamliner
  • Model B-6 26-inch

The beautiful Schwinn Streamliner features quality equipment throughout!

Here is truly an outstanding bike- favored for its streamlined beauty and patented cantilever frame, designed and exclusively used by Schwinn. Beautifully equipped with tank with built-in horn, chrome truss rods, sturdy luggage carrier and best quality fittings throughout.
Nothing has spared to make the Streamliner a superior product. Remember too, it's fully protected by the Schwinn Guarantee!

  • Frame Electro-forged, exclusive Cantilever construction, fully streamlined, removable seat post clamp.
  • Fork Schwinn tubular electronic construction, double tapered fork sides, patented truss rods. No brazing.
  • Crank Set Drop forged high carbon steel, triple heat treated cups and cones, turned from fine grain bar steel, chrome steel balls, two point ball bearing races.
  • Rear Hub Standard coaster brake.
  • Front Hub Schwinn built with removable bearing cups.
  • Handlebar Stem Schwinn gooseneck from dropped forged steel.
  • Handlebar Chrome plated, SB 26 x 8.
  • Kickstand Patented dust and rattle proof construction.
  • Chain Guard Embossed design, secured directly to frame.
  • Head Set Schwinn built, turned from special fine grain steel, tripple heat treated cones and cups, chrome steel balls.
  • Tank Embossed design, with self contained horn unit.
  • Fenders Extra wide, deep type, reinforced, rigid semi-tubular braces. Rear braces attached directly to frame.
  • Head light Schwinn built, streamlined, self contained fenderlite.
  • Luggage Carrier Streamlined, attached directly to frame.
  • Tires Schwinn Typhoon 26 x 2 1/8" cord balloon.
  • Rims Schwinn built, tubular chrome plated S-2.
  • Saddle Deluxe, top grain leather, sponge rubber padding.
  • Reflector 3 1/4" Stimsonite approved reflector.
  • Pedals Schwinn approved Deluxe, finest quality.
  • Shipping Weight 65 pounds.
  • Colors Dark Red, Blue, Green or Black.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Streamliner.

Schwinn Panther


A brilliant new ultra-modern bike design!

1951 schwinn panther
  • Model D-27 26-inch
  • Model D-77 26-inch

The Schwinn Panther is loaded with deluxe features and swell equipment!

Just check the outstanding combination of features on this bicycle! Famous Schwinn spring fork, Rocket Ray headlight, super-streamlined Schwinn Frame, and new tan Koro-seal-top saddle with chrome springs. Five-times stronger Schwinn chrome Tubular rims, sparkling chrome-plated fenders, chrome-trimmed tank, sleek chainguard and sturdy luggage carrier. Choice of several modern two-tone color combinations. Today's outstanding bicycle buy!

Specifications

  • Frame Electro-forged, fully streamlined, made from Schwinn built steel tubing, removable seat post clamps.
  • Fork Schwinn patented spring fork.
  • Crank Set Drop forged high carbon steel, triple heat treated cups and cones, turned from fine grain bar steel, chrome steel balls, two point ball bearing.
  • Rear Hub Standard coaster brake.
  • Front Hub Schwinn built with removable bearing cups.
  • Handlebar Stem Standard extention stem, best quality.
  • Handlebar Chrome plated, SB 26 x 8 on D27, Boy Scout on D77.
  • Kickstand Shwinn patented dust and rattle proof construction.
  • Chain Guard Embossed design, secured directly to frame.
  • Head Set Schwinn built, triple heat treated cups and cones.
  • Tank Embossed design, chrome trim, with self contained horn unit.
  • Fenders Chrome plated, deep type, reinforced, rigid semi-tubular braces. Rear braces attached directly to frame.
  • Head light Rocket Ray with chrome trim.
  • Tires Schwinn Typhoon 26 x 2 1/8" cord balloon.
  • Rims Schwinn built, tubular chrome plated S-2.
  • Saddle Tan Korosel top, felt padded.
  • Reflector 1 1/2" Jewel.
  • Pedals Schwinn approved with adjustable bearings.
  • Luggage Carrier Streamlined, attached directly to frame.
  • Shipping Weight D27, 65 pounds; D77, 63 pounds.
  • Colors: Black and Red or Two-tone red, Blue, or Green.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Phanter.

Schwinn Hornet


The leading bike value in America today!

1951 schwinn hornet
  • Model D-19 26-inch
  • Model D-69 26-inch

Most popular model in the line - chosen by more kids than any other bike!

Please every youngster and every budget with the greatest bicycle value in history! Outstanding in its prices class above any other bike! High quality Schwinn construction throughout. A real beauty in design and trim appearance. Complete equipment includes streamlined tank with built-in horn, powerful Rocket-Ray headlight, sturdy luggage carrier and truss rods. Available in many attractive color combinations. Fully guaranteed by Schwinn.

Specifications

  • Frame Electro-forged, fully streamlined from Schwinn built steel tubing. Removable seat post clamp.
  • Fork Solid forged steel construction with patented truss rods. No brazing.
  • Crank Set Drop forged from high carbon steel, triple heat treated cups and cones. Cones turned from fine grain bar steel, chrome steel balls, 2 point ball bearing races.
  • Rear Hub Standard coaster brake.
  • Front Hub Schwinn built with removable bearing cups.
  • Handlebar Stem Schwinn extension stem, best quality.
  • Handlebar Chrome plated, SB 26 x 8 on D19, Boy Scount on D69.
  • Kickstand Patented dust and rattle proof construction.
  • Chain Guard Embossed design, secured directly to frame.
  • Head Set Schwinn built, triple heat treated cups and cones.
  • Tank Streamlined design, with self contained horn unit.
  • Fenders Deep type, reinforced, rigid semi-tubular braces. Rear braces attached directly to frame.
  • Head light Rocket Ray.
  • Tires Schwinn Typhoon Whitewall 26 x 2 1/8" cord balloon.
  • Rims Schwinn built tubular, enameled S-2.
  • Saddle Korosel top, felt padded.
  • Reflector 1 1/2" Jewel.
  • Pedals Schwinn approved, adjustable bearings.
  • Luggage Carrier Streamlined, attached directly to frame.
  • Shipping Weight D19, 63 pounds; D69, 60 pounds.
  • Colors: Dark Red, Blue, Green or Black.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Hornet.

Schwinn Starlet


Dainty, luxurious, and completely feminine!

1951 schwinn starlet
  • Model D-67 26-inch

The Starlet is the finest bicycle styled especially for young ladies

A brilliant new bicycle design from the Schwinn drawing boards - the Starlet is queen of the line! You can choose from such gorgeous fashion-wise hues as Holiday Rose and Summer Cloud White, Windswept Green and Luscious Lavender combinations. These sparkling pastel colors are further set off by a White Koroseal-top saddle and white grips. Complete with streamlined tank, brilliant Rocket-Ray lamp, sturdy luggage carrier, and sleek chainguard.

Specifications

  • Frame Electro-forged, fully streamlined, made from SChwinn built tubing. Removable seat post clamp.
  • Fork Solid forged steel construction, patented truss rods. No brazing.
  • Crank Set Drop forged from high carbon steel, triple heat treated cups and cones, cones turned from fine grain bar steel, chrome steel balls, two point ball bearing races.
  • Rear Hub Standard coaster brake.
  • Front Hub Schwinn built with removable bearing cups.
  • Handlebar Stem Standard extension stem, best quality.
  • Handlebar Chrome plated, Boy Scout.
  • Kickstand Schwinn patented dust and rattle proof construction.
  • Chain Guard Embossed design, secured directly to frame.
  • Head Set Schwinn built, triple heat treated cups and cones.
  • Tank Streamlined design, with self contained horn unit.
  • Fenders Deep type, reinforced, rigid semi-tubular braces. Rear braces attached directly to frame.
  • Head light Rocket Ray with chrome trim.
  • Tires Schwinn Typhoon 26 x 2 1/8" cord balloon.
  • Rims Schwinn built tubular, chrome plated S-2.
  • Saddle White Koroseal top, felt padded.
  • Reflector 1 1/2" Jewel.
  • Pedals Schwinn approved, adjustable bearings.
  • Luggage Carrier Streamlined, attached directly to frame.
  • Shipping Weight 61 pounds.
  • Colors: Windswept Green with Luscious Lavender trim, Summer Clout White with Holiday Rose trim, or Summer Cloud White with Powder Blue trim.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Starlet.

Schwinn Leader


Top notch quality at an attractive price!

1951 schwinn leader
  • Model D-13 26-inch
  • Model D-53 26-inch

A smartly stlyed yet sturdy bike - designed for utility and pleasure riding

The Shciwnn Leader includes such fine equipment as smart truss rods, powerful torpedo headlight, patented built-in Kickstand, and full width fenders. It is quality- built to assure fast, smooth riding, easy coasting, and dependable service. Choose from many attractive colors in finest baked-on enamels. Fully protected by the famous Schwinn Guarantee. Boys and girls will be enthusiastic over this bike - it's a big value at a low price!

Specifications

  • Frame Electro-forged, fully streamlined, made from Schwinn built tubing, boys model has patented Cantilever design.
  • Fork Solid forged steel construction with patented truss rods. No brazing.
  • Crank Set Drop forged from high carbon steel, triple heat treated cups and cones. Cones turned from fine grain bar steel, chrome steel balls, two point ball bearing races.
  • Front Hub Schwinn built with removable bearing cups.
  • Rear Hub Standard coaster brake.
  • Head Set Schwinn built, triple heat treated cups and cones, with chrome steel balls.
  • Handlebar Chrome plated, SB 26 x 8 on D13, Boy Scout on D53.
  • Handlebar Stem Standard extension stem, best quality.
  • Kickstand Schwinn patented dust and rattle proof.
  • Fenders Deep type, reinforced, rigid semi-tubular braces. Rear braces attached directly to frame.
  • Head light Torpado type.
  • Chain Guard Embossed design, secured directly to frame.
  • Tires Schwinn Typhoon Whitewall 26 x 2 1/8" cord balloon.
  • Rims Schwinn built, tubular, enameled S-2.
  • Saddle koroseal top, felt padded.
  • Pedals Schwinn approved, adjustable bearings.
  • Reflector 1 1/2" Jewel.
  • Shipping Weight D13, 60 pounds; 53, 59 pounds.
  • Colors: Dark Red, Blue, Green or Black.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Leader.

Schwinn Meteor


Dependability at a budget-pleasing price!

1951 schwinn meteor
  • Model D-12 26-inch
  • Model D-62 26-inch

An ideal choice for top performance at a low, low cost! See it right now!

This low-prices Schwinn Meteor is made with all the famous Schwinn Exclusive Quality Features. Included are the Electro-forged frame, patented built-in kickstand, and streamlined chainguard. Other Schwinn equipment such as the spring fork, Cyclelock, and expander brake may be installed on this model at a slight extra cost. Like all other standard Schwinn bicycles, the Meteor carries the famous Schwinn Guarantee. For pleasure or utility-a top value!

Specifications

  • Frame Electro-forged, fully streamlined, made from Schwinn built tubing, boys model has patented Cantilever design.
  • Fork Solid forged steel construction. No brazing.
  • Crank Set Drop forged from high carbon steel, triple heat treated cups and cones. Cones turned from fine grain bar steel, chrome steel balls, two point ball bearing races.
  • Front Hub Schwinn built with removable bearing cups.
  • Rear Hub Standard coaster brake.
  • Head Set Schwinn built, triple heat treated cups and cones, with chrome steel balls.
  • Handlebar Chrome plated, SB 26 x 8 on D12, Boy Scout.
  • Handlebar Stem Standard extension stem, best quality.
  • Kickstand Schwinn patented dust and rattle proof.
  • Fenders Deep type, reinforced, rigid semi-tubular braces. Rear braces attached directly to frame.
  • Chain Guard Embossed design, secured directly to frame.
  • Tires Schwinn Typhoon 26 x 2 1/8" cord balloon.
  • Rims Schwinn built, tubular, enameled S-2.
  • Saddle koroseal top, felt padded.
  • Pedals Schwinn approved, adjustable bearings.
  • Reflector 1 1/2" Jewel.
  • Shipping Weight D12, 58 pounds; D62, 57 pounds.
  • Colors Dark Red, Blue, Green or Black.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Meteor.

Schwinn Deluxe Spitfire


A combination of trim lines, smart styling

1951 schwinn deluxe spitfire
  • Model D-25 26-inch
  • Model D-75 26-inch

A Schwinn value in an equipped bike at a price that is hard-to-beat!

You get lots of fine features and sturdy equipment when you choose the Schwinn Spitfire. This model includes streamlined tank, powerful headlight, chrome truss rods and sturdy luggage carrier with jeweled safety reflector.
Faultless Schwinn construction throughout means superior performance at all times. Remember too, it's protected by the Schwinn guarantee. There Spitfire is reasonably prices to fit any budget.

Specifications

  • Frame Electro-forged, fully streamlined, made from Schwinn built tubing. Removable seat post clamp.
  • Fork Solid forged steel construction with patented truss rods. No brazing.
  • Crank Set Drop forged from high carbon steel, triple heat treated cups and cones. Cones turned from fine grain bar steel, chrome steel balls, two point ball bearing races.
  • Front Hub Schwinn built with removable bearing cups.
  • Rear Hub Standard coaster brake.
  • Head Set Schwinn built, triple heat treated cups and cones, with chrome steel balls.
  • Handlebar Boy Scout.
  • Handlebar Stem Extension type.
  • Tank Spitfire design, fully streamlined.
  • Kickstand Detachable.
  • Fenders 3" Crescent.
  • Head light Torpado type.
  • Chain Guard Embossed design, secured directly to frame.
  • Tires Good Quality 26 x 2 1/8" cord balloon.
  • Rims Schwinn built, tubular, enameled S-2.
  • Saddle Standard, felt padded.
  • Pedals Schwinn approved.
  • Reflector 1 1/2" Jewel.
  • Shipping Weight D25, 61 pounds; D75, 60 pounds.
  • Colors Boys model, Light Red; Girls model, Light Blue.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Spitfire.

Schwinn Spitfire


Quality construction at a money-saving price!

1951 schwinn spitfire
  • Model D-24 26-inch
  • Model D-74 26-inch

A Sturdy, dependable Schwinn bike that will give years of pleasure

This unequipped Schwinn Spitfire is the ideal solution for those people who must consider price in choosing a bicycle. In this model, you get a full size, fully streamlined bicycle, constructed of dependable quality components throughout, that will stand up under years of service. Like all Schwinn bicycles, it carries the famous Schwinn Guarantee. For dependability and service, there is no better buy at this amazing low price!

Specifications

  • Frame Electro-forged, fully streamlined, made from Schwinn built tubing. Removable seat post clamp.
  • Fork Solid forged steel construction. No brazing.
  • Crank Set Drop forged from high carbon steel, triple heat treated cups and cones. Cones turned from fine grain steel, chrome steel balls, two point ball races.
  • Front Hub Schwinn built with removable bearing cups.
  • Rear Hub Standard coaster brake.
  • Head Set Schwinn built, tripple heat treated cups and cones, with chrome steel balls.
  • Handlebar Boy Scout.
  • Handlebar Stem Extension type.
  • Kickstand Detachable.
  • Fenders 3" Crescent.
  • Chain Guard Embossed design, secured directly to frame.
  • Tires Good Quality 26 x 2 1/8" cord balloon.
  • Rims Schwinn built, tubular, enameled S-2.
  • Saddle Standard, felt padded.
  • Pedals Schwinn approved.
  • Reflector 1 1/2" Jewel.
  • Shipping Weight D24, 54 pounds; D74, 54 pounds.
  • Colors Boys model, Light Red; Girls model, Light Blue.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Spitfire.

Schwinn Phantom 24"


Juvenile model of America's finest Bicycle!

1951 schwinn phantom
  • Model J-37 24-inch

The Superb design of the 26-in. Phantom built into a 24-in. model!

Newest addition to the Schwinn family- the dazzling 24-inch Phantom - truly America's most beautiful bicycle!
Just like it's "big brother", it has the famous Schwinn patented Cantilever frame, chrome plated fenders, Spring Fork, Schwinn Cyclelock, chrome trimmed tank with built-in horn, Rocket Ray headlight, built-in kickstand, and many other outstanding Schwinn Quality Features. Available in many attractive color combinations. Fully protected by the Schwinn Guarantee.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Phantom.

Schwinn Hornet


Our handsomest, fully equipped 24-inch bike!

1951 schwinn hornet
  • Model J-36 24-inch
  • Model J-86 24-inch

The best looking, most popular bike for the 7 to 9 year old group

Here is an outstanding choice for those parents who want a fully equipped, sturdy bicycle for their growing boy or girl. The'll be sure to appreciate the sparkling colors and attractive styling, the easy pedalling and durable construction Equipment includes streamlined tank with built-in horn, brilliant Rocket Ray headlight, bright chrome truss rods, and all the famous Schwinn Exclusive Quality Features. Fully protected by the famous Schwinn Guarantee.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Hornet.

Schwinn Meteor 24"


Quality constructed 24-inch unequipped model!

1951 schwinn meteor
  • Model J-30 24-inch
  • Model J-80 24-inch

A combination of smooth styling and low price for the 7 to 9 age group

The Meteor is sturdily constructed to stand the abuse and hard wear of active youngsters between the ages of 7 to 9. I'ts tops for dependability, with the extra-string Electroforged frame and all the other famous Schwinn Quality features. Equipment includes streamlined chainguard, built-in kickstand and full width fenders. Fully protected by the famous Schwinn Guarantee!

See the complete history of the Schwinn Meteor.

Schwinn Deluxe Spitfire 24"


Beautifully equipped 24-inch Juvenile model

1951 schwinn deluxe spitfire
  • Model J-29 24-inch
  • Model J-79 24-inch

The new Schwinn Deluxe Spitfire features quality equipment

A handsome, 24-inch model that's sure to be the choice of parents who want a sturdy, fully equipped bicycle for their boy and girl. Expertly designed for easy pedaling- better balance. Equipment includes built -in tank with electric horn, sturdy kickstand and chainguard, powerful headlight, and comfortable saddle. Beautiful baked-on enamel finish. Remember too, it's fully protected by the famous Schwinn Guarantee.

See this outstanding beauty today -- it's a home!

Schwinn Spitfire 24"


Streamlined, quality-contstructed bike buy!

1951 schwinn spitfire
  • Model J-23 24-inch
  • Model J-73 24-inch

If price is important-here is the best quality bike obtainable at a low price

The 24-inch Spitfire is outstanding in its price class above any other bicycle. Designed to give growing youngster dependable service and many years of pleasure. They will find it easy pedalling, smooth riding

Like all Schwinn bicycles, it carries the famous Schwinn Guarantee. Through unequipped, it is Schwinn Quality Constructed to withstand hard wear, and give many years of satisfactory service

See the complete history of the Schwinn Spitfire.

Schwinn Hornet 20"


Fully equipped to delight the younger set!

1951 schwinn hornet
  • Model J-46 20-inch
  • Model J-96 20-inch

A popular scaled down model-favorite of the 5 to 7 age group

Rugged construction by experienced Schwinn craftsmen make this bike a leading favorite with parents of younger children.When it's built by Schwinn they know it's safe! Smart sytling and beautiful bright enamel finish chrome plated fittings attract every youngster's eye!

Popular deluxe equipment includes streamlined tank with built-in horn, powerful torpedo headlight, built-in kickstand, and shiny chrome-plated truss rods. It's a honey.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Hornet.

Schwinn Meteor 20"


A wise choice for boys or girls from 5 to 7!

1951 schwinn meteor
  • Model J-40 20-inch
  • Model J-90 20-inch

Every part of this sparkling Schwinn has been designed for hard use, long wear!

Though prices to fit the strictest budget, this unequipped Meteor is built to give youngsters many years of riding pleasure. Standard equipment on this model includes patented build-in kickstand, streamlined chainguard, full width fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, plus all the famous Schwinn Quality Features.

Attractive styling and sturdy construction make the Meteor an outstanding value. Fully protected by the Schwinn Guarantee.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Meteor.

Schwinn Deluxe Spitfire 20"


A 20-inch beauty...fully equipped...low in price

1951 schwinn deluxe spitfire
  • Model J-26 20-inch
  • Model J-76 20-inch

A brand new model beautifully equipped and superbly made!

Smooth streamlined styling and famous Schwinn Quality construction make the Schwinn deluxe Spitfire an ideal bike for youngsters 5 to 7!

Popular deluxe equipment includes streamlined tank with built-in electric horn, powerful torpedo headlight, sturdy kickstand and chainguard. Fully protected by the Famous Schwinn Guarantee. Available in attractive color combinations. See this new beauty today- it's guaranteed to please any youngster.

Schwinn Spitfire 20"


Smooth, easy riding for youngster 5 to 7!

1951 schwinn spitfire
  • Model J-20 20-inch
  • Model J-70 20-inch

A streamlined, easy pedalling bike that any boy or girl would be proud to own!

Here is the practical bike for 5 to 7 years olds. It's beautifully streamlined and finished in bright enamel to catch every eye.

All parts are of high quality materials, designed to stand up under the hard use they are sure to receive from active youngster - yet economically priced to fit the most limited budget. Equipped with streamlined chain guard, Schwinn tubular rims - plus all the Schhwinn quality features fully protected by the famous Schwinn Guarantee.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Spitfire.

Schwinn Bantam 16"


Ideal "First" bike - perfect for Youngsters 3 to 5

1951 schwinn bantam
  • Model J-16 16-inch
  • Model J-66 16-inch

With the famous Schwinn Cycle-Aid, learning to ride becomes so easy!

The scaled down Bantam is small, yet beautifully made. It is the perfect bike for boys and girls from 3 to 5. With the added safety feature of the Schwinn Cycle-Aid, beginners quickly learn to ride.

After learning, Cycle-aid wheels can be removed. Standard equipment includes puncture-proof semi-pneumatic tires, streamlined chainguard, and conventional coaster brake plus all the Schwinn Exclusive Quality Features. Cycle-Aid optional at extra cost.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Bantam.

Schwinn Motor model


A heavy duty bike specially built for motorized use.

1951 schwinn motor model
  • Model S-4 26-inch

Schwinn designed heavy-duty bicycle that withstands added load, vibration

For motorbike enthusiasts, Schwinn offers an outstanding heavy-duty model specially designed for motorized use. Equipped with such deluxe features as the Schwinn knee-action spring fork, extra heavy duty spokes, large flange Schwinn Forewheel Brake, motorcycle type fenders, and choice of U.S motor bike or Goodyear Double Eagle balloon tires.

Equipped with 26-inch wheels. These bicycles are fully protected by the famous Schwinn Guarantee.

Schwinn Cycle Truck


Perfect delivery vehicle for small packages!

1951 schwinn cycle-truck
  • Model S-1 Small Basket
  • Model S-2 Large Basket

Solves the fast delivery problems of drug stores, delicatessens, and others

For quick customer service, the Schwinn Cycle-Truck can't be beat! It's the perfect one-man deliver vehicle. Choice of small basket or large basket models.

Baskets are built onto frames and cannot interfere with steering. Standard equipment includes patented cantilever container brackets, heavy-duty balloon tires, chain guard, extra-wide parking stand. Wide variety of attractive enameled colors. Protected by the famous Schwinn Guarantee.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Cycle-Truck.

Schwinn America's Finest

Lightweight Bicycles

  • Model S-4 26-inch

25 Lightweight models

For touring, sports, or racing-from popular-prices juvenile bikes to custom-built professional models - make the Schwinn line the largest, best-selling American-made lightweights.

Since 1938, Schwinn has been building fine quality lightweight bicycles, combining the most desirable features of continental styling with all the latest American engineering achievements. Every Schwinn Lightweight bicycle is a masterpiece of skilled crafstmanship whose unchallenged superiority has made Schwinn the nation's favorite.

The Finest Special Equipment

domestic or imported, is available on Schwinn lightweights - including 3 speed gears, derailleurs, generators, fine caliper brakes and many other extras.

Schwinn Traveler


Most popular lightweight of them all!

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  • Model W-18 26-inch
  • Model W-68 26-inch

America's favorite-fully equipped with 3-speed gears and accessories

This deluxe equipped lightweight is a real beauty. Perfect for sports, utility or touring. Equipment includes 3-speed gear shift, front and rear hand caliper brakes, generator with headlight and tail light, and roomy saddle bag - all the features that make touring a pleasure.

Other outstanding features include gleaming chrome fenders and built-in kickstand. For every lightweight occasion - choose a Traveler. Choice of 19, 21, or 23 - inch frame.

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Schwinn Varsity


Smartly stlyed 3-speed lightweight - moderately priced.

1951 schwinn varsity
  • Model W-11S 26-inch
  • Model W-61S 26-inch

Ideal for sports or utility-favored by children and adults alike!

Superb styling and smooth performance makes the Varsity a top choice among lightweight enthusiasts. The 3-speed gear shift makes the miles roll by faster, and the front and rear hand caliper brakes assure safe, easy stops.

Add famous Schwinn construction and sleek beauty for even greater perfection. Equipped with chainguard, kickstand, and gleaming chrome rims. American-made by Schwinn- fully protected by the famous Schwinn Guarantee.

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Schwinn Sports


New ultra modern lightweight sports model

1951 schwinn sport
  • Model W-14 26-inch
  • Model W-15 26-inch

A new sports model specially styled with the latest in upright frames

An oustanding value- the Schwinn Sports in equipped with the "extras" to please the sports rider. Features include 3-speed gears, Maes type drop bars with racing grips and sleeves, rat-trap pedals, racing saddle, and front and rear caliper brakes.

For pleasure riding or in group competition the Sports is sure to be a top performer- because it gives a sharper, snappier ride! Truly, a standout in any crowd. And it's made in America by Schwinn!

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Schwinn World


A leading value in American made lightweights.

1951 schwinn world
  • Model W-1 26-inch
  • Model W-51 26-inch

A popular bike at a reasonable price - Schwinn quality throughout.

Now the thrills of lightweight cycling can be had at a modest cost with this beautiful Schwinn World. It's light yet sturdy Schwinn quality construction assures top-notch performance and many miles of trouble-free service.

Equipped with dependable coaster brake, chrome rims, built-in kick-stand and streamlined chainguard. Available in beautiful sparkling colors - long lasting baked on enamel. Made in America by Schwinn - replacement parts easily obtainable.

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Schwinn Welterweight


Newest idea in delivery bike design!

1951 schwinn welterweight
  • Model W-13 26-inch

Here's the perfect answer to carrying heavy loads - lightly and easily!

The ideal easy pedalling double duty welterweight - for newsboys, light deliveries, rentals - or for ordinary pleasure riding. Special construction features include double-bar frame and truss rods.

Equipped with heavy duty spokes, heavier tires, special convenient-reach handlebars, heavy duty front hub, coaster brake, built-in kickstand and embossed chain guard. Carries the famous Schwinn Guarantee.

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Schwinn Continental


Designed for the most discriminating cyclist!

1951 schwinn continental
  • Model C-15 26-inch
  • Model C-65 26-inch

Free wheeling lightweight with fine quality chrome molybdenum frame!

A beautifully styled, high quality lightweight, the Continental will appeal to the experienced cycle enthusiast. IT's frame is specially built from seamless drawn chrome moly tubing for extra light weight and added strength.

Precision equipment includes dural free wheeling hub, alloy front hub, three piece cottered type crank set, front and rear alloy caliper brakes, sports touring pedals, chrome plated fenders and tan wall Schwinn Breeze tires.

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Schwinn Tourist


Continental design in a fine quality lightweight

1951 schwinn tourist
  • Model C-18 26-inch
  • Model C-68 26-inch

Chrome molybdenum frame for extra lightness- finest Continental style

Three-speed gears, generator and light set, chrome plated fenders and roomy saddle bag are some of the extras that make this new Continental Tourist an outstanding beauty.

It's fine quality features include a special lightweight frame of finest seamless drawn moly tubing, three -piece cottered type crank set, alloy front hub and tan wall Schwinn Breeze Tires - a combination that's sure to please the expert cyclist.

Schwinn Clubman


Continental styling for sports cyclist!

1951 schwinn clubman
  • Model C-16 26-inch

Fine quality sports model with chrome molybdenum frame for light weight

For the experienced sports rider, the Clubman will always be among the favorites. This popular sports model features the super-strong chrome molybdenum seamless drawn tubing for extra light weight frame construction.

Deluxe equipment includes Maes type drop bars with racing grips and sleeves, three-piece crank set, 3-speed gears, racing saddle, rat-trap pedals, tan wall tires and alloy caliper brakes. Made in America by Schwinn and fully guaranteed.

Schwinn Traveler 24"


A beautifully equipped lightweight for juveniles

1951 schwinn traveler
  • Model W-25 24-inch
  • Model W-75 24-inch

Junior member of the Traveler family - America's favorite lightweights!

Whether it be pleasure, utility, or touring, this Juvenile Traveler lives up to its name. A real beauty made in America by Schwinn. Standard equipment includes 3-speed gear shift, front and rear caliper brakes, generator light set, roomy saddle bag, sparkling chrome fenders, chrome rims and built-in kickstand.

Choice of brilliant opascent colors. Other popular accessories are available at a slight extra cost. Fully protected by the famous Schwinn Guarantee.

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Schwinn Varsity 24"


Three-speed Luxury at modest cost!

1951 schwinn varsity
  • Model W-23S 24-inch
  • Model W-73S 24-inch

Smooth-riding quality, three-speed bike that's very popular with 9 to 12'ers!

Introducing the Varsity-designed exclusively for the younger set! Schwinn construction and sleek beauty add up to make this a hit with the juvenile tourist. Equipped with Sturmey-Archer 3-speed gears, front and rear hand caliper brakes, chainguard, built-in kickstand, and long-lasting bake-on enamel finish.

For extra accessories - generator and light set, saddle bag are available at a slight extra cost. Fully protected by the famous Schwinn Guarantee!

See the complete history of the Schwinn Varsity.

Schwinn World 24"


A scaled down lightweight for the young set!

1951 schwinn world
  • Model W-24 24-inch
  • Model W-74 24-inch

An ultra-smart lightweight bike at a very attractive low price!

If you want America's leading juvenile lightweight bicycle-select the Schwinn World! Has all the features of the adult models. It's sleek, durable, and finished in newest colors and trim. Equipped with coaster brake, chrome rims, mattress type saddle and built-in kickstand - plus all the famous Schwinn Quality Features.

Accessories available include 3-speed gear, lighting unit, caliper brakes. A youngster's delight in a lightweight bike.

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Schwinn Pixie


True lightweight styling in a 20-inch juvenile.

1951 schwinn pixie
  • Model W-20 20-inch
  • Model W-70 20-inch

Sleek lines- sturdy construction Designed for the 5 to 7 years olds!

In response to a growing demand for a lightweight juvenile bike Schwinn has produced the 20-inch Pixie. It's light in weight and easy to handle - a pleasure for youngsters to ride.

Exactly scaled down from the larger lightweights- with Schwinn Exclusive Quality Features throughout. Standard equipment includes caoster brake, chainguard, and built-in kickstand. Ideally suited for use with Schwinn No. 9906 Cycle- Aids. A real beauty!

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Schwinn Paramount


The world's No.1 trio of custom made bicycles!

1951 schwinn paramount
  • Model P-32
  • Model P-31
  • Model P-81

The Masterpiece of bicycle craftsmanship... Greatest contribution to bicycle perfection

First Choice of those who demand the best

Since their introduction, Schwinn Paramounts have carried more winners to the finish line than any other bicycle made. Amateurs and sports riders, too, find the Paramount the top performer on any ride, competitive or otherwise. No wonder! It's custom quality, safety, and style rolled into one.

Products of the famous Schwinn custom department

Every order for a Schwinn Paramount receives the individual care of master craftsman. Personalized attention to the last detail is maintained throughout it's constructions, with special inspection to assure close precision tolerances in moving parts.

Unsurpassed for elegance, dependability

From every angle, the Schwinn Paramounts are perfectly balanced bicycles with handsome lines scientifically built to produce a graceful, swift ride. And it all adds up to long life, dependable performance at all times. Paramounts are available in a wide choice of stylish colors.

Constructed of finest materials available

The finest precision made, accurately heat-treated alloys and metals are used in Paramount production. Main frame tubes are double butted; finest obtainable. Chrome alloy bearings throughout - best tires on duraluminum rims. No expense has been spared to make these the finest bicycles.

Made to your exact specifications

Whatever the rider's size or needs may be - Schwinn Paramounts are proportioned and constructed with personalized perfection. Frames and forks are hand-made to fit the rider and the conditions under which they will be used. For assistance in determining your individual specification requirements, please write the factory.

Wide selection of finest equipment

Your Schwinn Paramount may be ordered with either touring or drop-handlebars, sport or rat trap pedals, tubular or wired on tires. Stiff, free-wheeling or three-speed rear hub. Steel or alloy brakes, derailleurs and generators at added cost. Also mattress type or stretched leather saddle in racing or touring design.

Touring

Comfort and easy pedalling are constant companions on long distance rides with a Paramount

Pleasure Riding

Riding for pleasure and health is even more fun when you ride a custom-made Paramount.

Professionals

Professionals everywhere choose Paramounts for speed, easy-of-handling and dependability.

Amateurs

Top flight amateurs know that Paramounts shorten the road to riding championships.

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Schwinn Tandem


It's double fun on a bicycle-built-for-two!

1951 schwinn tandem
  • Model T-5 26-inch

Sized right for easy, graceful handling - sturdily built for safety

There's no better recreation, no greater pleasure in cycling than gliding along on a beautiful Schwinn Tandem. This "Lady-Back model is built with a short wheelbase for easy steering and safe riding. Extra sturdy constructuin with frame made from seamless drawn tubing.

Equipped with specially designed Tandem hubs, fork and hangers and built-in chrome trimmed chain guard. Choice of expander or Caliper brakes and either Tandem or balloon tires on Schwinn tubular rims.

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