1959 Schwinn Catalog

Original text and images of the 1959 Schwinn sales brochure. The text below, including the prices, are as written in 1959.

1959 schwinn catalog

Schwinn Jaguar


The most beautiful deluxe-equipped middleweight in the Schwinn line.

Middleweight Schwinn Craftsmanship at its best

Schwinn's finest middleweight Jaguar

Famous Schwinn Cantilever frame, tank with horn, front and rear carriers, stainless steel fenders, chrome Hi-lo beam headlight, whitewall ties, Schwinn monogram reflector and choice of 3-speed with front and rear caliper brakes, 2-speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.

COLOR: Radiant Red, Blue, Green, Black.

1959 jaguar specs

Jaguar models for boys

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt.,Lbs

  • F18-3 26 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 59
  • F18-2 26 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 59
  • F18-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 59

See the complete history of the Schwinn Jaguar.

Schwinn Panther II


Trim, sleek and fast- with that “Schwinn Quality” look!

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Panther II newest Schwinn of them all!

Superb new styling

Top style features: new Schwinn Trim-line tank with horn, Schwinn Cantilever fame, twin headlights, front and rear carriers, stainless steel fenders, whitewall tires, Schwinn monogram reflector, choice of 3-speed with caliper brakes,2-speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.

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Panther II models for boys

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt. Lbs.

  • F15-3 26 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 58
  • F15-2 26 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 58
  • F15-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 58

See page 30 for other hubs, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: Radiant Red, Blue, Green, Black.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Panther II.

Schwinn Corvette


The famous Corvette, designed and introduced by Schwinn, started a whole new style trend- is now the most imitated bicycle in the world, often copied but never equalied.

Famous Schwinn Style- Leader Corvette Middleweight

Most Popular Middleweight

Features genuine Schwinn Cantilever frame, double-hinged front carrier, stainless steel fenders, chrome Hi-lo beam head light, whitewall tires, Schwinn monogram reflector, choice of 3-speed with caliper brakes, 2-speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.

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Corvette models for boys

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt. Lbs.

  • F17-3 26 inch 3-Speed (Shwinn-Approved) 55 ½
  • F17-2 26 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 55 ½
  • F17-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 55 ½
  • F27-3 24 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 47 ½
  • F27-2 24 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 47 ½
  • F27-1 24 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 47 ½

See page 30 for other rear hubs, optional equipment and how to order.

COLORS: Radiant Red, Blue, Green, Black, White.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Corvette.

Schwinn Deluxe Hornet


Ideal for smooth, easy pleasure riding or everyday utility, paper routes or messenger service.

Deluxe Spring fork Middleweight

Deluxe equipment: handsome two-tone Radiant colors, sturdy Schwinn Cantilever frame, Schwinn spring fork, tank with horn, headlight, rear carrier, whitewall tires, coaster brake, Not offered with 3-speed or 2- speed hubs.

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Deluxe Hornet Models for boys

Shpg.No. Size Description Wt. Lbs.

  • H19-1 26 inch Coaster Brake (Mark IV) 57 ½

See page 30 for other coaster brakes, optional equipment and how to order.

COLORS: Two – Tone Blue, Two- Tone Green, Black and Red, Red and Black.

All Specification subject to change without notice.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Deluxe Hornet.

Scwhinn Hornet


A really handsome tank-equipped model in sturdy Schwinn Cantilever construction.

Fully Equipped Middleweight

Features; Tank with horn, front carrier on 26” and 24” models, Schwinn Cantilever frame, chrome headlight, whitewall tires. Coaster brake models only.

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Schwinn's Leading Tank - Equipped model.

Hornet models for boys

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt. Lbs.

  • H15-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 52 ½
  • H25-1 24 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 48 ½
  • H35-1 20 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 40

See page 30 for other coaster brakes, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: Radiant Red, Blue Green; Black.

All Specification subject to change without notice.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Hornet.

Scwinn Tiger


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

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.

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TIGER MODELS FOR BOYS

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; Black.

All Specification subject to change without notice.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Tiger.

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.

“BEST-SELLER” STANDARD SCHWINN CANTILEVER MODEL SPEEDSTER MIDDLEWEIGHT

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

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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 Specification subject to change without notice.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Speedster.

Scwinn Deluxe Tornado


Deluxe Torndo models for boys.

OUTSTANDING VALUE

In a sturdy, fully-equipped Schwinn Quality bicycle, Features; Schwinn Twin-bar frame, tank with horn, chrome truss rods, headlight, Schwinn Tubular enameled rims, rear carrier, detachable kick stand, sparkling Red enamel finish with ivory trim.
Coaster brake only.

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Deluxe Tornado promotion - priced equipped model middleweight

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt. Lbs.

  • X14-7 26 inch Coaster (Schwinn-Approved) 54 ½
  • X24-7 24 inch Coaster (Schwinn-Approved) 54 ½

No equipment options on Deluxe Tornado models.
COLORS: Light Red enamel with Ivory trim.

All Specification subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Tornado


Price plus value - a really handsome bike that’s built by Schwinn to give years of trouble-free service and a price that will amaze you!

Features; Schwinn Twin-bar frame, forged fork, famous Schwinn Tubular enameled rims, chain guard, rear reflector, detachable kick stand, sparkling Red enamel finish with Ivory trim. Coaster brake only.

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Schwinn's lowest priced full-size Tornado middleweight

Tornado models for boys

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt, Lbs.

  • X12-7 26 inch Coaster (Schwinn-Approved) 50 ½
  • X22-7 24 inch Coaster (Schwinn-Approved) 43
  • X32-7 20 inch Coaster (Schwinn-Approved) 36 ½

COLORS: Lights Red enamel with Ivory trim.

All specification subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Phantom


Most famous balloon model - a perenial.

Phantom deluxe spring fork balloon model.

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Features; Spring fork, Schwinn Cantilever frame, tank with horn, built-in Schwinn Fenderlite, two – tone colors, extra-wide chrome fenders, rear carrier, whitewall balloon tires, large saddle. Coaster brake only.

Phantom models for boys

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt, Lbs.

  • B19-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 62 ½

See page 30 for other coaster brakes, equipment options and how to order.
COLOR: Radiant Red and Black, Radiant Green and Black and Red.

All specification subject to change without notice.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Phantom.

Schwinn Wasp


Ideal heavy duty bike for newspaper route work, messenger or delivery service – or for boys who give their bikes unusually hard use.

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Top-quality, heavy duty balloon model wasp

May be ordered with truss rods, heavy-guage spokes, heavy duty knock-out hubs and other special equipment. Features: Schwinn Cantilever frame, forged fork, Schwinn Tubular chrome rims, balloon tires, Radiant colors. Coaster brake only.

Wasp models for boys

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt.,Lbs.

  • B12-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 53

See page 30 for other coaster brakes, equipment options and how to order.
COLORS: Radiant Red, Blue, Green; Black.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Wasp.

Schwinn Paramount


Paramount racing or touring bicycles - are widely known as the finest bicycles available anywhere in the world-truly the “Choice of Champions.”

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Paramount professional - type, made-to-measure bicycle lightweight.

Paramount models for men and ladies

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • P12 Special Track or Road Racer 35 (approx)
  • P11 26 inch Men’s Tourist – Equipment Opt. 43 (approx)
  • P61 26 inch Ladies’ Tourist – Equipment Opt, 43 (approx)

Write factory for special order forms, equipment options how to order.
COLORS: Any Schwinn color.

Schwinn Traveler


Men's Tourist lightweight - an unusually handsome bicycle- fast and easy riding- for the discriminating cyclist.

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Deluxe equipped lightweight model traveler

Deluxe features: Schwinn diamond type lightweight frame in choice of 19”,21” or extra-large 23” size, forged fork, stainless steel fenders, generator powered headlight and taillight, white saddle-bag, whitewall 1 3/8” tires, Radiant colors or white, choice or 3- speed with caliper brakes, 2- speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.

Traveler models for men

Shgp. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • W11-3 26 inch 19” Frame,3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 51
  • W11-2 26 inch 19” Frame,2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 51
  • W11-1 26 inch 19” Frame, Coaster (Mark IV) 51
  • W12-3 26 inch 21” Frame,3-Speed (Dchwinn-Approved) 51
  • W12-2 26 inch 21” Frame,2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 51
  • W12-1 26 inch 21” Frame,Coaster (Mark IV) 51
  • W13-3 26 inch 23” Frame,3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 51
  • W13-2 26 inch 23” Frame,2-Speed Coaster(Bendix) 51
  • W13-1 26 inch 23” Frame, Coaster (Mark IV) 51

See page 30 for other rear hubs, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: Radiant Red, Blue, Green, Black, White.

All specification subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Racer


"Best - seller" Boy's lightweight - fine Schwinn quality at a very attractive price.

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Racer popular priced Schwinn lightweight

Features: Schwinn diamond-type lightweight frame in choice of 19”, 21” or 23” size, forged fork, Radiant colors or White, Schwinn Tubular chrome rims, choice of 3-speed with caliper brakes, 2-speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.

Racer models for boys

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • R11-3 26 inch 19” Frame, 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 47
  • R11-2 26 inch 19” Frame, 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 47
  • R11-1 26 inch 19” Frame, Coaster (Mark IV) 47
  • R12-3 26 inch 21” Frame, 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 47
  • R12-2 26 inch 21” Frame, 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 47
  • R12-1 26 inch 21” Frame, Coaster (Mark IV) 47
  • R13-3 26 inch 23” Frame, 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 47
  • R13-2 26 inch 23” Frame, 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 47
  • R13-1 26 inch 23” Frame, Coaster (Mark IV) 47
  • R21-3 24 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 42 ½
  • R21-2 24 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 42 ½
  • R21-1 24 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 42 ½

See page 30 for other rear hubs, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: Radiant Red, Blue, Green; Black, White.

All specification subject to change without notice.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Racer.

Scwinn Tandem


There's family fun for everyone on the Schwinn Town and Country Tandem-a real showpiece for retail display, a profitable addition for bike rentals.

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The bicycle built - for - two TANDEM

Features: Extra-strong Tandem construction throughout, front and rear large flange expander brakes, short coupled lady-back frame for easy handling, heavy Tandem wheels with 26” x1 1/2 “ Schwinn Hurricane tires, 3-piece crank sets, special Tandem fork.

Town and country Tandem models

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • T15-0 26 inch Free-wheel expander brakes 90

See page 30 for other hubs, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: All Schwinn colors.

All specification subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Cycle Truck


The ideal delivery vehicle - for drug stores, delicatessens, markets and others-also used in many large industrial plants and for U.S. Mail delivery.

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Cycle truck for low - cost delivery service

Features: Special heavy duty construction, basket mounted on frame (does not interfere with steering), front parking stand to support loaded basket, heavy duty spokes in balloon tire wheels (20” front and 26” rear), choice of small basket 24” x 16” x11” or large basket 28” x 22” x11”, coaster brake only.

Cycle truck models

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • CT1-6 20” x 20” Small basket, Coaster (Bendix) 82
  • CT2-6 26” x 20” Large basket, Coaster (Bendix) 93

See page 30 for other hubs, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: Any Standard Schwinn color as specified.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Cycle-Truck.

Schwinn Pixie


Removable top bar – makes the Schwinn Pixie the ideal “first bike” for either boys or girls from 3 to 5.

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Boys' or Girls' convertible "First bike" Pixie

Features: 16” puncture-proof semi-pneumatic tires, removable training wheels, forged fork, convertible frame with removable top bar, choice of coaster brake or fixed rear hub.

Pixie models for boys or girls

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • J41-0 16 inch Fixed rear hub 33
  • J41-7 16 inch Coaster (Schwinn-Approved) 33

No equipment options on Pixie models.
COLORS: Light Red enamel, White trim.

All specification subject to change without notice.

  • New! Schwinn Rear Carriers, Sparkling chrome, Stimsonite reflectors
  • New! Schwinn Monogram Saddles, Smart new two-tone design
  • New! Schwinn Chainguard, Styled with new sweep
  • New! Schwinn Monogram Reflectors, Style plus safety, Stimsonite reflectors
  • New! Schwinn Twin-beam Headlamps, Streamlined, beautiful and bright Accent on Beauty
  • New Schwinn styles for girls complete new line.

A wide range of new Schwinn models designed and styled especially FOR GIRLS ONLY Gorgeous Colors-Fashionable Features with that luxurious SCHWINN QUALITY LOOK In Bicycles. Schwinn Design Sets the Style!

Schwinn Fair Lady


Finest girls' model –in the big Schwinn line, loaded with “extras” to please her majesty!

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Styling fit for a queen! Fair Lady

Features: Stainless steel finders, front carrier, chrome Hi-lo beam headlight, 2-tone saddle, chrome rims, 1.75 whitewall tires, chrome-trimmed chain guard, Radiant colors, choice of 3-speed with caliper brakes, 2-speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.

Fair Lady models for girls

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • F67-3 26 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 54
  • F67-2 26 inch 2-speed Coaster (Bendix) 54
  • F67-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 54
  • F77-3 24 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 47 ½
  • F77-2 24 inch 2-Speed (Coaster (Bendix) 47 ½
  • F77-1 24 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 47 ½

See page 30 for other rear hubs, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: Radiant Red, Blue, Green; White or Black.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Fair Lady.

Schwinn Debutante


Beauty with the feminine touch - that’s the new Schwinn Debutantel Gorgeous colors, accented with chrome trim and stylish “extras,” make this a truly outstanding model for girls.

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Debutante newest Schwinn for girls!

Features: Chrome- trimmed tank with horn, twin headlights, front and rear carriers, chrome-trimmed chain-guard, 2-tone saddle, chrome rims, 1.75 whitewall tires, Radiantor pastel colors, Coaster brake only.

Debutante models for girls

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt.,Lbs.

  • F65-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 56 ½

See page 30 for other coaster brakes, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: White and Rose, White and Power Blue; Radiant Red or Blue

All specifications subject to change without notice.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Debutante.

Schwinn Starlet


Stylish tank model - in a wide choice of pastel and Radiant colors make the Starlet a volume seller in the medium price bracket.

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Popular equipped model for girls Starlet

Features: Two-tone saddle, tank with horn, chrome headlight, chrome rims with whitewall tires. Front carrier on 26” and 24” models; truss rods on 20” model. Coaster brake only.

Starlet models for girls

Shpg. No. size Description Wt.,Lbs.

  • H65-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 52 ½
  • H75-1 24 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 47
  • H85-1 20 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 40

See page 30 for other coaster brakes, optional equipment and how to order. COLORS: White and Rose, White and Powder Blue, Radiant Red or Blue.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Starlet.

Schwinn Catalina


Luxury styling - makes the girls’ Catalina a popular semi-equipped model at a modest price.

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Catalina new styling for girls!

Choice of gear-shift or coaster hubs in pastel or Radiant colors. Features: Front carrier, chrome headlight, two-tone saddle, chrome rims with whitewall tires, choice of 3-speed with caliper brakes, 2-speed with coaster brake or regular coaster brake.

Catalina models for girls

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., lbs.

  • S63-3 26 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 51
  • S63-2 26 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 51
  • S63-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 51
  • S73-1 24 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 46

See page 30 for other rear hubs, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: White and Rose, White and Powder Blue, Radiant Red or Blue.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Hollywood


Fine quality Schwinn construction plus Radiant or pastel colors and a wide choice of gear-shift or coaster brake hubs make the Schwinn Hollywood a top value.

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"Best - Seller" standard Schwinn girls' model Hollywood

Features: Sturdy Schwinn frame, forged fork, two-tone saddle, Schwinn Tubular chrome rims, choice of 3-speed with caliper brakes, 2-speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.

Hollywood models for girls

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • S61-3 26 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 48 ½
  • S61-2 26 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 48 ½
  • S61-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 48 ½
  • S71-1 24 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 43
  • S81-1 20 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 37 ½

See page 30 for other rear hubs, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: White and Rose, White and Powder Blue; Radiant Red or Blue.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Girls Deluxe Tornado


Outstanding value – in a study, fully-equipped Schwinn Quality bicycle.

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Deluxe Tornado promotion- priced equipped model

Features: Two-tone tank with horn, chrome truss rods, headlight, rear carrier, Schwinn Tubular enameled rims, detachable kick stand, sparkling Blue enamel finish with Ivory trim. Coaster brake only.

Deluxe Tornado models for Girls

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • X64-7 26 inch Coaster (Schwinn-Approved) 53
  • X74-7 24 inch Coaster (Schwinn-Approved) 47 ½

No equipments on Deluxe Tornado models.
COLORS: Chinese Blue enamel with Ivory trim.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Girls Tornado


Outstanding value - a really handsome bike that’s built by Schwinn to give years of trouble-free service-and a price that will amaze you!

Schwinn's lowest priced model for Girls Tornado

Features: Study Schwinn frame, forged fork, famous Schwinn Tubular enameled rims, chainguard, rear reflector, detachable kick stand, sparkling Blue enamel finish with Ivory trim, Coaster brake only.

Tornado models for girls

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • X62-7 26 inch Coaster (Schwinn-Approved) 48 ½
  • X72-7 24 inch Coaster (Schwinn-Approved) 43
  • X62-7 20 inch Coaster (Schwinn-Approved) 36 ½

No equipment options on Tornado models.
COLORS: Chinese Blue enamel with Ivory trim.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Ladies Traveler


Ladies’ tourist lightweight– an unusually handsome bicycle-first and easy riding-for the discriminating cyclist.

Traveler deluxe equipped lightweight model

Deluxe features: Schwinn lightweight frame,forged fork, stainless steel fenders, generator-powered headlight and taillight, white saddle-bag whitewall 1 3/8” tires. Radiant colors or White, choice of 3-speed with caliper brakes, 2-speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.

Traveler models for Ladies

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • W61-3 26 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 52 ½
  • W61-2 26 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendex) 52 ½
  • W61-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 52 ½

See page 30 for other rear hubs, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: White, Radiant Red, Blue, Green; Black.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Ladies Racer


"Best - seller" girl's lightweight - fine Schwinn Quality at a very attractive price.

Popular priced Schwinn lightweight Racer

Features: Schwinn lightweight frame, forged fork, schwinn Tubular chrome rims with 1 3/8” tires, Radiant colors or White, choice of 3-speed with caliper brakes, 2-speed coaster or regular coaster brake.

Racer models for girls

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • R61-3 26 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 47 ½
  • R61-2 26 inch 2-speed Coaster (Bendix) 47 ½
  • R61-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 47 ½
  • R71-3 24 inch 3- Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 42 ½
  • R71-2 24 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 42 ½
  • R71-1 24 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 42 ½

See page 30 for other rear hubs, optional equipment and how to order. COLORS: White, Radiant Red, Blue, Green, Black.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Racer.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE ON MOST SCHWINN MODELS.

COASTER BRAKES

SCHWINN PARTS NO. NOTE: NEW MODEL NUMBERS for all Schwinn Bicycles include one number- the last digit- which identifies the type and make of rear hub to be installed by the factory. Dealers should specify the exact hub desired on each model ordered, using the following number.

1. MARK IV SHWINN-APPROVED COASTER BRAKE.

4853 (36-HOLE) 4854 (28-HOLE) Torpedo type, used as standard on all Schwinn coaster brake models except Tornado and deluxe Tornado-unless dealer specifies -5 -6 or -7 coaster brakes-see below.

2. BENDIX MULTI-SPEED 2-SPEED COASTER BRAKE.

4892 (36-hole) 4893 (28-hole) 4867 Standard on all 2-speed models.

3. SCHWINN-APPROVED 3-SPEED HUB.

Standard on all 3-speed models unless otherwise specified.

OTHER BRAKES

  • Front caliper brakes - available at extra cost on all 26” and 24” middleweight 2-speed and coaster models for boys and girls, except H19 Deluxe Hornet. Includes drilled fork.
  • Front expander brakes - available at extra cost on all 26” models.
  • Knock-out front hub - with 120-gauge spokes. Available at extra cost on middleweight and balloon models.
  • Large flange front expander brakes - with 120-gauge spokes, Available at extra cost on 26” models.
  • Large flange front hub - available at extra cost on all models except Tornado and Deluxe Tornado with regular or 120-gauge spokes.
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AND REAR HUBS SCHWINN PART NO.

4. STURMEY – ARCHER 3- SPEED HUB.

4975 AW type. This time-tested hub now available at no extra cost on all 3-speed models –just specify -4 hub.

5. NEW DEPARTURE COASTER BREKE.

4850 (36-hole) 4851 (28-hole) Available at slight extra cost on all coaster brake models except Tornado Deluxe Tornado.

6. BENDIX COASTER BRAKE.

4858 (36-hole) 4856 (28-hole) Available at slight extra cost on all coaster brake models except Tornado and Deluxe Tornado.

7. SCHWINN-APPROVED COASTER BRAKE.

4861 (36-hole) 4866 (28-hole) Komet type. Standard on Tornado and Deluxe Tornado models. May also ba specified on all other coaster brake models-no extra charge.

8. ALL OTHER HUBS, AS SPECIFIED.

Includes Sturmey-Archer TCW, rear expander, free-wheeling and all others-just specify-8, and include exact description of hub desired.

EXAMPLE,

F18-3 is the model number for the Mark IV Jaguar with Schwinn-Approved 3-speed hub. If Sturmey-Archer AW 3-speed is preferred, order model number F18-4.

IMPORTANT,

3-speed and 2-speed hubs are optional only on models listed with such hubs-not on coaster brake models, Exception: 2-speed hubs are available at extra cost on the B12 Wasp, S73 24” Catalina and the S71 24” Hollywood model. No options of any kind on Tornado or Deluxe Tornado Models.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Front hubs sturmey - archer TCW

3-speed coaster brake. Available at extra cost on all 3-speed models-not on coaster models. Supplied with front caliper brake.

TIRES AND TUBES

THORN RESISTANT TUBES.

Available at extra coast on all models.

SOUTHWEST TIRES.

Available at extra cost on all lightweight models.

KNOBBY TIRES.

Available at extra cost on B12 Wasp.

TRACTOR TIRES.

Black or whitewall, available at extra cost on all 26” middleweight models Tornado and Deluxe Tornado.

SUN DRY SCHWINN-APPROVED SADDLE.

Available at extra cost on all 26” middleweight or balloon models except Tornado and Deluxe Tornado.

SPRING FORK.

Available at extra cost on B12 Wasp, S11 26” Speedster and S61 26” Hollywood-coaster brake and 2-speed models only.

CYCLE AIDS 9906

Available at extra cost on 24” and 20” models.

DRILLED FORK.

For installation of front caliper brake. Available at extra cost on 26” and 24” 2-speed and coaster brake models.

Prices For all extra cost optional equipment may be obtained from Schwinn distributors.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

1959-equipment

HOW TO ORDER

BICYCLE ORDERS-

Should be placed through your Schwinn Distributor rather for direct factory drop-shipment or for delivery from Distributor’s warehouse.

PRICES AND QUANTITY DISCOUNTS-

Maybe obtained from your schwinn Distributor.

SPECIAL DATING TERMS –

Are available at certain times of the year to Schwinn Dealers who maintain satisfactory credit relations. You may obtain full information from your Schwinn Distributor or write the factory.

MODEL NUMBERS-

Please be sure to show the complete model number including the dash number suffix (-1, -2, ect.) to insure receiving the proper bicycle with the exact coaster brake or rear hub you want. For example, write “S11-3 Speedster” or S11-4 Speedster” – not “S11 Speedster w/3-speed.”

STANDARD EQUIPMENT-

Please DO NOT list items on your order which are standard on the model you want. For example, if you order “F18-3 Mark IV Jaguar w/front caliper brake (which is standard on that model) it may cause confusion in processing your order. We will not know whether you intended to order an “extra” and perhaps listed the wrong model number –or did not realize the F18-3 included a front caliper. Please list only the “extras” you want.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT-

When ordering “extras,” please be sure the items you want are available on the particular model being ordered. Make it a point to check pages 30 and 31 on Optional Equipment if in doubt.

COLORS –

Please order only those colors listed for each model. Check model color specifications in this catalog.

MODEL SPECIFICATIONS-

Shown in this catalog are abbreviated due to space limitations. More complete specifications for each model are available upon request.

ORDERS FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS-

Please show complete model number as well as part number and be sure to specify color for painted parts. Refer to Parts Catalog for more complete information. Please place parts orders through your Schwinn Distributor.

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS-

Should be shown on each order of bicycles for direct factory drop-shipment. Our Traffic Department will be glad to help you find best routing at the lowest cost-just write for suggestions.

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From coast-to-coast-in fact, the wold over-few products in any field have earned such universal recognition for fine quality. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

LEADERSHIP IN FINE BICYCLE DESIGN

The “Schwinn Look” –that combination of fine quality and graceful styling-has set bicycle style trends year after year-always imitated but never equalled!

FAMOUS SCHWINN CANTILEVER FRAME

The strongest, most beautiful bicycle frame ever made-designed and introduced by Schwinn-unmatched for strength and durability.

SCHWINN CHROME STEEL BEARINGS

Precision made, special high quality bearings roll easier. Require less effort in pedaling-triple heat treated for extra hardness and longer wear.

SCHWINN TUBULAR RIMS

5 times stronger than ordinary rims yet actually lighter in weight-made right in the Schwinn factory, used only on Schwinn Bicycles.

SCHWINN NEW CONTINENTAL HEAD SET

Special design, high quality head set for smooth steering and extra long wear-eliminates fork side-play, permits wide range of adjustment: weatherproof.

New Schwinn style features!

ONLY SCHWINN offers such beautiful NEW EQUIPMENT FEATURES with that luxurious SCHWINN QUALITY LOOK!

NEW! Schwinn Monogram Saddles Smart new two-tone design. NEW! Schwinn Rear Carriers, Sparkling chrome, Stimsonite reflector.

NEW! Schwinn Monogram Reflectors, Style plus safety, Stimsonite reflector.

NEW! Schwinn Twin-beam, Headlamps Streamlined, beautiful and bright.

NEW! Schwinn Chainguard Styled with new sweep.

Schwinn Design Sets the Style!

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The famous Schwinn Guarantee

Schwinn bicycles are guaranteed against all defects in material and workmanship-no time limit. Schwinn will replace-without charge-any original part that is returned to the factory and found to be defective under the terms of this guarantee.

Failure due to accident, abuse, neglect, normal wear, or use of other than Genuine Schwinn Repair Parts is not covered. Transportation costs and dealer’s labor charges are not covered by this guarantee.

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