1961 Schwinn Catalog

Original text and images of the 1961 Schwinn sales brochure. The text below, including the prices, are as written in 1961.

Mens / Boys bikes:

Panther III


Twin Headlights. Two carriers. Trimline tank, horn.

1961 schwinn panther 3

New Schwinn styling. Deluxe equipment. 2 Tone saddle, whitewall tires, chrome fenders. Radiant red, blue, green, black.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed .....$79.95
  • 26" coaster brake ...$69.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Panther 3.

Mark IV Jaguar


Schwinn's Finest! Tank, Horn, Carrier. Stainless Steel Fenders.

1961 Mark4-jaguar

Deluxe equipped. Front and rear carriers, chrome headlight, 2-tone saddle,whitewall tires, lavish chrome trim. Radiant red, blue, green, black.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed gears... $84.95
  • 26" coaster brake ........ $74.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Jaguar.

Streamliner


Schwinn Cantilever frame! Streamlined tank! whitewall tires!

1961 streamliner

Smart streamline design...tank with horn, chrome rear carrier. Radiant red, blue, green, black.

  • 26" 2-speed........... $69.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $59.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Streamliner.

Hornet


Tank and horn. Fender light. Two tone saddle.

1961 hornet

Luggage carrier on 26" and 24" sizes. Radiant red or black with ivory rims and trim.

  • 26" 2-speed........... $64.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $54.95
  • 24" 2-speed........... $62.95
  • 24" coaster brake .... $52.95
  • 20" coaster brake .... $47.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Hornet.

Speedster


Schwinn quality. Cantilever frame. Radiant colors.

1961-speedster

Radiant red, blue, green, black.

  • 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

See the complete history of the Schwinn Speedster.

Spitfire / Boys


Schwinn styling. Cantilever frame. Two-tone saddle.

1961-spitfire-boys

Spitfire red or black enamel.

  • 26" coaster brake ....... $46.95
  • 24" coaster brake ....... $44.95
  • 20" coaster brake ....... $41.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Spitfire.

Corvette


Most popular. Light, carrier. Stainless steel fenders!

1961-corvete

Famous Schwinn cantilever frame, deluxe equipment, spakling chrome trim, whitewall tires. Radiant red, blue, green, black; green in 26" size only.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed ...... $76.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $66.95
  • 24" 2 speed ............. $73.95
  • 24" coaster brake .... $63.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Corvette.

Tiger


Chrome headlight. Front carrier. Whitewall 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

See the complete history of the Schwinn Tiger.

Tornado


Lowest price. Schwinn quality. Twin bar frame.

1961-schwinn-tornado-boys

A sturdy bike and outstanding value. Red and ivory.

  • 26" coaster brake ....... $41.95
  • 24" coaster brake ....... $39.95
  • 20" coaster brake ....... $37.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Tornado.

Flying Star for Boys


Outstanding Value! Tank, Light, carrier! Sparkling white Trim!

1961 Schwinn Flying Star for Boys

Here's feature packed Schwinn at a low price. Includes tank, headlight, carrier, tubular rims. Red enamel with white trim.

  • 26" coaster brake...$47.95

Skipper


Schwinn Twin-bar Frame! Sparkling Chrome Fenders! 2-Tone saddle!

1961 Schwinn Skpiper

An exceptional value in high-style schwinn quality bike. Red or black enamel. White Trim.

  • 26" coaster brake .. $44.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $42.95
  • 20" coaster brake .. $39.95

Balloon tires:

Wasp


Balloon tires. Heavy duty. Cantilever frame.

1961-Schwinn Wasp

Specially designed for heavy duty utility use ... often called the "news boy's special." Extra built in strength to carry the load with trouble free endurance. 26" by 2 1/8" balloon tires. Radiant red, black.

  • 26" 2-speed............. $66.95
  • 26" coaster brakes ..... $56.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Wasp.

Town and Country Tandem


Double strength construction.

1961-town&country-tandem

Bicycle built for two. Close coupled frame, safe lady back design. Front and rear heavy duty handbrakes.

  • Choice of Schwinn colors .... $175.00

See the complete history of the Schwinn Tandem.

Girls / Ladies bikes

Fair Lady


Optional gear shift. Front carrier. Stainless steel fenders.

1961 Fair Lady

Beautiful radiant colors, whitewall tires, chrome headlight. Red, blue, green, or white.

  • 2 or 3 speed ........... $76.95
  • 26" coaster brake .. $66.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Fair Lady.

Co - Ed


Front carrier. Chrome headlight. Pastel or radiant colors.

1961 Coed

Blue, white and powder blue, white, and rose, red in 26" size only.

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

Starlet


Tank with horn. Rear carrier. Pastel colors.

1961 Starlet

No carrieron 20" model. Radiant blue, white and blue, white and rose.

  • 26" 2-speed .........$64.95
  • 26" coaster brake....$54.95
  • 24" 2-speed .........$62.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $52.95
  • 20" coaster brake .. $47.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Starlet.

Debutante


Tank and horn. Twin headlights. Two carriers.

1961 Debutante
  • 26" 2-speed .... $79.95
  • 26" size with coaster brake .... $69.95
Schwinn's star girl's bike. Beautifully finished in baked on colors, lavish with spakling chrome. In radiant red, blue, white and powder blue, white, and rose.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Debutante.

Hollywood


Radiant or pastel colors. Two-tone saddle. Sleek styling.

1961 The Schwinn Hollywood

Radiant red, blue, white and powder blue, white and rose.

  • 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

See the complete history of the Schwinn Hollywood.

Spitfire / girls


Schwinn styling. Choice of color. Two-tone saddle.

1961 Schwinn Spitfire

Spitfire blue, white and powder blue, white and rose.

  • 26" coaster brake .. $46.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $44.95
  • 20" coaster brake .. $41.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Spitfire.

Tornado - ladies / girls


Popular price. Schwinn quality. Blue and ivory.

1961 Schwinn Tornado
  • 26" coaster brake .. $41.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $39.95
  • 20" coaster brake .. $37.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Tornado.

Flying star- ladies / girls


Outstanding Value! Tank, Light, Carrier! Sparkling white Trim!

1961 Flying Star for Ladies

Here's a feature packed Schwinn at a low price. Includes, tubular rims. Blue enamel with white trim.

  • 26" coaster brake .. $47.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $47.95

Debbie


Beautiful Styling! chrome Fenders! fashion Colors!

1961 Schwinn Debbie

Genuine Schwinn quality in unusually attractive color combinations. White with rose, white with blue, blue enamel.

  • 26" coaster brake .. $44.95
  • 24" coaster brake .. $42.95
  • 20" coaster brake .. $39.95

Children's bikes:

Bantam


Convertible. For boys or girls. Pneumatic tires.

1961 Schwinn Bantam

The perfect bike for a growing family ... top bar removes quickly and easily to make a practical boy's or girl's model bike. Spitfire red with white trim.

  • 20" coaster brake ....... $41.95
  • with training wheels ... $43.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Bantam.

Pixie


Semi-pneumatic tires. Training wheels. Convertible -- boys or girls.

1961 Schwinn Pixie

The perfect first bike! Removable top bar... perfect fr brother or sister. Training wheels remove easily to make a real "two-wheeler." schwinn quality construction throughout.

  • 16" coaster brake ..... $29.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Pixie.

Racer


Lightweight style. Radiant colors. Popular Price!

1961 Racer for Boys & girls

Boy's 26" models offered in 19", 21" frame sizes- add $2.00 for 23" frame . Radiant red, blue, green, black, white in 26" sizes. In 24" size no boy's green or girl's black.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed ...... $56.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $49.95
  • 24" 2 or 3 speed ...... $56.95
  • 24" coaster brake .... $49.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Racer.

Traveler


Lightweight design. Generator, lights. Deluxe equipment.

1961 Travelers

Boy's model offered in 19", 21" frame sizes --- add $2.00 for 23" frame. Radiant red, blue, green, black, white.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed ...... $66.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $59.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Traveler.

Continental Sports


10 speed gearshift. Hooded caliper brakes. Racing handlebars.

1961 Continental Sports

Speedy and amazingly smooth. 10 speed derailleur gear, high pressure 27" by 1 1/4 inch road racing tires. Radiant red, blue, green, black, or coppertone.

  • Men's model only. Available in 19, 21, 23 inch frames ..... $86.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Sport.

Continental Tourist


10 speed gear shaft. lightweight fenders. hand brakes.

1961 Continental Tourist

Fast and easy riding ... plastic fenders, tourist handlebar, 10 speed derailleur gear, and high pressure 27" by 1 1/4" tires. Radiant coppertone, red, blue, green or black.

  • Men's model only. Available in 19, 21, 23 inch frames ..... $86.95

See the complete history of the Schwinn Continental.

Varsity 8 Speed


8 speed gear shaft. Hooded caliper brakes. Racing handlebars.

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8-speed derailleur gears for speed ... 26" x 1 1/4" Schwinn rims and tires for durability. Choice of radiant red, blue, green, or black or white.

  • Men's model only. Available in 19, 21, 23 inch frames ..... $69.95 Add $2.00 for 23" frame

See the complete history of the Schwinn Varsity.

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