1978 Schwinn Catalog

Original text and images of the 1978 Schwinn sales brochure. The text below, including the prices, are as written in 1978.
1978 schwinn cover Index
Consumer Indormation

A word about Schwinn........16
Dealer Pledge........64
Fit and adjustment........22
Gearing explained........10
Warranty........2
X-tra Lite explained........3
Juvenil Models
2-wheelers........38 , 42
Beginners (trainer wheels)........45

1978 schwinn index

Lightweight MOdels
Adult 10-speeds........18, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27
Junior 10-speeds........38, 39
Adult 5-speeds........23, 24,25
Junior 5-speeds........24, 25
Adult 3-speeds........21, 28
Junior 3-speeds........40
Adult single speeds........28
Junior single speeds........40
Middleweight Models
Adult single speeds........37
Junior single speeds........41

Off the road Models
BMX Track........30, 31, 32
Parts and Accessories........52 to 64
Special Models
Unicycle........46
Adult Tri-Wheeler........47
Deluxe Exerciser........48
ergoMetric Exerciser........49
Sting-Ray Models
5-Speeds........35, 42
3-Speeds........42, 43
single Speeds........31, 34, 42, 43
X-Tra Lite Models
Paramount........5 to 9
Volare ........11
Super LeTour 12.2........12
Superior........13
LeTour III........14
Traveler III........15

1978 schwinn warranty Schwinn Bicycle Company Limited Warranty Warranty Effective June 1, 1977

Schwinn and Schwinn-Approved bicycles, parts and accessories (Except the EX2 ergoMetric Exerciser) are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship... no time limit.

Notice:

The user assumes the risk of any personal injuries, damage to or failure of the bicycle and any other losses if Schwinn bicycles are used in any competitive event, including bicycle racing, or in bicycle motorcross, dirt biking or similar activities, or training for such competitive events or activities. DO NOT USE Schwinn bicycles for stunt riding, ramp, jumping, acrobatics or similar activities, or with motors as power driven vehicles. This Warranty does not cover any personal injuries, damage to or failure of the bicycle or any other losses due to accident, misuse, neglect, abuse, normal wear, improper assembly or improper maintenance.

Free 30-Day Checkup

Each Schwinn Bicycle will be fully assembled by the Authorized Schwinn Dealer at time of purchase, and will be entitled to recieve a free 30-day Checkup by the same Authorized Schwinn Dealer within the first 30 days of operation...such checkup to include free replacement of any parts and accessories found to be defective and free inspection and adjustment of all functional parts and assemblies... but not including any repair due to accident, improper use, neglect, abuse, normal wear, improper assembly or improper maintenance.
As its option, Schwinn will... without charge... either provide a replacement of or repair any Schwinn or Schwinn-Approved part of accessory which is defective under the terms of this warranty. Dealer labor charges in installing replacement parts or accessories are not covered by this warranty after the Free 30-day checkup, except for any labor charges due to replacement of a defective frame within one year of original purchase at retail.
Repair or replacement of defective parts or accessories and those dealer charges specifies above shall be the sole remedy under this warranty, and In, No Event shall Schwinn be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incedental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. See your Authorized Schwinn Dealer for service or replacement under the Schwinn Limited Warranty or write for assistance to the factory:

Consumer Relation Department Schwinn Bicycle company 1856 North Kostner Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60639

Front Cover- Los Angeles is breathtaking blanket of lights ans stars when viewed at night fron the Hollywood Hills overlooking beautiful Beverly Hills.

Suggested prices on parts and accessories do not include installation. Battery operated accessories may not include batteries.

All Prices and Specifications are subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn 1 1978 schwinn 2 ...Acclaimed, and outstanding achievement
Schwinn X-Tra Lite Bicycles

All Schwinn X-tra Lite Bicycles are technically lightweight models- a name given to bicycles using high pressure narrow tires. X-tra Lite models go a step beyond this by providing a truly lightweight (20 to 32 lbs. average) without foresaking the durability and road hardiness that you've come to expect from Schwinn.
From the Very moment you sit astride one of the new Schwinn X-tra Lite Bicycles, you can sense the care and craftmanship that have combines to create these magnificent machines. From the first ride you are aware that the bicycles is a part of you.
Unnecessary adornment has been omitted in favor of clean design and lightness of weight. The entire effect is one of prestigious understatement.
In concept, the new Schwinn X-tra Lite models are for every cyclist who has ever wished for a bicycle that is an extension of himself.
The heart of any bicycle...the single most important part, is the frame. In many Schwinn X-tra Lite models, for example, sophisticated steel alloy tubing such as Reynolds 531 permits the use of thinner wall material without sacrificing strength. The tubing is double butted for greater strength.
Schwinn X-tra Lite Bicycles- depending on model- offer the discerning cyclist a choice of lightweight lugged frames or the world recognized Schwinn internally lugged hand brazed frame.
Throughout the world a vast selection of gears, hubs, lugs, brakes, cranks and other components are manufactured from extra light alloys for the best possible strength to weight ratios.
Selection and incorporation of the proper component mix is an art practiced by Schwinn design engineers. This proper marriage of components result in a smooth operating bicycle that delivers a ride you hardly thought possible.
Choose and ride your new Schwinn X-tra Lite Bicycle with confidence. You'll own a superb Schwinn bicycle that will let you enjoy what cycling should be... professional performance for the rider demanding the response, performance and riding enjoynment he has always looked forward to, and, untill now, may never have experienced.

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The impressive Chicago Skyline seen only as a cyclist can see it... from a gentle curve in one of the many miles of bicycle paths crisscrossing the city's magnificient lake front.

1978 schwinn 4 Combined Specifications The magnificent Schwinn Paramount ...The Choice of Champions
Schwinn Paramount Bicycles

are the finest example of the cycle builder's art... a proper blend of components, design developments and cycle engineering. All Paramount share the same close attention to quality, materials and workmanship. Differences between individual models reflect intended use (touring, track or road racing) with each bicycle hand built to our exacting specifications.

Frame:

Single models use Reynolds 531 double butted and taper gauge tubing throughout with Campagnolo forged fork ends front and rear. Standard frame sizes ranging from 20" to 26". Made-to-measure sizes at extra cost. Short-coupled design available on 21" to 25" sizes (except P15). Tandem frames are internally reinforced chrome-moly alloy with lugless hand brazed filletted joints.

Frame Colors:

All current Schwinn colors except full chrome. Single rider model have chrome plated front and rear fork end slots. Head lugs chrome plated at extra cost.

Campagnolo:

Cotterless aluminum alloy cranks. Derailleurs and shifter. High flange wuick release hubs. SUperleggeri and Record pedlas. Strada headsets and alloy seatposts. Sidepull brakes.

Weinmann:

Carrera side-pull brakes. Alloy center-pull brakes. Aluminum alloy weel rims.

Cinelli:

Aluminum alloy road racing bars. Alloy stems with recessed bolts.

Others:

Brooks Professional saddles. Schwinn LeTour and Super Record tires. Regina cogs and chains.

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Schwinn Paramount Tandem

A true lightweight tandem.
15-gear combination.
Hand crafted workmanship.
Choice of 2 frame styles.

  • Model T32-9 ......$1,195.00

(22" front and rear; 24" front and rear.)

  • Model T29-9 (rear mixie)......$1,195.00

(22" front and rear; 24" front and rear.)
All current colors, except chrome.

1978 schwinn paramount tandem 2 Specifications

Frame: Hand built, hand brazed lightweight chrome-moly internally lugged alloy tubing. Curved rear seatmast on 22" and 24" rear for improved rider reach.
Wheels: Aluminum alloy rims with Campagnolo large flange quick release hubs and 092, 080 butted spokes 27" x 1 1/4" HP Schinn LeTour tires.
Handlebar: Aluminum alloy Cinelli front and All-Rounder rear.
Stem: Cinelli front; Schwinn handlebar bracket rear.
Crankset: Campagnolo Record. 170mm crankarms.
Derailleur: Campagnolo Record front. (Curved seatmast models use Success front.) Huret Dou-Par rear.
Gears: 36-46-54 front; 14-16-19-25-31 freewheel.
BrakesL Mafac Cyclomoteur front; cantilever rear. (T29 model uses Weinmann Vanqueur rear.)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superlegerri.
Saddle: Cinelli Unica-Nitor. Brooks optional. Campagnolo seatpost.
Weight: Approximately 43 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn deluxe touring paramount

Schwinn Deluxe Touring Paramount

Handcrafted throughout.
10 an 15 gear combinations.
Short-coupled frame available.
Made-to-measure frames.
General specifications covering the entire line of Schwinn Paramount Bicycles are found on Page 5. Additional specifications follow:

  • Model P15-9 (Men's).........$785.00
  • Model P10-9 (Men's).........$775.00

Schwinn Deluxe Touring Paramount

For Ladies

  • Model P65-9 (Ladies').........$785.00
  • Model P60-9 (Ladies').........$775.00
Specifications

Frame: Campagnolo fork ends complete with eyelets.
Wheels: 27" x 1 1/8" Schwinn Super Record gumwall tires.
Crankset: Campagnolo Record.
Derailleur: P15 and P65 models: Campagnolo Record front; Schwinn-Approved GT-300 rear. P10 and P60 models: Campagnolo Record front; Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear. (Short coupled frame uses Huret Success front.)
Gears: P15 and P65 models: 36-46-54 front; 14-16-19-25-31 freewheel. P10 and P60 models: 42-52 front (49-52 optional); 14-16-18 -21-24 freewheel.
Brakes: Weinmann Carrera side pulls. Campagnolo available at extra cost. (Schwinn-Approved center pulls on ladies' models.)
Weight: Approximately 26 lbs.
For complete information on all Paramount moels see you Authorized Schwinn Dealer or write to:
Consumer Relations Department Schwinn Bicycle company 1856 North Kostner Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60639

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn road racing paramount

Schwinn Road Racing Paramount

Handcrafted throughout.
Choice of 7 standard frame sizes.
Custom built frames.
Wide selection of optional equipment.
General specifications covering the entire line of Schwinn Paramount Bicycles are found on Page 5. Additional specifications Follow:

  • Model P13-9.......$800.00

All current colors, except chrome.

Specifications:

Frame: Campagnolo fork ends without eyelets.
Wheels: Campagnolo Del Mondo slit tires. Small flange hubs optional. Schwinn Super 700C rims and tires optional.
Crankset: Campagnolo Record. 170mm crankarms.
Derailleur: Campagnolo Record front. Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear. (Short coupled frame uses Huret Success front.)
Gears: 42-52 front. 14-16-18-21-24 freewheel. Optional 49-52 front with 14-16-18-23-26 freewheel.
Brakes: Campagnolo side pull.
Weight: Approximately 23 lbs.
For complete information on all Paramount models see you Authorized Schwinn Dealer or write to:
Consumer Relations Department Schwinn Bicycle company 1856 North Kostner Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60639

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn professional track paramount

Schwinn Professional Track Paramount

Low temperature silver alloy hand brazing.
Campagnolo track fork ends.
7 standard-frame sizes or made-to-measure.
The Choice of Champions.
General specifications covering the entire line of Schwinn Paramount Bicycles are found on Page 5. Additionale specifications follow:

  • Model P14......$550.00

All current colors except full chrome.

Specifications

Wheels: Campagnolo large flange hubs. Schwinn-Approved 330 gram alloy rims with reinforcing ferrules. Clement no. 9 track cotton tires. no. 3 silks optional at extra cost.
Handlebar: Cinelli track, aluminum alloy.
Stem: Cinelli track alluminum alloy.
Crankset: Campagnolo Record front. 165 mm crankarms.
Gears: 50 front. 15 or 16 rear.
Pedals: Campagnolo Record steel track pedals with Christophe toe clips. Super leggeri pedals optional at extra cost.
Weight: Approximately 20 lbs.
Note: P14 track model not equipped with brakes. For track use only.
For complete information on the Professional Track Paramount see you Authorized Schwinn Dealer or write to:
Consumer Relations Department Schwinn Bicycle company 1856 North Kostner Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60639

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Why Gears?

In recent years cyclists around the world have come to realize the advantages of bicycle gearing systems. The proper gear selection allows the average rider to expend as little energy as necessary even though terrain and weather conditions may vary.
Here is a general breakdown of the various gearing system and how they can best applied to your cycling needs.

Coaster Brake...

Single gear bicycles are most comfortably used on level ground for short rides.

Single Speed...

Most comfortably used on level ground for short riders.

3-Speed Hub Gears...

Most comfortably used for short rides on somewhat uneven terrain. Low gear on the 3-speed hub can negotiate moderately hilly terrain.

5-Speed Derailleur Gears...

Cyclist can begin touring moderate distances and negotiate most slopes.

10-Speed Derailleur Gears...

Designed for touring. More sophisticated 10-speed equipment allows rider to travel longer distances with relatively less effort. 10-speed bicycles are meant to negotiate hills without varying the rider's steady cadence.

15-Speed Bicycles...

Alpine gearing, as it is sometimes called, provides a greater selection of intermediate gears cross-country or long distance ... ideal in mountainous areas.

1978 schwinn gearing chart

This listing is a general explanation of bicycle gearing. FOr a more complete analysis of gearing system you a visit to your Schwinn Dealer helpful, or write for information to:
Comsumer Relations Department, Schwinn Bicycles Company, 1856 North Kostner Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60639.

1978 schwinn approved volare

Schwinn- Approved Volare

Fully lugged frame.
Reynolds no. 532 double butted tubing.
Aluminum alloy wheels.
10-speed road racing gears.

  • Models VL-1 (21" frame)....$579.95
  • Models VL-3 (23" frame)....$579.95
  • Models VL-5 (25" frame)....$579.95

Colors: Scarlet, Pearl Orange.

Specification

Frame: Schwinn designed diamond style of Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing. Fork crown and 6" of front and rear fork tips chrome plated.
Wheels: Aluminum alloy 700x28C rims. Dura-Ace large flange quick release hubs. Double butted stainless steel spokes. Schwinn Super 700C high pressure tires.
Handlebar: Custom road racing style aluminum alloy.
Stem: Forged alloy with recessed bolt.
Crankset: Dura-Ace, Cotterless alloy, 170 mm crankarms.
Derailleurss: Dura-Ace front ad rear.
Gears: Dura-Ace 42-52 front. Dura-Ace gold color 14-16-18-21-24 freewheel.
Brakes: Dura-Ace side pull.
Pedals: Pro-Ace alloy rattrap with toe clips and straps.
Saddle: Seamless racing style with nylon base. 27.2 mm seatpost.
Weight: Approximately 25 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn approved super le tour

Schwinn-Approved Super LeTour

Fully lugged frame.
Double-butted top and down tubes.
Quick release hubs.
Chrome plated front fork crown.

  • Model 9SL (19" frame)......$264.95
  • Model 1SL (21" frame)......$264.95
  • Model 3SL (23" frame)......$264.95
  • Model 5SL (25" frame)......$264.95

Modeks 9SL, 1SLC, 3SLC, 5SLC; "C" designates full chrome which is $50.00 extra.
Colors: Full chrome, Scarlet, Black, Silver Mist.

Specifications

Frame: Double-butted chrome moly top and down tubes. Hand brazed construction. Tubular front fork, with crown and 6" of front fork chrome plated.
Wheels: 27" x 1 1/4" Aluminum alloy rims. Exclusive Schwinn-Approved large flange quick release hubs. 27" x 1 1/8" Schwinn Super Record high pressure tires.
Handlebar and Stem: Alluminum alloy road racing.
Stem: Schwinn-Approved forged aluminum alloy with recessed bolt.
Crankset: Schwinn-Approved aluminum alloy with cotterless.
Derailleurs: Shimano 60 front. Shimano 600 rear.
Gears: 39-52 front, 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel.
Brakes: Compe G side pull.
Pedals: Rattrap with toe clips and straps. Reflectorized.
Saddle: Racing style, with aluminum alloy seat post.
Weight: 26 1/2" lbs. (12.2 kg).

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn superior

Schwinn Superior

Internally lugged Schwinn frame.
Hand brazed frame.
Hand built in Chicago.
Center pull brake.

  • Model 842 (22" frame).......$229.95
  • Model 844 (24" frame).......$229.95
  • Model 846 (26" frame).......$229.95
Specification

Frame: Schwinn hand built chrome- moly tubing, internally lugged construction. Tubular fork with eyelets and chrome tips.
Wheels: Aluminum alloy rims. Exclusive large flange Schwinn-Approved quick release hubs. 27" x 1 1/8" Schwinn Super Record high pressure tires.
Handlebar: Alloy road racing. Cloth handlebar tape.
Stem: Aluminum alloy with recessed bolt.
CrankSet: Cotterless aluminum alloy. 170 mm crankarms.
Derailleurs: Schwinn-Approved GT-295 front. Sun Tour V-GT rear.
GEars: 40-54 front. 14-17-21-26-32 freewheel.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved aluminum alloy center pull.
Pedals: Rattrap with toe clips and straps. Reflectorized.
Saddle: Nylon base with vinyl cover.
Weight: Approximately 28 lbs.

Note: Prices and Specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn approved le tour

Schwinn-Approved LeTour III

Fully lugged frame.
New 27" frame available.
Aluminum alloy kickstand.
Satin finish chainguard.

Men's Models:

  • Model L11 (21" frame)....$189.95
  • Model L13 (23" frame)....$189.95
  • Model L15 (25" frame)....$189.95
  • Model L17 (27" frame)....$199.95

Schwinn-Approved LeTour III

Ladies' Models:

  • Model L79 (19" frame)....$189.95
  • Model L82 (22" frame)....$189.95

Colors: Pearl Orange, Pearl blue.

Specifications

Frame: Lugged frame construction with butted top and down tubes (except 25" and 27" models). Chrome trimmed front fork.
Wheels: Tubular steel rims, exclusive Schwinn-Approved large flange quick release aluminum alloy hubs 27" x 1 1/4" HP Sports Touring high pressure tires.
Handlebar : Randonneur aluminum alloy.
Stem: Forged aluminum alloy with recessed bolt.
CrankSet: Schwinn -Approved aluminum alloy.
Derailleurs: GT-450 front. GT-420 rear.
Gear: 39-52 front. 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alluminum alloy center pulls.
Pedales: Rattrap, reflectorized.
Saddle: Nylon base with vinyl cover.
Weight: Approx. 30 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn approved traveler

Schwinn-Approved Traveler III

Carbon Steel lugged frame.
Brazed frame construction.
10-speed derailleur.
Aluminum alloy kickstand.
Men's Model:

  • Model T39 (19" frame)......$157.95
  • Model T41 (21" frame)......$157.95
  • Model T43 (23" frame)......$157.95
  • Model T45 (25" frame)......$157.95

Schwinn-Approved Traveler III

Ladies' Models:

  • Model T89 (19" frame)......$157.95
  • Model T92 (22" frame)......$157.95

Colors: Scarlet, Pearl Blue.

Specifications

Frame: 1020 carbon steel. Tubular front fork. Brazed lug construction.Built in Kickstand mounting plate.
Wheels: Tubular steel rims. Medium flange hubs. 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Puff gumwall tires.
Handlebar: Steel Randonneur.
Stem: Aluminum alloy.
Crankset: Cotterless with chainguard.
Derailleurs: Schwinn Approved GT-450. Front: Schwinn Approved GT-420 rear.
Gears: 39-52 front. 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy center pull caliper.
Pedals: Rattrap, reflectorized.
Saddle: Nylon base with vinyl cover.
Weight: Approximately 32 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn 6

At the National Space Center and Museum in Huntsville.
...A reputation well-deserved

Generation after generation of American bicycle riders have acknowledge the quality, value and the leadership of Schwinn.
Schwinn bicycles do the last longer and ride better. Schwinn bicycles do continue to give reliable service and performance year in and year out... quality that lasts and lasts.
A Schwinn bicycle is an investment that will continue to repay its owner generous dividends in the form of fun, riding pleasure and reliable service... long after the price is forgotten.

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No Other Bike Is Made Like A Schwinn.....

That's no idle boast. For over 80 years than Schwinn family, now in the fourth generation of active management of the company, has taken a direct and personal interest in the craftsmanship and quality of every bicycle bearing the Schwinn name.
Innovation after innovation has come from Schwinn designers and engineers constantly striving to create a more perfect bicycle.
Schwinn frames used on most models are electro-forged in a unique process originated by the company. There is no stronger frame made.
Schwinn bicycle finishes are at least three coats deep. Starting with an alkali bath, the frame is then completely immersed in a rust preventative primer solution which is oven-baked on. Fleck preventative primer solution which is oven-baked on. Fleck color finishes recieve an additional bake-on silver undercoating which is followed by a hand sprayed coating and two additional baked-on final color coats.
Schwinn quality plating leads the industry... stands up to all kinds of weather... and retains its integrity even after rigorous testing.
...and what does it all mean to the bicycle buyer.... Quality... Value... Performance. A long lasting investment... and less expensive in the long run.

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Riding is a pleasure along the Paseo del Rio in scenic San Antonio, Texas, a growing convention city.

1978 schwinn continental

Schwinn Continental II

Chrome Finished front fork.
Exclusive quick release front hub.
10-speed derailleur gears.
Dual position hand brakes.
Men's Model:

  • Model 310-9 (20" frame)......$164.95
  • Model 310-12 (22" frame)......$164.95
  • Model 310-14 (24" frame)......$164.95
  • Model 310-16 (26" frame)......$164.95

Schwinn Continental II

Ladies' Model:

  • Model 350-9 (20" frame)......$164.95
  • Model 352-9 (22" frame)......$164.95

Colors: Sky Blue, Flamboyant Red, Black.

Specifications

Frame: Unique Schwinn design and construction, electro-forged. Fully chromed tubular front fork with special trim. Built-in Kickstand.
Wheels: Exclusive Schwinn-Approved aluminum alloy large flange quick release front hub. Tubular steel rims. 27" x 1 1/4" HP Sport Touring gumwall tires.
Handlebar: Randonneur alloy with cloth tape.
Stem: Forged aluminum alloy.
CrankSet: Patented Schwinn-built chainwheel with one piece crank. Heat treated.
Derailleurs: Schwinn Approved GT-290 front. Schwinn Approved GT-500 rear.
Gears: 39-52 front. 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel.
Pedals: Alloy rattrap with reflectorized.
Saddle: Racing style with vinyl cover.
Weight: Approximately 36 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn caliente

Schwinn Caliente

FF front freewheeling system.
PPS Positron shift system.
Sure 10-speed shifting.
Exclusive frame construction.
Men's Models:

  • Model C20 (20" frame)........$156.95
  • Model C22 (22" frame)........$156.95
  • Model C24 (24" frame)........$156.95

Schwinn Caliente

Ladies' Models:

  • Model C67 (17" frame)........$156.95
  • Model C70 (20" frame)........$156.95

Colors: Sky Blue, Flamboyant Red.

Specifications

Frame: Unique Schwinn design and construction, electro-forged Tubular front fork. Built-in Kickstand.
Wheels: Chrome plated tubular steel rims. Large flange front hub. 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Breeze Sport Touring gumwall tires.
Handlebar: Taped, chrome plated drop style.
Stem: Chrome plated, forged.
Crankset: Chrome plated, one piece forged steel. FF freewheeling.
Derailleur: Schwinn Approved GT-290 front. Position II rear.
Gears: 39-52 front. 14-17-20-24-28 rear. Exclusive Positron II fork stem mounted controls.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved aluminum alloy side pulls with dual position levers.
Pedals: Rattrap, reflectorized.
Saddle: Spriing suspension with vinyl cover.
Weight: Approximately 37 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn varsity

Schwinn Varsity

Schwinn-built frame.
Schwinn tubular rims.
10-speed derailleur.
Puff gumwall tires.
Men's Models:

  • Model 117 (17" frame).......$146.95
  • Model 120 (20" frame).......$146.95
  • Model 122 (22" frame).......$146.95
  • Model 124 (24" frame).......$146.95
  • Model 126 (26" frame).......$146.95

Schwinn Varsity

Ladies' Models:

  • Model 167 (17" frame).......$146.95
  • Model 170 (20" frame).......$146.95
  • Model 172 (22" frame).......$146.95

Colors: Chestnut, Flamboyant Red, Sky Blue.

Specifications

Frame: Unique design and construction, electro-forged. Forged steel front fork.
Wheels: Schwinn-built chrome plated steel tubular rims. Schwinn-Approved large flange alloy hubs. 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Puff gumwall tires.
Handlebar: Taped, chrome plated drop style.
Stem: Forged steel. 26" model has forged aluminum stem.
Crankset: Patented Schwinn-built chainwheel with one piece forged steel crank.
Derailleurs: Schwinn Approved GT-290 front. Schwinn Approved GT-450 rear.
Gears: 39-52 front. 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved side pull with dual position levers.
Pedals: Rattrap with reflectorized.
Saddle: Schwinn-Approved comfort from racing style with vinyl cover.
Weight: Approximately 38 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn metro cycle

Schwinn Metro-Cycle

Folding wire baskets.
3-speed coaster brake.
Generator set.
Front and rear lights.
Men's Models:

  • Model M20-8 (20" frame)......$149.95
  • Model M22-8 (22" frame)......$149.95
  • Model M24-8 (24" frame)......$149.95

Schwinn Metro-Cycle

Ladies' Models:
  • Model M67-8 (17" frame)......$149.95
  • Model M70-8 (20" frame)......$149.95

Colors: Chestnut.

Specifications

Frame: Unique design and construction, electro-forged. Forged steel front fork. Built-in-kickstand.
Wheels: Schwinn-built chrome plated steel tubular rims. 26" x 1 3/8" Schwinn breeze gumwall tires.
Handlebar: Upright tourist, patented chushioned grips.
Stem: Forged steel.
Crankset: Chrome plted one piece forged steel crank.
Gears: 3-speed, handlebar mounted trigger control.
Brakes: Coaster brake with front side pull caliper.
Baskets: Side-by-side fold out wire baskets mounted on rear spring carrier.
Lights: Chrome plated generator set with headlight and taillight.
Pedals: Diamond-tread block, reflectorized.
Saddle: Schwinn-Approved mattress with spring cushioning.
Weight: Approximately 41 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn 9

Proper Bicycle Fit and Adjustment

Proper Frame Fit

Rider SHOULD be able to straddle bicycle when standing

Proper rider Adjustment

Handlebar stem approximately level with seat or slighty lower

Knee slightly bent

Pedal at bottom position

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The first step towards proper bicycle fit is selection of the proper frame. Schwinn bicycles come in a wide variety of sizes and most Schwinn lightweights are available with different frame sizes to ensure that the purchaser is able to buy a bicycle with a frame which is neither too large nor too small but just right.
A rider's proper frame size is usually the largest frame which he can comfortably straddle with both of his feet on the ground as in the illustration on left. Women can use the diamond style frame to determine the approximate size of the corresponding ladies' model bicycle. Proper bicyle fit is necessary for the utmost in safety and handling.
Once the proper frame size has been determined, the next step is to adjust the seat to its correct height. The most efficient and comfortable pedaling is accomplished when the rider's leg, while he is seated on bicycle, is not quite fully extended when the ball of the foot is on the pedal. The rider must be seated on the saddle and the pedal MUST be at the bottom position as shown in illustration on the right.
The handlebar stem should be adjusted to the same height as seat or slightly lower than the seat, as shown in the illustrations.

Note: On Schwinn bikes a maximum height marking appears both on the seatpost and handlebar stem.

*Leg length is the distance from cratch to floor while standing in stocking feet. Adjustments both higher and lower than the indicated figures can be made on Schwinn Bicycles. However, these are the recommended figures. Frame size is measured from center of crank to top of painted seat tube.

1978 schwinn 11 Sting-Ray and Junior Models For 26" and 27" Wheel Size Models Frame size Leg Length range* from

17" 26" to 30"
19" 28" to 31"
20" 29" to 32"
21" 30" to 33"
22" 31" to 34"
23" 32" to 35"
24" 33" to 36"
25" 34" to 37"
26" 35" to 38"

Juvenile and Youth Model Bicycles Wheel Size Model Leg Length range* from

12" Lil' Tiger 14" to 18"
16" Pixie 16" to 21"
20" Bantam 20" to 25"
20" Breeze and Speedster 21" to 26"
20" Junior Sting-Ray 21" to 26"
20" Sting-Ray 22" to 32"
24" Varsity, breeze, speedster 27" to 29"
26" Typhoon, Hollywood, Heavy-Duti 28" to 32"

On Sting-Ray and Junior models the rider's toes should touch the ground while straddling the seat. The handlebar grips must not be higher than the rider's shoulders when he is seated on the saddle. Proper fit is essential to your bicycle riding safety.

1978 schwinn suburban

Schwinn Suburban

FF front freewheel sprocket.
Upright tourist handlebar.
Front and rear fenders.
Puff gumwall tires.
Men's Model:
10-Speed Models:

  • Model 642 (22" frame) Men's........$159.95
  • Model 644 (24" frame) Men's........$159.95

5-Speed Models:

  • Model 630 (22" frame) Men's........$149.95
  • Model 634 (24" frame) Men's........$149.95

Schwinn Suburban

Ladies' Model:

10-Speed Models:

  • Model 687 (17" frame) Ladies'........$159.95
  • Model 690 (20" frame) Ladies'........$159.95
  • Model 692 (22" frame) Ladies'........$159.95

5-Speed Models:

  • Model 677 (17" frame) Ladies'........$149.95
  • Model 680 (20" frame) Ladies'........$149.95
  • Model 682 (22" frame) Ladies'........$149.95
Specifications

Frame: Unique design and construction, electro-forged. Tubular front fork. Built-in-kickstand.
Wheels: Schwinn-built chrome plated steel tubular rims. Large flange 26" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Puff gumwall tires.
Handlebar: Upright tourist with patented chushioned grips.
Stem: Forged steel.
Crankset: Chrome plated one piece forged steel crank. Front freewheeling system.
Derailleur: Ten-speed model have Schwinn-Approved GT-290 front. Five and ten-speed models have Positron II rear.
Gears: Exclusive Positron II fork stem mounted controls. Ten-speed models have 39-52 front, 14-17-20-24-28 rear. Five-speed models have 46 front 14-17-21-26-32 rear.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved side pull caliper.
Pedals: Bow style, reflectorized.
Saddle: Schwinn-Approved mattress with spring cushioning.
Weight: Approximately 39 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn collegiate sport

Schwinn Collegiate Sport

Durable Stlye handlebar.
5-Speed derailleur gears.
26" gumwall tires.
Rattrap pedals.
Men's Model:

  • Model 737 (17 frame")........$139.95
  • Model 740 (20 frame")........$139.95
  • Model 742 (22 frame")........$139.95

Schwinn Collegiate Sport

Ladies' Model:

  • Model 787 (17 frame")........$139.95
  • Model 790 (20 frame")........$139.95

Colors: Sky Blue, Flamboyant red.

Specifications

Frame: Unique design and construction, electro-forged. Forged steel front fork. Built-in-kickstand.
Wheels: Schwinn-built tubular steel rims. Schwinn-Approved hubs. 26" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Breeze Spots touring gumwall tires.
Handlebar: Taped, chrome plated drop style.
Stem: Forged steel.
Crankset: Chrome plated one piece forged steel crank.
Derailleur: Schwinn-Approved GT-120.
Gears: 46 front. 14-17-21-26-32 freewheel.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved side pull with dual position levers.
Pedals: Rattrap, reflectorized.
Saddle: Racing style with vinyl cover.
Weight: Approximately 39 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn collegiate tourist

Schwinn Collegiate Tourist

Upright tourist handlebar.
Schwinn-Approved touring style saddle.
5-speed derailleur geras.
Full length chainguard.
Men's Model:

  • Model 717 (17" frame)...$134.95
  • Model 720 (20" frame)...$134.95
  • Model 722 (22" frame)...$134.95

Schwinn Collegiate Tourist

Ladies' Models:

  • Model 767 (17" frame)...$134.95
  • Model 770 (20" frame)...$134.95

Colors: Sky blue, Flamboyant red.

Specifications

Frame: Unique design and construction, electro-forged. Forged steel front fork. Built-in-kickstand.
Wheels: Schwinn-built chrome plated steel tubular rims. Schwinn-Approved front and rear alloy hubs. 26" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Breeze Spots Touring gumwall tires.
Handlebar: Upright touring with patented cushione grips.
Stem: Forged steel.
Crankset: Chrome plated one piece forged steel crank.
Derailleur: Schwinn-Approved GT-120.
Gears: 46 front. 14-17-21-26-32 freewheel.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved side pull.
Pedals: Diamond tread block, reflectorized.
Saddle: Schwinn-Approved tourist style.
Weight: Approximately 39 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn sprint

Schwinn Sprint

Schwinn built frame.
Welded on cable fittings.
Tubular steel rims.
360 reflectorixation.
Men's Models:

  • Model 230 (20" frame)........$136.95
  • Model 232 (22" frame)........$136.95
  • Model 234 (24" frame)........$136.95

Schwinn Sprint

Ladies' Models:

  • Model 280 (20" frame)........$136.95
  • Model 282 (22" frame)........$136.95

Colors: Flamboyant ted, Sky blue.

Specifications

Frame: Unique design and construction, electro-forged. Tubular steel front fork. Built-in-kickstand.
Wheels: Schwinn-built tubular steel rims. 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Breeze gumwall tires.
Handlebar: Chrome plated drop style, taped.
Stem: Satin finished steel.
Crankset: Patented Schwinn-built chainwheel with one piece forged steel crank.
Derailleur: Sprin front, "7" rear.
Gears: 39-52 front. 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved side pull with dual position levers.
Pedals: Rattrap, reflectorized.
Saddle: Padded black vinyl.
Weight: Approximately 38 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn sportabout

Schwinn Sportabout

Drop style handlebar.
10-speed derailleurs.
Rattrap pedals.
Built-in kickstands.
Men's Model:

  • Model 220 (20" frame).......$126.95
  • Model 222 (22" frame).......$126.95

Schwinn Sportabout

Ladies' Model:

  • Model 270 (20" frame).......$126.95

Color: Yellow.

Specifications

Frame: Unique Schwinn design and construction, electro-forged. Tubular steel front fork. Built-in-kickstand.
Wheels: Schwinn-built tubular steel rims. Schwinn-Approved alloy hubs. 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Breeze gumwall tires.
Handlebar: Taped, drop style.
Stem: Chrome plated satin finished steel.
Crankset: Patented Schwinn-built chainwheels with chrome plated one piece crank.
Derailleur: Sun Tour front and rear.
Gears: 39-52 front. 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved side pull.
Pedals: Rattrap, reflectorized.
Saddle: Racing Style.
Weight: Approximately 39 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn speedster and breeze

Schwinn Speedster

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

See the complete history of the Schwinn Speedster.

Schwinn Breeze

3-Speed Breeze

  • Model K67-8 (17" frame) Ladies'.......$116.95
  • Model K70-4 (20" frame) Ladies'.......$112.95
  • Model K72-4 (22" frame) Ladies'.......$112.95

Single Speed Breeze

  • Model K67-6 (17" frame) Ladies'.......$99.95
  • Model K70-6 (20" frame) Ladies'.......$99.95
  • Model K72-6 (22" frame) Ladies'.......$99.95

Colors: Sky blue, Flamboyant Red.

Specifications

Frame: Unique Schwinn design and construction, electro-forged. Forged steel front fork. Built-in-kickstand.
Wheels: Schwinn-built tubular steel rims. Schwinn-Approved alloy hubs. 26" x 1 3/8" Schwinn Sport Touring tires.
Handlebar: Upright, Schwinn-built chrome plated.
Stem: Forged Steel.
Crankset: Chrome plated one piece forged crank.
Gears: 3-speed or single speed.
Brakes: Coaster brake. Side pull caliper brakes on 3-speed model. 17" model is 3-speed coaster brake with front caliper.
Pedals: Diamont tread, reflectorized.
Saddle: Schwinn-Approved tourist Style.
Weight: Approximately 39 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn deluxe twinn tandem and deluxe twinn sport tandem Schwinn Deluxe Twinn Tandem
Schwinn Deluxe Twinn Sport Tandem

1.5 or 10 speeds.
Schwinn-built frames.
Upright or drop style handlebars.
Front and rear brakes.

  • Model T13-6 (1-speed)........$189.95
  • Model T13-9 (5-speed)........$219.95
  • Model T14-9 (10-speed)........$350.00

Colors: Sky Blue, Flamboyant red.

Deluxe Twin Tandem

Companion cycling! Tandem riding doubles the pleasure whether it be around the block or a picnic ride in the countryside. Schwinn Twin-Tandems provide, fun for the whole family with a choice of one, five or ten speeds.
The ten-speed Twinn Sport is equipped with drop style front and All-Rounder rear handlebars. Comfort form racing style saddles, internal expander rear and front hand brakes with 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Puff gumwall tires.

Deluxe Twinn Sport Tandem

The one and five-speed Twinn Tandems feature upright handlebars with patented cushion grips, chrome plated mudguards, spring cushion mattress saddles and 26" x 1 3/8" Sports Touring gumwall tires. Five-speed model has internal expander rear and front hand brakes. Single speed model equipped with positive action coaster brake and front hand brake.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn scrambler competition and mag scrambler

Schwinn Scrambler Competition SX 1000

Reinforced gusseted frame.
Competition tested.
BMX competition saddle.
Nylon cord Schwinn tires.

  • Model BX2-6.....$184.95

Colors: Silver Mist with red trim, Chestnut with yellow trim.

  • Model BX3-6.....$194.95

Color: Full chrome.
Add this up and it can't be beat! Team Schwinn BMX tested SX1000... Hand built competition weight chrome-moly frame, gusset reinforced.... Tubular chrome-moly front fork... 36 hole spoking on alloy rims with 20" x 2" rear Schwinn skin competition tire and 20" x 2.125" Scrambler front tire. Strength and lightness... combined to give you the best in a BMX competition bike. Wt. 28 lbs.

Schwinn MAG Scrambler SX100

Reinforced gusseted frame.
Competition tested.
BMX competition saddle.
Nylon cord Schwinn tires.

  • Model B10-6.....$166.95

Colors: Silver Mist with red trim. Chestnut with yellow trim.
Looks and performance combined! The SX100 gives you lightweight glass fiber reinforced frame construction, competition saddle, cross-braced handlebar, and so much more to give you what you asked for. It competes every bit as good as it looks! Weight. 32 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn scrambler

Schwinn Scrambler

Designed for BMX and off the road.
Reinforced frame construction.
Handlebar cross brace.
Schwinn Scrambler studdedd tires.

  • Scrambler: Model BX1-6.....$132.95

Colors: Silver Mist, Yellow, Black.

Specifications

Frame: Schwinn-built electro-forged with Sigma welding for reinforcement.
Wheels: Schwinn-Approved flat black front hub. 36-hole spoking. Schwinn-built steel tubular rims. Heavy duty. 105 g spokes. 20" x 2.125" Schwinn Scrambler studded tires.
Handlebar: Flat black Sting-Ray with cross brace. MX style grips.
Crankset: Chrome plated one piece forged steel crank.
Gears: 39 front. 20 rear. 39 gear.
Brakes: Positive action coaster.
Pedals: Diamond tread block, reflectorized.
Saddle: Black Sting-Ray with extra padding.
Weight: Approximately 38 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn scrambler ang mag scrambler

Schwinn Scrambler 36/36

Hand-built, electro forged.
Designed by Schwinn.
BMX racing saddle.
6 1/2" crank arms.

  • Model BX6-6......$124.95

Colors: Flamboyant Red, Sky blue.

  • Model BX7-6......$134.95

Color: Full chrome.
Here's a new BMX Schwinn frame design combined with 36 hole spoking, heavy-duty wheels and many other high performance features including: 20" nylon cord Schwinn Srambler tires, black Sting-Ray cross-braced handlebar, 6 1/2" crank arms, 39 tooth front sprocket, 18 tooth rear, positive action coaster brake and black BMX racing saddle. Kickstand availbale at extra cost. Weight: 33 lbs.

Schwinn MAG Scrambler

  • Model BX8-6....$149.95

Colors: Flamboyant red, sky blue.

  • Model BX9-6.......$159.95
  • Model FX1-0 (Frame Only)......$42.95

Colors: Flamboyant red, sky blue, silver mist, black, green.

  • Model FX2-0 (Frame Only)....$52.95

Color: Full Chrome.
All features indentical to the hi-performance Schwinn Scrambler 36/36 but equipped with 20" nylon, glass fiber reinforced MAG wheels and heavy-duty axle. Kickstand available at extra cost. Weight: Approximately 32 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn stingray and mini scrambler

Schwinn Sting-Ray BX

Streets bikes, BMX look.
Sting-Ray handlebars.
Built-in Kickstand.
Positive action brake.

  • Model J37-6......$99.95

Colors: Sky blue, Flamboyant red.
The very best in BMX look-alikes. THe Schwinn Sting-Ray BX features the famous Schwinn Sting-Ray frame with a welded-on kickstand, chrome plated steel tubular rims, BMX knobby tires, Sting-Ray handlebar, and positive action coaster brake. weight: 36 lbs.

Schwinn Mini-Scrambler

Streets bikes, BMX look.
Sting-Ray handlebars.
Built-in Kickstand.
Positive action brake.

  • Model J49-6......$89.95

Colors: Silver Mist, Flamboyant Red.
A leader in look-alikes for the young sports is the mini-version of the BMX Scrambler. Built-to-take-it forged fork , black finish cross-braced Scrambler handlebars. Sting-Ray saddle. 16" studded BMX tires. Style and durability in one great bike! Weight: 32 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn hornet and tornado

Schwinn Hornet

New design concepts.
Simulated MX tanks.
BMX number plates.
Exciting colors.

  • Model J33-6......$121.95

Colors: Black with yellow and orange trim. Yellow with black and orange trim.
The Schwinn Hornet is an exciting BMX inspired bike with a sturdy Schwinn-built cantilever frame plus a streamlined motorcycle style tank and BMX mudguards. The big two-tone number plate says you're Number One on the Hornet. Full-size MX style saddle. Another example of the Schwinn "Big Ride" bicycle that blends the best of the BMX look with space age design. Weight. 36 lbs.

Schwinn Tornado

New design concepts.
Simulated MX tanks.
BMX number plates.
Exciting colors.

  • Model J32-6..........$89.95

Colors: Black with yellow and orange trim. Yellow with black and orange trim.
Here's a bold BMX inspired bike that just seems to go by itseld. Big number plate mounted on the sleek, low BBMX handlebar. Simulated MX tank, large colorful chainguard, built-in kickstand and special styling on the front fork. Black padded MX style saddle and sporty mini-mudguards. The Tornado is a special combination of fine Schwinn-built quality construction with the competition look. weight: 34 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn horicane 5

Schwinn Hurricane 5

5-speed derailleur gears.
Positron II Stik-Shift gear control.
MX style saddle.
Front and rear brakes.

  • Model J34-9...$141.95

Colors: Silver mist with blue and white trim, or red and white trim.

Specifications

Frame: 20" Schwinn-built cantilever, electro-forged. Forged steel front fork.
Wheels: Chrome plated tubular steel rims. Schwinn-Approved hubs. 20" x 1 3/4" Schwinn Westwind front tire. 20" x 2.125" Schwinn Scrambler rear tire.
Handlebar: BMX design with cross-brace. BMX grips.
Stem: Forged steel.
Crankset: Chrome plated one piece forged steel crank. MAG sprocket.
Derailleur: Positron II.
Gears: Schwinn-built 52 front. 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel rear.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved side pull caliper.
Pedals: Diamond tread block, reflectorized.
Saddle: Ribbed design MX style.
Weight: Approximately 40 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn spitfire and heavy duti

Schwinn Spitfire

Cantilever frame design.
Forged steel crank.
Spring cushion saddle.
Full length chainguard.

  • Model CC7-6....$124.95

Colors: Flamboyant red, black.
Versatile bike that goes anywhere that bikes can go. Ideal too for industrial and commercial use where a sturdy bicycle is important. Charge off on the rugged Spitfire to the beach, campgrounds, or secondary scenic roads. Strong Schwinn-built electro-forged frame, heat-treated steel crank. 26" x 2.125" balloon knobby whitewall tires help assure a better ride on varying surfaces. Positive action coaster brake. Weight: 45 lbs.

Schwinn Heavy-Duti

Cantilever frame design.
Forged steel crank.
Spring cushion saddle.
Full length chainguard.

  • Model M15-6......$119.95

Color: Yellow.
Designed especially for commercial use to take rough treatment and come back for more. First choice for newspaper and errand boys and industrial plant use. Reinforced Schwinn electro-forged cantilever frame for use under heavy loads. Heavy-duty front hub. Schwinn 26" x 1 3/4" tractor tires, heavy duty saddle, heat treated forged crank, heavy duty spokes. Middleweight styling with chrome finish fenders and wide base handlebars. Reinforced built-in kickstand. Weight: 45 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn typhoon and hollywood

Schwinn Typhoon

Middleweight styling.
Two-tone saddle.
Tubular steel rims.
Electro-forged frame.

  • Model L12-6....$99.95

Color: Flamboyant red with chrome trim.
Schwinn quality and strength. Sturdy Schwinn Cantilever carbon steel frame, chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims. Schwinn 26" x 1 3/4" nylon cord tires, forged steel fork, built-in kickstand. Positive action coaster brake. The ideal boy's bike that's built by Schwinn to take it. Reliable service year-in-and-year-out. Built to last and ride better. Weight: 40 lbs.

Schwinn Hollywood

Middleweight styling.
Two-tone saddle.
Tubular steel rims.
Electro-forged frame.

  • Model L62-6....$99.95

Color: Sky blue with chrome trim.
Graceful traditional styling with Chrome plated or painted fenders and comfortable saddle. Built-in kickstand, Schwinn tubular rims, 26" x 1 3/4" Westwind nylon cord tires, positive action coaster brake, step-through frame that's easy to get on and off. Long wearing and long lasting too... because no other bike is made like a Schwinn. Built for style, and built for value. Wt. 39 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn caliente

Schwinn 24" Wheel Caliente

For Young Boys
FF front freewheeling system.
br /> PPS Positron II shift system. Sure 10-speed shifting.
Exclusive frame construction.

  • Model C44.....$156.95

Colors: Sky blue, flamboyant red.
The Schwinn Caliente shows you how sure and easy riding a ten-speed lightweight style bicycle can be. Equipped with the new Positron II shifting system, plus the new FF free-wheeling front sprocket. Performance you can count on with smart styling. too.... drop handlebars, side pull caliper brakes and dual position brake levers, forged steel fork and 24" Schwinn tubular rims. For young riders who want advanced features and modern, youthful styling. Caliente! A hot performance bike from Schwinn. Weight. Approximately 35 lbs.

Schwinn 24" Wheel Caliente

For Young Girls
FF front freewheeling system.
PPS Positron II shift system.
Sure 10-speed shifting.
Exclusive frame construction.

  • Model C94.....$156.95

Colors: Sky blue, flamboyant red.
The high performance Schwinn Caliente combines Schwinn's exclusive frame construction with the latest engineering advancement in smooth, sure ten-speed shifting... the new Positron II shifting system, plus the new FF free-wheeling front sprocket can be shifted even when not pedaling. Sports styling with drop handlebar, side pull caliper brakes, sports style saddle, forged steel fork and 24" tubular rims. Caliente is the perfect choice for young riders who want advanced features. Modern, youthful styling. Step up to Caliente- Hot stuff! Weight Approximately 35 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn varsity sport 24

Schwinn Varsity Sport

24" Wheel for Young Boys
Lightweight styling for young riders.
10-speed derailleur gears.
Dual position handbrakes.
Schwinn-built in Chicago.

  • Model 144....$146.96

Colors: Chestnut, Flamboyant red, sky blue.
Chrome finish fenders available on both models at extra cost.
A sleek sporty bike scaled down for the junior rider. Durable Schwinn-built carbon steel frame, 10-speed gears, dual position caliper brake levers so rider has choice of riding in several handlebar positions; narrow width drop handlebar, 5 1/2" crank scaled to smaller frame, Schwinn Twin-Stik gear controls, and racing type saddle. An exciting ten-speed bike packed full of sensible features. Wt. 36 lbs.

Schwinn Varsity Sport

24" Wheel for Young Girls
Lightweight styling for young riders.
10-speed derailleur gears.
Dual position handbrakes.
Schwinn-built in Chicago.

  • Model 144....$146.96

Colors: Chestnut, Flamboyant red, sky blue.
Chrome finish fenders available on both models at extra cost.
A sleek sportly bike scaled down for the junior rider. Durable Schwinn-built carbon steel frame 10-speed bike, here is the Schwinn 24-inch wheel Varsity Sport. The twin to the popular full sized 10-Speed Varisty. Scaled down to fit the smaller rider... convenience features plus high-performance components found on the full-size Varsity. A perfect bike for the Sports minderd girl. Wt. 36 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn speedster and breeze

Schwinn Speedster

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

Colors: Sky blue, flamboyant red.
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. Also Available In A Single Speed Coaster brake Model. Weight: 36 lbs.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Speedster.

Schwinn Breeze

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

  • Boys' 3-Speed Model K30-6.....$92.95
  • Girls' 3-Speed Model K80-6.....$92.95

Colors: Sky blue, flamboyant red.
Now growing girls can enjoy the thrill of the Schwinn 3-speed Breeze. The design is a scaled down version of mom's full size Breeze to git the growing young miss. Carbon steel frame, chrome fenders, cushioned saddle for comfort, and a built-in kickstand. Just a few of the quality features found on this outstanding girl's model. Also Available In A Single Speed Coaster Brake Model. Weight: Approximately 36 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn typhoon and hollywood 20

Schwinn Typhoon

20" Wheel
A bike for the young and rugged.
Electro-forged frame.
Positive actions coaster brake.
Tubular steel rims.

  • Model L32-6........$82.95

Color: Flamboyant red.
A rugged, good-looking bike that can take it, and one that junior will be proud to ride. At the heart of the Typhoon is the famous electroforged Schwinn frame. Many parents know that this method of construction makes Schwinn juvenile bikes extremely strong and durable. That's important, too, when it comes to value-as well as fun for the growing boy. Weight: Approximately 37 lbs.

Schwinn Hollywood

A bike for the young and rugged.
Electro-forged frame.
Positive actions coaster brake.
Tubular steel rims.

  • Model L82-6........$82.95

Color: Sky blue.
Growing girls need a strong, reliable bike... one that means fun and value. The 20" wheel Hollywood middleweight answers the test. The generous use of chrome finishings make this an attractive bike which young ladies will take pride and pleasure in owning. It's Schwinn built so you know that means quality and service. weight: Approximately 36 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn stingray and junior stingray

Schwinn Sting-Ray

Only Schwinn makes the genuine Sting-Ray.
Copied but not equaled.
Sturdy construction.
Schwinn engineered.

  • Sting-Ray 5-speed: Model J38-9....$126.95
  • Sting-Ray 3-speed: Model J38-8....$114.95
  • Sting-Ray Coaster Brake Model J38-6....$94.95

Colors: Flamboyant Red, Sky blue.
This is it! The original Sting-Ray introduced by Schwinn... three models to choose from. Responsive, quick and easy riding. MAG sprocket, 20" x 2.125" Sting-Ray studded rear tire. Handlebar controls on 3-speed and 5-speed models. Single and 3-speed have positive action coaster brale. Weight: Approx. 39 lbs.

Schwinn Junior Sting-Ray

Only Schwinn makes the genuine Sting-Ray.
Copied but not equaled.
Sturdy construction.
Schwinn engineered.

  • Junior Sting-Ray Model J31-6....$89.95

Sportly and smart for the younger set. Chrome plated fenders, medium-rise handlebars, Sting-Ray saddle, 20" x 1 3/4" Gripper Slik rear tire and Westwind front tire, plus full length chainguard, positive action coaster brake. A quality bicycle built-to-take-it, for hard riding youngster. Weight: Approximately 35 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn fairlady and lil chik

Schwinn Fairlady

Famous Sting-Ray bikes for girls.
Chrome fenders.
Full length chainguard.
Sting-Ray Saddle.

  • Model J89-8..........$114.95
  • Model J89-6..........$94.95

Colors: Holiday Rose, Sky blue.
If her first choice is a new Schwinn Sting-Ray bike, plus a selection of popular deluxe features, the 3-speed coaster brake Schwinn Fair Lady is the one! A step-through frame that's so easy to ride. Sting-Ray handlebars, floral design saddle. 20" x 1 3/4" Gripper Slik rear tire. Weight: Approximately 38 lbs.

Schwinn Lil' Chik

Famous Sting-Ray bikes for girls.
Chrome fenders.
Full length chainguard.
Sting-Ray Saddle.

  • Model J81-6..........$89.95

Colors: Holiday rose, Sky blue.
For younger girls who want the advantages of the Sting-Ray with its exclusive Schwinn features, the Lil' Chik is their first choice. Perfect and petite for growing girls. Schwinn-built frame. chrome plated fenders, floral design saddle, Schwinn 20" x 1 3/4" Westwind tires and tubular rims, medium-rise handlebars. Full length chainguard. Weight: Approximately 35 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn convertible bantam and pixie 2

Schwinn Convertible Bantam

Fits both boys and girls.
For the growing family.
Steel tubular rims.
Electro-forged frame.

  • Model J35-6.....$84.95

Colors: Sky blue, Flamboyant red.
Value you can count on in a convertible bike designed to fit the growing family. 20" model quickly converts to either a boy's to a girl's bike by easily removing the top bar. Chrome plated fenders, Schwinn tubular rims, 20" x 1 3/4" nylon cord tires. Full length chainguard. Schwinn quality throughout. Weight: Approximately 32 lbs.

Schwinn Pixie II

Fits both boys and girls.
For the growing family.
Steel tubular rims.
Electro-forged frame.

  • Model J41-6.....$63.95

Colors: Sky blue, Flamboyant red.
Easy-to-ride mixtie model with puncture-proof 16" wheels designed for boys and girls. Feature include beautiful chrome fenders, steel stem with ball bearing head set, patented Schwinn Cycle Aid training wheels and full length chainguard. Wheels: Approximately 30 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn stingray pixie and convertible lil tiger

Schwinn Sting-Ray Pixie II

Fits both girls and boys.
2 years of age and up.
Fully chromed fenders.
Schwinn-built frame.

  • Model J43-6.......$71.95

A popular beginner's bike with 16" wheels. Schwinn mixtie frame design.... fully welded. Fine for boys and girls. Schwinn ball bearing headset steel stem and chrome plated handlebars. Adjustable saddle, built-in kickstand, 16" x 1 3/4" pneumatic tires. Full length chainguard. Weight: Approximately 27 lbs.

Schwinn Convetible Lil' Tiger

Fits both girls and boys.
2 years of age and up.
Fully chromed fenders.
Schwinn-built frame.

  • Model J52-0.......$56.95

Removable top bar makes this perfect first bike for beginner boys and girls. Compact design complete with Schwinn Cycle Aid training wheels. Chrome fenders, padded saddle. Full length chainguard. 12" puncture proof semi-pneumatic tires. Make his or her first bike the best... make it a Schwinn bike! Model has no brake. Fixed gear allows forward and backward peldaling for stopping and greater maneuverability. Weight: Approximately 25 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn unicycle

Schwinn Unicycle

Schwinn built.
Fully chromed.
Professional quality.
Up to 6 feet tall.

  • 20" Wheel Unicycle Model: U20....$64.95
  • 24" Wheel Unicycle Model: U24....$64.95

Colors: Full chrome.
One on one! Unicycling affords a unique experience in cycling. A few feet off the ground or six feet, both hands free to carry books or whatever. Schwinn unicycles are a change of pace... long past the fad stage. Give it a try. It's different and it's fun. 20" and 24" wheel units equipped with chrome plated fork blades, adjustable saddle heights, steel tubular rims, three-piece crank and a specially detesigned patented padded saddle aids control and adds to ridding comfort.

Schwinn Giraffe Unicycle

Schwinn built.
Fully chromed.
Professional quality.
Up to 6 feet tall.

  • Model: U72....$109.95

The new Schwinn Giragge gets you 6 feet off the ground... with a little practice, ofcourse. Frame is hand built by Schwinn and fullu chrome plated... also diamond tread block pedals, one-piece crank, tubular steel rim, patented saddle design, all adding up to the very best in Unicycles.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn town and country tri wheeler

Schwinn Town and Country Tri-wheeler

Designed for adults.
Paring brake gor inclines.
Safety reflectorized.
Differntial drive.

  • 3-Speed Model: AT2-8.........$234.95
  • Single Speed Model:: AT2-6.........$219.95

Colors: Yellow, Sky blue.
Combine your daily healthful exercise with a trip to the market or visit friends...... it's all possible...safely and securely on a sturdy Schwinn adult-size Tri-Wheeler. You don't even have to know how to ride a bike! Easy to get on and dismount. Spacious detachable vinyl coated wire basket with handles for carrying parcels. Diffrential drive, comfortable saddle, and parking brake. quality throughout.

Specification

Frame: Schwinn-built electro-forged construction with step-through design.
Wheels: Schwinn-built tubular rims. Heavy duty front hubs. 24 x 1 1/4" Schwinn Sport Touring tires.
Handlebar: Medium-rise chrome plated. Patented cushion grips.
Stem: Chrome plated forged steel.
Crank Set: Schwinn-built chrome plated One-piece crank.
Gears: Single speed or 3-speed.
Brakes: Coaster brake with front caliper hand brake and special locking parking brake.
Pedals: Diamond tread block rubber, reflectorized.
Saddle: Full sized padded with spring cushioning.
Weight: Approximately 65 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn deluxe exerciser

Schwinn Deluxe Exerciser

Now you can enjoy the benefits of year 'round daily bicycle riding in the comfort of home. It's easy and convenient in the privacy of your den, bedroom, family room or office, no matter what the weather- summer or winter. Here's riding fun for the whole family... because the saddle and handlebar adjust easily without tools to fit most any rider. Takes up little space and the Coppertone finish is a handsome addition to any decor. Built-in pedal resistance control simulates real bicycle riding. New improved base plate stands.

Specification

Easily adjusted handlebar and deluxe padded saddle for short and tall riders. No tools needed for adjustment. Convenient control panel with speedometer, mileage indicator, timer and adjustable pedal resistance control. No-slip Rubber pedals with lined foot straps. Sturdy Schwinn-built construction with wide base supports. Full-length chainguard and spoke guard cover. Weight: 56 lbs.

  • Model XR6...........$156.95

Color: Coppertone.

1978 schwinn reading stand

Exerciser Reading Stand...

easily installed and adjustable, with a non-glare flat black finish and chrome plated support arms.
(Schwinn Exerciser Reading Stand, Available at extra cost.)

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn ergometric exerciser

Schwinn ergoMetric Exerciser

The Schwinn ergoMetric Exerciser is a stationary bicycle ergometer which permits a closely controlled, measured and repeatable cycling program. When pedaling, with the resistance control at a specific setting, of which there are 11, energy expenditure remains relatively constant over a wide range of pedal speeds. (50-90 rpm's.) Thus, both the program andt the rider's reaction to the program can be charted. A program chart is part of the console unit which can be used to record the length of time riding, the resistance load, and rpm's.

Specifications

Dynamometer tested and rated.
Solid state electronic regulation.
Instrument panel includes timer, odometer, speedometer and push button activated pedal resistance contro with dial settings.
Non-slip rubber pedals with lined foot straps.
Full length chainguard and spoke cover.
Deluxe spring cushioned padded saddle.

  • ergoMetric Exerciser Mode EX2.........$625.00

Color: Coppertone.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories lights Schwinn-Approved Generator Sets....
For safety after dark...
  • A. New Continental generator set. Lightweight headlamp with matte black finish, large red tail light and chrome generator - 04 235........$11.95
  • B. LeTour lightweight generator set. Everything you need for quick installation. Added safety for night riding. Powerful beam - 04 190.....$12.95
  • C. Lightweight Super Sport generator set complete with headlight, tail light, and generator. Designed especially for use on lightweight bicycles - 04 200......$15.95
  • D. Block style generator with matte black and chrome finish. Single unit with adjustable headlamp is easily mounted on front fork - 04 250......$11.50
  • E. Chrome finish block generator with adjustable headlamp. Complete unit mounts easily on front fork - 04 260 ......$8.50
Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories mounted lights Schwinn-Approved Lights....
A safe rider is a smart rider.
  • F. Powerful handlebar mounted light. Full 4 1/2" volts of power. Quickly detaches for convenient flashlight. Fits all bicycle (battery included) - 05 821......$5.95
  • G. Chrome plated tail light to match the new equipment. Genuine electrically fit amber and red rear signals - 04 180......$2.79
  • H.Strap this continental style safety light to your arm and ride in secure comfort. Takes two standard C cell flashlight batteries- not included - 05 816......$2.99
1978 schwinn accessories mirror Schwinn-Approve Mirrors
  • I. 4" round mirror, chrome plated with reflector - 07 010................$2.59
  • J. Chrome plated oblong mirror with two reflectors - 07 011..............$2.59
  • K. 3" chrome plated mirror with reflectorized - 07 014.............$1.69
  • L. 3" chrome plated round mirror - 07 015........................$1.49
  • M. Black finish mirror. Reflector back - 07 025...$3.89
  • N. Heavy duty mirror and mounting bracket black housing - 07 026...........$3.49
  • O. Ultra-Lite Mirror. New lightweight mirror that attaches to the frame - 07 040.......$4.95
1978 schwinn accessories stingray seats Schwinn-Approved Sting-Ray Seats
  • P. Standard Sting-Ray seat - 58 615 to 58 657........$11.95
  • Q. Deluxe Sting-Ray seat with silver Inlay - 58 570 to 58 580......to $13.50
  • R. Seat brace.....$4.95
  • S. Seat brace.....$5.95
Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories polisher 1978 schwinn 12 Schwinn-Approved Bike care products...
Help keep your bike in "New" Condition:
  • Bike Storage Hooks -94 525.................$1.79
  • Spray paint- Large -72 650 to 662 .........$2.89
  • Bike Polish- Large -73 200.................$2.89
  • DG-15 Degreaser -73 203.................$2.39
  • LPD 9-Large -72 020.................$2.79
  • Rust -Erase -72 210.................$1.95
  • Bike Polish- Small -73 201 ................$2.29
  • Brush on touch up paint -72 750 - 771 ................$1.79
  • Chrome polish -73 206 ................$.99
  • Wax -73 205 ................$.99
  • LPD 9 small -72 021 ................$1.79
  • Spray paint small -72 680 to 692 .........$1.89
  • Cycle-Lune -72 001 .................$.99
  • Chrome bright cream -73 210 ................$1.59
  • Paint Stik -72 721 to 741 ................$1.49
  • Cycle oil -73 002 ................$.99
Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories frame lock Help Protect your Bike!
  • A. Heavy-Duty Bicycle Frame Lock. Positive action frame lock. Heavy-duty laminated steel lock base, 1/2" diameter solid steel frame and 9/16" diameter hardened steel shackle. (Use with 6-foot bicycle locking cable.) - 06 680.........$16.95
  • B. 6-foot length of hardened steel chain covered in sparkling vinyl sleeve, locks securely with hardened shackle combination lock. - 16 730.....$11.95
  • C. For those who want extra strength here's a heavy duty 5/16" hardened chain and pad lock with hardened 3/8" shackle. - 06 610......$17.99
1978 schwinn accessories chains Schwinn-Approved Cables, chains and locks...
  • D. Hardened steel chain to combined with a plastic sleeve and laminated key lock with hardened shackle. 6 ft. lengths. - 06 735......$11.95
  • E. Laminated hardened steel shackle key lock- supplied with generous 6-foot coiled vinyl covered cable to prevent scratching the bike's paint finish - 06 741.....$7.99
  • F. Laminated steel padlock with case hardened shackle. Two keys supplied. - 06 606.......$3.99
  • G. Keep it in mind! Combination bicycle padlock with extra-stron case-hardened shackle. - 06 600.....$4.49
  • H. Enjoy the security of a full 6-foot, coiled steel vinyl covered cable- coupled with a combination lock with hardened shackle - 06 740.....$7.99
  • I. Popular combination lock and 3-foot chain. Covered in Glitter Silver vinyl. - 06 690 - 06 698......$3.59
  • J. Chain and combination lock set with 3/16" diameter, hardened 4-foot steel chain. Covered in Glitter Silver vinyl. - 06 710........$7.95
Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories bags basket and carriers Schwinn-Approved... Bags, Baskets, and Carriers to Tote and Carry
  • Genuine woven red basket lightweight and roomy. Straps extra - 00 750......$6.95
  • Woven plastic basket with color trim to match most bicycles. Mounts by straps to handlebar - 00 721 to 00 729.......$3.79
  • Junior size woven plastic basket with color trim to match most bicycles - 00 800 to 08 806.....$2.99
  • Rear wire basket folds out-of-way. Opens easily to a large basket. Carries a full grocery bag. Install two for set. Sturdy construction chrome finish. (Price includes installation hardware). - 00 660........$9.50
Touring bag of heavy vinyl clothe
  • Black - 00 030.....$4.95
  • White - 00 031.....$4.95
  • Lock and tool bag of black vinyl cloth - 00 041......$2.99
  • Heavy duty extra large lock and tool bag of vinyl cloth - 00 025......$4.69
  • Touring bag, quality cotton duck mounting on bag loops. Tapered shaped - 00 050......$4.95

Lightweight alloy carrier with spring holder and front check clip that securely holds packages in place. Easily installed, the carrier attaches to frame drop-out ends and seatmast clamp. Complete with leveler bracket and built-in reflector bracket.

  • Fits 17" thru 22" frame. - 01 600......$8.95
  • Fits 24" thru 26" frame. - 01 605......$8.95
Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories horns and bells Schwinn-Approved ....Horns and Bells to Let them know you're coming!
  • Keep Bicentennial with an American Flag Bell - 01 001.....................$1.99
  • Schwinn-Approved design bell- chrome plated - 01 010......................$1.99
  • Funny folk, and animal cartoons highlight these bells - 01 007......$1.69
  • Your choice of antique illustration on bicycle bells - 01 006............$1.99
  • Lightweight alloy, finger tip action chrime style black bell - 01 020.....$1.99
  • Deluxe "Ding-Dong" bell with red Schwinn Approved Seal - 01 005...........$3.95
  • Long trumpet-style chrome plated bulb horn - 05 005.............$2.99
  • Triple tone chrome finish horn...Bulb style - 05 010............$6.79
  • Chrome plated bugle horn with hexagonal bell styling - 05 001...$5.99
  • Brass bugle horn with large bulb - 05 003.......................$5.99
  • Modern electric horn with piercing beep! Uses standard "AA" cellbatteries (not included) - 05 055...........$4.99
Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.


1978 schwinn accessories baby seats Schwinn-Approved Baby seats to take 'em along!

New High-Black molded bucket style baby seat. Complete with seat belt, and foot protector. Fits all frame sizes of 26" and 27" wheel bicycles

  • - 01 480 fits 20" thru 27" frames.......$19.95
  • - 01 482 fits 17" thru 22" frames.......$19.95
  • Folding baby seat complete with seat belt, foot protectors, and soft seat pad. (Will not fit 25" and 26" bicycle frame sizes.) - 01 500....$13.95
1978 schwinn accessories cycle aid Schwinn-Approved Riding Aids for the Beginner!

The ideal bicycle accessory to help the beginner get a head start in cycling enjoyment. Wheel height adjustable. Available for 16", and 20" bikes....

  • 02 525 for 16".......$9.95
  • 02 526 for 20".......$9.95
  • Cycle Aid for 12" wheel bikes. - 02 550.........$6.95
  • Pedal blocks, pair - 07 600.......$1.99
Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. (1978_57) 1978 schwinn accessories automobile carriers
  • A. Bike Porter II... permits carryinh bicycles securely in "V" channels. Staps and hooks secure unit on most cars including station wagons.
  • Two bicycle unit - 94 565.........$44.95
  • Add on kit - 94 566........$33.95 (to permit carrying 4 bikes).

Deluxe carrier mounts easily on most model autumobiles. No metal touches the car finish. Carrier removes and stores in trunk. Chrome plated finish with vinyl covered hooks.

  • Large size - 94 545........$39.95
  • Regular size - 94 540........$39.95
  • Hoop style rack... a practical, economically priced car carrier that holds two bikes. Durable, silver epoxy finish, vinyl covered hooks. Fits most cars. Easy to install - 94 615........$21.95
Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories 1 Schwinn-Approved Touring accessories!
Sophisticated riding needs for the serious rider.
  • Le Tour double plateau chainwheel set. 3-piece, light alloy. 52-39 teeth. (Spindle set extra) - 56 670.......$36.95

Get into the winner's circle with the appropriate Hi-performance competition-type Gold finish cogs.

  • 14-24 tooth - 27 401.......$12.50 to $15.95
  • 14-26 tooth - 27 402.......$12.50 to $15.95
  • 14-32 tooth - 27 403.......$12.50 to $15.95
  • Smooth, effortless gear changes...close tolerance precision construction- GT 450 LeTour front changer - 21 060........$8.95
  • The famous GT-420 Le Tour rear derailleur finest quality alloy and steel - 21 122........$17.85
  • Popular GT-300 long cage rear derailleur. Alloy and steel construction - 21 100.........$35.85
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New lightweight alloy rod style rear carrier. Installs easily on bicycles with side-pull or center-pull brakes.

  • 01 610 - Silver Finish.....$17.95
  • 01 611 - Black Finish.....$19.95
Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories 3
  • Men's Deluxe leather cycling gloves with padded palm....ventilated "backs" - 46 920 to 46 925.....$10.95
  • Ladies' love 'em. More comfort on every ride with Leather gloves....46 915 to 46 917.....$10.95
  • Handy tool kit- brake wrenches, tire tools, screwdrivers - all in a handy carrying case. Emergency repairs on the road - 73 406.....$19.95
  • Tie down luggage staps in assorted colors. 12", 18" and 24" long. - 01 814 to 822.....$.78 to $1.29
  • An old favorite for easier riding....Slack and trouser guards - 09 501.........................$.99
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  • Carry along your favorite cool beverage. Bottle and cage mounts easily on the frame. Schwinn emblem - 47 330.......$3.49
  • Handsome large Schwinn emblem on convenient size insulated bottle. Easy cage mounting...bright red color - 47 360.....$5.95
  • New Lightweights alloy bottle cage for frame mounting. - 46 365..........$6.50

Toe clips with leather straps to fit reflector pedals.

  • - 47 055....$6.25
  • - 47 075....$4.85

Mini-toe clip with vinyl cover. Easily installed

  • - 47 003....$5.50
  • - 47 004....$5.50
  • Black professional cotton handlebar tape - 09 110.......$1.29
  • Vinyl suede-like finish handlebar tape in colors to match most bicycles - 09 141 to 09 149.....$1.99
  • Vinyl handlebar tape in colors to match your bicycle - 09 056 to 078......$.89
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Terry Tennis Racket Clip! Tennis racket clip that attaches front fork of most bicycles. Now you can take your racket along the the court easily and safely. Snap it right on your bike!

  • - 00 670...$4.95



Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories 6
  • ABS rattrap chrome pedals 1/2" x 20 - 57 830........$4.69
  • KKT black rattrap peldas 1/2" x 20 - 57 835........$10.95
  • 9/16" x 20 - 57 836........$10.95
  • Scrambler competition chainwheel set (spindie not included). Tempered light alloy, black spider arm, 1/2" x 1/8" x 39T sprocket 6 3/4" arm for 1/2" x 20 pedals. - 56 155..........$36.95
  • Schwinn-Approved heavy duty freewheel 16T fo 1/2" x 1/8" chain . - 27 240........$6.95
  • Addicks competition sprockets, black. Tefton impregnated nylon teeth for 1/2" x 1/8" chain, 39T thru 48T. - 56 180 thru 56 189........$4.50 to $6.50
  • (Chrome-moly spider for Addicks sprockets) - 56 190......$3.95
  • Scrambler middleweight rear, black finish, side-pull caliper brake set complete. - 17 060......$12.95
  • Scrambler competition light alloy sprockets, for 1/2" x 1/8" chain, 36T thru 48T. - 56 139 thru 56 154......$7.25 to $10.50
  • (black spider arm for Scrambler sprockets). - 56 534......$3.95
  • Schwinn-Approved quited racing saddle (for 5/8" and 7/8" clamp) - 58 534........$5.95
Schwinn-Approved black racing style saddle
  • 7/8" clamo - 58 530.......$4.95
  • 5/8" clamo - 58 531.......$4.95
  • Scrambler wide version googles with three interchangeable lenses- clear, yellow and green tint. - 47 525.........$5.49
Scrambler racing gloves with reinforced palms and protective backs, Small, medium, large and extra-large sizes.
  • Ten leather with black rubber backs. - 46 940 thru 46 943.....$18.95
  • Grey leather, red nylon with blue rubber backs. - 46 945 thru 46 948.....$12.95
Scrambler competition tires:
  • 20" x 2.00" skin gumwall tire.......62 135
  • 20" x 2.125" skin blackwall tire.......62 130
  • 20" x 2.125" studded gumwall tire.......62 131
  • Schwinn-Approved parking stand for BMX racing. - 94 608.....$8.50
  • Schwinn-Approved 20 x 1.75 alloy rims with dimpled spoke holes, 36 holes. 080 gauge. Anodized colors - 82 107 thru 82 120.......$10.50 to $12.50
Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories 7
  • Schwinn-Approved anodizes alloy handlebars in black. Silver, gold, red, and blue. - 55 040 thru 55 044.......$14.95
Scrambler steel handlebar.
  • Matte black finish - 55 012.......$7.49
  • Chrome finish - 55 013.......$8.59
Scrambler competition number plates in white, black, green and yelloy plastic.
  • Perforate d oval style - 02 113 thru 02 120.......$1.09
  • Solid oval style - 02 114 thru 02 117.......$1.09
  • Rectangular style - 02 121 thru 02 124.......$1.09
Schwinn-Approved comptetition numbers.
  • black o thru 9 - 02 130 thru 01 139........$.19
  • White o thru 9 - 02 140 thru 01 149........$.19
Schwinn-Approved crossbar, stem and frame pads of black naugahyde, with foam pad and snap closure.
  • Schwinn frame guard - 12 412......$2.89
  • Schwinn crossbar pad - 12 403......$2.59
  • Scrambler crossbar pad - 12 400......$2.89
  • 9" crossbar pad - 12 402......$2.59
  • Frame guard - 12 410......$2.89
  • 12" crossbar pad - 12 405......$2.89
  • Double clamp stem pad - 12 417......$2.89
  • Stem pad - 12 415......$2.19
Schwinn-Approved racing stem.
  • black finish, heavy-duty forged steel stem - 55 535......$7.95
  • Double clamp, chrome-moly aluminum and steel stem - 55 526.......$21.95
Scrambler competition style grip in black, red, blue and yelloe vinyl.
  • Waffild design. - 04 756 thru 04 784.....$1.29
  • Ribbed design. - 04 765 thru 04 768.....$1.29

For a complete listing BMX parts and accessories, see the new Schwinn BMX catalog.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories foot pump For Safety's Sake be prepared!
  • Zefal high pressure frame pump. - 60 640.........$13.75
  • Schwinn-Approved alloy frame pump complete with clips. - 60 684.........$4.69
  • Schwinn-Approved Deluxe foot pump with air reservoir and color coded pressure gauge. - 60 675.....$19.95
  • chwinn-Approved Deluxe foot pump with color codded pressure gauge. - 60 675.....$16.95
  • chwinn-Approved foot pump with stirrup style foot brace. - 60 681.....$8.75
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  • Complete tube repair kit in one single package - 60 410 and 60 406.....$.79
  • Easy to use bicycle tire "Stop-Leak" temporary tire seal and repair - 60 415.....$1.79
Tire pressure gauge with sliding readout scale.
  • Regular - 69 226 .....$3.79
  • Sew-up. - 69 231.....$4.25
Pocket size tire pressure gauges with reset up to 110 lbs
  • Regular - 69 230.....$7.50
  • Sew- up - 69 231.....$7.50
Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories tires 1978 schwinn accessories 13 If you're riding a Schwinn- Shouldn't you be on Schwinn Tires?

If you're riding a Schwinn- Shouldn't you be on Schwinn Tires? Every bicycle tire bearing the Schwinn name is made of the finest materials to the same exacting standards and quality requirements that have given Schwinn bicycles their world-wide reputation.

Schwinn pionered the development of gum-wall tires for lightweight touring bicycles. The relationship of rolling resistance vs. lightness was proven in Schwinn's laboratories. The results of Schwinn tire research is embodied in this superior line of tires designed for today's cyclist.

  • 62 203 27" x 1 1/4" Puff gumwall
  • 62 205 27" x 1 1/4" H.P. Sports touring gumwall
  • 62 207 27" x 1 1/4" H.P. LeTour gumwall
  • 62 212 27" x 1 1/8" H.P. Super record gumwall (300-310 grams)
  • 62 213 27" x 1 1/8" H.P. Super gumwall (250 grams)
  • 62 215 700" x 28C H.P. Schwinn Super 700 gumwall (300-310 grams)
  • 62 216 700" x 28C H.P. Schwinn Super 700 gumwall (250 grams)
  • 68 010 Sew-up tire (230 grams)
  • 68 011 Sew-up tire (270 grams)
  • 68 012 Sew-up tire (300 grams)
1978 schwinn accessories cyclometer 1978 schwinn accessories 14

Schwinn-Approved Cyclometers and Speedometers

Deluxe Cyclometer with silent action - reset mechanism. Tells how far for every ride. Black plastic case.

  • - 02 815 to 816........$3.99
  • Compact Cyclometer with black finish plastic case. New silent pick-up mechanism - 020 820 to 827.......$2.89

New Deluxe Universal ture drive speedometer with black finish case. Calibration for MPH and KMH on dial face

  • - 08 455 fits 22" thru 27" frames .........$18.50
  • - 08 456 fits 17" thru 21" frames .........$18.50

Deluxe speedometer with chrome case and axle drive. Calibration for MPH and KMH on dial face

  • - 08 450 to 08 451.........$18.50

(Cannot be mounted on bicycles equipped with quick release hubs).

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 1978 schwinn accessories 15 1978 schwinn accessories 17



To many, "Schwinn Dealer" means a friend...a trustwhorthy, professional counselor on all matters pertaining to bicycles. To many other "Schwinn Dealer" means reliability... reliable and quick service and help in time of need. He's the bike expert who knows the available models and can help you in the selection of the right quality Schwinn bike to best fit your needs... assemble it properly, adjust it, and fit it to your comfort all at no extra charge. Later- if you need service- he'll take care of that, too. Friendly, helpful service is his business.

Your business is important to him and your satisfaction is important to his business. America is founded on the private businessman who works a little harder, does a little more, and provides these "extra" services that mean so much. Schwinn bicycles are sold only through a nationwide network of trained, knowledgeable, friendly neighborhood businessmen.

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Schwinn Dealer Five Point Protection Plan

*Your new Schwinn bike will be delivered fully assembled and ready-to-ride. The manufacturer's suggested retail price includes assembly and freignt.
*Your new Schwinn will be protected under the Schwinn Schwinn bicycle Company Limited warranty. (See back cover for the complete warrantly.)
*Your new Schwinn bike will be fitted to the rider for added safety and comfort- saddle and handlebars adjusted for the beset riding position... all at no extra charge.
*Your new Schwinn will be eligible for a free 30-day check-up by the dealer where it is purchased.
*Your Schwinn Dealer maintains a stock of Schwinn repair and replacement parts to assure your riding pleasure, should repairs ever be necessary.

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