1981 Schwinn Catalog

Original text and images of the 1981 Schwinn sales brochure. The text below, including the prices, are as written in 1981.

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The Schwinn system...
the most complete line of bicycles and accessories in the world.

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The Schwinn System will give you all the bicycle you ever need- whatever you need. The Schwinn Bicycle Company was founded 86 years ago in American tradition by men of vision, high standards and dream.

Adolph Arnold and Ignaz Schwinn believed that the bicycle was an important part of the American way of life. They were determined to macufacture products that would be numbered among the finest in the world.

The fourth generation of Schwinns managing the company still believes that just the finest deserve the Schwinn name. From the original location rented building in downton Chicago, producing 25, 000 units per year, Schwinn is now a major bicycle manufacturing, distributing and sales organization that sells more than 1,000,000 bicycles a year.

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What's behind this growth? A company that cares.

Part of the Schwinn tradition has been a progressive engineering program which continually improves quality, comfort, performance and funstion whithin the vanguard of style and appearance. The Schwinn heritage brings consistent value and performance to every bicycle which bears our name.

Schwinn authorizes dealerships are now franchises, but privately-owned, independent businesses authorized to sell Schwinn's complete product line.

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A Tradition of Achievement

Schwinn's major contributions in improving the bicycle include the coaster brake, balloon tires, full-floating saddle and seat post, fore-wheel expander brake, knee- action spring fork, shoe braking units and handlebar-mounted gear changer, as well as improvements in design of five-and ten-speed derailleurs and a front fork positive retention device of quick-release hub equipped bicycles.

Schwinn has also initiated industry trends in new bicycle designs: the Aerocycle, the Cycleplane and Autocycle in 1934; the Paramount racing and touring line in 1938. In 1963 a major development was the famed Sting-Ray bicycle - the bike that dramatically changed the cycling habits of young America.

Schwinn's Sting-Ray gave a major new product to America's bicycle industry and set the stage for the current popularity of BMX bicycles have been used by Olympic competitors for over 30 years. They are also a dominant factor on the winner's podium in championships throughout the world.

A System, not a line

Schwinn is a far more than a line of bicycles. It is an entire system that begines woth a comprehensive line of bicycles- more than 100 models in all - that can supply answers to every cyclist's need. Added to this is a "total" line of parts and accessories. More than 6,000 items are available, including caliper and hub brakes, changes and derailleurs-cogs, frames, hubs, racing, touring and BMX items, tires and tubes, bike care products, wheel goods, rims and spokes- to name a few.

Schwinn doesn't just seel you a bicycle- Schwinn offers you a complete choice in fitting your to your personal needs. The element of the Schwinn System that may mean the most to you is the independent Schwinn Dealer in your neighborhood. Part of a nationwide network of trained bicycle specialists, your dealer is The Schwinn Company to most of America's cyclists.

Full-service dealers

Schwinn distributes its bicycles, parts and accessories exclusively through approximately 1,800 independent authorized dealers all over the country. A Schwinn Dealer is a full-service dealer in every sense of the word. Each dealer has been completely trained in assembly and maintenance.

Schwinn Dealers can provide you with the broadest possible inventory of original equipment and optional accessories, as well as parts to maintain your bicycle. Schwinn Dealer personnel have been trained in state-of- the-art bicycle service and repair. All Schwinn Dealers are independent businessmen.

As such, they work a little harder to earn your respect, confidence and ultimately, your business. Their aim is not just a sale, but a continuing relationship with their customers.

A manufacturer who cares

A confident manufacturer will always stand behind his products. In a day and age where "buyer beware" is the watchword more often than not, Schwinn is proud of its pledge to those who buy its products. Schwinn promises a five-point consumer protection plan that includes a free-30 day check-up and a limited warranty with no time to limit on materials and workmanship.

Few in the bicycle business go this far in promises for their product. Schwinn insists on it. See page 63 for details of the warranty.

Bicycles for the '80s - and beyond...

The 1981 Schwinn line is the company's proudest achievement in engineering and styling in the Schwinn tradition of excellence. It is a meticulously planned line, designed to meet the needs and dreams of every cyclist- from professional racers to youngster experiencing the thrill of their first rides. Regardless to the model you choose, you can be confident you are starting relationship- one that will endure as long as the Schwinn company is in business.

Were proud of our 1981 line. As you review in the following pages, we think you'll understand why.

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Table of Contents

Page 4 - X-Tra Lite Bicycles
Page 16 - Standard Lightweight Bicycles
Page 22 - Cruisers and Middleweights
Page 28 - BMX Bicycles
Page 38 - Juvenile Bicycles
Page 41 - Special Edition Bicycles
Page 48 - Stationary Bicycle Exercisers
Page 52 - Bicycle Parts and Accessories

Bicycle Parts and Accessories

Cycling Tips OUr Team.......15
Things You Should Know About Cycling.......27
A Word About Quality......................46
Be Sure Your Bike Fits.........47

Schwinn Five Point Consumer Protection Plan and Limited Warranty.....63

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X-Tra Lite Bicycles

Schwinn X-Tra Lite Bicycles represent the ultimate choice an adult can make in recreational riding, serious touring or racing.

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Schwinn X-tra Lite bicycles represent the ultimate choice an adult can make in recreational riding, more serious touring or racing. There are specific reasons why Schwinn X-tra Lites are the clear cut leaders in the field. Their lugged frame construction offers strength at less weight.

Their sophisticated steel alloy tubing, highest- quality gearing, brakes and cranks all work in harmony to yeild the best possible combination of lightweight and strength. Schwinn's narrow high pressure tires roll easily and respond surely while derailleur gearing with less effort.

Lustrous and lasting finishes, polished appointments and elegant styling give proud expression to the individual rider. Schwinn X-tra Lite bicycles are lightweights with durability and performance you find only with Schwinn. Those who demand quality understand that, feature-for-feature, Schwinn X-tra Lite bikes are the best possible value in every price class.

Schwinn LeTour

If ever a bike has earned its popularity, it's Schwinn's 10-speed LeTour.

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Men's frame sizes

D11-9 21"
D13-9 23"
D15-9 25"

Schwinn LeTour

Ladies' frame sizes

D59-9 19"
D62-9 22"
Colors: Frosty Silver, Sky Blue.

Its high-performance frame geometry is almost identical to the most sophisticated professional models and the LeTour is equipped with X-Tra Lite alloy components. Note its careful construction and precise alignment.

This year's LeTour introduces Altus ST front and rear dearailleurs with Schwinn-designed control bracket equipped with LE levers. For agility, surprising ease of handling and lightness of pedal effort, ask anyone who cycles. He-or she- will agree: LeTour is one terrific value!

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Enjoy the thrills of responsive cycling- for one mile or hundreds... Altus derailleurs and Sugino Super Maxy crankset. Our lug frame has the original temper and resilliency of 18-gauge 1020 carbon steel tubing.

Dual-lever brake controls for more convenient.

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Shimano Le gearshift levers: stem mounted.


Tubing: 1020 carbon steel
Frame Chainstay length: 17 1/2"
Head and seat mast angles: 72 1/2 degrees
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 4 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 1/4"
Rims: UKAI chrome-plated steel (27" x 1 1/4")
Hubs: Schwinn large flange with quick release.
Spokes: 080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn HP Sports Touring.
Front derailleur: Shimano Altus ST.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus ST.
Shift levers: Shimano Altus LE stem mounted.
Chain: HKK.
Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms. 39-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: Schwinn gold finish (14-28).
Pedals: KKT rattrap.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel (25.4 mm).
Saddle: Ariake Touring.
Handlebars: SR alloy.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Schwinn center pull.
Weight: 29 lbs.
Accessories: Handlebar cushions, kickstand.

Schwinnn Superior

Perfect for a good hard ride

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Men's frame sizes

219 19"
221 21"
223 23"
225 25"
Color: Pearl Orange

Here's a new model for 1981 - made with Campagnolor Gran Sport components- that is responsive and corners with the grace and sophistication of the finest racing machines. The 73 degree seat mast and head tube angles are coupled with 1 3/4 inch fork rake and 16 1/2 inch rear stays to provide a comfortable yet responsive ride.

The 3-inch bottome bracket drop is more stable than a higher bracket but still allows plenty of clearance to pedal through tight turns. The wheelbase is a tight 39 1/4 inches to give you responsive, precise, accurate and predictable handling. Frame sizes in Pearl Orange include 19-inch, 21-inch, 23-inch and 25-inch. The Superior is a performance bicycle to deliver every ounce to deliver every ounce of energy you put into cycling- for light touring, recreational riding and racing.

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Campagnolo derailleur system and versatile 14-16-18-21-24 Regina rear cluster with 42-52 chainwheels. The new Schwinn Superior uses Reynolds 531 light and resilient tubing throughout. The bike's Campagnolo caliper brakes are matched to 700C Super Champion rims and Schwinn Super 700 to 250g tires.


Tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted, Tange front fork.
Frame Chainstay length: 16 1/2"
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees
Fork rake: 1 1/4"
Wheelbase: 39 1/4"
Bottom bracket drop: 3"
Headset: Campagnolo Gran Sport.
Rims: Super Champion (700 C)
Hubs: Campagnolo Gran Sport with quick release.
Spokes: .072- .060 gauge stainless steel.
Tires: Schwinn 250 gram Super 700.
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport.
Rear derailleur: SCampagnolo Gran Sport.
Shift levers: Campagnolo Gran Sport.
Chain: Regina Gold.
Crank set: Campagnolo Gran Sport, 170 mm arms. 42-52 chainwheels.
Freewheel: Regina (14-24).
Pedals: Campagnolo Gran Sport with toe clips and straps.
Seat post: Campagnolo Gran Sport (27.2 mm).
Saddle: Brooks BN5.
Handlebars: Sakae.
Stem: Sakae.
Brakes: Campagnolo Gran Sport.
Weight: 24.8 lbs.
Accessories: Brazed-on water bottle fittings.

Schwinn Super Sport

A new standard for quality touring bicycles

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Men's frame sizes

D411 21"
D431 23"
D451 25"
Colors: Smoked Pearl

See the complete history of the Schwinn Sport.

The Super Sport represents a classic lesson in contemporary touring chrome-moly frame design in all five key frame dimensions that govern handling characteristics. These are rear stay length, top tube length, fork rake, seat mast angle and head tube angle.

The longer 16 3/4 inch rear stays improve the Super Sport's tracking ability under heavy loads and enable the weight from the rear panniers to be shifted slightly forward for greater stability. The relatively steep 73 degree parallel frame angles and 23 3/16 inch top tube are unusual for the traditional touring bicycle, but Schwinn engineers like these steeper angles like these steeper angles for quicker steering, livelier ride and better weight distribution.

The 3/4 inch fork rake rounds out the bicycle's geometry without sacrificing the comfortable ride of a stiffer fork configuration. This machine sets high standards as fine touring bicycle.

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A new standard for quality touring bicycles

SunTour Cyclone front and rear derailleurs on this remarkable touring machine. Standard equipment: handlebar cushiones, water bottle and alloy cage attached to brazed-on fittings- the cleanest, sturdiest way to attach them. Extra-close-up crank set shot of the three chainwheels on the 15-speed Super Sport.

Add your choice of optional equipment, such as front and rear panniers and handlebar bag. Carriers are standard.
(See parts and Accessories.)


Tubing: 4130 chrome-moly with double butted top and down tubes.
Frame Chainstay length: 16 1/4"
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees
Fork rake: 1 1/8"
Wheelbase: 39 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 3"
Headset: Targe "Levin"
Rims: UKAI alloy box (700 C)
Hubs: Schwinn large flange with quick release.
Spokes: .080- .060 gauge stainless steel.
Tires: Schwinn 250 gram Super Record.
Front derailleur: SunTour Cyclone.
Rear derailleur: SunTour Cyclone II.
Shift levers: SunTour Superbs.
Chain: Gold HKK "Z".
Crank set: SR triple, 170 mm arms, 34-46-52 chainwheels.
Freewheel: Silver Maeda (13-28).
Pedals: KKT Pro-Vie II with toe clips and straps.
Seat post: SR alloy LaPrade (26.6 mm) with micro-adjust.
Saddle: Ariake Road King.
Handlebars: SR alloy.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Gran Compe 500G.
Weight: 26.1 lbs. (with racks and water bottle)
Accessories: Handlebar cushions, water bottle and cage, front and rear racks, brazed on rack, shift lever and water bottle fittings.

Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 - 12 Speed

For excellence and performance in 12-speed professional-quality touring

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Men's frame sizes

V21-9 21" frame
V23-9 23" frame
V25-9 25" frame

VC1-9 21" full chrome
VC3-9 23" full chrome
VC5-9 25" full chrome Colors: Black Sable, Chrome (at additional cost)

As a professional-quality touring bike, the Voyageur 11.8 offers a variety of features and design considerations one would expect to find in only the highest priced models. Uniglide chain is industry-recognized for fast, smooth, accurate shifts; a 6-speed cassette freewheel allows for a greater range of gear combinations and the low-flange quick-release alloy hubs mean a more comfortable ride.

And, in league with what you'd expect from the best, the Voyageur also offers a 4130 chrome-moly frame with double-butted top and bottom tubes, responsive yet comfortable frame geometry- plus the Altus LT derailleur system with quick-release alloy wheels and narrow high pressure tires.

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The high-performance Shimano Altus LT derailleur system, fitted with a gold chain and freewheel, gives the Voyageur 11.8 a smart, sleek look. Our 4130 chrome moly frame with double-butted top and bottom tubes underline the quality lightweight construction of the Voyageur 11.8.


Tubing: 4130 chrome-moly with double butted top and down tubes.
Frame Chainstay length: 16 3/18"
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 3/8".
Rims: Araya alloy box (27" x 1 1/3")
Hubs: Shimaano low flange with quick release, free hub rear.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn 300 gram Super record.
Front derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Shift levers: Shimano Altus LT.
Chain: Gold Shimano Uniglide.
Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms, 40-52 chainwheels.
Freewheel: Shimano freehub (13-28) six speed.
Pedals: KKT Alloy quill with toe clips and straps.
Seat post: SR P3 (26.8 mm) with micro-adjust.
Saddle: Ariake Jaguar.
Handlebars: SR alloy.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Dia COmpe 500G.
Weight: 26 lbs.
Accessories: none.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Voyageur.

Schwinn Super LeTour

12 Speeds and extra equipment features add up to a super cycle

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Men's frame sizes

12-speed D21-9 21"
D23-9 23"
D25-9 25"
Colors: Black sable, Summercloud white.

Take a long, hard look at this 27-pound, 12-speed Super LeTour- a prime example of Schwinn quality. Its standard equipment features include Gran Compe 500 G side-pull brakes with lever hoods for more comfort, tubular fork with semi-sloping crown that is attractive and makes for a lively, solid ride and Schwinn Super Record 300-grames tires that are lightweight without sacrificing durability. And take an extra look at Schwinn's resilient and dependable lug frame. It all adds up to a super cycle that wins top grades for agility and performance.

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12 Speeds and extra equipment features add up to a super cycle

Shimano Altus LT downtube shifters make for smooth, quiet, positive shifting.
Schwinn handlebar cushions, new this year, are standard equipment on this exceptional bike.
Self-centering derailleur with gearing versatility of six-cog cassette freewheel.

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Quick-release wheels and the lively dependability of Schwinn Super Record gumwall high-pressure tires.


Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 1/2".
Head and seat mast angles: 72 1/2 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 3/4".
Rims: UKAI alloy box (27" x 1 1/8")
Hubs: Shimano low flange with quick release, free hub rear.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn 300 gram Super record.
Front derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Shift levers: Shimano Altus .
Chain: Shimano Uniglide.
Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms, 39-52 chainwheels.
Freewheel: Shimano freehub (13-28) six speed.
Pedals: KKT Alloy quill with toe clips and straps.
Seat post: SR LaPrade (25.4 mm) with micro-adjust.
Saddle: Ariake Jaguar II.
Handlebars: Sakae.
Stem: Sakae.
Brakes: Gran COmpe 500G.
Weight: 27 lbs.
Accessories: Handlebar cushions kickstand.

Schwinn LeTour Tourist

Modified LeTour with touring handlebard, upright saddle and fenders

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Men's frame sizes

D311-9 21"
D333-9 23"
D355-9 25"

Schwinn LeTour Tourist

Ladies's frame sizes

D791-9 19"
D821-9 22"

Colors: Spicy Chestnut, Sky Blue.

For those who enjoy an X-tra Lite bike but prefer the comfort and convenienve of a touring saddle and upright handlebars, here is a new Schwinn model that makes good sense- the LeTour Tourist. The basic equipment on the Tourist is identical to the popular LeTour- including the brazed lug frame for a lively, responsive ride. In addition, it offers Bluemels fenders, side-pull caliper brakes and Schwinn's comfortable handlebar grips.

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The Tourist's Altus ST front and rear derailleurs.

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The Blumels fenders go further around the tires, to help keep you from being splattered. In wet conditions, however, stopping distances are still increased dramatically and high-pressure tires can be very slippery. If you must ride in foul weather, be very careful.

(Ladies' model shown with optional alloy carrier. See page 62)
Note the comfortable handlebar configuration.


Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 1/4".
Head and seat mast angles: 72 1/2 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 3/4".
Rims: UKAI chrome-plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
Hubs: Schwinn large flange with front quick release.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: HP Sports Touring.
Front derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Shift levers: Shimano Altus LE stem mounted.
Chain: HHK.
Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms, 39-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: Schwinn gold finish (14-28).
Pedals: KKT black rubber block.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel.
Saddle: Kashima touring.
Handlebars: SR alloy touring (Upright) cushioned grips.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Schwinn side pull.
Weight: 29.3 lbs.
Accessories: Kickstand, Bluemels "Popular" fenders.

Schwinn Sports Tourer

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Men's frame sizes

9211 21"
9231 23"
9251 25"
9271 27" (extra cost)

Schwinn Sports Tourer

Womens's frame sizes

9691 19"
9721 22"

Colors: Black Sable.

Schwinn Sprots Tourer: is a new model for 1981. Like all of the other X-tra Lites, it si equipped with a durable lug frame, but uses extra tough parts and components for greater strength than you sometimes find in lighter ten-speeds. Available in Black Sable with red trim.

Schwinn Traveler

Two X-tra Lites with handsome design, dependability and smooth handling.

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Men's frame sizes

T29 19"
T31 21"
T33 23"
T35 25"
T37 27" (extra cost)

See the complete history of the Schwinn Traveler.

Schwinn Traveler

Womens's frame sizes

T59 19"
T62 22"
Colors: Scarlet Flame, Pearl Blue.

Racy appearance and a rugged lug frame - in Pearl Blue and Scarlet Flame. For adults who enjoy the look and feel of an X-tra Lite and want strength and durability, the Traveler- built to Schwinn's exacting specifications- is the perfect answer. It's not surprising that more and more cyclists favor this sturdy model which includes light steel rims, Shimano gearing and Randonneur handlebar.

Dual position brake levers available on both the Traveler and Sports Tourer. Men's and women's Traveler models are available in Pearl Blue or Scarlet Flame. The quick-release front wheel is stardom on Sports Tourer.


Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 ".
Head and seat mast angles: (T) 72 1/2 degrees, (ST) 73 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: (T) 2 3/4" (ST) 2 1/2".
Rims: (T) Araya chrome-plated steel (ST) Femco chrome plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
Hubs: (T) Front - Shimano steel semi- large flange Rear- Shimano steel small flange. (ST) Schwinn large flange, quick release hubs.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Puff.
Front and Rear derailleur: (T) Shimano 400 (ST) Maeda 7".
Shift levers: (T) Shimano stem mounted (ST) SunTour stem mounted.
Chain: (T)HHK (ST) TYC.
Crank set: (T)170 mm arms, 40-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: (14-28).
Pedals: (T) SR rattrap (ST) KKT rattrap.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel (25.8mm)
Saddle: (T) Ariake (ST) Avoce Type.
Handlebars: (T) Stell Randonneur (ST) SR Custom alloy.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Schwinn center pull.
Weight: (T)31.8 lbs. (ST) 30 lbs.
Accessories: Kickstand.

Schwinn World's Sport

Lug frame, 10-speeds and great colors- all at a price that's hard to believe

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Men's frame sizes

W11-5 21"
W13-5 23"
W15-5 25"

See the complete history of the Schwinn World.

Schwinn World's Sport

Ladie's frame sizes

W59-5 19"
W61-5 21"
Colors: Royal Maroon, Frosty Silver.

Among the wide selection of X-tra Lites in the Schwinn system, the down-to-earth price of the World Sport makes it especially popular. To its lug frame and 10-speed versatility, the 1981 World Sport steel crank arms and Dia-Compe 630 side-pull caliper brakes and extension levers. Dependable value in a moderately priced bike, available in choice of Frosty Silver or Royal Maroon.

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Crankset and derailleur system.
The World Sport's convenient gearshift levers are a key part of its dependable Maeda SunTour derailleur system.
A full range of accessories such as the water bottle and bags shown is available from your Schwinn Dealer.
(See pages 52-62).


Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 ".
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 1/2".
Rims: chrome plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
Hubs: Front - Shimano steel semi- large flange Rear- Shimano steel small flange.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: High-pressure gumwall.
Front derailleur: Maeda SunTour Honor.
Rear derailleur: Maeda Suntour Spirt.
Shift levers: SunTour stem mounted.
Chain: TYC.
Crank set: Sugino steel, 165 mm arms, 40-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: Maeda (14-28).
Pedals: Rattrap.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel.
Saddle: Black racing type.
Handlebars: Steel maes bond.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Schwinn side pull.
Weight: 33 lbs.
Accessories: Kickstand.

Schwinn World Tourist

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Men's frame sizes

6411 21"
6411 23"

Schwinn World Tourist

Women's frame sizes

6871 17"
6891 19"
6911 21"
Colors: Spicy Chestnut.

You will be pleased by the almost effortless shifting of the World Tourist. Constant chain motion on this 10-speed Front Freewheeling system means you don't always need to pedal to shift - you can usually cost and shift together. For recreation or commuting, the 10-speed World Tourist combines relaxed, easy riding and great value!

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Amazing easy and positive shifting puts this new bike in its own class

This year's model features Shimano components: Uni Glide chain, Front and Positron III front derailleur. The World Tourist's handsome brown fenders- easy to look at and every functional. Stem-mounted shift levers and Front Freewheeling system make shifting simple on this comfortable ten-speed.
A soft-cushioned, springed seat provides comfortable upright mount for less fatigue and easier riding.


Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 ".
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 1/2".
Rims: chrome plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
Hubs: Semi- large flange.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Traveler.
Front derailleur: Shimano Positron III.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Positron III.
Shift levers: Shimano Positron III stem mounted.
Chain: Shimano Uniglide.
Crank set: Shimano alloy cotterless FF, 165 mm arms, 39-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: Shimano FF (14-28).
Pedals: Black rubber block.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel (25.8mm)
Saddle: Touring (Upright)
Handlebars: Chrome-plated steel (upright), cushioned grips.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Side pull.
Weight: 35.2 lbs.
Accessories: Kickstand, Fenders.

Schwinn World Tourist 5-speed

1981 schwinn world tourist coaster

Men's frame sizes

W21 21"
W23 23"
W25 25"

Schwinn World Tourist 5-speed

Women's frame sizes

W69 19"
W71 21"
Colors: Sky blue.

World Tourist 3-speed Coaster

Men's frame sizes

7211 21"
7231 23"

World Tourist 3-speed Coaster

Women's frame sizes

7671 17"
7691 19"
7711 21"
Colors: Sky blue.

World Tourist Coater

Men's frame sizes

7411 21"

World Tourist Coaster

Women's frame sizes

7871 17"
7891 19"
Colors: Sky blue.

Here's a bike with the low rolling resistance of high pressure tires and lightweight wheels plus the extra comfort of traditional upright handlebars. The World Tourist may be the most versatile bike in the Schwinn line. Easy to ride, enjoyable and practical, the 5-speed, 3-speed or single-speed coaster brake models are useful around town.

It's a perfect communication machine - or add a basket or carrier and these World Tourist are quick and convenient for errands almost anywhere.

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Suburban styling, comfort and value: 3 gearing options- single- 3- speed , 5-speed

Derailleur and crankset for this 5-speed model and components on all the other World Tourist meet Schwinn's high standards.
World Tourist women's model. This versatile bike accepd many optional accessories, like the Schwinn saddle bag shown here.
Chainguard is standard on all men's and women's models.

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Convenient positioning of three-speed's gearshift makes shifting quick and easy.


Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 ".
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 1/2".
Rims: chrome plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
Hubs: Front (all) - Semi- large flange. Rear - (5) Steel semi-large flange (3) Shimano 3-speed coaster (C) coaster.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Traveler.
Rear derailleur: (5) Maeda SunTour (No derailleurs on 3 or C).
Shift levers: (5) SunTour handlebar (3) Shimano handlebar trigger (None on Coaster).
Chain: TYC.
Crank set: Steel cutterless, 165 mm arms, 48 chainrings.
Freewheel: (5) Maeda (14-32) (3) and (C): none.
Pedals: Black rubber block.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel (25.8mm)
Saddle: Touring (Upright)
Handlebars: Chrome-plated steel (upright), cushioned grips.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Side pull.
Weight: (5) 35 lbs. (3) 34.5 lbs. (C) 33 lbs.

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Cycling Tips from our Team

Whether you're cycling just for fun, to keep in shape, for transportation or are a serious racer, knowing the fundamentals is mighty important. The more you know, the greter your chances for really enjoyable, trouble-free riding. Good basic knowledege of cycling fundamentals, combined with regular practive (and, naturaylly, the right equipment) combine to make you a winner- whether you ride in your neighborhood, around town, or on hot BMX tracks.

Members of Team Schwinn, the Schwinn Corporation's racing team, are devoted to fundamentals. The most important ones have set down by team members to hep you get the most out of your new Schwinn bicycle.

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Pedaling should be a smooth, easy, circular motion - not up and down. Power should be applied through the entire stroke, and the ball of the foot should be centered over the pedal splindle. Toe clips and straps, available from your local Schwinn Dealer, greatly improve your ability to maintain a smooth, even cadence with power through the entire stroke. These relatively inexpensive accessories are often the first thing purchased by somone interested in serious cycling.


Gearing is very important in keeping pedal cadence as smooth as possible. Spinning-top competitors rarely dip below 90 plus rotations per minute- is the most efficient and least fatiguing way to pedal. A cadence this fast may seem uncomfortable at first, but stick with it. Your improved performance will be worth the effort.

If you find yourself spinning too fast with Little or no resistance against the pedals, or you are breathing too hard or can't remain firmly seated on the saddle, shift to a higher gear. On the other hand, if you can't keep a smooth, even cadence or your knees begin to hurt, you might like to try a lower gear.

Riding Position

You should be loose and comfortable the bike. The handlebars should be within comfortable reach and the saddle should be positioned so that there is only a slight bend in your knee when the pedal is in the lowest position. Experiment with different hand positions on the bars.

A commonly used grip is acquired by placing your thumb over the top of the brake lever with your hand to the outside. In this position you can easily reach the brake levers, and steering is easiest from the outside of the bars. On long rides, however, it is advisable to change your hand position frequently to avoid fatigue.


Quickly is not as easy as it may seem. It does require some practice to make sure, positive turns with a little loss of momentum as possible. Pick your line through the turn before you enter it and sick to it once you are committed. This is particularly important if you are riding with several others in a close formation.

Lean the bicycle into the turn with your outside leg in the lowest pedal position to keep from hitting your inside pedal on the pavement. Also, shift your weight to the outside pedal to lower your center of gravity. This position will be the most stable suring the turn. If is necessary to slow down, as it often is, brake before entering the turn. This method ensures smooth turns.

Riding the Rought Spots

Bumpy roads and loose gravel create problems for bicycle. By getting up off the saddle, you can distribute your weight more evenly ove both wheels and make the bike more stable in rougher road conditions.


Bicycle brakes are designed to provide quick, fade-resistant stops. It is best to learn to anticipate stops to avoid panic situations, however. Get into the habit of watching traffic and road conditions around you. That way most of your braking situations will be easy braking situations.

In wet conditions, stoping, distances are increased dramatically, so your speed must be adjusted accordingly. Apply your brakes lighty and frequently. This prevents water from building up under the pads and possibly making your bicycle difficult to stop. Also, lightweight high pressure bicycle tires have a tendency to be particularly slippery in wet weather.

If you must ride in the rain, please use the greatest degree of caution and common sense.

In long downhills, brakes will heat up if applied continuously. Therefore, it is a good idea to pump them slightly rather than apply a continual drag. This will keep them cool and help keep your bike under control.
Above all, enjoy your Schwinn bike. Cycling is a fantastic sport. We hope you enjoy it is much as we at Team Schwinn do.
Good Cycling!

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Schwinn Standard Lightweight Bicycles

Solid, dependable machines for easy riding in both town and country...

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Schwinn's Standard Lightweight Bicycles represents everything one could hope for in a line of lightweights; they're stylish and attractive, rugged and easy to maintain. Yet these bikes are truly lightweight, weighing just a few pounds more thant X-tra Lites.

The Standard Lightweight line includes the unique Continental with its quick-release front hub to make it easy to remove the front wheel; the Deluve Varsity featuring a positive gearing system with the easily discernible click; America's long-time favorite, the extra-strong Varsity; and another outstanding new addition to the Standard Lightweight line the Sprint. There's also the Collegiate Sport and Collegiate, offering a variety of comfort features.

When you visit your Schwinn Dealer, tell him about all the uses you plan for your bike. He'll help you choose the right Schwinn Standard Lightweight to give you mile after mile of dependable service and satisfaction.

Schwinn Varsity

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Men's frame sizes

117 17"
120 20"
122 22"
124 24"
126 26"
144 24" wheels

See the complete history of the Schwinn Varsity.

Schwinn Varsity

Women's frame sizes

167 17"
170 20"
194 24" wheels
Colors: Sky blue. Cardinal Red.

When you start to number the many virtues of the Schwinn Varsity, it is not difficult to undertand why this full-size, 10-speed bike wins honors, year after year, as America's favorite.

The Varsity carries extra-strength features for younger riders, including a solid forged steel stem and crankset, chrome-plated steel chainrings, side-pull caliper brakes, tubular steel rims and wheel bearing make pedaling particularly smooth, aided by the perfectly aligned Schwinn Electro-forged frame and sophisticated yet simple gearing and derailleurs.

Schwinn high- pressure gumwall Puff tires also help cut down rolling resistance. From racing handlebars to kickstand, the Varsity reflects all the quality and durability that is Schwinn. No wonder this bike is a best seller!

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Best-selling full-size 10-speed in America. Available with 24-inch wheels, too.

Close-up of the Schwinn derailleur system in the women's model Varsity. The Varsity's heavyduty kickstand is an intergral part of the frame. It was designed by Schwinn's own Research and Design facility and built to their exacting specifications.

Schwinn Deluxe Varsity

10 speed of positive pleasure in a solid lightweight

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Men's frame sizes

417 17"
420 20"
422 22"
424 24"
444 24" wheels

Schwinn Deluxe Varsity

Womens's frame sizes

467 17"
470 20"
494 24" wheels

Colors: Sky blue, Cardinal Red

For riders who have graduated to 10-speed bikes, the Deluxe Varsity is the machine. Along with its Front Freewheeling FF system, it is equipped with a Positron stem-mounted shift lever which moves each gear with a positive, easily discernible click- and makes crisp, accurate shifts possible even for begginers. Male and female, young and old riders all appreciate this solid lightweight's easy, positive shifting. (Deluce Varsity is also available in 24-inch wheel model.)

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Front Freewheeling FF system allows you to change gears without pedaling.
The Positron derailleur on the sturdy Deluxe Varsity.

Schwinn Continental

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Men's frame sizes

312 22"
314 24"
316 26"

Colors: Black Sable.

This marks the 21st year that Schwinn's Continental has been rendering dependable serive for those who enjoy cycling. Though just 6 pounds heavier than 30 pounds sport bikes, this 10-speed model features perhaps the strongest diamond-style frame ever made- Electro forged of 1010 carbon steel.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Continental.

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Built for durable enjoynment

You can put the Continental into a car trunk or change the front wheel in seconds, thanks to its quick-release front hub with Schwinn's exclusive positive front wheel retention.
Schwinn's Continental features an Electro forged frame for years of dependable service.
Center-pull brakes are notable features of the Continental.

Schwinn Sprint

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Men's frame sizes

S17 70"
S20 20"
S22 20"

Schwinn Sprint

Womens's frame sizes

S57 17"
S60 20"

Colors: Frosty Silver.

A big new attraction this year is the tough, smart-looking Sprint, which further broadens Schwinn's outstanding line of 27 inch lightweight. In handsome Frosty Silver, the Sprint features Schwinn's regular Electro-forged frame with Schwinn caliper brakes, pedals and hubs. It also offers Schwinn's regular chrome plated forged-steel crank with double plateau sprockets and Huret and Shimano derailleurs.

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An outstanding new economical addition to the Schwinn Lightweight line

Tubular front fork and an Electo-forged frame are standard on the Sprint- a featured new addition to the Schwinn lightweight line.
Ladies' version of the new Sprint, available in both 17- and 20-inch frames.
Red decals and opaque red handlebar tape add to the dashing look of this new model.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Sprint.

Schwinn Collegiate Sport

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Men's frame sizes

727-5 17"
730-5 20"

See the complete history of the Schwinn Collegiate.

Schwinn Collegiate Sport

Women's frame sizes

777-5 17"
780-5 20"
Colors: Sky Blue.

Schwinn Collegiate 3-speed Coaster

Men's frame sizes

K37-8 17"
K40-8 20"

Schwinn Collegiate 3-speed Coaster

Women's frame sizes

K87-8 17"
K90-8 20"
Colors: Sky Blue.

For those who are looking for a smooth-shifting bike that stands up well to the varying demands of in-town riding, the Schwinn Collegiate Sport is the answer. It features a rugged 5-speed rear cog plus a racing saddle and dependable 26-inch x 1 3/8" Sports Touring gumwall tires. Its companion bike, the Collegiate, comes in three-speed or three-speed coaster brake models. Both models offer a choice in frame sizes for younger riders.

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Durability in 5- and 3-speed for in-town riding

The three-speed shift lever is conveniently located and easy to operate. The Collegiate 3-speed gets you about town in style on comfortable saddle and upright handlebars.
The ladies' model 5-speed Collegiate Sport is practical, sportly and good-looking with chainguard, downturned handlebars and chrome fenders.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Collegiate.

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Schwinn Cruisers and Middleweights

26-inch wheel machines for the forest trails, racing or just cruising.

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The dictionary defines "cruising" as... "sailing about, touching a series of sport." Southern California cyclists adapted the world to their own world of sandy beaches where the joys of riding old balloon-tired bicycles along the ocean's edge, from beach to beach, were quickly discovered

It didn't take long for one cyclist to tell another. The result: cruiser racing developed and flourised while triggering the creation of incredibly sophisticted machines. Whether riding down forest trails, on BMX race tracks or just rolling around the town, these Cruisers are absolutely state-of-the-art.

Schwinn engineeres were able to take their leading BMX technology, adapt it to a 26-inch wheel format and develop Cruisers that can more than hold their own anywhere in the world.

Schwinn King Sting

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Colors: Black Sable, Gold Frosty, Silver Blue.

The King-Sting is Schwinn's finest single-speed cruiser. Its top and down tubes are ovalized at the joints to provide greater strength and rigidity at critical stress points.

The frame geometry- head tube and seat mast angles, chain stay lengths, bottom bracket heights, top tube lengths- is designed to provide unbelievably responsive handling in maximum performance situations. Components are all state-of-the-art. When it's all screwed together, the King-Sting is one fast machine!

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The Royal machine: Wheels for a King

Anodized Team Schwinn crankset and MKS-10 pedals are a combination that delivers the power. The standard chain ring is 40 tooth but can be switched to any sized sprocket to maximize your performance. (Different sizes are available from your Schwinn as optional equipment.)

The Schwinn 26 x 2.125 inch knobby gumwall balloon tires mounted on anodized UKAI box rims. The chrome-moly tubular front fork, chrome-moly handlebars and anodized Team Schwinn stem are all class at the radical edge. The "Kings" are available in Frosty Silver with blue trim or Black Sable with gold trim.

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This LeTour Avocet saddle is both firm and comfortable.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Sting.

Schwinn King-Sting 5

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KS8-0 18"
KS1-5 21"
Colors: Black Sable, Gold Frosty, Silver Blue.

The King-Sting 5 is versatile enough to handle the most difficult terrain. This super sophisticated land cruiser has the same exclusive Schwinn bi-oval design as the King Sting but comes in both an 18 and 21 inch frame.

Equipped with Schwinn knobby gumwall tires and UKAI anodized box rims, the King-Sting 5 is a combination of durability and lightweight that is built to make off-road riding an exhilarating experience.

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High torque or rough terrain, this machine has it when you need it

The heart of the action is the King-Sting 5's GT 510 derailleur and the 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel. The gearing provides quick, accurate shifts crucial to off-road riding.

If you're on the beach, in the forests or on the town, the King-Sting 5 does it in a class of its own. Available in either Black Sable with gold trim or Frosty Silver with blue trim, shown here.

The King-Sting 5 comes equipped with a chrome-moly handlebar, anodized Team Schwinn stem, brake levers and gearshift.

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Team Schwinn crankset and 170mm crank arms.

Schwinn Cruiser

Combines high tech with classic good looks

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Schwinn Cruiser 5


Close-up of the Schwinn derailleur for riders who prefer Cruiser 5-speed versatility. A comfortable seat and upright handlebars are standard on all Cruisers. New this year is optional Schwinn custom-designed Cruiser Carrier.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Cruiser.

Schwinn Deluxe Cruiser

Colors: Sky Blue, Black Sable, Spicy Chestnut.

The name "Schwinn" in front of the title "Cruiser" means a solid, comfortable ride on a cantilever frame bike that is always in style. That's why the words "Schwinn Cruiser" are something special if you agree that first class on white-walled balloons is the only way to roll. The "Deluxe's" Spring Fork gives you an extra smooth ride.

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For deliveries, chores and fun: three middleweight bikes you can depend on

Schwinn Typhoon

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Color: Sky blue.

Here's quality bike to last! The Schwinn Typhoon features 26 x 1 3/4" nylon cord tires on Schwinn's tubular steel rims, Schwinn Electro-forged cantilevered carbon steel frame with forged-steel fork and crank, chrome-plated fenders and positive action coaster brake. It all adds up to a really dependable middleweight machine.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Typhoon.

Schwinn Hollywood

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Color: Sky blue.

Enjoy graceful styling plus the convenience of step-through frame. The Hollywood is a 39-pound middleweight that a young lady will find very serviceable and yet easy to ride. It offers a comfortable saddle, nylon cord tires on Schwinn's tubular steel rims, coaster brake and built-in kickstand.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Hollywood.

Schwinn Heavy-Duti

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Color: Golden Yellow.

To handle everything from deliveries to industrial use, the Heavy-Duti is 45 pounds of toughness. Features include special reinforced Schwinn Electro-forged cantilever frame, heavy duty tractor tires, heat-treated forged-steel crank, reinforced kickstand, Schwinn tubular steel rims and wide-base handlebars.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Heavy-Duti.

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Things you should know about cyling

Safety Check List

Your Schwinn bicycle deserves periodic checkup. Two or three times a season is usually adequate, depending on how often and how you use your bike. It may be necessary to habe a checkup more often if you use your bike more frequently or under hard conditions. Begin this safety check by rubbing your bike down with a damp cloth and then examining nine key points on the bike for any problems or sign of wear:

(1) tires
(2) wheels
(3) brakes
(4) handlebars and stem
(5) headset bearings
(6) pedals and cranks
(7) gears
(8) saddle
(9) reflectors and lights.

It's also a good idea to inspect your bike quickly every time before you ride to make sure everything is in place, particularly if you have quick-release hubs- so you can enjoy your ride in comfort and security.

Protecting Your Bike

Your Schwinn bike is a valuable asset, so always be sure to:

- lock your bike every time you leave it unattended.
- park your bike in ani nconspicuous sport overnight. A basement or indoor storage rooms is best.
- record the serial number of your bike and keep it with your permanent records.
- register your bike with the local police (if they offer that service) and check to see whether your home insurance policy covers bicycles.
- use a Schwinn high quality lock, chain or cable for the mazimum protection. Your Schwinn Dealer offers a full selection and can show you the correct way to lock your bike for greatest security.

Care and Operation Check List (for 10 and 15-speeds). A little care will go along way toward keeping your Schwinn bicycle in top working order. Cyclists who care follow these simple rules:

- never pedal blackward.
- never sit on your bike the kickstand down.
- avoid backing up your bike whenever possible.
- make every effort to avoid potholes or uneven driveway curbs.
- keep your tires at full pressure.

Riding in Traffic

Cycling in traffic does not need to be difficult. The secret to a safe and enjoyable rides lies in knowing and following in few simple rules:

- understand the operation of your bike thoroughly before attempting to ride in congested areas. Practice on quiet streets and read your Schwinn Owner's Manual.
- get used to being able to look over your left shoulder to check traffic conditions. Mirrors which fasten to your bicycle or eyeglasses are useful for this purpose and are available from your local Schwinn Dealer.
- be familiar with the route are taking. Avoid sudden or erratic maneuvers.
- select a route that avoids major highways. Often lightly traveled thoroughfares, although inappropriate for automobile traffic, are ideal for the cyclist.
- check parked cars carefully as you approach them for opening doors or their maneuvering back into the traffic flow.
- learn to anticipate traffic conditions and stay clear of any cars which are acting eratically.
- ride on the right side of the street, with traffic. If it is necessary to go onto a sidewalk, walk your bike.
- obey all traffic lights and other signals. Bicycle traffic is subject to all rules and regulations governing automobile traffic.
- always use hand signals to announce your intentions.
- keep your head up and your speed down. Potholes and other road hazards cause a considerable amount of trouble and it is important to avoid them.
- watch out for inattentive drivers who may not be aware of your position on the road. Make sure you can be seen. If necessary, signal your presence with a horn or whistle.
- wear a helmet and gloves. They offer an extra measure of protection.
- in wet weather, stoping distances are increased and high-pressure tires can become very slippery. If you get caught in the rain, keep your speeds down and try to anticipate your stops.

Some Good Sense Tips for Bicycle Commuting

- if you don't own bike, describe the terrain and distance between destinations to your Schwinn Dealer. He'll help you choose the model that's right for your particular commute.

- have a place on your bike to hold packages.
- arrange for a secure parking space at your destination, preferably indoors and out of sight.
- dress comfortably, avoid loose clothing and carry protective clothing in case of bad weather.

And If You Must Ride at Night...

- be certain to obey local laws pertaining to nighttime riding.
- war light-colored clothing so that you can be seen easily.
- be certain that all of your reflectors are clean, properly positioned and firmly attached to your bicycle.
- be certain that your front and rear lights are in proper working order. Your Schwinn Dealer has a wide range of battery or generator lights to choose from and will be happy to help you select the proper light for your needs.

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Schwinn BMX Bicycles

Schwinn BMX machines do one thing: WIN

Every time a member of Team SChwinn blasts down a straightaway, rips through a bern and pounds across the finish line, he's doing more than calling attention to the superb maneuverability, quality and dependability of Schwinn BMX bicycles.

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Team Schwinn members are using every jump and hard hairpin to develop, test and evaluate every inch of bike in the Schwinn BMX line. It's no wonder the Schwinn line, headed by the increduble Sting, applauded by major BMX magazines, spcializes in acing out its competition and leaving imitators in the dust.

It is said that one of the key reasons Bicycle Motorcross racing has come into its own all over America- from sanctioned tracks and independent BMX layouts to local backyards and inside sports arenas - is because of the capability and strength of BMX bikes. And many BMX winners will tell you that Schwinn is the leader in the field!

Schwinn Sting

Why is the Sting Schwinn's top-of-the-line BMX machine?

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B25-0 (chrome)

Colors: Chrome Red (additional cost), Chrome Blue (additional cost). Cardinal Red.

Stop in at your Schwinn Dealer and take a long, hard look at the features that go into this competition bicycle and you'll know why. Each critical joint area uses ovalized tubing to absorb and distribute stress more evenly. Tubing is super-light chrome moly and the top and down tubes are double-butted.

Even the head tube is slightly longer to help absorb fork stress and reduce the radial load on bearings. Lift it- it's light and tough. The Sting promises better performance - and delivers it- from the gate to the finish. That's because Schwinn- and you- put so much into it.

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Applauded by major BMX magazines

Nobody but Schwinn has this tri-oval, double-butted, chrome-moly, hand-brazed frame. Team Schwinn Components are one of the major things that makes The Sting so hot.

You'll be hard put to match the beauty and precision of The Sting anywhere else in the world.
The unique tri-oval design provides extra strength at concentrated points of stress.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Sting.

Schwinn Sting Competition

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B23-0 (chrome)
Colors: Black sable, chrome blue (additional cost)

Schwinn Mini-Sting

B28-0 (chrome)
Colors: Black sable, chrome blue (additional cost)

The Sting Competition is your opportunity to own a competition BMX machine with much of the technology and equipment that goes into the incredible Sting.

Check out the bi-oval frame construction, anodized Team Schwinn components and parts like chrome-moly handlebars, KKT BMX pedals, quick-change alloy sprocket, anodized aluminum box rims, plus front and rear caliper brakes. If you are looking for a quick, responsive and dependable machine, chances are the Sting Competition will be waht you want.

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A new generation of bi-oval bikes for BMX riders of all ages

For younger riders, the Mini-Sting with a smaller frame offers many ot the same tough features as the Sting Competition. Schwinn tires provide a solid grip, the freewheel and chain deliver the power smoothly and the front and rear caliper brakes help keep the machine under firm control.

A super-strong forged-steel one-piece crank is standard; new for this year are the KKT BMX pedals.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Sting.

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Schwinn Scrambler

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See the complete history of the Schwinn Scrambler.

Schwinn Scrambler Mag

B411 (at additional cost)
Colors: Spicy chestnut, frosty silver, cardinal red.

This new BMX machine for 1981 is nothing to pure class. It features a light and stron double-gusseted frame, chrome-plated handlebars and stem, forged steel one-piece crankset, a padded BMX saddle and Schwinn's sure-gripping knobby tires.

You also have your choice of three different colors- Spicy Chestnut, Frosty Silver or Cardinal Red- and spoked wheels with chrome-plated rims, front and rear caliper brakes and a freewheel or color-coordinated MAG wheels (MAG wheels are at additional cost.)

Add a tubular BMX front fork and you have one nice-looking, nice-riding machine.

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Three choices in colors, two choices in wheels

The Scrambler and Scrambler MAG have a double gusset for strength at this critical stress point in the frame.
The Schwinn Scrambler, shown here, features a chrome-plated fork and front and rear caliper brakes.
You have your choice of spoked wheels or these color-coordinated MAG wheels made of tough, flexible nylon. (MAG wheels are at additional cost.)

Schwinn Phantom

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See the complete history of the Schwinn Phantom.

Schwinn Phantom MAG

B451 (at additional cost)
Colors: Sky blue, black sable.

The new Schwinn Phantoms are great if you are just getting into BMX racing. This tough bike features a gussetted frame, tubular BMX fork, black handlebars and stem plus either strong, spoked wheels ot tough nylon MAGS.

(MAG wheels are at additional cost.) Designed by Schwinn engineers for quick, responsive riding and dependable service, the Phantoms are true BMX bikes in every sense of the word.

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Exclusive Schwinn BMX frame with MAG or spoked wheels

The diamond-style frame configuration gives the Phantom more strength than conventional frame designs. Thie view of the spoked wheel version shows off the Phantom's super looks.

A 6 1/2 inch one-piece steel crank, BMX pedals and plenty of ground clearance help this machine handle the roughest conditions.
The Phantom isn't just a bike, it's something to be proud of.

Schwinn Thrasher

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Colors: Frosty Silver

Schwinn Mini-Scrambler

Colors: Sky blue, Cardinal red

This new models handles like a BMX machine, yet you can enjoy it in the streets or for easy off-road use. Even its responses are BMX quick. It has Schwinn's exclusive BMX frame design, competition-style saddle, coaster brake, Schwinn BMX braced handlebar, forged fork, Scrambler tires and spoked wheels. This bike makes you feel like you're a winner every time you ride it.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Scrambler.

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BMX frame, BMX styling in a classic street machine

The Trasher's super tough gusset means a super-tough frame. Seat and handlebars match looks, style and spirit of BMX's.

For BMX beginners, Schwinn engineers designed the Mini-Scrambler - a scaled down version of their famous SChwinn "Scrambler", which features 16" knobby tires; a BMX cross braced handlebar; and a choice of Cardinal Red or Sky Blue. It's durable, easy-to-ride bike that can help beginners put their best feet forward in the exciting world of BMX racing.

BMX pedals, stron forged-steel crank and fast-acting coaster brake are standard.

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When youngster get Schwinn, they don't ever want to settle for anything less.

Rugged, dependable Schwinn bikes for young people- the right machines to begin years of cycling pleasure

For more years than most parents and grandparents can count, Schwinn bicycles for young people have been a part of America- aroung Christmas trees, in school yards, across lawns and under news paper carriers.

Whatever use a youngster has been able to dream up for a bike- Schwinn has been there with a bike that fills the need- for racing, for chores and for just plain hangin out. A part of the Schwinn tradition always has been a rich selection of imaginatively- designed juvenile bikes. This year they begin with the always-popular Sting-Ray- a Schwinn bike that's the envy of every crowd.

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They also include the BMX spirited Tornado with its patented, exclusive BMX features; the Fair Lady and Lil' Chik for young ladies; and for growing families, the Bantam and the Pixie which both boys and girls can ride.

Schwinn is proud of its bike line for young people. When you choose a Schwinn juvenily bike your favorite youngster, you can rest assured that is has been designed and manufactured with the same conscientious care, rugged construction and dependability that goes into the respected line of Schwinn adult bicycles.

Schwinn Sting-Ray

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Colors: Cardinal red, Sky blue.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Stingray.

Schwinn Tornado

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Colors: Black with Yellow Trim

Few bikes have ever won such wide acceptance and gained such immediate popularity as the one and only Schwinn Sting-Ray- with its exclusive Schwinn cantilever frame, Schwinn Sting-Ray saddle, Sting-Ray handlebars, chainguard and coaster brake. Though many have copied it, no one has duplicated the Sting-Ray. It weighs in at 39 pounds and features a single-speed coaster brake.

"That's not a bike, it's my Sting-Ray"

The distinctive Sting-Ray seat and handlebar- invented and introduced by Schwinn. The Sting-Ray Seat can be easily adjusted up or down to fit almost all youngster.

Schwinn Tornado The BMX- inspired Schwinn Tornado, sporting number plate on a sleel BMX handlebar, simulated BMX tank, full-length chainguard, built-in kickstand, black BMX saddle and hot-shot mini- mudguards.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Tornado.

Schwinn Fair Lady

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Colors: Sky Blue, Cherry Pink

See the complete history of the Schwinn Fair Lady.

Schwinn Lil-Chik

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Colors: Sky Blue, Cherry Pink

A step-through frame makes riding easy and inviting on the Schwinn Fair Lady- with its comfortable, color-coordinated saddle, chrome-plated fenders, coaster brake and Schwinn rear gripper tire.

It weighs 38 pounds and is the perfect hi-rise for a young lady. Younger ladies will enjoy the quick, responsice hadnling of the Lil' Chik- a smaller 20-inch bicycle.

A step-through frame for comfort and easy riding

The Fair Lady's seat and handlebars refect the dash and excitement of Schwinn's Sting-Ray look. In attractive, warm pastel colors, this 35-sound Lil' Chik is equipped with Schwinn Electro forged step-through frame, 20 x 1 3/4 inch Westwind tires, coaster brake and full length chainguard.

Schwinn Quality construction is evident throughout the frame of the Lil' Chik.

Schwinn Bantam

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Colors: Cardinal Red and Sky blue.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Bantam.

Schwinn Pixie

Colors: Cardinal Red and Sky blue.

If the practical Schwinn Bantam hadn't been a family friend for years, you'd think it had been designed for today's budget- concious times. It is as practical a bike as you can find: just remove or attach the top bar and this 20-inch Bantam instantly converts into either a boy's or girl's model.

When you bring home the dependable Bantam or its tough little 16-inch cousin, the Pixie (its mid-heaight bar makes it attractive to both boys and girls) it's not just for a visit. You can expect these bikes to stay in the family for years- from brother to sister to brother,m right on down the line.

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Bikes both girls and boys can enjoy- perfect for growing families

The Pixie's kickstand is built to take children's continual use; it's welded right onto the frame for extra strength.
The Bantam with convertible bar removed. Tires are 20 x 1 3/4" nylon cord on Schwinn tubular rims and the fenders are chrome-plated.
This year's Pixie features 16-inch pneumatic wheels and kickstand along with eye-catching chrome fenders and ball bearing head set.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Pixie.

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Schwinn Especial Edition Bicycles

For exerciser, transportation or just plain fun...

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One of the reason that Schwinn is so respected troughout the world is because it is so much more than just a line of fine bikes. Trur to Schwinn's reputation, it is indeed an entire line expressly tailored to meet virtualy every need of every cyclist- from the youngster on trainer wheels to the mature cyclist who enjoys the exerciser that cycling can provide.

Along with an incredibly complete selection of parts and accessories and a superior line of exercisers, Schwinn takes special pride in its Special Editions: Tri-Wheeler Tandems, and Unicycles. As a pioneer in design and manufacture in this unique field, Schwinn has made full use of its years of experience to test, retest and road test its Special Editions.

Whatever use you have in mind for these special bikes- trasportation, exerciser, professional performance or just plain fun- you will find that ther are everything you could hope for in a Special Edition.

Schwinn Deluxe Twinn

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Colors: Cardinal Red

See the complete history of the Schwinn Twinn.

Schwinn Twinn Sport

Colors: Sky Blue

You'll discover extra hours of tandem pleasure, with extra comfort, when you tour on an easy-shifting 5-speed Deluxe Twinn. It features upright handlebars with patented cushion grips, chrome-plated fenders, spring cushion mattress saddles and 26 x 1 3/8 inch Sports Touring gumwall tires.

For a faster pace, the 10-speed Twinn Sport is equipped with drop-style front and all-rounder rear handlebars. Comfort From saddles and 27 x 1 1/4 inch Schwinn Puff gumwall tires. Both tandems have internal expander rear and front caliper brakes.

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For touring or racing, the Schwinn Deluxe Twinn and the Twinn Sport double your cycling pleasure.

Schwinn derailleur on the 10-speed Twinn Sport model.
Deluxe Twinn's handlebars and spring cushioned mattress saddles.
The 5-speed Deluxe Twinn is 64 pounds of Extra-smooth riding.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Twinn.

Schwinn Town and Country Tri-Wheeler

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Colors: Sky Blue

For exercise, errands and ease of operation, nothing fits the bill like a sturdy Tri-Wheeler! You can feel secure at all times aboard the Tri-Wheeler - it's easy to get on and off, very stable and perfect for a relaxed pace.

Differential drive, 3-speed, parking brake, heavy duty front hub and Schwinn-built steel rims are all standard equipment. The Schwinn Tri-Wheeler, also preferred for light industrial use, makes its rounds quietly and efficiently.

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Security and large basket capacity for shopping or business delivery

Here is a key example of the superiority of the Schiwnn Town and Country Tri-Wheeler. Most tri-wheelers distribute the power from the rider through only one wheel. But the Schwinn Tri-Wheeler is equipped with a differential-type drive transmission which allows both wheels to drive. This results in better control.

Front view of the Town and Country Tri-Wheeler. Upright handlebars and soft saddle provide both easy handling and a pleasure ride.

The spacious, fully detachable vinyl-located wire basket holds a load of packages and comes with convenient handles for easy carrying.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Town and Country.

Schwinn Unicycles

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20" - U20-0
24" - U24-0

See the complete history of the Schwinn Unicycle.

Giraffe Unicycle

Colors: Chrome

For a truly different experience in cycling, try a Schwinn Unicycle. It's great exercise, challenging- and fun. Both the 20- and 24 inch models are equipped with tubular steel rims, chrome plated fork blades and a three-piece crank.

Schwinn state-of-the-art Unicycles are the overwheliming choice among professionals who find them dependable and almost maintenance free.

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One wheel can be twice as much as two

The diamond tread block pedals, chrome hub and maintenance, free fixed bearings are the sort of "extra" features that are standard with Schwinn.

Schwinn's especially designed and patented padded saddle is adjustable to your height for comfort and balance.

You're in the Catbird's Seat on the Girraffe's unique Schwinn saddle, six feet off the ground. And you're supported by a handbuilt frame, one-piece crank and tubular steel rim. When you spin the Giraffe's diamond tread block pedals before a crowd, you're also the center of attention.

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A word about quality

A product, like and individual has a character. It can be good, bad, indifferent, or, perhaps too often, nondescript. The character of a product reflects the character of its maker and the organization behind it.

You can judge the honesty and integrity of an organization by the degree to which it recognizes its responsibility to the consumer. Part of this is willingness to put reputation on the line by replacing defective products or parts which, even with the utmost care and vigilance, occur in production from time to time.

Schwinn Bicycle Company has always stood squarely behind its product and for 86 years has maintained a policy of replacing any part of its manufacture which proved defective either in material or workmanships. The Company has never set a time limit upon this self-imposed obligation. Parts which prove defective are replaced- regardless of the length of time they have been in service.

There is no charge- except for dealer labor after 30 days, or after a year in case of defective frame. See the complete Limited Warranty on pahe 63 of this catalog.

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Be sure your bike Fits...

Although it is simple and takes just a few moments, nothing is more important for safety and comfort than making sure you have the proper bicycle fit and adjustment.

One easy way to select your size frame is to take off your shoes and stand astride the top tube of the bike with your feet flat on the ground. If it's difficult, the frame is too big. Another way is to measure from your crotch to the ground and subtract 10-inches.

If you are undecided between two frame sizes, it's best to choose the slightly smaller frame. Schwinn offers a variety of frame sizes in most models so you can choose the frame that es exactly right for you.

Adjustment of the saddle should conform to your height. If the saddle is correctly positioned when you sit on it, your heel should just touch the down pedal comfortably. The saddle angle should be lever or slightly upward with the nose higher than the rear. Before you decide to move the saddle backward or forward, it is suggested you ride a few miles first to get the feel of your bike. The best handlebar height is generally slightly below the saddle.

On all Schwinn bikes, a maximum height marking appears both on the seat post and the handlebar stem.
The schwinn Owner's Operating and Maintenance Manual also offers detailed instructions on proper bicycle fit.

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Schwinn Stationary Bicycle Exercisers

Are you concerned about your personal fitness?

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Schwinn... the world's most versatile most complete exerciser equipment... convenient, comfortable and fun. A regular, repeatable exercise program is becoming a more important part of the daily lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Swimmers, cyclists, joggers are all familiar with the beneficial effects of regular fitness program, but many are dissatisfied with their present efforts and are seeking something more.

Mature homemakers and business people also realize the basic needs and benefits of a fitness program. Whatever your requirements, there is a Schwinn Exerciser just right for you.

For the casual workout - or a vigorous exerciser program- there is the basic Schwinn Deluxe Exerciser. For total body involvement, it's the Schwinn Air Dyne with the exclusive wind-vane system.

For the sophisticated participants who demand laboratory-quality calibrated machines, there are the superb Schwinn Bio-Dyne and ergoMetric models.

You can depend on Schwinn quality and craftsmanship in every model.

Schwinn Air-Dyne Exerciser

Total body exercise has never been easier, more convenient or more satisfying.

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Colors: Harven Gold

The ultimate stationary exerciser- the Schwinn Air-Dyne - provides four stations of measured work effort for a balance of upper and lower body excise. Legs alone; arms and shoulders alone; combined arms and leg efforts; and arms plus the upper torso.

The Air-Dyne utilizes an exclusive wind-vane system that provides a continuous, programmable, variable work load resistance. The work load increases accurately and predictably... indicated on the work load indicator. Two additional odometers translate work effort into mileage.

The Schwinn Air-Dyne exerciser represents a break through in quality exercise equipment for home bedroom , office, the reducing salon or institution.

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The exclusive Schwinn Air-Dyne... total exercise for the entire body

The Air-Dyne console with Work Load Indicator (top) has Timer with resettable sweep second and minute hands. The wind vane air resistance unit serves two functions: it produces measurable, repeatable work loads and a refreshing, cooling effect.

Upper and lower body exerciser in the seated position.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Exerciser.

Schwinn Deluxe Exerciser

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Colors: Harven Gold

Satisfied users give testimony to the outstanding qualities and benefits of the Schwinn Deluxe Exerciser. Year 'round, rain or shine, in the privacy of your bedroom, den or office, you can enjoy the efforts of a regular exercise program.

The Schwinn Deluxe Exerciser is built to professional standards and reflects the craftsmanship and attention to detail you've come to expect from Schwinn.

A built-in pedal resistance control simulates the conditions of uphill or over-the-road riding- sturdily constructed with the wide base plates for firm footing. Added features include a built-in speedometer and a built-in audibly timer. There's even an easily adjustable seat- so that the whole family can enjoy its benefits- along with electro-forged Schwinn frame and ball- bearing pedals with soft foot straps.

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Acclaimed by experts... a "Best Buy" in stationary exercisers

The optional reading stand fits on all Schwinn Exercisers.

Seat adjustment knob is standard on all Schwinn Exercisers.
Deluxe console with built-in features: speedometer on left, resistance control, center, and audible timer.

With the built-in pedal resistance control you can adjust the workload to meet the requirements of your regular exerciser program.

Schwinn ergoMetric Exerciser

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Colors: Harvest Gold

The Schwinn ergoMetric Exerciser is a modern break through promising the accuracy, dependability, and quality of operation heretofore available only on expensive machines offered by fitness experts and professionals.

The Schwinn ergoMetric provides measured, repeatable work loads independent of pedal speed. Eleven different settings offer pedalling resistance of 150 to 2100 kilopond meters per minute- all controlled by push-butoon operated solid state electronics.

Electricity generated by the rider is dissipated under controlled conditions establishing the pedal resistance. This space-age machine combines the know-how of the scientist and the design genius of Schwinn engineers.

Dynamometer tested, the state-of-the-art in solid-state professional exercisers

The Schwinn ergoMetric features a complete easy-to-read instrument panel that includes a program chart, timer, odometer, speedometer, and push-button activated pedal-resistance control with simple dial setting.

See the complete history of the Schwinn Exerciser.

Schwinn Bio-Dyne Exerciser

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Colors: Harvest Gold

The professional fitness expert and other professionals demand laboratory quality plus a dependable load measurement system that is capable of calibration. Thus, the introduction of the Schwinn Bio-Dyne Exerciser featuring a unique hydraulic work load system. Its totally accurate- by calibration- and repeatable work loads are available at predetermined pedals speeds.

Introducing the exclusive Schwinn hydraulic work load measurement system

Measured work loads are indicated on the color-coded indicator for quick readout. Additional features include a cummulative total trip meter and odometer.

Bio-Dyne Calibration Kit (an optional) assures laboratory accuracy.

Patent Pending.

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Schwinn Bicycle Parts and Accessories

Schwinn quality and depth of inventory is unmatched by any other manufaturer

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A vital part of the Schwinn system is its back-up support- after you buy your bike. For the simple fact is... no other manufacturer offers a wider range of parts and accessories than The Schwinn System. From auto bike carriers to wrenches, the System is structured so that any one of the 1,800 independent Schwinn Dealers can get you everything- quickly, precisely and a t a fair price.

Every one of the more than 6,000 items in the Schwinn Parts and Accessories Catalog is readily available. Many are Schwinn's unique design and all are throughly tested and evaluated by Schwinn engineers to help you take full advantage of your bike's special features. Schwinn's "know-how" in servicing.

Your authorized Schwinn Dealer can quickly diagnose your bike's problems and get you back on the road fast. He is factory trained by Schwinn to help you choose the proper part of accessory and install it efficiently and correctly. It is comforting to know that when you buy your Schwinn bike, you have the vast supply of Schwinn Parts and Accessories - and the cooperation and expertise of the entire Schwinn System.

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Largest Selection of BMX Items......

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A. Team Schwinn Pro alloy crankset - 54 460 - 464
B. Scrambler alloy crank sets - 56 940 - 943
C. Competition spider with alloy sprocket - 56 141 - 142
D. Anodized alloy sprockets - 56 139 - 832
E. Chrome-moly one piece crank - 56 039 - 041
F. Cruiser alloy sprockets - 56 897 - 935

G. Anodized BMX hubs - 34 740 - 754
H. Anodized caliper brakes - 17 060 - 063
I. Sun Tour Freewheel - 27 241- 244
J. T.D. cross 16T freewheel - 27 240
K. Team Schwinn 16T freewheel - 27 250
L. Anodized BMX caliper brakes - 17 097 - 099
M. Sealed bearing hubs - 34 480 - 494

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N. Team Schwinn anodizes stems - 55 586 - 590
O. Anodized alloy chrome-moly stems - 55 595 - 597
P. Team Schwinn seat post clamps - 58 891 - 895
Q. Chrome- plated seat post - 58 808
R. Anodized alloy seat posts - 58 865 - 868

S. KKT rattrap pedals - 57 842 - 843
T. KKT lighting bolt pedals 57 - 890-895
U. SunTour sealed bearing pedals - 57 -844 - 847
V. MKS BM7 rattrap pedals - 57 881 - 888

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A. Schwinn handlebars in color - 55 085 - 089
B. Nitto alloy handlebars - 55 041 - 044
C. Scorpion V-bar handlebars in colors - 55 045 - 048
D. Chrome moly handlebar - 55 055
E. Cruiser carrier in colors - 01 621 - 624

F. Cruiser saddle - 58 645 - 646
G. Schwinn BMX racing saddle - 58 474
H. Jaguar II racing saddle in colors - 58 480 - 483
I. Brooks B-18 racing saddle - 58 560
J. Schwinn frame pad in colors - 2 412

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K. The Sting handlebar pad in colors - 02 512 - 515
L. Scrambler frame pad - 02 400
M. Team Schwinn handlebar pad - 02 462 - 464
N. Team Schwinn brake lever cover in colors - 02 296 - 299
O. V-bar pad in colors - 02 486 - 489
P. Team Schwinn V-bar pad in colors - 02 500 - 502
Q. Team Schwinn double clamp pad - 02 490 - 493
R. Double clamp pad in colors - 02 417 - 447 - 449
S. Team Schwinn narrow stem pad - 02 508 - 511
T. Single clamp stem pad - 02 415 - 446
U. Frame pads in color - 02 410 - 437
V. Handlebar pads in color 02 402 - 442
W. Hunt-Wilde MXF grips - 04 855- 859
X. Oury BMX grips - 04 840 - 843

Y. Team Schwinn genuine cowhide racing gloves - 46 990 - 995
Z. Team Schwinn leather racing gloves - 46 980 - 989
AA. Wide vision goggles - 47 525
BB. Team Schwinn wide vision goggles - 44 522
CC. BMX Mouthguard - white - 46 011
DD. Team Schwinn helmet bag - 45 057

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A. Anodized chrome moly forks - 54 572 - 574
B. BMX tubular chrome moly fork - 54 455
C. Tubular Cruiser fork in colors - 54 568 - 569
54 550 - 552
D. Sting chrome moly fork - 54 416 - 419
E. Team Schwinn chrome moly fork - 54 450

F.Tange TRX tubular BMX fork - 54 543

G. Ukai anodized alloy 20" x 1.75" boxed rims in colors - 82 140 - 142
H. ACS nylon rim in colors - 82 160 - 163
I. UUkai anodized alloy 20" x 1.75" boxed rims, colors - 82 150 - 152
J. Weinmann 20" x 1.75" alloy rims - 82 107 K. ACS Nylon BMX wheels -
Front : 85 085 - 088
Rear : 85 115 - 188
M. Tuff Wheel II
Front: 85 030 - 034
Rear: 85 120 - 124

N. Perforated rectangular plates - 02 165 - 171
O. Oval number plates - 02 108 - 117
P. Perforated oval plates - 02 111 - 120
Q. Schwinn Pro-style number plate - 02 290 - 291
R. Rectangular number plates - 02 121 - 124

S. Fancy numbers in colors - 02 560 - 599
T. Bmx sticker - 03 258
U. Letters white/black - 02 180 - 360
V. King Sting sticker - 03 488
W. Sting sticker - 03 384
X. Mini- Sting sticker - 03 487
Y.Prismatic sticker - 03 257 - 383
Z. Foil sticker - 03 256
AA. Lightning bolts - 02 370 - 373

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BB. 20" x 2.125" studded tire - 62 130- 131
CC. 20 x 2.125 and 1. 75" Maximizer tire - 62 070 - 071
DD. 20 x 2.125 and 1. 75" colored tire - 62 072 - 074
EE. 20 x 2.125 and 1. 75" gumwall tire - 62 138 - 139
FF. 20 x 2.125 and 1. 75" skin gumwall tire - 62 135

GG. Sew-up tire (230 grams) - 68 010
Sew-up tire (270 grams) - 68 011
Sew-up tire (300 grams) - 68 012

HH. Puff gumwall 27" x 1 1/4" - 62 203
II. High Pressure Super Record 27" x 1 1/4" - 62 212 - 213
JJ. High Pressure Super 700 x 28 degree - 62 216
KK. High Pressure Sports Touring gumwall 27" x 1 1/4 - 62 205
LL. High Pressure LeTour gumwall 27" x 1 1/4 - 62 207
MM. Team Schwinn frame - 28 180

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Touring Accessories

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A. Big Horn Panneir - 0 176 - 178 and 206
B. Paperback Rider - 49 802 - 804 and 811
C. Day Tripper Back Pack - 49 807 - 810
D. Sunrise handlebar bag - 00 164 - 166 and 202
E. Carinou front and rear Pannier - 00 170 - 172 and 204
F. Possum Seat Pack - 00 179 - 181 and 207
G. Fox frame pack - 00 161 - 163 and 201
H. Rear alloy carrier - 01 630 - 631
I. Front Alloy carrier - 01 632

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J. Slack and Trouser bands - 09 501
K. Insulated wate bottle with cage - 47 360
L. Lightweight water bottle with cage - 47 330
M. Rhoede Schwinn logo water bottle - 47 306
N. Alloy water bottle cage - 47 365
O. Christophe toe clips - 47 003 - 004
P. Schwinn toe clips - 47 050
Q. Schwinn toe clips with straps - 47 055
R. KKT toe clips with leather straps - 47 060 - 060
S. Toe straps - 47 040

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A. Schwinn tourer bicycle touring helmet - 46 746
B. Men's touring gloves - 46 915 - 917
C. Ladies' touring gloves - 46 919 - 925

D. Tool Kit - 73 406
E. No. 1 Professional handlebar tape - 09 144 - 149
F. Schwinn cotton handlebar tape - 09 110 - 112
G. Schwinn Hypon handlebar padding in colors - 09 214 - 217

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H. Altra 4 bike car carrier - 94 640
I. Convert-a Porter - 94 567
J. Flush-Mount car carrier - 94 568
K. Altra 2 bike car carrier - 94 639

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Bike Care Products

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A. Schwinn Deluxe foot pump with reservoir. - 60 675
B. Schwinn Deluxe foot pump with reservoir Made in U.S.A. - 60 735
C. Schwinn foot pump. - 60 681
D. Schwinn narrow barrel high pressure pump - 60 679
E. Schwinn foot pump. Made in U.S.A.- 60 730
F. Schwinn alloy frame pump. - 60 684
G. Zefal high pressure frame pumps - 60 640- 717 to 60 721

H. Complete tube repair kit - 60 410 and 60 406
I. "Stop-Leak" temporary tire seal and repair - 60 415
J. Pocket size tire pressure gauges with reset
Regular - 69 230
Sew- up - 69 231
K. Tire pressure gauge with sliding readout scale.
Regular - 69 226
Sew-up. - 69 227

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Rust -Erase -72 210
Spray paint small -72 680-855
LPD 9 small -72 021
Bike Polish- Small -73 201
Bike Polish- Large -73 200
LPD 9-Large -72 020
DG-15 Degreaser -73 203
Spray paint- Large -72 650 to 835

Chrome bright cream -73 210
Cycle-Lube -72 001
Cycle oil -73 002
Chain Lube -72 025
Wax -73 205
Chrome polish -73 206
Brush on touch up paint -72 750 - 782

Schwinn Batteries
Ultra Power (1 ea) - 00 920
D cell (2 pack) - 00 925
C cell (2 pack) - 00 926
9 volt (2 pack) - 00 928
AA cel (4 pack) - 00 927

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Mirrors and Locks

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A. Black finish mirror. Reflector back - 07 025
B. 4" round mirror, chrome plated with reflector - 07 010
C. Heavy duty mirror and mounting bracket black housing - 07 026
D. 3" chrome plated mirror with reflectorized - 07 014
E. 3" chrome plated round mirror - 07 015
F. Chrome plated oblong mirror with two reflectors - 07 011

G. Super chain and lock - 06 610
H. Presto set your own combination lock with 6 ft. coiled vinyl covered cable. - 06 743
I. Chain and combination lock set - 06 710
J. Vinyl covered coiled bicycle looking cables in assorted colors. - 06 745 to 06 762
K. Vinyl coated cables and combinations lock set. - 06 740
L. Vinyl coated cables and laminated padlock set. - 06 741
M. Popular combination lock and 3-foot chain. Covered in.
Glitter Blue - 06 691
Glitter Silver - 06 690
Glitter Red - 06 694

N. Schwinn Multi set your own combination lock and cable set - 06 746

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O. Presto set your own combination lock . - 06 530
P. Laminated steel padlock with case hardened shackle - 06 606
Q. American steel padlock with case hardened shackle - 06 608
R. Combination bicycle padlock - 06 600

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Lights and Speedometers

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A. Block style generator mount to on front fork, Matte black finish - 04 250
B. Traveler generator set complete. - 04 280
C. Lightweight Super Sport generator set complete - 04 200
D. LeTour generator set. - 04 190
E. Wonder light - black finish - 05 821
F. Continental stlye safety light easily straps on leg or arm - 05 816
G. Chrome-plated tail light - 04 180
H. Block generator set, chrome plated - 04 265

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I. Deluxe Universal tire drive speedometer fits 17" thru 23" frames - 08 455
J. Deluxe speedometer with case and axle drive. - 08 450 to 08 452
K.Compact Cyclometer with black finish plastic case. - 020 820 to 827
L. Deluxe Cyclometer with reset. - 02 815 to 816

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Bells, Horns, and Cycle aids

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A. Funny folk, and animal cartoons bells - 01 007
B. Assorted antique bicycle bells - 01 006
C. Modern cyclist design bell - 01 043
D. Schwinn Deluxe "Ding-Dong" bell - 01 005
E. Schwinn- bell - 01 010
F. American Flag Bell - 01 001
G. Lightweight alloy, finger tip action chrime style black bell - 01 020

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H. Chrome plated bugle horn - 05 001
I. Bugle horn with large bulb - 05 003
J. Long trumpet-style chrome plated bulb horn - 05 005
K. Triple tone chrome finish horn...Bulb style - 05 010
L. Modern electric horn with piercing beep! Uses standard "AA" cell batteries (not included) - 05 055

Schwinn Cycle Aids

The ideal bicycle accessory to help the beginner get a head-start in cycling. Wheel height is adjustable. Available for 12". 16" and 20" bikes.

M. 02 550 for 12"
N. 02 555 for 16"
02 556 for 20"

Schwinn Pedals Blocks

O. Pedale blocks, pari - 07 600
P. Bike storage hook - 94 525

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Carrying Accessories

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Schwinn Baby Seats

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

- 01 482 fits 17" thru 22" frames
- 01 480 fits 20" thru 27" frames

B. Terry tennis racket clip - 00 670

Lightweight alloy carrier with spring holder and front check clip that securely holds packages in place. Complete with leveler bracket and built in reflector bracket.

C. 01 600 fits 17" thru 22" frames
D. 01 605 fits 24" thru 26" frames
E. Rear alloy touring bag support - 00 029
F. Front alloy touring bag support - 00 019

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G. Genuine woven red basket - 00 750
H. Woven basket with color trim - 00 721 to 00 727
I. Junior size woven plastic basket with color trim - 00 800 to 08 806
J. Tie down luggage straps in assorted colors. 12", 18" and 24" long. - 01 814 to 822
K. 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

L. Touring bag of heavy vinyl - 00 030
M. Deluxe lock and tool bag of heavy vinyl - 00 025

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A Schwinn bicycle from your full service dealer is a sound investment.

From every point of view - value, service, repair and replacement - the bicycles you buy from your full service Schwinn Dealer are a sound investment.

Schwinn's Five Point Consumer Protection Plan in cludes the famed Schwinn Limited Warranty with no time limit - a guarantee stating that all Schwinn bicycles, parts and accessories are warranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship.

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Schwinn Five Poine Consumer Protection Plan

Every new Schwinn bicycle eligible for a free 30-day checkup at the place or purchase. Your Schwinn Dealer carries a full stock of repair and replacement parts and prompt, factory- trained service to keep your Schwinn rolling.

Every Schwinn bicycle expertly assembles and ready-to-ride at no extra cost. Every Schwinn bicycle fitted to the rider for added safety and comfort.

Every Schwinn bicycle protected under the Schwinn Limited Warranty.

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Schwinn Bicycle Company Limited Warranty

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


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.

ree 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 to the Consumer Relations Department at the factory:

1856 North Kostner Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60639

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