1983 Schwinn Catalog

Original text and images of the 1983 Schwinn sales brochure. The text below, including the prices, are as written in 1983.

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Schwinn Lightweight Bicycles 1983...

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A message to every cyclist
From Edward R. Schwinn, Jr.
Schwinn Bicycle Company

The Schwinn Difference

For over 85 years, Schwinn has offered quality bicycles meeting the highest standards of design and engineering. The 1983 line of Lightweight models is in keeping with and advancing that family tradition on every bicycle carrying the Schwinn name to assure you quality, dependability and value.

Designed with you in mind

All Schwinn bicycles are designed and built with you, the rider, in mind. Consult your Schwinn Dealer. Let his experience and knowledge assist you in your selection. Here are some of the features to look for among Schwinn's Lightweight bicycles:

  • Functional Design- each bicycle is engineered for uncompromised performance in a particular cycling activity.
  • Lightweight Frames-Chrome-moly tubing, a special alloy developed for the aerospace industry, is used by Schwinn to minimize weight without sacrificing strength.
  • Aluminum alloy further reduces a bicycle's weight by replacing steel in the rims and componentry while again retaining relative strength.

1983 Schwinn Co. Printed in U.S.A.

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Your Bicycling Recreation Center

Schwinn bicycles are sold and serviced by a nationwide network of Authorized Schwinn Dealers, who have the know how, accessories and parts to provide for your cycling enjoyment. Schwinn Dealers are factory trained; they are the recognized professionals serving you under the Schwinn Five-Point Protection Plan and the Schwinn No-Time-Limit-Warranty.

Schwinn 5-Point Protection Plan

1. We will expertly assemble your Schwinn bicycle so it's ready to ride at no extra cost.
2. Our remarkable No-Time-Limit Warranty will protect your Schwinn bicycle. (To find out more see the Warranty at the right.)
3. We will fit your Schwinn bicycle to the rider for added safety and comfort.
4. We will give your new Schwinn bicycle a free 30-day tune-up.
5. We carry a full stock of repair and replacement parts and provide professional, factory-trained service.

Schwinn No Time Limit Warranty

Schwinn will replace any defective part. No time limit. No charge- except for dealer labor after 30 days, or after a year in case of defective frames. See your Authorized Schwinn Dealer.

The Schwinn Difference

Today, as for for generations, Schwinn continues to design and build high quality, dependable bicycles. Schwinn has never set a time limit on its warranty and our self-imposed obligations to you, the cyclist. That's our pledge. That makes the Schwinn Difference.

Edgard R. Schwinn, Jr.
Schwinn Bicycle Company

Competition Tight-Competitive road design for all-out racing.

Schwinn Superior

12-speed Road

1983 schwinn superior

Hand built by Schwinn's Paramount Design Group with double butted Reynolds 531c tubing and world renowned Campagnolo compoentry. Classic racing frame with handcrafted braze-on details. Investment cast fork crown and Italian cut lugs.

  • Nuovo Record derailleurs
  • Investment cast fork crown
  • Super Champion Gentleman rims
  • DT stainless steel spokes
  • Gran Sport crankset, pedals, seatpost, brakes and hubs.
  • 19, 21, 23 and 25" frames
  • Color: Platinum Grey

Schwinn Super Sport

12 Speed Road

1983 schwinn super sport

Fine entry level machine for those with an eye towards competition. Lightweight Tange Champion chrome-moly double butted tubing and chrome-moly fork. High performance light alloy componentry.

  • Sugino DGT aero crankset
  • SunTour ARX derailleurs
  • SunTour New Winner freewheel
  • Araya 700C x 20 alloy rims
  • Ariake aero racing saddle
  • Ariake aero racing saddle
  • Full braze-ons
  • 19, 21, 23 and 25" frames
  • Color: Black, Silver Blue Metallic

All Schwinn bicycles meet U.S. Comsumer Product Safety Commission regulations.

Schwinn Super Sport SP

12 Speed Road

1983 schwinn super sport sp

A competition bicycle engineered to win. Lightweight lloy racing componentry for maximum efficiency, rider comfort and style. Tange Champion chrome-moly double butted tubing and chrome-moly fork.

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  • Sugino Aero Mighty crankset
  • SunTour Cyclone MK II derailleurs
  • SunTour New Winner freewheel
  • Araya 700C x 20 alloy rims
  • MKS Esquarts pedals
  • 19 1/2, 21 1/2, 23 1/2 and 25" 1/2 frames
  • Color: Black with Gold, Silver Blue with Blue

Touring designed frames and componentry for long distance adventures.

Schwinn Voyageur SP

15-Speed Touring

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Specially designed for cross country touring. Extended 40 1/2" wheelbase for long ride comfort. Sealed rear derailleur and sealed hubs keep out road ang grime which is crucial for dependability on open roads. Cantilever braking system. Tange Champion chrome- moly double butted tubing.

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  • Sugino TAT triple crankset
  • SunTour sealed rear derailleur
  • Dia-Compe cantilever brakes
  • Alloy front and rear racks with braze-on fittings
  • Araya alloy rims with LeTour 27" x 1 1/4" tires
  • 19 1/2, 21 1/2, 23 1/2 and 25" 1/2 frames
  • Color: Champagne with Brown, Smoket Pearl with Blue

Schwinn Voyageur

15-Speed Touring

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Front and rear alloy racks on a 15-speed touring frame. Componentry fitted to each frame size for rider comfort. Full brake-ons include water bottle studs, chain hanger and fenger eyelets. Tange Champion chrome-moly double butted tubing. For those serious enough to go the distance.

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  • Takagi TOurney AD crankset
  • Shimano Deore derailleurs
  • Araya alloy rims with LeTour 27" x 1 1/4" tires
  • Shimano Uniglide freewheel and chain
  • Ariake anatomical saddle
  • Alloy front and rear racks
  • 19, 21, 23 and 25" frames
  • Color: Smokey Pearl and Champagne


Day touring bicycles with lightweight chrome-moly tubing and alloy rims for fun and recreation.

Schwinn Super LeTour

12 Speed

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Smartyle styled for short trips and sporting rides. The features are worthy of a full touring bicycle yet are intermediately priced. Alloy componentry with full 4130 chrome-moly frame, double butted main tubes and down tube shifters.

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  • Double butted 4130 chrome-moly tubing
  • Sugino DNJS-2S aero crankset
  • Suntour ARX derailleurs
  • Top tube guides and chain hanger
  • Ukai 27" x 1" alloy rims
  • Quick release front and rear hubs
  • Avocet Condor saddle
  • Super Record tires 27" x 1 1/8"
  • 19, 21, 23 and 25" frames
  • Color: Maroon with Platinum, Dark Grey with Platinum

Schwinn LeTour Luxe

12 Speed

1983 schwinn letour luxe

Lightweight day touring bicycle with a chrome-moly frame, alloy rims and alloy componentry. Stem shifters for easy reach. Comfortable anatomical saddle. Mixte style frames available.

  • Full 4130 chrome-moly frame
  • Alloy rims with Super Record tires
  • Sugino DNJS-2S aero crankset
  • Quick release front and rear hubs
  • Shimano Altus LT derailleurs
  • Men's: 19, 21, 23, 25 and 27" frames

Schwinn LeTour Luxe

  • Mixte: 19 and 22" frames
  • Color: Dark Blue, Dark Grey

Schwinn LeTour

12 Speed

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A classic bicycle now with a light chrome-moly frame and alloy rims. Top tube guides and aerodynamic alloy crankset give a sporting look. Comfortable anatomical saddle. Mixte style frames available.

  • Full 4130 chrome-moly frame
  • Alloy rim's with HP Sport Touring tires
  • Sugino Aero 5 crankset
  • Quick release front hub
  • Shimano Altus ST derailleurs
  • Men's: 21, 23, and 25" frames

Schwinn LeTour

  • Mixte: 19 and 22" frames
  • Color: Blacn Metallic, Sandpiper

Recreation Economical bicycles for general use and riding pleasure.

Schwinn Traveler

12 Speed

1983 schwinn traveler

Racing style and Schwinn quality at an affordable price. Lightweight chrome-moly main tubes and alloy rims. Sportly down tube shifters and top tube guides. Quick release front hub removes wheel for easy storage and transport.

  • Chrome-moly maintubes
  • Alloy rims
  • SunTour AR derailleurs
  • Quick release front hub
  • Men's: 19, 21, 23, 25, and 27" frames

Schwinn Traveler

  • Ladies': 19 and 22" frames
  • Color: Maroon with Gold, Charcoal with Silver

Schwinn World Sport

10 Speeed

1983 schwinn world sport

Ideal entry level 10 speed bicycle that's easy to learn on and dependably built. Easy to reach stem mounted shifting controls and brake extension levers.

  • Racing style saddle
  • Sugino alloy cotterless crankset
  • Narrow high pressure tires
  • SunTour Honor rear derailleur
  • Men's: 21, 23, and 25" frames

Schwinn World Sport

  • Ladies: 19 and 22" frames
  • Colors: Dark Blue, Silver

Schwinn World Tourist

10 and 5 Speed Models

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The traditional design for convenient use and comfort. Upright handlebars and mattress saddle for comfortable riding by all ages. Easy to use thumbshifters mounted on handlebars. Front freewheels allows shifting without pedaling.

  • Shimano Front Freewheel System
  • Full fenders
  • Kickstand
  • Men's: 21, 23, and 25" frames

Schwinn World Tourist

  • Ladies': 17, 19 and 22" frames
  • Color: Chestnut

Schwinn World

10 Speed

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Sturdy steel lug frame and steel rims for the young rider. Long lasting cotterless crankset.

  • Racing style saddle
  • Narrow high pressure tires
  • Shimano derailleurs
  • Men's: 21, 23, and 25" frames

Schwinn World

  • Ladies: 19 and 22" frames
  • Color: Black
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Touring Accessories

A. Voyageur Front Handlebar bag.

  • Red 00 107
  • Blue 00 108

B. Voyageur Front/ Rear Pannier bag.

  • Red 00 105
  • Blue 00106

C. Voyageur Rear Seat bag.

  • Red 00 109
  • Blue 00 110

D. Voyageur Backpack.

  • Red 00 115
  • Blue 00 116
  • E. Mariplast water bottle. 47 336 - 338
  • Alloy Water Bottle Cage. 47 365
  • F. Safety Sport Mirror. 47 510
  • G. Schwinn Tourer II Bicycle Touring Helmet. 46 749
  • H. Lightweight Super Sport generator set completer. 04 200
  • J. Christophe toe clips. 47 000- 02
  • Schwinn leather toe straps. 47 040
  • K. Ladies' leather touring gloves. White 46 915- 917
  • L. Men's leather touring gloves.
  • Tan 46 919-925
  • Black 46 908 - 914
  • M. Schwinn alloy frame pump. 60 684
  • N. Zefal H.P. Universal frame pump. 60 640
  • P. Zefal H.P. frame pumps for 19" thru 25" frames. 60 718 - 721
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Frames and Accessories

  • A. Schwinn Superior Frame Set.
  • B. Schwinn Super Sport Frame Set.
  • C. Schwinn Voyageur Frame Set.
  • D. Schwinn Strobe light, complete with adjustable arm/leg strap and belt clip. 05 580

E. Schwinn Hypon handlebar padding.

  • Black 09 214
  • Red 09 215
  • Blue 09 216

F. Schwinn cotton handlebar tape.

  • Red 09 112
  • Black 09 110
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G. Schwinn rear alloy carrier

  • Universal mounting 01 630
  • Caliper brake mounting 01 631
  • H. Schwinn front alloy carrier. 01 632
  • J. Schwinn vinyl wheel cover for 27" and 700-c wheels. 60 900

See Schwinn X-tra Lite Frame and Fork set Brochure available March 1, 1983
Not to be affixed to the bicycle in Marylan, Michigan, Rhode Islan, Montana, and Illinois.

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These are additional catalogs available from Schwinn or your Schwinn Dealer

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Schwinn Bicycle Company Limited Warranty

Schwinn Bicycle Company- Effective April 16, 1982
Schwinn and Schwinn-Approved bicycles, exercisers, parts and accessories and other products 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. 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, exerciser, or other product, or other losses due to accident, misuse, neglect, abuse, normal wear, improper assembly or improper maintenance.

Free 30-Day Checkup

Each Schwinn Bicycle will be fully assembled by the Authorized Schwinn Dealer at time of purchase. Each Schwinn 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 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, except for bicycles during the Free 30-day checkup, and except for any labor charges due to replacement of a defective frame for bicycles or exercisers within one year of original purchase at retail.

Repair or replacement of defective parts or accessories and those dealer charges specified 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 incidental 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 may 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:

Schwinn Bicycle Company
1856 North Kostner Avenue Chicago,
Illinois 60639

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