Vintage Schwinn Tires

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There have been many tires from Schwinn. In fact Schwinn patented, invented, and introduced to America many types of improvements in tire science or as they refered to it "tire art".


superior whitewall

Schwinn Superior

62 001 - 26" x 1 3/4" Whitewall.

westwind blackwall

Schwinn Westwind

62 002 - 26" x 1 3/4" Blackwall.

schwinn tractor tire

Schwinn Tractor

62 004 - 26" x 1 3/4" Blackwall.

gripper slik

Schwinn Gripper Slik

62 005 - 20" x 1 3/4" Blackwall.

schwinn semi-pneumatic

Schwinn Semi-Pneumatic

62 226 - 20" x 1.75" Blackwall.


typhoon tire blackwall

Schwinn Typhoon

62 100 - 26" x 2.125" Blackwall.

schwinn slik tire stingray

Schwinn Slik

62 150 - 20" x 2.125" Blackwall.

studded tire stingray

Schwinn Studded

62 154 - 20" x 2.125" Whitewall.

gripper slik tire

Schwinn Gripper Slik

62 140 - 20" x 2.125" Blackwall.


puff gumwall

Imported Puff Gumwall

62 203 - 27" x 1 1/4" Puff Gumwall.

breeze tire blackwall

Schwinn Breeze

62 174 - 26" x 1 1/4" Breeze Blackwall.

sports touring blackwall

Schwinn Sports Touring

62 175 - 26" x 1 3/8" Sports touring blackwall.

fastback slik blackwall

Schwinn Fastback Slik

62 183 - 20" x 1 3/8" Fastback Slik Blackwall.


spitfire middleweight tire blackwall

Spitfire - Middleweight

62 010 - 26" x 1.75" Blackwall. (Do not fit Schwinn rims)

spitfire lightweight tire blackwall

Spitfire - Lightweight

62 160 - 26" x 1 3/8" Blackwall (Fits rim with EA-3 section).


goodyear middleweight studded blackwall

Goodyear Studded Middleweight

63 055 - 26" x 1.75" Blackwall.

goodyear heavy duty balloon tire blackwall

Goodyear Double Eagle

63 015 - 26" x 2.125" Blackwall. Heavy duty balloon.

Schwinn part number in red, manufacturer part number (in black).

Schwinn Balloon tires


Balloon tires (wide, durable tires with innertubes) were introduced to America after Mr. Scwhinn went to Europe to research bicycles there. The new "balloon" tires were wider and had an inner tube, which naturally became the standard of bicycle tires to this day. Schwinn introduced the balloon tire in the spring of 1933 and two years later it was pretty much used on all bicycles made in America.
from a 1933 advertisement: "Low pressure 18 to 22 lbs. The only major development since the coaster brake. A 2 1/8" automobile tire type double tube, straight-side, cord tire on a new deep drop center rim. A construction embodying all the latest advancements in the tire art."

Schwinn S-7 tires


The Schwinn S-7 tire was introduced when Schwinn created the Middleweight bicycle class in 1954/1955. The S-7 tire was quite a change, that really improved the feel of bicycling. These tires were made to fit the newer, slim rims of the Middleweights. S-7 tires were 1-3/4 inch wide instead of the until then standard 2.125 inch wide tires of the heavyweights. The S-7 tires were 45-50 psi (pounds per suare inch) so they rolled smoother than the older tires which were "low pressure". Two of the most popular Schwinn tires came from this era...

Schwinn Westwind


In 1956 Schwinn submitted a patent for the "Westwind" tire. the patent was awarded in 1957. Schwinn westwind tires were to become the main tire to be used on all their middleweight bikes (like the Corvette, the Panther, the Jaguar, etc.). The Westwind was a popular tire and the white wall version was simply a beautiful tire that every kid wanted on their bike (if they could convince their parents to pay for the upgrade to white walls - which in 1958 cost one dollar).

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