Vintage Schwinn serial number lookup
Enter your Schwinn serial number in the box and click "find" to see what date and year your Schwinn bike was manufactured.
This tool searches a database of Schwinn serial numbers and if it finds a match to your serial number then it will display the information available for your bike.
Notes: This tool works for Schwinn bikes from 1948 to 1982. All serial number records before 1948 were lost in a factory fire.
Serial Number Location
The serial number can typically be found in one of three places on a Schwinn made bicycle.
- The headtube
- The rear dropout
- Underneath the bottom bracket shell
Schwinn serial numbers commonly have one of three formats:
- All numbers
- One letter followed by numbers
- Two letters followed by numbers
Here are some example numbers: 0465228 - F106791 - EB37868
What a serial number can tell you
The serial number on a Schwinn frame will tell you the date that frame was manufactured. It will not identify the model of the bike, only the year the frame itself was manufactured.
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