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
serial number location

Note: The serial number will always be found on the actual frame of the bike. In other words, it will not be found on a bike componet (like a handlebar or a pedal).

Example Numbers


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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