1972 Schwinn Speedster
Sucker For A Schwinn **SOLD**
Snagged this done up BMX Schwinn Speedster off of CL for cheap. It's an early fastback style. The MH serial number indicates this was manufactured in December of 1972. This is first year the 20" Speedster was manufactured for Schwinn making it quite a gem. I was able to locate a '73 advertisement via: http://bikecatalogs.org/SCHWINN/MODELS/Speedster%2020%22.html I am guessing 1973 was the first year the 20" Speedster was advertised. Under the gobs paint I can see that the original color is Kool Lemon making this as advertised.
Whoever owned this pup must have come of age with BMX and upgraded this over the '70s. It had been sitting in "grandpa's garage" of the the dude I bought it from. It's equipped with perfect Hunt Wild BMX grips, Carolina Enterprises Mags, Matthews double clamp stem, anodized gold V-bars, fluted seat post, Bendix Mexico coaster brake, Wald cranks, nearly perfect Schwinn saddle, probably Schwinn forks. I included a few comments I got when I posted this in the Catchall section. Between arizonalouie, duckman and comet77 I think they really captured this essence of this find.
That bike is cool as shit though. Def and early example of piecing together a tough MX rig.
Submitted by TEXMEXBMX