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#1 2007-06-28 10:14pm

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Schwinn Serial Number Info

Gene from genesbmx.com web site provided this great info on figuring out your old trusty Schwinn;


Schwinn Bike Dating After 1965,

Schwinn serial number sequences, while appearing to be
confusing on first sight, follow several general rules. If the
first letter is a "A" through "M" it refers to production month
("A" = January, "B" = February, etc.).

The letters "I" and "O" are not used, to avoid mistaking
them for numbers. If there is only one letter in the first two
positions, the first number or two numbers refer to production
year. Date Codes occupy the first two, three or four positions
in a serial number.

Mass produced Schwinn bikes have been data-coded since
1965 by the first two letters in the serial number. The first
letter tells production month, the second tells production year.

Limited Production Schwinn Bikes include Paramount,
Letour, and Sting model names produced in the United
States. The Paramount serial numbers (1970 - 1979)
included a production month letter followed by two
numbers indicating production year (79 = 1970, etc.).

The sequence was changed in 1981 when facilities were
moved to Wisconsin, to include the letter "W" followed
by a production month letter and several numbers, the
first two signifying year of production (81 = 1981, etc.).
Example: D72130 = April 1972. LeTour (and Super LeTour)
numbers (1978-80 and 1982 on) include the letter "S"
with year of production (8 = 1978, 0 = 1980). Example:
SC94653 = March, 1979. Sting 20" racing bikes have a
production month letter "T" signifying that it is a tri-oval
frame (with three frame tube ends ovalized). Example:
F1T20404 = June, 1981.

Imported Schwinn serial sequences depend upon country
of origin. Bicycles from Japan have a production month
letter in either the first or second position and a production
year number in the other (first or second) position. Examples:
J677123 = September, 1976. Taiwanese imports have a
separate date code number on the right rear fork end that
includes the letter "G" followed by a two-digit month code
(01 = January etc.) and two more digits for the production
year (80 = 1980 etc.). Example: G04813 = April 1981.

Also Note that if your bike is after year 2001 the
Schwinn/Questor bankruptcy, It has been found
that ( Pacifc Cycle ) bikes do not use this dating.

Also See: The Schwinn BMX Catalogs Time Line Web Page:
( http://genesbmx.bmxair.com/schwinn/catalogs/bmx.html )


CC - Gene`s BMX Schwinn Page
http://www.genesbmx.com/SchwinnPage.html
Frequently Asked Questions About Schwinn BMX Bicycles.
02 - What Year Is My Schwinn BMX Bike?


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#2 2008-10-29 6:44pm

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Re: Schwinn Serial Number Info

Here's the scoop on 82 and older Schwinn's

Schwinn's 1982 and older had two letters, first one is the month and the second is the year, then it is followed by five or six numbers which is the sequence number.

First letter:
A = January
B = February
C = March
D = April
E = May
F = June
G = July
H = August
J = September
K = October
L = November
M = December

Second letter:
A = 1965
B = 1966
C = 1967
D = 1968
E = 1969
F = 1970
G = 1971
H = 1972
J = 1973
K = 1974
L = 1975
M = 1976
N = 1977
P = 1978
Q = 1979
R = 1980
S = 1981
T = 1982

some bikes in 81 & 82 are different

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#3 2009-04-02 1:59pm

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Re: Schwinn Serial Number Info

Here another great web site for Schwinn numbers. Tons of info. http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101 … odes1.html

You should be able to find all of your years here.


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#4 2009-06-24 8:42pm

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There may be an issue with the serial numbers, perhaps.
I just called on a Scrambler. A straight tube one. Its first two serial numbers are KG according to the seller.
But that would make it October 1971.
So either KenC is wrong, or the lady read the letters wrong.

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#5 2011-12-27 11:05am

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GO281 i think its a scrambler..

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/407171_2896263683862_1178444336_3151795_347359663_n.jpg

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#6 2011-12-27 11:35am

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eight08customs wrote:

GO281 i think its a scrambler..

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hp … 9663_n.jpg

G0281 is the production number and not the serial number.
G=Giant made 02=Feb. 81=1981


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#7 2012-03-04 12:31pm

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I have a schwinn stung I got from a garage sale about 7 years ago. I can't find a serial number but I found a production number I think. It reads  H0T0374...  Anyone have more info? I'm lost!! sad

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#8 2012-03-05 4:13pm

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Dwood111 wrote:

I have a schwinn stung I got from a garage sale about 7 years ago. I can't find a serial number but I found a production number I think. It reads  H0T0374...  Anyone have more info? I'm lost!! sad

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#9 2012-05-06 7:21pm

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I'm trying to ID a Schwinn Sting for a friend and I'm a little lost.  I can't clearly read the first 2 didgits in the SN#.  They could be C's, G's O's, I cant tell.  Maybe someone here with more experience could. Heres a couple of pictures.
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc404/Air_Ink/80sting-2.jpg
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc404/Air_Ink/80Sting.jpg

And what would have been the factory forks?


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#10 2012-05-06 7:50pm

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AirInk wrote:

I'm trying to ID a Schwinn Sting for a friend and I'm a little lost.  I can't clearly read the first 2 didgits in the SN#.  They could be C's, G's O's, I cant tell.  Maybe someone here with more experience could. Heres a couple of pictures.
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc4 … ting-2.jpg
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc4 … 0Sting.jpg

And what would have been the factory forks?

CQ=1979


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#11 2012-10-03 2:09pm

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Can anyone help with the year on this its a lil chic
[img][/img] http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg551/FLORIDABMX2/IMAG1453.jpg

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#12 2012-10-27 9:30am

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its-all-good wrote:

eight08customs wrote:

GO281 i think its a scrambler..

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hp … 9663_n.jpg

G0281 is the production number and not the serial number.
G=Giant made 02=Feb. 81=1981

I have a purple Schwimm BMX bike....one of my numbers read GO281....but then underneath it says "MAR781"


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#13 2012-12-31 12:54pm

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I have a 1980 schwinn predator. It was made in december of 1980. but the serial number on the bottom is 1. help me!!!!

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#14 2012-12-31 12:57pm

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CloM wrote:

I have a 1980 schwinn predator. It was made in december of 1980. but the serial number on the bottom is 1. help me!!!!

Sounds like you already know what it is. What do you want?


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#15 2012-12-31 1:05pm

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CloM wrote:

I have a 1980 schwinn predator. It was made in december of 1980. but the serial number on the bottom is 1. help me!!!!

Because if it was made in Dec 1980, it would be a 1981. It would be a 1981, not 1980 anyway, actually.

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#16 2013-01-07 12:29pm

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I have a scrambler and has the serial on the head give but it starts out FU none of the charts I've found list a U they all stop with T

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#17 2013-01-07 2:31pm

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floridabmx wrote:

I have a scrambler and has the serial on the head give but it starts out FU none of the charts I've found list a U they all stop with T

You sure it not just a lightly stamped Q and not a U? Or something else like that? If it was FQ then it would be a 1979 frame.


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#18 2013-01-08 8:18am

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It's clearly a U here's a pic [img][/img] http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg551/FLORIDABMX2/IMAG1877.jpg

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#19 2013-03-12 4:13pm

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Hi i was lucky as hell and was able to purchase a RARE Schwinn Azreal  frame from the U.K
It arrived today and i was hoping to submit b4 and after piks of this rare bike while i build it up again.

The problem is that it looks slighty different from the original catalog pik i have so im not sure of the year now..

Can any1 help ?   Serial# is 2kbxm00238 • •

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#20 2013-03-12 4:28pm

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sandfish wrote:

Hi i was lucky as hell and was able to purchase a RARE Schwinn Azreal  frame from the U.K
It arrived today and i was hoping to submit b4 and after piks of this rare bike while i build it up again.

The problem is that it looks slighty different from the original catalog pik i have so im not sure of the year now..

Can any1 help ?   Serial# is 2kbxm00238 • •

azrael not azreal
It should be a 2000.


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#21 2013-03-12 4:36pm

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floridabmx wrote:

It's clearly a U here's a pic http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg5 … AG1877.jpg

1983


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#22 2013-05-02 11:40am

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I cant find this bike online anywhere. This is the number I found on the bike P4CDO8993. Perhaps there is another number that I overlooked somewhere else on the bike but I looked all over and believe this is the only number. You can see by the pictures that it is a schwinn gt discovery...but like I said...cannot locate this bike online anywhere. It's getting very frustrating. Any help is welcome and very much appreciated.

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/fuzzy681/craigslist009_zpsc224be58.jpg

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/fuzzy681/craigslist008_zps33dd5616.jpg

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#23 2013-05-02 11:53am

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fuzzy68 wrote:

I cant find this bike online anywhere. This is the number I found on the bike P4CDO8993. Perhaps there is another number that I overlooked somewhere else on the bike but I looked all over and believe this is the only number. You can see by the pictures that it is a schwinn gt discovery...but like I said...cannot locate this bike online anywhere. It's getting very frustrating. Any help is welcome and very much appreciated.

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag9 … 24be58.jpg

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag9 … dd5616.jpg

neutral Clearly a 90's GT Discovery.  roll


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#24 2013-05-02 2:15pm

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Thanks, I guess the Schwinn on the seat was throwing me off. I think I found what I was looking for here : http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/searchli … x?id=13035 Now I can put it on Craigslist.

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#25 2013-05-10 11:19am

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Mongoose pro mid school i belive, schwinn freeform pro project

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