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Chicago built Schwinn Serial Numbers for the years 1960 - 1969 are found on the left rear axle-hanger or fork-end on the frame; for the years 1970 - 1979 (Chicago built) they are on the headtube of the frame where the fork enters from the bottom (actually, this begins in April of 1970).
The Chicago Serial Numbers consist of a letter representing the month of manufacture, a number indicating the last digit of the year (1960 - 1964; 0=1960, 1=1961, etc.) or a letter indicating the year(1965 - 1979; A=1965, B=1966, etc.), followed by a sequential series of five or six digits (e.g. If letters were used for date codes, they skipped the letters "I" and "O" as they looked too much like numbers.
Note: This scheme is for all Chicago built non-Paramount models excluding 1962-1963 Superiors, 1964-1969 Super Sports and 1968 S/S Tourers (whose Serial Numbers are located on the left rear axle hanger and consist of a single letter code for the month [again, skip "I" and "O"], the last digit of the year and a 3-digit sequential build number -- e.g.
'K6018' is the 18th frame built in October of 1966).
Date Codes occupy the first two, three or four positionsin a serial number.
Mass produced Schwinn bikes have been data-coded since1965 by the first two letters in the serial number.
An example would be 'G0181' and equates to "Giant, January, 1981".
Some Japanese bikes may have an 'X' in the month position of the frame serial number."Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'what a ride! Live as if you'll die today." 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. Its first two serial numbers are KG according to the seller. So either Ken C is wrong, or the lady read the letters wrong. I can't clearly read the first 2 didgits in the SN#. K It arrived today and i was hoping to submit b4 and after piks of this rare bike while i build it up again. 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 = 1965B = 1966C = 1967D = 1968E = 1969F = 1970G = 1971H = 1972J = 1973K = 1974L = 1975M = 1976N = 1977P = 1978Q = 1979R = 1980S = 1981T = 1982 some bikes in 81 & 82 are different There may be an issue with the serial numbers, perhaps. I'm trying to ID a Schwinn Sting for a friend and I'm a little lost. The problem is that it looks slighty different from the original catalog pik i have so im not sure of the year now.. Serial# is 2kbxm00238 â€¢ â€¢ Hi i was lucky as hell and was able to purchase a RARE Schwinn Azreal frame from the U. 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. Gene from 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 beconfusing on first sight, follow several general rules.If thefirst letter is a "A" through "M" it refers to production month("A" = January, "B" = February, etc.).