Schwinn Lightweight Data Book (Detail 1960-1964)

Schwinn Lightweight Data Book

Detail Specifications 1960-1964

1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964


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1960

Serial # (Chicago: A-M 0 00001-99999) | (Paramount)

1960 VARSITY (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
V11
V12
V13
Varsity 8-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Black
19"
21"
23"
26" x 1-1/4" $69.95

This first derailleur Varsity was an 8 speed. Huret? (maybe Stronglight) (47/50) chainset. 15-18-21-25 freewheel cluster. Simplex Competition front derailleur, and Simplex Tour de France rear derailleur. Steel drop bars. Forged steel stem. Weinmann "890" side pull brakes. Schwinn Breeze 26 x 1� sports touring tires. Schwinn tubular steel rims. Schwinn low flange steel front hub. Atom alloy low flange rear hub. Yellorex chain. Ideale saddle (#41?). Colors were Radiant Red, Radiant Blue, Radiant Green, and Black. Options included thorn-resistant tubes at $2.00 extra cost and southwest tires and heavy duty tubes for $4.50 extra cost. Frame sizes 19", 21" and 23". $69.95


1960 CONTINENTAL (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
C11
C12
C13
Continental 10-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Radiant Coppertone
Black
19"
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $86.95

First year for the derailleur Continental. 10 speed. Stronglight 47/50 chainset. 15-17-19-22-25 Atom freewheel cluster. Simplex Competition front derailleur and Simplex Tour de France rear derailleur. Weinmann side pull brakes. Tubular painted fork with chromed tips. Forged alloy stem with double clamp bolts. Steel? drop bars. Tire size is listed as 27 x 1� (correct) in the consumer brochure, but as 26" (incorrect) in the model and price sheet. Rims were Rigida steel with knurls on the sides. Hubs were alloy high flange (Normandy?). Yellorex chain. Ideale saddle (#43). Colors were Radiant Red, Radiant Blue, Radiant Green, Radiant Coppertone, and Black. Options included thorn-resistant tubes at $2.00 extra cost and southwest tires and heavy duty tubes for $4.50 extra cost. Frame sizes were 19", 21" and 23". $86.95


1960 CONTINENTAL (tourist)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
T11
T12
T13
Continental 10-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Radiant Coppertone
Black
19"
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $86.95

First year for the derailleur Continental. 10 speed. Stronglight 47/50 chainset. 15-17-19-22-25 Atom freewheel cluster. Simplex Competition front derailleur and Simplex Tour de France rear derailleur. Weinmann side pull brakes. Tubular painted fork with chromed tips. Upright tourist style handlebars and black mattress type saddle. Bow pedals and white plastic fenders. Tire size is listed as 27 x 1� (correct) in the consumer brochure, but as 26" (incorrect) in the model and price sheet. Rims were Rigida steel with knurls on the sides. Hubs were alloy high flange (Normandy?). Yellorex chain. Colors were Radiant Red, Radiant Blue, Radiant Green, Radiant Coppertone, and Black. Options included thorn-resistant tubes at $2.00 extra cost and southwest tires and heavy duty tubes for $4.50 extra cost. Frame sizes were 19", 21" and 23". $86.95

1960 PARAMOUNT P11/P61 (tourist)

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Made to measure, many equipment options, any Schwinn color, shipping weight approximately 43 pounds. $175.00

1960 PARAMOUNT P12 (track or road racer)

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Made to measure, many equipment options, any Schwinn color, shipping weight approximately 35 pounds.

Just a Blue Line

1961

Serial # (Chicago: A-M 1 00001-99999) | (Paramount)

1961 VARSITY (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
V16
V17

V18
Varsity 10-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
White
Black
19"
21"

23"
26" x 1-1/4" $69.95
$71.95

The Schwinn dealers catalog shows this as the same as the 1960 model, but it became a 10 speed about June. 49 to 87 gear range (the catalog says 47-87 but calculating gives a 49 low gear). Huret? (maybe Stronglight) 47/50 chain set. 15-18-21-25 freewheel cluster. Front derailleur is the Simplex "Competition" suicide shifter. Steel drop bars. Forged steel stem. Winged oval headbadge. Script "Schwinn" on top tube, "VARSITY 8 SPEED" (10 SPEED after June) in white panel on down tube. Checkered seat tube panel. Ideale (#41?) saddle. Weinmann "890" side pull brakes. Schwinn tubular steel rims. Schwinn low flange steel front hub. Atom alloy low flange rear hub. Tire size was 26 x 1� with S-6 rims. Colors were Radiant Red, Radiant Blue, Radiant Green, Black, and White. Options included thorn-resistant tubes at $2.00 extra cost and southwest tires and heavy duty tubes for $4.50 extra cost. Frame sizes 19" and 21" $69.95; 23" $71.95

1961 CONTINENTAL (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
C16
C17
C18
Continental 10-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Radiant Coppertone
Black
19"
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $86.95

Unchanged from 1960. 10 speed. 51 to 90 (52-94?) gear range. Stronglight (49/52?) chainset. 15-17-19-22-25 freewheel cluster. Simplex Competition front and Tour de France rear derailleurs for the first half of the year then Huret Allvit starting about June. Round "Continental" head badge. Name in panel on down tube with knights head decals for the first half of the year, then the newer paint and decal scheme starting about June. Ideale(#43?) saddle. Side pull Weinmann brakes. Tubular painted fork with chromed tips. Forged alloy stem with double clamp bolts. Steel? drop bars. Tire size is listed as 27 x 1� (correct) in the dealers catalog but as 26" (incorrect) in the "model and price" sheet. Rims were Rigida steel with knurls on the sides. Hubs were alloy high flange (Normandy?). Yellorex chain. Colors were Radiant Red, Radiant Blue, Radiant Green, Radiant Coppertone, and Black. Options included thorn-resistant tubes at $2.00 extra cost and southwest tires and heavy duty tubes for $4.50 extra cost. Frame sizes were 19", 21" and 23" $86.95

Note: I have a photo from an ebay auction of a supposedly 1961 (E1 ser. #(May) ) that shows it to be the post June style. I also saw a K1xxxxx(10/61) Continental that had an Ideale 42 saddle on it. Looked like it could have been original although the bike had other non original parts on it.

1961 CONTINENTAL (tourist)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
T16
T17
T18
Continental 10-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Radiant Coppertone
Black
19"
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $86.95

Unchanged from 1960. 10 speed. 51 to 90(52-94?) gear range. Stronglight (49/52?) chainset.15-17-19-22-25 freewheel cluster. Simplex Competition front and Tour de France rear derailleurs for the first half of the year then Huret Allvit starting about June. Round "Continental" head badge. Name in panel on down tube with knights head decals for the first half of the year, then the newer paint and decal scheme starting about June. Mattress type tourist saddle and upright handlebars. Side pull Weinmann brakes. Tubular painted fork with chromed tips. White plastic fenders. Tire size is listed as 27 x 1� (correct) in the dealers catalog but as 26" (incorrect) in the "model and price" sheet. Rims were Rigida steel with knurls on the sides. Hubs were alloy high flange (Normandy?). Yellorex chain. Colors were Radiant Red, Radiant Blue, Radiant Green, Radiant Coppertone, and Black. Options included thorn-resistant tubes at $2.00 extra cost and southwest tires and heavy duty tubes for $4.50 extra cost. Frame sizes were 19", 21" and 23" $86.95

Note: A 1961 Ladies' model has also turned up (see the Gallery) with a J1 (September) serial number. A ladies' Continental was not an official model in the catalogs until 1974.

1961 PARAMOUNT P11/P61 (tourist)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P11
P61
Paramount 3-Speed (Men's)
Paramount 10-Speed (Men's)

Paramount 3-Speed (Ladies')
Paramount 10-Speed (Ladies')
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Radiant Coppertone
Red
Blue
White
Black
21"
22"
23"
24"
27" x 1-1/4" $175.00

Touring models in choice of 10-speed, 3-speed, free-wheel or coaster brake. Equipped with plastic fenders, mattress saddle, and touring handlebars. Lightweight steel alloy frame. Choice of 21", 22", 23", or 24" frame sizes. Shipping weight 38 lbs. $175.00

1961 PARAMOUNT P12 (road racer)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P12 Paramount 10-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Radiant Coppertone
Red
Blue
White
Black
21"
22"
23"
24"
27" x 1-1/4" $175.00

10-speed derailleur, lightweight steel alloy frame, racing wheels with aluminum alloy rims, center-pull caliper brakes, racing handlebars, racing saddle, rattrap pedals. Choice of 21", 22", 23", or 24" frame sizes. Shipping weight 35 lbs.
  • MODEL: P12 10-Speed Paramount Road Racer.
  • FRAME: Reynolds 531 butted tubing, Nervex lugs.
  • WHEELS: Weinmann aluminum alloy rims, Campagnolo Record quick release hubs.
  • TIRES: Dunlop 27" x 1-1/4" road racing, or tubular sew-up.
  • HANDLEBAR: Aluminum alloy drop handlebars, steel stem.
  • BRAKES: Weinmann center-pull with quick release and hooded levers.
  • CHAIN SET: Double chain wheel -- 49 and 52 tooth -- with Stronglight Competition steel cranks.
  • PEDALS: Lyotard with Christophe toe clips and Lapize straps.
  • GEAR: Campagnolo Gran-Sport 10-speed with bottom shifting levers. Regina rear sprocket -- 14, 16, 18, 21 and 24 tooth -- cable operated from shifting lever.
  • SADDLE: Brooks Competition Standard B-17.
  • COLORS: Any Schwinn color.
  • OPTIONS: Optional at extra cost.
  • White plastic mudguards
  • Campagnolo seat post
  • Campagnolo Gran-Sport pedals
  • Campagnolo Record alloy crank set
  • Chrome plate finish
  • Partial: Fork crown and sides, rear forks, stays and head lugs
  • Full chrome
  • Custom-built made-to-measure frame

1961 PARAMOUNT P14 (track racer)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P14 Paramount Track (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Radiant Coppertone
Red
Blue
White
Black
Custom 28" x 1-1/4" (700C) $175.00

Track bikes are custom built. Shipping weight 32 lbs.
  • MODEL: P14 Paramount Track Racer.
  • FRAME: Custom built, size and lines made to order. Reynolds 531 butted tubing, Nervex Professional lugs, round tapered front fork blades.
  • WHEELS: Weinmann aluminum alloy rims, Schwinn Paramount high-flange hubs.
  • TIRES: Tubular sew-up track racing tires.
  • HANDLEBAR: Titan track steel handlebar with steel extension.
  • BRAKES: Front Weinmann center-pull with hooded lever (optional).
  • CHAIN SET: Schwinn Paramount 3-pin crankset.
  • PEDALS: Lyotard racing with Christophe toe clips and Lapize straps.
  • GEAR: Choice of 22, 23, 24 or 25 tooth front sprocket and 7, 8, or 9 tooth fixed rear sprocket (1-inch pitch).
  • SADDLE: Brooks Competition Standard B-17.
  • COLORS: Any Schwinn color.
  • OPTIONS: Optional at extra cost.
  • Weinmann front brake caliper with hooded lever
  • Campagnolo seat post, includes special wrench
  • Campagnolo Gran-Sport pedals
  • Chrome plate finish
  • Partial: Fork crown and sides, rear forks, stays and head lugs
  • Full chrome

Just a Blue Line

1962

Serial # (Chicago: A-M 2 00001-99999) | (Paramount)

1962 VARSITY (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
209
201

203
Varsity 10-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
19"
21"

23"
26" x 1-1/4" $72.95
$74.95

10 speed with the Huret front derailleur cable operated by a lever on the down tube (~2/62). 50 to 91 gear range. This is the gear range printed in the consumer brochure and dealer catalog. I think it is a misprint though as the it actually calculates out to 51 to 90, and that would be with 27" wheels. With the 26" wheels the bike actually had it calculates at 49 to 87. Huret (47/50) chainset with the more rounded looking right crank arm. 15-17-19-22-25 freewheel. Catalog shows an oval headbadge but my 8/62 frame has a round "S" headbadge. Script "Schwinn" on top tube, "VARSITY 10 SPEED" in white panel on down tube. Checkered seat tube panel. Weinmann "890" side pull brakes. Saddle Ideale (#42). Schwinn tubular steel rims. Schwinn low flange steel front hub. Atom alloy low flange rear hub. Tire size was 26 x 1�. Colors were Radiant Red, Radiant Blue, and Radiant Green. Frame sizes 19" and 21" $66.95; 23" $68.95. These prices are from the consumer brochure. The dealer catalog lists them at $69.95 and 71.95, and the model and price sheet lists them as $72.95 and $74.95.

Note: The 1962 parts & accessories catalog list the saddle as Ideale #42 on the Varsity, but I have 1960 & 1962 model Varsities which both have Ideale #41 saddles on them that look to be original.

1962 CONTINENTAL (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
509
501
503
Continental 10-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Radiant Coppertone
19"
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $89.95

10 speed. Front suicide shifter was replaced by a conventional Huret down tube shifter and cable operated front derailleur (~6/61). 51 to 90 gear range. Huret (47/50) chain set with the more rounded right crank arm. 15-17-19-22-25 freewheel. Round head badge (Continental specific). Ideale #43 saddle. Tubular painted fork with chromed tips. Side pull Weinmann brakes. Not sure if handlebars were steel or alloy. Stem looks like AVA alloy in the dealer's catalog. Tire size is listed as 27 x 1� (correct) in the dealer's catalog and consumer brochure but as 26" (incorrect) in the model and price sheet. Hubs were alloy high flange (Normandy?). Rims were steel (not sure if they were Rigida or Schwinn S-6). Colors were Radiant Red, Radiant Blue, Radiant Green, and Radiant Coppertone. Frame sizes were 19", 21" and 23" $86.95 (brochure & dealers catalog), $89.95 (model & price sheet).

1962 CONTINENTAL (tourist)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
409
401
403
Continental 10-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Radiant Coppertone
19"
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $89.95

10 speed. Front suicide shifter was replaced by a conventional Huret down tube shifter and cable operated front derailleur (~6/61). 51 to 90 gear range. Huret (47/50) chain set with the more rounded right crank arm. 15-17-19-22-25 freewheel. Round head badge (Continental specific). Side pull brakes. Tubular painted fork with chromed tips. Weinmann side pull brakes. Black mattress type tourist saddle and upright handlebars. White plastic fenders. Tire size is listed as 27 x 1� (correct) in the consumer brochure, but as 26" (incorrect) in the model and price sheet. Hubs were alloy high flange (Normandy?). Rims were steel (not sure if they were Rigida or Schwinn S-6). Colors were Radiant Red, Radiant Blue, Radiant Green, and Radiant Coppertone. Frame sizes were 19", 21" and 23" $86.95 (brochure & dealers catalog), $89.95 (model & price sheet).

1962 SUPER CONTINENTAL (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
601
603
Super Continental
15-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Radiant Coppertone
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $110.00

15 speed. Only year for this model (2/15/62 scheduled production/delivery). Huret down tube shifters. 38 to 100 gear range. Huret (40/47/52) chain set with the more squared crank arms. 14-15-18-22-28 Atom freewheel. Huret Allvit derailleurs. Full chrome tubular fork. Round "S" head badge. Lycett L15ST saddle. Weinmann quick release center pull brakes. Stem was alloy AVA. Not sure if the handlebars were steel or alloy but mine has alloy bars which I think are original. Not sure about rims either (mine has alloy Weinmann (K2?), but not sure if they are original). Normandy alloy high flange quick release hubs. Tire size is listed as 27" (correct) in the dealer's catalog and consumer brochure, but as 26" (incorrect) in the model and price sheet. Colors were Radiant Red, Radiant Blue, Radiant Green, and Radiant Coppertone. Frame sizes were 21" and 23" $107.00 (brochure), $110.00 (model & price sheet).

1962 SUPERIOR (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
802
804
Superior 15-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Gold
Terra Cotta
Sky Blue
Violet
22"
24"
27" x 1-1/4" $135.00

15 speed. 2/15/62 scheduled production/delivery. Huret down tube shifters with Huret Allvit derailleurs. Shifters had white booties on them. 38 to 100 gear range. Huret (40/47/52) chain set. 14-15-18-22-28 Atom freewheel. Weinmann quick release center pull brakes. Normandy alloy high flange quick release hubs. 4130 chrome-moly fillet-brazed main frame with 1020 carbon steel rear stays. Huret forged rear dropouts with integral derailleur hanger. Full chrome fork and chrome stay ends. Round "S" head badge. Seat tube has a chromed area in the center of it where the other models have a panel decal. Handlebar is alloy and has a sleeve in the center section that says "Sport" on either side of the clamp area. The stem is steel, made by Titan, and says "Super" on the top. Weinmann (K2?) alloy rims. Tire size is listed as 27" x 1� (correct) in the consumer brochure and dealer's catalog, but as 26" (incorrect) in the model and price sheet. Brooks B15 saddle. Colors were Radiant Gold, Terra Cotta, Sky Blue, and Violet. Frame sizes 22" and 24" $132.00 (brochure & dealer's catalog), $135.00 (model & price sheet).

1962 PARAMOUNT P11 (tourist)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P-11 Paramount 10-Speed (Men's)
Paramount 3-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Violet
Radiant Gold
Radiant Coppertone
Terra Cotta
White
Black
27" x 1-1/4" $175.00

Model P-11 (Men's). Steel alloy frame (Reynolds 531). Painted fork and stays. Center pull brakes. Name decals on both sides of down tube. Available with 10 speed or 3 speed gearing. 27" wheels. Colors were Radiant Red, Blue, Green, Violet, Gold, Coppertone, Terra Cotta, White, and Black. Shipping weight 38 lbs. $175.00.

1962 PARAMOUNT P12 (road racer)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P-12 Paramount 10-Speed (Men's)
Paramount 3-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Violet
Radiant Gold
Radiant Coppertone
Terra Cotta
White
Black
27" x 1-1/4" $175.00

Model P-12 (Men's). Steel alloy frame (Reynolds 531). Painted fork and stays. Center pull brakes. Name decals on both sides of down tube. Available with 10 speed or 3 speed gearing. 27" wheels. Colors were Radiant Red, Blue, Green, Violet, Gold, Coppertone, Terra Cotta, White, and Black. Shipping weight 35 lbs. $175.00.
  • MODEL: P12 10-Speed Paramount Road Racer.
  • FRAME: Reynolds 531 butted tubing, Nervex lugs.
  • WHEELS: Weinmann aluminum alloy rims, Campagnolo Record quick release hubs.
  • TIRES: 27" x 1-1/4" road racing or tubular sew-up.
  • HANDLEBAR: Aluminum alloy drop handlebars, steel stem.
  • BRAKES: Weinmann center-pull with quick release and hooded levers.
  • GEAR: Campagnolo Gran-Sport 10-speed with bottom shifting levers.

1962 PARAMOUNT P14 (track racer)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P-14 Paramount Track (Men's)
Radiant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Green
Violet
Radiant Gold
Radiant Coppertone
Terra Cotta
White
Black
28" x 1-1/4" (700C) $175.00

Model P-14 (Men's). Steel alloy frame (Reynolds 531). Painted fork and stays. Name decals on both sides of down tube. Available with a coaster brake. 27" wheels. Colors were Radiant Red, Blue, Green, Violet, Gold, Coppertone, Terra Cotta, White, and Black. Shipping weight 32 lbs. $175.00.

Just a Blue Line

1963

Serial # (Chicago: A-M 3 00001-99999) | (Paramount)

1963 VARSITY (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
109
101
103
Varsity 10-Speed (Men's)
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Coppertone
19"
21"
23"
24"
27" x 1-1/4" $66.95

Frame geometry on the derailleur equipped lightweights changed to steeper angles and shorter wheel base (Schwinn described it as "short, upright frame"). 10 speed, Huret down tube shifters with Huret Allvit derailleurs. 45 to 100 gear range. Huret (47/52) chain set. 14-15-18-22-28 freewheel. Round "S" head badge. Checkered seat tube panel. Handlebar is steel. Not sure what the stem was, but I think it was an unbranded alloy Pivo. Saddle is believed to be Lycett. Schwinn tubular S-6 steel rims. Front hub is steel low flange. I think the rear hub is Atom alloy low flange. Weinmann side pull brakes. Tire size has changed to 27 x 1� and were Breeze sports touring. Colors were Flamboyant Red, Radiant Sky Blue, Flamboyant Lime, and Radiant Coppertone. Chrome fenders available on 27" wheel models for $3.00. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00. Frame sizes 19", 21" and 23" and 24" wheel model. $66.95

1963 VARSITY (tourist)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
909
901
903

159
Varsity 10-Speed (Men's)
Varsity 10-Speed (Ladies')
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Coppertone
19"
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $66.95

Frame geometry on the derailleur equipped lightweights changed to steeper angles and shorter wheel base (Schwinn described it as "short, upright frame"). This is in the dealer's catalog and consumer brochure as only available in a women's model. The model and price sheet also has it as a men's though. 10 speed. Huret down tube shifters. Round "S" head badge. Checkered seat tube panel. Weinmann side pull brakes. 27 x 1� tires with Schwinn S-6 steel rims. Black mattress saddle, upright tourist style handlebar, and chrome fenders. Colors were (men's): Flamboyant Red, Sky Blue, Flamboyant Lime, and Radiant Coppertone (women's): Sky Blue, Radiant Coppertone, and Flamboyant Lime. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00. Frame sizes (men's): 19", 21" and 23". $66.95

1963 CONTINENTAL (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
309
301
303
Continental 10-Speed (Men's)
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Coppertone
19"
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $86.95

Frame geometry on the derailleur equipped lightweights changed to steeper angles and shorter wheel base (Schwinn described it as "short, upright frame"). 10 speed. Huret down tube shifters with Huret Allvit derailleurs. 45 to 100 gear range. Huret (47/52) chain set. Rounded style right crank arm. Atom 14-15-18-22-28 freewheel. Round "S" head badge. Lycett L15ST saddle. AVA alloy stem. I think the handlebar was alloy. Weinmann quick release center pull brakes. Atom alloy low flange quick release hubs. Full chrome tubular fork. 27" tires with steel rims. Colors were Flamboyant Red, Sky Blue, Flamboyant Lime, and Radiant Coppertone. Chrome fenders available for $3.00. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00. Frame sizes were 19", 21" and 23". $86.95

1963 CONTINENTAL (tourist)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
709
701
703
Continental 10-Speed (Men's)
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Coppertone
19"
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $86.95

Frame geometry on the derailleur equipped lightweights changed to steeper angles and shorter wheel base (Schwinn described it as "short, upright frame"). 10 speed. Huret down tube shifters with Huret Allvit derailleurs. 45 to 100 gear range. Huret (47/52) chain set. Rounded style right crank arm. Atom 14-15-18-22-28 freewheel. Round "S" head badge. Black mattress saddle. Steel stem with steel tourist style handlebar. Weinmann side pull brakes. Atom alloy low flange quick release hubs. Full chrome tubular fork. Chrome fenders. 27 x 1� tires with Schwinn S-6 steel rims. Colors were Flamboyant Red, Sky Blue, Flamboyant Lime, and Radiant Coppertone. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00. Frame sizes were 19", 21" and 23". $86.95

1963 SIERRA (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
621
623
Sierra 15-Speed (Men's)
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Coppertone
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $96.50

Frame geometry on the derailleur equipped lightweights changed to steeper angles and shorter wheel base (Schwinn described it as "short, upright frame"). 15 speed. This model replaced the 1962 Super Continental. Huret down tube shifters with Huret Allvit derailleurs. 38 to 100 gear range. Huret (40/47/52) chain set. Square style right crank arm. Atom 14-15-18-22-28 freewheel. Full chrome tubular fork. Round "S" head badge. Lycett L15ST saddle. AVA alloy stem and alloy handlebar. Weinmann quick release center pull brakes. Normandy high flange quick release hubs. Schwinn S-6 steel rims with 27 x 1� tires. Colors were Flamboyant Red, Sky Blue, Flamboyant Lime, and Radiant Coppertone. Chrome fenders available for $3.00. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00. Frame sizes 21" and 23". $96.50

1963 SUPERIOR (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
802
804
Superior 15-Speed (Men's)
Radiant Gold
Terra Cotta
Sky Blue
Violet
22"
24"
27" x 1-1/4" $126.50

Frame geometry on the derailleur equipped lightweights changed to steeper angles and shorter wheel base (Schwinn described it as "short, upright frame"). 15 speed. Huret down tube shifters with Huret Allvit derailleurs. Shifters had white booties on them. 38 to 100 gear range. 4130 chrome-moly fillet-brazed main frame with 1020 carbon steel rear stays with chrome stay ends. Painted tubular fork with chrome tips. Huret forged rear dropouts with integral derailleur hanger. Huret (40/47/52) steel chain set. Square style right crank arm. 14-15-18-22-28 freewheel. Weinmann quick release center pull brakes. Normandy alloy high flange quick release hubs. Round "S" head badge. Brooks B15 saddle. Seat tube has a chromed area in the center of it where the other models have a panel decal. Handlebar is alloy and has a sleeve in the center section that says "Sport" on either side of the clamp area. The stem is steel, made by Titan, and says "Super" on the top. Weinmann (K2?) alloy rims. Tire size is listed as 27" (correct) in the consumer brochure and dealers ordering catalog, but as 26" (incorrect) in the model and price sheet. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00. Colors were Radiant Gold, Terra Cotta, Sky Blue, and Violet. Frame sizes 22" and 24". $126.50

1963 PARAMOUNT P11 (tourist)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P-11 Paramount 10-Speed (Men's)
Paramount 3-Speed (Men's)
Flamboyant Lime
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Terra Cotta
White
Black
27" x 1-1/4" $175.00

Model P-11 (Men's). Steel alloy frame (Reynolds 531?). Chrome tipped fork and stays. Center pull brakes. Name decals (Old English lettering) on both sides of down tube. Available with 10 speed or 3 speed gearing. 27" wheels. Colors were Flamboyant Lime, Red, Radiant Sky Blue, Terra Cotta, White, and Black. $175.00. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00.

1963 PARAMOUNT P12 (road racer)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P-12 Paramount 10-Speed (Men's)
Paramount 3-Speed (Men's)
Flamboyant Lime
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Terra Cotta
White
Black
27" x 1-1/4" $175.00

Model P-12 (Men's). Steel alloy frame (Reynolds 531?). Chrome tipped fork and stays. Center pull brakes. Name decals (Old English lettering) on both sides of down tube. Available with 10 speed or 3 speed gearing. 27" wheels. Colors were Flamboyant Lime, Red, Radiant Sky Blue, Terra Cotta, White, and Black. $175.00. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00.

1963 PARAMOUNT P13 (road racer)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P-13 Paramount 10-Speed (Men's)
Paramount 3-Speed (Men's)
Flamboyant Lime
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Terra Cotta
White
Black
27" x 1-1/4" $234.00

Model P-13 (Men's). Steel alloy frame (Reynolds 531?). Chrome tipped fork and stays. Center pull brakes. Name decals (Old English lettering) on both sides of down tube. Deluxe Road Racer: Available with 10 speed or 3 speed gearing. 27" wheels. Colors were Flamboyant Lime, Red, Radiant Sky Blue, Terra Cotta, White, and Black. $234.00. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00.

1963 PARAMOUNT P14 (track racer)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P-14 Paramount Track (Men's)
Flamboyant Lime
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Terra Cotta
White
Black
28" x 1-1/4" (700C) $175.00

Model P-14. Steel alloy frame (Reynolds 531?). Chrome tipped fork and stays. Name decals (Old English lettering) on both sides of down tube. Available with coaster brake. 27" wheels. Colors were Flamboyant Lime, Red, Radiant Sky Blue, Terra Cotta, White, and Black. $175.00.

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Serial # (Chicago: A-M 4 00001-99999) | (Paramount)

1964 COLLEGIATE (tourist)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
C11
C12
C13

C61
Collegiate 5-Speed (Men's)
Collegiate 5-Speed (Ladies')
Flamboyant Red
Radiant Blue
Radiant Coppertone
Black
19"
21"
23"
26" x 1-3/8" $56.95

5 speed. First year for the this model. Shifter was on the top tube. 43 to 85 gear range. Four circle 46 tooth chain wheel. 14-16-20-24-28 freewheel. Oval head badge. Side pull brakes. 26 x 1-3/8 tires. Painted fenders. Name on chain guard. Colors were Flamboyant Red, Radiant Blue, Radiant Coppertone, and Black. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00. Frame sizes 19", 21", 23" and women's (straight bar). $56.95

1964 VARSITY (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
119
121
123
Varsity 10-Speed (Men's)
Terra Cotta (Men's)
Sky Blue
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Coppertone
19"
21"
23"
24"
27" x 1-1/4" $66.95

10 speed. Use of Sprint components and 7.5" spoke protector began. Gearing changed from Half-Step to Alpine. Sprint (39/50) chain set. Freewheel cluster tooth counts changed. 14-16-20-24-28 freewheel. 38 to 96 gear range. Sprint down tube shifters. Sprint derailleurs. Front derailleur had the Sprint name "scribed" into the outer cage (no sticker). Round "S" head badge. Sprint saddle. Handlebar was steel. I think the stem was an unbranded alloy Pivo, but may have been Sprint branded. Quick releases on brakes moved from the cable hangers to the levers. Weinmann side pull brakes with "red button" quick release levers. Alloy high flange hubs (Sprint?). 27 x1� tires. Colors were Terra Cotta, Sky Blue, Flamboyant Lime, and Radiant Coppertone. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00. Chrome fenders for $3.50. Frame sizes were 19", 21" and 23" and 24" wheel model. $66.95

1964 VARSITY (tourist)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
919
921
923
169

V11
Varsity 10-Speed (Men's)
Varsity 10-Speed (Ladies')
Terra Cotta (Men's)
Sky Blue
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Coppertone
19"
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $66.95

10 speed. Use of Sprint components and 7.5" spoke protector began. Gearing changed from Half-Step to Alpine. Sprint (39/50) chain set. Freewheel cluster tooth counts changed. 14-16-20-24-28 freewheel. 38 to 96 gear range. Sprint down tube shifters. Sprint derailleurs. Front derailleur had the Sprint name "scribed" into the outer cage (no sticker). Round "S" head badge. Side pull brakes. 27 x1� tires. Chrome fenders. Colors were Terra Cotta, Sky Blue, Flamboyant Lime, and Radiant Coppertone. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00. Frame sizes were 19", 21" and 23" and women's (straight bar) (Terra Cotta not available in women's). $66.95

1964 CONTINENTAL (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
319
321
323
Continental 10-Speed (Men's)
Terra Cotta
Sky Blue
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Coppertone
19"
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $79.95

10 speed. Use of Sprint components and 7.5" spoke protector began. Gearing changed from Half-Step to Alpine. Sprint (39/50) chain set. Freewheel cluster tooth counts changed. 14-16-20-24-28 freewheel. 38 to 96 gear range. Sprint down tube shifters. Sprint derailleurs. Front derailleur had the Sprint name "scribed" into the outer cage (no sticker). Round "S" head badge. Lycett L15ST saddle. AVA alloy stem. Handlebar was alloy. Quick releases on brakes moved from the cable hangers to the levers. Weinmann center pull brakes with "red button" quick release levers. Weinmann center pull calipers changed from the old style with the engraved logo, to the new style with the red stickers in September. Alloy high flange quick release hubs (Sprint?). Full chrome tubular fork. 27 x 1� tires. Colors were Terra Cotta, Sky Blue, Flamboyant Lime, and Radiant Coppertone. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00. Chrome fenders for $3.50. Frame sizes were 19", 21" and 23". $79.95

1964 SUPER SPORT

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
822
824
Super Sport 10-Speed (Men's)
Terra Cotta
Sky Blue
Radiant Coppertone
Violet
22"
24"
27" x 1-1/4" $96.50

First year for this model. It replaced the Superior from 1963. 10 speed, down tube shifters. 38 to 96 gear range. Sprint (39/50) chain set (I saw s/n M3064(12/63) with the old Huret chain set on it). 14-16-20-24-28 freewheel. Sprint derailleurs. 4130 chrome-moly fillet-brazed main frame with 1020 carbon steel rear stays. Huret forged rear dropouts. Full chrome fork, but the stays were not chrome tipped like the Superior it replaced. Round "S" head badge. Brooks B15 saddle. There is no seat tube "panel" decal unlike the other models. Handlebar is alloy and has a sleeve in the center section that says "Sport" on either side of the clamp area. The stem is steel, made by Titan, and says "Super" on the top. Weinmann (K2?) alloy rims. Weinmann center pull brakes with "red button" quick release levers. 27 x 1� tires. Colors were Terra Cotta, Sky Blue, Radiant Coppertone and Violet. Frame sizes were 22" and 24". $96.50

1964 SIERRA (sport)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
621
623
Sierra 15-Speed (Men's)
Terra Cotta
Sky Blue
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Coppertone
21"
23"
27" x 1-1/4" $89.95

15 speed. Down tube shifters. 36 to 100 gear range. Huret (Sprint?) (40/47/52) chain set. 14-16-20-24-30 freewheel. Sprint derailleurs. Full chrome tubular fork. Round "S" head badge. Lycett L15ST saddle. Stem is alloy AVA and handle bar is alloy. Weinmann center pull brakes with "red button" quick release levers. Normandy alloy high flange quick release hubs. Weinmann aluminum alloy 27" rims. Colors were Terra Cotta, Sky Blue, Flamboyant Lime, and Radiant Coppertone. Optional thorn-resistant tubes for $2.00. Chrome fenders for $3.50. Frame sizes 21" and 23". $89.95

Note: My 2/17/64 Sierra came with an old logo Huret front derailleur with a factory looking shim to reduce the clamp diameter from 1.125" to 1.000". Rear derailleur was Sprint. Shifters were Sprint logo. Brake calipers were the older engraved logo Weinmann Vainquer 999. Brake levers were Weinmann with red button quick release. The chainset was Huret branded. Saw another 2/6/04 Sierra that had the early scribed logo Sprint front derailleur and Huret Allvit rear derailleur.

1964 PARAMOUNT P11 (tourist)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P-11 Paramount 10-Speed (Men's)
Paramount 3-Speed (Men's)
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Blue
Radiant Coppertone
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Terra Cotta
Violet
White
Black
27" x 1-1/4" $175.00

Model P-11 (Men's). Four frame sizes. Made to measure frames at extra cost. Chrome tipped fork and stays. Wide choice of colors. Round head badge. Center pull brakes. Name decals (block print) on both sides of down tube. Available with 10 speed or 3 speed gearing. $175.00.

1964 PARAMOUNT P12 (road racer)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P-12 Paramount 10-Speed (Men's)
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Blue
Radiant Coppertone
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Terra Cotta
Violet
White
Black
27" x 1-1/4" $175.00

Model P-12 (Men's). Four frame sizes. Made to measure frames at extra cost. Chrome tipped fork and stays. Wide choice of colors. Round head badge. Center pull brakes. Name decals (block print) on both sides of down tube. 10 speed gearing. $175.00.

1964 PARAMOUNT P13 (road racer)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P-13 Paramount 10-Speed (Men's)
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Blue
Radiant Coppertone
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Terra Cotta
Violet
White
Black
27" x 1-1/4" $226.00

Model P-13 (Men's). Four frame sizes. Made to measure frames at extra cost. Chrome tipped fork and stays. Wide choice of colors. Round head badge. Center pull brakes. Name decals (block print) on both sides of down tube. Deluxe Road Racer: 10 speed gearing. $226.00.

1964 PARAMOUNT P14 (track racer)

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Model Description Color Frame
Size
Wheel
Size
Price
P-14 Paramount Track (Men's)
Flamboyant Lime
Radiant Blue
Radiant Coppertone
Flamboyant Red
Sky Blue
Terra Cotta
Violet
White
Black
28" x 1-1/4" (700C) $175.00

Model P-14. Four frame sizes. Made to measure frames at extra cost. Chrome tipped fork and stays. Wide choice of colors. Round head badge. Name decals (block print) on both sides of down tube. $175.00.

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