Welcome to Budget Bicycle Center

930 Regent St. Madison's largest selection of used bicycles

930 Regent St. Madison's largest selection of used bicycles

1956 Schwinn American 2 Speed Bicycle 18"

Be the first to review this product

Hurry... Last One!

In stock - Ships in 3-5 Days

Add Items to Cart
Live near Madison, WI? We Offer A Free Local Pickup Shipping Option!

Quick Overview

Vintage Schwinn American with Bendix 2 speed kickback hub!

1956 Schwinn American 2 Speed Bicycle 18"

More Views


You could be the proud owner of this vintage Schwinn American bicycle. This bicycle was produced April of 1956. This bicycle has a Bendix 2 speed rear hub and a Schwinn front bolt on cantilever brake. Perfect for the rider or collector! This bike is looking for a new home and it could be yours.


This bike is in good original condition. The blue paint is in good shape with normal scratches and chips. The chrome has some surface rust and some pitting. This bicycle appears to be rideable, but we would recommend a tune up or safety check over by a qualified mechanic before riding.

This bicycle is being sold as is, please see photographs for details.


Seat tube - 18"
Top Tube - 22"
Stand-over height - 28"
Bike Weight - 43lbs


Seatpost - Original
Saddle - Not original: off a Hercules bike, in rough shape.
Stem - 50mm
Handlebars- 21" center to center
Headset - Original
Brake levers - Original Option Schwinn
Brake calipers - Orignal Option Schwinn
Shifters - Bendix Thumb
Rear derailleur - Bendix Internal hub
Crankset - 7" Original
Pedals - look to have been replaced at some time
Hubs - Original Wheels. Bendix 2 speed rear laced up to Schwinn Rim. Front Schwinn hub laced to Schwinn Rim

Serial #V65376
Reference #152207

Additional Information

Year 1956
Gender Womens
Color Blue
Speeds 2 Speed
  • Made in USA!
  • Rare & Collectable
  • Rare Parts!
Frameset Steel
Components Schwinn, Bendix
Drivetrain Bendix 2 Speed
Manufacturer Schwinn
Decade 1950s
Country of Origin USA
Used or New Used
Can be seen at 640 W Washington
Page backSlide back to top of page