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1962 Schwinn Corvette 5 Speed Bicycle 18"

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Classic American made 5 speed Schwinn with beautiful accessories!

1962 Schwinn Corvette 5 Speed Bicycle 18"

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You could be the proud owner of this used vintage Schwinn Corvette 5 speed bicycle. Schwinn only built the Corvette as a 5 Speed in 1962. It was an attempt to add extra performance to a bike that ended up not being well received by it's intended market and was thus discontinued. The 5 speed friction shifting components were made by Huret in France.

Bike Condition

The bike appears to be all original with the exceptions of the new rack mount pieces (originals are included), tires and rear brake cable housing. It is unfortunately missing the original headlamp, headbadge, chain guard and rear reflector as well. The paint is in decent shape for it's age but has a fair amount of scratches and marks throughout the frame and some surface corrosion (most notably on the top tube). The wheels are mostly in true and the tires both have decent tread.

This bicycle has not been checked over by a mechanic and we would recommend a full tune-up before riding. This bike is being sold as-is. Please see photographs for details.

Measurements

Seat Tube (top to center): 18"
Top Tube (center to center): 22'
Stand-over Height : 30"

Specifications

Seatpost: Steel Schwinn
Saddle: Schwinn Springer
Stem: Steel Schwinn Riser Quill
Handlebars: Steel Schwinn
Headset: Steel Schwinn Threaded
Brake Levers: Weinmann
Brake Calipers: Weinmann Schwinn Approved
Shifters: Huret
Rear Derailleur: Huret Spirit
Crankset: Schwinn Steel w/165mm Arms
Pedals: Schwinn Platform
Wheels: 26" Schwinn Chrome Rims laced to Schwinn Bolt on Hub (Front)/Atom Bolt On Hub (Rear)
Tires: Front- Carlisle Roadgripper 26" x 1 3/4" & Rear- Schwinn Westwind Gumwall 26" x 1 3/4" (Both made in USA)
Freewheel (number of gears/tooth range): 5 Spd Huret

Serial #D215976
Reference #27552

Additional Information

Year 1962
Gender Mens
Color Black
Size N/A
Speeds 5 Speed
Features
  • Made in USA!
  • Fully Accessorized
  • Rare & Collectable
Frameset Steel
Components Schwinn
Drivetrain Huret 5 Speed
Manufacturer Schwinn
Decade 1960s
Country of Origin USA
Bike Number N/A
Serial Number N/A
Used or New Used
Can be seen at 1201 Regent Street - Call 608-286-9111
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