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1979 Schwinn Caliente Road Bicycle 18"

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Cool American made Schwinn road bike with Shimano Front Freewheel!

1979 Schwinn Caliente Road Bicycle 18"

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You could be the proud owner of this vintage Schwinn Caliente bicycle. Hand built in Chicago, USA in June of 1979 this bike features a Shimano Front Freewheel system and smaller frame size for shorter riders. Perfect for the retro rider or collector, this bicycle is looking for a new home and it could be yours.


The bike is in good overall condition and free of bends, cracks and corrosion. The Frosty Blue paint still has a good luster to it with some small marks and scratches to be found throughout the bike. The bike appears to be all original with the exceptions of the newer Kenda tires and possibly the saddle.

This bicycle appears to be ridable, 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: 19.5"
Standover Height: 27"
Bike Weight: 34.5 lbs


Seatpost: Schwinn
Saddle: Schwinn
Stem: 70mm Schwinn
Handlebars: 39cm Schwinn
Headset: Schwinn
Brake Levers: Dia Compe
Brake Calipers: Schwinn
Shifters: Shimano Positron
Front Derailleur: Schwinn
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Positron II
Crankset: Shimano Positron Road Double
Pedals: Schwinn Steel Platform
Wheels: Schwinn Bolt On Hubs Laced to 24" Schwinn Rims
Freewheel: 5 Spd Shimano

Serial #FQ553914
Reference #152725

Additional Information

Year 1979
Gender Mens
Color Blue
Speeds 10 Speed
  • Made in USA!
  • Rare & Collectable
  • Nearly Original
Frameset Steel
Components Shimano, Schwinn
Drivetrain 10 Speed
Manufacturer Schwinn
Decade 1970s
Country of Origin USA
Used or New Used
Can be seen at 640 W Washington
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