Serial Numbers Chicago built Schwinn Serial Numbers for the years - are found on the left rear axle-hanger or fork-end on the frame; for the years - Chicago built they are on the headtube of the frame where the fork enters from the bottom actually, this begins in April of A or CB If letters were used for date codes, they skipped the letters "I" and "O" as they looked too much like numbers. The Super Sports with Huret dropouts seem to have used a two digit year 'C' -- March, , th frame.
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After declaring bankruptcy in , Schwinn has since been a sub-brand of Pacific Cycle , owned by the multi-national conglomerate , Dorel Industries. Ignaz Schwinn was born in Hardheim , Baden , Germany, in and worked on two-wheeled ancestors of the modern bicycle that appeared in 19th century Europe. Schwinn emigrated to the United States in Schwinn's new company coincided with a sudden bicycle craze in America. Chicago became the center of the American bicycle industry, with thirty factories turning out thousands of bikes every day. Bicycle output in the United States grew to over a million units per year by the turn of the 20th century.
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The Chicago Schwinns were among the most bomb-resistant bikes ever built, and they were built with unique technology. The head tubes look as if they were fillet brazed , but they weren't. The head tube and the tapered segments that lead into the the top tube and down tube were actually made from two special forgings that were "electro-forged" welded together down the centerline, then ground smooth, so the seam is not usually visible. There are necked-down parts that fit into the top tube and down tube, like internal lugs. Marc S.