Posted by: Dan witan S TITLE: BALLOON: Bolt on kickstand for my Schwinn
I have a 1950 men~s cantilever Schwinn bicycle with a bolt on kickstand. Is this common or was mine cleanly removed from the frame, my 1949 Schwinn had the welded Schwinn kickstand, this is my only Schwinn model I own with this type of stand. It~s was found as a frameset/fork only with a bolt-on. Unusual or Contusial?
Posted by Joe Scotti
I also have a 1956 Schwinn that does not have a welded kickstand. See my message below dated 1/2/2006 for other details. Joe
Posted by Geoff G.
Schwinn used bolt-on kickstands on some of their unequipped "popular priced" models as a way to keep the cost down. I*ve got a rough *55 Schwinn Flying Star that has no evidence of ever having a weld-on kickstand. I think the 26" Skipper models were the same type of deal. The *60 Tornado, as well as a basic Racer and a couple others (maybe in *61, too) were promo priced for Christmas sales at (I think) $49.95. So a bolt-on kickstand would make sense as a way to shave a bit of cost off. I*ve seen a few early 50s Schwinns without the weld-on kickstand, unusual but not a rarity. Cheers, Geoff
Posted by rod
So that would mean that my ~60 Deluxe Tornado is a ~contract frame~ on account it also has a bolt-on kickstand; the 1st of its kind I~ve ever seen unlike the normally average kickstands, and I thank you too!
Posted by Dan witan S
Posted by sam
From what I~ve been told,Schwinn did build frames with out their traidmark welded on kickstand.Most were contract frames going to other outlets.Untill around 1950 schwinn didn~t have schwinn shops--their bikes were billed as schwinn built---after the early 50s schwinn started developing their own shops to carry "Schwinns"---sam
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