Author Topic: 1979 Schwinn Typhoon  (Read 786 times)

Offline Randall

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Re: 1979 Schwinn Typhoon
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2017, 10:57:00 AM »
I just added this 1977 Schwinn Hollywood to my collection. All original, in excellent condition. Now I have a matching his & hers set.


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Re: 1979 Schwinn Typhoon
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2017, 01:37:41 PM »
Looks like it just came out of the box and assembled. Nice find.

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Re: 1979 Schwinn Typhoon
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2017, 02:00:28 PM »
Looks like it just came out of the box and assembled. Nice find.

Thanks, it has a few minor scratches, and the chain is a bit dry, but over all it is in excellent all original condition for a 40 year old bike! It is a perfect mate to my Typhoon!  ;)
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Re: 1979 Schwinn Typhoon
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2017, 10:31:05 PM »
That's a beauty!  Looks like a museum-quality specimen. 

Ride safe,

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Re: 1979 Schwinn Typhoon
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2017, 02:20:46 PM »
'74 Typhoon.  Rescued from the junk pile. Cleaned up very nice, and mostly all original, I think. Someone spray painted most of the chrome with silver paint, thus saving it.  A lot of elbow grease, and bearing grease, turned out quite nice for a survivor. :) Still with the "S" seat and orig. hand grips.

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Re: 1979 Schwinn Typhoon
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2017, 07:23:48 PM »
'74 Typhoon.  Rescued from the junk pile. Cleaned up very nice, and mostly all original, I think. Someone spray painted most of the chrome with silver paint, thus saving it.  A lot of elbow grease, and bearing grease, turned out quite nice for a survivor. :) Still with the "S" seat and orig. hand grips.

Nice save, though I think your Typhoon is actually a 1975. The blue for 1974 was Opaque Blue and it still had the round reflector on the rear fender. Sky Blue returned in 1975 and you would have had a square white reflector on the handlebars.

Typhoons have my favorite Schwinn frame. Very beautiful in its simplicity, IMO!

Tad

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Offline justinkase

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Re: 1979 Schwinn Typhoon
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2017, 07:38:20 PM »
Thanks Tad

I did check the SN:   LK555700 ....  came back Nov of 1974  Maybe sold as a 75 model?

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Re: 1979 Schwinn Typhoon
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2017, 07:56:28 PM »
Thanks Tad

I did check the SN:   LK555700 ....  came back Nov of 1974  Maybe sold as a 75 model?

Yes, sold as a 1975 model.

Tad
1940 Maroon New World
1959 Radiant Green Tiger
1961 Radiant Blue Varsity
1964 Flamboyant Red Racer
1967 Sky Blue Paramount P13
1971 Burgundy Super Sport
1972 Flamboyant Red Paramount Tandem
1972 Opaque Green Super Sport
1972 Kool Lemon Sports Tourer
1973 Opaque Blue Continental
1973 Sunset Orange Continental
1973 Opaque Blue Super Sport
1974 Opaque Blue Typhoon
1977 Violet Le Tour II
1987 Ice Pink Prelude
1993 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra
2001 Bianchi Eros