1959 SCHWINN TORNADO STRAIGHTBAR MENS BICYCLE RED VINTAGE TYPHOON TANK AMERICAN. Here is an original VINTAGE (I believe made March 11th 1959 The serial number is C991243) men's Schwinn"Deluxe" Tornado double STRAIGHT BAR beach cruiser bicycle with 26 wheels. It is in the original and very appealing red colored factory paint with white pinstripes.If you like cool unrestored original bikes, this may be a great bike for you. With the insanely high price of gas (and the economy being bad) now is the time to ride a cool vintage bike! This bike has a cool mens STRAIGHTBAR cruiser style frame with original paint and decals, Truss Rod forks, large Schwinn head badge, original screen Schwinn "Deluxe Tornado" chainguard, cruiser style seat, (has a rip) wide cruiser handlebars, slightly newer hand grips, full fenders, 9 hole rear carrier RACK, and more! I got this one just like you see it. This one appears to have originally had a straightbar TANK! A fair deal on a cool unique bike! This straightbar frame is so cool! They only made it for a couple years and people REALLY like them! They did the Typhoon, Tornado, Skipper, and American. You do not see them for sale very often!
I hope you enjoy it! The tires are 26x1 3/4. They are vintage slightly newer replacement tires and do hold air. The bike has factory painted and pinstriped Schwinn S-7 rims front and rear with Schwinn Approved rear hub.
The bike is an original single speed with coaster brakes. (pedal slightly backwards slightly to stop the bike) DIMENSIONS The stand over height is approx 30 3/4.
The distance from the floor to the top of the seat post clamp is approx 28. The distance from the center of the crank to the top of the seat post clamp is approx 18 1/2. The center of the handlebar stem to the center of the seat post is approx 22. The bike will accommodate most any rider comfortably.The seat height is easy to adjust. NOTED FLAWS I got this one just like you see it! I LOVE the fact that this one still wears its original paint. The paint looks ok for a 60+ year old bike!
It shows age and patina. Has chips scratches etc but is a great look that many people love!The chrome is shiny but is not perfect show quality. (handlebars chrome is mostly gone) People LOVE patina these days! Both wheels have a slight wobble when you spin them. (most every used bike out there seems to) These don't come along often! The front forks MAY be tweaked very slightly. (see pics) May be nothing but Id rather be honest about things. This appears to be a fairly nice original unmolested bicycle unless otherwise noted. A great bike to ride on relaxing days through the park or to the beach. Also would be a nice item to display in a shop, restaurant, rec room, sports bar, etc.
Stand out from the crowd and be the envy of people who see you riding by. People will enjoy seeing you on your vintage bike! A great classic bike at a great price Why not ride a bike?
If you are looking for a fun bike to ride and enjoy this may be it! A nice bike to cruise the beach or your local park!Priced way less than a dime store bike that wont be around 5 years from now, much less 30+ years like this one! Please give this bike a good home and DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!
Classic bikes are very cool because not everyone on the block has one! People love to see and talk about and ride these classic bikes! They are more popular now than ever before!
This may be a great Birthday or other special holiday gift for someone! It is never too soon to think ahead and get someone something they may really like!!These are getting to be hard to find in any condition and to my knowledge, have not been reproduced. PLEASE NOTE that many of the bikes I list have listed have been in long term storage and have not been regularly ridden in a while. (not a bad thing) They may need standard tuning, greasing, may have old tires, surface rust etc.
I try to be as honest as possible and never want to disappoint anyone. I try to be as honest as I can and disclose anything I know about the bike.
I want you to be excited about your new bike and hope you really enjoy your new vintage ride for years to come. We try to package well so the bike arrives to you in the same condition as it left us. The item "1959 SCHWINN TORNADO STRAIGHTBAR MENS BICYCLE RED VINTAGE TYPHOON TANK AMERICAN" is in sale since Thursday, August 26, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Bicycles\Complete Bicycles". The seller is "shadow27" and is located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.