1961 Schwinn Speedster Red

Last Updated on February 8, 2023 by FAB Jim The Cyclist

Here is a vintage Schwinn Speedster, a nice middleweight bike with a steel cantilever frame. 

1961 Schwinn Speedster Red

A super comfortable old cruiser bike.  This one has the 2-speed kickback rear hub and steel wheels. Original saddle would have been red/white and the original fenders painted red/white.  Here is the catalog image for 1961:

1961 Schwinn Speedster Catalog Image

This bike still rides nice, which says a lot about the quality of build.  Price was $59.95 back in 1961.

Photos donated by Southshore Cyclery

Published by FAB Jim The Cyclist

Jim has over 40 years of experience with bicycles and loves road and mountain biking and just going for calm cruises. He is a mechanic who has built custom bikes and is also very interested in bike history.

5 thoughts on “1961 Schwinn Speedster Red

    1. Oops. Sorry, you already said that. After not seeing the internet for days, I’m overdosing here. I just remember Captain Kangaroo saying that on TV and not knowing what it meant for many years.

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