I think this is the same bike that was marketed as a Klunker 5 in certain markets? Positron "index" shifting even:thumbsup:
I thought I had read somewhere that Schwinn used the Klunker name in certain markets and the Spitfire name in others? or maybe it was a limited release later in the year?82Sidewinder said:I think it's identical to the Klunker 5. There was a guy riding a Klunker 5 at the fall Trexlertown show, but he had no interest at all in selling it.
We've had most of these bikes for awhile now. As we get time, I am taking new pictures of these bikes and posting them to the MOMBAT.org web site. I'll try to post them here as well as time allows. I think the Sidewinder was from Bob Hufford (keeper of the vintage lightweight Schwinn web site). He bought it for his dad who rarely rode it.djmuff said:Wow, that bike is clean. And cool. 5-speed Schwinn cruisers are tons of fun. Where are you finding such gorgeous bikes? The Sidewinder looks brand new!
According to a thread on the Schwinn website, the Klunker 5 name was used for 1978-79 before Schwinn was sued for copyright infringement. Schwinn then started using the Spitfire name.First Flight said:I thought I had read somewhere that Schwinn used the Klunker name in certain markets and the Spitfire name in others? or maybe it was a limited release later in the year?