Antique Schwinn Bicycles

antique schwinn bicycles
  • (bicycle) a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
  • A vehicle composed of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel
  • The Bicycles are an indie rock quartet from Toronto, Ontario composed of Matt Beckett, Drew Smith, Dana Snell, and Andrew Scott (formerly of The Meligrove Band).
  • ride a bicycle
  • shop for antiques; "We went antiquing on Saturday"
  • made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; "the beautiful antique French furniture"
  • A collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its considerable age
  • old-timer: an elderly man
  • The Schwinn Bicycle Company was founded by German-born mechanical engineer Ignaz Schwinn (1860-1945) in Chicago in 1895, became the dominant manufacturer of American bicycles through most of the 20th century and is now an out-sourced sub-brand of Pacific Cycle, currently owned by the multi-
  • Since 1895, America's bicycle brand
antique schwinn bicycles - Classic Schwinn
Classic Schwinn Bicycles
Classic Schwinn Bicycles
Here is an illustrated guide to Classic Schwinn Bicycles from 1895 to present. Detailed text and 250 B&W photographs depict the most classic Schwinns including pre-World War II Aerocycles, Motorbikes (Cycleplanes), and Autocycles; post-war Panthers and Phantoms; '50s and '60s middleweights; '60s Sting Rays and Krates; and every other Schwinn. Special models including the Whizzer and Cycle Truck are featured, as well as the contemporary classic reproductions. There is even a chapter for the up-and-coming lightweights. Star ratings are used to stratify each model's classic status. You will also find information on serial numbers and identification methods. This book offers an historical perspective of the entire spectrum of classic Schwinn bicycle lineage.

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Finds of the day
Finds of the day
These were the find of the day. I was cleaning out the garden shed and behind a stack of molded boxes of crap were these 2 beauties. The black Rapido is in great condition, and I am planning on selling it. The Schwinn has a lot of after market parts on it and has been spray painted, but judging from the frame and the badge it may be Pre-World War 2. I haven't had the time to locate the serial number to research the right year/model. I filled the tires with air and started riding it, and it actually rides pretty smoothly. I may just do a full resto on it when I have the time. - Grandparents house cleaning Gurnee, IL
Schwinn & Shadow
Schwinn & Shadow
My recently acquired 1969 Schwinn cruiser casts its shadow on the garage wall. This made it to explore on August 14, 2007 but I guess it didn't stay there for too long. Darn! Thanks to everyone who commented on it or faved it!

antique schwinn bicycles
antique schwinn bicycles
Schwinn Bicycles
The legendary 100-year history of the best-known name in American bicycling. German immigrant Ignaz Schwinn launched the company that bears his name in 1895, setting the bicycling standard in the U.S. for decades to come. This lavishly illustrated volume is overflowing with original archival material, much of it from Chicago's Bicycle Museum of America, and specially commissioned photography. Pridmore and Hurd fully detail Schwinn's technical developments, racing history, and significant models including the Black Phantom, Varsity, Paramount, Fastback, and many others. Contains discussions of Schwinn's foray into motorcycle manufacture. Fabulous!