So what's the deal with the "Hat in the Ring" logo.
I know it was used on Rickenbacker's WWI aero squadron, but what's Schwinn's connection?
Last night I surfed over to some links containing old Schwinn catalogs, and I think I've seen this logo on the Racer, Traveller, and Collegiate. I am confused. Was it pretty common among Schwinns in the mid-50's to mid 60's or just a couple of models - lightweights maybe?
'75 Schwinn Paramount P-10, '86 Ritchey Commando, '87 Schwinn Cimarron, '91 Trek 990, '87 Schwinn High Sierra, '73 Schwinn Super Sport, '4? Schwinn New World, '76 Swing Bike.
I'm not sure when it started or why it is tied to Schwinn (other than they just thought it was cool). It goes back to the '37/'38 Paramounts (at least) and has been used through the '69 Deluxe Racers (at least).
I can see why you like the traveller version.
I looked through some catalogs linked in other threads on this board...
Turns out it's likely a Collegiate, which complicates things somewhat by having a 4 7/8" dropout (approx 124mm
Hmm, I'd rather 3 or 5, but maybe a Sturmey 8 speed when the time comes...
Lotta $, though. Oh well, it's mostly disassembled in the basement at the moment. I have a couple of months before I need it.