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Old 04-30-06, 02:00 PM   #1
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Schwinn

Ok this might seem a little random...but now that im getting into biking and seing what brands people ride, i'm curious...what happened to schwinn? if i recall didnt they have some pretty nice stuff out for a long time? if i remember didnt they have that homegrown line and the moab and like rocket or something like that? now it seems like they have dropped off the face of the earth. what happened with them?
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Didn't they merge with Diamondback and GT?

Now GT is the only one of the 3 that makes a decent high-end bike, right?

I'm curious as well. I love Hans Rey and B-Lo...they still ride for GT, don't they?
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Old 04-30-06, 02:16 PM   #3
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yes...a modern tragedy. the oldest bicycle company to come upon financial difficulty and be sold for 40 million to pacific cycles

i cannot bear to write anymore...
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Old 04-30-06, 02:54 PM   #4
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I hear ya man. My grandpa is a die hard Schwinn fan like no other. He easily has 60+ Schwinns in his living room. They are all classics also. It's a bummer they didn't continue being such an awesome company
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I hear ya man. My grandpa is a die hard Schwinn fan like no other. He easily has 60+ Schwinns in his living room. They are all classics also. It's a bummer they didn't continue being such an awesome company
really? that is cool! could you ever get a couple pics of his collection to share? i bet some others would like to see them too!
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It's my understanding that Schwinn still has two lines of bikes...the nicer higher-end Schwinn models and the Wal-mart version. Is this incorrect? I have a buddy that works at a Schwinn shop and the branded Schwinns they sell there are n-ice (and the price reflects this).

So what's the difference between these and the Wal-mart models? (I suppose I should just ask him, but anyone here have any insight on this?)
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really? that is cool! could you ever get a couple pics of his collection to share? i bet some others would like to see them too!
I'll e-mail him and ask for some. HIs house is awesome. Bikes all in the living room, and 2nd floor. His kitchen cabinets have bike parts instead of food. He has a huge tent he built in the back yard where he hangs old frames. That's where I got my cruiser \/, I just went out to his tent, looked at some frames, picked one, then we repainted it and built it up
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Didn't they merge with Diamondback and GT?

Now GT is the only one of the 3 that makes a decent high-end bike, right?

I'm curious as well. I love Hans Rey and B-Lo...they still ride for GT, don't they?
Diamondback is part of Raleigh I believe.
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