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stopped in to the Bicycle museum of america

Old 06-06-10, 10:05 AM
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stopped in to the Bicycle museum of america

Mee and the family took a trip to the bicycle museum of america yesterday. There is some very nice early bikes as well as a pretty extensive schwinn collection. Most of the collection was purchased from the schwinn family a few years back. Others are on loan from collectors. I snapped some 200 pics. Its a very nicely setup museum. Enjoy.

the start of the tour










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Old 06-06-10, 10:11 AM
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the schwinn room



The one millionth schwinn






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Wow. Where is that? I'd love to be able to go around the block on a few of those.
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Old 06-06-10, 10:38 AM
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Its at the corner of Rt.66 and w.monroe street in New Bremen, Ohio
https://www.bicyclemuseum.com/

Heres more from the schwinn room.

Ignaz had this tandem made for his family. Notice the baby seat in the middle. It is 1 off and Crown who owns the museum purchased it from the schwinn family a few years ago for $100,000











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Old 06-06-10, 10:42 AM
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more from schwinn





ignaz shwinn III lost his arm at some point and this was his personal commuter. Notice the 2 shifters on the right of the bar.






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This is so cool!
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i love the spoon brake behind the front wheel on that last 1. Also the foot rests on the fron fork.
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cool tandem


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this peugeot has over 800,000 miles on it.









then they took me down in the basement and down to their building down the rd to show me all the bikes that werent worthy of display. There is some 500 more.


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That is now on my must visit list! Thanks for posting the pictures.
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more from the storage building




a bone shaker. Its going to be restored and put on display


they must have had 50 raleigh sports and a few superbes and a few rudges but for some reason the photos were deleted.

If you are anywhere in the area i highly recommend checking this museum out.
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So, do mt bikes not fit into the bicycle museum program?
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Road trip time!
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Originally Posted by dgodave View Post
So, do mt bikes not fit into the bicycle museum program?
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Consider that the mountain bicycle was developed in the 1970's and there probably are not many designed expressly as such until the late 1980's they may simply be too new...
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Crap, all crap I say!




















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This museum used to be in Chicago, and when I was like 13 or 14 my dad "dragged me" to it. I liked riding bikes, but didn't really get it. In retrospect, it was a cool bonding thing and we definitely still enjoying talking about / looking at bikes.

Another thing: Don't let people see this thread, since that was a U-08 in there. "Museum Quality U08!"

I'm also amazed that they had one of the 50th anniversary Paramounts.
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So, do mt bikes not fit into the bicycle museum program?
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1st photo in post #3 you can see the rear wheel of one. Maybe the OP just didn't take photos of the mountain bikes.
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Thanks for posting those pics. If I'm ever in the area it's a place I'll definitely visit.
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Pastor Bob's next ride?

Edit;Just noticed the '108.92 mph' below.


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If I am not mistaken, that is a 1937 Paramount track frame. I thought the first Paramount track frame, 001, was made in 1938 and was owned by a guy in California. Anyone know the real story?

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I've been to this museum, neat little town to explore, and a great display of bikes,
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Yes they had a few mountain bikes. But only 3 or 4. 1 was a yellow folding framed mtn bike. The other was a new carbon fiber frame that looked to be weaved like a spider web. It didnt really impress me. That 70th anniversary paramount was #10. They said only 16 were built up and sold.
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