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!
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THE ORIGINS OF SCHWINN
SOARING ON WITH LIGHTNING SPEED
SCHWINNS MOTORCYCLE ERA
UPHILL ON LIGHTWEIGHTS
THE WAR YEARS
THE BLACK PHANTOM ERA
THE NEW BICYCLE BOOM
TO THE SECOND CENTURY
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