Waterford bicycle factory closes So, too, does another chapter in Schwinn history

A few participants began designing and building small numbers of mountain bikes with frames made out of modern butted chrome-molybdenum alloy steel. Using the standard electro-forged cantilever frame, and fitted with five-speed derailleur gears and knobby tires, the Klunker 5 was never heavily marketed, and was not even listed in the Schwinn product catalog. Unlike… Continue reading Waterford bicycle factory closes So, too, does another chapter in Schwinn history

Waterford bicycle factory closes So, too, does another chapter in Schwinn history

These rims, like the Chicago frames, were among the sturdiest ever built. The parts that say “Schwinn” were made by Schwinn in their enormous Chicago schwinn tricycle factory (which I had the pleasure of touring in the early ’70’s). Parts that say “Schwinn Approved” were made elsewhere to Schwinn’s specifications. That’s still the case for… Continue reading Waterford bicycle factory closes So, too, does another chapter in Schwinn history

Waterford bicycle factory closes So, too, does another chapter in Schwinn history

Schwinn then partnered with 7-Eleven, establishing a team including Eric Heiden. When 7-Eleven decided to hit the big time in racing, Schwinn went its own way due to a lack of funding. Schwinn was, however, able to recruit an up-and- coming rider named Lance Armstrong to its ranks. Most models of Schwinn bikes have years… Continue reading Waterford bicycle factory closes So, too, does another chapter in Schwinn history