Schwinn
Brand Directory
Country:United StatesPrimary Focus:Bicycle Frames
Years of Operation:1895 - ?
General Information
Schwinns were made in Chicago, IL  USA up until the 1970's. Sometime in the 1970's, the Schwinn Chicago factory was organized by the United Auto Workers union, who felt that bicycle factory workers should be paid on the same scale as automotive workers. Unfortunately, the realities of the marketplace didn't agree, and Schwinn closed the factory, transferring most production to Japan (Panasonic) and Taiwan (Giant). Schwinn also built a factory in Greenville, Mississippi, but it didn't last, and even bought a factory in Hungary, but the deal fell through, and Schwinn never imported any Hungarian bikes to the U.S.

Pacific Cycle, founded in 1983, designs and markets bicycles and scooters under several brands, including Schwinn, Mongoose, DYNO, InSTEP, Roadmaster, Pacific Outdoors, and others. It's also a top maker of bicycle helmets in the US. Pacific Cycle, which outsources its manufacturing to China and Taiwan, got its operations in gear by buying Brunswick Bicycles, Schwinn/GT Corp., InSTEP, and PTI Sports, all within a few years. Dorel Industries owns Pacific Cycle alongside its popular Cannondale brand.

History
Ignatz Schwinn and Adolph Arnold formed Arnold, Schwinn & Company to produce bikes in 1895.  The rest, is a long long history that can, and does, fill volumes. 
Components
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Recent Added / Updated Components
Component NameCategoryAdded / Updated
Schwinn (Schwinn Built)Brakes12/28/2016
Schwinn GT300 [Shimano]Rear Derailleurs05/29/2016
Schwinn (steel pillar)Seat Posts06/20/2015
Schwinn (Huret Allvit)Rear Derailleurs03/14/2015
Schwinn GT500 (Huret Allvit)Rear Derailleurs10/21/2014
Bicycles & Frames
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Recently Added / Updated Frame Models
Frame ModelCategoryAdded / Updated
Schwinn superiorRoad Sport11/10/2013
Schwinn VolareRoad Sport04/06/2013
Schwinn ParamountRoad Race10/19/2012
Schwinn Series 90 PDGMountain Bike12/06/2011
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Vintage Tools - Recent Added / Updated
NameCategoryAdded / Updated
Schwinn Third hand tool Brake ToolBrake Tool06/20/2013
Schwinn 50th Aniv. Spoke WrenchSpoke Wrench04/18/2013
Schwinn 15/16 pedal wrench (74327)Pedal Tool01/23/2010
Schwinn Seat Post and Seat Adjusting WrenchSpanner01/07/2010
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Additional Resources
Resource LinkCategoryDetails 
Schwinn Bike ForumBrand Specific WebsitesSchwinn Bicycle Forum - All about Schwinns and other makes too
Schwinn Catalogs 1980-1990Brand Specific WebsitesSchwinn Specific website of catalogs from 1890s-2000
Schwinn Lightweight Data BookBrand Specific WebsitesSchwinn Lightweight Specific information up through around 1980
Schwinn Paramount RegistryBrand Specific WebsitesRegistry of early Schwinn Paramounts up till 1960
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