Schwinn Seat Post and Seat Adjusting Wrench
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Name: Schwinn Seat Post and Seat Adjusting Wrench
Brand: Schwinn
Category: Spanner
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Country: United States
Years: 1970s
Added By: Wolfram Verktyg on 04/04/09
Updated By: JFischer on 01/07/10
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General Information
I bought this wrench at a Schwinn dealer about 1975. It was designed for adjusting the Brooks Pro or Unicanitor seats on the Campagnolo 2 bolt seat posts that came on Paramount bikes. The 10mm box wrench has 12 points vs. the 6 point box wrench on the Campy version making it far easier to use.
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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.

 
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