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The parts that say "Schwinn" were made by Schwinn in their enormous Chicago 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.
The Chicago Schwinns were among the most bomb-resistant bikes ever built, and they were built with unique technology .With the exception of the Sports Tourer, Super Sport, and Superior, they are welded, not brazed.The head tubes look as if they were fillet brazed, but they weren't.but the link now goes to a message saying that the forum is closed.If you find yourself in Chicago, you might check out the Bicycle Museum of America and the Museum of Science and Industry.), check out the Stingray Universe If you are interested in Varsities or the Electro-Forging process, you .
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Schwinn was, however, able to recruit an up-and- coming rider named Lance Armstrong to its ranks.
Schwinn was sold in 1993 to the Scott Sports Group, which retained the Paramount name/trademark but sold off the Waterford factory.
Oscar Wastyn Cycles The best source I know of for old Schwinn parts and bicycles is The Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange Mark Smith has a nice page about his Schwinn bikes , also some good Schwinn Repair and Restoration tips.
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It was purchased and is now run by Marc Muller, Richard Schwinn (the great grandson of Ignaz Schwinn) and George Garner.