Schwinn links and resources

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This site would not be possible without the Schwinn community and a few people in particular. This page lists useful Schwinn resources for collectors and restorers and also lists sources of information that helped me sort out the history of Schwinn cruisers.

Official Schwinn Company Websites

Images / Catalogs / Online Visual Resources

  • Tom Findley's Schwinn resource - This site has nearly a century worth of Schwinn publications scanned and ready to view. Much of the transcribed text from this site for the years of 1895 - 1959 come from these images.
  • Bob Hufford's Schwinn Lightweight Data Book - This site has Schwinn documentation from the years of 1960 to 1979. The documents on this site are an impressive collection of catalogs, dealer specs, repair manuals, etc. This site has proved priceless to me as a source of information for these years.

Informative Schwinn Online Resources

  • Old Roads Vintage Bikes - Massive resource with price guides, technical info, photos, and more.
  • Nostalgic.net - Another massive Vintage bike resource
  • Schwinn Stingrays - Massive photo gallery of vintage Schwinn Stingrays.
  • Schwinn Mantaray - Photos and info about Schwinn Mantarays
  • Vintage bikes - A vintage bike photo page

    Publications

  • 50 Years of Schwinn Built Bicycles by Frank W Schwinn - 1945 (out of print)
  • Super Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933 - World War II by James Hurd & T. A. Gordon
  • Chicago Cycle Supply Company 1938 Catalog (out of print) note: copies of this 150 page catalog have been made
  • Classic Schwinn Bicycles by William Love

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