Schwinn Women’s Gateway 700c

It was the first picket line in the company’s history, and a death blow to Schwinn’s 85 year relationship with Chicago. During the Roaring ‘20s, motorcycle production had helped buoy the company as bicycle sales slumped across the board . After the stock market crash of 1929, however, Ignaz took drastic action, selling off the… Continue reading Schwinn Women’s Gateway 700c

Schwinn Women’s Gateway 700c

When they failed to find what they wanted at , they went elsewhere. While the Paramount still sold in limited numbers to this market, the model’s customer base began to age, changing from primarily bike racers to older, wealthier riders looking for the ultimate bicycle. Schwinn sold an impressive 1.5 million bicycles in 1974, but… Continue reading Schwinn Women’s Gateway 700c

Are Schwinn Mountain Bikes Good?

The company offers just as many lessons in the benefits of persistence and innovation as it does in the consequences of tunnel vision and stubbornness. Whole books have been published on Schwinn bikes, written by proper bicycle people. Bicycle manufacturing in America has declined significantly in the past several decades. “There’s no sense in doing… Continue reading Are Schwinn Mountain Bikes Good?