This is a super-fun bike, made in my birth month in Chicago. The original Schwinn Sprint was an American-made beauty with a shorter wheel base, and the same components as the Continental. This is not to be confused with the Schwinn of the same name, manufactured in Taiwan by Giant.
After declaring bankruptcy inSchwinn has since been a sub-brand of Pacific Cycleowned by the multi-national conglomerateDorel Industries. Ignaz Schwinn was born in HardheimBadenGermany, in and worked on two-wheeled ancestors of the modern bicycle that appeared in 19th century Europe. Schwinn emigrated to the United States in
I was too young a lad at that time for the Varsity, so I was given a Krate? Banana seat bike, whatever. My parents gave away those bikes not too long ago, and I remember grunting as I picked them up.
As is the case with any brand of bicycle, including Schwinn, how you change gears depends on the style of bike you are riding. Different types of bicycles come equipped with different shifting systems. Shifting gears on a Schwinn beach cruiser or comfort-oriented bike is completely different than changing gears on a Schwinn road or mountain bike. Thankfully, shifting gears on a bike is something just about anybody can do.
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