Ecstasy of Schwinn

Discussion in 'All Things Schwinn' started by sarmis, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Nov 21, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I sure feel like Tuco running through the Cemetery !
    Very happy today to have found this
    California Cruiser in Red.


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  2. #2 Posted Nov 21, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Lucky dog! Or cat if you prefer. Can you post the build date on the head badge, please.
     
  3. #3 Posted Nov 21, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Wow!
    Nice find, Sarmis.
    image.jpeg And from a legendary shop.
    Double Whammy Cool Factor!
     
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  4. #4 Posted Nov 21, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I’m going to keep this build date private for now.
     
  6. #6 Posted Nov 21, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I don't remember things going exactly like that, especially the royalty deal, but the name California Cruiser was trademarked by Larry and his dad, Don.
    So, Schwinn was forced to cease and desist from using that name on their bicycles.
     
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    I live for the CABE

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I live for the CABE

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    This really made Schwinn what it was through the 70s bike boom. Great history, its cool to be picking these Garner Cyclery bikes up locally and sending them back on the road. Ive had a number of them come through my stand and its always cool to know where they came from.

    Nice score Sarmis!
     
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    I live for the CABE

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    I guess no retro visitation of the 'California cruiser' would be complete without an example:

    http://www.nbhaa.com/indexHIB.html

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  13. #13 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    I have a 1960 Continental with the Valley Cyclery decal on it. Roger

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  14. #14 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    VERY INTERESTING!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
     
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  15. #15 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Cool! George started it all as far as Schwinn franchised shops!
     
  16. #16 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I've wondered if George had a cool headbadge he put on his bikes before the War? Any idea? Thanks, Barry
     
  17. #17 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Sorry for the dumb question! I just read above that he bought the shop in 1947.