Ecstasy of Schwinn


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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
7,894
5,282
Central Arizona
#2
Lucky dog! Or cat if you prefer. Can you post the build date on the head badge, please.
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
4,998
12,478
Costa Mesa, California. United States
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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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Schwinn499

I live for the CABE
Apr 9, 2011
1,866
3,365
Monrovia, CA, United States
#11
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!
 

Jeff54

I live for the CABE
Sep 11, 2013
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619
Ft Myers, Florida
#12
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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.
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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barnyguey

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 7, 2012
2,910
1,583
Rathdrum, Idaho
#15

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