Help me name the Schwinn head badge book I'm writing!

Discussion in 'All Things Schwinn' started by barnyguey, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. #21 Posted Jul 20, 2017

    I live for the CABE

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,778
    Likes Received:
    682
    Location:
    Earth
    I used to...was at a friend's all-night skate party when I was like 7 and I made the mistake of grabbing the rack of candy vending machines *like gumballs and peanuts and it fell on top of me. Put a knot on my noggin good.

    I also didn't get the brakes figured out the first time I rode a bike and ran into a barbed wire fence.

    So maybe playground safety tester.
     
    barnyguey likes this.
  2. #22 Posted Jul 20, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Lol l've rang my bell a few times.

    Sent from my SM-G530T using Tapatalk
     
  3. #23 Posted Jul 20, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    495
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Shawnee, United States
    "Badges! We don't need no stinkin' badges" but Schwinn is leading the way with them.

    upload_2017-7-20_9-22-52.jpeg
     
    barnyguey likes this.
  4. #24 Posted Jul 20, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    18,501
    Likes Received:
    2,632
    Location:
    Chicago area west
    The Who's Who of those Selling Schwinn's.
     
    barnyguey likes this.
  5. #25 Posted Jul 20, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    18,501
    Likes Received:
    2,632
    Location:
    Chicago area west
    The Schwinn's Badge, the culmination of a Dynasty.
     
    barnyguey likes this.
  6. #26 Posted Jul 20, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    18,501
    Likes Received:
    2,632
    Location:
    Chicago area west
    The Name Game. Schwinn's Heritage up front and personalized.
     
    Maskadeo and barnyguey like this.
  7. #27 Posted Jul 20, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2011
    Messages:
    3,993
    Likes Received:
    1,528
    Location:
    Bismarck, United States
    Curious, how many different badges have you been able to identify so far?
    I've read there were nearly 500 different badges used by Schwinn.
     
  8. #28 Posted Jul 21, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    You could buy a Schwinn through 15,000 different outlets before WWII.
    I've found over 200 so far.
    I'd bet that a lot more than 500 are out there.

    Sent from my SM-G530T using Tapatalk
     
    Balloontyre likes this.
  9. #29 Posted Jul 22, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    St. Louis
    It's What's Up Front That Counts!
     
    barnyguey likes this.
  10. #30 Posted Jul 23, 2017

    I live for the CABE

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,778
    Likes Received:
    682
    Location:
    Earth
    But the pedals are in the middle...
     
    barnyguey likes this.
  11. #31 Posted Jul 23, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    12,337
    Likes Received:
    9,199
    Location:
    Evans, GA
    Schwinn Head Badges
     
    barnyguey likes this.
  12. #32 Posted Jul 23, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    lol
     
  13. #33 Posted Jul 23, 2017
    REC
    REC

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    307
    Location:
    Lake Worth, United States
    Badged Obsession - A Look Into Schwinn's History

    REC
     
    bricycle and barnyguey like this.
  14. #34 Posted Aug 10, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

    Joined:
    May 5, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Santa Cruz,CA.
    Heres another one for your book! I cant find much info on this one. I did find out that Oscar C. Lenz was a Harley dealer in Lansing, MI. in the 30s! Anyone have pics of the painted version? Im restoring the 1941 Schwinn it came on. It appears to have been black with red or orange lettering? Thx, Gary. Lenz Badge '41 Schwinn.jpg
     
    Maskadeo and barnyguey like this.
  15. #35 Posted Aug 12, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Thank you! Barry
     
  16. #36 Posted Aug 12, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Lots of great names you fellow bicycle freaks!

    Freaks of Feather Flock Together!

    Thanks for all the names! ;) Barry
     
    bricycle likes this.
  17. #37 Posted Aug 12, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Messages:
    4,338
    Likes Received:
    383
    Location:
    San Clemente, Ca
    Badge of Honor; Schwinn bicycle badges 1895 - 1992

    (best one so far)
     
  18. #38 Posted Aug 13, 2017

    I live for the CABE

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,651
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Ft Myers, Florida
    (solved) 'Schwinn head badge book I wrote'

     
    barnyguey likes this.
  19. #39 Posted Aug 17, 2017

    I live for the CABE

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,776
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Schwinn Bicycles - Commercial Names History Compilation.
     
    barnyguey likes this.
  20. #40 Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 12:53 AM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    Thanks for the suggestion! Barry

    Sent from my SM-G530T using Tapatalk