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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
5,553
4,428
Rathdrum, Idaho
#1
I had to tell someone! I finally was able to get my website working (The Many Faces of Schwinn). I have an analog brain in a digital world. Everything comes REALLY slow for me, and I'm to cheap to pay someone else to do it.

URL this and TLS handshake that and WOW!!!

It's been a struggle, but I'm finally getting there. You can go look at it now, but I can't take payment through paypal yet. A couple more days and I'll have that fixed, maybe about the same time I get the books.

www.themanyfacesofschwinn.com
 
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Mymando

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 3, 2018
296
74
61
Eugene
#2
How much is devoted to the bikes besides the head badge? I understand that this is mainly about the different head badges but just wondering if it’s 50/50 or just the several different Schwinn models that was sold? Sounds like it was a labor of love and will look into getting a copy. Thanks
 

barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
5,553
4,428
Rathdrum, Idaho
#3
How much is devoted to the bikes besides the head badge? I understand that this is mainly about the different head badges but just wondering if it’s 50/50 or just the several different Schwinn models that was sold? Sounds like it was a labor of love and will look into getting a copy. Thanks
It's close to 50/50, almost as many pages of bikes as badges. Each chapter is a different company. At the beginning of the chapter I have a page with the different styles badges that certain company used, along with examples of a bike or two with the badges on them, and some history of the company that sold them. There are 50 companies in the first book, and each company had their own badge or badges. It's 7/8" thick, 311 pages, 211 of which are the glossy color photos of bikes and badges. I think you'd love it. Thank you. Barry

Here's some of the bicycle photos in the book.
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A.S.BOLTNUT

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 12, 2016
3,265
1,853
Corning Ca.
#4
What a great achievement, almost 30 years of interest in the hobby, it always blows my mind when I hear or see when someone takes so much interest in just one aspect of these old relics of history, pop culture extra, very cool of you too share your thoughts, discoverments of you part of this hobby we all have intreste in.

Thank you again Barry !

Rafael
 

barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
5,553
4,428
Rathdrum, Idaho
#5
What a great achievement, almost 30 years of interest in the hobby, it always blows my mind when I hear or see when someone takes so much interest in just one aspect of these old relics of history, pop culture extra, very cool of you too share your thoughts, discoverments of you part of this hobby we all have intreste in.

Thank you again Barry !

Rafael
Thank you, I amaze myself how much I love this stuff. I feel like a little kid sometimes. "HEY! GUESS WHAT I FOUND OUT! COOL!"

I love reading a sharing history. I did good in two classes in school, math and history. I got A's in those two and flunked the rest. Ha Ha Ha
 

barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
5,553
4,428
Rathdrum, Idaho
#14
Now the credit card payment option is set up on www.themanyfacesofschwinn.com , I Lost my social security card so it'll take a little longer to verify the payyal business account. Things are moving along good. I spoke to Russel yesterday and he said they had gotten the paper in and were printing the books. :grinning:

Tried out the website and did a mock purchase of a book. Everything worked, including sending order confirmed, order shipped and order delivered messages.

Everything worked great so I put two books up for sale on www.themanyfacesofschwinn.com

I will also except money orders, I realize some folks don't have credit cards or paypal.

Thank you. Barry
 
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razinhellcustomz

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 28, 2018
892
439
59
kiel wisconsin
#15
It's close to 50/50, almost as many pages of bikes as badges. Each chapter is a different company. At the beginning of the chapter I have a page with the different styles badges that certain company used, along with examples of a bike or two with the badges on them, and some history of the company that sold them. There are 50 companies in the first book, and each company had their own badge or badges. It's 7/8" thick, 311 pages, 211 of which are the glossy color photos of bikes and badges. I think you'd love it. Thank you. Barry

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Cool book. I take one when their available. Congrats!! Razin.
 
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Jamhud

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 13, 2018
27
57
51
Westlake, Ohio
#17
Apparently you take Apple Pay.
Order placed.

Looking forward to receiving the book!!

The Many Faces of Schwinn: New Order Confirmed #00002
 
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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
5,553
4,428
Rathdrum, Idaho
#18
Apparently you take Apple Pay.
Order placed.

Looking forward to receiving the book!!

The Many Faces of Schwinn: New Order Confirmed #00002
Thanks man! I've already packaged that up and will be mailing it on Monday.

I sold you one of mine just to try the website out. Now I have two books left for me from the first printing. Your the first person to buy a book from the website. THANK YOU!!

The only thing I'm having trouble with on payment is paypal. I lost my social security card and ordered a new one, but it'll take a couple weeks. Thanks, Barry
 

barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
5,553
4,428
Rathdrum, Idaho
#19
Yahoo!!!!

I was anxouis to try the website and got tired of waiting for the other books, so I put two of the last three books I kept for myself on www.themanyfacesofschwinn.com for sale.

It's official as of today, I sold my first book from the website. :D

I should have the other books soon. Barry


Always looking for head badges to buy.

barneyguey53@gmail.com
 
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Jamhud

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 13, 2018
27
57
51
Westlake, Ohio
#20
Barry,

Wanted to provide some feedback on the book.

Very nice work!
We have really enjoyed reading the history and looking at all of the great pics.

Jamie
 
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