"Imitation is the Sincerest Flattery" Show you're Schwinn rip offs.


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Cory

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Feb 23, 2013
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Picked up this bike at a yard sale over the weekend and it just made me laugh at what a rip off the head badge is. It got me thinking about how cool it would be to see some great copy cat Schwinn stuff.
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partsguy

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Aug 13, 2008
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The Land of Oz
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And the front fender is backwards on that bike, it's driving me nuts! lol

I can't think of a Schwinn imitation right now. They didn't have the first muscle bike, the first BMX bike, first road bike or mountain bike. What were they the first at? Hmmm.....
 

Cory

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Feb 23, 2013
2,037
5,559
HUNTINGTON BEACH
#6
And the front fender is backwards on that bike, it's driving me nuts! lol

I can't think of a Schwinn imitation right now. They didn't have the first muscle bike, the first BMX bike, first road bike or mountain bike. What were they the first at? Hmmm.....
Another blanket statement by parts guy, some pictures will be appreciated.
 

Obi-Wan Schwinnobi

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 5, 2013
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#8
And the front fender is backwards on that bike, it's driving me nuts! lol

I can't think of a Schwinn imitation right now. They didn't have the first muscle bike, the first BMX bike, first road bike or mountain bike. What were they the first at? Hmmm.....
Uhm...first mt bikes I thought were schwinn frames......and they were the first with the cantilever frame that was copied over and over because it worked

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Obi-Wan Schwinnobi

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 5, 2013
6,591
1,683
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#9
Quality and sales...
But that's small potatoes apparently. ...the whole built better than anything produced during that time thing! I love how people get so bent on there being so many schwinns out there....well that would be that quality thing again.... and the fact every kid wanted a Schwinn. .... high demand equals high production. .weird concept huh : )
 
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Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
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Ft Myers, Florida
#13
Picked up this bike at a yard sale over the weekend and it just made me laugh at what a rip off the head badge is. It got me thinking about how cool it would be to see some great copy cat Schwinn stuff.
Can't recall the name but I've seen them from time to time. I also have a loose memory of seeing them in K-Mart late 60's to early 70's. the frame is near identical, and they even copied the fork and crown. Only seen them in photos as the badge is shaped like them too, one would catch my attention, but once I googled em, . Somebody locally was trying to sell a fairly decent one, but me tinks they gave up after 6 months or so. They're defiantly middle weight mock-Schwinn's but also, hardly anybody collects em, if at all. 'cornet'?? and may be from English resale, supplier. frame may be chech, Japan or German when made like that because, lots, of English Co's had parts outscored.

They were K-Mart Specials. I remember giving them a good look over as a kid, because, at first glance, they were, like: "What, Schwinn's for 1/2 of shop price?" or somewhere close, seriously cheap.
 
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