The Schwinn’s summer home


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morton

I live for the CABE
Nov 9, 2007
1,428
1,580
York, United States
#6
Very nice!
Too bad they didn't preserve the original house.
I see the same philosopy on those cable supposedly real car customizing shows. Take a decent orgrinal, cut, paste and change body lines, add ugly tires, wheels, lower it with air bags, and presto, instant clown wagon I'd be embarrassed to ride in.

Whether your a Schwinn lover or hater, it seems sad to me that the home of such an iconic person would be destroyed.

Probably didn't have wi-fi! :(
 

Jeff54

I live for the CABE
Sep 11, 2013
1,925
664
Ft Myers, Florida
#7
Typical fate of privileged children. When they have a father or parents who struggled and fought to attain their foundation, virtual foundation to last through multiple generations. It is often times that these children lack the strength sacrifice, intuitive, and endurance their parents had. The ruin of that home and eventual bankruptcy of Schwinn, the family foundation; destroyed for lack of sacrifice, is testament to this fallacy.
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
5,321
14,028
Costa Mesa, California. United States
#9
How cool is that?
At least we get to see what it looked like.
Thanks, for posting this, Mark.
 

spoker

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Mar 3, 2011
4,548
1,604
Minneapolis, United States
#10
i thinkpacific owns it now,there gonnabuild a bunch more just like it and call them the schwinn houses!
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
5,321
14,028
Costa Mesa, California. United States
#11
Rumor has it, there was a bike found at the lake house, that Frank Schwinn used when in residence.
Do we know what model it was?
 

Mark Mattei

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 15, 2013
207
576
67
Chicago, Illinois
www.cyclesmithy.com
#12
Rumor has it, there was a bike found at the lake house, that Frank Schwinn used when in residence.
Do we know what model it was?
I was fortunate enough to acquire Frank’s Paramount from his grandson. It was left in the summer house. Made by Wastyn, 1950’s, bike as I received it.
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SKIDKINGSVBC

I live for the CABE
Sep 2, 2008
1,262
1,561
Puyallup, United States
#13
Cool boat house , To bad the original house was torn down,, Pretty crappy though that the seller is using the SCHWINN name to sell the house even though the house is not ..
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
5,321
14,028
Costa Mesa, California. United States
#14
WOW!
Frank's bike is gorgeous!

If you owned the most prestigious bicycle manufacturer in the nation, and you can build any bike you want for yourself.

I think he did good.
Maybe a set of stainless fenders, but that's just me. Lol!

Thanks, for sharing, Mark.
We really appreciate it!
 

Schwinn499

I live for the CABE
Apr 9, 2011
1,982
3,673
Monrovia, CA, United States
#15
WOW!
Frank's bike is gorgeous!

If you owned the most prestigious bicycle manufacturer in the nation, and you can build any bike you want for yourself.

I think he did good.
Maybe a set of stainless fenders, but that's just me. Lol!

Thanks, for sharing, Mark.
We really appreciate it!
Any color too!!

This is the coolest Schwinn color ever even more so now.
 

Goldenrod

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 14, 2016
179
238
73
Schaumburg
#20
I HAVE BEEN TO
LAKE GENEVA, WI. AND YOU CAN, BY LAW, WALK THE ENTIRE 23 MILE LAKESIDE PATH AROUND ALL THE GREAT HOUSES. HOW REFRESHING IS COMMON MAN DEMOCRACY; WE LOOK AT AND THEY TAKE CARE OF THE MONEY PITS.
 

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