Schwinn Milestones

Ignaz Schwinn
In 1860 Ignaz Schwinn was born in Hardheim, Germany. Thirty-five years later, one of the most well known distinctive names in the bicycle industry came on the scene in the city of Chicago, USA. The rest is history. Here is a list of the milestones that began that day.
1895 Ignaz and partner Adolph Arnold form the Arnold, Schwinn & Company to build bicycles.
1933 Schwinn introduces the balloon tire. Two years later, it became the standard of the industry.
1946 Schwinn introduces built-in kickstands.
1948 Ignaz Schwinn dies in Chicago, Illinois.
1949 The famous Schwinn Black Phantom is introduced.
1952 Schwinn begins an “Authorized Dealer Network.”

About Those Muscle Bikes!

 Krates  Fastbacks  Classics

Muscle bikes mimick the souped up Mustang's, Camaro's and many other street rods that were hot in the late 1950's and early 1960's. These 2 wheeled wonders were an overwhelming success right from the start. First to hit the pavement was the Classic Sting-Ray soon followed by the Lemon Peeler, Apple Krate, Fastback and numerous other Schwinn muscle bikes.  

The original Sting-ray was so successful millions sold the first year. Would anyone gamble with perfection? Could anyone have possibly improved on the Classic Sting-RayBut that's just what Schwinn did. It's 1969 and the Krate series moves in for the challenge. The Schwinn Krates are irresistible and like the icing on the cake, come out shinning. 

The wide 20 inch slick tires, banana seat, high rise handle bars, stick-shift and the super strong light weight frame make them so cool and easy to maneuver. It's almost as much fun thinking about it as it was experiencing it.

Schwinn Website Redesigned

Schwinn’s new redesigned website features large, lifestyle-focused imagery and educational content. Schwinn has combined their two former websites into one well balanced and exciting website. You can now have up to date information about Schwinn bikes and gear all in one place.

On this new website you can watch informative videos, research bikes, shop for gear or visit the Schwinn Life tab for tips, information, blogs and more!

Find your desired ride choosing among Schwinn's Signature bikes or the value conscious Schwinn Brand items.

Schwinn Signature items are sold only at independent bike dealers:

  • Professional expert advice to help you find the bike that is right for you
  • Personalized bike assembly, fitting and servicing by trained mechanics
  • A wide range of Schwinn Signature bikes to meet your individual needs