The Bike Collection – Brief History of Schwinn

The Bike Collection – Brief History of Schwinn

We welcomed our friend Richard Schwinn to Portland in June 2016 for a shop visit, tech clinic, and a friendly coffee ride up to Mt Tabor*. Richard is the founder of Waterford Precision Cycles and Gunnar Cycles; he’s also the great-grandson of Ignaz Schwinn, founder of the Schwinn Bicycle Company. Portlanders showed up on bicycles from every era and Richard shared production details for each as well as historical anecdotes from each time period. His enthusiasm for the bicycle is equal to his technical knowledge and both are reasons why we are pleased to offer his bicycles in our store. In this film, Richard sits with River City Bicycles founder Dave Guettler and reviews several bicycles from his collection. You can see these bicycles, and many more from the collection, at the main store.

*He and Dave also played some music out on Dave’s front porch for folks riding by. (Let’s face it, could these two guys be any cooler?)

 

 

Richard Schwinn (light blue Waterford jersey) & Dave Guettler (red jersey with white stripe) welcomed Schwinn bicycles from many eras on our coffee ride to Mt Tabor park. What a great day.

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