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Schwinn Military?

Postby Stony » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:15 pm

A friend gave me this link from the bay, but according to what I've been told, Schwinn didn't make any military issue bikes. ... 0946518326

My friend also turned me onto this site. Were these Army/Navy Schwinns still civilian bikes? ... -bicycles/


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Re: Schwinn Military?

Postby HuffmanBill » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:03 pm

A number of Bicycle Companies made bikes during WWII that were minimalist in structure and known as ''Victory'','' Civilian Defense'' or ''Defense'' Bicycles. Although they were used by both Civilians and Military personnel they should not be confused with the True contracted US Military Bicycles produced by Huffman and Columbia. These ''Victory '' bikes were single speed, coaster brake bikes sold without chain guards, or kick stands to save on metal and there was very little to no chrome used . The early Wartime bikes were 26'' lightweights and latter some balloon tire bikes were produced. Makers of these bikes were companies such as Schwinn, Columbia, Shelby to name a few.

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