Schwinn Bicycles – the bike every 60s kid wanted

Showcasing from Cruisers to Stingrays.

June 15 through July 10, 2017

Opening on Third Thursday, June 15: pay what you want admission from 5-8pm

For the kids growing up during the 1960s, they may not have had their driver’s license, but they had muscle car and motorcycle fever! Schwinn bicycles were known for their American-built quality but were too expensive for many. But, they had to have them.

Schwinn built heavy-duty bikes for paper routes and cruisers with car names like Corvette, Jaguar, and Speedster. Then there were the Stingrays! With high rise handle bars and “banana seats”, the fad spread across the nation. The Krate series had metalflake banana seats with shock absorbers, chrome springer front ends with smaller drum brake wheels, rear tires with white letter slicks, and of course, the “stik shifter”. These bikes mimicked the dragsters burning up the quarter mile.

Maybe you owned one, maybe you always wanted one, or maybe you even had one stolen at the store because they were so desirable. Or maybe you have never heard of this bicycles?! No matter what, we promise you will love to experience these bikes that were the hit of the sixties!

Schwinn bicycles on display include:
Heavy Weight Black Phantom
Heavy Duty with Sac Bee bags
Tornado
Typhoon
Deluxe Twinn
Corvette
Jaguar
Stingrays
Krates
1999 Orange Krate re-issue
Continental
Girl’s 3-Speed
Runabout
Speedster