Schwinn Bicycles

My interest in the Giant made Hotfoot and variants available in other countries eventually lead me to the Predator range of bicycles made for Schwinn in the early to mid 80s. These bikes are classic Giant and some models are almost identical to the Hotfoots sold here in Australia. Most disappointing though for me is that these bikes seem to be higher spec than ours - look at the 24" full CrMo cruiser the US got compared to our HiTen version..

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1978 Schwinn Catalogue

The cover of 1978 catalogue is typical of the rest and shows a group of fit, attractive guys and girls out reding their bike in the dark with no lights. What is strange though is the expression of the lady in the centre - riding a Schwinn looks to be giving her wind.

The word reflectorized enters the English language with this catalogue and is used to describe cheap rat-trap pedals that have reflectors fitted. These are the same reflectors that ended up in the bin alongside the ones fitted tot he front, rear and on the wheels shortly after the bike left the showroom floor.


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Other Catalogues

  • 1950 Schwinn Catalogue
  • 1962 Schwinn Catalogue
  • 1964 Schwinn Catalogue
  • 1972 Schwinn Catalogue
  • 1974 Schwinn Catalogue
  • 1975 Schwinn Cycling America Catalogue
  • 1975 Schwinn Summer Catalogue
  • 1976 Schwinn Catalogue
  • 1978 Schwinn Catalogue
  • 1978 Schwinn BMX Catalogue
  • 1979 Schwinn Parts Catalogue
  • 1981 Schwinn Catalogue
  • 1982 Schwinn Catalogue
  • 1983 Schwinn BMX Catalogue
  • 1983 Schwinn Family Catalogue
  • 1983 Schwinn Parts Catalogue
  • 1984 Schwinn BMX Catalogue
  • 1984 Schwinn Family Catalogue
  • 1985 Schwinn BMX Catalogue
  • 1985 Schwinn ATB Catalogue
  • 1985 Schwinn Family Catalogue
  • 1987 Schwinn BMX Catalogue
  • 1988 Schwinn BMX Catalogue
  • 1996 Schwinn BMX Catalogue
  • 1998 Schwinn BMX Catalogue
  • 2000 Schwinn BMX Catalogue
  • 2000 Schwinn Classics Catalogue
  • 2001 Schwinn BMX Catalogue
  • 2001 Schwinn Catalogue

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