Re: What exactly is a "Schwinn" bicycle
The Schwinn bikes at Walmart and Target are actual Schwinns but are specifically for those stores. The Schwinns found at dealers are higher quality bikes. Although both are made in Asia, the Walmart and Target bikes are actually made in Taiwan. I think the dealer bikes are made in China and also in other countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia. There are also a lot of bikes manufactured in South America as well.
As jasonh pointed out, one can purchase a vintage schwinn that was manufactured in Chicago. Unfortunately, some can also be at about the same price of a new dealer Schwinn as they are very collectible.
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