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The Resource Schwinn : the best present ever : a celebration of America's favorite bicycle, Don Rauf

Schwinn : the best present ever : a celebration of America's favorite bicycle, Don Rauf

Label
Schwinn : the best present ever : a celebration of America's favorite bicycle
Title
Schwinn
Title remainder
the best present ever : a celebration of America's favorite bicycle
Statement of responsibility
Don Rauf
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For many children of the sixties, the gift of a Schwinn was a ticket to freedom, a chance to feel the wind on their face and the steady rotation of rubber at their feet. The Schwinn took many through their childhood adventures, with memories filled of after school, free-range bike rides around the neighborhood with friends, the late afternoon sun shining off of the gleaming painted frame and stainless steel fenders. The 1960s and 70s saw a boom of Schwinn Sting-Rays, which appealed to young riders who had to have the hottest 'muscle' bike in town, and sold like hotcakes to parents everywhere scrambling to get the best Christmas present ever for their kids. From its early years dominating the youth market with Sting-Rays to the teen-friendly Varsity and Continental models to its most recent parent-friendly iterations of the Easy-Steer and Roadster Trikes, the Schwinn weaves itself through 120 years of American history. For many, the Schwinn will be forever tied to the memories of their childhood, to a simpler time of freedom, laughter, and endless wonder. Schwinn:The Best Present Ever is a visual celebration of this American icon, with a complementary narrative throughout that tells the Schwinn story." --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rauf, Don,
Dewey number
629.2272
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schwinn bicycles
  • Bicycles
  • History
Label
Schwinn : the best present ever : a celebration of America's favorite bicycle, Don Rauf
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (page 134)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The birth of the modern bicycle -- The depression years: the rise of the balloon tire -- World War II and the postwar boom -- The fifties: the new heavyeright champions -- The middleweight contenders -- The faster sixties and seventies: the multispeed lightweights -- Variations on a Schwinn -- The sting-ray strikes -- Hitting the dirt: the leap to BMX and mountain bikes -- Schwinn: the next generations
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
142 pages
Isbn
9781493030286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations and photographs
System control number
  • ocn973086616
  • (OCoLC)973086616
  • 2104919
Label
Schwinn : the best present ever : a celebration of America's favorite bicycle, Don Rauf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (page 134)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The birth of the modern bicycle -- The depression years: the rise of the balloon tire -- World War II and the postwar boom -- The fifties: the new heavyeright champions -- The middleweight contenders -- The faster sixties and seventies: the multispeed lightweights -- Variations on a Schwinn -- The sting-ray strikes -- Hitting the dirt: the leap to BMX and mountain bikes -- Schwinn: the next generations
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
142 pages
Isbn
9781493030286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations and photographs
System control number
  • ocn973086616
  • (OCoLC)973086616
  • 2104919

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