Re: [CR]BIANCHI & SCHWINN MOTORCYCLES


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Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 13:20:42 -0800 (PST)
From: "halbike" <halbike@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]BIANCHI & SCHWINN MOTORCYCLES
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <a7.1bf9c5d2.29a687c5@aol.com>


As far as I know Harley Davidson never manufactured a bicycle, but only had them made to their spec (IE ~1917-21 by Davis Sewing Machine Dayton Oh), as Indian did later in their marketing (Westfield, Huffman mfg etc.) Most early (pioneer) American motorcycle manufacturers started by making bicycles, making HD unusual in that their motorcycle was NOT descended from a line of bicycles. Paul Genaro near trexlertown pa


--- TW406@aol.com wrote:


> I believe Schwinn acquired the Excelsior (or

\r?\n> Superior) Company, which was

\r?\n> already making motorcycles. Bianchi did make them,

\r?\n> and I've seen early

\r?\n> motorcycles labeled Raleigh, but not sure if it is

\r?\n> the same company.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Of course, Harley and Indian made bicycles too,

\r?\n> highly desirable.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Ted Williams

\r?\n> Oaklandale