Re: [CR]BIANCHI & SCHWINN MOTORCYCLES


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From: <Philcycles@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 20:34:50 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]BIANCHI & SCHWINN MOTORCYCLES
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 2/21/02 9:31:31 AM, TW406@aol.com writes:

<< I believe Schwinn acquired the Excelsior (or Superior) Company, which was already making motorcycles. Bianchi did make them, and I've seen early motorcycles labeled Raleigh, but not sure if it is the same company. >>

Ignatz did aquire Excelsior and made some fabulous motors. Bianchi motorcycles were very sucessful machines, all small displacement. They very many times winners in the long open road races, a la Mille Miglia, that were a feature of Italian motorcycle racing until the late 50s. Phil Brown In scorching NoHo, Ca