Recommended - The Schwinn Loop 7 Speed - It rides just as good as it looks!!
The perfect space-saving city bike, the Schwinn Loop 7-Speed Folding Bike folds away for easy storage when you're not using it, and unfolds for around town riding.
With a low, stand-over alloy frame, the bike is strong and durable. This is a great bike for running errands, commuting, and for leisure riding.
Built for comfort and convenience the Schwinn Loop has a built-in rear carrier so that you can strap on a bag or basket and carry your belongings with you.
With 7 speeds and a 3-piece single-speed crankset, the bike shifts speeds reliably and with ease.
The 20-inch alloy rims and city tires are great for road riding, and the front and rear fenders protect your clothing and belongings from road spray and debris.
Alloy front and rear linear pull brakes offer speed control and precise stopping power for safe riding.
The Folding Bike comes complete with a heavy gauge nylon carry bag making it easy to travel with and to store.
Low, stand-over alloy frame
Front and rear linear alloy pull brakes
20-inch alloy rims
3-piece single-speed crank set
Built-in rear carrier
Front and rear fenders
Includes bicycle and heavy-gauge nylon carrying bag
What's in the Box?
Schwinn Loop 7-Speed Folding Bike, heavy gauge carrying bag
Founded in 1895, Schwinn is an American icon that has been synonymous with quality and innovation. They have built some of the best-known and best loved bikes of numerous generations--Aerocycle, Paramount, Phantom, Varsity, Sting-Ray, Krate and Homegrown. Today, Schwinn continues to be a leader in the industry with innovative bikes such as the new Sting-Ray, Rocket mountain bikes, and Fastback road bikes. With a continued dedication to quality, forever synonymous with the Schwinn name, America's most famous bicycle brand looks forward to providing another century of innovation, freedom and performance to people of all ages.
In WWII the British Airborne BSA folding bicycle was used from 1942-1945. A folding bicycle was developed in a smaller because it was needed in order to be taken on parachute jumps from aircraft or in small gliders. The War Office in 1941 called for a machine that weighed less than 23lb (this was not achieved -
the final weight was about 32 pounds) and which would withstand being dropped by parachute.
When parachuted, it was rigged to that the handlebars and seat were the first parts to hit the ground as bent wheels would disable the bike.
Folding bicycles proved far sturdier than their non-folding counterparts in bike-meets-earth collisions,
and during the Second World War thousands of folding bicycles were dropped into battlefields along with paratroopers.
Today, folding bicycles are being used in a new type of war — war on the urban terrain. As city planners seek to encourage greener modes of transportation,
bike paths are popping up everywhere in densely populated cities. For bicycle owning apartment dwellers, the lack of a garage and the potential for theft make the hallway closet an ideal parking spot. Folding bicycles enable longer commutes to work, since they can be taken onto light rail cars, subways, and the bus.
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