Kids - kids can, of course, ride smaller adult bikes.
Other components including the hubs, derailleurs, bar end shifters, crankset, dropouts, seat post, and brakes are all Italian Campagnolo, perhaps the most prestigious name in cycling components.
Campagnolo will celebrate their 75th anniversary in 2008.
(Larger Image) The name says it all - the top of the Schwinn line.
has an excellent discussion of the history of Paramount bikes from their start in 1938 until the bankruptcy in 1993 of the original Schwinn company founded in 1895.
"English Racer" - an older category of bikes usually designed for adults with three internal gears and an upright riding position.
Racers were reasonably efficient, sturdy, utilitarian machines that were heavier than road bikes and were not really "racers." While the English company Raliegh (and related companies) made many of these bikes, not all "English racers" are English.
The bikes here are grouped here into six, somewhat arbitrary, categories: Road - lightweight bikes for traveling on streets.
The road bicycles are the museum's largest category and are divided by manufacturer, with first U. companies (Schwinn, Trek, and Raleigh America), then Italian (Bianchi), French (Peugeot, Motobecane and Roold), Japanese (Nishiki, Fuji, Kuwahara, and Univega), and Taiwanese (Giant). For example, Raliegh was historically an English company.
Eventually, the Stingray evolved into the BMX bike with somewhat shorter handlebars, a single saddle, and beefy rims.
BMX bikes are used for dirt racing, jumps and tricks.
The wonderful Bob Hufford Schwinn Lightweight Data Book Site has many more Schwinn catalogs.