Proud Retro

Performance had this jersey on sale and I ordered it tonight:



And another pair of these sweet matching socks (Jason gave me the first pair as a gift last year):



Yep, I'm going retro. But my bike is a Schwinn FastBack in the same colors so I'll be so color coordinated, it'll be frightening.

I know, Schwinn went bankrupt in 1993 (after a merger with GT) and was purchased by bicycle mega-company Pacific Cycles (who also sells cheap bikes through Walmart, Target, etc.) and as a result the Schwinn name doesn't have the proud, independent American-bicycle-builder meaning it once had. I like to think my wearing Schwinn hearkens back to the Schwinn glory days. But mostly I just like the colors and design and that it matches my bike.

On another topic, it was time to get back in the saddle since I have recovered from the race and ride on Saturday, but since I got home after dark, the trainer was my only option. So more Biking Power(less), and yes, it was brutal. Thanks, Bruce, for the gift that keeps on giving.

4 comments:

I am Matt said...

i always wanted a Schwinn.
a Schwinn Predator that is.

KDAY said...

I saw that same jersey and was totally excited! I've got a closet full of Schwinn team clothing from back in the day when I was fast. They hooked me up! Now I look forward to the day when I have my "man office" I can hang them on the wall as a tribute to my past and the good old days when mountain bike racing was really cool.

KanyonKris said...

kday: those old Schwinn threads have gotta be sweet! You are the king of retro clothes. That retro ski outfit you blogged about was dyn-o-mite!

john said...

ummmm....this jersey isnt that old...definately not old enough to be "retro"...it's from around 1999-2000...and schwinn didnt go bankrupt after a merger with GT. They went into bankruptcy in 1992, then they bought GT in 1998, and they didnt sell out to pacific until 2001...