Schwinn Gladiator

Schwinn Gladiator

Description

Part of the collection of Harry Kraemer rare three wheel vehicles.

The Schwinn Bicycle Company were the premier American bicycle manufacturer during the 20th century.

The Schwinn Gladiator is a BMX/bicycle/Razor scooter hybrid produced by Schwinn for a short time in the early 1990s.

The Gladiator bicycle is so named because it is ridden standing up, similar to an ancient chariot ridden by gladiators. It has one bicycle wheel at the front, and two small scooter wheels beneath scooter to the rear, two crossbars, a brake, and lacks pedals or a chain. In colour, Gladiators are generally bright shades of yellow or red.

Award history

2016
First place Modern American Bicycle at KGAI Open House
Equipment Specifications
ManufacturerSchwinn
ModelGladiator
Detailed Information
Detailed Description
Vintage Schwinn bicycles are extremely collectible. This prominent bicycle manufacturer represents a landmark in the history of American bicycle production, and therefore their older models very sought after by collectors. However, Schwinn Gladiators are currently often bought not as collectible items but for continued use. Having been manufactured in the 1990s they are not widely considered vintage just yet. It is likely that, due to their rarity, Gladiators will become more collectible and desirable within the next few decades. Genuine Schwinn Gladiator bicycles will have Schwinn logos on the bars and footdecks. A similar product is the Pacific California Chariot, which claims to have been developed prior to the Schwinn Gladiator bicycle. These are still manufactured and sold new. Pacific bought out the Schwinn company in 2001.
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