Actually, Scott bought the name when Ed Schwinn bankrupted the company (1993 through the Zell-Chilmark fund, who in turn sold the company to Questor Partners in 1997. Questor merged Schwinn with GT (1998), where the management bankrupted both firms so that Pacific Cycles could buy both brands cheap on the auction block (2001) after a fight with Huffy in Bankruptcy court.
At Wednesday, 12 February 2003, Garrison Hilliard <email@example.com>
>On 11 Feb 2003 12:05:02 -0800, you wrote:
>>Uh, they didn't steal the family name, they bought it after Richard's brother
>>and others ran a Century-old powerhouse Company into the ground IIRC.
>Actually, another company (Scott) bought the name after Ed Scwinn bankrupted
>family business by being a total dumbass, then that company went bankrupt and
>Pacific (of crappy bike fame) aquired the name via auction.
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